Brandi Carlile, The Highwomen, Brittany Howard, Tanya Tucker Top Americans Honors & Awards Nominations

In a strong showing for female artists, THE HIGHWOMEN, TANYA TUCKER and BRITTANY HOWARD top the nominations for the 19th annual AMERICANA HONORS & AWARDS with nods in three categories apiece, while THE HIGHWOMEN’s BRANDI CARLILE earned an additional nomination as a solo artist, in addition to recognition as a producer and songwriter in several categories. JOHN PRINE, who passed away from COVID-19 earlier this year, earned a posthumous nomination in the Artist Of The Year category.

Tune In Alert: ACM ‘Our Country’ Special To Re-Air On CMT This Weekend

ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY

In case you missed it, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC’s “ACM Presents: Our Country” special will get another airing on a new network this weekend. The show, which debuted on CBS on APRIL 5th, will re-run on CMT on SUNDAY, MAY 3rd at 11a (CT). Continue reading Tune In Alert: ACM ‘Our Country’ Special To Re-Air On CMT This Weekend

iHeartMedia Establishes ‘Small Business Crisis Resource’ Website, Newsletter

iHEARTMEDIA has launched a “Small Business Crisis Resource” initiative with resources including a newsletter and website to offer relevant news and information, including information on the federal stimulus program. Also included is a series of webinars hosted by ELVIS DURAN, starting MONDAY (5/4). The site is at iHeartRadio.com/SmallBusiness and SmallBusinessCrisisResour Continue reading iHeartMedia Establishes ‘Small Business Crisis Resource’ Website, Newsletter

ACM Reveals Talent Lineup For April 5th ‘Our Country’ Special

ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY

STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS   Special to feature At-Home Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban   Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker to Honor Kenny Rogers

Nominations Announced for “55th Academy of Country Music Awards™”

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

Miranda Lambert and Pistol Annies Earn GRAMMY Nominations

MIRANDA LAMBERT EARNS GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR BEST COUNTRY SONG, TRIO PISTOL ANNIES’ INTERSTATE GOSPEL NOMINATED FOR BEST COUNTRY ALBUM NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Miranda Lambert is nominated for Best Country Song at this year’s 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, earning a nod for her Top 15 hit “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” which she co-wrote with The Love Junkies (Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose). Meanwhile, Pistol Annies – the superstar trio comprised of Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley – earns a Best Country Album nomination for their third studio LP Interstate Gospel. “It All Comes Out in the Wash” is the lead single from Lambert’s critically-acclaimed, No. 1 album Wildcard, which was released Nov. 1. The nod for the “cute-as-hell country bop” (NPR) marks Lambert’s fourth nomination in the category. Interstate Gospel arrived in 2018 to rave reviews and was included in “Year’s Best” lists from Esquire, Uproxx, Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, The Ringer, NPR Music, Billboard, and more. Lambert previously won Best Country Album in 2014 for Platinum. The Pistol Annies have been special guests on Lambert’s “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” tour throughout the fall. The all-female trek wraps this weekend with shows in Jacksonville, FL, Duluth, GA, and Greensboro, NC.  

Luke Bryan Opening “52nd Annual CMA Awards” with Performance of “What Makes You Country” with Surprise Guests

2018 CMA Awards

2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year nominee and previous two-time Entertainer of the Year winner Luke Bryan will kick-off Country Music’s Biggest Night™ performing his current single and the title track from his latest album “What Makes You Country” on “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.” Luke, who has always long championed up and coming artists, has invited some of country music’s rising superstars to perform with him to showcase the many styles and sounds that encompass country music. Tune-in Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8:00 PM/ET (7:00 PM/CT) on the ABC Television Network. Continue reading Luke Bryan Opening “52nd Annual CMA Awards” with Performance of “What Makes You Country” with Surprise Guests

Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, More Added To Performance Lineup For ‘CMA Awards’

2018 CMA Awards

DIERKS BENTLEY with BROTHERS OSBORNE, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE with BEBE REXHA, KACEY MUSGRAVES, PISTOL ANNIES, and THOMAS RHETT have all been added as performers for “THE 52ND ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 14th. Continue reading Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, More Added To Performance Lineup For ‘CMA Awards’

Your 2018 CMA Award Nominees Are…

2018 CMA Awards

Country fans, friends and family gathered at Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge Bar in Nashville this morning for a special live broadcast that aired on Good Morning America to announce the first round of 2018 CMA Award Nominees. Sugarland, Dan n Shay, and Midland were each honored with a nomination, while Luke Bryan will have to battle it out for Entertainer of the Year against best friend Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton.

2018 CMA AwardsThe 2018 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 via ABC at 8PM ET. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning to host for the eleventh straight year. Visit Country Music News Blog for all your CMA Award Updates! Continue reading Your 2018 CMA Award Nominees Are…

Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood To Co-host CMA Awards Again; Nominees Announced August 28th

2018 CMA Awards

Country Music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™ live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8/7 PM CT on the ABC Television Network. The beloved hosts return for the 11th time. Two-time CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, four-time CMA Awards nominated duo Dan + Shay and five-time CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland will reveal several of the final nominees on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, Aug. 28 live from Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s brand-new restaurant and bar on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville. Nominees in select categories will be revealed on the top-rated morning news program. The highly anticipated announcement will also be available via livestream on ABCnews.com/live. Immediately following the show, the remaining categories, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees, will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com as well as “Good Morning America’s” Facebook page through Facebook Live and simulcast on “Good Morning America’s” YouTube channel. CMA will then release and post the full slate of all CMA Awards nominees to CMAawards.com and service a CMA Awards Nominees Video Highlights Package (VHP), which includes footage of the nominee announcements on “Good Morning America,” interviews, and music video clips. “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in September. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer.