Shania Twain has been spending time in the studio with Niall Horan where the superstar has been schooling him on country music. The former One Direction member told The Sun, "The guy who produced her album, Jacquire King, is doing a lot of my album, so I spent a lot of time with her, and she’s great. I am learning about it and I think it’s really cool . . . Country is the heart of the kind of music that I like. When you hear my album you will hear flavours of folk and country and stuff like that." Niall had a pop hit last year with "This Town."
Garth Brooks‘ 2017 World Tour with wife Trisha Yearwood grows again with the announcement of three new dates. They will perform at the Forum in Los Angeles — July 21, 22, 28 and 29 — marking the first time he’s played at the venue since 1996. The original announcement was that Brooks would be playing a show there on Saturday (July 29), but demand led to three more being added. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.
The Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc. have announced Martina McBride as the recipient of the 2017 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award. The award will be presented during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner and Awards ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, June 21st at 6 p.m. at the Marriott Nashville. The CRB Artist Career Achievement Award is presented to an individual artist or act that, through their creativity, vision, performance or leadership has made a significant contribution to the development and promotion of country music and country radio.