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2014 CMA Award Nominations
CMA Award

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Album of the Year
Crash My Party, Luke Bryan
Fuse, Keith Urban
Platinum, Miranda Lambert
Riser, Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders, Eric Church

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Read more…

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton Nominated For 5th CMA Together
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton received their first joint CMA Award nomination since 1986 this morning for “You Can’t Make Old Friends” in the Musical Event of the Year category. The song is featured on Rogers’ latest album of the same name as well as Dolly’s latest album Blue Smoke.

The nomination is the fifth overall Read more…

Lee Ann Womack Comes Back Strong
Lee Ann Womack

As the Sept. 23 release for The Way I’m Livin’ draws close, Lee Ann Womack is cutting a wide path through American music. With CMT: Country Music Television’s “Crossroads,” featuring a collaboration with John Legend, airing on Sept. 26 and her upcoming International Bluegrass Music Awards (IBMA) co-hosting duties October 2 in Raleigh, it’s looking Read more…

Alan Jackson's HOF Exhibit Opens
Photo by Rick Diamond

Photo by Rick Diamond

Alan Jackson and his family, as well as members of his road band and many of his co-writers were on hand as the superstar’s exhibit, 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, was unveiled. Included in the exhibit are the guitar he played on the CMA Awards when he debuted “Where Were Read more…

Marshall Tucker Band To Release Historic Live Performance
Marshall Tucker Band

This fall, the Marshall Tucker Band (MTB) will release live recordings from its historic 1977 Englishtown, New Jersey concert that reportedly drew more than 150,000 fans. Live From Englishtown is set to hit the marketplace on September 30, 2014.

MTB lead singer and founding member Doug Gray notes, “The 1977 Englishtown concert was one of the Read more…

Dolly Parton Accepts The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
DollyParton

Dolly Parton accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dolly was challenged by several people including famous duet partner, Kenny Rogers. His doubted dare sparked her to accept and prove how nothing stands in her way for a good cause.

“Kenny said you’ll never do it with your false hair, your false eyelashes, and your false nails,” Read more…

Americana Music Association Announces Performers and Presenters
Americana

The Americana Music Association revealed an initial presenter and performer lineup for its 13th annual Honors & Awards show today.

In addition to previously announced performances by Loretta Lynn, Flaco Jimenez, Taj Mahal and Jackson Browne, the tastemaker event will feature Buddy Miller, Cassandra Wilson, Flaco Jimenez, Hard Working Americans, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Jason Read more…

Chris Young Song Inspired By Nashville Hang Out
Photo by Sheryl Nields

Photo by Sheryl Nields

Chris Young admits to the occasional late night hang at Nashville’s renowned Losers Bar & Grill – but this week he’s singing about it! The single singer’s latest smash, “Lonely Eyes,” inspired by the local hangout, is impacting country radio this week, scoring the 2nd most added track with over 46 Read more…

Country Music's Finest Releasing Buddy Holly Tribute
buddyholly

Pictured L-R: [top] Merle Haggard, Helen Cornelius, Jimmy Fortune, [bottom] Sonny Curtis, David Frizzell, T. Graham Brown

David Frizzell has gathered a cadre of music’s elite for a very special homage to Buddy Holly with The Buddy Holly Country Tribute: Remember Me, set for release on Sept. 7, 2014, (on what would have been Holly’s Read more…

You Might Say Keith Urban Is A Car Guy
Keith Urban

Cars figure heavily in Keith Urban’s music, including his latest single, “Somewhere in My Car,” which is featured on his current album, Fuse. The album also features a few other songs with a car in the title – “Cop Car” and “Red Camaro,” among them. His videos for “Sweet Thing,” “Days Go By,” “It’s a Read more…