Luke follows Dutch trance DJ van Buuren at number-two on the ninth annual ranking. According to the Hollywood Reporter, searches for those famous names are most likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. Rounding out the Top 5 are Usher,Britney Spears and Jay Z.
Luke's Kill the Lights is once again the nation's top-selling country album. It sold another 28,000 copies last week to return to number-one on the Billboard Country Albums chart. And his seventh annual Farm Tour launches tonight with a sold-out show in Indiana.
His dog Jake was his VIP guest for the night, which included a five-song set and a collaboration with Daily and Vincent on the bluegrass number “Rovin’ Gambler.” Dierks said, “[Jake] was here with me 10 years ago. I was driving away this afternoon and I thought, ‘I’ve got to bring Jake back out.’” Dierks also scored a commemorative print from 54-year Opry vet Bill Anderson.
Dierks’s history with the Opry goes back more than a decade. When he worked as a researcher for TNN, he had a habit of signing up for backstage access to weekend shows so that he could watch performances and visit with the musicians. The habit got to be so bad, General Manager Pete Fisher finally limited his access.
When Dierks received the Opry Member Award at 2005’s induction, he said, “This here is the ultimate backstage pass. Maybe I could get this on a laminate?”
"The Driver" is now available at all digital outlets. We'll keep you posted when more details on Charles' plans are announced.
Henley goes on to say there is a lot of "bad" and "sloppy" songwriting going in modern country music.
"Not that country music is supposed to be an intellectual exercise, but it could be better than it is," Don adds. "It could have more meat to it than it has currently got."
Don Henley was a featured vocalist on Trisha Yearwood's 1992 hit, "Walkaway Joe." A multi-artist country tribute album to Henley's band, Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles, won CMA Album of the Year in 1994.