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(Undated) -- Taylor Swift is not only topping the charts with her latest album, "1989." She's putting an exclamation point on it. Swift's fifth studio album sold a staggering one-point-two-eight-million copies in its first week of sales to become the biggest sales week for an...
(Nashville, TN) -- The presentation of the 48th annual CMA Awards are off to an early start. Winners in two of the 12 CMA Awards categories were announced live this morning on ABC's "Good Morning America," hours ahead of tonight's main event at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. "...
(Nashville, TN) -- Keith Urban admits he's particularly pleased to be in the running for the CMA's Entertainer of the Year. The country star says that while it's an all-encompassing honor, he considers it a performer's award. He adds that he devotes a lot of time and effort to...
(Undated) -- Blake Shelton is the top country nominee for the upcoming People's Choice Awards. The singer has two chances to win. He's in the running in the all-genre Favorite Male Artist along with Ed Sheeran, John Legend, Pharrell Williams, and Sam Smith. He's also up for...
(Nashville, TN) -- Miranda Lambert leads the way into "Country Music's Biggest Night." The singer is the top nominee for the 48th annual CMA Awards with nine chances to win, including a bid for the event's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year. Meanwhile, if she gets the nod...
(Nashville, TN) -- Vince Gill and Alan Jackson have new honors to their credit. Leading up to the CMA Awards, the music rights organizations BMI and ASCAP held their annual country awards ceremonies. At Tuesday's BMI event, Gill was honored with the Icon Award for his...
(Nashville, TN) -- The 48th annual CMA Awards are getting off to an early start. Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert will launch the event with an appearance Wednesday on ABC's "Good Morning America." Urban is slated to perform on the show. Lambert will visit with "GMA's" Ginger Zee...
(Undated) -- Sam Hunt's first single is now also his first number one hit as a performer. Billboard.com says "Leave The Night On" has completed its climb, and is topping the Country Airplay chart. It also puts the singer in an elite group. He's the first country star to top the...
(Nashville, TN) -- Thomas Rhett says he's really looking forward to the CMA Awards. The country star is in the running for New Artist of the Year, along with Kip Moore, Cole Swindell, Brett Eldredge, and Brandy Clark. Thomas adds that it wasn't easy for him to hear the...