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Taylor Swift to open CMA show

Taylor Swift to open CMA show

NASHVILLE, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Taylor Swift has signed on to deliver the opening performance at the 43rd annual CMA Awards presentation in Nashville, ABC announced Monday.
Dave Matthews booked to perform at CMAs

Dave Matthews booked to perform at CMAs

NASHVILLE, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Matthews is to perform with Kenny Chesney at the upcoming 43rd annual CMA Awards show in Nashville, the Country Music Association said Monday.
Daughtry, Gill booked to play CMAs

Daughtry, Gill booked to play CMAs

NASHVILLE, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and Daughtry have been booked to perform at the upcoming 43rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville, organizers said.
Stars line up to perform at CMA Awards

Stars line up to perform at CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and George Strait are set to perform at the upcoming CMA Awards in Nashville, organizers said.
Paisley leads finalists in CMA nods

Paisley leads finalists in CMA nods

NASHVILLE, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley led the list of finalists with six nods when the last round of nominations for The 43rd annual CMA Awards in Nashville were announced Wednesday.
CMA Award nods to be announced in NYC

CMA Award nods to be announced in NYC

NASHVILLE, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The final nominees for the 2009 CMA Awards are to be announced at the "Good Morning America" studios in New York's Times Square, ABC said.
Swift, Paisley win big at CMT Awards

Swift, Paisley win big at CMT Awards

NASHVILLE, June 17 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley won the prizes for male video, collaborative video and performance of the year at the 2009 CMT Music Awards show in Nashville.
Live Nation plans Wednesday ticket sales

Live Nation plans Wednesday ticket sales

LOS ANGELES, June 2 (UPI) -- Live Nation says it is dropping service fees on more than 5 million lawn tickets and hundreds of concerts to help fans throughout North America save money.

R&B star hoping for Obama invite

DETROIT, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- American R&B artist Raphael Saadiq says he's hoping for an invitation to the nation's capital once President-elect Barack Obama moves into the White House.
Stars line up for D.C. holiday special

Stars line up for D.C. holiday special

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Casting Crowns, Kristin Chenoweth and Julianne Hough have signed up to star in the upcoming TV special "Christmas in Washington," TNT said Friday.
Stars line up for Thanksgiving parade

Stars line up for Thanksgiving parade

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Miley Cyrus and David Archuleta are among the stars confirmed to perform during the "82nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" in New York, NBC said.
Miley and Billy Ray to be CMA presenters

Miley and Billy Ray to be CMA presenters

NASHVILLE, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Father-and-daughter performers Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus have signed on to be presenters at "The 42nd annual CMA Awards" show in Nashville, ABC said Monday.
'Magnetic' still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

'Magnetic' still No. 1 on U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Metallica's "Death Magnetic" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart for a second consecutive week, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Charles Aznavour in 1924 (age 79); Peter Nero in 1934 (age 69); Bernie Taupin, Elton John's lyricist, in 1950 (age 53); Jerry Dammers of the Specials in 1954; Icehouse guitarist and singer Iva Davies in 1955 (age 48); and Morriss
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 17-23.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include singer Maxine Sullivan, born in 1911; Ritchie Valens, who was born in 1941; Mary Wells in 1943; J. Geils Band harmonica player Magic Dick, aka Richard Salwitz, in 1945 (age 58); Pete "Overend" Watts, bassist with Mott the Hoople,
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for May 10-16.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 5-11.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include country's Merle Haggard, who was born in 1937; Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas, in 1944 (age 59); reggae star Bob Marley was born in 1945; Hot Chocolate drummer Tony Connor in 1947 (age 56); Air Supply's Ra
By United Press International

Watercooler Stories

An independent audit shows Missouri often falls short of its mandate to fully investigate foster parents and check on children in foster care.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Sharon Osbourne had been a music industry icon long before her family shot to fame via MTV. Sharon was behind an instantly infamous January 2000 press release announcing she was resigning as manager of the Smashing Pumpkins after three months "due to medi
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Darius Rucker has put his solo career on the sideline and will return with a new Hootie and the Blowfish album after the band's nearly five-year hiatus from the studio. "Hootie and the Blowfish" (Atlantic) is set for a March 4 release. The first single, "
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include legendary country singer Hank Williams Sr., who was born in 1923; Bill Black, Elvis Presley's original bassist and later the leader of the Bill Black Combo, in 1926; Little Milton, a.k.a. Milton Campbell, in 1934 (age 68); Lemont
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 14-20.
By United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

The "Terrapin Station" reunion of surviving Grateful Dead members took place in Wisconsin under heavy police scrutiny to allay the fears of local officials that Deadheads would overrun the place.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International
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