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New Albums To Check Out This Week

1/12/2016 2:04pm EST
Panic! At The Disco Leads Albums To Check Out
2016 began quietly in the music world, with only a handful of new albums of note dropping the first two weeks of the year – Rachel Platten’s Wildfire (New Year’s Day) and David Bowie’s Blackstar (January 8). This week, the heat turns up a little bit more, with Panic! At The Disco leading the charge. It’s still not a ‘vintage’ release week, but there are certainly opportunities to expand the music collection.

1) Panic! At The Disco, Death Of A Bachelor (Fueled by Ramen)

Panic! At The Disco return with fifth studio album Death Of A Bachelor. Interestingly, frontman Brendon Urie is the onl...

Hank Williams, Jr.: 'America Committed Economic Suicide By Re-Electing President Obama'

11/9/2012 2:31pm EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Conservative country singer Hank Williams, Jr. has slammed Americans who voted for Barack Obama at the polls on Tuesday, branding the President's re-election "economic suicide."

The fervent Republican, who targeted Obama in an angry tirade over the summer, is furious after the Democrat landed another term in office over rival Mitt Romney, and he has taken to his page to air his thoughts on the outcome.

In a post, he writes, "America has committed economic suicide. Remember my song This Country's Sure as Hell Goin Down the Drain."

Williams, Jr. has long been open about his d...

Hank Williams Jr. Says President Obama 'Hates The U.S. And We Hate Him'

8/22/2012 8:56am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
At a recent concert, Hank Williams, Jr. once again targeted President Barack Obama, accusing him of hating America.

On Friday night, the country singer performed at the Iowa State Fair in front of over 8,000 people. He took aim at Obama just before playing his track "We Don't Apologize For America."

"We've got a Muslim president who hates farming, hates the military, hates the U.S. and we hate him," he told the concertgoers.

Obama is a practicing Christian; however, his father practiced Islam.

Last October Williams, Jr. compared the President to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, and as a resu...

Jason Aldean Still A Fan Of Hank Williams, Jr. After He Walked Out On Duet

12/3/2011 2:39pm EST
Jason Aldean
Country star Jason Aldean has shrugged off Hank Williams, Jr.'s snub at the "CMT Artists of the Year" taping on Tuesday, insisting he'll remain a big fan of the grizzled country star.

Controversial Williams, Jr. was billed to perform Aldean's "Tattoos on This Town" with the singer, but he walked offstage after just one take because he was unhappy with his performance.

The veteran explained, "It didn't sound right. I didn't want to disrespect him."

Now, Aldean has broken his silence about the incident, insisting it was no big deal.

He tells, "I think when it comes to Hank, the...

Hank Williams, Jr. Records Song About Recent Comment Controversy

10/10/2011 10:01pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Embattled country singer Hank Williams Jr. has recorded a new song to address the controversy surrounding his recent clash with TV bosses.

The fervent Republican's sports anthem "Are You Ready For Some Football?" was pulled from its weekly slot at the beginning of ESPN sports show Monday Night Football last week, hours after he slammed U.S. President Barack Obama and compared the leader to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler during a breakfast TV interview with Fox & Friends.

He later apologized for his comments but ESPN bosses have opted to end their run with the grizzled country star and his ant...

Hank Williams, Jr. Fired By ESPN Over President Obama Comments

10/6/2011 12:08pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Country singer Hank Williams, Jr.'s song Are You Ready For Some Football? has been permanently pulled as the theme for sports network ESPN after he compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

The Republican supporter slammed the Democrat leader and his Vice-President Joe Biden during an interview on Fox morning show Fox & Friends on Monday, likening Obama's recent golf outing with Republican House Speaker John Boehner to "Hitler playing golf with (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu."

He apologized for his comments, insisting he had been "misunderstood", but the remarks prom...

Hank Williams Jr. Sorry For 'Dumb Statement' Comparing Obama To Hitler

10/5/2011 8:31am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
Outspoken country star Hank Williams, Jr. has publicly apologized for comparing President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a TV interview.

The fervent Republican took aim at the Democrat leader and his Vice-President Joe Biden during a chat on Fox morning show Fox & Friends on Monday - and his controversial remarks prompted ESPN TV sports network bosses to axe his Monday Night Football anthem, Are You Ready For Some Football?

Williams, Jr. attempted to explain himself in a statement later on Monday, insisting his comments had been "misunderstood", but now it seems he accepts he messed up.

ESPN Pulls Hank Williams Jr. Intro After He Compared President Barack Obama to Hitler

10/4/2011 8:02am EDT
Hank Williams Jr.
TV bosses have ditched Hank Williams, Jr.'s iconic football anthem from a sports show in America after the singer compared President Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler in a TV interview.

The opinionated star was a guest on Fox news show Fox & Friends on Monday morning when he went too far in a rant about Democrat Obama's summer golf game with Speaker of the House John Boehner, a Republican.

He said, "That's like Hitler playing golf with (Jewish Israeli leader Benjamin) Netanyahu," and later referred to Obama and Vice President Joe Biden as "the enemy".

His ill-advised comments immediately l...

Carrie Underwood Wins Double Gold At CMT Music Awards

6/10/2010 8:42am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood was named country queen at the 2010 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday as she scooped two prizes at the TV network's annual ceremony.

The former American Idol winner took home the Performance of the Year trophy for her rendition of Temporary Home in a CMT special, as well as the biggest prize of the night, Video of the Year, for Cowboy Casanova. The event in Nashville, Tennessee was kicked off by host Kid Rock who told the crowd, "The party has just begun!" before performing a medley of his hits with several surprise guests, including Hank Williams, Jr., Martina McBride and Ke...

Hank Williams Jr. Releases New Album, '127 Rose Avenue'

6/15/2009 6:00pm EDT
Hank Williams Jr. new album 127 Rose Avenue
Hank Williams Jr. has been a walking embodiment of American music for three generations of fans. As a youngster, he sang his father's songs, carrying forward country's richest legacy. As a young adult, he forged his own million-selling, award-winning path, becoming an icon of Outlaw country and Southern rock, helping bridge the gap between Johnny Cash and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Today, he is seen as a founding father of both genres, serving as inspiration for musicians ranging from Montgomery Gentry to Kid Rock.

Along the way, Hank Jr. has become a living icon, an American original whose accompl...

Hank Williams III To Release 'Damn Right Rebel Proud' Oct. 21

8/30/2008 7:00pm EDT
Hank Williams III
Don't look for any apologies on Damn Right Rebel Proud, the upcoming sixth album from Hank Williams III. Filled with a self-described "Jekyll and Hyde" mix of disturbingly dark stuff and "good ol' country," the straight-talkin' third-generation rebel's new album is set for release October 21 via Sidewalk Records.

The first single is the mutated truckers' tune "Long Hauls & Close Calls," for which a video has been shot. III thinks of it as the album's "crossover" track, explaining that "It's got a little bit of the scream for the kids in black and a little bit of the banjo and dobro fo...

Shooter Jennings Reinvents 'Walk Of Life' For Country Music Audiences

11/5/2007 3:33pm EST
Shooter Jennings
Singer/songwriter Shooter Jennings lead single "Walk of Life" off his introspective third studio album - The Wolf, originally made famous by Dire Straits, was chosen as the first single for its lyrical content and to help familiarize audiences with the sound of this third disc.

"I've loved this song since I was a kid, but when I actually read the lyrics, I was fascinated by the line 'he do the song about the sweet lovin' woman, he do the song about the knife,' because it's a struggle that I can relate to as a musician," explains Jennings. "Hopefully this song will make people let thei...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

5/26/2007 3:00am EDT
Matt Stone
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and TV actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...

Listen To The Reissued "A Country Boy Can Survive," From Hank Williams Jr.

1/5/2007 2:22pm EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Outlaw. Rebel. Musical voice of Monday Night Football. Hank Williams Jr. is a badass pop culture icon whose influence and music span decades and genres.

Hank is celebrating the 25th Anniversary of his classic track "A Country Boy Can Survive" with a remastered and remixed version of the song. This legendary cut is as relevant today as it was when written back in 1981 and remains a staple on radio. The song and artist bridge generations -- in just 4 weeks, it has generated 250,000 plays on MySpace. A video for the song had never been shot -- until now -- and is set to premiere on CMT in...

Win Hank Williams Jr.'s Latest Hits Collection or Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' Duets Album

7/19/2006 2:39pm EDT
All The Roadrunning
Head over to Starpulse Contests for your chance to win a copy of either Hank Williams Jr.'s "That's How They Do It In Dixie: The Essential Collection" or Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris' critically acclaimed CD "All The Roadrunning". Or enter for a chance to win both!

Enter to win Hank's CD

Enter to win Mark & Emmylou's CD

"That's How They Do It In Dixie" features Hank's new single with Gretchen Wilson and appearances from Big & Rich and Van Zant; and Knopfler & Harris' album is the result of seven years of compiling a large selection of duets.

Watch Hank's video for "That...

Artists Added to CMA Music Festival TV Special

7/6/2006 2:30pm EDT
Sara Evans
Heart-warming stories and riveting musical performances are the heart and soul of summer's hot TV special "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," which airs Monday, July 24 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Added to the list of artists appearing on the special are Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and Miranda Lambert. Several of today's top hit makers are already scheduled to perform including Brooks & Dunn, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr. Additional artists will be announced soon.

CMA Mus...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 26

5/26/2006 3:00am EDT
Lenny Kravitz
Happy Birthday to WWE Diva Ashley Massaro (1979), South Park co-creator Matt Stone (1971), "The Corpse Bride" actress Helena Bonham Carter (1966), rock star Lenny Kravitz (1964), "General Hospital" actress Genie Francis (1962), comedian Bobcat Goldthwait (1962), film and tv actress Margaret Colin (1957), "Jackie Brown" star Pam Grier (1949), country superstar Hank Williams Jr. (1949), "Miami Vice" actor Philip Michael Thomas (1949), Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks (1948), British guitarist Mick Ronson (1946; d. 1993), The Band drummer Levon Helm (1942), jazz trumpeter Miles Davis (1926; d...

NBC To Air Tim McGraw Special in April

3/2/2006 12:02pm EST
Tim McGraw
Grammy-winning music superstar Tim McGraw returns to NBC on Wednesday, April 5, for his third network special "Tim McGraw: Reflected," bringing his popular concert performance to an intimate club in New York City and adding special performances from his farm in Nashville, including a must-see memorable series of duets with wife Faith Hill.

In New York City, McGraw again proves why he's such an audience favorite with his steamy appearance at The Avalon before hundreds of fans that includes some favorite classics and new hits that have the audience on their feet.

To juxtapose his ...

Hank Williams Jr. To Open Super Bowl XL

1/27/2006 2:20pm EST
Hank Williams Jr.
Hank Williams Jr., 4-time Emmy award winner for his rendition of Monday Night Football's 'Are You Ready For Some Football?' will make his fifth Super Bowl appearance in his 16 year run with ABC Sports. Hank Jr. was in Los Angeles, California, yesterday filming the opening intro to the 2006 Super Bowl face-off between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks.

"Not many people can say they have performed during five Super Bowl openings," says Hank Jr. "I am so happy to have been part of the ABC family since 1989, and with my love for football, this was a win-win partnership."