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Jana Kramer Rehearses New Music for Spring Tour

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Get ready Jana Kramer fans! Kramer has announced a number of US tour dates throughout the spring, and she’s coming to a city near you!

The tour kicks off February 27 in Pontiac, MI and continues from coast to coast throughout the season.

Fans will not only hear their favorite songs like “Why Ya Wanna” and “Whiskey,” but new songs as well – news Kramer shared on Twitter.

@kramergirl: Rehearsing with the band. Can’t wait to share all this new music with y’all!!!! Xoxoxo

Check out this list of dates to see if Jana Kramer is coming to your city and visit her website for ticket information.

Jake Owen & Friends Raise Over $200,000 For Kids Cancer Alliance

Photo courtesy of Splash Public Relations and Sweet Talk PR for Jake Owen

What is better than our country music community doing good?

Country artists gathered on January 11th for “Concert for the Cause” and raised over $200,00 for Kids Cancer Alliance.

Sponsored by Morgan Stanley, “Concert for the Cause” took place at the Ice House in Louisville and was hosted by “Listening Room” owner, Chris Blair. With an intimate acoustic and in-the-round setting, Jake Owen headlined the event with special guests Frankie Ballard, Jana Kramer, Paul Overstreet, Jason Sturgeon, Ilya Toshinsky, Scotty Emerick, Josh Osborne, Ben Bradford, and Olivia Lane. In addition to the music, there was a live and silent auction with an after party hosted by Dee Jay Silver.

Kids Cancer Alliance was founded in 1981 and sought to provide a normal camping experience for children with cancer. Throughout the years, the organization continued to grow and expand into what it is today. The non-profit now offers free oncology and sibling camps, teen and family retreats, quarterly events and in-hospital programs as well as financial support.

For more information and to find out how you can help, visit: www.kidscanceralliance.org.

Keepin’ It Country Presents: Abbi Scott!

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Our next Stageit show is upon us and it will be an absolute blast! Keepin’ It Country proudly presents … Abbi Scott! The show will take place on Sunday, December 8th, at 9:00pm EST.

Abbi Scott is a singer/songwriter who was recently deemed as a #CMChat “One to Watch.” Abbi has opened for several of country music’s hottest artists, including Luke Bryan, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Jana Kramer, DJ Miller, David Bradley, Dustin Lynch, and Maggie Rose.

On September 21, 2013, Abbi released her EP, Abbi Scott, which was released on iTunes. Abbi music can be described as high energy, honest, and fresh, while remaining true to her country music roots.

We are so excited to welcome Abbi to our Keepin’ It Country Presents stage!

Additionally, this show is unlike any other! The theme of Abbi’s show is “Ugly Sweaters For the Holidays” and ticket proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots, an organization that Abbi is ecstatic to assist. During the show, Abbi would love for her audience to sport some ugly sweaters and post pictures on Twitter using the hashtag #KICUglySweaters.

This is going to be a unique and fun show with a whole lot of country and some holiday spice in the mix. Don’t miss out on this fun event for a great cause!

To purchase your ticket (in support of Toys for Tots) for the Ugly Sweater Holiday Party, starring Abbi Scott, click here!

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: CMChat’s One to Watch — Abbi Scott

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Abbi Scott is an Indiana teenager who is in her senior year of high school and looking forward to graduation (much like all other high school seniors!). However, Abbi is not your typical high school senior. While Abbi has her face in textbooks, she has her sights set on music, and there is no stopping this country girl from making her dreams come true! Abbi describes herself as “a true country girl, living on twenty-five acres, and . . . in love with the outdoors.” Abbi has been compared to Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, and Kelly Clarkson, and values these music industry phenoms’ strong work ethic and ability to maintain a sense of humor.

More CMT Awards performers announced

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Tonight’s CMT Awards just got a little bigger. Being added to the already huge list of performers is Nelly, who will join Florida-Georgia Line for their new version of “Cruise,” and Lenny Kravitz who will join Jason Aldean.

Presenters added to the line-up include Blake Shelton, Cassadee Pope, Dax Shepard, Annasophia Robb, Dr. Drew, Ed Sheeran, Sheryl Crow, Jana Kramer, Kenny Rogers, Reba, The Band Perry, Vince Vaughn, Kelsey Grammar, Lorraine Bracco, and more.

The CMT Video Awards air TONIGHT live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on CMT and CMT.com at 8 pm EST.

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

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:

The ACM Awards Take Over Fremont Street

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Country music is taking over Las Vegas in April, as the ACM’s head to Sin City. While the coveted awards show will take place on April 7th, it’s the days leading up to the awards that will truly be “must-see” events!

Fremont Street is located in the heart of Las Vegas, and is only second in popularity to the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The Fremont Experience is a pedestrian mall downtown, which takes up a five-block radius and is well-known for being home to the world’s largest video screen (a whopping 1,500 feet long!). So, who can you expect to see at the Fremont Street Experience, performing on this monster screen? An incredible line-up consisting of co-headliners Gary Allan and Jake Owen, along with Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney!

Country stars react to Mindy McCready’s suicide

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It’s been a tragic twenty-four hours for the country music community after learning about the passing of singer Mindy McCready. The “Ten Thousand Angels” artist was found dead from an apparent suicide last night in Arkansas. Mindy was 37 years old and leaves behind a six year old and a nine-year old son.

See what some of country’s brightest stars had to share about the sad news:

Oak Ridge Boys: We sang “Farther Along” last night in honor of Mindy McCready. One day we will know!!!!!

John Rich: Very sad to hear about Mindy McCready. When I was in Lonestar she was our label mate and we were friends. A tragic end to a talented life.

Jana Kramer: So sad to hear about the loss of Mindy. What an insanely talented woman.

Michelle Wright: As you may know Mindy McCready has passed on. She was a young promising country music artist in the mid ’90′s but faced a number of challenges and I’m so sad that she lost the battle with addiction and mental illness which can also cause depression. I’ve been sober now for several years and I know how hard it can be sometimes. RIP Mindy.

Jimmy Wayne: RIP @mindymccready We met 14 years ago @ Acuff & Rose. Who’d thought 14 years later on this day…. #why

Jason Blaine: Sad to hear about the passing of Mindy McCready. Thoughts & prayers for her young children. Tragic situation.

Carrie Underwood: I grew up listening to Mindy McCready… so sad for her family tonight. Many prayers are going out to them…

See more reactions below:

Brantley Gilbert & Jana Kramer Engaged!

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Congratulations to country’s very own Brantley Gilbert and Jana Kramer! The pair announced their engagement earlier this week. Brantley popped the big question on Sunday night at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

In an interview with People magazine, Brantley shared:

“We could not be happier! We are so excited to share this special time with our loved ones and cannot wait to start the rest of our lives together.”

Jana added:

“I was so surprised! He asked my mom for permission before he proposed, which meant a lot to me.”

Jana will be heading to Kansas on Monday, February 11th to perform a special benefit concert for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are already on-sale and are available at KDFI.com for only $15 each!

Brantley will be making his acting debut on ABC’s hit drama “Nashville” tonight. Catch the episode at 9 pm CST / 10 pm EST on ABC. Chris Young will also appear on the episode, and both country stars will play themselves, as they attend a party thrown by main character Rayna James.