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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/15
The Academy of Country Music has announced the finalists in the New Artist of the Year category. New Female Vocalist Jana Kramer Kacey Musgraves Sunny Sweeney New Male Vocalist Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes New Duo or...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/14
Miranda Lambert has come up with a clever way to raise money for her animal welfare charity the Muttnation Foundation. After fans kept interrupting her work at the Pink Pistol boutique to take pictures, Ran put her foot down and started ...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/14
The test results are in -- Randy Travis was legally drunk when he crashed his car while driving naked in Texas last summer. Randy has been formally charged with driving while intoxicated, which carries a $4000 fine and up to two years in...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/14
Dierks Bentley took to Twitter Sunday night asking fans to help him find his dog, Jake. He tweeted, "Jake has been missing for 5 hours now. Jumped the fence during the thunderstorms. Praying someone found him. A cold wet white dog. Red ...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/11
Taylor Swift will perform on the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. Taylor's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" is nominated for record of the year. In addition, she joins the Civil Wars in the categories of best country duo/group performance...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/10
During his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday night Brad Paisley revealed that his upcoming album will be called Wheelhouse. The album, which he's self-producing, will be released on April 9th.

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/10
Taylor Swift beat out Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Tim McGraw to take the title of Favorite Country Artist at Wednesday night's People's Choice Awards. Jason Aldean -- the only country artist to perform on the show -- sang...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/10
With the Grammy Awards around the corner, Miranda Lambert can’t stop talking about the spectacle from last year. She was outraged that the show's producers selected Chris Brown to perform on stage. At the time she tweeted, “He beat on a girl…...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/10
Keith Urban says he joined American Idol's judging panel because of its track record of turning out legitimate stars. He tells TV Guide, "In a lot of cases, those who didn't win -- the Daughtrys, the Adam Lamberts -- have gone on to sell...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/10
Taylor Swift’s Red is once again the nation's top-selling country album, according to the latest SoundScan figures. The 15-track collection has held the number-one spot for 11 weeks. Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away is number-two, and Florida...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/09
Miranda Lambert is fiercely protective of her time alone with Blake Shelton. She tells Redbook magazine, "He's the sweetest guy. Like, he will talk to anyone, sign anything, take a picture with everyone. And if I don't stop it at some point,...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/09
Luke Bryan has signed on to co-host the Academy of Country Music Awards with Blake Shelton. The show will air live on April 7th from the MGM in Las Vegas on CBS.

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/09
With a new year comes new living arrangements for some, including country music's newest couple. That's right, Jana Kramer and Brantley Gilbert have made the leap to sharing a house in Nashville, Jana recently revealed.“I actually bought the...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/08
Move over Adam Levine, Blake Shelton has a new man-crush. Adam and Blake joked around with Entertainment Tonight about how Blake has taken a liking to Usher -- one of the two new coaches on the upcoming season of The Voice. Blake reassured...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/08
The NHL lockout is over, and that means Carrie Underwood’s hockey-playing husband Mike Fisher is heading back to work for the Nashville Predators. After a 16-hour negotiating meeting that began Saturday afternoon, the NHL and the National...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/08
The ACM Awards co-host still hasn't been revealed. Blake Shelton's new co-host and the date of this year's show will be announced as soon as 25,000 fans hit the ACM's website and hit a button to Tweet about it. So far, a little more than 10,000...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/08
Trace Adkins will try to avoid getting fired, again, by Donald Trump during the next cycle of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice, premiering March 3 on NBC. Speaking to reporters alongside castmates including Gary Busey and Penn Jillette at the...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/07
Taylor Swift and Harry Styles were recently spotted in the Caribbean, spending part of their winter vacation meeting fans. Several vacationers were all a-Twitter this week, posting pictures with the couple, who were believed to be...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/07
Jana Kramer, Julianne Hough, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift all made the Men's Health list of the Hottest Women of 2013. At number-12, Taylor leads the country ladies on the list, ahead of Carrie at 24. Julianne follows at 28, while Jana...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2013/01/07
The search for an ACM Awards co-host to fill Reba McEntire's shoes is over -- but we won't find out who until 25,000 people Tweet about it. When that happens, the ACM will reveal the date of the show and the new co-host. Co-host Blake...

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