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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...

2010-05-11 13:29:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- In a race too close to call, hot country newcomers and veteran superstars battle for top votes in the final round of the 2010 CMT MUSIC AWARDS. Leading the way with three nominations each, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood are top contenders according to the list of full nominees which was revealed earlier today on CMT.com and People.com. Following closely behind are Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba...

2009-10-05 18:44:13

Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and George Strait are set to perform at the upcoming CMA Awards in Nashville, organizers said. Also confirmed to sing at the Nov. 11 event are Darius Rucker, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, the Country Music Association said Monday. Paisley and Underwood have signed on to serve as hosts of the prize presentation at the Sommet Center.

2009-03-06 21:27:33

Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Sugarland and Taylor Swift have signed on to perform at the 44th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas. Also included in the lineup for the April 5 event are Heidi Newfield, Rascal Flatts and Miranda Lambert. The show is slated to take place at the MGM Grand and to be broadcast live on the CBS Television Network. For the 11th time, singer-actress Reba McEntire is to serve as host of the event honoring country music's top talent.

2008-12-03 08:13:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- CMT "Top 20 Countdown" host Lance Smith has more to do this week than just countdown the nation's top 20 country music videos; Thursday he will be releasing his debut children's book, "The Old Man and the Cat," on ABC's "Good Morning America." "The Old Man and the Cat" is a tale of two unlikely friends who team up to show the value of hard work and never giving up, while entertaining the audience through rhythmic verses and colorful...