Before there was Scotty McCreery, Carrie Underwood or even Kelly Clarkson, another country act got a start on a television singing competition. Ed McMahon's 'Star Search' named its first Vocal Group winner in 1983, and helped launch the career of a pack of hitmakers as reliable as any in the early to mid-90s.
Is Hunter Hayes, one of country music's cutest, most talented and most eligible bachelors, about to come off the market? Could be, as it's being said that he and singer/actress Selena Gomez were seen flirting and even exchanged digits.
One day before Mindy McCready was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the singer sent a private investigator she had been working with a cryptic message. It was a single frame from a video they had been working on together of McCready singing a song called 'I'll See You Yesterday.'
Country singer Janelle Arthur made it one step closer to her dream of music stardom on 'American Idol' on Thursday night (Feb. 14), progressing into the Top 40 contestants by singing the Randy Travis classic 'I Told You So.'
Carrie Underwood's hugely-successful Blown Away Tour will be memorialized with a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit entitled Carrie Underwood: The Blown Away Tour, which will launch on June 5 and run live through Nov. 10, 2013.
Nominees for the 2013 ACM Awards were announced Wednesday morning during a digital press conference at the ACM Facebook and Twitter pages. Eric Church leads his country peers with seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. It's up to fans to decide who will be named Entertainer of the Year. Five artists -- including both ACM hosts -- are up for a chance to win the night's biggest prize on April 7 in Las Vegas.
Hunter Hayes didn't take home his first Grammy award in 2013, but the 21-year-old country newcomer still had a great night at the show. In addition to introducing Carrie Underwood's powerhouse performance, Hayes appeared during the commercial breaks in his new spot for Pepsi.
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