Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood dropped by ABC’s The View yesterday to talk about their upcoming CMA Awards hosting duties. Find out where “being responsible for a tiny human” falls on Underwood’s biggest fears list below.
Steven Lee is currently on the road on a radio tour for his single “Raised by a Good Time” – going to country radio later this year. You can hear the song & sign up for more news and such about him at stevenleeolsen.com
Pictured at the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are (l-r): CMA CEO Sarah Trahern; Suzi Cochran, widow of Hank Cochran;
Mac Wiseman; Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Director Kyle Young; and Ronnie Milsap.
Hank Cochran, Ronnie Milsap, and Mac Wiseman each overcame extraordinarily difficult childhoods to put a distinctive footprint on American music history. Each now shares another accomplishment: they became the newest inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 26, 2014.
In a star-studded Medallion Ceremony at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the three legendary figures were feted with heartfelt testimonials and stirring performances in a two-hour celebration in the museum’s 800-seat CMA Theater. In words and songs, the inductees’ triumphs were heralded, their legacies honored, and their achievements enshrined for all time.
Calling the three men “great Americans who have made country music history,” museum director Kyle Young briefly described the unique artistry of Cochran, Milsap, and Wiseman while encapsulating their backgrounds and achievements. Video tributes on each artist, featuring vintage footage taken from interviews and performances stored in the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, helped convey the talent and personalities of each new Hall of Fame member and underline why they deserve the prestigious honor.
Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait makes his 24th career performance on the “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – more than any other artist in CMA Awards history – Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Strait enters the coveted field of Entertainer of the Year nominees again in 2014 and retains his status as the most nominated artist in CMA Awards history with 83. Strait has a total of 19 nominations and three trophies just for Entertainer of the Year (1989, 1990, 2013). Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, which is determined by CMA’s Panel of Electors. Earlier this year, Strait retired from touring, but not from making music that touches millions of fans.
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, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban. The CMA Awards has a long history of presenting cross-genre duets and 2014 is no exception with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor performing with Little Big Town and Lambert respectively.
Presenting trophies during the three-hour gala are “Nashville” star Connie Britton; four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks; “Good Morning America” correspondent Tim Tebow; rock ‘n’ roll royalty Steven Tyler; and two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Trisha Yearwood. Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist, was previously announced as a presenter.
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 today (5:00 PM/CT).
Warner Music Nashville, in partnership with Revolution Pictures, Country Outfitter and Wrangler, has launched the “Ultimate Country Fan Experience”: a branded content series told through the unique perspective of the fan’s eyes and culminating as a “blue carpet” correspondent leading up to the CMA Awards in Nashville on November 5th.
Country Outfitter has begun the nationwide search for the “Ultimate Country Music Fan” by asking fans to share their story via Instagram using the hashtag, #ultimatecountryfan. The winner will receive the royal treatment and be able to experience the awards show in Nashville and be a VIP guest at the official Warner Music Nashville after party.
“The rest of the country will be able to follow the winner on their adventures via the short form video segments and the social content surrounding the exclusive experience. The Ultimate Country Fan Experience is presented in partnership with Country Outfitter, Wrangler, Lexus of Nashville, Grand Avenue, the Omni Hotel’s Mokara Spa and Music City Loft.”
To learn more please visit: http://www.countryoutfitter.com/style/ultimate-country-fan/