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Sep 15

Miranda Lambert Credits Kenny Chesney for Touring Success

Miranda Lambert Platinum Tour album cover

Photo courtesy of mirandalambert.com.

Miranda Lambert has traveled a lot of miles over the years, playing music for fans far and wide. Known for her high energy show, she gives credit to Kenny Chesney for teaching her how to not only work an audience, but also run a tour.

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“When I was on the Kenny tour, his crowd and his crew and his everybody has his spirit, which is, ‘I love my job. I love what I do. This should be fun. This is entertainment,’” Lambert told ABC News Radio. “It’s just his great spirit and love of the beach and love of relaxing and having a margarita leaks throughout the entire camp, therefore throughout the entire tour to the person on the back row of the stadium, and that’s what’s important.” Continue Reading

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Sep 13

Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation Breaks Ground on Redemption Ranch

MuttNation's Mutt of the Week, Harry

MuttNation’s “Mutt of the Week,” Harry – Photo courtesy of Facebook.com/MuttNation.

Miranda Lambert’s love of animals is well-documented. In an effort to continue to improve the lives of dogs in the Tishomingo, Oklahoma, area where she lives with husband Blake Shelton, Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation broke ground on Redemption Ranch, a 5-acre safe haven, this month.

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“MuttNation Foundation, Inc. is thrilled to share the news that we are opening our own private, no-kill shelter,” the group shared through a Facebook post. “While we will continue to support and work with shelters and rescue groups nationwide, it is our hope that we will be able to save even more homeless animals from needless euthanasia by providing a safe haven for them while awaiting adoption to their new families.” Continue Reading

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Sep 12

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

Top 20 Miranda and Carrie music video
Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood keep their No. 1 streak alive with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Scotty McCreery and Tim McGraw with Faith Hill round out the Top 3, while videos from Jason Aldean, Kip Moore and Dan + Shay make their countdown debuts.

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 videos, host Nan Kelley also took a look at the recently announced nominees for the 48th Annual CMA Awards! Turns out, a number of nominees also have videos on this week’s Top 20.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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. 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. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  6. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  7. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  8. The Swon Brothers – “Later On”
  9. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  10. RaeLynn – “God Made Girls” Continue Reading

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Sep 5

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

Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert: Somethin' Bad

Carrie and Miranda repeat at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad.”

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood make it another week at No. 1 with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! In fact, the Top 3 spots remained unchanged with Scotty McCreery and Danielle Bradbery taking No. 2 and No. 3 again this week. Plus, Kenny Chesney makes his countdown return with “American Kids,” coming in at No. 20.

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Besides counting down this week’s Top 20 videos, host Nan Kelley also talked with Tim McGraw about his new album, Sundown Heaven Town, and Dolly Parton is getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  6. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  8. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  9. The Swon Brothers – “Later On”
  10. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo” 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.

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

Photo courtesy of facebook.com/dierksbentley.

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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Aug 29

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Return to No. 1 on Top 20

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's Somethin' Bad VideoMiranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood are back on top with “Somethin’ Bad” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! The pair swapped places with Scotty McCreery, bumping his latest video, “Feelin’ It,” to No. 2. Danielle Bradbery rounds out the Top 3, with Jana Kramer returning to the countdown at No. 16 with “Love.”

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  6. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  7. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  8. Hunter Hayes – “Tattoo”
  9. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  10. Haley & Michaels“Just Another Love Song” Continue Reading

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Aug 23

Miranda Lambert’s Signature “Randarita” Cocktail Recipe

Miranda Lambert's Randerita Cocktail

Photo courtesy of 2014 CMA Festival.

Miranda Lambert is pretty low maintenance when it comes to her favorite mixed drink. Instead of a fancy cocktail or even an expensive bottle of wine, she reaches for a “Randarita,” her signature drink. The vodka drink is made with sugar-free Crystal Light®, which keeps it low in calories.

“My trainer, Bill, approves,” Lambert said. “I mean, he’d rather me not drink, but that’s not an option. I have one before a show and a half during. Later, if I want to throw down, I throw down!”

For fans 21 and over, the drink is simple to make, recipe below. Continue Reading

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Aug 22

Scotty McCreery Reclaims No. 1 on Top 20

Scotty McCreery

Scotty McCreery photo by Russ Harrington, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Scotty McCreery is back on top with “Feelin’ It” on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood bump down to No. 2 with “Somethin’ Bad,” while Lady Antebellum moves into the No. 3 position with “Bartender.” New videos from Hunter Hayes, RaeLynn and Eric Church also make their countdown debuts.

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Plus, host Nan Kelley headed to Gatlinburg, Tenn., a popular family vacation destination. She ventured into the heart of the town to shop and dine, and took in the beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains with a visit to the famed Space Needle, towering 400 feet in the air. She also took a ride on the Aerial Tram at Ober Gatlinburg and visited a family-favorite destination, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, before wrapping the day with chips, salsa and a cocktail on the balcony at Loco Burro.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  2. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  3. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  6. Haley & Michaels“Just Another Love Song”
  7. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  8. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  9. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster”
  10. Brad Paisley – “River Bank” Continue Reading

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Aug 15

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Reclaim No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert

Photo courtesy 2014 ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood have reclaimed the No. 1 spot on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Somethin’ Bad,” knocking Scotty McCreery to No. 2 with “Feelin’ It.” Danielle Bradbery rounds out the Top 3 with “Young in America,” while new videos from Maddie & Tae and Dan + Shay make their Top 20 debuts.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  2. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  3. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  4. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  5. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  6. Haley & Michaels“Just Another Love Song”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  8. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  9. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  10. The Swon Brothers – “Later On” Continue Reading

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Aug 8

Scotty McCreery Takes Over at No. 1 on Top 20

Scotty McCreery
Scotty McCreery has taken over at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with “Feelin’ It,” knocking Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood to No. 2 with “Somethin’ Bad,” after four weeks at the top of the charts. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill remain at No. 3 with “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s.” Danielle Bradbery and Little Big Town round out the Top 5.

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Get Top 20 online extrasincluding 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. Scotty McCreery – “Feelin’ It”
  2. Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood – “Somethin’ Bad”
  3. Tim McGraw w/Faith Hill – “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s”
  4. Danielle Bradbery – “Young in America”
  5. Little Big Town – “Day Drinking”
  6. Neal McCoy – “Can You Do This”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Bartender”
  8. Haley & Michaels – “Just Another Love Song”
  9. Brad Paisley – “River Bank”
  10. Luke Bryan – “Roller Coaster” Continue Reading

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