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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.
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Country music fans have been paying attention to singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves. The country newcomer has begun to take over country music, and her brand new music video for “Blowin’ Smoke” will be released TODAY on her official website. The video will be able to be viewed on YouTube and other outlets on Monday.
Fans can enter the discussion about her new single by using hashtag #BlowinSmoke on Twitter. Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot will be released on her website during the weekend. The video was shot in L.A. by director Honey (Kings of Leon, Ke$ha), and is set in a local diner with Kacey as the waitress going through her day in her dead-end job.
Are you loving Kacey’s debut album like we are? Let us know what your favorite tracks are from her album by using hashtag #KeepItCountry on Twitter.
Miranda Lambert has a 5th number one single on her hands! She is at the top of the Country Mediabase chart this week with “Mama’s Broken Heart.”
The song is the fourth single off of her Four The Record album, and it has some familiar country names attached to it. Penned by Kacey Musgraves, Shane McAnally, and Brandy Clark, the track has seen great success as well as critical acclaim and deservingly so. In my opinion, it’s one of the best country singles this year!
Miranda and company were very excited to hear the good news! Here is what they shared via Twitter:
@mirandalambert: Thx to great fans & friends at country radio, Kacey Musgraves, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & I have the number one song in country music! …. It never gets old knowing that people enjoy my music. Thanks for playing it….and buying it….and coming to see it live. #blessed
@kaceymusgraves: A morning of celebration. Proud to have the #1 song in country music w/ my loves @shanemcanally & @TheBrandyClark
@shanemcanally: Spending time this morning w/ 2 of my best friends..celebrating our #1 single..thank-you @TheBrandyClark & @KaceyMusgraves for bein’ so good
@thebrandyclark: So thankful to have met and had the chance to work with @shanemcanally and @KaceyMusgraves…..so proud of our 1st #1 together!!!!
Congratulations to Miranda on another number 1 song and also to Kacey, Shane, & Brandy!
Mercury Records’ rising newcomer Kacey Musgraves has just been added to a major festival. The singer-songwriter will represent country music at this year’s Bonnaroo Festival. She shares the stage with music heavyweights Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, and country icon Dwight Yoakam. Bonnaroo takes place June 15th through to the 16th in Manchester, Tennessee. Are you planning on going?
It’s been a pretty big year for Kacey, who released her debut country album “Same Trailer, Different Park” which was a number one on its release. Her first radio single, “Merry Go ‘Round,” was certified gold a few weeks ago by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She’s also performed on the Ellen Show, had songs featured on the hit television drama “Nashville,” and opened for some pretty big acts.
What music festivals are you planning on going to this year?
Mercury Records singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has taken her debut album Same Trailer Different Park to international markets with its release in the UK last Monday. Three days after its release, the album sits in the No. 2 position on the iTunes Country Chart behind Taylor Swift.
The Guardian raved about Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park, touting “Not since the emergence of Taylor Swift has there been as much buzz in the genre about a young artist’s crossover potential,” adding “She [Musgraves] sings with an affectless detachment…and uses it to cut sharply through the lies people tell themselves.”
Kacey also announced a Record Store Day show at London’s Slipped Discs on Saturday at 4pm to celebrate the vinyl release of Same Trailer Different Park (available now on Amazon).
For more on Kacey, visit her official site at kaceymusgraves.com.
Rising country star Kacey Musgraves stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres show earlier today for a performance of “Blowin’ Smoke.” The singer-songwriter has released the single from her debut album “Same Trailer Different Park” to radio, so let us know if you’ve heard it yet!
Check out Kacey’s performance from today’s airing of the Ellen show. Did you get your copy of her record yet? What’s your favorite tracks?
As you know, the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards are this Sunday, April 7th at 8/7c on CBS.
Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan have hosting duties and the performance line-up is star-studded. It’s sure to be a great show. We can’t wait to tune in!
But first, we want your opinions. We’ll be rolling out polls over the next few days so grab your fellow fans and friends, and vote for your favorites!
We’re starting with the “Female Vocalist of the Year” category. Which country leading lady do you want to take home the trophy? It’s a tough one: reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert; country royalty, Martina McBride; rising star and songwriter, Kacey Musgraves; vocal powerhouse, Carrie Underwood; and singer-songwriter phenom, Taylor Swift.
ACM: Female Vocalist of the Year
Total Voters: 3,688
Mercury Nashville singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will perform the television debut of next single “Blowin’ Smoke” on the Emmy Award-winning The Ellen DeGeneres Show on April 10. Check for your local listings for broadcast time and network.
Kacey’s album Same Trailer Different Park was released on March 19th and hit the #1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with sales of over 43,000. This makes her the first solo female artist in five years to accomplish this feat with a debut release, and just the seventh in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era.
Catch Kacey this Sunday on the 48thAnnual Academy of Country Music Awards where she is nominated for FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and VIDEO OF THE YEAR (“Merry Go ‘Round”) for both artist and producer.
Congratulations to Kacey Musgraves and the entire team at Universal Nashville! The country newcomer is making all sorts of waves as her debut album “Same Trailer Different Park” lands at the top spot on the Soundscan Country Albums Chart and at the #2 slot on the Hot 200 Albums chart.
Kacey sold over 43,496 in her first week last week. The “Follow Your Arrow” singer-songwriter is hard at work promoting her record, and fans can see her on CBS Sunday Morning on April 7th performing tracks from her album. Check your local listings for the airtime in your area.
Did you pick up your copy of Kacey’s album? What is your favorite tracks?
For the second year, the Grand Ole Opry is teaming up with artists, radio stations, attractions, and other partners from across the country for a high-tech Easter Egg Hunt via Twitter this Friday, March 29. Prize eggs will be hidden around the Opry’s hometown of Nashville as well as in several mystery cities across the U.S., and fans will find clues to the eggs’ hiding spots by following @opry on Twitter throughout the day Friday.
Among the prizes up for grabs from the Opry and participating partners are tickets to see Alabama, Terri Clark, Kacey Musgraves, and more coming up at the Opry; autographed CDs and merchandise from several artists including Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Josh Turner, and Carrie Underwood; and more.
Fans will also be able to participate in a Virtual Opry Egg Hunt and enter for a chance to win a grand prize trip to Nashville by searching for virtual eggs throughout opry.com on Friday. Will you be joining in the hunt?