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49th CMA Awards to Air November 4th!!!

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Balloting for “The 49th Annual CMA Awards” began today. “Country Music’s Biggest Night™” airs live Wednesday, Nov. 4th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on ABC  from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

The 2015 CMA Awards nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which was the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958. The eligibility period for the 2015 CMA Awards is July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015.

The final nominees in each of the 12 categories will be announced in early September. ABC’s “Good Morning America” announced the airdate Friday, and additionally announced that Steven Tyler will appear on Wednesday, Sept. 9th to announce multiple categories of the final nominees live on that morning’s broadcast. Tyler recently released his debut Country single, “Love Is Your Name,” currently working its way up Country radio charts.

For more information about the 2015 CMA Awards please visit CMAawards.com.

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Jennifer Nettles Launches Jewelry Line

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Jennifer Nettles can add Jewelry Designer to her list of talents. The singer launched her American West Jewelry Line on QVC this weekend.

American West jewelry embodies the landscape, legend, lifestyle & lore of this region with artisan-inspired styles. Designed in collaboration with Grammy®, CMA & ACM award-winner Jennifer Nettles, this American West collection reflects her eclectic & boho-chic style. Each piece features combinations of sterling silver, brass, leather & suede with vibrant gemstones.

You can purchase items from Jennifer’s line on the QVC Website here.

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Luke Bryan Releases ‘Kill the Lights’ Tracklisting

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Luke Bryan‘s Kill the Lights album hits stores August 7th and it looks like Bro-Country lovers are going to be pretty excited…at least by the looks of the writing credits from the tracklisting. Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins and Ben Hayslip along with Cole Swindell all make an appearance in the writing credits.

The song I’m most excited to hear, “Home Alone Tonight,” features Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild. I guess I’m hoping for a deep “Do I”-esque song with a bit more depth than a dixie cup or pick-up truck bed can provide. My fingers are crossed, but I’m not holding my breath.

As a long-time Luke Bryan fan, I’ve watched a steady decline in the quality of Luke’s music over the past three albums. I’m hoping that eventually we’ll see some redemption, and start releasing songs that reflect his life and age…

Luke Bryan’s Kill the Lights Track Listing:

1. “Kick the Dust Up” (Dallas Davidson, Chris Destefano, Ashley Gorley)
2. “Kill the Lights” (Luke Bryan, Jody Stevens, Jeff Stevens)
3. “Strip It Down” (Bryan, Jon Nite, Je. Stevens)
4. “Home Alone Tonight” (Feat. Karen Fairchild) (Jo. Stevens, Cole Taylor, Jaida Dreyer, Tommy Cecil)
5. “Razor Blade” (Jeff Hyde, Ryan Tyndell, Rodney Clawson)
6. “Fast” (Bryan, Clawson, Luke Laird)
7. “Move” (Bryan, Michael Carter, Jay Clementi)
8. “Just Over” (Chase McGill, Brad Tursi, Jessie Jo Dillon)
9. “Love It Gone” (Jo. Stevens, Clementi)
10. “Way Way Back” (Bryan, Gorley, Clawson)
11. “To the Moon and Back” (Tom Douglas, Hillary Lindsey, Tony Lane)
12. “Huntin, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” (Bryan, Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip)
13. “Scarecrows” (Gorley, Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally)

Target Exclusive Tracks:

1. “Corner Booth” (Bryan, Cole Swindell, Jimmy Robbins)
2. “Little Boys Grow Up and Dogs Get Old” (Bryan, Lane)
3. “Buddies” (Bryan, Davidson)

Read More: Luke Bryan Reveals ‘Kill the Lights’ Track Listing | http://tasteofcountry.com/luke-bryan-kill-the-lights-track-listing/?trackback=tsmclip

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Tanya Tucker to Appear on Tavis Smiley this Friday! DVR Alert

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It’s an interview you won’t want to miss! Tanya Tucker appears July 10 on Tavis Smiley, the nationally distributed PBS talk-show hosted by Tavis Smiley. During the program, Tanya and Tavis discuss her career, the ever-evolving world of country music, and Tanya’s future–including her current tour and recording plans.

Tavis Smiley is known as one of television’s best interviewers, and he has been a fixture on the PBS late-night lineup since 2004. Recent guests on his show include musician Boz Scaggs, actress Susan Sarandon, and current presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders. Tavis Smiley airs on PBS affiliates across the country, and broadcast times vary. So check your local listings for the time.

Tanya’s appearance on Tavis Smiley is just one of many media appearances she’s made. Additionally, she’s appearing on FoxNews affiliates across the nation, and she will be featured in an upcoming broadcast of Reflections with Keith Bilbrey.

If you don’t see Tanya on Tavis, you can see her live!

July 17 – Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center – The Villages, FL
July 18 – The Ranch – Fort Myers, FL
July 24 – Golden Nugget Ballroom – Lake Charles, LA
July 25 – Golden Nugget Ballroom – Biloxi, MS
July 31 – Downstream Casino and Resort – Quapaw, OK
Aug 1 – Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft. Worth, TX
Aug 5 – Full Throttle Saloon – East Sturgis, SD
Aug 14 – 26th Annual Havelock Country Jamboree – Havelock, ON CA
Aug 16 – Celebrate Erie – Erie, PA
Aug 29 – Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells – Baraboo, WI
Sep 11 – Seven Clans Casino – Warroad, MN
Sep 12 – Royal River Casino – Flandreau, SD
Sep 13 – Texas Tranzplants – Macomb, IL
Oct 10 – Center for the Arts – Russleville, AR
Oct 11 – Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson, MO
Oct 24 – New Barn – Renfro Valley, KY
Oct 30 – State Theatre – Eau Claire, WI
Oct 31 – The Palladium – Carmel, IN

Tanya recently signed with APA (Agency for the Performing Arts) for booking representation, CTK Management for career management, and will soon announce her forthcoming recording projects.

For current tour dates, and to keep abreast of when Tanya will be appearing near you, visit www.tanyatucker.com.

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