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Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Cross Genres at the CMA Awards

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“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will present genre-crossing duet performances by Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor who will perform with Little Big Town and Miranda Lambert respectively. “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist Lucy Hale will be joining the evening as a presenter live, Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on the ABC Television Network.

Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature superstar performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban.

Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration. Within less than a year, Grande captured No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice—first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.

Trainor will team up with nine-time nominee and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Lambert. This dynamic duo’s performance of Trainor’s “All About That Bass” is sure to be a must see moment. Singer/songwriter Trainor has written songs for such stars as Rascal Flatts before skyrocketing to success with her international hit “All About That Bass,” which has topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the past six weeks.

While Hale made her mark early on as an actress, best known for her role on the hit ABC Family drama “Pretty Little Liars,” music was always her first love. The Memphis born and bred singer’s debut album, Road Between, was released by DMG Nashville on June 3 and features her brand new single, “Lie A Little Better.” Hale will also be performing on “CMA Country Christmas,” a two-hour special airing Monday, Dec. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Winners of “The 48th 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. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends Monday, Oct. 27 (5:00 PM/CT).

“The 48th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, and David Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.

For more information, please visit CMAawards.com and CMAchristmas.com.

Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert & MORE Nab American Music Awards Nominations

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Yesterday, The American Music Awards nominees were announced on Good Morning America, and country music is making a splash in some all-genre categories including Luke Bryan taking a nod for Artist of the Year.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
• Iggy Azalea
• Beyoncé
Luke Bryan
• Eminem
• Imagine Dragons
• John Legend
• Lorde
• One Direction
• Katy Perry
• Pharrell Williams

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
• Jason Aldean
• Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
• Eli Young Band
• Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
• Garth Brooks “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”
• Eric Church “The Outsiders”
Brantley Gilbert “Just As I Am”

The AMAs are based ONLY on fan votes, so be sure to vote for all your favorite stars. Congrats to all of the nominees!

The 2014 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on ABC.

Top Country Tweets of the Week: Oct. 5-12

lady a tweet

10. @ladyantebellum ·  Just finished soundchecking! Somebody is ready for her @opry debut! ~hills

brad paisley tweet

  1. @BradPaisley ·  Oh Canada. You’re so wild up here.

little big town tweet

  1. @littlebigtown · We think October is going to be our favorite month of the year! @opry Invite 10.3.14 & #PainKiller out 10.21.14

blake shelton tweet

  1. @blakeshelton ·  Me today. High waters. No shits given.

martina tweet

  1. @martinamcbride ·  Perfect place for a price tag dontcha think? #shelfstockerhumor #aroundthetable
  1. @bretteldredge · Lets hump the humpty hump out of this hump day!

miranda lambert tweet

  1. @mirandalambert · Don’t you love it when your dad scouts out a cool old sign for you! #smokinanddrinkin #txantiquesweek #oldshit
  1. @carrieunderwood · Tornado sirens in the background…dog sitting for opreafitness This pup cracks me up! ‘Tis a noisy… http://instagram.com/p/t_rJYtLqg-/
  1. @DierksBentley · all you can eat sushi with @drfeasby and @fiddlinDan. good idea….in theory.

jake owen tweet

  1. @jakeowen ·  Merle just got a brother… Had to save this guy in Baltimore. He has no idea how awesome his life just became.

Carrie Underwood Is Making History with “Something in the Water”

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Carrie Underwood is making waves and making history with her compelling new single, “Something in the Water,” the first single from her December 9 album release, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Released on Monday, September 29, “Something in the Water” has amassed more than 124,000 digital sales to date, earning the highest first-week sales tally of Underwood’s career.  The sales figure also marks the best opening-week sales of any female country artist in 2014.

With today as its official airplay impact date, “Something in the Water” has set the all-time record for a country single at Mediabase, achieving a massive 144 total stations on impact date.

In all, the single tallies a whopping 157 first-week stations on board, including Billboard and Country Aircheck reporting stations.

On the Mediabase country airplay chart, “Something in the Water” explodes onto the chart at #25, tying Underwood’s previous personal-best debut (2007’s smash, “So Small”) and also tying the highest debut of any artist in 2014.

On the Billboard Country Airplay chart, Underwood further notches a career-high chart entry, as the single debuts at #17, simultaneously achieving the year’s highest debut for a solo artist.

Named last week’s USA Today Song of the Week, the publication praised “Something in the Water,” lauding the song’s production and “the purity” of Underwood’s vocals.

Produced by Mark Bright, and written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Brett James, “Something in the Water” is available for sale here.

Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1, on 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville, will release on December 9 and is currently available for pre-order here.

Follow Carrie on Twitter @carrieunderwood, www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com and www.carrieunderwood.fm

 

Find Out What Part of Pregnancy is Stressing Carrie Underwood Out

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It doesn’t get much cuter than a pregnant Carrie Underwood! Last month the superstar revealed she and husband Mike Fisher are expecting their first child, and on this weekend’s CMT Hot 20 Countdown, Carrie tells CMT’s Cody Alan that the couple’s recent trip to Babies “R” Us was actually a bit overwhelming.

Wearing a black shirt and black overalls, Carrie’s baby bump is visible as she tells Alan,

“I just don’t want to get the wrong things…and I don’t know what most of it does. There’s five thousand different things to choose from.”

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