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2012-07-18 06:27:07

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luke Bryan and The Band Perry's Kimberly Perry host the summer's hottest television music event "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airing Monday, Sept. 17 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. The three-hour special features the A to Z of Country Music's hottest stars with a stellar lineup including:Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson,...

2012-05-17 10:22:38

LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERICAN IDOL's Season 11 Top 3 compilation album, featuring full length recordings of performances of this week's songs is now available at the iTunes store. Each finalist sang three songs: "Judges' Choice"; "Jimmy's Choice"; and "Their Choice." Last week's AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 Top 4 compilation album dominated the charts by remaining #1 for nearly the entire week. Wednesday's show featured the Top Three returning to their hometowns to...

2012-05-11 06:24:49

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten of the most talented artists to ever hit the AMERICAN IDOL stage are about to hit a concert venue near you when they embark on the AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! tour this summer. Presenting sponsors CHIPS AHOY! & RITZ announced today that as of 10am locally, tickets can be purchased via www.AmericanIdol.com, www.ticketmaster.com and www.aeglive.com. The highly-anticipated 45-city tour kicks off on July 6th in Detroit. Last night, the AMERICAN IDOL...

2012-05-03 06:26:19

LOS ANGELES, May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AMERICAN IDOL's Season 11 Top Five compilation album, featuring music in accordance with this week's theme, "The Sixties/London Calling," is now available at the iTunes Store. The Top Five - Hollie Cavanagh, Skylar Laine, Joshua Ledet, Phillip Phillips, and Jessica Sanchez - were mentored this week by Steven Van Zandt ("Little Steven"), legendary guitarist and member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Tune in to AMERICAN IDOL tonight,...

2012-03-07 23:03:00

LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Following tonight's milestone 400th episode of "American Idol," a compilation album of the songs performed by the Season 11 Top 13 finalists will go on sale on the iTunes Store. Individual songs will also be available for sale. The tracks released on iTunes are studio versions recorded by the finalists under the guidance of "Idol" musical director Ray Chew. "This album showcases the incredible talent embodied by this year's 'Idol' finalists,"...

2012-01-23 11:00:00

ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first-ever ACM digital press conference, hosted by the Academy of Country Music, CBS Television and dick clark productions via ACM social media channels, to announce the nominees for the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year(R) to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live...

2012-01-12 15:05:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's best-selling, multi-artist album series, NOW That's What I Call Music!, will release a special new collection of country music's most romantic contemporary hits on January 24, just in time for Valentine's Day. NOW That's What I Call Country Ballads will be available on CD and for digital download purchase from all major digital service providers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120112/LA35207) NOW That's...

2012-01-12 11:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, and Zac Brown Band have joined the performance lineup for the Nightly Concerts at LP Field during 2012 CMA Music Festival. The event that USA Today calls "the crown jewel of Country Music festivals" will once again take over downtown Nashville for four days this summer, Thursday-Sunday, June 7-10, 2012. Jason...

2011-12-08 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To Tweet This Release: http://on.vh1.com/divaspr3 VH1's beloved, popular franchise, "VH1 Divas," announced today additional performers to join this year's tribute to soul music including: Anita Baker, Mavis Staples, Wanda Jackson and Ledisi. In addition, Dolly Parton, Queen Latifah, Terrence Howard, Nas, Common and La La Anthony will participate as presenters in paying homage to these cities and soul music's timeless classics at New York City's...

2011-11-10 12:46:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Swift was the big winner at last night's 45th Annual CMA Awards ceremony, taking home Country music's highest honor, the CMA Entertainer of the Year Award, for the second time. The top prize, Taylor's sixth CMA Award, completes a Triple Crown of major award wins this year for Taylor, who is Billboard's 2011 Woman of the Year and also the Academy of Country Music's reigning Entertainer of the Year. Entertainment Weekly called Taylor's...