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ACM Honors Women Of Country With Girls Night Out Special

The Academy of Country Music will be honoring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Carrie Underwood for achievements throughout their careers thus far with a special titled Girl's Night Out: Superstar Women of Country.

Reba has been crowned Top Female Vocalist a record setting seven times, more than any artist throughout the Academy’s 46 year history.

Martina has received the Top Female Vocalist honor by the ACM three times in 2001, 2002 and 2003 respectively. ACM Lifting Lives is honoring McBride for her dedication to raising awareness about domestic violence as well as championing female empowerment through her music. “Independence Day” and “Concrete Angel” are just a couple shining examples.

Miranda Lambert is the only female artist to win Album of the Year twice, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend back in 2007 and in 2009 with Revolution.

Jennifer Nettles, half of the country-pop duo Sugarland, is only the second female artist in ACM history to not only write but perform the winning Song of the Year solo with 2007’s surprise hit “Stay”.

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George Strait Top Country Tour Of 2010

George Strait's tour with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack comes in as the No. 1 country tour on this year's list of Pollstar's top-grossing tours. The Strait tour grossed $41.6 million over the course of 2010.

The three will once again hit the road next year. Their first date is in Austin, Texas on January 14.

Brad Paisley's H20 World Tour is No. 15 with $40.7 million, followed by Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum with $39.1 million. Other country artists on the list of Top 50 tours include Carrie Underwood with $38.3 million, Taylor Swift at $34.2 million, Rascal Flatts with $28.4 million, Brooks & Dunn with $25.7 million, Toby Keith at $25.5 million and Sugarland with $19 million. Bon Jovi's tour ranked at the top of the list overall with $108.2 million.

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Most Heard Country Artists Of 2010

According to Country Aircheck the overall Most-Heard country artist of 2010 is Lady Antebellum. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley scored the Most-Heard Country Female and Male artists titles, and Easton Corbin was recognized as the year's Most-Heard New Artist.

The top 5 Most-Heard country songs of 2010 are: At No. 1 Josh Turner's 'Why Don't We Just Dance', Joe Nichols' 'Gimmie That Girl' at No. 2, Lady Antebellum's 'Need You Now' at No. 3, Easton Corbin's 'A Little More Country Than That' at No. 4 and Chris Young's 'The Man I Want to Be' at No. 5.

Country Aircheck

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The Best And Worst Of The Inaugural American Country Awards

Carrie Underwood walked away as the big winner with six awards at the Inaugural American Country Awards on Fox. The show featured some killer performances, but not a whole lot in the line of awards. So how did the show stack up to the other slew of country music award shows?

On the plus side, the ACAs were overall high energy and filled with performances. I think Trace Adkins was the perfect choice for the host. For one, he's as country as country can be and you don't get the feeling with him that he's wearing the cowboy hat just for show. He was also very witty and very funny. If the ACAs come back for a year number two, I hope they keep Trace around as the host.

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ACA Rewind

The ACA's have come and gone and while it seemed a bit laid back compared to some of the other award shows, overall it was a good show. It seemed like the awards were few and far between but looking at the list of categories and winners proves otherwise.

The fan voted awards used to rub me wrong, but when you think about it, it's probably a good thing that the fans choose the winners of so many award shows now. Because industry shows seem to have the same 6 artists win everything. Where at least the fan voted shows tend to mix it up a bit depending on how fervent and spirited they are about voting.

All of the performers did surprising well! The medleys were a little much, but fans in attendance seemed to love them.

The big winners of the night were Carrie Underwood - taking home 6 awards, Lady Antebellum - snagging 4 awards, and Easton Corbin - 3 awards.

Here is a list of the categories and winners:

Artist of the Year
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Male
Brad Paisley

Artist of the Year: Female
Carrie Underwood

Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum

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CMT Artists Of The Year

CMT special CMT Artists of the Year aired last night but you can watch it in it's entirety here (above) or online at CMT.com.

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Grammy Award Nominations - Lady Antebellum Comes Up Big

Lady Antebellum comes up huge with six Grammy Award nominations. Lady A is up for:

Album of the Year for "Need You Now"
Record of the Year for "Need You Now"
Song of the Year for "Need You Now"
Best Country Album for "Need You Now"
Best Country Song for "Need You Now"
Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Need You Now."

Here's the full list of nominations for country artists:

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Satisfied - Jewel
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
Swingin' - LeAnn Rimes
Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood
I'd Love To Be Your Last - Gretchen Wilson

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Taylor Swift Most Influential On Twitter

As if we didn't already know this, recently Entertainment Tonight released their list of the most-influential celebrities on Twitter and Taylor Swift topped the list of country music stars. Taylor has often talked about using the Internet and social media when she was starting out in the music business, and she really has never looked back.

Taylor has 4,658,259 followers currently on her Twitter account. They get to read her thoughts and her comments to fans and friends alike. It's an interesting look into the world of one of the biggest entertainers around.

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Carrie Underwood Nabs December InStyle Cover - Says It Will Be Awhile Before She Starts A Family

Country superstar Carrie Underwood may have gotten married to the Ottawa Senators Mike Fisher this past July, but according to an article in the new InStyle Magazine she says that it will be "awhile" before they start a family.

Carrie, who grabbed the cover of the December issue of InStyle said that she and her husband are in no rush to have children.

“Oh, it’s going to be awhile,” Carrie said. “The other night, Mike was with some friends and their kids, and he sent me a funny text saying, ‘Watching my friend’s kids … Let’s wait a while.’

Carrie said she did not grow up around kids so she hoped that those motherly instincts are in her. “I’m sure they are, but I don’t know what to talk about with a 4-year-old!” she said.

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Carrie Underwood To Appear On CBS Thanksgiving Day Parade

Hey Carrie Fans, make sure you tune into this year's Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS! Carrie Underwood will be making making an appearance and performing on the show. It's a very special year as well as CBS celebrates its 50th year televising the parade.

The parade airs live from New York City on Thursday, November 25th on the CBS Television Network. It will be broadcast 9:00 AM until Noon, live Eastern Time; 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM, live Central Time; 7:00 AM until 10:00 AM, live Mountain Time & 9:00 AM until Noon, delayed Pacific Time.

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