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Rascal Flatts' 'I Won't Let Go' jumps three spots to land at the top of the Mediabase/Country Aircheck country chart, while Brad Paisley's 'Old Alabama' climbs to the top of Billboard's country chart. They trade places on the opposing charts with Brad at No. 2 on Mediabase/Country Aircheck and the Flatts in second place on Billboard. Miranda Lambert's recent No. 1, 'Heart Like Mine,' drops to No. 3 on both charts.
John Rich is enjoying his reign as the new 'Celebrity Apprentice. John is proud that he got Donald to wear a cowboy hat. "... that was a huge a touchdown for country music because it's Donald Trump! He doesn't even listen to country music, as far as I know. He did that because he respects the fan base of country music, and he respects the work I did on the show. I thought that was an awesome gesture."
Big & Rich will make their first appearance together in three years on the CMT Music Awards Stage. Big Kenny and John Rich have reunited to record a new song, "Fake I.D.," for the soundtrack of the upcoming film, Footloose.
Carrie Underwood is now the most successful American Idol. Carrie won 'American Idol' in 2005, almost three years after Kelly Clarkson became the first season's champion. Carrie though has sold 12,296,000 albums, compared to Kelly's 10,674,000, according to the Hollywood Reporter. In addition, Carrie's digital sales exceeded 18,482,000, which bests Kelly's by more than one million. This is the first year Carrie has been tops in sales over all other 'Idol' contestants.
Reba says she had not been nervous about her induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night until she walked in the doors of the building which houses the bronze plaques of all the prestigious members who were inducted before her. It reminded her of the many other artists she thinks maybe should have been inducted before she was. Reba, Grand Ole Opry member Jean Shepard and songwriter Bobby Braddock were officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Sunday night .
When Kenny Chesney has a little time off the road or from the recording studio, he is most likely out on the water in one of his boats. Kenny is being featured in the June issue of Boating magazine. He talks about why he likes speed boats over sail boats ((Audio)) "I think anybody who has a boat has an emotional attachment to it. It has a way of healing a person and gives him a sense of freedom. That's where I feel the most freedom -- and it's helped me heal something that needed healing."
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