Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year, and CMA voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nine nominations.
A look at the stories creating buzz on social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and others.
Blake Shelton bet against himself in the male video category, wagering that Luke Bryan would win. “I owe Luke an expensive dinner, but that’s OK,” Shelton joked.
George Strait won his second entertainer of the year award, 25 years after his first, on Sunday night at a jam-packed ACM Awards that featured a little something for everyone.
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
Songwriter Jimmy Robbins and singer Keith Urban talk about the origins of “We Were Us,” the No. 1 duet between Urban and Miranda Lambert that has been nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the ACM Awards.
Additional performers have been announced for the two-day pre-ACM Awards event in Las Vegas. Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban are the previously announced headliners.
Nominees Aldean, Bryan, Lambert, Strait, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the Band Perry will perform live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during the 49th ACM Awards on April 6.
Apple’s iTunes is putting its own stamp on South by Southwest, piggybacking on the annual event hosted by the city of Austin with a five-night music festival all its own.
Additional major nominees include Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker. And who are this year’s Entertainer of the Year nominees?
It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.
The second annual Academy of Country Music event takes place in Las Vegas the weekend of the ACM Awards and also features Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young.