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The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

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Christmas in Canaan

Billy Ray Cyrus, of “Achy Breaky Heart” and Miley Cyrus fame, will star in the Hallmark Channel original movie “Christmas in Canaan,” debuting on Saturday, December 12, at 8 p.m. EST. He has written and will perform a new original song, “We’ll Get By Somehow (We Always Do)” for the movie. In honor of the […]

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Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country legend and 30 year entertainment industry veteran Jason Ringenberg, or Farmer Jason, as he’s known to his fans, earned his second Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Program Mid South Region recently. The nominations were announced at a BMI reception in Nashville late November. “I am humbled and honored to receive another Emmy nomination,” Ringenberg […]

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52nd Annual Grammy Awards Nominees List

The Academy has voted, the nominees are celebrating, and now the wait begins. A notable standout for Best Country Instrumental Performance is The Greencards, for “The Crystal Merchant” from Fascination, which we at CMP reviewed yesterday. Good luck to all the nominees! For a complete list of Country Music nominees, click here: The 52nd Annual […]

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That Band Billy Bob Thornton is In is Touring Again

That’s right, friends. William Robert Thornton, of Sling Blade fame, is going back on the road with his rockabilly band, The Boxmasters. Fun fact: he goes by “Bud” while on tour. The group is touring on their last album, Modbilly, which topped the Americana Radio Chart for two weeks, and on their Christmas comp, Christmas […]

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Today in WTF-Inducing SNL Digital Shorts…

In the latest Andy Samberg-helmed Digital Short on Saturday Night Live, Samberg plays himself and Kenan Thompson plays….himself…disguised…as…Reba McEntire. The two sing a hip-hop duet about how Andy and “Reba” are an item. We got a few laughs out of it, but we can’t help but wonder what the real Reba thought of the video. […]

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Country Music Awards Open Thread

Good thing Kanye West wasn’t invited to the Country Music Awards, because he would have had to get up and interrupt Taylor Swift quite a few times. Swift picked up awards for Album of the Year (for Fearless), Female Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year (for “Love Story”). Other top honors […]

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