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Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboard 200

October 23rd, 2014 8:33am EDT
Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboar
For a third week, country rules the top spot of the Billboard 200. Last week it was Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt (who settles for #2 this week). This week’s honors go to Florida Georgia Line who sells a strong 197,000 copies of Anything Goes. Anything Goes is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week and outpaced the second place album by more than 100,000 copies. Guess Tyler and Brian have something to celebrate – as if they weren’t celebrating already.

Even though the numbers continue to stink, there are plenty of new albums being dropped by many notable artis...
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Jason Aldean Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music

October 16th, 2014 12:33pm EDT
Jason Aldean
For country musician Jason Aldean, it is certainly a “beautiful day.” Why – well Aldean topped the Billboard 200 selling a robust 278,000 copies of his latest album, Old Boots, New Dirt. With so many new releases bowing yet so few managing to sell remarkably, Aldean can definitely consider himself one of the biggest successes of the year after week one. Aldean isn’t “Burning It Down,” he’s lighting it up…something like that!

But of course, there’s a down side to everything. After building up Aldean as Billboard Chart royalty, it must be noted that even his large sales are downscaled f...
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Jason Aldean Keeps It Country on ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’

October 9th, 2014 1:35pm EDT
Jason Aldean
“Ain’t had a drink and I’m torn up / ain’t even had a taste of your love… we’re just getting warmed up.” Anyone who’s partaken of country music as of late can’t deny the ‘bro-ness’ of the style, definitely led by the likes of Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. Jason Aldean is oft considered a member of this movement, despite despising the phrase.

Regardless whether Aldean dislikes labeling or the fact his music is dominated by love, alcohol, and his “truck,” the artist’s latest album, Old Boots, New Dirt is ultimately a sound and enjoyable affair.

“Just Gettin’ Started” proves to...
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Blake Shelton Wins Race To The Top of The Billboard 200

October 9th, 2014 11:13am EDT
Blake Shelton
When the Billboard issue their chart prognostications last week, it was suggested that Blake Shelton had a solid shot at his second career #1 album. That said, that forecast would become cloudy thanks to one Barbra Streisand, who was projected to be competitive in the race for the top spot once again. Fellow country artists Lady Antebellum were considered to be likely third place. Things didn’t complete go as expected.

Blake Shelton indeed topped the Billboard 200, selling a more robust than expected 101,000 copies of Bringing Back The Sunshine. While prognostications had allotted 90...
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Jason Aldean Leads New Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

October 7th, 2014 11:16am EDT
Jason Aldean
As 2014 progresses in the fourth quarter, the amount of new albums released increases dramatically. The month of October is chocked full of new albums, many with the potential to be big hits. That said, ‘big hits’ in the new normal of album sales means tempered sales expectations. That said the sure bet this week seems to be obvious – Jason Aldean's highly anticipated Old Boots New Dirt. Besides Aldean, there are many other alluring aspects to check out this week.

1) Jason Aldean, Old Boots New Dirt (Broken Bow)

There’s good reason NOT to bet against popular country singer Jason Ald...
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Singer Jason Aldean Is Engaged To Brittany Kerr

September 26th, 2014 12:26pm EDT
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr
Jason Aldean has proposed to his girlfriend Brittany Kerr, according to People. The couple made headlines in 2012 after photos surfaced of the country star kissing the former "American Idol" contestant while he was still married to high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery.

Kerr announced the happy news on Instagram, posting a photo with the caption: "We've been on cloud nine the past few days!!?? My heart has never been more full of happiness and love... Can't wait to spend the rest of my life with this man? So many blessings and memories are in our future and SO thankful I get to share them ...
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The Hottest Male Country Music Stars Of 2014

May 9th, 2014 3:00am EDT
The Hottest Male Country Music Stars Of 2014
Texas native Luke Bryan is one of the hottest stars in country music. The son of a peanut farmer, Bryan is married to his college sweetheart, Caroline, and has two sons.

His hit songs include "I Don't Want This Night to End", "Drunk on You", "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," "Crash My Party" and "That's My Kind of Night."

Bryan burst on the scene in 2010 and received several Academy of Country Music Awards and a CMT Music Award. In 2012, he swept the American Country Awards with nine trophies, including the "Artist of the Year" award. The following year he won the Academy of Country Music Awards' ...
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Miranda Lambert And Tim McGraw Lead Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominations With 7 Each

January 29th, 2014 9:03pm EST
Miranda Lambert
The nominations for the 49th annual Academy Of Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday during an online video event that featured a host of stars including Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Duck Dynasty's Willie & Korie Robertson and Katy Perry, among numerous others.

The nominees were announced through a series of posts to the ACM Awards' Facebook and Twitter pages. Last year's Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the nominees with seven each.

Lambert is set to face off against husband Blake Shelton, who will co-host the ceremony with Luke B...
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Jason Aldean's Tour Bus Strikes and Kills Man In Indiana

October 28th, 2013 3:32pm EDT
Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean has expressed his shock and sadness after a man was hit and killed following a collision with his tour bus in Indiana.

On Sunday night, the Country singer was onboard the vehicle when pedestrian Albert Kennedy "walked out into the middle of the roadway," directly into the path of Aldean's bus, according to police at Knox County Sheriff's Department.

The 36 year old suffered "trauma to the head and chest" and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Aldean has since taken to his WhoSay.com blog to share the tragic news with fans and send his condolences to Kennedy's relatives, wr...
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Jason Aldean To Open Up About Cheating Scandal On TV

October 27th, 2013 10:16am EDT
Jason Aldean
Country star Jason Aldean is set to open up about his recent divorce in a television special that will air on the same night as the CMA Awards next month.

The Big Green Tractor singer filed to end his 12-year marriage to Jessica Ussery in April, after the couple fought to put a cheating scandal behind them.

Aldean struggled to save his marriage after he was photographed kissing American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at a Los Angeles club last year.

And now he's sitting down with newswoman Robin Roberts to discuss the love split as part of her Countdown to the CMA Awards special on Novemb...
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CMT Music Awards: Winners, Fashion & A Tribute To Oklahoma Tornado Victims

June 6th, 2013 9:06am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Oklahoma natives Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert made their state proud by winning some of the evening's top awards at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

Jason Aldean and actress Kristen Bell co-hosted the show, which featured performances by Taylor Swift, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker and Keith Urban.

Underwood (pictured above) won the coveted "Video Of The Year" prize, beating Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw and Swift. She sang "See You Again" with a church choir and dedicated the song to the victims of last month's tornadoes in Okl...
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Country Star Jason Aldean Files For Divorce From High School Sweetheart Jessica Ussery

April 29th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
Jason Aldean
Country singer Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife Jesica Ussery after 12 years of marriage. The singer, 36, filed legal documents in Williamstown County, Tennessee, to end his relationship with his high school sweetheart on Friday, citing irreconcilable differences.

Last week rumors that the pair had gone their separate ways began to surface, and the singer's representative confirmed that the couple was having difficulty working things out in the wake of his cheating scandal last fall.

"I can confirm that Jason and his wife are having problems, but there is nothing more to s...
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Academy of Country Music Awards Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Jewel, Taylor Swift & More!

April 8th, 2013 8:52am EDT
Academy of Country Music Awards Fashion
Country's brightest and hottest stars attended the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sunday night.

Several music stars ushered in spring with a variety of colorful gowns, including Carrie Underwood, who opted for a pink and red rose-patterened strapless dress.

Jewel turned heads in a pale pink sequined number, while Taylor Swift opted for a heavily beaded metallic gown.

Sheryl Crow made a departure from the norm in a blue jumpsuit, while Shania Twain, Faith Hill and Miranda Lambert wore black.

See the entire list of winners here, and check out more pho...
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Miranda Lambert Dominates The 2013 Academy Of Country Music Awards

April 8th, 2013 12:31am EDT
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert scooped up three of the top prizes at the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night, including Female Vocalist of the Year.

The singer bested fellow nominees Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Kacey Musgraves and Taylor Swift to win the award.

Lambert also won Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for her single, "Over You," and accepted the latter with husband and co-writer Blake Shelton by her side.

"As a songwriter, having your song and your lyrics recognized by your peers is pretty much as good as it gets," she said during her acceptance speech. "And ...
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2012 Celebrity Sex Scandals & Nude Photo Leaks

December 25th, 2012 8:00am EST
Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
Real life often mimics soap operas, and 2012 was no exception. Several celebrities were embroiled in sex scandals and nude photo leaks. As much as these stars try to keep some things to themselves, sometimes their private moments result in a media frenzy.

In September, a video featuring Kanye West getting down and dirty with a woman looking very similar to his girlfriend Kim Kardashian was being shopped around. RadarOnline reported that they viewed the 20-minute sex tape and posted a non-nude screen shot from it.  The video was allegedly made before the rapper started dating the reality st...
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CMA Awards Highlights: Miranda Lambert's Emotional Acceptance Speech, Blake Shelton's Big Wins, Fashion & More!

November 2nd, 2012 8:48am EDT
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were the toast of the town last night after winning a total of four trophies, including a joint award for "Song of the Year," at the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee.

The married singers shared the prize for their powerful duet "Over You," and Lambert had to contain her emotion while they accepted the award. Shelton told the crowd, "I lost my brother in a car wreck when I was 14 years old, and later in life when I decided I wanted to be a country singer, my dad always told me, 'Son, you should write a song about your brother.' I los...
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Jason Aldean Raises $500,000 For Breast Cancer Charity

October 29th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Jason Aldean
Country singer Jason Aldean raised more than $500,000 for a cancer charity by staging a special show in Dallas, Texas on Saturday.

The My Kinda Party hit-maker finished his tour with a concert at the city's Gexa Energy Pavilion, and he pledged money from the concert to breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Aldean has now thanked fans for their support and revealed the show garnered $509,000 for the cause.

In a post on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Thanx to everyone in Dallas last nite for a great show and helping us raise over $509k for Susan G. Komen. What a way to...
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Jason Aldean Says 'Everything's Good' With His Family After Cheating Scandal

October 9th, 2012 1:27pm EDT
Jason Aldean
Country star Jason Aldean has dismissed rumors of trouble in his marriage after he was photographed kissing another woman last month, insisting his family is "OK" and "everything's good."

The singer was recently snapped getting close to former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr outside a bar in Los Angeles, and he subsequently released a statement apologizing for acting "inappropriately" and "embarrassing" his wife, Jessica Ussery, and their kids.

He has now dismissed speculation about trouble in his relationship with his partner of 11 years, insisting they are working through their ...
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Jason Aldean Admits To Cheating On His Wife, Blames Alcohol

October 1st, 2012 8:15am EDT
Jason Aldean
Country singer Jason Aldean has admitted he "acted inappropriately" after pictures of him kissing a woman behind his wife's back emerged.

The photos of the My Kinda Party hit-maker apparently smooching former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr at a bar on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles last week were obtained by TMZ.com.

Aldean, who has been married to his high school sweetheart, Jessica Ussery, since 2001, has since released a statement on his official website after the pictures appeared online.

He writes, "I wanted to talk to you directly, so you were hearing the truth from me ...
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Fan Nearly Beaten To Death At Jason Aldean Concert

August 22nd, 2012 8:11pm EDT
Jason Aldean
A concert by country star Jason Aldean was marred on Saturday when a man was hospitalized following a brutal beating by three fellow concertgoers.

The 28-year-old male was returning to his seat at the open-air First Midwest Bank Amphitheater in Illinois when he was tackled to the ground by three assailants who repeatedly kicked him in the torso, shattering his ribs and puncturing his spleen.

The victim suffered major blood loss and was transported to the Palos Community Hospital, where is he still recovering from his injuries.

The "Big Green Tractor" hitmaker's show continued on without ...
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Man Stabbed At Jack Black Gig & Fan Shot At Jason Aldean Concert

July 30th, 2012 11:20am EDT
Tenacious D
On Saturday, a concertgoer was stabbed in the middle of Jack Black's Tenacious D set, forcing the group to cut the show short.

Guitarist Black and singer Kyle Gass were performing at Mandalay Bay's House of Blues in Las Vegas when a fight broke out. One person was stabbed in the leg and taken to the hospital. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Police have one man in custody and are not looking for any more suspects, according to 8 News Las Vegas.

It wasn't the only concert chaos over the weekend. On Friday, a Jason Aldean fan was shot after attending the country star's show in North...
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CMT Awards Winners & Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & More!

June 7th, 2012 8:38am EDT
Carrie Underwood
On Wednesday night, Carrie Underwood dominated the CMT Music Awards by taking home two trophies - her duet with Brad Paisley "Remind Me" won Collaborative Video Of The Year, and "Good Girl" was named Video Of The Year.

The "American Idol" starlet looked sexy in a short sequined dress with black heels and a matching clutch.

Another "Idol" star, Scotty McCreery, won Breakthrough Video Of The Year for "The Trouble With Girls," while Lady Antebellum took home Group Video Of The Year for "We Owned The Night." Sugarland won Duo Video Of The Year for "I Got You."

Miranda Lambert scooped up Fema...
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Carrie Underwood And Miranda Lambert Dominate 2012 CMT Music Award Nominations

April 23rd, 2012 2:47pm EDT
Carrie Underwood
Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert look set to dominate the 2012 CMT Music Awards after landing a combined total of nine nominations.

American Idol winner Underwood leads the pack with five nods - her song Good Girl will go head-to-head with Lambert's Over You for Video and Female Video of the Year, and her unlikely duet with rocker Steven Tyler during a pre-Super Bowl party also earned her a mention in the CMT Performance of the Year category.

The Male Video of the Year will be a battle between the likes of Keith Urban (Long Hot Summer), Jason Aldean (Dirt Road An...
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Taylor Swift Is Slender & Sultry At The Academy Of Country Music Awards (See Fashion & Winners!)

April 2nd, 2012 8:41am EDT
Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson scored two trophies each at Sunday night's Academy Of Country Music Awards.

But Taylor Swift won the coveted Entertainer of the Year prize for the second year in a row. She told the audience, "Thank you so much to the fans who voted for this. I am so happy about this."

The singer looked beautiful and more mature, wearing heavier than usual make-up and a white shift dress with metallic accents.

The main ACM winners were:

Entertainer of the Year - Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year - Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist of the Year - Miranda...
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Taylor Swift Is Music's Biggest Money Maker

March 10th, 2012 4:00pm EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift was the top musical money maker in 2011, according to Billboard.com.

The country star's estimated $35.7 million haul from her "Speak Now Tour" profits, album sales and digital successes, gave her the edge over U2 and fellow country star Kenny Chesney on the new rich list.

Also making the top five: Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, while Sade, Bon Jovi, Celine Dion, Jason Aldean and Adele round out the top 10.

Taylor currently stars in "The Lorax," which is also doing great financially. Last week it shattered box office records by grossing a whopping $70.7 million in its opening weeke...
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Jason Aldean Participates In Spring Training With Atlanta Braves

March 3rd, 2012 11:30am EST
Jason Aldean
Country singer Jason Aldean has traded the stage for the outfield after signing up for spring training with the Atlanta Braves baseball team.

The singer is currently filming an episode of Great American Country TV show "Day Jobs," which allows country stars to step back into the life they lived before making it big.

And on Thursday the former athlete suited up to show off his skills by running the bases and perfecting his swing at the Braves' hometown stadium of Turner Field in Georgia.

Posts on the team's official Twitter website read, "@Jason_Aldean visiting #BravesSpringTraining. @Jas...
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Jason Aldean Buys Property For Deer Hunting, Fishing & Four Wheeling

February 14th, 2012 10:27am EST
Jason Aldean
Country star Jason Aldean has snatched up a sprawling 1,300-acre farm in Tennessee - just so he can have a private place to go hunting.

The hitmaker purchased the undeveloped piece of land outside of Nashville and Aldean gushes the property is perfect for his wife Jessica and two daughters, Keeley and Kendyl, to spend an afternoon of outdoor fun.

He tells Country Vibe, "I'd kinda been looking for some land just to get away on and be able to take my kids out there and fish... or ride four wheelers. I like to deer hunt, so I can do that (there)."

The rural spot also features a cabin, which...
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Kenny Chesney Scores Nine ACM Awards Nominations

January 26th, 2012 1:44pm EST
Kenny Chesney
Kenny Chesney looks set to lead the charge at the 2012 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards after scoring nine nominations.

The country superstar will compete in top categories including Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year and Song of the Year for You and Tequila, his duet with Grace Potter.

He'll also go up against Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum for the coveted Album of the Year prize.

Lady Antebellum will also attempt to defend their title as last year's Vocal Group of the Year, facing tough competition from The Band Perry, the Eli Youn...
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The 37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2011

December 20th, 2011 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars of 2011
Let's hear it for the boys! It's that time of year again when we honor the "37 Hottest Male Stars." Our list includes the usual suspects (Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and George Clooney), as well as a younger crew (Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron).

Robert Pattinson dominated the big screen with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and Ryan Gosling impressed critics with "Drive." We can't decide between who's the sexier magical creature on "True Blood" - Alexander Skarsgaard or Joe Manganiello.

Let's not forget the musicians: Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Drake and other heartthrobs also make...
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American Country Awards Fashion: Carrie Underwood, Jordin Sparks & More!

December 6th, 2011 8:29am EST
Carrie Underwood
The second annual American Country Awards took place in Las Vegas last night. Carrie Underwood, who took home three awards, looked cute as a button in a strapless white dress and purple cuffed pumps.

Kristin Chenoweth made fans green with envy in a cleavage revealing gown, while Jordin Sparks looked sophisticated in an off-the-shoulder white dress.

The boys from The Band Perry channeled the '70s with butterfly collared shirts, and Jason Aldean tore up the red carpet in ripped jeans.

Check out all the fashion in the following pages!

Jordin Sparks

Kristin Chenoweth

Lauren Alai...
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