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Lauren Alaina is Leaning on Bobby Bones as She Preps for Dancing with the Stars Premiere

Bobby Bones gives advice to Lauren Alaina for Dancing with the stars

It’s just days before the Monday (Sept. 16) premiere of Dancing with the Stars, and Lauren Alaina is a tad nervous. Or at least, that’s what Bobby Bones tells us. [RELATED: DWTS” Winner Bobby Bones Reunites with Partner Sharna Burgess For Surprise Dance] “Yeah, I have been getting a lot of ‘can you talk?’ texts from … Read more

Robert Earl Keen Has Been A ‘Lifelong Fan’ of Classical Music

You might think that to write and perform country music an artist would need to be up on the current trends within the genre. You might even assume they would have to listen to country music on the radio. Well, Robert Earl Keen has blown up those ideas. Not only does he not listen to country music on the radio, he doesn’t listen to most genres of music.


When we asked Keen what he loves on country radio he didn’t quite know what to say because he exclusively listens to classical music.

“Bach, Mozart, Prokofiev – I love classical music,” he said after apologizing for not knowing what was happening on country radio. It’s not that he dislikes anything happening in the country industry, he just loves orchestral music.

“I’ve been a lifelong [classical music fan]. My first musical experiences were all classical music experiences.”

Keen’s love for the genre extends to his philanthropic work. He holds a benefit for the Hill Country Youth Orchestra in Kerrville, TX, a tuition-free orchestra program that encourages and nurtures musical talent in the Texas Hill Country.

Morgan Evans Has Won So Many Awards He Can’t Even Remember Them All

Morgan Evans may not be nominated for a CMA Award tonight but the Australian singer has a history of winning in country music. He was the 2016 CMA Global Artist of the Year and has won five fan voted Country Music Channel Awards, including Male Artist of the Year. Those facts are surprising to him as well.


We caught up with Evans on the BMI Country Awards red carpet to play a game of True or False with some of his most notable achievements. When we asked him about his Music Row Discovery Award, he looked like he had just found out he won.

“All this is funny, but it’s true,” he laughed.

Evans then reflected what it meant to him to be a part of the BMI Awards, a night that celebrates songwriters and publishers.

“Tonight is the perfect representation of why, out of anywhere in the world, I moved here. I feel like this is a song town and tonight is a celebration of that.”