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Where Were Tim And Faith At The ACMs?

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by Chris

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill were absent from last night’s (April 19) ACM Awards, but it was for a good reason.

The two were in New York City for the premiere of Faith’s new movie, ‘Dixieland‘, which debut at the Tribeca Film Festival.

So excited to watch the premiere of my new movie #DixieLand this weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival! #TFF2015

Posted by Faith Hill on Friday, April 17, 2015

‘Dixieland’ is an independent film that also stars Riley Keough, who is the granddaughter of Elvis Presley. Steve Earle makes an appearance, too, as does RJ Mitte of ‘Breaking Bad’ fame.

Source: Taste Of Country

50th ACMs Deliver Big TV Audience

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by Chris

Last night’s 50th Academy Of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) was a record setter on a couple of levels.

It set the record for the most attended live show of all time with 70,252 in attendance.

Miranda Lambert won her sixth straight Female Vocalist of the Year award.

And, the show at AT&T Stadium delivered the show’s largest TV audience since 1998, according to Nielsen.

CBS-TV was first in viewers with 15.77 million, ranking #1 among adults 25-54, 18-49, and 18-34, while winning every 30-minute segment for entire three-and-a-half-hour telecast.

Next year the show will return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas but after last night’s huge numbers there’s talk of it returning to Dallas in the not to distant future.

Source: All Access

Easton Corbin Releases Video For “Baby Be My Love Song”

Posted on: April 20th, 2015 by Chris

This song will be on Easton’s new album, ‘About to Get Real’, which will be out June 30

Thompson Square Tour Bus Involved In Accident

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Chris

This has been a bad week for tour buses. One day after a bus carrying Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum caught fire on a highway in Texas, a bus carrying crew members for Thompson Square was involved in a crash outside of Denver.

It happened at approximately 8:20 a.m. in heavy fog along I-70, near the E-470 interchange. The Colorado State Patrol says a bus carrying crew members for the band Twin Shadow rear-ended a tractor-trailer stopped on the interstate, seriously injuring the bus driver and eleven passengers suffered minor injuries.

Their bus then hit another truck and a tour bus carrying the crew members for Thompson Square. Both bands were headed to Denver for separate shows tonight (Friday) but were not traveling together. No one from Thompson Square’s bus or either semi were taken to the hospital.

Keifer and Shawna posted to their Facebook page:

As many have already heard there was a major tour bus accident this morning in Colorado. Contrary to reports in the…

Posted by Thompson Square on Friday, April 17, 2015

Source: KUSA

Miranda Lambert Feels The Pressure Heading Into ACMs

Posted on: April 17th, 2015 by Chris

Miranda Lambert is up for 8 awards at Sunday night’s ACM Awards including Album, Single Record and Song of the Year but the one that makes her the most nervous is the one for Entertainer of the Year.

“That’s the one you sort of think about whenever you’re 20 years old and starting this whole process. You think, ‘I want to nominated for Entertainer of the Year one day,’” she told Carson Daly in an interview. “And it’s scary, you know? It’s just such a huge category. Everybody in it deserves it. I mean, you don’t get there unless you work your butt off for all these years and so, I’m really proud to be the only female. I mean, I feel like I’m sort of waving the flag for all the other female artists who are up and coming. It’s a struggle right now with female artists and country.”

The 50th ACM Awards will be co-hosted by her husband, Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan and will be on CBS.

Source: Taste Of Country

Blake Shelton Knows His Limits

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Chris

Blake Shelton has ridden the fringes and raised a few eyebrows during his career. He doesn’t shy away from showing his sass and swagger from ‘The Voice’ to his Twitter feed and in the interviews he gives. He’s a “take me as I am” kind of guy, for the most part. There are some lines even he won’t cross apparently.

He recently told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that if it weren’t for his more — ahem — conservative fans, there might be a Pitbull/Shelton song pumping through car speakers today.

“I got real close to doing a song with Pitbull,” he told the American Idol host. There’s just something about me being like a middle America country artist saying the word ‘motherf—-er’ over and over again. It was like, ‘Man, I just don’t know if that’s going to go over with my soccer moms.’ So I opted not to, but I was honored.”

Blake will co-host the 50th ACM Awards this Sunday (April 19) with Luke Bryan!

Source: Taste Of Country

Jana Kramer Release “I Got The Boy” Video

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Chris

The emotional new song from Jana is based on a four-year relationship she had with her high school sweetheart, who is now married. The two have remained friends.

Jana plays The Swamp in Ft. Walton on May 15 with Kelsea Ballerini.

Hillary Scott’s Bus Catches Fire

Posted on: April 16th, 2015 by Chris

A tour bus carrying Lady Antebellum singer Hillary Scott caught fire en route from Nashville to Dallas this morning..

The local NBC affiliate reports that 3 people were on the bus, including Hillary, her husband and tour manager. Investigators say the bus was on I-30 in Garland, Texas when it blew a tire and subsequently caught fire.

Scott broke the news via Instagram:

Hey guys, we had a crazy morning on the way to Dallas today. Our bus tire caught on fire and we had to evacuate very quickly. EVERYONE IS SAFE AND SOUND. It was me, my husband, our tour manager, and driver. Thanking God for our safety and the safety of all of those who helped put this fire out and keep us safe. Love you all!!!! ~hillary

A photo posted by Hillary Scott (@hillaryscottla) on

Lady Antebellum are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at Sunday’s show.

Britney Kerr Shares Wedding Pictures

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Chris

It’s bee three weeks since Jason Aldean and Britney Kerr got married in Mexico.

Save for a spread in US Weekly a couple of weeks ago pictures were hard to come by, but recently Britney has posted this collage to her Instagram page.

Can't believe it's been 3 weeks since we got married in Mexico

Sam Hunt Wants To Prove He Belongs

Posted on: April 15th, 2015 by Chris

Sam Hunt is one of the three rising stars up for the New Artist of the Year award Sunday at the 50th ACM Awards, but he knows he still needs to prove himself to country fans.

“I feel like we are very new to this world,” he said in a recent interview, “and we have a long way to go and definitely still have to prove our being worthy of belonging.”

His debut country album, ‘Montevallo’, is one of the best selling of the year and launched him into one of the hottest acts of the year but, he knows some traditionalists don’t consider his style country. It seems like he’s using that as motivation to press on and prove that country music has no boundaries and is part of the inspiration behind his unique style.

“A lot of times, songs can blend together on the radio because there’s so many great songs out there,” he says. “I wasn’t intentionally trying to be different, but that was an element of what I naturally do that happened to be unique enough to spark a curiosity for people.”

Sam is up against Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell for New Artist of the Year at Sunday’s ACM Awards, but says simply making it to the final three is an occasion worth celebrating.

Source: Taste Of Country