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Randy Travis released from jailupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 07:41:00

Country singer Randy Travis is released from jail after being charged with driving while intoxicated.

Kitty Wells blazed country path for womenupdated: Tue Jul 17 2012 20:08:00

Kitty Wells shocked the country music scene when she first sang about honky tonks and cheating husbands 60 years ago, but it propelled her to stardom and blazed a path for the strong female voices that followed.

Taylor Swift wins big at Academy of Country Music Awardsupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 07:29:00

For the second straight year, Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Swift wins, couple marries at ACM Awardsupdated: Mon Apr 02 2012 07:29:00

Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year at the Academy of County Music Awards while a couple marries onstage.

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert snag early wins at the Academy of Country Music Awardsupdated: Sun Apr 01 2012 22:29:00

Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert scored early wins Sunday night as county music stars aligned in Las Vegas, vying for top honors at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Bluegrass great Earl Scruggs dead at 88updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 15:53:00

Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.

Country stars guest list grows for Lionel Richie TV concertupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 10:04:00

Lionel Richie's got once, twice, three times the friends you do.

Swift asks student with cancer on a dateupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 20:13:00

In a message on Facebook, Taylor Swift asks Kevin McGuire to be her date to the Country Music Awards in April.

Swift asks student with cancer to awards showupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 20:13:00

Expressing apologies that she can't accompany him to prom on his birthday, country music beauty Taylor Swift on Friday asked an 18-year-old student with cancer to be her date to the Academy of Country Music Awards in April.

Kellie Pickler on her new country album and growing upupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 09:47:00

If you've cast Kellie Pickler as either an "American Idol" runner-up, pop-country musician or both -- it's time to re-evaluate.

Chesney, Swift lead in Academy of Country Music Awards nominationsupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 17:08:00

Taylor Swift gets a chance to extend her reign as the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year, but she's competing with four-time winner Kenny Chesney and nominees Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.

CMAs are Jason Aldean's 'kinda party'updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 10:31:00

The Georgia-born country star goes into Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards show with five nominations.

Why can't country music deal with race?updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 10:31:00

On November 8, 1965, 48 American soldiers lost their lives during "Operation Hump" after the 400 men of the 173 Airborne Brigade were ambushed by roughly 1,200 Viet Cong fighters.

Obsessions: Crazy about country musicupdated: Fri Nov 04 2011 10:52:00

There's a standing joke that if you play a country song backward, the singer gets re-hired, wins back his girl, finds whatever he's lost, quits crying and leaves the bar. Kellie Pickler Brings Country Charm to 90210updated: Tue Oct 04 2011 13:55:00

"I enjoyed stepping out of my comfort zone and I'd love to do it again," the singer says of her acting debut

'Idol' winner Scotty McCreery juggles school and stardomupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 11:19:00

This week, "American Idol" Season 10 winner Scotty McCreery releases his debut album, "Clear as Day." Rascal Flatts Surprised with Grand Ole Opry Invitationupdated: Thu Sep 29 2011 06:51:00

The band gets a long-awaited invitation onstage from Vince Gill Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton Join CMA Awards Lineupupdated: Tue Sep 20 2011 16:10:00

Jason Aldean and Keith Urban are also performers on "Country Music's Biggest Night" Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert Score CMA Nodsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 16:29:00

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the Country Music Awards Nov. 9

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton score CMA nodsupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 11:34:00

The nominations are in for the 45th annual Country Music Awards, and Keith Urban and Taylor Swift are among the recognized artists.

HLN's Robin Meade releases country album, remakes 'Dirty Laundry'updated: Tue Jun 28 2011 13:01:00

The irony of a newswoman doing a country remake of Don Henley's 1980s hit "Dirty Laundry" was not lost on Robin Meade. "Instead of avoiding what I do for a living and why people know my name," the HLN host told CNN, "I said 'Let's just come at it straight on', and to me it's kind of like a tongue-in-cheek nod at what I do for a living."

CNN anchor Robin Meade releases albumupdated: Tue Jun 28 2011 13:01:00

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to country music's rising star, HLN's "Morning Express" anchor, Robin Meade.

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber score at CMTsupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 14:00:00

They didn't make it to the party, but they got the best favors. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Score CMT Music Awardsupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 11:51:00

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton also get his-and-her trophies in Nashville Taylor Swift and Shania Twain to Kick Off CMT Awardsupdated: Thu Jun 09 2011 08:49:00

Others include Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow and Idol's Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina Shania Twain, Justin Bieber to Present at CMT Awardsupdated: Wed Jun 01 2011 12:12:00

Other presenters include Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, Hines Ward and Sheryl Crow Britney Spears to Sex Up Billboard Music Awardsupdated: Mon May 23 2011 11:30:00

"She looked fabulous," says a source at rehearsals for the show airing Sunday night Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum Earn CMT Music Awards Nominationsupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 14:51:00

Justin Bieber and Adele are among the non-country honorees at this year's ceremony The Best of the Academy of Country Music Awardsupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 12:53:00

From Blake Shelton's one-liners to Taylor Swift's top-notch performance, here are the night's highlights Reese Witherspoon & Robert Pattinson Go Country!updated: Tue Mar 22 2011 18:31:00

The Water for Elephants costars join the ACM Awards roster in Las Vegas April 3 Lee Ann Womack Has a (Funny) Run-In with the Lawupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 07:29:00

The country star gets pranked by her tour manager during a concert in Ohio Miranda Lambert Again Tops Taylor Swift in ACM Nominationsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2011 14:28:00

"The House That Built Me" singer is up for seven awards, including Entertainer of the Year

Country pioneer Charlie Louvin dead at 83updated: Wed Jan 26 2011 18:17:00

Country music pioneer Charlie Louvin, whose duets with brother Ira swung from murder ballads to earnest warnings about Satan and the atomic bomb, died Wednesday after a battle with cancer, his manager said. He was 83. Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum Win Big at New Country Awardsupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 13:09:00

The first-ever American Country Awards, decided by fans, help continue the winning year for women Justin Bieber Dominates American Music Awardsupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 11:09:00

"I can't stop smiling," says the 16-year-old, who picked up four awards

The best of the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 05:21:00

CMAs: Tiger Woods gets a "ditty," Gwyneth Paltrow sings and Miranda Lambert is the bell of the ball.

Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton win big at CMA Awardsupdated: Thu Nov 11 2010 05:21:00

It has been a great year for country music couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. FIRST LISTEN: LeAnn Rimes's 'Crazy Women'updated: Mon Nov 08 2010 17:54:00

The single is "just such a fun song to sing along and laugh with," says Rimes Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles to Host CMA Country Christmas Specialupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 16:09:00

The singer will be joined by Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow and more during the holiday broadcast Gwyneth Paltrow to Make Live Country-Singing Debut at CMAsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 14:13:00

The actress will perform the title song from her upcoming movie Country Strong with Vince Gill Miranda Lambert & Sheryl Crow to Lead CMA's Loretta Lynn Tributeupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 13:48:00

The Coal Miner's Daughter will be saluted at next month's country music ceremony Co-Hosts Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley to Perform at CMA Awardsupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 13:48:00

Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Sugarland and George Strait are also added to the lineup Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney to Perform at CMAsupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 12:48:00

Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton will also hit the Nashville stage Nov. 10 Gwyneth Paltrow's Go-To Songwriter: Husband Chris Martinupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 07:48:00

Paltrow praises the Country Strong duet Martin wrote for her and Tim McGraw

Music returns to the Grand Ole Opry Houseupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 04:31:00

Like the flood waters that covered its historic stage nearly five months ago, the Grand Ole Opry House reopened Tuesday night with Country music stars of the past and present inundating the stage of the Nashville, Tennessee, landmark. Man, Shania Twain Feels Like an Author!updated: Wed Sep 22 2010 15:08:00

The country superstar is chronicling her life and loves in an upcoming memoir Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood Reunite to Host CMAsupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 19:09:00

The country superstars will emcee the telecast on Nov. 10 in Nashville Tim McGraw & Jewel Reveal Their Favorite BBQ Spotsupdated: Thu Aug 19 2010 09:31:00

From mesquite to mild, find out where the stars love to go for smoked and grilled meat Josh Kelley's Country Music Crossover: It Feels Like Coming Homeupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 12:47:00

The singer, who is married to Katherine Heigl, goes back to his Georgia roots Taylor Swift to Perform New Single on CMA's Country Night to Rockupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 10:47:00

The TV special will also feature performances by Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban Carrie Underwood Celebrates with 'Chill' Vegas Bachelorette Partyupdated: Tue Jun 29 2010 07:27:00

The singer, who is engaged to Mike Fisher, takes over a VIP table with group of girlfriends Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert Among Big Winners at CMT Music Awardsupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 11:31:00

Carrie Underwood takes the top prize as a shaken Nashville gets a chance to celebrate Taylor Swift to Spend 13 Hours Face-to-Face with Fansupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 13:13:00

The country star will host a marathon meet-and-greet at June 13's CMA Music Festival Evan Farmer & Laura Bell Bundy Reveal CMT's 2010 Music Award Nomineesupdated: Tue May 11 2010 11:52:00

See who leads - with three nods each! Tim McGraw and Faith Hill to Hold Star-Studded Benefit Concert for Nashvilleupdated: Mon May 10 2010 12:10:00

Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and more will perform June 22 for flood relief Taylor Swift Helps Raise Millions for Nashville Flood Reliefupdated: Fri May 07 2010 18:29:00

The singer, who personally donated $500,000, was joined on a telethon by Keith Urban, Vince Gill and more PHOTO: Kenny Chesney Knee-Deep in Nashville Floodupdated: Thu May 06 2010 11:30:00

"[Tennessee] is a mess with floods," he Tweets. "Stay safe, everyone."

Country stars to help rebuild Music Cityupdated: Wed May 05 2010 17:01:00

As Nashville bails out from catastrophic flooding, the country music community will be leading the charge to rebuild Music City.

Keith Urban's high-water woesupdated: Wed May 05 2010 17:01:00

Country music superstar Keith Urban tells CNN's Rick Sanchez what he's lost in the flood that swamped Nashville. Chely Wright: Life in the Closet Nearly Drove Me to Suicideupdated: Wed May 05 2010 16:11:00

The country singer, who came out this week, says she put a gun in her mouth - but then found hope Nashville Floods Claim Grand Ole Opry Houseupdated: Wed May 05 2010 16:11:00

"I've probably lost all of my road equipment, and all my guitars, and amp and everything," says Keith Urban Country Music Artist Chely Wright Comes Outupdated: Mon May 03 2010 15:29:00

"Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out," she tells PEOPLE Kid Rock to Host 2010 CMT Music Awardsupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 16:49:00

The rocker will emcee the country music video awards show on June 9 Danny Gokey Is Busy 'Enjoying Life Again'updated: Mon Apr 26 2010 12:08:00

And, we're offering a free download of his single "Crazy Not To," which is favorite of the ladies! Carrie Underwood Not Stressing about Wedding Plansupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 13:14:00

She and Mike Fisher are relaxed and happy, particularly after Sunday's big ACM win Kenny Chesney Welcomes Vacation Ideasupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 10:09:00

His 3D movie is hitting theaters, and now the country superstar wants to set sail - but for where? How Did Taylor Swift Find Her ACM Backup Singers?updated: Sun Apr 18 2010 08:47:00

Taylor and Carrie Underwood vie with veterans Reba McEntire and George Strait on Sunday Faith Hill, Josh Duhamel Add Star Power to ACM Awardsupdated: Fri Apr 16 2010 10:28:00

Eddie Cibrian and Lindsay Vonn also join the roster of previously unannounced presenters Go Backstage with Tim McGrawupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 13:28:00

PEOPLE heads behind the scenes for McGraw's Southern Voice tour in Columbia, Missouri, and Lexington, Kentucky! Trisha Yearwood in the Kitchen: Julia Child, Move Overupdated: Wed Apr 14 2010 09:27:00

The country star has published her second cookbook - and will write for PEOPLE Who Knew Kristen Bell, Matthew McConaughey & Jamie Foxx Were Country Fans?updated: Fri Apr 09 2010 19:09:00

They join a growing number of A-listers presenting and performing at the Academy of Country Music Awards Kenny Chesney Livin' La Dolce Vitaupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 14:49:00

"I haven't felt this content in a long time," the singer says of his extended time away from the road Brad Paisley Won't Campaign for Entertainer of the Yearupdated: Wed Mar 24 2010 12:51:00

The ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee has no intention of rocking the vote Trisha Yearwood Shares Garth's Secret Recipe (Just Add Bacon!)updated: Fri Mar 19 2010 07:27:00

The country star dishes on family meals at her house - and what Garth Brooks eats for breakfast Gwyneth Paltrow Falls in Love with Fried Foodupdated: Thu Mar 18 2010 20:07:00

"Never have I met such warm people, heard such good music, eaten so much fried chicken," the actress writes of her time in Nashville Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert Lead ACM Nominationsupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 12:54:00

Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift also score multiple Academy of Country Music nods Naomi Judd Defends Taylor Swiftupdated: Wed Feb 10 2010 08:48:00

After criticism of Swift's Grammy singing, the country veteran calls her a role model and a "dazzling performer" Taylor Swift Takes Four Grammys Back to Nashvilleupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 11:50:00

Beyoncé, Kings of Leon and the Black Eyed Peas also win big at Sunday's telecast

'This is the dream come true'updated: Mon Feb 01 2010 10:44:00

Country music singer Taylor Swift celebrates after winning the Grammy for album of the year.

List of Grammy winnersupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 10:44:00

The nominations for the 52nd Grammy Awards are listed below, with winners italicized in bold and asterisked: Taylor Swift Wins Early Grammysupdated: Mon Feb 01 2010 08:30:00

Beyoncé earned four awards - and Carrie Underwood and Maxwell also claim trophies before the live telecast

Beyonce, Taylor Swift lead Grammy nominationsupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 13:01:00

The Grammy stage is set for a redux of one of the most infamous moments in music award show history when Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech after a win over Beyonce at September's MTV awards show.

'Use Somebody' gets Grammy loveupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 13:01:00

Kings of Leon's Nathan Followill talks about the group's four Grammy nominations. Kid Rock: A Taylor Swift Fanupdated: Tue Jan 19 2010 11:35:00

He's a fan of the musician, not the music, he says Sandra Bullock, Taylor Swift Win Big at People's Choice Awardsupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 10:30:00

Plus: Twilight sweeps the ceremony with four trophies - including favorite movie Five Things You Didn't Know About Carrie Underwood's Fiancéupdated: Mon Dec 28 2009 08:49:00

Find out Mike Fisher's connection to Justin Timberlake - and what he likes to do when he's not on the ice Taylor Swift, Michael Jackson Win Big at AMAsupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 12:37:00

Plus: A glammed-out Adam Lambert triggers a Twitter debate over his suggestive show-closing performance

Taylor Swift: I never dreamed success would come so quicklyupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 07:07:00

Country music artist Taylor Swift has told CNN she never dreamed she would shoot to stardom so quickly.

Taylor Swift, rising starupdated: Fri Nov 20 2009 07:07:00

Connector of the Day Taylor Swift tells CNN's Becky Anderson her thoughts on success and life as a star. Taylor Swift's Success: Too Much, Too Soon?updated: Fri Nov 13 2009 21:27:00

Not according to Faith Hill, who says the CMA entertainer of the year has "worked her tail off" POLL: Who Had the Best CMA Performance?updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 15:50:00

From Sugarland's poignant performance to Carrie Underwood's burlesque spectacle, who impressed you the most? Taylor Swift Sweeps the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 12:14:00

VIDEO: A four-time winner, the 19-year-old singer beats out the heavyweights for Entertainer of the Year

Taylor Swift sweeps the CMAsupdated: Thu Nov 12 2009 10:38:00

Taylor Swift opened the show with a winning performance -- but the 19-year-old singer had to wait until the end of the Country Music Association Awards telecast Wednesday night to collect the biggest honor: entertainer of the year. Will It Be Taylor Swift's Big CMA Night?updated: Thu Nov 12 2009 07:09:00

Plus, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill will sing a duet on tonight's broadcast from Nashville POLL: Taylor Swift - Entertainer of the Year?updated: Wed Nov 11 2009 20:48:00

Can she beat the boys at this year's CMA Awards - vote for your favorite! Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Bring NASCAR to CMA Awardsupdated: Tue Oct 27 2009 14:52:00

The racer will join Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley & others on country's biggest night

Garth Brooks on Vegas gig, new jetupdated: Sat Oct 24 2009 12:17:00

The theater was packed as Garth Brooks shared stories about why he decided to officially step out of retirement after nine years.

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