Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and More!
|» Grammy Guide: Taylor Swift will open the 55th Annual Grammy Awards and, for those of us used to watching country awards shows, there will be plenty of country moments in the show to keep you safe -- kind of like how scattered couch cushions protected you during the lava-carpet game.
- Locked & Reloaded tour-mates Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert will perform together.
- Zac Brown pays tribute to the late Levon Helm during the Memoriam portion of the show with Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard, Mumford & Sons, Elton John and Mavis Staples.
- Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood will both perform.
- Best New Artist of the Year nominee Hunter Hayes read a joke from the prompter to present.
The Grammys air Sunday (2/10) on CBS-TV.
|» Highway Don't Care If You're All There: If you picked up Tim McGraw's new release Two Lanes Of Freedom on Tuesday (2/5), you probably heard the track "Highway Don't Care" featuring Taylor Swift and Keith Urban. Wow. Imagine all three superstars in the studio together. Taylor borrowing Keith's guitar. Keith suggesting a new lyric for Tim. Tim asking Taylor what she wants on her pizza because they're gonna have to work through dinner. Well, guess what? They weren't even in the same room. "Thank God for modern technology because everybody is so busy," says McGraw. "I could just shoot over the track to Keith and he could lay his part down and Taylor could do the same." Computers are the future and the future is great, but would it have made a difference if they were together? "It's hard to say, but I don't know how it could be any better," McGraw admitted. "The vocal performance from Taylor was spectacular and Keith's guitar is amazing. I knew I wanted Taylor from the very beginning and Keith and I have been trying to find a way to work together for a long time. This was the perfect song for all of us."
|» Mail Me Some Cash: The United States Postal Service announced they're going to stop delivering mail on Saturdays. If that makes you upset, consider this ... they made a Johnny Cash stamp! The Postmaster General’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee get close to 40,000 suggestions from people that think they have a great idea for a stamp. From all of those ideas they pick 30 and this year they selected the Johnny Cash stamp, which will become available this summer and cost 46 cents.
|» In Case You Missed It: Randy Houser showed Conan "How Country Feels" with a performance Tuesday night (2/5). Watch here.
Tim McGraw stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday (2/5) to pick up a box of new underwear. Watch here.
Sarah Darling wasn't looking for a rose from Sean during Monday's (2/4) episode of The Bachelor, she was there for the music. Watch here.
|» Socially Awkward: The Band Perry, Little Big Town and Scotty McCreery will join Ryan Seacrest and other guests Feb. 13 to announce nominees for the 48th ACM Awards. This year, news about nominees will be released online via YouTube videos. Those videos will be posted on ACM social media outlets. Fans are encouraged to participate for a chance to help with the announcement for Entertainer of the Year here. The awards air April 7 on CBS-TV.
- Fans of Brad Paisley uploaded photos of themselves holding lyrics from "Southern Comfort Zone" to create a video for the song. Watch here.
- A red carpet run and performance from Capitol's Luke Bryan is the payoff in the KFC and Dr. Pepper From Medium to Larger Than Life contest. The winner will receive a trip to the 48th ACM Awards in Las Vegas April 7. More here.
- The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host a panel called Forever with Us: The 50th Anniversary of a Country Music Tragedy in memory of Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Randy Hughes and Jack Anglin. The panel will be hosted by Eddie Stubbs and feature Jean Shepard and Bobby Wright March 2. Details here.
Travis Tritt (2/9)
Joe Ely (2/9)
Lionel Cartwright (2/10)
Moe Bandy (2/11)
Friday (2/8): Hunter Hayes, CBS This Morning.
Saturday (2/9): Taylor Swift, The Grammys Will Go On: A Death In The Family (CBS).
Sunday (2/10): Various Artists, 55th Annual Grammy Awards (CBS).
Upcoming Album Releases
The Mavericks In Time (2/26)
Ashley Monroe Like A Rose (3/5)
Kacey Musgraves Same Trailer Different Park (3/19)
Thompson Square Just Feels Good (3/26)
The Band Perry TBA (4/2)
Gretchen Wilson Right On Time (4/2)
Brad Paisley Wheelhouse (4/9)
Willie Nelson Let's Face The Music And Dance (4/16)
Kenny Chesney Life On A Rock (4/30)
» Worsh Me Prove It: And newcomer Charlie Worsham ("Could It Be") thought no one would believe that he ran into Taylor Swift at Walgreens.