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Alan Jackson Gets His Own Day- Photo of the Day

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Alan Jackson now has his very own day in Auburn, Alabama. While headlining a gig at the Alpha Psi Rodeo, Mayor Bill Ham Jr. declared April 12th Alan Jackson Day.

Luke Bryan Earns 7 Billboard Music Award Nominations

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With help from pop R&B singer Jason Derulo live this morning on “Good Morning America,” Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, honoring the year’s most successful artists in 40 categories. The 2014 Billboard Music Awards will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18th, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET, with performances from music’s biggest stars.

Derulo appeared in the 8:00 AM ET hour of “Good Morning America” today, to announce his participation as a performer in this year’s Billboard Music Awards. Derulo also announced five of the 40 finalist categories, including: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Female Artist, Top R&B Artist, and Top Country Artist.

Luke Bryan leads all country acts with seven entries in six categories, including an appearance as a finalist in the overall Top Male Artist grouping taking on Justin Timberlake and Bruno Mars.

The country nominees are:

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM: Luke Bryan Crash My Party

TOP DUO/GROUP: Florida Georgia Line

TOP MALE ARTIST: Luke Bryan

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST: Luke Bryan

TOP SOCIAL ARTIST: Taylor Swift

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST:

Luke Bryan

Blake Shelton

Taylor Swift

Florida Georgia Line

Darius Rucker

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM:

Garth Brooks: Blame it All On My Roots

Luke Bryan: Crash My Party

Florida Georgia Line: Here’s to the Good Times

The Robertsons: Duck the Halls

Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM: Alan Jackson Precious Memories Volume II

TOP COUNTRY SONG:

Luke Bryan ” Crash My Party”

Luke Bryan “That’s My Kind of Night”

Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel”

Florida Georgia Line feat. Nelly “Cruise”

Blake Shelton feat. Pistol Annies “Boys Round Here”

 

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Entertainment and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 11, 2013 through March 9, 2014. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

As previously announced, the 2014 Milestone Award presented by Chevrolet, will be given to an innovative artist who has achieved a notable chart milestone over the past year. The six finalists for this special editorial award were announced earlier last week on Billboard.com – they are: Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Luke Bryan, OneRepublic, Ellie Goulding and Carrie Underwood. Fans can vote for their favorite Milestone artist online at Billboard.com/milestone and can enter a contest for a chance to win an opportunity to present the award live at this year’s event alongside global music superstar and Billboard Music Award winner Kelly Rowland.

“I’m really looking forward to presenting the Chevrolet Milestone Award at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. I love being able to recognize fellow artists for their accomplishments and having the opportunity to present with a fan will make the evening that much more exciting!” said Kelly Rowland.

The six finalists will be narrowed down to three finalists, who will be announced on the website on April 21st. Voting will then continue through the first two hours of the live 2014 Billboard Music Awards broadcast, culminating with the announcement of the award winner during the last hour of the show.

For additional information on the “2014 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com

CMT Joins Southern Living for Country Music’s Greatest Eats

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For the first time ever, Southern Living and CMT are partnering to celebrate two of America’s favorite things—delicious home-cooked food and country music—in Country Music’s Greatest Eats (May 6, 2014; Oxmoor House; $24.95). Much more than a cookbook, Country Music’s Greatest Eats is a backstage pass to the lives—and kitchens—of 30 of country music’s biggest and brightest stars, including legends like Alan Jackson, Hank Williams, Jr., and Wynonna as well as some of today’s hottest stars like Florida Georgia Line, Gloriana, Miranda Lambert, and The Zac Brown Band.

Music fans and Southern food lovers get a seat at the table with these incredible artists as they share recipes they grew up with, memorable meals enjoyed on the road, and the dishes they love to come home to. With more than 75 recipes, extensive interviews, and personal photos Country Music’s Greatest Eats captures the sizzle and flavor of country music.

“Southern Living is thrilled to collaborate with CMT on this book of personal stories and prized recipes,” said Southern Living Editor in Chief Lindsay Bierman. “Every page captures the taste and spirit of the South, giving consumers exclusive access to the homes, lives, and poignant memories of our their favorite artists.”

Highlights include:

• More than 75 of the artists’ favorite recipes, each passing the rigorous demands of the Southern Living Test Kitchen
• Interviews with the artists that reveal the best part of the recipe: the story behind it
• Photographs of the artists and a behind-the-scenes look at featured stars in their homes, in the kitchen, and on tour

With Country Music’s Greatest Eats home cooks everywhere can turn up the music, get into the kitchen, and start cooking along with their favorite country stars.

Alan Jackson’s Daughter Reaches Plea Deal

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Last year, Alan Jackson‘s daughter was arrested for resisting arrest, underage drinking, and assaulting a police officer. This morning, twenty year old Alexandra Jane Jackson appeared in a Davidson County courtroom and agreed to a plea deal. Jackson will attend an alcohol safety course, complete twelve hours of community service and take an eight hour anger management course as part of her conditional plea.

“The main thing is she took responsibility for her actions, acknowledged there was a violation and she’s moving on,” said Fraternal Order of Police President Sgt. Robert Weaver.

You can read about the incident here.

Jamie Lynn Spears Goes Country on TODAY

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Aspiring country music star Jamie Lynn Spears (Britney Spears little sister) performed “How Could I Want More” from her latest album on the Today Show.  Check it out and let us know what you think.

Jamie Lynn is opening for Alan Jackson at his upcoming Laredo & Corpus Christi, TX shows.

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