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Jake Owen Jokes, Carrie Underwood Cries at ACM Honors

September 10, 2014

Rascal Flatts had barely left the stage at last night's Eighth Annual ACM Honors — accompanied by none other than genuflecting quarterback Tim Tebow, who presented the group with an international award honoring their recent European tours —...


Carrie Underwood Producing TV Series Based on Murderous Song

September 4, 2014

With its sinister storyline of two women at the funeral of the cheating man they presumably killed, Carrie Underwood's 2012 hit, "Two Black Cadillacs" plays out like a movie…. And it didn't take long for Hollywood to catch on. As confirmed by...


Carrie Underwood's NFL Video Co-Stars Revealed

August 20, 2014

When Sunday Night Football returns to NBC next month, country superstar Carrie Underwood will be joined by 11 NFL players for "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the opening theme to the highly rated primetime program. (See the complete list of participating...


Flashback: Carrie Underwood Gives Fan His First Kiss

August 7, 2014

"Lip to lip," the 12-year-old fan instructed country superstar Carrie Underwood in Louisville, Kentucky. It was during the 2012 Blown Away Tour when Underwood lived up to the tour's title by giving an onstage smooch to young fan Chase Kurnick.   The...


Carrie Underwood Hits the Big Screen for 'Sunday Night Football'

July 15, 2014

Sunday Night Football may not return to NBC until September, but Carrie Underwood fans will soon get a look at the singer's latest version of the theme song. 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time: "Before He Cheats" SNF coordinating producer Fred Gaudelli...


Nashville's Female Legends and Their Musical Proteges

June 25, 2014

While creating art from life is not exclusive to one gender, in the last few years the ladies of country music have been resetting standards for introspective songwriting. This era of strong female lyricism harkens back to a golden age when the foremothers...


Miranda Lambert Talks Being 'Bad'

June 6, 2014

Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood's show-closing duet of new single "Somethin' Bad" elevated an otherwise lackluster CMT Music Awards earlier this week. To hear Lambert recall how she came to the idea of singing with Underwood hints at some divine...


Luke Bryan Triumphs at Billboard Music Awards

May 19, 2014

At Sunday's Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line took home the country genre's biggest honors. For Bryan, that meant victories in the Top Country Artist category and in Top Country Album, for his Crash My Party release....


Madonna Is Top Earning Woman in Music

December 12, 2013

Madonna has topped Forbes' 2013 list of the top-earning women in music, pulling in a staggering $125 million this year. The bulk of Madonna's earnings came from the last leg of her MDNA Tour, which grossed $305 million overall; she also sees income from...


Swift, Musgraves Lead CMA Award Nominations

September 10, 2013

Taylor Swift and newcomer Kacey Musgraves lead the nominees for this year's Country Music Association Awards, with both musicians notching an impressive six nods at this morning's announcement ceremony in New York City. Swift and Musgraves will compete...


Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert Reign at CMT Awards

June 6, 2013

Carrie Underwood took home the top prize at the fan-voted CMT Music Awards in Nashville last night, winning the Video of the Year belt buckle for her domestic-abuse themed hit "Blown Away." The award – Underwood's 10th CMT trophy – makes...


Carrie Underwood Expecting a Little 'Fly' Fisher

September 2, 2014

Fly Fisher is coming in Spring 2015. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is pregnant with her first child. She announced the news via Instagram Monday: "In honor of 'Labor' Day, Ace & Penny would like to make an announcement. Their parents couldn't...


Carrie Underwood Joins Michael W. Smith for Christmas Album

August 12, 2014

It's never too early for Christmas. Today, Grammy-winning vocalist Michael W. Smith announced his upcoming holiday album, Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas. Set for a September 30th release, the project includes some of country music's...


Kristofferson to Be Lauded at ACM Honors

July 30, 2014

The ACM Honors — a continuation of this year's ACM Awards to hand out the Academy of Country Music's off-camera awards — has announced its honorees. Kris Kristofferson is one of four songwriters receiving the Poet's Award, Merle Haggard is...


Carrie Underwood's 'Music' Receives Four Emmy Nods

July 11, 2014

 The Sound of Music Live, starring Carrie Underwood in the lead role of Maria, was nominated for four Emmy awards Thursday: Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program and Outstanding...


Songwriter Spotlight: Luke Laird

June 13, 2014

All it took was one visit to the Bluebird Café for Pennsylvania native Luke Laird to know he was destined for Nashville. The then-teenager was a huge country music fan but didn't listen to music like your typical fan; he relished dissecting lyrics...


Carrie Underwood's New Music, New Motorcycle

June 5, 2014

When country's "Thelma," Miranda Lambert, bought her "Louise," Carrie Underwood, a motorcycle as a thank you gift for singing on "Somethin' Bad," it escalated the bond between the two superstars. There was only one thing left for Underwood to do...


Beyonce Shows How 'Pretty Hurts' in New Video

April 24, 2014

Beyoncé is this year's Time 100 cover star and to celebrate the occasion, the news outlet has debuted the official video for "Pretty Hurts," the opening track to her surprise 2013 album, Beyoncé. Find Out How Beyoncé Kept Her Latest...


The Emmys Needed Some Bear-Humping Magic

September 23, 2013

Wake up, Miley – I think I got something to say to you. It's late September and you really should be back at school, but more importantly, you should be on the Emmy Awards. Because awards shows without Miley just don't cut it anymore. The Emmys...


Lenny Kravitz Struggles at Surprise CMA Fest Appearance

June 10, 2013

Could Lenny Kravitz become the next rocker to attempt a country crossover? It's a question on the minds of many after the "Are You Gonna Go My Way" singer made a surprise appearance at the CMA Music Festival Saturday night in Nashville, where he turned...