The anticipation for Grammy nominations has become a spectacular event. Well at least that is how I view it. With the list of Country nods today and a big presence of female artists it’s safe to say the genre IS recognized. Maren Morris led all Country artists with four Grammy nominations, including Country Album (“Hero”), Country Solo Performance, and Best Country Song (“My Church”). Maren and Kelsea Ballerini are included in the overall Best New Artist category, competing with The Chainsmokers. Chance The Rapper and Anderson. Paak. (I am officially lost with those artists) ... read more!
Dierks Bentley released the title track from his critically acclaimed album “BLACK” (Capitol Records Nashville) today. Written by Bentley, Ross Copperman and Ashley Gorley, “Black” has been called one of “the sexiest songs of his career” by the Associated Press and Rolling Stone and is applauded for being “rich with detailed lyrics only made even more vivid by Bentley’s rasp” (Esquire). ... read more!
Multi-platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley introduces his very own custom keyboard app for Apple and Android devices. The keyboard, powered by LyricLink, includes more than 100+ emojis using a brand-new technology that turns users’ thoughts into lyrics from Bentley’s most iconic songs. ... read more!
The build up to the CMA Nominations was exciting but not as much as the reveal today. The 50th Annual CMA Awards were announced on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America” and on a CMA livestream. Familiar names, new surprises and some snubs. ... read more!
Are you planning your party? Are you setting those DVR’s? On Wednesday August 3rd ABC will bring you the 2016 “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock.” The three-hour special airing 8:00-11:00 PM/ET will bring to life country music stars from one of the biggest events in country music. Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett will make their hosting debuts. ... read more!
Country music had Georgia native Ty Bates hooked at a very young age. His father, a Ford Motor Company employee, took him to the plant’s open house. There Ty would see the beginnings of a country music legend as Alan Jackson was playing the company party. From that day, he became invested in country music after the Alan Jackson discovery in addition to the signature hits of Dierks Bentley and Blake Shelton. ... read more!