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Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert engaged

It looks like Blake Shelton liked it and put a ring on it. Their publicists confirm that Blake proposed to girlfriend of five years Miranda Lambert near her Oklahoma home on Sunday, May 9.  On her Twitter account, Miranda posted a photo of her with Blake just after the proposal. “Well, Ol’ Blake finally got […]

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Dave Rawlings leads Americana Honors & Awards nominees

Dave Rawlings is nominated for four trophies at the Americana Music Association’s 2010Honors & Awards, as announced by Emmylou Harris and Todd Snider Wednesday morning at the W.O. Smith School of Music. Rawlings’ graceful guitar work and harmony vocals have long been a central element inGillian Welch’s sound. For his debut as Dave Rawlings Machine, he enlisted the aid of […]

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Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to host a benefit for Music City

The Music City community on June 22 will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee earlier this month. “Nashville Rising: A Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery,” will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. It will feature performances by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who are spearheading the event, and numerous […]

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Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean Lead CMT Music Awards Nominees

In a very close race, hot country newcomers and veteran superstars battle for top votes in the final round of the 2010 CMT Music Awards. Leading the way with three nominations each, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift andCarrie Underwood are top contenders according to the list of full nominees which was revealed at People.com on Tuesday (May 11). Following closely behind are Kenny […]

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U.S. promises aid for Tennessee flood victims

A week after storms sent rivers and creeks sloshing into homes, hotels and honky-tonk bars, Nashville officials estimated the damage at $1.4 billion and received a promise of federal aid on May 10. “We will continue to return to make sure you have all the assistance you need,” said Shaun Donovan, secretary of the U.S. […]

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Darius Rucker welcomes all Hootie fans

When Country Music Pride asked Darius Rucker how he felt about Hootie & The Blowfish fans coming out to see him play country, he said, “I love it — I embrace it! I’m proud of the Hootie & The Blowfish songs that we do. I just want you to come see me because of the music.” […]

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Paisley receives personal call from Obama

Brad Paisley was a special guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night to reflect on the recent catastrophic flooding in Nashville.  During his interview, Paisley acknowledged that he had received a call from President Barack Obama earlier in the day.  The president was “checking on his friends at the Grand Ole Opry,” and expressing his […]

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Nashville Floods Claim Grand Ole Opry House

The devastating floods in Nashville have inundated the Grand Ole Opry House, the most famous country-music venue in the world, and damaged cherished equipment of country artists across Music City. Songwriter Aimee Mayo posted a photo to Twitter on Wednesday, sent to her by country star Kellie Pickler, showing the flooded main hall of the […]

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The Jayhawks’ “Bunkhouse Album” Finally Available on CD

Legendary alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks will reissue their 1986 self-titled debut (aka The Bunkhouse Album) for the first time ever on CD. Originally released by Bunkhouse Records with a pressing of 2000 vinyl copies, the CDs (and more vinyl) will be available from Lost Highway Records on May 18th. The reissue will include an eight-page […]

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Music City remains quiet after flooding

Although the skies have brightened and the water is beginning to recede, the overflow from the Cumberland River into downtown Nashville has left the area washed out. The weekend storm killed 21 people in Tennessee, Mississippi and Kentucky, and has flooded the Broadway area of Nashville, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum […]

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