Tuesday , 13 November 2018

Music News

Thomas Rhett: Backstage Before the CMA Awards

by Alison Bonaguro 1h ago Thomas Rhett is nominated for three CMA Awards this year: album of the year for Life Changes, video of the year for “Marry Me,” and male vocalist of the year. And in a new video interview with the Country Music Association, Thomas Rhett said that for his whole album to be recognized is a huge …

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Luke Bryan: Backstage Before the CMA Awards

by Alison Bonaguro 1m ago When Luke Bryan was backstage during rehearsals for Wednesday’s (Nov. 14) 52nd annual CMA Awards, he took some time to share what the awards have meant to him in the past. And how the awards still pave the way for his future. “Winning entertainer of the year twice in a decade is pretty amazing,” Bryan …

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CMT’s Next Women of Country Inspire Positive Change

by Lauren Tingle 3h ago A major contingent of Music Row professionals paused their hectic CMA Awards week to pack into Nashville’s City Winery for CMT’s Next Women of Country showcase on Tuesday (Nov. 13). Those who were there were treated to an inspiring brunch that served a heavy dose of empowering performances by rising women in music. The No. …

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Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild Inducts CMT’s Next Women of Country

by Lauren Tingle 1h ago At the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild dedicated time in her acceptance speech to name 35 rising female artists to support. Most of them were alumnae of the venerated CMT Next Women of Country program, country music’s top initiative supporting women musicians on the rise. CMT rang in CMA …

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Pistol Annies Top the Country Albums Chart with Interstate Gospel

by Edward Morris 7h ago It’s a victorious shootout for Pistol Annies as the female trio’s Interstate Gospel collection blazes into the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s country albums chart. It also debuts at a respectable No. 15 on the Billboard 200 all-genres rankings. The Annies’ first album, Hell on Heels, bowed at No. 1 in 2011, and their second, …

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Ashley Gorley and Brett Young Named ASCAP’s Top Country Songwriters

by Edward Morris 7h ago A light but persistent drizzle that had guests scurrying into Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel Monday night (Nov. 12) imparted a cozy feeling to ASCAP’s annual country music awards celebration. During the ceremonies, Ashley Gorley was crowned songwriter of the year (for the sixth time); Brett Young was named top songwriter- artist; and the writers of Sam …

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Dan + Shay Go for the Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake Factor

by Lauren Tingle 27m ago Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney already feel like winners heading into Wednesday’s (Nov. 14) 52nd annual CMA Awards. Not only do they have four nominations including song and single of the year for “Tequila,” a song they say changed their lives this year, but they also score their performance debut on country’s …

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Seth Ennis Honors Air Force Father for Veterans Day

by Lauren Tingle 20m ago Rising artist Seth Ennis had a front row seat for the price of freedom growing up as a military brat. His father served as a helicopter pilot in the U.S. Air Force and flew Black Hawks on rescue missions in Operation Desert Storm during the Gulf War. Looking back, Ennis believes he was unaware of …

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CMA Awards: Adds Presenters Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown and More

by Lauren Tingle 23m ago An all-star cast of celebrity presenters has been assembled for Wednesday’s (Nov. 14) 52nd annual CMA Awards. Presenting various categories and performances are Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Dustin Lynch, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, Lionel Richie, Rita Wilson and Trisha Yearwood. Additional presenters include radio host Bobby Bones, Dancing with the …

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Matt McGinn Named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year

by Edward Morris 32m ago Bowing to Music Row’s mania for mingling, SESAC abandoned its traditional sit-down dinner format for its Nashville Music Awards Sunday night (Nov. 11) and opted instead for a club setting that encouraged the more than 500 guests to move about freely. The event was held at Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Matt …

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