Brad Paisley and More to Perform 2013 ACM Awards Fan Jam Concert! The 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards are just a couple weeks away, and the ACM Experience will ensure that country fans have an unforgettable week when “Vegas Goes Country.” The week leading up to the Sunday night awards show will feature a number of special events including the 2013 ACM Awards Fan Jam concert which will be headlined by Brad Paisley. Other performers include Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer, and Florida Georgia Line. GAC’s Storme Warren will serve as emcee. The ACM Awards broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm on CBS, and will be co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan! Check out the complete list of nominees and the performers!
CMchatLIVE and CMNB Present the ACM Awards 2013 Nominations Google Plus Hangout! Wednesday morning February 13th, the Academy of Country Music took to social media to release the official list of ACM Awards 2013 nominations! We really get into the whole awards thing around here at CMNB, and this year we teamed up with CMchatLive to give you a little extra insight into the nominations. Check out our live “reactions” Google + hangout discussing and otherwise hashing out all the fun details on the categories, the nominees and the upcoming events surrounding the awards festivities in Vegas in April! Get ready to let it all “Twangout,” and check out the complete list of ACM Awards 2013 Nominees! Tune in to the ACM Awards Google Hangout NOW! You can always follow along on Twitter with #CMchat and #BlogRodeo! The 2013 ACM Awards will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan and air LIVE on CBS from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm.
Sunny Sweeney Tells Fans to ‘Click The Box” In Special ACM Awards Video Message! Around here at CMNB headquarters we love some Sunny Sweeney, and the talented country singer made our day with a very funny video she released earlier. Sweeney just wants to encourage folks to vote for her for the 2013 ACM Awards Female Newcomer category, and she found a really amusing way to get that message across! She gets major, major props for creativity, for sure! Watch the video below and then head on over to the ACM page to vote. Voting is open from Monday, January 21st to February 4th! Sunny Sweeney Says Just ‘Click the Box’.
2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Announce Nominations for Newcomer Categories! The Academy of Country Music announced the first round of nominations for the 2013 ACM Awards earlier this week. The categories announced so far showcase country music “newcomers,” and for the fifth consecutive year fans will be able to vote for their favorite artists in these specific categories. Voting will open on Monday, January 21st, and you can vote on ACM’s official page or at GAC.com. Individual trophies will be awarded to winners in each of the categories below, and the three winners will compete for the final New Artist of the Year Award the night of the broadcast. I’m a little surprised that Thompson Square and Lee Brice haven’t graduated out of the new artist/newcomer groups yet, but all those nominated are great artists! Good luck to all of them! 2013 ACM Awards Newcomer Categories/Nominations: New Female Vocalist Jana Kramer Kacey Musgraves Sunny Sweeney New Male Vocalist Lee Brice Brantley Gilbert Hunter Hayes New Vocal Group or Duo Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft Thompson Square The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS.
Hear Luke Bryan Make Co-Host Announcement for the 2013 ACM Awards with Blake Shelton! The Academy of Country Music has just announced that Luke Bryan will be filling the spot of co-host with Blake Shelton for the 2013 ACM Awards! We’ve all been wondering who was going to step into Reba McEntire’s boots after she announced she wouldn’t be co-hosting anymore, and I’m going to speak for the whole CMNB Team and say, this is exciting! Bryan and ACM released a special video to make the announcement, and it bodes well for the hilarious antics that are sure to take place with both Blake and Luke hosting the show together. Now we’ve all got at least two great reasons to tune in to CBS on Sunday, April 7th at 8pm ET/PT. Watch: Luke Bryan’s ACM Awards Co-Hosting Announcement! Current Luke Bryan Tours and Tickets
Find Out Who’s Joining Blake Shelton to Host the 2013 ACM Awards! As we all know Reba McEntire announced last year that she would no longer be co-hosting with Blake Shelton at the Academy of Country Music Awards! They had a good run, and we’re very sorry to see Reba go. But she’s off to other things like her new TV show, Malibu Country! This leaves us with the burning question, though…who will be Blake’s new co-host for the 2013 ACM Awards? Well, the ACM is keeping their lips sealed for now, but country fans who are active on Twitter can help speed up the announcement! All you have to do is head on over to their official page, and follow the prompts! You’ll send out a Tweet that will help unlock the official announcement! For now, let us know, who do you want to be Shelton’s co-host? Sound off in the comments section below!