Cam recently appeared at the TED University of Nevada conference in Reno, Nevada, to deliver a TED Talk and perform some of her songs. During her talk entitled “Life Can Be Tough. Music Can Help.,” Cam spoke to the live audience about the importance of music throughout human history and what makes it essential to our survival. The talk can be seen here.
- Cam also took the stage to perform and share the stories behind her songs “Burning House,” “Runaway Train,” and “Village.” That video can be seen here.
On Wednesday night (2/22), the Grand Ole Opry hosted a star-studded show for everyone in town for the 3-day Country Radio Seminar (CRS) in Nashville. The event was held in Omni Nashville Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom and included performances by Zac Brown Band, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Crystal Gayle, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Cam, Michael Ray, Chris Lane, Carly Pearce and Dailey & Vincent. To make the show more authentic, the Opry even transformed the hotel’s Broadway Ballroom with its signature barn backdrop and famous microphone stands.
With the holidays nearing, Cam discusses the Christmas traditions that she grew up with and holds true to today: “Once my sister and I started getting old enough, past Santa Clause, we open our gifts on, or at least we open some of the gifts on Christmas Eve, which is really fun because I hate waiting. (laugh) So, that part I really like doing and I like that tradition, and I think my parents are actually moving to the ranch that my grandparents owned for a long time down in Ocean Side so were gonna have, I’m hoping we can have Christmas there but my grandmother would always tie red bandanas on the tree and have a little cowboy hat on top so yeah that would be kind of cute to do.”
The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards (AMA) were announced on Monday morning (10/10), with some of country’s hottest stars earning nods at the annual show. Carrie Underwood leads the country pack with three nominations, including a nod in the all-genre Artist of the Year category. Underwood’s other nominations include Favorite Female Artist – Country and Favorite Album – Country for her Storyteller project. Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and Florida Georgia Line were each double nominees at the show, with Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Chris Stapleton, Old Dominion, Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw also earning nods. The 2016 American Music Awards will broadcast live on November 20 at 8 PM ET on ABC.
ARTIST OF THE YEAR (ALL-GENRE)
Twenty One Pilots
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
Zac Brown Band
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Luke Bryan– Kill the Lights
Chris Stapleton– Traveller
Carrie Underwood– Storyteller
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line– “H.O.L.Y.”
Tim McGraw– “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett– “Die A Happy Man”
Alicia Keys,Miranda Lambert,Chris Young, Dan + Shay and The Band Perry have been added to the list of performers for Tuesday (8/30) night’s 10th Annual ACM Honors.Also, Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
· Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Toby Keith, Maren Morris, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum.
· The 10TH ACM Honors is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards.
· Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on September 9 on CBS.
Six of country music’s rising female stars recently came together to talk about a host of topics in Billboard’s “Women of Country Music Roundtable.” Kacey Musgraves, CAM, Maren Morris, Mickey Guyton, Aubrie Sellers, and Margo Price were all on hand to discuss everything from topics related to being a woman in country music today to the presidential election and politics.
Cam is among the nearly 200 artists and music industry executives who have signed Billboard’s open letter to Congress asking for more to be done to stop gun violence. Written in the wake of the recent tragedies in Orlando, the letter calls on Congress to pass legislation that will require a background check for every gun sale and block suspected terrorists from buying guns. The letter also includes signatures from the Dixie Chicks and Rosanne Cash, as well as Big Machine Label Group President Scott Borchetta and Warner Music Nashville CEO John Esposito. The full letter can be seen here.
Some of the other artists who’ve signed the letter are Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Cyndi Lauper, Cher, Britney Spears and many more.