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2012 Grammy Nominees

1. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Paul Epworth, producer; Tom Elmhirst & Mark Rankin, engineers/mixers Track from: 21 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records] Holocene Bon Iver Justin Vernon, producer; Brian Joseph & Justin Vernon, engineers/mixers Track from: Bon Iver [Jagjaguwar] Grenade Bruno Mars The Smeezingtons, producers; Ari Levine & Manny Marroquin, engineers/mixers Track from: Doo-Wops & Hooligans [Elektra] The Cave Mumford & Sons Markus Dravs, producer; Francois Chevallier & Ruadhri Cushnan, engineers/mixers Track from: Sigh No More [Glassnote Records] Firework Katy Perry Mikkel S. Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen & Sandy Vee, producers; Mikkel S. Eriksen, Phil Tan, Sandy Vee & Miles Walker, engineers/mixers [Capitol] BACK TO TOP 2. Album Of The Year 21 Adele Jim Abbiss, Adele, Paul Epworth, Rick Rubin, Fraser T. Smith, Ryan Tedder & Dan Wilson, producers; Jim Abbiss, Philip Allen, Beatriz Artola, Ian Do

Grammy Nom TV show at 10/9C tonight...

From On Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS, The Recording Academy will officially begin the countdown to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards with "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night." Live from Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, the one-hour special will be hosted by two-time GRAMMY winner LL Cool J, announce nominations in select GRAMMY categories and feature performances by country artist Jason Aldean, five-time GRAMMY winner Lady Gaga, four-time GRAMMY winner Rihanna, and GRAMMY-winning duo Sugarland, among others. will be your one-stop shop for all things GRAMMY. During the telecast, go deeper inside the nominations special via our liveblog and after the show via our boots-on-the-ground color commentary. Also, peruse the only official GRAMMY nominations list available on the Web, and view our photo galleries and exclusive video from the nominations special — in addition to letting your voice be heard and p

Taylor and Faith at CMT Artist of the Year


Taylor Swift Now Makes Snow Globes too!

Iconic Country DJ Charlie Douglas has died...

From Marty Martel... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LEGENDARY RADIO PERSONALITY CHARLIE DOUGLAS PASSES I have just learned that Charlie Douglas, one of our long time friends, and one of the great legendary DJ’s of our time, has passed away this past Thanksgiving Day. I do not have cause of death or age at this time but I will have that information forthcoming. It is a sad, sad day in our country music industry. Speaking on a personal note, when Charlie was on air at WWL New Orleans, and then when he was the all-nighter on WSM here in Nashville, he always had an open door policy for playing new artists records, and I believe I am speaking for many, many artists in our country music industry. What a sad loss of one of the great pioneers in our in country music radio. His personality and friendship were for a lifetime for me personally. Several years ago I spoke with Charlie and he reminded me of two of my records that he played many times, and was always there for so many of us back th

The Thrill of Victory..The Agony of Defeat..Iron Bowl 2011

On the Field at the Iron Bowl...2011

Erin,Chris,Bo and a Bird at The Iron Bowl....

CBS Sports College Football Crew at Iron Bowl in Auburn

Taylor Swift's Turkey and Pies..

ALABAMA TO RECEIVE “GREATEST HITS” AWARD AND PERFORM ON “AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS” MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, ON FOX AMERICAN IDOL SCOTTY MCCREERY ALSO SET TO PERFORM Josh Turner, Jordin Sparks, The Big Show, The JaneDear Girls, Bill Engvall, Larry Mahan and Rodney Carrington Scheduled To Appear Voting for Artist of the Year Continues at Until Friday, December 2 NASHVILLE, TN -- (November 22, 2011) -- Legendary country music group Alabama has been tapped to receive the Greatest Hits Award at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The veteran band, which gave its farewell tour in 2003, also will perform during the broadcast. Additionally, AMERICAN IDOL winner Scotty McCreery has been added to the list of performers for the two-hour primetime special. The AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS Greatest Hits Award is presented to a country music act that has produced a

Rascal Flatts on TODAY 11/21/11

Taylor Swift at Madison Square Garden

VALERIE SIMPSON AND MIKE STOLLER TO JOIN USHER IN A MOVING TRIBUTE TO SONGWRITERS ON "THE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS CONCERT LIVE!! — COUNTDOWN TO MUSIC'S BIGGEST NIGHT®" Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry Set to Present on CBS Entertainment Special Announcing Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® Live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on Nov. 30 Telecast Will Feature a Special Live Announcement Regarding a Historic Band Reunion Set to Take Place on the GRAMMY Stage in February 2012 SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 22, 2011) — Valerie Simpson (of the hit songwriting/performing duo Ashford and Simpson) and Mike Stoller (of the GRAMMY®-winning songwriting team Leiber & Stoller) — both of whom lost their longtime songwriting partners (Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber) this past year — will join previously announced seven-time GRAMMY winner Usher in a moving tribute to songwriters on "The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®" (ww


LUKE BRYAN WRAPS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL CMT TOURS IN TEN-YEAR HISTORY NASHVILLE – (November 21, 2011) – Luke Bryan wrapped his first major headlining tour over the weekend – “CMT ON TOUR: Luke Bryan Tailgates & Tanlines” – performing in 22 cities with opening acts Lee Brice, Josh Thompson and CMT’s New Superstar winner Matt Mason. The 2011 tour has become one of the most successful to date. “This year, we witnessed one of the most successful tours in the now 10-year history of CMT ON TOUR, with Luke playing to packed houses every night,” said Leslie Fram, senior vice president of music strategy, CMT. “He is an undeniable talent and over-delivered on his promise to entertain, evident by watching the crowd dance and sing along to every song.” To get a glimpse of behind the scenes action on the tour as well as Luke performing his current smash hit single “I Don’t Want This Night To End” from his Capitol Records Nashville album tailgates& tanlines go to http://www
JUSTIN MOORE & WIFE KATE WELCOME BABY #2 A Little Sister Arrives for Ella Nashville, TN – November 21, 2011 -- Today The Valory Music Co.’s Justin Moore and his wife Kate have more to celebrate than just his successful music career. The proud parents of 21-month-old Ella Kole welcome their second daughter, Kennedy Faye Moore, into the world this morning. Born in Justin’s home state, Arkansas at 7:59AM, Kennedy arrived at 7 pounds, 18 ½ inches long. “Faye was my grandmother’s name, who passed away a couple of years ago, so we thought it would be a great way to remember her. And, we both just liked Kennedy,” said Justin Moore. It’s been a record year for Moore, who topped the Billboard Country Albums and Singles charts earlier this year. Both OUTLAWS LIKE ME and its lead single, “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away,” reached #1. Moore who just wrapped up a busy year out on the road with Miranda Lambert, as well as his own headlining dates, was home for the birth and plans t
TUNE IN: LADY ANTEBELLUM PERFORMS ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE! AND THE SEASON FINALE OF DANCING WITH THE STARS Trio Wins American Music Award for “Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group” Nashville, TN – Nov. 21, 2011 – Fresh off their American Music Awards win for “Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group” last night, Lady Antebellum is set to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live!’s outdoor concert stage tonight at 11:00P CT/12:00A ET on ABC. Fans can also catch the trio making the television debut of “Dancin’ Away with My Heart” off their Platinum certified OWN THE NIGHT on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars season finale tomorrow night (11/22) at 8:00P CT/9:00P ET. Lady A’s OWN THE NIGHT 2011 TOUR makes stops in Huntsville, AL (11/25), Florence, SC (11/26) and Savannah, GA (11/27) this weekend. For a full list of tour dates and appearances, visit
TAYLOR SWIFT WINS THREE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, INCLUDING ARTIST OF THE YEAR TAYLOR IS THE FIRST-EVER TWO-TIME WINNER OF AMA ARTIST OF THE YEAR New York, NY – November 21, 2011 – Taylor Swift won big at last night’s 39th Annual American Music Awards, taking home trophies in every category where she had a nomination, including the evening’s biggest award, Artist of the Year. Taylor also won the awards for Favorite Female Artist (Country), and Favorite Album (Country – for Speak Now). Taylor, who was also named AMA Artist of the Year in 2009, is the first artist ever to win AMA Artist of the Year more than once. Last night’s awards bring her career total AMA wins to 10. Last month, Taylor won Entertainer of the Year at the 2011 CMA Awards, her second time to claim Country music’s highest honor. Earlier this year, she was awarded the Entertainer of the Year statue by the ACM, and Taylor will be honored as the 2011 Woman of the Year next week at Billboard’s annual Women In Musi
COUNTRY MUSIC’S ‘CHIEF’ ANNOUNCES 2012 HEADLINING TOUR ERIC CHURCH-THE BLOOD, SWEAT & BEERS TOUR w/ special guest Brantley Gilbert *and The Cadillac Black, Blackberry Smoke, Sonia Leigh, Jon Pardi and Drake White (*artists on various dates) EMI Records Nashville Artist Will Perform Over 50 Dates Through May 2012 With Special Guest, Big Machine Label Group’s Brantley Gilbert Nashville, Tenn. (Monday, November 21, 2011) – Don’t be surprised if “Parental Discretion Advised” appears on the ticket when Eric Church brings his newly announced The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour to over 50 cities in 2012. The St. Petersburg Times recalls his last performance in their town noting Church “made the rowdiest yawp, and drew the most toked-up fans.” With word of mouth long fueling Church’s sweat-soaked, sold-out crowds, Church surprised Music Row naysayers earlier this year when his third release, CHIEF, topped the Billboard charts with over 145,000 albums sold in its first week—a true
DIERKS BENTLEY WRAPS FALL LEG OF 2011 COUNTRY & COLD CANS TOUR WITH SOLD OUT SHOWS Customizable “Home” Music Video Released to Fans Today Bentley to Perform "Home" at the White House Tonight For Air on PBS on Nov. 23 Nashville, TN – Nov. 21, 2011 – Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley wrapped the first leg of his 2011 Country & Cold Cans Tour this weekend with sold out shows in Boise, ID, Bozeman, MT and Denver, CO. The tour will pick up in Feb. 2012 with first dates scheduled internationally in Canada and Australia. "It has been a great run to end the tour on...the fans out West came ready to party. The crowd in Boise set a record for beer sales! I'd say that's a pretty good way to wrap up this leg of the 'Country & Cold Cans' tour," laughs Bentley. Bentley will give fans a chance to create their own personalized music video for “Home” by releasing a customizable version of its official music video. Fans hav