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Miranda Lambert To Perform At The Grammys

Miranda Lambert is nominated for 3 awards and has been added to the list of performers for this years Grammy Awards. She'll perform along side Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.

Miranda's nominations include: Female Country Vocal Performance for 'The House That Built Me', Country Collaboration with Vocals for 'Bad Angel' with Dierks Bentley and Jamey Johnson, and Country Album for 'Revolution,' recently received another Grammy honor.

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Watch Taylor Swift's Brand New Video For "Back To December"

Taylor Swift's brand new video for her hit "Back To December." What do you think?

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Gary Allen Teams With Pro Bull Riders

The Professional Bull Riders, along with executive producer and creative lead David Neal, announced that 2011 Built Ford Tough Series television broadcasts will include the distinctive voices of talented character actor R. Lee Ermey and multi-platinum country artist Gary Allan.

Ermey, who is best known for his military roles, will open each broadcast with a review of previous events and a preview of the upcoming action. Allan has adapted his hit single, “Get Off on the Pain,” to reflect the action of the PBR.

Gary Allan’s re-imagined recording of his hit ‘Get Off on the Pain’ will instantly become our signature sound for the PBR on television. -David Neal

Gary Allen isn't new to the PBR. He performed last February to the largest crowd in PBR history.

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Lori McKenna - Just A Housewife Who Likes To Write Songs

Lori McKenna has long since been my favorite female singer. How I managed to miss an interview of this nature involving her is beyond me, but it is well worth sharing again here.

On her website she stated that she's "just a housewife from Stoughton who likes to write songs." If that isn't an understatement, I don't know what is. Her music is personal, and dark, and just masterful. Her newest album is set to release January 25, 2011. I can't wait to hear it. Might even have to do an album review!

The original interview is from www.the9513.com, be sure and pay them a visit for other great articles.

Singer/songwriter Lori McKenna likes to think of herself as a housewife first. Married to her husband for 22 years (she has known him since third grade), mother of five children, and life-long citizen of small town Stoughton, Massachusetts, she takes pride in her home and family more than anything else. At age 27, she began performing locally at open mics and released three albums of self-penned material before her breakthrough in 2004, when friend and fellow artist Mary Gauthier passed her songs to Melanie Howard in Nashville. This led to signing with Harlan Howard’s publishing company and eventually to Faith Hill hearing them in 2005. Hill had just completed recording her album, but added three of McKenna’s songs to the roster: “Stealing Kisses,” “If You Ask,” and what would become her CD’s title cut, “Fireflies.”

Hill said of McKenna, “I don’t remember ever being impacted by a songwriter the way I was with her. Her writing is masterful, with a pureness that is completely unaffected. The songs are such a great combination of depth and realness…there’s just this indescribable collision of innocence and honesty in her writing.”

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Taylor Swift Remains At No. 1

Taylor Swift has been named Billboard & Neilsen SoundScan’s top-selling artist of the year, with over 4.4 million albums sold in 2010, according to sales figures released this week. For the second consecutive year, Taylor is also Billboard’s most-played artist, topping their annual all-genre Artist Airplay chart with more than 1.128 million airplay detections in 2010.

In addition, with over 34 million tracks sold to date, Taylor remains the top selling digital artist in music history, again holding the #1 position atop Billboard’s chart of Top Selling Digital Artists.

Taylor has sold more than 4 million albums each year for three consecutive years, and is the only artist to sell 4+ million albums each of the last three years.

This week, Taylor’s release, Speak Now, spends its fifth week at #1 on Billboard’s all-genre Top 200 Albums chart. Speak Now was 2010’s best-selling internet album.

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Dolly Parton Gears Up For Busy 2011

Dolly Parton is off to a busy start of the new year. Although there is no official release date, she's working on a new album titled "Better Day", and will travel the globe for a world tour. It will begin in early summer and take her through the United States and Europe before landing in Australia in the fall.

We'll also get to she her on the big screen in “Joyful Noise” with co-star Queen Latifah. Filming has begun but no release date as of yet.

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Sugarland and The Incredible Machine Hit The Road in 2011

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, better known as country-pop duo Sugarland, are hitting the road in 2011 for round two of their Incredible Machine tour. They just announced the roughly 60-city cross country adventure. Joining them for all the fun this time around are Sara Bareilles, Matt Nathanson and Little Big Town. Additional details about venues and ticket information are coming soon. Is the Incredible Machine coming to a city near you?

3/3 Houston, TX
3/4 North Little Rock, AR
3/5 Tulsa, OK
3/10 Greenville, SC
3/11 North Charleston, SC
3/12 Jacksonville, FL
3/17 Grand Rapids, MI
3/18 Bloomington, IL

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Chely Wright Releasing Documentary

Chely Wright's journey of coming out as a lesbian will be featured in a documentary, 'Wish Me Away,' by award-winning filmmakers Bobbie Birleffi and Beverly Kopf.

"We were introduced to Chely through our network and connections around our previous documentary, 'Be Real: Stories From Queer America,' which aired on LOGO," Bobbie explains to AfterEllen.com. "The timing was right. We were looking for a new project and as we got to know Chely, she confided in us her thoughts about coming out. We were inspired and felt her story would be a perfect fit for our next film."

'Wish Me Away' is a film three years in the making, and chronicles the 'Single White Female' singer's personal challenges as she prepared to make her private story public. Their goal, they explain, is to include everyone who has been a part of Chely's journey to coming out, including ex-boyfriends, friends and the country music community.


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Kellie Pickler Gets Married

Kellie Pickler and songwriter Kyle Jacobs were married on New Year's Day on a private island in the Caribbean.

Kyle popped the question June 15, the birthday of Kellie's deceased grandmother, making what would have been a sad day into one of the happiest days of the singer's life.

Congratulations to the happy couple!


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