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Not only will Alabama receive the “Greatest Hits” award tonight at the 2nd annual American Country Awards on FOX; but they’ll also be performing live on the award show. They’ll be making a special announcement about plans for the legendary group in 2012 at the show, and we have our team ready to bring that news to you live from the press-room backstage and on the Red Carpet. It’s not clear what exactly the all-male trio will be performing tonight, but they have asked their fans on Facebook what songs they’d want to hear.
Alabama have had more number one singles (43) than any band in country music history. In their 30-year career, they’ve had 21 gold, platinum or muli-platinum albums, and sold more than 73 million records together.They’re planning on returning to country music in a big way in the new year, with details announced tonight at the award show.
The ACA’s air tonight on Fox at 8 pm EST.
Toby Keith has just announced that he will make the broadcast debut of “Red Solo Cup” at the American Country Awards on FOX on Monday night. This will be the first time that his fan-favorite funny little drinking single will be performed on television. The song became an internet viral sensation less than a week of it’s release on YouTube, and thanks to fan demand, it has just officially become Toby’s newest single.
The Second annual American Country Awards will be co-hosted by Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth and is the only country music award show that gives fans all the power to choose the winners. Also performing for the first time at an award show are the Pistol Annies, who join previously announced performers Blake Shelton, Scotty McCreery, Thompson Square, Eli Young Band, Alabama, and The Band Perry. Appearing on the night will be Miranda Lambert, Josh Turner, Lauren Alaina, Jordin Sparks, The Big Show, The JaneDear Girls, Bill Engvall, Larry Mahan, Rodney Carrington and the male cast of “Pawn Stars.”
The ACA’s air live on FOX at 8 pm EST on Monday, December 5th. We will have our very own Ted Efron and Jessica Crans on the Red Carpet and backstage at the award show, so check back with us to get the latest news directly from the award show.
Organizers for California’s Stagecoach festival have announced the line-up for the 2012 edition of the music festival. Headliners include Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley. Alabama, Martina McBride, Kenny Rogers, Luke Bryan, Sara Evans, Chris Isaak, The Band Perry, Sunny Sweeney, Sara Evans, Justin Moore, The Eli Young Band and many more will also be featured in next year’s festival.
The 2012 Stagecoach festival takes place April 27th through to April 29th in California. Tickets go on-sale next Friday, October 28th at 10 AM PST on Stagecoachfestival.com. Three-day weekend passes start at $149 for a limited time only with layaway options available. The festival will also offer reserved seating, camping and RV camping spots. Children 10 and under will be admitted for free to the concerts.
See the full lineup below:
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Alabama had another first at the Grand Ole Opry yesterday before their performance at the historic venue. For the first-time ever, the Grand Ole Opry was the host for a number one party for both of Brad’s duets “Remind Me” and “Old Alabama.” Both his singles from “This Is Country Music” had gone number one.
Brad’s next single from “This Is Country Music” is the comedic “Camouflage.” I can’t wait for the music video for that one from the country music jokester.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are once again co-hosting the Country Music Association (CMA) awards November 9th on ABC. Brad is currently trying to come up with a non-water themed name tour for his world tour next year, and Carrie is finishing up her new album rumored to be out sometime in 2012.
Once again, country music legends Alabama are planning to shine some light on the natives of their home state.
Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook announced a special benefit concert to take place at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday, September 2nd. Proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime event will benefit the Tuscaloosa Storm Recovery Fund. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 5th at 10 am via Ticketmaster. You can also charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Alabama headlined “Bama Rising: A Concert for Alabama Tornado Relief” on Tuesday, June 14th, at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham. The sold-out spectacular raised more than $2 million in tornado relief for the state.
Fans have one less day to wait for some great ‘Country Music’ from Brad Paisley. According to AOL’s The Boot, he has pushed the release date of his ninth studio album, This Is Country Music, to May 23 — one day before its previously scheduled in-store date.
That’s likely due to the runaway success of the project’s second single, ‘Old Alabama,’ featuring the legendary group, Alabama, who reunited for the song. The song is already in the Top 10 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck charts after just seven weeks, and follows the similarly successful title track, which peaked at No. 2.