CMT To Celebrate Country Music Women In First-Ever All-Female ‘Artists Of The Year’ Special

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CMT will honor the ladies of Country music with its first-ever all-female “ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” special, set to premiere WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 17th on CMT-TV at 8pm eastern. The 90-minute program will feature CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MIRANDA LAMBERT, KELSEA BALLERINI, MAREN MORRIS, KAREN FAIRCHILD and KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN of LITTLE BIG TOWN, and LADY ANTEBELLUM’s HILLARY SCOTT, as well as more surprise guests. Continue reading

Your 2018 CMA Award Nominees Are…

2018 CMA Awards

Country fans, friends and family gathered at Luke Bryan’s 32 Bridge Bar in Nashville this morning for a special live broadcast that aired on Good Morning America to announce the first round of 2018 CMA Award Nominees. Sugarland, Dan n Shay, and Midland were each honored with a nomination, while Luke Bryan will have to battle it out for Entertainer of the Year against best friend Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban and Chris Stapleton.

2018 CMA AwardsThe 2018 CMA Awards will broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, Nov. 14 via ABC at 8PM ET. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are returning to host for the eleventh straight year. Visit Country Music News Blog for all your CMA Award Updates! Continue reading

Chevrolet Signs On As Presenting Sponsor Debuting The All-New 2019 Silverado

Chevrolet Signs On As Presenting Sponsor Debuting The All-New 2019 Silverado! Tail gate Fest is excited to announce its debut on September first, two thousand eighteen. This one-of-a-kind event will take place outside of The Forum, boasting an impressive first-year line up including Toby Keith, Nelly, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Jana Kramer, Eric Paslay, Parmalee and David Nail. The festival is the first of its kind and marks LA’s first country music festival.

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Canadian Country Artist Eric Ethridge Wins Big!

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Canadian Country Artist Eric Ethridge Wins Big!
The 2018 Unsigned Only Music Competition has announced it’s winners, and for the 4th time in 11 years, the overall Grand Prize has now been won by a country music artist! Our heartfelt congratulations go out to Canadian artist Eric Etheridge who won the prestigious Grand Prize of $20,000 along with priceless opportunities to work with industry leaders to elevate his career to the next level. To find out more about Eric, or the Unsigned-Only competition, visit Country Music News Blog .com Continue reading

Dolly Parton Helps YouTube Kids’ Kick Off Reading Month Initiative

Dolly Parton

Country legend and literacy advocate Dolly Parton is helping to kick off YouTube Kids Reading Month, an annual initiative aiming to encourage children’s love of reading. Parton, who has been a passionate advocate for literacy for decades inspired by her own father’s inability to read and write, has created a specially curated playlist for kids and families to enjoy. In 1995 she started the Imagination Library, a book gifting program that mails free books to children from birth to age five in participating communities to ensure that all kids have the opportunity to cultivate their love of reading. You can check out Dolly’s playlist here or if you are viewing from a desktop, then please take a look here. In addition to Dolly Parton’s playlist, there will be a selection of other playlists debuting throughout Reading Month including a fun compilation ofcelebrity #Readalongs including Jimmy Fallon, Viola Davis, and Kristen Bell as they read their favorite children’s books.  To view the playlist in the YouTube Kids app click here and view here if you are viewing from a desktop computer.  Nickelodeon sensation Jojo Siwa is also trying to rally kids by sharing her zeal for reading with the Nickelodeon playlist which you can view here and here if you need to view from a desktop.   More About YouTube Kids Reading Month From early literacy learning to read-alongs of favorite kids books, Reading Month on YouTube Kids aims to unlock literacy for children around the world.  The month-long initiative will kick-off in the U.S., and select global territories this August, enabling kids to explore the magic of the written word and #ReadAlong with YouTube Kids. Beyond the fun playlists, YouTube Kids will also introduce “Word of the Day,” where viewers will see a special tile in their Recommended category.  Once clicked on, they will be directed to a screen which will introduce them to a new “word of the day” with an associated video displayed below. More About YouTube Kids The YouTube Kids app is the first Google product built from the ground up with kids in mind. The app makes it easier for children to find videos on topics they want to explore and is available for free on Google Play and the App store. YouTube Kids continues to put parents in the driver’s seat withadditional parental controls that allow parents to choose what is right for their family.  

Find Out Who Made Forbes’ Top Ten Highest-Paid Country Stars of 2018!

Dolly Parton

Who’s seeing the green in the country scene? Garth Brooks gets de-throned and Dolly Parton teaches some young girls a few old tricks about the old 9 to 5 in this year’s list of highest-paid country stars! Our friends at Forbes just unveiled this year’s highest-paid country acts and you won’t believe who DIDN’T make the list! This year it seems like Luke Bryan has topped the list at around $52 million, nudging Garth Brooks off his usual #1 spot. Between his extensive tour dates, his American Idol judge’s chair, and some pretty hefty endorsement deals with companies like Chevrolet, Luke has managed to diversify his income into multiple revenue streams and really rake it in. On the other end of the top ten, Dolly Parton proves that it’s not all about teenagers and tour dates as she hits the #10 spot at $19 Million, making her the ONLY woman in the top ten! The sweet southern sass, and cunning business acumen that only a lifetime in the music business can provide has helped Dolly build an empire of theme parks, dinner attractions, and even acquire and maintain all of the publishing rights to her written and recorded works, giving her the ultimate control over her career and income as time goes by. [bctt tweet=”Find out who knocked #GarthBrooks out of the number one spot in this year’s @Forbes list of highest-paid country stars!” username=”My_CountryMusic”] Also fitting into the top ten club are acts like Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Blake Shelton, who seem to be taking a few clues from the blonde bombshell herself and opening venues in the heart of Music City to help make a buck. Barely missing the mark: Faith Hill and Miranda Lambert fell just outside of the top ten, in addition to usual suspects like Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. For those still keeping track of the country princess-turned-pop, Taylor Swift, she easily blew the list out of the water at a whopping $80 million! That puts her far over Beyonce’s mark! Read more at https://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2018/08/14/the-highest-paid-country-music-stars-of-2018/#1a4b79d65108