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Carrie Underwood Releases “Little Toy Guns” Music Video

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ACM Nominee Carrie Underwood just released the world premiere of the music video for “Little Toy Guns” exclusively on her Facebook page,  Facebook.com/CarrieUnderwood.

“The whole concept of the song is basically how this little girl hears her parents fighting, and it really affects her,” Underwood shared. Underwood credits director PR Brown with the video’s imaginative premise of an “incredible storybook theme where the little girl becomes the hero.”

“Little Toy Guns” is from Underwood’s chart-topping new album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1. Released December 9th, the already-RIAA-Gold-certified collection includes 18 of her previous #1 hits, together with four songs in never-before-released versions, as well as the Billboard Hot Country Songs 7-week #1 smash, “Something in the Water.”

And the Nominees for the 50th Annual ACM Awards Are….

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Nominations were announced today for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE, and as previously announced, extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Nominees were revealed online via the fourth annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Tara Lipinski, Dustin Lynch, Joel McHale, Nancy O’Dell, Melissa Peterman, Jamie Lynn Spears and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders all announced nominations via photo postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts during the online event.

Fans will once again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, and Dan + Shay are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award. These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via fan vote at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the three nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert earned eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, with additional nominations for Album of the Year, plus Single Record of the Year and twice for Song of the Year, as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Dierks Bentley received seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” In the category for Song of the Year, Bentley is nominated twice for “I Hold On,” as artist and songwriter. Bentley is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with The Cadillac Three, Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli for “The South.”

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line were nominated for five awards, including their first in the Entertainer of the Year category, third consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year for “Dirt,” and twice in the Vocal Event of the Year category, once for “The South” with The Cadillac Three, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli, and “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan.

Luke Bryan received four nominations, including his third consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned a Song of the Year nomination for “Drink A Beer” and Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.

Kenny Chesney was nominated for four awards including Song of the Year, Video of the Year and twice in the Single Record of the Year category as an artist and producer. All of Chesney’s nods were attributed to his hit song, “American Kids.”

Eric Church earned four nominations, including a nod for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Outsiders. Church is also nominated twice in the Song of the Year category, as the artist and songwriter, for “Give Me Back My Hometown.”

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year is now open at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, and will close on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET. The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19 (before the LIVE telecast begins).
Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
• Jason Aldean
• Garth Brooks
• Luke Bryan
• Miranda Lambert
• Florida Georgia Line

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR [TIE]
• Jason Aldean
• Dierks Bentley
• Luke Bryan
• Eric Church
• Brad Paisley
• Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
• Brandy Clark
• Miranda Lambert
• Martina McBride
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Maddie & Tae
• The Swon Brothers

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
• Lady Antebellum
• Little Big Town
• Rascal Flatts
• The Band Perry
• Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Producer: Michael Knox
Record Label: Broken Bow Records
• Pain Killer – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
• Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
• Riser – Dierks Bentley
Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
• The Outsiders – Eric Church
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville
• Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
• Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville
• Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Producer: Ross Copperman
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
• I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice
Producer: Lee Brice
Record Label: Curb Records

SONG OF THE YEAR [TIE] [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
• American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)
• Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert
Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)
• Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan
Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton
Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
• Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
• Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church
Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird
Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)
• I Hold On – Dierks Bentley
Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James
Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)
• Rodney Clawson
• Ashley Gorley
• Luke Laird
• Josh Osborne
• Chris Tompkins

VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
• American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Director: Shaun Silva
Producer: Don Lepore
• Cop Car – Keith Urban
Director: John Urbano
Producer: Michelle Abnet
• Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
Director: Wes Edwards
Producer: Clarke Gallivan
• I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
Director: James Keach
Producer: Julian Raymond
• Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
Director: Trey Fanjoy
Producer: Trent Hardville

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)
• Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records
• Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records
• Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville
• The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli
Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank
Record Label: Big Machine Records
• This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

Carrie Underwood Triggers “Little Toy Guns” as Her New Single and Video

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Following the seven-week #1 success of Carrie Underwood’s GRAMMY®-nominated smash “Something in the Water” atop Billboard’s airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart, the anticipation is already building for “Little Toy Guns,” the second single from her 25-song Greatest Hits: Decade #1.

Penned by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Hillary Lindsey, “Little Toy Guns” will be delivered to country radio digitally at 10 AM this Friday, January 30, for an official airplay impact date of February 17.

Also this Friday, the music video for “Little Toy Guns” will make its world premiere exclusively on Underwood’s Facebook page at 10 AM CT.

Right now, fans can visit her Facebook page to view a special trailer for the music video.

In anticipation of the Friday premiere, E! News will preview “Little Toy Guns” with a first-look video feature in their episode airing Thursday, January 29, at 6 PM CT (re-airing at 10 PM CT).

The video for “Little Toy Guns” was directed by PR Brown and produced by Steve Lamar for Lamar Bros TV.

“Little Toy Guns” is from Underwood’s chart-topping new album, Greatest Hits: Decade #1.  Released December 9, the already-RIAA-Gold-certified collection also includes 18 of her previous #1 hits, together with four songs in never-before-released versions, as well as the smash first single, “Something in the Water.”

In addition to the seven-week #1 success of “Something in the Water” on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, which registers airplay, sales, and streaming, the song has won acclaim from fans and industry alike, recently #1 on Rolling Stone’s year-end social media readers’ poll of the “10 Best Country Songs of 2014.”

With sales now in excess of 800,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, “Something in the Water” has also earned Underwood a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Solo Performance at the upcoming 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards.

The music video for “Something in the Water” is currently in its sixth consecutive week at #1 on GAC’s fan-voted Top 20 Country Countdown.

Underwood’s Greatest Hits: Decade #1 is available for sale here.

Carrie Underwood Remakes Football Theme For Super Bowl

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Six-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood returns to star in the special “Waiting All Day for a Super Bowl Fight” opening theme for NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX on  Feb. 1, 2015. Each week of the last two NFL seasons, Underwood’s performance of “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” has kicked off Sunday Night Football, primetime television’s No. 1 program.

The opening theme for NBC’s coverage of Super Bowl XLIX will feature new elements, including lyrics featuring the AFC champion New England Patriots and NFC champion Seattle Seahawks, and a special set design.

“I’m so honored to again be a part of the Super Bowl, this time joining NBC Sports in helping kick everything off!  I can’t wait to watch the game!,” says Underwood.

NBC will broadcast Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, Feb. 1 from Glendale, Ariz. Coverage kicks off at Noon ET.

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