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Brantley Gilbert Talking About Why He Decided to Get Sober

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At a panel during Billboard‘s Touring Conference last week, the newly engaged Brantley Gilbert shared a few personal reflections about his decision to get sober. After battling a serious drinking addiction that intensified during his meteoric rise to fame, he made a lifestyle change in December, 2011, and cut alcohol from his life.

As his songs hit the top of the charts and his shows sold scores of tickets, he confessed to his manager that he felt like God was letting him do “a lot of awesome things,” but he wasn’t enjoying it.  “I told him that success wasn’t punching me in the chest like it should be,” he said.

He sought professional help in December, 2011, and said he received a wealth of support from friends in the industry, including Keith Urban, who visited Gilbert at the hospital.

“I was worried I wouldn’t be able to do my job because I had always had a little bit of a buzz on,” he said. “Keith told me I was going to be alright.”

Find out what two places Brantley says he feels the most at home by reading the full article and interview with Brantley at Billboard.com.

American Music Awards Winners & Garth Performs!!!

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Last night the American Music Awards crowned the best of the best int he eyes of the fan. Country favorites who took home the prize are…

Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Duo/Group: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite Country Album: Brantley Gilbert

Garth Brooks took to an award show stage to perform for the first time in forever with a crowd-raising performance of “People Loving People.”

Brantley Gilbert & Justin Moore Pull Music From Spotify

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Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore are joining the ranks with Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean, pulling music from the popular streaming service Spotify.

Gilbert’s most recent album, ‘Just as I Am,’ and Moore’s latest, ‘Off the Beaten Path,’ are no longer available for streaming on Spotify, leaving just one single for listeners to consume as a teaser. According to Rollingstone, the Big Machine labelmates are taking a stand for fair compensation.

What do you think about artists pulling their music from streaming services?

The “American Country Countdown Awards” Nominees Are….

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The American Country Countdown Awards, based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” which has recognized the best in country radio for more than 40 years, today announced the inaugural event’s finalists. Country megastar Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven nods, followed closely by superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, with six. Florida Georgia Line and Kix Brooks made the announcement on Cumulus radio’s nationally syndicated show, “America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner.”

The American Country Countdown Awards will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center Monday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX and feature performances by finalists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will host the live music celebration. Additional performers, special award recipients and presenters will be announced.

Additional multiple category finalists include Jason Aldean, with four nods, and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who are tied with three. Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell each were named finalists in two categories.

American Country Countdown Awards finalists are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014. The Finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung GALAXY® category is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on November 24 and continues through December 10. Fans will vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. For more information, please visit TheACCAwards.com.

Tickets are now on sale at www.TheACCAwards.com/tickets

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