Big And Rich Team Up With Bon Jovi For New Album
After more than five years Big and Rich are getting ready to put out a new album – as the “Hillbilly Jedis.” That’s what they’re calling the new release which features Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Big Kenny says Bon Jovi suggested the title during a joint writing session. He said the line – from one of their songs – was good enough to go on a T-shirt so Big & Rich decided it was good enough for the cover of their new album. There’s no release date yet, but its first single “That’s Why I Pray” is currently climbing the charts.
CMT Presents First Of Its Kind ‘Crossroads’ Event
CMT is mixing it up. This weekend country stars including Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Hunter Hayes will be paying tribute to rocker Joe Walsh. Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top will also make a guest appearance on “CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends.” The show will feature Eagles’ classics and Walsh’s hits including a performance of “Rocky Mountain Way” with Brad Paisley.
Turner’s ‘Punching Bag’ On Top
Josh Turner’s fifth studio album, “Punching Bag,” will be the top country disc when the Billboard Country Albums chart comes out today. The disc sold 45,000 copies. This marks the fourth time Turner has hit the top 10 on the overall Billboard chart and the 11th country disc to do so this year