American country music

  1. CMA Fest Attendance Soars

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival in Nashville enjoyed record attendance in the 60,000 range for its June 7-10 run in downtown Nashville, up 21% from last year. Using an aggregate attendance from all events, the CMA says 191,154 people attended CMA Fest, whi ...

  2. Underwood Among Big Winners At ACMs

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood continues to be one of the biggest stories in country music by winning three awards at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held tonight (May 15) in Las Vegas. Underwood took home top female honors, album of the year f ...

  3. Hill, McBride, Twain, Legend Join ACM Line-up

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Martina McBride and Big & Rich with special guest John Legend join the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Shania ...

  4. Performers Added to ACM Line-Up

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Josh Turner and Taylor Swift join an already strong line-up of performers at the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be held May 15 in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, Terri Clark, Montgomery Gen ...

  5. McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Paisley and Underwood Join ACM Line-up

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and rising country stars Rodney Atkins and Miranda Lambert have joined the performance line-up for the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. As previously reported, Brooks & Dunn ...

  6. Underwood Takes Top Honors At CMT Awards

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2007 CMT Music Awards, taking home video of the year and female awards for "Before He Cheats." The former award was voted on by fans during the show. Meanwhile, Roman White, who directed the vid ...

  7. Superstars Set For ACM Awards Performances

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country music superstars Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Reba McEntire with special guest Kelly Clarkson and rising stars Sugarland will all perform as part of the 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which take place May ...

  8. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  9. Scorsese, Crowe To Be Part Of Kristofferson Tribute

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gretchen Wilson, Keith Urban, actor Luke Wilson, legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese, Russell Crowe, Willie Nelson and acclaimed producer Don Was will be part of a tribute to Kris Kristofferson at the 2007 CMT Music Awards. Kristofferson is being ...

  10. Hank Jr. Joins CMT Awards Show

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hank Williams Jr. joins the line-up of stars performing at CMT's 2007 Music Awards. As previously reported, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban (performing from Australia), Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, T ...

  11. CMT Awards Adds Presenters

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Barbara Mandrell, Jason Aldean, Josh Turner, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and Taylor Swift have been added to the list of presenters at CMT's 2007 Music Awards, which will be he ...

  12. Doerschuck Joins CMA Close Up

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran music journalist Bob Doerschuk has joined the Country Music Association as editor of its CMA Close Up magazine. He replaces Peter Cronin, who recently exited to partner in a family business. Doerschuk is a former editor of Musician and has ...

  13. Reba Returns To ACM

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Reba McEntire will return as host of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held May 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will be the ninth time she has hosted the show. McEntire, who has had 48 top 10s on the Bil ...

  14. Kristofferson To Be Honored By CMT

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CMT will honor Kris Kristofferson with its "Johnny Cash Visionary Award" at the 2007 CMT Music Awards on April 16. The award recognizes an artist's extraordinary musical vision, innovative and groundbreaking music, and pioneering in ...

  15. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Strait's last ACM win came in ...

  16. Rascal Flatts Leads CMT Music Award Nominations

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nominations for the 2007 CMT Music Awards were revealed today (Feb. 28) with Rascal Flatts leading the way with three nods. The awards show is set for April 16 in Nashville. Video of the year nominations went to Carrie Underwood, Dixie Chicks, Geo ...

  17. NSAI Hall of Fame Elects Murrah Chairman

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame Foundation board of directors has elected songwriter and publisher Roger Murrah to a second term as chairman. Other officers elected for 2007 include John Van Mol (vice chairman), Wayland Holyfield (vice chai ...

  18. Chesney And Friends To Reveal ACM Noms

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations will be revealed March 5 by reigning Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney and upcoming tourmates Sugarland and Pat Green, as well as CBS-TV "The Early Show& ...

  19. Brooks & Dunn, Underwood Honored At ICM Awards

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Event held Nov. 9. In addition to winning big at the Country Music Assn. Awards, Brooks & Dunn and Carrie Underwood were also among the winners at the 12th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards, held Nov. 9 at the Acuff Theatre in Nashvill ...

  20. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show was all about them. Their inspir ...

  21. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show It was fitting that Brooks & ...

  22. CMA Elects New Board Members, Spalding President

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board startts Nov. 7. The Country Music Association held the annual board of directors election meeting in Nashville this week. Taking over as president of the board is Clarence Spalding, president of Spalding Entertainment. Spalding will be joine ...

  23. Brooks & Dunn, Paisley Lead CMA Nominations

    August 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Awards to be held Nov. 6. Brooks & Dunn and Arista Nashville labelmate Brad Paisley dominated the field with six nominations each for the 40th annual Country Music Association awards, which will be held Nov. 6 in Nashville. In fact, the nomina ...

  24. CMT Gets 'Loaded'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cable music outlet launches broadband network. Cable music outlet CMT has launched a 24-hour broadband network, CMT Loaded, on its Web site, CMT.com . Described by the company as "the ultimate country fan's destination," CMT Loaded ...

  25. Arista Nashville Dominates ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be a triumphant night for the newly merged Nashville division of Sony BMG, and a particularly noteworthy evening for the company's Arista Nashville imprint. Sony BMG ...

  26. CMT Names Bogach VP

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He remains based in Nashville. Lewis Bogach is promoted from senior director to VP, program development and production at CMT. He remains based in Nashville and reports to CMT VP, programming and development Paul Villadolid, who is based in Los An ...

  27. BMI Senior Exec To Exit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Corbin unexpectedly announced resignation. BMI VP of writer relations Paul Corbin has unexpectedly announced his resignation from the company, effective April 28. Corbin, who is based in Nashville, joined BMI in his current role in 2000. Prior to ...

  28. CMT Awards Lucky For Underwood, Urban

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was the top winner at last night's (April 10) CMT Music Awards, landing two of the three awards for which she was nominated. Meanwhile, Keith Urban took home the evening's top prize, Carrie Underwood was the top winner a ...

  29. McEntire Returns As ACM Host

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire has been selected to host the 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be televised live on CBS. Reba McEntire has been selected to host the 41st annual Aca ...

  30. Hill Among Top Nominees For CMT Music Awards

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Triple nominees for the CMT Music Awards, announced March 15 in Nashville, include Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Trace Adkins and Carrie Underwood. Faith Hill is among the top honorees in the CMT Music Awards nomina ...

  31. Paisley, Sugarland Top ACM Nominations

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awards to be presented live May 23 in Las Vegas. Brad Paisley and Sugarland are the top nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, announced today (March 8) in Nashville. “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood makes a strong showing with f ...

  32. CMA Music Fest Sets Initial Lineup

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists include Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley. Brooks & Dunn, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Montgomery Gentry are among the artists who will perform at the 2006 CMA Music Festival. Slated for June 8-11 in downtown Nashville, the Cou ...

  33. Great American Country Ups Trahern To Sr. VP

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST She joined the network as VP in January '05. Sarah Trahern has been promoted to senior VP of programming at Scripps Networks' Great American Country (GAC). She joined the network as VP of programming in January, 2005. In her new role, Tr ...

  34. CMT Enters Gaming Market

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST New CMT Games division is a partnership with Konami. Country music network CMT has formed a new division, CMT Games, and has partnered with Konami Digital Entertainment to enter the gaming industry. The partners will release their first collaborat ...

  35. Womack, Urban Win Big At CMAs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 15 in N.Y. Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the standout winners at the Country Music Assn. Awards, held Tuesday night (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "There& ...

  36. Agajanian Wins ICM Entertainer Of The Year

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dennis Agajanian took home the entertainer of the year award at the 11th annual Inspirational Country Music Award Show last night (Nov. 10) at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Dennis Agajanian took home the entertainer of the year award at the 1 ...

  37. Jansky, Fox Bros., Agajanian Lead ICMA Nods

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show set for Nov. 10. Clifton Jansky, the Fox Brothers and Dennis Agajanian are the top nominees for the 11th annual Inspirational Country Music Awards (previously the Christian Country Music Awards) slated for Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Au ...

  38. Paisley, Womack Top CMA Award Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each receive six nods. Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are the top nominees for the 39th annual Country Music Assn. Awards. At a press conference in New York this morning (Sept. 7), it was revealed that each received six nods. Toby Keith and Keith ...

  39. On The Road

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Neil Young's Aug. 18-19 performance of his forthcoming "Prairie Wind" album at the historic Ryman Auditorium was filmed by director Jonathan Demme for a concert film to be released by Paramount Classi Neil Young's Aug. 18-19 pe ...

  40. Country Hall Of Fame Archives To Be Released

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has partnered with two production companies, LSL Productions and Tremelo Productions, to make available for commercial release video and audio programming fro The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has ...

  41. Brooks & Dunn To Return As CMA Awards Hosts

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Awards, set to air live on CBS Television Network Nov. 15 from Madison Square Garden in New York. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Award ...

  42. CMA Awards Head To ABC

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show spent 34 years at CBS. After a 34-year run on CBS, the Country Music Assn. Awards will move to the ABC Television Network in 2006. The new deal will keep the show on the alphabet network until 2012. The first show on ABC, set to air in Novemb ...

  43. Urban, Wilson Top ACM Winners

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chesney named entertainer of the year. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at tonight's (May 17) Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the femal ...

  44. Stellar Lineup For ACM Anniversary Bash

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has announced the lineup of artists for its 40th Anniversary Celebration, set to tape May 18 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and air on CBS-TV in December. The Academy of Country Music has announced the ...

  45. Gretchen Wilson Wins CMT Awards Double

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gala held April 11 in Nashville. Gretchen Wilson was among the winners last night (April 11) at the 2005 CMT Music Awards, held at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Wilson took home two of the evening's nine fan-voted awards: bre ...

  46. CMT Promotes Philips

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Programming vet named exec VP/GM. Brian Philips has been promoted to executive VP/GM of CMT: Country Music Television. He previously served as senior VP/GM. Philips handles day-to-day management of the network, including programming, production, t ...

  47. CMT Honors Loretta Lynn

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country veteran receives Visionary Award. CMT has announced Loretta Lynn as this year's recipient of the cable network's Johnny Cash Visionary Award. Lynn will be presented with the honor on the live telecast of the CMT 2005 Music Awards ...

  48. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Noms

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country show set for May 17. Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. The nominees for the ACMs -- to be broadcast live on CBS May 17 f ...

  49. Nashville Scene

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Lee Ann Womack are lending their voices to the National Assn. of Broadcasters' "Radio. You Hear It Here First" campaign. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes and Lee Ann Womack ar ...

  50. Magic Mustang Signs Kim Williams

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer has hits with Garth, Reba, Randy. Hit songwriter Kim Williams has signed an exclusive publishing deal with Nashville's Magic Mustang Music, which is run by VP Larry Shell. Magic Mustang is sister company to indie label Broken Bow Recor ...

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