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The 2013 Teen Choice Awards nominees were announced yesterday, and there’s gotta be a few smiling faces in country music. Nominees for the fan-voted award show include Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves, The Band Perry, Hunter Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Jana Kramer and MORE! See the full list of country nominees below and let us know what you think – do teen voters have good taste?
The Teen Choice Awards will air live on FOX on Sunday, August 11th. Fans aged 13 to 19 are encouraged to vote at teenchoiceawards.com twice a day for their favorites in music and entertainment. Announcements with more nominees, presenters, and show host(s) will be made shortly.
Choice Female Country Artist:
Our thoughts remain with Oklahoma and the victims of the tornado earlier this week. Country music stars are also reflecting and praying for the region after an EF 5, the highest rating a tornado can receive, touched down in the region.
Toby Keith said:
“This storm has devastated the community that I grew up in. I rode my bike through those neighborhoods. I have family and friends in Moore. My heart and prayers go to those that have lost so much. But Moore is strong and we will persevere. God be with you all.”
“Please pray for my Okie’s today and in the coming days. I am devastated to watch the footage from afar. Feeling pretty helpless today.”
“I’m thinking about and praying for my beautiful home state and the people in it tonight. Growing up in Tornado Alley, you always know what could happen. It doesn’t change how devastating it is when something does happen. #pray.”
“Pray. That’s all we can do. Pray for peace for Oklahoma.”
“Just landed in LA and hearing about all the tornados in Oklahoma right now… Get somewhere safe!”
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Us here at Keepin’ it Country want to wish all the moms out there a happy Mother’s Day! Just in case you’re looking for a playlist of songs to help celebrate the weekend with your Mom, we’ve put together a list of some of our favorite country songs about moms. Take a listen to our list below and let us know what YOUR picks are for mother’s day.
MAMA’S SONG – CARRIE UNDERWOOD
A personal song written by Carrie herself to her mom is our first pick for our Mother’s Day playlist. The music video features Carrie and her real life mom, as pictured to the side of this post, on her wedding day as she tells her mom that she doesn’t need to worry about her daughter, because she learned from her. “Mama’s Song” was the fourth single from Carrie’s “Play On” album, which was co-written by Carrie with Luke Laird, Kara DioGuardi, and Marti Frederikson. BONUS: The video also features Carrie’s real-life husband, Mike Fisher.
Check out the rest of our picks below:
Oklahoma superstar Carrie Underwood is the new voice of Sunday Night Football. The “All-American Girl” will replace Faith Hill as the singer for the opening theme song to the NFL’s “Wait All Day For Sunday Night.” The choice is a slightly funny one, as Carrie is married to Nashville Predators player Mike Fisher in the National Hockey League (NHL).
About becoming the new opening singer, Carrie said:
“I am thrilled to be a part of NBC’s ‘Sunday Night Football’ and am so honored they asked me. I have always loved football season, and it is so exciting to now become part of it every Sunday night!”
Carrie’s opening will make its debut during the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants game on Sunday, September 8th.Are you excited to see Carrie every Sunday night? Who was your choice to replace Faith?
We’re continuing the ACM madness with the “Album of the Year” poll….
These albums are all so great so it’s definitely a tough decision. Who do you want to take the trophy home?
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood, Chief – Eric Church, Red – Taylor Swift, Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan, or Tornado – Little Big Town?
ACM Poll: Album of the Year
Total Voters: 320
The 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are taking place this Sunday, April 7th, in Las Vegas. As we all know, the red carpet and stage fashion choices are some of the most talked about items when it comes to award shows. Back, due to popular demand, is our very own pre-award show fashion reminiscent feature! This time, we take a look at the couples and collaborations of ACMs past … and, boy, have there been some questionably horrific and unquestionably sensational choices in ACM history!
As you know, the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards are this Sunday, April 7th at 8/7c on CBS.
Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan have hosting duties and the performance line-up is star-studded. It’s sure to be a great show. We can’t wait to tune in!
But first, we want your opinions. We’ll be rolling out polls over the next few days so grab your fellow fans and friends, and vote for your favorites!
We’re starting with the “Female Vocalist of the Year” category. Which country leading lady do you want to take home the trophy? It’s a tough one: reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert; country royalty, Martina McBride; rising star and songwriter, Kacey Musgraves; vocal powerhouse, Carrie Underwood; and singer-songwriter phenom, Taylor Swift.
ACM: Female Vocalist of the Year
Total Voters: 3,688
For the second year, the Grand Ole Opry is teaming up with artists, radio stations, attractions, and other partners from across the country for a high-tech Easter Egg Hunt via Twitter this Friday, March 29. Prize eggs will be hidden around the Opry’s hometown of Nashville as well as in several mystery cities across the U.S., and fans will find clues to the eggs’ hiding spots by following @opry on Twitter throughout the day Friday.
Among the prizes up for grabs from the Opry and participating partners are tickets to see Alabama, Terri Clark, Kacey Musgraves, and more coming up at the Opry; autographed CDs and merchandise from several artists including Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, and Carrie Underwood; and more.
Fans will also be able to participate in a Virtual Opry Egg Hunt and enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Nashville by searching for virtual eggs throughout opry.com on Friday. Will you be joining in the hunt?
As we just announced on Twitter a few minutes ago, country superstar Carrie Underwood will debut her brand new single “See You Again” on American Idol on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. It’s the fourth single from her “Blown Away” album, which was co-written by Carrie, Hillary Lindsey, and David Hodges.
Catch Carrie’s performance on American Idol on April 4th between 8 pm EST and 9 pm EST on FOX. Will you be tuning in?