Carrie Underwood took on the starring role of Maria in The Sound of Music Live! on NBC and it was announced last week that the television production received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special, Outstanding Special Class Program and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie or A Special. The Sound of Music Live! special attracted 44 million viewers in its airings and also starred Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Christian Borle and Laura Benanti. The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast on Monday, August 25.


Shania Twain returned to Canada this past Wednesday and Thursday night with two incredible sold-out shows during the Calgary Stampede. It has been ten years since the star has performed live in Canada. Each night 14,000 people packed the Scotiabank Saddledome to see Twain’s high-energy performance, which showcased many of her greatest hits. Following her Calgary performances, Shania returned to the Las Vegas stage for her residency show, Shania: Still The One at The Colosseum at Caesars over the weekend.


Tyler Farr sits on the top of the Mediabase country charts this week with his second consecutive number one single "Whiskey in My Water" and the song has also been certified gold by the RIAA. "Whiskey in My Water" has also surpassed over 3 million VEVO views and counting. Farr was also just featured on Billboard’s first ever Billboard Artist 100 Chart, landing at #93. The chart is the first-ever weekly ranking dedicated to measuring artist activity across our most influential charts, and blends information culled from album sales, track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of an artist's popularity across all the main means of music consumption. Tyler will be touring as part of Brantley Gilbert's just announced second leg of his "Let It Ride Tour."