TAYLOR SWIFT: Still Tops
Taylor Swift tops Billboard magazine's 2012 list of money makers. Last year she took in more than $35 million in ticket sales, music sales and publishing royalties. U2 comes in close behind with a payday of $32 million. Kenny Chesney, Lady Gaga and Lil' Wayne round out the Top 5.
SUGARLAND: Jen and Yang
Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles has posted a blog on the band's website about her upcoming stint on ABC's Duets. She says, "This show will be a window into part of my own creative process that I've never shared ... That is a peek behind the curtain and, consequently, makes me a little nervous. It's new and different for me." She describes her perfect duet partner as, "... the yin to my yang. The ebony to my ivory. The Captain to my Tennille."
If you're interested in auditioning, check out SugarlandMusic.com for details.
BLAKE SHELTON: Shootin' With Shelton
Blake Shelton hosts country stars like Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Ira Dean, Thomas Rhett, Cowboy Troy and pal Craig Morgan at the ACM and NRA annual celebrity shoot. Each of 20 teams will be five shooters, including a celebrity captain. Prizes will be awarded to the top team and best shooters.
The event, emceed by GAC's Storme Warren, takes place March 31st in Las Vegas as part of the events leading up to the ACM Awards on April 1st.
REBA: Famous at the Hollywood Bowl
Reba McEntire will be inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on June 22nd. She joins a prestigious group of performers who've received the honor, including Gloria Estefan, The Carpenters, Josh Groban and Liza Manelli. Julie Andrews will host the special opening-night concert.
RASCAL FLATTS: Pick and Paint
Rascal Flatts want you to design their guitars. Submit your idea for a custom Taylor guitar to RascalFlatts.CMT.com. If you win, your artwork will be painted onto a guitar the Flatts play during their upcoming American Band Tour, and you'll also get a VIP trip to see the boys perform live.