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CMA Award Nominees list

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC.

The official nominees for the 47th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards were announced live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. As a CMA Member, I was lucky enough again this year to vote in the first two rounds and got a choice in the final nominees. I’ll get to vote for the winners of each category as an industry member as well.

There were some surprises, and some regulars, who made it to the final ballot this year. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think of this year’s nominees – do you think someone was snubbed? What shocked you? Who are you cheering for?

Entertainer Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

BLAKE SHELTON

GEORGE STRAIT

TAYLOR SWIFT

Male Vocalist Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

ERIC CHURCH

BLAKE SHELTON

KEITH URBAN

 Female Vocalist Of The Year

KELLY CLARKSON

MIRANDA LAMBERT

KACEY MUSGRAVES

TAYLOR SWIFT

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

New Artist Award

LEE BRICE

BRETT ELDREDGE

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

KIP MOORE

KACEY MUSGRAVES

Vocal Duo Of The Year

BIG & RICH

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

LOVE AND THEFT

SUGARLAND

THE CIVIL WARS

THOMPSON SQUARE

Vocal Group Of The Year

THE BAND PERRY

ELI YOUNG BAND

LITTLE BIG TOWN

LADY ANTEBELLUM

ZAC BROWN BAND

 Album Of The Year

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Red” – TAYLOR SWIFT

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Based On A True Story” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Same Trailer Different Park” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Single Of The Year

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Wagon Wheel” - DARIUS RUCKER

“Merry Go ‘Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Song Of The Year

“I Drive Your Truck” – LEE BRICE

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Merry Go Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

“Pontoon” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Wagon Wheel” – DARIUS RUCKER

Musical Event Of The Year

“Don’t Rush” – KELLY CLARKSON and VINCE GILL

“The Only Way I Know” – JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN and ERIC CHURCH

“Boys Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON and PISTOL ANNIES

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and NELLY

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

Video Of The Year

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Boys ‘Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Downtown” – LADY ANTEBELLUM

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

 Musician Of The Year

SAM BUSH – Mandolin

PAUL FRANKLIN – Steel Guitar

DAN HUFF - Guitar

MAC McANALLY – Guitar

BRENT MASON – Guitar

Brett Eldredge scores first number one

Brett Eldredge. photo credit: Warner Music Nashville.

Congratulations to Brett Eldredge and the team at Warner Music Nashville! The singer’s hard work has finally paid off with his first-ever number one country single. His catchy single “Don’t Ya” has taken over the top spot on the Mediabase country singles chart this week. It’s the latest single from his debut country album “Bring You Back,” which finally hit stores on Tuesday, August 6th.

“Don’t Ya” also recently became Brett’s first-ever gold certified single by the RIAA for selling more than 500,000 copies since its release.

Did you get a copy of Brett’s album? What’s your favorite track?

 

Joel Crouse Joins Taylor Swift’s “The Red Tour”

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Country newcomer and Show Dog- Universal Music recording artist, Joel Crouse, has plenty to sing about these days. His new single was recently released and it was just revealed that he has nabbed one of the most coveted gigs in music: opening for Taylor Swift.

Swift’s “The Red Tour” will kick off on March 13th in Omaha, Nebraska and will hit 47 cities with 66 shows. Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran was already listed as a special guest on this tour, and other acts include Austin Mahone, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line and Casey James.

To see what “Red” shows Joel will be playing at, click here and make sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Big & Rich, Jana Kramer, Brett Eldredge & David Lee Murphy Take Part in ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp 2012

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ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp just concluded a week in Nashville with campers from across America participating in various activities and excursions around Nashville. The Camp has two purposes: a study of Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education.

The camp featured a Monday songwriting session led by Brett Eldredge and David Lee Murphy, who led campers in a songwriting session, creating “We’re Having a Party,” an original song based on campers’ personal experiences and inspirations.

Later in the week, on Thursday, Jana Kramer stopped by the Vanderbilt campus for a cookout and sing-a-long. The camp wrapped on Friday at the Grand Ole Opry with a performance from Big & Rich. Additionally, the campers performed “We’re Having a Party.”

Check out the photos from this incredible week!

Brett Eldredge Shares Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Warner Music Nasville’s Brett Eldredge grew up in a pretty competitive household with his father and brother. The country singer shared a few of his favorite Father’s Day moments over the years for our readers, and we want to wish all the country music loving dads out there a happy Father’s Day this weekend!

On what his Father’s Day usually involved:

“We usually went golfing through the years….. In other words, my dad and brother would play competitively and I would spend most of the time in the woods/water looking for my ball.”

Brett also wanted to share his top 5 gift list for Dad this year, so if you’re still scrambling to figure out what to get yours, he’s here to help:

1. Super cheesy “World’s Greatest Dad” sweat shirt
2. Tums (what Dad doesn’t eat tums like candy)
3.  Putter (what Dad doesn’t need another putter, they all do the same thing but are just made to look more up to date and change styles from year to year)
4.  A “Honda Davidson”, I call them Honda Davidson’s because a lot of Dads want motor cycles but don’t sport the Harley biker look, so a more conservative motor cycle would be good pick.
5. A good ole fashioned Father/ Son fishin’ trip….worms, fishin’ rods, cooler, brewski’s; the whole shebang. 

What are you planning on getting your Father for Father’s Day? Or, what do you hope to get this year?

Third Annual “Lifting Lives” Music Camp

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ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 3rd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 18-June 22, 2012, in Nashville. Country artists Lauren Alaina, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge and Jana Kramer, along with hit singer/songwriter David Lee Murphy and renowned producer Paul Worley, have selflessly agreed to volunteer their time with the special-needs campers throughout the week.

The camp is a week-long residential program open to individuals with developmental disabilities. The camp’s mission is to study Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the camp, in addition to providing scholarships to several campers.

Brett Eldredge’s Special Serenade

Brett Eldredge, as part of his upcoming web series “Take Me Home Tonight,” held a very special performance last night for a very lucky couple. Rachel Johnson and Jerad Yenni, set up by Eldredge himself, went on a VIP date that concluded at Nashville’s 12th & Porter where Eldredge performed.

You can catch Eldredge’s special performance, as well as Rachel and Jerad’s entire date, on The Warner Sound’s YouTube Channel, Youtube.com/TheWarnerSound.

Blake Shelton Cruise Adds Jana Kramer, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr

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Looks like the party is going to get a little bigger. The Blake Shelton Cruise has just added Jana Kramer, Tyler Farr and Brett Eldredge to its already spectacular roster of entertainment. They join previously announced artists Blake Shelton, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Neal McCoy, Jerrod Niemann, Lee Brice, Randy Houser, McKenna Faith, Frankie Ballard.. and of course, us!

The Cruise embarks on a fabulous 7-night cruse from Miami, Florida on October 14th, 2012, and returns on October 21st, 2012. Fans will visit San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola and Nassau before returning to Miami. Blake will perform two nights during the cruise, and his friends will all have their own appearances and performances throughout the ship on different nights.

If you mention Keepin’ it Country on your new reservation, we’ll send you a free gift on-board! It’s that easy and we want our readers to join us for a fun and country music filled cruise. If you have any questions just e-mail us and we’ll help you out! If you’ve never been on a cruise before, this is the perfect time to take one because this line-up is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Stay tuned to Keepin’ it Country to stay up-to-date on everything to do with the Blake Shelton Cruise, and to hear about what we’ll be checking out on-board.  Both site owners, Jessica Crans and Lydia Picknell, will be on-board and we’d love to meet all the country music fans out there!

Visit blakesheltoncruise.com for more information or to book your cabin today.

Brett Eldredge Wants To Help You Find A Date

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Here’s something a little unique. Country artist Brett Eldredge wants to help two of his fans find love – and he’ll play the match maker! He’s looking for two brave individuals to be part of a new dating program, and he’ll pick the winners himself. The selected couple will be treated to one of his shows in Nashville – complete with VIP access! Brett thinks he can do better than any other online dating service with “Take Me Home Tonight.”

Fans who want to take the chance with Brett’s dating service need to hurry – the contest closes April 30th! For more information, and to see if Brett can be the ultimate matchmaker – enter your information on the Take Me Home Tonight official webpage.

The date will be recorded and posted as part of a three-part series on the Warner Music Group YouTube page, so you might even find yourself as the latest internet star! Good luck.

Neal McCoy’s New Album Out March 6th; Track Listing Now!

Neal McCoy.

Neal McCoy will be celebrating his 12th on the 6th.  That is to say he will be releasing his 12th album, appropriately entitled XII, on March 6th.

The album marks his debut for Blaster Records and is being backed by some of country’s biggest names.  It’s produced  by CMA’s reigning Male and Female Vocalist of the Year, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert (who had McCoy perform at their wedding), and renowned guitar-slinger, Brent Rowan.  Shelton and Lambert even contributed background vocals for the album’s lead single, “A-OK.”

“Neal is not only a friend of mine, but my hero,” commented Blake Shelton about working with McCoy on XII. “Our first priority with this album was that Neal only cut songs that he truly loved and was excited about.  That was very important to us.”  Miranda Lambert added, “It was a blast seeing Neal and Blake together…had the place laughing all the time. I think fans will hear three different artists coming together on this album with their individual takes on the music.”