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Monday
Apr022012

Taylor Swift Wins Entertainer of the Year at ACM Awards 

ABC/RICK ROWELL(LAS VEGAS) -- Lady Antebellum getting an award from KISS, in full makeup?  Ashton Kutcher singing a George Strait classic?  Toby Keith singing a duet with Carrot Top?  Bono introducing a number from “my friend, Dierks Bentley?”

No, it wasn’t some crazy dream — it was just another night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday night in Las Vegas.

Taylor Swift took home her second straight Entertainer of the Year trophy, and for once, she didn’t make her famous “surprised face” — probably because co-host Blake Shelton made fun of it earlier in the evening. Accepting the award, Taylor gave a shout out to Kevin McGuire, the leukemia-stricken teen who was supposed to be her date for the show, but who had to be hospitalized and wasn’t able to make it.

“Kevin and all your family and friends, thank you for wanting to take me to the ACMs,” she said.  As for the award, she said, “I’m so happy about this!” and thanked her band and fans. Taylor is the second woman ever to win this award twice: the first was Carrie Underwood.

It was also a good night for country’s current power couple, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. Miranda took home the Album of the Year trophy for her disc Four the Record, and it’s the third time she’s won that particular award.  The only other artists who’ve won it that many times are Alabama and George Strait.

“Seriously?” asked an unbelieving Miranda when she got onstage. “I’m so thrilled. I will never take this trophy for granted. My albums are my babies. It’s what makes me wake up in the mornings.”  Miranda also once again picked up the award for Female Vocalist, and while accepting that honor, she said, “I really am so humbled; I don’t know what to say.”  She added, “Thank you, Jesus, for giving me this gift I can share will all my fans.” Hoisting the trophy, she declared, “I’m so proud of country music and I love us all.  We deserve this!”

Blake, meanwhile, was named Male Vocalist of the Year. Noting that he’d been thinking of the lyrics of Dierks Bentley’s song Home, he added, “It’s been a long hard ride, and got a ways to go, and that’s still how I feel man, but I’m proud to take this home tonight.”

Kenny Chesney was the leading nominee going into Sunday night’s show, with a whopping nine nods, but he went home empty-handed.  Still, Kenny got his moment in the spotlight: he and Tim McGraw, his partner on the upcoming Brothers of the Sun summer tour, debuted their new collaboration Feel Like a Rock Star, the first single from Kenny’s upcoming album Welcome to the Fishbowl.

The much-hyped live wedding between real-life couple Christina Davidson and Frank Tucci took place onstage as planned, with the two saying their vows in the background, while Martina McBride and Train’s Pat Monahan sand a duet of Marry Me in front of them.  The audio of the ceremony was faded down while the two sang, but the audience did got to hear the couple say “I do” — or in this case “I will” –  and the official pronounce them husband and wife, adding, “Now, you may kiss your bride!”

Blake and Reba McEntire kept the performance-packed show — 24 in all, if you were counting — moving along, and got off a few good jokes in the opening.  They poked fun at Randy Travis’ DUI arrest and Tim Tebow’s alleged date with Taylor Swift, among other things, and also took some potshots at each other.

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Monday
Feb202012

Miranda Lambert and Chris Brown in Twitter Feud

Chris Polk/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Miranda Lambert and Chris Brown have been battling in a public Twitter feud since the Grammy Awards last Sunday night.

On Monday, country singer Lambert, who is married to The Voice co-host Blake Shelton, tweeted: “And Chris Brown Twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl…Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen”

In 2009, Brown pleaded guilty for assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna and is now serving five years of probation.

Brown was applauded by the Grammy audience, which included Rihanna, for his performance and win for best R&B album.  His performance resulted in some very disturbing tweets from fans, including things like, “I’d let Chris Brown beat me up.”

Brown responded to Miranda’s tweet with one he has since taken down saying, “Hate all you want because I got a Grammy now! That’s the ultimate f*** off”

On Wednesday Lambert tweeted back, “I’m done for now. But not for good :) nite love bugs & remember… Be who you are an stand for what u believe in. NO MATTER WHAT!”  later adding, “Oh and one more thing for all who are asking….I have a Grammy too:)”

In a concert Thursday night at the Amherst, Mass., Mullins Center, Lambert held up a handwritten poster that read, “Take notes Chris Brown” and said, “Listen, I just need to speak my mind.  Where I come from, beating up on a woman is never OK.”

After the crowd applauded, she added, “So that’s why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun.”

She then sang her hit song Gunpowder and Lead, which is about a woman preparing to shoot her abusive husband: “I’m goin’ home, gonna load my shotgun/ Wait by the door and light a cigarette/He wants a fight well now he’s got one/He ain’t seen me crazy yet.”

Many of Lambert’s songs, like White Liar and I Wanna Die are known to bash men.

In three separate tweets yesterday, Brown fired back, “Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out!  Go buy @miranda_lambert!  So motivational and “PERFECT.”  Goodnight to all the people who live life and who aren’t stuck in the past!”

Lambert has yet to respond to Brown’s tweets but Jack Osbourne, Michelle Branch and Eric Stonestreet have also expressed their disappointment in Brown’s Grammy acceptance.

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Wednesday
Jun082011

2011 CMT Music Awards Rock Nashville Wednesday Night

Digital Vision/Photodisc(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The 2011 CMT Music Awards will be handed out Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee, and Jason Aldean is the lead nominee with four nods.

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, The Band Perry, and Zac Brown Band all follow with three nominations each.

Among the confirmed performers are Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Zac Brown Band, Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, and show host Kid Rock.

Presenters on Wednesday night's show include American Idol champ Scotty McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina, Martina McBride, Little Big Town, Laura Bell Bundy, Shania Twain, Justin Bieber, Sara Evans, and Train.  Actors Cheryl Hines, Gary Busey, Mary Steenburgen, Melissa Peterman, Rick Schroeder, Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon, and Dancing with the Stars champ Hines Ward will be there, too.

Colt Ford, the Janedear Girls, Thompson Square, and Lee Brice are among the stars scheduled to perform on the Nationwide Insurance stage during Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards.  Newcomers Hunter Hayes, Matt Mason, and Steven Clawson of CMT's Next Superstar will also perform on that stage.

The Nationwide Insurance On Your Side award will also be handed out by Dale Earnhardt, Jr. during the show to honor country music's best new live act.  Nominees for the fan-voted award are Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Colt Ford, The Band Perry, and Josh Thompson.

Here are some of the 2011 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
Taylor Swift, "Mine"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Male Video of the Year
Jason Aldean, "My Kinda Party"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Toby Keith, "Bullets in the Gun"
Blake Shelton, "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking"
Keith Urban, "Without You"

Female Video of the Year
Sara Evans, "A Little Bit Stronger"
Miranda Lambert, "The House That Built Me"
Reba, "Turn on the Radio"
Taylor Swift, "Mine"
Carrie Underwood, "Undo It"

Group Video of the Year
Lady Antebellum, "Hello World"
Little Big Town, "Little White Church"
Rascal Flatts, "Why Wait"
The  Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Zac Brown Band, "Colder Weather"

Duo Video of the Year
Steel Magnolia, "Last Night Again"
Sugarland, "Stuck Like Glue"
The Civil Wars, "Barton Hollow"
The JaneDear girls, "Wildflower"
Thompson Square, "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not"

Collaborative Video of the Year
Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson, "Don't You Wanna Stay"
Justin Bieber featuring Rascal Flatts, "That Should Be Me"
Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow, "Collide"
Aaron Lewis featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels, "Country Boy"
Loretta Lynn, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow, "Coal Miner's Daughter"

CMT Performance of the Year
Martina McBride and Train, "A Broken Wing" (From CMT Crossroads)
Reba, "If I Were a Boy" (From Unplugged: Reba)
Darius Rucker and Adele, "Need You Now" (From 2010 CMT Artists of the Year)
Keith Urban and John Mayer, "Sweet Thing" (From CMT Crossroads)
Zac Brown Band and Jimmy Buffett, "Margaritaville" (From CMT Crossroads)

Of note, the final nominees for Video of the Year will be announced at the top of the show and final voting will take place at CMT.com throughout the night.

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Monday
May162011

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert Tie the Knot

Michael Loccisano/WireImage(SAN ANTONIO) -- Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert tied the knot Saturday night at the Don Strange Ranch outside of San Antonio, Texas.

Lambert wore her mother's wedding dress for the ceremony.  Some 550 family members and friends were on hand for the nuptials, including Reba, Martina McBride, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum's Charles Kelley, The Bellamy Brothers, and Shelton's fellow judge on NBC's The Voice, Cee Lo Green.

Lambert told Us magazine after the ceremony, "I'm married to my best friend!  Looking forward to a lifetime of laughter."  Shelton added, "I wanted to be married to Miranda the day I proposed.  Finally, it's official!"

Lambert and Shelton were engaged last May.

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Monday
Apr042011

Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert Win Big at 46th ACM Awards

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LAS VEGAS) -- It was ladies night at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held Sunday night in Las Vegas, as the girls -- plus Lady Antebellum -- walked off with all the top prizes.

Taylor Swift captured the ACM's Entertainer of the Year top trophy for the very first time, and the surprised superstar said at the podium, "This is the first time that I've ever won this, and I am just losing my mind!"

Noting that the award was fan-voted, she added, "The fact that his from the fans makes it so beautiful...you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.  Thank you so much!"

In addition to winning the top award, Swift also debuted her new single, "Mean," during the telecast, while playing banjo, and received a standing ovation.

But it was really Miranda Lambert's night, overall.  She took home the Top Female Vocalist trophy, as well as the Single, Song and Video of the Year awards for "The House that Built Me."  On top of her wins, Lambert also performed her new single, "Heart Like Mine."

As for Lady Antebellum, they took home the awards for Album of the Year and Top Vocal Group. 

Here are the winners from Sunday night's ACM Awards:

Entertainer of the Year
Taylor Swift

Top Male Vocalist
Brad Paisley

Top Female Vocalist
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now

Top Vocal Duo
Sugarland

Top Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum

Single of the Year
Miranda Lambert, "The House that Built Me"

Song of the Year
Miranda Lambert, "The House that Built Me"

Video of the Year

"The House that Built Me," Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"

Top New Artist
The Band Perry 

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Performers Announced for 46th Annual ACM Awards

Photo Courtesy - ABC/Heidi Gutman(LAS VEGAS) -- Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Toby Keith have been confirmed to perform on the 46th Annual ACM Awards coming up April 3 on CBS. Reba and Blake Shelton will serve as hosts. The night's top prize, Entertainer of the Year, will be decided by the fans again this year too.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, online voting starts March 11th at VoteACM.com.

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Tuesday
Feb082011

First Round of CMA Music Festival Performers Announced

Keith Urban. Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The first round of performers has been announced for this summer's CMA Music Festival in Nashville, including Keith Urban, Reba, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins and Darius Rucker. Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride and The Band Perry round out the list for the festival, set for June 9-12.

The event will again be filmed for an ABC special.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the CMA Music Festival, which began as Fan Fair in 1972.

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Tuesday
Feb012011

Miranda Lambert Leads 2011 ACM Nominations

Photo Courtesy - Sony Music Nashville/Facebook(NASHVILLE) – Miranda Lambert is the leading nominee for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards, with seven nominations, including Entertainer of the Year.  Kenny Chesney and the Zac Brown Band each have five, while Zac Brown picked up four nods.  The awards will be handed out April 3rd in Las Vegas, and Reba and Blake Shelton will co-host.

Here are the nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift
Keith Urban
Miranda Lambert

Top Male Vocalist
Jason Aldean
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Keith Urban

Top Female Vocalist
Reba
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year
Kenny Chesney, Hemingway's Whiskey
Lady Antebellum, Need You Now
Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song
Taylor Swift, Speak Now
Dierks Bentley, Up on the Ridge
Zac Brown Band, You Get What You Give

Top Vocal Duo
Joey and Rory
Montgomery Gentry
Steel Magnolia
Sugarland
JaneDear Girls

Top Vocal Group
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Randy Rogers Band
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Single of the Year
Easton Corbin, "A Little More Country Than That”
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Lee Brice, "Love Like Crazy"
Kenny Chesney, "The Boys of Fall"
Miranda Lambert, "The House that Built Me"

Song of the Year
Easton Corbin, "A Little More Country Than That”
Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
The Band Perry, "If I Die Young"
Lee Brice, "Love Like Crazy"
Miranda Lambert, "The House that Built Me"

Video of the Year
"Hillbilly Bone," Trace Adkins and Blake Shelton
"Only Prettier," Miranda Lambert
"Stuck Like Glue," Sugarland
"Boys of Fall," Kenny Chesney
"The House that Built Me," Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year
Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson, "As She's Walking Away"
Emily West feat. Keith Urban, "Blue Sky"
Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Miranda Lambert, "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Colt Ford feat. Jamey Johnson, "Cold Beer"
Uncle Kracker feat. Kid Rock, "Good to be Me"

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Thursday
Jan132011

First Batch of Performers Announced for Grammy Awards

Photo Courtesy - Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Arcade Fire, Eminem, Cee Lo Green, Lady Gaga, Miranda Lambert and Katy Perry are among the first group of acts announced as performers at this year's Grammy Awards.  All are nominated in various categories.

Arcade Fire and Lambert will take the Grammy stage for the first time ever, while the other acts have all performed in past years on music's biggest night.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, Feb. 13 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Thursday
Nov112010

Lambert, Shelton, Paisley & Lady A Win Big at CMA Awards 

Photo Courtesy - Michael Loccisano/ WireImage(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Miranda Lambert and her fiancé Blake Shelton had about the best night two country stars could possibly have Wednesday at the CMA Awards, carting home five awards in all, including Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Video for Lambert, and Male Vocalist and Musical Event of the Year for Shelton.  In addition, Miranda's hit "The House that Built Me" was named Song of the Year.

Accepting the award for Female Vocalist from her idol Loretta Lynn towards the end of the night, Lambert said, "I don't know what's going on!  I just told Blake I think we need to go to church!" To top it off, Wednesday was also her 27th birthday.

Shelton's win for Male Vocalist -- his first ever -- earned wild cheers from the crowd, and actual tears from Reba McEntire.  After walking to the podium, Shelton said, "That was 34 years' worth of steps for me, y'all.  This is a really big deal for me...this is unbelievable!"

Lambert was very emotional after winning Female Vocalist but the Album of the Year win, for Revolution, obviously meant a lot, too.  She told the crowd, "It's my baby.  It's what I do. It's what I live for.  Thank you so much for loving it too."

Lambert and Shelton's big night inspired the show's co-host, Brad Paisley to comment, "After the night they're having, I think we can expect a baby in about nine months."

Paisley was no slouch in the winning department either, taking home a long-awaited Entertainer of the Year trophy.  He'd been nominated for the CMA's top award each year since 2005, but it was his first-ever win in that category.

A very emotional Paisley told the crowd, "My hero Little Jimmy Dickens has a saying: 'If you see a turtle on a fence post, it had help getting up there.'  I feel like a turtle tonight."  He then proceeded to thank the fans, his wife Kimberley, his entire team and his late grandfather, who passed in 1987.

The other big winners of the night were Lady Antebellum, who took home Single of the Year for "Need You Now" and Vocal Group of the Year.  Hillary Scott thanked her band mates, Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood, saying, "I can't imagine two better people to enjoy the ride with...this is so humbling."  Charles thanked his brother, singer Josh Kelley, for "making me move to Nashville six years ago."

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