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Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery Voted as Final Nominees for 2012 ACM New Artist of the Year Award

Well, the votes are in and the tallies are counted. The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) have announced that Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes & Scotty McCreery have been voted as final nominees for the 2012 ACM “New Artist of the Year” Award. The final nominees were selected by a combined vote […]

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King George Releases 89th Single

George Strait has released his 89TH career single “Here For a Good Time.” King George scores his second highest debut in his storied career on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as “Here For A Good Time,” the first single from his upcoming MCA Nashville album, lands at No. 29 on its official add date at […]

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Scotty McCreery’s Debut is #1 on iTunes

Newly crowned American Idol Scotty McCreery is heating up the charts with his debut single I Love You This Big. The single hit airwaves on May 24th, debuting at No. 32 on Billboard (the highest charting Hot Country Songs single debut for a new artist in Billboard history!). The impressive debut on Billboard lead into this […]

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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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Blake Shelton seizes both the albums and songs summits

For only the second time this year, Lady Antebellum have surrendered the top bunk on Billboard’s country album chart. The victor is Blake Shelton’s new EP, All About Tonight, which bumps Lady A’s usually triumphant Need You Now down to the No. 2 berth. Equally cool for Shelton, his current single, also titled “All About […]

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Taylor Swift makes more chart history with new single

Taylor Swift will become the second female artist in the history of Billboard’s Hot 100 to debut multiple tracks in the Top 5 during a calendar year when her latest single, “Mine,” enters the chart at No. 3 this week. The official designation will occur Thursday (Aug. 12) when the trade publication finalizes its weekly […]

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Jason Boland: What’s going on in the sticks these days?

It began with Jimmie Rodgers and The Carter Family in the 1920s, but country music has come a long way since the days of “Blue Yodel No. 1” and “Wildwood Flower.” In the early 1940s it was Bill Monroe and Flatt and Scruggs, and later honky tonk was born with Ernest Tubb and Hank Williams. […]

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