The complete list of nominees is: Video of the Year Jason Aldean — “Dirt Road Anthem” Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter — “You and Tequila” Toby Keith — “Red Solo Cup” Lady Antebellum — “We Owned the Night” Miranda Lambert — “Over You” Brad Paisley With Carrie Underwood — “Remind Me” Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield — “Easy” Blake Shelton — “God Gave Me You” Taylor Swift Featuring the Civil Wars — “Safe & Sound” Carrie Underwood — “Good Girl” Male Video of the Year Jason Aldean — “Dirt Road Anthem” Luke Bryan — “I Don’t Want This Night to End” Eric Church — “Drink in My Hand” Toby Keith — “Red Solo Cup” Blake Shelton — “God Gave Me You” Keith Urban — “Long Hot Summer” Female Video of the Year Sara Evans — “My Heart Can’t Tell You No” Miranda Lambert — “Over You” Martina McBride — “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” Kellie Pickler — “Tough” Taylor Swift — “Ours” Carrie Underwood — “Good Girl” Group Video of the Year Eli Young Band — “Crazy Girl” Lady Antebellum — “We O
THE FINAL RECORDINGS OF WAYLON JENNINGS TO BE RELEASED 10 YEARS AFTER COUNTRY MUSIC ICON’S DEATH GOIN’ DOWN ROCKIN’: The Last Recordings of Waylon Jennings DUE SEPTEMBER 2012 ON SAGUARO ROAD RECORDS Nashville, TN (April 16, 2012) --- A new album from outlaw country legend Waylon Jennings will be released this September, filled with recordings the icon made during the last few years before his death in 2002. Jennings spent hours in a recording studio with his longtime accompanist, Robby Turner and together they laid down twelve tracks using just Waylon’s guitar and vocals and Turner’s bass. All songs were personally selected by the country star, ones that resonated in a deeply personal way and reflected his state of mind, his passions, and important statements he wanted to make about his life. The duo planned out the future instrumentation that would be added to the tracks, but Jennings was never able to complete them. 10 years after his passing, Turner returned to the recor
Police in Culver City are investigating the burglary. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are offering a $75000 reward with no questions asked to anyone with information leading to the recovery of the guitars. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these stolen guitars: Culver City Police Department, Detective Grant, (310) 253 6305
Nashville, TN (April 12, 2012) – Tonight in Panama City, FL, powerhouse vocalist Martina McBride will kick off the first of several intimate theatre performances across the country, taking her fans on a unique musical journey. After writing and recording her most personal album to date, ELEVEN on Republic Nashville, and a chance moment of magic in New England, she began pondering how to more closely engage with fans. The GRAMMY®-winning, multiple year CMA and ACM Female Vocalist is ecstatic about these one-night-only experiences, saying, “I believe the concert experience is about sharing. It's not just an artist up on stage singing songs for an audience. There has to be a connection for it to work...for both of us. I am so ready to share with my fans and make a memory.” “In an arena, I always feel like my mission is to keep people up on their feet all night. It’s go, go, go! These theater shows are going to be more about making memories with my fans by giving them a speci
GARTH BROOKS In a Very Special Appearance to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede Uncommon Excitement You Will Never Forget!! Thursday, July 12th 7:30 PM Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB Billboard’s Best Selling Artist For The Last 2 Decades! TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, April 14th 10:00AM Sharp!! 6 ticket limit! 2 ways to buy tickets: Charge online www.ticketmaster.ca Charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 or 1-855-985-5500(automated only) Accepted Credit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Sears, AMEX No outlet or box office sales. TICKET PRICES: $46.67plus $2.33GST plus $13.00 service charge = $62.00 PAY THIS AND PAY NO MORE!!! All seats reserved # of tickets Total price 1 $62.00 2 $124.00 3 $186.00 4 $248.00 5 $310.00 6 $372.00
LADY ANTEBELLUM’S OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR TALLIES OVER 750,000 TICKETS SOLD AND CONTINUES TO DELIGHT CRITICS Trio’s Grammy Winning Disc OWN THE NIGHT Leads First Quarter Country Album Sales Nashville, TN – April 10, 2012 – ACM and CMA Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum has officially sold over 750,000 tickets at the halfway point of their OWN THE NIGHT WORLD TOUR. "This tour has exceeded our expectations in every way," said Lady A's Dave Haywood. "Every day is new and exciting…I really don't ever think the feeling of being a headliner will get old. We can't wait to keep it rocking into summer and across the Atlantic and Pacific later this year." The Dallas Morning News called the show "riveting" and other major market newspapers are chiming in with similar remarks. “The performance erased all doubts that the act’s seemingly meteoric ascendance to the top of the contemporary country world is undeserved….its celebrated voca
KEITH URBAN INVITED TO JOIN GRAND OLE OPRY DURING “ALL FOR THE HALL” BENEFIT Formal Induction to Take Place April 21, Airing Live on New Show “NOTEWORTHY At The Opry” on GAC NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (April 10, 2012) – Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winner Keith Urban was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry this evening by Opry member Vince Gill along with fellow members Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and Oak Ridge Boys during Urban’s “All For The Hall” benefit at Bridgestone Arena. New Zealand-born and Australian-raised Urban will be the first artist from outside North America to become an Opry member. He will formally be inducted into the Opry on Sat., April 21 live on the premiere of “NOTEWORTHY at the Opry” on GAC at 8 p.m. Central. The 16-episode series will feature musical performances and personal stories from the top acts in country music plus interviews with other celebrities about the artists and music featured in each episode. Near the end of tonight’s show, Gill called Ra
ALAN JACKSON TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THIRTY MILES WEST June 5 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 9, 2012) Country music superstar Alan Jackson will release his much anticipated album Thirty Miles West on June 5. It is his debut album on ACR (Alan’s Country Records)/EMI Records Nashville and is produced by long-time producer and friend, Keith Stegall. Jackson’s current single from the album is “So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore.” When asked about the unique album title Jackson responds, “There’s this highway that’s been in existence for forever now – it’s called the Dixie Highway and it runs from north of Michigan all the way down to South Florida, and I wrote a song about it that’s on the album. I grew up on Highway 34 outside of Newnan, Georgia, and that’s where we came up with Thirty Miles West. I think we were about thirty miles west of the official part of the Dixie Highway that runs through Georgia.” About Alan Jackson Alan Jackson is one of the most successful and respect
“A Woman Like You” Hits #1 and Tops Billboard Chart As New Album Preps For April 24 Launch LEE BRICE RELEASES ‘PARKING LOT PARTY’ EXCLUSIVELY ON iTUNES TODAY Lee Brice to Make National Late Night Debut with May 1st Performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” Nashville, TN – April 10, 2012 – Everything Lee Brice touches career-wise is proving the truth in the old industry adage and country music hit – “when you’re hot, you’re hot.” With his current single “A Woman Like You” hitting the top of the Billboard chart, Curb Records is releasing today a second iTunes exclusive download from Brice’s forthcoming album project, Hard 2 Love. The highly-touted new album will street April 24 with a strong lead-in at retail already established. iTunes will offer a second exclusive download, “Parking Lot Party,” from the new album package as a “sneak preview” offered by Curb Records followed by a third download to follow on April 17. Adding to Brice’s industry creds as a creative
JAKE OWEN PROPOSES TO GIRLFRIEND LACEY BUCHANAN ON STAGE AT SOLD-OUT BENEFIT CONCERT IN VERO BEACH, FL ON APRIL 7 Nashville, TN – On Saturday night, in his hometown of Vero Beach, FL, in front of 5,500 family, friends and fans, Jake Owen proposed to his girlfriend Lacey Buchanan during the performance of his hit song “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You.” “Lacey is the answer to all of my prayers,” says Jake. “She is an amazing person and I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” “When I was on stage, it just hit me how many of our family members (Lacey is also a Florida native) and friends were at the show,” reflects Jake. “So, I thought sharing that moment would mean a lot to everyone.” As the requests to talk to Jake about his engagement are rolling in, his response is, "I'll be happy to talk to everyone after this week passes. Right now, I'm focusing on what is most important and that is spending some quality time with Lacey and our families.” Jake was in Vero Be
Nashville, TN (Thursday, April 5, 2012)- On Sunday (4/1), Republic Nashville's hot Country trio The Band Perry attended the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV. While backstage at the show, the siblings shared a fun moment with rock legends, KISS. The Band Perry's Kimberly, Neil, and Reid all did their best "KISS face" for the camera before taking the stage to perform their brand new single, "Postcard from Paris." Later in the evening, they also presented the New Artist of the Year award, which they won last year.
NOW!!…The Electrifying Return of the Most Potent Explosive Force in North American Music History! First time in Alberta in 16 Years! GARTH BROOKS In a Very Special Appearance to Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. Thursday, July 12th 7:30PM Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary, AB MESMERIZING AND UNCOMMON EXCITEMENT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!!!! COMPLETE TICKETING AND CONCERT INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED AT 12 NOON TUESDAY, APRIL 10th Garth Brooks Certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Garth Brooks has sold in excess of 128 million albums. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. In the midst of one of the most successful careers in music history, Garth retired in 2001, delivered his last record for Capitol Records and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. While in retirement, when called upon by events greater than his own self-interest
KELLIE PICKLER TO PERFORM ON AMERICAN IDOL NASHVILLE, TN – Kellie Pickler will perform on FOX’s American Idol this Thursday, April 5. Kellie will perform “Where’s Tammy Wynette” off her critically acclaimed album 100 Proof. Pickler released her third album, 100 Proof, on January 24 to critical praise with USA Today cheering that 100 Proof is “a pretty fantastic country record.” Entertainment Weekly hailed that 100 Proof is Kellie’s “meatiest, most adventurous output yet,” while The Miami Herald predicts that “a major label won’t release a more authentic or better country album in 2012 than Pickler’s surprisingly terrific 100 Proof.” For more on Kellie, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.
COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR HANK WILLIAMS JR.’s BOCEPHUS RECORDS SIGNS EXCLUSIVE LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH BLASTER ENTERTAINMENT Five-time Entertainer of the Year Teams with Blaster to Distribute Highly Anticipated Album in June Mike Dennison, President of Blaster Entertainment, Hank Williams, Jr. and Tom Porter, CEO of Blaster Entertainment, sign exclusive agreement to distribute Hank's new CD.Nashville, TN (April 4, 2012) - Blaster Entertainment, one of the country’s leading talent management and entertainment labels, and award-winning Country music recording artist Hank Williams, Jr. announced that they have entered into a worldwide exclusive three year licensing agreement. The new partnership comes only months before Williams’ highly anticipated new studio album release, which will hit retail in June. The deal, which was signed this week, licenses Blaster Records, a division of Blaster Entertainment, to distribute Bocephus Records’ new release for the next three years.
TAYLOR SWIFT CELEBRATES 2ND CONSECUTIVE ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD LAS VEGAS, NV – April 2, 2012 – 6-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift took home top honors at last night’s Academy of Country Music Awards, winning the Entertainer of the Year trophy for the second consecutive year. This marks Taylor’s fourth Entertainer of the Year win, as she took home the top trophy from the ACM last year, in addition to winning Entertainer of the Year at last fall’s Country Music Association Awards, an honor she also won in 2009. Also this weekend, Taylor was honored on Saturday night at the 25th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards, receiving the prestigious Big Help Award for her extensive philanthropic endeavors. First Lady Michelle Obama presented the award to Taylor, saying, "Taylor Swift may be in the news most often for her award-winning songs and multi-platinum records, but every step of the way she has always made it a point to give back….[She] has shattered every expectation of what a 22