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Artists On The Rise: Profiles
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KATIE COOK: A True "Insider" In Country Music – by Janelle Landauer
» Katie Cook gives us an inside look at the upcoming CMA Awards and who she thinks will win big...
Plus, she also talks about following Taylor Swift's career from the very beginning.
CMT Insider host Katie Cook never really pursued or studied for a career as a TV host. It was just an opportunity that came along for her, but it ended up being something that she was really good at. And, ultimately it was just meant to be. “I called a friend who worked at CMT to inquire about another friend getting an audition” says Cook. “It was suggested I try out too, and I went along for the fun of it. I was surprised to get a call back, and another one, and then actually end up in the final ten!.. Read full feature
SARA EVANS: STARTING AND SUCCEEDING AGAIN – By Kip Kirby
© 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.
When Sara Evans released Real Fine Place in 2005, she had no inkling that it would be her last studio album for six years. If she’d known, she now admits, she might have panicked. After all, that’s more typically the space between new product releases measured in dog years. But sometimes life tosses you a curveball and plans can wash away. Just ask Evans. “When they told me it had been six years since my last studio album, I said, ‘It has not! There’s no way!’ The intention was always to continue forward as normal. But then a bunch of stuff happened. I got remarried, I moved to.... Read full review Star M&G with Taylor Swift! Click here to see all of the fan photos.... Or click here to submit your photo!
TAYLOR SWIFT TO PERFORM AT 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
The top-selling digital artist in music history, Taylor Swift, will give the closing performance at 2011 CMA Music Festival. The superstar, who has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and placed singles atop the Country and pop charts, has been added to the Nightly Concert at LP Field on Sunday, June 12. CMA Music Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, in downtown Nashville. The event, which celebrates its 40th birthday since beginning as Fan Fair® in 1972, will once again be filmed for an ABC television special to air in late summer. "Taylor has been a strong supporter of CMA Music Festival since she burst on the national scene a few years ago, and we are ... Read full feature
SHANIA TWAIN SIGNS COPIES OF HER ACCLAIMED AUTOBIOGRAPHY AT 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
Country Music superstar Shania Twain makes her first appearance at CMA Music Festival in 15 years to sign copies of her New York Times best-seller, From This Moment On, at the Bridgestone Arena, Friday, June 10 (2:00-4:00 PM/CT). "I'm so thrilled to be part of the Festival," said Twain. "It is a huge reunion each year for fans and artists and I'm looking forward to seeing some of the artists I haven't seen in awhile and connecting with the fans who have been so supportive through the years." Twain will have lots of company. During a recent appearance on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," Twain surprised the entire studio audience with two-day passes to the 2011 CMA Music Festival and.... Read full feature Jason Aldean: "Crazy Town" » Gary Allan: "Today" » Rodney Atkins: "Chasin' Girls" » Bomshel: "19 and Crazy" » Easton Corbin: "A Little More Country Than That" » Gloriana: "The World Is Ours Tonight" » Jack Ingram: "Free" » Lady Antebellem: "American Honey" » Love and Theft: "Dancing In Circles" » Rascal Flatts: "Unstoppable" » Taylor Swift: "Fearless" » Carrie Underwood: "Temporary Home" » Keith Urban: "'Til Summer Comes Around" » Zac Brown Band: "Highway 20 Ride" » + MANY MORE!
JASON ALDEAN: HIS KIND OF PARTY – By Bob Doerschuk
© 2011 CMA Close Up® News Service / Country Music Association®, Inc.
No matter how talented you are and how much industry muscle you’ve got, it’s never easy to reach the top in Country Music. But few young artists have faced odds so long and yet come so far as Jason Aldean. Born and raised near Macon, Ga., he absorbed the feel of red clay and dirt roads, mixed in an appreciation for rock, rap and other diverse influences and hammered it all together on regional gigs into a potent and personal sound. Three years after graduating from high school in 1995, he followed that timeless trail to Music City and began looking for opportunity. He came close a few..... Read full feature
CMA SONGWRITERS SERIES AT JOE'S PUB IN NEW YORK CITY EXPANDS TO TWO NIGHTS
Due to the demand for tickets for the popular series, the CMA Songwriters Series will return to Joe's Pub for a two night run, Tuesday and Wednesday, June 21 and 22 (6:30 and 9:00 PM/ET). "This is a strong example of the strength and popularity of Country Music in New York," said Steve Moore, CMA Chief Executive Officer. "The Songwriter Series shows routinely sell out in less than an hour so adding additional dates was an obvious choice and a popular decision with the songwriters and fans." Mercury Nashville artist Easton Corbin will be the featured artist/songwriter on Wednesday, June 21. Corbin, a two-time CMA Awards nominee in 2010 for New Artist and Song of the Year...... Read full review
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