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Carrie Underwood Describes Somber Song ‘Little Toy Guns’

The only song on Carrie Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 album that fans have not yet heard is “Little Toy Guns,” which sounds like it could be the prequel to her 2012 hit, “Blown Away.” Though she’s keeping it under lock and key until her new compilation’s December 9th release date, the pregnant star hints that the new tune drives home a message about how not to raise a child. Watch Carrie Underwood’s ‘Water’ Logged Video “There’s a little girl and she hears her parents fighting, as unfortunately a lot of kids do,” she says of the lyrics (as reported by The Country Vibe ). “So it’s basically her saying, ‘I wish their words weren’t real. I wish they were like little toy guns and they didn’t hurt you.'” Tearjerking lyrics, but with an uptempo melody, Underwood reveals, also explaining that she was inspired by observing children she knows who are dramatically affected by their parents fighting. The country superstar penned the new tune with Chris DeStefano, also her co-writer on “Something in the Water” and “Good Girl,” and Hillary Lindsey, whose long list of Underwood songs include “Last Name,” “Two Black Cadillacs” and “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” “Little Toy Guns” is one of two brand-new songs on Greatest Hits: Decade #1 , following Underwood’s current single, “Something in the Water.” Aside from platinum-selling hits such as “Before He Cheats” and “Good Girl,” the album also includes never-before-heard writing session worktapes of three songs and a duet with Vince Gill on the classic hymn, “How Great Thou Art,” recorded at the ACM Presents: Girls’ Night Out show in 2011

Toby Keith Added as Taste of Country Festival Headliner

Toby Keith has been added as the third headliner for the 3rd Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premiere 3-day country music festival. The Festival will be held June 12-14, 2015 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County. Keith joins the previously announced Tim McGraw and […]


One Pan Nan: Baked Cranberries with Brandy

Photo courtesy of Nan Kelley Every week on Top 20 Country Countdown our host, Nan Kelley , counts down your favorite videos — but when she’s away from the studio, she’s likely to be found in her kitchen, creating healthy, delicious meals. Nan likes to keep it simple, cooking entire meals using only one pan. Her husband, Charlie, lovingly gave her the nickname “One Pan Nan,” and now that’s also the name of her new cookbook [get it HERE !].

Watch Willie Nelson Duet With Sister Bobbie on ‘Who’ll Buy My Memories?’

When federal agents raided Willie Nelson’s home on November 9, 1990, they weren’t looking for drugs. Instead, the feds were intent on seizing most of Nelson’s worldly possessions — including his recording studio, instruments, memorabilia and more than 20 properties in four different states — to help pay off the whopping $16.7 million he’d racked up in back taxes and penalties. The only thing they didn’t get was Trigger, Nelson’s favorite guitar, which had been spirited away from the home several days earlier by his daughter, Lana.  Willie Nelson: The Definitive Profile Nelson wound up using Trigger — and nothing else — to record his next album, The IRS Tapes: Who’ll Buy My Memories? , an acoustic collection of new songs and old standbys. Released in 1992, the album’s profits went straight to the IRS, which helped Nelson finally dig himself out of debt

Jagger copied James Brown’s moves

Mick Jagger says he tried to copy James Brown’s dance moves on stage during the early days of The Rolling Stones.

Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum Help Kick Off Football Championship Festivities

While people are still placing bets on college football’s final four, there are four big names in country music who’ve been tapped to play the inaugural pre-championship concert. Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge will take the stage January 9th for the CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party Live From the College Football Playoff National Championship show. The 90-minute TV special will air live from the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, beginning at 9 p.m. ET on CMT

Miranda Lambert Raises $66,000 with Ram Truck Auction

Miranda Lambert, raised nearly $66,000 for her MuttNation Foundation. The centerpiece of the online auction was a customized Ram Laramie Longhorn truck which sold for $54,901. Other items, which brought in nearly $11,000, included signed copies of Lambert’s “Platinum” CD, signed guitars and tickets to one of Miranda Lambert’s concerts in 2015, including a pre-show […]

Nylon Maiden’s coming to get you

Dutch classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen has released his second album of Iron Maiden covers. Nylon Maiden II, which is out now, follows the earlier Nylon Maiden, which featured contributions from former Maiden singer Blaze Bailey and Voodoo Six’s Tony Newton.

Kristian Bush Captivates Opry Crowd with “Baby Girl

Last week Kristian Bush gave an inspiring and captivating acoustic performance of “Baby Girl” at the Grand Ole Opry. Bush is heading into the holidays with his Top 30-and-climbing hit “Trailer Hitch,” which reminds us that we collect so many things that we don’t need, and we can’t take it with us when we go… […]


Get Into Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ With These Character Teasers

Pixar’s newest heroine is Riley Anderson in ” Inside Out ,” an animated film about a little girl with a lot of feelings. Riley’s really going through a lot lately, what with her family’s move from the Midwest to San Francisco, and “Inside Out” is a firsthand look at all the emotions she’s struggling with inside her head. Disney and Pixar released some super short teasers to introduce each of Riley’s anthropomorphized feelings, and frankly? They’re freaking adorable.

HEAT announce first ever live album

Swedish melodic metallers HEAT are to release their first live album in February. It was mainly recorded at The Garage in London on the tour supporting this year’s Tearing Down The Walls release. The new album was mixed by Grammy-winning engineer Tobias Lindell, who’s previously worked with the likes of Europe, Hamerfall and Hardcore Superstar.


Selena Gomez’s New For You Tracks Surface: Listen

Selena Gomez’s new tracks from For You have made their way online. Listen now!

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