COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
TAYLOR SWIFT: Today's Favorite
Taylor Swift has done something that most artists won't do -- she's singled out her favorite song on her new album, Speak Now. One thing -- her favorite changes every day. But when we caught up with Taylor, her fave was "Dear John" -- which is rumored to be about pop star John Mayer. Taylor says, "The lyric is one that I'm proud of."
Keith Urban has started the countdown to Get Closer by releasing a different song from the album each week on I Tunes. This week fans can preview and download "Long Hot Summer" which Keith wrote with Richard Marx. The second song will be released next Tuesday and Get Closer will be available November 16th.
Kenny Chesney is finally taking a break. Although he didn't tour this year, he made two movies -- Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3-D and the Boys of Fall documentary -- and a new album, Hemingway's Whiskey. He tells Mix magazine, "I'm going to finally have my summer vacation, even though we're closing in on Halloween. I'm looking forward to it."
Kenny is also looking forward to touring next spring.
Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Jerrod Niemann, The Band Perry, Easton Corbin, Chris Young and NASCAR's Jeff Gordon have signed on as presenters for the CMA Awards. The show airs live on