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Meet Oklahoma Pop Duo Laura Leighe

March 22nd, 2014 4:09pm EDT
Meet Oklahoma Pop Duo Laura Leighe
Oklahoma-based pop duo Laura Leighe is making a splash with their self-titled EP, and there's another on the way. BFTV recently sat down with vocalist/keys player Laura Leighe Gossett and drummer Zach Dumbleton to find out who Laura Leighe are and what their plans are for the remainder of 2014.

Zach added that they're proud of the "positive" vibe of their music, telling us, "We like to bring hope in a sort of dark world."

"What makes us fresh is we have a duo with a singing, dancing frontwoman and a singing drummer," Laura told us. "So that's a little different and it's fun. We have a lot...
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Taylor Swift To Perform With Vince Gill And Alison Krauss At CMA Awards

October 21st, 2013 9:16pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift is set to team up with fellow country stars Vince Gill and Alison Krauss for a performance at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on November 6.

The group will team up for a one-off performance of Swift's hit single "Red". Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken will also play on the song.

Swift, who is nominated for six awards, including Entertainer of the Year, is keeping quiet about the rest of the details for the performance.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the show for the sixth year in a row. Performers include Blake Shelton, Geor...
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Vince Gill Confronts Westboro Baptist Church Protestors

September 10th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Vince Gill
After being quizzed about his marriage to Amy Grant, country star Vince Gill confronted members of the controversial Westboro Baptist Church over the weekend.

The group was protesting outside his concert in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sunday when they filmed the singer taking issue with their stance.

Gill went outside to speak to the church members, and one of them asked:  "What in the world are you doing out here?"
 
He fired back, "I came out to see what hate looks like."

The protester then asked, "What are you doing with another man's wife? Don't you know that divorce plus remarriage eq...
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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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Vince Gill Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

September 7th, 2012 3:20pm EDT
Vince Gill
Singer Amy Grant supported her husband Vince Gill in Los Angeles on Thursday as he was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The 27-time Grammy winner was honored with the 2,478th star on the prestigious Hollywood Boulevard, next to his wife Grant's honor in front of the popular eatery Hard Rock Hollywood.

Both the I Will Remember You hit-maker and his 20-year-old daughter Jenny were on hand for the ceremony, as were dozens of waiting fans and his country star pal Reba McEntire.

Touched by his new accolade and the size of the crowd, Gill said, "I remember as a 19 year old kid ...
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Elton John Gryrates With Channing Tatum On Stage At Rainforest Fund Concert

April 4th, 2012 11:44am EDT
Elton John
Channing Tatum showed off the moves he picked up as a male stripper by gyrating against Elton John at a star-studded benefit concert on Tuesday.

The 21 Jump Street star, who had a brief stint as an exotic dancer at the age of 19, thrilled the audience by grinding with the Rocket Man at New York City's Carnegie Hall.

The crowd was also treated to a musical performance from Hollywood actress Meryl Streep, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Hudson and Sting, who organized the show in aid of his Rainforest Fund.

Elton was thrilled to join the star-studded line-up, telling reporters, "It's probably one ...
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Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters And Bruno Mars Dominate 54th Annual Grammy Awards Nominations

December 1st, 2011 8:24am EST
2012 Grammy Nominations
Kanye West, Adele, Foo Fighters and Bruno Mars will be the ones to watch at the 54th annual Grammy Awards after each landing a slew of top nominations.

The Stronger rapper leads the way with seven nods - his star-studded collaboration All of the Lights is up for Song of the Year and Best Rap Song, while he also earns a nod in the latter category for his Jay-Z duet Otis. The hip-hop stars' Watch The Throne album will also go head-to-head with West's solo disc, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for Best Rap Album.

Adele is in the running for six honors and her critically-acclaimed project...
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Penn State Scandal Prompts Vince Gill To Open Up About Near Sex Abuse As A Child

November 17th, 2011 11:18pm EST
Vince Gill
An ongoing child sex scandal Pennsylvania State University has prompted country star Vince Gill to open up about his own brush with molestation as a kid at the hands of a sick gym teacher.

The singer was just 12 years old when his teacher allegedly made a pass at Gill and now he is speaking out about the incident in the wake of claims made about former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, who has been charged with molesting eight boys over a 15-year period.

Gill, now 45, tells CNN, "It (scandal) conjured up something that happened in my past when I was... a 12-year-old kid starting s...
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Vince Gill 'Deflated' By Radio Station Snub

November 1st, 2011 1:25pm EDT
Vince Gill
Country star Vince Gill is upset his songs have been sidelined from radio playlists and feels "deflated" by the lack of interest in his music.

The 54 year old released his latest album Guitar Slinger last month but lead single Threaten Me with Heaven only reached number 42 on the U.S. country charts.

Gill blames the lack of radio station interest for the poor chart position, and is convinced ageing country legends Merle Haggard and George Jones suffer a similar fate.

He tells the Associated Press, "I just felt like, 'Don't stop playing them because of their age'. If they're not as goo...
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Vince Gill Honored In Nashville

October 14th, 2011 4:30pm EDT
Vince Gill
Country singer Vince Gill was a guest at a gala in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday to launch a week in his honor.

City officials have proclaimed October 10-17 Vince Gill Week, to recognize his ongoing dedication to helping the local community.

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean says, "Vince Gill is a great musician, a great humanitarian and a great Nashvillian. His big heart is amazing, and his talent as a singer, songwriter and musician have made a remarkable mark on the city, and he does it with grace and humor...

"If there is a need in our community, Vince is always eager to step up and help....
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CD Review: Alice Cooper - 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' Is Surprisingly Great

September 20th, 2011 9:18pm EDT
Alice Cooper
Is it possible that with his latest, and 26th, album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, and after nearly five decades in the business, that Alice Cooper has not only not lost a step, but gained some in the process? The simple answer is yes. Welcome 2 My Nightmare is not a reboot, but a follow-up to 1975’s Welcome to My Nightmare, and not only is Cooper up to his old macabre tricks again, he is even resurrecting some familiar faces from his past, including members of the original Alice Cooper Band (Dick Wagner, Steve Hunter, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith) and producer Bob Ezrin.

The result of all thi...
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Reba McEntire Inducted Into Country Music Hall Of Fame

May 23rd, 2011 8:27am EDT
Reba McEntire
Reba McEntire was saluted for her career achievements as she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday.

The Somewhere star was joined by fellow singer Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock as they were honored at a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, who married in Texas on May 14th, were among the stars on hand to help induct the trio.

Garth Brooks and Vince Gill also joined in at the event, while George Jones sang Braddock's track He Stopped Loving Her Today, which was a hit for him in 1980.

Braddock is the first ind...
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Carrie Underwood Performs For Husband's Hockey Team

April 24th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood thrilled her new husband and his Nashville Predators teammates on Wednesday night when she performed during their Stanley Cup playoff ice hockey clash with the Anaheim Ducks.

The singer took to the ice with Vince Gill for a rendition of "Cowboy Casanova," but the appearance didn't bring the home team much luck - they lost 6-3 to the Ducks, who tied up the series 2-2.

Underwood's husband Mike Fisher was recently traded to her local team from the Ottawa Senators.

Nashville bounced back Friday night, beating the Ducks 4-3 in overtime to give them a 3-2 series edge. The Pred...
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Gwyneth Paltrow's 'Country Strong' Performance At The CMAs - Watch It!

November 11th, 2010 9:46am EST
Gwyneth Paltrow
At The CMAs, Gwyneth Paltrow hit the stage with Vince Gill to belt out the theme to her new movie "Country Strong," in which she plays country singer Tim McGraw's alcoholic wife. It marked the Oscar winner's first major live performance and earned her a standing ovation at the Bridgestone Arena. Check out the video of her performance below:

Country Strong is due out in theaters December 22 and also stars Leighton Meester and Garret Hedlund.

More CMA coverage:

- Country Music Awards Fashion - Who Was Hot & Who Was Not. Gwyneth Paltrow, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, and more! ...
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Miranda Lambert Triumphs At Country Music Awards; See Full List Of Winners

November 11th, 2010 8:13am EST
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert had a very special 27th birthday at the 44th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday - she took home Song, Video and Album of the Year honors and was named Female Vocalist of the Year.

Her fiance Blake Shelton was also a big winner, claiming the Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year awards.

Lady Antebellum were the only other multiple winners, picking up accolades for Vocal Group and Single of the Year, and it was a huge night for event co-host Brad Paisley, who claimed the Entertainer of the Year prize.

Lambert, who was nominate...
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Gwyneth Paltrow To Make Her Live Singing Debut At The CMAs

October 20th, 2010 7:10pm EDT
Gwyneth Paltrow
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow will put her skills as a country singer to the ultimate test next month when she makes her live debut at the Country Music Association Awards.

Paltrow sings the title track from her upcoming drama, Country Strong, and now she's set to perform it on stage at the 44th annual ceremony - with the music genre's top stars watching her from the audience.

However, the Hollywood actress won't face the country crowd alone - she'll be joined on stage by legendary singer Vince Gill. Paltrow has previously admitted she was surprised by the positive feedback and praise she rec...
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Taylor Swift Given Credit For Country HOF Fund Raiser Success

September 26th, 2010 6:30pm EDT
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Lionel Richie were among the stars who turned out to perform at a fundraising concert for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Los Angeles on Thursday night.

The singers were joined by country veterans Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris and Kris Kristofferson who all took turns to sing at the All For The Hall benefit.

Ritchie thrilled the audience with his hit-packed set, which included his anthem "Hello," while Swift delighted fans with renditions of "15" and "The Best Day" - a track dedicated to her mother.

The event was hosted by Gill, who joked to the crowd about Swi...
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Chely Wright Tried To Pray The Gay Away

May 20th, 2010 8:27am EDT
Chely Wright
Gay country star Chely Wright prayed for God to remove her homosexual tendencies when she first realized she might be a lesbian because she thought it was a sin.

The God-fearing singer fought her sexuality for years and even attempted relationships with Vince Gill and Brad Paisley - but she always knew she was gay, and recently 'came out.'

Now she reveals church lessons when she was a kid taught her that homosexuality was bad and she prayed not to become a lesbian.

She says, "I prayed every day for God to change me and it was, 'Dear God, please don't let me be gay. I promise to be a good...
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Emmylou Harris' New Album, 'All I Intended To Be,' Out June 10

June 2nd, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Emmylou Harris
Nonesuch Records will release Emmylou Harris' new album All I Intended to Be on June 10. This is Harris' third release on Nonesuch and her first solo effort since 2003's Stumble Into Grace. Of the selected material, Harris explains, "I've always seen myself as a relentless song-finder, a singer of other people's work whom I admire greatly, and an occasional songwriter." A North American summer tour in support of the record begins May 23 in California with more dates to be announced soon.

Recorded over a four-year span primarily at producer Brian Ahern's Easter Island Surround in Nashv...
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Overheard At The 50th Annual Grammy Awards

February 10th, 2008 11:18pm EST
Vince Gill
Quotes from the Grammy Awards:

''I just got an award given to me by a Beatle. Have you had that happen yet, Kanye? ... Just kidding.'' - Vince Gill, accepting the award for best country album from Ringo Starr.

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''I appreciate everything and I know you are really proud of me right now and I know you wouldn't want me to stop and you'd want me to be the No. 1 artist in the world. And Mamma, all I'm gonna do is keep making you proud.'' - Kanye West, speaking about his late mother as he accepted the award for rap album.

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''It's a pity Amy isn't here, but oh well, God ble...
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15th Edition Of Grammy Nominees CD Released Jan. 29

January 25th, 2008 3:30pm EST
Grammy Nominees CD
What do Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and Feist have in common? Besides having an incredibly successful 2007, each artist has been nominated for a Grammy and has secured a spot on the 2008 Grammy Nominees CD.

The 15th edition of the best-selling compilation includes 21 tracks nominated across the spectrum of categories this year. Over 15 million Grammy Nominees CDs have been sold worldwide!

Click here to win a copy and other Grammy prizes!

(contest end Feb. 2, 2008)

1. Justin Timberlake - What Goes Around… Comes Around (Interlude)

Record of the Year

2. Amy Wineho...
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Commemorate GRAMMY's 50th Anniversary With 'The Ultimate GRAMMY Collection'

January 8th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Classic Pop
In a grand commemoration of the 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY® Awards, Shout! Factory and The Recording Academy®'s GRAMMY® Recordings announce an electrifying 7-CD series encompassing GRAMMY® winners from four of the legendary awards' major genres. With a personal introduction written by 27-time GRAMMY® winner and 50th Celebration Ambassador Quincy Jones, this series is a sumptuous ode to the biggest hits in music history and a must-have for music lovers and collectors alike.

"We look forward to celebrating the past five decades of GRAMMY®-winning music with music fans everywhere thr...
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Year's Top Artists Perform At 41st CMA Awards; Win A CMA Prize Pack

October 30th, 2007 5:41pm EDT
Alison Krauss
The list of Country luminaries performing on "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" reads like a who's who of the format's finest and freshest faces with the announcement today that multiple nominee Alison Krauss and Horizon Award nominees Jason Aldean and Kellie Pickler have each been added to the list of performers for this year's gala.

"The 41st Annual CMA Awards" will be held Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) and will air live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Sheryl Crow, Blake Shelton and Gretchen Wilson have been added to the list of artists prese...
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Josh Turner Releases 'Everything Is Fine' Oct. 30

October 24th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Josh Turner
Real life - including heartaches, happiness, fishing holes, and everything in between - has had a way of finding itself in the middle of Josh Turner songs since he first burst onto the national country music scene.

It's those life experiences that keep drawing him back to what has become his unique yet easily identifiable country sound. "Growing up, traditional country music was always where my heart was at," he says, "because those songs were speaking about the life that I was living in rural South Carolina. It was all about love and work and life and just the everyday stuff that pe...
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Amy Grant's First Ever Career-Spanning Hits Collection To Be Released On October 2

October 1st, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Amy Grant
During her award-winning 30-year music career, Amy Grant has sold more than 30 million albums around the world. EMI CMG Label Group and EMI Music Marketing have partnered with Amy Grant Productions for an in-depth global catalog campaign, including remastered catalog titles and digital sales initiatives. On October 2, Amy Grant's first-ever career and label-spanning hits collection, Greatest Hits, will be released around the world in CD and Special Edition CD/DVD packages and digitally. In the U.S., the new title will be released by Sparrow/EMI America Records.

Amy Grant: Greatest Hit...
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Emmylou Harris Rarities Take Flight On 'Songbird'; Win The Set

September 19th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Emmylou Harris
LOS ANGELES -- 12-time Grammy Award-winner Emmylou Harris retraces the back roads of her remarkable musical journey that spans more than three decades with a highly personalized, far-reaching boxed set spotlighting her favorite tracks and difficult-to-find or previously unreleased gems.

Rhino lets one of the most instantly recognizable voices of any genre call the tunes for this four-CD and one-DVD collection of career favorites, difficult-to-find material and live performances from her days with Gram Parsons and, later, the Hot Band to her bluegrass material and her fascinating concep...
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The 'Queen Of Country Music' Returns With 'Reba Duets,' Out Sept. 18

August 17th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Reba McEntire
One of the undisputed legends of Country Music, Reba McEntire has sold more than 60 million records in a career that spans three decades, 29 albums, 33 No. 1 singles, 15 American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, 7 Country Music Association Awards, 2 Grammy’s and the CMT Johnny Cash Visionary Award. As a critically-acclaimed actor, she has been awarded the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Awards for her work on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the WB/CW’s top-rated sitcom Reba for 6 seasons, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination and a People’s Choice Award. Her...
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Reba McEntire Duets Album To Drop September 18

May 10th, 2007 10:06am EDT
Reba McEntire
MCA Nashville will release an unprecedented project titled Reba Duets September 18. For the first time ever, Reba McEntire joins forces with some of the biggest and best names in music to round out an 11-track album, produced by Tony Brown and co-produced by McEntire.

Guest appearances include performances by Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Ronnie Dunn (of Brooks & Dunn), Vince Gill, Don Henley, Faith Hill, Carole King, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes, Justin Timberlake and Trisha Yearwood.

"I've had a blast working on this album with some of my closest friends, who also happen to be so...
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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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Amy Grant Teams Up With EMI Music

April 27th, 2007 4:25pm EDT
Amy Grant
EMI CMG Label Group's Sparrow label announced today that they have signed a world-wide, long term deal with Amy Grant, which will include Grant's extensive 30 year catalog of recordings, which has sold more than 30 million units, as well as new catalog products. EMI will also have the option of working with Grant to issue new recordings in the future.

Initially, 17 titles of Amy Grant's catalog will be re-mastered and re-released in both physical and all digital formats on August 14. EMI CMG Label Group and EMI Music Catalog Marketing will also partner with Grant to create a new Greate...
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