We’ll be honest: If Kelly Clarkson isn’t involved, we don’t really follow Jason Aldean. But congrats to the 37-year-old Georgia native, anyway, for earning his second chart-topping album on the Billboard 200 with Old Boots, New Dirt. The LP sold 278,000 copies this week, thus bumping Blake Shelton from #1 and racking up… More »
Carrie Underwood is scheduled to perform at the inaugural iHeartRadio Country Festival in March, along with a host of other big names from the genre. Clear Channel is holding the fest in Austin on March 29 and, as with the other iterations of the iHeartRadio circuit, it will be streamed live via Clear Channel and its affiliates. More »
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:: Remember when Ke$ha drank her own pee on national television? Of course you do; it was our generation’s moon landing. Well she opened up about the experience, telling MTV that she has no regrets about it. In fact, she said she’s happy she did it. You can call K$… More »
You’re about to get a big dose of Taylor Swift on your TV screen. On Tuesday (May 14), the singer will test out her comedy chops once again during a New Girl guest spot. Then on Sunday the Red singer will perform on the Billboard Music Awards, where she also leads the pack of nominees. A… More »
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:: Jessie J must pay her estranged former manager Raymond Stevenson £1 million (roughly $1.5 million) to settle an ongoing dispute. Stevenson was the one who did the world the great service of discovering Jessie 10 years ago; the £1 million amounts to 20% of the profits of her album Who You Are. [The Sun]… More »
Taylor Swift’s stranglehold on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart doesn’t seem to be lessening anytime soon: For the third consecutive week, she easily took the top spot at #1, selling 196,000 units of her massively successful album Red. That number is down from last week’s 344,000 copies by 43%, but — just for context — the next-top-selling… More »
After three weeks at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, Mumford & Sons’ Babel finally takes a tumble (down to #2), courtesy of the arrival of Jason Aldean’s mighty Night Train. The country crooner’s fifth LP sold 409,000 copies in its opening week, making it the second-biggest debut for an album in 2012 — behind,… More »
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:: Country star Jason Aldean (who is married) apologized for a photo showing him with his hand on the hip of American Idol season 11 contestant Brittany Kerr. Aldean said he drank too much and “acted inappropriately.” Kerr also commented on her “lapse in judgment,” saying, “I would like to… More »
Chart-topping “Springsteen” crooner Eric Church leads this year’s Country Music Association Awards nominations with five, including Male Vocalist, Album Of The Year, Single Of The Year, Song Of The Year and Music Video. Behind him are husband-and-wife pair Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who each scored four nods a piece. (They’ll duke it out in… More »
The 11th Annual CMT Music Awards nominations were announced this morning, and Carrie Underwood must feel blown away — the former Idol winner scored the most nominations with five, including two noms for Video Of The Year (for her clip “Good Girl” and her appearance in Brad Paisley’s “Remind Me” vid). Miranda Lambert nabbed four for… More »
During last night’s Academy Of Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift beat out all the male nominees — that would be Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton — for the Entertainer Of The Year statue. It’s the second consecutive win in that category for Swift, who said the following during her acceptance speech… More »
Los Angeles’ Staples Center is where the 54th Grammy Awards will go down this Sunday. The CBS telecast kicks off at 8 p.m. EST, and the thought on everyone’s mind is likely this: just how many statues is Britain’s not-so-secret weapon Adele going to jet back to London with? Plus, will Grammy give… More »
While rumor has it (ba-zing!) that Adele will open the upcoming Grammy Awards, there are, at least, a few actual confirmed performers on the roster for the show. Both Nicki Minaj and Jason Aldean are scheduled to make their Grammy singing debuts during the ceremony, which will be broadcast live on February 12. Each of… More »
When it comes to country music, 2011 is Jason Aldean’s year. The 34-year-old Georgia crooner continued his winning streak with My Kinda Party by picking up six trophies at last night’s American Country Awards in Las Vegas, including Artist, Album and Single (by a Male Artist) Of The Tear, plus Vocal Collaboration and Music Video… More »
Last night’s GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! event kicked off with a haunting performance of “Marry The Night” by a zombified Lady Gaga and her dancers at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Was her undead get-up a hint at what to expect from the song’s music video? We’ll find out when it premieres today! Other… More »
At last night’s 45th Country Music Association Awards, the Band Perry — who snagged trophies for Song, Single and New Artist Of The Year — emerged as the big winners from the event, which was hosted for a fourth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and held at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Other noteworthy wins… More »
“Marry The Night” singer Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson’s “Don’t You Wanna Stay” partner Jason Aldean have been tapped to perform during the annual Grammy Nominations Concert Live, which will be aired on CBS on November 30. A bit of nominee foreshadowing, perhaps? Gaga has, after all, been triumphant at the Grammys over the past… More »
Jason Aldean is among the top nominees for this year’s American Country Awards, which will air on Fox on December 5 and are to be hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth. That’s good news for Kelly Clarkson, since her duet with eight-time nominee Aldean, “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” is up for Music Video: Duo,… More »