by Thunder 104.5 posted Jan 26 2016 1:16PM
Scotty McCreery
TYING TAYLOR SWIFT – THOMAS RHETT 
Thomas Rhett's single "Die A Happy Man" spends its sixth consecutive week at #1 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week, making Rhett the first artist to hold the top spot for the same reign since Taylor Swift did so exactly eight years ago with her hit, "Our Song." Reacting to the exciting news, Thomas said, "I seriously can't believe this song has spent six weeks at #1." "Die A Happy Man" is Thomas' 5th consecutive #1 song and is the second single off his sophomore studio album, Tangled Up.

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HOMETOWN HOCKEY FAN – CHRIS YOUNG 
Chris Young has been chosen as one of the four celebrity coaches at the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on Sunday (1/31). Young will join fellow celebrity coaches Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill and Charles Kelley at the game, and Chris says he can't wait to get behind the bench. Chris is also one of the acts slated to perform at IntelliCentrics Outdoor Concert Series in downtown Nashville as part of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star festivities beginning this Thursday (1/28) and running through Sunday.

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 ZAC BROWN REVEALS WINE LINE 
Zac Brown has teamed up with Delicato Family Vineyards and Napa Valley winemaker John Killebrew to launch a new portfolio of signature wines called Z. Alexander Brown. The line will launch with inaugural Cabernet Sauvignon and Proprietary Red Blend vintages, which are available now for national distribution for the price of $19.99 a bottle. The wine bottle's label features the word Uncaged and is accompanied by its symbol of an owl taking flight. The wines can be purchased at www.zalexanderbrown.com, where connoisseurs can also find recipes to cook with the signature wine as well as an in-depth background on the vineyard. You can also follow the Z. Alexander Brown wine line on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
 
LOSING A BET AND TAKING A DIP – SCOTTY MCCREERY 
Scotty McCreery (see top image above) is a huge New England Patriots fans, and he would stake almost anything on their success. Well, on Sunday (1/24), McCreery invited several of his friends to his North Carolina beach house to watch broadcast of the AFC Championship Game between the Patriots and Denver Broncos. In advance of the game, Scotty made a bet with his buddy Evan McNeill. If the Patriots won, then McNeill would do a polar plunge into the Atlantic Ocean -- but if the Broncos won, McCreery would be the one submerging himself the icy cold water. After the Denver Broncos beat the New England Patriots 20-18, McCreery stuck to his word and ran into the darkness of the night to take an icy dip in the ocean. Scotty's friend Austin Nagy soon posted video of the singer's plunge on twitter. McCreery took to Twitter shortly after the plunge to say, "That was cold." Scotty is shaking off the loss and the cold this week with shows in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Thursday (1/28) and Rama, Ontario, on Friday (1/29).

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by Christal & Jeremy posted Dec 9 2015 1:13PM

Keith Urban's father Robert Urban passed away Saturday night (12/5). Keith released this statement about his dad, "I've been deeply touched by the outpouring of love and support that Nic and I, and our family, have received since my Dad’s passing on Saturday night. His long battle with cancer is now over and he is finally at peace. My Dad’s love of country music and America set me on my life's journey, and shaped so much of who I am today. Thank you to everyone who has kept us all in your thoughts and prayers."

WHY I'M GETTING OUT – KENNY ROGERS

In September, Kenny Rogers announced that he'll be hitting the road in 2016 on his final world tour. At the time Kenny said that he was retiring to spend more time with his wife and kids, but it seems there's another reason for his departure. Rogers recently opened up to Variety about the current state of country music, saying the genre is moving in a different direction than what he's used to. Kenny said, "I think country music is whatever country people will buy, and I think people don't buy certain kinds of country anymore. So what happens is that in their efforts to do something different, to set themselves apart from me and the other guys before me, they took it to a different place." And the direction country music is heading has at least partly influenced his decision to leave. Kenny recently released first new Christmas studio album in seventeen years titled Once Again It's Christmas. He's also set to perform a song from the new holiday album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, December 14.

MERLE HAGGARD HOSPITALIZED WITH PNEUMONIA

Merle Haggard had to postpone several shows over the weekend after a case of pneumonia landed him in a California hospital last week. A message posted on Merle's Facebook page said he had to postpone several California dates, including shows scheduled in Palm Desert on Wednesday (12/2), Riverside on Thursday (12/3) and Oakland on Friday (12/4). Haggard also postponed his date in Wendover, Nevada, scheduled for Saturday (12/5). The message also states that The Hag hopes to be well enough to play his shows scheduled tonight (12/7) and tomorrow (12/8) at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, as well as perform concerts in Beverly Hills and Lemoore, California, on Wednesday (12/9) and Thursday (12/10).

THEIR GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY - DOLLY PARTON

When Dolly Parton and her husband Carl Dean celebrate 50 years of marriage in May of 2016, the two might have something special planned to commemorate their milestone Golden anniversary. While Dolly is a renowned cultural icon, her husband Carl has largely stayed out of the public eye over the years. The two were married in Ringgold, Georgia, in 1966. Dolly's childhood life before she met Dean will be the subject of the new holiday film Coat of Many Colors, which debuts on NBC this Thursday (12/10) at 9 PM ET on NBC. The film takes place in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955 and is based on the incidents in Parton's life around the time she was nine years old. The film stars Jennifer Nettles as Dolly's mother and young actress Alyvia Lind as a nine-year-old version of the country star.


 

by Christal & Jeremy posted Dec 4 2015 1:52PM

Keith Urban's friends and family members were in Nashville on Tuesday night (12/1) for the opening celebration of his Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum exhibit "Keith Urban So Far …," but one of the singer's closest family members – his father Robert Urban – was not there. Keith tells The Tennessean that his father recently was placed in hospice care, which he says has affected him greatly in the last few days. Keith largely credits his father's love of country music for inspiring him to become an artist and move to Nashville. Among the many sentimental artifacts on display in the new exhibit are the stage outfits Urban's father made for him when he was a kid. The exhibit will run through May of 2016.

TYLER HUBBARD MISSES CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR

Florida Georgia Line was named one of CMT's top Artists of the Year for a second straight year during the ceremony on Wednesday night (12/2), but one of the duo's members missed the event because he was feeling under the weather. Tyler Hubbard and his wife Hayley missed the ceremony because they were at home recovering from a reaction they had to some shots they recently received. During FGL's acceptance speech, Brian Kelley explained that Hubbard and his wife are heading to Africa in January and had a bad reaction to the shots they'd gotten in preparation to go abroad. Brian told the audience, "My heart is pounding, man. I know if Tyler was here right next to me right now, his heart would be pounding, too." Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Sam Hunt were also honored during the Wednesday night's sixth-annual CMT Artists of the Year ceremony.

PEN GALS - MADDIE AND TAE

The girls from Maddie & Tae have teamed up with Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Nashville Predators hockey team to launch "Shine Bright," a letter-writing campaign within Middle Tennessee. As part of the campaign, booths will be set up at various events and locations in the community, where people may write "Words That Shine," to encourage Children's Hospital patients, their families and the hospital's staff. The booths will stay open through the end of January to assist the initiative's ultimate goal of showing support to caregivers and brightening patients' days.

CHRIS YOUNG POSTPONES SHOW

A bout of strep throat caused Chris Young to postpone last night's (12/3) scheduled show at the Amsoil Arena in Duluth, Minnesota. Young announced the news on Twitter yesterday, saying, "Hey guys, I'm battling a case of strep throat, I never want to disappoint you, but I've been advised by doctors that I can’t perform today." Chris said in the message that the Duluth show would be rescheduled for a date in early 2016 and that previously purchased tickets will be honored at that show. Young's website has an upcoming date at Duluth's Amsoil Arena scheduled on January 9. It appears that Chris' upcoming dates scheduled in Rochester, Minnesota, tonight (12/4) and Green Bay, Wisconsin, tomorrow (12/5) have also been postponed until next month. His website now has no dates scheduled for the remainder of 2015.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Dec 4 2015 1:25PM

We're sending our condolences to the family of Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook, who are mourning the loss of Jimi's sister, Joyce Marie Westbrook Morgan. According to her obituary, Joyce Marie passed away on Sunday (11/29) at the age of 59. No cause of death was given, but her obituary hinted that she may have been fighting cancer. The family expressed their thanks to the entire staff of the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center for "their loving care and support" and requested that donations be made to the Nashville-based cancer research organization in lieu of flowers. Funeral services were held yesterday (12/2) in Alabama.

 

THERE AIN'T A SIDE – MIRANDA LAMBERT

In her cover story for the January issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, Miranda Lambert talked about her divorce from Blake Shelton in a very candid interview. In the interview, Lambert opened up about life after the divorce and also made it clear that people shouldn't pick a side when it comes to their split. Lambert tells the mag, "We are real people with real lives and real (bleep). We're both very honest. This is what it is now, and we're moving forward. We don't need all the opinions. We just need y'all to be supportive, and nobody pick a side -- because there ain't a side." While Miranda told Cosmo that she's not ready to start dating yet, she did open up about when she feels her sexiest. Lambert says, "I feel the sexiest when I'm in my element, which is playing music." The January 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan featuring Miranda will be on newsstands December 8.

 

COAT OF MANY COLORS SWEEPSTAKES – DOLLY PARTON

In celebration of NBC's upcoming holiday movie, Coat of Many Colors, Dolly Parton is giving fans the chance to win several special prizes in the "Coat of Many Colors" Sweepstakes. Prizes include a tour of the Tennessee Mountain Home Parton grew up in, four season passes to her East Tennessee theme park Dollywood, a three-night stay Dollywood's DreamMore Resort, a complete Imagination Library book set, a $1,000 pre-paid gift card, a "Coat of Many Colors" merchandise prize package, and 4 tickets with a cast meet and greet to Dixie Stampede and Lumberjack Adventure. Fans can enter the "Coat of Many Colors Sweepstakes by visiting movies.dollyparton.com. Coat of Many Colors debuts on December 10 at 9 PM ET on NBC.

 

GARTH BROOKS IS HEADING TO RALEIGH

After announcing his return to Las Vegas earlier this week, Garth Brooks has revealed that he's headed back to Raleigh, North Carolina, for his first shows there in 18 years. Brooks will return to Raleigh for two shows at the city's PNC Arena on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday, December 11 at 10:00 AM ET. Garth's return to The Triangle mark the latest dates announced on his world tour with Trisha Yearwood. Brooks will kick off a series of six shows at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, today (12/3), and he still has upcoming shows in Sunrise, Florida; Baltimore, Maryland; and North Charleston, South Carolina, in early 2016. Garth also recently announced his return to Sin City to perform a series of shows at the Las Vegas Arena in July of next year.


 

by Christal & Jeremy posted Dec 2 2015 4:25PM

Luke Bryan has been added to the lineup of performers during ABC's telecast of Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016. Luke is part of a newly announced wave of performers. These artists join previously announced headliner Carrie Underwood at the annual celebration that will ring in the New Year. Each artist will take the stage in the hours leading up to the 2016 countdown, performing for more than 1 million fans live in Times Square and millions of others watching at home. Bryan is set to perform a medley of his hit songs during the celebration. Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2016 will kick off on December 31 at 8 PM ET on the ABC Television Network.

EUROPEAN TOUR - DIERKS BENTLEY

Dierks Bentley will head back across the pond next spring to perform a series of dates in the U.K. and Ireland. Bentley's European tour will kick off in Dublin, Ireland, on April 21 and will make three additional stops in the U.K to round out a weekend of overseas performances. The new trek comes as a follow-up to last year's sold-out performance at the iconic O2 arena in London, and Bentley says he's excited to get back out there. Tickets for the international shows will be available this Friday (12/4).

SINATRA 100 CONCERT – TRISHA YEARWOOD

Trisha Yearwood will be among the performers who will pay tribute to the late Frank Sinatra during the Sinatra 100 — An All-Star Grammy Concert, a primetime special celebrating the legendary singer's 100th birthday. Yearwood is part of the concert's newly announced wave of performers, which also includes Latin artist Juanes and musician and TV producer Seth MacFarlane. Previously announced performers during the special include Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown, as well as Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Adam Levine, Usher, Harry Connick Jr., Celine Dion, and Lady Gaga. The live concert taping will be held on December 2 at Wynn Las Vegas' Encore Theatre, with the special set to air on December 6 at 9:00 PM ET on CBS.

KIP MOORE EXTENDS TOUR

Due to fan demand and following several sold-out stops on his headlining "Wild Ones Tour," Kip Moore has announced that he's extending that trek into next year. Kip's 2016 tour leg will kick off in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 28 and will feature special guests The Cadillac Three and Chase Bryant on select dates. The tour extension comes after Moore sold out headlining shows this year in Boston; Toronto; London, Ontario; Cleveland; Springfield, Illinois; and a two night run in Chicago. He’s playing the National in Richmond this Saturday night with special guest Michael Ray.

by Christal & Jeremy posted Nov 9 2015 1:53PM

Kenny Chesney closed out his "Big Revival Tour" earlier this year with two consecutive sold-out shows at Boston's Gillette Stadium, so it only makes sense that he'll be returning there next year on his "Spread the Love Tour 2016." Kenny has announced that he'll roll into the home stadium of the New England Patriots on August 26, 2016, nearly one year after he set a record there for having more than 120,000 fans in attendance during the two-night stand. Chesney has had a special relationship with the people of Boston ever since he first started performing there, and the singer's No Shoes Nation was actually named at Gillette Stadium in 2011.

CULLEN BOHANNON HELPED ME THROUGH THIS - REBA

In August, Reba and her husband Narvel Blackstock announced their separation after 26 years of marriage, and though things haven't been easy every step of the way, Reba says she hasn't had to face it alone. An Oklahoma City TV news station recently caught up with the superstar and asked her how she was doing after the separation. Reba responded, "I'm doing great. I've got my, my faith is strong. And I’ve got my friends, my family and Cullen Bohannon to help me out. So I watch him every night to help me out because I got all of the four seasons downloaded and I watch Cullen Bohannon." And if you're not familiar with Cullen Bohannon, he's the main character in AMC's popular period drama Hell on Wheels who's played by hunky actor Anson Mount.

NASHVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE – JANA KRAMER

Jana Kramer will be in Music City this holiday season to serve as Grand Marshal for the 62nd annual Piedmont Natural Gas Nashville Christmas Parade. The parade will kick in downtown Nashville on December 5 and will feature new entertainment including The Nashville Ballet, the Vanderbilt "Spirit of Gold" Marching Band and new balloons and floats. The 2015 parade theme is "Miracle on Broadway" and all proceeds from the parade will benefit Share the Warmth, Piedmont's energy assistance program that helps local low-income families pay their energy bills at any point during the year, regardless of their energy source. Kramer is also on a parade up the charts with her current single "I Got The Boy," which sits in the Top 20 this week.

SURPRISE ON THE BILLBOARD 200 - CHRIS STAPLETON

Chris Stapleton's album Traveller has taken the #1 spot on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 153,000 copies last week. The surge in album sales came after Chris had a big night at the 49th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday (11/4), winning trophies in all three categories he was nominated in and giving one of the most talked about performances of the night with pop star Justin Timberlake. The album re-entered the list after being absent from the tally since September, and it sold more copies during this past week than it had in total since it hit store shelves in May. Eric Church comes in at #3 on the chart with his unannounced album Mr. Misunderstood, which sold 71,000 copies in less than two full days of availability. Church sent copies of Mr. Misunderstood to select members of his fan club early last week, and the album became available for purchase exclusively through the iTunes Store on Wednesday – the same day he performed the new album's title track on the CMA Awards.


 

by Christal & Jeremy posted Nov 9 2015 1:42PM

Fans weren't the only ones shocked about Blake Shelton's recently confirmed relationship with singer Gwen Stefani; some of Blake's friends were surprised by the new couple as well. When E! News asked Luke Bryan about Blake's new girlfriend at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night (11/4), Luke couldn't believe what he was hearing. Bryan said, "You're trying to trick me. It can't be true, because there's no way Blake could ever score a girl like that. It's not true." Shelton's pal and host of NBC's The Voice, Carson Daly, also weighed in on the new couple, telling his fellow anchors on the Today show that he was surprised by it. "I didn't think Blake could get a girl as hot as Gwen, to be honest," Carson joked, "He's a goofy cowboy. She's the queen of cool."

JASON ALDEAN'S MUSIC RETURNS TO SPOTIFY

One year after he pulled his music from Spotify, Jason Aldean has now announced that his library of songs will return to the streaming service. Aldean took to Twitter yesterday (11/6) to announce the news and to share a message with his fans. The message reads, "Everyone in the music business is trying to figure out how to make streaming work financially so that the creative community gets paid fairly. I'm happy to have been part of that dialogue and will continue to be as it all unfolds." The message went on to say, "I've heard from you, the fans, all summer on the road and online that you really miss being able to stream my music. I definitely want you to be able to find it easily, so we've decided to make it available again." Aldean's move to pull his music from Spotify came just days after Taylor Swift removed her entire catalog from the streaming service in November of 2014. The issue both artists had with Spotify at the time was about fair compensation.

CMA AWARDS EARN ABC BIG RATINGS

The telecast of The 49th Annual CMA Awards made ABC the # 1 network on Wednesday in Total Viewers. The broadcast was watched by 13.6 million people and also became the first net to beat FOX on the same night the network's hit drama Empire has aired, since it debuted at the beginning of the year. The CMA Awards also stood as Wednesday's most-watched TV show overall, topping Empire by 2 million viewers. During prime, ABC defeated FOX by 5.3 million viewers and by 27% in Adults 18-49. It was ABC's 3rd straight year to earn the top rank on the opening Wednesday of the November Sweep. In viewers and young adults, ABC also earned its strongest performance on any night with entertainment programming in more than 8 months - since the Academy Awards in February.

THE TWO SIDES OF CARRIE UNDERWOOD

Carrie Underwood graces the cover Cosmopolitan magazine's December issue and in the featured article, she opens up about having two different sides. From the lyrics in her multi-platinum smash "Before He Cheats" one might think Carrie is an ex-girlfriend hell-bent on seeking revenge on her cheating man, but Underwood says that's just part of her of alternate onstage persona. Carrie shares, "Obviously, I would never run off to Vegas and get drunk and marry a guy or trash some guy's car. But everybody has had somebody who's cheated on them or some jerk they dated." And don't worry, Underwood won't be taking a Louisville Slugger to any headlights anytime soon; her and her husband Mike Fisher are happily married.


 

by Christal & Jeremy posted Nov 9 2015 1:17PM

Carrie Underwood recently sat down with Us Weekly to share 25 fun facts about herself people may not know, but she didn't think one of her answers would get the attention of her biggest crush. For number 19 on the list, Carrie spilled, "I have a massive crush on Patrick Stewart. Always have, always will." The actor and British knight soon saw Underwood's revelation in the mag and had some gushing of his own to do. Stewart tweeted a picture of the Us Weekly publication and said, "@carrieunderwood's words excite me more than the solid results of my recent bone density scan." To which Carrie replied, "FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW!!! HE KNOWS I'M ALIVE!!!!!!!! Play it cool, Carrie...play it cool..." In the article, Underwood also revealed that she once had a pet duck named Drake and she's a bit of a doomsday prepper.


GARTH BROOKS ANNOUNCES SHOWS IN SOUTH FLORIDA

After nearly twenty years, Garth Brooks will return to sunny South Florida for two concerts early next year. The concerts will be held on January 15 and 16, 2016, at the BB&T Center in the city of Sunrise, which is located in the greater Miami metropolitan area. Tickets for the shows go on sale this Friday. Garth's return to The Sunshine State is just the latest addition to Garth's world tour with Trisha Yearwood that's been setting ticket sales records all across the country.


OLD DOMINION TAPPED FOR NPR'S FIRST LISTEN SERIES

If you can't wait for the release of Old Dominion's debut studio, Meat and Candy, on Friday (11/6), now you're in luck. Fans can get an early listen of the new album via NPR Music's acclaimed First Listen series. The First Listen series will let fans stream the album's 11 tracks in their entirety before they are released on Friday. One album track that fans may already be acquainted is the band's current single "Break Up with Him," which is nearing the top of the country chart this week. NPR has taken down the "first listen" page and replaced it with a review of the album and a Spotify playlist where you can still listen to the album.


COLOR ME BRADD – BRAD PAISLEY

Last week (11/2) when Brad Paisley teamed up with '90s R&B group Color Me Badd for a special performance on ABC's late night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Brad's performance with the "I Wanna Sex You Up" singers marks the return of Jimmy Kimmel's Mash Up Mondays series, which pairs unlikely musicians together and combines their names with witty puns. The upcoming collaboration – dubbed "Color Me Bradd" – air during last week's show at 10:35 PM ET on ABC. Color Me Badd took to Twitter the week before to share a picture of them with their newest band mate.


 

by Christal & Jeremy posted Oct 30 2015 2:30PM

They've already been playing "Together in Las Vegas" this year, and now Reba and Brooks & Dunn will team up again to perform on The 49th Annual CMA Awards next week. The collaboration is just the latest musical pairing that's been revealed as part of the CMA's weekly "one-of-a-kind" Wednesday announcements. The ceremony will also feature previously announced one-of-a kind collaborations between Eric Church and Hank Williams, Jr., Thomas Rhett and rock band Fall Out Boy, and Keith Urban performing with John Mellencamp. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 4 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.

THOMAS RHETT PARTNERS WITH SNAP FITNESS

Thomas Rhett will team up with the nationwide 24 hour gym and fitness center Snap Fitness as the brand's 2016 spokesperson. As the Snap Fitness spokesperson, Thomas will host boot camps in select tour markets throughout the year, as well as challenges on social media for fans across the country. Rhett says staying fit is a crucial part of being able to put on a great live show and having a place like Snap Fitness that's always open is very convenient for his hectic schedule. Thomas and Brett Eldredge will be in New York City today (10/29) to kick off their co-headlining "CMT On Tour: Brett Eldredge & Thomas Rhett – "Boots & Suits Tour."

GEORGE STRAIT EXTENDS HIS “STRAIT TO VEGAS” SHOWS INTO 2017

After all six of his 2016 "Strait to Vegas" shows sold out immediately after going on sale, George Strait has added two more dates to the Las Vegas residency, extending it into 2017. The newly added shows will take place on February 17 and 18, 2017 at the Las Vegas Arena, with tickets for the new dates going on sale to the public Friday, November 6 at 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT). Pre-sales for the 2017 shows will begin today (10/30) at 1:00 PM ET (10:00 AM PT) and will end Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 AM ET (10:00 PM PT) while supplies last. Kacey Musgraves will join Strait for the concert series, which includes previously announced dates on April 22, April 23, September 9, September 10, December 2 and December 3 of 2016.

COUNTRY NOW SHOWCASES CMA ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

Country Now -- the popular YouTube channel dedicated to country music -- is showcasing this year's five nominees for CMA Album of the Year by featuring special interviews with the creative minds behind making these records. In the clips, the producers behind Jason Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt, Kacey Musgraves Pageant Material, Kenny Chesney's The Big Revival, Chris Stapleton's Traveller and Little Big Town's Painkiller share their thoughts on how these seminal albums were made. The series kicked of yesterday (10/28) with segments about Musgraves' Pageant Material and Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt. Then today, (10/29) the series will show videos about Chesney's The Big Revival and Stapleton's Traveller, before the final installment features LBT discussing their album, Painkiller. Tune in to see who takes home the Album of the Year trophy during The 49th Annual CMA Awards, airing live from Nashville's Bridgestone Arena on November 4 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.


 

by Christal & Jeremy posted Oct 30 2015 2:19PM
Florida Georgia Line Visit Music Choice's "You & A"

Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town and Zac Brown Band have been added to the already star-studded lineup of performers at The 49th Annual CMA Awards next week. Dierks Bentley is also set to appear during the annual ceremony to give a special performance with electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling. These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Maddie & Tae, Kacey Musgraves, as well as the night's co-hosts, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. The show will also feature one-of-a kind collaborations between Eric Church and Hank Williams, Jr., Thomas Rhett teaming up with rock band Fall Out Boy and Keith Urban performing with John Mellencamp. The 49th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on November 4 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.


JASON ALDEAN WRAPS UP "BURN IT DOWN TOUR" IN A BIG WAY

After playing for more than two million fans and selling out numerous stadiums, Jason Aldean brought his "2015 Burn It Down Tour" to a close on Saturday (10/24) with a show at Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida. During the show, which also served as the 10th Annual "Concert for the Cure," Aldean presented over $615,000 to Susan G. Komen South Florida and its mission of supporting those diagnosed with breast cancer and the ultimate goal of finding a cure for the disease. The $615,000 donated to Susan G. Komen South Florida was raised from a portion of ticket sales over the course of the tour. Jason will return to the road in January when he launches his 24-city "We Were Here 2016 Tour" with special guests Thomas Rhett and A Thousand Horses.


SAM HUNT'S NASHVILLE STREET PARTY IS POSTPONED

Sam Hunt initially planned on holding a street party in downtown Nashville tonight (10/27) to celebrate the remarkable year he's had and to mark the one year anniversary of his debut album, Montevallo, being released, but bad weather has postponed that outdoor show until Wednesday (10/28). The show is now scheduled to take place at 6 PM local time tomorrow. The Sam Hunt Street Party will be presented by Bose. During the past year, Sam has become one of the hottest newcomers in country music, charting three consecutive #1 songs.


AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN’S TOP 10 STORIES OF 2015

Some of this year's biggest country music moments will be highlighted during the American Country Countdown Top 10 Stories of 2015 special, airing December 17 at 8:00 PM ET on FOX. Aside from counting down the Top 10 defining and most talked-about moments of 2015, the one-hour special will also feature in-depth interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars as well as video highlights and performances from several different acts. Some of the artists who will appear in the special include Jason Aldean, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. Additional performers and the show's host will be announced soon. In addition to counting down this year's top moments, the American Country Countdown Top 10 Stories of 2015 special will also honor The Grand Ole Opry’s 90th Anniversary. The show will air as the companion special to the upcoming American Country Countdown Awards, which is scheduled to air in spring of 2016.


 

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