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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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Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the longest living member of the Grand Old Opry, Charlie Louvin is a true legend of country music. His work has influenced The Beatles, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, The Byrds and Lucinda Williams among many others.

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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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How Taylor Swift sold 1 million albums in one week

“I… Can’t… Believe… This… You guys have absolutely lit up my world. Thank you,” Taylor Swift tweeted Wednesday morning. She may have seemed humble, but Swift had plenty to brag about: her new album, Speak Now , had officially sold the most albums in a single week in more than five years, with just over 1 million units sold. That […]

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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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Garth Brooks to play benefit for Nashville flood

County music stars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood said last week they will play a concert in December to benefit flood relief in middle Tennessee. Brooks made the announcement during a news conference at the state capital that was attended by Gov. Phil Bredesen, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and a host of other politicians. Brooks […]

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Win a pair of tickets to this year’s Wagon Wheel Festival

Dierks Bentley is slated to headline the Wagon Wheel Country Music Festival in Lake Elsinore, Calif., Nov. 13 and 14. The two-day event will host various country acts like Lee Ann Womack, Sara Evans, Craig Morgan, Randy Houser, Jimmy Wayne, Emerson Drive, Jaida Dreyer and Randy Kohrs. Tickets are on sale now starting at $65 […]

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