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American Country Countdown Award Winners

American Country Countdown Award

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Luke Bryan

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Miranda Lambert

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
• Florida Georgia Line

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to the Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s]
• “Beat of The Music” – Brett Eldredge; Songwriters: Brett Eldredge, Ross Copperman, Heather Morgan; Publishers: Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY®
• Kip Moore

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
• “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• “The Outsiders” – Eric Church; Producer: Jay Joyce; Record Label: EMI Nashville

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR
• “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line ft. Luke Bryan

GROUNDBREAKER AWARD
• Kenny Chesney

NASH ICON AWARD
• Reba

Country Artists Discuss Drug References In Songs

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Country artists are pushing the boundaries these days with songs that have obvious drug references in them. Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line says they considered taking out the reference to getting stoned in their song “Sun Daze,” but they decided they wanted to be transparent with fans about who they are.

Brandy Clark told the Assocsiated Press several other artists were interested in recording her song “Take A Little Pill” but didn’t like the drug reference. Brandy recorded it herself because she knew people would gravitate toward it.

Eric Church believes what’s a big deal now becomes tame with the passing of time. He says he got all sorts of grief from radio programmers eight years ago over his song “How ‘Bout You” and now it sounds like old country.

What are your thoughts?  Do you shy away from songs that have a drug reference in them?

Eric Church Debuts New Music Video for “Talladega”

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This week, Eric Church debuts the music video for his latest hit single, “Talladega.”

“Talladega” is the fourth single from Church’s critically acclaimed 2014 album The Outsiders, a CMA Album of the Year Award nominee. The poignant song looks at memory through the lens of a youthful trip taken to the iconic Alabama racetrack. Like an earlier single from The Outsiders, the chart-topping “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Talladega” showcases Church’s softer side and his ability to filter shared universal experiences through deeply personal points of view.

The video, directed by Peter Zavadil from a concept by Church’s longtime manager John Peets, arrives as the song is set to break into the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart. “Talladega” is the North Carolina native’s 14th Top 20 entry on that chart.

“Talladega” weaves performances filmed at Nashville Speedway with a narrative about the passing of time that’s augmented with archival Super 8mm footage of family, celebration and, of course, racetrack scenes. The video’s release caps a stellar year for Church. The Outsiders enjoyed one of 2014’s best debuts regardless of genre and will likely appear on several year-end best-of lists. He was a top nominee at the CMA Awards as he continued to push country music in new directions, appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone’s first country issue, and played to his largest crowds yet.

Church is on the road with his “The Outsiders World Tour” mates Dwight Yoakam and Halestorm through Dec. 13 before kicking off the 2015 leg of the tour in January. For tickets or to learn more about Eric Church, visit www.ericchurch.com

Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church & MORE Nab Multiple GRAMMY Noms

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Nominations for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® were announced yesterday by The Recording Academy®, and country music is all over the nominations list.

Best New Artist:
Iggy Azalea
Bastille
Brandy Clark
Haim
Sam Smith

Best Country Duo/Group Performance:
“Gentle On My Mind” — The Band Perry
“Somethin’ Bad” — Miranda Lambert With Carrie Underwood
“Day Drinking” — Little Big Town
“Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” — Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
“Raise ‘Em Up” — Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Best Country Album:
Riser — Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders — Eric Church
12 Stories — Brandy Clark
Platinum — Miranda Lambert
The Way I’m Livin’ — Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Solo Performance
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Hunter Hayes, “Invisible”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Carrie Underwood, “Something in the Water”
Keith Urban, “Cop Car”

Best Country Song
Kenny Chesney, “American Kids”
Miranda Lambert, “Automatic”
Eric Church, “Give Me Back My Hometown”
Glen Campbell, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You”
Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill, “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on “GRAMMY Sunday,” Feb. 8, 2015, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

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