It has been decided that the 2016 CMT Music Awards did not have enough categories so one was added and is relevant to the signs of the times. The #SocialSuperstar Award will honor artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact with fans through a multitude of platforms and apps. ... read more!
A festival with a stellar lineup is beneficial for the soul, taking one away if only for a while from everyday life. Not everyone is that fortunate to enjoy some time out from things in their lives, but will benefit none the less. Organizers of the 4th Annual Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam country music festival, set for September 2-4, 2016 in beautiful Panama City Beach, FL, are proud to announce a commitment to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. ... read more!
Jake Owen has made the exclusive world premiere of his highly anticipated new single, “Real Life,” across all iHeartMedia Country stations. The power anthem is now available at iTunes and in addition, all iHeartMedia Country station websites are now featuring the brand new official VEVO lyric video. ... read more!
So the big news in country music the last few days has been, “OH NO Jake Owen has cut his hair!!” It was trending nationwide to my amazement. I like Jake and enjoy his talent, but I just did not see the seriousness of the big announcement. However, what I did take serious was his new video release for “What We Ain’t Got” off his last album release “Days Of Gold.” After the fourth time I hit replay of this video I knew I wanted to highlight it as my Music Video Monday selection. ... read more!
Kenny Chesney has always brought acts he’s believed in out on the road. From Carrie Underwood to CMA Song of the Year winner Kacey Musgraves to jam-rocker Grace Potter, the 4-time Country Music Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year believes in giving newly established artists the opportunity to get in front of his No Shoes Nation. ... read more!
The 8th Annual ACM Honors, as previously announced, is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Tickets priced at $40.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office. ... read more!