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Carrie Underwood Sheds Tears, Rascal Flatts “Tebows” at ACM Honors Ceremony

Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

The 8th Annual ACM Honors were held on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Ryman Auditorium, which is often referred to as the “mother church of country music.” The evening was a celebration of special award recipients from the Academy of Country Music, honoring musicians, industry professionals, and artists. Emotions ran high throughout the night, as both presenters and performers recalled memories of the honorees.

Jake Owen hosted the ceremony, and kicked off the night with a performance of Ronnie Milsap’s “Back on My Mind Again.” Milsap was later presented with the Career Achievement Award, and Hunter Hayes performed a medley of Milsap’s hits “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World” and “Smoky Mountain Rain” in his honor.

The Special Awards segment of the ceremony was full of memorable performances, including the Oak Ridge Boys, who received a standing ovation for their performance of “Elvira” in honor of veteran booking agent Paul Moore, recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award.

“How cool is it to see Carrie Underwood singing ‘oom papa oom papa mow mow’??” said Joe Bonsall.

 Carrie Underwood was visibly emotional during her acceptance of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, thanking her husband and her team for their efforts. Jake Owen quipped afterwards that this was just the beginning of her emotional rollercoaster, referring to her recently announced pregnancy. The video highlights showcased her achievements from the live Sound of Music television production to her recorded music and touring. The Swon Brothers performed a medley of her hits “See You Again” and “Wasted” in her honor.

A dynamic trio of powerhouse vocals, Kelly Clarkson, Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, and Kacey Musgraves, honored Songwriter of the Year Shane McAnally by performing some of his hits that they’ve recorded, including “Tie It Up,” “Downtown,” and “Merry Go Round.”

“These songs are who we are,” said Shane McAnally. He recalled the early days of his career and how he thought that if Kenny Chesney could just hear his songs, he would make it. Sure enough, Chesney ended up hearing and recording “Somewhere With You,” which was McAnally’s first number one hit. Chesney also presented the award to McAnally.

Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Rascal Flatts was honored with the Jim Reeves Internal Award, recognizing their contributions to the expansion of country music around the world with their recent European tour stops. Tim Tebow was a surprise guest, and presented the award to the trio. Joe Don Rooney took the opportunity for a photo-op, and all four of them “Tebowed” after receiving the award, which may be a first for the historic Ryman stage.

An additional recipient of the Jim Reeves International Award was industry veteran Steve Buchanan, for his contributions to the global exposure of the Grand Ole Opry and Nashville television show. Buchanan mentioned during his acceptance speech that he is currently working a musical production of the iconic television show Hee-Haw with hit songwriters Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark. Nashville stars Sam Palladio (Gunnar) and Clare Bowen (Scarlett) performed to honor both Buchanan and Rascal Flatts.

The star-studded evening also included legendary Brenda Lee, who presented the Pioneer Award to Bob Beckham’s family and Tony Joe White performed “Polk Salad Annie” in his honor.

Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

Jason Davis/Getty Images for ACM

The Poet’s Award went to Cowboy Jack Clement, Buck Owens, Dean Dillon, and Kris Kristofferson for their iconic songwriting contributions to country music. Performers honoring the recipients included Shawn Camp, Billy Burnette, Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Rodney Clawson, Lee Ann Womack, Jack Ingram, and Will Hoge.

Other awards presented included:

  • Industry Awards: Venues of the year (Billy Bob’s Texas, Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater, Grand Ole Opry House, Bridgestone Arena), talent buyer of the year (Nicole More), casinos of the year (Mohegan Sun Wolf Den, Mohegan Sun Wolf Arena), and promoter of the year (Brian O’Connell).
  • Studio Recording Awards: bass player of the year (Michael Rhodes), guitar player of the year (Rob McNelley), piano/keyboards player of the year (Charlie Judge), steel guitar player of the year (Paul Franklin), audio engineer of the year (Justin Niebank), specialty instrument player of the year (Bryan Sutton), drummer of the year (Shannon Forrest), and producer of the year (Dan Huff).

Kris Kristofferson closed out the evening by summing it up perfectly:

I feel like I’m in church and I can’t thank you enough.

 

Nicole Palsa
@nicolepalsa

Kacey Musgraves Celebrates Career Milestone!

PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Wardwell

PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Wardwell

Immediately following her set Saturday night on the Katy Perry Prismatic World Tour, Kacey Musgraves, received plaques celebrating two RIAA GOLD certifications and one PLATINUM from her label, Mercury Nashville, backstage at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY.

Musgraves’ debut album Same Trailer Different Park and critically acclaimed song “Follow Your Arrow” both recently reached GOLD status by the RIAA. In addition, the debut single from Same Trailer Different Park, “Merry Go ‘Round,” has also reached PLATINUM status by the RIAA.

Kacey is the only female country artist in EIGHT years to have her debut album reach GOLD and the first female artist in EIGHT years to have multiple RIAA certified singles on her debut album.

Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves “Keep it to Yourself”

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Yesterday, CMT premiered the never-before-seen video “Keep it to Yourself” from CMT CROSSROADS: KATY PERRY AND KACEY MUSGRAVES. The song is Musgraves’ current single, and the fourth from her debut album, Same Trailer Different Park. Perry and Musgraves performed the song at the April taping of CMT CROSSROADS. Musgraves hit the road earlier this week as the opening act on Perry’s Prismatic World Tour.

Now for the first time, fans can see brand new music in a special #TBT premiere at kaceymusgraves.cmt.com and katyperry.mtv.com. The video also debuted on CMT and the CMT Artists App today, and can be seen during this weekend’s episode of CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN, premiering Saturday, August 16 at 11 a.m. ET/PT.

Kacey Musgraves Launches Headlining Tour

Kacey Musgraves

Two-time GRAMMY award-winner Kacey Musgraves will be launching her headlining tour entitled ‘Same Tour Different Trailer’ September 25, 2014 in Tulsa, OK at Cain’s Ballroom.

‘Same Tour Different Trailer’ will hit 13 cities in the United States ending in Las Vegas, NV on October 26th at the Life is Beautiful Festival. All tour dates except the Life is Beautiful Festival will feature openers John & Jacob, who also joined Musgraves on her recently wrapped European tour.

“I’m SO lucky to have toured on so many different sides of the musical spectrum this year with artists who are all over the map,” said Musgraves. “And I’m really excited to be bringing a little piece of my world to the fans that have done so much for me.”

Fans can visit www.kaceymusgraves.com for the most updated on-sale information for all tour dates and HERE for VIP opportunities.

American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning [Tues, Aug, 12th, 10am] through [Thurs, Aug, 14th, 10pm].

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Kacey Musgraves Says She Doesn’t Like Labels

Kacey Musgraves

Kacey Musgraves isn’t one to embrace labels. So she says she doesn’t quite get it when people describe her as a “progressive” country music artist. She says she prefers to think of herself as “equal” to other artists. She says these days, “everyone is included in all kinds of different of ideas” — so the idea of being progressive doesn’t make sense.  Musgraves notes things she sings about aren’t that much different from other artists.

Kacey released a new single earlier this week, “The Trailer Song,” is now available at all digital retailers. The song was written by Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnnally and has been a staple in Musgraves’ live shows.

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