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Eight For Strait As Country Star Leads The Acm Awards

5th March 2007

GEORGE STRAIT has been crowned the king of country this morning (05MAR07) after landing eight nominations for the upcoming Academy Of Country Music Awards. Strait landed nods for Entertainer Of The Year and Top Male...

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Rascall Flatts Lead Cmt Video Awards Nominees

1st March 2007

Country music trio RASCAL FLATTS will lead the way at the 2007 CMT Music Awards next month (APR07) after landing a handful of nominations for two promos yesterday (28FEB07). The group's WHAT HURTS THE MOST...

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Beyonce Replaced By Nelly

15th February 2007

BEYONCE KNOWLES' IRREPLACEABLE has finally been replaced at the top of the US pop charts - after 10 weeks. NELLY FURTADO's SAY IT RIGHT takes control of the Billboard Hot 100 claiming her second number...

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Country Stars Jump Aboard Stagecoach

10th January 2007

KENNY CHESNEY, BROOKS + DUNN, GEORGE STRAIT and WILLIE NELSON will headline California's new country music festival Stagecoach this May (07). The two-day weekend event, which will take place on the site of the world-famous...

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Adkins Plans Victorian/celtic Christmas Album For 2007

29th December 2006

TRACE ADKINS is hoping to follow BRAD PAISLEY and GEORGE STRAIT into the country Christmas charts - he's planning a Celtic album of festive favourites for 2007. The CHROME singer admits he's been thinking about...

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Coachella Adds A Day And A Country Music Festival

22nd November 2006

America's biggest and most successful annual music festival, Coachella, will run for three days in 2007. The two-day Coachella Valley Music + Arts Festival has hosted star-studded international line-ups since its debut in the California...

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Kenny G Tops Golf List

1st November 2006

Saxophonist KENNY G has topped a new magazine poll to find the best musical golfer. The smooth jazz star beat country singer VINCE GILL to lead the field in the Golf Digest big tee off....

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Evanescence Debut At Top Of Us Albums Chart

11th October 2006

Rockers EVANESCENCE have jumped straight in at number one in the US albums chart, knocking LUDACRIS off the top spot after just one week. Evanescence's THE OPEN DOOR shifted 447,000 copies in American during its...

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Strait Makes Country History

19th September 2006

GEORGE STRAIT has made country music history by scoring his 41st number one on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in America. The Texan singer/songwriter's GIVE IT AWAY has toppled STEVE HOLY'S BRAND NEW GIRLFRIEND, giving...

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Strait Leads Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees

31st August 2006

Country superstar GEORGE STRAIT and singer SONNY JAMES will join session musician HAROLD BRADLEY as the newest inductees into Nashville, Tennessee's Country Music Hall Of Fame. The formal inductions will take place during the 40th...

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Urban Tops Country Hunks List

22nd June 2006

Hunky KEITH URBAN will wed NICOLE KIDMAN this weekend (25JUN06) happy in the knowledge he's country music's top man. The Aussie singer, who will exchange vows with Kidman in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, beat out...

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Strait Picks Up Texan Degree

29th May 2006

Country singer GEORGE STRAIT was honoured with a university degree in his native Texas on Friday (26MAY06). The FOOL HEARTED MEMORY star, 54, received an honorary doctorate of humane letters by his former college, Texas...

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Brooks, Elton, Dolly + Gretchen Make New York Cmas Magical

16th November 2005

GARTH BROOKS brought New York's Times Square to a standstill last night (15NOV05) when he staged a live comeback outside the Country Music Association Awards (CMA) Awards. The retired country star performed new single...

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Womack + Urban Shine At New York Cmas

16th November 2005

LEE ANN WOMACK and KEITH URBAN were the big winners at the 39th Country Music Association Awards (CMAS) in New York last night (15NOV05), picking up five of the biggest honours between them. Womack...

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Green Day Top Radio Music Awards Nominations

7th November 2005

GREEN DAY's amazing year continues - the rock trio has picked up eight Radio Music Award nominations. The Grammy Award-winning group lead the way for the Las Vegas, Nevada prizegiving next month (19DEC05)....

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Chesney Honoured With Ascap

19th October 2005

RENEE ZELLWEGER's estranged husband KENNY CHESNEY has been honoured with a top country music prize at Monday's (17OCT05) performing rights organisation's 43rd annual country music awards gala in Nashville, Tennessee. The singer won the...

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Chesney To Get Top Music Prize

5th October 2005

Country star KENNY CHESNEY has something to smile about after his public split from wife of four months RENEE ZELLWEGER - he's to be honoured with a top music prize. The singer will join...

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Hurricane Forces Country Relief Show Postponement

22nd September 2005

The planned Country Music Television (CMT) benefit for victims of Hurricane Katrina has been postponed - because of Hurricane Rita's imminent arrival on US shores. The One Country show was due to take place...

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Chesney And Hill Sign Up For Awards Show

14th September 2005

KENNY CHESNEY and FAITH HILL are among the stars who have signed up to perform at the 39th annual Country Music Association Awards on 15 November (05). Chesney, who has been named Country Music...

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Country Stars Line Up For Benefit Show In Homeless Shelter

14th September 2005

Newlywed KENNY CHESNEY, WILLIE NELSON and ZZ TOP are among the acts who'll headline a country-flavoured Hurricane Katrina relief concert at Houston, Texas' Reliant Stadium on 1 October (05). The acts will join country...

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Paisley + Womack Lead Country Award Nominations

8th September 2005

Country stars BRAD PAISLEY and LEE ANN WOMACK were celebrating yesterday (07SEP05) after landing six nominations each for the 2005 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Paisley's ALCOHOL hit landed him with nods in the...

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Good News For Troubled R Kelly As New Album Tops Us Chart

13th July 2005

R+B star R KELLY has received some good news amid his ongoing child pornography case - his seventh album has debuted at number one in America. The album, TP.3 RELOADED, sold a surprising 491,000...

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Strait Ends Rock's Run At The Top Of The Us Charts

6th July 2005

Country star GEORGE STRAIT has ended rock's run at the top of the US album charts with his third number one on the list. Strait's new album, SOMEWHERE DOWN IN TEXAS, sold 245,000 copies...

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Stars Bronzed At Owens' Country Music Mecca Restaurant

19th May 2005

HANK WILLIAMS, ELVIS PRESLEY and WILLIE NELSON are among the country music greats who will be honoured with bronze statues at BUCK OWENS' Crystal Palace restaurant in Bakersfield, California. The country great-turned-restaurateur and retired...

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Strait Pulls Out Of Country Awards Show

17th May 2005

Country superstar GEORGE STRAIT has been forced to pull out of his performance at the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS tonight (17MAY05) after losing his voice. Strait is reportedly suffering from a throat infection...

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Country Star Mack Vickery Dies

27th December 2004

The world of country music is in mourning after learning of the death of singer/songwriter MACK VICKERY. Vickery died last week (21DEC04) of a heart attack. He was 66. A beloved name in...

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Cash Tops Country List

2nd November 2004

Late music legend JOHNNY CASH has topped the ultimate poll of country men. The A BOY NAMED SUE singer beat legends like HANK WILLIAMS and GEORGE JONES to be crowned the Greatest Man of...

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No Mix Up As Strait Retains Top Spot

20th October 2004

Country star GEORGE STRAIT's new album has scored a second week at the top of the American album charts after a mix up had him at number two for a day last week (ends15OCT04)....

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Strait's Number Ones Is The Real Number One In Chart Recount

14th October 2004

LATEST: Country star GEORGE STRAIT was robbed of the number one spot on the BILLBOARD album chart for a day yesterday (13OCT04), due to a reporting error by statistics company NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN. Nielsen officials...

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