Erelli, Lori McKenna, J.S. Ondara, Shawn Colvin and Josh Ritter performed "By Degrees" during the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony.
Which one's your favorite?
He's speaking out about his friend.
"It brings you closer to your team," he shares.
Rhett explains how being unapologetically himself helped launch him into country stardom.
Who's got your vote this week?
"I just don't see it, I guess, what everybody else is seeing," Brooks says.
The singer plays a man avoiding memories of his ex by moving all over the country.
In a recent interview with 'USA Today', Twain lamented more than the lack of women on country radio.
From nominations and notes to performers and presenters, here’s everything a country music fan needs to know about the 2019 American Music Awards.
Date: Nov. 24
Time: 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT
Location: Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Television Station: ABC
Pre-Show: 6 p.m. ET via Twitter
Performers: Thomas Rhett, Shania Twain, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera & A Great Big World, Toni Braxton, Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Green Day, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers, Kesha feat. Big Freedia, Dua Lipa, Lizzo, Post Malone feat. Travis Scott & Ozzy Osbourne
Presenters: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Carole King, Paula Abdul, Tyra Banks, Chadwick Boseman, Misty Copeland, Rivers Cuomo, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenna Dewan, David Dobrik, Michael Ealy, Maddie Hasson, Maya Hawke, Jameela Jamil, Jharrel Jerome, Taran Killam, Regina King, Heidi Klum, Katherine Langford, Dan Levy, Megan Thee Stallion, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Cobie Smulders, Pete Wentz and Constance Wu
Tribute: Taylor Swift will be presented with the Artist of the Decade award by Carole King
Nomination Criteria: The nominations are based on key fan interactions, including album and digital song sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and touring. The measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound, reflecting the time period from Sept. 28, 2018, through Sept. 26, 2019. The American Music Awards winners are voted entirely by fans.Country-Centric Nominees
FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY
FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO
FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
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Bush also reveled some details about Sugarland's new album.
It's from her upcoming Christmas special.
"Sugar Coat" comes from Little Big Town's forthcoming new album, 'Nightfall'.
If you weren’t able to attend Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary show at the Grand Ole Opry on Oct. 12, NBC has you covered.
A two-hour TV special, Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, will debut on NBC on Nov. 26 at 9 p.m. ET. The show will feature Opry performances from Dolly, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr. and more. The special also includes archival footage of Dolly’s most colorful and exciting moments through 50 years on the Opry stage, as well as interviews with the superstar and artists she’s influenced.
“I’m so thrilled to be celebrating my 50-year anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry,” says Dolly. “I’m also excited that NBC wanted to share in this milestone with me. Together we hope to entertain a broader audience on what the Grand Ole Opry is and what it means to me. We have some special treats, surprises and great performances by some very talented artists and I’m looking so forward to sharing it with you.”
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He claims he and his family have been subject to ongoing threats.
"This is a little song I wrote, and when it became a hit, I took the money back to Mama ..."
The Alabama frontman is the 2019 recipient of the CMA Foundation's Humanitarian Award.
Get to a doctor if you don't feel every word.
Morgan Wallen has transformed Jason Isbell’s award-winning song, “Cover Me Up,” into an eight-minute short film about a military vet with PTSD.
Jason penned the personal song for his girlfriend—now wife—Amanda Shires after struggling with sobriety. He recorded the tune for his Grammy-winning album, Southeastern. “Cover Me Up” was recognized at the 2014 Americana Music Awards as Song of the Year.
Morgan first covered Jason’s “Cover Me Up” in 2018, scoring more than 20 million streams on Spotify. Morgan’s new short film, which was directed by Justin Clough, follows the story of a young vet returning home from war and his struggles with PTSD.
Watch the new short film below.
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