Team Blake claimed another win on last night’s The Voice finale. A contestant who was saved twice on the show,Craig Wayne Boyd, was ready to throw in the towel on his music career. Craig revealed in a press conference after his big win on the NBC competition series that he lost his house a year ago, before making the decision to audition.
“I remember a little more than a year ago, sitting in a pick-up outside of a club after I had played to basically played to no one and talking with my drummer and saying, ‘Listen, I may have to quit because it’s not paying my bills. I’m losing my house….lost my pick-up, ” Craig said. “I didn’t know what I was going to…and him telling me, ‘You can’t do that.’”
Of course as we now know, music wasn’t done with Craig. After having the hard conversation with his drummer, Craig received the email inviting him to audition for The Voice.
Of his big win, Craig said, “It’s just validation that all that hard work that I’ve put in up to this point was not in vain.”
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Superstar Carrie Underwood makes it five for five this week as her newly released Greatest Hits: Decade #1 (19 Recordings/Arista Nashville) becomes her fifth consecutive album to debut at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums sales chart. The 25… Continue Reading →
Country superstar Alan Jackson brings his 25th Anniversary tour to the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on April 11 for NRA Presents Alan Jackson’s 25th Anniversary KEEPIN’ IT COUNTRY TOUR with special guests Jeff Foxworthy and Jon Pardi. Tic… Continue Reading →
Fans of Little Big Town and Kacey Musgraves are in for a pleasant surprise. Both acts announced they will extend their headlining tours into 2015. They also plan to release new music. The spring leg of Little Big Town’s Pain Killer tour will kick off on March 5, 2015 in Savannah, Ga. The new leg [...] Continue Reading →
Kip Moore is enjoying some downtime after finalizing his 2015 tour dates last week. He plans to do some surfing, taking a break from the waves only to celebrate Christmas. One of Moore’s favorite traditions was going fishing with his brothers and their father, until his father passed away a couple of years ago. Another [...] Continue Reading →
If the holidays crept up on you this year, don’t worry. We found seven easy, DIY holiday decorating ideas for last-minute decorators. These festive handmade trimmings don’t require much effort or many materials. In fact, you can make most of them with items you already have at home! Keep reading for inspiration. 1. Create a festive banner [...] Continue Reading →
Maddie & Tae may still be teenagers, but their youth hasn’t stopped them from making history. They are closing out 2014 by celebrating their first No.1 single and Gold certification for “Girl In A Country Song.” The pair is only the second female duo to debut at No. 1 on the Nielsen BDS charts, with [...] Continue Reading →
For a magical Christmas spectacle full of lights, seasonal music and festive fun, head to the Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. The event lasts through Jan. 3 and features plenty of family-friendly attractions, like Carol of the Trees, Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, Santa’s Workshop and more. The newest installment at the park brings characters from [...] Continue Reading →
2014 has been the best year of Luke Bryan’s career to date, bringing with it sold-out tours and stadium shows, several No. 1 songs, and a slew of awards, including the trophy for CMA Entertainer of the Year. He also has a loving wife and two healthy boys at home. After such a great year, [...] Continue Reading →
Whether they were volunteering, fundraising or otherwise supporting charitable causes, country stars were generous in 2014. As a reminder that this is the season of giving, here are a few stories Great American Country featured this year. Scotty McCreery recently raised $60,000 at a benefit concert for the 12.14 Foundation, which was established in memory of lives [...] Continue Reading →