SheDaisy, Taylor Swift, Leann Rimes, Dolly Parton, Jewel – Country Ladies In the News

SheDaisy is poised to release a Greatest Hits album Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008. 12 tracks, including “Little Goodbye’s“, “Don’t worry bout a thing“, and “God bless the american housewife“.

Talyor Swift hits week 7 at the top of the Billboard song and country charts with “Our song“, followed in second by Sugarland‘s “Stay” and has Carrie Underwood sneaking up on her, going from Carrie Underwood#19 to #12 this week with “All American Girl“.

Leann Rimes is set to host the Colgate Country Showdown Finals for the second consecutive year. The national finals will be held on Thurs., Jan. 24 at Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium. This legendary country music talent competition has been running now for 26 years. Past winners include Sweethearts of the Rodeo, and Dave Durham & Bull Durham. For more information about the finalists, and more about the Colgate Country Showdown, visit www.countryshowdown.com.

Dolly Parton will play this year’s SXSW music fest in Austin in March. The South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival takes over the streets and venues of Austin, Texas, March 7-16, 2008. On Friday, March 14, Parton will play at the newly refurbished Austin City Music Hall. Parton will release a new album in either late February or early March on her own label. Meanwhile her upcoming world tour is still in the planning stages.

Jewel is rush-releasing her first country single, “Stronger Woman” straight to radio on February 11th. “Jewel has made a strong commitment to country radio and is in the midst of an extensive radio tour,” says Jon Loba, Vice of President of Promotion and Artist Development. “The response to ‘Stronger Woman‘ on these visits has been overwhelming. After many requests from stations to play this song early, we have decided to move up our digital release date. CD singles will still not ship until Jan. 22 because we don’t have them in house just yet!”Country Music Photo Gallery

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