• HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 LINERS: Darius, David, Dierks, Easton, Eric Church, Eric Paslay, Gary Allan, Jamey, Josh, Kacey, Keith, Kip, Little Big Town, Luke, Randy Rogers, Sugarland & more! (AUDIO)

    LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)
    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    LINER David Nail (New Year)
    “This is David Nail, wishing you a Happy New Year’s Day.”

    LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)
    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

    LINER Easton Corbin (New Years)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Easton Corbin, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    LINER Eric Church (5 COUNTDOWN)
    “5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year. This is Eric Church, and here’s to 2012.”

    LINER Eric Church (5 COUNTDOWN) 2
    “5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year, everybody. I’m Eric Church, and I’ll be your ‘Rocket Man.’”

    LINER Eric Church (10 COUNTDOWN)
    “10-9-8-7—6-54321, Happy New Year, y’all. It’s Eric Church, and it’s time to put a drink in MY hand!”

    LINER Eric Church (Hand your keys to a friend)
    “Hey! Eric Church here…This New Year’s Eve, if you put a drink in your hand…hand your keys to a friend. Trust me guys, don’t drink and drive.”

    LINER Eric Church (Happy New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    LINER Eric Church (Put your ass in a cab)
    “Hey! Eric Church here…This New Year’s Eve, and if you put a drink in your hand, put your ass in a cab!”

    LINER Eric Church (Put your butt in a cab)
    “Hey! Eric Church here…This New Year’s Eve, and if you put a drink in your hand, put your butt in a cab!”

    LINER Eric Paslay (Happy New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Eric Paslay, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    LINER Gary Allan (New Year)
    “Hey everybody! I’m Gary Allan. Happy New Year!”

    LINER Jamey Johnson (New Year)
    “This is Jamey Johnson, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)
    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    LINER Josh Turner (New Year)
    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

    LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)
    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

    LINER Keith Urban (New Year)
    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    LINER Kelleigh Bannen (New Year)
    “Hey there! It’s Kelleigh Bannen, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    LINER Kip Moore (New Year)
    “It’s Kip Moore, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    LINER LBT (New Year)
    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)
    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    LINER Randy Rogers Band (New Year)
    “Hey everybody! It’s Randy Rogers. We want you to have a safe and Happy New Year’s. From the Randy Rogers Band to whatever party you get yourself into.”

    LINER Sugarland (New Year)
    “This is Jennifer and Kristian from Sugarland, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

  • CHRISTMAS 2012: Gary Allan Reveals Plans (AUDIO)

    AUDIO: Gary Allan reveals his plans for Christmas this year.

    Gary Allan (Christmas plans 2012) OC: …be fun. :23
    “The last two years, we’ve stayed home. Our holidays always used to always be super hectic, ‘cause I have family in California, so we’d always try to fly out there. They have family out in Utah, and they’d try to fly out there, and we were all just on airplanes all through Thanksgiving and Christmas. About two years ago, we all decided not to go anywhere, and it was kind of a mistake; something just fell through, and it was the best Christmas we had…the last two. So, I think we’re all gonna stay in again, and it’ll be fun.”


    In this week’s Urban Chat, Keith Urban gives an American Idol update from the end of Hollywood week! Be sure to tune in January 16th on FOX for the premiere!

    Video / Urban Chat: Video 35: Idol Updates!


    A new round of American Idol promos, featuring Keith Urban, as well as the other three judges — Randy Jackson, Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj — have been revealed. Check out Keith giving a girl advice about “the country music thing,” sitting in the middle of the two spirited females on the panel, as well as falling out of his chair during a particular audition and being inspired by a contestant with a speech impediment. Then check out all of the action when the new season of American Idol premieres January 16th on FOX.

    Video / American Idol Season 12 Promo "Superstar Judges, Superstar Talen

  • CHRISTMAS 2012: Kacey Musgraves (AUDIO)

    AUDIO: Kacey Musgraves talks about one of her favorite Christmas traditions.

    Kacey Musgraves (Christmas puzzle tradition) OC: …a little tradition. :28
    “My grandpa has a scavenger hunt puzzle that he does every year. Even though I’m like too old for the puzzle, he’s like, ‘You’re still gonna do it.’ So, every year we do that, and it’s funny ‘cause sometimes you’ll find your present in the bathroom or in a tree or out behind the shed. He does a little trail of like either corn or a string to it. It’s very imaginative, and it’s something I look forward to every year. It’s a little tradition.”

    AUDIO: Kacey Musgraves says one of her favorite things at Christmas are the stockings.

    Kacey Musgraves (Christmas stockings) OC: …are fun. :07
    “Stockings. I love stockings. They’re kinda my favorite, ‘cause it’s like all the little goodies in there just are fun.”

    LINER Kacey Musgraves (Christmas)
    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”


    Jon Pardi is throwing his “End of the World Party” at Joe’s in Chicago on Friday (December 21st). According to a very popular myth, the Mayans, whose civilization spanned across southern Mexico, Guatemala and Belize from 1000 B.C. to 1519 A.D., carved into their calendar the day the world would end, which is December 21st, 2012…hence, the name of Jon Pardi’s “Party.”

    “We’ve named this the Year of the Pardi and if the world is really going to end that day, I can’t think of a better place to be than Joe’s on Weed,” Jon says. “The Pardi Animals have been a big part of Year of the Pardi, so of course I want them to be at Joe’s with me before the world ends!”

    AUDIO: Jon Pardi explains what would be the last thing he’d like to do if the world ended.

    Jon Pardi (last thing he’d do) OC: …my family. :09
    “Just keep seeing family. I’m always more realistic. I’d probably just hang out with family and see everybody and make sure everybody’s fine. I gotta see my mom! I don’t ever get to see my family.”

    AUDIO: Jon Pardi talks about what he’d want for his last meal.

    Jon Pardi (last meal) OC: …Chinese food. :08
    “For my last meal, just a good steak. I grew up eating steak all the time, and you just can’t beat that…or some Chinese food.”


    Lady Antebellum‘s latest Webisode Wednesday has been taken yet again by crazy Aunt B. But this time she is up to no good with her new friend, Euneeda Biscuit. Check out the cameo by Dierks Bentley.

    Video / Lady Antebellum Webisode Wednesday - Episode 230 - Euneeda Know


    Little Big Town joined contestant Tate Stevens on Wednesday night’s episode of X-Factor. They performed the group’s No. 1 tune, “Pontoon,” together on the show. “He makes country music proud,” said Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman.

    Video / Tate Stevens & Little Big Town's Duet - THE X FACTOR USA 2012


    NASHVILLE TN (DECEMBER 18, 2012) – Country foursome Little Big Town will wrap up 2012 with a performance of their #1 hit single “Pontoon” on the LIVE PART 1 SEASON FINALE of THE X FACTOR tomorrow (Wednesday) at 8pm ET on FOX. They will be performing with finalist Tate Stevens.
    The band has had a banner year with the release of their critically-acclaimed fifth studio album Tornado, which was recently certified gold by the RIAA, and features the CMA “Single of the Year – Pontoon” as well as current single “Tornado.” Little Big Town also walked away with the CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophy and most recently the ACA for “Music Video of the Year: Group or Collaboration-Pontoon.” The group will vie for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance-Pontoon” at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards this February.
    Little Big Town will launch The Tornado Tour January 31, 2012 in Murray, KY and will hit over 25 cities nationwide with special guests Kacey Musgraves and David Nail.

    Kelleigh Bannen talks about what Christmas means to her, and how she opens up her heart and truly listens to others, especially during this special time of year.

    Also, check out the second video below from AOL’s The Boot. Kelleigh performs a stripped-down version of “Silent Night.”