April, 2010

 

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  • Stephanie Myers
    04/30/2010

    Kid Rock promises it will be "awesome"...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/30/2010

    Merle Haggard, at 73, is enjoying solo success with latest album...

  • Webb
    04/30/2010

    The Grascals, The Band Perry and more this weekend...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/30/2010

    After a six-day break from his Meet Me Halfway solo-walk across America, Jimmy Wayne felt inspired when he took his weary feet back to the powdery dirt path on Saturday morning, April 24, in Clovis, N.M...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/30/2010

    CMA Music Fest recently announced the Riverfront Park stage lineup for the festival, and added Country Music artist Julianne Hough to lineup of nightly LP Field performances...

  • Irene Lee
    04/30/2010

    Jackson will dedicate his May 22 show at the Charleston Civic Center to the families who lost loved ones in the Upper Big Branch Mining Disaster in Montcoal, the worst mining disaster in 40 years. Profits from the show will go towards the Montcoal Mining Disaster Fund…

  • Irene Lee
    04/29/2010

    The family film will be released to Walmart and Sam's Club in May…

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/29/2010

    Messina released the first of three new EPs this week…

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/29/2010

    The singer was recognized for her contribution to freedom of expression through her music...

  • Irene Lee
    04/29/2010

    Nichols will be featured on marketing materials in 1,100 retail stores nationwide…

  • Webb
    04/29/2010

    Nan Kelley hosts the evening with spotlight artist Steve Wariner...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/29/2010

    Country Music fans have been enjoying the three-dimensional experience of Kenny Chesney's new concert film, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D. But back in the real world, Chesney admits he's ready for a break...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/29/2010

    Country superstar Shania Twain appeared on this week’s American Idol, where contestants took on original Twain songs and received advice from the singer herself. Twain later took to her blog to express her feelings after watching the emotional interpretations of her songs…

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/28/2010

    “The Man in Black” comes to life through a collaborative online art community…

  • Sarah Norton
    04/28/2010

    Longtime Charlie Daniels manager David Corlew also named to Board...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/28/2010

    Country singer Mark Chesnutt is releasing a new album, Outlaw, this summer on Saguaro Road Records. Set to be released on June 22, Outlaw features re-recordings of some of Chesnutt’s personal heroes and life-long friends such as Billy Joe Shaver, Willie Nelson and others...

  • Bob Doerschuk
    04/28/2010

    There’s something familiar about Luke McBain. You may have seen his image at your local comic book emporium. Or maybe you thought you saw McBain onstage at CMA Music Festival, declaiming on the pleasures of “honky tonk badonkadonk” over a snarling, low-down groove...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/27/2010

    Newest video featuring a soaked Paisley is now available online...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/27/2010

    Purchase Ford's latest album, 'Chicken and Biscuits,' for a free meal at Zaxby's...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/27/2010

    Adkins will debut his not-so-love-song single at the Miss USA Pageant in May…

  • Irene Lee
    04/27/2010

    “Gimmie That Girl” gives Nichols his eighth Top 10 record…

  • Webb
    04/27/2010

    Bucky Covington, Danny Gokey and Blake Shelton among performers...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/27/2010

    For the first time, hit series CMT Crossroads has invited two former guests, John Mayer and Keith Urban, to return to their stage. Both Mayer and Urban are Grammy winners and known for their singing, songwriting and massive guitar skills...

  • Irene Lee
    04/27/2010

    Wynonna’s next release will be available exclusively at Cracker Barrel. Love Heals, a collection of Wynonna’s top singles and three other tracks, supports the Wounded Warrior Project and its efforts to assist wounded service men and women and their families…

     

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/27/2010

    Country duo Sugarland is back in the studio working on their new album, The Incredible Machine. Fans can expect this album to push Country Music boundaries and explore the pop world...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/26/2010

    Items from Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Daniels, Dwight Yoakam and others......

  • Sarah Norton
    04/26/2010

    The new Country singer is giving away her current single as a ringtone on her website...

  • Courtney Drake
    04/26/2010

    Faith Hill recently served as guest judge on last week's Project Runway finale, and now she's announced her ambitions to design her own clothing line for women she knows: ambitious mothers...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/24/2010

    Worley is headed overseas to perform for the troops once again...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/24/2010

    The new Country star continues her album launch next week with multiple tv appearances...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/23/2010

    Rascal Flatts and Little Big Town will perform the national anthem at two Derby events...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/23/2010

    Otto to headline benefit concert next week; helps a boy get to Disney World...

  • Webb
    04/23/2010

    Fiddle virtuoso Charlie Daniels, Loretta Lynn and others featured this weekend...

  • Irene Lee
    04/23/2010

    Wayne took a week off his Meet Me Halfway walk and came across some friendly Texans who gave him their own beds while they slept on the floor each night. Wayne returned the favor by accidentally breaking one of the men's guitars…

     

  • Irene Lee
    04/23/2010

    Country Music was well represented at the 41st Annual Dove Awards. Diamond Rio, the Oak Ridge Boys and Ty Herndon were among the winners at the ceremony, which took place Wednesday, April 21… 

     

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/23/2010

    Country music stars Faith Hill and Brad Paisley will step away from music temporarily and put their talents on television and film, respectively. Hill served as guest judge on the finale of Lifetime's Project Runway and Paisley premiered a home-made film at Nashville's Film Festival...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/22/2010

    With one six-pak released, Shelton looks to debut a second one this summer...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/22/2010

    Little Big Town helped famed fashion Isaac Mizrahi designer welcome his Fall Collection…

  • Irene Lee
    04/22/2010

    Tate's was chosen because of her ongoing support and contributions to the USO…

  • Webb
    04/22/2010

    Spotlight artist Pam Tillis will perform, as will Andy Griggs and others...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/22/2010

    Kenny Chesney's new concert film, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, opened in theaters this week. The Country Music superstar recently talked to CMT.com about the film biz, his early career and the 17-year journey his touring career has taken...

  • Irene Lee
    04/22/2010

    Willie Nelson’s new album, Country Music, includes covers of songs first made famous by the likes of Porter Wagoner, Al Dexter, the Louvin Brothers and Merle Travis. The album ties together several Country subgenres, including rockabilly, honky-tonk, western swing and bluegrass with Nelson’s familiar voice above it all…

  • Laura Travis
    04/21/2010

    The Band Perry's new single has been chosen as the free iTunes "Single of the Week"...

  • Laura Travis
    04/21/2010

    Tim McGraw will celebrate the life and memory of his father, Tug McGraw, on Friday, April 23 with his annual fundraiser, "Bowling For Brains"...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/21/2010

    The performances will be available on iTunes for 30 days only...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/21/2010

    Before she made it big with the 5-time ACM Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum, Hillary Scott tried out for hit reality show American Idol. But Paula, Randy and Simon rejected the Country Music beauty -- twice...

  • Webb
    04/21/2010

    Before “Star Search” gave us Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, before “American Idol” brought us Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood and MySpace gave us Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift — decades before any of these female teen idols was born — there was Brenda Lee...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/20/2010

    Kirstie Alley jeers back after Reba's ACM Awards punchline...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/20/2010

    Dixie Chicks lead vocalist will be rewarded more than $17,000…

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/20/2010

    After three big wins at the ACM Awards, Lambert was “shocked and overwhelmed”…

  • Irene Lee
    04/20/2010

    Haggard's performance at the Stagecoach Festival will also be broadcast live on Sirius Radio...

  • Webb
    04/20/2010

    Craig Morgan and Aaron Tippin will perform this week...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/20/2010

    After 20 years, superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn, have decided to go their separate ways. In order to pay tribute to the retiring duo, most of the stars featured at the ACM Awards stuck around an extra day in Vegas to attend the Monday night taping of ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn—The Last Rodeo...
     

  • Irene Lee
    04/20/2010

    Jimmy Wayne is currently featured on Ladies Home Journal’s website, where he is praised for his Meet Me Halfway initiative. The feature applauds Wayne for his work on behalf of homeless teens, particularly foster children who ‘age out’ of the foster care system…

  • Sarah Norton
    04/19/2010

    Even a 10-year-old did her part to raise money for the Center...

  • Laura Travis
    04/19/2010

    Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus said the group is saddened by the closure...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/19/2010

    Houser's concert was the first in a series that CMT will stream live in the coming months...

  • Jessica Gertler
    04/19/2010

    Swift and Perry sang Perry's "Hot N Cold"...

  • Jessica Gertler
    04/19/2010

    Country trio Lady Antebellum stole the stage Sunday night at the Academy of Country Music Awards with seven nominations and five wins, including song and single record of the year for their hit,"Need You Now." The band also snagged Rascal Flatts' seven-year run for best vocal group...

  • Laura Travis
    04/19/2010

    Zac Brown Band and RAM Truck are partnering to deliver one million letters to U.S. soldiers in return for one million Breaking Southern Ground CD's.  The "Letters for Lyrics" campaign will kick off in May, and participants who send a letter to a U.S. soldier will recieve the Zac Brown Band's Breaking Southern Ground CD...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/19/2010

    Due to fan demand and ticket sales, Country superstar Carrie Underwood , who was named ACM Entertainer of the Year at Sunday night's award show, will continue her Play On tour through the end of this year. The tour is now slated to run through Dec. 19, 2010....

  • Courtney Drake
    04/18/2010

    The 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards took place in Las Vegas Sunday night, and it was Carrie Underwood who earned enough fan votes for Entertainer of the Year Award. Meanwhile, Lady Antebellum garnered five awards, while Taylor Swift went home awardless...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/16/2010

    The foursome stretch their funny bones with a video spoof  on ACM campaigning...

  • Irene Lee
    04/16/2010

    Jeff Cook mixes it up with Shaken, Not Stirred, to be released May 11…

  • Sarah Norton
    04/16/2010

    From CMT to touring, this duo has alredy established themselves in Country Music...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/16/2010
    Duncan will release her new album later this month...
  • Webb
    04/16/2010

    Bluegrass stars Dailey & Vincent will bring their sound to the Opry stage...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/16/2010
    The Judds are scheduled to open the 2010 CMA Music Festival and Fan Fair at downtown Nashville’s Riverfront Park, on Thursday, June 10. Mother and daughter Naomi and Wyonna will perform in anticipation of their upcoming reunion tour and album...
  • Irene Lee
    04/16/2010

    Bryan is giving his fans the chance to win two prize packages. Promote his video to win the ACM Top New Artist Award to win a CMA Music Festival Prize package or enter to go “Cross Country with Luke Bryan”...

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  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/16/2010

    Country Music star Garth Brooks was honored this week in Washington, D.C., as he received a Grammy on the Hill award, which recognized his "leadership in advancing the rights of music makers"...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/15/2010
    Chairman of Sony Music Nashville is stepping down...
  • Irene Lee
    04/15/2010

    Disney-owned Lyric Street is phasing out the label’s operations…

  • Webb
    04/15/2010

    Spotlight artist Lorrie Morgan will take the stage...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/15/2010

    The 2010 ACM Awards have teamed up with Ram Trucks to give fans the chance to text their vote for Entertainer of the Year. Voting will start at the beginning of the awards show this Sunday, April 18...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/15/2010

    Lonestar is ready to release their 10th album, Party Heard Around The World, on April 27. With the release of their new album, the group will be appearing on six nationally televised shows, including Daytime, Fox & Friends and the Wendy Williams show...

  • Laura Travis
    04/14/2010

    George Strait makes history as his current single, "I Gotta Get To You," hits No. 9 on the Billboard charts...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/14/2010

    The annual fundraiser will feature Bucky Covington, Justin Moore, Sarah Buxton and others...

  • Irene Lee
    04/14/2010

    Toby Keith plans special performance to honor memory of Wayman Tisdale at ACM Awards…

  • Irene Lee
    04/14/2010

    Hank Williams received the Special Citation honor for his lifetime achievement as a musician,,,

  • Irene Lee
    04/14/2010

    Strait has accomplished what no other artist in history of Billboard charts has – 30 years of consecutive Top 10 hits. With a career spanning more than 30 years, Strait has the most No. 1 singles of any artist in history…

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/13/2010

    "Highway 20 Ride" makes history as the band's fourth No. 1 single...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/13/2010

    Otto, along with Trace Adkins, will join 16 dates of Keith's summer American Ride tour...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/13/2010
    Adkins will serve as Donald Trump's eyes and ears on 'Celebrity Apprentice'...
  • Irene Lee
    04/13/2010

     Steve Azar's team won the event while Darius Rucker's team placed third…

  • Webb
    04/13/2010

    Josh Turner and Josh Thompson will hit the legendary stage...

  • Irene Lee
    04/13/2010

     Lady Antebellum’s current single takes Billboard’s top spot and becomes the group’s third consecutive No. 1 hit in just eight months…

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/13/2010

    Fans can catch a single night of shows, all for only $30.  Watch performers Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and more light up one of Country Music’s biggest stages…

  • Jessica Gertler
    04/13/2010

    It seems megastar Brad Paisley can't stay out of the water. On top of his new single, "Water," and his upcoming tour,'H2O World Tour', he will be headlining the 2010 AquaPalooza near Austin, Texas...

  • Laura Travis
    04/12/2010

    Blake Shelton and Bomshell will guest star on the game show...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/12/2010
    The new Country star will host two ACM specials, appear on NBC's 'Celebrity Apprentice' and more...
  • Laura Travis
    04/12/2010
    The show will feature Twain as she begins her climb back to the topp>
  • Laura Travis
    04/12/2010
    Singer-songwriter Billy Joe Shaver was found not guilty of a shooting that happend in Waco, Texas, in 2007...
  • Jessica Gertler
    04/12/2010
    Urban provides insight on keeping his shows interesting, but still focused on the music...
  • Jessica Gertler
    04/12/2010
    The Judds are asking their fans to use creativity and originality to create a name for their final 2010 tour. The Country Music duo will judge the submitions themselves, and the winner will receive a Judds prize package, including a personal thank you video message...
  • Sarah Norton
    04/12/2010

    Inspired by his newest album, Hillbilly Bone, Country artist Blake Shelton is giving his fans the chance to tell their family, friends, co-workers, exes and everyone in between to “Kiss My Country A**” with his new video campaign on Twitter...

  • Irene Lee
    04/09/2010

    Ingram will prep for his ACM Awards performance with an appearance on The Early Show… 

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/09/2010

    Colt Ford's upcoming concert will be streamed online in high definition...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/09/2010

    'Love Is Love Is Love' wil lbe released later this month...

  • Webb
    04/09/2010

    Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs will lend their musical talents this weekend...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/09/2010

    The new lineup includes: Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington, John Fogerty, Jack Ingram featuring Dierks Bentley and plenty of others. Reba will host the show, which will air live on Sunday, April 18...

  • Irene Lee
    04/09/2010

    Jewel will embark on a cross-country tour this summer in support of her sophomore Country album, Sweet and Wild, to be released June 8. The three-time Grammy nominee will perform acoustically on the Starlight Cafe Tour… 

  • Sarah Norton
    04/09/2010

    American Idol alum Bo Bice will release his third album, aptly titled 3, on May 18. The new album combines southern blues and rock, gospel-like choruses, Americana and a touch of Country...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/08/2010

    'She Won't Be Lonely Long' is Walker's first new music in three years...

  • Irene Lee
    04/08/2010

    iTunes apps will expand to iPhone and iPod Touch soon…

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/08/2010

    "She’s Like Texas” tops the Texas Regional Radio Report...

  • Webb
    04/08/2010

    GAC's Nan Kelly hosts this week's show, featuring Suzy Bogguss and others...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/08/2010

    After beating out the competition on season two of CMT’s Can You Duet?, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones, also known as Country duo Steel Magnolia, have continued to collect both critical and commercial success. This week alone they have earned two 2010 CMT Music Award Nominations and a Top 10 hit...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/08/2010

    Dierks Bentley is set to release his new acoustic album, Up on the Ridge, on June 8. The album has a bluegrass and roots music feel to it and features collaborations with artists such as Bob Dylan, U2, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss and more…

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/08/2010

    Now that the Academy of Country Music has opened up the New Artist and Entertainer of the Year awards to online fan-only voting, some Country artists have taken to campaigns to earn vote. But don't expect Brad Paisley to take part in that race...

  • Laura Travis
    04/07/2010

    George Strait's 2010 tour adds an exciting leg of fall dates to the lineup...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/07/2010

    Carol Fay Ellison passed away earlier this week after being hospitalized for 3 and 1/2 weeks…

  • Laura Travis
    04/07/2010

    Highest bidder gets to spend 90 minutes with Gill...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/07/2010

    One-third of the hot new Country trio tied the knot in a private ceremony last weekend…

  • Laura Travis
    04/07/2010

    ACM winners that will not be televised during the April 18 ceremony at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, were announced yesterday. Keith Urban, Mel Tillis and Marty Robbins are among some of the winners...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/07/2010

    Award-winning singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina takes her personal inspirations, trials and tribulations to the digital world. This Tuesday, April 6, Messina released her first USTREAM episode of the "Make Something of It" series. Messina will showcase inspiring, uplifting and positive stories submitted by fans in the series, as well as answer fan questions...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/06/2010

    Dovolani hopes to convince Kate Gosselin to two-step to Tim McGraw...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/06/2010

    Worley will join other great songwriters this May to talk about the stories behind their songs...

  • Laura Travis
    04/06/2010

    Chesney will go on the show to promote his latest 3D movie efforts, not his music...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/06/2010

    Partnership will include apparel, special events, album design and more...

  • Webb
    04/06/2010

    James Otto and bluegrass sensation The Grascals take the stage...

  • Jessica Gertler
    04/06/2010

    Chris Young has been playing his cards right. His latest single is topping the charts, he's up for a 2010 CMT Music Award, and he's gracing the cover for Nashville's Lifestyle magazine. Young will also be opening for country legend Alan Jackson's upcoming tour...

  • Stephanie Myers
    04/06/2010

    After battling cancer for more than two years, Terri Clark's mother passed away on Sunday night, April 4. Clark has often stated how close she and her mother were and said her mother inspired her to get even more intimate with her music...

  • Irene Lee
    04/06/2010

    Jimmy Wayne has been walking for three months on his Meet Me Halfway journey and finally arrived at the halfway point on Saturday – Amarillo, Texas. Wayne planned on arriving in Phoenix by April, but was slowed down by harsh ice storms, a stolen suitcase and illness… 

  • Laura Travis
    04/05/2010

    Nichols will take the place of Chris Stapleton...

  • Jessica Gertler
    04/05/2010

    Jackson will be presented with his star at a ceremony on April 16...

  • Sarah Norton
    04/05/2010

    Bands can now sign up to participate in this year's contest, which is open to all...

  • Kevin Lorance
    04/05/2010

    Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Sugarland lead the nominee pack with four nods each. Fans can vote to determine the finalists for each category now at CMT.com...

  • Jessica Gertler
    04/05/2010

    Grammy-winning Sugarland is finishing up their fourth album. Lead vocalist Jennifer Nettles is hoping to release the album this fall and said the album will take inspiration from the “steampunk movement”… 

  • Sarah Norton
    04/05/2010

    Reba McEntire will drop by the Dancing With The Stars results show this week to perform two of her hits. The episode, which will also reveal the latest celebrity dancer to be sent home, will air this Tuesday, April 6, at 8 p.m. EST on ABC...

  • Lisa Ann Schleipfer
    04/01/2010

    Bentley's upcoming acoustic album will be released this summer...

  • Irene Lee
    04/01/2010

    Atkins will be the new face for Velveeta Shells & Cheese… 

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/01/2010

    Griggs co-wrote the song with Baker Curb Racing Car Chief John Reese...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/01/2010

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the singer's life in the music business…

  • Kevin Lorance
    04/01/2010

    Spend April Fool's Day at the Grand Ole Opry with artists like Jeff Bates, Larry Gatlin and more...

  • Amanda Duckworth
    04/01/2010

    Gloriana’s first webisode on their journey to the ACM Awards airs today on People.com. Fans can check back in every Wednesday for a new episode, detailing the group’s life on the road, life on the stage and life in the spotlight...

  • Amy Brownfield
    04/01/2010

    The star-studded 2010 CMA Music Festival has added seven more talents to its nightly concert lineup. Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Danny Gokey and several others have been announced to perform at the festival, which will take place June 10-13 in downtown Nashville...

  • Irene Lee
    04/01/2010

    Carrie Underwood hardly has a free second to plan her wedding with fiancé Mike Fisher, but that doesn’t mean she has any plans to run off to Vegas. The Country superstar said she and Fisher won't elope but are still working on plans for the when and where of their wedding...