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American Country Awards Recognize New Country

Posted on 11 December 2012 by Bill West


AMAsVegas was alive for the 2012 American Country Awards and the usual take on awards for the biggest country stars was turned on it’s ear.

New country music star Luke Bryan put on usual backwards cap  performance and walked away with the most awards in the form of the blue Fender Telecaster trophy.   In fact the backwards cap (trucker or otherwise) looked like a theme for the night with Luke, Lee Brice, Kip Moore and others making the same fashion statement.

Big surprises came in the New Artist category with the award going to the lovable Lauren Alaina over the expected Hunter Hayes and the odd Breakthrough Artist guitar going to a deserving Jake Owen. Some categories seemed a bit forced like the single for new artist award and group/collaboration mash ups.

Still the ceremony lacked the broad star appeal of the CMA or ACM awards with A Listers Taylor Swift, Chesney, McGraw, Eric Church and Blake Shelton all absent.  What remained was a who’s who of artists just breaking through and on the rise.  One wonders what the FOX producers thought of Miranda’s shout out to her husband saying she was TIVOing the Voice.

Indeed, Luke Bryan had a great year and scored deserved recoginiton in at least seven awards.  The most of all the new country song artists.

2012 American Country Award Winners:

Artist of The Year: Like Bryan

Artist of The Year – Male: Luke Bryan

Artist Of The Year – Female: Carrie Underwood

Artist Of The Year – Group: Lady Antebellum

Artist of The Year: Breakthrough: Jake Owen

Artist of The Year – New Artist: Lauren Alaina

Album of The Year: Luke Bryan Tailgates and Tanlines

Single of The Year – Breakthrough Artist: Brantley Gilbert “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do”

Single Of The Year: Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Single Of The Year – Male:  Luke Bryan ”I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Single Of The Year – Female: Miranda Lambert “Over You”

Single of The Year – Group: Lady Antebellum “We Owned The Night”

Single of The Year – Vocal Collaboration: Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood “Remind Me”

Single of The Year – New Artist: Hunter Hayes “Wanted”

Music Video of The Year: Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Music Video of The Year – Male: Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night to End”

Music Video of The Year – Female: Miranda Lambert “Over You”

Music Video of The Year Group of Collaboration: Little Big Town “Pontoon”

Music Video of The Year – New Artst: Hunter Hayes “Wanted”

Touring Artist of The Year: Jason Aldean

Song of The Year: Eric Church “Springsteen”

Most Played Radio Track: Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Most Played Radio Track – Male: Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night To End”

Most Played Radio Track – Female: Miranda Lambert “Over You”

Most Played Radio Track – Group: Zac Brown Band “Keep Me In Mind”

Most Played Radio Track – NewArtist: Kip Moore “Somethin’ About A  Truck”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Country Awards Go Fox

Posted on 03 August 2010 by editor



There was already a clear over-saturation of music awards shows so you can imagine the eye rolls as another country awards was announced. You’d think this site would be excited for this development – but country has the CMA (biggie) and the ACMs plus the CMT’s on top of being included in country categories in all the others AMAs and Grammys. First thought is overkill but we’ll see.

ACAs on Fox

The new show just announced to be on Fox will will be a fan-voted country music awards show called the American Country Awards. The new show will air Dec. 6 live from Las Vegas. The two-hour telecast is being executive produced by Bob Bain, who handles Fox’s hit Teen Choice Awards.

Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein will serve as producers; Fletcher Foster is co-producer; and Greg Sills serves as supervising producer.

Categories will include Artist of the Year, Album of the Year, Touring Artist of the Year, Single of the Year and Music Video by a Breakthrough Artist, among others.

Including the new show on Fox, their will be four major televised country music awards ceremonies. Fans also vote for the CMT Music Awards; and the ACM Awards (CBS) have added more fan-voted categories in recent years. The CMA Awards air on ABC.

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ACM 2010 Winners

Posted on 18 April 2010 by editor



It was a big night for blondes in LasVegas as 2009 Entertainer Of the Year Carrie Underwood took home the ACM’s Fan Voted Award for a second year in a row.

She Won Entertainer Award too!

Miranda Lambert also happily suprised many, including herself, taking home trophies for Album Of The Year and Best Female Vocalist.

Taylor Swift was shut out of the big prizes but gave one of her best performances ever onstage and handled the competition with true class.

Here are the other notable Nominees and Winners:

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood **Winner**
Keith Urban
Zac Brown Band

Top Male Vocalist of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley ** Winner**
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert **Winner**
Reba McEntire
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack

Top Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum **Winner**
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

2010 ACM Vocal Event of the Year
Hillbilly Bone – Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins (Winner)
Honky Tonk Stomp – Brooks & Dunn and Billy Gibbons
I Told You So – Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis
I’m Alive – Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews
Seeing Stars – Jack Ingram and Patty Griffin

Top Vocal Duo of the Year
Brooks & Dunn **Winner**
Joey + Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland

2010 ACM Single Record of the Year
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum (Winner)
People Are Crazy – Billy Currington
Red Light – David Nail
Toes – Zac Brown Band

2010 ACM Video of the Year
Boots On – Randy Houser
Need You Now – Lady Antebellum
Welcome to the Future – Brad Paisley
White Liar – Miranda Lambert (Winner)
You Belong With Me – Taylor Swift

For a full list of nominees and winners see: http://www.acmcountry.com/awards/nominees.php

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Taylor Swift: World Domination

Posted on 15 November 2009 by editor



Taylor Swift Fearless Platinum

Taylor Swift Fearless Platinum

NASHVILLE – Superstar Taylor Swift was surprised backstage during the dress rehearsals for “The 43rd Annual CMA Awards” when Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn presented her with the 2009 CMA International Artist Achievement Award. Brooks and Dunn were last year’s recipients of the Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by a U.S.-based artist who contributes to the awareness and development of Country Music outside the United States.

“This is beautiful!” said Swift. “Thank you so much! This is an awesome way to start the day!”

“What Taylor has done for Country Music inside the United States is amazing in itself, but what she has done for the format internationally is outstanding,” said Tammy Genovese, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “She recognizes the importance of taking her music around the globe, and in doing so, has become a phenomenal ambassador for Country Music. She is very deserving of this Award.”

Swift’s second album Fearless has made a huge international impact, achieving Gold and Platinum certifications in fourteen countries that span five continents. In addition to her native United States, those countries include Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom. Fearless has also reached the Top 10 on album charts in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and more.

Her hit song “Love Story” raced up airplay charts around the globe, reaching No. 1 in Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom; Top Five in the Czech Republic, Ireland, and Norway; Top 10 in Denmark and Finland; and Top 20 in Greece, Holland, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, South Africa, and on the European Chart. Airplay resulted in strong sales, causing “Love Story” to rise on many international Single Sales Charts including No. 1 in Australia; No. 2 in the United Kingdom; No. 3 in Ireland and New Zealand; the Top 10 in Norway, Sweden, and on the European Chart; and Top 20 in Denmark, Finland, and Holland.

Swift performed promotional and concert tours in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United Kingdom in both 2008 and 2009. Among her sold out shows and appearances was the high profile V Festival series in the United Kingdom.

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2009 CMA Nominees

Posted on 09 September 2009 by editor

logo_2_106621JPGCMA Award nominations were announced this morning by Darius Rucker and LeeAnn Womack on Good Morning America.  See who wins on November 11th 8pm on ABC. 

 Rucker surprises with at least two nominations and Taylor Swift could with the BIGGIE.

2009 CMA Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
George Strait
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Darius Rucker
George Strait
Keith Urban

New Artist
Randy Houser
Jamey Johnson
Jake Owen
Darius Rucker
Zac Brown Band

Musical Event of the Year
“Cowgirls Don’t Cry” Brooks & Dunn ft. Reba McEntire
“Down The Road” Kenny Chesney (with Mac McAnally)
“Everything But Quits” Lee Ann Womack (duet with George Strait)
“I Told You So” Carrie Underwood ft. Randy Travis
“Old Enough” The Raconteurs ft. Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe

Vocal Group
Eagles
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo
Big & Rich
Brooks & Dunn
Joey & Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Sugarland

Single of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
“Chicken Fried”
Zac Brown Band
Producer: Keith Stegall
Atlantic Records

“I Run to You”
Lady Antebellum
Producers: Victoria Shaw and Paul Worley
Capitol Records Nashville

“In Color”
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

“People Are Crazy”
Billy Currington
Producers: Carson Chamberlain and Billy Currington
Mercury Nashville

“Then”
Brad Paisley
Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

 

Album of the Year
(Award goes to artist and producer.)
American Saturday Night
Brad Paisley
Producers: Frank Rogers and Chris DuBois
Arista Nashville

Defying Gravity
Keith Urban
Producers: Dann Huff and Keith Urban
Capitol Records Nashville

Fearless
Taylor Swift
Producers: Nathan Chapman and Taylor Swift
Big Machine Records

Love on the Inside
Sugarland
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Kristian Bush and Jennifer Nettles
Mercury Nashville

That Lonesome Song
Jamey Johnson
Producers: The Kent Hardly Playboys
Mercury Nashville

 

Song of the Year
(Award goes to songwriters.)

“Chicken Fried”
Songwriters: Zac Brown and Wyatt Durette

“I Told You So”
Songwriter: Randy Travis

“In Color”
Songwriters: Jamey Johnson, Lee Thomas Miller and James Otto

“People Are Crazy”
Songwriters: Bobby Braddock and Troy Jones

“Then”
Songwriters: Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois and Ashley Gorley

 

Musical Event
(Award goes to each artist.)

“Cowgirls Don’t Cry”
Brooks & Dunn featuring Reba McEntire
Arista Nashville

“Down the Road”
Kenny Chesney (with Mac McAnally)
Blue Chair Records, BNA Records

“Everything But Quits”
Lee Ann Womack (duet with George Strait)
MCA Records

“I Told You So”
Carrie Underwood featuring Randy Travis
19 Recordings/Arista

“Old Enough”
The Raconteurs featuring Ricky Skaggs and Ashley Monroe
Third Man Records, Warner Bros. Records

 

Music Video
(Award goes to artist and director.)
“Boots On”
Randy Houser
Director: Eric Welch

“Love Story”
Taylor Swift
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“People Are Crazy”
Billy Currington
Directors: The Brads

“Start a Band”
Brad Paisley (duet with Keith Urban)
Directors: Jim Shea

“Troubadour”
George Strait
Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

Musician of the Year
Eddie Bayers — drums
Paul Franklin — steel guitar
Dann Huff — guitar
Brent Mason — guitar
Mac McAnally — guitar

 

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