*CRAIG MORGAN has hit the top five with his latest single "Bonfire," and he owes it all to his fans. After Craig released his latest album That's Why, he wrote "Bonfire" and started performing it live. Craig says, quote, "The fans loved it from the beginning [because] this is the kind of music that I do...It works."
*LADY ANTEBELLUM is spending a third straight week at number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Need You Now." It's the title cut from their upcoming sophomore album, due out January 26th.
*TOBY KEITH is back from his first sold-out European tour, and he's ready to book another one soon. Toby says, quote, "They say music's a universal language, and the folks we saw sure seemed to be having a good time." Toby is headed back overseas to Oslo, Norway on December 11th to perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert.
*DIERKS BENTLEY has reportedly cut a cover of WAYLON JENNINGS' "Lonesome, Or'nry and Mean" for an upcoming tribute album to the country legend. TheBoot.com recently spoke with Waylon's widow JESSI COLTER, who said Dierks' version of the song was so good it broke her heart. TRACE ADKINS and ZZ TOP are among the other artists taking part in the Waylon tribute project. There's no release date for the album at this time.
*TAYLOR SWIFT already has a line of jeans and sundresses, so it's not that far fetched to think she'd want her own perfume next. In an interview with In Style magazine, Taylor says, quote, "That process [of making a perfume] might be so much fun. I'd name it something based upon one of my songs." As of late, Taylor's favorite scent is Givenchy Hot Couture.
In other Taylor news, she's performing on NBC-TV's The Jay Leno Show this Friday at 9:00 PM CST. WDEZ Club Bonus is Friday.