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2013 CMA Awards Nominees

CMA Awards

The Country Music Association (CMA) announced the nominees for the 2013 CMA Awards this morning (Tuesday) live on “Good Morning America.” Sheryl Crow and Florida Georgia Line were on hand to make the announcements. See the complete list below:

Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Female Vocalist of the Year

Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist of the Year

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Vocal Group of the Year

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Big and Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year

Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

Album of the Year

Blake Shelton, ‘Based On a True Story’
Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Song of the Year (Awarded to songwriters)

Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’
Little Big Town, ‘Pontoon’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’

Single of the Year

Florida Georgia Line, ‘Cruise’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go Round’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel

Musical Event of the Year

Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Florida Georgia Line (Feat. Nelly), ‘Cruise’
Kelly Clarkson (Feat. Vince Gill), ‘Don’t Rush’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Jason Aldean (Feat. Luke Bryan and Eric Church), ‘The Only Way I Know’

Music Video of the Year

Carrie Underwood, ‘Blown Away’
Blake Shelton (Feat. Pistol Annies), ‘Boys ‘Round Here’
Lady Antebellum, ‘Downtown’
Tim McGraw (Feat. Keith Urban and Taylor Swift), ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Little Big Town, ‘Tornado’

Musician of the Year

Sam Bush
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Brent Mason
Mac McAnally

The 47th annual CMA Awards will air live on ABC at 8PM ET on Nov. 6. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return to co-host the show for the sixth consecutive year.

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Southern Living’s Biscuits & Jam Festival

Photo credit: Kelly Schultz

Photo credit: Kelly Schultz

One of the classiest musical events of the summer happened weekly at the new Southern Living Idea House inside the Fontanel’s entertainment grounds called ‘Biscuits & Jam Festival’Continue Reading →

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The Band Perry Celebrates #1 For “DONE.”

The Band PerryThe Band Perry celebrated their recent number 1 hit “DONE.” in style at the Bridge Building in Nashville last week amongst friends and industry insiders.  Neil and Reid Perry co-wrote the song with John Davidson and Jacob Bryan, and the brother’s first number 1 hit. Continue Reading →

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Inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, October 18-20

Nashville Comic Con

Pop Culture Festival At Music City Center To Feature Stan Lee, Norman Reedus, Henry Winkler and other Celebrity Guests

Eisner Award Hall of Famer Stan LeeNorman Reedus of “The Walking Dead” and “The Fonz” Henry Winkler are among the top celebrities scheduled to attend the inaugural Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, October 18-20 at Music City Center.  The standout roster will also include Bruce Campbell of Evil DeadEliza Dushku of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” pop culture icon Billy Dee Williams and many others.  It is the seventh in the 2013 series produced by Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) and will also feature a top-drawer collection of well-known artists and writers and a variety of activities, exhibitors and special attractions.

Reedus, Williams and Winkler are scheduled to be in attendance all three days; Campbell will appear on Friday, Oct. 18; Lee and Dushku will be on site on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Additionally, all full price attendees will receive a free copy of the Exclusive Variant Cover of The Walking Dead #1 comic, available only at Wizard World Nashville Comic Con.

Superstar comics creators scheduled to attend include Eisner Award Hall of Famer Neal Adams (“Batman,” “Green Lantern”), “Mr. Garcin” (“Spider-Man,” “Captain America”), Guy Gilchrist (“NANCY,” “Jim Henson’s Muppets”), Mico Suayan (“The Punisher,” “Wolverine”), Fernando Dagnino (“Suicide Squad,” “Superman”), Mike Grell (“Green Arrow,” “Green Lantern”), “Zombie King” Arthur Suydam (“Marvel Zombies,” “Army of Darkness”) and Michael Golden (“Hulk,” “Daredevil”).

Other celebrities on the Nashville Comic Con roster are Ray Park (Star Wars: Episode 1X-Men), Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” “Smallville”), James Marsters (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer,” “Caprica”), Lou Ferrigno (“The Incredible Hulk,” “The King of Queens”), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”), Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules,” “Andromeda”), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, “Oz”), Amy Dumas (former 4-time WWE women’s champion), Sean Patrick Flanery (Boondock Saints, “Dexter”) and Sara Underwood (“Attack of the Show!,” Epic Movie).

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, comics, toys, video gaming, television, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.  Wizard World Nashville Comic Con show hours are Friday, Oct. 18, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place all three days at the event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contest, movie screenings, evening parties and more.  Sunday, Oct. 20, is also Kids Day, with an array of activities and programming specially designed for the younger Wizard World fans.

Nashville Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event.  Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed –  will roam the convention floor, often stopping by the Cosplay Stage, the ideal place to see and be seen.

For more on the 2013 Wizard World Nashville Comic Con, visit http://www.wizardworld.com/home-nashville.html.

About Wizard World:

Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD) produces Comic Cons and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate graphic novels, comic books, movies, TV shows, gaming, technology, toys and social networking. The events often feature celebrities from movies and TV, artists and writers, and events such as premieres, gaming tournaments, panels, and costume contests.

The full event schedule can be found at www.wizardworld.com.

Save the Dates 2013-14

September 20-22 – Wizard World Ohio Comic Con
October 18-20 – Wizard World Nashville Comic Con
November 22-24 – Wizard World Austin Comic Con
January 24-26, 2014 – Wizard World Portland Comic Con
February 7-9, 2014 – Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con
April 4-6, 2014 – Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con
June 19-22, 2014 – Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con
August 21-24, 2014 – Wizard World Chicago Comic Con

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VIDEO: Glitter & Glam | Benefit Fashion Show For Agape

We attended the 4th annual Glitter & Glam event a few weeks back at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. This benefit fashion show that included dogs on the runway raised money for Agape. Along with a fashion show, it featured live music, great food, drinks, plus a live and silent auction.

It was a fun event to attend and hope you enjoy the video featuring some highlights from the event, plus interviews with hosts, Phoenix Stone and Kimberley Locke.

Glitter & Glam

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Industry Insiders Announce Official Launch of “Nashville Underground Radio”

Nashville Underground Radio

Internet-Based Radio Show Will Highlight Up-And-Coming Artists, Events and Authentic Music City Insight

Industry veteran Shawn Carnes and media personality Matt Williams announce the official launch of a new Internet radio show Nashville Underground Radio. The weekly show, combining talk and independent music, features insider news from Music City, and spotlights independent and up-and-coming artists.

“The goal is not to promote any ‘underground’ scene,” says Williams. “The goal is to bring the outside world into our community, and promote the best talent in the city.”

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Jake Owen Celebrates Number One With Thousands of Fans, 9½ Fingers

Jake Owen

Jake Owen celebrated his most recent number one “Anywhere With You” last night in the grandest way possible: by throwing a free concert in BMI’s back parking lot. Now when you’re as hot as Jake Owen (in every way possible) and you announce a free show in Nashville, you get a crowd… a crowd larger than the capacity of Bridgestone arena.

These numbers are by no means official, but reports are saying there were over 8,000 people in the parking lot, and another 8-10,000 outside on roads and parking garages who couldn’t get in! Beforehand, Music Row looked like a madhouse, as though people were standing in line for… well, for a free Jake Owen concert.

Jake Owen

Photo Credit: Leslie Armstrong, Nashville Country Club

Jake and a couple other people who graced the stage kept delightedly stating their awe at how many fans there were, and that they “had no idea this many people would show up.” Well Jake, it wasn’t exactly a secret. He took over the area’s biggest radio station – BIG98, who sponsored the show – proclaiming it  “Jake98;” plus he continually tweeted and Facebooked about appearances by Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and Dierks Bentley. Having said that, it’s still mindblowing where all these screaming girls in sundresses came from. It’s almost as though there was… a free Jake Owen concert.

The big news, however, was that Jake played with 9½ fingers. According to multiple sources, he injured his right ring finger about a month ago, and it began bleeding Sunday during rehearsals. He went to the hospital yesterday (yes, the day of the show) to find out his nerves were dead, and the doctors had to remove the top of his finger. (To reiterate… this happened the morning of the show.) Not one to disappoint, he wrapped it up, threw on some nerve killer, and played with as much energy as ever. He even played guitar. Hashtag: #badass.

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Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta Responds To Dismissed Tim McGraw Lawsuit

Tim McGraw“We’re very pleased that the District Court has dismissed Curb Records’ lawsuit against Tim McGraw and Big Machine Records.
Our number one goal and intention at the Big Machine Label Group is to sign great artists with great vision and do everything in our power to create an environment for them to do their best work.
Since Tim McGraw has been a member of Big Machine Records, everyone has witnessed an incredible surge in popularity and demand for his musical releases and live performances.
His sales and airplay results rival the best of his career.
And we’re just getting started…”  

Scott Borchetta, President & CEO of the Big Machine Label Group

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Summer NAMM, The Wheeler Brothers, And Casio Night At Soulshine Pizza

Summer NAMMSummer NAMM just recently took place in Nashville at the new Music City Center.  The new convention center was filled with 100s of music product booths featuring talented musicians demonstrating their products for 3 full days.  Continue Reading →

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VIDEO: The Band Perry Fan Club Party And Press Conference

We recently were invited to attend The Band Perry’s fan club party and press conference during CMA Music Festival at the Cannery Ballroom. Check out all the fun in the video here and what is going on with The Band Perry!

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