Honoring American troops is a tradition in country music, especially during times of war. Country superstar George Strait recently helped honor the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., with a special free concert for members of the 101st Airborne and...... Read Full Episode Summary »
Honoring American troops is a tradition in country music, especially during times of war. Country superstar George Strait recently helped honor the troops at Fort Campbell, Ky., with a special free concert for members of the 101st Airborne and their families to say thank you for their service. Host Katie Cook will give you a front row seat to the special show -- also featuring Vince Gill, Richard Marx, Collin Raye, Dobie Gray and Lane Brody -- and the fun had by all who attended. On a sadder note, the music world lost an icon last week with the passing of the legendary Ray Charles. Many celebrities were on hand to pay homage to the star during his funeral service held in Los Angeles. We'll bring you coverage of the ceremony remembering Charles' life and career. It's been a busy couple of weeks for country video shoots, and it seems rock stars and racecar drivers can't wait to get in on the fun. CMT Insider will take fans behind the scenes for three new videos: Trick Pony's upcoming video featuring Kiss star Gene Simmons as a priest, Tracy Lawrence's video with a guest appearance by Poison frontman Bret Michaels and Trace Adkins' video shoot for "Rough & Ready" featuring Dale Earnhardt Jr. We'll also be on the set of ESPN's upcoming TV movie about the late Dale Earnhardt. Also on tap in this episode, we'll talk with other stars about the overwhelming success of newcomer Gretchen Wilson; take a special look inside Joe Nichols' tour bus; and be on hand when the boys of Emerson Drive smile for the cameras at a recent photo shoot. Our L.A. correspondent Lisa Lee will share a sneak peek of Ashley Judd's new movie De-Lovely.