Every couple weeks, the Voice takes a hard listen to the music in which millions of Americans soak.
The Band Perry, "Done"
Current Billboard Country Chart Position: 15
Yes, "cauc-pop." What else to call the Nashville radio hits that, since Dolly went disco, have drawn so fully on the deepest tradi ... More >>
Yeah, Brad Paisley's "Accidental Racist" may not be a perfect song. It might not be a totally inoffensive or non-hilarious song. But, dangit, Brad Paisley and LL Cool J were just trying to start a conversation.
"I felt like when we were writing this song," Paisley told Ellen DeGeneres, "it wasn't n ... More >>
Nicole Kidman likes her men cute but sometimes a little fey, so Australian country singer Keith Urban seems like the perfect match for her.
And now we get to see just what she sees in him.
As Nicole recently jogged through France looking like a fembot, Keith was hanging by a pool in Speedos that c ... More >>
The Oscar winner talks to Dujour magazine about her life and loves.
"I was totally smitten," she says about her ex, Tom Cruise, whom she married at 23.
"I fell madly, passionately in love.
"I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him."
But looking back on it now, ... More >>
By Chris Gray
The passion of Randy Travis has been one of the saddest and most compelling musical dramas of the past year. One of Nashville's most beloved and seemingly mild-mannered singers (now a North Texan) has suddenly gone full-on Johnny Paycheck, brawling in church parking lots, popping out ... More >>
Last night, country music's biggest stars (not to mention welcome outsiders like Lionel Richie and Kenny Loggins, who joined Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton for a performance of "Footloose") convened in Nashville for the CMA's annual awards show. By the time hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Un ... More >>
Tonight, American Idol lost James Durbin. I was sorry to see him go, but only because his departure meant that we'll never get to see the live-TV Tourettic freakout that I was really excited about back when he first came into our lives. As it turns out, most people with Tou ... More >>
A week into The Voice, and some problems are starting to materialize. During backstage interviews, Carson Daly doesn't just stand there; he hovers. I can't imagine ever feeling comfortable around that guy. Christina Aguilera's mentoring style, right now, seems to be limited to raising both he ... More >>
It's the return of the most talked-about Grammy Awards live blog--a collection of quips, blips, and arguably insightful observations that dares to match the actual Grammy telecast in terms of pure spectacle and Justin Bieber mentions. Please join our hosts Tom Breihan and Ryan Dombal below, and keep ... More >>
The Super Bowl is stupid. We say that and we're football fans here at Runnin' Scared. Watching the "big game," as it is referred to by companies attempting to profit off its popularity without paying licensing fees, is a useful exercise in being a stupid person for an entire day. Don't believ ... More >>
Kidnap that fool--Tim Urban. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ FOX. Such a weird night on Idol. There's still plenty of dogshit left on the men's side of the competition, and maybe even worse, there are plenty of people who haven't yet decided if they're going to be dogshit or not. And the night got ... More >>
If this doesn't say it all, don't know what does
Wyclef's Yele charity has recently drawn a firestorm of criticism, but he's not the only musical figure trying to mobilize folks and funds on behalf of Haiti. There's also an impressive number of benefit concerts and music events happening in the cit ... More >>
The only intrigue raised by last night's uneventful competition night of the finale was how in the world Cathy Dennis, who wrote the wonderful "Toxic" and "Can't Get You Out of My Head," collaborated with Kara DioGuardi on the awful new Idol winner's anthem, "No Boundaries." Winner ... More >>
In the event you were barred entry from Friday night's MSTRKRFT/Bloody Beetroots fete at Webster Hall, first of all you're not alone by a long shot (one scarred Voice employee's tale of his unsuccessful attempt to get in ends with the words "blow me"), and more importantly, here is what ... More >>