For fans of country music, turning on their TVs and seeing their favorite stars is always a highlight. With recent televised concerts from Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw, as well as TV specials highlighting new artists and fan festivals, it’s become easier than ever to catch Little Big Town, the Zac Brown Band or Hunter Hayes on the small screen. If you’re looking for an opportunity to see country music artists on TV on a more regular basis, here are your three best bets.
The hit NBC music competition, “The Voice,” recently launched a new season, so you can see the Oklahoma singer hamming it up with co-stars Christina Aguilera, CeeLo Green and Adam Levine (one half of the duo’s infamous bromance) every week this fall. The show gives fans a chance to get to know Blake’s quirky sense of humor, plus he sometimes gets on stage with his fellow coaches or his team and performs songs.
Another Okie, Carrie’s spent the years since her “American Idol” win racking up the accolades and awards. In 2013, Carrie replaced fellow country vocal powerhouse Faith Hill as the singer of the Sunday Night Football song, so fans can tune in every week during football season to hear her singing “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night.” She has also co-hosted the CMA Awards show every year since 2008.
Carrie’s CMA Awards co-host, Brad has performed on his share of TV concerts, including one broadcast from the White House. In addition to seeing him and his staple white cowboy hat on stage each year during the CMA Awards show, you might catch him performing in an episode of “Nashville.” His wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, has a supporting role on the ABC soapy drama.
Billy Ray Cyrus