2012 CMA Awards Live Recap

MissMolly’s Run Down of the 2012 CMA Awards Live! Like most country music fans, I typically snuggle up to my couch to watch the CMA Awards! Well, this year, I had the chance to get up close and personal with the 2012 CMA Awards and experience the show live from the Bridgestone Arena. I had a really great seat with a really great view (I wasn’t close enough to touch anyone, but there’s always next year!!), and I gotta tell you that the television just doesn’t do this amazing show justice! I’ve heard a lot of reports via Twitter and Facebook from other country music fans expressing disappointment in sound quality and the performances. I’m super bummed to hear those sorts of things because it was a terrific live show! So, I want to give y’all a peak into the live experience and share with you my top moments from the night that probably didn’t translate or maybe weren’t shown at all! Country Chat: Share your thoughts below! What did you think of the show? What were your favorite moments? MissMolly’s 2012 CMA Awards Live Top Moments! 1. Feel the Heat! Zac Brown tweeted it and I totally agree, but we don’t think that the badassery of the Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church opening performance was fully expressed through the television screen. Seriously, when those flames went up on the back of the stage, I could feel the heat, and honestly, it startled me a bit. Jason, Luke, and Eric are a phenomenal combo, and I have a whole new appreciation for that song now (“The Only Way I Know” off his Night Train album). 2. Miranda Lambert’s Performance. As you probably know, Miranda won Female Vocalist of the Year, and she really proved her worth in her performance last night. It what was one of the best outfits of the night, she was some kind of spitfire on stage! Running around, jumping, dancing, she was full of energy, and that energy could be felt in the crowd. I’ve seen Lambert perform live before, and there really is just something about her, and last night, she was on the top of her game and more! 3. Reba McEntire’s Yesteryear CMA Performance Clip. Now this is one thing I know for sure that television audiences don’t have the chance to enjoy, but during the commercial breaks clips from CMA Awards performances from the 80’s and 90’s (and I think a couple from the 70’s?) would play! The absolute best moment was when they showed a clip of Reba. During the commercial breaks the audience would typically get up and mill about, but when this clip was playing everyone was watching and clapping and cheering! It was made even more special considering that Reba was in the room with us sitting on the front row!! 4. The Acceptance Speeches! I didn’t realize until last night just how tight knit the country music community really is! There is such a camaraderie and Continue reading 2012 CMA Awards Live Recap

2012 CMA Award Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 CMA Awards! Every year the CMA Awards seems to get bigger and better, and this year we’ve even got Miss Molly right there in the audience giving us the inside scoop! Keep up with us as we let you in on all the highlights from the 46th annual CMA Awards! *refresh often as we will update the winners as they are announced! Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer) Jason Aldean, “Dirt Road Anthem” Blake Shelton, “God Gave Me You” Dierks Bentley, “Home” Little Big Town, “Pontoon” Eric Church, “Springsteen” Vocal Duo of the Year Big & Rich Love and Theft Sugarland The Civil Wars Thompson Square Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters) Eli Young Band, “Even if It Breaks Your Heart” – written by Will Hoge and Eric Paslay Blake Shelton, “God Gave Me You” – written by Dave Barnes Dierks Bentley, “Home” – written by Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson and Brett Beavers Miranda Lambert, “Over You” – written by Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton Eric Church, “Springsteen” – written by Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell Musician of the Year Sam Bush Paul Franklin Dann Huff Brent Mason Mac McAnally Album of the Year Luke Bryan, Tailgates and Tanlines Eric Church, Chief Miranda Lambert, Four the Record Dierks Bentley, Home Lady Antebellum, Own the Night Music Video of the Year Eric Church, “Springsteen” Kenny Chesney, “Come Over” Miranda Lambert, “Over You” Little Big Town, “Pontoon” Toby Keith, “Red Solo Cup” New Artist of the Year Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes Love and Theft Thompson Square Vocal Group of the Year The Band Perry Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Zac Brown Band Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean Luke Bryan Eric Church Blake Shelton Keith Urban Female Vocalist of the Year Kelly Clarkson Miranda Lambert Martina McBride Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Musical Event of the Year “Dixie Highway,” Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band “Feel Like a Rock Star,” Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die,” Willie Nelson featuring Snoop Dogg, Kris Kristofferson and Jamey Johnson “Safe and Sound,” Taylor Swift featuring the Civil Wars “Stuck on You,” Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Taylor Swift

Watch 2012 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live

Watch Livestream of the 2012 CMA Awards Red Carpet Live! The 2012 CMA Awards broadcast live out of Nashville, TN tonight!! We know most the country music fan base will be viewing the awards show from the comfort of their living rooms, and a lot of ya’ll want to check out the red carpet before hand! Lucky for you, we’ve got the livestream of all the country music stars and red carpet goings on for you below!! So, get excited and don’t forget to check out our CMA Awards drinking game! Watch the 2012 CMA Awards Red Carpet Livestream! Watch live streaming video from cma at livestream.com

Brad Paisley Backstage at 2012 CMA Awards

Brad Paisley Takes Us Behind-the-Scenes at the CMA Awards. With only a few hours left till the CMA Awards (TONIGHT, November 1 at 8/7c on ABC), Brad Paisley is taking us behind-the-scenes as he prepares to host. In the video, Brad discusses his favorite part of the CMA Awards, his new music premiere, his interactions with Carrie Underwood (CMA Awards co-host) and the preparation for the show. “We work very hard at making this show the type of thing that beginning to end is interesting to watch. It’s full of great music!” -Brad Paisley Make sure you check out the CMA Awards TONIGHT! WATCH Brad’s Backstage Interview and Rehearsal:

2012 CMA Awards Playlist

2012 CMA Awards Playlist: The Best of The Nominees! The 2012 CMA Awards will be broadcasting LIVE out of Nashville on Thursday, November 1st, and to help all you country music fans get ready for the big night, we’ve compiled a music video playlist of some of our favorite songs from the 2012 CMA Awards nominees! From Brad Paisley‘s new “Southern Comfort Zone” to Luke Bryan‘s “Shake If For Me” to Miranda Lambert‘s “Over You” to Eric Church‘s “Springsteen” this list has the hits, the favorites, and more for this year’s nominees. So, settle in and happy listening/viewing! Country Chat: Tell us below, which nominee is your favorite? 2012 CMA Awards Playlist!

2012 CMA Awards Drinking Game

Shot of Country Special Edition: Join In The Country Music News Blog 2012 CMA Awards Drinking Game! The 2012 CMA Awards are hitting Nashville Thursday, November 1st, and I will be front and center covering the show live! It’s not fair for me to have all the fun though! So, for the CMNB Team members and all our country music fans/readers that will be watching the awards from the comfort of their living room, we’ve devised a little drinking game that we think will add to the experience! From cowboy hats to Carrie Underwood‘s wardrobe changes to Luke Bryan‘s rhinestones to Brad Paisley‘s jokes, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you to take a sip, a swig, or a shot! So, grab your drink of choice and see if you can keep up! Cheers! 2012 CMA Awards Drinking Game: [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1QLSSlJy4U]

2012 CMA Awards Performers

2012 CMA Awards Complete List of Performers! The 2012 CMA Awards are just a couple days away, and it really is promising to be a great show full of country music! Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are again hosting the show (hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?), and Brad is sure to have lots of funny/cheesy jokes while Carrie has to be beat her record of eleven wardrobe changes from last year!! Besides the two hosts that we all know and love, there is also an awesome line-up of performers! You can check out the complete list below, and get ready for an awesome night. The complete show will air LIVE from Nashville‘s Bridgestone Arena on Thursday, November 1st at 8/7c on ABC. 2012 CMA Awards Performers: Jason Aldean The Band Perry Dierks Bentley Luke Bryan Kenny Chesney Eric Church Kelly Clarkson Eli Young Band Brantley Gilbert Vince Gill Hunter Hayes Faith Hill Lady Antebellum Miranda Lambert Little Big Town Tim McGraw Brad Paisley Blake Shelton Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Keith Underwood Zac Brown Band

Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood CMA Commercials

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood Test Out Their Hosting Talents. For the 5th year in a row Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the CMA Awards! Each year leading up to the big night they put out commercials of the two and this year is no different! Check some of them out below and tell us what you think! Don’t forget the, 46th Annual CMA Awards will be live next Thursday, November 1 on ABC! Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood 2012 CMA Commercial #1. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood 2012 CMA Commercial #2. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood 2012 CMA Commercial #3

The Band Perry CMA Awards Contest

The Band Perry Kick Off Countdown To The CMA Awards Contest! The CMA Awards are coming up in November, and to get ready for the big night The Band Perry is participating in a “Countdown To The CMA Awards” contest as part of the Give The Gift of Music campaign. They debuted a special video of the GTGOM official page sharing why they think this campaign is important! Watch The Band Perry’s special message now! Details on the 2nd Annual Give The Gift of Music Campaign: Fans submit a story of how any of the 2012 CMA Awards nominee’s music or performance has inspired them Winner receives a cash prize of $1,000 and two tickets to the 2012 CMA Awards Second and third place winners receive special Country music gift packages The 2012 CMA Awards will air on Thursday, November 1st on ABC!

Lionel Richie Receives First CMA Nomination

Lionel Richie Has Received His First-Ever Country Music Association Nomination. Lionel Richie received his first-ever CMA nomination on Wednesday for his duet with Darius Rucker on Richie’s “Stuck On You” in the Music Event of the Year category. “I am thrilled to receive my first nomination from the CMA. I am so grateful to the country music community for embracing this project and making me feel so at home. To share this nomination with my friend Darius Rucker makes it even more special. I have a CMA nomination and a friend for life. It doesn’t get much better than that.” -Richie Rucker, who sang with Richie on “Stuck On You,” says, “I was so honored to have sung with Lionel and am overjoyed with this nomination.” “Stuck On You” appears on Richie’s platinum-certified Tuskegee. Tuskegee is the best-selling country album of 2012 and the first country album in more than a year to spend two consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200. The album features duets of 13 of his timeless hits with Jason Aldean, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton and Shania Twain. The 46th Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.