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Performers announced for CMT Artists of the Year Special


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?

Lineup Announced For Country Thunder Arizona


Country Thunder will be rolling into Florence, Arizona from April 11th to the 14th, 2013! Who will be joining them? Just some of country’s biggest acts these days, that’s all! Artists such as Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and many more (all are listed below) will be there, and you can be too! You’ll need a 4-day admission wristband in order to get into the shows and right now they’re available at a special early bird rate of only $99! But you’ll need to act on this early bird rate fast – and super fast- because tonight at 11:59pm Central, the prices goes up to $120. To order your tickets, and for other ticket details, head on over to www.countrythunder.com or call (866) 802-6418.

46th annual Country Music Association Winners

Blake Shelton & Miranda Lambert. photo credit: Robert Evans.

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?

CMA Musical Event of The Year & Video of the Year Winners

Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw.

There are already two early winners today before the 46th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards even air! The CMAs announced the winner of Musical Event of the Year and Video of the Year this morning, and the award show will air tonight at 8 pm EST on ABC. Congratulations to Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw for winning Musical Event of the Year for their duet “Feel Like A Rock Star.” Both Kenny and Tim will be performing during tonight’s broadcast – Tim with a brand new song!

The Video of the Year went to Toby Keith‘s smash hit “Red Solo Cup” director Michael Saloman. Toby, who won’t be attending tonight’s award show, released his brand new album “Hope On The Rocks” this week. On not attending the CMA awards, Toby told a newspaper:

“Your industry can get behind you and crank you up and make you a household name, help you get there. Or you can be abandoned like I was. I’m not going to leave it up to this industry that I’m in to give me any support.”

While Toby won’t be in attendance tonight, he’s 100% at this year’s award show – going one for one for the nomination for “Red Solo Cup.” What do you think about the winners so far? Don’t forget to follow along with us on Twitter tonight for our live Tweets for the East Coast as the awards air!

Nominees for ACAs Announced


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!

VIDEO: Toby Keith Surprises Military Wife on Stage

Toby Keith.

Toby Keith has always been one of the most supportive artist for the American military. At a recent show in Texas, he surprised a military wife with the return of her husband. Major Pete Cruz was serving in Afghanistan and his wife had no idea that he was coming home that night. Toby and his crew surprised her in a way only Toby could. Check out the video below:

Toby Keith Releases Track List & Cover

Toby Keith.

Toby Keith released some pretty exciting news for fans on Twitter and Facebook this week. The country superstar will be dropping a new album “Hope On The Rocks” on October 30th. It’s the sixteenth studio album for Toby, who will also put out a deluxe edition and a standard edition of the record. The standard edition is a 10-track album, and the deluxe will give fans four more songs – including a remix of his smash hit “Red Solo Cup,” a live version of “Whiskey Girl,” and his last single “Beers Ago.”

We have your full track list, and deluxe cover, below. Are you excited for Toby’s new album?


See the full track list, and deluxe cover, below:

VIDEO: Toby Keith – I Like Girls That Drink Beer

Toby Keith.

Earlier this week, Toby Keith released his brand new music video for his single “I Like Girls That Beer Beer.” The video captures his live performance out on the road for his Live in Overdrive Tour. Check out the fun, energetic video below and let us know what you think of Toby’s new tune:

VIDEO: Toby Keith – I Like Girls That Drink Beer

Toby Keith.

In case you missed it, earlier this week Toby Keith released a lyric video for his fun new single “I Like Girls That Drink Beer.” Check out his official lyric video below and let us know if you’re singing along. What’s your favorite Toby Keith single of all time?

VIDEO: Toby Keith’s Special Saratoga Show Stopper

Toby Keith.

You’re always guaranteed to have a good time at one of Toby Keith‘s shows, but a special moment had the crowd up on its feet during his Live In Overdrive stop in Saratoga Springs. During his show, he spotted one fan holding up an Armed Forces t-shirt in the crowd. After asking him if he was military, Toby brought him up onstage during his encore of “Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)”. While it’s not the first time Toby brought a soldier on-stage with him during his show, it was the first time that the military veteran stole the show by performing the song himself.

Shawn Morgan was invited to sing one line of the song: You’ll be sorry that you messed with the U.S. of A., ’cause we’ll put a boot in your ass, it’s the American way,” but instead he tapped Toby on the shoulder and performed most of the song on his own.

Check out the video below of Shawn’s big moment on-stage: