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Reba McEntire invites Blake Shelton to co-host ACMs

Reba McEntire has invited Blake Shelton to co-host the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards.  The pair will front the event together live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, on April 3. It will mark Shelton’s debut as an awards show host.  In a statement, Shelton said that he was “humbled” to […]

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Josh Turner ‘nervous’ about American Country Awards

Josh Turner is up for a handful of awards at the inaugural American Country Music Awards, including Album of the Year for ‘Haywire,’ as well as Single and Music Video of the Year for his four-week No. 1 song, ‘Why Don’t We Just Dance.’ While he is thrilled with the amount of nominations he has received, […]

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CMT Awards: From a local’s point of view

I won’t say I wasn’t star-struck, because that would be a lie. But I was star-struck from a distance, across the span of an arena, separated by a hundred yards of teeming, screaming fans. And I was star-struck in a way that only happens when you know you might see one of these people any […]

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ACM Awards Open Thread

The 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held yesterday, and it was full of familiar faces, up-and-comers and quite a few surprises. Our gal Reba hosted. We were treated to performances from Brooks & Dunn and newcomer Laura Bell Bundy. The ubiquitous Lady Antebellum took home top honors for Vocal Group and Song […]

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Jo Dee Messina Interview

After selling more than five million albums, producing nine No. 1 hit singles, and earning various Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards, singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina can look at her life and accomplishments and truly say, “I am.” She’s penned hits like “Heads Carolina, Tails California,” “I’m Alright” and the album, “Burn,” […]

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Country Music Awards Open Thread

Good thing Kanye West wasn’t invited to the Country Music Awards, because he would have had to get up and interrupt Taylor Swift quite a few times. Swift picked up awards for Album of the Year (for Fearless), Female Vocalist of the Year and Music Video of the Year (for “Love Story”). Other top honors […]

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Craig Morgan Interview

When he was stationed overseas during the U.S. invasion of Panama, music couldn’t be farthest from Craig Morgan’s mind. In 1989, Morgan was part of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army during Operation Just Cause, where 57,684 U.S. troops were deployed in an effort to curb harassment of U.S. civilians and combat suspected […]

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