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One of the most-talked about performances from the Academy of Country Music Awards on the weekend was Little Big Town‘s “Your Side Of The Bed.” The moving performance featured a pair of dancers floating on a bed, giving viewers a view as if they were watching from the ceiling. That’s not taking away from the group’s amazing harmonies. Check out their special performance below and let us know what you think.
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:
We’re continuing the ACM madness with the “Album of the Year” poll….
These albums are all so great so it’s definitely a tough decision. Who do you want to take the trophy home?
Blown Away – Carrie Underwood, Chief – Eric Church, Red – Taylor Swift, Tailgates & Tanlines – Luke Bryan, or Tornado – Little Big Town?
ACM Poll: Album of the Year
Total Voters: 320
Thank-you to everyone who has been voting in our ACM polls!
Here is “Single Record of the Year.” The nominees are: Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band; Over You – Miranda Lambert; Pontoon – Little Big Town; Springsteen – Eric Church; and Wanted – Hunter Hayes.
Who gets your vote?
ACM Poll: Record of the Year
Total Voters: 262
It’s ACM madness…
Up next is our poll for “Vocal Group of the Year.” Reigning champs, Lady Antebellum, are back along with The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Little Big Town, and Zac Brown Band. Who’s your pick?
ACM: Vocal Group of the Year
Total Voters: 166
Keith Urban fans have been waiting patiently all weekend since the superstar released a teaser video announcing a big announcement to come Monday morning.
Originally, the tour consisted of dates across the U.S. throughout the summer months and into the fall. Now, Keith is planning to hit even more stops across America right into December.
Presale begins April 2nd, with public tickets on sale shortly after on April 5th.
For all your Keith Urban tour information, visit www.keithurban.net/tour-2013.
The 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards announced today that superstars Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town will perform on the April 7th show.
Many of the biggest artists in country music, including Little Big Town, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, Lauren Alaina, Kacey Musgraves and more, are joining together to pay tribute to George Strait and they want YOU to join them in the “Sixty for Sixty“ movement. The campaign’s goal is to make “Give It All We Got Tonight” George Strait’s 60th #1 single, while he’s still 60 years old.
Watch the video below and become a part of modern Country music history. Join the “Sixty For Sixty” movement!
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with country up and comer, Tiffany Houghton, while she was visiting New York. Upon meeting the Texan talent, she apologized profusely for her “messy” hotel room and excitedly told me about her adventures in the big apple.
Although she may be only nineteen, and technically, a Nashville newbie, Tiffany Houghton has always been driven by her love for music. When I asked Tiffany how she got into performing, without skipping a beat, she responded “Oh, I was born. I’ve always loved music. They say that I could sing before I could talk. I’ve always loved to perform,” She tells us. “I’d get on our kitchen counter and sing to the family. But I really got professionally into music when I was 10 and moved to NY, and did some Broadway and musicals and some acting.”
The 55th Annual Grammy’s took place on Sunday, February 10th and our favorite country artists were well-represented with performances and more. It was impossible to pick a favorite moment, so we picked a few of the best…
Taylor Swift Brings in the Clowns: We’ve never been asked to open the Grammys (or much more than our own mail), but we’d assume it’s a big responsibility that comes with a ton of pressure. With her genre-bending, Alice-in-Wonderland-themed opener, Taylor Swift set the tone for a night of unforgettable performances with her hit about never, ever, ever, EVER getting back together. Although she nabbed a Grammy in the pre-telecast for her collaboration with the Civil Wars, it was her performance that had everyone buzzing. Most notably, there was that moment when she pulled her best Madonna, suddenly acquiring a British accent. Although much has been made about what that meant, we here at Keepin’ It Country have decided it could’ve only been aimed in one direction…