August 31st, 2010 - ABC-TV is airing CMA Music Festival: Country's Night To Rock Wednesday (9/1). Tim McGraw hosts the three-hour primetime concert special, which will coincide with a Tweet 'N' Greet at ABC.com. What's a Tweet 'N' Greet, you ask? Think lots of stars tweeting in unison:
Tim McGraw (@TimMcGrawArtist), Julianne Hough (@JulianneHough), Lady Antebellum (@ladyantebellum), Reba (@Reba), Blake Shelton (@BlakeShelton), Keith Urban (@KeithUrban) and Zac Brown Band (@ZacBrownBand) will all be posting behind-the-scenes scoop during the telecast.
August 27th, 2010 - For the first time since 1958, a song has spent a year on Billboard's Country Songs chart.
Bulleting at its peak to-date of No. 5 in its 52nd chart week, Lee Brice's "Love Like Crazy" becomes just the third title to rack a year on Country Songs since the chart launched in 1944.
"Love Like Crazy" debuted the week of Sept. 5, 2009, at No. 58. It reached the top 40 in its 11th week and the top 10 in its 46th week, completing the longest trek to the top 10 in the chart's archives.
Here is a look at the three titles to log a year or more on Country Songs:
August 26, 2010 – Returning with the party anthem of the summer, ever-glamorous KACI BATTAGLIA has done it again, following up her hit single “Crazy Possessive,” with yet another smash: “Body Shots” featuring super-star rapper LUDACRIS. Already exploding at radio and charting in clubs across the country, Kaci welcomes the reception with open arms, as she awaits the release of her aptly titled album “Bring It On” (Curb Records) on September 21st.
August 27th, 2010 - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store is pleased to announce that country music star Rodney Atkins will release his next album with the popular family restaurant chain. Cracker Barrel Presents Rodney Atkins will be available on September 6th, and will feature four #1 hits, including “These Are My People,” "Watching You," and the current Billboard Top 20 and rising single “Farmer’s Daughter” which is approaching 300,000 digital downloads in just a few short months.
SUPERSTARS TAKE THE STAGE AS TIM MCGRAW HOSTS "CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL: COUNTRY'S NIGHT TO ROCK" WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, ON THE ABC TELEVISION NETWORK
NASHVILLE - Summer gets even hotter when "CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" airs Wednesday, Sept. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network. Singer, songwriter, actor, and 11-time CMA Award winner Tim McGraw serves as host for the annual celebration of America's music.
JO DEE MESSINA TO PERFORM AT THE “RESTORING HONOR” EVENT
APPEARANCES FROM GLENN BECK AND SARAH PALIN
Iconic country songstress JO DEE MESSINA will take part in Glenn Beck’s “RESTORING HONOR” event taking place Saturday, August 28 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Confirmed speakers include Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, Marcus Luttrell and more.
Invitation-only Gala Will Benefit The Cecil Scaife Music Business Scholarship Endowment
Nashville, TN – Five-time GRAMMY Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist, New York Times best-selling author, and tireless philanthropist, Wynonna Judd, will receive The Cecil Scaife Visionary Award for 2010.