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Little Big Town Join Darius Rucker to Announce CMA Awards Nominees

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Little Big Town will join CMA Award winner Darius Rucker Wednesday, Sept. 3rd in New York City for the announcement of the final nominees for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards,” which airs Wednesday, Nov. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on  ABC.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the CMA Awards announcements on GMA next week,” exclaimed Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town. “The CMA and GMA have always been huge supporters of this band so anything we can do to be involved is always fun for us. We are looking forward to unveiling all of the nominees with our buddy Darius.”

Country Music will take over New York City on Wednesday, Sept. 3rd. The day begins with Rucker performing “Homegrown Honey,” the debut single from his upcoming new album to be released in early 2015. Following his performance, he will be joined by Little Big Town for the announcement of the final nominees in five CMA Awards categories live from the “Good Morning America” studios in the heart of Times Square on the ABC Television Network. The announcement will air in the 8:30 AM/ET half-hour segment of the top-rated, morning news program.

Following “Good Morning America,” Little Big Town and Rucker will be at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square to announce the finalists in the remaining seven categories along with the announcement of the CMA Broadcast Awards for Personality and Radio Station of the Year. There will be an additional presentation by the CMA Foundation’s Keep the Music Playing music education campaign. This event will be streamed live via CMAawards.com beginning at 10:00 AM/ET.

Nightfall brings the 10th anniversary celebration of the CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater with Rucker and hit tunesmiths Rivers Rutherford and series host Bob DiPiero for an in-the-round presentation of the songs that have touched the lives of millions of music fans. Luke Laird, who received three CMA Awards nominations in 2013, including Song of the Year for “Pontoon,” has been added to the show, which will be streamed live via CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for the Sept. 3rd (8:00 PM/ET) CMA Songwriters Series at the Best Buy Theater are $55 plus tax and applicable fees. Tickets are General Admission. Attendees must be 21 and over unless accompanied by an adult. Tickets are on sale now at the Best Buy Box Office, AXS.com, or by calling (888) 9-AXS-TIX or (888) 929-7849, for more information please visit CMASongwritersSeries.com.

Tickets for “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 6 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com; by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). CMA Awards information is available at CMAawards.com. Or follow the conversation on Twitter at #CMAawards.

Little Big Town Bring You the Pain Killer Tour this Fall

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GRAMMY award-winning country group Little Big Town—consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook, Phillip Sweet, and Kimberly Schlapman—will be launching THE PAIN KILLER TOUR on November 8, 2014 in Youngstown, OH. Today the foursome also unveiled the album cover of Pain Killer, their upcoming sixth studio release, on the band’s Instagram page. Pain Killer is set for release October 21st and features current hit single, “Day Drinking.” All tour dates except Mt. Pleasant, MI will be produced by AEG LIVE/The Messina Group.

The Pain Killer Tour will feature special guests Brett Eldredge and Brothers Osborne and will hit over 13 cities nationwide, wrapping in Rockford, IL on December 13th.

“We are so excited to share Pain Killer and get on the road for this tour,” said Fairchild. “Kimberly, Phillip, Jimi and I are thrilled to have such amazing openers in Brett and Brothers…we’re big fans.”

“The band is so stoked about this record that we’ve been playing new songs all summer,” added Westbrook. “We can’t wait to play the whole thing, along with our hits the fans know and love this November.”

For the very first time the band is offering their fans a unique VIP experience on The Pain Killer Tour. Choose from 2 limited packages including meet and greets, pre-show soundcheck, exclusive merchandise, and more. For more information on all VIP packages and pre-sale tickets head over to www.littlebigtown.com.

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Michael W. Smith Enlists the Help of Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum & MORE for Christmas Album!

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Michael W. Smith partnered with Rolling Stone Country today to announce the September 30th release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, featuring an all-star lineup of guests – Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald.

“This is the most unique and unusual record I’ve ever done in my 31-year career. The entire record was sequenced together before we recorded one song,” recalls Smith. “Sonically you’re hearing me in a way that you’ve probably never heard me before. At one point it’s like Smitty meets Bublé. There’s my granddaughter’s voice singing the song from ‘Home Alone,’ plus the whole orchestral and symphonic feeling of Christmas, mixed together with all these amazing voices and guests – yet it all fits together in a remarkable way.”

When we started talking about who could be on this record with him, the list got really narrow really fast,” remarked co-producer Robert Deaton. “There’s a difference between a singer and an artist, or a celebrity and an artist. While we were fortunate to have these amazing guests on the record, it all feels like a cohesive piece and you never leave the fact that it’s a Michael W. Smith record. That was important. That, along with working with co-producer David Hamilton, who is the resident genius, was amazing. This entire process has just been phenomenal.”

This fall, Smith will bring holiday cheer to audiences across the country as he launches “The Spirit of Christmas Tour.” Smith’s long-time friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant will co-bill with him in Dallas, Minneapolis and Atlanta. Tickets for many shows are on sale now. For a full list of tour dates, and ticket information, visit michaelwsmith.com/tour.

Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
1. The Miracle of Christmas
2. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
3. Happy Holidays/Holiday Season
4. Christmas Time Is Here (feat. Vince Gill)
5. White Christmas (feat. Lady Antebellum)
6. Somewhere In My Memory
7. The Spirit of Christmas (Deck the Halls, Good King Wenceslas, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Feels Like Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful)
8. Silent Night (feat. Little Big Town)
9. What Child Is This (feat. Martina McBride)
10. Almost There (feat. Amy Grant)
11. All Is Well (feat. Carrie Underwood)
12. Christmas Day (feat. Jennifer Nettles)
13. The Darkest Midnight (Spoken Word by Bono)
14. Peace (with Special Guest Michael McDonald)

Little Big Town, Dean Brody and More to Perform at the 2014 CCMA Awards

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The Canadian Country Music Association® (CCMA®) announced today that Dean Brody, Tim Hicks and Dallas Smith will perform on the 2014 CCMA Awards Show; as will special guests, Little Big Town. These are the first artists announced to perform as part of the 2014 CCMA Awards, which will broadcast on CBC-TV at 8:00 p.m. local time (8:30 NT) with an encore airing on CMT (Canada) at 10:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 7.

“Powerful performances, memorable moments and a unique experience is what we’re hoping to bring to viewers of the 2014 CCMA Awards Show,” said Don Green, CCMA President. “This has been such a strong year for Canadian country music, we really look at the CCMA Awards Show as a big celebration that you won’t want to miss.”

Reigning CCMA Male Artist of the year, Dean Brody, has had a banner year with his sold-out Crop Circles and Tractor Beams arena tour, winning his first JUNO Award for Country Album of the Year (Crop Circles), scoring his 14th top 10 single with “Another Man’s Gold” and becoming the first male Canadian to receive two #1 country singles. Brody is nominated for six CCMA Awards this year.

2014 CCMA Rising Star nominee Tim Hicks has achieved what many artists would strive for in a decade. With four Top 10 singles, nearly 3 million YouTube hits, a JUNO nomination and his third GOLD-certified single (with the viral hit “Stronger Beer”), Hicks, who has four CCMA Award nominations, is excited to bring the ‘Thunder’ back to Edmonton.  His sophomore album “5:01” featuring the lead single “Here Comes The Thunder” is in stores today.

Dallas Smith, one of Canadian country’s hottest newcomers, brings a healthy dose of rock and roll power to his brand of lively country music. Recognized as one of Taste Of Country Magazine’s “Top 10 Artists To Watch In 2014”, Smith set the record for the fastest Canadian country single to go Platinum with his title track “Tippin’ Point”. Nominated for three CCMA Awards this year, Smith, who fronted the multi-platinum rock band Default, will play for over 250,000 fans this summer before releasing a brand new album later this fall.

One of two international acts taking the stage at this year’s CCMA Awards is Little Big Town. Consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook, the group first entered the music scene more than 15 years ago with well-known hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Good As Gone” and Grammy-nominated single “Little White Church”. The quartet’s fifth studio album Tornado debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart where it stayed for five consecutive weeks. Certified Gold in Canada with sales of more than 1 million copies worldwide, Tornado features the Platinum-selling, Grammy Award winning track “Pontoon”. “Day Drinking” is first single off of the group’s forthcoming album, entitled Pain Killer.

Eight CCMA Awards will be given out on the 2014 CCMA Awards Show. Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at ticketmaster.ca. Ticket prices range from $67.25 to $107.25, plus service charges.

Top Tweets of the Week July 26th – August 3rd

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10. @littlebigtown Oh my holy hair mess. #Tornado?

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11. @BradPaisley pic.twitter.com/Kbplo7HntE

9. @Kimwilliamspais  · PICK. UP. I know it’s ringing. I follow you on twitter, you bafoon.

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8. @carrieunderwood  ·  “@KaileighBullard: Since we’re in OK this week- #TBT to Downtown Country ’03. We rocked those Girls Night Out shirts pic.twitter.com/xrjlmuJOiI

7. @martinamcbride  ·  The whole neighborhood has no water. Water main break. This is not cute

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6. @mirandalambert  ·  Quarter in a payphone dryin’ laundry on the line”… I love where I live! #thecountry #backroadshttp://instagram.com/p/q-PMiJDPpi/

5.   @blakeshelton  ·Hey Darien Center… I just bought a gallon of vodka. I’m planning on taking home…. In my blood stream.

4. @bretteldredge  ·Tryin to learn yoga so I can turn into a Human pretzel…so far…it looks like I’m a human tree

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3. @DierksBentley  ·  using a cooler for a bench press bench at @ShorelineAmp. the contents are my motivation. @RogueFitness #RiserTour

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2. @charlieworsham  · taking @lbtmusic‘s advice here in Portland #daydrinking http://instagram.com/p/rIssHCKWbo/

1. @BradPaisley  · Uh oh, saw some breast feeding tonight in the crowd at Sacramento. Thankfully, no infants were involved

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