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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!
Kip Moore released his brand new music video for “Beer Money” this week. Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the video for his latest single from “Up All Night” right here on Keepin’ it Country. The country music newcomer is going to have a busy year – he’s hitting the road with Justin Moore on Eric Church‘s tour.
Check out his follow-up to “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” and let us know what you think:
MCA Nashville singer-songwriter Kip Moore will release his new single, “Beer Money,” on July 9.
The song is the follow-up to his gold-certified No. 1 hit, ‘Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which he will perform on NBC’s Today on July 4. The song spent two weeks atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Mediabase/Country Aircheck chart.
Moore had a hand in writing every song on Up All Night, his debut album, including “Beer Money,” which he co-wrote with Blair Daly and Troy Verges.
Kip Moore recently performed songs off his Billboard Top 10 Debut Album, Up All Night, at 12th & Porter in Nashville as a part of a series on VEVO and YouTube. Moore performed his hit single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” as well as “Hey Pretty Girl,” “Beer Money,” “Crazy One More Time,” and “Reckless.”
Watch Kip Moore sing his smash hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” below!
After experiencing unparalleled success with his “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour,” which has sold over 450,000 tickets thus far in 2012, Eric Church now has more to celebrate. His newest single, “Springsteen,” from his album, “Chief,” topping the charts at Number 1. Church’s prior single, “Drink In My Hand,” marked his first career Number 1 record; both songs were co-writes for Church. In addition, “Springsteen” also officially received RIAA Platinum certification at the same time as his debut album, “Sinners Like Me,” reached Gold status.
Country rocker Eric Church is taking on a double shot of Moore for his Fall leg of the “Blood, Sweat & Beers” tour. He’s adding Justin Moore and Kip Moore as his special guests for the Fall leg which kicks off September 3rd until December 8th. Tickets for the first half of his new dates will go on-sale June 8th. Eric’s Fall leg will include stops in Amherst, MA; Los Angeles, CA; and even Sunrise, FL. More on-sale dates will be announced in the coming weeks, so keep checking Keepin’ it Country as we keep you updated on everything Eric Church!
In April, Eric’s tour was named number eleven on the Pollstar 2012 Worldwide Ticket Sales Chart for the first quarter, so this leg will be one that country fans won’t want to miss! His tour was one of the best attended in all music genres so far this year.
Eric will be giving back on this portion of his tour, announcing that he has partnered up with Tickets-For-Charity.com, which will give his fans the opportunity to donate part of their ticket purchase price to their favorite charity, and one of Eric’s causes, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Check out the tour dates for his new leg below and let us know if you’re going out to see Eric and the Moores this Fall and Winter:
Singer-songwriter Kip Moore has first No. 1 single with “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which is sitting atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the Mediabase/ Country Aircheck chart. “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck” reached sales of 500,000 and was certified gold before the April 24 release of Moore’s debut album, Up All Night. The accompanying video has received more than 7 million views online.
It means everything to me as a writer…It’s validation that all of the years that you kept telling yourself to stick to your guns and stick to what you know, that you are on the right path and doing the right thing and doing what you are supposed to do. People called me crazy at first because we wrote four verses before we get to the chorus, but I stuck to my guns and said, ‘This is how I am supposed to write this song.’ For this to go number one and the American public to fall in love with this song, that is validation for how I like to write, and that is with no boundaries.
Fans of Moore and “Truck” can see it performed on Tuesday, May 29 on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. They will also be able to catch him with Tim McGraw on Monday, May 28, at a special Memorial Day concert at New York City’s Beacon Theatre during Fleet Week in remembrance and gratitude for service men and women. The concert will be streamed live via YouTube and to military bases around the world.
Moore will also be at the CMA Music Festival in Nashville on Saturday, June 9, on the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage during the free concerts at Riverside Park. He will also perform an acoustic set at LP Field during the CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced that Lionel Richie’s first album in five years, “Tuskegee,” was certified RIAA Gold in just one month this April. The RIAA also awarded Brantley Gilbert his first Gold album award for “Halfway to Heaven.” “Country Must Be Country Wide” off the album earned Gilbert his debut Gold digital single in January. Kip Moore also earned a premiere digital song certification and first Gold single for “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck.”
America’s sweetheart Carrie Underwood also earned a 2x multi-Platinum certification for “Jesus Take The Wheel.” Underwood also earned her 13th career Gold digital single award for “Good Girl.”
For a complete list of all album, single, mastertone and video awards can also be accessed at www.riaa.com.
Kip Moore is giving fans an intimate look at his album release week with a brand new behind the scenes clip! His debut album “Up All Night” was released on April 24th and has been receiving rave reviews. His behind the scenes video includes footage from his tour and promotional appearances, and shows both the fun side of his album release as well as the chaotic side from the artist’s perspective. ”I moved to Nashville 9 years ago with a backpack and a dream,” says Kip. “I still don’t think I can quite wrap my head around the fact that it’s actually happening.”
The clip also shows Kip being presented with the gold plaque for his single “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck,” which is currently at #2 on the Country charts and still climbing. Up All Night, which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #6, is available now on iTunes in both deluxe and standard editions via MCA Nashville.
Did you miss out on MCA Nashville recording artist Kip Moore performing his gold-certified, debut single “Something About a Truck” on ABC’s Live! With Kelly?
Well, you’re in luck! Check out Kip’s rocking national television debut now and find out how he feels about being referred to as “the hillbilly Bruce Springsteen”!