Miranda Lambert Added As Additional Headliner to Country Fest 2013 in Cabbot, WI! Miranda Lambert is giving fans attending the 2013 Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin one more thing to be excited about! The CMA Female Vocalist of the year has been added as a headliner to the festival’s line-up! Lambert will be taking the place of Lady Antebellum who has pulled out of several tour dates upon learning the happy news that Hillary Scott and her husband are expecting their first child. Miranda will be filling the spot on Thursday, June 27th of the four day event which runs through Sunday, June 30th! Lambert is joining a fantastic line-up which includes Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, JT Hodges and more! Check out the complete line-up below. 2013 Country Fest Line-Up. Thursday, June 27th. 11:00 PM: Miranda Lambert 9:00 PM: Brantley Gilbert 7:00 PM: Thompson Square 5:00 PM: Dustin Lynch 3:00 PM: Tim Sigler Friday, June 28th. 11:00 PM: Montgomery Gentry 9:00 PM: Hunter Hayes 7:00 PM: Gloriana 5:00 PM: Josh Thompson 3:00 PM: Edens Edge 1:00 PM: Slamabama 11:00 AM: Geoff Landon & The Wolf Pack Saturday, June 29th. 11:00 PM: Toby Keith 9:00 PM: Little Big Town 7:00 PM: Neal McCoy 5:00 PM: Love And Theft 3:00 PM: JT Hodges 1:00 PM: Lost Highway 11:00 AM: Back Home Boys Sunday, June 30th. 10:30 PM: Jason Aldean 8:30 PM: Jake Owen 6:30 PM: Colt Ford 4:30 PM: Thomas Rhett 2:30 PM: Parmalee 12:30 PM: Greene And Hurst Current Miranda Lambert Tour Date and Tickets
Check Out The Complete List of The Top 20 Country Artists of 2012 via Billboard! The past year has definitely been an exciting one for country music with new music, lots of great tours and festivals, and old and new faces rising in the ranks! Newbies like AI alumn Scotty McCreery and Hunter Hayes had great years, and artists we’ve known and loved for some time like Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney and so many more also did really well in 2012! We’re especially proud to see CMNB favorites like Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, and Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert in the Top 20! See the complete list below, and tell us who you’re happy to see and who you think is missing! Top 20 Country Artists for 2012! 1. Taylor Swift 2. Jason Aldean 3. Luke Bryan 4. Lady Antebellum 5. Carried Underwood 6. Eric Church 7. Zac Brown Band 8. Blake Shelton 9. Toby Keith 10. Kenny Chesney 11. The Band Perry 12. Tim McGraw 13. Miranda Lambert 14. Rascal Flatts 15. Lionel Richie 16. Lee Brice 17. Hunter Hayes 18. Scotty McCreery 19. Brantley Gilbert 20. Little Big Town Check out the remaining Top 50 Country Artists on Billboard.
Top 20 Country Music Songs for 2012 via Billboard. As someone who spends a majority of their day listening to, reading about, discussing and writing about country music, I always get a kick out of reading through the year charts. This year I am both surprised and not surprised by the artists that made it into the Top 20. There are a lot of country music up and comers, like Jana Kramer, Hunter Hayes, Kip Moore and Dustin Lynch, but also, some of our favorite well established country stars like Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert and Kenny Chesney! I have to say I’m pretty pleased about the number one spot! Not only because Josh Turner is one of my favorites singers, but also “Time Is Love” is such a great song with a great message! All in all there’s no denying, it was a pretty good year for country music. Top 20 Country Songs for 2012! 1. “Time Is Love“ Josh Turner 2. “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“ Brantley Gilbert 3. “Why Ya Wanna“ Jana Kramer 4. “Cowboys and Angels“ Dustin Lynch 5. “(Kissed You) Good Night“ Gloriana 6. “Better Than I Used To Be“ Tim McGraw 7. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart“ Eli Young Band 8. “Lovin’ You Is Fun“ Easton Corbin 9. “Springsteen“ Eric Church 10. “Drunk On You“ Luke Bryan 11. “You“ Chris Young 12. “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck“ Kip Moore 13. “Reality“ Kenny Chesney 14. “Alone With You“ Jake Owen 15. “Over You“ Miranda Lambert 16. “Home“ Dierks Bentley 17. “I Don’t Want This Night To End“ Luke Bryan 18. “Hard To Love“ Lee Brice 19. “Dancin’ Away With My Heart“ Lady Antebellum 20. “Wanted“ Hunter Hayes See the rest of the Billboard Top 100 for Country for 2012!
Complete List of 2012 American Country Awards Winners. Tonight the 3rd Annual American Country Awards aired on FOX live from Las Vegas! This is a fan voted show, so it’s representative of which artists are most popular with country music fans, which sets it apart from other awards shows. See the complete list of winners below to which artists country fans love the most. 2012 American Country Awards Complete List of Winners. Artist of the Year Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Male Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood Artist of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Jake Owen Artist of the Year: New Artist Lauren Alaina Album of the Year Luke Bryan, “tailgates & tanlines” Single of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Female Miranda Lambert, “Over You” Single of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum, “We Owned The Night” Single of the Year: New Artist Hunter Hayes, “Wanted“ Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“ Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me” Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean Music Video of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End” Music Video: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Music Video: Female Miranda Lambert “Over You“ Music Video: Group or Collaboration Little Big Town “Pontoon“ Music Video: New Artist Hunter Hayes “Wanted“ Song of the Year: Eric Church “Springsteen“ Check out the complete list of the 2012 Nominees. See highlights from the show!
Your One Stop for 2013 Country Music Tour Details! In the past couple months there have been a lot of exciting tour announcements for the 2013 concert season from some of our favorite country music artists! From George Strait‘s final tour to Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley‘s co-tour there is a whole lot to look forward to in the next year. To help all ya’ll out, we’re gonna keep it all straight for you right here with links to all the details you need! We’ll be adding in the artists and links as more tours are announced, so be sure to check back with us often. If what you’re lookin’ for isn’t listed below try visiting this post’s sponsor CountryMusicOnTour.com! George Strait “The Cowboy Rides Away 2013-2014 Tour“ Rascal Flatts “2013 Changed Tour“ Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley “2013 Locked and Reloaded Tour“ Jason Aldean “2013 Night Train Tour“ Luke Bryan “2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour“ Kenny Chesney “No Shoes Nation 2013 Tour“ Taylor Swift “2013 Red Tour“ Eric Church “Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour 2013 Dates“ Keith Urban “2013 North American Tour“ Carrie Underwood “Blown Away Tour 2013 Extended Dates“ Tim McGraw “2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour“ Blake Shelton “2013 Ten Times Crazier Tour“ Scotty McCreery “2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour“ Justin Moore: “Outlaws Like Me 2013 Tour”. Brad Paisley: “Beat This Summer 2013 Tour.” Darius Rucker: “True Believers 2013 Tour.” Rascal Flatts: “Live & Loud 2013 Summer Tour.” Quick Question: Who are you most excited about seeing live? Comment below and let us know!
In a spectacular ACM Awards Show tonight, one thing was blaringly clear: Taylor Swift is NOT an industry darling anymore! Taylor Swift may have performed during tonight’s Academy of Country Music awards show, but that’s the only stage time she’d get as the peer-voted industry award show shunned the pop princess. Miranda Lambert walked away with 3 awards including Top Female Vocalist and Album of the Year, Carrie Underwood takes away Entertainer of the Year for the second year straight, and Taylor… well Taylor’s probably counting the days till the next fan-voted awards show so millions of texting teens can keep her thanking Mom and God with her shaking hands and ever-surprised face. So what led to this lack of industry peer votes for team Taylor? Perhaps over-saturation? Much like the Hannah Montana craze, have many grown adults heard Taylor’s tunes courtesy of their little girls radios so often that they are now on absolute burnout? Perhaps. Or perhaps, and far more likely, Taylor has been outdone by pure talent. With such a rock-solid performance of “The House That Built Me” from Miranda Lambert, the flaws in Taylor’s live vocals were painfully clear. Add to it the almost too-technically-perfect Carrie Underwood, and the timelessly amazing Reba McEntire all on the same show, and suddenly Taylor is looking more like the little kid they let in for fun. I KNOW I’ll get a ton of hateful comments, but please, just for one minute, do the math and open your mind to the idea that the perfect princess may not be so perfect after all.Country Music Photo Gallery
Congratulations to all the amazing winners from the 2010 ACM Awards The 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards are over and all the winners awarded. Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and more gave some of their best performances to date. Meanwhile Taylor Swift, Laura Bell Bundy, and Rascal Flatts all seemed to struggle with the live audio. Top it all off with Carrie Underwood winning Entertainer of the Year! 2010 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD WINNERS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Carrie Underwood TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Brad Paisley TOP FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Miranda Lambert TOP VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Lady Antebellum TOP VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Brooks & Dunn TOP NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR *Luke Bryan ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] *’Revolution’ – Miranda Lambert (Columbia Nashville) Produced by: Frank Liddell, Mike Wrucke SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company(s)] *’Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville) Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)] *’Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum Composers: Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott Publishers: EMI Foray Music (BMI), Darth Buddha (ASCAP), Dwhaywood Music (BMI), Hillary Dawn Publishing (SESAC), Radiobullets Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Year Of The Dog Music (ASCAP) VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] ‘*White Liar’ – Miranda Lambert Producer: Tameron Hedge Director: Chris Hicky VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *’Hillbilly Bone’ – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins (Reprise Records / Warner Music Nashville) Producer: Scott Hendricks HUMANITARIAN AWARD – Montgomery GentryCountry Music Photo Gallery