Taylor Swift isn't adding any new trophies to her collection. The country-pop superstar was among the nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, but fell short at the event. She was in the running for Best Original Song for "Sweeter Than Fiction," her collaboration with fun.'s Jack Antonoff for the movie "One Chance." But the nod went to U2's "Ordinary Love," from the film "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." But Swift was on hand for the event, and was seen in the audience during NBC's broadcast. The 71st annual Golden Globe Awards were presented in a ceremony in
Report: Taylor Swift To Perform At Grammys
Taylor Swift is among those expected to take the Grammy stage later this month. TasteOfCountry.com says the singer is the latest star to be added to the event's performance lineup. Other country artists already confirmed for the ceremony include Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson, who are set to team up for a special performance at the event.
Miranda Lambert Returning To "The Voice" - On Team Shakira
Miranda Lambert will once again lend her talents to NBC's "The Voice." But this time around she's not helping out husband Blake Shelton. The country star is on board as an advisor to Shakira, who'll be filling the chair left vacant by Christina Aguilera. Miranda tells "Access Hollywood" she believes Blake is "kinda nervous about this whole situation," but adds it's good to "keep 'em on their toes." Lambert also believes it's time for the show's female coach to win. So far, singers from coach Adam Levine's team were the first and most recent winners, while Blake has coached three vocalists to victory.
Also returning as a coach is Usher, who is once again filling in for Cee Lo Green. "The Voice" will launch on NBC after the Winter Olympics, with the season six debut set for February 24th.
Jennifer Nettles Shares Hopes For Debut Solo Album
Jennifer Nettles admits that one of her goals with her solo album is to really impress her fans.
Nettles adds that while she's "super proud" of the work she's done as a member of Sugarland, going solo is something she felt she had to do. The country singer explains that there was something she "wanted to prove," both to herself and her audience. Jennifer's album, "That Girl," will be in stores Tuesday. She'll mark the occasion with release day appearances on NBC's "Today" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman." Later in the week Nettles will be a guest on ABC's "The View" and "The Chew."
Rosanne Cash Shares Inspiration Behind New Album
Rosanne Cash says her new album, "The River & The Thread," follows a period of exploration that took her back to her family's roots. She explains that it began on a visit to
Cash adds that she visited her hometown of
Taylor Swift Leads 2013's Top North American
Taylor Swift had the biggest North American tour of 2013. She's leading the newly-released "Pollstar" list with her "Red" tour, which earned almost 113-million dollars from 66 shows throughout
And when it comes to the number of tickets sold, country stars rule. Swift leads that list as well, with more than one-point-three-million. Chesney has the second-most tickets sold, at just under one-million-187-thousand. More than one-million tickets were also sold for
Band Perry Enjoy Their European Tour
The members of The Band Perry say they really enjoyed their recent European tour. The group's Neil Perry says he took close to 12-thousand photographs while they were overseas, and filled up four eight-gigabyte cards just with snapshots. Kimberly admits she was particularly fond of
The Band Perry launched their "We Are Pioneers" tour in
A six-and-a-half million dollar facility that honors a legend of bluegrass is now open in
Country Stars Honor Gregg Allman At Tribute Concert
Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, and Martina McBride are among the country stars showing their appreciation for Gregg Allman. The country stars were among the participants in "All My Friends: Celebrating the Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman," which took place in
Rascal Flatts Jay DeMarcus Keeps Level Head Despite Success
Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says even with all the success he's had with the group, he's never developed a huge ego. The country star explains that his family life really helps him keep things in perspective.
DeMarcus adds that another woman in his life also deserves a lot of credit. Jay says he had "a really great mama," and between her and his wife he has no trouble staying grounded. Rascal Flatts just released the new single, "Rewind." The track is from the group's upcoming album, which will be their follow up to 2012's "Changed."
Country Birthdays Include
Trace Adkins is 52.
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1968, Johnny Cash performed two shows at Folsom State Prison in Folsom,
Today in 1978, the "Waylon Live" album by Waylon Jennings was certified Gold.
Today in 1992,
Today in 1994, Clint Black's fourth album, "No Time To Kill," went Platinum.
Today in 1994, Alan Jackson hit number one with the single "Gone Country."
Today in 1995, Joe Diffie's album "Third Rock from the Sun" went Platinum.
Today in 1995,
Today in 1997, Brooks & Dunn's album "Borderline" went double Platinum.
Today in 1997, Toby Keith's "Blue Moon" album went Gold.
Today in 1999, Alan Jackson's album "Who I Am" was certified quadruple Platinum.
Today in 2002, Reba McEntire,
Today in 2003, The Dixie Chicks were the big country winners at the American Music Awards, receiving two trophies. Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson were also winners, while
Today in 2003, Tim McGraw's album "Tim McGraw and the Dancehall Doctors" was certified multi-Platinum with sales reaching the two-million mark.
Today in 2003, Jamie O'Neal and musician husband Rodney Good announced they were expecting their first child, a baby girl, due in June.
Today in 2004, Faith Hill made Mr. Blackwell's Best Dressed list for 2003, while Shania Twain was on his Worst Dressed list for the year.
Today in 2004, Josh Turner's debut album, "Long Black Train," was certified Gold.
Today in 2005,
Today in 2006, Trisha Yearwood, George Jones, Julie Roberts, Darryl Worley, Diamond Rio and Jo Dee Messina were among the country stars taking part in the two-day Sound and Speed festival in
Today in 2007, Martina McBride was inducted into the Kansas Music Hall of Fame.
Today in 2007, Doyle Holly, the bass player for Buck Owens' Buckaroos from 1963 until 1971, died in
Today in 2008, Neal McCoy performed at the
Today in 2009, Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens underwent brain surgery for a subdural hematoma at a Nashville-area hospital. He made a full recovery.
Today in 2009, new releases included the Eli Young Band's self-titled effort, Ray Stevens' "Laughter Is The Best Medicine," and Kristin Scott Benson's "Second Season."
Today in 2010, Toby Keith and Universal Music South President Mark Wright formally announced the merge of Universal South with Keith's Show Dog Nashville, which became Show Dog-Universal Music. In addition, Trace Adkins became the first artist to sign to the label, inking his deal during the press conference. The move marked the end of Adkins' 15-year run with Capitol Records-Nashville. The event occurred on Adkins' 48th birthday. His new label bosses led those in attendance in singing "Happy Birthday" to Adkins as they presented him with a cake.
Today in 2010, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers were the musical guest on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," marking their first late night TV appearance in more than 20 years. They performed two songs -- "Johnny Cash Is Dead And His House Burned Down" and "Americans, That's Who."
Today in 2011, Taylor Swift's single "Mine" was certified Gold and Platinum.
Today in 2011, guitarist Tommy Crain of the Charlie Daniels Band died in
Today in 2013, Mindy McCready's boyfriend, David Wilson, died at their
Today in 2013, Taylor Swift's collaboration with T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars, "Safe & Sound," and Keith Urban's "For You" were among the Best Original Song nominees for the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards, but the honor went to Adele's James Bond theme, "Skyfall."
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