Australian philosopher Rudolf Steiner had a popular theory that every person life can be broken down into 7-year cycles, based on their astrology. That we tend to change jobs, locations, and even relationships based around that 7-year itch to start anew. Whether there is any truth in that is up to the big heads of the room to debate, but it sure seems that way when you look at country music’s big news today. Taylor Swift is set to make her return to tonight’s ACM Awards broadcast for the first time in SEVEN Years which leads us to question… are country fans having it?
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2020 ACM Awards. Academy ofCountry Music Award winners, performances and live stream Continue reading Breaking: ACM Awards Name Winners In Songwriter, Video And Music Event Categories
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.
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 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
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
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 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.
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 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’