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Scotty McCreery Wins ‘American Idol’ Season 10
Scotty McCreery received more votes than Lauren Alaina and was crowned the winner of Season 10 of 'American Idol.' The young country singer remained impressively composed and humble after the announcement.
Lauren Alaina Goes Toe-to-Toe With Carrie Underwood in ‘American Idol’ Duet of ‘Before He …
Lauren Alaina more than held her own with returning 'American Idol' champion Carrie Underwood, during a duet of the latter's 2006 smash 'Before He Cheats.'
Tim McGraw Joins Scotty McCreery to Sing ‘Live Like You Were Dying’ on ‘American Idol’ Fin…
Country legend Tim McGraw joined Scotty McCreery to sing an extremely strong duet version of McGraw's 2004 hit 'Live Like You Were Dying' on 'American Idol''s final episode tonight.
Sara Evans Performs ‘A Little Bit Stronger’ on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Finale
Sara Evans returned to 'Dancing with the Stars' tonight and delivered a stirring performance of a very appropriate song, 'A Little Bit Stronger,' just before the season's celebrity dancing winner was announced on the finale.
Keith Urban Plays ‘Long Hot Summer’ at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards
Keith Urban gave one of the best, and least gimmicky, performances of the night at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards with a straight-ahead reading of his recent song 'Long Hot Summer.'
Taylor Swift Wins Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year Award
To the surprise of absolutely nobody who can count, Taylor Swift won the 'Billboard 200 Album Artist of the Year' award tonight at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. Also not surprising: she looked really nice and smiled a lot while accepting the trophy.
Lady Antebellum, ‘Just a Kiss’ – Song Review
Lady Antebellum's new single 'Just a Kiss,' the first taste of their upcoming third studio album, finds the band playing it safe both romantically and musically. It follows the trio's world-conquering 2010 album 'Need You Now.'
Martina McBride to Release New Album on August 23
Martina McBride will release her new album on August 23, 2011. The singer informed fans of the release date for her so-far untitled 11th studio effort during a special live streaming video chat on Thursday afternoon.
Kenny Chesney’s Tour Outsells Lady Gaga’s This Week
Kenny Chesney topped all comers, including headline-grabbing pop star Lady Gaga, when it came to selling concert tickets this week, according to a report from Billboard. The country star packed over 46,000 people into Arlington, Texas' Cowboy Stadium to help earn this honor.
2011 ‘American Idol’ Tour Dates Announced
Scotty McCreery and the rest of the 'American Idol' finalists have announced when they will hit the road for the television show's annual nationwide tour. The country singer and his more pop-oriented competitors will play their first show on July 6 in West Valley City, Utah. Tickets f…