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42nd CMA Award Nominees Announced

The list of nominees for the 41st annual CMA Awards was released and there were few surprises.  Kenny Chesney leads the nominees with 7 nominations including top noms for entertainer, male vocalist and album of the year.  Who else was nominated? click to find out.
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Hal Ketchum - Father Time

In an era of pro-tools, auto-tune and other forms of digital studio trickery, Hal Ketchum decided to record “Father Time” the old-fashioned way.  In the course of two days, Hal and band cranked out 14 tunes the old school way; live, in the studio, the singer with the band.
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New Artist Spotlight: Adam Gregory

Country music is full of young stars but most of the time, for whatever reason, the teen-aged stars are typically female.  Adam Gregory bucked that trend in Canada and now has broken through stateside. Read what he had to say about his career so far.
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Taylor Swift - Love Story

Taylor Swift had a massively successful debut album and the time has come, after two years, for the release of her sophomore album "Fearless." "Love Story" is a guaranteed smash hit but does that make it worthwhile?
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Jessica Simpson - Do You Know

When Jessica Simpson decided to release a country record, many fans gasped at another crossover attemped from a 'failed' pop star.  In reality, she's not a failed popstar but a pop star of the past.  What does that mean for that mean for the record?
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Bruce Robison - The New World

Blessed with the ability to turn plain words into musical poetry, Bruce Robison has carved out a highly-regarded career as a singer-songwriter. "The New World" is his latest album and has many of the hallmarks of his past albums along with a leaner, rawer sound.
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Rascal Flatts - Here

After the abomination that was "Bob That Head," anything Rascal Flatts released to the charts was going to be music to my ears.  Will the song be able to return the star Trio to the top of the charts?
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On The Charts: September 3, 2008

The latest Soundscan numbers are out and once again Kid Rock finds himself high on the charts with his nearly year old (non digitally released) album. There were also five new releases this week.  How did it all go down? read more to find out.