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Apr 18

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

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Reign at No. 1 on <em>Top 20</em>

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

Carrie Underwood keeps her No. 1 streak alive and well, topping the Top 20 Country Countdown chart once again this week with her “Blown Away Medley!” In fact, the Top 5 videos remain unchanged this week with Hunter Hayes moving five spots to No. 7 with his latest, “Invisible.” Luke Bryan has a big debut, coming in at No. 12 with “Play It Again” and new duo Dan + Shay make their first ever countdown appearance, entering the chart at No. 20 with “19 You + Me.”

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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. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  10. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer” 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 >>

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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 3

Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney & Wife Expecting Third Child

Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney & Wife Expecting Third Child

Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and Tiffany Fallon. Photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Congratulations to Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney and his wife Tiffany Fallon! The couple are expecting their third child in late summer, reports People.

“We are so thrilled and feel so blessed to bring another little angel into our world,” they told the magazine. “Jagger and Rocky are very excited too. They’re going to make a great ‘big brother-big sister duo’ as the Rooney circus continues.” Continue Reading

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Mar 31

Academy of Country Music Announces Events for ACM Party for a Cause Festival

Academy of Country Music Announces Events for ACM Party for a Cause Festival

The Academy of Country Music has announced a number of activities and special events that will take place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two-day music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will feature multiple stages for live country music, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more including the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, ACM Expo Marketplace presented by Roper, Coors Light Beer Garden, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Firestone’s Destination Country Tour, RAM Ride and Drive and many more.

“We are thrilled to partner with some of America’s most recognized brands in order to create a dynamic, interactive experience for our fans,” Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music, said. “Each brand’s participation is pivotal in making The Week Vegas Goes Country® one of the most exciting weeks in Las Vegas!”

The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8/7c on CBS. Headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday, Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas RhettFlorida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three will also perform on Friday with Will HogeChase Rice and Charlie Worsham on the Party Stage. Lee BriceBrett EldredgeTyler FarrKip MooreJoe NicholsJerrod NiemannChris YoungLove and Theft and Parmalee. Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, will perform on the Party Stage on Saturday. 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 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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Mar 20

CMA Music Festival Announces LP Field Concert Lineup

CMA Music Festival Announces LP Field Concert Lineup

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

The performers for the sold out Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2014 CMA Music Festival have been announced. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band will all take the stage June 5-8 in downtown Nashville.

“CMA Music Festival is proud to have these fantastic artists perform on the LP Field stage,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “The fact that tickets sold out for the Nightly Concerts at a record-setting pace speaks to what Country Music Fans have come to expect from CMA Music Festival and we feel strongly that this line up delivers on that promise.”

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Mar 14

Carrie Underwood Stays at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood

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

Carrie Underwood continues to “blow away” the competition with her “Blown Away Medley,” making it yet another week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country CountdownKatie Armiger, Blake Shelton and two videos from Keith Urban, one featuring Miranda Lambert, round out the Top 5. Plus, Cassadee Pope and Rascal Flatts make countdown debuts with their latest videos. Host Nan Kelley was on hand to count down this week’s chart, chosen by you!

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. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  3. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  4. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  5. Keith  Urban w/Miranda Lambert – “We Were Us”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  7. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  8. Gary Allan – “It Ain’t The Whiskey”
  9. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  10. The Band Perry – “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” Continue Reading

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Mar 13

New Rascal Flatts Song Featured in Heaven Is For Real Movie

New Rascal Flatts Song Featured in Heaven Is For Real Movie

Rascal Flatts photo courtesy of BMLG.

Rascal Flatts will have one of their new songs, “Compass,” featured in the upcoming Sony Pictures film Heaven Is For Real, which opens nationwide on April 16. The song will also be available on the band’s new album, Rewind, which is set for release on May 13.

Heaven Is For Real is based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book. The film, starring Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, tells the true story of the couple and their son, Colton, played by newcomer Connor Corum, who claims to have visited Heaven during a near-death experience. Colton recounts the details of his journey and speaks about things that happened before his birth that he couldn’t possibly know. The family must then examine the meaning of such a remarkable event. Continue Reading

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Mar 11

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Top Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers List

Taylor Swift & Kenny Chesney Top Billboard's Top 40 Money Makers List

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Erickson Public Relations.

Two of country music’s biggest superstars have topped Billboard’s annual Top 40 Money Makers list. Taylor Swift takes the crown as the highest, earning $39,699,575.60 in 2013 while Kenny Chesney comes in at No. 2, racking up $32,956,240.70 last year. Billboard used data supplied by Nielsen SoundScan to calculate earnings from touring, recorded-music sales, publishing royalties and revenue from digital music and video streaming.

While Taylor can report strong earnings on everything from music sales to branding and sponsorship, touring was where she padded her bank account last year. The North American leg of her international Red Tour made an estimated $30 million, not counting integrated sponsorships and retail booth revenue which is estimated to have brought in an additional $10 million gross. Continue Reading

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