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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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Grand Ole Opry inducts Blake Shelton as newest member

Reprise Records recording artist Blake Shelton became the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry tonight, inducted by Opry member Trace Adkins before a sold-out Opry House audience including family, friends, and fans. Backstage before his induction, Shelton said, “tonight for me is the Nashville dream. Tonight is the pinnacle. This is what I wanted […]

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2011 People’s Choice nominees announced

The first round of nominees for the People’s Choice Awards have been announced! Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney,Tim McGraw and Keith Urban will battle it out against Eminem,Kanye West, Ludacris, John Mayer and Usherfor Favorite Male Artist, while Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swiftare in the running with Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga,Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna for Favorite Female Artist. Jason, Kenny, Keith, Carrie, Miranda and Taylor are also each nominated for […]

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Taylor Swift adds TV special, cruise to schedule

Taylor Swift — Speak Now, a one-hour television special for NBC, will air on Thanksgiving night (Nov. 25). She has also scheduled a Jan. 21 performance on a new Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Allure of the Seas, when the vessel is docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The two additions to her schedule follow Monday’s (Oct. 25) release […]

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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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