Brad Paisley And Carrie Underwood To Co-host CMA Awards Again; Nominees Announced August 28th

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Country Music superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return to host “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards,” Country Music’s Biggest Night™ live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8/7 PM CT on the ABC Television Network. The beloved hosts return for the 11th time. Two-time CMA Awards Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, four-time CMA Awards nominated duo Dan + Shay and five-time CMA Awards Vocal Duo of the Year Sugarland will reveal several of the final nominees on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, Aug. 28 live from Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink, Bryan’s brand-new restaurant and bar on Lower Broadway in downtown Nashville. Nominees in select categories will be revealed on the top-rated morning news program. The highly anticipated announcement will also be available via livestream on ABCnews.com/live. Immediately following the show, the remaining categories, as well as the CMA Broadcast Awards nominees, will be revealed live on GoodMorningAmerica.com as well as “Good Morning America’s” Facebook page through Facebook Live and simulcast on “Good Morning America’s” YouTube channel. CMA will then release and post the full slate of all CMA Awards nominees to CMAawards.com and service a CMA Awards Nominees Video Highlights Package (VHP), which includes footage of the nominee announcements on “Good Morning America,” interviews, and music video clips. “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” nominees and winners are determined by more than 7,400 professional members of CMA, which is the first trade organization formed to promote an individual genre of music in 1958 and celebrates its 60th anniversary in September. The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on television for the first time – making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and CMA’s other two television properties, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” through 2021. “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer.

Win a FREE Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster Guitar!

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It’s not often that we share contests here that are not our own, but when we saw this one come across our desk we KNEW we couldn’t leave our loyal readers out of it! Our friends at The Music Zoo are giving away a FREE Fender Brad Paisley Road Worn Telecaster, signed by Brad himself! Click the image below or this link to enter, and good luck to all of you! This is the brand new Brad Paisley Road Worn Tele from Fender. A unique guitar for the Country music superstar, this Tele is unique with its body that has a pawlonia core with spruce top and back that make the guitar incredibly lightweight, with an enhanced “V” neck profile to the maple neck, a ’64 Tele bridge pickup wound to Brad’s preferences, a Twisted Tele neck pickup, and 9.5” radius with modern medium jumbo frets! A great guitar with standout looks thanks to the silver sparkle finish and matching black and silver paisley pickguard. Entry only requires email address. See complete rules here.

Blair Garner, Kimberly Williams-Paisley To Host Second Annual ‘Dance Party To End Alz’

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“THE BLAIR GARNER SHOW” host BLAIR GARNER and actress/author KIMBERLY WILLIAMS-PAISLEY will team up to host the second annual “DANCE PARTY TO END ALZ” on SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd at NASHVILLE’s WILDHORSE SALOON to benefit the ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION. This year’s event will include performances of 80s hits by BRAD PAISLEY, CHRIS YOUNG, LINDSAY ELL, CHARLES ESTEN, and more to be announced. Pre-sale tickets will be available on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th at 11a (CT), and tickets go on sale to the general public this FRIDAY, APRIL 20th at 11a (CT) here. “We were thrilled by the success of last year’s ‘DANCE PARYT TO END ALZ,’ where we grooved to hits from the 70s. We’re excited to make this an annual event and bring the 80s to NASHVILLE this year,” said WILLIAMS-PAISLEY. “It is so inspiring to see the Country music community rally around the Alzheimer’s cause, which is very important to our family and millions across the country. We are more motivated than ever to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research that will ultimately change the course of this disease for so many.”

Brad Paisley To Host ‘The 2nd Responders’ Benefit Concert

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NASHVILLE’s BRAD PAISLEY will host “THE 2ND RESPONDERS,” a benefit concert on SATURDAY, MAY 12th at the SANTA BARBARA BOWL to honor those who were on the front lines and first responders during the recent CALIFORNIA wildfires and mudslides. A local presale is set for FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd from 11a-6p (PT), and tickets go on sale to the public on SATURDAY, MARCH 24th; ticket purchases are restricted by billing zip codes in SANTA BARBARA, VENTURA, and SAN LUIS OBISPO. Proof of residency is required. All proceeds will benefit the community and service workers through local organizations. “KIM and I fell in love with SANTA BARBARA and the MONTECITO area on our honeymoon,” shared PAISLEY. “It feels like small town AMERICA by the sea. With this concert, I hope to raise awareness, spirits, and money for the region that’s recovering from the devastating mudslides and fires. I hope people come out and actually make it an experience with us and visit some of the local shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.”

Brad Paisley Honored With ‘Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award’ At St. Jude Seminar

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ARISTA NASHVILLE’s BRAD PAISLEY was honored with the “RANDY OWEN ANGELS AMONG US AWARD” this past weekend at the COUNTRY CARES FOR ST. JUDE SEMINAR in MEMPHIS. PAISLEY received the honor in recognition of of his “exceptional and lasting contributions” to ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. PAISLEY joins the ranks of last year’s recipient, CAPITOL NASHVILLE’s DARIUS RUCKER, and former recipients ALSAC COO DAVID MCKEE, awarded posthumously; ST. JUDE COUNTRY CARES Advisory Council member SHARON EAVES, awarded posthumously; and the first recipient, JOHN RICH, who was awarded the title in 2012

Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo Announced for Netflix

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Brad Paisley Announces Netflix Comedy Special to Debut August 15 Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo With Special Guests Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield And Special Appearances by David Hasselhoff and Reba McEntire   Nashville, TN (June 23, 2017) – Country music superstar Brad Paisley announced today, via his socials, that his Netflix one-hour comedy special, Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo, will debut on August 15. The hilarious show includes special guests and fellow comedians Nate Bargatze, John Heffron, Jon Reep, Sarah Tiana and Mike E. Winfield. Actor David Hasselhoff and multi-talented Reba McEntire make special appearances. The show was filmed earlier this year when Paisley hosted two comedy shows at Zanies Comedy Club in Nashville as part of the Wild West Comedy Festival.

Grand Ole Opry Introduces The Opry Box, Country Music’s First Merchandise Subscription Box

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The Grand Ole Opry is introducing country music fans to a new subscription box, the first of its kind to be curated around country living, Nashville, and the Opry. Each season, the Opry Box promises country music surprises including themed one-of-a-kind merchandise, an exclusive Inside The Circle magazine, and more. The Opry Box launches with “Opry Friends”, a box celebrating friendships between Opry artists as well as between country stars and their fans. Opry member Brad Paisley graces the cover of the seasonal magazine, sharing the stories about friends who contributed to his upcoming album LOVE AND WAR, also included in the first edition Box. Paisley’s Opry fishing buddy Little Jimmy Dickens is remembered in the Box with the inclusion of a travel mug emblazoned with the Country Music Hall of Famer’s name as found on his Opry House dressing room door. In addition to Box surprises, the inaugural Box also includes the Grammy®-nominated DVD/Blu-ray American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry featuring Paisley, Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Brett Eldredge, and The Band Perry. Single boxes ($40 plus shipping) and subscriptions for four seasonal boxes ($140 plus shipping) are available now at opry.com and at 1-800-SEE-OPRY. About the Grand Ole Opry
 The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®.  Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, and Tuesday Night Opry shows will return February 14, 2017.  To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn.  Marking more than  nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP).  For more information, visit opry.com.

Live From Las Vegas: The 52nd Annual ACM Awards!

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The Academy of Country Music announced today that the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This marks the first time the show will broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®,  will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the first time the show will broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The 52nd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months. [bctt tweet=”Just announced! 52nd @ACMawards will air LIVE from Las Vegas’ @TMobileArena April 2 at 8pm on #CBS!” username=”CMNBlog”] Details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including information on the ACM Party for a Cause® events, activities, and official ACM after parties, is forthcoming. For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please check back often.

BRAD PAISLEY, KELSEA BALLERINI, MEL TILLIS, NASHVILLE ON CMT, 2016 IN MEMORIAM AND MORE FEATURED IN THIS EDITION OF ‘THE PICKUP’

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Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look at Brad Paisley’s new exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, a special holiday engagement, the new season of “Nashville” debuting on CMT, a new Pickup-and-Coming, a tribute to artists who left us in 2016 and more. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum has opened a new exhibit through May 14 taking a glimpse into Brad Paisley’s illustrious career thus far. The exhibit features the “Today” singer’s first guitar, some of his many awards and even a letter to Santa. The holidays are a popular time for engagements and that proved true when Kelsea Ballerini announced hers on Instagram. She posted her engagement photo with Morgan Evans appropriately hash tagging it with ‘#HeCalledDibs.’ According to a Facebook post from daughter Pam Tillis, Mel Tillis is out of the hospital and home in Florida. The good news came after many prayers and well wishes were extended to the songwriting legend from fans and friends in the industry alike. CMT will debut the fifth season of “Nashville” on January 5 promising more music than ever before for the popular series that has shined a national spotlight on Music City. If fans miss the premiere, they can see it on demand in multiple places. The latest edition of the Pickup-and-Coming features country newcomer Nick Brennan and his single “Buck Naked.” To hear the hilarious and thoughtfully written tune and learn more about Brennan, fans can head to NickBrennanMusic.com. A number one party for Keith Urban’s “Wasted Time” hit was held at Nashville’s newest hotel The Westin with the songwriters of the song. Urban said that the song was written by accident when he crashed the writing session that the two co-writers had previously scheduled. The hitmaker helped Nashville ring in the New Year with a performance on New Years Eve downtown, The Pickup will have more on that in the next edition, so stay tuned! In this episode, The Pickup pays tribute to artists who passed away in 2016, but whose music lives on. The memoriam includes Merle Haggard, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), Joey Feek, Sonny James, Guy Clark, Ralph Stanley, Jean Shepard, Holly Dunn and Bonnie Brown (The Browns). Keep on the lookout for the next episode, which will include Jeannie Seely dishing on her new album of originals, “Written In Song.” Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here: http://www.viewbix.com/v/The-Pickup–48/bef58f3c-dfaf-4ee0-8e98-d6cf46b19a6e ABOUT THE PICKUP: Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman’s Continue reading