After several high-profile artists backed out of planned performances at SeaWorld last year, others are now stepping in to fill their shoes, including “Redneck Woman” singer Wilson and comedian Engvall.
After appearing together on the GRAMMYs, country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson are reportedly moving ahead with a collaborative recording project.
‘Strawberry Wine’ Singer Deana Carter on Her New Album, Writing with Kacey Musgraves & Watching ‘Nashville’
“It was hugely important, writing with new artists and seeing their passion and drive, the freshness. It was so inspiring for me,” Carter said of working with Musgraves.
Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson to Perform Together at 2014 GRAMMYs
A special GRAMMY Moment performance will feature Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton performing on stage together. Also see a list of all country GRAMMY nominees.
On “When I’m Home,” a track off the ‘Angels Sing’ soundtrack, the country singer joins forces with soulful crooner Harry Connick Jr for their own original holiday tune.
Willie Nelson has cancelled a handful of upcomong tour dates following a crash involving the bus that his backing band travels in. His official website posted “Willie Nelson’s band bus (not Willie’s bus) was in an accident overnight on icy I-30 in Texas.
While ‘Glee’ and singer Katy Perry have the most nominations, country music is represented by the likes of Blake Shelton (who is nominated three times), The Band Perry, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift.
“It never was hard to write a song. It was an easy thing to do to make a rhyme,” Nelson told Radio.com. “I guess songwriters are supposed to be able to do that.
Jamey Johnson, Kacey Musgraves, Pete Seeger Join Willie Nelson, Neil Young, More During Farm Aid 2013
Along with Farm Aid board members Nelson, Young, John Mellencamp and Dave Matthews, the annual event also included such guests as Amos Lee, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Jack Johnson, and Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.
The songs on his new album “We Are Tonight” were “all instants for me,” Currington told Radio.com. “I would hear them and I’d be like, ‘I have to hear that again and again.'”