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The nominees were just announced earlier this morning for this year’s American Country Awards. The third edition of the fan-voted award show will once again air live on FOX from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. While the co-hosts remain the same with Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, there is something new about the award show – the addition of the “Song Of The Year” category which will honor country music’s top songwriters of 2012. The nominees for Song of the Year are determined by the National Songwriters Association International (NSAI). The award show will air live on December 10th on FOX at 8 pm EST.
Artists leading all nominees this year are Luke Bryan with seven, and Lady Antebellum tying for second with Zac Brown Band with six nominations each. Eric Church and Taylor Swift both have five nominations each. Check out the full list of nominees below and let us know who you’ll be voting for. Fans can vote at theacas.com for their favorite artists, and make sure to tune in December 10th to see who wins!
Performers and presenters will be announced shortly, so stay tuned for that announcement too!
Eagles band member Joe Walsh has a new solo album coming out and on June 4 he performed songs off the album. The intimate iHeartRadio performance took place at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York City.
June 4, 2012 – Joe Walsh performs songs from his new solo album, Analog Man, including his new single “Lucky That Way,” at an intimate iHeartRadio Live show at the iHeartRadio Theater presented by P.C. Richard & Son in New York City. Photo Credit: Jennifer Pottheiser for iHeartRadio.
Photos taken 6/4/2012
Photographer Jennifer Pottheiser for iHeartRadio.
Hunter Hayes will hit Nashville next week during CMA Music Festival for several appearances and live performances. Hunter will kick off the week on Wednesday, June 6th at the 2012 CMT Music Awards. On Thursday, June 7th at 11 am, Hunter will sign for fans at The Warner Sound booth inside the Nashville Convention Center. Following the signing, Hunter and his band will perform at 6PM at Downtown Nashville’s aVenue. Hunter has billed his nearly two-hour set list “Music City’s Most Wanted.”
On Saturday June 9th, Hunter will share the stage with country music stars Eric Church, Luke Bryan, and Faith Hill. To wrap up his week in Nashville, Sunday, June 10, Hunter will make a stop at the Martin Guitar tent on Broadway at 1:30PM. He will then head to a sold out “Coffee Break Experience” with fans later that afternoon.
If you are unable to make it to CMA Fest, have no fear. You, too, can get your fill of Hunter soon. Hunter will be featured in the upcoming new episode of CMT Crossroads: Joe Walsh and Friends, starring Joe Walsh from The Eagles, accompanied by Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top. The artists will perform Walsh’s hits and Eagle’s classics. The show premieres on Saturday, June 23rd at 11 PM ET.
For more information and a complete rundown of Hunter Hayes’ CMA Festival activities, please visit www.HunterHayes.com. Let us know if you are heading to CMA Fest and what Hunter events you plan to attend!
This will be one episode of CMT Crossroads you won’t want to miss. Joe Walsh of the Eagles is calling in a few Nashville friends for a superstar-packed episode of CMT Crossroads - “Joe Walsh & Friends.” Some of the guests announced as performers with the guitarist include Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Luke Bryan, and Hunter Hayes. Each singer will join the rock star for one of the Eagles biggest hits like “Life In The Fast Lane,” “Life’s Been Good To Me,” and more classics.
It’s something that Joe himself is pretty pumped up for. He shares:
“It’s an honor and a privilege to be on board for a CMT Crossroads episode. I’ve hand-picked some old friends and some new friends and we’re going to make sure it’s a special evening. Nothing beats Country music with a little Rock & Roll sprinkled on top. We’re going to mix up a batch and see what happens. I got a real good feeling about it. Nashville, here we come!”
The episode will air Saturday, June 23rd at 11 pm EST on CMT!
CMT has announced the performers and presenters for their 90-minute Artists Of The Year special airing on CMT on December 13th. The special will honor Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Brad Paisley on December 13 at 9 pm EST. It will be taped at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
Special performers and presenters announced for the special include the All-American Rejects, The Avett Brothers, Ellen DeGeneres, Gavin Degraw, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon, Chef Stephanie Izard, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger, Miranda Lambert, Matthew McConaughey, Lionel Richie, Carrie Underwood, Joe Walsh, and Hank Williams Jr. Addtional appearances may be announced in the coming days.
You never know who’s going to pop-up at a Kenny Chesney show these days. Grace Potter, his duet partner from current single “You And Tequila,” joined the superstar on-stage for a live rendition of their song. The crowd, who got caught in a heavy downpour but still stayed until the end of the concert, were treated to another surprise that no one saw coming: Joe Walsh of the Eagles.
The two played through four songs for the pretty excited crowd: “Life In The Fast Lane,” “All Night Long,” “Rocky Mountain Way,” and “Life’s Been Good.”
“The three nights at Red Rocks were some of the most magical experiences on tour I can ever remember. I told the crowd, ‘I wish I could stay in this moment all summer long.’”
Chesney was recently just named one of Cosmopolitan’s “Hot Guys in Bands.” He placed fifth on the list of men from all genres.