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Top Country Tweets of the Week – February 16th

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10. While many spent Valentine’s Day with loved ones, @LauraBellBundy was spreading her love “There’s no better way to spend Valentines weekend than being with @feedthechildren to help families in need! #blessed

9. February 14th is a day of love…or loneliness. @BrettEldredge tweeted this to his followers “If you are still up and reading twitter, that means you survived valentines loneliness…It’s over, it’s a pretend holiday, it’s a new day.

8. Sugarland might be on hiatus for a while, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t love been @KristianBush and Jennifer!  He sent this at the start of her solo tour “Hey J, @JenniferNettles  Good luck tonight. Rock their faces off. #firstshow

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7. Nothing was going to come between @JenniferNettles and a solo tour start “The bad news is my flight was cancelled. The good news is we’re on the bus having dinner, cause we knew it would be. See you soon DC!! #thatgirltour

6. What happens when you send a country boy to Asia?  Ask @BillyCurrington “been interesting day over here trying to speaka Chinese.  thought i was in Thailand !  he say No u in China Town ! wellhell  #lostinBangkok

5. Country music is having a reunion this year – Trick Pony is back. @BlakeShelton said this “Awesome! Looks like my longtime friends Trickpony are back together… Check out http://trickpony.com 

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4. I think it’s safe to say @DierksBentley is finally getting the five-star treatment “too bad there isn’t a view from my hotel room….”

3. Having done many tours, @MartinaMcBride has finally figured out what she really needs “I’ve decided I need….for the tour…,a hairstylist/trainer….that likes to drink   #nothingwrongwiththat

2. Wonder where @BradPaisley was? He had some 21st century problems – he’s back though! “I updated my phone and lost my twitter app and pw but I’m back! What have I missed?”

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1. About 14 years ago a little known band – Rascal Flatts – started a promotional tour…@JayDeMarcus looks back “Us Flatts boys on our very first radio tour in 2000! Feels like yesterday….”

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CMTT’s December 2013 Country Music Christmas Playlist

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December’s playlist is full of some of our favorite country Christmas music!  There were so many songs we couldn’t narrow it down to just 10, so there are 25 fantastic songs to get you into the holiday spirit.

The playlist includes; Sugarland, The Robertsons, Lady Antebellum, Faith Hill, Alabama, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith and TONS MORE!   Tis the season!

We want to know what your all time favorite Christmas song is.  Leave us a comment and it could just win you a copy of one of our favorite country Christmas CD’s!

Darius Rucker to Host and Headline ‘Kickin’ It Country Music Marathon’

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AXS TV Concerts continues to bring music back to television like no other network with its Kickin’ It Country Music Marathon, on Friday, Nov. 29, – the day after Thanksgiving. Grab a turkey, stuffing, cranberry and gravy sandwich, take a seat on the couch and watch 10 hours of some of Country’s best musical acts starting at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT).

Platinum-selling country star Darius Rucker will host and headline the television event with an encore performance of “Dierks Bentley Live from the Ryman Auditorium.” The highlight of the lineup is the television premiere of Rucker’s True Believers Tour concert, filmed at Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre in June. Rucker performs hits from his recently released third solo country album, True Believers, as well as fan favorites from his previous chart-topping albums, Charleston, SC 1966 and Learn To Live. The set list includes his 6th No.1 country single “Wagon Wheel,” which recently received a CMA Award nomination for Song of the Year.

Also appearing on the Kickin’ It Country Music Marathon will be some of the legends of country including Travis Tritt, Sugarland, George Jones (“50 Years of Hits”), Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney and Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas.

Line-up is as follows:
(Estimated Scheduled Times are ET)
5:30 p.m. – Dierks Bentley “Live From The Ryman Auditorium”
6:40 p.m. – Travis Tritt
7:45 p.m. – Sugarland (2009)
9:00 p.m. – Darius Rucker PREMIERE
10:10 p.m. – George Jones 50 Years of Hits
12:10 a.m. – Darius Rucker Encore
1:20 a.m. – Tim McGraw
2:20 a.m. – Kenny Chesney
3:20 a.m. – Alison Krauss & Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas
4:20 a.m. – Darius Rucker Encore

Kristian Bush of Sugarland Releases “Love or Money”

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“Love or Money,” the first solo release from Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, is available NOW on iTunes and other digital retailers in the United States and worldwide!

The song, co-written by Bush, Nashville hitmaker Jeff Cohen, and Relient K frontman Matthew Thiessen, was initially released in the UK and Europe in March of 2013 as a “thank you” to everyone who welcomed Kristian as he toured across the pond with the CMA Songwriters Series, and kicked off the first day of the inaugural C2C: Country To Country Festival at the O2 Arena in London. Now completely remixed by acclaimed producer Byron Gallimore (Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Sugarland), the song is at last ready to find its way into the headphones of American audiences, where fans have been not-so-patiently waiting all year.

“When I released the overseas version of ‘Love or Money’ earlier this year, I promised my American fans that I would make them part of the story just as soon as possible,” says Bush. “Well, there’s no time like the present. This whole journey started because I wanted to thank my European fans for their support – and now I get to say THANK YOU to everyone here at home, in a big way. They deserve it!”

The remixed “Love or Money” was recently featured as part of Bush’s ongoing Music Monday series on KristianBush.com, where, each week, fans can listen to and read the story behind a new song.

Bush continues to be a live presence on stages across the country, and he and his full band (including acclaimed roots duo Larkin Poe) will play the Silverado Mainstage at the State Fair of Texas this Sunday, Oct. 13. Bush also recently announced the guests for his annual Thanksgiving shows, scheduled for Dec. 1-2 at legendary listening room Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA: he will be joined in the round by fellow country music superstar Chris Young (“Aw Naw”; “Tomorrow”; “You”) and platinum-selling hit songwriter Brett James (Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney). Sunday night’s shows are sold out; some tickets remain for Monday and can be purchased via eddiesattic.com.

For more information on Kristian, please visit kristianbush.com and songsofthearchitect.com, visit him on Facebook at Facebook.com/KristianBushOfficial, or follow him on Twitter @kristianbush.

The 47th Annual CMA Award Nominations Are….

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Here are your nominees for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards.”

Duo of the Year:
Big and Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist:
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Entertainer of the Year:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Single of the Year (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s)
Cruise – Florida Georgia Line
Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

Album of the Year – (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s)
Based On a True Story… – Blake Shelton
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood
Red – Taylor Swift
Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves
Tornado – Little Big Town

Song of the Year – (Award goes to Songwriter(s)
I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker

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

Musical Event of the Year – (Award goes to each Artist)
“Boys Round Here” – Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly
“Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean feat. Eric Church and Luke Bryan

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Paul Franklin
Dan Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

Music Video of the Year – (Award goes to Artist and Director)
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Boys Round Here” – Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies
“Downtown” – Lady Antebellum
“Highway Don’t Care”  Tim McGraw feat. Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Tornado – Little Big Town

Winners of “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. The third and final ballot will be emailed to CMA members Thursday, Oct. 10. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 28 (5:00 PM/CT).

The CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,000 industry professional members of CMA, which was formed in 1958 as the first trade organization to promote an individual genre of music.

“The 47th Annual CMA Awards” will be hosted for the sixth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Tickets for “The 47th Annual CMA Awards” go on sale to the public Saturday, Sept. 14 (10:00 AM/CT). Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets; by calling (800) 745-3000; or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office, located at 501 Broadway (corner of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, Nashville). Ticket prices for the CMA Awards start at $110 for Upper Level seating. Ticket prices include tax, but exclude applicable service fees. Purchase tickets early for the best available seats. The CMA Awards have sold out in advance the past four years.

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