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Country music superstars, and The Voice coaches in their respective countries, Keith Urban and Blake Shelton are leading nominations in Blair Garner’s first annual After Midnite Third Shift Awards. As they get closer to the finish line, Keith is leading with nominations in “Fanatical Fans,” “Fantasy Duet,” “Pedal to the Metal,” and “Pin-Up Male” categories. Blake earned quite a few nods himself in “Artist Of The Year,” “Pop-A-Top,” and “Top Twit” awards.
Artists finding themselves up for two nominations in the fun award show include Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young. Other artists with nominations include Scotty McCreery, Rodney Atkins, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Reba and Shania Twain.
The final round of voting will take place August 15th through to the 22nd and the winners will be announced on the radio program on August 29th. See the list of nominees below:
After MidNite host Blair Garner will make his way to Garner, N.C., hometown of Season 10 American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery, on Friday, May 4th, to spend a day in Scotty’s life. Garner will sit down for a conversation with Scotty about his journey from being a typical high school teen, to winning season 10 of American Idol and becoming a country star on the rise. Since we all know Scotty loves his baseball, Garner will attend one of McCreery’s baseball games, followed by a dinner gathering at the McCreery home, where he will speak candidly with McCreery’s family, teammates, fans, high school principal and “Miss Garner 2012″ Johna Edmonds. Exclusive audio and video from the special visit will be featured on After MidNite and www.AfterMidNite.com next week.
“Scotty has had such an impact on the country music world as an American Idol winner AND for prioritizing his education while pursuing a career in the music industry,” said Garner, who recently discovered his ancestors settled in Garner, North Carolina. “We thought it would be fun to go and catch Scotty in his own backyard for a change instead of having him come to our studio. The town has really rolled out the red carpet for us, and we can’t wait to meet everyone and catch Scotty on the field!”
McCreery, who put high school on hold to audition for American Idol, made chart history by becoming the first country artist to debut an album at number one the Billboard 200 chart. He was recently honored as the fan-voted “New Artist of the Year” at the 2012 ACM Awards. McCreery has also received two 2012 Billboard Music Award nominations for the all-genre “Top New Artist” and “Top Country Album” for Clear As Day, and a 2012 CMT Music Award nomination in the “USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of the Year” category for his The Trouble With Girls video. After finishing up his concert tour with Brad Paisley this spring, McCreery decided to return to Garner Magnet High School to complete his senior year and reprise his role as the varsity baseball team’s relief pitcher.
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Blair Garner, host of After MidNite and winner of the 2011 ACM “National On-Air Personality of the Year” award, will take his show to Vegas this weekend for a variety of events and a post-show broadcast from the Academy of Country Music’s 47th Annual ACM Awards. Garner will be hosting the Fremont Street Experience, a free concert that takes place tonight and Saturday, March 31, for the third year in a row. Artists set to perform are Love and Theft, Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, Luke Bryan, Jana Kramer, Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Laura Bell Bundy and Eric Church.
Right after the 47th Annual ACM Awards show telecast on CBS on Sunday, April 1, After MidNite will broadcast from its remote studio backstage, interviewing artists immediately after their ACM Awards experience. Artists ste to appear are Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, David Nail, Kip Moore, Easton Corbin, Lauren Bell Bundy, Jake Owen, Brantley Gilbert, Scotty McCreery, Dustin Lynch, James Wesley, Hunter Hayes, Thompson Square, Randy Houser, Zac Brown Band, Craig Campbell, Uncle Kracker, Eli Young Band, The Band Perry and some surprise guests. A special segment featuring Blake Shelton will also air. The After MidNite remote studio is sponsored by Great American Country and Green Mountain Coffee, which will provide the artists with free coffee.
You can catch the After MidNite ACM Awards special broadcast the morning of April 2 (from midnight to 6 a.m.) and portions will re-air the weekend of April 7-8. Affiliates of The Blair Garner Show in Canada will also air segments the week of April 2. For more information and guest updates, please visit www.AfterMidnite.com.
The host of Premiere Radio Networks’ “After Midnite With Blair Garner“ will be releasing an album featuring the country music stars he’s had on his syndicated program over the last few years. “Beyond The Hits: 20 Years From Country’s Top Stars” will be available January 10th from Blair’s production company Tripower.
“It’s no understatement to say I am a fan of country music,” said Blair. “Not just a fan of the artists, but a fan of everyone involved: the songwriters, musicians, producers, all of it. Obviously not all the songs get the spotlight of being a single; it just doesn’t work that way. Because of that I think some songs may not get their fair share of attention. Beyond The Hits looks to change that. We want fans to realize the sheer depth and brilliance of these artists. Every cut on Beyond could have been, in my opinion, a number one. I’m just lucky to be the guy to bring them to light.”
The album will be available for $9.99 on iTunes on January 10th. A portion of purchases will go towards various charities he supports in the United States.
Blair Garner is one brave guy. He decided to take on Brad Paisley’s H20 II tour this weekend for his “After Midnite Live” radio program. Blair will take his listeners backstage at the tour stop in Tampa, Florida and will have interviews not only with Brad, but with openers Jerrod Niemann, Blake Shelton, JaneDear Girls, Sunny Sweeney and Eden’s Edge. You can catch his exclusive interviews this weekend on his weekly program.
This weekend’s episode is the fifth in the “After Midnite Live” series. He takes 2.7 million listeners backstage at their favorite country tours and behind-the-scenes at different stops. This Summer Blair has featured Kenny Chesney’s “Goin’ Coastal Tour”, Tim McGraw’s “Emotional Traffic Tour” (and spoke with Tim’s mom!), Sugarland’s “Incredible Machine Tour,” and Dolly Parton’s “Better Day” tour.
Premiere Networks host Blair Garner announced today he is taking After MidNite on the road this year to bring listeners backstage at several superstar concerts. In addition to exclusive interviews with Country music’s biggest artists, Garner will give his 2.7 million weekly listeners a sneak peak as they get ready to take the stage at major venues across the country.
“We want to give our listeners a chance to hear from the artists while on the road, and pull back the curtain a bit and share some of what it takes to put on a show,” said Garner. “This past week, we were in Los Angeles and spoke with Dolly Parton and her manager backstage at the Hollywood Bowl, and then we went backstage at The Greek Theatre and spoke with Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush.” In addition to Nettles and Bush, Garner also spoke with Sugarland’s manager Gail Gellman, who spoke about the unique qualities that drew her to the group initially; the production manager responsible for setting up the stage set at every stop; the lead chef who travels with the tour; and their opening act Casey James.