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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

Jason Aldean & Kristen Bell to host CMT Awards

Jason Aldean. Photo Credit: Reid Long

It’s official! Country superstar Jason Aldean will co-host this year’s CMT Video Awards alongside actress Kristen Bell. Jason actually made the announcement himself on his Twitter account @Jason_Aldean yesterday afternoon.

Through his Twitter, Jas0n said:

@IMKristenBell Lookin forward to hosting #CMTAwards with ya. now to finish my Veronica Mars marathon…”

He also jokingly posted this picture of himself in a Veronica Mars t-shirt … a television show that starred Kristen Bell.

Jason Aldean's Veronica Mars t-shirt he posted to Twitter.

Jason Aldean’s Veronica Mars t-shirt he posted to Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you excited for this pairing? Who are you favorite country music award show hosts?

Jason Aldean files for divorce

Jason Aldean. photo credit: James Minchin III

Jason Aldean has filed for divorce from his wife, and TMZ has sent us the official documents. The country music superstar married his high school sweetheart Jessica Ussery, who has been by his side since the start of his career. The pair were not together at the Academy of Country Music Awards Red Carpet earlier this month. Jason, whose last name is legally Williams, filed on April 26th, for irreconcilable differences. They have two daughters together, Keeley and Kendyl.

Jason released a statement late yesterday about his divorce proceedings:

“This is a really tough time for my entire family. Jessica and I have been together since we were teenagers. We’ve been through a lot of ups and downs over the years as we grew up together as a couple. She will always be important to me because she is the mother of my children, and I know that we will both always make our daughters our #1 priority.

I’ve learned that everyone always rushes to judgment when they hear news like this. That’s really hard because no one knows anything about our relationship but us. I understand that because of my job, I have to go through a lot of this in the public eye, but for my girls’ sake I really wish people would give us some level of privacy and at the very least be respectful of them.”

EDIT: we have removed the divorce documents as personal information was not blacked out.

Poll: Luke Bryan vs. Jason Aldean

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It’s the battle of the Georgia boys!

They’re talented… they’re country boys… and they’re one of our favorite bromances!

But we love a fun poll so who gets your vote? Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean?

Favorite Georgia Boy: Luke or Jason?

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Jason Aldean reacts to Billboard Award nominations

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Yesterday was a big day for Jason Aldean, who found himself nominated for some pretty big Billboard Music Awards.  The Academy of Country Music’s male vocalist of the year is up for the all-genre Top Male Artist against Flo Rida, Justin Bieber, Drake, and Bruno Mars. He also earned a nomination for Top Country Album with “Night Train” and Top Country Artist. He’s up against Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and Hunter Hayes for Top Country Artist. The other Top Country Album nominees include Lionel Richie with “Tuskegee,” Carrie Underwood “Blown Away,” Taylor Swift “Red,” and Luke Bryan “Tailgates & Tanlines.”

About his nominations, Jason said:

“I’m really proud to be the guy that gets to represent our genre in that ‘Top Male’ category and wave that flag for country music.  Our genre is bigger and more diverse than ever, and it’s just cool to be part of this movement that’s happening right now.  I’ve been so focused on getting the tour going this year and just making certain our first run of stadiums is everything the fans expect it to be, that this totally caught me be surprise.  Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket or downloaded an album…I’ll do my best to represent and make y’all proud! “

Nominations are based on album and single sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social media interactions with data tracked by Billboard, Nielsen and Next Big Sound.  The 2013 Billboard Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm CT on ABC.

Jason is currently on the road for his 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR which has sold out every show so far including his Madison Square Garden debut and the first ever show at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium where he played to 66,000 fans.  More stadium dates on the books this year include two nights at Boston’s Fenway Park (July 12 and 13) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (July 20).

Check out the full list of nominees on Billboard’s site, and try and count how many Taylor Swift is up for.

Jason Aldean plays to over 60k fans!

Jason Aldean. photo credit: Greenroom PR.

ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Jason Aldean headlined the first ever concert at the University of Georgia’s Sanford Stadium for over 60K fans last night.  The monumental country music event started early with Aldean’s fans taking tailgating to a new level, and when the Georgia native himself made a surprise appearance in the parking lot, hysteria ensued.

Aldean’s 90 minute set showcased hit after hit including “Hicktown,” “Big Green Tractor” and “My Kinda Party,” as well as his current single “1994,” on one of the biggest outdoor stages in the nation with high resolution video panels, pyrotechnics and a helicopter flyover.  Luke Bryan jumped on stage to perform the reigning ACM Vocal Event of the Year “The Only Way I Know,” then the stadium erupted when GRAMMY award winner and fellow Georgia native Ludacris surprised the crowd by joining Aldean for “Dirt Road Anthem.”  Current tour mates Thomas Rhett and Jake Owen were also on the bill.
The energy of last night’s crowd is something he’ll never forget, explains Aldean:
“Seeing everything come together the way it did tonight and feeling the energy of the crowd is something I will never forget.  When my mom got here last night, we took a walk around the stadium, and it was really emotional for both of us. This place has always meant so much to me, but when I was a kid, we were flat broke and my mom couldn’t afford to buy tickets for us to go to a game.  So I watched on TV and dreamed about one day seeing it in person.  Tonight was beyond my wildest dreams…the whole thing has honestly shaken me a little bit…it’s has been a night I will never ever forget.”
The 2013 NIGHT TRAIN TOUR has sold out every show so far this year, and his next stadium stops include Boston’s Fenway Park (7/12 and 7/13) and Chicago’s Wrigley Field (7/20).

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: Entertainer of the Year

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Our last ACM poll is the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” Award.

Taylor Swift is the reigning EOTY. Will she and her fans take it again, or will Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, or Luke Byran be the big winner?

We love you, fellow fans & friends! Let us know your vote.

 

 

ACM Poll: Entertainer of the Year

  • Blake Shelton (41%, 731 Votes)
  • Miranda Lambert (25%, 451 Votes)
  • Luke Bryan (20%, 348 Votes)
  • Jason Aldean (11%, 200 Votes)
  • Taylor Swift (3%, 48 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,778

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Thank-you for voting!

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: 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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