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INTERVIEW: CMA Award Winner and Grammy Nominee Deana Carter

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She is likely best known for her debut single, “Strawberry Wine,” but singer/songwriter Deana Carter has a plethora of albums, songwriting credits, award nominations, and a CMA Award on her shelf. Admittedly, I bought Deana’s first album in 1996 (with the hologram cover, thank you very much!) and I couldn’t resist kicking off our interview with a play on the CMA Awards Album of the Year Nominee Did I Shave My Legs For This? So, to answer the burning question you all have, no, Deana did not, in fact, shave her legs for our interview. She also did not imbibe any strawberry wine because “it’s not Friday yet!” After I got these (likely) very much anticipated references to Deana’s breakout project out of the way, I was able to hone in on what this talented, poised, hardworking, and unbelievably sweet musician has been doing as of late.

Deana Carter Takes Over SiriusXM’s Prime Country

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She’s back, and hopefully she shaved her legs for this! Award-winning multi-platinum singer/songwriter, Deana Carter, is preparing for her December 2nd release of her new studio album, Southern Way Of Life. In anticipation of the album, on Tuesday, November 26th, Deana will take over SiriusXM’s Prime Country, Channel 58. Aptly called “Deana Day,” the channel will showcase Deana’s music throughout the day, featuring exclusive performances throughout a twenty-four hour block.

Additionally, the video for the lead single “Do or Die,” exclusively premiered on USAToday.com to celebrate Deana’s upcoming trip to New York where she will perform on December 4th and 5th at the famous Joe’s Pub as part of the critically-acclaimed CMA Songwriter Series.

“I am so anxious to share this new music with everyone,” says Deana. “I know it has been a really long time since I have released anything and a lot of people are hitting me up on my socials wanting to know. Well, Cyber Monday it is. This has been a very cathartic process for me. I am so proud to be able to say that this is the debut on Little Nugget Records as well,” she continues.

On this, her sixth release, Deana is in full swing in promoting her new music. She recently made her Grand Ole Opry debut, which was a life-long dream for the Nashville native, as well as opening her Little Nugget Records, a tribute to her father’s Nugget Records and has been writing for her next project and for film and television.

Check out Deana’s video on USAToday.com, and make sure to tune into SiriusXM’s Prime Country to get a little bit of “Strawberry Wine” on your Tuesday before Thanksgiving!

More performers announced for ACM Honors

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The 7th annual Academy of Country Music Honors has announced additional performers and presenters for the special evening. Dierks Bentley will return once again to host the non-televised event. Tickets are still available for $40 through the Ryman Box Office or ticketmaster.com.

Performances and musical tributes will be performed by Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, Thompson Square, Chris Young, Kree Harrison, Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill, Big & Rich, the Mavericks, and MORE!

The special awards recipients of the evening are as follows:

Special Awards recipients:

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Chuck Ainlay - Audio Engineer of the Year
  • Matt Chamberlain - Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
  • J.T. Corenflos - Guitarist of the Year
  • Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle Player of the Year
  • Mike Johnson - Steel Guitar Player of the Year
  • Jay Joyce - Producer of the Year
  • Michael Rojas - Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - Bass Player of the Year
  • Ilya Toshinsky - Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar – Promoter of the Year
  • Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL) – Nightclub of the Year
  • Red Rock Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year
  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year

Songwriter of the Year Winner: