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Aerosmith Getting $1 Million To Play New York State Fair

May 24th, 2010 11:42pm EDT
Aerosmith
Aerosmith will make New York State Fair history in August by becoming the first act to command a $1 million performance fee.

According to Syracuse.com, fair bosses have guaranteed the rockers $1 million - $200,000 more than the fee they paid to both Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift in 2008.

Furthermore, if the Aerosmith show on August 26 sells out, the band will take home an extra $300,000 more.

Ticket prices for the show have hit a new record too - the $104 top-priced ticket is $34 higher than the fair has ever charged for a concert, according to Blabbermouth.net.

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Rascal Flatts 'Blindsided' By Label Closure

April 20th, 2010 6:00pm EDT
Rascal Flatts
Country stars Rascal Flatts have been left "blindsided" by the decision to shut down their long-term record label by its owners at Disney, insisting they had no idea about the plans.

The band has called Lyric Street Records in Nashville, Tennessee its home since forming in 1999, and had planned to release their new album via the label later this year. However, Disney bosses failed to tell the trio they were closing the label for good and frontman Gary LeVox admits he is dumbfounded by the news.

He tells the Associated Press, "It's just a sad deal. That was our family for 12 years. It ju...
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Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney Expecting Second Baby

March 9th, 2010 3:07pm EST
Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney is expecting his second child with his model wife Tiffany Fallon.

Rooney and the former Playmate are already parents to 21-month-old son Jagger, and they're scheduled to welcome the tot's little brother or sister in September. The band will be on tour when the due date arrives, but Rooney insists he'll be at the birth.

He tells People.com, "I'll be on tour this September and the Rascal Flatts machine is not stopping for anybody. But I have to be there. I'll rent a jet or something if I have to!"

The couple married in April 2006.

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Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson, Eminem Lead 2009 American Music Awards Nominees

October 13th, 2009 1:49pm EDT
Taylor Swift
The American Music Awards (AMAs) will take place at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, November 22(8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT) on ABC. Taylor Swift leads the nominations race this year with six total nominations, Michael Jackson follows with five nominations. Eminem follows with four nominations and Beyonce, Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon and T.I. collected three nominations, respectively.

For the third year, winners will be determined by online voting at www.ama.abc.com, www.amavote.com and www.mycokerewards.com, the official voting location starting today. Artists will be...
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OneRepublic Unveil 'Waking Up'; Sophomore Release Due Nov. 17

September 21st, 2009 2:10pm EDT
OneRepublic Waking Up
OneRepublic have unveiled the cover to their highly anticipated sophomore album "Waking Up". The follow-up to their Dreaming Out Loud debut is due out on November 17th, and it features the powerful new single "All The Right Moves." OneRepublic broke records with their mega-hit "Apologize" which became the most legally downloaded song in US digital history.

In 2007, after seven years together as a band, OneRepublic took the world by storm with their debut release "Dreaming Out Loud". The album included the smash first single "Apologize" which shattered digital sales and airplay records ...
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Madonna Is Music's Biggest Moneymaker

June 25th, 2009 11:56am EDT
Madonna
In the last 12 months, a sold-out worldwide tour, international sales of her latest album, and lucrative endorsement deals put Madonna's earnings at $110 million, according to Forbes.com. Nowhere near the top 10 list? Britney Spears.

In second place is Celine Dion, who earned an estimated $100 million from June 2008 to June 2009. Beyonce Knowles came in third, earning $87 million. She dropped a double album, starred in two films, and embarked on what is expected to be, at minimum, a 110-date international tour.

The top 10 musicians on the list earned a combined $719 million, up from ...
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New 3 Doors Down Video Features The Geico Cavemen

May 15th, 2009 4:31pm EDT
3 Doors Down
Platinum-plus-selling rockers 3 Doors Down (Universal Republic), who rose to fame with the Superman-like riffage of hit single, "Kryptonite," are going primal with their newest video, "Let Me Be Myself," which features the GEICO cavemen.

The video for "Let Me By Myself," the third single from the band's new self-titled studio album, was shot in Los Angeles with director Shaun Silva (Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Rascal Flatts). Silva also helmed the band's most recent video, "It's Not My Time". "Let Me Be Myself" will also serve as the theme song for two of GEICO's new auto insurance co...
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Jessica Harp To Release Solo Debut, 'A Woman Needs'

April 18th, 2009 3:30pm EDT
The Wreckers Jessica Harp
Best known for her collaboration with Michelle Branch in the country duo The Wreckers, Warner Nashville is proud to release Jessica Harp’s first solo album A Woman Needs this summer, with her album single “Boy Like Me” already climbing the charts. This week, the pop-country singer secured the iTunes Video of the Week spot for “Boy Like Me,” which fans can download for free from the site. Check out Jessica's "Music Video Of The Week" on iTunes here (the iTunes "Music Video Of The Week" is free to purchase).

In June 2004, aspiring country singer Jessica Harp packed everything into her c...
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Rep Says Jessica Simpson Wasn't Dumped By Label

April 9th, 2009 2:49pm EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson's love affair with country music appears to be over - she has parted company with her Nashville, Tennessee-based record label. Her representative has confirmed Simpson is no longer on Sony Nashville's roster, but insists the singer has not been dropped by label bosses.

The spokesman tells UsMagazine.com, "She was on loan to Sony Nashville for her country album."

The news comes just two days after Simpson was a surprise no-show at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The singer announced the nominations earlier this year.

Simpson's country debut, D...
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'American Idol' Recap: Anoop & Megan Must Go

April 1st, 2009 8:42am EDT
American Idol
Random Thoughts While Waiting for the American Idol Contestants to Start Singing:

-It's amazing how four judges can combine to say absolutely nothing in the show open.

-What a strange theme. Why not just say, "pick whatever song you want"?. How does one define a 'popular' download? Conspiracy people!

-Just when you thought the product placement couldn't get any more shameless - Seacrest uses it to promote his own show!

-Wow, Ryan Seacrest plays drops of Simon Cowell and the "American Idol" theme on his show. Local FM Radio now seems like a bastion of creativity and w...
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What's On? This Week in Television

March 30th, 2009 1:52pm EDT
ER
It's the end of an era later this week, as ER airs its 2-hour series finale on Thursday. Usually, I suggest you go out and do something on Saturdays, but if you're a basketball fan you're going to want to watch the NCAA final four. Michigan St. takes on Connecticut, and Villanova faces North Carolina for the right to play in this year's national championship game.

Monday

Pick of the Night: CSI: Miami CBS 10/9c., "Wolfe in Sheep's Clothing."

Wolfe is kidnapped by the Russian mob, and is forced to help them or be killed.

Other new episodes worth watching: Chuck NBC 8/7c, How...
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Billy Ray And Miley Cyrus Make Chart History

March 8th, 2009 5:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
This week, Miley Cyrus debuts with "The Climb" (Walt Disney/Hollywood/Lyric Street) at No. 48 and father Billy Ray bows with "Back to Tennessee" (Walt Disney/Lyric Street) at No. 59 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. Both songs will appear on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack, due March 24 and in the Walt Disney Pictures film, Hannah Montana The Movie, which opens nationwide in theaters April 10. Back To Tennessee is also the title track of Cyrus's upcoming CD, which will be released on April 7. This marks the first time in nearly twenty years that a father and daughter have appeare...
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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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Marc Broussard Returns With 'Keep Coming Back,' Due Sept. 16

July 21st, 2008 5:30pm EDT
Marc Broussard
Atlantic Records is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the eagerly awaited new album from acclaimed singer/songwriter Marc Broussard. "Keep Coming Back" will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on September 16th.

"Keep Coming Back" more than confirms Broussard as an artist uniquely gifted in channeling the multiple spirits of classic R&B and soul into contemporary terms. The Louisiana-based bayou soul troubadour recorded the collection earlier this year in a whirlwind 11-day session at Nashville's historic Ocean Way Studios. Broussard was joined in the studio by...
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What to Watch: What's Airing, Re-Airing & Entertaining On TV This Week

July 1st, 2008 8:45am EDT
My Boys
Tuesday, July 1

The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.) - We're a bit skeptical of anything that comes from the creator of 7th Heaven, but we'll give it a shot for Molly Ringwald.

Hell's Kitchen (FOX, 9 p.m.) - Whoopi Goldberg makes a special appearance in the penultimate episode as the two remaining chefs visit Gordon Ramsay's New York restaurant.

Wednesday, July 2

So You Think You Can Dance (FOX, 8 p.m.) - The final 14 dancers take the stage.

Shear Genius (Bravo, 10 p.m.) - The producers may want to watch those scissors extra closely this wee...
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Kellie Pickler Returns To 'American Idol' To Perform Wednesday, March 19

March 18th, 2008 2:03pm EDT
Kellie Pickler
Season five finalist Kellie Pickler returns to the American Idol stage, to perform her hit single, "Red High Heels," Wednesday, March 19 (9:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

After competing on "American Idol," Pickler signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records, and soon thereafter released her debut album, "Small Town Girl." The album quickly became the best-selling debut by a solo country artist that year and was certified gold in January 2007.

Pickler was recently nominated for Top New Female Vocalist by the Academy of Country Music, and earned her first Country Music Asso...
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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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LeAnn Rimes To Release New Album 'Family' On October 9; Win A Copy!

October 4th, 2007 2:30pm EDT
LeAnn Rimes
Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter LeAnn Rimes will release her deeply personal new album, Family, on October 9, on Curb Records. Executive produced with Dan Huff (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts), LeAnn for the first time wrote or co-wrote every song on the album, which she says "is my most personal yet."

The album is led by the rousing, infectious first single "Nothin' Better to Do," which hit radio on May 29. LeAnn says of the song, which she co-wrote with her husband Dean Sheremet and Darrell Brown, "I was born in Mississippi and grew up for the first few years of my ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 13

September 13th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Fiona Apple
Happy Birthday to "Boy Meets World" actor Ben Savage (1980), singer Fiona Apple (1977), Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney (1975), Iced Earth singer Tim "Ripper" Owens (1967), sprinter Michael Johnson (1967), British drummer Zak Starkey (1965), Megadeth singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine (1961), jazz guitarist Joe Morris (1955), record producer Don Was (1952), actor Raymond O'Connor (1952), Village People 'cowboy' Randy Jones (1952), "Designing Women" actress Jean Smart (1951), "Gimme a Break" actress Nell Carter (1948; d. 2003), former Chicago singer Peter Cetera (1944), British actress Ja...
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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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Live Nation Announces US Summer Tour Lineup

May 18th, 2007 10:41am EDT
Gwen Stefani
Live Nation, the world's largest live music company, announced a preliminary slate of summer concert tours that includes artists as diverse as Alan Jackson/Brooks & Dunn, Beyonce, Brad Paisley, Chicago/America, Dave Matthews Band, Def Leppard/Styx/Foreigner, Fall Out Boy, Family Values (Korn/Evanescence), Genesis, Gwen Stefani, Jimmy Buffett, John Mayer, Kenny Chesney, Ozzfest, Poison, Projekt Revolution (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance), The Police, Rascal Flatts, Roger Waters, Rush, Stevie Nicks/Chris Isaak, Tim McGraw & Faith Hill and Toby Keith.

The summer tour schedule is preced...
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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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Second Round Of Performers Set For Academy Of Country Music Awards

April 18th, 2007 10:31am EDT
Tim McGraw
Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music superstars Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood and new artists Rodney Atkins and Miranda Lambert will perform as part of the sold out 42nd 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 MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
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Rascal Flatts To Release New Album on September 25

March 23rd, 2007 1:12pm EDT
Rascal Flatts
After wrapping 2006 as the best-selling artist across all genres of music and playing to more than 1 million fans in 74 cities, Rascal Flatts show no signs of slowing down. 2007 has found Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney just as busy, embarking on the second half of their hugely successful Me And My Gang tour. Now they're hitting the studio with award-winning producer Dann Huff to record music for their fifth studio album. The to-be-titled CD is confirmed to release on September 25.

When Me And My Gang, the band's most recent album, was released in April 2006 it debuted with...
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Shakira, Carrie Underwood, Chris Brown & Others To Perform at Grammy Awards

February 7th, 2007 9:38am EST
Shakira
International superstar and Grammy Award nominee Shakira will perform, along with nominee Wyclef Jean; nominees Chris Brown, Lionel Richie and Smokey Robinson team for a special tribute to the tradition of great male R&B artists; and nominee Rascal Flatts will join previously announced nominee Carrie Underwood in a tribute to country rock, on "The 49th Annual Grammy Awards," live from Staples Center in Los Angeles, Sunday Feb. 11 (8:00-11:30PM live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Added to present are current nominee Natasha Bedingfield, current nominee and 12-time Grammy Award winner Tony Benne...
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Johnny Depp Takes Three Awards At People's Choice

January 10th, 2007 9:57am EST
Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp swept the board at the 2007 People's Choice Awards last night. The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest star took home three prizes, Best Male Star, Best Male Action Star and Best Onscreen Match-Up with co-star Keira Knightley. Full list of winners below.

In his acceptance speech for the Best Male Star award, Depp paid tribute to his fans. He said: "I know that I've said this before but the fact that this award comes from the people makes it all the more special. And thanks for keeping me employed, yeah? You're the boss."

Swashbuckling sequel Pirates of the Carib...
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Country Music Sales Remained Steady Last Year

January 8th, 2007 10:21am EST
Carrie Underwood
Country Music remained steady in 2006 with a modest 0.5% drop in album sales from 2005, according to figures released Jan. 4, 2007, by Nielsen SoundScan. Total all-genre album sales (CD, CS, LP, Digital Albums) for the entire music industry were down 4.9% from 2005.

"2006 was a year that really showcased the depth of Country Music's diversity across all areas of our business, from record sales to tours, movies to books and outstanding media coverage," said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Operating Officer.

Overall the number of Country albums sold in 2006 was 74.9 million down slightly ...
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Stars Ring 2007 In With Style

January 2nd, 2007 4:01pm EST
Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera, My Chemical Romance, country trio Rascal Flatts, Toni Braxton and rap group Three 6 Mafia were among the celebrities who performed to over a million attendees on a chilly New York night in Times Square to mark the new year.

The Times Square party set new litter records with city workers picking up more than 3.5 tons of confetti from the streets around New York's party central.

But New York wasn't the only place for celebrity parties staged to welcome in 2007 - Las Vegas also staged a series of starry bashes. Former couple Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson hosted riv...
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Nielsen Names Most Popular TV Shows, Movies, Music of 2006

December 21st, 2006 10:13am EST
American Idol
Several Nielsen media tracking businesses just released a year-end look at the most popular media trends among Americans during 2006. This is the first time the Nielsen companies have released a compilation of "Top 10's" for the Nielsen brands. Following is a sampling of Nielsen's results:

Top 10 TV Programs - Regularly Scheduled - 2006

1 American Idol-Tuesday FOX

2 American Idol-Wednesday FOX

3 Dancing With The Stars ABC

4 CSI CBS ...
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