A long list of country's hottest newcomers will compete to become the Academy of Country Music's new artist of the year _ and fans can help sort it all out.
Sophia is the new most popular baby name for girls, while Jacob is the top name for boys for the 13th straight year in a new list of popular baby names heavily influenced by religion and reality TV.
"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes are The Academy of Country Music Awards' best new artist nominees.
Lukas Nelson clearly remembers the conversation that launched him on the path to playing guitar for a living. Mr. Nelson was 10 or 11 and his father, Willie, was showing him a few things on the guitar. The son asked his father what he'd like for his upcoming birthday, and the answer changed Lukas Nelson's life.