Kenny Chesney just can't seem to stop debuting albums on top of the all-genre album chart. His Life On A Rock is No.1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Albums chart and, of course, on the country album chart too. This marks Kenny’s 7th Top 200 album debut and his 12th consecutive Billboard Top Country Albums chart debut. “It’s a little surreal,” says Kenny.
Tim McGraw released the video for his new single, The Highway Don't Care, in a special event Monday. Tim talked about the video with a live audience before it's premier. NOTE: In the video below, you will need to advance the video manually to get past the static photo that preceeded the live portion of the premier.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are named in a lawsuit saying their duet "Remind Me" was plagiarized. A songwriter named Amy Bowen says she wrote the song in 2007 while living in Nashville. The lawsuit claims that she sang the song agt a showcase attended by two of the song's co-writers. Both Brad and Carrie say, though, the song came to life during a phone call. “When we were a little ways into the writing, I said, ‘I just hear her singin’,’ so I call her. I didn’t even have a verse when I talked to you on the phone. I said, ‘I promise this’ll be great." Brad said. Carrie adds, ”It happened just like that.”
His death has renewed interest in George Jones' music. This week “He Stopped Loving Her Today” re-enters the country singles chart at No. 21. It first topped the chart in July 1980. Plus, the track also opens at No. 15 on Country Digital Songs with 34,000 sold, an increase of 2,926%!
George Jones’ funeral is today (May 2) at The Grand Ole Opry House. It will be broadcast on several country tv channels, CMT, GAC, RFD TV. Music at the service will be performed by Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap, the Oak Ridge Boys, Randy Travis, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, and Wynonna. First Lady Laura Bush, Kenny Chesney,and Barbara Mandrell will all make special remarks.