(Yahoo!) - Nashville has been taking notice of Sarah Darling for some time now, despite the fact that the winsome blond star-in-the-making hasn't even put out a full-length album yet. She has released an EP, appeared on ABC's hit reality show "The Bachelor" (as a performer, not a contestant!), toured with "American Idol"Scotty McCreery, and even served as a spokesperson for everyone' favorite Southern sweet snack, Moon Pies.
Still, the singer insists that she's not going to put out her full set until she's got everything just right, and this is a promise she appears to be working on steadily. Having split with her original label, Black River Entertainment, earlier this year, Darling is currently exploring her options--but not resting on her laurels. She's just released a summery new tune, "Little Umbrellas," accepted a proposal from her boyfriend, and is busy planning both a wedding and her next strategic career move.
Yahoo! Our Country had the opportunity to sit down with the busy bride-to-be and ask her about her decisions of late. Despite the title of her latest single, there appears to be very few stormy clouds overhead in this gal's life.
Our Country: Can you talk about your decision to split with your label? You had quite a bit of momentum going with Black River Entertainment, so I am sure some fans will be surprised by your move.
Sarah Darling: My decision to leave Black River was a mutual one between the label and I. It had been on my heart for awhile to make a change, and sometimes it takes just that to get you to the next level! It was the right time for me to leave. I always feel that everyone and everything has a place in your life at the right time.
Kenny Chesney's done it again. His "No Shoes Nation" trek has become his tenth consecutive tour to surpass the one-million mark in ticket sales. But this year he reached the milestone sooner than he had in the past. Following last weekend's tally, Chesney's total ticket sales count was 1,089,000- and tickets for upcoming shows continue to sell.
The country superstar admits he's moved by his fans' dedication. He says he's always humbled when concertgoers tell him they make their summer plans around his shows, because he can remember being that kind of fan. Chesney explains that he strives to deliver the best show possible each time he hits the stage, and adds that it might be why he's hit that million ticket mark so early this year.
Kenny's next show is coming up at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Saturday. Eric Church, the Eli Young Band, and Kacey Musgraves are on board as openers.
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(TMZ) - Billy Ray Cyrus is getting divorced... TMZ has learned.
Billy Ray's wife, Tish Cyrus, is citing "irreconcilable differences" in her filing. Her decision to pull the plug on the marriage comes 3 years after Billy Ray filed for divorce but dropped it in an attempt to work things out.
Billy Ray and Tish have been married for 19 years and have 5 children, including, of course, Miley. There's only one minor child left, Noah Cyrus, who is 13.
Tish is asking for full physical and legal custody, with visitation to Billy Ray.