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Are Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber Writing Songs Together?

When Justin Bieber showed up onstage at Taylor Swift‘s August 23 show for a surprise duet rendition of his hit ‘Baby,’ their impromptu collaboration made the concert memory of a lifetime for several thousand concertgoers and set news feeds abuzz for the rest of the week.

And as it turns out, that might not be the last we hear from the young megastar duo.

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Lady Antebellum Works with Spotify and Pandora to Promote New Album, ‘Own the Night’

 

Billboard Magazine

When Lady Antebellum returns with its third album, ‘Own the Night,’ on September 13, the country trio will kick off a major promotional campaign that will see them on the road, on TV (including a performance on ‘Saturday Night Live’), and, of course, all over the radio.

But they aren’t stopping there. As the band revealed during a recent interview with Billboard, they’re also hooking up with two of the most popular online music destinations.

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2011 CMA Awards Nominees to Be Announced September 6

On November 10, the 2011 CMA Awards will bring together country’s brightest stars for an evening of glamour, excitement, and live performances of the year’s biggest hits — but you won’t have to wait until then for the fun to start.

The announcement of this year’s nominees will be an event unto itself, featuring an appearance on ‘Good Morning America’ by The Band Perry and Jake Owen, as well as a Nashville press conference hosted by Jerrod Niemann and Thompson Square.

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Early Buck Owens Recordings to Be Released in September

He’s a legend today, but Buck Owens wasn’t born into country music royalty — in fact, he struggled for years as a session musician and performer, releasing a series of little-known recordings for smaller labels.

Next month, thanks to a compilation scheduled for release by Rockbeat Records, fans will get a new chance to hear some of Owens’ earliest recordings for themselves.

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Shoes That Tripped Up Shania Twain Sold for $9,000 for Singer’s Charity

You can hardly blame Shania Twain for wanting to get rid of the shoes that tripped her up when she fell during the 2011 CMT Video Music Awards ceremony in June — and you’ve got to hand it to her for raising some money for a good cause in the process.

After autographing the infamous heels, Shania put them up for auction on eBay two weeks ago, and after a 63-bid frenzy, she sold them for $9,000 — which will go to her Shania Kids Can charity, benefiting underprivileged children in Canada.

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John Rich Wants You to Be His Neighbor

In most American cities, it’s been getting harder to sell a house for a few years now — and the buyer’s market can be difficult to navigate even if you’re one of country’s top hitmakers.

That’s the lesson learned by John Rich, who’s taking no chances when it comes to selling his first Nashville residence — which, as luck would have it, sits next door to his current home.

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Taylor Swift Spends a Staggering $2.5 Million on a Mansion for Her Mom and Dad

In a move that pretty much locks up Daughter of the Year honors for her, Taylor Swift has plunked down $2.5 million on a 5,600-square-foot Nashville mansion for her mom and dad.

Let this be a lesson to you, parents: supporting your children’s dreams can really pay off. Big time.

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Image courtesy of TaylorSwift.com
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Taylor Swift Shares Pictures of Her Vacation at the Beach

All things being equal, it doesn’t seem terribly likely that any of us will end up frolicking on in the surf with Taylor Swift anytime soon.

Fortunately for anyone who’d like to have the chance, Taylor has been kind enough to share a few photos from her recent beach vacation.

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Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift Perform ‘Baby’ Duet Live [VIDEO]

Justin Bieber has made something of a habit out of making surprise public appearances lately — as these wedding guests can attest — and he continued his streak Tuesday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

What was so unexpected about Bieber taking the stage in L.A.? Only the fact that Taylor Swift was already there, wowing a crowd of several thousand fans — who really went into a frenzy when they saw her special guest.

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Vince Gill Shows His Rock ‘n’ Roll Side on Alice Cooper’s New Album, ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’

Vince Gill is one of country’s most distinctive singers, but he’s more than just a pretty voice — he’s also one of the industry’s most gifted guitarists.

One person who’s aware of those gifts? Alice Cooper, who asked Gill to add a little spice to a track from Cooper’s upcoming album, ‘Welcome 2 My Nightmare’ — and Gill responded with a hard-rockin’ solo that might take some of his longtime fans by surprise.

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Lauren Blitzer / PEOPLE
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Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer Share a Wedding Photo

Didn’t get an invitation to Chely Wright and Lauren Blitzer’s nuptials last weekend? Don’t fret — the brides have thoughtfully opted to share a photo of the blessed event, which took place in Connecticut.

Fittingly for a day that was all for them, it’s just Wright and Blitzer in the picture, facing one another in their wedding dresses and sharing a moment.

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