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Ty Herndon Reveals Plans for New Albums

After letting personal problems derail his career for most of the aughts, Ty Herndon made a triumphant return with 2007′s ‘Right About Now,’ and he’s kept going strong since.

Herndon’s comeback, which continued with 2010′s ‘Journey On,’ should only gain momentum in the coming months because his plans include the completion of his seventh studio album, as well as another collection of Christmas favorites.

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Taylor Swift Beats Out Paul McCartney for July Concert Crown

Time will tell if we’ll still need her when she’s 64, but last month, Taylor Swift was the biggest concert draw in the land — selling even more tickets than Paul McCartney.

According to numbers released by the ticketing service TicketsNow, Swift accounted for an amazing six percent of system-wide sales, good enough to place her sixth on the all-agency list of events for the month.

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Image courtesy of Randee St. Nicholas
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Pistol Annies Reveal How They Came Together to Create New Album, ‘Hell on Heels’

Who’s the hottest new country act of the year? With one single to their name, a debut album still two weeks away from store shelves, and Miranda Lambert in the lineup, the answer just might be Pistol Annies.

The red-hot trio — consisting of Lambert, Angaleena Presley and Ashley Monroe — recently sat down with Taste of Country to dish a little about their first album, ‘Hell on Heels,’ and discuss the balance between solo songwriting and life as a group.

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Dolly Parton Apologizes for Dollywood Gay T-Shirt Incident

If you were surprised when you heard about all the hubbub that erupted over a Dollywood guest’s choice of t-shirt, you aren’t alone: Dolly Parton — who just so happens to own the park — is trying to get to the bottom of what happened.

Parton has also personally reached out to Olivier Odom, the guest who was asked to turn her ‘Marriage Is So Gay’ shirt inside out when the park host determined that it violated Dollywood’s family-friendly dress code.

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Category: Music News
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Taylor Swift Serenades the ‘Chaperone Dads’ Dragged to Her Shows [VIDEO]

Of all the duties dads pull when their daughters are young, “concert chaperone” has to be one of the most thankless tasks on the list.

But cheer up, Pops: Your ears might be ringing and your wallet might be light, but Taylor Swift sees you in the crowd, and she appreciates what you do.

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Category: Music
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Ethan Miller, Getty Images
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Taylor Swift Named 2011 Teen Choice Awards Ultimate Choice Winner [VIDEO]

She’s already earned seven American Music Awards, six CMT Music Awards, four Grammys, and an MTV VMA — but soon, Taylor Swift will have to make room on her crowded mantel for another honor.

Swift is this year’s Ultimate Choice winner at the Teen Choice Awards, held Sunday, August 7. The award, presented for “extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry,” has previously gone to Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, and Reese Witherspoon, among others.

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Lady Antebellum Shows Off Cover Art and Unveils Track Listing for New Album, ‘Own the Night’

You’ll have to wait until September 18 to buy the new Lady Antebellum album, but you can see it — and take a look at the song titles — right now.

The band has released the artwork and track listing for its upcoming third album, ‘Own the Night,’ which will contain a dozen songs, including the lead single (and Top 10 hit), ‘Just a Kiss.’

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Why Is Blake Shelton Working As a Tour Guide at the Grand Ole Opry?

This has been a banner year for Blake Shelton.

He got married to Miranda Lambert, he’s a judge on NBC’s hit competition series ‘The Voice,’ he has a number one country single and one of the year’s best-selling albums — and now he’s a tour guide for the Grand Ole Opry.

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Listen! Weird Al Parodies Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me’ with New Song, ‘TMZ’

At the ripe old age of 21, Taylor Swift has sold more than 20 million albums and won multiple Grammy Awards — but now that she’s had one of her songs parodied by ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, she can say she’s truly made it.

On his recently released new album, ‘Alpocalypse,’ Yankovic spoofed Swift’s ‘You Belong With Me,’ renaming it ‘TMZ’ and subbing in paparazzi-tweaking lyrics like “You’re sorta famous, a minor celebrity / And so it only makes sense the world would be / Obsessed with every single thing you do … If they ever catch you picking your nose / Or stumbling the street on a drunken spree / You’re on TMZ.”

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Clarence Clemons, E Street Band Saxophonist, Dead at 69

Six days after suffering a massive stroke, saxophone legend and longtime E Street Band member Clarence Clemons has died at the age of 69.

Despite initial reports that Clemons was responding well to treatment – and despite a pair of brain surgeries to repair the damage wrought by the stroke – his condition worsened as the week wore on, and he died on Saturday, June 18.

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