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CMA Award Nominees list

Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood. photo credit: Bob D’Amico/ABC.

The official nominees for the 47th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards were announced live this morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. As a CMA Member, I was lucky enough again this year to vote in the first two rounds and got a choice in the final nominees. I’ll get to vote for the winners of each category as an industry member as well.

There were some surprises, and some regulars, who made it to the final ballot this year. Check out the full list below and let us know what you think of this year’s nominees – do you think someone was snubbed? What shocked you? Who are you cheering for?

Entertainer Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

BLAKE SHELTON

GEORGE STRAIT

TAYLOR SWIFT

Male Vocalist Of The Year

JASON ALDEAN

LUKE BRYAN

ERIC CHURCH

BLAKE SHELTON

KEITH URBAN

 Female Vocalist Of The Year

KELLY CLARKSON

MIRANDA LAMBERT

KACEY MUSGRAVES

TAYLOR SWIFT

CARRIE UNDERWOOD

New Artist Award

LEE BRICE

BRETT ELDREDGE

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

KIP MOORE

KACEY MUSGRAVES

Vocal Duo Of The Year

BIG & RICH

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

LOVE AND THEFT

SUGARLAND

THE CIVIL WARS

THOMPSON SQUARE

Vocal Group Of The Year

THE BAND PERRY

ELI YOUNG BAND

LITTLE BIG TOWN

LADY ANTEBELLUM

ZAC BROWN BAND

 Album Of The Year

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Red” – TAYLOR SWIFT

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Based On A True Story” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Same Trailer Different Park” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Single Of The Year

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Wagon Wheel” - DARIUS RUCKER

“Merry Go ‘Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

Song Of The Year

“I Drive Your Truck” – LEE BRICE

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

“Merry Go Round” – KACEY MUSGRAVES

“Pontoon” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Wagon Wheel” – DARIUS RUCKER

Musical Event Of The Year

“Don’t Rush” – KELLY CLARKSON and VINCE GILL

“The Only Way I Know” – JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN and ERIC CHURCH

“Boys Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON and PISTOL ANNIES

“Cruise” – FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE and NELLY

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

Video Of The Year

“Tornado” – LITTLE BIG TOWN

“Blown Away” – CARRIE UNDERWOOD

“Boys ‘Round Here” – BLAKE SHELTON

“Downtown” – LADY ANTEBELLUM

“Highway Don’t Care” – TIM McGRAW and TAYLOR SWIFT

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – MIRANDA LAMBERT

 Musician Of The Year

SAM BUSH – Mandolin

PAUL FRANKLIN – Steel Guitar

DAN HUFF - Guitar

MAC McANALLY – Guitar

BRENT MASON – Guitar

Lee Brice & Joe’s Bar donate to ACM Lifting Lives

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Curb recording artist Lee Brice headlined Joe’s Bar on Friday, August 16th with a portion of the proceeds benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.  The show raised more than $28,000 for ACM Lifting Lives – more than this series of events has ever raised at Joe’s — which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Ed Warm, co-owner of the two-time ACM Nightclub of the Year and board member of both the Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives, spearheaded the show.  This is the third Joe’s Bar performance that has benefitted ACM Lifting Lives.  The first, in 2011, featured performances by ACM Award winner LeAnn Rimes and Crystal Bowersox and the second, in 2012, was headlined by Gary Allan.

 

Ed Warm accepts a donation from Lee Brice and Joe’s Bar to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the Academy of Country Music.  (L-R: Tommy Disanto, Joe’s Bar Co-Owner; Lee Brice; Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar Co-Owner and ACM Lifting Lives and ACM Board Member).

Ed Warm accepts a donation from Lee Brice and Joe’s Bar to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the Academy of Country Music. (L-R: Tommy Disanto, Joe’s Bar Co-Owner; Lee Brice; Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar Co-Owner and ACM Lifting Lives and ACM Board Member).

 

Lee Brice to headline ACM Cares Chicago Concert

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If you live in Chicago, you’re about to get one heck of a party. The Academy of Country Music has announced their headliner for their Chicago ACM Cares Concert: Lee Brice! The 3rd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Concert will take place on Friday, August 16th at 8:30 pm CST at the famous Joe’s Bar on Weed Street. Doors will open at 7 pm CST.

A portion of ticket sales will benefit the ACM Lifting Lives charity. Tickets are $40 each and are now available through TicketWeb.com.

Will you be going to check out Lee’s show? Have you ever seen him perform live?

Lee Brice to Headline “The Otherside Tour”

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This fall, Lee Brice fans can get up close and personal with the new country superstar, who will be headlining intimate venues as a part of his “The Otherside Tour.” The 15-date tour will kick off in Boston on October 10 and run through November 30, in Orlando Florida.

Tyler Farr and Chris Lane Band will open shows in select cities.

Lee Brice Makes a Little Girl’s Dream Come True

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While leaving a concert earlier this month, 9-year-old Michigan girl, Jaylynn Hiller, was struck by a vehicle (which was being operated by an intoxicated 18-year-old). Jaylynn suffered a fractured pelvis in the accident and was unable to attend Lee Brice‘s concert the following day due to her injuries.

When Lee caught word of Jaylynn’s accident, his management reached out to Jaylynn’s family and offered them backstage passes to an upcoming show. Since Lee has no remaining Michigan dates on his tour, Jaylynn and her family will save their money and attend the July 13, 2013 show in Ft. Laramie, Ohio. Jaylynn has a particular affinity for Lee, as her stepfather was recently killed in a car accident and, at the time of his death, his favorite song was none other than Lee’s heart-wrenching ballad “I Drive Your Truck.”

We wish Jaylynn a continued speedy recovery and cannot wait to hear about her evening with the one and only, Lee Brice.

Brad Paisley returning to Ottawa in October

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For the first time since the ill-fated Capital Hoedown, country superstar Brad Paisley will be returning to Ottawa for a headlining date. His “Beat This Summer” tour will take over Scotiabank Place on October 18th with special guests Chris Young and Lee Brice. Tickets range from $30 to $80 before taxes and fees and will go on-sale this Friday, June 7th, at 10 am EST through capitaltickets.ca, or by calling (613) 599-FANS (3267) or by visiting a Capital Tickets outlet in person.

What’s cool and different about Brad’s tour this year is that he’s getting fans to participate in a special light show by downloading a light app to their smartphones. The app is available at lights.bradpaisley.com, and all you have to do is open the app when Brad hits the stage. Pretty cool!

Will you be going to Brad’s return to Ottawa? Have you seen him on tour yet this year?

Country songs for Memorial Day

Trace Adkins. photo credit: Showdog-Universal Records.

Country artists may just be the most patriotic out of any genre of music. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that if we were to put together a list of every country song that pays tribute to the military, that we’d have a never ending playlist. With tomorrow being Memorial Day in the United States, we wanted to put together a list of country songs that can help fans remember what this holiday is all about. From artists that perform for USO troops serving overseas, to artists who have hit singles with a remembrance theme, we put together our list for a 2013 memorial day playlist. Our picks aren’t in order.

Check out our picks below and let us know what songs you’ll be listening to for the rest of the weekend.

AMERICAN SOLDIER – TOBY KEITH

Originally released in November 2003 as a single from his album “Shock’n Y’all.” The song was a co-write by Toby with Chuck Cannon and became a number one hit on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs Chart for four weeks. It was inspired by the times Toby had met USO troops serving overseas, and he wanted to find a way to show his support for them and their families. The video was directed by Michael Salomon and filmed at an actual US Air Force Base in Edwards, California with off-duty soldiers, reservists and their families.

Lee Brice to light up summer with Parking Lot Party

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Curb Records and Lee Brice light things up with his new summer anthem, “Parking Lot Party” which will be released on May 13th, 2013 and comes on the heels of his third #1 single in a row, “I Drive Your Truck” which was recently certified Gold by the RIAA.  Lee Brice’s latest album continues to impress as TEA (track equivalent album) sales for the current album, Hard 2 Love are currently in excess of 730,000 units.

Also recently announced, Zippo Encore, with the company’s first partnership in the country music market, will be releasing two custom Lee Brice designed Zippo lighters available for sale on the road this summer when Lee joins Brad Paisley‘s Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.

Brice was recently nominated for the Nationwide Insurance On Your Side Award for “Best New Live Act” at this year’s CMT Music Awards. This award is determined by fan votes and will be presented via a video presentation during the 2013 CMT Music Awards which will air live from Nashville on June 5, 2013.

Lee Brice Gets Third #1 in a Row

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Congratulations to Curb Records artist Lee Brice! The singer-songwriter’s moving single “I Drive Your Truck” is his third consecutive number one single on both the Billboard and Mediabase country charts. The hit song is Lee’s third consecutive single off his sophomore release HARD 2 LOVE and has resonated with fans since first hitting the airwaves.

Lee isn’t surprised by how well country fans have been able to connect to the tune. He admits that he himself found a special connection, too:

 “I was immediately drawn to this song, so I’m not surprised that fans have connected to it like they have. Since we put it out as a single, fans from across the country have shared their own ‘truck’ stories through just about any way they can – calling into the radio, on tour at meet and greet, Twitter, Facebook, emails and texts. I’m just glad I got to be a part of this special song and want to thank Country Radio for helping me share it.”

He recently announced that he will be joining Brad Paisley this summer on his Beat This Summer Tour. The first leg of the tour kicks off on May 9 in St. Louis, MO and will hit over 29 cities in the US and Canada through the summer months. For a full list of tour dates, visit leebrice.com.

Are you loving Lee’s latest single? What’s the most moving country song you know?

VIDEO: Lee Brice Releases Acoustic “I Drive Your Truck”

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It’s no secret that we here at Keepin’ It Country love Lee Brice. It’s also no secret that we LOVE “I Drive Your Truck.” In fact, the song makes us swoon, cry, squeal, sigh…You get the picture. It’s actually quite embarrassing to know us. However, if you thought the song couldn’t possibly get any better, you were wrong. Lee has just released an acoustic video for the song, and we’ve got one word: wow.

Listen below and let us know what you think. Hint, you’re going to think it’s amazing.