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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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Dierks Bentley To Headline Benefit Concert For Arizona Firefighters

July 10th, 2013 10:00pm EDT
Dierks Bentley
Country star and Arizona native Dierks Bentley is planning a benefit concert for the families of the 19 firefighters who were killed battling wildfires in the state last month.

The firefighters, members of an elite team of emergency workers who go by the name The Granite Mountain Hotshots, were overcome by a blaze just south of Prescott, Arizona, while trying to contain it and keep it from spreading.

The singer, who will headline the Country Cares Concert on July 22 in Prescott Valley, Ariz., said, "I want to help honor the memory of these 19 brave firefighters, to be part of the healing ...
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Stagecoach Country Music Festival 2013 - Are You Ready?

April 25th, 2013 10:30am EDT
Fans Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Hey y’all! It’s time to grab your cowboy boots, straw hat and jean shorts and head out to the desert with your music loving friends. The country folk are taking over the Coachella Valley for the 7th annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, CA this weekend, April 26th -28th.

Starpulse will be there to cover all the bands, including Toby Keith, Hank Williams Jr., Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, Dwight Yoakam, Phil Vassar, Jana Kramer, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Thompson Square, Lonestar and Tanya Tucker. Not only will we be there to cover the amazi...
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Music's Biggest Stars Rocked The Red Carpet At The 2013 Grammys

February 11th, 2013 11:04am EST
55th Grammy Awards
  The 55th Annual Grammy Awards got off to a hot start on the red carpet, where music's biggest stars gathered before the main event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Most stars adhered to the requests in the memo that CBS sent out on Wednesday, asking stars to tone their fashion choices down. The memo specifically asked that "buttocks and female breasts are adequately covered"; also warning that "see through" fashions, visible thongs and attire exposing any part of "genital regions" was forbidden at this year's award show.

Most stars followed the rules, including Jennifer Lopez, who ...
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Dierks Bentley Donates $50,000 To Injured Soldier

February 16th, 2012 3:39pm EST
Dierks Bentley
Country star Dierks Bentley made one wounded soldier's dreams come true by handing him a $50,000 check to help support his struggling family.

Sergeant Chad Sparks was serving in Afghanistan when he lost a finger in a freak accident aboard his military tank.

He returned home to his wife and one-year-old daughter but struggled to find work, and the pair had to sell off furniture, appliances and personal items to make ends meet.

Touched by the veteran's story, the Long Trip Alone hit-maker dropped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday to meet the awe-struck couple and present the Spar...
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Trace Adkins Is Country Music's Sexiest Man

November 16th, 2011 9:46pm EST
Trace Adkins
Singer Trace Adkins has been named Country's Sexiest Man in a new magazine poll.

The "Chrome" singer was named top man in Country Weekly Magazine and will appear on the cover of the publication when the new issue hits newsstands on Friday.

Adkins, who will co-host and perform at the American Country Music Awards on December 5, beat out Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Lady Antebellum singer Charles Kelley to land atop the readers' poll.
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Dierks Bentley Almost Thrown Out Of Kings Of Leon Grammy Party

August 28th, 2011 8:00pm EDT
Dierks Bentley
Country music went wild after the 2011 Grammy Awards and Dierks Bentley was almost kicked out of heavy-drinking Kings of Leon's post-ceremony party - for drunken behavior.

Lady Antebellum star Charles Kelley joined his pal for a celebratory drink after his band picked up Song on the Year honors for "Need You Now" - and he admits the night will always stand out in his memory.

Kelley tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Dierks was so hammered, he stood up on this glass table... The owner (of the bar) was like, 'You gotta get outta here! The Kings (of Leon) guys were like, 'No, he's cool! H...
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Blake Shelton And Miranda Lambert Wed

May 15th, 2011 12:10pm EDT
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
Country couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are now man and wife after marrying in Texas on Saturday.

The singers, who have been dating since 2006, exchanged vows at the Don Strange Ranch in Texas in front of 550 friends and family members, including country stars Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Charles Kelly and the Bellamy Brothers.

R&B hitmaker Cee Lo Green, Shelton's fellow judge on hit The Voice, was also at the ceremony.

Speaking after the nuptials, Shelton admitted he had been waiting impatiently for their big day since asking Lambert to marry him last May.

H...
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EMI's Family Of Artists And Songwriters Raise $940,000 To Support Japanese Red Cross Disaster Relief Efforts

April 26th, 2011 2:43pm EDT
30 Seconds To Mars
An auction of exclusive personal items and memorabilia donated by EMI’s family of artists and songwriters has raised $940,000 in funds to help the Red Cross support people affected by last month’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The charity auction, which launched on eBay’s worldwide sites on April 5, attracted bids totaling $470,000 from music fans around the world. All the money from winning bidders will be doubled through a donation by EMI.

EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon commented: “What a wonderful result!! It was made possible by the extraordinary generosity of so many members of the EMI...
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Watch The Red Carpet Show From The Academy Of Country Music Awards (Live Stream)

April 3rd, 2011 6:05pm EDT
Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton
Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are all set to host tonight's 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas at 8pm; but you can watch the stars arrive on the red carpet prior to the show right here.

Join host Stuart Brazell live from the red carpet beginning at 6:15pm (ET), and get the lowdown on tonight's big show. While you're waiting for the live stream to begin, check out Stuart's sneak-peek behind the scenes at the awards video below. She'll show you where the big stars will be sitting, give a tour of Reba's dressing room and more!

This y...
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Keith Urban And Brad Paisley To Re-Launch The Grand Ole Opry

September 28th, 2010 3:45pm EDT
Keith Urban
Keith Urban and Brad Paisley will help to celebrate the reopening of country music Mecca the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday night, four months after severe floods wreaked havoc on the fabled venue.

Opry bosses were forced to close down the Nashville, Tennessee auditorium in May when heavy storms caused water to sweep through the venue and destroy the stage, dressing rooms and retail store. They have spent an estimated $17 million on renovations and now the building is set to re-launch with an all-star line-up led by Urban and Paisley.

The duo will also be joined by the likes of Martina McBri...
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2010 Grammy Awards Fashion (Photos)

February 1st, 2010 12:10pm EST
2010 Grammy Awards Fashion
Gold and beige were hot colors at last night's Grammy Awards. Beyonce looked fantastic in a form-fitting Stephanie Rolland gown, while Katy Perry wore the same shade in a dress by Zac Posen, complete with gold flowers. Sexy "Tik Tok" pop star Ke$ha wore a flirty gold fringed dress. Carrie Underwood took the stage in a strapless gold gown but wore a white dress with an asymmetrical neckline on the red carpet.

Fergie stood out in her electric blue and gold dress, which had a hint of Egyptian flare. Taylor Swift was one of our top picks of the night in a blue sparkly floor-length Kaufman F...
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'Now That's What I Call Country' To Be Released August 26

August 22nd, 2008 12:07pm EDT
NOW That
The ultimate country music collection features today's hottest hits from country music superstars Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Trace Adkins, George Strait, Reba and many more!

The world's best selling multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, is releasing the highly anticipated compilation of today's hottest country hits on August 26. NOW That's What I Call Country will feature 20 hit songs from the superstars of country music as well as the best new artists in the format. This collection contains 15 Top-5 singles...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2007 3:00am EST
Bo Derek
Happy Birthday to singer Dierks Bentley (1975), Beastie Boy Michael Diamond a.k.a. "Mike D" (1965), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), actress Sean Young (1959), actress Bo Derek (1956), solo artist and Eagle Joe Walsh (1947), guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (1946), TV daredevil Super Dave Osborne (1942), comedian Dick Smothers (1939), game show host Richard Dawson (1932), U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (1925; d. 1968), and astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889).
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'CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock' To Air On ABC This Summer

May 4th, 2007 11:22am EDT
Sara Evans
ABC's hottest music event is back and bigger and better than ever when today's most exciting Country Music artists hit the stage in Nashville for a four-day party and celebration of America's music for the special "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock."

Filming during the Festival June 7-10, the two-hour special will air Monday, July 23 (9:00 - 11:00 PM/ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Sara Evans has just been added to the star-packed lineup. Artists already scheduled to perform include Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Rodney Atkins, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn...
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Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Announces Initial 2007 Lineup

February 14th, 2007 12:38pm EST
Police
Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment are proud to announce the initial lineup for the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The sixth annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 14-17 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville.

A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2007 lineup will total over 100 bands and 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days. Tickets go on sale exclusively through bonnaroo.com on Friday, February 23 at 12:00 PM ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to singer Dierks Bentley (1975), Beastie Boy Michael Diamond a.k.a. "Mike D" (1965), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), actress Sean Young (1959), actress Bo Derek (1956), solo artist and Eagle Joe Walsh (1947), guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (1946), TV daredevil Super Dave Osborne (1942), comedian Dick Smothers (1939), game show host Richard Dawson (1932), U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (1925; d. 1968), and astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889).
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Entertainment Elite Intersect In Nashville For "The 40th Annual CMA Awards"

October 23rd, 2006 8:00pm EDT
CMA Awards
The stars appearing on "The 40th Annual CMA Awards" are a testament to the overall popularity of Country Music. Legends, newcomers, style innovators and artists from other genres are all coming together for "Country Music's Biggest Night."

Added to the star-packed, performance line up for the 2006 CMA Awards are Horizon nominees Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Sugarland, and Josh Turner.

Presenting Awards will be "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler; LeAnn Rimes; two-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Barbara Mandrell; and rock royalty Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora of CMA Awards...
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Dierks Bentley's Third Album, "Long Trip Alone," Hits Stores Oct. 17

October 12th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Dierks Bentley
"I think every album has been a snapshot of where I've been at that moment in time," says Dierks Bentley. "This album is a conscious effort to tie in the road and the studio. There's a vein throughout the whole album of the bigger thoughts and questions that you have when you spend too much time on the road, and you grow up a little bit and start thinking beyond songs about beer and little white tank tops. From the outset, this record was always going to be really different than the previous records."

The last few years have seen Bentley emerge as the hottest young star in country musi...
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Martina McBride & Keith Urban Added to 'CMA Awards'

October 2nd, 2006 1:32pm EDT
Martina McBride
"Country Music's Biggest Night" continues to grow with the announcement today that Martina McBride and Keith Urban will perform when "The 40th Annual CMA Awards" airs live Monday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville.

The three-hour gala will be hosted for the third time by Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of super duo Brooks & Dunn.

Performers already announced include Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson. More performers an...
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More Performers Added to CMA Awards

September 26th, 2006 9:56am EDT
George Strait
Country Music's top artists of the year, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson and George Strait, will perform on "The 40th Annual CMA Awards" to be telecast Monday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. The artists join a star-packed lineup of nominees and performers that already includes CMA Awards hosts Brooks & Dunn, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood.

Additional artists will be added to the lineup and announced at a later date. "The 40th Annual CMA Awards" airs live from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. It is a product...
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Artists Added to CMA Music Festival TV Special

July 6th, 2006 2:30pm EDT
Sara Evans
Heart-warming stories and riveting musical performances are the heart and soul of summer's hot TV special "CMA Music Festival: Country Music's Biggest Party," which airs Monday, July 24 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC.

Added to the list of artists appearing on the special are Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Gary Allan, Dierks Bentley, Sara Evans and Miranda Lambert. Several of today's top hit makers are already scheduled to perform including Brooks & Dunn, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams Jr. Additional artists will be announced soon.

CMA Mus...
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Kenny Chesney Show Sells Out In Minutes; Second Show Added

January 31st, 2006 2:30pm EST
Kenny Chesney
There may be a lot of country tours hitting the road this year, but you wouldn't know it by the hysteria being generated by the first on-sale date of Kenny Chesney's eagerly anticipated The Road & The Radio Tour. Put on-sale at 10 a.m. at Omaha, Nebraska's Qwest Center on Saturday, even every "isolated single" ticket was gone in less than 4 minutes - and the hundreds of fans who'd been in line, many over night in sub-freezing temperatures, were faced with leaving the venue empty-handed.

Quick work between Kenny Chesney, his management and the tour promoter was able to produce an almost...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 20

November 20th, 2005 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to singer Dierks Bentley (1975), Beastie Boy Michael Diamond a.k.a. "Mike D" (1965), actress Cathy Moriarty (1960), actress Sean Young (1959), actress Bo Derek (1956), solo artist and Eagle Joe Walsh (1947), guitarist Duane Allman of the Allman Brothers Band (1946), TV daredevil Super Dave Osborne (1942), comedian Dick Smothers (1939), game show host Richard Dawson (1932), U.S. Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy (1925; d. 1968), and astronomer Edwin Hubble (1889).
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CMA Awards Rundown and Winners

November 16th, 2005 10:06am EST
Lee Ann Womack
The Big Apple provided a big night for some of Country Music's biggest stars. "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" was broadcast on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for the first time outside of Nashville, live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on the CBS Television Network. Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack were the big winner's of the night. Read on for a complete recap of the evening and a full winner's list...

Keith Urban won his second consecutive CMA Male Vocalist of the Year and his first Entertainer of the Year Award, making him the only Country artist in CMA Awards history to win the Horizon, ...
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Dolly Parton & Elton John To Perform Together

October 31st, 2005 12:02pm EST
Dolly Parton
Two of music's most respected, performer/songwriters Dolly Parton and Sir Elton John are joining forces for a musical first on "The 39th Annual CMA Awards" when they perform together during "Country Music's Biggest Night." Parton will join John in a performance of "Turn the Lights Out When You Leave."

"I've always admired Sir Elton's songwriting, musicianship and singing and I'm thrilled to be working with him," Parton said. "It should be a very passionate performance."

"The 39th Annual CMA Awards" airs live Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the CBS Television Network from Ma...
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All-Star Performers Lined Up For CMA Awards

October 25th, 2005 11:44pm EDT
Bon Jovi
The star-packed line up for the 2005 CMA Awards continues to grow with performances added by Bon Jovi with Sugarland front woman Jennifer Nettles; Willie Nelson and Paul Simon, who will also present the Song of the Year Award; nominees Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas; and by Horizon Award nominees Miranda Lambert and Julie Roberts.

Other performers already announced include:

Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, CMA hosts Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, Sugarland, Keith Urb...
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