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Miranda Lambert , right, and Blake Shelton at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

No Grammy competition in Shelton-Lambert household

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Blake Shelton likes his odds when it comes to this year’s Grammy Awards. Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You” and Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” are both nominated for best country […]

12/12/2013

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

Could it be the year newcomers dominate Grammys?

Not a lot of fans knew who Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Lorde were when last we gathered a year ago to celebrate music with the Grammy Award nominations. Yet thanks to a series of […]

12/06/2013

Miranda Lambert , right, and Blake Shelton at the 47th annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

George Strait wins CMA entertainer of the year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association Awards paid tribute to the past, present and future, giving George Strait his third entertainer of the year trophy on Wednesday while also awarding a quartet of […]

11/06/2013

Ben Haggerty, better known by his stage name Macklemore, left, and his producer Ryan Lewis. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Invision/AP, File)

Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis lead with 6 AMA nods

NEW YORK (AP) — Newcomers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are the top contenders at the 2013 American Music Awards. The rap duo is up for six awards, including artist, new artist and single of the […]

10/10/2013

Country music artist Kacey Musgraves performs at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster, Pa., March 3, 2013. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves lead CMA nominees

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Taylor Swift and Kacey Musgraves are the top nominees for the Country Music Association Awards, signaling something of a left turn for the usually traditional organization. Swift will be going for […]

09/10/2013

Country musician Luke Bryan

No one more surprised than Luke Bryan by ACMs win

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Luke Bryan heard his name called at the end of the Academy of Country Music Awards, accepted the entertainer of the year trophy and then things became a blur. “It was like I was on the tilt-a-whirl,” he said.

04/08/2013