CBS News Logo Female singers rock the CMT Artists of the Year show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Country singers Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Kelsea Ballerini honored each other and celebrated their shared successes at the CMT Artists of the Year show. Female singers rocked the stage, geeked out over on another and showcased women’s impact on country music’s past, present and future during the award show held Wednesday at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The show will air on CMT at 9 p.m. Eastern Thursday. CMT to air Season 5 of "Nashville" Twain, who is country music’s most successful female singers, was given the artist of the lifetime award and was serenaded with a medley of her songs by female artists across three genres. Grammy winners pop singer Meghan Trainor and R&B singer Jill Scott joined Ballerini to sing Twain’s classic anthem to female strength, “Man, I Feel Like a Woman,” while Twain sang along from her seat in the crowd. Twain made her name in the mid-’90s with her big pop country songs and her music videos that combined sex appeal, female empowerment and high fashion. “I want to thank CMT for being such a huge support all these years even in my more rebellious years in the beginning when I was probably considered controversial, but you still put me on the air,” Twain said. CMT Music Awards 2016: Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood win big Ballerini, who was given the breakout artist honor, was in the middle of her speech noting all the other young female singers she has worked with when she stopped to have a fan-girl moment. “Whoa, I am nervous,” Ballerini said. “That is Shania Twain,” pointing to the Grammy winner in the audience. Underwood, who was one of the artists of the year, performed “Like I’ll Never Love You Again,” backed up by hit songwriters Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna. “Aren’t we blessed?” Underwood said. “God is good and he has Continue Reading

CBS News Logo Country stars pay tribute to shooting victims, Tom Petty at CMT Artists show

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer Jason Aldean and other country stars honored the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting and recent disasters instead of taking home awards at the CMT Artists of the Year show Wednesday night. The musicians also paid tribute to late artist Tom Petty at the show.  The format of the show pivoted to focus on victims of the shooting, as well as those recovering from hurricanes and wildfires, with a night of somber tributes, inspirational anthems and voices lifted in harmony. Aldean, who was on stage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival when the shooting occurred Oct. 1, stood side-by-side with the night's other award winners, including Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Chris Stapleton and Keith Urban, to dedicate the night to music fans. The honorees did not accept awards or give speeches as usual, but some chose to perform or other musicians performed in their honor. "We've been tested beyond our worst nightmare these past few months," Aldean said during the live broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee. "Heartbroken doesn't even begin to describe how some of us feel. But we have proven time and again in this country that we have the power to overcome anything that threatens our way of life, or our freedom. We dedicate this night to you and everyone who has experienced loss or tragedy in the last few months." Aldean closed out the night with a defiant and rollicking group performance of "I Won't Back Down" by Petty with Urban, Stapleton and Little Big Town.  Jason Aldean visits Las Vegas shooting survivors in hospital Andra Day kicked off the awards show with her anthem "Rise Up," in a beautiful harmony duet by Little Big Town. Then Lee Ann Womack, Danielle Bradbury and rapper Common joined them for a performance of "Stand Up For Something." "On this night when we usually celebrate a year of music, we also want to celebrate a year of incredible human spirit, the spirit we see in our fans every night," Stapleton said. "So in some Continue Reading

FOX411’s snap of the day

FOX411's snap of the day">Fox News Bella Thorne flashes flat abs Former Disney child star Bella Thorne flashed her flat abs in a cropped Juicy sweatshirt as she and her boyfriend, rapper Mod Sun, returned to Los Angeles. For more photos of Thorne, visit Bella Thorne flashes her rock hard abs in a cropped juicy sweatshirt as she and boyfriend Mod Sun return to Los Angeles. March 12, 2018 Perez/ Bella Thorne flashes her rock hard abs in a cropped juicy sweatshirt as she and boyfriend Mod Sun return to Los Angeles. March 12, 2018 Perez/ Bella Thorne flashes her rock hard abs in a cropped juicy sweatshirt as she and boyfriend Mod Sun return to Los Angeles. March 12, 2018 Perez/ (X17) bella-thorne-flashes-flat-abs Paris Hilton steps out in her underwear Hotel heiress Paris Hilton left little to the imagination when she decided to wear a see-through sparkling dress to attend the iHeartRadio after-party at West Hollywood's Delilah with beau Chris Zylka. (Splash) paris-hilton-steps-out-in-her-underwear Julie Andrews attend benefit concert (Splash/Getty) julie-andrews-attend-benefit-concert Kate Upton flashes lingerie Kate Upton shows off her curves modeling the Yamamay Spring 2018 Collection. The blonde beauty posed in the lingerie brand's latest designs for photographer Giampaolo Sgura in a shoot in Miami. (YAMAMAY/SPLASH NEWS) kate-upton-flashes-lingerie Emma Watson's typo tattoo Emma Watson took to the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night in Hollywood where she flaunted a new massive tattoo on her arm with a glaring error. The star's ink, which pays tribute to the "Time's Up" movement, was missing a critical apostrophe. It's unclear whether the body art is permanent or a temporary statement for the event. (Reuters) emma-watson's-typo-tattoo Heather Thomas jets out of LA (X17/Getty) heather-thomas-jets-out-of-la Christie Brinkley doesn't age Continue Reading

Slideshow: Famous Hoosiers throughout the years

Alex Karras Alex Karras became the best known member of a football-playing family, with a career as a dominant defensive lineman in the National Football League, followed by an acting career that included notable roles in "Blazing Saddles" and "Webster."Karras was born in Gary on July 15, 1935. His father was a Greek immigrant and doctor; his mother a nurse. Karras' brothers Lou, Ted and Paul all played football, Lou and Ted in the NFL.Karras graduated from Emerson High School and attended the University of Iowa, where he earned the Outland Trophy as the best interior lineman in college football. He was drafted with the 10th overall pick in the 1958 NFL draft by the Detroit Lions.Karras played for the Lions from 1958-62 and 64-70. He was suspended for the 1963 season after admitting to gambling on NFL games. He was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and was named to the 1960s All-Decade NFL team.His wider fame had its start in the major role he played in George Plimpton's book "Paper Lion," chronicling the writer's experience as an amateur quarterback for the Lions. When the book was adapted as a movie, Karras played himself opposite Alan Alda's Plimpton.Karras appeared in a variety of movies and TV shows, including "Blazing Saddles" as the outlaw Mongo, who memorably knocked out a horse with a single punch; "Porky's"; the TV miniseries "Centennial," and his starring role in the sitcom "Webster," which he produced with his co-star and wife, Susan Clark.Karras also worked as a commentator on Monday Night Football broadcasts from 1974-76, alongside Howard Cosell and Frank Gifford.Karras had six children with his two wives. He died at age 77 on Oct. 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, suffering from kidney failure, cancer and dementia. Becca Bruszewski Whether it was basketball or volleyball, Becca Bruszewski found a way to stand out.The 6-foot-1 Wheeler graduate was The Times Player of the Year and an Indiana All-Star in 2007, finishing second runner-up for Miss Basketball. In Continue Reading

Tim McGraw will hit the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

By John Goodspeed Updated 2:55 pm, Thursday, February 6, 2014 window._taboola = window._taboola || []; _taboola.push({ mode: 'thumbnails-c', container: 'taboola-interstitial-gallery-thumbnails-3', placement: 'Interstitial Gallery Thumbnails 3', target_type: 'mix' }); _taboola.push({flush: true}); Photo: Dan Steinberg / Invision Via Associated Press Image 1of/3 CaptionClose Image 1 of 3 Country superstar Tim McGraw will play two concerts at the AT&T Center on Saturday. Country superstar Tim McGraw will play two concerts at the AT&T Center on Saturday. Photo: Dan Steinberg / Invision Via Associated Press Image 2 of 3 McGraw was recently nominated seven times by the Academy of Country Music Awards (tied with Miranda Lambert). Saturday's appearances here will be his third since 1997. McGraw was recently nominated seven times by the Academy of Country Music Awards (tied with Miranda Lambert). Saturday's appearances here will be his third since 1997. Photo: Al Powers / Invision Via Assocaited Press Image 3 of 3 Tim McGraw will hit the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo 1 / 3 Back to Gallery SAN ANTONIO — On a roll with more accolades piling on last year's — and with divorce rumors dashed in the dust — country superstar Tim McGraw will hit the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo for two concerts at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the AT&T Center. The appearance will be just his third after first performing at the rodeo in 1997 and 13 years later in 2010. McGraw tied with Miranda Lambert for the most nominations announced last week for the April 6 Academy of Country Music Awards with seven — album of the year for “Two Lanes of Freedom” and single, video and Continue Reading

CMT Music Awards 2014: Carrie Underwood takes home third video of the year award

Carrie Underwood's special connection with CMT viewers helped her continue her run at the CMT Awards - and crash Luke Bryan's party. Underwood won her third straight video of the year Wednesday night, taking the top honor for the fifth time with "See You Again." The "American Idol" champion is CMT's top overall winner with 11 belt buckles in her career. Underwood managed to horn in on all the fun top winners Bryan and Florida Georgia Line were having. The two acts teamed up to win collaboration of the year for "This Is How We Roll" - a song they performed at the top of the show with Jason Derulo and ZZ Top and released as a remix with Derulo - and each won another belt buckle trophy. Underwood teamed with Miranda Lambert to shut down the show with their song "Somethin' Bad" and was clearly surprised when she took fan-voted video of the year. "It's really hard to believe," Underwood said on stage. "I've been doing this for nine years but every single second of those nine years you guys have been amazing." Underwood was probably surprised because it looked like it might be shaping up for a double Bryan-FGL win for "That's How We Roll." It was one of the few times Bryan didn't win. Male video of the year winner Blake Shelton bet against himself in the category, wagering that Bryan would win the category. Shelton won for "Doin' What She Likes," and now he'll be doing what Bryan likes. "I owe Luke an expensive dinner, but that's OK," Shelton joked. Bryan was a constant fixture early in the awards. He teamed up with his superfriends to kick it off, mashing up "This Is How We Roll," Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and ZZ Top's "La Grange." He took a shot from host Kristen Bell about falling off the stage last week - while wrapped in yellow warning tape. And he and FGL helped Bell with her monologue, taping a segment poking fun at the Jay Z-Solange Knowles elevator dustup, complete with black-and-white security footage. He returned to the stage later Continue Reading

CMT Music Awards 2013: Carrie Underwood honors Oklahoma in moving tribute, Miranda Lambert wins big

Carrie Underwood's awesome week got off to a roaring start at the CMT Music Awards. Underwood won top honor video of the year Wednesday night for "Blown Away," capping the evening with an emotional tribute to Oklahoma tornado victims before taking the fan-voted award for the second year in a row. Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line were the night's top winners with two awards apiece. "The good Lord has been very good to me - well, to all of us in this room - for a very long time," Underwood told the crowd after the win. Underwood - the top winner in CMT Awards history with 10 belt buckles, including four for video of the year - also is celebrating the opening of a Country Music Hall of Fame exhibit and five years with the Grand Ole Opry. She'll close down the Country Music Association Festival on Sunday night. All of this comes less than two weeks after joining the Rolling Stones in Toronto on May 25 - the eighth anniversary of her win on "American Idol." It was "Idol" that gave Underwood her close relationship with fans, and they continue to show up for her. "It's crazy and it's amazing and it's all about the fans," Underwood said backstage before leaning against the wall to chat with Lenny Kravitz. "It still blows my mind." The night belonged to Lambert and FGL before Underwood's flourish at the finish. The duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley won breakthrough video and duo video of the year on their breakthrough hit "Cruise," then performed a remixed version of the song with rapper Nelly to close the show. The breezy, easy-grooving "Cruise" pushed the duo to country stardom last year. Their remix with Nelly moved into the top five on Billboard's Hot 100 pop songs list this week, making it the rare country crossover hit and an early candidate for song of the summer. "That came from the songwriting gods themselves," Hubbard said backstage after the show. "We wrote that Continue Reading

Shania Twain announces first album in 15 years

Man! She feels like making an album!Shania Twain   will release her first new album in 15 years in September and its first single, Life’s About to Get Good, will be released in June.“I was at home, looking out at the ocean, and I said to myself, ‘Here I am stuck in this past of negativity, but it’s so beautiful out. I’m not in the mood to write a ‘feeling sorry for myself’ song,” Twain said in a statement. “You can’t have the good without the bad. And that’s what the song ended up being about.”Twain announced her new music on NBC’s The Voice where she’s serving as a fifth judge and key adviser to contestants. The Man! I Feel Like a Woman! singer hinted on social media that new music was on the way for more than a year. Last fall she confirmed it at the CMT Artists of the Year event.“It’s been a lot of hard work, but the most fun hard work I’ve ever done,” Twain said of the recording process. “I’ve had to learn a lot about independence on this album.”At the time, she explained her new album “almost stylistically jumps around,” with her voice and songwriting providing the common thread.“I wrote all of the songs, so there’s a continuity there, I think, emotionally,” said Twain, who has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide. “There might be more variety on this album than on any (of my) other albums. There will be some surprises on there. I think there are a couple of things on there that are more classic me from the past. It’s relatable.” Continue Reading

Taylor Swift premieres the music video for her fourth single, ‘The Story of Us,’ on MTV

Just weeks after releasing her music video for "Mean," Taylor Swift is back again with one for the fourth single, "The Story of Us," from her album "Speak Now."MTV and after it aired, Swift explained to Sway that pretty much everyone in it plays in her band.CMT Music Awards.Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night -- where Swift won Artist of the Year and Country Artist of the Year -- her ex Joe Jonas was a presenter, although not for any of her categories. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

CMT Music Awards 2010: Former ‘American Idol’ champion Carrie Underwood wins for ‘Cowboy Casanova’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it again during the CMT Music Awards. The former "American Idol" champ won Wednesday night's top honor, video of the year for "Cowboy Casanova," and CMT performance of the year for "Temporary Home" two months after making history by winning her second Academy of Country Music Awards entertainer of the year. Both awards are chosen by fans tuned into the live shows. She was the night's only multiple winner. "They were there before I had anything, an album, a record deal, a tour or anything like that," Underwood said after the show. "They built me from the ground up." The CMT Awards, which are chosen exclusively by fan voting, were another salute to some of country music's top young stars. Lady Antebellum continued its scorching run by winning group video of the year for the trio's crossover hit "Need You Now" and Miranda Lambert taking female video of the year for "White Liar," her first No.1 song. "Tonight's all about the fans," trio member Dave Haywood said after receiving the belt buckle trophy given to winners. "Thank you fans!" Lambert followed up three wins at the ACM Awards with yet another win. She jumped up and pumped her fists as she made her way through the crowd and shouted, "My first buckle! This rocks!" when she reached the stage. Lambert's "White Liar" video features the red-hot singer ditching her dishonest husband-to-be at the alter for his cheating ways. It was the first time she put on a wedding dress. The second time will come when she weds fiance Blake Shelton. "Let's just hope that my next wedding doesn't end up like that video," she told the crowd. Keith Urban won male video of the year for "'Til Summer Comes Around." After sending a shoutout to his wife, actress Nicole Kidman, who attended the awards, he turned serious and talked of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. "I want to send my deepest love to all the families around the gulf, who are going through Continue Reading