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CMA Award Nominations Revealed

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Little Big Town and Darius Rucker announced the CMA Award nominees in five categories on “Good Morning America” this morning. Check out the first round of nominees below.

Entertainer of the Year:
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Album of the Year:
Luke Bryan: Crash My Party
Keith Urban: Fuse
Miranda Lambert: Platinum
Dierks Bentley: Riser
Eric Church: The Outsiders

Female Vocalist of the Year:
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Martina McBride

Male Vocalist of the Year:
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year:
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

New Artist of the Year
Brandy Clark
Brett Eldredge
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Cole Swindell

Vocal Duo of the Year
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
The Swon Brothers
Thompson Square

Single of the Year (Award goes to artist and producer)
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” Eric Church
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
“Mine Would Be You,” Blake Shelton

Song of the Year (Award goes to songwriters)
“Automatic,” written by Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby and Miranda Lambert
“Follow Your Arrow,” written by Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally
“Give Me Back My Hometown,” written by Eric Church and Luke Laird
“I Don’t Dance,” written by Lee Brice, Rob Hatch, and Dallas Davidson
“I Hold On,” written by Brett James and Dierks Bentley

Musical Event of the Year
“Bakersfield,” Vince Gill and Paul Franklin
“Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
“Something Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood
“We Were Us,” Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert
“You Can’t Make Old Friends,” Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year
“Automatic,” Miranda Lambert
“Bartender,” Lady Antebellum
“Drunk on a Plane,” Dierks Bentley
“Follow Your Arrow,” Kacey Musgraves
“Something Bad,” Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood

The 48th Annual CMA Awards”  airs Wednesday, Nov. 5th (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on  ABC.

 

Top Country Tweets of the Week August 25th-31st

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10. @carrieunderwood  ·  Farmers Market yesterday w/ @iveycake …Canning day today! Listened to Bluegrass & made jelly & salsa… http://instagram.com/p/sGhXWSLqig/

9. @blakeshelton  · There’s a Neon Light at the end of the tunnel… Bitch.

8. @bretteldredge  · Just landed in Alaska and literally driving through a rainbow hoop in the mountains right now…suddenly craving lucky charms

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7. @ChrisYoungMusic  ·  It was a good day… #numberone http://instagram.com/p/sJQDMLnv3n/

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6. @charlieworsham  ·  happy dog day! this is how Thelma Lou sleeps in the car. http://instagram.com/p/sLm0bZqWbk/

5. @CharlieDaniels  · If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck it still might be a Gooney Bird

4. @taylorswift13  ·  My home phone is ringing. I did not know I had a home phone. Interesting development.

3. @martinamcbride  · I’m going on the record as saying I want to do something with Tom Petty someday. #bucketlist

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2. @thebandperry  ·  Sweatin bullets!! #thisaintnohobby -k/r/n

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1. @DierksBentley  ·  anyone know how to get to the bahamas??! thought it was just one island! little lost at 9000 feet.

Martina McBride Extends ‘Everlasting Tour’

Martina McBride

Martina McBride’s ‘Everlasting’ Tour has already seen the “petite powerhouse” (Rolling Stone Country) play sold-out shows across the country this year and will continue through the fall with 40 additional dates — seven of which have already sold-out.

Backed by an 11-piece band — including trumpet, tenor sax, bari sax and trombone and a trio of back-up singers — Martina’s live show brings the iconic sounds of the ’50s and ’60s from her ‘Everlasting’ album alive.

“We’ve worked hard to put together a show that is visually entertaining as well as very rich musically,” shares Martina. “There’s so much for the audience to see and experience.”

The four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year puts her own spin on some of her favorite R&B and soul classics including the Supremes’ “Come See About Me,” Van Morrison’s “Wild Night” and Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” but also performs fan favorites like “A Broken Wing,” “Love’s The Only House,” “This One’s For The Girls,” “Independence Day,” and “In My Daughter’s Eyes.”

“I feel like this show really takes the audience on a musical journey,” says McBride. “The songs from Everlasting and my hits blend seamlessly together throughout the night.”

Seven dates on the Fall leg have already sold-out, including Meridian, MS, Forrest City, AR, Lake Charles, LA, two dates in Nashville, Midland, TX and Dayton, OH.
Date | City | Venue
*Indicates sold out
*8/28 Meridian, MS MSU Riley Center for The Performing Arts
*8/29 Forrest City, AR East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center
*8/30 Lake Charles, LA L’Auberge Casino and Hotel
*8/31 Nashville, TN 3rd and Lindsley
9/5 Carmel, IN The Palladium
9/6 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
9/11 Deadwood, SD Deadwood Mountain Grand Event Center
9/12 Mahnomen, MN Shooting Star Casino
9/13 Waukegan, IL Genesee Theater
9/18 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
9/19 Lincoln, CA Thunder Valley Casino Resort
9/20 Pomona, CA Los Angeles County Fair
9/22 San Diego, CA House of Blues
*9/25 Midland, TX Wagner Noel PAC
9/26 Durant, OK Choctaw Event Center
9/27 San Antonio, TX Majestic Theatre
10/2 Dartmouth, NS Dartmouth Sportsplex
10/3 Moncton, NB The Center at Casino New Brunswick
10/4 St Johns, NL Canada Mile One Centre
10/9 Westbury, NY Theatre at Westbury
10/10 Albany, NY Palace Theatre
10/11 Waterbury, CT Palace Theatre
10/16 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
10/17 Melbourne, FL King Center for the Performing Arts
10/18 Niceville, FL Mullett Festival
10/24 Athens, GA Classic Center Theater
*11/1 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
11/7 Dearborn, MI Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
*11/8 Dayton, OH Schuster Center
11/13 Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s Peak
11/14 Utica, NY The Stanley
11/15 Lynn, MA Lynn Auditorium
11/21 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
11/29 Kansas City, MO Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
12/3 Glenside, PA Keswick Theatre
12/4 Northfield, OH Hard Rock Live
12/5 Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
12/11 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theatre
12/12 Milwaukee, WI Northern Lights Theatre
12/13 Omaha, NE Orpheum Theatre

On October 7th, she will release her first book, ‘Around The Table,’ a full-color illustrated collection of Martina’s favorite recipes, entertaining tips, practical menu planning advice, and themed décor inspiration.
Visit martinamcbride.com for more information.

Michael W. Smith Enlists the Help of Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum & MORE for Christmas Album!

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Michael W. Smith partnered with Rolling Stone Country today to announce the September 30th release of Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas, featuring an all-star lineup of guests – Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Amy Grant, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Bono and Michael McDonald.

“This is the most unique and unusual record I’ve ever done in my 31-year career. The entire record was sequenced together before we recorded one song,” recalls Smith. “Sonically you’re hearing me in a way that you’ve probably never heard me before. At one point it’s like Smitty meets Bublé. There’s my granddaughter’s voice singing the song from ‘Home Alone,’ plus the whole orchestral and symphonic feeling of Christmas, mixed together with all these amazing voices and guests – yet it all fits together in a remarkable way.”

When we started talking about who could be on this record with him, the list got really narrow really fast,” remarked co-producer Robert Deaton. “There’s a difference between a singer and an artist, or a celebrity and an artist. While we were fortunate to have these amazing guests on the record, it all feels like a cohesive piece and you never leave the fact that it’s a Michael W. Smith record. That was important. That, along with working with co-producer David Hamilton, who is the resident genius, was amazing. This entire process has just been phenomenal.”

This fall, Smith will bring holiday cheer to audiences across the country as he launches “The Spirit of Christmas Tour.” Smith’s long-time friend and fellow GRAMMY® winner Amy Grant will co-bill with him in Dallas, Minneapolis and Atlanta. Tickets for many shows are on sale now. For a full list of tour dates, and ticket information, visit michaelwsmith.com/tour.

Michael W. Smith & Friends: The Spirit of Christmas
1. The Miracle of Christmas
2. It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
3. Happy Holidays/Holiday Season
4. Christmas Time Is Here (feat. Vince Gill)
5. White Christmas (feat. Lady Antebellum)
6. Somewhere In My Memory
7. The Spirit of Christmas (Deck the Halls, Good King Wenceslas, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Feels Like Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful)
8. Silent Night (feat. Little Big Town)
9. What Child Is This (feat. Martina McBride)
10. Almost There (feat. Amy Grant)
11. All Is Well (feat. Carrie Underwood)
12. Christmas Day (feat. Jennifer Nettles)
13. The Darkest Midnight (Spoken Word by Bono)
14. Peace (with Special Guest Michael McDonald)

Martina McBride Gives Fans The ‘Everlasting’ Experience

Martina McBride

In the Aug. 18 issue of Country Weekly, Martina McBride invites fans backstage to experience the soulful journey of her ‘Everlasting’ tour. In the feature, Martina talks family, the horns section, backup dancers, the visual experience and taking a chance in her music.

“This tour has exceeded what I dreamed about for two years,” Martina tells Country Weekly. “I just really wanted the show to be very visually entertaining as well as very musical.”

Find out where you can find Martina on the road online at martinamcbride.com/tour.

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