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(Undated) -- Taylor Swift says she was determined to make "1989" a pure pop album. But the singer tells "Billboard" that decision didn't go over well at her label. She recalls Big Machine President Scott Borchetta "went into a state of semi-panic" when she revealed her plans,...
(Undated) -- Toby Keith says he knew he had to record "Drunk Americans" the moment he heard it. He tells "CMT Hot 20 Countdown" it reminded him of his earliest work, adding "sometimes you just gotta go back and do what you do best." The country star adds that the song is the...
Have you seen The Band Perry's new music video for their single "Gentle on My Mind"? You might recognize the setting for the band's performance shots! Kimberly, Neil, and Reid were in town awhile back and shot their part of the video in the Grand Ballroom at Union Station...
(London) -- Taylor Swift is planning a trip across the pond to headline the upcoming BRIT Awards. Organizers have unveiled the first acts confirmed to perform at the 35th annual awards show, taking place at the O2 Arena in London in February. And two of the superstar's pals are...
(Nashville, TN) -- Little Big Town is making plans to return to the road next year. After wrapping up their "Pain Killer Tour" over the weekend, the country group has announced the first dates of their 2015 edition of the trek. Little Big Town has ten confirmed shows, starting...
(Nashville, TN) -- Darius Rucker says a film inspired him to include the duet "Baby, It's Cold Outside" on his new Christmas album, "Home for the Holidays." Rucker adds that he wanted to include "another voice" on the album, and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" provided the perfect...
(Nashville, TN) -- Jason Aldean tops the winners list for the inaugural American Country Countdown Awards, which aired Monday night on Fox. The singer only captured one category, but it was the big one -- Artist of the Year. In accepting his award, Jason shared how of the event'...
(Nashville, TN) -- The Time Jumpers have lost one of their own to cancer. "Country Weekly" says singer Dawn Sears, who had been battling lung cancer, died last Thursday. She was 53. Sears was diagnosed with the disease in 2012, and went public with her condition in March 2013...
(Nashville, TN) -- Kacey Musgraves is keeping her "Same Tour Different Trailer" trek going into the new year. The country star has announced nine new dates for 2015, stating with an appearance in Norfolk, Virginia on February 12th. The new run of shows continues through the end...