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Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLuke Bryan has a big weekend planned starting with Friday morning's ACM Awards nominations and ending with a Super Bowl viewing party Sunday night.Luke hopes to see his name as a finalist in multiple ACM categories, including Entertainer of the Year. He took that top prize in 2013.Luke says of the big announcement, "I’ll be biting my nails and see what happens, and it’s an amazing night and an amazing day to hear what you’re nominated for,
01/30/2015 05:00:00am
Academy of Country MusicThe nominees in the Video of the Year category for the 50th Annual ACM Awards were announced Thursday night on Entertainment Tonight.The nominees are "American Kids," by Kenny Chesney; "Cop Car," by Keith Urban; "Drunk on a Plane," by Dierks Bentley; "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," by Glen Campbell; and "Somethin' Bad," by Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood.The nominees in the other categories will be announced Friday morning on the Academy of Country Music's social m
01/30/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Valory Music Co.Brantley Gilbert has released the video for his latest single, "One Hell of an Amen." The song is a tribute to two men who passed away in recent years, including Brantley's pal, Kory, who lost his battle with leukemia after a brave fight against the disease. A fallen war hero, named Jon, is the other person whose sacrifice inspired the song and video. Jon was the best friend of Brantley's pal from Georgia, Josh, who served several tours of duty in Iraq.Brantley s
01/29/2015 06:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Monarch PublicityCraig Morgan and Trace Adkins have joined the lineup for Charlie Daniels' 40th Anniversary Volunteer Jam, coming up August 12 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The Oak Ridge Boys and Tracy Lawrence also join the performers list, along with previously-announced stars Montgomery Gentry, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Travis Tritt.Tickets for the show go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster. Proceeds from the Volunteer Jam go to help American veterans in support of The Journey Ho
01/29/2015 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Academy of Country MusicThe nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards will be revealed Friday morning on the Academy of Country Music's social media accounts. The announcement starts at 8:30 a.m. ET at Facebook.com/AcademyofCountryMusic, Instagram.com/ACMAwards, and Twitter.com/ACMAwards.The 50th Annual ACM Awards will broadcast live from the AT&T Stadium in Texas on Sunday, April 19 on CBS.The ACM nominations were originally scheduled to be announced Tuesday morning, but th
01/29/2015 11:58:00am
Image Courtesy Capitol NashvilleLady Antebellum has signed on to perform at the 7th Annual T.J. Martell Nashville Honors Gala on March 30 at Music City's Omni Hotel. Nashville star Charles Esten will return to host the event, and Emmylou Harris joins Lady A on the performers list.The Honors Gala recognizes individuals for their work on behalf of the T.J. Martell Foundation in their fight against cancer, leukemia and AIDS. The T.J. Martell Honors Gala has raised more than $2 million for the
01/29/2015 10:00:00am
Image Courtesy Big Machine RecordsTim McGraw will perform Glen Campbell's "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" at the 87th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, February 22 on ABC. The song is nominated in the Best Original Song category and is featured in the documentary about Glen's battle with Alzheimer's disease, Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me.  Glen's disease makes it impossible for him to perform the song.Glen's family personally asked Tim to perform the song on the Oscars."I’m honored to be asked
01/29/2015 08:11:00am
Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleMost male country acts only cover songs made popular by other male artists. There's no doubt you've heard a guy in a cowboy hat take on Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" or a random Tom Petty hit at a country show in recent years, but Sam Hunt is always looking to break away from the pack. That's why he's covering songs from '90s female country stars like Reba, Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna on his new Lipstick Graffiti tour.Sam tells ABC News Radio, "Covers are tr
01/29/2015 05:00:00am
Capitol NashvilleLittle Big Town will be part of the Super Bowl festivities this weekend. They're set to perform Saturday at the 24th Annual Taste of the NFL Party with a Purpose in Scottsdale, Arizona, an event involving top chefs and NFL players to raise money in support of food banks.Little Big Town's Jimi Westbrook explains in a new interview with ESPN.com how his band got involved: "We had gotten a call from our manager telling us about this amazing function where all of these chefs we
01/29/2015 05:00:00am
Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleCarrie Underwood is releasing "Little Toy Guns" as her new single, and the emotional video for the song will premiere Friday on Carrie's Facebook page. A 30-second sneak preview of the video is now posted on Facebook. Look for E! News to air a first-look feature on the video Thursday."Little Toy Guns" is the follow-up release to Carrie's latest hit, "Something in the Water." The new single addresses the hurt a child goes through listening to her parents figh
01/28/2015 06:28:00pm
Imgae Courtesy Streamsound RecordsKristian Bush of Sugarland fame will release his debut solo album, Southern Gravity, on April 7. The project features the lead single "Trailer Hitch." Kristian says the new songs "feel like home" to him.He says to his fans, "They are your stories as much as they are mine, and I hope you hear yourself in here, no matter if you are standing up, falling down or dancing in between the pieces of your life."Kristian is a co-writer on all 12 tracks on Southern Gravi
01/28/2015 06:01:00pm
Image Courtesy Clarkson PotterTrisha Yearwood has revealed details of her third cookbook, Trisha's Table: My Feel-Good Favorites for a Balanced Life.The book is due March 31 and will feature a mix of lighter dishes and a few traditional Southern comfort food recipes. The offerings reflect Trisha's new approach to dieting, which has helped her achieve a slimmed-down physique. The secret to Trisha's weight-loss success lies in allowing herself to indulge in her favorite Southern dishes 20 pe
01/28/2015 06:01:00pm
Image Courtesy MCA NashvilleJosh Turner, Eric Paslay, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina and Mickey Guyton have signed on to be torchbearers in the first-ever Special Olympics Unified Relay Across America. The torch will be lit in Athens, Greece and travel across all 50 U.S. states for 46 days before making its way to the Special Olympics World Games in July.More than 20,000 people will participate in the relay -- you can sign up to participate at UnifiedRelay.org. ESPN will carry nightly
01/28/2015 02:00:00pm
Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/Capitol NashvilleDierks Bentley is in his hometown of Phoenix to participate in several big events surrounding Super Bowl 49 on Sunday. His performance at the official NFL Tailgate will be broadcast as part of NBC's pregame show Sunday afternoon. Dierks is also hosting a pre-Super Bowl bash at his bar, Whiskey Row, on Friday night.Says Dierks, "It's going to be a fun weekend in my hometown. There are a lot of country fans in the Valley and we are looking forward t
01/28/2015 12:00:00pm
Image Courtesy UMG NashvilleMickey Guyton clearly isn't singing the blues over her ex-boyfriend on her debut single, "Better than You Left Me." The lyrics were inspired by Mickey's old relationship that was clearly going nowhere when she decided to make the move to Nashville a few years ago. Mickey says it all came to a head for the couple during a final fight when he told her, "Don't make me find someone else."Mickey tells ABC News Radio, "I can't even believe someone would even say that.
01/28/2015 10:00:00am