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Miranda Lambert Lands Nine CMA Awards Nominations (See Full List Of Nominees)

September 3rd, 2014 5:30pm EDT
Miranda Lambert
Miranda Lambert has toppped this year's list of nominations for 48th Annual CMA Awards with a whopping nine nods.

The singer matched the current record of nominations for a female that she set back in 2010.

Alan Jackson is the only star to receive more nominations at the CMA Awards -- he landed 10 nods in 2002.

Singer Darius Rucker and the members of Little Big Town revealed the nominations on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday, a list which includes, not surprisingly, several of country music's biggest names.

Dierks Bentley received five nominations, including Album of the Year ...
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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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2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 2

October 12th, 2013 9:10pm EDT
I Am Not a Human Being II
Welcome all who dare to part deux of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013 for all who dare to enter the brentmusicreviews zone! Ha… If you missed the first part (Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013, Part 1), you should like totally check out my favorites from 2013, ‘cause there was some awesome albums.  If you’re not one for positivity and optimism, maybe you’re just checking this out because some you enjoy skepticism, criticism, and the occasional, um, cynicism.  Regardless, let me remind you how I started off my previous post:

As I look o...
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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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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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Pregnant Celebrities Expecting In 2013

January 3rd, 2013 5:03pm EST
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Another year, another crop of celebrity babies! Here are the celebrities looking forward to a happy and healthy bundle of joy in 2013:

Twilight star Cam Gigandet and longtime girlfriend Dominique Geisendorff announced in June they are expecting their second child.

Mentalist actress Amanda Righetti and her husband Jordan Alan revealed they were expecting this past August.

Former Girls Next Door star and Playboy Playmate Holly Madison is expecting a child with Pasquale Rotella in March.

Malibu Country actress Sara Rue is expecting a child with husband Kevin Price early this ...
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Lady Antebellum Singer Hillary Scott Is Pregnant

December 8th, 2012 9:30am EST
Hillary Scott
Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott is pregnant. On Friday the singer and her husband Chris Tyrrell announced they will become parents in 2013, a month before their first wedding anniversary.

The 26-year-old mom-to-be wrote in a statement: "Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a BABY! We feel so blessed!!!"

Tyrrell is a member of country band Love and Theft, and he isn't the only member of the group with 2013 daddy dreams - frontman Eric Gunderson and his wife Emily are expecting a boy in May.
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Justin Bieber Named Artist Of The Year At AMAs - Check Out Pics Of Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera & More!

November 19th, 2012 8:55am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber took home the coveted "Artist of the Year" prize at last night's American Music Awards (AMAs) in Los Angeles. The pop star also won "Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist" and "Favorite Pop/Rock Album" trophies.

Bieber, who attended the event with his mother Pattie Mallette, dragged her on stage when he recieved the night's most anticipated award. "This is my mom, she's little but she's beautiful...I wanna thank you for just always believing in me...This is amazing," he told the crowd.

Skirting around rumors that he and Selena Gomez broke up, he told fans, "As long as you guys keep ...
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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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'The Voice' Finale - And It's Jermaine for the Win!

May 9th, 2012 11:23pm EDT
The Voice Finale  - And It's Jermaine for the Win
Host Carson Daly welcomes us to The Voice finale. There have been three months of blind auditions, battles and live performances. Four contestants - Jermaine Paul, Tony Lucca, Chris Mann and Juliet Simms - have given everything they’ve got to win over their coaches and the viewing audience. The four celebrity coaches - Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Blake Shelton, and Christina Aguilera - have done their best to pick winning vocalists, and to nurture the musical talents to this peak point.

It’s all over but the two hours that our poor finalists will have to endure before discovering just ...
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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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Adele, Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne & Katy Perry Lead Billboard Award Nominations

April 20th, 2012 8:57am EDT
Adele
Adele's amazing 2012 has just reached new heights - she has landed 18 nominations for the upcoming Billboard Music Awards.

The multiple Grammy winner, who was named among Time magazine's most influential people earlier this week, will compete for the Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artist trophies among others.

Rihanna, LMFAO, Lil Wayne and Katy Perry are also nomination leaders for the prizegiving ceremony, which will take place in Las Vegas on May 20.

Competing with Adele, Rihanna and Perry for Top Artist honors will be Lady Gaga and Lil Wayne, w...
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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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Current Musicians That Will Be Around For The Long Haul

March 24th, 2012 8:45am EDT
Kelly Clarkson
Many can agree that the music industry is a very fickle business marked by the "here today and gone tomorrow" syndrome. However, there are a few current music entertainers have become very adept at surviving popular long trends, by putting it all in, to become musicians in it for the long haul.

These of course are just a few we feel will be around for the long haul. Let us know who would be on your list!

Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson, being the very first American Idol television singing competition winner, has since built a rock solid music career that shows she is certainly in it f...
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Lady Antebellum To Play For Tornado-Ravaged School

March 21st, 2012 12:03pm EDT
Lady Antebellum
Country music stars Lady Antebellum will perform a special gig for students in Indiana whose high school was wrecked by a tornado earlier this month.

The group recently launched a competition offering a concert at a school prom, and they chose Henryville High School as the winner after hearing the teens' "story, resilience and unity following devastating tornadoes."

The school was severely damaged when powerful storms ripped through the region, killing 13 people, and classes will take place at another site when term resumes on April 2nd.

Lady Antebellum are unable to perform at the sch...
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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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Adele Sweeps; Foo Fighters & Kanye West Dominate The Grammys (Full List Of Winners)

February 12th, 2012 11:21pm EST
Adele, Dave Grohl and Kanye West
Just as predicted, British songstress Adele dominated the 2012 Grammys, from a rousing performance of her hit "Rolling In The Deep" to sweeping all six categories in which she was nominated.

She picked up the pre-ceremony awards for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Short Form Music Video for "Rolling in the Deep", along with the awards for Record Of The Year ("Rolling in the Deep"), Album Of The Year ("21"), Song Of The Year ("Rolling in the Deep") and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Someone Like You"; but Adele wasn't the only big winner at this year's awards ceremony.

Foo Fighters, Skrillex...
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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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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Ties The Knot

January 9th, 2012 8:37am EST
Hillary Scott
Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott is a married woman after exchanging vows with drummer Chris Tyrrell on Saturday.

The singer and session musician Tyrell, who became engaged last July, wed in upstate New York and announced the news to fans in a video posted on the Lady Antebellum website.

Tyrell declares, "I'd like to introduce you to... Mrs. Hillary Scott-Tyrrell!"

Scott flashes her wedding ring at the camera and adds, "We got married! We just wanted you to hear it from us first. We love you. We're so excited to be starting our life together, and we just had to let you in on the exc...
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2011 - The Year In Review, February

January 1st, 2012 10:00am EST
2011 - The Year In Review
As awards season got into full swing, The King's Speech was the toast of Hollywood after scooping four Oscars including Best Picture, Best Actor for the movie's star, Colin Firth, and Best Director for Tom Hooper, while Natalie Portman fought back tears as she walked away with the Best Actress honor for her role as a tormented ballet dancer in Black Swan. It was a different story at the Independent Spirit Awards, where Black Swan trounced its rivals, picking up four honors including Best Director for Darren Aronofsky.

In the world of music, Lady Gaga's incredible rise continued as she pick...
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Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood To Tie The Knot

December 20th, 2011 4:12pm EST
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum star Dave Haywood is preparing to celebrate his first Christmas with his new fiancée after proposing on Monday evening.

The country musician surprised his girlfriend Kelli Cashiola by transforming their Nashville, Tennessee home into a winter wonderland, with a string of Christmas lights on the front of the house spelling out, "Will you marry me?"

Haywood then presented the record executive with a diamond ring as she accepted the marriage proposal, reports People.com.

The couple only went public with its romance last month when Haywood and Cashiola walked the red carpe...
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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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'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns J.R. Martinez The Hero Of The Ballroom

November 23rd, 2011 9:14am EST
JR Martinez Wins 'Dancing With The Stars'
So last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ crowned a new champion for it’s thirteenth season, and it was an outcome that I wouldn’t have predicted. Then again, I feel like I’ve been swinging back and forth all season, so it’s nothing new.

After Monday night’s show, Rob held onto the top spot, and I really hoped he would hang onto it. Here’s where the leader board stood on Monday:

1. Rob and Cheryl - 57
2. Ricki and Derek - 54
2. J.R. and Karina - 54

As usual, all the fallen stars took the stage in the first number, and it never fails to be kind of nostalgic. Which is weird, consid...
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2011 American Music Awards Fashion: Selena Gomez Sizzles, Taylor Swift Sparkles & More!

November 21st, 2011 8:17am EST
Selena Gomez
The ladies dominated the red carpet at the 2011 American Music Awards last night. Selena Gomez looked like a silver seductress alongside her boyfriend Justin Bieber.

Strapless dresses were a popular choice for Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott.

Jennifer Lopez wore a tight black and nude gown, while Katherine Heigl showed off a little cleavage and leg.

Check out all the photos on the following pages!

Katy Perry

Taylor Swift

Jennifer Lopez

Nicki Minaj

Jennifer Hudson

Audrina Patridge

Alanis Morisette

Mary J. Blige

Hill...
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Taylor Swift Dominates The 2011 American Music Awards

November 21st, 2011 8:10am EST
Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and Adele dominated the 2011 American Music Awards on Sunday after walking away with three trophies each.

The Love Story hit-maker ruled the country music categories, taking home the Favorite Female Artist accolade and Favorite Album for Speak Now, as well as the coveted Artist of the Year honor.

Accepting her award, a stunned Swift told the audience, "I wrote this album while I was on the Fearless tour and so I ended up writing lots of these songs at four in the morning in hotel rooms... And the fact that you would honor it in this way, you just have no idea what this mean...
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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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Metallics & Sequins Dominate Fashion At The CMA Awards (Photos)

November 10th, 2011 8:52am EST
CMA Awards Fashion
Gold, silver and sequins dominated the red carpet at the Country Music Association (CMA) awards last night. Most singers and celebrities opted for subdued colors with a splash of sparkle.

Carrie Underwood and Hillary Scott opted for gold dresses, while Miranda Lambert had two looks for the evening: a black and silver dress and a fuschia sequined one.

The red carpet standout (and not necessarily in a good way) was Laura Bell Bundy. Her purple and silver ensemble seemed more appropriate for an ice skating event.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF WINNERS HERE!

CHECK OUT ALL THE FASHION FROM THE EVENT!...
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Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton Lead 2011 CMA Awards

November 10th, 2011 8:13am EST
Miranda Lambert
Newlyweds Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton were the toast of the Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night after picking up the two top vocalist prizes.

Lambert, who married Shelton in May, was crowned Female Vocalist of the Year, while her new husband picked up the male equivalent at the star-studded Bridgestone Arena ceremony. Joking with Shelton, who opened the show by performing the Footloose movie theme with Kenny Loggins, as she picked up her prize, Lambert teased, "It's gonna be a good night, baby!"

Taylor Swift missed out on several top prizes, ...
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Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott Named SESAC's Songwriter Of The Year

November 9th, 2011 8:48am EST
Hillary Scott
Lady Antebellum star Hillary Scott hit all the right notes at Monday night's SESAC Nashville Music Awards in Tennessee after landing her second successive Songwriter of the Year trophy.

The Need You Now singer was also honored for co-writing four of the year's most performed songs and her publishing company, Hillary Dawn Songs, shared the Publisher of the Year prize with EMI Foray Music.

There was yet another big surprise in store for Scott - officials at the performing rights organization behind the awards show saluted the singer/songwriter's successes by announcing a donation to her f...
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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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