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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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The Eagles To Be Honored By Berklee College

March 30th, 2012 11:46am EDT
Eagles
Iconic rockers The Eagles are to receive honorary degrees from Boston's prestigious Berklee College of Music.

The music school, based in Boston, Massachusetts, has awarded honorary doctorates to influential musical figures for over 40 years, with past recipients including Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones, David Bowie and Aerosmith's Steven Tyler.

This year's honorees are the Hotel California stars, as well as bluegrass singer Alison Krauss and Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke.

They will receive their degrees at a ceremony on May 12th at Boston University's Agganis Arena.
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2012 Grammy Awards Fashion: Some Wore Colors While Most Wore Black On A Bittersweet Evening

February 13th, 2012 12:54pm EST
2012 Grammy Awards
The 2012 Grammy Awards will forever be remembered for one reason: the event took place the night after the music industry lost one of their biggest stars in an untimely fashion: Whitney Houston.

Despite the somber undertones of host LL Cool J's opening prayer for the late singer and a rousing performance of her hit song "I Will Always Love You" by Jennifer Hudson; the night was about the music and the attitude that the show must go on.

As always with award shows, the night is also about the fashion. While many stars wore black - perhaps in honor of the late Houston - many stars let the c...
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Q&A: Gabe Dixon Forges A Solo Identity

January 23rd, 2012 11:00am EST
Gabe Dixon
In our recent interview, Jon McLaughlin referred to Gabe Dixon as "a huge influence on me and he's somebody who I think everybody should know."

I took his recommendation and went looking. It didn't take me long to discover why McLaughlin would speak so highly of Dixon: like McLaughlin, he's just a good guy trying to make good music in the world.

After a decade fronting The Gabe Dixon Band (last heard in 2008), he's now trying to establish himself as a solo artist. His debut solo album, One Spark, was released in the fall and I caught up with Dixon in between stops on his subsequent tour w...
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The Zac Brown Band & Jason Aldean Lead American Country Awards Nominations

October 13th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Zac Brown Band and Jason Aldean
Singer Jason Aldean and the Zac Brown Band are set to dominate the second annual American Country Awards after scoring eight nominations apiece.

Both acts will battle it out for the Artist of the Year and Album of the Year honors at the Las Vegas ceremony in December.

Taylor Swift is also tipped for the Artist Of The Year prize, as are Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum.

Duo Thompson Square will be an act to beat after scoring seven nominations, while country sweetheart Swift is tipped in six categories, including Artist of the Year: Female. She'll go head-to-head with Sara Evans, Alison ...
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Heart Releases 'Night At Sky Church' On DVD & Blu-ray; Check Out Their Classic 'Crazy On You'

March 9th, 2011 10:33am EST
Heart
Legacy Recordings released, Night At Sky Church, a new full-length concert film from the ground-breaking Seattle-based rock band Heart, available everywhere on DVD and Blu-ray disc.

Lensed in glorious Red Cam HD during Heart's triumphant hometown gig last March at the Experience Music Project, Seattle's Rock & Roll History Museum, Night At Sky Church showcases a stunning career-spanning selection of warm, revelatory and electrifying performances.

Night At Sky Church includes definitive interpretations of Heart's biggest hits, some of the most anthemic tunes in the entire classic rock cano...
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Photo Slideshow: Weekly Happenings...Adam Sandler, Jennifer Lopez & More

July 22nd, 2009 11:50am EDT
Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler pimping his new film "Funny People" was only one of many celeb happenings this week. Take a look at some other events that occurred...

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Jordin Sparks Handprint Ceremony to Promote Her New Album "Battlefield" at Plane...
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Universal Music Group And Elvis Costello Team Up For A Great Cause

June 13th, 2009 1:45pm EDT
Elvis Costello
On the UniversalMusicStore.com they are auctioning off a signed Elvis Costello guitar where 100% of the proceeds go to City of Hope. The City of Hope is dedicated to finding a cure for cancer as well as other life-threatening diseases. The auction will run until Monday, June 15th.

Elvis Costello has a brand a new record out, "Secret, Profane & Sugarcane" that was released on 6/2/09. This amazing new signed acoustic guitar is a must have for any Costello fan!

Elvis Costello's new album 'Secret, Profane & Sugarcane' was released by Hear Music on June 2nd.

The record was produced by T...
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Slideshow: Alison Krauss - Hot Or Not?

February 9th, 2009 3:41pm EST
Alison Krauss pics
Alison Krauss' five Grammy wins last night brought her career total up to 26, making her the most successful female artist in Grammy history. But is she hot or not? Click through the photos of the 37-year-old fiddler and let us know what you think by leaving a comment below!

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Chris Brown-Rihanna Drama, Kanye West Mullet, And Old People Rule This Year's Grammys

February 9th, 2009 10:51am EST
Neil Diamond
For the 2009 Grammy Awards, Starpulse.com contributing writer Simbarashe keeps a blog as everything happens live! Time for this year's Grammys. Since I'm doing this live I'll have no choice but to post only my initial gut-reactions as things happen, so hopefully this will be to your reading benefit. If someone is hot, I'll let you know. If someone is not, I'll let you know that too. I'm just wondering if anything I blog can or would be used against me.

8:00pm - I'm excited! The Grammys have started!

8:00pm - U2 kick things off with their new single "Get On Your Boots". It's like ZooT...
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2009 Grammy Award Predictions

January 30th, 2009 12:05pm EST
My Morning Jacket
What can I say? I'm a sucker for the Grammys and the Oscars, and after a few years of real yawners, the Grammys in particular are back with a vengeance! The performances lineup is Coachella-esque impressive, with U2 and Coldplay joining the likes of Jonas Brothers, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne(!), Paul McCartney(!!) and Radiohead(!!!). But just as important as the performers are the award winners, and if you're in an office pool somewhere or on your way to Vegas and need a little help predicting the winners, you've come to the right place! (Well actually, if you're on your way to Vegas you ...
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Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

December 25th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...
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Get In The Mood With A Little Holiday Music

December 22nd, 2008 9:47am EST
Harry Connick, Jr. What a Night! A Christmas Album
Some old, some new, there's no other way to spice up the holidays with a little music. Check out a few of our December favorites below, and let us know some of your season picks!

Faith Hill - Joy To The World

Given the longevity of her career, Joy To The World is Faith Hill's debut holiday release. Hill covers holiday standards with a very disciplined approach. Her vocal talent, orchestral backdrops, and singing choir are highlights.

Keith Sweat - A Christmas Of Love

Keith Sweat provides a groovilicious holiday with the funky smooth sounds of...
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The Gabe Dixon Band To Release Self-Titled Album Aug. 26

August 7th, 2008 7:00pm EDT
The Gabe Dixon Band
Who turns down a personal offer to play keyboard on Paul McCartney's world tour? Gabe Dixon did, and it was probably the best decision of his life. Dixon respectfully turned McCartney down to focus his energies on his band's then-yet-to-be-released album.

The first incarnation of The Gabe Dixon Band was born nine years ago as a jam band with heavy jazz influences, but after a bout of cutbacks and regime changes at their original label, the band members had a collective epiphany and decided to reinvent themselves as a song-based trio. A reviewer for The Nashville Tennessean, Dixon's hom...
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Five Must-See Concerts Before You Die

July 14th, 2008 10:09am EDT
Led Zeppelin
Picture this scenario: you're on your deathbed, all of your finances are in order and amends have been made in every single one of your personal relationships. Something is wrong though; something keeps persistently gnawing at your emotions of regret until you realize that, as a fan of Rock and Roll, there were too many missed opportunities throughout your life. Too many nights, watching concerts from the latest fad, instead of seeing the true greats of arena history. If only you could go back in time, perhaps forgo that night wasted on The Spin Doctors and trade that experience for a night...
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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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Mindy Smith Releases Holiday Album

November 5th, 2007 6:05pm EST
Mindy Smith
Widely acclaimed singer-songwriter Mindy Smith adds her warm, graceful touch to the Yuletide season with her new CD My Holiday, released October 9th on Vanguard Records.

Recorded in Nashville and produced by Mindy Smith and Steve Buckingham, My Holiday is an eleven song collection that features six original tunes written or co-written by Mindy including "Come Around," "Santa Will Find You," "Follow The Shepherd Home" and the title track. My Holiday also features such classic Christmas recordings as "Away In A Manger" with Alison Krauss on harmony vocals, "The Christmas Song," "Silver ...
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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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Lonestar Returns To Country Music Scene With Stop At Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

September 14th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Lonestar
LEBANON, TENN. (September 12, 2007) – After years of touring and releasing platinum selling records, Lonestar has built a strong and loyal following of music fans across the country. The band is about to hit the road again, this time with a new lead singer and a new Christmas CD that's only available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® locations and online at crackerbarrel.com.

"It's an honor to be involved with Cracker Barrel on this project. I can't think of a better combination than Lonestar, Christmas and Cracker Barrel," said Lonestar's Keech Rainwater. "These recordings are a p...
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Heart's Ann Wilson To Release First Solo Album Sept. 11

September 3rd, 2007 9:00am EDT
Ann Wilson
Heart singer Ann Wilson has recorded her first-ever solo effort Hope & Glory, due September 11th on Zoë/ Rounder Records. The arresting vocalist branches out with a socially conscious and thought-provoking album of songs she selected to inspire the appropriately titled Hope & Glory. Produced by Ben Mink (K.D. Lang, Feist), Hope & Glory features guest appearances from iconic artists Elton John, Gretchen Wilson, Alison Krauss, Rufus Wainwright, Ann's sister Nancy Wilson and others on unique renditions of songs made famous by Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Neil Young and more.

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Celebrity Birthdays, July 23

July 23rd, 2007 3:00am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" star Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams (1980), actress Stephanie March (1974), Travis lead singer Francis Healy (1973), country/bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (1971), actress Charisma Carpenter (1970), supermodel Stephanie Seymour (1968), "Capote" star Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" star Woody Harrelson (1961), Depeche Mode singer Martin L. Gore (1961), prolific character actress Edie McClurg (1951), "The Limey" star Terence Stamp (1939...
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Rounder Records To Release Alison Krauss Collection

March 7th, 2007 7:16pm EST
Alison Krauss
On April 3, Rounder Records will release Alison Krauss’ A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection, an album that encompasses her diverse career as a master vocalist, instrumentalist, collaborator and producer.

A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection is comprised of 16 tracks, highlighting Krauss’ career outside of her traditional releases with long time band Union Station. The album features Krauss’ collaboration with John Waite on the single, “Missing You,” which also appears on Waite’s recent Rounder release Downtown....Journey of a Heart. A Hundred Miles or More also features Krauss’ cont...
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Joan Osborne To Release "Pretty Little Stranger," Nov. 14

November 7th, 2006 8:00pm EST
Joan Osborne
Recorded in Nashville and produced by Grammy winner, Steve Buckingham, "Pretty Little Stranger" highlights the soulful sound of Joan Osborne with elements of country blues and Americana. This 12 song collection features six original tunes written by Joan including the first single, "Who Divided", "Shake That Devil", "After Jane" and the title track and also compositions by Kris Kristofferson ("Please Don't Tell Me How The Story Ends"), Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter ("Brokedown Palace") and Patty Griffin ("What You Are").

Joan stated, "I would call this my version of a country record -- ...
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Win A Copy Of Alan Jackson's "Like Red On A Rose" CD

October 29th, 2006 9:00am EST
Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson, one of music’s most acclaimed songwriter singers, released his latest album, Like Red On A Rose, on September 26. Produced by Alison Krauss, Like Red On A Rose explores a variety of emotions from the point of view of a man whose life is settled and where paths are well worn. Entertainment Weekly wrote, "The dramatic departure is startlingly good, downright bold, and his best album yet…nearly heroic."

Alan Jackson is the most nominated artist in CMA history and is currently nominated for Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year for Precious Memories (2006). He has s...
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Mindy Smith's "Long Island Shores" Set For Oct. 10 Release

October 4th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Mindy Smith
- Singer/songwriter's sophomore album is a follow-up to her stellar debut One Moment More.

On the heels of her critically acclaimed Vanguard Records debut, singer-songwriter Mindy Smith is back with her highly anticipated sophomore CD, Long Island Shores, a nod to her family and her heritage growing up in Smithtown, New York. The album is scheduled for release on Oct. 10.

Long Island Shores retains the raw, emotional intimacy of Mindy's songs and haunting vocals but adds some sharp edges both musically and lyrically, broadening the landscape of Mindy's storytelling. Mindy co-pro...
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"James Taylor: A MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute" DVD To Be Released On October 3

September 28th, 2006 11:52am EDT
James Taylor
During the 2006 Grammy week in Los Angeles, MusiCares brought together a group of legendary artists to pay tribute to James Taylor and his famous works at their annual Person of the Year gala. The event honored Taylor for his outstanding contributions to the world of music and for his exemplary philanthropic efforts. The amazing lineup featured Taylor's friends and contemporaries performing great songs from his catalogue of music. The highlights of this exclusive music industry evening - from The Dixie Chicks performing "Shower the People" and Jackson Browne, David Crosby and Sheryl Crow jo...
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Alan Jackson To Perform on Leno Tonight; "Like Red On A Rose" In Stores Today--Win A Copy!

September 26th, 2006 12:16pm EDT
Alan Jackson
Alan Jackson, one of music’s most acclaimed songwriter singers, will perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening, September 26; also the day of release of Like Red On A Rose. Produced by Alison Krauss, Like Red On A Rose explores a variety of emotions from the point of view of a man whose life is settled and where paths are well worn. Entertainment Weekly wrote, "The dramatic departure is startlingly good, downright bold, and his best album yet…nearly heroic."

Jackson will also appear on the Late Show with David Letterman on October 12 and the Today Show on October 13. ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 23

July 23rd, 2006 3:00am EDT
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Happy Birthday to "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" star Daniel Radcliffe (1989), Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams (1980), actress Stephanie March (1974), Travis lead singer Francis Healy (1973), country/bluegrass singer Alison Krauss (1971), actress Charisma Carpenter (1970), supermodel Stephanie Seymour (1968), "Capote" star Philip Seymour Hoffman (1967), Velvet Revolver guitarist Slash (1965), "White Men Can't Jump" star Woody Harrelson (1961), Depeche Mode singer Martin L. Gore (1961), prolific character actress Edie McClurg (1951), "The Limey" star Terence Stamp (1939...
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Jerry Douglas Band To Open For Paul Simon

June 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Douglas
The Jerry Douglas Band has been confirmed for the opening position on the Paul Simon 2006 summer tour. Dates include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY and PNC Bank Arts Center. Jerry Douglas' newest CD on KOCH Records, "The Best Kept Secret," is in stores now.

Jerry Douglas, widely regarded as the world's best dobro player, was recently recognized again as Musician of the Year by the Country Music Association, his second such honor, adding to a long list of awards from the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association. He has also received 12 G...
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Impressive Debut Single From Natalie Walker Drops June 26

June 19th, 2006 4:30pm EDT
No One Else' is the highly impressive debut single from Dorado signing Natalie Walker. Twenty-three-year-old Natalie Walker’s journey to recording artist has been a very determined one. Born and raised in Indiana to a Born Again Christian family, Natalie would be the first to admit her teenage years were a struggle. Shy and introverted, she found her escape in singing, recalling a key moment aged 13 when she performed at a banquet for 300 people as the turning point in her life.

At 18, young Natalie got her first break. Replying to an online ad for a singer, she sent some demos to a Ph...
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