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Nominees Revealed for the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards

Nominees Revealed for the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards

The final list of nominees for the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards has been revealed, with Luke Bryan snagging seven nominations to lead an all-star field. Luke is nominated for Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, twice for Song of the Year (“Home Alone Tonight” with Karen Fairchild and “Strip It Down”),…

Merle Haggard Dead At 79

Merle Haggard Dead At 79

Music City is mourning the loss of Merle Haggard.  He passed away yesterday, which was also his 79th birthday.  Haggard’s manager, Frank Mull says he had been in hospice care recently and died at 9:20 a.m. in Palo Cedro, California from pneumonia.  Willie Nelson paid tribute to Haggard yesterday on Facebook.  The post was a…

‘American Idol’ 2016:Carrie Underwood Says She’s ‘So Excited’ To Perform At Season 15 Finale

‘American Idol’ 2016:Carrie Underwood Says She’s ‘So Excited’ To Perform At Season 15 Finale

  Carrie Underwood is coming back to the stage that launched her music career. Fox announced that the “Heartbeat” singer will perform during the “American Idol” Season 15 finale in two weeks. Underwood — who won Season 4 in 2005 — commented on her “Idol” return, posting a picture to Instagram of her standing in…

Jason Aldean Has a “Big Torch to Carry” Now That He’s Entertainer of the Year

Jason Aldean Has a "Big Torch to Carry" Now That He's Entertainer of the Year

JASON ALDEAN was so happy he won ACM Entertainer of the Year on Sunday that he told everyone backstage it’d be okay if he never got nominated again.  He also respects the award and says it’s “a big torch to carry.”   Winning Entertainer of the Year is like the Holy Grail of country music. …

ACM Awards 2016: Nominees and Winners List!

ACM Awards 2016: Nominees and Winners List!

Vocal Duo of the Year **WINNER Florida Georgia Line Brothers Osbourne Dan + Shay Joey + Rory Maddie & Tae New Female Vocalist of the Year **WINNER Kelsea Ballerini Cam Mickey Guyton Raelynn New Male Vocalist of the Year **WINNER Chris Stapleton Brett Eldredge Chase Rice Chris Janson Thomas Rhett PHOTOS: Country Music’s Hottest Hunks…

Late Country Singer Joey Feek Receives Standing Ovation at the ACM Awards 2016: Watch the Moment Here

Late Country Singer Joey Feek Receives Standing Ovation at the ACM Awards 2016: Watch the Moment Here

She’s smiling down from heaven. Late country singer Joey Feekwas honored at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, a month after she lost her battle with stage IV cervical cancer at the age of 40. “A few weeks ago, we lost a member of our country music family with the…

Carrie Underwood Has a Fitness Device That Helps Her Workout While She’s Sitting On Her Bus

Carrie Underwood Has a Fitness Device That Helps Her Workout While She's Sitting On Her Bus

CARRIE UNDERWOOD posted a photo on Instagram of something called a “DeskCycle.”  It’s a gadget for underneath the table on her tour bus, and it allows her to exercise while sitting. I think CARRIE UNDERWOOD has crossed over to the fitness dark side.  And this isn’t even about that mobilegym she takes with her on…

Cassadee Pope Wrote a Love Song with Kip Moore

Cassadee Pope Wrote a Love Song with Kip Moore

  CASSADEE POPE has been writing music for her new album, but she’s not doing it alone.  The other day we found out she’s been working with CHRIS YOUNG . . . and now she’s talking about writing with KIP MOORE.   She says, “[I thought] we’d write some sassy up-tempo song about beer, [but] he…

Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan Brag About “Trashing Backstage Areas”

Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan Brag About "Trashing Backstage Areas"

  DIERKS BENTLEY and LUKE BRYAN have a new angle they’re hoping will show everyone how entertaining they’re going to be when they cohost Sunday’s ACMs.  And by “entertaining” I mean “childish.”   They told “People” magazine about the crazy stuff they did while on tour in 2008.  Dierks said, quote, “I showed him how to…

A Couple of Professional Pranksters Claim They Made Luke Bryan So Mad That He “Stormed Off” from Their Interview

A Couple of Professional Pranksters Claim They Made Luke Bryan So Mad That He "Stormed Off" from Their Interview

A couple of professional pranksters say they were hired by LUKE BRYAN’s record label to annoy him . . . and they did such a good job that he got mad and wouldn’t sign the release forms, so we’ll never see what happened. The guys are Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady and they’re in the…

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