American country music

  1. Taylor Swift Among ACM Top Album Nominees

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Things just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she's been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and ...

  2. Philips Rises At CMT

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips has been promoted to president of CMT, managing the brand's overall portfolio including CMT, CMT Films, CMT.com, CMT Pure Country and all brand extensions. Philips will continue to be responsible for day-to-d ...

  3. Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Nominations

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced today during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. But perhaps the most surpr ...

  4. CMT Awards Set For June

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The CMT Music Awards, which honor the best country music videos, will take place June 17. While the location has not yet been revealed, the show will be broadcast live on CMT and CMT.com . Host, venue and ticket information will be announced at a ...

  5. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Sugarland, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the night belonged to traditionalists as George Strait and Brad Paisley came away the big winners at the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight ( ...

  6. Kidman, Jackman Join CMA Line-up

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman will present an award together during the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, which airs live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on ABC. The two internationally kno ...

  7. Witherspoon To Present At CMA Awards

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Actress Reese Witherspoon, who won an Academy Award for her portrayal of June Carter Cash in "Walk The Line," is the first presenter announced for the 42nd Annual CMA Awards. Meanwhile, nominees Rodney Atkins and Kellie Pickler have been ...

  8. AEG's Moore Rises To CMA President

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Steve Moore, senior VP of AEG Live, is the new president of the board of the Country Music Association (CMA). He will succeed Lyric Street and Carolwood Records president Randy Goodman, who will serve as chairman of the board of the CMA when the n ...

  9. Eagles, Kid Rock, Wailers Added To CMA Lineup

    October 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Anyone who still refers to the genre as "country and western" will get a surprise when they tune in to the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards on Nov. 12. The Eagles, Kid Rock, the Wailers, Trace Adkins, Lady Antebellum join the ...

  10. Paisley, Underwood To Co-Host CMA Awards

    October 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Reigning Country Music Association male and female vocalists of the year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will co-host the 42nd Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 12. In addition to their hosting duties, Paisley and Underwood will also perform. Previously ...

  11. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Among CMA Performers

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for the the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, which will be held Nov. 12 in Nash ...

  12. CMA Endows ‘Words & Music’

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Association has endowed a $1 million gift to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s “Words & Music” program. “Words & Music,” one of eight educational programs that the museum currently offers to area schools, is des ...

  13. Galante Honored By CMA

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Nashville chairman and longtime Country Music Association board member Joe Galante has been honored with the CMA President's Award, which is awarded annually at the discretion of the president of the board. Board president and Lyric ...

  14. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, while George Strait and duo Sugarland each nabbed five nominations with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles picking up a sixth for song of ...

  15. Hiatt, Berg, Shapiro Head To Hall Of Fame

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hit writers Matraca Berg ("Strawberry Wine") and Tom Shapiro ("Wink") and musical trailblazer John Hiatt will be inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (NaSHOF) this fall. The formal induction will come at the 39t ...

  16. Former CMA Chief Benson Retires

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former Country Music Association executive director Ed Benson has retired after 29 years with the industry organization. Benson joined the group in 1979 and became executive director in 1992. In 2005 he was named chief strategic officer and began ...

  17. Rascal Flatts, Swift To Announce CMA Nominees

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts and Taylor Swift will announce final nominees for the 2008 CMA Awards on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from ABC's "Good Morning America" studios in New York. Meanwhile, rising stars Lady Antebellum and James Otto will join CMT& ...

  18. ACM To Fete Honorees, Off-Camera Winners At Special Event

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time ever, the Academy of Country Music will officially fete its special honorees and off-camera winners from the annual ACM Awards at a separate event. Martina McBride will host the first official Academy of Country Music Honors on ...

  19. CMA Music Fest Daily Attendance Up In 2008

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The 2008 CMA Music Festival, held June 5-8 in Nashville, notched record numbers, with its average daily attendance of about 52,000 -- up 9% over last year. A total of 180 acts performed more than 34 hours of concerts at a wide range of venues, inc ...

  20. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACMs

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. For the first time, the entertainer award was ...

  21. Strait, Chesney To Duet At ACM Awards

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Kellie Pickler and LeAnn Rimes will perform during the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on May 18 in Las Vegas. Chesney and Strait will duet on "Shiftwork," which reached No. 2 on Hot ...

  22. Brooks To Be Honored By ACM

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks will be presented with Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award during the 43rd Annual ACM Awards on May 18. The award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. Gayle Holcomb o ...

  23. ACM Entertainer Voting Heads To The Web

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Voting for the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award starts today (May 1) at voteacm.com . While it was previously reported that the academy would open voting for the prestigious award for the first time to fans, it has not until ...

  24. Adkins, Brooks & Dunn Added To ACM Awards

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard has learned that Trace Adkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Montgomery Gentry have been added as performers for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place May 18 in Las Vegas. Lambert has three nomin ...

  25. Parton, Sugarland, Underwood, Swift, Atkins Set For ACMs

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Dolly Parton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Rodney Atkins are the first performers announced for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will take place May 18 in Las Vegas. Last year's top new male vocalist, At ...

  26. Pickler, Swift Big Winners At CMT Music Awards

    April 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT She wasn't in the house, but Kellie Pickler went home the night's top winner at the 2008 CMT Music Awards, held tonight (April 14) at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. Pickler who had a private engagement in Scott ...

  27. Jewel, McEntire, Swift To Present At CMT Awards

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jason Aldean, Jewel, Josh Turner, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Reba McEntire, comedian Rodney Carrington, Sara Evans, Taylor Swift, the Eagles' Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmidt and actor Tim Daly have been added as presenters for the 2 ...

  28. Charities Will Also Win At CMT Awards

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For Willie Nelson it's Farm Aid. For Reba McEntire it's Habitat for Humanity. And for Taylor Swift it's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Whatever their designated charity, artists who win at the 2008 CMT Music Awards will ...

  29. Chesney, McGraw, Hill, Urban Join CMT Awards Lineup

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Brooks & Dunn have been added to the lineup of the 2008 CMT Music Awards, which will be held April 14. Previously announced performers include Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Bra ...

  30. Paisley, Sugarland Lead CMT Noms

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley and rising duo Sugarland lead the nominees for the 2008 CMT Music Awards with four final nominations each. Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Chesney, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift and Trace Adkins ea ...

  31. Chesney Grabs 11 ACM Noms

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Kenny Chesney leads all comers with 11 nominations for the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Chesney was also nominated as an artist and producer for album of th ...

  32. Billy Ray, Miley Cyrus To Host CMT Awards

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billy Ray Cyrus and daughter Miley Cyrus ("Hannah Montana") will host 2008 CMT Music Awards on April 14. The show, which airs on CMT and CMT.com, will take place at Nashville's Curb Event Center at Belmont University. The pair, whos ...

  33. CMT Loot Flies Into Nashville Airport

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT has partnered with travel retailer Hudson Group for the network's first ever retail store, CMT Loot, at Nashville International Airport. The store will showcase authentic CMT apparel, CDs, DVDs and other memorabilia to the thousands of tr ...

  34. CMT Teams With Harrah's Horseshoe For 'Crossroads Bar'

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST CMT and Horseshoe Casino and Hotel have announced plans for the first ever CMT Crossroads Bar. An extension of CMT's "Crossroads" series, which pairs country stars with popular artists from other genres, the bar will be located at H ...

  35. CMT Awards Set For April

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The CMT Music Awards will return to Nashville’s Curb Event Center at Belmont University on April 14. The show will air on CMT and CMT.com. It marks the third time that the show and its live red carpet pre-show will be broadcast from Belmont. The f ...

  36. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. Chesn ...

  37. Genovese Named CEO At CMA

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association board of directors has adopted a new title for CMA COO Tammy Genovese: CEO. The change is effective immediately. The title is new to the organization. In her expanded role, Genovese will focus on long-term strategic i ...

  38. Goodman Rises To CMA Board President

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Lyric Street Records president Randy Goodman is the new president of the board for the Country Music Association. The trade organization held its annual board of directors election meeting in Nashville earlier this week. Goodman, who had been pres ...

  39. Foxx, Flatts Together At CMA Awards

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Comedian/actor/singer Jamie Foxx will join Rascal Flatts to perform "She Goes All The Way" on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show. The song, with Foxx, appears on the band's recently released "Still Feels Good ...

  40. Wiseman, Rich Tops At ASCAP Country Awards

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Craig Wiseman, John Rich and Sony/ATV Music Publishing were the big winners at tonight's ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Song of the year honors were shared between two songs: "Before He Cheats," written by Josh Kear and Ch ...

  41. McEntire, Rimes Added To CMA Awards Show

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's woman of the year Reba McEntire, LeAnn Rimes, Rodney Atkins, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of performers on the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards show, which takes place Nov. 7 in Nashvill ...

  42. Eagles Land At CMA Awards

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles will make their first-ever awards show performance at the 41st Annual CMA Awards in November. The band joins previously announced performers Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, George Strait, ...

  43. Chesney, McBride, Rascal Flatts Set For CMA Awards

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban are the first performers revealed for the 41st Annual CMA Awards, which take place Nov. 7 in Nashville. CMA's reigning entertainer of the year, Chesney received four ...

  44. Nashville Songwriters Hall To Induct Five

    September 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob DiPiero, Mac McAnally, Flatt & Scruggs and Hank Williams, Jr., will be inducted into Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October. In addition, gospel music legend Dottie Rambo will be honored with a special induction at the direction of ...

  45. Paisley, Strait Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Brad Paisley and George Strait lead the field with five nominations each for the Country Music Association Awards, which take place in November in Nashville. Paisley is up for entertainer, male vocalist, album (for “5th Gear”), single (for "T ...

  46. Fifteen Nominated For Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

    August 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Grant, Hank Williams Jr., Mac McAnnally, Thom Schuyler and Bob DiPiero are among the 15 songwriters that have been nominated for induction into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. The slate of nominees, divided into songwriter and songwrit ...

  47. Murray Exits CMA

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country Music Association VP of strategic marketing Rick Murray will exit the trade organization on Aug. 31 to pursue other interests. "After nearly 13 years, it is time for me to move on to another project," Murray said in a prepared st ...

  48. Frank Exits Yahoo!, Joins CMT As Senior VP

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! Music VP of music programming and label relations Jay Frank will join CMT in the newly created role of senior VP of music strategy in August. Frank, who will report to CMT executive VP/GM Brian Philips, will oversee CMT's music and tal ...

  49. CMA Awards Set

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 41st annual Country Music Association Awards will be held Nov. 7 and air on ABC. While it hasn't been confirmed by the CMA, it's believed that the show will again originate from the Sommet Center in downtown Nashville. In related new ...

  50. Yearwood Joins ACM Ceremony

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe will perform at an Academy of Country Music special awards ceremony honoring Dolly Parton, Don Williams, the late Harlan Howard, the late Waylon Jennings and the late Buck Owens, among others. The ...

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