Merle Haggard suffered a bit of a health scare over the weekend, when an illness forced him to cancel a show in Ft. Worth, Texas and sent him briefly to the hospital.
Fans of the 74-year-old country legend can rest easy, however, because he’s heading home to California, and although his spokesperson didn’t say what put him under the weather, the short length of Haggard’s hospital stay has to be taken as a good sign.
His youthful tenor never seems to age, so it’s hard to believe Vince Gill has been making music for decades. In fact, he released the first of his 12 solo albums, ‘Turn Me Loose,’ way back in 1984.
Since then, Gill has charted more than 40 singles, sold more than 22 million records and won 20 Grammys. At this point, he’s running out of milestones — but there was still one left for him to celebrate on Saturday, when he marked 20 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
Billy Currington is having a moment right now — he’s scored seven consecutive number one singles, and his latest hit, ‘Love Done Gone,’ is well on its way to making it eight. Clearly, people can’t get enough of hearing him on the radio.
After letting personal problems derail his career for most of the aughts, Ty Herndon made a triumphant return with 2007′s ‘Right About Now,’ and he’s kept going strong since.
Herndon’s comeback, which continued with 2010′s ‘Journey On,’ should only gain momentum in the coming months because his plans include the completion of his seventh studio album, as well as another collection of Christmas favorites.
Trying to name the greatest man in country music seems like a pretty impossible task, but if you’re going to assemble the list, asking the folks at CMT to compile it seems like a pretty good place to start.
And with more than 25 chart-topping country hits (and more than 30 million albums sold in the US alone), it’s pretty hard to argue with Alan Jackson at number one.
They cleaned up at the last Grammys, have sold more than three million copies of their latest record, and are gearing up to release one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. What’s next for Lady Antebellum?
It’s been a few years since Craig Morgan fans were treated to a new album, but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy — in fact, in between working on his next record, he’s been hard at work raising money for charity.
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