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Patti Page, a legend in the world of music who recorded 50 albums throughout her career, died yesterday in California. She was 85 years old.
Page started singing way back in 1947, becoming the first successful artist for Mercury Records. She’ll likely be remembered most for the tracks “Tennessee Waltz” and “(How Much Is That) Doggie in the Window.”
The artist achieved 19 gold singles and 14 platinum singles over the course of an impressive career, while also starring on her own TV show.
In 1979, Page was earned the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and she inductedMore >
Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott is pregnant with her first child!
The 26-year-old and her husband, Chris Tyrrell, are expecting their first child together, the Lady Antebellum songstress confirmed on Twitter yesterday.
“Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a BABY!” she wrote. “We feel so blessed!!!”
Scott tied the knot with her drummer beau on January 7.
Tyrrell, who serves as the drummer of country music trio Love and Theft, first met the “Need You Now” singer during Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice Tour inMore >
No one on the planet should be as famous as me.
Doesn’t sound like something Kelly Clarkson would say, does it? Exactly, the American Idol champion Tweeted today.
Clarkson has gone off on the U.K. Mirror‘s Sunday Celebs edition for making her sound obnoxious on its latest cover, writing of the above quote and image, along with implications that she suffered through an eating disorder:
“Just to clear up the absolutely wrong so called quotes from me, I have never had anorexia nor did I ever say ‘no one should be as famous as me.’”
Kelly went on to explain what actually wentMore >
Ah, now it makes sense. Now we understand why every teenage girl in our neighborhood is screaming.
One Direction – Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson – have unveiled a new music video, this time in honor of the track “Little Things.”
The single is the group’s second of the cuties’ new album, “Take Me Home.” It will hit stores on November 13.One Direction – “Little Things” (Music Video)
Will this video set another VEVO record for the band? We’ll soon find out.
Matty B is back!
And this time the very young rapper is taking on Taylor Swift, covering her new single “I Knew You Were Trouble” like only he can.
Watch and listen:Matty B Raps Taylor Swift
This isn’t the first time Matty B has covered Taylor, either.
What do you think of his “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” rendition?
Original post: Matty B Covers Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert was moved to tears last night.
The superstar accepted the trophy for Song of the Year alongside husband Blake Shelton at the Country Music Awards, and couldn’t contain her emotion when The Voice judge told his wife in front of the world:
“I love you so much, baby.”
But Lambert did more than just cry at the ceremony. She sang her talented heart out! Watch this high octane version of “Fastest Girl in Town.”Miranda Lambert – “Fastest Girl in Town” (CMA Performance)
Other performances at the event included:
- Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill dueting on “Don’t
Yup, it’s everywhere.
At tonight’s Country Music Awards, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley just couldn’t resist. The music started to be played over the loudspeaker, the crowd was egging them on and then, oh yes, the hosts went full-on Gangnam Style.
In impressive fashion, we might add. Watch the superstars get their PSY-based groove on now:Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Go Gangnam Style
Read more here: Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley Go Gangnam Style at CMAs
The rumor mill can finally stop churning: American Idol has announced its four-person judging panel for Season 12.
Fox announced via press release this morning that Randy Jackson will return again to the ratings juggernaut, joining previously-confirmed Mariah Carey and the two leading contenders over the past few weeks:
Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.
“Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to Idol – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestantsMore >
Miranda Lambert didn’t exactly love Ashton Kutcher’s get-up at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards.
Was Ashton Kutcher making fun of country or is it just me? Watching it back now and I’m kinda wondering? the beloved country star asked about Kutcher presenting an award at the event, while donning a giant cowboy hat and belt buckle.
But whatever tension may have existed between the stars is now gone, as Lambert Tweeted the following photo of herself and the Two and a Half Men star at a pre-Kentucky Derby charity event Saturday night:
“Here it is y’all. He is sweet and lives countryMore >
Note to future celebrities asked to present at an awards ceremony: do not make fun of the stars and the industry honored at said ceremony.
This may seem like common sense to most, but not to someone who needs to hire a management team to oversee his Tweets. Yes, we’re looking at you, Ashton Kutcher.
For some reason, the actor took to the stage at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards and handed out the Female Vocalist of the Year trophy to Miranda Lambert… while donning an oversized cowboy hat and painfully singing a few bars of George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart.”
“Was Ashton KutcherMore >
Who knew Charlie Sheen may not have been the biggest sleazeball on the set of Two and a Half Men?!?
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, co-creator Lee Aronsohn said his sitcom is nearing a deal to bring Ashton Kutcher back for a 10th season, adding that he isn’t a fan of many new comedic programs that feature women – such as Whitney and 2 Broke Girls – because they talk too much about their lady parts.
“Enough ladies. I get it. You have periods,” Aronsohn complains. “We’re approaching peak vagina on television, the point of labia saturation.”
Aronsohn – who later tried toMore >
Carrie Underwood kicked off Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards with a big blast of rock ‘n’ roll, showing her vocal chops in belting out “Good Girl.”
Her sexy black and magenta mini-dress was a nice touch too.
To those looking for a lot of traditional twang out of the country gala, Carrie’s song was something of a warning shot … this is 21st century country music.
The ACMs are very much a celebration of what the genre has become, with arena rockers (Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean) and a wave of 20-something upstarts incorporating different sounds into the genre (Taylor Swift,More >
Carrie Underwood, the beautiful pride of Checotah, Okla., and one of the most successful American Idol contestants in history, hits the age of 29 today.
Her four studio albums have sold more than 15 million copies in the U.S., already placing Underwood among country’s all-time greats before the age of 30.
The natural beauty is the first-ever female artist to win back-to-back Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2009-2010).
Carrie is married to NHL player Mike Fisher. One lucky guy.
Happy birthday, Carrie!
Also celebrating birthdays on this lovely 10th ofMore >
In case you still weren’t convinced that Taylor Swift is totally awesome…
The singer was invited last week to attend the prom of Kevin McGuire, an 18-year old from New Jersey who has suffered a relapse of leukemia.
The invitation was set up by Kevin’s sister, Tori, who created a “Taylor Swift Take Kevin McGuire to Prom!” Facebook page that has nearly 100,000 followers and on whose profile it reads:
Kevin is the kindest, most noble 18 year old a person could even fathom meeting, and throughout his ups and downs Kevin never even questioned ‘why me?’ Nothing, and I mean NOTHING brightensMore >
It didn’t get the attention of Kelly Clarkson’s national anthem or Madonna’s halftime show (both great), but Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton performed a beautiful rendition of “America the Beautiful” at Super Bowl XLVI last night.
The married country stars did justice to the classic, often overshadowed by “The Star Spangled Banner” and “God Bless America,” but a wonderful tribute to our nation.
Watch their duet below:
After the Giants pulled off an insane comeback, Blake Shelton ran it back as one of the coaches/judges onMore >