Posted on 21 October 2010 by Bill West
Well just look who gets center stage at November’s Country Music Association Awards?
Gwenyth Paltrow is a big enough star that she can make her very first performance in country music on the genre’s biggest stage! She’ll be a featured performer on the awards. Her Country Strong soundtrack is about to be released. The CMA’s have always favored star power (and Paltrow is Oscar calibre) and pop so it’s not a huge suprise. Would love to see hermovie co-star sing with her… unlikely with the radio single creeping up the charts… but it is interesting to have some Hollywood glitz, and marketing money being focused on the country industry.
Official PR below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 20, 2010
For More Information Contact:
Wendy Pearl CMA (615) 244-2840
Scott Stem CMA (615) 244-2840
Nicole Marostica ABC/LA (818) 460-6783
Sylvia Do ABC/LA (818) 460-6988
Patrick Preblick ABC/NY (212) 456-7819
GWYNETH PALTROW MAKES HER LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC SINGING DEBUT ON “THE 44th ANNUAL CMA AWARDS” WEDNESDAY, NOV. 10 ON ABC
NASHVILLE – In her first-ever appearance at the CMA Awards, Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow will make her live Country Music singing debut on “The 44th Annual CMA Awards,” Wednesday, Nov. 10 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Paltrow performs the title track from her forthcoming feature film, “Country Strong,” and is joined in her CMA Awards performance by legendary singer Vince Gill. RCA Nashville will release the original motion picture soundtrack to “County Strong” on Oct. 26.
Paltrow and Tim McGraw, along with Garrett Hedlundand Leighton Meester, star in the big-screen drama, “Country Strong,” set to hit theaters this winter.
Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter (Hedlund) becomes romantically involved with Paltrow’s character, Kelly Canter, the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager (McGraw) and featuring a beauty-queen-turned-singer (Meester). In between concerts, romantic entanglements and old demons threaten to derail them all.
Written and directed by Shana Feste and produced byTobey Maguire and Jenno Topping, “Country Strong” hits theaters in Los Angeles and Nashville on Dec. 22 and nationwide on Jan. 7, 2011.
Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, “The 44th Annual CMA Awards” airs live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Previously announced performers include Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Underwood, and Keith Urban. In addition, special duet performances will feature top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn’s 50th Anniversary as a recording artist, and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson.
“The 44th Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Paul Miller is the Director, andDavid Wild is the writer. The special will be shot in high definition and broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.
Premiere Radio Networks is the official radio packager of the CMA Awards. American Airlines is the official airline of the 2010 CMA Awards. Chevrolet, Proud Sponsor of the CMA Awards and Official Ride of Country Music.
Posted on 12 October 2010 by Bill West
UPDATE– from the bands website– webcast Tomorrow– they write:
We are thrilled beyond measure to announce that we will be streaming a live concert on YouTubethis Monday night, Oct. 18, as part of the AmEx Unstaged series. The show will air at 9pm ET/6pm PT on Sugarland’s VEVO channel, straight from NYC’s Best Buy Theater into your living room.
We’ve got a whole bunch of tricks up our sleeve for this gig — including some amazing special guests — and the chance for YOU to be involved in the show! Watch the Sugarland Unstaged trailer on VEVO to get yourself pumped, and then spread the word! Call your friends! Wake the neighbors! Feed the dog! It’s a Sugarland party on Monday night — followed by the release of our fourth album,The Incredible Machine, available all over the dang place this Tuesday, Oct. 19.
Every Tuesday until the release of The Incredible Machine. iTunes will offer another track for sale. Collect ‘em all, and then click “Complete My Album” on release day to own the whole record!
Sugarland release time is almost here and Jennifer Nettles is letting a few out early. Week one, they brought you the title track off the record, “Incredible Machine.” Last week, you got the song that’s been opening the Incredible Machine Tour all summer: “Wide Open.”
Little Miss – Single – Sugarland
Today, it’s “Little Miss,” a song that might describe a lot of you out there — and a lot of women you might know. “Little Miss I’ll get tough, don’t you worry ’bout me anymore,” Jennifer sings, over Kristian’s acoustic guitar. “Little Miss I’ll take less, when I always give so much more.” Then there’s the therapeutic chorus: “It’s all right, it’s all right, it’s all right — sometimes you gotta lose until you win… it’ll be all right again.”
Download the song from iTunes and give it a good listen. It’s all right — you are loved! How does it feel to hear those words today? Who would you give this song to, and why? Are you gentlemen in the audience connecting this song to the women in your lives, or is there a message in there for you, too? Head to Sugarlandmusic.com and share your comments.
Posted on 06 October 2010 by Bill West
PREMIERING FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3 ON CMT
NASHVILLE – October 5, 2010 – CMT will honor Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band, as the top artists of the year in the new 90-minute special, CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR, premiering Friday, December 3. Taping in Nashville, CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR will bring the honorees together with their peers, as well as celebrities from across the entertainment spectrum for a glamorous evening of star-studded performances from the country world and beyond, all in celebration of the successes of the past year.
CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR acts were chosen by ranking the top five artists based on the following criteria: sales (physical albums, digital albums, and single downloads); country radio airplay based on spins; concert grosses as a headliner or co-headliner; and activity on CMT.com (video streams, searches, and artist page views). The rankings were then compiled to identify the leading performers across the four categories cumulatively.
Over the past 12 months, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Zac Brown Band have collectively received over 2.5 million plays of their current songs; sold over 8.5 million copies of their current albums; sold over 21 million individual downloads of their current singles; and topped both the touring and CMT.com charts, proving themselves to be the top country artists for 2010.