Category Archives: Artist Spotlight

Putting The Spotlight on Country Icons, Rising Stars and Fan Favorites

Blake Shelton Guest Stars on ‘Malibu Country’ Friday, March 1 on ABC!

Reigning CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Blake Shelton is expanding his resume…again! Already a singer, a songwriter, a musician, a performer, a popular TV personality, talent judge and mentor to aspiring artists, now Blake launches headfirst into comedic acting. Look … Continue reading

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Wynonna Judd, Kellie Pickler Ready to ‘Dance’

Season 16 of ABC-TV’s hit show “Dancing With The Stars” is going Country with powerhouse vocalist Wynonna Judd and “American Idol” alum Kellie Pickler! While Country has a long established presence on the series, this season marks the first time … Continue reading

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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and husband welcome new baby boy!

Congrats to Jennifer Nettles and husband, Justin Miller, on the birth of their son Magnus Hamilton Miller on Thursday, Dec. 6. When we sat down with Jennifer recently to discuss “CMA Country Christmas,” she talked about impending motherhood. Tune in … Continue reading

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Congrats to Country Nominees at the American Music Awards (Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8|7c on ABC)

Our friends at ABC are again putting music front and center at this week’s American Music Awards – airing LIVE Sunday, Nov. 18 at 8|7c. Performers CMA Awards winners and performers Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson are among the … Continue reading

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CMA Awards Fast Facts – 40 seconds with Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson NOMINATIONS Female Vocalist of the Year Musical Influences Aretha Franklin, Annie Lenox, Radiohead Early Gig Middle School choir performance of “Annie Get Your Gun” “Social” Scene Started using Twitter to actively take requests from fans during her most … Continue reading

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CMA Awards Fast Facts – 30 seconds with Eric Church

Eric Church NOMINATIONS Male Vocalist, Album, Single, Song and Music Video of the Year Musical Influences AC/DC, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, John Prine Early Gig A local bar in Granite Falls, N.C. at age 16 “Social” Scene Teaming up with … Continue reading

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CMA Awards Fast Facts – 45 seconds with Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney NOMINATIONS Entertainer, Musical Event and Music Video of the Year Musical Influences Alabama, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, George Strait Early Gig A Johnson, Tenn., Mexican restaurant playing for tips “Social” Scene Chesney has taken social media a step … Continue reading

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