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VIDEO: Keith Urban Invited To Join Grand Ole Opry

Keith Urban.

As we reported, Keith Urban will be the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.  Urban’s invitation to join the Opry came during last night’s the “All For The Hall” benefit concert at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena that Urban was co-hosting.

Late in the show, concert co-host and Opry member Vince Gill called Urban out to the stage to present him with a gift.  Fellow Opry members Rascal Flatts, Diamond Rio and the Oak Ridge Boys also came out to share the moment.  Urban was presented with a large duffel bag.  Inside the bag was the Opry’s signature microphone stand.  As soon as Urban saw it, Gill announced Urban’s invitation to join the Opry.  (See Urban’s’ Opry invitation below.  Video courtesy Opry.com)

As reported on the Opry site, Urban’s invitation to join is a historic one.  Born in New Zealand and raised in Australia, Urban will be the first artist from outside North America to become an Opry member.  His formal induction into the Grand Ole Opry will be Saturday, April 21.

Again, our congrats to Keith!

POLL: ACM Awards – Song Of The Year

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Up next… Song of the Year.

The ACM for Song of the Year is awarded to the composers, publishers, and artists.

For this category, we have… “Crazy Girl,” “Home,” “Just A Kiss,” “Threaten Me With Heaven,” & “You And Tequila.” Which song gets your vote?

ACM Awards: Song Of The Year

  • Crazy Girl - Eli Young Band (45%, 10 Votes)
  • Just A Kiss - Lady Antebellum (32%, 7 Votes)
  • Threaten Me With Heaven - Vince Gill (14%, 3 Votes)
  • Home - Dierks Bentley (5%, 1 Votes)
  • You And Tequila - Kenny Chesney ft. Grace Potter (4%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Thank-you for voting and don’t forget to vote in our other ACM Awards’ polls as well!

Early ACM Winners Announced


Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs are early winners for the 47 annual Academy of Country Music! They were announced today as off-camera winners before the April 1st award show. The telecast airs live on CBS on April 1st from Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena at 8 pm EST. They are once against hosted by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton for the second year in a row. Some awards were announced early due to time constraints of the live broadcast.

The following special awards, industry awards, and MBI awards will be given out in a special ACM Honors ceremony in Nashville on September 24th.

The ACM Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded when the ACM Board of Directors feels that these are clear and deserving candidates. Industry professionals are voted on by the professional members of the Academy. The MBI category is voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category. The songwriter of the year ballot is voted on by the professional members of the Academy in the following categories; Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist, Composer, Music Publisher/SRO, Record Company, and the Producer/Engineer/Studio Manager membership.

See the full list of winners below:

VIDEO: Marlee Scott Premieres “Train Wreck”

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Marlee Scott is rolling out her “Train Wreck.”  Unlike the real-life thing, hers is one from which you won’t want to turn away.

Scott premiered the video for her single “Train Wreck” today online at CMT.com and on cable with CMT Pure.  The video was shot this past December in Nashville.  It features Scott as a makeover expert saving three train wrecks from themselves at a speed dating event.  The video is directed by Roman White, who has previously worked with some of country’s biggest names:  Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum and Carrie Underwood.

Vince Gill, who provided harmonies for the single, does not appear in the video.  But as you will see, the video does not lack anything minus the guitar slinger:

“Train Wreck” is the second single to be released from Scott’s upcoming debut album, which is due out this spring.


Vince Gill Without A Record Deal

Vince Gill.

Who would have imagined the day that country music great Vince Gill would be without a major recording contract? Just a few days after performing at CRS for the Universal Music Group’s luncheon at the Ryman; it looks like he really has left his label home of over 23 years. The announcement was made by Vince himself:

“For the first time in 30 years, I don’t have a record deal. Don’t know that I want one. I’m just grateful for where I’ve been, and you’ve been a big part of where I’ve been and where I’m going. To my MCA family, it was really a sweet ride the last 23 years, and I appreciate everything you do.”

Vince might not have a major recording deal in place, but that’s not stopping him from touring. His next date is on March 2nd in Biloxi, MS at the Beau Rivage Theater. He returns to the Grand Ole Opry on March 16th. For a full list of upcoming Vince dates, visit his official website.

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Marlee Scott


It’s always a pleasure to talk to the lovely and talented Marlee Scott. Having talked to her last November and discovering firsthand how genuine she is as a person and as an artist, it was refreshing to catch up with her again today to talk about her career. Marlee is set to release an album this spring through Big Ride Records.

Earlier this week, she released her second single “Train Wreck” from the upcoming album to U.S. radio and iTunes. The single will hit radio airwaves in Canada early February. The upbeat and witty tune even garnered backing vocals from Vince Gill. She’s currently on a nationwide radio station tour promoting the new single. In 2011, she visited over 100 radio stations and still had time to make some major appearances along the way.

Marlee shared with us what fans can expect from the new album, her thoughts about the single, and some insights she has toward herself and her ongoing success as a country artist.

Keith Urban Reschedules “All For The Hall”


Keith Urban has rescheduled his All For The Hall annual benefit show. Joined by an all-star lineup, he will hit the stage of Nashville’s Bridgestone Area on Tuesday, April 10, 2012.

The concert, which will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, had to be postponed when Keith received word that he would have to be put on vocal rest after surgery he had to remove a polyp on his vocal chord last November.

The show will feature performances from Keith himself, as well as Vince Gill, Alabama, Alison Krauss & Union Station, The Band Perry, Blue Sky Riders, Diamond Rio, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, The Oak Ridge Boys, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts and Thompson Square.

Keith stated (click read more):

Vince Gill Added To Grand Ole Opry Lineup

Vince Gill.

The legendary Vince Gill has just been added to two Grand Ole Opry shows later this month. He’ll be performing at the historic Ryman Auditorium as part of the January 13th and January 21st line-ups. Vince will appear along-side Brett Eldredge, Del McCoury, Restless Heart and Ricky Skaggs on the 13th. He’ll be joined on the 21st by Emmylou Harris, Diamond Rio, Rodney Crowell and Craig Morgan. Additional artists are expected to be announced.

Tickets are on-sale now for both performances on the Opry’s official website. He’s offering his fans a $3 discount by using the code WEBFAN on check-out.

Marlee Scott Teams Up With Vince Gill For New Single

Marlee Scott. photo credit: Dexter Quinto.

Rising country artist Marlee Scott has announced plans to release a brand-new single this month. “Train Wreck,” which features guest vocals from the legendary Vince Gill, will be sent to radio January 23rd and will be available for purchase on iTunes on January 24th. The song, a co-write by Nashville songwriting veterans Marcus Hummon, Jedd Hughes, and Sarah Buxton, is the second single from Marlee’s upcoming album due out in the Spring. In addition to the country second single, a dance remix of “Train Wreck” will also be released late January.

Marlee has been hard at work on her debut U.S. album with producer David Kalmunsky, who produced the lead single “Beautiful Maybe” from the album.

“Train Wreck grabbed me right out of the gate the first time I heard it,” says Marlee.  “The Country/Rock groove and Bluegrass down-home Country chorus had me dancing around my condo!  It brings such a fun tongue-in-cheek outlook on what it’s like to fall for the wrong person, but you just can’t seem to get enough.  I love making people smile and chuckle and want to sing along, and ‘Train Wreck’ seems to do it every time.”

On working with Marlee on the single, and how he loves Canadian music, Vince said:

“Canada has had a great history of some of the best music I have ever heard.  My wish for Marlee is to be part of that rich history.”

Marlee filmed the music video for the single in December with director Roman White (Blake Shelton‘s “Hillbilly Bone,” Taylor Swift‘s “Fifteen,” Lady Antebellum‘s “Hello World”). She’s currently on a Canadian and American radio station tour promoting the new single. In 2011, she visited over 100 radio stations and still had time to make some major appearances along the way.

Danielle Peck and Friends Online Charity Auction (Ends 12/22)

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In this season of giving, Danielle Peck and some of her fellow country music stars are doing their part to help the homeless.  Last month, Peck held her 4th Annual “Danielle Peck and Friends Concert” which supports the Nashville-based Safe Haven Family Shelter.  She’s now following it up with an online auction featuring an awesome assortment of autographs, guitars and other collectables.

Learn about the auction, register and bid by clicking here.