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Toby Keith takes political stand on CNN.com

This Toby Keith interview with CNN isn’t all about his new music and new video for “Bullets in the Gun.” It’s actually mostly about his stance on all things political, such as the White House, Sarah Palin, health care and the Tea Party. But because bullying is such a hot topic right now, he weighs in on that as […]

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Miranda Lambert: ‘I Still Don’t Think of Myself as Famous’

“To say that 2010 has been an exciting and amazing year seems like an understatement,” says country music’s latest darling, Miranda Lambert. She’s not kidding. This year alone, the 26-year-old has gotten engaged to country singer and soon-to-be-inducted Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton; recorded a version of “Coal Miner’s Daughter” with Loretta Lynn and […]

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New Release: The Band Perry

The Band Perry is having a great start this release week! Their self-titled debut album is #10 on iTunes Overall Albums Chart and #2 on iTunes Country Albums Chart! TBP are also on an amazing in-store run – so peep the dates below, as well as their dates opening for Alan Jackson.

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Toby Keith Edges Kenny Chesney for No. 1

In a battle of country music heavyweights, Toby Keith’s Bullets in the Gun edged out Kenny Chesney’s Hemingway’s Whiskey to take the Number One spot on the Billboard 200. But Keith’s latest LP, his fourth to grab the top spot, only sold 71,000 copies in its first week, making it the lowest-selling chart-topping debut in the history of the […]

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Jamey Johnson’s ‘Guitar’ puts a new strum on country music

Jamey Johnson drives the last car Waylon Jennings owned, and he rents office space that the late guitarist and producer Chet Atkins once occupied. But the acclaimed singer and songwriter, whose new album is The Guitar Song, doesn’t see himself as a collector of country music history. He views himself more as a caretaker. “There’s no magic in those things at […]

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Taylor Swift sued by former manager over commissions

Taylor Swift‘s former manager, Dan Dymtrow, has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the country superstar, claiming Swift owes millions in commissions stemming from a contract she signed with him in 2004, when she was 14. The Hollywood Reporter says that Dymtrow, who has also worked with Britney Spears, was fired by Swift’s father Scott […]

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The Band Perry, Lee Brice Score First Gold Singles

The Band Perry and Lee Brice scored their first gold singles this week for achieving sales of 500,000 downloads each. The Band Perry’s single, “If I Die Young,” is featured on their self-titled debut album to be released Tuesday (Oct. 12). The trio — siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry — will tour withAlan Jackson in November. Brice’s gold […]

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Brad Paisley, Bon Jovi to perform Concerts for the Coast

Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett aren’t the only ones who can have fun in the sun all year ’round. On Oct. 15, Brad Paisley and Jon Bon Jovi are slated to kick off their shows promoting tourism on the Alabama Gulf Coast with their own installement of Concerts for the Coast. Paisley will perform Oct. […]

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Country Music Promoter Ronnie Gilley Faces Federal Bribery Charges

Alabama-based businessman Ronnie Gilley has been indicted with 11 others, including four Alabama state senators, on federal charges accusing them of illegal activities aimed at getting a bill passed to legalize electronic bingo in the state. Ronnie Gilley Properties, located in Enterprise, Ala., operates several businesses, including Ronnie Gilley Entertainment which oversees Country Crossing Records […]

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