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Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

James Taylor, Tony Bennett and Tom Petty: Longest Streaks Before A No. 1 Album

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James Taylor is a legend. The dude's been around for nearly 50 years. He's seen fire and he's seen rain. But there was one thing that the songwriter never saw during his lengthy career in music: A no. 1 record. That finally changed this week when 'Before This World,' his first album of original material in more than 13 years, peaked at the top of the Billboard 200. That got us at Music Times wondering...what performer took the longest to get their first no. 1 album? We ranked the Top 5, from "least" years to most..including Tom Petty, Tony Bennett and more.READ MORE

Brad Paisley with the Rolling Stones

Brad Paisley Performs 'Dead Flowers' With the Rolling Stones in Nashville [WATCH]

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In the midst of the Rolling Stones' Zip Code Tour, the legendary group stopped by Nashville for a 20-song set highlighting their country-favored sounds in a gesture to Music City. Stone's classics including "Wild Horses," "Dead Flowers" and "Faraway Eyes" were performed with a bit more twang while Mick Jagger paraded around in a cowboy hat.READ MORE

Jennifer Nettles, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Martina McBride and Carrie Underwood: Influence.

Branding Study Finds Country Women Like Carrie Underwood Resonate Most with Buyers

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A country radio DJ recently made headlines when he declared that if broadcasters were to feature less female-fronted music in their rotations, listener numbers would increase. That statement struck most decent human beings as stupid, and now a study from Creative Artists Agency—a company that specializes in branding—has given some solid proof that the statements were legitimately stupid. Turns out that three of the biggest six names among advertising's six biggest stars are country performers: Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Faith Hill.READ MORE

Carrie Underwood at Global Citizen's Fest 2014

Carrie Underwood Wins 3 CMT Music Awards; Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean Place

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A good way to win a CMT Music Award might be to just stick Carrie Underwood in your video and run with it...nearly every nomination including the American Idol winner took home a prize on Wednesday night. Underwood herself won for Video of The Year with "Something In The Water" and Female Video of The Year for the same song, while her appearance helped Miranda Lambert to win the Collaborative Video of The Year with "Somethin' Bad." Underwood was also nominated for Female Video for her clip "Little Toy Guns," and alas, she couldn't win twice.READ MORE

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean among CMT Awards Performers

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The Country Music Television Awards has announced the first wave of performers that will appear at the show on June 10, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line. Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Lady Antebellum are also slated to appear. The show will continue to announce performers up until the broadcast, and the actual host is expected to be revealed soon.READ MORE

The American Idol judges

'American Idol' Going Back to Dolby Theatre from Nokia for Finale Episode; Is Shrinking Audience to Blame?

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American Idol has announced more changes, as its finale will shift back to the Dolby Theatre—home of the first seven final episodes—from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles...the venue where Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood and Jordin Sparks sang their last 'Idol' performances.READ MORE

'The Wiz'

NBC Names 'The Wiz' as Next Live Adaptation, but Who Will Fill Diana Ross and Michael Jackson's Shoes?

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NBC has announced the newest installment of its live musical broadcasts, declaring that 'The Wiz' will be the next target of its ambitions, following the performance of 'Peter Pan' during 2014 and 'The Sound of Music' during 2013, starring Carrie Underwood. As Music Times previously reported, this year marks the 40th anniversary of the original Broadway treatment of the urban 'Wizard of Oz' adaptation.READ MORE

Muse

Muse, Jason Derulo, Carrie Underwood & More Reach Platinum Status in February from the RIAA

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Jason Derulo, Ella Henderson and Carrie Underwood have all gone platinum! Today (March 10), the RIAA announced the singles and albums that went gold or platinum in February, and some of music's biggest stars have joined the million-plus club.READ MORE

Dolly Parton plays at Glastonbury.

Country Music at Highest Point in UK as Country 2 Country Concert Rocks London O2 with Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line

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The UK may be on the brink of a country music breakthrough, or at least so claims an interesting new feature from Billboard looking at the C2C (Country 2 Country) festival, which will be undergoing its third iteration this year, featuring performances from Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum and Brantley Gilbert at the London O2 Arena.READ MORE

Carrie Underwood and Husband Mike Fisher

Carrie Underwood Gave Birth: 'Little Toy Guns' Singer Shares First Photo of Newborn Son and His Name!

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After being pregnant for what seems like forever and showing off her baby bump on every possible red carpet, Carrie Underwood has finally given birth to her first child. Today (March 3), the "Little Toy Guns" singer announced that she and her hockey player husband Mike Fisher have welcomed their little bundle of joy into the world with their first baby photo and a name announcement!READ MORE

The Grand Ole Opry hosts the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.

Grand Ole Opry House Added to National Register of Historic Places, Joining Ryman Auditorium

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The current home of the Grand Ole Opry franchise has been added to the National Register of Historic Place. It might come as a shock to country music fans that the Grand Ole Opry is juts now being added to the Register but relax: This is actually the sixth home that the foundation has had in its nearly 90-year run in Nashville, and the Opry House has served as the host longer than most, having now operated for 41 years.READ MORE

The Band Perry

Grammys 2015 Best Country Duo/Group Performance, Who Should & Will Win: Tight Race Between The Band Perry and Little Big Town

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Bringing in featured talent for a country tune has increased in popularity over the past few years. This year's nominees in the Best Country Duo/Group Performance category are split between solid solo acts calling in their buddies and groups that conquered the charts with no assistance. Keith Urban and Eric Church collaborated on "Raise 'Em Up" while Tim McGraw brought in his wife, Faith Hill, for "Meanwhile Back at Mama's." Then there's the power duo of Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood on "Somethin' Bad." But the two big contenders here are Little Big Town and The Band Perry.READ MORE

Eric Church

Grammys 2015 Best Country Solo Performance Nominees, Who Should & Will Win: Carrie Underwood, Eric Church & Miranda Lambert Square Off

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The Best Country Solo Performance category is a tight one this year. We have two guitar hunks (Eric Church and Keith Urban) versus two of the genre's leading ladies (Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert). Oh, and let's not forget the newcomer (Hunter Hayes) who's representing with his equal parts heartbreaking, encouraging ballad, "Invisible."READ MORE

The Tonight Show

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon, Ariana Grande, One Direction, Sam Smith & More Take on Queen's "We Are the Champions" on Post-Super Bowl 'The Tonight Show'

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The New England Patriots may be the champions of Super Bowl XLIX, but they're not the only ones who logged a major celebration last night (Feb. 1). On the post-game episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, a slew of major musical guests popped up on screen to give an a cappella performance of the Queen classic "We Are the Champions."READ MORE

Carrie Underwood perfroms at the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards

WATCH: Carrie Underwood "Little Toy Guns" Music Video from 'Greatest Hits: Decade #1'

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Everyone has had those fantasies as a kid, in the midst of a parental argument, of running away and making everything better. And now, in the gorgeous new music video for Carrie Underwood's "Little Toy Guns," those have been brought to life. Today (Jan. 30), the top-earning American Idol alumna released the new music video for her Greatest Hits: Decade #1 single "Little Toy Guns," featuring stunning imagery and a plot filled with escapism.READ MORE

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