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2016 ACM Awards WINNERS!


 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Brett Eldredge
Chris Stapleton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Jana Kramer
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Joey + Rory
Maddie & Tae

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Brett Eldredge
Chris Janson
Thomas Rhett
Chase Rice
Chris Stapleton

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Mickey Guyton
RaeLynn

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne
Maddie & Tae
Old Dominion
Parmalee

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“I’m Comin’ Over” Chris Young
“Montevallo” Sam Hunt
“Mr. Misunderstood” Eric Church
“Tangled Up” Thomas Rhett
“Traveller” Chris Stapleton

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” Cam

“Girl Crush” Little Big Town
“Nobody To Blame” Chris Stapleton
“Raise ‘Em Up” Keith Urban/Eric Church
“She Don’t Love You” Eric Paslay

 SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Burning House” Cam
“Buy Me A Boat” Chris Janson
“Die A Happy Man” Thomas Rhett
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town
“I’m Comin’ Over” Chris Young
“Take Your Time” Sam Hunt

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Biscuits” Kacey Musgraves
“Burning House” Cam
“Girl Crush” Little Big Town
“Mr. Misunderstood” Eric Church
“Riser” Dierks Bentley

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Hangover Tonight” Gary Allan/Chris Stapleton
“Home Alone Tonight” Luke Bryan/Karen Fairchild
“Raise ‘Em Up” Keith Urban/Eric Church
“Smokin’ & Drinkin” Miranda Lambert/Little Big Town
“Wild Child” Kenny Chesney/Grace Potter

TEX RITTER AWARD FOR FILM
Coat Of Many Colors Dolly Parton

READ MORE ABOUT ALL THE PERFORMANCES HERE & CHECK OUT DOLLY PARTON + KATY PERRY‘S PERFORMANCE BELOW!

Winners Of 2016 ACM Honors Announced!


The recipients have been announced for the 10th Annual ACM Honors, which will take place later this year at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville! Up to this point – the show has never been televised, but the ACM’s have hinted that this years’ show might be broadcast as a special!

2016 ACM Honors Recipients:

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Carrie Underwood (ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award)

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Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award)

2

Keith Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award)

4

Glen Campbell (Career Achievement Award)

5

Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

7

The Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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Jeff Walker (Jim Reeves International Award)

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Eddie Rabbitt + Jimmy Webb (Poet’s Award)

Dolly to perform on ACM Awards with Katy Perry!


It’s been announced that Dolly Parton will perform on the 2016 ACM Awards, alongside Katy Perry! In addition… she will be awarded the Tex Ritter Film Award, for the Coat Of Many Colors movie!

Not much has been revealed, but it is said that Katy Perry will present Dolly with the Tex Ritter Award, and the pair will duet on “Coat Of Many Colors” + “Jolene”… and according to Dolly, performing “Jolene” was all Katy’s idea!

Check out the videos below of Dolly speaking about the 2016 ACM’s… and scroll down to see Katy’s performance of “Here You Come Again” (from CMT Crossroads with Kacey Musgraves)!

2016 GRAMMY Award Winners


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Best Country Album

Traveller (Chris Stapleton)

The Blade (Ashley Monroe)

Montevallo (Sam Hunt)

Pageant Material (Kacey Musgraves)

Pain Killer (Little Big Town)

Best Country Song

“Girl Crush” Hillary L/Lori M/Liz R (Little Big Town)

“Chances Are” Hayes Carll (Lee Ann Womack)

“Diamond Rings & Old Barstools” Barry D/Luke L/Jonathan S (Tim McGraw)

“Hold My Hand” Brandy C/Mark J (Brandy Clark)

“Traveller” Chris S (Chris Stapleton)

Best Country Solo Performance

“Traveller” Chris Stapleton

“Burning House” Cam

“Little Toy Guns” Carrie Underwood

“John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” Keith Urban

“Chances Are” Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

“Girl Crush” (Little Big Town)

“Stay A Little Longer” (Brothers Osborne)

“If I Needed You” (Joey + Rory)

“The Driver” (Charles Kelley/Dierks Bentley/Eric Paslay)

“Lonely Tonight” (Blake Shelton/Ashley Monroe)

Country Stars REAL Names


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Scroll down to see the birth names of Country’s most famous!

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Ernest Clay Walker

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Harold Lloyd Cramer

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Dorothy Marie West

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Kenneth Eric Church

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Audrey Faith Perry

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Troyal Garth Brooks

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Hiram King Williams

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Randall Hank Williams

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Thomas Luther Bryan

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Virginia Patterson Hensley

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Randy Bruce Traywick

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Jay DeMarcus (Left) Stanley Wayne DeMarcus, Jr.

Gary Levox (Right) Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr.

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Eilleen Regina Edwards

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Virginia Wynette Pugh

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Samuel Timothy McGraw

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Toby Keith Covel

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Patricia Lynn Yearwood

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Christina Claire Ciminella

2016 ACM Awards Nominees Announced!


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2016 ACM Awards Nominees:

Entertainer:

Jason Aldean

Garth Brooks

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist:

Jason Aldean

Dierks Bentley

Eric Church

Brett Eldredge

Chris Stapleton

Female Vocalist:

Kelsea Ballerini

Jana Kramer

Miranda Lambert

Kacey Musgraves

Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo:

Brothers Osborne

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Joey + Rory

Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group:

Eli Young Band

Little Big Town

Old Dominion

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

New Male:

Brett Eldredge

Chris Janson

Thomas Rhett

Chase Rice

Chris Stapleton

New Female:

Kelsea Ballerini

Cam

Mickey Guyton

RaeLynn

New Vocal Duo/Group:

A Thousand Horses

Brothers Osborne

Maddie & Tae

Old Dominion

Parmalee

Album:

I’m Comin’ Over, Chris Young

Montevallo, Sam Hunt

Mr. Misunderstood, Eric Church

Tangled UpThomas Rhett

Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Single:

“Burning House,” Cam

“Buy Me A Boat,” Chris Janson

“Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

I’m Comin’ Over,” Chris Young

“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt

Video:

“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves

“Burning House,” Cam

“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town

“Mr. Misunderstood,” Eric Church

“Riser,” Dierks Bentley

Vocal Event:

“Hangover Tonight,” Gary Allan w/Chris Stapleton

“Home Alone Tonight,” Luke Bryan w/Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town)

“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban w/Eric Church

“Smokin’ And Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert w/Little Big Town

“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney w/Grace Potter

 

Make sure to tune into the 51st Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, April 3 on CBS (8/7c)!

NEW Willie Nelson Album Set For February 26th Release!


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Willie Nelson is set to release a new album titled (Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin) on February 26th! It includes Willie singing songs that were written by George and Ira Gershwin, as well as duets with Sheryl Crow and Cyndi Lauper!

(Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin) tracklist:

  1. “But Not for Me”
  2. “Somebody Loves Me”
  3. “Someone to Watch Over Me”
  4. “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off” (w/ Cyndi Lauper)
  5. “It Ain’t Necessarily So”
  6. “I Got Rhythm”
  7. “Love Is Here to Stay”
  8. “They All Laughed”
  9. “Embraceable You” (w/ Sheryl Crow)
  10. “They Can’t Take That Away from Me”
  11. “Summertime”

 

NEW Waylon Jennings Live Album Set For 2016 Release!


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A brand new Waylon Jennings Live album will be released on March 11th! The album was recorded live on November 11, 1973 in Abbott, Texas!

“Return of the Outlaw: Abbott, Texas (Broadcast 1973)” Track Listing:

1. “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean”
2. “Good Hearted Woman”
3. “Louisiana Woman”
4. “Pretend I Never Happened”
5. “Me & Bobby McGee”
6. “Goodtime Charlie’s Got the Blues”
7. “Amanda”
8. “Laid Back Country Picker”
9. “You Asked Me To”
10. “Honky Tonk Heroes”
11. “The Last Letter”
12. “T for Texas”
13. “Only Daddy That’ll Walk the Line”
14. “Dangerous Type”