It’s easy to forget that most of those songs that make you dance and cry and laugh and love are written by filthy rich, savvy business people.
A solid year for country music on the charts continues this week, as Lady Antebellum takes the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart. The three-piece vocal group sold 167,000 copies of its fourth studio album, Golden, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
We’re all suckers for a good cover song. Whether it’s a country version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” or the leader of the free world taking on Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit “Call Me Maybe” – it’s always interesting to see how artists tackle the work of their peers. Last year, country star Kenny Chesney personally asked Gavin DeGraw to perform a cover of his song “Somewhere With You” at the 2011 CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. In a recent interview with Jim & Kim, DeGraw said he took on the challenge without realizing what he was getting himself into.