Blake Shelton on SNL: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jan 25, 2015
Why, Saturday Night Live, why? Why did you have to immediately put a bale of hay on your stage from the get-go? That’s a rookie mistake. Just because you have Blake Shelton as your host doesn’t mean you have to go there. And then why did you have to write a bad country song titled... Read more »

American Sniper Still Generating Controversy

Jan 24, 2015
As the controversy surrounding American Sniper continues to swirl, Kid Rock has offered some unkind words for Michael Moore, Blake Shelton has elaborated on a tweet he issued earlier in the week and Rolling Stone is taking heat from its readers. All along, the Clint Eastwood-directed film starring Bradley Cooper is one of the biggest... Read more »

Kenny Chesney’s “Til It’s Gone” Is Country’s Most Played Song

Jan 24, 2015
Capping a 17-week climb, Kenny Chesney’s “Til It’s Gone” now stands at No. 1 on Billboard’s country airplay charts. Equally inspiring is the fact that Sam Hunt’s Montevallo returns to the top of the country albums chart 12 weeks after it debuted at No. 1. For several intervening weeks, Montevallo slipped entirely from the Top... Read more »

State of the Union: Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America”

Jan 23, 2015
Regardless of what you think about the state of the union or President Obama’s State of the Union address earlier this week, at least country music has a lengthy history of offering optimism to Americans. A case in point is Brooks & Dunn’s “Only in America,” which seemed like just another catchy single when it... Read more »

Blake Shelton Figures He’s a Natural for SNL

Jan 23, 2015
The prestigious hosting job on Saturday Night Live has been filled with some of the biggest names in entertainment through the years, and this weekend, Blake Shelton will become part of the legendary list. The gig comes as a great honor for anyone but especially for the handful of country artists who have been offered... Read more »


Republicans at Summit Blast Obama, Clinton, and Each Other

Jan 25, 2015
Six of the sharpest jabs from the Iowa Freedom Summit.

Why Wolves Became Dogs

Jan 25, 2015
There's a good reason why wolves became human companions long before domestic breeding turned them into everything from Great Danes to poodles, scientists say.

Blizzard-Like Conditions Possible in Northeast's Next Storm

Jan 25, 2015
Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm on heels of weekend wallop

Chris Christie Thinks He Could 'Certainly' Win Iowa

Jan 25, 2015
???I???m being deliberative about it and I???m not going to let anybody else rush me."

Boko Haram Attacks Northeastern Nigerian City, Dozens Killed

Jan 25, 2015
Boko Haram attacks biggest city in northeastern Nigeria, dozens of fighters killed, wounded

Egypt: 13 Killed in Clashes Between Islamists, Police

Jan 25, 2015
Egypt launches massive security crackdown on 2011 uprising anniversary, clashes leave 13 dead