Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw & More Among Billboard’s Top 40 Money Makers

Billboard has released their annual list of the Top 40 Money Makers and while Madonna and Bruce Springsteen topped the chart, each earning more than $30 million, country artists made up nearly half of the Top 20. The chart was compiled using a method that calculated a variety of income streams including touring, music sales, [...] Read More

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert to Perform “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl

Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton will perform “America the Beautiful” together prior to the kickoff of the Super Bowl in Indianapolis on February 5, reports the Associated Press (via Yahoo). One of the most-watched events of the year, Kelly Clarkson is slated to perform the National Anthem. The Super Bowl will air live on NBC. [...] Read More

Sugarland & Sara Bareilles Cover “Come On Eileen”

Sugarland is known for their daring cover songs, whether it’s Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable,” Madonna’s “Like A Prayer”or The B52s “Love Shack,” they will put a country spin on any genre. Their cover of The Dream Academy’s “Life In A Northern Town” with Little Big Town and Jake Owen was even nominated for CMA, ACM and Grammy [...] Read More

Sugarland & Little Big Town Cover a Madonna ’80s Classic

Sugarland is known for covering an eclectic mix of songs in concert — for example, Kings of Leon’s “Sex On Fire” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive.” Their newest cover song is one from Madonna, which makes sense since Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are both children of the ’80s and have said the songs on their latest album were influenced by [...] Read More

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney in Power Positions

Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney and Rascal Flatts are among the most powerful celebrities in the world, right alongside Oprah Winfrey, Madonna and U2. That’s one way to interpret the latest edition of Forbes magazine’s Celebrity 100, a ranking that goes beyond finances to provide a full picture of famous people’s star power. The list measures their income as well as their performance in four different media forms — TV/radio, press, the Internet and social media — to provide an overview of the celebrities’ relative place in the pecking order of popularity. Read More