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by admin // Monday, January 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Sugarland's latest album, The Incredible Machine, recently received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) indicating sales of more than one million albums.

This news marks the fourth consecutive release from the country super-duo that has reached platinum or multi-platinum status, resulting in more than 9 million records sold.

Sugarland will begin their 2011 The Incredible Machine Tour  this spring in Houston, TX on March 3 and will finish off the tour in their hometown of Atlanta, GA on October 22.

The duo's The Incredible Machine Tour last year was one of Pollstar's Top 50 North American Tours of 2010 and has been described as "stunning," "fantastically fun" and "not one to be missed."

For more information on tickets and tour dates, visit Sugarland's official website.

by admin // Monday, January 31, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

A Waylon Jennings tribute album featuring country artists such as Trace Adkins, Alabama, Jamey Johnson and Randy Houser will be released on February 8.

The album will be the first installment in a trilogy titled The Music Inside: A Collaboration Dedicated to Waylon Jennings. The remaining two volumes are expected to be released later this year.

Alabama's Teddy Gentry and country artist Randy Houser discuss the project in two video clips, and how the motto of the album is based on something Waylon himself said:  "I didn't aim at anything except good music."

Thrilled to honor the modern country legend, Gentry describes in this clip how Waylon "brought the charisma of rock and the purity of blues to bear on his distinctive take on country music.  Going on about the iconic musician, Randy Houser claims here that Waylon "had a voice that grew from deep in his heart.

Check out those clips to hear more about the tribute project dedicated to country music's favorite outlaw!
 

by admin // Friday, January 28, 2011 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

Carrie Underwood is set to sing the national anthem at Country Radio Seminar in Nashville on March 2.

Her performance will officially open the private event for the country radio industry.

Sponsored by the Academy of Country Music, Blake Shelton will headline the CRS Music City Jam that night.

The Country Radio Seminar will take place in downtown Nashville from March 2-4 and is presented by Country Radio Broadcasters, Inc.

 

by admin // Thursday, January 27, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Rumors started circulating that LeAnn Rimes and actor Eddie Cibrian are expecting a baby soon after the two announced their engagement.

LeAnn sarcastically tells Detroit's WYCD radio, "Well, because you can't get engaged because you're in love, you have to get engaged because we're pregnant."

Admitting that children "may be in the future," the country singer says she is getting great practice at motherhood - post baby stage - since Eddie's boys, ages 3 and 7, live with them.

She goes on to say,"I love kids. They're a blast, but we definitely do not get a break when they're around. They're boys. They're rough with each other. I feel like I'm playing referee all the time!"

LeAnn also has a lot of new projects on her plate professionally. She elaborates, "I'm filming a movie in Toronto in April. Hopefully I'm working on another film right after that. Then I have two albums coming out. I'm finishing one, I've already finished the other."

Lady and Gentlemen will be out in the spring.