Taylor Swift Leads In Billboard Music Award Nominations. Country Music will be represented in Las Vegas yet again, as another award show is coming up. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves and The Band Perry are all scheduled to perform at this year’s Billboard Music Awards. The show will air live Sunday, May 19 on ABC from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Country Nominees: Swift has a pretty good chance of taking at least one award home, seeing how she has 11 nominations for the night. Swift is in the running for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Social Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Country Album, Top Streaming Song (Video) and Top Country Song. Swift is also up for the Milestone Award. Jason Aldean is up for three awards: Top Male Artist, Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Luke Bryan also has three nominations: Top Country Artist, Top Country Album and Top Country Song. Hunter Hayes is up for Top Country Artist and Top Country Song. Carrie Underwood is nominated for Top Country Artist and Top Country Album. Lionel Richie is nominated for Top Country Album and Eric Church and Florida Georgia Line are also up for Top Country Song.
Jason Aldean Announces That “1994” Will Be His Next Single. Jason Aldean has announced that his next single will be “1994.” The song comes from his recent album, Night Train. I know that a lot of people are probably going to have a problem with this song, but I’m not one of them! I don’t care if people think it “isn’t country.” It is, in my opinion, 4 minutes and 2 seconds worth of fabulous! It’s not something I normally fall in love with, but I did! The first time I heard it was the day Night Train came out, back in October. At first I was laughing and thinking WTH? But before it was over I was dancing in my Jeep and belting “Joe, Joe, Joe Diffie.” This song is made up of Joe Diffie songs and lyrics, and that my friends is COOL! Seriously, who doesn’t love Joe??? If you don’t have “John Deere Green” or “Bigger Than the Beatles” in your music library, well there is a huge possibility that we can’t be friends. So there it is. I’ve said it. I LOVE Jason Aldean’s new single, “1994.” If you haven’t heard it then do so now! If you have and don’t like it, we can just agree to disagree!
Complete Details on All the Hot New Country Tours Kicking Off This Month! 2013 just might be the year of country music tours, and February marks the start of what will no doubt be some truly awesome concert series! Check out the details for who kicks off when and where this month below. For a run down of who launched their tour last month go here, and if you want a complete list of tours for the year, find them here. Can’t find what you need? No problem! Get all the info you on this year’s tours you could want from this post’s sponsor here. Carrie Underwood brings her Blown Away Tour into 2013 beginning February 13th in Colorado! Scotty McCreery launches his first ever headlining tour on February 14th with his Weekend Roadtrip 2013 Tour featuring special guest Sarah Darling. Jason Aldean Night Train 2013 Tour has its opening date on February 21st. Who are you most excited to catch live on tour in 2013?
Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church The Only Way I Know Lyric Video. I don’t know about y’all, but I just can’t get enough of the single “The Only Way I Know” sung by three of country’s hottest stars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan and Eric Church. These three guys are amazingly talented on their own, but put them together in one song and you’ve got a heck of a rockin’ good time! Just a few weeks ago, Aldean’s team released a lyric video for the single, and it just gives me another reason to listen to this awesome song! “The Only Way I Know” is featured on Jason’s most recent release Night Train, and I can only hope that in the future we’ll see more collaborations on Luke and Eric’s projects, fingers crossed! Enjoy the tune below! Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church “The Only Way I Know” Lyric Video.
Jason Aldean To Perform On The Upcoming 2013 People’s Choice Awards. Hey country fans, Jason Aldean will be representing the genre by performing live on the 2013 People’s Choice Awards! The fan voted awards show recognizes audience favorites in a variety of categories covering movies, music, television and more. Other country stars will be representing as nomineess in various categories like Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and more! To see the complete list of nominees head to the official page. To catch Jason’s performance tune into CBS on Wednesday, January 9th at 9pm ET!
Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and More Country Stars In List of Top 25 Tours of 2012 via Billboard. No real big surprise here, but some of country’s favorite stars, including Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Rascal Flatts, are taking up about a fourth of the list for the Top 25 Tours of 2012, across all genres! This proves yet again, that the country genre has some pretty dedicated fans, but you already you knew that! Get the run down below, and check out how the competition from other genres did! Top Country Tours of 2012. #7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Total Gross: $96,458,890 Number of Shows: 23 Total Attendance: 1,085,382 Number of Sell-Outs: 9 #13 Jason Aldean Total Gross: $39,956,703 Number of Shows: 59 Total Attendance: 984,229 Number of Sell-Outs: 59 #14 Lady Antebellum Total Gross: $38,358,801 Number of Shows: 88 Total Attendance: 860,065 Number of Sell-Outs: 72 #16 Brad Paisley Total Gross: $33,794,719 Number of Shows: 51 Total Attendance: 485,852 Number of Sell-Outs: 31 #24 Taylor Swift Total Gross: $26,310,160 Number of Shows: 21 Total Attendance: 285,715 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 #25 Rascal Flatts Total Gross: $26,155,360 Number of Shows: 45 Total Attendance: 612,243 Number of Sell-Outs: 21 Top 25 Tours of 2012, Complete List. 1. Madonna 2. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band 3. Roger Waters 4. Michael Jackson The Immortal Tour by Cirque Du Soleil 5. Cold Play 6. Lady Gaga 7. Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw 8. Van Halen 9. Jay-Z & Kanye West 10. Andre Rieu 11. Dave Matthews Band 12. Barbara Streisand 13. Jason Aldean 14. Lady Antebellum 15. Red Hot Chili Peppers 16. Brad Paisley 17. Nickelback 18. Trans-Siberian Orchestra 19. Elton John 20. Justin Bieber 21. Rod Stewart 22. Neil Diamond 23. Pearl Jam 24. Taylor Swift 25. Rascal Flatts
Miranda Lambert Added As Additional Headliner to Country Fest 2013 in Cabbot, WI! Miranda Lambert is giving fans attending the 2013 Country Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin one more thing to be excited about! The CMA Female Vocalist of the year has been added as a headliner to the festival’s line-up! Lambert will be taking the place of Lady Antebellum who has pulled out of several tour dates upon learning the happy news that Hillary Scott and her husband are expecting their first child. Miranda will be filling the spot on Thursday, June 27th of the four day event which runs through Sunday, June 30th! Lambert is joining a fantastic line-up which includes Toby Keith, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, JT Hodges and more! Check out the complete line-up below. 2013 Country Fest Line-Up. Thursday, June 27th. 11:00 PM: Miranda Lambert 9:00 PM: Brantley Gilbert 7:00 PM: Thompson Square 5:00 PM: Dustin Lynch 3:00 PM: Tim Sigler Friday, June 28th. 11:00 PM: Montgomery Gentry 9:00 PM: Hunter Hayes 7:00 PM: Gloriana 5:00 PM: Josh Thompson 3:00 PM: Edens Edge 1:00 PM: Slamabama 11:00 AM: Geoff Landon & The Wolf Pack Saturday, June 29th. 11:00 PM: Toby Keith 9:00 PM: Little Big Town 7:00 PM: Neal McCoy 5:00 PM: Love And Theft 3:00 PM: JT Hodges 1:00 PM: Lost Highway 11:00 AM: Back Home Boys Sunday, June 30th. 10:30 PM: Jason Aldean 8:30 PM: Jake Owen 6:30 PM: Colt Ford 4:30 PM: Thomas Rhett 2:30 PM: Parmalee 12:30 PM: Greene And Hurst Current Miranda Lambert Tour Date and Tickets
Check Out The Complete List of The Top 20 Country Artists of 2012 via Billboard! The past year has definitely been an exciting one for country music with new music, lots of great tours and festivals, and old and new faces rising in the ranks! Newbies like AI alumn Scotty McCreery and Hunter Hayes had great years, and artists we’ve known and loved for some time like Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney and so many more also did really well in 2012! We’re especially proud to see CMNB favorites like Zac Brown Band, Eric Church, and Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert in the Top 20! See the complete list below, and tell us who you’re happy to see and who you think is missing! Top 20 Country Artists for 2012! 1. Taylor Swift 2. Jason Aldean 3. Luke Bryan 4. Lady Antebellum 5. Carried Underwood 6. Eric Church 7. Zac Brown Band 8. Blake Shelton 9. Toby Keith 10. Kenny Chesney 11. The Band Perry 12. Tim McGraw 13. Miranda Lambert 14. Rascal Flatts 15. Lionel Richie 16. Lee Brice 17. Hunter Hayes 18. Scotty McCreery 19. Brantley Gilbert 20. Little Big Town Check out the remaining Top 50 Country Artists on Billboard.
HaleighT’s List Of The Top 10 Jason Aldean Songs. As all of my friends and family know, I am a huge Jason Aldean fan. This is not a new thing, (I am no bandwagon jumper) I’ve been a fan since before I could even drive! I remember like it was yesterday, my best friend Taylor picked me up for school every morning (she was older) and we’d jam to Aldean while we raced not to be late. I have seen him in concert multiple times and I own all of his albums. The earrings don’t bother me, I love him in some Wrangler Retros and I appreciate that he isn’t stick thin! As for recent media, well that is his families business and I won’t touch on that at this time. He puts on a great show and sounds awesome live (some artists can’t say as much). Monday night he won the Touring Artist of the Year award at the ACA’s, so I know I am not the only one with these opinions. But, back to the matter at hand, here is the list of my Top 10 Aldean songs! Now these can, and often do, change order. Some might not make the list and others not mentioned might, depends on my mood (heck, it changed 5 times while I was writing this post). Take a look and tell me what you think! Song/ Album 10. Amarillo Sky/ Jason Aldean 9. Good To Go/ Jason Aldean 8. Hicktown/ Jason Aldean 7. My Kinda Party/ My Kinda Party 6. Walking Away/ Night Train 5. Days Like These/ My Kinda Party 4. Night Train/ Night Train 3. Do You Wish It Was Me/ Relentless 2. The Truth/ Wide Open 1. See You When I See You/ My Kinda Party
Complete List of 2012 American Country Awards Winners. Tonight the 3rd Annual American Country Awards aired on FOX live from Las Vegas! This is a fan voted show, so it’s representative of which artists are most popular with country music fans, which sets it apart from other awards shows. See the complete list of winners below to which artists country fans love the most. 2012 American Country Awards Complete List of Winners. Artist of the Year Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Male Luke Bryan Artist of the Year: Female Carrie Underwood Artist of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Jake Owen Artist of the Year: New Artist Lauren Alaina Album of the Year Luke Bryan, “tailgates & tanlines” Single of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Single of the Year: Female Miranda Lambert, “Over You” Single of the Year: Group Lady Antebellum, “We Owned The Night” Single of the Year: New Artist Hunter Hayes, “Wanted“ Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist Brantley Gilbert, “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do“ Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me” Touring Artist of the Year Jason Aldean Music Video of the Year: Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night to End” Music Video: Male Luke Bryan, “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Music Video: Female Miranda Lambert “Over You“ Music Video: Group or Collaboration Little Big Town “Pontoon“ Music Video: New Artist Hunter Hayes “Wanted“ Song of the Year: Eric Church “Springsteen“ Check out the complete list of the 2012 Nominees. See highlights from the show!