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Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean & Florida Georgia Line Named CMT’s Artists of the Year

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CMT will celebrate an incredible year in the country music industry by honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban as the top country artists of 2014 in an all-new CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, premiering LIVE from Nashville on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:00 p.m. ET. The 90-minute special will bring together this year’s five honorees and their peers for an evening filled with star-studded performances and celebration, honoring each artist’s successes over the past year.

Urban, a first-time honoree, joins Aldean, Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Lambert, all of whom have been honored in previous years at the annual ceremony. Aldean has been named a CMT ARTIST OF THE YEAR since the award’s inception in 2010.

“Country music has never been bigger, and these five are its biggest stars of 2014,’’ said John Hamlin, SVP Music Events and Talent, CMT. “We do everything we can do to make sure this is the party of the year for them. And rightfully so. They’ve earned it.”

Over the past 12 months, all five honorees have illustrated their impact in country music through massive radio airplay, chart-topping album sales and millions of individual downloads of their current singles. Additionally, these acts have sold out concert tours and, collectively, their videos have received hundreds of millions of streams, earning them the honor of being named one of CMT’s ARTISTS OF THE YEAR.

Past artists named as CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR include Aldean, Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Lambert, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band.

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 Extends “That’s My Kind of Night Tour”

photos by Jim Wright

photo by Jim Wright

Luke Bryan will extend his highly successful “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” with a winter leg in early 2015. The 2014 tour has produced sell outs in each market it’s played including four sold-out stadium shows with crowds of 225,000 fans, two sold-out concerts in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a string of double-play dates that broke venue attendance records and he became the debut country act to play Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch will open the 2015 winter leg. Ticket on sales begin this Saturday, Oct. 18 at 10am for the Louisville, Kentucky date.

Over the weekend, Luke wrapped his sixth annual “Farm Tour” performing for over 110,000 fans during the eight city run. A portion of the ticket proceeds are granted for local college scholarships (“Luke Bryan Farm Tour Scholarship”) to students from a farming family within the communities the tour plays. The 2014 “Farm Tour” was sponsored by 5-hour ENERGY®, Texaco, Cabela’s, Miller Lite, and AT&T U-verse®.

2015 “That’s My Kind of Night” Tour:
2-10 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
2-11 Evansville, IN Ford Center
2-12 Louisville, KY KFC Yum! Center
2-14 New Orleans, LA Endymion Extravaganza *
2-18 Estero, FL Germain Arena
2-21 Orlando, FL Amway Center
*not TMKON Tour

Luke will perform on the upcoming “48th Annual CMA Awards” on Wed., Nov. 5 and is nominated for three CMA Awards- Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist and Album of the Year for Crash My Party¬.

Luke Bryan Earns #1 with “Rollercoaster”

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Luke Bryan is on the ride of his life as his “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” is one of the top selling tours on the road this year and his latest single, “Roller Coaster,” just hit the No. 1 spot. The song becomes Luke’s eleventh career No. 1 song and was written by two long-time friends Michael Carter and Cole Swindell.

“Roller Coaster” is the fifth consecutive No. 1 single from Luke’s Double-Platinum selling Crash My Party album. The additional No. 1 songs are “That’s My Kind of Night,” “Crash My Party,” “Drink A Beer,” and “Play It Again.” Luke’s Crash My Party album is currently nominated for “Album of the Year” at the upcoming CMA Awards.

Since the debut of his first album in 2007, Luke has sold nearly 6.4 million albums and 24.9 million digital tracks from his four studio albums. Earlier this year, Luke made Billboard chart history by reaching the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart with “Play It Again” and “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line claiming the No. 2 spot. Luke becomes the first artist to ever hold the two top positions since the chart began in 1990.

Luke’s “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” is currently playing across the US and Canada, selling out all concerts to date including four sold-out stadiums shows this summer playing to 225,000 fans.

Luke is scheduled to perform on the “48th Annual CMA Awards” on Nov. 5 and is also nominated for two additional CMA Awards- “Entertainer of the Year” and “Male Vocalist.”

Luke Bryan to Perform at Mardi Gras

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Luke Bryan already has plans for Mardi Gras. WVUE-TV in New Orleans is reporting Luke will perform at the 2015 Endymion Extravaganza.

Luke will also serve as the Grand Marshal for the carnival krewe’s parade, which rolls on Valentine’s Day. The parade, scheduled the weekend before Mardi Gras, will roll on its traditional Mid-City route, ending with their extravaganza at the Superdome.

Last year, Kelly Clarkson was the headliner for Endymion’s big party held in the Superdome.

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