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New Moon Rises To No. 1 on Billboard 200 this week!

Thom Yorke and the Killers“The Twilight Saga: New Moon” soundtrack rises to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, selling 153,000 copies (up 33%) in its first full week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The Summit/Chop Shop/Atlantic album, which features music by Death Cab for Cutie, Thom Yorke and the Killers, arrived on the chart last week with 115,000 after an early release last Friday (Oct. 16) pushed it onto the list with just three days of sales.  “New Moon” is the second soundtrack this year to top the Billboard 200, following the “Hannah Montana: the Movie” album Continue reading →

CMT Music Awards: The votes are in and the winners have been announced.

LOS ANGELES – The votes are in and the winners have been announced. Thanks to all the fans who supported their favorite videos and stars. Check out the complete list of winners and nominees from the 2009 CMT Music Awards.

Winners Nominees Nationwide® Insurance On Your Side® Award
Video of the Year
video-of-the-yearVideo: “Love Story”
Artist: Taylor Swift
Charity: American Red Cross
Quote: I want to thank the fans for giving me video of the year when my whole family is here watching. — Taylor Swift

Male Video of the Year
male-video-of-the-yearVideo: “Waitin’ on a Woman”
Artist: Brad Paisley
Charity: The Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation
Quote: [Andy Griffith] was the perfect man to pass wisdom. He has passed wisdom his whole life to all of us. … He has changed my life in so many ways, and to be on film with him, you can imagine what that would be like. — Brad Paisley

Female Video of the Year
female-video-of-the-yearVideo: “Love Story”
Artist: Taylor Swift
Charity: American Red Cross
Quote: Thank you to the fans that come out to my shows and spend such hard work making these amazing scrapbooks and writing me letters. Reading your letters and reading your MySpace comments, anytime I have a bad day, you make those days good. — Taylor Swift

Group Video of the Year
group-video-of-the-yearVideo: “Every Day”
Artist: Rascal Flatts
Charity: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Quote: First of all, we want to thank the fans. Country music has the greatest fans on the entire planet. — Jay DeMarcus

Duo of the Year
duo-of-the-yearVideo: “All I Want to Do”
Artist: Sugarland
Charity: MusiCares
Quote: Fans, you guys have defined and redefined country music. Thank you for following us wherever we’ve been going. — Kristian Bush

Collaborative Video of the Year
collaborative-video-of-the-yearVideo: “Start a Band”
Artist: Brad Paisley and Keith Urban
Charity: The Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation and FiftyForward
Quote: Thank you so much, the fans, for taking a song all about playing the guitar and making it something that radio made a No. 1 hit. — Brad Paisley

USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year
usa-weekend-breakthrough-video-of-the-yearVideo: “Chicken Fried”
Artist: Zac Brown Band
Charity: The F. R. Carrick Institute for Children’s Autism Research and Education
Quote: We want to thank the country music fans because without y’all supporting us, buying our music, we wouldn’t have a life in music. — Zac Brown

Wide Open Country Video of the Year
wide-open-country-video-of-the-yearVideo: “All Summer Long”
Artist: Kid Rock
Charity: CMT One Country
Quote: I think this was based on creativity … because what’s more creative than a strip pole on a pontoon boat? — Kid Rock

CMT Performance of the Year
cmt-performance-of-the-yearVideo: “Country Boy”
Artist: Alan Jackson, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley
Charity: Jenifer Strait Memorial Fund, The Shjon Podein Children’s Foundation and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Quote: Twenty years ago this week, I signed my record deal here in Nashville. I’ve made, I think, about 45 country music videos in that time, and CMT and all the fans have been there with me ever since. I appreciate it. God bless y’all. — Alan Jackson 

Director of the Year
trey-fanjoyDirector: Trey Fanjoy
Videos: “Good Time”, “Last Call”, “Love Story”, “Muddy Water”, “Picture to Burn”, “Real Gone”, “Stronger Woman”, “Sweet Thing”, “This Is Me You’re Talking To”, “Troubadour”, “White Horse”, “Like a Woman”, “That Song in My Head”, “Trying to Stop Your Leaving”
Charity: MusiCares

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