| May 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
It started as a joint effort by CBS and the Academy of Country Music to mount a musical salute to the troops to coincide with Armed Forces Day on May 17.
It wouldn't have been hard to find country stars willing to participate in such a special. But as...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"The Voice" has Josh Kaufman. "American Idol" has Caleb Johnson (and Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson). "America's Got Talent" could have a guy who balances cakes on his arms.
The NBC show, which has become a summer perennial, launches its ninth...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:56 AM
"The Voice" results show on Tuesday night featured a flurry of performances — by Rascal Flatts as well as Season 5 finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin and winner Tessanne Chin. It also told us which three singers in this season's top five...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Perhaps the biggest surprise in the concert Wednesday that had “American Idol” runner-up Bo Bice fronting seminal jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat & Tears at Musikfest Cafet at ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem was how much Bice suppressed his...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:32 PM
"It's really cool that we can collaborate," Miranda Lambert says of teaming with Carrie Underwood on "Something Bad," from Lambert's forthcoming album "Platinum."...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 9:28 AM
Perhaps taking a cue from Beyonce’s showstopping, barely there Grammys dress by L.A. designer Michael Costello, country music divas embraced the sheer-and-sexy cutout trend on the red carpet at the American Country Music Awards held Sunday night...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:58 AM
Peaches Geldof, 25-year-old socialite, model, writer, television personality and runway-show regular, was found dead at her home in Kent, England, on Monday. Foul play wasn't suspected but police are investigating the death they called "sudden and...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Female country singers are complaining that their music is being pushed off the airwaves by a new crew of young, male, “bro-country” musicians singing interchangeable songs about dirt roads, pickup trucks, girls in tiny cutoff jeans and beer,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 12:09 PM
“American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood, British pop phenom Ellie Goulding and radio hitmakers OneRepublic are in the running for Billboard’s Milestone Award.
Launched last year, the honor, which will be handed out during the 2014...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:42 AM
I'm proud to say that I am not obsessed with reality television.
I don't care who got voted off the island in the latest episode of 'Survivor' and don't bother asking my opinion of who should get a rose on 'The Bachelor.'
There is one reality show...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 2:20 PM
Brad Paisley is perhaps the king of country music videos, so it’s no surprise that his tours are eye-popping productions.
The country singer and guitar-slinger didn’t spare the special effects in a fast-paced performance on for nearly two...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
I am a purist at holiday time. That means I always have the final say when choosing the family Christmas tree, always carve the holiday bird and always stand on a rickety ladder while hanging lights from front yard trees as neighbors watch from their...