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2018 ACM Nominees Announced

Posted on: March 1st, 2018 by brent

The following is the full list of final nominees. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.  Winners announced on April 15, 2018.


Jason Aldean

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban



· Kelsea Ballerini

· Miranda Lambert

· Reba McEntire

· Maren Morris

· Carrie Underwood



Jason Aldean

Thomas Rhett

Chris Stapleton

Keith Urban

Chris Young


Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line


Tim McGraw & Faith Hill



Lady Antebellum


Little Big Town


Old Dominion



Lauren Alaina

Danielle Bradbery

Carly Pearce




Kane Brown

Luke Combs

Devin Dawson

Russell Dickerson

Brett Young



High Valley




Runaway June


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

Breaker – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


California Sunrise – Jon Pardi

Producers: Bart Butler, Jon Pardi

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


From A Room Vol. 1 – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records


Happy Endings – Old Dominion

Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: RCA


Life Changes – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.


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

Better Man – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


Body Like A Back Road – Sam Hunt

Producer: Zach Crowell

Record Label: MCA Nashville


Broken Halos – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records


Drinkin’ Problem – Midland

Producers: Dann Huff, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Record Label: Big Machine Records


I’ll Name The Dogs – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros.


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

· Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt

Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Publishers: Universal Music Corp./Sam Hunt Publishing, Highly Combustible Music/I Love Pizza Music,/Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing/Who Wants to Buy My Publishing/Atlas Music Publishing, Anderson Fork In The Road Music/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC, Smack Hits


· Female – Keith Urban

Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc./Rezolant Music/Plain Jane Songs, Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./A Girl Named Charlie (BMI), Smack Hits/Smack Songs LLC (GMR)


· Tin Man – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall

Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Beat Up Ford Publishing (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI)/SWMBMGBMI/Lonesome Vinyl Music


· Whiskey And You – Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton

Publishers: WB Music Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./New Sea Gayle Music (BMI)


VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

Black – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Max A. Butler


It Ain’t My Fault – Brothers Osborne

Director: Wes Edwards, Ryan Silver

Producer: Tiffany Davies


Legends – Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Jeff Venable

Producer: Ben Skipworth


Marry Me – Thomas Rhett

Director: TK McKamy

Producer: Dan Atchison


We Should Be Friends – Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: April Dace



Rhett Akins

Ashley Gorley

Hillary Lindsey

Shane McAnally

Josh Osborne


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

Craving You – Thomas Rhett Featuring Maren Morris

Producers: Julian Bunetta, Dann Huff, Joe London, Thomas Rhett

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.


Dear Hate – Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill

Producers: Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville


Funny (How Time Slips Away) – Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson

Producer: Carl Jackson

Record Label: Universal Music Enterprises


The Fighter – Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood

Producers: Busbee, Keith Urban

Record Label: Capitol Nashville


What Ifs – Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina

Producer: Dann Huff

Record Label: RCA Nashville


Director and Actor, Kevin Smith, has massive heart attack

Posted on: February 26th, 2018 by Candy

From Kevin’s Facebook page: I was trying to do a killer standup special this evening but I might’ve gone too far. After the first show, I felt kinda nauseous. I threw up a little but it didn’t seem to help. Then I started sweating buckets and my chest felt heavy. Turns out I had a massive heart attack. The Doctor who saved my life at the #glendale hospital told me I had 100% blockage of my LAD artery (also known as “the Widow-Maker” because when it goes, you’re a goner). If I hadn’t canceled the second show to go to the hospital, the Doc said I would’ve died tonight. For now, I’m still above ground! But this is what I learned about myself during this crisis: death was always the thing I was most terrified of in life. When the time came, I never imagined I’d ever be able to die with dignity – I assumed I’d die screaming, like my Dad (who lost his life to a massive heart attack). But even as they cut into my groin to slip a stent into the lethal Widow-Maker, I was filled with a sense of calm. I’ve had a great life: loved by parents who raised me to become the individual I am. I’ve had a weird, wonderful career in all sorts of media, amazing friends, the best wife in the world and an incredible daughter who made me a Dad. But as I stared into the infinite, I realized I was relatively content. Yes, I’d miss life as it moved on without me – and I was bummed we weren’t gonna get to make #jayandsilentbobreboot before I shuffled loose the mortal coil.

Friday the 13th tour at the original Camp Crystal Lake!

Posted on: February 22nd, 2018 by Candy


Hi! It’s Candy! One of my BFFs, Kristyn Poston, posted this on FB.  How neat is this? A Boy Scout fundraiser that lets you live out a Friday the 13th experience. Plus Adrienne King (from Friday the 13th 1 and 2) (pictured above) will be on hand for some of it! Its in NJ but man – what a fun idea for a Friday the 13th fan! Here are the details from their website

As this is a fundraising event for a non-profit Scout camp, we truly appreciate your generosity in purchasing a ticket.  This fundraiser will go a long way in preserving these historic structures for generations to come.

To stay up to date on changes to the information below, please join our mailing list.

Next tour dates:

REMINDER:  The camp is not open to visitors at any time outside an official tour date. Every tour attendee is required to have a ticket.  No tickets will be available at the gate on the day of a tour. Please review all event policies before proceeding.

Friday, April 13th, 2018 with special guest Adrienne King:

  • Morning Tour:  9AM – 1PM.  $135.  Minimum age 15 with legal guardian.  Tickets via the lottery process below.
  • Afternoon Tour:  3PM – 10PM.  $175.  Includes dinner.  Minimum age 15 with legal guardian.  Tickets via the lottery process below.
  • VIP Experience:  3PM – 11AM.  Includes dinner and breakfast.  Minimum age 21.  Click here for ticket auction information.

Saturday, April 14th, 2018 with special guest Adrienne King:

The April 2018 tours are presented by the Sand Pond Society & C and V Promotions.

Ticket Lottery:

IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ:  A limited number of tickets are available for these tours and they sell out quickly.  In order to relieve the stress of the ticketing process, we will be moving to a lottery for the next tours.  To have a chance at tickets, please enter your information in the form below. Names will be randomly chosen and ticket offers will be sent via email.  Please be sure to submit an email address that you check often as you will have a limited amount of time to purchase a ticket before the offer expires and goes to the next random name.  No purchase is required to enter the ticket lottery.

You must enter your name in the lottery by 11:59PM EST on March 4, 2018.  

Black Panther already the biggest seller of the advance Imax tickets of any Marvel title.

Posted on: February 13th, 2018 by Candy
This lovingly borrowed from the amazing Variety.


Black Panther” is four days away from its wide release, and has already become the biggest seller of advance Imax tickets of any Marvel title, Imax Entertainment CEO Greg Foster told Variety on Monday.

“We have a movie that has clearly captured the zeitgeist,” Foster said. “Pre-sales are the surest way to see how momentum is going: The momentum is gathering steam as opposed to slowing down.”

With each passing week, box office estimates for the film’s opening weekend have climbed, reaching more than $150 million on Monday. The film could potentially have the largest February opening weekend ever, beating out “Deadpool,” which opened in February 2016 to a weekend box office total of $152 million.


Foster declined to provide specific figures on pre-sales, but said advanced Imax tickets for the film do not appear to have peaked yet.



“A movie often peaks 10 days before it opens,” he said. “This movie feels like it’s going to peak the day it opens. It’s remarkable.”

Additionally, the film is attracting audiences all across the country. “There are no borders on this. The momentum is continuing on both coasts and in the middle; in red states and in blue states. In giant cities and smaller suburbs.”

The Marvel movie, which so far has a 97% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

Black Panther” is directed by Ryan Coogler, based on a screenplay written by Coogler and Joe Robert Cole.

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Listen on Alexa

Posted on: January 2nd, 2018 by brent

Cat Country 98.7 is now available on your Amazon Echo with Alexa.  It’s easy.

Once you have set up your Echo device there is only a few additional steps to having Cat Country 98.7 on your smart speaker.

Step 1.  Say “Alexa, enable the Cat Country Ninety-Eight Seven Skill.” You can click here to enable directly from your Amazon Account.

Step 2. Say “Alexa, play Cat Country Ninety-Eight Seven.”

That’s it.  Cat Country 98.7 is available anywhere your Alexa is.

Manna Hat 2017 – Sold

Posted on: December 10th, 2017 by brent

Congrats to Sheila from Pensacola, the new owner of the 2017 Manna Hat

Manna Food Pantries began serving the hungry on January 3, 1983, then known as Manna Food Bank. Since then Manna have served over half a million people in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in Florida, from Century to Navarre. Manna has given out over 9,000 tons of food to hungry families in our communities. In the last year alone, Manna has served about 23,000 individuals in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.Manna Food Pantries is a private, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to alleviating hunger in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties of Northwest Florida. Manna is nonsectarian, community focused, volunteer supported and committed to the philosophy, “waste not, want not.” Manna believes that every person has a right to live free from hunger and that every person is to be treated with respect and dignity.

This year the need is particularly great. Please know that 100% of the proceeds this auction raises will go to Manna Food Pantries of Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties so that those in need in Pensacola, Pace, Milton and the surrounding areas can continue to be taken care of.

Who’s Autograph is on the Hat? 
I will send you a signed certificate saying these are 100% Authentic Signatures.

Location on the Hat
Granger Smith
January 26, 2017 – Juana’s Pagodas
Right Front Bill
Brett Young  March 17, 2017 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Left Front Bill
Brett Eldredge March 17, 2017 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Front Bill
 Luke Bryan March 17, 2017 - The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Front Bill
 Midland  May 25, 2017 – Wild Greg’s Saloon Right Bill
Luke Combs June 3, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Bill
Tyler Farr  June 3, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Left Bill
Brantley Gilbert June 3, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Right Bill
 Morgan Wallen July 14 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Rear Bill
Chris Lane July 14 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Right Bill
Florida Georgia Line  July 14 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Right Rear Bill
Kenny Chesney  August 5, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL Front Stack
Ashley McBryde Sept. 16, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Left Bill
Brother’s Osborne Sept. 16, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Bill
Eric Church Sept. 16, 2017 – The Wharf, Orange Beach, AL  Rear Left Bill
 Adam Craig Sept. 17, 2017 – Fan Jam – CMP Left Front Stack
 High Valley Sept. 17, 2017 - Fan Jam – CMP  Right Rear Stack
Parmalee Sept. 17, 2017 - Fan Jam – CMP Left Rear Stack
Lauren Alaina Sept. 17, 2017 - Fan Jam – CMP Front Stack
Drake White Sept. 21, 2017 – The Sandshaker Left Dimple
 Carly Pearce October 6, 2017 – Juana’s Pagodas  Right Bill
Easton Corbin October 12, 2017 – Whiskey Runner’s Saloon Rear Stack
 Walker Hayes October 13, 2017 – Pensacola Bay Center  Front Left Bill
Dan and Shay October 13, 2017 – Pensacola Bay Center Right Dimple
Thomas Rhett October 13, 2017 – Pensacola Bay Center  Top Dimple
Trace Adkins October 25, 2017 – Pensacola Interstate Fair Rear Bill
William Michael Morgan October 28, 2017 – Pensacola Interstate Fair Left Dimple
Russell Dickerson November 2, 2017 – Wild Greg’s Saloon  Right Stack
Delta Rae  November 19, 2017 – The Saenger, Pensacola Front Bill
LanCO  November 19, 2017 – The Saenger, Pensacola Left Bill
Josh Gracin November 19, 2017 – The Saenger, Pensacola Rear Stack

Jason Aldean welcomes son, Memphis Aldean, in to the world!

Posted on: December 4th, 2017 by Candy

So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what its all about. I cant wait to see what life has in store for this kid. Memphis Aldean… 9lb 5 oz. #mamawasarockstar

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Movie Costume Ideas for You!

Posted on: October 31st, 2017 by Candy

Thanks to Buzzfeed for these amazing costume ideas! Like Regina George!!

See them all here:

Cat Country Undercover – William Michael Morgan 10/28

Posted on: October 29th, 2017 by brent

Big Brother 19 winner gets his cameo on the Bold and the Beautiful.

Posted on: October 26th, 2017 by Candy


Big Brother 19 meets Bold and the Beautiful spoilers with the first look at BB19 winner Josh Martinez on his guest arc on the CBS soap. Of course, the network is capitalizing on Josh’s catchphrase “meatballs” in his soapy appearance. Josh is the second Big Brother alum to appear this year. Jessica Graf has made a couple of appearances as a hostess at Il Giardino, the Forresters favorite eatery. In deference to her showmance with Cody Hickson, Jessica’s character name is Jody. As for Josh, it’s all about the meatballs.

Josh is a chef at Il Giardino

Sticking with the restaurant theme, this year’s Big BrotherBold and the Beautiful crossover has Josh also at Il Giardino, and he’s dressed up in chef gear and serving meatballs. CBS shared behind the scenes photos of Josh with B&B’s Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) and him at the door to Stage 31, where Bold films its episodes. Josh Martinez has scenes with Forrester patriarch Eric Forrester (John McCook) and also with the villain du jour, Sheila Carter (Kimberlin Brown).

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