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Forever Country – Official Music Video

Posted on: September 21st, 2016 by brent

Here is a list of the artists participating in the video:

Alabama

Alan Jackson

Blake Shelton

Brad Paisley

Brett Eldredge

Brooks & Dunn

Carrie Underwood

Charley Pride

Darius Rucker

Dierks Bentley

Dolly Parton

Eric Church

Faith Hill

George Strait

Jason Aldean

Kacey Musgraves

Keith Urban

Lady Antebellum

Little Big Town

Luke Bryan

Martina McBride

Miranda Lambert

Randy Travis

Rascal Flatts

Reba McEntire

Ronnie Milsap

Tim McGraw

Trisha Yearwood

Vince Gill

Willie Nelson

50th CMA Awards Nominees

Posted on: August 31st, 2016 by brent

From All ACCESS: Nominations for the “50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” were announced THIS MORNING (8/31) via ABC-TV’s “Good Morning America” and a CMA livestream.

CAPITOL NASHVILLE’s KEITH URBAN and DIERKS BENTLEY and ARISTA NASHVILLE/RCA RECORDS’ CAM unveiled the slate in the first five categories live from the GRAND OLE OPRY stage on “Good Morning America” before heading over to YAHOO to reveal nominees in the remaining categories (NET NEWS 8/29). The complete list of nominees for the “50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” is as follows:

Entertainer of the Year 

  • GARTH BROOKS
  • LUKE BRYAN
  • CHRIS STAPLETON
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD
  • KEITH URBAN

Male Vocalist of the Year 

  • DIERKS BENTLEY
  • ERIC CHURCH
  • TIM MCGRAW
  • CHRIS STAPLETON
  • KEITH URBAN

Female Vocalist Of The Year 

  • KELSEA BALLERINI
  • MIRANDA LAMBERT
  • MAREN MORRIS
  • KACEY MUSGRAVES
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Album of the Year 

  • DIERKS BENTLEY – “Black”
  • MAREN MORRIS – “Hero”
  • ERIC CHURCH – “Mr. Misunderstood”
  • KEITH URBAN – “RipCord”
  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD – “Storyteller”

Single Of The Year 

  • THOMAS RHETT – “Die A Happy Man”
  • TIM MCGRAW – “Humble And Kind”
  • MAREN MORRIS – “My Church”
  • CHRIS STAPLETON – “Nobody To Blame”
  • ERIC CHURCH – “Record Year”

Song Of The Year 

  • “Burning House”
  • “Die A Happy Man”
  • “Humble And Kind”
  • “Record Year”
  • “My Church”

Musical Event Of The Year 

  • DIERKS BENTLEY featuring ELLE KING – “Different For Girls”
  • LUKE BRYAN featuring KAREN FAIRCHILD – “Home Alone Tonight”
  • KEITH URBAN featuring CARRIE UNDERWOOD – “The Fighter”
  • CHRIS YOUNG with CASSADEE POPE – “Think Of You”
  • MORGANE STAPLETON with CHRIS STAPLETON – “You Are My Sunshine”

Vocal Duo Of The Year 

  • BROTHERS OSBORNE
  • DAN + SHAY
  • FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
  • JOEY + RORY
  • MADDIE & TAE

Vocal Group of the Year 

  • LADY ANTEBELLUM
  • LITTLE BIG TOWN
  • OLD DOMINION
  • RASCAL FLATTS
  • ZAC BROWN BAND

New Artist Award 

  • KELSEA BALLERINI
  • BROTHERS OSBORNE
  • MAREN MORRIS
  • OLD DOMINION
  • COLE SWINDELL

Video Of The Year 

  • CAM – “Burning House”
  • CHRIS STAPLETON – “Fire Away”
  • TIM MCGRAW – “Humble And Kind”
  • ERIC CHURCH – “Record Year”
  • DIERKS BENTLEY – “Somewhere On A Beach”

Musician of The Year

  • JERRY DOUGLAS
  • PAUL FRANKLIN
  • DANN HUFF
  • BRENT MASON
  • DEREK WELLS

The “50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” will take place WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at BRIDGESTONE ARENA in NASHVILLE. The event will be broadcast live beginning at 7p on WEAR ABC-TV.

 

New Music Smack Down: Josh Turner vs. the Morrison Brothers Band

Posted on: May 24th, 2016 by Bo

New Music Smack Down: Josh Turner going for win #5 tonight at 6pm with ‘Hometown Girl’, he’ll be taking on new comers Truman and Willie Morrison, better known as The Morrison Brothers Band and their new single ‘Party At My House’….Who Ya Got??
Give a listen to a quick clip from each song (below) and listen to Cat Country tonight at 6pm tonight to hear each song in its entirety.

Cast your vote by calling  850-430-1987 starting at 6pm

Text JOSH or Morrison to 850-430-1987 starting at 6pm

Click here to listen SmackDown_JoshTurner vs MorrisonBrothersBand

New Music Smack Down: Josh Turner vs. LoCash

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016 by Bo

New Music Smack Down: Josh Turner going for win #4 tonight at 6pm with ‘Hometown Girl’, but first he has to make it through LoCash and their new single ‘I Know Somebody’….Who Ya Got??
Give a listen to a quick clip from each song (below) and listen to Cat Country tonight at 6pm tonight to hear each song in its entirety.

Cast your vote by calling or texting 850-430-1987

Text JOSH or CASH

Listen Now by Clicking Here SmackDown_JoshTurner vs LoCash

Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani: “Go Ahead and Break My Heart” – The Voice 2016

Posted on: May 9th, 2016 by brent

Coaches Blake and Gwen take to the stage to perform their new romantic duet.
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Zac Brown’s statement about late night party

Posted on: April 18th, 2016 by brent

Garth Duets with Mike Fisher

Posted on: April 8th, 2016 by brent

Soooo this happened tonight!!!… @garthbrooks is the best!

A video posted by Mike Fisher (@mfisher1212) on

Merle Haggard Passes – April 6, 2016

Posted on: April 6th, 2016 by brent

Merle Haggard Passes: Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and member of the Nashville Songwriters and Country Music Halls of Fame Merle Haggard has died in hospice care after battling pneumonia. He turned 79 today (4/6). A leading figure of the famed “Bakersfield Sound&quoquot; and one of the most influential artists in country music history, Haggard has spent significant time in the hospital in recent months causing the cancellation of multiple tour dates.

A fatherless upbringing from the age of nine just north of Bakersfield included near poverty and led to multiple run-ins with the law, a stint at San Quentin State Prison, lifelong personal battles and one of the most celebrated careers in all of music. Haggard’s hits spanned three decades and included “Swingin’ Doors,” “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “I’m A Lonesome Fugitive,” “Sing Me Back Home,” “Okie From Muskogee,” “The Fightin’ Side Of Me,” “If We Make It Through December,” “That’s The Way Love Goes,” “Footlights,” “My Favorite Memory,” “Are The Good Times Really Over (I Wish A Buck Was Still Silver),” “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star” and many more. All told, Haggard recorded more than 70 albums and more than 600 songs. He wrote nearly half of them himself and saw 40 reach No. 1. Arrangements are pending.

Source: Country Aircheck

51st ACM Winners

Posted on: April 3rd, 2016 by brent

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

 

JASON ALDEAN NAMED ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

MIRANDA LAMBERT WINS FEMALE VOCALIST FOR THE

RECORD-SETTING SEVENTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

DOLLY PARTON PRESENTED WITH THE TEX RITTER AWARD FOR COAT OF MANY COLORS

 

Tweet: Winners Announced for the 51st @ACMawards – Country Music’s Party of the Year®

 

LAS VEGAS, NV (April 3, 2016) – Winners have been announced for the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.  The industry named Jason Aldean as Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor.  Aldean has been previously nominated four times in this category.

 

Dolly Parton was presented the Tex Ritter Award to recognize the success of Coat of Many Colors.  The Tex Ritter Award is presented to recognize a motion picture that featured country music and received major exposure. Parton and pop superstar Katy Perry joined forces for an unprecedented duet performance live on the telecast.

 

Chris Stapleton won Male Vocalist of the Year for the first time. As previously announced, he came into the night already a winner of the New Male Vocalist of the Year award.  Stapleton is the leading winner of the night with a total of six wins, including Album of the Year as both Artist and Producer, and Song of the Year as both Artist and Producer.  With his six wins he ties the record for most ACM Awards won in a single year.  Only Garth Brooks and Faith Hill have reached this pinnacle before.

 

Miranda Lambert won Female Vocalist of the Year for the seventh consecutive year, setting a new record for the most consecutive wins in that category. Lambert also won Vocal Event of the Year for Smokin’ And Drinkin’ with Little Big Town, presented prior to the show on the red carpet.

 

Little Big Town won the Vocal Group of the Year award for the second year in a row, and third time overall.  They also won Vocal Event of the Year for Smokin’ And Drinkin’ with Miranda Lambert. 

 

Thomas Rhett won Single Record of the Year for Die A Happy Man.  This is Rhett’s first-ever ACM award win.

 

Kelsea Ballerini was previously awarded New Female Vocalist of the Year, and performed an energetic medley of her new single Peter Pan and her breakout number-one hit Love Me Like You Mean It, with Nick Jonas.

 

Eric Church won Video of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood.  Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year for the third year in a row.  Both Church and Florida Georgia Line were presented with the awards prior to the telecast.

 

Following is the list of winners in the 13 categories voted on by the membership:

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Chris Stapleton

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Miranda Lambert

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Florida Georgia Line

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Little Big Town

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Chris Stapleton

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Kelsea Ballerini

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

Old Dominion

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

Nobody To Blame – Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Chris Stapleton, Barry Bales, Ronnie Bowman

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Quackhead Music (BMI), RayLynn Publishing (BMI)

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) 

Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

Directors: Reid Long, John Peets

Producer: Megan Smith

 

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)

Smokin’ And Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town

Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit ACMcountry.com and search the ACM Awards Database located on the Homepage.

 

Getty Images is the official photographer for the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and photos can be accessed at GettyImages.com.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 51ST Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Keith Urban wins an early ACM award!

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Candy

Keith Urban has been honored with the Academy of Country Music’s Mae Boren Axton Award for 2016, which honors an individual in the country music industry who has exhibited longstanding dedication and service to the ACM.

Urban has given his time and talent to the organization on a regular basis since his first appearance on the ACM Awards in 2001, presenting or performing in every ceremony since then, excluding 2007. He’s also served extensively with the ACM’s charitable arm, Lifting Lives, which seeks to improve lives with the power of music, funding music-related therapy and education.

The organization dubbed Urban an “exceptional team player” on top of his clearly evident musical skills, and commended him for his mentorship of young artists on American Idol. He also received the ACM’s Jim Reeves International Award in 2009, recognizing his worldwide appeal in the country genre. He has won several ACM Awards throughout his career, including New Male Vocalist in 2000, Male Vocalist of the Year in 2004 and 2005, and Album of the Year in 2004 for Be Here. He has also nabbed awards for several collaborations, including 2013’s “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert and “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift.

Urban’s most recent album Fuse featured a Grammy-nominated collaboration with Eric Church, “Raise ‘Em Up,” which served as the fifth single on the record and opened the 50th ACM Awards. His upcoming record Ripcord, due out May 6, is sure to be a bit of a left turn for the artist, as he’s already revealed the eclectic album includes a track featuring rapper Pitbull and a song his producer Jeff Bhasker has called a “banjo fusion.” Urban co-wrote his latest single, “Wasted Time,” with two vets in the pop world — Greg Wells and J. Hart, who have worked with artists like Katy Perry and Jason Derulo. Urban is set to debut the song live on March 31 during American Idol.

He will also perform “Wasted Time” during the 2016 ACM Awards live broadcast on Sunday evening (April 3).

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