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Country Report

For:  Monday, December 10, 2012

 

Luke Bryan Lead Nominees For American Country Awards

 

Luke Bryan is the top nominee heading into the 3rd annual American Country Awards.  He's in the running in seven categories, including Artist of the Year.  Luke's competition for the event's top honor includes Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Zac Brown Band, and Taylor Swift, who are all multiple nominees as well.  A number of other stars also have a chance to win more than one award, including Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, and Miranda Lambert, while Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, and Jana Kramer are some of country's newcomers with a shot at being honored.

 

Bryan, Aldean, and Lady A are also on the list of performers for the event, along with nominees Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, Jake Owen, Dierks Bentley, and Little Big Town.  Meanwhile, Lambert, Lee Brice, Lauren Alaina, and Chris Young are just some of the many other stars who will also take part in the fan-voted event.  Trace Adkins and Kristin Chenoweth are set to host the 3rd annual American Country Awards, which will take place in Las Vegas and air on Fox Monday night.  The two-hour ceremony begins at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

 

Nominees for the 3rd annual American Country Awards

 

Artist of the Year:

 

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Lady Antebellum

Taylor Swift

Zac Brown Band

 

Artist of the Year: Male

 

Jason Aldean

Luke Bryan

Kenny Chesney

Eric Church

Toby Keith

 

Artist of the Year: Female

 

Sara Evans

Miranda Lambert

Martina McBride

Taylor Swift

Carrie Underwood

 

Artist of the Year: Group

 

The Band Perry

Eli Young Band

Lady Antebellum

Rascal Flatts

Zac Brown Band

 

Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

 

Lee Brice

Colt Ford

Gloriana

Justin Moore

Jake Owen

 

Artist of the Year: New Artist

 

Lauren Alaina

Hunter Hayes

Jana Kramer

Kip Moore

Pistol Annies

 

Album of the Year

 

Dierks Bentley, "Home"

Luke Bryan, "Tailgates & Tanlines"

Eric Church, "Chief"

Lady Antebellum, "Own the Night"

Blake Shelton, "Red River Blue"

 

Single of the Year

 

Jason Aldean, "Tattoos On This Town"

Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night To End"

Eric Church, "Drink In My Hand"

Chris Young, "You"

Zac Brown Band, "Keep Me In Mind"

 

Single of the Year: Male

 

Jason Aldean, "Tattoos On This Town"

Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night To End"

Kenny Chesney, "Reality"

Eric Church, "Drink In My Hand"

Chris Young, "You"

 

Single of the Year: Female

 

Sara Evans, "My Heart Can't Tell You No"

Miranda Lambert, "Over You"

Martina McBride, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"

Taylor Swift, "Ours"

Carrie Underwood, "Good Girl"

 

Single of the Year: Group

 

Eli Young Band, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart"

Lady Antebellum, "We Owned The Night"

Rascal Flatts, "Banjo"

The Band Perry, "All Your Life"

Zac Brown Band, "Keep Me In Mind"

 

Single of the Year: New Artist

 

Hunter Hayes, "Wanted"

Jana Kramer, "Why Ya Wanna"

Dustin Lynch, "Cowboys and Angels"

Kip Moore, "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck"

The Farm, "Home Sweet Home"

 

Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist

 

Lee Brice, "A Woman Like You"

Brantley Gilbert, "You Don't Know Her Like I Do"

Gloriana, "(Kissed You) Good Night"

David Nail, "Let It Rain"

Jake Owen, "Alone With You"

 

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

 

Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh, "New To This Town"

Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, "Feel Like A Rock Star"

Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, "Remind Me"

Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield, "Easy"

Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett, "Knee Deep"

 

Touring Artist of the Year

 

Kenny Chesney

Lady Antebellum

Miranda Lambert

Tim McGraw

Brad Paisley

Eric Church

Toby Keith

Rascal Flatts

Taylor Swift

Zac Brown Band

Jason Aldean

 

Music Video of the Year

 

Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night To End"

Jake Owen, "Alone With You"

Blake Shelton, "God Gave Me You"

Keith Urban, "For You"

Chris Young, "You"

 

Music Video: Male

 

Luke Bryan, "I Don't Want This Night to End"

Jake Owen, "Alone With You"

Blake Shelton, "God Gave Me You"

Keith Urban, "For You"

Chris Young, "You"

 

Music Video: Female

 

Sara Evans, "My Heart Can't Tell You No"

Miranda Lambert, "Over You"

Martina McBride, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"

Taylor Swift, "Ours"

Carrie Underwood, "Good Girl"

 

Music Video: Group or Collaboration

 

Gloriana, "(Kissed You) Good Night"

Lady Antebellum, "Dancin' Away With My Heart"

Little Big Town, "Pontoon"

Love and Theft, "Angel Eyes"

The Band Perry, "All Your Life"

 

Music Video: New Artist

 

Hunter Hayes, "Wanted"

Casey James, "Let's Don't Call It A Night"

Jana Kramer, "Why You Wanna"

Dustin Lynch, "Cowboys and Angels"

Kip Moore, "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck"

 

Song of the Year - award goes to the songwriters

 

Trace Adkins, "Just Fishin'" (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Ed Hill)

Jason Aldean, "Fly Over States," (Michael Dulaney and Neil Thrasher)

Jason Aldean, "Tattoos On This Town" (Michael Dulaney, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher)

Lee Brice, "A Woman Like You" (Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford and Jon Stone)

Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter, "You And Tequila" (Matraca Berg and Deana Carter)

Ronnie Dunn, "Cost of Livin'" (Phillip Coleman and Ronnie Dunn)

Eli Young Band, "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" (Will Hoge and Eric Paslay)

Toby Keith, "Red Solo Cup" (Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers, Brad Warren and Brett Warren)

Eric Church, "Springsteen" (Eric Church, Jeff Hyde and Ryan Tyndell)

Tim McGraw, "Better Than I Used to Be" (Ashley Gorley & Bryan Simpson)

 

Lady A's Hillary Scott Is Pregnant

 

Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott is on her way to becoming a mother.  The singer made her big announcement via Lady A's website, calling the news of her pregnancy a "Christmas gift" for her and husband Chris Tyrell that "has arrived a little early this year."  She adds that she and Chris "feel so blessed!"  Scott doesn't say when the baby is due, or offer any other details.  The child will be the first for the couple, who will celebrate their first wedding anniversary next month.  Hillary and Chris tied the know in a ceremony in upstate New York on January 7th following a six-month engagement.

 

Scott's bandmates Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood are both married as well -- Kelley and his bride tied the knot in 2009 while Haywood and his wife were wed four months after Scott and Tyrell.  But Hillary is the first member of the trio to start a family.

 

Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles Gives Birth To Son

 

Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles is a new mom.  Nettles and husband Justin Miller welcomed their son Magnus Hamilton Miller into the world Thursday.  In a statement the couple said they were "excited to take some time together as a new family" and thanked fans for their support.  Magnus is the couple's first child.  Nettles and Miller married last year. 

 

Kip Moore Amazed To Be Most Played New Artist Of 2012

 

Kip Moore says he can't believe he's topping the list as the most played new artist of 2012.

 

Kip had two hit singles this year.  "Somethin' 'Bout A Truck" became his first chart topper back in June, and it's also his first single to be certified platinum.  Meanwhile, his current single, "Beer Money" is just outside the top ten on the Country Songs chart.  It's perched at number eleven and still climbing.  Kip is also in the running in three categories at tonight's American Country Awards, including Artist of the Year: New Artist.  The fan-voted event will air on Fox at 8:00 p.m. Eastern.

 

Keith Urban Happy About Nashville Symphony Honor

 

Keith Urban says he's excited to be this year's recipient of the Nashville Symphony's Harmony Award.

 

Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, LeAnn Rimes, and Vince Gill are among the previous Harmony Award winners, along with Dolly Parton, Marty Stuart, The Judds, and Carrie Underwood.  Taylor Swift was last year's honoree.  The annual prize recognizes individuals who show ongoing interest and support for the Nashville music community, and who have been a significant addition to its development.  Urban received his Harmony Award at an event at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center Saturday night.

 

CMT Reveals 2012 Artists Of The Year

 

Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Jason Aldean are among this year's CMT Artists of the Year.  They're three of the seven stars recognized at the 2012 edition of the event, which also paid tribute to Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, and Eric Church.  The celebrated performers received in-person and video tributes at the all-star event, which debuted on CMT Saturday night.  Rocker Sammy Hagar made the trophy presentation to Chesney, who was also recognized with a taped message from actor Morgan Freeman while the Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves collaborated on a cover of Chesney's "Come Over."  Chris Young and Sheryl Crow took part in Lambert's tribute, which featured a video greeting from Merle Haggard.

 

Rapper Ludacris and baseball star Chipper Jones took part in Aldean's salute, while Kid Rock and Metallica's James Hetfield were among those honoring Church.  Underwood's husband Mike Fisher and her "Blown Away" tour opening act Hunter Hayes handled Carrie's tribute.  Thompson Square and Kenny Rogers took part in Bryan's presentation, while baseball star Roger Clemens helped salute Keith.  Rascal Flatts and "Nashville" star Hayden Panettiere hosted the "2012 CMT Artists of the Year" special, which was taped last week.  The show will be rebroadcast on CMT Monday night.

 

Aldean Looking Forward To A Family Christmas, A"Great" 2013

 

Jason Aldean says he's "looking to have a great year in 2013."  The country star tells "People" that while he's had his ups and downs this year, the "good stuff has definitely outweighed the bad."  He adds that the negative things are "kind of in the past now," and he's focused on the future -- which includes spending the holidays with his family.  Jason says he's looking forward to spending time with his wife and daughters, and doing things like taking his daughters out shopping and to see Santa Claus.  The singer explains that because he's away from home so much of the time, he finds these sorts of simple things "really cool."

 

Aldean's 2012 highlights included being a first-time Grammy nominee, releasing a new album, and playing his first headlining stadium show.  But Jason was also involved in a personal controversy after flirtatious photographs of him and former "American Idol" hopeful Brittany Kerr surfaced online.  Aldean apologized for the incident, and has said that he's worked through the matter with his wife.

 

LeAnn Rimes Denying Eating Disorder Claims From Husband's Ex

 

LeAnn Rimes is denying the latest allegations coming from her husband's ex-wife.  In an interview with "US" magazine, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Brandi Glanville accused LeAnn of having a "severe eating disorder" and carrying laxatives with her, which she says is putting her kids at risk.  Brandi also claimed that her nine-year-old son became ill after finding and eating one of LeAnn's laxatives.  But Rimes is calling Glanville's allegations "outlandish."  She tells TMZ.com that Brandi just wants to create "drama," and she's hoping "for everyone's sake" that her behavior changes.

 

The current and former wives of actor Eddie Cibrian have recently been in a Twitter war.  Glanville lashed out at Rimes after the singer referred to Glanville and Cibrian's children as "my boys" -- not her stepsons.  But Glanville told "US" her "intention" has simply been to take care of her children, explaining that Cibrian "has not been communicative" with her about their sons, so she's had to "seek him out publicly."

 

Country Birthdays Include

 

Kevin Sharp is 42.

 

 

Today In Country Music History

 

Today in 1927, the "WSM Barn Dance" radio program was officially renamed "The Grand Ole Opry."

 

Today in 1994, the single "Baby Likes to Rock It" by the Tractors peaked at number eight on the country charts.

 

Today in 1996, country legend Faron Young died from a self-inflicted bullet wound at Nashville's Columbia Summit Medical Center.  After suffering from ill health for years, a despondent Young had shot himself the previous day at his Nashville home.  He was best known for hits like "Hello Walls," "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')," and "It's Four in the Morning."

 

Today in 1997, Shania Twain and Mary Chapin Carpenter performed at the "Gift of Song" UNICEF benefit concert at New York's Beacon Theater.

 

Today in 1998, Shania Twain was among the artists who performed at the the Amnesty International Concert for Human Rights Defenders took place at Bercy Stadium in Paris, France.

 

Today in 1999, Brad Paisley's single "He Didn't Have to Be" was number one on "Radio & Records'" Country Top 50 chart.

 

Today in 1999, Brett Warren and his wife, Raquel, welcomed their first child, Cole Daniel.

 

Today in 2003, Kenny Rogers and his wife, Wanda, announced that they'd soon welcome their first -- and second -- child together.  Their twin boys, Justin Charles and Jordan Edward, arrived the following July.

 

Today in 2004, Chely Wright was among the performers at the 1st annual Road to Recovery Tribute & Conference at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.  The three-day event brought together 150 of the most seriously wounded veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, along with their families, for support and encouragement.

 

Today in 2005, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood married at their home in Owasso, Oklahoma.

 

Today in 2006, Tim McGraw's music served as the inspiration for the night's episode of "Cold Case," which was set in Nashville and involved the re-opening of a case about a singer's death.

 

Today in 2006, Reba McEntire attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Charlotte's Web."  The singer is part of the film's cast, providing the voice of Betsy the cow.

 

Today in 2007, Taylor Swift's "Our Song" hit number one on the Billboard country singles chart.

 

Today in 2008, Jamey Johnson and Taylor Swift made "Rolling Stone" magazine's list of the best albums of 2008.  Johnson's "The Lonesome Song" came in at number 32, with the magazine calling "the year's best country album."  Swift's "Fearless" took 39th place, with "Rolling Stone" noting, quote, "With indelible guitar chords and teenybopper charm, Swift proves no one can match her ninjalike professionalism."

 

Today in 2009, David Nail and Billy Ray Cyrus joined the jazz ensemble The Manhattan Transfer; rockers Twisted Sister, Stryper, and Collective Soul; violinist Joshua Bell; and the cast from the Broadway musical "Rock of Ages" for an all-star ceremony for the 86th annual New York Stock Exchange Euronext holiday tree lighting, which was held outside the New York Stock Exchange.

 

Today in 2010, Lady Antebellum was named the "Billboard" Top Country Artist of 2010, while Lee Brice's hit "Love Like Crazy was the Top Country Song of 2010.

 

Today in 2010, Jake Owen performed in his hometown of Vero Beach, Florida to kick off the fifth annual "Mardy's Tennis & Jake's Music Fest," the singer's charity event with professional tennis player Mardy Fish.  Little Big Town was also on the bill.

 

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