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Miranda Lambert Takes Home Lonestar Award

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While Miranda Lambert was one of the big winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards Monday night, she has one more trophy to show off in her Oklahoma home with Blake Shelton. She was awarded the Best Vocal Performance – Female at the Lone Star awards earlier this week. See all the winners here at the Lone Star Music official website.

Miranda beat out Gillian Welch, Bri Bagwell, Sunny Sweeney, Lucinda Williams, Amanda Shires, and, Robyn Ludwick for the title.

Miranda took home the ACM awards for Album of The Year for Four The Record, and Female Vocalist of the Year.

Lonestar Reuniting For A Tour & Album

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Lonestar hinted something major to fans yesterday on Twitter when they asked how they should celebrate their 20th anniversary as a group next year. They followed that up by announcing today they are going to reunite with original lead singer Richie MacDonald to tour in 2012. The group will also release an album together next year to mark their anniversary.

Lonestar will tour with all four members Keech Rainwater, Dean Sams, Michael Britt and Richie MacDonald. With Richie, they had one of the biggest love songs of any genre with “Amazed.”

Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced

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This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.

Exclusive Interview: Introducing The Brodie Stewart Band

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While hailing from California, Brodie Stewart still has some southern roots. As a young child, some of Brodie’s favorite things to do were attending the Rodeo, listening to country music, singing and playing the guitar. This is what influenced Brodie to start his own southern rock band, where he got to tour the country opening up for big artists in sold out arenas.

After this, Brodie returned to his love of country music. He wrote tracks for his own band, and also wrote and produced songs for various other artists. It wasn’t long until Brodie was signed by Martin Kierszenbaum, the president of Cherrytree/Interscope Records, for a song/production deal to their label. Not long after that, Brodie signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music Publishing.

While gearing up for the release of their debut album, “Born American,” The Brodie Stewart Band has been touring the west coast opening up for big names such as Lee Brice, Thompson Square, Easton Corbin, Joe Nichols, Blues Traveler, Lonestar, Chris Cable, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Josh Gracin, Casey James, The Farm, Moonshine Bandits, Greg Bates, Christian Kane, Chuck Wicks, and many more!

Big Deal Music signs songwriter Brett Beavers

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Congratulations to songwriter Brett Beavers and the team at Big Deal Music and BMG! He’s the first signing for the new joint venture between the two. Brett has written songs for country heavyweights like Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Lonestar, Kellie Pickler, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Lee Ann Womack, Billy Currington and more.

About the signing, Big Deal Music’s Dale Bobo said:

“Working again with Brett Beavers is a dream come true. Brett is one of the more inventive writers and producers of any genre; having him in the Big Deal Music family is tremendously exciting.” 

Check out the picture of the official signing below:

L to R: Pete Robinson, Daniel Lee, Chip Petree, Brett Beavers, Kenny MacPherson, Kos Weaver, Dale Bobo

L to R: Pete Robinson, Daniel Lee, Chip Petree, Brett Beavers, Kenny MacPherson, Kos Weaver, Dale Bobo

Danielle Peck added to Angels on Earth benefit concert

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Danielle Peck, chart-topping country music star, has been added to the “Angels On Earth” benefit concert for Nashville, TN resident, Theresa Lawton. Lawton sustained several traumatic injuries after she was struck by a drunk driver on her way to church on January 30, 2013.

Peck joins an already star-studded evening of music featuring Bucky Covington, Julie Roberts, Jason Crabb and Brian Nutter from Keith Urban‘s band as well as hit songwriters. Emceed by News Channel 5′s Rhori Johnston, the event is sure to be an amazing night of music all for a great cause. The evening will also include a silent auction.

For more information about Theresa and upcoming announcements regarding the event, follow the Prayers for Theresa Lawton Facebook page.

Full Artist Line-Up:

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Julie Roberts (Country Music Star)

Bucky Covington (American Idol)

Jason Crabb (Grammy Award Winner)

Brian Nutter (Guitarist to Keith Urban)

Anthony Smith (Lonestar’s “What About Now” and Chris Young’s “Tomorrow”)

Sam Tate (Chely Wright’s first hit single “Shut Up and Drive” and Reba’s 33rd #1 song “Somebody”)

Bernie Nelson (Achieved ‘million-airplay’ status on his #1 hit “Daddy Never was the Cadillac Kind” and penned hits for Conway Twitty, Wynonna, Kenny Chesney and others.)

Blog Rodeo: Everyone Loves Country Music

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It may be hard to believe, but once upon a time, you had to trek down to a record store if you wanted to purchase new music. You’d have to buy a full album and you could only listen to the radio stations that were broadcast in your area. There was no iTunes, no iHeartradio, no Spotify. Heck, there wasn’t even a Napster. Additionally, there were no camera phones, no gossip blogs, no reality television and certainly no Twitter. It’s crazy to imagine a world without all of these things, but once upon a time, it existed.

In that world, it would be nearly impossible for a kid from New York to be exposed to country music. While the mainstream scene was full of Backstreet Boys & Britneys, cowboy hats and boots would’ve seemed out of place. That “country western” music had no place on MTV, no one cared who Shania Twain was dating, and “Amazed” by Lonestar was the most country of  country music we’d ever hear.

Fast forward less than fifteen years, and New York now has a country radio station, Taylor Swift‘s rotating boyfriends are national news & it’s no longer unusual for a country concert to sell out Madison Square Garden. Anyone anywhere in the world can go on iTunes to download that oddly catchy “merry go round song” they heard a snip of, and then they can pop on over to Spotify and stream the whole album. The world has evolved through technology, and likewise, so has country music’s role in the mainstream.

Country stars react to Mindy McCready’s suicide

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It’s been a tragic twenty-four hours for the country music community after learning about the passing of singer Mindy McCready. The “Ten Thousand Angels” artist was found dead from an apparent suicide last night in Arkansas. Mindy was 37 years old and leaves behind a six year old and a nine-year old son.

See what some of country’s brightest stars had to share about the sad news:

Oak Ridge Boys: We sang “Farther Along” last night in honor of Mindy McCready. One day we will know!!!!!

John Rich: Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.

Jana Kramer: So sad to hear about the loss of Mindy. What an insanely talented woman.

Michelle Wright: As you may know Mindy McCready has passed on. She was a young promising country music artist in the mid ’90′s but faced a number of challenges and I’m so sad that she lost the battle with addiction and mental illness which can also cause depression. I’ve been sober now for several years and I know how hard it can be sometimes. RIP Mindy.

Jimmy Wayne: RIP @mindymccready We met 14 years ago @ Acuff & Rose. Who’d thought 14 years later on this day…. #why

Jason Blaine: Sad to hear about the passing of Mindy McCready. Thoughts & prayers for her young children. Tragic situation.

Carrie Underwood: I grew up listening to Mindy McCready… so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…

See more reactions below:

Amber Hayes Offers Free Download of Unreleased Track

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Country artist, Amber Hayes, is offering fans a free download of her duet with Lonestar’s Richie McDonald, “Always There For Me.” The previously unreleased track is now available at her official website, www.AmberHayesMusic.com, and was performed by Hayes and McDonald in the 2012 summer movie, “Cowgirls N’ Angels.” The movie also includes two other original songs from Hayes: “Right As Rain” and “C’mon.”

Click here to obtain your free download of “Always There For Me” before it’s too late!

CMA Music Festival Chevrolet Riverfront Lineup Announced

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The 2012 CMA Music Festival is creeping upon us (who am I kidding, we’ve all been counting down the days since last year), and now it’s time to officially start planning your daytime CMA Fest activities! 40+ names were announced today for the lineup at the Chevrolet riverfront stage, starting on June 7th at 10am. Kicking off the festivities at the riverfront will be Montgomery Gentry. The rest are listed below!

THURSDAY JUNE 7

  • Montgomery Gentry
  • Lee Brice
  • Colt Ford
  • Tracy Lawrence
  • Dustin Lynch
  • Neal McCoy
  • Craig Morgan
  • Jerrod Niemann
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Josh Thompson
  • Uncle Kracker

FRIDAY JUNE 8

  • Craig Campbell
  • The Farm
  • Gloriana
  • Jo Dee Messina
  • David Nail
  • Oak Ridge Boys
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Sawyer Brown
  • Phil Vassar
  • James Wesley

SATURDAY JUNE 9

  • Laura Bell Bundy
  • Edens Edge
  • Casey James
  • Lonestar
  • Love and Theft
  • Kip Moore
  • Heidi Newfield
  • James Otto
  • Corey Smith
  • Mel Tillis

SUNDAY JUNE 10

  • Wade Bowen
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers
  • JT Hodges
  • Steve Holy
  • Jana Krama
  • LoCash Cowboys
  • Lorrie Morgan
  • Sunny Sweeney
  • Darryl Worley

Times for each artist will be announced soon, so stay tuned! You can purchase tickets for the CMA Music Festival here.

*Lineup by day courtesy of www.cmafestvip.com