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Teen Choice Awards country nominees announced

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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 Male Country Artist:
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton

Choice Female Country Artist:
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Choice Country Group:
Florida Georgia Line
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Thompson Square

Eric Church’s first live album now available

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Country superstar Eric Church is celebrating the release of his first-ever live album today. “Eric Church: Caught In The Act” is available at both physical and digital music retailers starting today. The 17-track record was recorded in October 2012 at his “Blood, Swear & Beers” tour stop in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and features live performances from “Sinners Like Me,”  “Carolina,” and his critically acclaimed “CHIEF.” A vinyl edition of the album will be available on National Record Store day, which is on Saturday, April 20th. That special package will include four additional tracks, and a special whiskey-infused 7-inch.

 The release of Caught In The Act: Live is fans’ first chance to take home a copy of Church’s live show – the only of the country genre to be named “Best Concerts Of 2012″ by The New York Times who calls it, “a mean show,” and adds, “Mr. Church has clawed his way into the country mainstream with a series of post-outlaw anthems, and delivered them with verve and tension.” AP praises, “Church constantly encourages his rowdy audience, exhorting them to bellow the chorus of ‘Drink in My Hand’ and ‘Jack Daniels.’ Even when he plays a solo acoustic version of ‘Sinners Like Me,’ he tells everyone, ‘It’s just going to be us, so sing loud.’”

 

Will you be picking up a copy today?

ACM Awards Winners

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Winners have been announced for the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Fans named Luke Bryan, Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his first win in that category. This year marked a record breaking year with 1.1 million fans casting their vote for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories, combined.

Bryan co-hosted the ACM Awards for the first time ever tonight with Blake Shelton. Prior to the telecast, Bryan won for Vocal Event of the Year with Jason Aldean and Eric Church, for “The Only Way I Know,” a trophy he accepted on the GAC live red carpet pre-show. The Entertainer of the Year Award and Vocal Event of the Year mark his fourth ACM Award wins. He previously won in 2009 for both New Solo Vocalist of the Year and for New Artist of the Year.

Miranda Lambert won for the fourth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year and she also took the prize for Single Record of the Year as artist, and Song of the Year, as artist and composer, for “Over You,” an award she shares with husband and co-composer Blake Shelton.  She is the leading winner of the night, with a total of four trophies in three categories.  She joins Reba and Loretta Lynn as the only other artists to win Female Vocalist of the Year four or more times.

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year, his first win in the category.  Aldean also won for Vocal Event of the Year, with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, for “The Only Way I Know.”  This is his second consecutive win in that category; he won last year with Kelly Clarkson for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”  In 2005, he won for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

Little Big Town won Vocal Group of the Year and, prior to the telecast, they were also awarded the trophy for Video of the Year for “Tornado.” This is their first win in both categories.  In 2006, they won for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.

Thompson Square won Vocal Duo of the Year, their second consecutive ACM Award win in that category.

Eric Church won Album of the Year for Chief. He also won for Vocal Event of the Year, with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, for “The Only Way I Know.” This is his first win in both categories, and his third ACM Award overall. He won for New Solo Vocalist of the Year in 2010.

Artists Florida Georgia Line received their first time Academy of Country Music Award tonight for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category.  They previously won in the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category, giving them a total of two wins for this year.

Take a look below at the list of winners and let us know which ones you agree with:

ACM Poll: Vocal Event of the Year

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Next up… “Vocal Event of the Year”! Who doesn’t love a good country collab?

Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson took this award home last year for their cross-over mega-hit, “Don’t You Wanna Stay.” Both are back in the category again this year, except with brand new and separate collaborations!

Who will win? Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill; Easy – Rascal Flatts Featuring Natasha Bedingfield; Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet With Tim McGraw); Let It Rain – David Nail Featuring Sarah Buxton; or The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church?

 

ACM: Vocal Event of the Year

  • Don't Rush - Kelly Clarkson ft. Vince Gill (46%, 121 Votes)
  • The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean w/ Luke Bryan & Eric Church (31%, 83 Votes)
  • Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney (Duet w/ Tim McGraw) (15%, 40 Votes)
  • Easy – Rascal Flatts ft Natasha Bedingfield (6%, 15 Votes)
  • Let It Rain – David Nail Ft. Sarah Buxton (2%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 265

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ACM Poll: Album of the Year

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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

  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood (55%, 175 Votes)
  • Tailgates & Tanlines - Luke Bryan (15%, 48 Votes)
  • Tornado - Little Big Town (12%, 38 Votes)
  • Red - Taylor Swift (12%, 37 Votes)
  • Chief - Eric Church (6%, 22 Votes)

Total Voters: 320

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ACM: Single Record of the Year

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Thank-you to everyone who has been voting in our ACM polls!

Here is “Single Record of the Year.” The nominees are: Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band; Over You – Miranda Lambert; Pontoon – Little Big Town; Springsteen – Eric Church; and Wanted – Hunter Hayes.

Who gets your vote?

 

 

 

ACM Poll: Record of the Year

  • Over You - Miranda Lambert (51%, 133 Votes)
  • Pontoon - Little Big Town (25%, 66 Votes)
  • Springsteen - Eric Church (12%, 32 Votes)
  • Wanted - Hunter Hayes (8%, 21 Votes)
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (4%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 262

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ACM Poll: Male Vocalist of the Year

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Up next in our polls are the boys with the “Male Vocalist” category!

Blake Shelton is the reigning Male Vocalist of the Year. Do you think Blake is going to take it again this year? Or is the award going to Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, or Toby Keith?

Let us know your vote!

 

 

ACM: Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Blake Shelton (56%, 1,235 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (31%, 682 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (5%, 115 Votes)
  • Eric Church (4%, 83 Votes)
  • Toby Keith (4%, 75 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,188

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Luke Bryan To Debut Brand-New Single “Crash My Party” At The ACM Awards

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At this Sunday’s ACM Awards, Luke Bryan will be pulling double-duty: co-hosting and performing. The first time host will debut a never-before-heard song from his forthcoming fourth studio album. The song, entitled “Crash My Party,” will be available for purchase following the show that evening.

In addition to co-hosting and performing, Luke has four nominations, including the coveted Entertainer Of The Year. He is also nominated for Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year, and Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church. He is also on the cover of this week’s Billboard Magazine, labeled as “country’s next poster boy.”

Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & More Added to ACM Awards Performers

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The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced today that superstars Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town will perform on the April 7th show.

Airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on CBS, the show will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, who have become affectionately referred to as “Bluke” on Twitter.

The above artists join an already star-studded show that features performances by Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and the Band Perry.

Country Music Hits the Sands of Sunny South Florida

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When you think country music, you typically envision open fields, farms, little green tractors, cowboy boots, and ten-gallon hats. When you think Kenny Chesney, you think all of those things – plus a little blue chair. Now take all of those things and add in the warm, beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and a great cause and you have the incredibly exciting inaugural Tortuga Music Festival!

Kenny Chesney, along with pop, rock, and other country artists (20+ artists, mind you) you will be participating in Rock the Ocean’s first ever beach concert event on April 13-14. The artists will perform on three stages, each of which is directly on the beach. The lineup includes Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, The Avett Brothers, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Allan, Jake Owen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Clark, Jr., Eli Young Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Grace Potter, Kip Moore, Gloriana, G. Love & Special Sauce, Donavon Frankenreiter, Mac McAnally, The Wailers, Sister Hazel, Dangermuffin, Rayland Baxter, and The Bright Light Social Hour.