2018 ACM Award Winners According to YouTube

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Time to grab a cowboy hat and buckle up for a wild ride! One of the biggest nights in country music is just a two-step away; this Sunday country music fans across the country will gather round to watch the Academy of Country Music Awards.  The highly anticipated event will host country music’s biggest stars, alongside some promising up-and-coming new artists, to honor this year in country music. Who will take home the big awards of the night? YouTube has predicted who will be the winners at this year’s ACM’s based on YouTube video view counts for each of the nominees. See below for predictions on who will take home the awards on Sunday night. YouTube ACM Award Predictions Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan https://www.youtube.com/user/LukeBryan Female Vocalist of the Year Carrie Underwood https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxZZfQ8R2xtk0YEU1d8l4Q Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsdXkstc8jFC3zpMYdEz_zA Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRlwyGpIzfhZ6Rdj8mAVyEQ Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTtphRK-UT2pm4oPNy3GeGQ Song of the Year “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt Single Record of the Year “Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt Vocal Event of the Year Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina – “What Ifs” Video of the Year Dierks Bentley – “Black” *Methodology: US YouTube Music Insights data throughout the eligibility period (November 24, 2016 through December 31, 2017). View counts include official videos, lyric videos, remixes, art tracks and fan uploads. Best New Video calculations are based on the official music video US view counts during the eligibility period.

Carrie Underwood to Perform LIVE at the ACM Awards THIS Sunday Night!

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF HER SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED SINGLE LIVE ON THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/P ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK   [bctt tweet=”Just announced! @CarrieUnderwood to perform soon-to-be-released single live on television for the first time on the 53rd @ACMawards on April 15 at 8/7c on #CBS!” username=”My_CountryMusic”]   Encino, CA (April 9, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that thirteen-time ACM Award® winner Carrie Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her soon-to-be-released single live on the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, joining a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. The 53rd ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland,Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley,Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn. Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visitwww.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates. About the Academy of Country Music Awards The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Carrie Underwood Teases “Champion” Track

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Country megastar Carrie Underwood gave fans a quick taste of her upcoming track “Champion” during Saturday night’s Wild Card game between the Atlanta Falcons and the L.A. Rams and those fans are going rabid for more! Check out something special from @carrieunderwood that aired tonight during halftime! #SBLII #TheChampion pic.twitter.com/YBL77YsgbQ — SNF on NBC (@SNFonNBC) January 7, 2018 Rumor has it this track will be debuted during the 2018 Superbowl which takes place February 4th. In the meantime Carrie is nursing injuries obtained during a fall at her Nashville home over the holiday season. Those injuries include a broken wrist and an undisclosed amount of cosmetic damage to her face that, according to her social media posts, required 40-50 stitches and will leave her looking quite different than what fans expect. Though we doubt fans give a hoot if she’s got a burlap bag and her favorite sweats hiding her looks completely as long as she still sings the same!

JOHN LEGEND AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD SET TO CO-HOST “GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES

JOHN LEGEND AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD SET TO CO-HOST “GRAMMYS® GREATEST STORIES: A 60TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL” AIRING FRIDAY, NOV. 24 ON CBS – superstars ALICIA KEYS, Ricky Martin, P!nk, Blake Shelton, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, AND UNDERWOOD ADDED TO STELLAr LINE-UP Santa Monica, CAlif. (nOV. 15, 2017) —GRAMMY® Award winners John Legend and Carrie Underwood will co-host “GRAMMYs® Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special,” an all-encompassing retrospective packed with epic moments from the past 59 years of GRAMMY history, including new anecdotes directly from the artists on how their GRAMMY performances came to be. The primetime special will be broadcast on Friday, Nov. 24, from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT, on the CBS Television Network. The one-of-a-kind broadcast event will feature rare archival footage, exclusive interviews, and special appearances by multi-GRAMMY winners and nominees Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Celine Dion, Dave Grohl, Elton John, Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Chris Martin, Ricky Martin, Paul McCartney, P!nk, Ed Sheeran, Blake Shelton, Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Justin Timberlake, U2, Underwood, and Keith Urban. “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” will highlight some of the most memorable GRAMMY Moments from the last five decades of Music’s Biggest Night® and take viewers behind the scenes to reveal unknown facts about the remarkable performances. Special segments will include reactions from GRAMMY producers and members of the music community following some legendary performances, including Paul McCartney bringing the Beatles’ legendary album, Abbey Road, to the GRAMMY stage. Artist reactions on “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” include: “To be asked by Paul McCartney to come up and jam was like a life affirming moment for me.”—Dave Grohl “Everybody I’ve performed with on the GRAMMYs is brilliant and I’ve learn a lot from them, and I’ve enjoyed the experience so much. What I love about the GRAMMYs is seeing people, the true artists come on … the people who last the test of time, and they always give me goosebumps.”—Elton John “I have never felt more honored, proud, and nervous, and a sense of unexpected accomplishment. My first moment on that stage was with one of the greatest legends—not in country music—of the entertainment industry, period!“—Blake Shelton on performing with Glen Campbell at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012. “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” continues the tradition of previous Emmy Award-winning TV specials presented by the Recording Academy™, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS: “Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life—An All-Star GRAMMY Salute,” “The Beatles: The Night That Changed America—A GRAMMY Salute,” “Sinatra 100—An All-Star GRAMMY Concert,” and “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees.” “GRAMMYs Greatest Stories: A 60th Anniversary Special” is produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC. Ehrlich is the executive producer, Ron Basile is the producer, and David Wild is the writer.   The Recording Academy represents the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, engineers, and all music professionals. Dedicated to ensuring the recording arts remain a thriving part of our shared cultural heritage, the Academy honors music’s history while investing in its Continue reading

Kelsea Ballerini & Reba McEntire, Dierks Bentley & Rascal Flatts, More Slated For ’51st Annual CMA Awards’ Collaborations

CMA Award News on Country Music News Blog

Following last week’s announcement of the first round of performers for the “51ST ANNUAL CMA AWARDS”, the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) has unveiled four musical collaborations to be highlighted during the event. KELSEA BALLERINI and REBA MCENTIRE will join forces; DIERKS BENTLEY and RASCAL FLATTS will perform together; BRAD PAISLEY and KANE BROWN will duet; and MAREN MORRIS will collaborate with Pop star NIALL HORAN.   Five of the performers are current CMA AWARDS nominees, including BALLERINI and MCENTIRE, who will face off in the Female Vocalist Of The Year category along with MORRIS; BENTLEY, who will contend for Male Vocalist Of The Year; and FLATTS, who are nominated in the Vocal Group Of The Year category. Hosted by PAISLEY and CARRIE UNDERWOOD for the tenth consecutive year, the “CMA AWARDS” are set to air live from NASHVILLE’s BRIDGESTONE ARENA on ABC-TV beginning at 8p (ET).

Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt Team Up For Haiti

Capitol Nashville’s Carrie Underwood and MCA Nashville’s Sam Hunt, along with songwriters Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins, and Bryan Simpson, helped raise more than $630,000 for Mission Lazarus at the inaugural “Songs On A Mission” event. The event took place on Thursday, September 7th to highlight that songwriters work in the background to create hit songs for artists in the same way that Mission Lazarus works behind-the-scenes to serve people in Honduras and Haiti. “We were beyond appreciative of the fact that Zach, Matt, and Bryan took the time to visit our 2,000-acre ranch in Honduras,” said Mission Lazarus Co-Founder Jarrod Brown. “When they came up with the idea of ‘Songs On A Mission,’ we never dreamed Carrie and Sam would agree to participate. We can’t thank all of them enough for donating their time and talents and for all of the amazing donors making this huge difference in the lives of so many people.“