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Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum among American Music Award winners

The fan-voted American Music Awards took place Sunday night, November 21, at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with country artists stealing much of the spotlight. Taylor Swift, who sang her new single, “Back to December,” on the broadcast, joined an eclectic list of performers, including Kid Rock, Rihanna, P!nk, Justin Bieber and Carlos Santana with special guest Gavin Rossdale. Five-time nominees Lady Antebellum also served double-duty as award […]

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Keith Urban rides the rails to ‘Get Closer’

If you recall, last month, Swift got together with her fans on a flight from the Big Apple to La La land where she even gave interviews mid-air and a concert. On either coast, she was heavily involved in meeting and greeting fans and performing. Matter of fact, one of the gigs was playing songs […]

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CMA Awards: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton are country music’s power couple

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton emerged as a genuine country music power couple after winning in a total of five categories at the 44th annual CMA Awards held Wednesday night (Nov. 10) in Nashville. It was quite an evening, too, as Brad Paisley won his first-ever entertainer of the year award and further established himself as one of country’s best spokesman. With […]

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Brad Paisley proves he’s a CMA Awards show timesaver

Brad Paisley shares hosting duties with Carrie Underwood for the third time at this year’s CMA Awards. The two also have to balance being nominees and performers, and admit that their hosting responsibilities come first on that night.  The 2009 show is a prime example, as Brad probably saved the producers thousands of dollars in network fines by […]

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Martina McBride signs to Republic Nashville

Martina McBride has signed to the new Republic Nashville label after spending nearly two decades with RCA Records. McBride and Republic Nashville executives Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen made the announcement at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville on Monday morning (Nov. 8). “You know, I’ve had an amazing career,” McBride said. […]

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Jason Aldean’s ‘My Kinda Party’ in stores today

Georgia-born country star Jason Aldean may never do another song as weird as “Dirt Road Anthem,” the redneck rap song that is the high point of his fourth disc, “My Kinda Party,” which released today. A cover of a track popularized by country singer-rapper Colt Ford, it’s a standard-issue ode to George Jones and back […]

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Taylor Swift plays acoustic set in airport

“I’m very happy to be bringing some music to the airport tonight. What do you all think about it?”” Taylor Swift asked an estimated 1,500 fans at John F. Kennedy International Airport last night. Whatever it was the crowd thought of the venue — JetBlue’s chaotic terminal 5, with its food court and gift shops […]

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Auction of Johnny Cash memorabilia planned

More than 1,000 items once owned by Johnny Cashwill hit the auction block starting December 5th at Los Angeles’ Julien’s Auctions. Everything from instruments to stage outfits and more will go on the block. A public exhibition of the lot, which has a total estimated price of $400,000 to $600,000, opens November 19th, Reuters reports. Among the […]

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