COUNTRY

Miley Glams Up Punk Look at IHeartRadio Festival (photos, video)

Miley Cyrus was a standout at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas last night (Sept. 22). She added a touch of glamour to her punk-pop look and showed off her trim body. Cyrus, for once, balanced just the right amount of skin with a daring ensemble. The two-day music festival has pulled together 20 acts from across the music spectrum. Performers include Taylor Swift, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Green Day, Usher, Lil Wayne and No Doubt among other groups and artists....

Kelly Clarkson Finds Can't Go Home Again; Selling Texas Manse

"American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson is pulling up roots in her Texas hometown and selling her sprawling 56-acre estate in nearby Mansfield, Texas, although there is some question over the price and listing details. Clarkson, 30, has priced the 6,880-square-foot, traditional style home either at $1.495 million or $3.545 million, depending on the listing site. Web site zillow.com estimates the price at a more modest $1.27 million....

Country's Luke Bryan Sorry About National Anthem (watch)

Country singer Luke Bryan didn’t flub the National Anthem last night (July 10) at the All-Star Baseball Game, but he’s apologizing nonetheless for repeatedly referring to crib notes during the song. That’s far better than Christina Aguilera, Scotty McCreery and Steven Tyler, who all sang the challenging song at major sports events and flubbed the lyrics....

Carrie Underwood Faces Dixie Chicks Style Backlash

Country queen Carrie Underwood has touched off a backlash among conservative fans over her support for gay marriage not seen since The Dixie Chicks dissed President Bush's pans to attack Iraq back in 2003. In hindsight, the chicks, were spot on. The war in Iraq was a disastrous misadventure that cost 4,000 U.S. lives and hundreds of billions of dollars....

Carrie Underwood Makes Pickups Sexy in Glamour (photos)

You can take Carrie Underwood out of the country but you can’t get the country out of Carrie, even when she’s posing for high-fashion Glamour magazine. The frills are one thing, but a pickup truck? Underwood has undeniable model good looks and even flashes a little cleavage in a football jersey for the magazine’s May issue. And, yes, she poses with a rusty old pickup truck....
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Lisa Marie Presley Gutsy, Blues-Edged Single Out (Listen!)

Lisa Marie Presley is ushering in her first album in seven years, with the release of a new single “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet,” produced by 12-time Grammy winner T Bone Burnett. Needless to say, the daughter of King of Rock Elvis Presley spared no expense producing the album, recorded at The Village in Los Angeles. She sings in a breathy voice that sounds a lot like Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac. It’s been described as “gutsy and blues-edged.”...

Carrie Underwood Edges Into Pop-Rock on Good Girl (listen!)

Carrie Underwood is singing the boyfriend blues on her uptempo single “Good Girls,” off her forthcoming album, which she has yet to name. The hard-driving song is a warning to all good girls; watch out for that bad boy. While the tune doesn’t quite qualify as a cross-over, it’s got a rock-pop beat and definitely a pop theme with just a hint of country, mainly the twang in Underwood’s voice....