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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Dee Jay Silver

Dee Jay Silver

In today’s music, it is common to hear a remix of some of your favorite songs; even heartfelt power ballads have turned into dance hits with the help of some of music’s most talented DJs. And just when you thought DJ’ing couldn’t become anymore unique, enter Dee Jay Silver, the first DJ to be signed to a major Nashville record label. Dee Jay has played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, but has ultimately found his home in Nashville. Whether he is touring with Jason Aldean and playing in sold out stadiums, performing on the American Country Awards, or remixing the work of some of country’s best known artists, Dee Jay is bringing his talents to the fans of country music in a myriad of ways. Dee Jay took some time out of his day of “bad television” while he recovered from the ACAs in Las Vegas to talk with me about his music, his favorite tour stop to date, and his future plans (which included getting back to Nashville stat!). 

POLL: Should Kacey Musgraves Have Been Censored at the CMAs?

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CMA New Artist of the Year, Kacey Musgraves, was censored during her performance of her single, “Follow Your Arrow.” at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. The word targeted was “joint” and it was bleeped out of the ABC television broadcast. Twitter was abuzz with whether the censorship was necessary. It seemed a bit surprising since content much more inappropriate is and was permitted to be aired. All I have to say is that if drug references were always censored from broadcast TV, some hip-hop artists may have no lyrics left to sing.

Anyway, we want to know your opinion. Do you think Musgraves’ “joint” lyric should have been censored?

 

Should the CMA Awards have censored Kacey Musgraves performance?

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CMA Awards Favorite Moments

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Another CMA Awards night has come and gone, but certain moments left lasting impressions on our staff. If you follow us on Twitter, you know we spent the majority of the show cracking on Sheryl Crow‘s hair, Dolly Parton‘s assets, Zac Brown Band‘s beards, and Kacey Musgraves‘ b****y resting face. While those particular things set the stage for our jokes, puns, and #sarcastictweets, our staff compiled a list of our other favorite moments of the night. The following are those award show memories that are ingrained in our minds:

47th Annual CMA Awards Winners

2013 CMA Awards

See below for all of the winners for the 47th Annual CMA Awards! How close were you with your predictions?

2013 CMA Awards Winners:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift


Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big and Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)

Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Musical Event of the Year

Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Nelly), ‘Cruise’
Kelly Clarkson (Feat. Vince Gill), ‘Don’t Rush’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Jason Aldean (Feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church), ‘The Only Way I Know’

Music Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Downtown’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

CMA 2013 Polls

CMA Awards 2013

As you know the CMA Awards are tomorrow night. We all can’t wait, but in the meantime there is still time to vote in our CMA Polls. And we’ve added some too. Let us know your picks!

Also, check out our staff predictions here: http://bit.ly/1gnkX1C

 

 

 

CMA 2013: Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Keith Urban (49%, 355 Votes)
  • Blake Shelton (33%, 242 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Eric Church (4%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 724

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CMA 2013: Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Carrie Underwood (53%, 258 Votes)
  • Miranda Lambert (23%, 111 Votes)
  • Kelly Clarkson (18%, 90 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (4%, 18 Votes)
  • Kacey Musgraves (2%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 487

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CMA 2013: Vocal Group of the Year

  • The Band Perry (35%, 44 Votes)
  • Lady Antebellum (32%, 41 Votes)
  • Little Big Town (20%, 26 Votes)
  • Zac Brown Band (9%, 12 Votes)
  • Eli Young Band (4%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 127

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CMA 2013: Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Florida Georgia Line (60%, 47 Votes)
  • Sugarland (19%, 15 Votes)
  • The Civil Wars (14%, 11 Votes)
  • Love & Theft (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Big & Rich (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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CMA 2013: New Artist of the Year

  • Kacey Musgraves (42%, 44 Votes)
  • Florida Georgia Line (26%, 28 Votes)
  • Lee Brice (16%, 17 Votes)
  • Kip Moore (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Brett Eldredge (7%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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CMA 2013: Entertainer of the Year

  • Blake Shelton (51%, 110 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (21%, 46 Votes)
  • George Strait (19%, 41 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 216

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CMA 2013: Album of the Year

  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (38%, 22 Votes)
  • Based On A True Story - Blake Shelton (28%, 16 Votes)
  • Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves (17%, 10 Votes)
  • Tornado - Little Big Town (14%, 8 Votes)
  • Red - Taylor Swift (3%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 58

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CMA 2013: Single of the Year

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CMA 2013: Song of the Year

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CMA 2013: Musical Event of the Year

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Keepin’ It Country’s CMA Predictions

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The CMA’s are upon as once again, so the Keepin’ It Country Staff narrowed down our picks for the night’s biggest awards. Let us know who you agree with!

Entertainer of the Year Nominees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift

Nicole: It’s not an easy choice here, and there’s definitely the obvious inclusion of George Strait for sentimental reasons, but I have to give this to Blake. He played a huge summer tour, anchors the judging panel on The Voice season after season and put out quite a few huge hits. He’s arguably the biggest thing in country right now so I have to give it to him.

Jessica: Luke Bryan has had a huge year, and I think he’s taken one of the top spots in country music right now. You can’t deny those dance moves!

Jennifer: Luke Bryan – With sold out shows across the country and yet another #1 hit song (despite Zac Brown’s disdain for said song), no one is killing it on radio or on the road quite like Luke.

Jeanna: Blake Shelton or Taylor Swift? Both have really helped broaden the country music audience and impact the genre in such a significant way. Taylor is massive with her sold out tours worldwide and cross-over success. Blake is the face of the genre at the present time, and he has helped put country on the map and bring it to focus with The Voice. Luke Bryan had a big year and is a possibility too. However, I feel like it’s Blake’s time for this right now so I’m giving this one to him.

POLL: 2013 CMA Entertainer of the Year

CMA Entertainer of the Year 2013

It’s the biggest award of the CMAs… Entertainer of the Year! Who do you want to win?

CMA 2013: Entertainer of the Year

  • Blake Shelton (51%, 110 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (21%, 46 Votes)
  • George Strait (19%, 41 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (5%, 10 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (4%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 216

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POLL: 2013 CMA New Artist of the Year

CMA New Artist 2013

These new artist nominees are all so talented! Who gets your vote?

CMA 2013: New Artist of the Year

  • Kacey Musgraves (42%, 44 Votes)
  • Florida Georgia Line (26%, 28 Votes)
  • Lee Brice (16%, 17 Votes)
  • Kip Moore (9%, 10 Votes)
  • Brett Eldredge (7%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 106

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POLL: 2013 CMA Vocal Duo of the Year

CMA Awards 2013

Up now, is our Vocal Duo of the Year poll.

Who do you want to take home the CMA?

CMA 2013: Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Florida Georgia Line (60%, 47 Votes)
  • Sugarland (19%, 15 Votes)
  • The Civil Wars (14%, 11 Votes)
  • Love & Theft (5%, 4 Votes)
  • Big & Rich (2%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 78

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POLL: 2013 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year

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Hey music friends!

We here at Keepin’ It Country love hearing from you and getting your feedback on all things country. With that said, we are back with our CMA polls and want to know your picks!

The CMA Awards air next Wednesday, November 6th, and we can’t wait! In the meantime, though, we’ll be rolling out polls for the major categories.

First up…. CMA Male Vocalist of the Year! This should be some tough battle, especially with the year both Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan had.

Vote below and let us know which country boy you want to see take this home.

CMA 2013: Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Keith Urban (49%, 355 Votes)
  • Blake Shelton (33%, 242 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (11%, 80 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (3%, 25 Votes)
  • Eric Church (4%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 724

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