Sara D. Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of PopCrush.com, which she has been running since the site's inception in early 2011, and has interviewed everyone from Ed Sheeran to Rita Ora. She previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the AOL Radio Blog. Ms. Anderson is an alumnus of the NYU SPI program and graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado.
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Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles Rocks Pantsuits and Sequins on ‘CMA Country Christmas’ Special
Jennifer Nettles was clearly glowing from the countdown to her big wedding day when she filmed the 'CMA Country Christmas' special! The Sugarland singer hosted this year's holiday event by bringing warm yuletide cheer to the crowd -- and by wearing festive (may we say daring?) outfits at the show.
2011 CMT Music Award Winners – Full List
The 2011 CMT Music Awards brought about a nice, dispersed list of winners. Although Jason Aldean was nominated four times, it was Blake Shelton who took home the most awards: Male Video of the Year and Web Video of the Year. His counterpart and wife, Miranda Lambert, fittingly won Female Video of the Year for her smash hit 'The House That Built Me.'
Shania Twain Falls Before Presenting CMT Male Video of the Year Award to Blake Shelton
Poor Shania! Just when she's making her comeback into the country music scene, she falls on camera as she's taking the stage to present the CMT Male Video of the Year Award. But fear not: Shania Twain seemed to take the spill quite professionally before flashing a familiar winning smile to the audience.
Lady Antebellum’s ‘Hello World’ Wins 2011 CMT Group Video of the Year Award
It wasn't long before Lady Antebellum would win a 2011 CMT award; their moving video for 'Hello World' earned them their first CMT Award of the night for Group Video of the Year. The trio beat out Little Big Town, Zac Brown Band, (another) trio the Band Perry, and even tear-jerking veterans the Rascal Flatts.
The Band Perry Score CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year Award for ‘If I Die Young’
Country music's hot trio the Band Perry won another accolade for their smash hit and No. 1 single 'If I Die Young.' This time it was for CMT's USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year for the song's moving music video, directed by David McClister.
Toby Keith Premieres ‘Made in America’ With 2011 CMT Music Awards Performance
Following the comedic 'Thelma and Louise' skit played by Shania Twain and Taylor Swift, Toby Keith took to the CMT stage to premiere 'Made in America,' which we assume is his upcoming single.
2011 ACM Awards Performances – Full List
The 2011 ACM awards were clearly dominated by stellar performances (17 to be exact), delivered by some of country's most elite entertainers. Both Ronnie Dunn and Sara Evans received standing ovations for their performances on the ACM stage, a bonus for both since they both took brief breaks from the industry.
2011 ACM Award Winners – Full List
The 2011 ACM Awards brought about expected winners, but also a few surprises. Miranda Lambert brought home the most awards of the night -- including the prestigious Top Female Vocalist and Single Record of the Year awards. Lady Antebellum continued to be acknowledged for their multi-platinum album 'Need You Now' and its title track (which earned them several Grammys early this year), bringing home
JaneDear Girls, ‘Wildflower’ – Lyrics Uncovered
The name 'Wildflower' sounds more cutesy than sassy, but once the JaneDear Girls belt out the lyrics to the song -- infused with uptempo electric mandolin -- you'll think otherwise. Brisk and carefree melodies match the lyrics of the track, which was penned by the brunette JaneDear Girl, Susie Brown, about two summers ago when she received a 50-year-old mandocaster (electric mandolin) as a gift fr
The JaneDear Girls’ Susie Brown Dishes on Debut Album, Vintage Style and Taking Musical Risks
The sassy and vocally unified JaneDear Girls are country's hottest female duo, kicking off 2011 with an eponymous genre-bending, John Rich-produced debut album, which was just released today -- not to mention an ACM nod, a Top 20 hit ('Wildflower') and an opening act slot on Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party Tour. The Girls' brunette pin-up Susie Brown takes time away from touring to chat with Taste o