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ACM Awards Winners

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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:

ACM Poll: Vocal Duo of the Year

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We’re moving along with our ACM polls!

Who do you want to take home “Vocal Group of the Year”?

Thompson Square won this award last year. The married duo is nominated once again alongside Big & Rich, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, and Sugarland.

Vote and let us know your thoughts! We love hearing from our fellow country music fans.

 

 

ACM: Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Sugarland (33%, 51 Votes)
  • Thompson Square (30%, 46 Votes)
  • Big & Rich (17%, 27 Votes)
  • Florida Georgia Line (17%, 27 Votes)
  • Love & Theft (3%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 155

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Thompson Square Releases “Just Feels Good” Album

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Thompson Square is back with new music!

Today, the country duo released their second album, Just Feels Good.

Just Feels Good is the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, which contained the number one platinum-selling smash, “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not.” Their debut record garnered them several awards including the CMA for Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM for Top Vocal Duo.

Just Feels Good includes their current single, “If I Didn’t Have You.” The song was a Top 20 hit on U.S. Billboard Country Songs chart and a Top 10 charter with U.S. Billboard Country Airplay.

Track List:

1. Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About
2. Here We Go Again
3. You Don’t Get Lucky
4. That’s So Me and You
5. I Can’t Outrun You
6. Testing the Water
7. For the Life of Me
8. If I Didn’t Have You
9. Here’s to Being Here
10. Just Feels Good
11. Maybe It’s You
12. Run
13. Home Is You

The husband and wife team are making the promo rounds this week. Below is the list of their stops.

Press Tour:

3/27
-Joe’s Bar on Weed Street – Chicago, IL – 8:30pm CT

3/28
-Livestream Sessions (http://new.livestream.com/livestreamsessions/ThompsonSquare) – 4:00pm EST
-GAC Headline Country

3/29
-Fox & Friends 6:00 AM EST
-Verizon Wireless @VZWMusic Takeover – 11:00 AM EST
-PBR Bar at Xfinity Live! – Philadelphia, PA

3/30
-CMT Hot 20 Countdown – 11:30 AM EST
-Hard Rock – Boston – Country 102.5 VIP Club member Private CD Listening Party

Luke Bryan To Release Spring Break…Here To Party

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Luke Bryan is ready to spring break again!

He will be releasing his next spring break themed album titled Spring Break…Here To Party on March 5th. The album will include songs from his previous EP’s as well as two new original tracks.

To promote his new record, Bryan will be performing concerts on March 12th & 13th in Panama City Beach, Florida at Spinnakers. Forty-thousand fans crowded the beach when Bryan played shows last year.

 

Check out the new album’s track listing:

SPRING BREAK…HERE TO PARTY

1.  Suntan City
2.   Just A Sip
3.   Buzzkill
4.   If You Ain’t Here To Party
5.   Little Bit Later On
6.   In Love With The Girl
7.   Shore Thing
8.   Sorority Girl
9.   Shake The Sand
10. Love In A College Town
11. Wild Weekend
12. Cold Beer Drinker
13. Spring Break-Up
14. Take My Drunk A** Home

Bryan is currently on the road with his Dirt Road Diaries Tour featuring Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line.

For more information and tour dates go to: www.lukebryan.com.

Thompson Square’s Album Squared

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Hit duo Thompson Square (comprised of husband and wife, Keifer and Shawna Thompson) announced the release of their sophomore album this weekend on CMT’s Top 20 countdown. The album, “Just Feels Good,” is due in stores on March 26th.

Prevalent on the tracklist are the Thompson’s hands in penning several of the songs on “Just Feels Good,” including the debut single (and latest hit) off the album, “If I Didn’t Have You.” Currently, “If I Didn’t Have You” is Number 18 on USA Today’s country airplay chart.

You can catch Keifer and Shawna out on tour with Luke Bryan now!

ACM Awards Announces ‘Newcomer’ Nominees

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The nominees for the “Newcomer” categories have been announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Fans will have the chance to determine the winners at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM. Each winner will then go on to compete for the overall “New Artist of the Year” award.

The online voting will available to fans between Monday, January 21st and Monday, February 4th. The online voting for the “New Artist of the Year” award will take place from Monday, March 25th until Sunday, April 7th. The winner of this award will be announced during the live broadcast of the ACM Awards that will air on April 7th at 8PM EST.

Performers announced for CMT Artists of the Year Special

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While the honorees themselves are still being kept top secret, CMT has announced a big list of performers for their 2012 Artists of the Year special. Performing this year will be country superstars Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Kenny Rogers, Toby Keith, Hunter Hayes, Kacey Musgraves, Thompson Square, Jason Aldean, Eli Young Band and Sammy Hagar. While the station won’t announce the honorees, or even hint about who it could be, fans are encouraged to keep up-to-date in all the announcements at cmt.com.

The 90-minute special will be hosted by Rascal Flatts and “Nashville” show star Hayden Panettiere on December 8th, 2012 airing on CMT. Who do you think deserves to be honored at the third annual event?

Country Stars Ask Fans to Vote

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Country stars from all over the political spectrum today are uniting for one message: to ask fans in the United States to get their voice heard and vote today. Today is the presidential election in the United States, with either Mitt Romney taking over or Barack Obama returning for his second term. No matter which way you might be leaning, make sure to get your vote in before its too late – just like some of country’s biggest names already have.

See what country artists had to say about voting day and make sure you get out to the polls before its too late!

Ronnie Dunn: Well, here we go !  Time to see who’s gonna manage the next four years. ….gonna be a “ROUGH GO” no matter who wins. RD
Josh Thompson: We’re lucky to have the right to vote in our country. Hope you take the time to do it today
Thompson Square: IT SURE FEELS GOOD TO VOTE!!!
@reba: Vote vote vote!!!!! I did!!!!
Kelly Clarkson: hey everybody please go and vote today!
Jason Charles Miller: Everytime I vote, it’s a look into the future. Mainly because my polling place is at a senior living facility!
Lee Brice: Our country give us the opportunity to have a voice! Our troops defend that freedom day in and day out. Exercise that opportunity and get out to vote!

Our Top 10 Favorite CMA Awards Moments

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1. All things Miranda and Blake! We just cannot choose between Miranda and Blake’s heartfelt, emotional acceptance speech after winning “Single of the Year” for “Over You,” Miranda’s fiery performance, Miranda’s classy acceptance speech for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” Blake’s confusion during his speech for “Male Vocalist of the Year,” and Blake’s acceptance for “Entertainer of the Year.” The Shelton household has a lot of redecorating to do because they are bringing home many new trophies after last night’s show!

2. Mmmmmotorboatin’…Brad Paisley teaching the pure and innocent people of the world just what Little Big Town is doing out there in the ocean…We would like to thank Brad for the entertainment and sex education we received at an hour that was far too early for such content on basic television!

46th annual Country Music Association Winners

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There were a lot of surprises last night during the broadcast of the 46th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Some new artists were finally able to take home their first awards versus industry heavyweights, and a brand new king of country music was crowned. The award show was hosted for the fifth year by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on ABC. Even as a voting member of the CMAs, some of the winners shocked me in the end. While most were my votes and who I wanted to win, there were a few that the rest of the industry did surprise me with.

The big names of the night were once again country’s supercouple Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton. After an emotional acceptance speech for Song Of The Year for “Over You,” they both made their way back up to the stage several times – for Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, and Blake taking home the big prize – Entertainer of the Year. Other notable, and just as surprised winners, were Hunter Hayes for New Artist of the Year, and Little Big Town finally taking home the Group of the Year award. Thompson Square emotionally accepted the award for Duo of the Year, also ending Sugarland’s streak of wins in that category.

Eric Church‘s “Chief” won Album of the Year, finally putting Miranda’s album of the year streak to an end.

See the full list of winners below and let us know how you did with your predictions. Do you agree with the industry?