August 8th, 2016
Dolly Parton "Pure & Simple" Concert Review:
Country music icon and global superstar, Dolly Parton
brought her latest “Pure & Simple” tour to the beautiful Ravinia Park in
Highland Park, Illinois on Sunday August 7th, 2016. Parton’s
sold-out Ravinia appearance was truly long overdue; her last visit was August 4th,
1993. Twenty-three years later, not a whole lot has changed with
the now 70-year-old legend. She still maintains her sharp wit...
Read the full review here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/puresimpleaug2016.htm
July 27th, 2016
Crystal Gayle Interview:
Enjoy our in depth interview with country legend Crystal Gayle, as she talks new music, her fond memories of Jack Greene and Merle Haggard, how she plans to celebrate her 40th anniversary in music and much more!
Read it here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/crystalgaylechat2016.htm
July 5th, 2016
Ben Haggard Interview; Part II:
INTERVIEW PART II with Ben Haggard!! Enjoy the second and final part of our interview with Ben Haggard as he reflects on recording tribute songs for his father, the songs of
his father's that mean the most to him, treasured advice and fond
memories of his father, some of his musical inspirations and more!
Read the interview with photos and video here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/benhaggardinterview16.htm
March 10th, 2016
Tanya Tucker Interview; Part II:
Country icon Tanya Tucker shares precious memories of her
late father Beau, dear friend George Jones, witnessing her career on display at
the Country Music Hall of Fame recently, her thoughts on her lost love with
Glen Campbell, family, life, staying in a monastery and more! All in
PART II of our interview:
Enjoy Part II of our interview with Tanya Tucker with photos and video: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/tanyatuckerchat16.htm
December 21st, 2015
Kenny Rogers Interview; Part II:
Enjoy Part II of our interview with Kenny Rogers! It's all things Christmas... Kenny discusses his brand new album, "Once
Again It's Christmas," reminisces about his 1984 Christmas record with Dolly Parton, reflects on his 35 year Christmas tour tradition and shares a special note with fans!
Read it here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/kennyrogerschat2015.htmTo all our readers and fans; We'd like to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thanks for a wonderful year and your continued support! We look forward to bringing you lots of great interviews and coverage in 2016.
Love, Christian and CSC staff.
December 4th, 2015
Kenny Rogers Christmas Review:
Country music icon, three time Grammy Award winner
and Country Music Hall of Famer, Kenny Rogers, hosted his “Once Again It's
Christmas” tour of all-time hits and Christmas music at the Star Plaza Theatre
in Merrillville, Indiana on Saturday evening...
Read the full concert review here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/kennyrogerschristmas.htm
November 30th, 2015
Kenny Rogers Interview; Part I:
Be sure to check out Part I of our interview with Country Music Hall of Fame member and legendary entertainer, the incredible Kenny Rogers. Kenny reflects on hallmark moments from his storied career, discusses his retirement from show business, plans for his 2016 farewell tour, passion for photography, working with the late great Dottie West and much more!
Check out Part I of the interview here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/kennyrogerschat2015.htm
November 20th, 2015
Merle Haggard Cover Presentation:
CHICAGO, IL, November 20th, 2015- It is with
great pleasure that we recognize American music icon, singer/songwriter,
member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and winner of numerous Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and Grammy Awards, the one and only Merle Haggard...
Read the full release with photos here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/apps/blog/show/43645699-merle-haggard-cover-presentation-
November 17th, 2015
Ashley Monroe Concert Review:
Warner Brothers Nashville recording artist,
singer-songwriter and one-third part of successful trio Pistol Annies, the very
talented Ashley Monroe brought her sold-out headlining tour to Space in
Evanston on Saturday November 14th, 2015. Currently touring in support of her latest
Read the full review with photos here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/ashleymonroenov15.htm
November 14th, 2015
Josh Turner Concert Review:
It was truly a special treat for the concertgoers at the
beautiful Paramount Theatre in Aurora on Thursday November 12th as MCA
Nashville/UMG recording artist and member of the Grand Ole Opry, Josh Turner
brought his neotraditional style to the Chicago suburb...Read the full review with pictures here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/joshturnernov15.htm
November 3rd, 2015
Tanya Tucker Concert Review- St. Charles, IL:
It was the moment country music fans anxiously awaited,
the return of one of music’s finest entertainers, the female outlaw herself, country
music superstar, Tanya Tucker! The Texas Tornado landed at the historic Arcada
Theatre located in the heart of downtown St. Charles, Ill on a warm and sunny Sunday
afternoon, November 1st, 2015. November 1st, 2015...
Read the full review including photos, videos and the complete set list here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/tanyatuckerarcada15.htm
Ashley Monroe Interview; Part II:
Enjoy Part II of our interview with Warner Brothers Nashville singer/songwriter Ashley Monroe
as she talks about her headlining tour, the tragic loss of her father, her approach to songwriting and more!
Check out the interview along with photos here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/ashleymonroechat15.htm
September 27th, 2015
Greats of Country; George Jones:
This week we highlight and pay tribute to one of country music's greatest traditionalists, Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member, George Jones. Read the tribute article with photos here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/countryiconstribute.htm
George’s voice was
unmistakable, it hurt when you heard him sing those songs because you knew the
pain was real. George allowed others to feel that vulnerability and took the
listener on a musical journey each and every time a single note was sung from
September 18th, 2015
Ashley Monroe Cover Presentation:
CHICAGO, IL (September 18th, 2015) –Warner Brothers Nashville recording artist, singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe was recently presented with her official September-October 2015 cover story on Friday August 28th, 2015 at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Illinois...
Read the full release and see cover presentation here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/apps/blog/show/43542075-ashley-monroe-cover-presentation-
August 23rd, 2015
Greats of Country; Ray Price:
Be sure to check out part two of our tribute interview feature with the late Ray Price. We highlighted some of our fondest memories of Ray and included some excerpts from our last interview with Ray which took place in Nashville, TN in the spring of 2009 on his tour bus.
Read the article with photos here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/countryiconstribute.htm
August 10th, 2015
Dr. Ralph and Nathan Stanley Cover Reveal:
CHICAGO, IL (August 10th, 2015) – Country
Stars Central recently presented legendary Bluegrass music icon Dr.
Ralph Stanley and his multi-talented grandson, Nathan Stanley with their
May-June 2015 cover story backstage after their breathtaking
performance at Chicago’s City Winery on Sunday August 2nd, 2015. At
88 years young, Dr. Stanley proved that he still has what it takes when
it comes to delivering a chilling performance. Immediately upon taking
Read the FULL article here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/apps/blog/show/43480598-dr-ralph-and-nathan-stanley-cover-reveal
August 3rd, 2015
Montgomery Gentry Cover Presentation:
CHICAGO, IL (August 3, 2015) - CSC recently
presented ACM and CMA Award winners, Grand Ole Opry and Kentucky Music
Hall of Fame members, Montgomery Gentry with their March-April 2015
cover story backstage at the Rock County 4-H Fair...
Read the full release here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/apps/blog/show/43467970-montgomery-gentry-cover-presentation-
July 28th, 2015
Greats of Country; Jack Greene:
Welcome to an
exciting and heartfelt tribute to some of country music's greatest
gentlemen... CSC has been privileged to meet with and interview some of
the finest artists in the business. Some of our fondest memories are
with Jack Greene, George Jones, Ray Price and Jim Ed Brown. With the
great loss of these four iconic stars in the past few years, CSC would
like to pay tribute to each artist through past interviews, photos from
our exclusive collection, videos, stories and more. First up is our interview with the late Jack Greene from March of 2008. We featured some of the greatest highlights from the interview with Jack as well as some exclusive photos and video from our time with him over the years.
Enjoy the Jack Greene tribute interview right here: http://www.countrystarscentral.com/countryiconstribute.htm