Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are the latest couple to fall victim to rumors of cheating, but the country-singing couple took to Twitter Sunday to set the record straight.
She was No. 1 on the U.S. iTunes chart the same night that she was crowned the Season 3 winner of The Voice, but Cassadee Pope says that she didn't expect to win the competition. She actually thought that she was going to get the boot weeks ago.
"I kind of thought at the knockouts that I was done. I was not happy with that performance," the 23-year-old told reporters backstage after winning the singing competition. "That was probably my lowest moment as far as my performance, but I think seeing iTunes has helped me get through this season with a little bit more ease. It gave me a little bit of a heads-up for what was going to happen."
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
Country's hottest couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, were the big winners at last night's CMA Awards — but the real story of the evening was who left empty-handed.
Nashville, the city, and Nashville, the country music industry, are expecting big things from Nashville, the new fall drama from ABC. The serialized drama, which stars Connie Britton as an country singer juggling her home life and struggling to remain a relevant artist, might not have made it on the air a few years ago.
But just as country music is moving toward the mainstream, the mainstream is gravitating toward country music — and TV execs, hungry for audiences, are eager to tap into country's loyal fan base. "We know from our proprietary research that about 96 million Americans qualify as country music fans, based on their listening habits and purchase behavior," says Country Music Association marketing director Cory Chapman. "That leads to a big opportunity for a network to go after that audience."
Miranda Lambert will produce a new dramedy for NBC inspired by her unusual childhood, Deadline reports.
The series will focus on a couple running a successful detective agency while also raising two teenagers.
Two American Idol alums took home top honors Wednesday night at the 2012 CMT Music Awards.
Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert
It was a busy evening for country star Blake Shelton at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards.
DeAndre Brackensick, Skylar Laine
After a grueling, nausea-inducing Hollywood week and uneven semifinals, American Idol has chosen its Top 13, who begin the live final performances Wednesday (8/7c, Fox). TVGuide.com spent some time with the lucky 13, and learned more about the people behind those voices.
Now that the blind auditions have swiveled to a halt, it's time for The Voice's four coaches — Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera — to put their teams to the test. The crop of singers will be narrowed down as they face off head-to-head for the final spots on their coach's team. "The big difference this year is it's way more competitive," says exec producer Mark Burnett...
Law & Order: SVU, Miranda Lambert
In her acting debut on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Miranda Lambert not only had to play a struggling artist desperate to make ends meet, but a timid one at that.
"I had to really pull from my gut on this whole role I was playing because I'm a very, strong confident person," the country star says, noting that she was portraying " a more subdued, naïve character" than herself. "I really had to really transform my personality which I wasn't sure I could do until I got on the set and sort of just tried to put...