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ACM Award Nominations

Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are among eight country music stars nominated for Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton were in New York City this morning to make the big announcement live on CBS’ “The Early Show.” Swift scored nominations for Song of the Year, Top Female Vocalist and ... Read More »

Taylor Swift One of NBC’s People of the Year

Fresh off her CMA Entertainer of the Year award win, Taylor is joining a very elite group of people for 2009. She has been named one of NBC’s People of the Year and will be featured in a special to air Thanksgiving night hosted by Matt Lauer. Read More »

Craig Morgan is Twitter Friendly

The holiday season is always a time to be connecting with friends and family, and nowadays, so many people are connected even more via Twitter. Craig Morgan tells us he’s no exception. “It’s just so easy,” he says, as he laughs, “I just, right there on my phone, type in what I’m doin’, and for whatever reason, people care.” Read More »

New music from Darius Rucker

I thought one of the best moments from the CMA awards was watching Darius Rucker perform and win the award for best new artist. Good news….it looks like we will get a lot more country from Darius. Darius told reporters backstage at the CMA Awards that he is set to start recording a new album in December. He expects one ... Read More »

Alan Jackson Featured in People

Alan Jackson and his wife Denise are featured in People magazine’s December issue. In the feature article, I Count My Blessings, the Jackson’s talk about their many gifts, one of which is their 30-year marriage. “When we started out, we were just kids and didn’t know what real love was,” Alan says of his high school sweetheart Denise. Other country ... Read More »

Martina on Oprah Show Again

You may have just seen Martina McBride performing on The Oprah Winfrey Show this past Monday, and she’ll be back on Oprah this Tuesday, November 3rd! Oprah invited her to be part of a special “first jobs” episode, which will find Martina once again dishing the goodness from behind the counter of a Kansas Dairy Queen! Read More »

More Firsts for Justin Moore

Justin Moore has many firsts to celebrate these days. Still riding high with his first Number 1 song, Small Town USA, is also anticipating the birth of his first child. His wife, Kate, is due in February with their first child, expected to be a girl. Justin and his wife plan to name the baby Ella Cole (Cole being his ... Read More »

Garth Brooks Tickets On Sale This Weekend

Want to see Garth in Vegas? Tickets to see the country music superstar at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas go on sale this Saturday (10/24) at 10am. Garth’s first show will happen on December 11th. For more details visit the Wynn’s website. Read More »

Tim McGraw Day in Illinois

Tim McGraw received a big honor on Tuesday (October 20) at his album release party in Chicago. Governor Pat Quinn took the stage with McGraw and gave him more than just a pat on the back. Governor Quinn, who by the way is a very big country music fan, recognized McGraw for his outstanding support of our veterans, service members ... Read More »

Taylor Swift to Host SNL

Taylor Swift is set to host SNL on November 7. “I’ve been thinking about skit ideas for a long time,” the 19-year-old Swift said. “There are definitely some hilarious things that have happened to me over the past couple of months that I think will be pretty substantial skits.” Swift said that she was asked over the summer to host ... Read More »