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Apr 22

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood & Wife Kelli Expecting Their First Child

Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood and wife Kelli

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and fiancee Kelli Cashiola were married Saturday, April 14, 2012. Photo by Skip Hopkins, courtesy of The Greenroom.

Congratulations to Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood and his wife Kelli! The couple will welcome their first child in September. They made the announcement through Lady Antebellum’s Twitter account.

“So excited for a new Baby A on the way in Sept! And it’s a boy!!! -Dave & Kelli” they wrote. Continue Reading

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Apr 18

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carrie Underwood and Eli Young Band hang out with their idols; Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert read the tabloids; Kenny Chesney is recording new music and Charlie Daniels celebrates a milestone. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

l-r: Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, Carrie Underwood & Emmylou Harris

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/carrieunderwood.

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Still so hard to believe this actually happened! Love you @SherylCrow @TheBonnieRaitt @StevieNicks @EmmylouSongbird

Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Me & @mirandalambert are reading about our separation. I hope I get all the liquor in the divorce!”

Miranda Lambert – MirandaLambert: @blakeshelton AND the imaginary baby?!

Kenny Chesney in the studio

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/kennychesney.

Kenny Chesney – KennyChesney: In studio working on new album. Can’t wait for everyone to hear the new music. Continue Reading

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Apr 11

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Run at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Run at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood makes it yet another week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley!” Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert round out the Top 3 with their latest videos while Florida Georgia Line moves up to No. 15 with their latest video, “This Is How We Roll,” featuring Luke Bryan.

See photos from the ACM Awards >>

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Plus, host Nan Kelley headed to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards! She caught up with the night’s big winners, including Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and The Band Perry. She even scored some time with Entertainer of the Year winner George Strait!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  6. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  9. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  10. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” Continue Reading

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Apr 4

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carrie Underwood’s trainer proves she puts in time at the gym while Carrie says goodbye to How I Met Your  Mother; Lady Antebellum is honored by the GRAMMYs; Blake Shelton is back to mocking his celebrity and Brad Paisley pulls an April Fools’ joke; Plus, Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore share a birthday phone call. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Carrie Underwood does a pull-up

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/OpreaFitness.

Oprea Personal FitnessOpreaFitness: Check out @carrieunderwood killin it on her pull-ups today!! Awesome job!

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Tonight is the final episode of @HIMYM_CBS. I feel like 5 of my friends are moving away & I’ll never see them again. Been a great 9 seasons!

Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: The name of the new tour is going to be “The Barnacles, Bouys, and Bouncy Castles Tour”

Thomas Rhett Facetimes with Justin Moore

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/ThomasRhett.

Thomas Rhett – ThomasRhett: Fun fact: @JustinColeMoore and I share a birthday. Better fact: it’s today. Happy birthday brother. Continue Reading

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Apr 1

George Strait & Darius Rucker Ready for the ACM Awards

George Strait & Darius Rucker Ready for the ACM Awards

George Strait photo by Jill Trunnell, courtesy of Essential Broadcast Media

George Strait was humbled to hear his name listed among the artists up for Entertainer of the Year at this weekend’s ACM Awards. He last won the award in 1989 although he has been nominated in the category several times.

“To be here and still being a part of the business and nominated for awards and current and everything, it’s just unbelievable,” George said. “And I’m enjoying every bit of it.”

Darius Rucker is also headed to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards. He is up for three awards for his cover of “Wagon Wheel” which features Lady Antebellum — Single, Song and Vocal Event of the Year. Lady A wasn’t on the first cut of the song, however. The trio was added to the track following a conversation between Darius and his producer, Frank Rogers. Continue Reading

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Mar 31

The Band Perry to Open ACM Awards; George Strait & Miranda Lambert to Sing Merle Haggard Medley

The Band Perry to Open ACM Awards; George Strait & Miranda Lambert to Sing Merle Haggard Medley

The Band Perry photo by David McClister, courtesy of Splash Public Relations.

The Band Perry will open the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with an explosive performance of their new single, “Chainsaw.” Co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c.

Additionally, Miranda Lambert and George Strait will perform a tribute medley in honor of Merle Haggard’s 50 years in country music, including “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive. Garth Brooks will present Merle Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award honoring his legendary career. Continue Reading

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Mar 28

Carrie Underwood Keeps Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Keeps Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood remains at No. 1 for an eighth week on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley.” Blake Shelton and Little Big Town round out the Top 3 while new videos from Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw and Brett Eldredge made their countdown debuts.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  4. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  6. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Brantley Gilbert – “Bottoms Up”
  10. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind” Continue Reading

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Mar 28

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Brad Paisley channels Legos and gets punked by Chris Young; Carrie Underwood comments on the spring snow earlier this week while Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley enjoys the sun a little too much; and Luke Bryan goes fishing with hit songwriter Dallas Davidson. Plus, Dierks Bentley celebrates a special No. 1. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Luke Bryan goes fishing with Dallas Davison

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/DavidsonDallas.

Dallas DavidsonDavidsonDallas@LukeBryanOnline Row cropping em at new pond

Dierks Bentley – DierksBentley: thank YOU for calling/tweeting Country Radio. I Hold On is the number 1 song in the country today! this one means more to me than any other.

Taylor Swift – TaylorSwift13: I keep hiding things in secret spots in my apartment and then forgetting where I hid them. Would’ve been the worst pirate ever.

Brad Paisley as a Lego movie character

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/BradPaisley.

Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: Inside Lego Movie joke. I think I’m “The special. ” Continue Reading

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Mar 28

LL COOL J & Chris O’Donnell to Co-Host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salue To The Troops

LL COOL J & Chris O'Donnell to Co-Host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salue To The Troops

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country Music has announced LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, stars of the CBS Drama series NCIS: Los Angeles, will co-host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces. The event will tape Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on CBS on May 20 at 9/8c.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler and Keith Urban have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform. Previously announced artists performing include Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. The concert will honor our country’s servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of their bravery and integrity.  Continue Reading

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Mar 21

Carrie Underwood Continues Her No. 1 Run on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Continues Her No. 1 Run on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood remains at No. 1 for another week on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley!” Blake Shelton moves into No. 2 with his latest video, “Doing What She Likes” while Little Big Town jumps up to No. 3 with their “Sober” video. Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan make their countdown debut with “This Is How We Roll,” coming in at No. 20.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Plus, it’s basketball season on Top 20! Host Nan Kelley got into the b-ball spirit by heading to Atlanta, Georgia for some one-on-one time with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s the Property Brothers also dropped by the court to join in on the fun!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  4. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  6. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  8. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  9. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  10. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” Continue Reading

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