SOUTH 93.5 COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS

Country Music Stars Bring Heart and Humor to CRS Concert

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 9:09 pm EST

Tuesday’s (Feb. 9) steady fall of snowflakes didn’t keep the stars from heating up the stage at the Ryman Auditorium during the annual Country Radio Seminar in Nashville. Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and others from the Universal Music Group took the stage to celebrate country radio with heart... Read more »

 

The Party Down South Family Is Essentially the Rugrats

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 4:51 pm EST

Party Down South and Rugrats have more in common than you think. From throwing temper tantrums, to running around in diapers, both draw interesting parallels when it comes to the characters.

 

FarmBorough Festival Canceled in New York

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 4:38 pm EST

Just weeks after tickets went on sale for the second annual FarmBorough Festival in New York City, organizers announced Tuesday (Feb. 9) that the three-day event has now been canceled. Scheduled for June 17-19 on Randall’s Island Park, the festival was to have featured two stages of country music from Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn,... Read more »

 

Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan Still Command Album and Songs Charts

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 3:43 pm EST

No changes at the top of this week’s Billboard’s country albums and airplay charts. Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and Luke Bryan’s “Home Alone Tonight” (with Karen Fairchild) are again the No. 1 album and song, respectively. It’s the second consecutive week on the summit for Bryan’s tune and, by my count, the ninth for Traveller, whose... Read more »

 

Keith Urban Opens CRS With a Personal Story

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 12:24 pm EST

At the very beginning of this year’s Country Radio Seminar kickoff on Monday (Feb. 8) afternoon, Keith Urban accepted the Country Radio Broadcasters’ Artist Humanitarian Award for his endless compassionate spirit. After last year’s winners, Lady Antebellum, took the stage to present the award, he shared some of his thoughts and a little bit of... Read more »

 

Redneck Island: Broken Dreams — What You Didn’t See

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 -- 11:44 am EST

Thursday’s new Redneck Island was full of unexpected (and sometimes unfortunate) surprises. To start, Margaret‘s partner Dustin packed up and left with no warning, leaving Margaret partner-less heading into the second challenge. Luckily for Margaret, Steve Austin took pity on her and brought back the freshly-eliminated Cowboy to be her partner, creating the first all-veteran... Read more »

 

Merle Haggard Resumes Tour After Illness

Monday, February 8, 2016 -- 10:19 pm EST

Never question Merle Haggard’s work ethic. Following last week’s announcement that he had canceled all of his February tour dates, he was back onstage Saturday (Feb. 6) in Las Vegas and plans to play three more concerts this next week in California. The 78-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member was hospitalized in December with... Read more »

 

Chase Rice’s Open Letter to Fans

Monday, February 8, 2016 -- 6:07 pm EST

When Chase Rice penned an open letter to his fans about his new single, I thought maybe something had changed. After reading what he’d written, now I’m thinking maybe something will be changing in the future. “I hope y’all enjoy my new song ‘Whisper.’ My guys and I have put a ton of work and... Read more »

 

Rhonda Vincent, Farm Hands Win Big at SPBGMA Awards

Monday, February 8, 2016 -- 3:02 pm EST

Perennial prize-winner Rhonda Vincent pretty much ran the table again Sunday night (Feb. 7) at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America’s 42nd annual awards show at Nashville’s Sheraton Music City Hotel. Individually, Vincent won SPBGMA’s entertainer of the year and female vocalist of the year trophies, while she and her band,... Read more »

 

Tim McGraw Pawned High School Ring for Guitar

Monday, February 8, 2016 -- 2:08 pm EST

When I think of Tim McGraw, I think of his songs. And the stories they tell. And all those lyrics I know by heart. But the guitar? That’s not usually the first thing on my mind when I picture him onstage. And yet, a guitar is how it all started for him. In a recent... Read more »