Family musical groups are as common as cowboy boots at the Grand Ole Opry. The Band Perry joins a long list that includes the Jackson 5, the Bee Gees, the Pointer Sisters, even the Von Trapp Family Singers.
Taylor Swift gets a chance to extend her reign as the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year, but she's competing with four-time winner Kenny Chesney and nominees Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton.
All five nominees for CMA's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year -- Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean -- will perform at this year's awards ceremony, the Country Music Association announced Tuesday.
Brad Paisley is a busy guy. He's on the road about 100 days a year entertaining his millions of fans. And with his new album, "This is Country Music," in stores now, Paisley isn't showing signs of slowing down anytime soon.
â¢ Brad Paisley and wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley stepped out for some spring shopping at Fred Segal Fun in Santa Monica, Calif. The country couple shopped separately, but Paisley would continually check on his wife and make sure she was doing well. After browsing for a bit, the duo left with some sweats, a vest and cashmere scarf.
Country music singer-songwriter Brad Paisley was examined and released from a hospital after taking a nasty spill during a South Carolina concert Saturday, the entertainer says on his Web site and Twitter account.
Taylor Swift opened the show with a winning performance -- but the 19-year-old singer had to wait until the end of the Country Music Association Awards telecast Wednesday night to collect the biggest honor: entertainer of the year.
Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are competing online for the Academy of Country Music's Entertainer of the Year. Fans can vote on www.voteACM.com or www.cbs.com/acma for any of the nominees through the last hour of the 44th Annual ACM Awards on April 5 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Each nominee is also scheduled to perform during the show. – Mike Fleeman
• Call it a meeting of Nashville moms: Sheryl Crow and Kimberly Williams-Paisley enjoyed brunch together at Nashville's Loveless Café with their boys – Wyatt, 20 months, and Huck, almost 2, respectively. Kimberly, who is expecting her second baby with Brad Paisley, enjoyed a breakfast sandwich (ham, egg and cheese on toast), while Crow ordered a pancake with scrambled eggs.
Jessica Simpson, Jamie Foxx, Kid Rock, and Sheryl Crow – not your typical country-music lineup, but they are among the stars expected to join country superstars like Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley at the 41st Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday night, to be broadcast live on ABC from the Sommet Center in Nashville.