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Former female reality contestants and the Country Music Association continued to make wonderful music together on Wednesday as Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, and Miranda Lambert received a total of five nominations for the 42nd Annual CMA Awards.
The song remained the same for Carrie Underwood during last night's live broadcast of the 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS.
Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler and Kelly Clarkson were all recognized by the Academy of Country Music when nominations for its 43rd annual awards show were announced on Tuesday.
Nashville Star helped launch Miranda Lambert's career as a country singer, but she was apparently pleased to not be crowned the reality series' first-season winner.
It's good to be Carrie Underwood these days.
Country music fans have awarded superstar Faith Hill with four nominations for the 2006 CMT Awards.
Fox's American Idol isn't the only reality TV show hitting the pop music charts any longer. Billboard reports that the debut CD of Buddy Jewell, the winner in the finale of USA Network's country-music reality series Nashville Star, sold 52,000 copies last week, good enough for 13th place in the Billboard Hot 200 CD charts. The CD, simply entitled Buddy Jewell and featuring Jewell's smash hit "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)", also debuted at #1 on the Country CD chart.
Don't these two states even give it up? In the spirit of the old South-Western Conference, made up of seven universities from Texas and the University of Arkansas, the Arkansas Star Gazette reports that the final three contestants on USA Network's country-music series Nashville Star consist of two contestants from Texas and one from Arkansas. Although the voting is complete, the winner will not be announced until Saturday night at 9.
Back in October, we reported that the USA Network was casting for a new reality/talent show, sort of a country-and-western hybrid between The Real World and American Idol. Today, the Associated Press reports that the performers-houseguests moved into their new lodgings, on Music Row in Nashville, on Wednesday. For the next nine weeks, the twelve contestants will be voted out of the house until only one is left; the winner may then become a Nashville Star.
The judges have spoken, and USA Network is proud to announce the twelve finalists for Nashville Star, a grassroots nationwide talent search for the next country music superstar premiering Saturday, March 8 at 9:00 PM (ET/PT) on USA Network. The finalists will compete for a recording contract with Sony Music Nashville over the course of the live nine-week series. They will live together in a fully-wired Nashville house where cameras will record their day in and day out quest to become the next great country music sensation.
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