CMAAs one of the biggest stars on the planet with some of the most devoted fans in music, Taylor Swift is used to hearing people rave about how amazing she is. But she says that when it comes to writing songs, she prefers to surround herself with folks who’ll tell her that she’s just not good enough. It’s not that Taylor loves abuse. She just feels that banishing “yes men” from the creative process results in better music.
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CMANewcomer Jon Pardi‘s music is heavily influenced by country music’s Bakersfield sound popularized by the late Buck Owens in the ’60s and later revived by ’90s hitmaker Dwight Yoakam. Since he’s got the sound down pat, Jon wanted to capture a little bit of Buck and Dwight’s flashy fashion sense for his appearance at the CMA Awards last November. So, he enlisted their designer, Manuel, to make him a custom, rhinestone-encrusted suit. Jon’s latest single, “Up All Night,” was well on its way up the country chart back then, but he insists it was …read more
CMAIf you’re looking to slim down in the new year, Reba suggests starting a juicing regimen. She begins each day with a juice including more vegetables than fruit since there’s more sugar in fruit.
Reba tells Country Weekly, “The reason that it’s so important is because your digestive system needs a break and it doesn’t have to digest the juice. You need one meal a day that is a liquid.”
Reba hasn’t announced any plans for 2014 beyond a few select concert dates, but she loves to stay busy. We’ll keep you posted on …read more
MCA NashvilleGeorge Strait has long been known as “King George,” and his touring, recording and awards show achievements in 2013 only cemented that title.
The first leg of Strait’s two-year The Cowboy Rides Away tour shattered attendance records in early 2013, and he earned his 60th #1 country single in May with “Give It All We Got Tonight.” Strait capped off the big year with his third Entertainer of the Year win at November’s CMA Awards.
Tickets for the second and final leg of Strait’s final tour went fast after going on sale in late 2013, …read more
CMANo matter how busy she may be, Taylor Swift always makes a point to celebrate Christmas in a big way, and this year has been no different. She had a fully decked-out Christmas tree set up in one of her hotel rooms earlier this month on her just-wrapped Australian tour. The festivities continued with Taylor hosting an over-the-top holiday baking and card-making party just last week with actress pal Hailiee Steinfeld. Taylor traces her love for Christmas back to her childhood back in Pennsylvania.
She says, “I think the fact that I love …read more