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Grammys To Honor Loretta Lynn, Harold Bradley, Walter Miller

Loretta Lynn, Harold Bradley, and Walter Miller will be honored by the Recording Academy this Grammy season. They will be feted at a special invitation-only ceremony to be held Saturday, Jan. 30, as part of Grammy week. A formal acknowledgment will also be made during the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards telecast, set for the next […]

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Swift Leads Country Grammy Noms

Taylor Swift’s stellar year continued when she snagged eight Grammy nominations— including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year—at last night’s (12/2) announcement. Swift is joined in several categories by Music City rockers Kings of Leon, who tied with Country superstar Keith Urban for four nominations. Urban is in […]

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Grammy Nominations Special Tonight

“The Grammy Nominations Concert Live — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night,” takes place tonight (10/2) at Club NOKIA in Los Angeles. The special will air on CBS from 8-9 pm CT and marks the second time for Grammy nominations to be announced live on prime time television. Performers include the Black Eyed Peas, Sugarland, Maxwell, […]

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Urban Down Under: Awards Show, Tour

Keith Urban opened Australia’s Aria Awards over the weekend with a performance of his hit “Kiss A Girl.” Next up he launches his “Escape Together World Tour” in Melbourne, Australia on Dec. 11. The entire production set-up used on the U.S. leg of the tour—two stages, lighting, video screens, etc.—will make its way across the […]

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Gloriana Scores AMA Breakthrough

Gloriana dazzled odds makers Sunday night (11/22) when the group won the fan-voted T-Mobile Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2009 American Music Awards. The honor was decided by fans who were encouraged to text vote right until the end of the show. Other nominees in the category were Lady GaGa, Keri Hilson and Kid Cudi. […]

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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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