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.

Cam Appears On ‘Good Morning America,’ Gets Surprised By Dolly Parton

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ARISTA NASHVILLE’s CAM appeared on ABC-TV’s “Good Morning AMERICA” today (4/3), where she sang her current single, “Diane.” CAM was also surprised with a video message from DOLLY PARTON, whose song, “Jolene,” inspired “Diane.” Check out the full performance here. Additionally, CAM ventured out to TIMES SQUARE to perform “Palace.” See that performance here. You can also catch CAM in a special “Good Morning AMERICA” FACEBOOK LIVE video interview filmed backstage; see that here.

Tune-In Alert: Kellie Pickler Press Tour

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Country music star and co-host of “Pickler & Ben,” Kellie Pickler wrapped up a whirlwind Los Angeles press tour this week to promote the freshman talk-show, which was recently picked up for its second season. She began the week on Tuesday, February 20th with an appearance on “Ellen” where she was scared by “Faith Hill.” https://www.ellentube.com/episode/bill-gates-kellie-pickler-keala.html On Wednesday, she headed over to E!’s “Daily Pop” for a chat about her upcoming birthday and her favorite things about hosting the first talk show based out of Nashville.  http://www.eonline.com/shows/daily_pop/videos/269023/kellie-pickler-dishes-on-first-talk-show-in-nashville  After which, she visited CNN for a live interview on HLN’s “MichaeLA.”  Kellie and Michaela Pereira talked about the show and Kellie’s three USO Tours.  At “ET Online,” Kellie and Sophie Schillaci talked about her most recent single and played a game about country slang terms. Thursday, the day began with a visit to “Access Live” where she spoke with hosts Kit Hoover and Scott Evans about the instant chemistry she and co-host Ben Aaron had from their very first meeting.  Next she headed to “Perez Hilton,” who expressed how much he’d like to appear on “Pickler & Ben.”  After a wild visit with “Extra” amid the crowds of Universal CityWalk, Kellie wrapped up her press tour at “Steve Harvey” where she shared her passion for extreme sports, including sky diving for a segment to air on February 26th.

LOCASH HEADING TO SUPER BOWL LII TO PERFORM AT PEPSI GENERATIONS LIVE POP-UP

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Reviver Records breakout duo LOCASH will deliver a game-changing performance this Friday (2/2) at the Pepsi Generations Live pop-up in Minneapolis, MN as part of Super Bowl LII celebrations. Following a blitz of critical acclaim for their pumped-up anthem “Don’t Get Better Than That,” the pair will take the stage for a private show following the trophy presentation of the 2017 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. The “spellbinding” (Taste Of Country) lead single from their forthcoming sophomore album landed in Country radio’s Top 5 most added songs of the week, kicking off with 42 stations already on board. Born from a place of positivity, “Don’t Get Better Than That” was co-penned by LOCASH’s Chris Lucas and Preston Brust (alongside Lindsay Rimes and Phil Barton) and follows three consecutive smash singles “I Love This Life,” “I Know Somebody” and “Ring on Every Finger.” After scoring a trifecta of awards show nominations at the CMA, ACM and CMT Awards in 2017, the duo wrapped up a banner year by premiering “Don’t Get Better Than That” on NBC’s Megyn Kelly TODAY. Poised for MVP status in 2018, Lucas and Brust are set to follow their high-profile Super Bowl week performance with an appearance on the NFL Network’s comedic sports countdown show NFL Top 10. Airdates will be announced soon. Widely recognized for their hustle and drive, LOCASH is slated for a jam-packed tour schedule in the year ahead. They will headline upcoming shows in Belvidere, IL (2/7) and Wabash, IN (2/8), before sharing the bill with Eli Young Band in Columbus, OH (2/9) with an exciting tour announcement coming soon. For tour dates and additional information on LOCASH, please visit www.locashmusic.com Reach out to them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

2018 Grammy Recap

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It was a night of moving tributes and big social movements as the 60th Annual Grammy Awards lit up CBS to honor the year’s most celebrated artists and art. First things first, the winners in country music: Best Country Album From A Room: Volume 1, Chris Stapleton   Best Country Solo Performance “Either Way,” Chris Stapleton Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Better Man,” Little Big Town Best Country Song “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton Songwriters: Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton Best Americana Album The Nashville Sound, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Best American Roots Song “If We Were Vampires,” Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Songwriter: Jason Isbell Best Bluegrass Album (tie) Laws Of Gravity, The Infamous Stringdusters All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live], Rhonda Vincent and The Rage Best American Roots Performance “Killer Diller Blues,” Alabama Shakes Best Folk Album Mental Illness, Aimee Mann Best Roots Gospel Album Sing It Now: Songs Of Faith & Hope, Reba McEntire Then of course, there’s the 2018 Grammy performances! Kesha – Praying The Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris, and Eric Church – Las Vegas / Manchester Shooting Victims Tribute   Little Big Town – Better Man Watch Here The Debuts! Maren Morris ft. Zedd – The Middle   If you want to see the whole awards show again, CBS has it streaming in full at CBS.com  

Country Music Tribute to Route 91 Victims at the 2018 Grammy’s

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Brothers Osborne, Eric Church, and Maren Morris To perform at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards® in a tribute to victims of concert tragedies. Special segment reunites Musicians from ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL in Las Vegas. SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (JAN. 18, 2018) — In addition to honoring musical excellence, the Recording Academy® will also take a moment to honor the victims lost to gun violence and terrorism at various live music events over the course of the past year. In a special GRAMMY® tribute performed by three of the artists who participated in the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, current GRAMMY nominees Brothers Osborne, past GRAMMY nominee Eric Church, and GRAMMY winner and current nominee Maren Morris will come together for the touching segment. “Live music events have always provided a safe space for fans to gather in a shared celebration of music. Sadly, that wasn’t always the case this past year,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We believe it’s incredibly important to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in these senseless tragedies and to remind musicians and music lovers alike that live music will continue to be a powerful force that unites us all.” “In many ways, our show encapsulates the year in music,” said Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the GRAMMY Awards. Although that usually means a focus on achievement and excellence, sadly, last year was marred by a number of senseless tragedies that took place at live music events. We didn’t feel like we’d be doing our jobs if we didn’t reflect on these tremendous losses.” Live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, and hosted by award-winning television personality and performer James Corden, the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT. Previously announced GRAMMY performers include Alessia Cara, Cardi B, Miley Cyrus, Childish Gambino, Daddy Yankee, Luis Fonsi, Elton John, Kesha, Khalid, Lady Gaga, Kendrick Lamar, Little Big Town, Logic, Patti LuPone, Bruno Mars, P!nk, Ben Platt, Sam Smith, SZA, and U2. Performing for the first time on the GRAMMY stage, Brothers Osborne are nominated again this year in Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“It Ain’t My Fault”). GRAMMY Award winner Maren Morris is currently nominated for Best Country Solo Performance (“I Could Use A Love Song”). The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards are produced by AEG Ehrlich Ventures for the Recording Academy. Ken Ehrlich is executive producer, Louis J. Horvitz is director, Ben Winston is a producer, Chantel Sausedo is the Talent Producer, and David Wild and Ehrlich are the writers. ABOUT RECORDING ACADEMY 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 future through the GRAMMY Museum®, advocates on behalf of music creators, supports music people in Continue reading

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!

Tune-In Alert: Shania Twain on “Drop the Mic” 1/9/18

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Shania Twain is set to appear on the show Drop the Mic where stars go head-to-head in an amateur rap battle. The show, which pits the superstar against pop star Megan Trainor, will air Tuesday (January 9th) at 10p ET. Shania is currently gearing up for her record-breaking 2018 tour in support of her new album “Now. You can find tickets to see Shania Twain LIVE at CountryMusicOnTour.com

Nicole Kidman Includes Keith Urban in Golden Globes Acceptance

In a time of gender divides and terrible revelations, country’s sweetheart couple stands together as an example of love and respect. In last night’s Golden Globe award ceremony the pair flashed another set of great relationship goals as Nicole Kidman included husband Keith Urban in her acceptance speech for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series for her role as Celeste Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies. “Keith Urban, when my cheek  is against yours, everything melts away, and that is love. It’s true. I love you so much,” she said. Her impassioned speech included appreciation for her co-stars of the series, including co-producer Reese Witherspoon, as well as Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz. The show went on to win Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern also picked up Best Supporting awards for their roles in Big Little Lies.   Keith is making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Female.”  

Tune-In Alert: Aaron Tippin on Huckabee 12/30

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The “Hardest Workin’ Man in Country Music” Appears on  National Television Program this Saturday Night at 8 PM ET Country music’s Aaron Tippin will appear and perform on this weekend’s edition of Huckabee on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Tippin joins Governor Mike Huckabee on the national television program this Saturday night, December 30, at 8 PM ET. On the show, the “Hardest Workin’ Man in Country Music,” along with his wife, Thea, and son, Tom, will perform “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio” and “Kiss This.” The episode re-airs on Sunday, December 31 (New Year‘s Eve) at 8 PM ET. Tippin’s latest project is yet another collaboration with Crossville, Tennessee-based Stonehaus Winery. Last month, the singer and winery teamed to release Aaron Tippin “Kiss This” Sweet Cherry Wine, a nod to his #1 hit song. Check out Tippin’s recent feature story from The Tennessean to learn more about his business venture with Stonehaus Winery. [bctt tweet=”See @TippinAaron perform on this weekend’s edition of @HuckabeeOnTBN” username=”My_CountryMusic”] About Aaron Tippin Aaron Tippin’s traditional sound and focus on working-class themes made him one of the most popular acts of the 1990s. Tippin’s major career hits include “Kiss This,” “My Blue Angel,” “There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio,” “Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly,” “Working Man’s Ph.D.,” and “You’ve Got to Stand for Something.” In 2015, Tippin celebrated 25 years in the music business and released Aaron Tippin 25, a two-disc collection of 25 songs that includes 10 freshly recorded versions of his biggest career hits, as well as 15 brand new songs. The album is available for purchase at aarontippin.com and iTunes.