Monday, September 21, 2009

CMA Award Nominations ... and Taylor's reaction ...

Brad Paisley leads the list of finalists with seven nominations; Keith Urban Receives Five Nominations; Zac Brown, Jamey Johnson, George Strait, and Taylor Swift Receive Four Nominations each ... the 43rd Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live from Nashville, Wednesday, Nov.11 on ABC. Reigning CMA Male and Female Vocalists of the Year Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood return for a second year as hosts for the event! Are you curious as to the reaction of a young performer to being nominated? Take a look as Taylor Swift watches the nominations on TV

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

CCMA Awards 2009 ...

Single of the Year: “Brothers” ~ Dean Brody

Album of the Year: Dance With Me ~ Johnny Reid

Songwriter(s) of the Year: Johnny Reid/Brent Maher for “A Woman Like You”

CMT Video of the Year: “A Woman Like You” ~ Johnny Reid

Female Artist of the Year: Crystal Shawanda

Male Artist of the Year: Johnny Reid

Group or Duo of the Year: Doc Walker

Roots Artist or Group of the Year: Corb Lund

Rising Star: Tara Oram

Fans’ Choice Award: Johnny Reid


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tuesday Setember 8th ...

Tim McGraw will headline the 2009 Andre Agassi Grand Slam For Children benefit concert in Las Vegas, joining such performers as Daughtry, Brian McKnight and Dane Cook at the 14th annual event. Meanwhile, McGraw has set his 12th studio album, Southern Voice, for release on October 20. The album's lead single, "It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You," was released in June and is currentlyat #5 on the Eagle top 40 ... (from Country Now)

Sleigh bells will be ringing for Sugarland this fall, as the duo is planning to release a 10-track holiday-themed album in October. Titled Gold And Green, the album will feature five Christmas classics, including "Winter Wonderland," "Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Silent Night." It will also contain five original tunes written by band members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush ... (from Country Now)

And it was on this date in 1927 that songwriter Harlan Howard was born in Detroit. Elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, his long list of credits includes The Judds' "Why Not Me," Patsy Cline's "I Fall To Pieces," and Buck Owens' "I've Got A Tiger By The Tail," by Buck Owens. Howard died on March 3rd, 2002 at the age of 74 ... (from