January 21st, 2011 – Wynonna Judd will travel to New York next week to make several media appearances to celebrate the upcoming release of her highly anticipated novel, Restless Heart. Her fictional debut chronicles the “star is born” struggles and triumphs of Destiny Hart who is on a path of self-discovery grappling with love, loss, success and surrender.
January 7th, 2011 - Tim McGraw co-stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow, Garrett Hedlund and Leighton Meester in Screen Gems' Country Strong, which will be released in theatres nationwide this Friday, January 7th. He has discuss the film in a series of television appearances that including "Late Show with David Letterman" (1/4), "Good Morning America" (1/5), "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1/5), "Chelsea Lately" (1/6) and "The Martha Stewart Show" (1/7).
January 3rd, 2011 - "The Judds" to Premiere in 2011
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announces the new original series for 2011: "The Judds" with country music legends Naomi and Wynonna Judd..
"We're excited this iconic family is allowing us to chronicle their personal stories as they embark on new chapters. We think our viewers will relate to the complex and dynamic relationships of Wynonna and Naomi Judd," said Lisa Erspamer, Chief Creative Officer, OWN.
January 3rd, 2011 - Several country artists head to L.A. this week for the 37th People's Choice Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah.
Tim McGraw – Favorite Male Artist
Carrie Underwood – Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist, Favorite TV Guest Star (for How I Met Your Mother)
Taylor Swift – Favorite Female Artist, Favorite Country Artist
Lady Antebellum – Favorite Country Artist
Rascal Flatts – Favorite Country Artist
Keith Urban – Favorite Country Artist
The People’s Choice Awards broadcasts live on CBS beginning at 9PM Eastern this Wednesday, January 5th.
Tim announces 2011 "Emotional Traffic" tour launching this Spring with special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry
January 2nd, 2011 - Tim McGraw, named country music's No. 1 touring act of 2010 by Billboard, announced today that he and his band, the Dancehall Doctors, will return to the road this spring. The "Emotional Traffic Tour" will feature special guests Luke Bryan and The Band Perry. Dates for the extensive North American run will be announced shortly.
Organization Honors Singer Lee Brice and Songwriters Doug Johnson, Tim James
December 15, 2010 - It wasn't the height Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy" reached on the Billboard charts that BMI celebrated Tuesday (Dec. 14) but rather the length of time the song spent there -- a record-setting 56 weeks.
The previous record holder was Eddy Arnold's "Bouquet of Roses," which occupied the charts for 54 consecutive weeks in 1948-49.
December 2nd, 2010 - LeAnn received a Grammy nomination for Swingin’ in the “Best Female Country Vocal Performance” category. LeAnn took home the Grammy Awards in this category back in 1997 (Blue) as well as the “Best New Artist” award.
Also, congratulations to WORD Records on Diamond Rio’s nomination in the “Best Southern, Country, Or Bluegrass Gospel Album” category—the nomination is for their album The Reason.
The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live February 13th on CBS.
December 1st, 2010 - Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.® has announced the performers for its CRS 2011 New Faces of Country Music Show® to be held Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Nashville Convention Center.
Curb Records' Lee Brice as announced as on of the 2011 New Faces performersas well as The Band Perry (Republic Nashville), Easton Corbin (Mercury Nashville), Jerrod Niemann (Sea Gayle/Arista Nashville) and Josh Thompson (Columbia Nashville).