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Sony BMG Music Entertainment Launches Platinum Musicpass Digital Album Cards

January 15th, 2008 2:12pm EST
Celine Dion
SONY BMG Music Entertainment today announced the launch of Platinum MusicPass, a series of digital album cards that enable consumers to download full-length albums, and in many cases special bonus content, in the form of high-quality MP3 files. The first 37 titles in the series, which represent musical genres ranging from Rock and Pop to R&B and Country, will debut on January 15th, 2008 and by the end of the month will be available at 4,500 retail outlets across the United States. In Canada, MusicPass will debut in late January of 2008.

"The introduction of MusicPass is an important p...
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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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Jamie Foxx Performs With Rascal Flatts On 41st CMA Awards, Nov. 7 On ABC; Win An iPod!

October 23rd, 2007 8:30pm EDT
The 41st Annual CMA Awards
-Win a CMA Awards Prize Pack!

Multi-talented, Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx joins reigning CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year Rascal Flatts for a duet performance during "The 41st Annual CMA Awards" Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) live from the Sommet Center in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Rascal Flatts, who are nominated for Entertainer of the Year, will open "Country Music's Biggest Night™" with the title track from their third consecutive No. 1 album, Still Feels Good. Later in the broadcast, they will perform "She Goes All the Way" with Foxx. The duet w...
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Fashion Rocks Update: Mary J. Blige Joins Stellar Performance Line Up

August 30th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Mary J. Blige
Conde Nast Media Group announced today the following updates regarding New York Fashion Week's most star-studded event:

* Mary J. Blige joins the line up

* The Fashion Rocks(TM) stage will explode with once in a lifetime duets featuring Mary J. Blige and Usher, Fergie and Ludacris and Alicia Keys with Santana.

* Presenters include: Jessica Alba, Mischa Barton, Teri Hatcher, LeAnn Rimes, Denis Leary, Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50 Cent, Sean Lennon, Irina Lazareanu, Tyra Banks, Emily Procter, Kimora Lee Simmons, Michael Kors, Francisco Costa, Tommy Hilfiger, and Max Azria.

* A po...
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Dean Martin Is Forever Cool With New All-Star Collaborative Album; Win A Copy!

August 28th, 2007 6:30pm EDT
Dean Martin
Hollywood, California – June 26, 2007 – Around the world, entertainment superstar Dean Martin has the market cornered on charisma, easygoing charm, playful wit, and gracious humility, all of which combine to make him infinitely cool. To honor Martin's broad appeal and countless contributions to modern entertainment via his legendary music, stage, film and television career, many of the world's top artists have recorded new collaborative tracks with him for a new album titled Dean Martin: Forever Cool. To be released worldwide in CD and deluxe CD/DVD packages and digitally on August 14 by Ca...
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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

July 29th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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J.Lo, Fergie, Usher Among Performers At Fourth Fashion Rocks Show At Radio City Music Hall

June 27th, 2007 10:53am EDT
Fergie
NEW YORK (AP) - Jennifer Lopez, Fergie, Fall Out Boy and Usher will perform at the fourth annual Fashion Rocks concert celebrating the relationship between music and fashion.

The show, hosted by ''Entourage'' star Jeremy Piven, will be held Sept. 6 at Radio City Music Hall. It will air the following night in a two-hour special on CBS Corp.'s CBS network.

Fashion Rocks will be among the events during New York Fashion Week.

Aerosmith, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Avril Lavigne, Ludacris, Martina McBride and Santana are also scheduled to appear.

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Martina McBride, 'American Idol' Stars To Perform On NBC's 'Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular'

May 31st, 2007 2:53pm EDT
American Idol
NBC celebrates the nation's 231st birthday extravaganza with performances by superstar Martina McBride, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, and "American Idol" contestants Blake Lewis and Melinda Doolittle on the live broadcast of the "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular."

Hosted by Natalie Morales, NBC's "Today" National Correspondent and Tiki Barber, "Today" Correspondent and "Football Night in America" Studio Analyst, the show will air on Wednesday, July 4th, 9-10 p.m. EST (all time zones).

The country's largest Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza will feature nearly 35...
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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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Sanjaya's Run Ends On 'American Idol'

April 19th, 2007 12:17pm EDT
American Idol
The quest of American Idol finalist Sanjaya Malakar ended last night when it was announced that he received the fewest votes. Tuesday’s performance show featured the Top 7 singers performing country music after being mentored by superstar Martina McBride. Malakar, 17, from Federal Way, WA, sang “Something to Talk About.”

Over 38 million votes, this season’s highest total, were received after the show. On Wednesday, McBride performed “Anyway” from her new album “Waking Up Laughing,” Fergie sang “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and it was revealed that Malakar will not be moving forward in the com...
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Martina McBride To Mentor Top 7 & Perform On 'American Idol'

April 12th, 2007 11:05am EDT
Martina McBride
Multi-Platinum country superstar Martina McBride will mentor the top seven finalists next week as they prepare to sing country songs on American Idol Tuesday, April 17, and will perform her Top-5 single “Anyway” from her new CD “Waking Up Laughing” on the American Idol results show Wednesday, April 18, on FOX.

During the past several seasons, McBride has been one of the most popular artists to have signature songs covered by Idol contestants. McBride, whose powerhouse voice has earned her 23 career nominations and four Country Music Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, tying her wi...
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The Lucky 7 Remain On 'American Idol'

April 12th, 2007 9:08am EDT
American Idol
The quest of American Idol finalist Haley Scarnato ended last night when it was announced that she received the fewest votes. Tuesday’s performance show featured the Top 8 singers performing Latin-themed music after being mentored by superstar Jennifer Lopez. Scarnato, 24, from San Antonio, TX, sang Turn the Beat Around. Over 35 million votes, this season’s highest total, were received after the show. On Wednesday, Lopez performed her propulsive single Qué Hiciste, Akon performed Don’t Matter and it was revealed that Scarnato will not be moving forward in the competition.

Next week, te...
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'American Idol' Results Show To Be Extended To One Hour

March 28th, 2007 12:18pm EDT
American Idol
The American Idol results show, continuing to feature performances by renowned musical artists who mentor the contestants each week, will expand from 30 minutes to one hour on the following dates: Wednesday, April 11; Wednesday, April 18; and Wednesday, May 2 on FOX.

Upcoming mentors include Gwen Stefani, Tony Bennett, Jennifer Lopez, Martina McBride, Bon Jovi and Barry Gibb.

Til Death, the comedy that looks at married life from the divergent perspectives of a long-married couple and their neighbors who have been married for just a year, will conclude its first season with a spec...
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Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Martina McBride, Diana Ross, Gwen Stefani & Others To Appear On 'American Idol'

February 26th, 2007 10:42am EST
Gwen Stefani
American Idol’s sixth season continues to shine, with nine new celebrity coaches and guests scheduled to appear on the show. Ryan Seacrest announced that Tony Bennett, Bon Jovi, Barry Gibb, Jennifer Lopez, Lulu, Martina McBride, Peter Noone, Diana Ross and Gwen Stefani will join the list of top musical talents who have made appearances on "American Idol."

In addition, Season Four winner Carrie Underwood and Season Five finalist Kellie Pickler will perform on the show this season. Season Three winner recently Fantasia had the audience on its feet with her rendition of "I'm Here" from t...
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Guitar Virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel Nominated For 'Best Country Instrumental Performance' Grammy

December 13th, 2006 11:02am EST
Tommy Emmanuel
Tommy Emmanuel has garnered a nomination for the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in the “Best Country Instrumental Performance” category for “Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag” from his critically acclaimed Favored Nations Acoustic album, The Mystery, which was released August 22. "It's the greatest honor of my life and it's a dream come true. I appreciate being in such great company," said Emmanuel of his nomination.

Emmanuel—who currently resides in Nashville, but is an Australia native--is no stranger to the Grammy community. His work with Chet Atkins on the 1997 album The Day Finger Pickers ...
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Christina Aguilera, Sting & Others To Perform On NBC's 'Christmas In Rockefeller Center'

October 30th, 2006 1:44pm EST
Christina Aguilera
NBC lights up the night on Wednesday, Nov. 29 (8-9 p.m. ET/PT) with an incredible array of musical performances and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 9th annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" telecast.

Hosted by Al Roker and Ann Curry ("Today"), the star-studded 74th annual tree lighting extravaganza will feature Christina Aguilera, Sting, Lionel Richie, Bette Midler, Sarah McLachlan, Enya, John Legend, Martina McBride, and Taylor Hicks performing current hits and holiday favorites from Rockefeller Center in New York City.
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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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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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Celebrity Birthdays, July 29

July 29th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Geddy Lee
Happy Birthday to "Blade" actor Stephen Dorff (1973), "Stand By Me" actor Wil Wheaton (1972), country singer Martina McBride (1966), WWE wrestler Scott Steiner (1962), Rush bassist/singer Geddy Lee (1953), documentary producer Ken Burns (1953), "The Sopranos" mobster Tony Sirico (1942), Canadian actor David Warner (1941), late Newsman Peter Jennings (1938; d. 2005), jazz soloist Charlie Christian (1916), silver screen actress Thelma Todd (1905; d. 1935), actress Clara Bow (1905; d. 1965), and "The Thin Man" star William Powell (1892; d. 1984).
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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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Performers Added to Academy of Country Music Awards

April 26th, 2006 12:23pm EDT
Kelly Clarkson
The Academy of Country Music just announced that Kelly Clarkson, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride will perform as part of the 41st Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 23, on CBS.

Grammy-winning Kelly Clarkson, will join Rascal Flatts for a special performance. Brooks & Dunn are nominees for Entertainer of the Year, Top Vocal Duo, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year (all for "Bel...
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New Band Featuring Michelle Branch and Jessica Harp To Release Debut Album May 23

April 23rd, 2006 9:00am EDT
The Wreckers
The Wreckers, consisting of Michelle Branch & Jessica Harp, are modern country with a pop twist, and a little rock & roll tossed in for that extra bite. Michelle and Jessica met when they were both struggling in the music business. Michelle broke with her 2001 solo release on Maverick, The Spirit Room. Still in her teens, she was swept onto major tours and recruited by legendary guitarist Carlos Santana for Grammy-winning duet, “Game of Love.” Her second release, Hotel Paper, hit number two on Billboard’s Hot 200.

Michelle invited Jessica to join her on the road after trading email...
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Big & Rich To Play On Nashville Star Season Premier

January 17th, 2006 7:02am EST
Big & Rich
Nashville Star, the nation's top-rated country music series, has partnered with Nashville's notorious MuzikMafia to bring the hottest new talent to season four including an electrifying opening performance from Big & Rich in episode one.

"Big & Rich is one of the hottest acts in country music right now, and we are thrilled to have them join the already exciting line-up of season four," explained Libby Hansen, USA's vice president, alternative series and specials. "By building off the ratings success of last year and by joining forces with both the RCA Label Group and now the MuzikMafi...
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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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Eva Longoria, Sela Ward and Other Celebs To Appear on 'The View' Next Week

November 9th, 2005 2:08pm EST
Eva Longoria
During the week of Nov. 14-18, “The View” will feature appearances by Eva Longoria (Desperate Housewives), Sela Ward (House), Carla Gugino (Threshold), Kathie Lee Gifford (The Insider), Jeff Foxworthy (Redneck Dictionary), Patricia Heaton (The Engagement Ring), Rachel Ray (Food Network host, “30 Minute Meals”) and musical guest Martina McBride.

On Thursday, Nov. 17, join the co-hosts for their first “Stay-at-Home Dads” theme show featuring special guest Doug Savant (Desperate Housewives), real life stay-at-home dads and their wives and a live VIEWing party with stay-at-home dads.

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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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Stars To Perform for Johnny Cash TV Tribute

October 24th, 2005 10:11am EDT
Johnny Cash
Musical superstars Sheryl Crow, Foo Fighters, Shooter Jennings & Jessi Colter, Norah Jones, Kid Rock, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, U2 and Dwight Yoakam will perform on "I Walk the Line: A Night for Johnny Cash," a new entertainment special honoring country music legend Johnny Cash to be taped at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood and broadcast Wed., Nov. 16, on CBS.

Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon and Dennis Quaid are among the stars who will introduce the performances.

Cash will be celebrated in concert by artists who have...
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Martina McBride's 'Timeless' Takes Listeners Back

October 13th, 2005 4:09pm EDT
Martina McBride
Everyone who was there knew something really special was happening. Martina McBride’s recording sessions at Blackbird Studio during the first half of 2005 had an atmosphere of contagious enthusiasm. For the first time in her career, the multi-platinum country star was solely producing an album. But not just any album. An album unlike any she has ever recorded. An album celebrating her place in a genre she holds dear while reminiscing and paying homage to the songs where her journey began. This is an entire album dedicated to some of the most revered country classics of our time.

“...
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