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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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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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