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

Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Lead List of Country Finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards

Last week Billboard.com released the list of finalists for the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, scheduled to air on May 22nd at 8p ET/PT on ABC. The Billboard Music Awards take a holistic look at artist performance based on key fan interactions with music — finalists and winners are determined by chart performance and social and [...] Read More

Watch Rascal Flatts and Justin Bieber’s New Video!

We told you it was coming. A duet with Rascal Flatts and teen pop sensation Justin Bieber. And now, there’s a video to go along with the track, “That Should Be Me,” which can be found on Justin’s Never Say Never – The Remixes album. Now before you go and say Justin Bieber is not [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban: Get Stuffed With Country On Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is officially a holiday, but that won’t stop many of country music’s top stars from working while the rest of us eat. Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and James Otto are a few of the artists who have Turkey Day activities planned. Some of those appearances — including Taylor’s first-ever network special — were already shot. But others, such as Gloriana’s appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, indeed occur in real time. Here’s a roundup of country-related Thanksgiving stuff: Read More

Eli Young Band Primed as Heartbreakers

In an era when Kid Rock and Bon Jovi have found success in country music, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to hear Tom Petty’s name being thrown around. The Eli Young Band has been covering the rocker’s “American Girl” frequently in concert, and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are something of a muse for the Texas foursome as it develops a follow-up to the 2008 album Jet Black & Jealous. Read More