Christal's Country News - Monday, April 14th
by Christal Blue
posted Apr 14 2014 8:59AM
Luke Bryan is one of the performers slated to take the stage at the Billboard Music Awards next month. Bryan has earned nominations in six categories at the show, including nods for Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Billboard 200 Album for his 2013 release Crash My Party. Luke is also one of the finalists for the second annual Milestone Award, which is presented to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 18 at 8 PM ET on ABC.
Jason Aldean will sit on the Guest Judging Panel for the 2014 Honorary Bat Girl program. The program recognizes baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to wiping out the disease. The Guest Panel will assist in the selection process of one Honorary Bat Girl for each of the 30 MLB teams. The winners will be recognized by their respective Club on Mother's Day (May 11) or during another game later in May.
The Armed Forces Foundation has jointly named Justin Moore and Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta the "Congressman Bill and Beverly Young Humanitarian of the Year." The award recognizes their service and commitment to the morale and welfare of military families through the Crown Royal "Your Hero's Name Here" contest and other endeavors. The two were honored on Wednesday night during the 10th annual Congressional Gala in Washington, D.C. Moore said, "Although extremely grateful, I feel a little uncomfortable being honored at an event where there are decorated war heroes present. I feel that my contributions are much less significant than theirs … they are the true American heroes."
Josh Turner is no stranger to signing autographs for fans, but now he'll be signing his name in copies of his first book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood. Turner's first book signing will take place just outside of Nashville in Franklin, Tennessee at the Lifeway Christian Store on April 22. In the book, Josh shares stories that he's learned over the years as a son, brother, friend, husband and father. Jase Robertson of A&E's hit reality series Duck Dynasty provides the foreword for the new book, which is set to be released nationwide on April 29. Last year, Turner teamed up with Jase's wife, Missy, for a duet on the family's holiday album, Duck the Halls: A Robertson Family Christmas. (Photo Credit: www.nashville.com)