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Apr 17

Miranda Has Two Weeks at No. 1 on Top 20

MIranda Lambert - Little Red Wagon Video

Miranda pairs up with her favorite canine costar in “Little Red Wagon.” An avid dog lover, she is the founder of MuttNation Foundation to end animal cruelty, and href=”http://blog.gactv.com/?p=61397″>Redemption Ranch, a no-kill shelter in her home state of Oklahoma.

Miranda Lambert makes it two weeks at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Little Red Wagon,” but she had some serious competition! Carrie Underwood remained at No. 2 with “Little Toy Guns,” while Lambert’s husband, Blake Shelton, made it to the list with “Sangria,” coming in at No. 3. Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr also debuted new videos on this week’s countdown.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Sangria”
  4. The Swon Brothers – “Pray For You”
  5. Cole Swindell – “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”
  6. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  7. Reba McEntire – “Going Out Like That”
  8. Maddie & Tae – “Fly”
  9. Luke Bryan – “Spring Breakdown”
  10. Eric Paslay – “She Don’t Love You” Continue Reading

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Apr 10

Miranda Lambert Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

MIranda Lambert - Little Red Wagon Video

Miranda pairs up with her favorite canine costar in “Little Red Wagon.” An avid dog lover, she is the founder of MuttNation Foundation to end animal cruelty, and Redemption Ranch, a no-kill shelter in her home state of Oklahoma.

Miranda Lambert drove her little red wagon to No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown! She took over the top spot from Carrie Underwood this week with her new video, “Little Red Wagon,” bumping  Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns” to No. 2. Chris Young rounded out the Top 3 with “Lonely Eyes” and Keith Urban and Eric Church’s “Raise ‘Em Up” debuted on the countdown, coming in at No. 20.

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This Week’s Chart

  1. Miranda Lambert – “Little Red Wagon”
  2. Carrie Underwood – “Little Toy Guns”
  3. Chris Young – “Lonely Eyes”
  4. Cole Swindell – “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey”
  5. The Swon Brothers – “Pray For You”
  6. Jason Aldean – “Just Gettin’ Started”
  7. Josh Turner – “Lay Low”
  8. Reba McEntire – “Going Out Like That”
  9. Maddie & Tae – “Fly”
  10. Luke Bryan – “Spring Breakdown” Continue Reading

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Jan 7

Go Backstage at the Grand Ole Opry with Keith Urban

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban is a very proud member of the Grand Ole Opry. Although he has played the historic stage countless times, he still looks forward to the moment when he steps up to the iconic microphone. He recently took cameras backstage before one of his Opry performances and tried to explain what it’s like to be an Opry member.

“It’s like becoming a father,” he said. “You can explain it, but you can’t explain it, until you actually become one. Being an Opry member, it feels very much like that for me.”

Watch Urban backstage — and on stage — at the Grand Ole Opry below. Continue Reading

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Nov 30

Keith Urban Reaches No. 1 with “Somewhere in My Car”

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Keith Urban can add another No. 1 song to his list of things to be grateful for this holiday season. His latest single, “Somewhere in My Car,” topped the Billboard country chart this week, marking his 15th No. 1 single on Billboard’s chart. The idea for the song, which Urban co-wrote with J.T. Harding, was actually born in Urban’s car.

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Nov 25

Eric Church, Keith Urban and More Give Thanks

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Eric Church photo by John Peets, courtesy of EMI Records Nashville.

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the people and things that matter most. Several of your favorite country stars are sharing what they’re most thankful for this year and their answers have a common theme: family. Eric Church might come across as a tough guy on stage, but he’s a family man at the end of the day, grateful for the people who surround him.

“I’m thankful for my family, my son, my wife and great health,” he said. “From a career standpoint, I’m very thankful for the success we’ve had lately. I’m thankful for what the fans have done. I’m thankful that we’re starting to have some hit songs on the radio. There’s a lot of stuff to be thankful for in that regard.”

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Nov 12

Keith Urban Records PSA For Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Keith Urban Performs at 2014 CMA Fest Keith Urban has joined the Nikki Mitchell Foundation to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research. In support of the foundation, Urban has filmed a PSA for November’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the PSA below. Nikki Mitchell was the longtime friend and manager of county music legend Waylon Jennings. Upon her death of pancreatic cancer last year, she challenged the music community to shine a light on the need for research. Pancreatic cancer only receives 2% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget and is predicted to be the second deadliest cancer by 2020. County Music Hall of Fame songwriter Hank Cochran and Ray Price also died from pancreatic cancer. Continue Reading

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Nov 5

Country Stars Reflect on CMA Awards Nominations

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

As cliché as it might sound, country stars call it an honor just to be nominated in a category at the CMA Awards. For Keith Urban, who is up for four awards Wednesday night, one of the best parts of being nominated in the Male Vocalist of the Year category is being recognized alongside his friends, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Blake Shelton.

“It’s a great group to be in,” he said. “It’s a real extraordinary cool little group to be in. “I’m really happy for Dierks too. That’s a guy that’s been working for a long time,. It’s funny, ‘cause Eric, Dierks and I, we’re all pretty tight because we have kids the same age, so Dierks’ kids are over at our house almost all the time, and we have that tight little kid connection. It feels very ‘family.’”

Urban is also nominated for Entertainer of the Year. He takes touring seriously, just as he does being nominated in the Entertainer category. “I know the criteria isn’t purely about live performance, but I’ve always felt that that’s what it is,” he said. “Otherwise, it probably should be called Artist of the Year. I’ve always loved putting on concerts and tours and shows and really trying to put something on that’s incredibly entertaining and engaging. I probably obsess about that part of what I do equal to making records.”
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Sep 27

Watch Keith Urban’s “Somewhere In My Car” Music Video

Keith Urban's Somewhere In My Car video

Keith Urban has released a steamy new music video for his latest single, “Somewhere In My Car.” The track is the fifth single from his Fuse album. Directed by John Urbano, the video shows a couple in the midst of a passionate moment.

“The story [of ‘Somewhere in My Car’] is what I would call melancholy,” he said. “So for me, the video had to be centered around the present and the past, but focused on the intoxicating emotion of ‘those nights’.”

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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.

See a full list of this year’s CMA Awards nominees >>

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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Jul 9

Keith Urban Kicks Off Raise ‘Em Up Tour

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Keith Urban photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

Keith Urban just wrapped his Light the Fuse Tour in his native country, Australia, but he can’t wait to get back on the road. He will kick off his Raise ‘Em Up Tour on July 12 at the Calgary Stampede in Alberta, Canda. The U.S. tour launches on July 17 in Atlantic City. Urban will perform all of his tour shows in outdoor amphitheaters, as he did for the Light the Fuse Tour.

“There’s a big celebratory feeling that was a little more looser and a little more relaxed in that sort of outdoor setting, which is what a summer concert feeling is,” he said. “It’s a different thing to an arena. I mean, audiences know that because they go and they feel that too. It’s a little more liberated, looser, chill, and it feels kind of sexier in a way, actually.” Continue Reading

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