November, 2010

 

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  • Kevin Lorance
    11/30/2010

    Bo Bice will step onto the Ryman stage on Dec. 4 for his Opry debut...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/30/2010

    Reba will guest star alongside Melissa Peterman in the upcoming CMT Series, 'Working Class'...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/30/2010

    Mel Tillis has landed high on the Billboard Comedy Charts with his 2009 release, You Aint Gonna Believe This...

  • Webb
    11/30/2010

    Darryl Worley, Jimmy Wayne and The Grascals to perform...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/30/2010

    The hiatus of Big & Rich may soon end, but John Rich’s 19-month lawsuit with one-time “Nashville Star” contestant Jared Ashley rolls on...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/30/2010

    Though Dolly Parton has never been a mother, that doesn’t keep her from defending the younger country superstars as if they were here own – especially the likes of Taylor Swift and godchild Miley Cyrus... 

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/30/2010

    The Band Perry is atop the MediaBase/Country Aircheck and Billboard Country charts with their recent single, “If I Die Young.” This is the first No. 1 hit for the trio of siblings...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/29/2010

    Country outlaw Willie Nelson was on the road again when he was charged with possession of marijuana.ÔĽŅ...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/29/2010

    Rascal Flatts’ first release on Big Machine Records, Nothing Like This, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, earning the trio the distinction of being one of only four acts to debut six consecutive albums at the top...

  • Christina Forte
    11/29/2010

    Taylor Swift and Jake Gyllenhaal have been spotted out together in California and now have been seen in Nashville. Maybe things between them are starting to get serious...

  • Christina Forte
    11/29/2010

    Tracy Lawrence held his annual turkey fry this last week to benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission and the homeless of Wilson County...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/24/2010

    It comes to no surprise that Taylor Swift headlined two stadium shows in Baton Rouge and Foxborough, Mass. last year. Though these were the first stadium shows in her career, they will certainly not be her last, as she is now adding several to her Speak Now World Tour...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/24/2010

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has been making headlines across the nation for the new full-body screeners and passenger pat down policies. Country rocker Trace Adkins is trying to stay open to the idea, and welcome it, even if it is with sarcasm...

  • Christina Forte
    11/24/2010

    Alan Jackson will be rewarded for 20 years of hard work on Dec. 6 at the American Country Awards. The Country megastar will be presented with the Greatest Hits Award for achieving 34 #1 Hits over the years...

  • Christina Forte
    11/24/2010

    Country star Kenny Rogers is ready to ring in the holiday season with a new Christmas album and a tour dedicated to the holidays...

  • Webb
    11/23/2010

    The Judds reminisce as they embark on 'Final Encore' tour...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/23/2010

    This Monday, Keith Urban announced the 44 tour dates and cities for his 2011 Get Closer World Tour. The tour will kick off in Mobile, Ala., on June 16...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/23/2010

    Brad Paisley's newest single, "Anything Like Me," depicts what Paisley hopes and fears his sons will end up like. This single has now claimed the top spot on the charts, leaving Paisley reflecting on fatherhood so far...

  • Christina Forte
    11/22/2010

    Oprah is headed to Australia to film her talk show and Keith Urban will join her...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/22/2010

    Big & Rich will appear at the Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan, Canada, in July...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/22/2010

    Brother and sister duo The Roys recently signed with Rural Rhythm Records, a manager and others....

  • Dustin Stout
    11/22/2010

    Nashville must have made a good impression on Gwyneth Paltrow when she was in town filming her new movie, Country Strong. The actress recently spoke up about her dream to one day have her own farm in Middle Tennessee...

  • Christina Forte
    11/22/2010

    Trace Adkins has been chosen to host the first-ever American Country Awards. The star-studded event will be held in Las Vegas and a slew of other performers will also take the stage...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/22/2010

    Fans of Taylor Swift will now have one more thing to be thankful for on Thanksgiving night when the starlet's one-hour special will air on NBC at 8 p.m. ET. The special will follow Swift during nine one-of-a-kind performances ranging from Central Park to on top of her tour bus in downtown Hollywood...

  • Christina Forte
    11/19/2010

    CMA is preparing fans for its first holiday special with “CMA Country Christmas” online...

  • Kevin Lorance
    11/19/2010

    "As She's Walking Away" all started with a pretty girl in a bar...

  • Webb
    11/19/2010

    Taking a break from their busy schedule, Rascal Flatts aid the Angel Giving Tree program...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/19/2010

    After recent media coverage, the band sees a spike in sales....

  • Webb
    11/19/2010

    Charlie Daniels, Marty Stuart on the roster for the weekend...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/19/2010

    Short notice, minimal publicity and an unusual venue didn’t stop Country fans in New York City from showing up Tuesday, Nov. 16, to support Country aussie Keith Urban...

  • Christina Forte
    11/19/2010

    Multi-platinum Country superstar, Alan Jackon rolls out his new greatest hits album, 34 Number Ones, on Tuesday. The album features all of his No. 1 hits, as well as some newer tunes and Jackson's take on a Johnny Cash classic...

  • Kevin Lorance
    11/19/2010

    Eddie Montgomery, half of duo Montgomery Gentry, has confirmed he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery in December. He expects to be back on the road come January...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/18/2010

    Tim McGraw and Brad Pitt sing praises of Gwyneth Paltrow's Country singing... 

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/18/2010

    Tracy Lawrence's 5th Annual Mission Possible Turkey Fry benefits the Nashville Rescue Mission...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/18/2010

    Aaron Tippin will perform a Thanksgiving and Christmas concert for troops stationed in Iraq and Japan...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/18/2010

    Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride and Zac Brown Band among Country Thunder performers...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/18/2010

    Now that Kix Brooks has had his last rodeo as one-half of the duo Brooks & Dunn, the national radio host is embarking on a new challenge as an actor...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/18/2010

    Reba McEntire’s latest release, All The Woman I Am, has landed at the No. 3 spot on Country Music charts, according to a Nielsen Soundscan data report.

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/17/2010

    Beginning this month, The Oak Ridge Boys will visit 18 states on their Christmas tour...

  • Christina Forte
    11/17/2010

    Jason Michael Carroll is ringing in the holiday season with the release of his brand new album, Christmas on the Farm...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/17/2010

    Each of the albums features hit singles and one features guest appearances...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/17/2010

    Non-profit music festival Twangfest will celebrate its 15th anniversary in St. Louis June 8-11...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/17/2010

    For those anticipating a chance to party with Jason Aldean, the wait is soon over. Aldean recently announced his 2011 tour dates for his My Kinda Party Tour. The tour will begin Jan. 21 in Little Rock, Ark...

  • Christina Forte
    11/17/2010

    On Monday, Nashville's Opryland Hotel, which has been closed since May due to flood damage, finally opened its doors again. The Hotel is celebrating on Nov. 18 with their annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. and a benefit concert afterwards featuring Trace Adkins at 8 p.m.

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/16/2010

    The Alan Jackson, Zac Brown Band duet, "As She's Walking Away," is No. 1 for the second week...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/16/2010

    CMT recently released their best songs of the decade, which included hits from Alan Jackson, Faith Hill and Johnny Cash...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/16/2010

    The Country Network, dedicated to airing Country Music videos, has added 12 markets to its broadcast list...

  • Webb
    11/16/2010

    Luke Bryan, Little Jimmy Dickens among featured performers...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/16/2010

    Rascal Flatts may have had had a bit of a bumpy 2010 with the closing of their record label, Lyric Street Records. But with the release of their new album on Big Machine Records this week, the band is coming out swinging and ready to reclaim their spot on top...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/16/2010

    Montgomery Gentry, Jake Owen and Sawyer Brown will join Charlie Daniels in performing at a sold out benefit concert supporting Christmas-4-Kids, which focuses on giving needy children a well-deseved shopping spree...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/16/2010

    Country Music superstars Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner are scheduled to perform at the American Country Awards, airing live on Monday, Dec. 6...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/15/2010

    Keith Urban will appear on ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC in support of his new album Get Closer...

  • Christina Forte
    11/15/2010

    Taylor Swift earned $45 million in one year, earning her a spot on the Top-Earning Women in Hollywood list...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/15/2010

    On Saturday, Nov. 20, for the first time ever, Country star Martina McBride and award-winning rock band Train will come together to showcase and collaborate their musical abilities on CMT Crossroads...

  • Christina Forte
    11/15/2010

    The path leading to a successful career in music is never an easy one, but for Steel Magnolia singer Joshua Scott Jones, it was more difficult than most, having to sneak into a local college to use their pianos and even being homeless...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/14/2010

    Rascal Flatts and comedian Frank Caliendo will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 3...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/14/2010

    Blake Shelton was recently crowned the CMA Male Vocalist on the Year, but more than celebrating the win itself, the Country Music veteran is celebrating being recognized as the artist he’s always set out to be...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/12/2010

    Little Big Town will be featured on Weekend TODAY this Saturday in a segment entitled “Secrets of Songwriters"...

  • Christina Forte
    11/12/2010

    After the CMA Awards, stars like Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban let loose at the Capitol Records CMA After Party...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/12/2010

    Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's duet, performed on the CMA Awards, is available for download from Play MPE...

  • Webb
    11/12/2010

    Josh Kelley, Craig Morgan and Marty Stuart will perform songs new and old this weekend...

  • Christina Forte
    11/12/2010

    Brad Paisley finally won the title of CMA Entertainer of the Year after being nominated six times. Paisley was thrilled about his CMA win but vowed to share it with his band and crew who saved his tour after the devastating May floods...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/12/2010

    The 44th Annual CMA Awards had big-time winners, big-time performers and big-time surprises when it aired live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 11, on ABC...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/12/2010

    Rascal Flatts can’t get enough; the trio recently made the announcement that they will continue their Nothing Like This Tour with shows resuming Jan. 14, 2011, in Sioux Falls, S.D., at the Sioux Falls Arena...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/11/2010

    Reba and Jason Aldean have voiced concerns over the nomination process for the 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year Award...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/11/2010

    Hank Williams Jr. recently introduced a new brand of whiskey with some of the rowdiest in the industry...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/11/2010

    Jason Aldean’s fourth studio album, My Kinda Party, sold an impressive 193,000 copies in its first week, earning the biggest first week debut by a male vocalist in more than three years...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/11/2010

    The year’s top performers were honored Tuesday at the 58th Annual BMI Awards show in Nashville. Taylor Swift, 20, became the youngest recipient of the BMI Country Songwriter of the Year, and her hit “You Belong With Me” earned the singer her third consecutive BMI Country Song of the Year...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/10/2010

    Keith Urban will release one new track daily leading up to the release of his new album, Get Closer...

  • Christina Forte
    11/10/2010

     New music out today includes "All the Women I Am" by Reba and a tribute to Loretta Lynn...

  • Christina Forte
    11/10/2010

    Having been nomimated for several top honors, including five CMA Awards, Lady Antebellum is also taking home some awards from SESAC. The Country trio was awarded the trophy for Song of the Year, and vocalist Hillary Scott received one of the most highly coveted awards of the night...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/10/2010

    The Band Perry has a great deal to celebrate this year. After bursting on to the Country Music scene, seemingly out of thin Country air, to being nominated for their first CMA Award as Vocal Group of the Year...

  • Webb
    11/09/2010

    Country superstar Jason Aldean will be performing cuts off his brand new release live, online...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/09/2010

    Recently launched Country Music network will employ eight new executive employees to jumpstart the network's growth...

  • Webb
    11/09/2010

    Charlie Louvin, Josh Thompson are among Tuesday night's performers...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/09/2010

    Country megastar Taylor Swift released her third CD, Speak Now, two weeks ago on Oct. 26. In the first week, the album sold 1,046,718 copies, as measured by Nielsen SoundScan...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/09/2010

    After almost two decades with RCA Records, Martina McBride has now officially signed to a new label, Republic Nashville. Republic Nashville executives Scott Borchetta and Jimmy Harnen, along with McBride, made the announcement Monday morning in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/09/2010

    Darius Rucker is headlining a campaign sponsored by the PGA Tour which will focus on raising funds for several tour-supported charities.
    Rucker will also release a song and music video dedicated to the “Together, Anything’s Possible” initiative...

  • Christina Forte
    11/08/2010

    ABC.com gives fans the chance to ask stars their questions and take a peek into their everyday lives...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/08/2010

    George Jones won't be turning his Christmas lights on this year due to the heavy traffic the spectacle generates...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/08/2010

    Music director, composer and performer Edgar Struble offers practical suggestions for turning passion a professional music career...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/08/2010

    The 44th CMA Awards are bound to be full of excitement, entertainment and laughter – especially with superstar hosts Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who are sharing hosting duties for the third year in a row. Though the months of planning are sure to pay off, there is always something that will go slightly off track, and Brad Paisley's prepared for anything...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/08/2010

    Rascal Flatts has big plans to promote their Nov. 16 release, Nothing Like This, the group’s first effort for Big Machine Records. They will make several media appearances and perform on Live On Letterman, a music web series...

  • Christina Forte
    11/08/2010

    Award-winning Country Music artists George Strait, Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack will team up again in spring 2011 for another all-star tour. The three superstars also toured together this year...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/05/2010

    Billy Ray Cyrus and the Country Music Association sing for DRIVE4COPD...

  • Christina Forte
    11/05/2010

    CMT will offer a full week of programs focusing on the upcoming CMA Awards next week...

  • Webb
    11/05/2010

    Montgomery Gentry, Marty Stuart and others will take the Ryman stage this weekend...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/05/2010

    CMA Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland is offering a brand new online community and fan club on their website. Registration for the online community is free, and fans who sign up get exclusive content from Sugarland, including blogs and exclusive videos...

  • Christina Forte
    11/05/2010

    This summer the Goin' Coastal Tour will bring together some of Country Music's biggest stars. Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band will co-headline the tour while Billy Currington and Uncle Kracker join as special guests...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/05/2010

    Multi-genre superstar Kid Rock is the most recent artist scheduled to perform on The 44th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and others...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/04/2010

    Tickets for Garth Brooks at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena are set to go on sale Saturday, Nov. 6, at 10 a.m. CT...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/04/2010

    Taylor Swift’s third studio album, Speak Now, debuted at No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Country Albums charts and sold more than one million copies in its first week, making Swift the only female Country artist to do so...

  • Christina Forte
    11/04/2010

    After an incredibly successful year both on the radio and sales charts, multiplatinum Country recording artist Jason Aldean has released his fourth album, My Kinda Party...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/03/2010

    Dierks Bentley will perform on "Good Morning America" while Brad Paisley will present an award to one of "America's heros"...

  • Christina Forte
    11/03/2010

    Dale Carter, Barry Kent and Lee Rogers are among the inductees for the Country Radio Hall of Fame...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/03/2010

    Randy Travis and wife Elizabeth call it quits...

  • Webb
    11/03/2010

    Even though she is marking her 50th anniversary in show business with more than 50 albums released, Loretta Lynn isn’t missing a beat...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/03/2010

    Trace Adkins is using his stardom and entertainment abilities for a nine-day USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Middle East. Since 2002, Adkins has toured on two other USO tours and performed for more than 7,800 troops in Bahrain, Iraq and Afghanistan...

  • Ava-Lauren Moses
    11/03/2010

    Country Music artist Jason Aldean and pop/rock singer Kelly Clarkson will perform together during the 44th Annual CMA Awards, which will air live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 10, on ABC...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/02/2010

    A Nashville chocolate artisan has created chocolate truffles inspired by the CMA Artists of the Year....

  • Dustin Stout
    11/02/2010

    Don't expect messages less than 140 characters from Carrie Underwood...

  • Jacob Ryan
    11/02/2010

    Between Oct. 30 and Nov. 10, a half-hour special featuring interviews with stars will air on local ABC affiliates...

  • Dustin Stout
    11/02/2010

    Zac Brown Band will debut at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 17...

  • Webb
    11/02/2010

    Jerrod Niemann, Josh Turner to perform...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/02/2010

    Carrie Underwood will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Underwood recorded the end title song, “There’s A Place For Us"...

  • Christina Forte
    11/02/2010

    Rascal Flatts will be honored for their generous donations to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital by having a new pediatric surgery center named after them...

  • Valerie Wire
    11/01/2010

    It's getting difficult to find something Taylor Swift is not involved in lately. This weekend, the starlet tacked something onto her resume that's a little bit different than what she’s use to – college football.
     

  • Christina Forte
    11/01/2010

    The last few years have been hectic for Country singer Sara Evans, but after all she's been through, she find herself 'A Little But Stronger' because of it. Now, Evans is getting ready to launch her new CD, and she's not looking back...