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Since I’m admittedly not a huge country music fan, I really didn’t know that much about Sugarland other than the song they did for Good Morning America. Then I heard Jennifer Nettles’ performance of “Stay” at this year’s Grammys and was absolutely wowed. Her voice and delivery gave me chills.

So when I heard the duo recently covered ‘s “Sex on Fire,” I just had to watch. It was not a disappointment.

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Gallery: Sugarland Gives Twist to ‘Sex on Fire’


Alison Krauss and Robert Plant

Lil’ Wayne may have had the most nominations going in, but he wasn’t the biggest winner coming out.

Next to Rihanna and Chris Brown, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss were the biggest newsmakers of the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. The collaboration between the Led Zeppelin lead singer and the bluegrass artist earned the duo five awards last night including Album of the Year for Raising Sand and Record of the Year. Prior to yesterday, Plant, 60, had only racked up one Grammy in his career. (Krauss, on the other hand, is now up to 26.)

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Death Cab for Cutie

A number of acts will be hitting the road this year. Here’s hoping one of them comes your way:

  • David Archuleta: The American Idol 7 finalist begins a 20-city tour in February.
  • Death Cab for Cutie: The group will begin a U.S. tour starting in April.
  • Madonna: More overseas stops have been added to the Sticky & Sweet tour.
  • Modest Mouse: The band will hit 12 cities beginning next month.
  • Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: Slayer, Marilyn Manson and Bullet For My Valentine will all be part of the 27-city festival.
  • Bruce Springsteen: The Boss’ Super Bowl appearance will kick off a world tour.
  • Taylor Swift: She will headline the Fearless tour beginning this April.

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Carrie UnderwoodOnce again, former contestants will be represented in the annual Grammy broadcast.

Carrie Underwood and Jennifer Hudson are the latest nominees scheduled to perform at next month’s ceremony. Underwood, who already has three statues under her belt, is currently up for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Meanwhile, Hudson, who will also be singing at the upcoming Super Bowl, is hoping to place a Grammy right next to her Oscar.

Other acts confirmed for the telecast include Kenny Chesney, and the Jonas Brothers. Coldplay - up for seven awards - will also perform as will Lil Wayne. The rapper leads this year’s field with a total of eight nominations.

The 51st Annual Grammy Awards will air February 8th on CBS.

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Gallery: Idols Underwood and Hudson Among Grammy Performers


This Sunday’s kickoff to Inauguration Week will look like a night at the . The January 18 ceremony - titled “We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial” - boasts a lineup that most people would have to pay big bucks for. But for this one time, it will be free to everyone.

The event is just one of many being held next week for ‘s January 20 inauguration. The incoming president will be honored at a number of ceremonies over several days.

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Clearly the economic woes have not been felt by all.

In 2009, Madonna earned over $280 million in ticket sales worldwide. (That’s enough to pay several divorce settlements.) The success of the Sticky & Sweet tour made the singer the best solo draw of all time. (She beat the previous record set by herself in 2006.) The 50-year-old also became the top concert attraction in North America this year.

Here are the Top Ten North American tours of 2008:

  1. Madonna ($105 million)
  2. Celine Dion ($94 million)
  3. The Eagles ($73.4 million)
  4. Kenny Chesney ($72.2 million)
  5. Bon Jovi ($70.4 million)
  6. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band ($69.3 million)
  7. Neil Diamond ($59.8 million)
  8. Rascal Flatts ($55.8 million)
  9. The Police ($48 million)
  10. Tina Turner ($47.7 million)

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Gallery: The Hot Concert Tours of 2008

Taylor SwiftBritney Spears

Has the hype already died down?

Just one week after debuting at #1, the pop princess has already been dethroned. Unfortunately, Circus wasn’t topped by a new entry. Spears was actually surpassed by .

Fearless, which has been out since November 11, jumped 23% over the last seven days. Swift sold 249,000 units besting Spears by 49,000. (Circus fell 60% from last week’s 505,000 achievement.) Beyonce’s release came in third during this round.

You can see the remaining Top Ten charters after the jump.

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Taylor Swift FearlessThe Amazon MP3 Store is a fantastic alternative to something like since all the music available is DRM-free and compatible with just about any portable media player under the sun. They also have fantastic deals from time to time. Today you can grab the new Taylor Swift album, Fearless, for the low price of $3.99. Yes, I’m talking about the album that came out this morning. Thirteen tracks of goodness for a cool $4. Not too shabby at all. Click on through to check it out.

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Gallery: Taylor Swift’s Fearless available for $3.99

What does a country superstar do when she’s not performing on stage? Well, Taylor Swift’s apparently just like any other 18-year-old. When she’s not being dumped over the phone, she’s talking to cats, fighting with her brother or lip-synching to someone else’s music. (In this case, Swift is mouthing the words to Katy Perry’s “Hot N Cold.”)

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Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

As expected, next month’s will once again be a star-studded affair. Just last week, it was announced that performers from the world of rock and reggae would also join the 42nd annual event.

Here are the names that have been announced so far for Country Music’s Biggest Night:

  • Trace Adkins
  • Brooks & Dunn
  • Kenny Chesney and The Wailers
  • The Eagles
  • Alan Jackson

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Gallery: Performers Announced for the 42nd Annual CMA Awards