Nashville News - Friday, January 17th
by Christal Blue
posted Jan 17 2014 8:59AM
January 26 will be a big night for Kacey Musgraves as she has four nominations at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Kacey is guaranteed a trip to the stage as one of the many artists slated to perform at "Music's Biggest Night." Kacey earned nominations for Best New Artist, Best Country Album for Same Trailer Different Park and two nominations in the Best Country Song category for "Mama's Broken Heart" and "Merry Go 'Round." The 2014 Grammy Awards will air on January 26 at 8 PM on CBS.
The Academy of Country Music has announced the lineup of performers at the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, and this year's event will feature some of country music's top acts. The annual festival will take place in Las Vegas and is part of "The Week Vegas Goes Country" leading up to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6th. This year's event will be headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban. The festival will take place at The Linq, which is Caesars Entertainment's new open-air retail, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Other performers include Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young and The Cadillac Three. The stage for the two-day festival will be placed right next to the Las Vegas High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel.
Martina McBride has revealed the track listing for her upcoming album, Everlasting, which is due out on March 4. The album will feature McBride performing covers of iconic soul and R&B songs by some of the greatest performers of all time. The album will include hit songs spanning from 1955 to 2010 by timeless artists such as Elvis, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Supremes, and Van Morrison. The new record includes a duet with Gavin DeGraw on a Sam Cooke original, and a collaboration with Kelly Clarkson on the song "In The Basement," made famous by Etta James. (Photo courtesy of Shorefire)
Cole Swindell has announced that he will release his self-titled debut album on February 18. Swindell's forthcoming record includes his debut single "Chillin' It," which currently sits in the Top 5 on the chart. The single "Chillin' It" has also been certified gold, signifying sales of 500,000 copies. The upcoming album is already available for pre-order on Amazon and iTunes. Cole is also currently on the road with Luke Bryan. When Cole first hit the road with Luke, he was selling t-shirts at the merchandise table and now he's playing for sold out crowds at arenas.
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Aretha Franklin, Chris Young, Cole Swindell, Etta James, Gavin DeGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Joe Nichols, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride, Sam Cooke, Thomas Rhett, Van Morrison