Carrie Underwood to perform at Sunday’s Emmy Awards

Carrie Underwood
It was announced on Wednesday that country music superstar Carrie Underwood will perform during a special tribute on the 65th Emmy® Awards this Sunday, September 22, (8:00pm ET/5:00pm PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The 65th Emmy® Awards will honor the 50th anniversary of 1963 television milestones by featuring a special tribute by six-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle and a performance by Underwood. Cheadle will present a moving tribute to television's role in the assassination coverage of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 and then connect that event to the performance of the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show merely 80 days later on February 9, 1964. Both of these historic events are often mentioned together as two of the most significant television moments in history, and the segment on the Emmy telecast will explore the tie between them.

Following Cheadle's presentation, six-time Grammy® Award winning artist Carrie Underwood will honor the music of the era with a special performance. 

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Dwight Yoakam wins prestigious artist of the year award at 2013 Americana Music Awards

Dwight Yoakam
GRAMMY Award-winner Dwight Yoakam took home the 2013 Americana Music Honors
& Awards most prestigious award for Artist of the Year last night in
celebration of his critically-acclaimed album 3 Pears. This is the first time
Yoakam has won this award. Spending a record breaking eight weeks at the top of
the Americana Charts, the most of any album, Yoakam dominated Best Of 2012 Lists
with 3 Pears, including NPR, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and
American Songwriter, among others. As well, 3 Pears marks Yoakam’s 26th
studio album and his highest-charting “Billboard 200” debut. 

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Jake Owen teams up with Saint Thomas Health for the annual Rock The Cradle charity event

Jake Owen
Chart-topping vocalist Jake Owen adds new meaning to "Shake, Rattle & Roll" as he teams up with Saint Thomas Health for the annual ROCK THE CRADLE charity event presented by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). The evening will be held on Tuesday, 10/29 at 6:30P at the Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN and benefits newborns in need at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. Hosted each fall by the Saint Thomas Health Foundation, this year's ROCK THE CRADLE will feature cocktails, dinner, live auction and a special performance by Jake.

"Lacey and I are so thankful everyday for our daughter Pearl. She has changed our lives for the better," shared Jake Owen. "What 'Rock The Cradle' does to help newborns in need is incredible. I'm honored to give back and be a part of this event." 

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Chart Roundup – Week of September 28th, 2013

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Once again this week, Luke
Bryan
is riding high with ‘That’s My Kind of Night’. #1 on both Hot Country
Songs and Country Digital Songs and #6 on Country Airplay, the ACM Entertainer
of the Year loses the top spot on Top Country Albums, dropping to #2. His
previous album, ‘Tailgates & Tanlines’ is still at #9 on that chart
however, and his past single ‘Crash My Party’ has made #10 on Country Digital
Songs and #13 on Hot Country Songs. No small feat.

He was knocked from #1 on Top Country Albums by Keith Urban’s new one ‘Fuse’, selling
98k in its first week but not helping the single ‘Little Bit of Everything’,
which has dropped to #9 on Country Airplay, down from #2 last week. It’s also
fallen 11 places to #21 on Country Digital Songs, and is down to #8 on Hot
Country Songs. Ouch. However, Keith’s new single ‘We Were Us’ featuring Miranda Lambert is making a little more
ground. At #8 on Country Digital Songs, #29 on Country Airplay and #24 on Hot
Country Songs in its debut week, this looks set to be a big track. 

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