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Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw tie with 7 ACM Award nods each

Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw tie with 7 ACM Award nods each

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. superstars Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw were each nominated for seven Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas Wednesday.
ABC to air 2-hour MDA Labor Day weekend telethon

ABC to air 2-hour MDA Labor Day weekend telethon

TUCSON, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Seacrest, the Backstreet Boys, Darius Rucker and Paula Abdul have been booked to appear on the 2-hour broadcast of America's traditional MDA telethon.
ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

ABC to air CMA Music Festival special Aug. 12

NASHVILLE, July 11 (UPI) -- ABC says it will air "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock," a 3-hour special taped in Nashville in June, on Aug. 12.
Black Sabbath's '13' tops U.S. album chart

Black Sabbath's '13' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) -- Black Sabbath's "13" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Like Clockwork' tops the U.S. album chart

'Like Clockwork' tops the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) -- Queens of the Stone Age's "Like Clockwork" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Random Access Memories' tops U.S. album chart for a second week

'Random Access Memories' tops U.S. album chart for a second week

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Random Access Memories' tops U.S. album chart

'Random Access Memories' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, May 29 (UPI) -- Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Usher, Darius Rucker join tornado relief concert lineup

Usher, Darius Rucker join tornado relief concert lineup

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 28 (UPI) -- Usher and Darius Rucker have been added to the lineup of performers for the "Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert" in Oklahoma, NBC said.

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White House features country music

White House features country music

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, Kris Kristofferson and Lyle Lovett performed at the White House Monday as President Barack Obama celebrated country music.
Witherspoon to be presenter at CMAs

Witherspoon to be presenter at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Actress Reese Witherspoon has joined the lineup of presenters for the 45th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, ABC said Monday.

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Lionel Richie returns to country roots

Lionel Richie returns to country roots

NASHVILLE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Singer Lionel Richie says he's returning to his country roots with his new album "Tuskegee" featuring duets with some of country music's leading stars.
Country acts line up for MDA telethon

Country acts line up for MDA telethon

NASHVILLE, June 10 (UPI) -- Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker have taped performances at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Labor Day Telethon.
'Speak Now' is No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Speak Now' is No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift's "Speak Now" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
'Machine' tops U.S. album chart

'Machine' tops U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
McGraw, Pickler to be CMA Award presenters

McGraw, Pickler to be CMA Award presenters

NASHVILLE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann and Kellie Pickler have agreed to be presenters at the 44th annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, ABC said.
'Human' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Human' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Lineup announced for CMA special

Lineup announced for CMA special

NASHVILLE, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Performances by Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean and Dierks Bentley were included in the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special taped in Nashville.
McGraw to host CMA music fest special

McGraw to host CMA music fest special

NASHVILLE, June 11 (UPI) -- U.S. recording star Tim McGraw is to serve as host of the "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special on ABC.
CMA Music Festival TV special planned

CMA Music Festival TV special planned

NASHVILLE, June 4 (UPI) -- Highlights from the upcoming CMA Music Festival in Nashville are being taped for a TV special to air in September, ABC said.
Stars line up for ACM show in Vegas

Stars line up for ACM show in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, April 8 (UPI) -- Laura Bell Bundy, Billy Currington and John Fogerty are to perform at the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas, organizers said.
Stars line up for CMA Music Festival

Stars line up for CMA Music Festival

NASHVILLE, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are set to perform at the 2010 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, organizers said.
Swift named CMA entertainer of the year

Swift named CMA entertainer of the year

NASHVILLE, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift was named entertainer of the year and picked up three other awards Wednesday at the 43rd annual Country Music Awards in Nashville.
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