September 29, 2010 - Wynonna and Naomi Judd, who have both hopped on the Santa Train individually, will revisit their Appalachian home together when they join CSX, Food City, the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce and Kids Wish Network as special guests on the 2010 Santa Train on Nov. 20.
The Appalachia natives will be... »»»
September 29, 2010 - Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give" (Atlantic/ Southern Ground Artists, Inc.) debuted with the band's highest sales week ever, earning the number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums charts. The Georgia band takes over the top of the country chart from Jamey Johnson's "The Guitar Song.... »»»
September 29, 2010 - Rascal Flatts, longtime friends and contributors to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, announced today they will open up 100 tickets to their fans on a first-come, first-serve basis to a very special private fundraising event taking place in Nashville on Nov. 4.... »»»
September 29, 2010 - Frankie Ballard will go on tour with fellow Michigan natives Uncle Kracker and Ty Stone in November. The guitar player and singer is climbing the charts with his debut single, Tell Me You Get Lonely, 34 on this week's Country Aircheck Mediabase chart and 36 on the Billboard Country chart.... »»»
September 29, 2010 - The Grand Ole Opry is home.
Following the May flood that devastated many areas of Nashville, the Opry returned to its regular home. The Opry raised the curtain on its first show back Tuesday to reveal the silhouettes of 9-year Opry member Brad Paisley and 61-year Opry veteran Jimmy Dickens center stage... »»»
September 29, 2010 - Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and the pairing of Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson are the first group of performers confirmed for the 44th Annual CMA Awards, set for Nov. 10 in Nashville.
Paisley and Underwood will host the live event.... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Kenny Chesney may not be touring much this year, but he is making music. "Hemingway's Whiskey" was released today. The disc contains his hit The Boys of Fall, about football along with 10 other songs. Chesney helped write one song, Reality, with Brett James. Buddy Cannon, Chesney's long-time producer,... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Rootsy singer Chuck Prophet is touring again this fall behind "Let Freedom Ring," his Yep Roc disc released almost one year ago.
Tour dates are:
Oct. 27 - Dan's Silverleaf in Denton TX
Oct. 28 - the Continental Club in Austin
Oct. 29 - Continental Club Houston in Houston
Oct. 30/Oct.... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Martina McBride will headline the Nashville Symphony's annual "Home for the Holidays" concert on Friday, Dec. 10. Due to ongoing repairs at Schermerhorn Symphony Center from the May flood, this concert will be held at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena.
McBride will feature a mix of holiday standards... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Country music is returning to the Grand Ole Opry House tonight for the first time since the May floods in Nashville damaged the building. Fans will be able to watch a live stream of the show at opry.com, ustream.com/opry, GACTV.com, and participating artists' websites beginning at 8 p.m. central.... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Following on the heels of three consecutive number one hits from "Need You Now," Lady Antebellum is set to release the ballad Hello World as their next single. The song will impact country radio on Oct. 4 and places Charles Kelley's vocals front and center.
"When I first heard this song, it floored me," said Kelley.... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Josh Turner will appear on tonight's NBC Nightly News to discuss the reopening of the Opry House, which was damaged during the Nashville floods in May that left the stage under four feet of water.
After undergoing months of extensive renovations, the Opry House will reopen its doors to the public tonight.... »»»
September 28, 2010 - Jamey Johnson is getting the Hollywood treatment. Matthew McConaughey directed his first music video for Johnson's song Playing the Part. The song is the lead single from Johnson's 25-track double album, "The Guitar Song," which debuted in first last week on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart and 4 on... »»»
September 27, 2010 - Darryl Worley's 9th Annual Tennessee River Run festival, held Sept. 16-18, raised $200,000 with the funds donated to the Darryl Worley Foundation.
More than 10,000 people from all over the country attended the 3-day event near Worley's hometown of Savannah, Tenn. Highlights from this year's event... »»»
September 27, 2010 - Broken Bow Records artist James Wesley is making a dent on the song charts with Real.
Wesley also turned the song into a video, which can be seen here. Wesley previously was signed to Warner Brothers under the name James... »»»
September 27, 2010 - Kenny Chesney, whose new album "Hemingway's Whiskey" (BNA Records) is out Sept. 28, will spend today at ESPN's studios in Bristol, Conn. He'll primarily be talking about football, the inspiration for his Boys of Fall documentary about the passion of football and life lessons learned on the field.... »»»
September 27, 2010 - A new track from Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" CD will be available for purchase on the iTunes Store for the three weeks leading up to the album release on Oct. 25. Swift also released the titles of the 14 songs on the CD Monday.
Each song will also be available in advance as an exclusive 30-second... »»»
September 25, 2010 - Gloriana's debut single, Wild at Heart, was certified gold by the R.I.A.A (Recording Industry Association of America), the band's first gold digital single. Gloriana was presented with a plaque at Thursday's "Pickin' on the Patio" event by Emblem Records' President, Dean Serletic and Warner Music... »»»
September 25, 2010 - Justin Townes Earle suspended the remaining dates on his tour to enter a rehabilitation facility. Earle "is strongly committed to confronting his on-going struggle with addiction and thanks his family, friends and fans for their continued support through this difficult time," his web site said.... »»»
September 23, 2010 - Jamey Johnson had the biggest selling country CD in the U.S. this past week with "The Guitar Song," topping the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Oct. 2. Lady Antebellum once again led the song chart with Our Kind of Love.
Johnson took over the top from Lady Antebellum's "Need You... »»»
September 22, 2010 - As Luke Bryan was celebrating his second consecutive number onesingle for Rain Is A Good Thing with family, friends and the Nashville Music Row industry yesterday afternoon at BMI's offices, he was surprised by Capitol Records Nashville label head Mike Dungan with the proclamation that his current album... »»»
September 22, 2010 - Jamey Johnson's 25-song double album, "The Guitar Song," debuts at number 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and 4 on the Billboard 200, making this the highest debut of his career.
"My dream already came true," said Johnson. "All I ever wanted was just to get to ride around and sing country music.... »»»
September 22, 2010 - Shania Twain signed a deal with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster, to publish her autobiography, it was announced today. The book is slated to be out in spring 2011.
In this yet to be titled autobiography, Twain shares her challenging and sometimes painful upbringing in rural Ontario, the... »»»
September 22, 2010 - Justin Townes Earle, who was arrested last Thursday in an incident at an Indianapolis night club where he and his band played, contested details about the incident.
"Unfortunately, reports surfacing online about the incident in Indianapolis are not accurate," Earle reportedly said in a statement from... »»»
September 21, 2010 - The music video for Carrie Underwood's Mama's Song, her co-penned single written for her mother, will make its debut with a 48-hour exclusive world premiere beginning Friday, Sept. 24, on VEVO.
Fans can also visit People.com now to see behind-the-scenes video photos, as well as comments from... »»»
September 21, 2010 - Joe Nichols will take on a team of fifth graders on the celebrity edition of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader." Contestants will tackle subjects ranging from geography to social studies in each half-hour segment, with the celebrity contestants playing for their favorite charity.... »»»
September 21, 2010 - Zac Brown Band had a bunch of number one hits on their major label debut, "The Foundation." They follow that up with "You Get What You Give." The standard release features 14 songs, including As She's Walking Away with Alan Jackson. The deluxe version contains two bonus tracks. Jimmy Buffett sings on Knee Deep.... »»»
September 20, 2010 - Justin Townes Earle was arrested last Thursday for battery after an alleged incident at an Indianapolis club where the singer had played.
Earle, who just released "Harlem River Blues," was charged with battery, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement.
The savingcountrymusic.... »»»
September 20, 2010 - Dierks Bentley's "Miles & Music For Kids" event in Seattle on Saturday, Sept. 18, raised $50,000 for Seattle Children's Hospital despite heavy rains.
"Rainy days aren't typically when most people are itching to get out the motorcycle for a leisurely afternoon ride," said Bentley. "But...... »»»
September 20, 2010 - Troy Olsen is releasing his new single, Good Hands, to country radio stations today. The song, written by Olsen and Marv Green, is a song about a man reassuring his woman that he will take care of her.
The Arizona native just launched his own webisode series "Livin' The Dream with Troy Olsen" on GACTV.com.... »»»
September 20, 2010 - The video for Katie Armiger's single ,Leaving Home, close to cracking the top 10 on CMT.com Top 50 Artists Chart. The song is from her next CD, "Confessions of a Nice Girl," due Oct. 5.
Katie Armiger... »»»
September 17, 2010 - Taylor Swift will perform at the United Nations in New York City on Oct. 25 to mark the release of her new album, "Speak Now" the day.
CMT.com and many of MTV Networks' web properties including MTV.com, VH1.com and websites across Europe, Asia, Australia and Latin America will stream the concert.... »»»
September 17, 2010 - Montgomery Gentry parted ways with Columbia Records, Music Row reported Friday.
Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry enjoyed hits with My Town, Hell Yeah and Something to be Proud Of. Their most recent release was "For Our Heroes," through Cracker Barrel. The duo also won CMA Duo of the Year (2000) and ACM... »»»
September 17, 2010 - The Grascals will perform the National Anthem during the Tennessee Titans game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. They are the first vocal bluegrass group ever to appear at the stadium in this capacity.
"We are so proud to be from right here in Nashville, and we've worked most every stage... »»»
September 17, 2010 - Zac Brown Band will stream their live show Sunday, Sept. 19 from Red Rocks Amphitheatre near Denver via ZacBrownBand.com.
Zac Brown Band will perform songs from their new album 'You Get What You Give'," out Tuesday on Atlantic Records/Southern Ground Artists.
This is said to be the first concert to... »»»
September 16, 2010 - A half-century into her career, Loretta Lynn will be honored with the Recording Academy President's Merit Award in a special ceremony Oct. 12 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
Reba McEntire will host the event, which includes performances by Martina McBride, Gretchen Wilson and Lee Ann Womack and a... »»»
September 16, 2010 - Eddie Montgomery has a new career - restaurateur. One-half of Montgomery Gentry opened up Eddie Montgomery's Steakhouse in Harrodsburg, Ky. on Tuesday.
The opening was a fundraiser for the charity Camp Horsin' Around.
Montgomery and his wife, Tracey hosted the event. He started the celebration by singing Lucky Man.... »»»
September 16, 2010 - The world premiere of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5: The Musical" tour will be in Nashville Sept. 21-26.
"American Idol" finalist Diana DeGarmo was cast in the role of Doralee Rhodes, made famous by Parton.
Parton wrote 16 songs for the Broadway show, earning a Tony nomination.
Early in his career,... »»»
September 16, 2010 - What happened to Rascal Flatts in Las Vegas won't stay there. Matter of fact, come Monday, the result of the band's trip to Vegas will be on TV in the form of the new video, Why Wait.
The trio spent a few nights in Vegas last month filming the video for the debut single off their next CD, "Nothing... »»»
September 16, 2010 - Lady Antebellum scored another number 1 song from "Need You Now" as Our Kind of Love jumped to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 25. Lady A switched spots with Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer by Billy Currington, which fell to second. The trio previously enjoyed hits... »»»
September 16, 2010 - Banjo man Earl Scruggs was hospitalized in North Carolina with an undisclosed illness. The Bluegrass Blog said on its web site that Scruggs was in Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 15) for a sold-out show on the University of North Carolina. However, Scruggs, 86, was taken to the hospital soon after... »»»
September 15, 2010 - Randy Houser will celebrate the release of his sophomore album, "They Call Me Cadillac," in New York on Sept. 21 with a performance on ABC's Good Morning America.
Houser also will appear on the nationally syndicated show Better TV, Fox News, CMT Insider, CMT Top 20 Countdown, GAC's On The Streets,... »»»
September 15, 2010 - Country music's coming to the Big Apple with the help of John Rich. Ocean County, N.J. country station, Thunder 98.5 FM, recently announced the re-position of two of its radio formats beginning today. The station will begin broadcasting into central New Jersey expanding to New York City and kicking off... »»»
September 15, 2010 - Phil Leadbetter once again is with Pinecastle Records, the label announced today. The resophonic guitar player previously released solo albums and with the bands Wildfire and Grasstowne on the label.
The label closed earlier this year, but was recently sold and resurrected. Artists who had been on the... »»»
September 14, 2010 - Robert Plant, Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson, The Steel Drivers and Joey + Rory lead a slew of releases out Tuesday.
Robert Plant released "Band of Joy" (Rounder). This marks the first release from the Led Zeppelin lead singer since he teamed up with Alison Krauss on "Raising Sand." The new disc features a dozen songs.... »»»
September 14, 2010 - Fans of Jennette McCurdy can now be a videographer of sorts. McCurdy made her Not The Far Away video customizable for her fans. Starting today at www.notthatfaraway.com, fans have 18 ways to personally customize the video including uploading photos. The customizable video can then be shared via email... »»»
September 14, 2010 - Hunter Hayes, a 19-year-old from Louisiana, signed with Atlantic Records Nashville, the label announced today.
Hayes has enjoyed a varied career from acting to singing to songwriting.
Hayes, who plays electric guitar, acoustic guitar, drums, bass guitar, keys and more, is in the studio sharing the... »»»
September 14, 2010 - First, James Otto became a father. Then, he was hospitalized, but he was released from the hospital just in time for today's release of his new disc, "Shake What God Gave Ya."
Two weeks ago, Otto and his wife Amy welcomed their first child Ava Katherine. Otto then went to the hospital with an abdominal... »»»
September 13, 2010 - Gord Bamford was the big winner at Saturday's Canadian Country Music Association awards, taking home three at the Edmonton event.
Bamford won Album of the Year for "Day Job," CMT Video of the Year for the title track and Male Artist of the Year.
Scottish-Canadian crooner Johnny Reid won the Fans'... »»»
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September 13, 2010 - Lady Antebellum claims the top spot this week on the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts with Our Kind Of Love, the third consecutive number one from their double platinum CD, "Need You Now."
That will end the one-week reign of Billy Currington's Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer.... »»»
September 13, 2010 - The Levon Helm Band joins forces with Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs to co-headline eight cities beginning on Nov. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla. and wrapping on Nov.12 in Austin.
The Levon Helm Band features Levon Helm, Larry Campbell, Jim Weider, Amy Helm, Teresa Williams, Brian Mitchell, Erik Lawrence,... »»»
September 13, 2010 - Walker Hayes will release his self-titled EP to digital retailers Tuesday, Sept. 21, Capitol Nashville Records announced today. The EP features four songs including Hayes' newly released debut single Pants, Kitchen Table, Cherry Stem and Naked.
The Alabama native was invited to open two shows for... »»»
September 12, 2010 - Taylor Swift debuted a new song at the VMA awards Sunday night, which appeared to be a response to last year's Kanye West debacle when he stole the mic from Swift and was forced to disappear from the music scene.
Swift sang at the VMAs, starting with grainy footage of last year's event where West said... »»»
September 10, 2010 - Ryan Bingham won two awards Thursday at the 9th Annual Americana Music Association Honors & Awards at the Ryman in Nashville.
The Weary Kind, the theme from film "Crazy Heart" earned 2010 Song of the Year honors. The song was co-written by Bingham and T Bone Burnett. Patty Griffin and Darrell Scott... »»»
September 10, 2010 - Noam Pikelny has won the first annual Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass, an award created to bring recognition to an individual or group for outstanding accomplishment in the field of five-string banjo or bluegrass music.
Pikelny is a member of the Punch Brothers.... »»»
September 9, 2010 - The fourth annual ACM HONORS, an evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrating special honorees and non-televised category winners from this year's 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, will be held Sept. 20 at the Ryman in Nashville.
Lee Ann Womack will host the event.... »»»
September 9, 2010 - Rascal Flatts member Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon welcomed their second child on Tuesday, Sept. 7, a daughter named Raquel Blue. Born at 4:26 p.m. central time, the newest Flatts member weighed in at 7 pounds and was 18 inches long. Mother and daughter are doing well.
"Tiffany and I are... »»»
September 8, 2010 - Merle Haggard is being honored as one of five artists, including Paul McCartney, to receive the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2010 Kennedy Center Honors.
Haggard will receive the honor Dec. 5 along with lyricist Jerry Herman; dancer, choreographer and director Bill T.... »»»
September 8, 2010 - James Otto was admitted to a hospital Tuesday with abdominal pains.
Otto, who has a new disc out on Tuesday, wrote on his web site, "I want to share with you that I was admitted to the hospital yesterday for an abdominal illness and will be cancelling my shows this weekend-- 9/10 in Clarksville, Tenn.... »»»
September 8, 2010 - Blake Shelton joins Craig Ferguson on CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" tomorrow, Sept. 9. Shelton will perform his number one single, All About Tonight, which recently hit the charts for a three-week reign at the top and is the title track off of Shelton's latest EP.
Shelton is the only solo... »»»
September 8, 2010 - After more than 4,400 episodes and 28,000 guests, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" launches its farewell season on Monday, Sept. 13. The Judds will appear on the Sept. 14 show.
During the hour, Naomi and Wynonna Judd discuss plans for their upcoming farewell tour, "The Last Encore," give a private tour of... »»»
September 8, 2010 -
Don Imus and New West Records announced today "The Imus Ranch Record II," a 13-track record, featuring artists and songs selected by Imus himself, will be out Oct. 26. Artists include Jamey Johnson, Elizabeth Cook, Charlie Robison and Cheap Trick.
The CD will once again benefit the Imus Ranch, a... »»»
September 8, 2010 -
The four-day Americana Music Association kicks off its 11th annual festival in Nashville today featuring music from the likes of and a slew of panel discussions.
The highlight of the event will be Thursday's annual awards show at the Ryman. Among the performers are Emmylou Harris, The Avett Brothers,... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Faith Hill proved herself a skilled NFL prognosticator last year, and she is back again for the season starting Sunday.
Hill, the musical voice of NBC's Sunday Night Football, will be picking games during the NFL season along with sports writers from The Tennessean. Their picks will appear every... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Billy Currington is getting pretty good at being number one because Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer hits the top of the charts this week. This is Currington's fourth consecutive number one and sixth overall.
He takes over from Blake Shelton's All About Tonight.
"It's great to have another number one," said Currington.... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Dierks Bentley will take New York City "Up on the Ridge" for four nights beginning Oct. 18. Each night will showcase a different aspect of Bentley's career in four different venues across the city. Bentley will also welcome special guests, including the Del McCoury Band, the Punch Brothers and more... »»»
September 7, 2010 - What was slated to be a birthday party for a member of Trailer Choir turned into a different kind of celebration.
Marc "Butter" Fortney ended up marrying Emily Robertson of sister act Carter's Chord Monday at 12th & Porter, a Nashville club.
The couple, who have been dating for almost two years,... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Lee Brice's single, Love Like Crazy, moves to number 3 and enters its 55th week on the Billboard Country Songs Chart, breaking the record for most weeks spent on this chart. The song that held the chart for 54 weeks was Eddy Arnold's Bouquet of Roses, which debuted the week of May 15, 1948.... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Troy Olsen is getting his own webisode series on GACTV.com. "Livin' the Dream with Troy Olsen" will launch on GAC's website today, Sept. 7.
Viewers can watch the day-to-day stories unfold for the new EMI Records Nashville artist as he talks his dream of being a successful singer/songwriter.... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer will launch their first ever tour together this fall.
They'll kick off the Side by Side Tour with an appearance at the 10th Annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and bring it to a close with a homecoming show at... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Walker Hayes officially drops his Pants at country radio today. The Alabama native's debut single, Pants, is a tongue-in-cheek mid-tempo song that lets his fellow men know it is perfectly fine to let their women "wear the pants" in the relationship.
Written solely by Hayes, he "is actually proud to... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Jamey Johnson will perform Lonely at the Top on Late Show with David Letterman Thursday, Sept. 9. The song was written by Don Cook, Chick Raines and the late Keith Whitley but was never previously recorded. When Letterman and his staff heard the track from Johnson's forthcoming 25-song double album,... »»»
September 7, 2010 - He's baaacccckkkkk.
Last year, Keith Urban said towards the close to Vince Gill of the We're All for the Hall benefit concert in Nashville that he intended to return.
Urban announced Tuesday he was making good on his word with a concert benefitting the Country Music Hall of Fame coming Oct.... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 will host a 90-minute album premiere with Kenny Chesney and his new CD "Hemingway's Whiskey," hosted by Kingsley. The CD is out Sept. 28.
More than 130 stations have confirmed, including WUSN/Chicago, WXTU/Philadelphia, KPLX/Dallas-Ft. Worth, WUBL/Atlanta, KMPS/Seattle,... »»»
September 7, 2010 - Steel Magnolia's debut disc will not be out until 2011. The disc from the duo was slated to be out Sept. 21, now set for Jan. 11, 2011, was delayed.
The new single, Just By Being You (Halo & Wings) is now in the Top 30 on both the Billboard Top Country Songs Chart and Country Aircheck (powered by Mediabase) charts.... »»»
September 6, 2010 - Rodney Atkins is releasing a CD through Cracker Barrel today, " Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins," with four number one songs and an unreleased track.
The disc contains number ones These Are My People and Watching You, and the current Billboard Top 20 and rising single Farmer's Daughter, which has... »»»
September 3, 2010 - Jack White and Lucinda Williams were added to the list of presenters at the Americana Music Honors and Awards Show on Sept. 9 at the Ryman in Nashville.
2010 Spirit of Americana Recipient Mary Chapin Carpenter, Grace Potter, Martie Maguire and Emily Robison (of The Courtyard Hounds & Dixie Chicks)... »»»
September 3, 2010 - Dierks Bentley will premiere the video for Bad Angel featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson off his bluegrass-influenced "Up on the Ridge" CD today on CMT.com.
The video was taped in front of a live crowd on Nashville's Lower Broadway and first aired Wednesday night as part of ABC's CMA Music... »»»
September 3, 2010 - One of the leading country DJs, Gerry House, is hanging it up at the end of the year. House who runs "The House Foundation" show at WSIX/Nashville told listeners today that Dec. 15 would be the last show, according to All Access.
"I wanna sleep late, contemplate and feel great.... »»»
September 3, 2010 - Keith Urban will release the first single, Put You In A Song, from his forthcoming CD on Sept. 13. The song will be on "Get Closer," which drops on Nov. 16.
The single was co-written by Urban, Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes and is co-produced by Dann Huff and Urban. "I've always loved songs about 'the... »»»
September 2, 2010 - After 50 years in the music biz, Loretta Lynn is getting the tribute treatment with Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire and Alan Jackson among those helping out.
"Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute To Loretta Lynn" will be out on Nov. 9 on Sony.
Lynn personally chose the artists, who also include Sheryl... »»»
September 2, 2010 - ABC-TV's CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock, which aired for three hours Wednesday night, did not do boffo numbers.
The show took second place in ratings in the first hour, but fell to third in the other two hours, according to Zap2It.com.
NBC's Big Brother led the 8 p.m. time slot with 7.... »»»
September 2, 2010 - Little Big Town debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart for the week ending Sept. 11 with "The Reason Why." The quartet took over from Trace Adkins' "Cowboy's Back in Town," which slipped to third. Blake Shelton held the top position on the song chart with All About Tonight.... »»»
September 2, 2010 - Nu-Blu is the first act signed to the rejuvenated Pinecastle Records, the bluegrass label announced Thursday.
The label shut suddenly in February due to health issues involving owner Tom Riggs. In August, the label was sold to Dr. Lonnie Lassiter with some of the same personnel working at the North... »»»
September 2, 2010 - Gloriana and The Jane Dear Girls are featured in the back-to-school campaign for Hot Topic entitled "When Music And Fashion Collide." Hot Topic, a retailer in trendy teen clothing, wanted to involve a diverse group of music artists to help highlight their store as the destination for music during the... »»»
September 1, 2010 - Paste Magazine, which covered Americana and roots music, announced Wednesday it is folding its print edition. The announcement cited financial difficulties, which were well known.
Paste intends to keep its online edition operating. Paste started as a website in 1998 and was first published on paper in 2002.... »»»
September 1, 2010 - Keith Urban was quite pleased Wednesday with getting two CMA nominations.
Urban was nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.
"I just found out about the noms...man, what can I say....HUGE MASSSIVE THANK YOU to everyone who not only made these nominations possible, but also... »»»
September 1, 2010 - Surprise, surprise. Not only did Lady Antebellum capture a bunch of Country Music Association awards nominations, but the trio is also quite happy.
The group scored nominations for Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, Album of the Year for "Need You Now," Single of the Year for Need You... »»»
September 1, 2010 - It took four albums, but Little Big Town has the number one country disc in the U.S. with "The Reason Why." The CD is fifth on the overall top 200 list on Billboard with 41,940 albums sold. This is the highest debuting album of the country band's career.
LBT takes over from Trace Adkins' "Cowboy's Back in Town.... »»»
September 1, 2010 - The Band Perry - siblings Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry - were nominated for Vocal Group of the Year for the 44th Annual CMA Awards. This is the trio's first nomination for a national music award, and the first nomination for an artist on the Republic Nashville label.
"We are so humbled and just... »»»
September 1, 2010 - Blake Shelton was honored this morning with four CMA nominations in the categories of Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year (Hillbilly Bone), Musical Event of the Year (Hillbilly Bone featuring Trace Adkins) and Music Video of the Year (Hillbilly Bone featuring Trace Adkins).... »»»
September 1, 2010 - Charlie Louvin makes his return to live performance after surgery to treat pancreatic cancer on Sept. 10 as part of the Americana Music Association showcases.
Louvin's performance will include Emmylou Harris to perform If I Could Only Win Your Love, a song written by The Louvin Brothers.... »»»
September 1, 2010 - Miranda Lambert picked up on Wednesday where she left off the previous day because she garnered four more Country Music Association nominations for a total of nine. Lady Antebellum, which had four on day one of the nomination announcement process, grabbed one more Wednesday.
Both were nominated for the... »»»
September 1, 2010 - The hosts of the announcement for the Country Music Association awards did not do too shabby. Miranda Lambert set a record with nine Country Music Association Awards Wednesday, the most ever by a female. Among Lambert's nomiantions were for entertainer of the year. Dierks Bentley picked up three.
"It's time I guess.... »»»