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Nov 9

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton Nominated for People’s Choice Awards

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift has received three People’s Choice Awards nominations while Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum snagged two apiece. Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts are also nominated for a PCA Award each. The People’s Choice Awards will air live on CBS on November 11 at 9/8 CT from Los Angeles.

Taylor received nominations for Favorite Country Artists along with Blake, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. She is also nominated for all-genre Favorite Female Artist with Adele, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga as well as Favorite Tour Headliner with Bon Jovi, Katy Perry, U2 and Usher. Continue Reading

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Nov 4

Sugarland Added to GRAMMY Nominations Concert

 

Sugarland photo by Jennifer Tzar, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Sugarland, Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco have been added to the lineup for ‘The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,’ joining previously announced performers Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will once again host the concert special, which will reveal GRAMMY nominees in several categories. A major announcement from an iconic group about their reunion on the GRAMMY stage will also be made during the concert.

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This will be the fourth time nominations for the GRAMMY Awards have been announced on primetime television. The special will air live on CBS at 10/9 CT on November 30 from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012 on CBS. Continue Reading

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Oct 26

Jason Aldean & Lady Gaga to Perform at GRAMMY Nominations Concert

 

Jason Aldean photo courtesy of Broken Bow Records.

Jason Aldean and Lady Gaga have been announced as the first performers for ‘The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.’  We are assuming the two artists are not performing together — although that would surely be a memorable duet!

5 Things You Don’t Know About Jason Aldean >>

Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will once again host the concert special, which will reveal GRAMMY nominees in several categories in addition to performances by Jason, Lady Gaga and more artists to be announced.

This will be the fourth time nominations for the GRAMMY Awards have been announced on primetime television. The special will air live on CBS at 10/9 CT on November 30 from Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12, 2012 on CBS. Continue Reading

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Oct 12

Taylor Swift Named Billboard‘s Woman of the Year

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift has been named Billboard’s Woman of the Year. At 21, Taylor is the youngest artist in history to receive the honor. She will be presented with the award during the 2011 Billboard Women in Music event on December 2 in New York City.

“Taylor has shown the power of good songwriting with music that has transcended genres, and we’re thrilled to recognize all of her successes over the past year by honoring her with the Billboard Woman of the Year Award,” Bill Werde, Billboard‘s Editorial Director, said. “At the young age of 21, Taylor has already made a major impact on music and has been an incredible role model for aspiring singers/songwriters and young women everywhere. I look forward to watching her career continue to flourish in the years to come.”

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Aug 1

The Band Perry Wants to Work With a Pop Diva

The Band Perry photo courtesy of Republic Nashville.

Country stars have proven they aren’t afraid to cross genres to collaborate and The Band Perry is no exception. The sibling trio has set their sights on an interesting collaboration should they ever get the chance – meat dresses, pantless outfits and all.

“I’m gaga for Gaga,” Kimberly Perry said. “Rumor has it that she wants to come to Nashville and write country songs. That’s the next endeavor that she is curious to, I guess, partake in and be a part of. So we’ll see. We would love to be her guinea pig when it comes to that.” Continue Reading

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Jun 16

Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood Among Forbes Best Paid Celebrities Under 30

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood work hard – and their bank accounts prove it. Both country superstars were recognized on Forbes Best Paid Celebrities Under 30 list along with artists from across all genres, the big screen and athletics. Pop star Lady Gaga topped the list, grossing $170 million from 137 shows in 22 countries.

Following Lady Gaga is Justin Bieber, who is also the youngest moneymaker on the list. The teen heartthrob made a cool $53 million while Miami Heat star LeBron James came in third with $48 million and fourth place went to tennis star Roger Federer with $47 million. Taylor, with a sold-out world tour and several multi-platinum records to her name, rounded out the top 5 with $45 million.

Carrie came in at No. 19 on the list with Continue Reading

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Apr 18

Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Lead List of Country Finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

Last week Billboard.com released the list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, scheduled to air on May 22nd at 8p ET/PT on ABC.

The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music — finalists and winners are determined by chart performance and social and streaming activity as chronicled in Billboard magazine and on Billboard.com during the eligibility period of Feb, 28, 2010 and Mar. 1, 2011.

The 46 award categories are based on measures provided by Billboard’s data partners including sales data shared by Nielsen SoundScan, radio airplay monitored by Nielsen BDS, streaming data measured by Tubemogul and Nielsen BDS, social media consumption gauged by Next Big Sound and tour grosses tracked by Billboard Boxscore.

Here’s a look at some of the key categories and finalists country fans will be most interested in: Continue Reading

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Feb 11

Taylor Swift Leads List of Country Music’s Top Money Makers

Taylor Swift performing for fans at her 13-hour Meet and Greet during the 2010 CMA Music Festival in Downtown Nashville. Photo courtesy of John Russell / CMA

Billboard.com has just released their “Top 40 Money Makers 2011″ list outlining the artists who rolled out of 2010 with the most dough!  Billboard has a very in-depth and complicated formula for projecting the net earnings of artists based primarily on what they make from touring and music sales.  My guess is these are pretty good estimates but on what I know about their calculations but don’t hold me to it.  It definitely shows how much a major tour and a hit record can impact a bottom line.

It should come as no surprise that the overall top money maker on Billboard’s list is Lady Gaga.  From our side of the tracks, a total of 11 country acts made their way onto the list lead by Taylor Swift who lands at the No. 6 position, sandwiched smack in between Bublé and Bieber.

Here’s how the country acts stacked up:

No. 6Taylor Swift:  $20,730,431

No. 12Brad Paisley:  $13,995,990 Continue Reading

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Feb 7

Rascal Flatts Has Bieber Fever

Rascal Flatts photo courtesy of Big Machine Records. Photo credit Chapman Baehler.

It looks like not even country superstars are immune to Bieber Fever. Rascal Flatts has recorded a duet with teen pop sensation Justin Bieber, “That Should Be Me,” which will be included on Justin’s new seven song album, Never Say Never: The Remixes. The album hits store shelves on Valentine’s Day, three days after Justin releases his 3D movie, Never Say Never, on February 11.

This isn’t the first time Rascal Flatts has collaborated with someone outside the country genre. The trio recorded “She Goes All The Way” with Jamie Foxx and Natasha Bedingfield duets with them on “Easy,” a cut from their latest album, Nothing Like This. Continue Reading

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Dec 28

2010 Rewind: No. 4 — Lady Antebellum Blows Up Big

Lady Antebellum photo courtesy of Capitol Nashville.

When Lady Antebellum wrote “Need You Now” in 2009, the band had no idea that the song was going to vault them into the same pop world inhabited by the other lady — Lady Gaga — in 2010.

In fact, a lot of songwriters in Nashville thought “Need You Now” was a bold song — it was built around a drunken booty call, and since country radio stations are very attuned to offering family-friendly material, many Music Row writers were a bit shocked when the song caught on. And it caught on very quickly. Not only was it a multi-week No. 1 single at the end of ‘09, it also got picked up by pop stations who played it frequently throughout 2010, aiding a jump for the oddly-named trio into music’s big leagues.

Lady Antebellum’s ascent ranks at No. 4 as GAC counts down the dozen biggest stories of country music from 2010.

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