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American Music Awards 11-23-2014

Nashville, TN – (November 23, 2014) - Superstar Carrie Underwood won her 8th American Music Award last night, winning for “Favorite Female Artist - Country,” a fan-voted award, during the show that was broadcast from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Among her 8 AMA trophies are four consecutive wins for each of her albums claiming “Favorite Country Album” honors- Some Hearts in 2007, Carnival Ride in 2008, Play On in 2010 and Blown Away in 2012. American Music Award Wins: 2014 Favorite Female Artist - Country 2012 Favorite Country Album - Blown Away 2010 Favorite Country Album - Play On 2008 Favorite Country Album - Carnival Ride 2007 Favorite Female Artist - Country 2007 Favorite Country Album - Some Hearts 2007 T-Mobile Text-In Award - Artist of the Year 2006 Favorite New Breakthrough Artist Carrie will release a new album on December 9, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. The album’s release was kicked off by the record-setting success of its first single, “Something in the Water,…

Above the Brad Paisley Concert in Montreal

Matthew Gets His Star!!!

Easton Corbin Helps with Million Dollar Deal

Mercury Nashville Platinum recording artist Easton Corbin saw a big payoff to his support and partnership with the National FFA Organization, Ram Trucks and their Next Crop Initiative’s “The Year of the Farmer” celebration. As part of the “The Year of the Farmer” celebration, Corbin - a former FFA member - spent the year traveling the roads of rural America to meet and raise money for the local FFA chapters and young members around the country. Click HERE for a brief recap of his year-long work with the Next Crop Initiative. Ram Trucks kicked off the “Year of the Farmer” in February with the debut of their Super Bowl commercial, “Farmer,” which has garnered over 16 million views on YouTube. For every one million views, Ram pledged to donate $100,000, for a maximum donation of $1 million; viewers overwhelmingly supported the two-minute video, reaching 10 million views within days. As a result, a $1 million check was presented to the National FFA Foundation, on behalf of Ram Trucks…

Even More Country Stars Stampede Into Manhattan, Kansas, June 25-28, 2015!

Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion & More Join Kicker Country Stampede 2015 Line-Up Special Offer, Four-Day Passes Available for $120 until Nov. 30 MANHATTAN, KS (November 17, 2014) – The Kicker Country Stampede 2015 line-up just got “A Little Bit Stronger” with the addition of Country superstar Sara Evans, chart-topper Jerrod Niemann, Country music’s fastest rising star Thomas Rhett, one of Rolling Stone’s ‘10 New Artists You Need to Know’ Old Dominion, Country rock band Blackjack Billy and British Country singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh. They will join previously-announced performers Country megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton and award-winning, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line on the Kicker Country Stampede stage in Manhattan, Kansas, June 25-28, 2015. Fans can expect even more exciting artist announcements in the coming months! VIP tickets are available for $510, four-day GA passes for $120, four-day, jump-the-line passes for $130, …

New Video from Taylor Swift - Blank Space ..this will get talk!!

Clint Eastwood interview with Jimmy Carter

Blake Shelton on 60 Minutes

Check the CBS News 60 Minute web page to see if this story is still up...it aired originally Nov 2,2014

Luke Bryan Wins His First CMA Award – Entertainer of the Year!

NASHVILLE - Top winner Miranda Lambert collected trophies and broke records, while Luke Bryan picked up the night’s top honor, winning his first-ever CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year at “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” Lambert won four awards Wednesday, including her second Album of the Year trophy for Platinum. She joined husband Blake Shelton, in setting a mutual record as each clinched their fifth consecutive victory in the Female and Male Vocalist of the Year categories. “I don’t even know what to say. I just can’t believe I’m standing here,” Lambert told the crowd. “I can’t believe this is my life, that this is my job. Thank you, fans, for that.” She also gave a shout out to female singers and songwriters who haven’t received the same kind of acclaim: “I’m trying to represent for you girls.” Lambert, who has won 11 CMA Awards since 2010, passed four-time winners Reba McEntire and Martina McBride in the Female Vocalist category becoming the top winner in CMA Awards histo…

VINCE GILL RECEIVES CMA’S IRVING WAUGH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE DURING “THE 48TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” ON ABC

NASHVILLE – CMA presented the Irving Waugh Award of Excellence to Nashville treasure Vince Gill during “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which aired tonight on the ABC Television Network. Gill choked up during a video salute aired during the Awards as artists including Rodney Crowell, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, Taylor Swift, James Taylor, and Keith Urban paid tribute to Gill’s artistry and impact on Country Music. “There wouldn’t have been a CMA Awards on television without Irving,” Gill told reporters back stage. "He put the show on and class was always the ultimate to him. He wanted the men to dress up.” The Irving Waugh Award of Excellence is awarded to an individual who is the originator and caretaker of demonstrated ideas and actions that have dramatically broadened and improved Country Music's influence on a national or international level for the benefit of the industry. It is the intention that these ideas and actions typically will have run a course of years an…

Funny Luke Bryan Parody from Cledus

Luke Bryan is the latest Country Super Star to join an elite list of those parodied by singer/songwriter, Cledus T. Judd. The hilarious new song, “Luke Bryan,” is a comical portrayal of one of country’s hottest stars and is available on iTunes today. “This is one of the few songs I’ve written where we couldn’t stop laughing out loud while we wrote it,” Cledus says. "I don’t think I’ve done that since “Did I Shave My Back For This?” Every line makes you laugh." Known for his clever parodies of some of Country music’s biggest stars, with the release of “Luke Bryan,” Cledus T. Judd is at it again starting a new phase of his remarkable career. Often called the “Weird Al” Yankovic of Country, Cledus’ quick-witted parody about superstar Luke Bryan has fans laughing. Released on RoseyMoMusic and distributed by Average Joes Entertainment, “Luke Bryan” was written by Cledus T. Judd, Chris T. Cream Clark, Bill Whyte, and Country star Colt Ford who is also featured on the s…

Dierk's and Miranda-Keith Win first 2 CMAs

WINNERS IN TWO CMA AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED LIVE FROM NASHVILLE ON ABC NEWS’ “GOOD MORNING AMERICA” “We Were Us” by Keith Urban Featuring Miranda Lambert Wins Musical Event of the Year; Dierks Bentley and Director Wes Edwards Win Music Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane” NASHVILLE – Winners in two of the 12 CMA Awards categories were announced live on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” this morning from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, which is the site of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards.” The news was delivered by GMA chief meteorologist Ginger Zee and welcomed by cheers from the thousands of rain-soaked fans gathered on the Bridgestone Arena plaza waiting to see CMA Awards Musical Event of the Year winners Miranda Lambert; and Keith Urban,who also performed. “What a terrific way to gear up for the industry’s top honors, by announcing winners in two categories on GMA and sharing that good news with the viewers and the fans in Nashville,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sa…

Garth NEXT Stop...Tulsa

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 17 YEARS... THE GARTH BROOKS WORLD TOUR with TRISHA YEARWOOD IS RETURNING TO TULSA, OKLAHOMA!!! CONCERTS WILL BE THURSDAY, JANUARY 15th 7:00 PM FRIDAY, JANUARY 16th 7:00 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 17th 7:00 PM AT BOK CENTER LOS ANGELES- NOVEMBER 5, 2014- For the first time in over 17 years, The Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood is returning to Tulsa, Oklahoma! The concerts will be Thursday, January 15th 7:00 PM, Friday, January 16th 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 17th 7:00 PM at BOK Center. Garth Brooks' first new studio album in 13 years, MAN AGAINST MACHINE, will be released on November 11th. Tickets will be on sale Friday, November 14th at 10:00 AM CST. There will be an eight ticket limit per purchase. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster.com/garthbrooks or 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster Express 1-866-448-7849. Please note there will be no sales at the venue box office or Ticketmaster outlets on November 14th. T…

VINCE GILL RECOGNIZED AS BMI ICON AT THE 2014 BMI COUNTRY AWARDS

Keith Urban, Ashley Monroe, and Michael McDonald Pay Tribute to the Songwriting Legend Rhett Akins, Ketch Secor and Sony/ATV Among Honorees at the Annual Event in Nashville NASHVILLE, November 5, 2014 – Broadcast Music, Inc.®, (BMI®), a global leader in music rights management, presented the 2014 BMI Country Awards, honoring the prolific songwriting career of BMI Icon Vince Gill, as well as the Country Songwriter, Song and Publisher of the Year last night in Nashville. The 62nd annual event, which is the genre’s oldest awards ceremony, also celebrated the songwriters and publishers of the most-performed country songs of the past year. BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill hosted the ceremony with Jody Williams, BMI Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville; and Clay Bradley, BMI Assistant Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations, Nashville. Gill, who was named this year’s BMI Icon, joins an elite list of songwriters who have had "a unique and indelible influence…

DOLLY PARTON NOMINATED FOR PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 5, 2014) – Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 4 People’s Choice Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on. Now in 2014, Dolly …

Carrie Underwood Debuts Video

Nashville, TN - (November 4, 2014) – Superstar Carrie Underwood (@CarrieUnderwood) will premiere the video of her smash single, “Something in the Water,” exclusively on Twitter, Wednesday evening, November 5, during @ABCNetwork’s 48th Annual CMA Awards telecast. Following Carrie’s performance on the CMA Awards in Eastern and Central Zones, @CarrieUnderwood will use her official account to personally debut the video for “Something in the Water” directly on Twitter. Directed by Underwood’s longtime creative collaborator Raj Kapoor and produced by Mark D. Allen, the music video finds Carrie performing while members of the dance company, Shaping Sound, dance around her in water. The video was choreographed by the Emmy®-nominated Travis Wall, the company’s founding member and a former finalist and current resident choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance, with styling and costume design by three-time Emmy Award winner Marina Toybina. Millions of country music fans around the w…

Ronnie McDowell 2015

RONNIE McDOWELL SET TO TAKE MUSIC TO THE MASSES BELOVED ENTERTAINER ON ROAD WELL INTO 2015 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 4, 2014) – Ronnie McDowell has been bringing his unique style of Country Music to fans for four decades now, and the singer will continue to log the road miles well into 2015. Just having released his tour schedule for the coming year, McDowell has concert dates lined up through the fall of 2015. With over thirty appearances on the Billboard Country Singles Chart, the Portland, Tennessee, native has been a favorite of radio programmers and fans alike since his tribute to Elvis Presley, “The King Is Gone,” launched his recording career in the fall of 1977. The single has gone on to sell five million copies worldwide. McDowell’s vocals have been widely compared to Presley’s over the years, earning his voice spots in such film projects as the 1979 biopic Elvis as well as Elvis and Me, a TV-movies inspired by the Priscilla Presley autobiography of the same title. B…

One of the Year's Best!!! Nightcrawler

This film was nerve wracking.....

Alan Jackson Receives The Prestigious ASCAP Heritage Award at 52nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards

Alan Jackson with his longtime producer Keith Stegall Photo credit: Peyton Hoge HI RES NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 4, 2014) Hit singer/songwriter and country superstar Alan Jackson was presented the first-ever ASCAP Heritage Award last night at the 52nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards in Nashville. Jackson earned the title of most performed country music songwriter-artist of ASCAP’s first 100 years. The award was presented by ASCAP President and Chairman of the Board Paul Williams and special guest presenter Connie Bradley in commemoration of ASCAP’s first 100 years. The honor included a video tribute that highlighted some of Jackson’s career milestones, as well as interviews with music industry luminaries who were instrumental in launching his career including ASCAP Board member Barry Coburn, former Arista Records head Tim DuBois and longtime producer Keith Stegall. The EMI Nashville superstar, who attended with wife Denise, was markedly surprised and honored saying, “I don’t ev…

Kenny on Tour

Kenny is heading out on The Big Revival Tour in 2015 with a massive lineup of friends. Be sure to keep track of presales and onsales as they happen so you don't miss out. Get all the latest info HERE. We look forward to seeing you on the road, No Shoes Nation! May 2 San Francisco, CA Levi's Stadium Pre-Sale 11/04 @ Noon PT Tickets May 16 Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium Tickets June 20 Green Bay, WI Lambeau Field Tickets June 27 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field Tickets July 18 Minneapolis, MN Target Field Tickets July 25 Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Tickets August 1 Kansas City, MO Arrowhead Stadium Tickets August 8 Denver, CO Sports Authority Field at Mile High Tickets August 15 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium Tickets August 28 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium Pre-Sale 10/31 @ Noon ET Tickets

The Doobie Brothers Are “Takin’ It to the Streets” with the November 4 Release of Southbound

The Doobies to Perform on The 48th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 5 “What a Fool Believes” with Sara Evans Is the Third New Track Available Now with Your Pre-Order of Southbound Nashville, TN – Four-time GRAMMY®-winning band The Doobie Brothers with Michael McDonald are gearing up for the November 4 release of its new album, Southbound, which finds the iconic music makers collaborating with some of country’s top stars for all-new versions of a dozen of the band’s classic hits. Appropriately enough, the band will be in Nashville for Country Music’s Biggest Night™ for a performance on The 48th Annual CMA Awards, airing live, Wednesday, November 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network. New this week, Southbound track “What a Fool Believes” with Sara Evans becomes the third song available immediately to fans who pre-order the digital album. For Evans, the opportunity to be a part of Southbound was not to be mis…

COLE SWINDELL TO RELEASE DOWN HOME SESSIONS EP

NASHVILLE, TN, (October 31, 2014) – While CMA Awards' “New Artist of the Year” nominee, Cole Swindell, is gearing up to launch his "Down Home Tour" next month, the breakout artist will also release a special fan EP, called the Down Home Sessions on November 17th via Warner Bros Records. Comprised of five songs (track listing below), the digital album will be released in connection with his first solo run of tour dates this winter, which follows up his nationwide arena and stadium trek with Luke Bryan. “I'm always writing and I have lots of songs that I want my fans to hear. As a songwriter that's what you want, but everything can't always make it onto your album so I decided the best way to release this music was to put together the Down Home Session EP,” explains Swindell. “The start of my ‘Down Home Tour’ seemed like the perfect time to put this collection together for the fans, not that I need an excuse to thank them for all the support they have give…

SAM HUNT EARNS PLATINUM STATUS AND FIRST NO. 1 WITH LEAD SINGLE “LEAVE THE NIGHT ON”

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Monday, November 3, 2014) - Sam Hunt’s lead single “Leave the Night On,” off his major label debut album MONTEVALLO, lands at No. 1 on both the Billboard and MediaBase charts this week making it Hunt’s first chart-topping single as an artist. The song also becomes Hunt’s first RIAA-certified Platinum title, registering more than 1 Million in sales. Written by Hunt, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, “Leave the Night On” was the highest debuting new artist single in the history of Country Aircheck and quickly made its way to the peak position. “Leave the Night On” is Hunt’s third No. 1 as a songwriter following “Come Over” recorded by Kenny Chesney and “We Are Tonight” recorded by Billy Currington. Additional writer credits include Keith Urban’s recent Top 10 “Cop Car.” On his latest No. 1, Hunt shares, “I'm really excited that folks have connected to ‘Leave the Night On’ the way they have. This past year has been a wild ride and I can’t wait to see what…

TORTUGA MUSIC FESTIVAL DATES ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 11 & 12, 2015

LIMITED EARLY BIRD PRESALE TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7 AT 10:00am EST Fort Lauderdale, FL - HUKA Entertainment proudly announces the return of Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival, taking place Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, 2015 on the sands of Fort Lauderdale Beach Park in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A limited quantity of Early Bird Presale tickets for the 2015 festival will be available online at www.tortugamusicfestival.com this Friday, November 7 at 10:00am EST. This public presale allows early supporters of the festival to purchase discounted tickets, including two-day General Admission for $139.00 each, two-day VIP for $579.00 each and two-day Super VIP for $979 each (shipping and handling fees may apply to each ticket type). Tickets will also be available by phone at 877.987.6487. A four-ticket purchase limit will be in effect. Additional details can be found via www.tortugamusicfestival.com. Additionally, Tortuga Music Festival fans who’ve missed…

This Picture from the 1980's..Anyone know the 2 stars?

ASHLEY GORLEY NAMED SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AT 52ND ANNUAL ASCAP COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Alan Jackson, Craig Wiseman Presented with ASCAP Heritage Award; Ben Hayslip, Jimmy Robbins, Warner/Chappell Also Among Top Honorees Nashville, Tenn., November 3, 2014: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted the 52nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, November 3rd in the Grand Ballroom of Nashville’s Music City Center. The writers of country music's most performed songs of the period between April 2013 and March 2014 were honored before an audience of distinguished Nashville songwriters, top country stars and music industry leaders. Special tribute was paid to Alan Jackson and songwriter Craig Wiseman, who were each presented with the ASCAP Heritage Award in commemoration of ASCAP’s 100th anniversary. The evening's top honors were awarded to the following: ASCAP Country Music Songwriter of the Year: Ashley Gorley ASCAP Country Music Song of the Year: "It Goes Like This," written by Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Robbins; pu…