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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)

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Keith Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award)

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Glen Campbell (Career Achievement Award)

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Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award)

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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

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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

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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

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“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”

 

2016 GRAMMY Nominations Announced!


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The nominees for the 2016 GRAMMY Awards have been announced! Check out all the Country nominees below:

Album of the Year
Alabama Shakes, Sound and Color
Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp a Butterfly
Chris Stapleton, Traveller
Taylor Swift, 1989
The Weeknd, Beauty Behind the Madness

Song of the Year
Kendrick Lamar, “Alright”
Taylor Swift, “Blank Space”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, “See You Again”
Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud”

Best Country Album
Sam Hunt, Montevallo
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Ashley Monroe, The Blade
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Brothers Osborne, “Stay a Little Longer”
Joey + Rory, “If I Needed You”
Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay, “The Driver”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Blake SheltonAshley Monroe, “Lonely Tonight”

Best Country Song
Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”
Tim McGraw, “Diamond Rings & Old Barstools”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Brandy Clark, “Hold My Hand”
Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”

Best Country Solo Performance
Cam, “Burning House”
Chris Stapleton, “Traveller”
Carrie Underwood, “Little Toy Guns”
Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Lee Ann Womack, “Chances Are”

Best American Roots Song
The Mavericks, “All Night Long”
Don Henley & Merle Haggard, “The Cost of Living”
Punch Brothers, “Julep”
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, “The Traveling Kind”
Jason Isbell, “24 Frames”

Make sure to tune into the 58th Annual GRAMMY Awards on CBS, February 15 at 8/7c!

CMT Artists of the Year Honor Country’s Biggest Stars!


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CMT’s annual Artists of the Year event was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee on December 2, 2015!

The event always honors some of the the biggest Country stars of the year…and this year CMT announced three new awards! The new awards were the Artist of a Lifetime, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and the International Impact Award!

2015 CMT Artists of the Year Award Recipients:

Artist of a Lifetime (Presented by Dan Rather):

Kenny Rogers

Breakthrough Artist of the Year (Presented by Lee Ann Womack):

Chris Stapleton

International Impact Award (Presented by Kellie Pickler):

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Artists of the Year:

Blake Shelton

Florida Georgia Line

Little Big Town

Luke Bryan

Sam Hunt

Vince Gill Announces NEW Album!


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Vince Gill announced today that he will be releasing a brand new album on February 12, 2016! (Down To My Last Bad Habit) includes 12 new songs all written on co-written by Vince, and even includes some collaborations!

  1. Reasons For The Tears I Cry
  2. Down To My Last Bad Habit
  3. Me And My Girl
  4. Like My Daddy Did
  5. Make You Feel Real Good
  6. I Can’t Do This
  7. My Favorite Movie (co-written with Ashley Monroe) 
  8. One More Mistake I Made
  9. Take Me Down (with Little Big Town)
  10. I’ll Be Waiting For You (with Cam)
  11. When It’s Love
  12. Sad One Comin’ On (A Song For George Jones)

You can get a sneak peak of “Take Me Down (with Little Big Town)” by clicking the play button below!