BREAKING: CMA Fest Stadium Lineup Revealed

The Nightly Concert lineup at Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Festival was revealed this morning (3/17) on ABC’s Good Morning America. Taking the big stage this year will be Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Chris Young.


·         The 2017 CMA Music Festival will take place June 8-11 in downtown Nashville.

Keith Urban Covers Miranda Lambert’s “Vice”

Keith Urban recently put his spin on Miranda Lambert’s song “Vice” as part of the Grand Ole Opry’s Radio Replay video series. The series asks artists to perform a song that they just heard on the radio on the way to the Opry, and Keith delivers with his acoustic rendition of the Lambert tune. The video can be seen here.

First Round of ACM Performers Announced

The first round of performers at the upcoming 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards has been announced and includes current ACM nominees Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris. Additionally, the Backstreet Boys will make their debut appearance on the ACM stage, teaming up with FGL for a one-of-a-kind performance. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.


·         Hosted by Bryan and Bentley, the 2017 ACM Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2 at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

Merle Haggard Tribute Concert Planned For Nashville

Some of country’s biggest stars will assemble in Nashville this spring for a special concert honoring the life and songs of the legendary Merle Haggard. Dubbed “Sing Me Back Home: The Music Of Merle Haggard,” the all-star concert will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on April 6 in honor of what would have been Merle’s 80th birthday and the one-year anniversary of his passing. The night will include performances by artists such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams Jr., John Mellencamp, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many more.


·       Tickets go on sale this Friday (3/3) at 11 AM local time at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena box office.

·       A portion of the proceeds will benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.

·       More details about the concert can be found here.

52nd ACM Nominees Announced

Keith Urban earned a pack-leading seven nominations at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday (2/16), including his seventh nod for the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Following close on Keith’s heels is Maren Morris and Miranda Lambert with six nominations apiece, and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw, who each have five. Hosted for a second consecutive year by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8:00 PM ET CBS.


The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music nominees:


Entertainer of the Year

·       Jason Aldean

·       Luke Bryan

·       Florida Georgia Line

·       Carrie Underwood

·       Keith Urban


Male Vocalist of the year

·       Jason Aldean

·       Dierks Bentley

·       Thomas Rhett

·       Chris Stapleton

·       Keith Urban


Female Vocalist of the year

·       Kelsea Ballerini

·       Miranda Lambert

·       Maren Morris

·       Kacey Musgraves

·       Carrie Underwood


Vocal Duo of the year

·       Big & Rich

·       Brothers Osborne

·       Dan + Shay

·       Florida Georgia Line

·       Maddie & Tae


Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

·       Eli Young Band

·       Lady Antebellum

·       Little Big Town

·       Old Dominion

·       Rascal Flatts



·       Kane Brown

·       Chris Janson

·       Chris Lane

·       Jon Pardi

·       Brett Young



·       Lauren Alaina

·       Cam

·       Brandy Clark

·       Maren Morris

* four nominees only



·       A Thousand Horses

·       Brothers Osborne

·       Dan + Shay

·       LOCASH

·       Maddie & Tae


ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Black– Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


·       Dig Your Roots– Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group


·       HERO– Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville


·       Ripcord– Keith Urban

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile                       Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville


·       The Weight of These Wings– Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records


Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Blue Ain’t Your Color– Keith Urban

Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville


·       H.O.L.Y.– Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group


·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records


·       My Church– Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville


·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records


SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

·       Blue Ain’t Your Color– Keith Urban

Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)


·       Die A Happy Man– Thomas Rhett

Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)


·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Songwriter: Lori McKenna

Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)


·       Kill A Word– Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde

Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)


·       Tennessee Whiskey– Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove

Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)


·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,

Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)


Video of the YearPRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

·       Fire Away– Chris Stapleton

Director: Tim Mattia

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein


·       Forever Country– Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Director: Joseph Kahn

Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern,

Damon Whiteside


·       Humble And Kind– Tim McGraw

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein


·       Peter Pan– Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Kristin Barlowe

Producer: Michelle Abnet


·       Vice– Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford


songwriter of the year*(Off Camera Award)

·       Ashley Gorley

·       Luke Laird

·       Hillary Lindsey

·       Shane McAnally

·       Lori McKenna


Vocal Event of the Year[Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·       Different For Girls– Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


·       Forever Country– Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville


·       May We All– Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group


·       Setting The World On Fire– Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville


·       Think Of You– Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records


The 52ND Academy Of Country Music Awards,hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 at 8PM ET on CBS.


“Fill The Little Red Wagon” Campaign – Miranda Lambert

As she hits the road on her “Highway Vagabond Tour” this winter, Miranda Lambert is calling on fans to “Fill The Little Red Wagon” at her shows with food and supplies for animals in need. The “Fill The Little Red Wagon” campaign has already made appearances at Lambert’s tour stops in Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, with all donations benefitting local animal shelters.


·         Lambert says, “The Little Red Wagon was overflowing and then some. I want to thank my fans, the volunteers, the communities, the shelters, Petmate, Live Nation and Country Radio for their tireless efforts and for how much they care about what I love, which is the mutts.”

·         Miranda is also giving one lucky fan and a guest a chance to meet her before her show. To enter, all fans have to do is drop off pet supplies into the “Little Red Wagon” at the venue’s entrance on the evening of her performance.

2017 Country Grammy Nominees Announced

All- Genre Best New Artist:


Kelsea Ballerini

The Chainsmokers

Chance The Rapper

Maren Morris

Anderson .Paak


Best Country Solo Performance


Love Can Go To Hell

Brandy Clark

Miranda Lambert


My Church

Maren Morris


Church Bells

Carrie Underwood


Blue Ain’t Your Color

Keith Urban


Best Country Duo/Group Performance


Different For Girls

Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King


21 Summer

Brothers Osborne


Setting The World On Fire

Kenny Chesney & P!nk



Pentatonix Featuring Dolly Parton


Think Of You

Chris Young With Cassadee Pope


Best Country Song


Blue Ain’t Your Color

Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey & Steven Lee Olsen, songwriters (Keith Urban)


Die A Happy Man

Sean Douglas, Thomas Rhett & Joe Spargur, songwriters (Thomas Rhett)


Humble And Kind

Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)


My Church

busbee & Maren Morris, songwriters (Maren Morris)



Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)


Best Country Album


Big Day In A Small Town

Brandy Clark


Full Circle

Loretta Lynn



Maren Morris


A Sailor’s Guide To Earth

Sturgill Simpson



Keith Urban


The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will broadcast live on CBS on February 12, 2017. 


Miranda Lambert’s New Album Debuts At #1

Miranda Lambert’s sixth studio album, The Weight Of These Wings, has debuted atop the Billboard Country Albums Chart, selling more than 122,000 copies in its first week out. The Weight Of These Wings also lands at #3 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Chart, making Lambert’s double album the highest charting country record from a female artist since Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller was released last year.


·       Miranda’s big debut comes as her new single “We Should Be Friends” is set to arrive at radio on December 12.


2016 – Current Country Music Tours – November 2016

Keith Urban’s “RipCORD World Tour 2016” w/ Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris – http://keithurban.net


Florida Georgia Line’s “Dig Your Roots Tour” w/ Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three – http://floridageorgialine.com/tour-dates/


Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour” – w/ Linda Davis – http://www.kennyrogers.com/#home


PLAYS SHOWS IN KANSAS AND OKLAHOMA THIS WEEKEND (11/25- 26) – Carrie Underwood’s “The Storyteller Tour 2016” w/ Easton Corbin, The Swon Brothers – http://www.carrieunderwoodofficial.com/


Chris Young’s “I’m Comin’ Over Tour” with Cassadee Pope http://www.chrisyoungcountry.com/events


– Miranda Lambert’s“Highway Vagabond Tour” – KICKS OFF IN EVANSVILLE, INDIANA ON JANUARY 28, 2017


“We Should Be Friends” – Miranda Lambert

Just as Miranda Lambert gears up for the release of her sixth studio album, The Weight Of These Wings, on Friday (11/18), she arrives at Country Radio with her brand-new single, “We Should Be Friends.” Miranda self-penned the new song, which follows “Vice” as the second single from her upcoming double album project. To celebrate her new album’s release, Lambert will perform on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon tomorrow (11/17) as well as the Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS on November 24.


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