Carrie Underwood To Perform On Billboard Music Awards This Sunday

Carrie Underwood will be among the artists performing live during Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. Carrie was included in the first round of performers announced, a list that includes Justin Bieber, LMFAO and The Wanted. Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell of ABC’s Modern Family will serve as hosts for the show. Lady Antebellum leads the country [...] Read More

Taylor Swift Is Billboard’s Top Money Maker

Country stars are making big bucks. Billboard released its annual list of Money Makers, ranking the Top 40 wealthiest artists of 2011 based on U.S. income from tours, albums sales and publishing royalties. Country stars took up 11 of the 40 slots, with Taylor Swift coming in on top, earning $35.7 million — 17% more [...] Read More

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney Among Billboard’s Top 25 Tours of 2011

Billboard.com has released their list of the Top 25 Tours of 2011. U2 takes the top spot, but country music is well-represented, notching four spots on the multi-genre chart. Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney both made it into the Top 10, with Taylor being ranked at No. 5 and Kenny coming in right behind her [...] Read More

Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton Nominated for People’s Choice Awards

Taylor Swift has received three People’s Choice Awards nominations while Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum snagged two apiece. Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts are also nominated for a PCA Award each. The People’s Choice Awards will air live on CBS on November 11 at 9/8 CT from Los Angeles. Taylor received nominations for Favorite Country [...] Read More

Guitar Center Searches for Best Undiscovered Singer-Songwriter

Guitar Center has launched Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, an artist discovery program aimed at finding the nation’s best unsigned singer-songwriter. The winner will receive a prize package that includes recording 3 songs with Grammy-winning producer John Shanks, who has worked with Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson and Bon Jovi, among others, plus recording time at Converse Rubber [...] Read More