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


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 and, 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 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 and, 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 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:

• Jason Aldean
• Garth Brooks
• Luke Bryan
• Miranda Lambert
• Florida Georgia Line

• Jason Aldean
• Dierks Bentley
• Luke Bryan
• Eric Church
• Brad Paisley
• Blake Shelton

• Brandy Clark
• Miranda Lambert
• Martina McBride
• Kacey Musgraves
• Carrie Underwood

• Brothers Osborne
• Dan + Shay
• Florida Georgia Line
• Maddie & Tae
• The Swon Brothers

• 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)

• 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

Top Country Tweets of the Week January 19th-24th

dierks bentley tweet

  1. @DierksBentley ·  congrats to @blakeshelton #BlakeOnSNL… he killed it! …wonder if my jake is actually a wishing boot too?! Hmmmm

brad paisley tweet

  1. @BradPaisley ·  Phew. My fanny pack just barely made the cut here…#kisscountrychilicookoff
  1. @blakeshelton ·  And also i now have the power to go down on myself!!!!
  1. @mirandalambert · Happy @nbcsnl day @blakeshelton! You were made for this. One of the funniest people in the world. And a true entertainer. I (heart) you BS!
  1. @chuckwicksmusic ·  Mud fest at the Dog Park today..

5.@bretteldredge  ·  Red bull was a bad choice….I feel like a flying squirrel

martina tweet

  1. @martinamcbride ·  My breakfast view. #stthomas #countrymusiccruise

the band perry tweet

  1. @thebandperry ·  Lost our Scout today. Sleep well old friend.
  1. @CharlieDaniels ·  The world is awash with false prophets and anybody who portrays Jesus as anything less than the Son of God is one Guard your heart.

carrie underwood tweet

  1. @carrieunderwood ·  Pregnancy perk: using my belly as a tabletop for my snacks! Nom nom nom…

Miranda Lambert Partners with Ram Trucks

FCA US LLC Ram Trucks Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert is joining the Ram Truck brand in a new marketing initiative launching this week along with a custom “Roots and Wings” song Lambert wrote exclusively for the campaign.

The campaign includes television, print, digital, social media and long-form video elements and is the next phase of the partnership between Lambert and Ram first announced in November. The new creative, breaking this week on various network and cable channels, coincides with Lambert’s current “Certified Platinum Tour” and includes cross-promotion and branding at many concert venues.

“Ram has become the fastest growing truck brand by challenging the status quo, and our partnership with Miranda Lambert does just that,” said Olivier Francois, Chief Marketing Officer, FCA – Global. “Building a new marketing campaign around the hugely successful and popular country music artist, and her original song inspired by the characteristics of our brand, is a first for Ram. It is courageous, just like Ram and Miranda. It will broaden the appeal of both of our brands beyond our core audiences as we connect with our respective fans in new, meaningful ways.”

Lambert’s story is creatively told through live action video combined with illustrations, animation and vintage styling. Many of the landscapes are actual locations that are part of Lambert’s life and all of the featured still photos are her personal family photos. “Roots and Wings” is the soundtrack of the television spots and the brand’s trademark “Guts. Glory. Ram” visuals close the spots.

“I am very inspired by what the Ram brand stands for – being who you are, working hard, staying true to your roots,” Lambert said. “I wanted to write a song that would represent all of those things. ‘Roots and Wings’ is personal to me about where I come from and where I am going. The guys at Ram really made the lyrics come to life with the imagery and I hope it speaks to people the way it does to me.”

“Miranda Lambert is a perfect partner for Ram,” said Robert Hegbloom, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ram Brand, FCA – North America. “In our very first meeting we saw the connections between her core values and those of the Ram Truck brand – common traits like hard working, determined, goal-oriented, tough and a driving purpose to perform brilliantly at the highest levels. She’s been around trucks her entire life, from being born on a farm to owning a ranch now, and she lives her life by her own rules just like so many of our Ram truck owners.”

The first print ad will run in the Feb. 2nd edition of Country Weekly magazine, where Miranda is on the cover.

Lambert and Ram will both share the “Roots and Wings” creative elements, behind-the-scenes video footage and upcoming partnership announcements on their respective social media channels.

The Miranda Lambert and Ram partnership also will be evident at Lambert’s concert venues on her “Certified Platinum Tour” currently underway. The 60-second “Roots and Wings” video will be played just before Lambert takes the stage after intermission and in-venue creative displays will also be visible. The silver Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn, just like the one Lambert owns, is the Official Truck of the Certified Platinum tour, and will tow Lambert’s Airstream trailer, “Wanda the Wanderer,” to each venue. The truck will also be on display, allowing fans who attend the concerts to post pictures at #RootsWingsRAM for a chance to win a Miranda Lambert and Ram prize pack.

The relationship between Ram and Lambert was announced in November 2014 with Lambert auctioning off a customized Ram Laramie Longhorn truck and personal memorabilia to benefit her MuttNation Foundation. The auction raised nearly $66,000 for the charity whose purpose is to better the lives of shelter animals.

Miranda Lambert Added To GRAMMY® Performance Roster

Miranda Lambert

The latest performers for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast were announced today: GRAMMY® winners Common and John Legend, who will perform “Glory” from the film Selma; country singer/songwriter Miranda Lambert; eight-time GRAMMY winner Usher; and two of this year’s leading nominees, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams, who are tied with six nominations each. They join previously announced performers AC/DC, Eric Church, Ariana Grande, Madonna, and Ed Sheeran. Taking place at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music’s Biggest Night will be broadcast live  on CBS Sunday, Feb. 8th, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Two-time GRAMMY winner Common is up for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Blak Majik” Featuring Jhené Aiko and Best Rap Album for Nobody’s Smiling.

GRAMMY winner Miranda Lambert has four nominations: Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song for “Automatic,” Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood, and Best Country Album for Platinum.

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