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ACM Lifting Lives Putting Women & Children First

ACM Lifting Lives

The Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives campaign has announced the theme for its September fundraising. They’ll be focusing on “Women & Children First” and will feature web-driven videos of artists promoting awareness and artist-backed charities related to this month’s “My Cause.” This theme will focus on charitable organizations that want to improve the lives of women and children through education and support. Artists and charities highlighted this month include Thompson Square for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Steel Magnolia for Sarah’s House.

The “My Cause” campaign encourages country music artists to be vocal on camera about the causes they support and introduce their fans to their favorite organizations that they support themselves. The program raised over $25,000 for artists’ favorite charities thanks to fan-backing.

See Steel Magnolia’s video here:

ACM Lifting Lives Putting Women & Children First

ACM Lifting Lives

The Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives campaign has announced the theme for its September fundraising. They’ll be focusing on “Women & Children First” and will feature web-driven videos of artists promoting awareness and artist-backed charities related to this month’s “My Cause.” This theme will focus on charitable organizations that want to improve the lives of women and children through education and support. Artists and charities highlighted this month include Thompson Square for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Steel Magnolia for Sarah’s House.

The “My Cause” campaign encourages country music artists to be vocal on camera about the causes they support and introduce their fans to their favorite organizations that they support themselves. The program raised over $25,000 for artists’ favorite charities thanks to fan-backing.

See Steel Magnolia’s video here:

2011 CMA Nominees Express Excitement Over Twitter

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Once upon a time, fans didn’t know their favorite country stars every thought. They had to settle for occasional interviews on the radio or in magazines. Times have changed. Thanks to Twitter, fans can get a bit of insight into the everyday lives of the voices they hear on the radio. While sometimes celebs Tweets range from the strage to the mundane for those nominated for a 2011 CMA Award, the mood was decidedly celebratory. Check out what just a few of the nominees were saying below:

blakeshelton Blake Shelton - Wow!!! Five CMA nominations?!!!!! No way… So this is what it’s like to be Miranda Lambert….

 

Miranda_Lambert Miranda Lambert - Yay!!!! Nom’s Female and collaboration with 2 of my hero’s!!!! Thanks CMA’s. And congrats to my hubby for dominating!!!!:)

 

taylorswift13 taylorswift13 - Thanks to you guys and the CMA voters, we got 5 CMA NOMINATIONS THIS MORNING!!! I am flipping out!!!

 

martinamcbride Martina McBride - SO HAPPY to be nominated for CMA Female Vocalist this year! Thanks for all the sweet tweets!

 

KeithUrban Keith Urban - Crazy cool CMA noms this morning!!!! It blows my mind how sweet they are when we get them. I’m euphoric and moved!!! Thank you. Thank you.

 

ChrisYoungMusic ChrisYoungMusic - Literally got woken up by my phone ringing. Not a morning person. But then I found out I’m nominated for CMA New Artist. So I was ok with it

 

LBTmusic Little Big Town - We are honored and excited to be nominated for CMA Vocal Group of the Year. Thank you!

 

thebandperry The Band Perry - It was a great morning on Good Morning America – we’re so grateful for the nominations!

 

steelmagnolia11 Steel Magnolia - Yay! We’re up for a CMA! Woohoo! Xo Meg yfrog.com/nvmyyhj

 

Reba Announces All The Women I Am Tour Dates

Reba McEntire. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

Country music’s reining queen, Reba McEntire, finally released her fall arena tour dates early this morning. Her 31-city tour has stops throughout Canada and the United States. Her tour will feature special guests The Band Perry, Eden’s Edge and Steel Magonlia on select dates. The tour launches in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada on September 1st and will end on November 19th in Tupelo, MS.

Pre-sales begin for fanclub members this Saturday, July 9th at 10 am CST for Rebanet registered members. Each person can buy up to four tickets per concert for the best seats available in the fanclub pre-sale. Rebanet is free but you must be registered to get into the pre-sale websites, as well as meet and greet opportunities, and unique content for fanclub members only.

Reba is the number one country touring female of all-time according to Pollstar since 1981. She has played over 600 shows for over 6.7 million fans over the course of her career. She’s brought in over $274 million in touring revenue alone.She’s sold over 56 million albums world-wide and every single one of her past 13 studio albums have achieved gold status or higher.

Reba’s promised a brand new stage design and set list for this tour. Are you planning on going? What song do you want her to sing on this tour?

For a full list of tour dates, click the “more” tag.

Country Music takes over Teen Choice Awards

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Country music seems to be taking the big leap into the mainstream audience these days. The nominees for the 2011 Teen Choice Awards were announced on Thursday, and country superstar Taylor Swift is leading the pack with six nominations. She’s up for female artist, female country artist, country single for “Mean,” music love song for “Mine,” choice break-up song with “Back To December,” and red carpet icon: female.

Other country artists up for nomination include Blake Shelton, with country single “Honey Bee,” male artist, and even his hit tv show The Voice is up for an award.  He competes in the male country artist category against Brad Paisley, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan. Shelton’s wife, Miranda Lambert, is up for female country artist against Kellie Pickler, Carrie Underwood, Jennette McCurdy and Swift.

Voting is open now for teens aged 19 and under. Every category is fan-voted at the Teen Choice Awards, which will air on Fox on August 7th. Performers, host and presenters will be announced at a later time. For a full list of the country nominees and categories with country stars, click the “More” tag.

Steel Magnolia Performing Fan-Voted Single on Jimmy Kimmel

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Steel Magnolia are set to make their Jimmy Kimmel debut on Monday, June 27th at 12 pm EST on ABC. The performance will be fan-voted, which will also be the duo’s brand new single off of their album. Fans can vote for the new single on the group’s website.

Steel Magnolia will join label mate Reba McEntire’s arena tour this Fall. Dates and ticket information for this tour will be announced at a later date.

Reba to Go on “Own Tour” this Fall

Reba McEntire. photo credit: Big Machine Records.

In a press conference this morning, Reba McEntire announced she was going to tour on her own tour this Fall. Steel Magnolia, The Band Perry, and Eden’s Edge will open for her on the Fall tour dates.  Reba will hit 31 cities in Canada and the United States in an arena tour. The full touring schedule and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Steel Magnolia joins CW’s Fashion Show Lineup

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Steel Magnolia and Joe Nichols are the latest acts added on to the Country Weekly Fashion Show lineup. The event is part of the Musician’s on Call program, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in America. Both Steel Magnolia and Nichols will perform at the event, while other country stars will walk the catwalk. Hosted by Suzanne Alexander, the full list of participants is below the cut.  You can catch this special event in Nashville on June 7th. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.com.