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Kris Bentley stood backstage at the Mercury Lounge on May 15 and compared his New York City show debut to “being thrown to the wolves.”
The comment was not an accusation toward the gathering crowd -- merely an audible twinge of nerves. Ironically, what he said just after confirmed he had nothing to worry about. He and his Sundy Best partner-in-crime, Nick Jamerson, just wanted to meet “different...Read more »
Nothing tends to get wrestling fans riled up like a list ranking the greatest [insert just about anything wrestling related here] in history.
But, because few things are more subjective than music, WWE’s new DVD release, “Signature Sounds: The Music of The WWE DVD” provides a fun 70 minutes of entertainment and history, with relatively few reasons to throw something at your television.
“Signature...Read more »
Yoga mats for sale at a country music show?
Not your standard memorabilia-table swag, but Sugarland was never your standard Music Row act. The yoga mat was the second-biggest thing I remember about the group’s PNC Bank Arts Center show I went to in 2010.
The first was near the end of Sugarland’s set, when Jennifer Nettles pointed to a group of men sporting western wear that leaned more...Read more »
NEWARK, N.J. -- “I’m a lucky girl, I get to tour with George freakin’ Strait!”
That giddy line didn’t come from some singing-show-winning ingenue thrust onto Strait’s “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.”
No, that was Music Row diva Martina McBride sharing her appreciation to Strait at the Prudential Center Saturday night. The reverence that even country music’s elite has toward “King George”...Read more »
After singing “Southern Comfort Zone” to open his set Sunday night, Brad Paisley reminded the Nassau Coliseum crowd that his current stint on the road is called the “Beat This Winter Tour.”
"Thursday, winter won,” Paisley said of the snowstorm, which postponed the performance for three days. “Tonight, we kick winter's ---!"
That defiant tone was shared by the audience -- which included...Read more »
“Mom, did you get fired?”
That’s the question Deana Carter’s 9-year-old son, Gray, asked at one point during her long hiatus from the stage.
And while country singers don’t get “fired,” per se, Gray wasn’t the only person wondering where Carter was. Female singers promoting everything from twang (Miranda Lambert) to tween (Taylor Swift) have emerged on country airwaves since Carter’s...Read more »
Think you're the biggest "Sound of Music" superfan? Test your knowledge with these golden trivia nuggets you may or may not have known about the play, the movie and the actors, as you anxiously await the broadcast of NBC's special, airing at 8 p.m. live from Grumman Studios in Bethpage.
1. Julie Andrews was in the middle of filming "Mary Poppins" (1964) when she was offered...Read more »
Will fans still love Katy Perry "Unconditionally" after her performance at Sunday night's American Music Awards?
The pop star opened the awards show with that new hit song, without a backing track, it sounded like (go her), but her stellar vocals were overshadowed by the Japanese theme that many viewers are calling racist. Perry and her backup dancers took to the stage in geisha-like...Read more »
‘The Voice’ champ Cassadee Pope fondly dishes on Earnhardt look-alike racing grandpa at awards appearance
“The Voice” Season 3 winner Cassadee Pope’s debut album, “Frame By Frame,” drops on Oct. 8.
But on Monday night in Manhattan at the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Awards, the frames on her mind were the pictures she couldn’t wait to show her grandpa, 73-year-old short-track racer Alfred Casagni.
“He’s going to be so jealous,” the West Palm Beach, Fla., native admitted.
Pope,...Read more »
More than three years since the release of Alexa Ray Joel's hit single, "Notice Me," it sounds like the Long Islander is finally set to release new music.
Brimming with excitement Tuesday at Harlow in Manhattan, where she was being honored by US Weekly as one of the magazine's most stylish New Yorkers, the daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley said she has "something...Read more »