Lucy Hale and Cole Swindell to Sing at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

They'll Make Their First Appearances at the Beloved Event. Thanksgiving is just about here, which for most of America means a yearly binge on four things — family, turkey, football and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. How about a little country music for dessert? Now in its 88th year, the parade draws 3 million people out on to New York City’s blustery streets and reaches into the homes of 60 million others on TV. Country stars like Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and LeAnn Rimes have been ...

Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews, ‘I’m Alive’ — Story Behind the Song

Kenny Chesney wrote ‘I’m Alive’ with Dean Dillon and Mark Tamburino, but he wasn’t the first to record it. Willie Nelson put the song on his ‘Moment of Forever’ album, which Chesney also produced, in 2008. Chesney and friend Dave Matthews then turned the tune into a duet for the country star’s 2008 album, ‘Lucky Old Sun;’ it also appeared on his 2009 ‘Greatest Hits II’ disc and was released as a single that same year. Chesney tells The Boot about writing the song below. The most personal song [ ...

Randy Travis Attends Joe Nichols Concert

Country Legend Meets “Yeah” Singer at Billy Bob’s Texas Although health troubles have kept him out of the spotlight all year, Randy Travis made a surprise appearance at a Joe Nichols concert at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth on Saturday night (Nov. 22). Travis did not sing, but Nichols performed the legend’s song “Promises” in his honor. Travis watched the performance from the side of the stage. Nichols’ duet with Travis, “Tonight I’m Playin’ Possum,” was included on Travis’ 2013 album, ...

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