09:18 AM EDT 04/22/2013
Originally posted 04/08/2013 05:30PM
Though his fellow country artists act as judges on reality TV, Jason Aldean's favorite kind of party is on an actual stage – not a sound stage.
"I never say never, but I just know doing that stuff takes away from being able to go out and play our shows," Aldean, named male vocalist of the year at Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, tells PEOPLE. "For me, if I'm not out on the road playing in front of people then I would be miserable."
That said, the singer, who's currently in the middle of his Night Train tour, doesn't hold it against his buddies Blake Shelton and Keith Urban for what they do on The Voice and American Idol.
Originally posted 04/08/2013 02:15PM
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – usually.
But when Nashville's biggest stars descend on Sin City for the ACM Awards, there's no telling what'll happen when The Strip is full of cowboys bumping their bedazzled elbows with Elvis.
Check out what happened when PEOPLE caught 'em in the act during ACM weekend.
Elvis (a.k.a., Victor Trevino, Jr.), embraces his inner country Hound Dog.
Originally posted 04/08/2013 12:10AM
She's still the one!
After a decade away from the Academy of Country Music Awards stage (or, "10 freakin' years," as pointed out by co-host Blake Shelton), Shania Twain returned to the Las Vegas awards show Sunday night.
And all we have to say is this: Exactly how long is a decade?
Originally posted 12/04/2012 12:45PM
The two singing stars make aging look awesome
Originally posted 12/02/2012 02:30PM
Shania Twain still feels like a woman. And now she feels like a Las Vegas headliner.
The Canadian singer kicked off her two-year residency Saturday at Vegas's Caesars Palace with a 90-minute show that features many of her hits and takes the crowd on what she calls a "personal journey."
"The show is very fun for me," Twain, 47, told reporters Friday. "I was a bit worried that we were staying in the same place. Was I going to lose that edge? But I've never had a show this exciting before."
Originally posted 10/26/2011 02:00PM
Lionel Richie is connecting with his country side.
The singer, who's got an upcoming country duets album called Tuskegee, will show off his chops live on the CMA Awards Nov. 9 (8 p.m. ET), performing with Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker and Little Big Town
"Over a period of time, I realized that the songs that I was writing translated to country," Richie, 62, said in a press release. "As a songwriter, I didn't really start out thinking I was country; I was thinking I was R&B."
"It was just a natural progression," he added. "I am from Tuskegee, Alabama; I am a country boy. It just felt right to do this."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 04:35PM
Shania Twain is Las Vegas-bound!
The country star and new author is going the way of Céline Dion, landing a residency show on the Vegas strip.
"I will let my imagination run wild," she told reporters Wednesday at a press conference to announce the deal. "I'm going to go nuts creatively."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 02:30PM
Girl power will open Wednesday night's CMT Awards show, with thrill-seeking country sweethearts Taylor Swift and Shania Twain channeling Thelma & Louise in their legendary convertible ride to kick off the show.
Even so, it may still end up as a guy's night to party.
"My Kinda Party" singer Jason Aldean is the top nominee for the country video award with four nods, and he'll join host Kid Rock, such country stars as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Zac Brown Band and a genre-crossing group of celebs including (nominee and presenter) Justin Bieber, Sheryl Crow and Dancing with the Stars winner Hines Ward.
Originally posted 06/01/2011 08:30AM
An old favorite and a new superstar are among those scheduled to present at next week's CMT Music Awards.
Shania Twain will make her first appearance at the country-music award show in seven years, while pop star Justin Bieber – who's up for an award for his collaboration with Rascal Flatts on "That Should Be Me" – will also present.
Other just-announced presenters include American Idol winner Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Dancing with the Stars winner Hines Ward, along with Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Train, Kristin Chenoweth, Laura Bell Bundy, Ricky Schroder, Clay Matthews, Melissa Peterman and Mary Steenburgen.
Originally posted 05/11/2011 02:20PM
Rocked by her husband's affair with her supposed best friend, Shania Twain had one chance to confront the other woman.
It didn't go well.
Not long after she found out about the double betrayal, the country star encountered her former friend, Marie-Anne Thiébaud, near her home in Switzerland.
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