by AJ Silver
posted Oct 8 2013 5:50PM
KENNY ROGERS talked about the state of today's country music by saying, quote, "Music is very cyclical. Right now artists like KELLIE PICKLER are bringing young kids in, which is healthy for the art form. But somebody will come along with a RANDY TRAVIS voice and do a simple song and it's going to start all over again."
Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Tim McGraw are the first round of performers for next month's CMAs, which will go down November 6th.
KEITH URBAN is coming out with his own signature line of guitars . . . and he's donating a portion of the proceeds to charity. He'll be doing an official rollout on the Home Shopping Network on November 3rd.
CRAIG MORGAN wrote a Facebook post calling out some idiot fan who posted a disrespectful Tweet about Craig canceling a show because of tornado warnings.
LUKE BRYAN doesn't want you spending your hard-earned dollar on bootleg shirts that are sold outside his "Farm Tour 2013" venues. He Tweeted a pic of a couple of imposters and wrote, "Don't waste your money in the parking lots. These are fake Farm Tour shirts."
NEW MUSIC TODAY!
• "Frame by Frame", the solo debut from Cassadee Pope . . . who won the third season of "The Voice". Before Blake encouraged her to embrace country music, she sang in a pop band called Hey Monday. They only released one album, about five years ago.