Carrie Underwood & Luke Bryan Among AMA Award Nominees

The nominees for the all-genre, fan-voted American Music Awards have been announced and Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are tied for the most nominations for a country artist with two apiece. Carrie’s Blown Away and Luke’s Tailgates & Tanlines album are both up for Favorite Country Album along with Lionel Richie’s country collaboration Tuskegee. 2011 [...] Read More

Keith Urban Confirms His New Role as American Idol Judge

It’s official – Keith Urban is joining American Idol. After media outlet The Country Vibe reported Keith had said yes back in August, Keith himself has now confirmed he’ll be on the upcoming 12th season. He (along with Nicki Minaj) joins previously announced new judge Mariah Carey and Idol staple Randy Jackson in the judges’ [...] Read More

Keith Urban to Join American Idol

Recently the Hollywood Reporter hinted that Keith Urban might be the next new judge on American Idol, joining Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj on the panel. Now The Country Vibe confirms Keith will indeed be on the show. Sources told The Country Vibe Idol executives wanted a country artist at the judges table and it [...] Read More

Martina McBride Joins E!’s Opening Act

Martina McBride has joined E!’s new reality show, Opening Act, as part of the Artist Development Team. The show will giving aspiring performers the chance to open for acts such as Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Nicki Minaj, Rod Stewart, LMFAO, Jason Mraz and Gym Class Heroes, among others. The Artist Development Team also includes Pete [...] Read More

Carrie Underwood to Perform with Tony Bennett on the GRAMMYs

Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum have been added to the list of country stars who will be a part of the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Carrie will join Tony Bennett for a performance while Lady A will serve as presenters. A tribute to the late Etta James by Alicia Keys and Bonnie Raitt has also [...] Read More