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Keith Urban Liked Seeing “Idol” Finalists Perform At L.A. Club

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Undated) -- Keith Urban says with the latest crop of "American Idol" finalists, they took the top 48 to perform with the house band at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. The country star admits he found the exercise very useful as a judge.   Urban is now in his third season as an…

RaeLynn Celebrating Success With 2014 New Year’s Resolutions

Posted On December 29, 2014

(Nashville, TN) -- RaeLynn says she always makes New Year's resolutions. The country singer adds that she was very successful in meeting her goals for 2014.   RaeLynn admits she had success with another resolution that wasn't entirely within her control. She says she also resolved to release a single that did well on the…

Dolly Parton Happy As “The Book Lady”

Posted On December 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Dolly Parton says she's known by a group of people who have never heard her sing a note. She tells "Closer Weekly" the vast majority of the children who benefit from her Imagination Library have no idea she's an internationally famous country star. The singer says to them she's just "The Book Lady."…

Glen Campbell Added To Pop Music Hall Of Fame

Posted On December 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Glen Campbell is receiving a new honor. The country-crossover star is among the latest inductees into America's Pop Music Hall of Fame. He's part of the organization's recently announced third class of members, along with Linda Ronstadt, the Eagles, and The Everly Brothers. Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, the Righteous Brothers, and the Four…

Taylor Swift Tops Billboard Artist 100 For Tenth Week

Posted On December 28, 2014

(Undated) -- Taylor Swift is dominating Billboard's Artist 100 chart. The superstar is once again at the top of the list, which combines the rankings of Billboard's most influential weekly tallies. It's her tenth week to lead the chart, which was established back in July, and she's the first person to log double-digit weeks at…