1. Mindy McCready's Death: Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Other Stars React on Twitter

    February 18, 2013 2:07 AM EST News of country singer Mindy McCready's apparent suicide saddened the music world on Sunday night (February 17) and prompted Country stars to take to Twitter to share their reactions to the tragedy. Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, John Rich ...

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  3. Why The Wanted Play Gay Clubs: Marketing, Music And The LGBT Community's Mainstream Music Clout

    June 12, 2012 12:45 PM EDT When the Wanted was looking to book its first major U.S. gigs in January, the British pop group didn't just call up Live Nation or AEG to reach the tween- and teen-girl fan base courted by the generations of boy bands that had come before the ...

  4. Web Trends: Bluegrass Icon Earl Scruggs Dies at 88

    March 29, 2012 5:16 PM EDT Google Trends: 1. earl scruggs - Earl Scruggs passed away at 88 4. faith hill - There are a few reasons Faith Hill is trending. She just wrapped up a tour with husband Tim McGraw, there are images of her without makeup floating around the internet ...

  5. Connie Smith Enjoys Her Hall of Fame Moment

    March 16, 2012 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was just an ordinary evening in the household of Connie Smith and her husband, Marty Stuart, when they were interrupted. "Marty and I were in the kitchen about suppertime, and the phone rang," Smith recalls in an interview with Billboar ...

  6. Class Notes: Country Hall of Fame Gets It Right

    March 07, 2012 1:49 PM EST 0 0 0 When it comes to his place in the modern era of country music, Garth Brooks has no peers. After all, who has sold more records or concert tickets during his time in the spotlight? When it comes to female country performers, it could be argued that C ...

  7. POTW: Katy Perry, Mariah Carey, DMX, Demi Lovato

    August 26, 2011 3:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Katy Perry chuckles her way through roller coaster rides, Mariah Carey takes a jog with her pups and Chely Wright and girlfriend, Lauren Biltzer say "I do." It all happened this week, and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS ...

  8. Country Singer Chely Wright Marries Girlfriend

    August 22, 2011 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Chely Wright married her girlfriend, Lauren Blitzer, on Saturday, with both wearing Jose Dias-designed white wedding gowns. "We had a great time!" she exclaimed on Twitter . The interfaith ceremony -- Wright is Christian whi ...

  9. Chely Wright Engaged to Gay Activist

    April 06, 2011 5:37 PM EDT 0 0 0 Country singer Chely Wright , who surprised fans by coming out as gay last year, is engaged to a lesbian civil rights activist. Wright, 40, and fiancee Lauren Blitzer, an activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, plan to get marrie ...

  10. Chely Wright Says Coming Out Led to Death Threats, Decreased Sales

    January 11, 2011 9:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Country singer Chely Wright , who publicly announced that she is lesbian in a May 2010 interview in People, reveals in a new blog profile that since coming out, her career and life have been threatened. In a chat with the lesbian-focused pop culture ...

  11. Indigo Girls Toast to 'Happy Days' on Holiday Album

    October 07, 2010 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Indigo Girls' upcoming holiday album, "Holly Happy Days," is the rarest of entries in the duo's catalog. "We just both had a desire to do it at the same time, which doesn't always happen with us," Emily Saliers ...

  12. Chely Wright Comes Out As Country Music's First Openly Gay Singer

    May 04, 2010 2:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Growing online buzz and speculation came to a head this past weekend when it was revealed that country artist Chely Wright , 39, would announce that she is gay in this week's People Magazine. The move is obviously not without precedent; Ricky M ...

  13. Country Artist Chely Wright Comes Out: The Business Impact?

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Growing online buzz and speculation came to a head this past weekend when it was revealed that country artist Chely Wright, 39, would announce that she is gay in this week's People Magazine. The move is obviously not without precedent; Ricky ...

  14. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's ...

  15. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's Child announces the group will split after its fall North American tour. 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Rowland of chart-topping R&B trio Destiny's ...

  16. 44OnTV

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Oct. 30-Nov. 7, 2006. MONDAY, OCT. 30 "Totally Awesome Concert," VH1 Classic Featured artist(s): Rick Springfield, Scandal, Patti Smyth. "Mavericks: Honky Tonk Heroes," The Biography Channel Featured ...

  17. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Stone Temple Pilots lead Scott Weiland skips a scheduled Superior Court date in Los Angeles and checks himself into a drug treatment facility. The court date stems from charges filed in 2005 - On stage in Barcelona Kelly Ro ...

  18. Dualtone Signs With Navarre

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label released CDs by Bobby Bare, Chely Wright. Label released CDs by Bobby Bare, Chely Wright. News Chely Wright , Bobby Bare ...

  19. Dualtone Signs With Navarre

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label has released Bobby Bare, Chely Wright. Nashville-based roots label Dualtone has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Corp. Dualtone, which was previously handled by New York-based RED Distributio ...

  20. Country Acts Set For 'Sound And Speed' Fest

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 NASCAR drivers and country stars will team up in January for a new Nashville festival with the impossibly long name "Nextel Sound and Speed Presented by SunTrust, a Motorsports and Music Celebration." NASCAR drivers and country stars will ...

  21. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Busta Rhymes rides atop his own float in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. "I'm here to thoroughly represent the entire spectrum of the urban community," Rhymes says. 2000 - Busta Rhymes rides ...

  22. 'O' Puts Omarion On Top

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Former B2K frontman Omarion's solo career makes a grand entrance this week, as the debut album "O" bows on top of The Billboard 200. The T.U.G./Epic/Sony Music set sold 182,000 copies in the United St Former B2K frontman Omarion' ...

  23. Nashville Scene

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chely Wright turns a heated confrontation into the underground hit "The Bumper of My S.U.V." Read Phyllis Stark's column. Chely Wright turns a heated confrontation into the underground hit "The Bumper of My S.U.V." Read Ph ...

  24. Paisley, Emmylou Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opryland Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, ...

  25. Nashville Scene

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the flagship artist. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the ...

  26. Chely Wright Splits Vivaton

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New label loses flagship artist. In a surprise move, Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the flagship artist. The label cites "creative differences" for the split. Wright's d ...

  27. Chely Wright Splits Vivaton

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise move, Chely Wright has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records, where she had been the flagship artist. The label cites "creative differences" for the split. In a surprise move, Chely Wright has exited Nash ...

  28. Vivaton Inks RED Distribution Deal

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Newly launched Nashville label Vivaton Records has signed a distribution deal with Sony's RED Distribution. Vivaton's roster includes Chely Wright, as well as newcomers Kimolin "Cissy" Crutcher, Angel Newly launched Nashville l ...

  29. Music Veterans Launch Vivaton Records

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chely Wright is Nashville label's first artist. Chely Wright is Nashville label's first artist. News Chely Wright ...

  30. Music Veterans Launch Vivaton Records

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Records will launch next month. President/CEO Jeff Huskins, formerly a member of the band Little Texas, is looking to launch with an initial roster of five ac Nashville-based independent label Vivaton Reco ...

  31. This Day in Music

    June 11, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Busta Rhymes rides atop his own float in the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York. "I'm here to thoroughly represent the entire spectrum of the urban community," Rhymes says. 2000 - Busta Rhymes rides ...

  32. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners

    October 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Association Awards Winners Here are the winners for the 13th annual International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Awards, held Oct. 17 at the Kentucky Center for the Arts in Louisville: Entertainer of the year: ...

  33. 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees

    August 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT International Bluegrass Music Awards Nominees Here are the nominees for the 2002 International Bluegrass Music Awards, which will be handed out Oct. 17 in Louisville, Ky.: Entertainer of the year: Alison Krauss & Union Station Doyle Lawson ...

  34. Dirt Band Expands Unbroken Circle

    June 28, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will release "Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3." The Capitol Nashville album is the latest installment in a guest-laden exploration of folk and country roots m This fall, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band ...

  35. Chesney's 'Young' Wins Big At CMT Flameworthy

    June 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Kenny Chesney's "Young" won video of the year and male video of the year at the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Music Awards, held last night (June 12) at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Tob Kenny Chesney's "Y ...

  36. 2002 CMT Flameworthy Nominations

    May 16, 2002 12:00 AM EDT CMT Flameworthy Nominations The inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards will be broadcast live June 12 on CMT beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Voting in 11 of the show's 12 categories is underway as of May 14 via the CMT Web site . The field for fin ...

  37. Jackson, McBride, Keith Lead 'Flameworthy' Noms

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four nominations for the inaugural CMT Flameworthy Video Awards, with Martina McBride close behind with three. Jackson and Keith earned nods in the video of Alan Jackson and Toby Keith each pulled in four n ...

  38. Billboard Bits: Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett

    February 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Country Benefit, Charlatans, Barrett A recent intimate concert featuring performances by country stars Garth Brooks, Chely Wright, and Keith Urban will be broadcast March 16 exclusively on the Turner South cable channel. The event, taped Jan ...

  39. Jay-Z Makes It Three In A Row At No. 1

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1 for a third straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 36% sales decline to 174,000 units, according to SoundScan. In a week Jay-Z's "The Blueprint& ...

  40. Never Love You Enough

    September 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chely Wright is blessed with a wealth of talent as a songwriter and vocalist, but her commercial output seems to get mired in the image-making process. Chely Wright is blessed with a wealth of talent as a songwriter and vocalist, but her commercial ...

  41. Sara Evans Leads CMA Awards Nominees

    August 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With nominations in five categories, RCA artist Sara Evans leads the contenders for the 35th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Other multiple nominees include Brooks & Dunn and Alan J With nominations in five categories, RCA artist ...

  42. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He's able to keep one ...

  43. Paisley Follows Hit Debut With 'Part II'

    April 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "He's able to keep one foot on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and the other foot on the CMA [Country Music Association] stage," says RCA Label Group chairman Joe Galante of Brad Paisley's appeal. "He "He's able to ...

  44. Jackson Nabs 8 TNN/Country Weekly Nominations

    March 20, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 With eight nominations, Alan Jackson leads the list of nominees for the TNN Country Weekly Music Awards, just ahead of George Strait, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, who each pulled in seven nods. The eve With eight nominations, Alan Jackson leads the l ...

  45. Diamond Rio's 'One More Day' Anchors Latest Album

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's a scripture in the Bible -- not to mention a classic Byrds song -- that reminds us that to everything there is a season and that there is a time for every purpose. Diamond Rio's There's a scripture in the Bible -- not to menti ...

  46. Diamond Rio's 'One More Day' Anchors Latest Album`

    January 18, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 There's a scripture in the Bible -- not to mention a classic Byrds song -- that reminds us that to everything there is a season and that there is a time for every purpose. Diamond Rio's forthcoming There's a scripture in the Bible -- ...