Carrie Underwood is the top American Idol earner for 2011. Forbes magazine reports that Carrie made $20 million before taxes and any agent and manager fee deductions. Carrie surpassed Kelly Clarkson as the best-selling Idol of all time. Kelly now ranks at Number Five with an income of $2.5 million. Kellie Pickler rounds out the country-singing Idolswith an income of $1.8 million.
Taylor Swift leads the country music pack at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards with five nominations, it was announced yesterday (Wednesday, June 29th). In addition to nods for Female Country Artist and Country Single for "Mean," Taylor was included in the overall categories for Choice Music: Love Song for "Mine"; Choice Break-Up Song for "Back to December"; and Choice Red Carpet Fashion Icon: Female.
The Teen Choice Awards will air on the FOX network on August 7th at 8 p.m. ET.
Here is the complete list of country nominees:
Choice Music: Male Country Artist
Choice Music: Female Country Artist
Choice Music: Country Single
"If I Die Young," The Band Perry
"Country Girl (Shake It for Me)," Luke Bryan
"Just a Kiss," Lady Antebellum
"Honey Bee," Blake Shelton
"Mean," Taylor Swift
Choice Music: Country Group
The Band Perry
Little Big Town
Fan voting is underway at teenchoiceawards.com.
So why now? Well, Naomi and Wynonna have worked through a lot of their issues with each other with the help of therapy, something the two are committed to maintaining. While they've come a long way, they're not perfect, which could make for interesting television. Wynonna said, "There's so much about us that (makes) people in airports want to look. It's like part train-wreck, but part, 'Oh, my God, they really love each other, and they get along and this is so great.' They're waiting for a train wreck."
The people cheered wildly, and according to reports, one person was heard comparing Karen to "an American Susan Boyle."
Jewel, or Karen, as the case may be, was part of a stunt being filmed for FunnyOrDie.com, the comedy video website co-founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. The video was posted yesterday (Tuesday, July 13th).
After performing as Karen, Jewel returned to the stage at the club, called the Gas Lite, to entertain the crowd for a bit as herself.
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