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The American Country Awards

American Country AwardsLast night was the third annual American Country Awards (ACAs), broadcast live on FOX from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The two-hour special featured performances by co-hosts Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth, Jake Owen, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town and a surprise performance by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

With nine awards, including Artist of the Year, Luke Bryan received the most awards, followed by Miranda Lambert, who received three awards. Following her two wins this year, Carrie Underwood has earned 11 ACA awards, the most ACA honors of any artist. Lady Antebellum’s wins in Artist of the Year: Group and Single of the Year: Group, plus their five previous awards, make them the group with the most ACA honors ever.

Fans logged on to www.theacas.com to cast votes in support of their favorite country music artists not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area – touring – encompassing the entire spectrum of country music. Continue Reading →

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VEVO Taps Kacey Musgraves To Be The First Country Artist Ever As Part Of Their “Lift” Program

Musgraves Added To Little Big Town And Kenny Chesney Tours In 2013

Kacey MusgravesMercury Records’ singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves has been tapped by VEVO to be their next “LIFT” artist starting today. This addition makes Kacey the first country artist selected by VEVO for LIFT, which supports emerging acts. Past LIFT artists include Jessie J, Dev, One Direction and Rita Ora.

Over the next eight weeks fans will have the opportunity to get to know Kacey through exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, video premieres and intimate live performances, all exclusive to the VEVO platform. Access Kacey Musgraves on VEVO at http://vevo.com/lift

Said VEVO’s Doug McVehil (SVP, Music Programming, Talent & Operations): “VEVO is THE home for premium music videos from every genre.  While we have focused primarily on pop, hip hop and rock artists for LIFT, we’ve always wanted to throw our support behind country artists.  Kacey is a remarkable young artist and was an obvious first choice.  We’re excited to work with our partners at Universal Nashville to provide her with a LIFT.”

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Janelle Monáe Set To Perform With Fun. On “The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!”

Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, The Lumineers, and Chris Young Added to Present on CBS Entertainment Special Airing TONIGHT, 10 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. CT)


Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe

Singer/songwriter Janelle Monáe will perform with FUN. on “The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music’s Biggest Night®.” Additionally, nine-time GRAMMY winner Sheryl Crow, country group Little Big Town, folk/rock group The Lumineers, and country singer Chris Young have been added as presenters for the one-hour special. They join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, three-time GRAMMY-winning group Maroon 5, three-time GRAMMY winner Ne-Yo, Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipients The Who, and The Band Perry and Dierks Bentley in a special tribute to Johnny Cash. Two-time GRAMMY winner LL COOL J and six-time GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift will co-host the one-hour concert special.

The show — which will announce nominations in several categories as well as feature performances by past GRAMMY winners and/or nominees — will take place live for the first time ever at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, on TONIGHT, and will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network (www.cbs.com) from 10 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. CST). For updates and breaking news, please visit www.grammy.com, and The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

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“CMA Country Christmas” Hosted By Jennifer Nettles Airs Thursday, Dec. 20 On ABC

Two-Hour Special Features Performances and Fireside Interviews with Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, and More!

Jennifer Nettles: CMA Country Christmas

Jennifer Nettles hosts “CMA Country Christmas,” from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville

Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which airs Thursday, Dec. 20 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) and repeats Saturday, Dec. 22 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) and Sunday, Dec. 23 (4:00-6:00 PM/ET). The special, which features Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland as host for the third year, airs on the ABC Television Network.

Artists on the two-hour special celebrating the season with songs and stories include Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Nettles, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban.

In 2011, the premiere broadcast of “CMA Country Christmas” drew more than 9 million viewers, which was an increase of nearly 23 percent over the inaugural broadcast in 2010. Adults 18-49 increased year-to-year by nearly 50 percent. Not only were initial airings better than in the previous year, DVR playback increased, too. Total viewers who watched the show within a week of premiere increased 2 million viewers from 2010 to 2011 (7.663 vs. 9.624). The cumulative audience for all three airings reached 14 million viewers.

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Celebrate The Holidays With “CMA Country Christmas” Hosted By Jennifer Nettles Of Sugarland

Two-Hour Special Tapes Nov. 3 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Featuring Performances by Dierks Bentley, Colbie Caillat, Katherine Jenkins, Lady Antebellum, John Legend, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Scotty McCreery, Nettles, The Band Perry, and Keith Urban

Nashville Audience Encouraged to Bring an Unwrapped Toy to the Taping to Make the Holidays Brighter for Children in Need

NASHVILLE – Some of the most powerful and emotionally moving voices in music come together to celebrate the holidays on “CMA Country Christmas,” which tapes in front of a live audience Saturday, Nov. 3 (7:30 PM/CT) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The special, which features Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland as host for the third year, airs this holiday season on the ABC Television Network. Continue Reading →

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Album Review: Tornado By Little Big Town

Little Big Town, the country group comprised of Phillip Sweet, Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook,  just released their newest album this past week entitled Tornado.  The fun lead off single “Pontoon” has been a huge summer hit and marks the group’s first number one single.  Surprising that this is the first number one hit for this very talented group that has been established for a few years.  According to a recent article in Billboard, Little Big Town “have endured quite a roller-coaster ride since joining forces more than a decade ago.  Says Schlapman: ‘We certainly had our frustrating moments. For whatever reason, some things worked out and some things did not, but they surely formed who we are today and got us to this point, so we have to be grateful.’” Continue Reading →

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Little Big Town’s 6th Annual Ride For A Cure Raises Over $55,000 For The T.J. Martell Foundation

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Photo credit: Randi Radcliff L-R: Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Lauren Alaina, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook

NASHVILLE TN (JUNE 13, 2012) – Little Big Town’s 6th annual Ride For A Cure event took place this past Sunday, June 10th in Franklin and Columbia, TN. The annual motorcycle ride portion of the event was cancelled due to inclement weather but the pre-ride Jam Session at Mickey Roo’s and All-Star Jam Session at the Harley-Davidson Columbia Superstore continued as planned.

In total the highly anticipated event raised over $55,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation, which specializes in finding cures for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS. This increases the total amount of money Ride For A Cure has raised since inception to over $310,000.

One of the most coveted auction items of the day was an autographed Epiphone Guitar signed by Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts and Edens Edge and was purchased by Mike Wolfe from The History Channel’s successful reality show, American Pickers.

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Little Big Town interviewing with Good Morning America

About the T.J. Martell Foundation
The T. J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues, in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research at top research hospitals in the United States including the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. For additional information on the T.J. Martell Foundation, visit TJMartellFoundation.org.

About Little Big Town
Critically acclaimed group Little Big Town—consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook—first entered the music scene over 14 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” and “Good As Gone.” The group recently finished recording their fifth studio album with producer Jay Joyce and released the albums first single “Pontoon” to radio in April. Collectively, the group has earned over 25 award show nominations and has taken home the award for ACM Top New Vocal Group. The foursome has played in front of over 4 million people and will be joining Rascal Flatts this summer on their “CHANGED” tour that launches June 15th in Hartford, CT. In early 2011 Little Big Town created an online video series called “Scattered, Smothered & Covered” where they tackle the challenge to make any song country. Presently their videos have had over 2 million views. For more information on Little Big Town and the release of their upcoming fifth studio album please visit www.littlebigtown.com.

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