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Jason Aldean, Eric Church & Carrie Underwood Added to ACC Country Awards

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Country music heavyweights Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood, along with country’s newest star Brett Eldredge, will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert on the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15th (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, this star-studded group of performers are all finalists on the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, including Aldean, with four nods; Eldredge, with two; and Underwood and Church, with one each.

Hosted by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and will honor country music’s biggest stars based on album sales and radio airplay. Presenters to be announced soon. Tickets to the event are on sale at TheACCAwards.com/tickets.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year category, presented by Samsung GALAXY®, is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on Nov. 24 and continues through Dec. 10. Fans can vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards.
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton to Headline Country Thunder!

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Before they take the Academy of Country Music Awards stage in Dallas on April 19th, 2015, Country superstars and ACM co-hosts Bluke (also known as Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton) will hit the Country Thunder stage in Florence, Ariz., April 9-12, 2015. And that’s just the beginning! In addition to Blake and Luke, Country Thunder has added some of Country music’s biggest names and fastest-rising stars, including Brett Eldredge, Big & Rich, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, Dallas Smith, The Railers, Maddie & Tae, Jamie Lynn Spears, Old Dominion, John Michael Montgomery, Love and Theft, Logan Mize and Clare Dunn to the growing 2015 line-up. Fans can expect even more artist announcements in the coming months!

A very limited number of four-day passes are available for $130, so get yours now to ensure the lowest price! For more info on tickets or for any of your Country Thunder needs, please visit www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.

Country Thunder radio partners include KMLE in Phoenix and KIIM in Tucson. Listen to our exclusive radio partners for giveaways and prizes you won’t find anywhere else!

Stay up-to-date on all things Country Thunder by liking us on Facebook at facebook.com/countrythunder, following us on Twitter at twitter.com/countrythunder, following us on Instagram at instagram.com/countrythunder or by texting ARIZONA to 44622 for text updates.

Kenny Chesney Takes a Stand Against ‘Bro-Country’ in Billboard Cover Story

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Kenny Chesney covers the newest issue of Billboard, and inside he takes a stand against the ever popular ‘bro-country.’

“Over the last several years, it seems like anytime anybody sings about a woman, she’s in cutoff jeans, drinking and on a tailgate — they objectify the hell out of them,” he says. “Twenty years ago, I might have written a song like that — I probably did. But I’m at a point where I want to say something different about women.”

Thank God! Thank you Kenny Chesney. Do you wanna know why he wants to say something different about women??? Cuz he’s not a 19 year old kid anymore… Kenny Chesney is a grown man who wants to sing about being a grown man. (Take notes Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean).

Instead, Chesney depicts a strong, independent woman in his single “Wild Child,” off his new album The Big Revival. It’s with this album that Kenny decided to become more than just the guy on the beach.

“I would listen to the songs I’d recorded, and they were good, but I felt like we were repeating ourselves.” It wasn’t until he found the first single, “American Kids,” and co-wrote “Wild Child” that, he says, “I felt the excitement I needed to feel when I decided to take a year off.” (Rocker Grace Potter, with whom Chesney recorded the hit duet “You and Tequila,” rejoined him on “Wild Child.”)

You can read more of Kenny’s interview with Billboard here.

The “American Country Countdown Awards” Nominees Are….

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The American Country Countdown Awards, based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” which has recognized the best in country radio for more than 40 years, today announced the inaugural event’s finalists. Country megastar Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven nods, followed closely by superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, with six. Florida Georgia Line and Kix Brooks made the announcement on Cumulus radio’s nationally syndicated show, “America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner.”

The American Country Countdown Awards will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center Monday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX and feature performances by finalists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will host the live music celebration. Additional performers, special award recipients and presenters will be announced.

Additional multiple category finalists include Jason Aldean, with four nods, and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who are tied with three. Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell each were named finalists in two categories.

American Country Countdown Awards finalists are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014. The Finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung GALAXY® category is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on November 24 and continues through December 10. Fans will vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. For more information, please visit TheACCAwards.com.

Tickets are now on sale at www.TheACCAwards.com/tickets

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Top Country Tweets of the Week Nov. 2nd-9th

kellie pickler tweet

  1. @kelliepickler ·  Just a typical evening, riding a unicorn… ;) http://instagram.com/p/vKqdDar2qA/
  1. @bretteldredge ·  Holy candy cane sanwhich with extra cheese, I already saw a Christmas commercial!
  1. @BradPaisley ·  Did I hear this right? Loretta Lynn is the new attorney general?! Why couldn’t this have been announced before the CMA’s.

Carrie Underwood tweet

  1. @carrieunderwood ·  Flowers, baby goodies & non-alcoholic wine (grape juice) from my best friend @IveyCake & best co-host @BradPaisley

blake shelton tweet

  1. @blakeshelton · Sooo…. I left my phone in my seat for a minute lastnight…

ladyantebellum tweet

  1. @ladyantebellum ·  just a couple girls chatting while we get ready for the CMAs #CMAawards

little big town tweet

  1. @littlebigtown ·  Night one of the #PainKillerTour. What an amazing crowd in Youngstown, OH. #Selfie

sara evans tweet

  1. @saraevansmusic · Amazing night with these brilliant men! One of the highlights of my career and so inspiring to be on stage with them!
  1. @LukeBryanOnline ·  Went to bed at 245. Up at 8. Can’t sleep from being amazed by last night. Love y’all.

Kacey Musgraves tweet

  1. @KaceyMusgraves ·  Was it all a dream? A delicious, country dream?

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