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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.

 

The Blue Angels Resume 2016 Season

Posted on: June 25th, 2016 by brent

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Blue Angels Resume Schedule

San Diego, Calif. – The U.S. Navy Blue Angels will return to its 2016 demonstration schedule July 2-4 in Traverse City, Mich., Commander, Naval Air Forces announced.

The Blue Angels temporarily stood down, canceling three weekend shows following a crash on June 2 during a practice in Smyrna, Tenn., in which Marine Capt. Jeff Kuss was killed.

The Team will fly a modified five jet demonstration in Traverse City, along with Fat Albert, the Blue Angels C-130.

“The Team is proud to resume the Blue Angels mission, representing the pride and professionalism of the Navy and Marine Corps, and inspiring a culture of excellence.  The Blue Angels are looking forward to flying in Traverse City, Mich., Fourth of July weekend, and are also honored to have the opportunity to perform in celebration of our great nation’s Independence Day,” said Cmdr. Ryan Bernacchi, commanding officer and flight leader.  ”Our fans and the entire air show industry have been extremely patient as we have navigated through this very difficult loss of our teammate, and for that, we will always be grateful.”

The Blue Angels will pick up with their schedule with Traverse City, Gary, Ind. and Pensacola, Fla.

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.

Blake and Westboro Ready To Battle Again

Posted on: February 25th, 2016 by Chris

Blake Shelton has been in a fight with the Westboro Baptist Church before and things appear to be heating up between them again.

They don’t like the way he lives his life, and he doesn’t like the way they judge him for the way he lives his life. So when they threatened to stir up trouble at Blake’s upcoming Missouri show, he fought back the best way he knows how. With humor.

It started Tuesday when the church tweeted, “We’ll be picketing @blakeshelton this Friday @ Sprint!.” Within about 10 minutes, Blake had seen the post and responded: “Great!!!! Lots of my crew guys will be happy to see your wives… Again.”

Help Century Recover Raises over $67,525

Posted on: February 18th, 2016 by brent

Thank you to everyone who dropped off checks, change and cash at Cordova Mall to Help Century Recover.  More than $67,525.00 was raised. The United Way will distribute all of the funds directly to agecies who are working directly to support those victims of the tornado. All of the money will stay local and be directly used for relief!

Donate Online at http://www.helpnwflrecover.org

 

2016 ACM Nominee’s – Complete List

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by brent
Artist Nominees:

Entertainer: Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert.

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Chris Stapleton.

Female Vocalist: Kelsea Ballerini, Jana Kramer, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood.

Vocal Duo: Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Joey + Rory, Maddie & Tae.

Vocal Group: Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Rascal Flatts, Zac Brown Band.

New Male: Brett Eldredge, Chris Janson, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Chris Stapleton.

New Female: Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Mickey Guyton, RaeLynn.

New Vocal Duo/Group: A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, Parmalee.

Album: I’m Comin’ Over, Chris Young; Montevallo, Sam Hunt; Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church; Tangled Up ,Thomas Rhett; Traveller, Chris Stapleton.

Single: Burning House,” Cam; “Buy Me A Boat,” Chris Janson; “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young; “Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt.

Video: “Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves; “Burning House,” Cam; “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town; “Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church; “Riser,” Dierks Bentley.

Vocal Event: ”Hangover Tonight,” Gary Allan f/Chris Stapleton; “Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan f/Karen Fairchild; “Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban f/Eric Church; “Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert f/Little Big Town; “Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter.

» ACM Radio & Artist Nominees:Nominations for the 51st Annual ACM Awardsin Radio and general categories are:

Radio Nominees:

 

Small Market Personality:

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox, Tracy Berry, KKNU/Eugene, OR
  • Brent Lane, Candy Ruddy; WYCT/Pensacola, FL
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, Susan Moore, KUAD/Fort Collins, CO
  • Scotty Cox, Cara Denis, KCLR/Columbia, MO
  • Sherry St. John, WXFL/Florence, AL.

Small Market Station:

  • KKNU/Eugene, OR
  • KTTS/Springfield, MO
  • WGSQ/Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL/Florence, AL
  • WYCT/Pensacola, FL

 

She’s got the girl! Jana Kramer is a new mama!!

Posted on: February 2nd, 2016 by Candy

Jana Kramer and husband Michael Caussin have welcomed a baby girl. Jolie Rae Caussin was born on Sunday (Jan. 31), and the singer says she and her husband are “so thankful for this wonderful blessing!”

The singer tells People that Jolie Rae entered the world at 4:01PM in Nashville, weighing just over seven pounds and measuring 19 1/2 inches. She’s the couple’s first child. Kramer and Caussin married in May 2015 and announced they were expecting in August.

Words can’t even begin to describe how much happiness I’m feeling right now,” Kramer tells People. “Holding my healthy and beautiful baby girl in my arms is something that’s truly indescribable.”

The last few weeks of pregnancy were a struggle, as Kramer was one of the few women who experienced morning sickness throughout her entire pregnancy. Recently she told radio station K92.3 in Orlando, Fla., that she broke down because of it.

“After losing some food, I was in the bathroom crying,” Kramer explained. “I’m like, ‘I don’t want to be pregnant anymore.’”

Still, she says she’s anxious to have another baby, although maybe not immediately. “I need time with wine again,” she jokes.

Kramer was tweeting and sharing pics almost up to Jolie’s due date, using the #mylastFridaypregnant hashtag. On Saturday she used #lastSaturdaypregnant, an indication she knew she would deliver very soon. On Monday morning, the new mom learned she’s up for an ACM award. She’s one of five nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.

Read More: Jana Kramer Welcomes Baby Girl | http://tasteofcountry.com/jana-kramer-baby-girl-born/?trackback=tsmclip

Communities Caring at Christmas

Posted on: December 9th, 2015 by Candy

This is a program Cat Country has been proud to take part in w WEAR-TV and Gulf Power every year.

In 1979, WEAR-TV began the Communities Caring at Christmas program. It was the stations effort to share the true meaning of the holiday with those who are less fortunate. The program has evolved over the years to address the changing needs in our communities. Currently, Communities Caring provides new toys, clothing and daily living needs for abused, neglected or abandoned children living in foster care, children living in poverty and adults with developmental disabilities in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties.

Communities Caring At Christmas is solely a volunteer effort. Leading the way are our corporate sponsor, Sandy Sansing Dealerships and the employees of Gulf Power Company. Hundreds of willing hands and open hearts provide the donations and manpower to make this program what it is. In 2013, through the generosity of compassionate individuals, organizations, churches and schools, we were able to share the joy of Christmas with almost 7,000 of our neighbors.

This year looks to be especially challenging as we try to meet the needs of a growing number of children coming into foster care and families in financial crisis. Were asking you to please help us continue the tradition of caring through your donation of cash, new toys or clothing. Your gifts can me brought or mailed to:

Communities Caring At Christmas
c/o WEAR-TV
4990 Mobile Highway
Pensacola, FL 32506

Thank you for your consideration and for sharing in the true meaning and spirit of the season.