Author Archives: Sarah Rodman

Keith Urban: Country Music’s Weapon of Mass Attraction

Keith Urban: Country Music’s Weapon of Mass Attraction

IN ITS 40-YEAR HISTORY, no country artist had ever played the Festival de Quebec. It seems somehow fitting that, in July, Keith Urban became the first to break that barrier, playing hits like “Raise ’Em Up,” “Long Hot Summer,” “You Gonna Fly” and “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” to an enthusiastic audience of 70,000.…MORE

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Honky Tonk Girl

Honky Tonk Girl

Loretta Lynn will celebrate her 87th birthday on April 14, but she will get the party started on April 1 with an All-Star Birthday Celebration Concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena featuring performances by Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Trisha Yearwood and more.