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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/26
Keith Urban has a fan in none other than Barbra Streisand. On her new talk show, Katie Couric asked the legend who her dream duet partner would be. Barbra said, "I like Keith Urban. I like Usher. John Legend. There’s some really good guys...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/26
Carrie Underwood's husband, Mike Fisher, is a rough and tough hockey player, but his skin is beautifully supple. Carrie says she has proof that Mike swipes her moisturizer. She says, “I swear I could open up his golf bag and find three or four...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/26
Jake Owen's Endless Summer EP hit stores yesterday. With songs like "Summer Jam," "Pass a Beer," "Surefire Feeling" and Ben Harper's "Steal My Kisses," Jake hopes fans will keep the spirit of the summer season alive and rock the four-song...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/25
Millions of NHL hockey fans— Dierks Bentley included—are totally bummed that there won't be much of a season this year because owners and players can't agree at the bargaining table. But Carrie Underwood—married to player Mike Fisher of the...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/25
Keith Urban is just about a week into his American Idol duties and so far, so good. Keith tells Extra TV, "I’m loving it! I did a season of The Voice in Australia and several singing competitions for TV when I was very young. I’ve been on both...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/25
Jason Aldean will close his My Kinda Party tour October 27 with the seventh annual Concert for a Cure at Dallas' Gexa Energy Pavilion. Proceeds from the sold-out benefit will support local affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Jason...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/24
Brad Paisley has dumped the latest recording technology and packed the band into a barn for some old-school "guerrilla" recording for this new album. “It’s a big experiment," Brad says. "My rule for this record is to leave our comfort zone...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/24
After meeting the wife of Major Pete Cruz in his meet-and-greet line, Toby Keith brought the young lady to the stage at his Sept. 8 show in Houston. The pair gave a moving and tearful performance of the poignant military tribute "American...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/21
Scotty McCreery has a lot to celebrate these days. Last week he was inducted into the Guinness Book of Records as the youngest male to enter the U-S albums charts at number-1 and now he's been named as one of Billboard Magazine's "Hottest...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/21
Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman is taking her love of cooking to the small screen as the host of Kimberly's Simply Southern. While she's on the road, she'll visit with locals who teach her about the food in the area. She then goes home...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/21
Taylor Swift is offering a live webcast for classrooms across the country to promote the importance of reading. The 30-minute webcast will include a Q&A as well as a performance from Taylor's album, Red. The event takes place on October 24th...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/20
In spite of Eric Church's announcement that he would be taking time off the road in 2013, rumors are swirling that he might be teaming with Kenny for a series of shows -- something the "Creepin'" singer will neither confirm nor deny at this ...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/20
In the wake of their number-one hit "Pontoon," Little Big Town have the nation's top-selling country album with Tornado. They're at number-two overall, just behind Dave Matthews Band's Away From the World and ahead of Bob Dylan's Tempest.  The...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/20
Lady Antebellum has been in the studio a lot lately. In addition to their Christmas album, On This Winter's Night, they are working on their next album. Charles Kelley says the record will be a lot more upbeat than their current album, We Own...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/20
Apparently Lee Brice's latest single "Hard 2 Love'' isn't actually all that hard to love. The title track to his current album has been certified gold for selling more than 500-thousand digital downloads. It's the second single off of Lee's...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/19
Miranda Lambert's dog is missing, and she's asking her fans for help. She announced on Twitter that her small black Labrador has been gone for two days near her home in Tishomingo, Oklahoma. The dog's name is Loretta and is wearing a pink...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/19
Martina McBride found out on Twitter that her former label is releasing a greatest hits album of hers. Martina tweeted ``Wow! Kinda sucks'' that she got the news that way. The 40-song double disk comes out October 22nd through R-C-A Nashville....

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/19
Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum are getting recognized across the pond.  Toby won two categories at the British Country Music Awards, including international act of the year and international album for "Clancy's Tavern.'' Lady A won...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/18
Rascal Flatts became the 2,480th Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday. "You can't even dream that big," said singer Gary LeVox on receiving the star, "We're walkin' in some high cotton here in L.A. today." His bandmates, Joe Don Rooney and...

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Posted by Erin Clifford on 2012/09/18
Big and Rich ran into a legal issue regarding the name of their new album, Hillybilly Jedi. The term "Jedi" is owned by George Lucas. It just so happens that the guys wrote a song for the album with Jon Bon Jovi, who is good friends with the...

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