Carrie Underwood's awesome week got off to a roaring start at the CMT Music Awards.
Underwood steps in for Faith Hill, who announced last month that she would not be back for a seventh season. Underwood will sing a new version of "Waiting All Day for Sunday Night," the network said Tuesday.
Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for "Sunday Night Football," with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro.
Tim McGraw is taking to the UK stage for the first time Saturday night.
Perhaps there was one heartbreak too many for Mindy McCready. The former country star appears to have taken her own life Sunday afternoon in Heber Springs, Ark. Authorities say McCready died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head and an autopsy is planned. She was 37, the mother of two young sons.
They don't call him Chief for nothing: Eric Church is the top nominee at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
They don't call him "Chief" for nothing: Eric Church is the top nominee at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Grammys spread the love. Fun., whose anthemic and semi-dark jam "We Are Young" dominated the charts in 2012, won song of the year. Gotye's massive and oddball pop hit, "Somebody I Used to Know," picked up record of the year. And folk-rockers Mumford & Sons won album of the year for their platinum-selling "Babel."
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