The nominees for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Friday morning via an online digital press conference. Miranda Lambert leads the pack with 8 nominations, including a coveted Entertainer of the Year nod. Dierks Bentley follows Miranda with 7 nominations and Florida Georgia Line comes in close behind with 5 nods. Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church also each receive 4 nominations. Country legend Glen Campbell also returned to the ACM nominee list this year, picking up a nod for Video of the Year for his song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You." Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan return this year's ceremony that will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on April 19 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
Eric Church had quite a challenge this past Saturday (1/31) at his show in Salt Lake City as most of his band and crew were sick with a stomach virus. Church decided that instead of pulling the plug at last minute on the show he would give the crowd something special and promised them more to come. He said on the basic stripped down stage, "Here’s the deal: Yesterday we had the stomach flu strike our band, our crew, everyone. We had no one to hang video, lights, nothing. But I’m still here. I’m still standing. There’s nobody left. It’s just me. I’m going to give you everything I got." He then announced he’d be back Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, with a full band,
Miranda Lambert leads the pack of nominees for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, earning an impressive 8 nominations. Miranda is nominated for the coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy, as well as Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Platinum and Single Record of the Year for "Automatic." Miranda also secured a double nomination for Song of the Year as songwriter and performer of "Automatic," as well as nods for Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year, both for her hit duet, "Somethin' Bad," with Carrie Underwood. Lambert is the only artist to have won Female Vocalist of the Year award five consecutive times. She has also taken home the Album of the Year trophy three times.
Earlier this month when Dierks Bentley announced his "2015 Sounds Of Summer Tour," he surprised tour mates by bringing them to Percy Priest Lake in Nashville to take part in Bentley's annual Polar Plunge. But Kip Moore didn't take too kindly to being forced to jump in the lake's icy waters and he began to plot his revenge. Kip knew he had to hit Dierks where it hurt, so he went after his beloved Chevy Truck, "Big White." In a video posted on YouTube, Moore documents the prank. Team Kip went to work on "Big White" using markers to write all over the truck, then filled the cab with Styrofoam peanuts
by Denny & Christal
posted Jan 30 2015 10:06AM
will step in to perform for Glen Campbell
at the 87th Academy Awards
next month. McGraw will perform Campbell's song "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," which is nominated in the Best Original Song category at the show. Campbell's family said in a statement, "We are thrilled that Tim McGraw will be singing 'I'm Not Gonna Miss You' on Glen's behalf at the Academy Awards." Campbell co-wrote the song for the documentary Glen Campbell...I'll Be Me
, which centers on the singer's struggle with Alzheimer's disease as he embarked on his farewell tour. The 87th Academy Awards
will take place on February 22 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and will air at 8:30 PM ET on ABC. This year's ceremony will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris
The nominees for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards
will be announced this morning at 8:30 AM ET via digital press conference. There will be appearances by special VIP guests who will announce the categories via social media posts. The fourth annual ACM digital press conference can be viewed on the ACM's Facebook and Instagram pages as well as its Twitter feed. Blake Shelton
and Luke Bryan
will return to host this year's ceremony that will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in North Texas on April 19 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.
will headline The 6th Annual CountryMusicIsLove benefit Concert in Nashville on February 23. The concert, which raises money for the The Children's Heart Foundation, will take place at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville. All proceeds from the concert will be donated to The Children's Heart Foundation, the nation's leading national organization solely committed to congenital heart research funding. The event has raised thousands of dollars for charities in previous years and has featured performances by top acts such as Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Brett Eldredge, Chase Rice, Thompson Square
and Craig Campbell.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has extended the Alan Jackson
: 25 Years of Keepin' It Country exhibit through June 21. The exhibit, which was originally scheduled to close in March, highlights the first 25 years Jackson's career and includes his awards, instruments, costumes and personal mementos. To celebrate the extension, the museum will put Jackson's '55 Ford Thunderbird back on display from February 8 to 16. The T-Bird is very special to Jackson and even served as inspiration for his 2002 song "First Love." Alan drove the car throughout high school and his wife, Denise Jackson
, even agreed to a first date with her future husband because "he owned the coolest car in town."
by Denny & Christal
posted Jan 28 2015 9:15AM
It seems Blake Shelton is licking his acting chops. Following his debut as host of NBC's Saturday Night Live over the weekend, Blake is now set to star in the upcoming Adam Sandler film Ridiculous 6, according to The Wrap. Ridiculous 6 is a Western spoof that will be Sandler's first of four films announced in his huge deal with streaming service Netflix. Joining Shelton in the all-star cast will be Sandler,Taylor Lautner, Nick Nolte, Vanilla Ice, Whitney Cummings, Steve Buscemi, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, and many more. Blake is set to play legendary lawman Wyatt Earp while Vanilla Ice will play Mark Twain. Production for the film will reportedly start in February.
Chicago is known for its famous deep dish pizza and hot dogs, but The Windy City will soon be getting a down-home dose of country music. Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans yesterday to launch Chicago's first major country music festival dubbed the Windy City LakeShake. The three-day festival will take place on the city's scenic Northerly Island located on the shores of Lake Michigan. The festival will run from June 19 through 21 and will feature headlining acts Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley. Set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago's city skyline, the festival will also feature performances by Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, and Thomas Rhett among others. There will also be more acts revealed in the coming weeks.
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