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Joe Nichols Takes "New" Approach

Sept. 29, 2009 — Joe Nichols has titled his next album Old Things New, and it’s an appropriate name on several levels. For one, it stylistically balances old-school country with the genre’s current tone. For another, it’s the first time he recorded a CD since he underwent alcohol rehab.

Miranda Lambert Records With a Steady Hand

Sept. 29, 2009 — Miranda Lambert releases her third album on Tuesday, and it’s a sign that she’s transitioning in her life. She titled the CD Revolution, signalling outwardly the inward changes she’s chronicled in the album’s 15 songs.

"Good Morning America"'s Robin Roberts to Be Opry Guest Announcer

September 28, 2009 — The Grand Ole Opry is joining the fight against breast cancer this Friday, Oct. 2 with "Opry Goes Pink," with the help of ABC’s "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts (formerly a sports anchor and reporter for Nashville's WSMV-TV and a country music deejay earlier in her career).

Jimmy Wayne Brings in the Big Guns for "Sara Smile"

September 28, 2009 — When it came time to find a producer for his next single, Jimmy Wayne's label president, Scott Borchetta, knew just who to call — hit maker Dann Huff. Dann's worked with some of country's biggest stars, including Keith Urban, Faith Hill, Rascal Flatts and many others.

Kenny Chesney Surprised by Dave Matthews Duet

Sept. 28, 2009 — Kenny Chesney’s collaboration with Dave Matthews, "I’m Alive," hit No. 12 last week on the Country Aircheck singles chart. It’s an achievement that’s four years in the making, going back to the first time they met at Farm Aid in 2005.

Carrie Underwood Finds Harmony with Symphony

Sept. 28, 2009 — Carrie Underwood has been well received in Nashville ever since she won "American Idol" and moved to Music City in 2005, and now she’s being embraced by the city’s orchestra. Carrie will receive the Harmony Award during the Symphony Ball at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Dec. 12, according to The Tennessean.

Tim McGraw Finds His "Voice"

Sept. 28, 2009 — Tim McGraw’s latest single is the title track from his upcoming album, Southern Voice, and it gives credit to such historic figures from Dixie as Hank Williams, Hank Aaron and Rosa Parks. Each of them rose from modest beginnings to make a significant impact on American culture, and they fit well with Tim’s rootsy vision for the album.

Carrie Underwood: "Idol" Chatter

Sept. 25, 2009 — Paula Abdul’s departure from "American Idol" changes the texture of the judges on the FOX-TV show, and the emergence of Ellen DeGeneres as her replacement was one of the top entertainment subjects of the last month. Former "Idol" winner Carrie Underwood has a view of the show that only a few people possess, and she believes Ellen was a smart addition.

Eric Church Breaks Through

Sept. 25, 2009 — Eric Church set a personal high with his current single, "Love Your Love The Most." Eight months after it was released to radio, the song is now a Top 10 single in both Billboard and Country Aircheck for the first time.

Miranda Lambert Visits GAC’s "Top 20"

Sept. 25, 2009 — With her third album, Revolution, set for release on Tuesday, Miranda Lambert is a special guest this weekend on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.