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Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland & More To Perform At Academy Of Country Music Awards

April 16th, 2007 1:56pm EDT
Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Sugarland and host Reba McEntire with special guest Kelly Clarkson are set to perform on the 42nd Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live from Las Vegas' MGM Grand, Tuesday, May 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS. The event honors country music's top talent as well as the industry's hottest emerging talent.

Brooks & Dunn are nominated for seven awards including Top Vocal Duo and Album of the year for Hillbilly Deluxe. They have previously won 21 Academy of Country Music Awards and are the 2007 recipients of ...

Brooks & Dunn Add Two More Nominations To ACM Haul

March 6th, 2007 5:11pm EST
Brooks & Dunn
Country duo Brooks & Dunn have climbed over George Strait as the big draw at the upcoming Academy Of Country Music Awards in May after landing another two honors. It was announced yesterday that Strait led the nominations with eight, but now Brooks & Dunn have the chance to take home nine prizes between them.

As well as the categories announced early yesterday, the duo will also collect the ACM Humanitarian Award and band member Ronnie Dunn is up for a Vocal Event prize for his Ashley Monroe duet I Don't Want To. As Humanitarian Award winners, Brooks & Dunn will be able to donate a pl...

Eight For George Strait As The Country Star Leads The ACM Awards

March 5th, 2007 4:12pm EST
George Strait
George Strait has been crowned the king of country this morning after landing eight nominations for the upcoming Academy Of Country Music Awards.

Strait landed nods for Entertainer Of The Year, as well as Top Male Vocalist. If he claims victory in May, he'll pick up his first ACM awards since 1997.

Meanwhile, Brooks & Dunn picked up seven nominations, including Entertainer and Album Of The Year, and country trio Rascal Flatts claimed six nominations,also including Entertainer Of The Year. Former American Idol star Carrie Underwood received five nominations, including Top Female V...

Rascall Flatts Lead CMT Video Awards Nominees

March 1st, 2007 11:03am EST
Rascall Flatts
Country music trio Rascal Flatts will lead the way at the 2007 CMT Music Awards next month after landing a handful of nominations for two promos yesterday.

The group's What Hurts The Most and Life Is A Highway videos are up for a string of honors at the Nashville, Tennessee ceremony on April 16.

Both videos will compete for the Best Group Video prize, which the trio won in 2006.

Other nominees include Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Kenny Chesney, Sugarland, Toby Keith and George Strait.

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Jackson, Strait & Buffett To Release Joint Album of Concert Footage & Collaborations

February 22nd, 2007 9:47am EST
Alan Jackson
MCA Nashville will release “Live At Texas Stadium,” a collection of individual and collaborative live performances by musical legends Alan Jackson, George Strait & Jimmy Buffett, April 3. The recordings are from their 2004 mega concert event in Dallas.

The 15-track album consists of several of each superstar's fan favorites, as well as many of each of their biggest hits, such as Jackson's 'Five O'Clock Somewhere,' Strait's 'All My Ex's Live in Texas' and Buffett's 'Margaritaville.'

Amongst the three of them, they've achieved over 85 #1 singles and sold more than 120 million record...

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...

Dierks Bentley's Third Album, "Long Trip Alone," Hits Stores Oct. 17

October 12th, 2006 8:00pm EDT
Dierks Bentley
"I think every album has been a snapshot of where I've been at that moment in time," says Dierks Bentley. "This album is a conscious effort to tie in the road and the studio. There's a vein throughout the whole album of the bigger thoughts and questions that you have when you spend too much time on the road, and you grow up a little bit and start thinking beyond songs about beer and little white tank tops. From the outset, this record was always going to be really different than the previous records."

The last few years have seen Bentley emerge as the hottest young star in country musi...

Evanescence Debut At Top Of US Albums Chart

October 12th, 2006 8:22am EDT
Rockers Evanescence has jumped straight in at number one in the U.S. albums chart, knocking Ludacris Off the top spot after just one week. Evanescence's The Open Door shifted 447,000 copies in American during its first week of release, while Ludacris' Release Therapy falls to number six with sales of 113,000.

At number two is a new entry for The Killers with second album Sam's Town, while George Strait is another new entry at number three with It Just Comes Natural. Tony Bennett's Duets: An American Classics falls a place to number four, while Justin Timberlake sits at number five wit...

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...

More Performers Added to CMA Awards

September 26th, 2006 9:56am EDT
George Strait
Country Music's top artists of the year, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Gretchen Wilson and George Strait, will perform on "The 40th Annual CMA Awards" to be telecast Monday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. The artists join a star-packed lineup of nominees and performers that already includes CMA Awards hosts Brooks & Dunn, Sara Evans, Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood.

Additional artists will be added to the lineup and announced at a later date. "The 40th Annual CMA Awards" airs live from the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville. It is a product...

George Strait Makes Country Music History

September 20th, 2006 9:07am EDT
George Strait
George Strait has made country music history by scoring his 41st number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in America. The Texan singer/songwriter's "Give It Away" has toppled Steve Holy's "Brand New Girlfriend," giving Strait the honor of becoming the only artist to have more than 40 chart toppers.

Strait, who first hit the top in 1982 with "Fool Hearted Memory," was previously tied with Conway Twitty on 40. It's shaping up to be a remarkable autumn for Strait - he'll be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in November. Strait's induction, in a category for artists wh...

Celebrity Birthdays, May 18

May 18th, 2006 3:00am EDT
George Strait
Happy Birthday to "Curious George" singer Jack Johnson (1975), Saturday Night Live writer/actress Tina Fey (1970), teen singer Martika (1969), Hong Kong movie star Chow Yun-Fat (1955), country singer George Strait (1952), Devo singer Mark Mothersbaugh (1950), The Guess Who bassist Bill Wallace (1949), Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman (1949), former New York Yankees slugger Reggie Jackson (1946), Baltimore Orioles All-Star Brooks Robinson (1937), actor Pernell Roberts (1928), Pope John Paul II (1920; d. 2005), singer Perry Como (1912; d. 2001), and "It's A Wonderful Life" director Frank Capra (1...

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, ...

Country Legends To Perform on Academy of Country Music TV Special

November 8th, 2005 7:35am EST
George Strait
Country music superstars Alabama, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Barbara Mandrell, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack and more will appear on the Academy of Country Music's 40th Anniversary Celebration, a new entertainment special to be broadcast Saturday, December 3, (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special, which was taped May 18 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, will celebrate the rich heritage of the Academy of Country Music.


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...

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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