Keith Urban Says "Idol" Judges Work Well Together
Keith Urban says "American Idol" has a harmonious judges' panel. The country star explains that he, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. seemed to click instantly.
Keith adds that they've been having a lot of fun on the show this season, and he's hoping the viewers will be able to see that. Urban is marking his second year as an "American Idol" judge. He was also part of the panel last year with Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj, and Randy Jackson. Lopez is making her return as a judge on the show, while Connick has previously appeared on "Idol" as a guest mentor. "American Idol" launches its 13th season on Fox Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.
Carrie Underwood Leads List Of Top-Earning "Idol" Alums
Carrie Underwood is "American Idol's" most successful alum -- at least from a financial standpoint. The country star and season four winner on the Fox reality show is topping "Forbes" magazine's latest list of the Top-Earning "American Idols," with an income last year of 31-million-dollars. The publication also points out that Underwood has raked in 83-million-dollars over the past five years. The inaugural "Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson is taking a rather distant second place on the list, with earnings of seven-million. Scotty McCreery and Kellie Pickler also make the cut.
"Forbes" Top-Earning "American Idols" 2013 List
1. Carrie Underwood - 31-million-dollars
2. Kelly Clarkson - seven-million-dollars
3. Phillip Phillips, Adam Lambert - five-million-dollars
5. Daughtry - four-million-dollars
6. Scotty McCreery - three-million-dollars
8. Fantasia Barrino, Kellie Pickler - one-point-five-million-dollars
10. Katharine McPhee, Jennifer Hudson - one-million-dollars
Luke Bryan Adds More Dates To "That's My Kind Of Night" Tour
Luke Bryan is inviting fans to fill stadiums on the second leg of his tour. The country star revealed his "big announcement" on schedule at a Tuesday press conference in
Fans hoping to catch Luke Bryan and company in concert had better act fast when tickets go on sale January 24th. Tickets for
Here are the dates for the second leg of Luke Bryan's That's My Kind of Night Tour:
Musgraves, Urban Join Grammy Lineup
Kacey Musgraves is on board for the upcoming Grammy Awards. The singer, who joins Taylor Swift as the top country nominees heading into the event. will be making her Grammy performance debut at this year's ceremony. Keith Urban has also joined the show's lineup, while Swift's appearance has been confirmed. The event will also feature a performance from surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, who'll also receive the 2014 Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award. And Carole King, who is this year's MusicCares Person of the Year, will also take the stage with Sara Bareilles. John Legend and and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are also slated to appear.
LL Cool J will return to host the Grammys on Sunday, January 26th. CBS will televise the event live at
Justin Moore's Third Child On The Way
Justin Moore and his wife, Kate, will soon be the parents of three. The country star tells "People" their third child is due this summer. The singer adds that he's thrilled to see his family grow, saying he and Kate feel "so blessed" that God has given them "this gift for the third time."
Taylor Swift Linked To Jared Leto Post-Golden Globes
Some photos filtering in from the Golden Globes after parties are linking country superstar Taylor Swift with actor and musician Jared Leto. Following Sunday's awards, the two were reportedly spotted together getting cozy at the star-studded Instyle-Warner Brothers after party. The rumors are being spurred along by Leto himself, who posted a photo with the 24-year-old blonde beauty on his Twitter page that night. The 30 Second To Mars singer is 18 years
Brad Paisley To Make Second Appearance On "
Brad Paisley is returning to "
The episode marks Paisley's second appearance on "
Chuck Wicks Returns With New Single
Chuck Wicks has new music on the way. The country star's latest single is "Us Again."
Chuck says "Us Again" is "one of those songs that reminds us all why we fall in love in the first place." He explains that it's a reminder to "never lose those moments that were so great and so simple in the beginning," but also affirms that "it's never too late to get them back again." "Us Again" is the lead-off single from Wicks' upcoming album. The song will be available digitally on January 21st.
Kix Brooks, Randy Houser Collaboration Debuts On CMT
Fans can see the clip at CMT.com. The video for "High in the Saddle" features highlights from the movie along with footage shot as Brooks and Houser recorded the song. Brooks crafted all the music for "Ambush at
Justin Moore Says Latest Single Is For New Fans
Justin Moore says "Lettin' The Night Roll" is a little different from his earlier material. But the country singer explains that he's noticing more women in his audience, and this song is for them.
Museum Launches Martin Guitar Exhibit
A new exhibit at the Met in
Today In Country Music History
Today in 1992, Johnny Cash was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame during a ceremony at
Today in 2000, bluegrass great Ralph Stanley became a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was a significant part of the "O, Brother Where Art Thou" soundtrack and has also recorded with a number of other artists, including Josh Turner and
Today in 2002, new album releases included Alan Jackson's "Drive" and Willie Nelson's "The Great Divide."
Today in 2005, Kenny Chesney performed on NBC's "Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope," where he first met Renee Zellweger.
Today in 2005, Brad Paisley hosted his "Mudstock in the Valley" hometown concert in
Today in 2005, Trick Pony sang the national anthem and Travis Tritt performed at halftime during the Atlanta Falcons-St. Louis Rams NFL playoff game in
Today in 2006, Martina McBride was featured on celebrity chef Emeril's show on the Food Network.
Today in 2007, Keith Urban accompanied wife Nicole Kidman to a Golden Globes after-party, which was his first public appearance after leaving the Betty Ford Clinic in
Today in 2007, Trick Pony announced that Aubrey Collins was the band's new singer, replacing Heidi Newfield in the group.
Today in 2007, John Anderson shot the video for his single "A Woman Knows" in
Today in 2008, new CD releases included Trisha Yearwood's "Trisha Yearwood - Love Songs" and Anne Murray's duets collection "Friends & Legends," which the singer said would be her last album of new material. Martina McBride, Shania Twain, and Amy Grant are among those who joined
Today in 2010, Charile Daniels suffered a stroke while snowmobiling during his winter vacation in
Today in 2010, T Bone Burnett and Ryan Bingham's "The Weary Kind," from the movie "Crazy Heart," earned the award for Best Original Song at the 15th Annual Critics Choice Awards took place in
Today in 2013, "X Factor" winner Tate Stevens signed a record deal with RCA Records Nashville.
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