Country

Stagecoach 2014- Mila and Ashton Go Country!

April 29th, 2014 10:24am EDT
Katey Sagal plays at Stagecoach with the forest Rangers
The Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, California continues to get better and better every year and we aren't just talking about the headliners. This year the big names included Eric Church, Easton Corbin, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan. But those were just a few reasons why the cowboys and girls in high waisted jean shorts flock to the desert every year to enjoy our favorite annual music festival.

This year, they actually put a petting zoo at the festival. A petting zoo! Bring on the goats, rabbits, the chickens, and the pigs (that were actually wearing fairy w...
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A Conversation With The Oak Ridge Boys' Richard Sterban

April 15th, 2014 12:23pm EDT
A Conversation With The Oak Ridge Boys' Richard Sterban
The Oak Ridge Boys have been around in one form or another since the 1940's, so it might surprise you to know that they're just now releasing their first live record, Boys' Night Out. As the album becomes available today, BFTV spoke with bassist Richard Sterban - who's been with the group since 1972 - about what made 2014 the right time to put out a live disc and the Oaks' enduring popularity.

"It just feels like the timing is right," Richard explained. "We'd been wanting to do a live album for several years. Our fans have been requesting a live album for a long time. We've been wanting to...
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Doreen Taylor Pays Tribute With 'Colors Of The USA'

April 11th, 2014 12:20pm EDT
Doreen Taylor Pays Tribute With 'Colors Of The USA'
Doreen Taylor has done it again. Since we interviewed her about the release of her album Magic in 2012, she's been steadily working her way up in the country music world. Recently, she was tapped by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) to write an anthem for them, and that track, "Colors of the USA," is out now. We caught up with Doreen to discuss this newest accomplishment in her career, and her plans for 2014.

"Unbeknownst to me, they were already searching for something like this," said Doreen, who was approached to create the track as we head toward the 100th anniversary ...
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Our March Playlist - Check Out The Best Songs Off The Best Albums This Month

March 31st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
Beck - Morning Phase
March was a rich month for music releases. After listening and reviewing multiple albums, it is always fun to pick out one big time standout. Sometimes it is a difficult choice, while other times it’s the only choice (particularly on a sub-par album). After looking back through my late-February and March reviews, I’ve compiled a playlist of one favorite from each album.

“Morning”

Beck

From the album Morning Phase

Note: Morning Phase was a late February release that wasn’t reviewed until March.

Folks, Beck is the man. Morning Phase was yet another stacked album from the hipster w...
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Amy Wilcox Talks 'Crazy Hearts: Nashville'

March 8th, 2014 1:51pm EST
Amy Wilcox
Amy Wilcox is one of the stars of A&E's reality series Crazy Hearts: Nashville, which airs its season finale this afternoon. BFTV recently spoke with Amy to look back on the first season of the show, and consider whether or not the experience of reality TV was worth it for this up-and-coming musician.

"I think I did it to kind of get my music out there and have a different outlet," she told us. "And I definitely think that was accomplished. Having over a million people watch the season premiere, that was really exciting for me.

"In terms of the content of the show, I think it's been reall...
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Meet 'Private Lives Of Nashville Wives' Star Sarah Davidson

March 3rd, 2014 2:19pm EST
Meet 'Private Lives Of Nashville Wives' Star Sarah Davidson
TNT's Private Lives of Nashville Wives looks like one-part Nashville, one-part Real Housewives. Yet the new reality series isn't that easy to define. Last week, BFTV spoke with cast member Sarah Davidson - not a housewife, but a hardworking country music singer - about the show, her career beyond it, and if she was at all worried about being portrayed well on TV.

"Originally I was not so willing," Sarah said of her decision to participate in the show. "I was a little apprehensive, and a couple of my friends suggested that I at least apply and see what it's about. I waited until the last mi...
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'Archer' Soundtrack Album 'Cherlene' Is A Stroke Of Pure Genius

March 3rd, 2014 11:20am EST
Archer
Someone better give Adam Reed and Matt Thompson a gold star, because not only have they pulled off a wild reinvention of Archer in its fifth season, but they've also commissioned a tie-in album that stands on its own as an entertaining country music record.

SPOILER ALERT: This review contains references to the currently airing fifth season of Archer, including one tidbit about tonight's episode.

If you've been watching Archer - retitled Archer Vice - so far this season, you know that one of the latest schemes of its dysfunctional cast is trying to turn mentally unstable former secretary C...
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New Pics: Jewel, Kellie Pickler And More At The 2103 American Country Awards

December 11th, 2013 10:12am EST
Jewel
On Tuesday, the 2013 American Country Music Awards divulged its winners at Mandalay Bay Casino & Hotel in Las Vegas.

Luke Bryan took home multiple awards, in addition to the Artist of the Year, while Florida Georgia Line won a total of six awards.

Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton also won multiple awards, while Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift received special honors.

The gala was hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick.

Click here to see the entire gallery.
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Lost Johnny Cash Album To Be Released Next Spring

December 10th, 2013 4:20pm EST
Johnny Cash
An album of long-lost Johnny Cash material is due to be released after the country icon's son discovered tapes of the never-before-heard recordings.

The late country legend recorded Out Among The Stars in the early 1980s with producer Billy Sherrill, but the album was never released by Columbia Records and the Ring of Fire star was dropped from the label in 1986.

However, the singer and his wife kept tapes from the recording sessions, and these were discovered by his son John Carter Cash last year. He has now re-recorded portions of the tracks.

Cash tells Billboard.com, "They kept ...
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Ali Isabella Finds Success In Music And Good Causes

November 9th, 2013 4:02pm EST
Ali Isabella
She's still a teenager, but pop-country songstress Ali Isabella has already released one album, is working on a second, and has played one of the biggest arenas in the world. BFTV recently chatted with Ali to find out what it's like to jumpstart her career at a relatively young age, and what we can expect from her in the future.

"I think what makes me different is that when I write my songs, I really try to incorporate a storytelling aspect. And I kind of like to share my own experiences. I try to inspire other people," she explained. "This new album, the songs are going to be a lot more p...
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