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AMA Photos, Swift Big Winner

Taylor Swift was the top winner at last night’s American Music Awards, receiving five trophies at the all-genre fan-voted show. Country as a whole was well-represented at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, snagging several awards as well as performances by Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood. Gloriana lovers voted via text to give them the […]

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Country at Sunday’s American Music Awards

Fans will see a lot of country faces on Sunday’s (11/22) 2009 American Music Awards, taking place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. The show starts at 7 PM/CT on ABC with Taylor Swift leading the nominations with six nods. Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban scored performance slots on the show. Swift is up […]

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Opinion: Is Taylor The New Garth; Does History Repeat?

Country’s last popularity peak was spearheaded by Garth Brooks who attracted both countryphiles and musicphiles—fans with a wide variety of musical tastes. Today there are a great many similarities to those times with the media’s strong attraction toward Taylor Swift and her music which to date has sold over 10 million records. When Garth was […]

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CMA Honors Media Achievements

The Country Music Association celebrated members of the national and international media this week while they were in town for the CMA Awards. Receiving trophies were PEOPLE’s Cynthia Sanz and BBC Radio 2’s Al Booth. Veteran print journalist Cynthia Sanz, Assistant Managing Editor for PEOPLE, received the 2009 CMA Media Achievement Award during the CMA […]

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MR Web Traffic Through The Roof

MusicRow.com set new web traffic records yesterday (11/12), pushed by loads of CMA Awards coverage including winners, after-party photos and the always popular Bobby Karl Works The Room column. Page views on the site totaled almost 9,000, marking the busiest day in its history. This is a significant 37 percent increase over the all-time high […]

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CMA Delivers Most Watched Show Since 2005

[Updated 4:22 pm] The 43rd Annual CMA Awards delivered ABC a robust 5.2/14 ratings/share for adults 18-49 and logged 16.85 million viewers. In addition to being the most watched CMA Awards show since 2005, it also blew the doors off the evening, giving ABC its largest Wednesday night audience (excluding sports) since 9/21/05 according to […]

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Bobby Karl Works The Room: CMA Awards

Chapter 328 Photographer: John Russell / CMA It’s Taylor’s world; the rest of us just live in it. As surely the entire known universe is aware by now, the country-pop princess bagged four CMA Awards Wednesday night (11/11), including the monumental Entertainer of the Year trophy. That win makes her the youngest person in history […]

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CMA Awards Coverage Around The Web

Taylor Swift is youngest to ever win CMA’s top Award [LA Times] Country Music Assn. voters largely turned their back on tradition in anointing teenage country-pop star Taylor Swift and a whole slate of relative newcomers with most of its top honors at Wednesday’s CMA Awards ceremony in Nashville. Taylor Swift: Young, fearless and in […]

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Star Studded Post Party Pics [Updated]

When the CMA Awards wrapped at the Sommet Center, artists and executives headed out for some fabulous post parties. Some labels took over local restaurants, while others transformed their office space for the star-studded events.

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43rd Annual CMA Awards Winners

photos by Alan Mayor Entertainer Of The Year Taylor Swift Male Vocalist Of The Year Brad Paisley Female Vocalist Of The Year Taylor Swift Vocal Group Of The Year Lady Antebellum Vocal Duo Of The Year Sugarland New Artist Of The Year Darius Rucker Album Of The Year Fearless, Taylor Swift Produced By Nathan Chapman […]

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Sugarland Tapped For Grammy Noms Special

Nominees in select Grammy categories will be revealed during a primetime television special airing Wed., Dec. 2, 8 PM/CT on CBS. Sugarland is the first Country group announced to perform on The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night. The Black Eyed Peas and Maxwell are also set for the show hosted […]

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