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Oct 17

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Remain at No. 1 on Top 20

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Top 20 music video
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood remain at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown again this week with “Somethin’ Bad,” edging out “Neon Light” from Blake Shelton, which moved up to No.2. New videos from Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack, and Brett Eldredge make their countdown debuts this week, plus Dustin Lynch fills in as this week’s host!

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  3. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  4. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  5. The Swon Brothers – “Later On”
  6. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  7. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song”
  8. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
  9. Jason Aldean – “Burnin’ It Down”
  10. Lucy Hale – “Lie A Little Better” Continue Reading

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Oct 16

Blake Shelton to Return for Season 8 of The Voice

Blake Shelton Will Host Season 7 of The Voice

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Team Blake fans, rejoice! Blake Shelton will return as a coach for season 8 of NBC’s The Voice. On Tuesday, The Voice shared the news on its Twitter account. “OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Say HELLO to your Season 8 coaches! @adamlevine @Pharrell @xtina @blakeshelton#TheVoice,” the announcement read.

A Shelton-coached contestant has won The Voice three times. Shelton coached a number of rising country stars on the show, including Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, The Swon Brothers and RaeLynn. This season, he invited his pals Little Big Town to serve as Team Blake advisers. Taylor Swift will also act as an adviser during Season 7. Continue Reading

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Oct 10

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Top Top 20 Again

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert Perform for Fans

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Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood continue their No. 1 streak, topping the charts with “Somethin’ Bad” yet again this week on Top 20 Country Countdown. Scotty McCreery comes in at No. 2 with “Feelin’ It,” while Blake Shelton, who had a big debut last week with “Neon Light,” moves up two spots into the No. 3 position. Plus, Brantley Gilbert’s “Small Town Throwdown” featuring Thomas Rhett and Justin Mooremakes it countdown debut this week.

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In addition to counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos chosen by you, host Nan Kelley also sat down with hot country duo Florida Georgia Line. The pair were in the studio to talk about their new album, Anything Goes, which hits stores October 14, and their latest hit single, “Dirt.”

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  6. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  7. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  8. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls”
  9. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  10. Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song” Continue Reading

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Oct 3

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Continue No. 1 Streak on Top 20

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert

Photo courtesy of carrieunderwoodofficial.com.

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood can’t be stopped, topping the charts with “Somethin’ Bad” again this week on Top 20 Country Countdown. Blake Shelton made a big countdown debut, coming in at No. 5 with his latest video, “Neon Light.” New videos from Lucy Hale and Randy Houser also made their first appearances on the countdown.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding videos and photos. You can also cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land. This Week’s Chart:

  1. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  4. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  5. Blake Shelton – “Neon Light”
  6. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  7. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  8. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  9. Dolly Parton – “Home”
  10. The Swon Brothers – “Later On” Continue Reading

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Sep 21

Watch Blake Shelton’s “Neon Light” Music Video

Blake Shelton Performing at 2014 CMA Fest

Photo courtesy of 2014 CMA Festival.

Blake Shelton has released a new music video for his latest single, “Neon Light.” The video captures the highlights of Shelton’s energetic live shows, as well as the fun that fans have in the parking lot, while he performs the song. The track can be found on his upcoming album, Bringing Back the Sunshine, set for release on September 30.

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“My last couple of albums have been so positive, because when I made them I was just getting married,” Shelton said. “It’s been in this awesome place. But after a while, as a country singer, I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk because there’s people out there — and I’ve been one of them — that have had their heart broken, or they’ve had a tough day at work, or they get stabbed in the back.”

Watch the “Neon Light” video below:

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Sep 6

10 New Country Albums You Need to Hear

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift’s 2014 album, 1989.

Summer is over, but the country music scene is heating up! Several of country’s biggest stars are releasing new music as summer draws to a close. Here are 10 albums you need to hear:

Kenny Chesney – The Big Revival Kenny Chesney took 2014 off from touring to focus on his latest project, The Big Revival, out September 23. The album’s catchy lead single, “American Kids,” is flying up the charts.

Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album, Anything Goes, which includes their new single, “Dirt,” is one of the most anticipated releases this year. Anything Goes will be on store shelves October 14.

Taylor Swift – 1989 While technically a pop album, Taylor Swift’s 1989 is sure to be a hot seller. The lead single, “Shake It Off,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Continue Reading

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Sep 4

Country Stars React to CMA Awards Nominations

Darius Rucker and Little Big Town Announce CMA Award Nominations

Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announced this year’s CMA Awards nominees on Wednesday’s Good Morning America. (Photo courtesy of CMA World, Heidi Gutman / ABC)

The nominees for the 48th Annual CMA Awards have been announced! Miranda Lambert leads the nominations with nine nods, including the coveted Entertainer of the Year title, which pits her against husband Blake Shelton, along with George Strait, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban. Country stars are reacting to the good news.

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Reigning Entertainer of the Year George Strait received another nomination in the category this year. “It’s a great honor to be nominated for CMA Entertainer of the Year,” he said.“It’s been an incredible year, and this just puts the icing on the cake!”

Dierks Bentley Performs on Late Show With David Letterman

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Dierks Bentley is up for five CMA Awards, including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He took to social media to celebrate the good news. “Wow y’all. 5 #cmaaward?! much gratitude for our fans and friends in the biz. I never take time to celebrate these things. going to tonight!” he posted on Facebook.

Keith Urban picked up four award nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban has won Male Vocalist three times, from 2004-2006, but wasn’t able to accept his last win in person.

“This morning, I was just thinking the last time I won that was 2006, and I was in rehab and I couldn’t be present to receive it, which I don’t really have any adjectives for how that felt not being able to be here to receive that award,” he said. “Now, fast-forward eight years and be at this place in my life and get that nomination this morning, I was right back there in that moment with deep, mixed feelings, mixed feelings of how devastating and emotional and chaotic everything was then and how living life a different way the last eight years to land at a different place is extraordinary.” Continue Reading

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Sep 3

Blake Shelton Shares Details About His New Album

Blake Shelton

Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/blakeshelton.

Blake Shelton’s newest album title, Bringing Back the Sunshine, sounds like a compilation of happy songs. However, the singer says that isn’t the case, which explains the album’s cover art featuring a stormy black-and-white scene.

“My last couple of albums have been so positive, because when I made them I was just getting married,” he told Rolling Stone Country. “It’s been in this awesome place. But after a while, as a country singer, I gotta get back to singing about getting drunk because there’s people out there — and I’ve been one of them — that have had their heart broken, or they’ve had a tough day at work, or they get stabbed in the back.”

Look Back: Blake and Miranda’s Gypsified Wedding >>

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Aug 20

Blake Shelton Releases “Neon Light”

Blake Shelton

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Blake Shelton is one of country music’s most lovable acts, well-known for his sense of humor, especially on Twitter. But in his new single, “Neon Light,” he is revealing his mean side. The tune is a revenge song about forgetting an ex over a few drinks and a potential rebound.

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Aug 18

Blake Shelton and Elvis Featured on New Barbra Streisand Album

Blake Shelton

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Barbra Streisand’s upcoming album, Partners, will feature collaborations with several top artists, including Blake Shelton, and a virtual duet with the late Elvis Presley.

Set for release on September 16, the album will feature collaborations with artists across multiple genres. Streisand announced the project via Facebook on August 11.

“You heard it here first… My new album ‘Partners’ is coming September 16th,” she wrote. “What an extraordinary collection of talent!”

Partners will also feature collaborations with Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Babyface, Jason Gould, Josh Groban, Billy Joel, John Legend, John Mayer, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder. The album is available for pre-order now. Continue Reading

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