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First Performers Announced for 2015 CMT Music Awards

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CMT today announced Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan are the first set of highly anticipated performers set to take the stage at the 2015 “CMT Music Awards”. The star-studded lineup marks the loudest night in country music and will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.

Last week through an ambitious multiplatform rollout, CMT unveiled nominations for the awards, which includes more than 45 nominated artists/groups. This year, each performer scored multiple nods. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is the frontrunner with five awards nominations, including two for “Video of the Year,” two for “Female Video of the Year” and one for “Collaborative Video of the Year” for her duet with Miranda Lambert. Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney followed with an impressive four nominations each. Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean earned a respective three nominations, while Keith Urban and Luke Bryan both scored two nods. Additional performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date.

To celebrate the upcoming performances, CMT will be airing nominee videos during morning music hours, while CMT Pure, CMT’s 24-hour music channel, will feature nomination blocks by category throughout the day. In addition, CMT Radio will feature performer interviews on both “CMT After Midnite” and “CMT Radio Live”.

Fans can vote now via through June 7 at 11:59 PM ET to determine the winners.  The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.

For more information as it becomes available, follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.

Kenny Chesney Rolls Over a Million


Kenny Chesney was a scrappy East Tennessee kid who wasn’t afraid to chase a dream. Along the way, the songwriter/entertainer covered a lot of ground – from county fairs and beer joints to multiple nights in NFL Stadiums, as well as producing Willie Nelson, writing with the Wailers, recording with Grace Potter, Dave Matthews and Joe Walsh. Rolling out of St Louis, Mo. to Des Moines, Iowa, the man The Los Angeles Times called “The People’s Superstar” saw his original tour bus roll over 1,000,000 miles.

“Talk about heavy,” he laughed. “We were on Interstate 64 headed west, just passing exit 24 – and all those zeros just rolled over. It was a used Silver Eagle when I bought it – and the bank had no business lending me the money ‘cause all I owned was a little pickup and my guitar. But I knew if I owned my bus, we could keep doing this, keep bringing the music to the people!”

The white Silver Eagle is the subject of “If This Bus Could Talk” on Chesney’s 13th No. 1 The Big Revival. The piano-grounded ballad captures the essence and innocence of the road through the headlights: “He’s seen pool halls in Texas/ And every corndog county fair…Late night conversations, full of drunk philosophy/ On politics and religion, football and family/ The loved ones that we missed and the lovers that we lost/ Oh the secrets he could share, if this bus could talk”

“I always thought it was important, no matter what happened, to keep Moby on the road. He’s seen it all – and it reminds me and the guys who’ve been here from the beginning where we came from. Right now some of the No Shoes Radio folks and the tech people are riding it, but we park it right up front… and everybody who walks by just smiles.”

The 4-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, as well as CMA Album of the Year winner, and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year is a big believer in roots. Whether it’s signing to Acuff Rose as a young writer, establishing Blue Chair Bay Records or producing an album on David Lee Murphy that’s nearing completion, Chesney doesn’t forget.

He also doesn’t slow down. Beyond buying a bus to stay on the road during the lean years, he will surpass 113 NFL Stadium shows this summer – and has already sold in excess of a million tickets. This weekend at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, the high velocity musician rocked 47,265 people. The Fort Worth Star Telegram raved, “A simple, direct man singing of things both complicated and not, but who has fostered such a deep, intense connection with his audience… Chesney’s The Big Revival tour effectively and effortlessly used the cavernous stadium, creating a startling sense of intimacy,” while The Dallas Morning News offered, “Chesney was a nonstop dynamo – two parts Mick Jagger, one part Bruce Springsteen, one part Billy Graham.”

Scoring four CMT Video Music Awards nominations for Video, Male, Collaboration, CMT Performance, Chesney is currently cresting the Top 5 with “Wild Child,” his duet with hippie rocker Grace Potter. With a weekend run that includes Austin’s Austin 360 Amphitheater, Houston’s Compass Stadium and Baton Rouge’s BCS Superfest, there’s plenty of highway in front of Chesney – and Moby. And that’s just the way they like it.


Carrie Underwood Tops CMT Music Award Nominations

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CMT today announced the nominations for the 2015 “CMT Music Awards,” the loudest night in country music, airing live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. On the heels of winning last year’s coveted video of the year, country superstar Carrie Underwood is in contention once again leading the pack with five nominations including two for “Video of The Year” (“Something in The Water” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert), two for “Female Video of the Year” (“Little Toy Guns” and “Something In The Water”), and “Collaborative Video of the Year,” (“Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert). Close behind are Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney, garnering four each. Voting begins now at and continues until Monday, June 8 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

In addition to the lineup of popular country artists vying for awards, this year’s “CMT Performance of the Year” nominees span a myriad of genres. Pop royalty Katy Perry is nominated for her duet performance of “Roar” with Kacey Musgraves from “CMT Crossroads,” as is nine-time Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend and rock icon Bob Seger. Additionally, rapper-singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc is nominated for “Wake Me Up,” performed with Lady Antebellum at “CMT’s Ultimate Kickoff Party.”

CMT turned to a multiplatform rollout for today’s big announcement. The nominees were revealed in a series of phases kicking off at the TODAY show with a performance by Lady Antebellum. The trio debuted their new single “Long Stretch of Love” and announced nominees for the following categories: “Male of the Year,” “Female Video of the Year,” and “Video of the Year”. Nominations continued to rollout on social media, with Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood, announcing “Group Video of the Year” and “Breakthrough Video of the Year,” respectively, via their social media accounts. Nashville locals got into the action from hot spots around Music City to announce “Duo Video of the Year” and “Collaborative Video of the Year” and “Performance Video of the year,” via CMT’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Performers, presenters and this year’s host will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, May 16 at 11 am CST at all Ticketmaster outlets and Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

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Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes TV Hits The Beach


Kenny Chesney’s brand new No Shoes TV has been hitting the road. After launching the web “tune in” based series as an outgrowth of his No Shoes Radio music-driven programming at his two sold-out nights’ Big Revival 2015 Tour Kick-Off at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, host Deanna Kay catches up with Chesney, his band and the No Shoes Nation at the Tortuga Music Festival.

The second installment has Chesney bringing viewers into his private lounge and on stage – and looking out to the boats at sea. Catch up with the fans, see some songs and enjoy the vibe.

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