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  1. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Announce New Album, Tour

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will release "Mojo," their first album in eight years, this spring, the band announced today. The venerable heartland rockers also unveiled dates for a North American summer tour, which kicks off May 6 in ...

  2. Taylor Swift Makes CMA history

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST It's been Taylor Swift's year, and Wednesday was her night as she became the youngest person and the first solo female act in a decade to win the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year award. Swift won all four awards f ...

  3. Bon Jovi Announces Meadowlands Concerts, World Tour

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi, the enduring rock band with a name that's synonymous with its home state of New Jersey, today (Oct. 22) announced a two year 2010-11 world tour at a press conference and concert performance at the Meadowlands Entertainment Complex. ...

  4. Jonas Brothers Roll Out Tour Plans

    March 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two weeks after the premiere of Disney's "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert" film, the siblings have unveiled dates to their upcoming world tour. The 44-date North American leg begins June 20 at the Dallas Cowboys New Stadium i ...

  5. Waltrip, Bentley Added To Sound & Speed

    January 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Three-time NASCAR champion Darrell Waltrip, country star Dierks Bentley and country legends Connie Smith and Charlie Louvin have joined the roster of racing and country music celebrities that will appear at Sprint Sound & Speed Presented by Su ...

  6. Nickelback Plots 2009 Tour

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickelback will begin a North American tour Feb. 25 in Nashville in support of its just-released Roadrunner album "Dark Horse." Tickets go on sale Dec. 5 via LiveNation.com, but Nickelback fan club members get first crack on Friday (Nov. ...

  7. Motley Crue Gears Up For North American Tour

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mötley Crüe will follow up this past summer's Crüe Fest amphitheater tour with a North American arena trek, beginning Feb. 2, 2009, at Cox Arena in San Diego and wrapping March 18 at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, Maine. Alon ...

  8. 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 ( ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Miley, Billy Ray To Appear On “Good Morning America,” CMA Awards

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Miley Cyrus, star of Disney Channel's "Hannah Montana," and her father, television co-star and duet partner Billy Ray Cyrus, will perform on ABC’s "Good Morning America” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. They are also scheduled to present ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. AC/DC Extends Tour, Heads To 'Rock Band'

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC has extended its Black Ice tour of North America into early 2009. New dates begin Dec. 20 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and run through Jan. 31 in Nashville. Tickets begin going on sale Saturday (Oct. 4). Eighteen previously announced shows have ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  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. Bon Jovi To Embark On World Tour

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will embark on a world tour of more than 10 countries, beginning with the United States and Canada this fall. "We're starting in New Jersey and then taking it to the world," lead singer Jon Bon Jovi announced at last night& ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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, ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. XM To Move Nashville HQ

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio will move its Nashville studios from their six-year home at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to a new facility at the Sommet Center, the city-owned downtown arena. The new facility, which will be located in a tower near ...

  25. 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 ...