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

Toby Keith Nominated for Kids’ Choice Award

Toby Keith is the lone country artist nominated for Favorite Male Singer at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. He’s up against Usher, Bruno Mars and Justin Bieber in the all-genre category. The nomination comes in the middle of a wave of popularity brought on by Toby’s latest single, “Red Solo Cup.” One of the fastest hits [...] 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 Sweeps American Music Awards

Taylor Swift’s winning streak continued as she swept the fan-voted American Music Awards, taking home the top prize for Artist of the Year. She was also named Favorite Country Female Artist and her Speak Now album was voted Favorite Country Album. Check out our 2011 American Music Awards photo gallery >> “I ended up writing [...] Read More

The Band Perry Added to GRAMMY Nominations Concert Lineup

  The Band Perry, Rihanna and Usher are the latest artists added to the lineup for ‘The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night.’ They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Lady Gaga, Sugarland, Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco. Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will again host the concert special, which will [...] Read More