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Mark Erelli + Special Guests Bring 'By Degrees' to 2019 Americana Honors & Awards [Exclusive Video]

The Boot News - 1 hour 30 min ago

Erelli, Lori McKenna, J.S. Ondara, Shawn Colvin and Josh Ritter performed "By Degrees" during the 2019 Americana Honors & Awards ceremony.

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Garth Brooks Isn't Mad at Eric Church or His Fans After Onstage Slight

Taste of Country News - 2 hours 9 min ago

"It brings you closer to your team," he shares.

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What's Thomas Rhett's Secret to Success? Being Himself, the Singer Says

The Boot News - 2 hours 20 min ago

Rhett explains how being unapologetically himself helped launch him into country stardom.

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Garth Brooks Weighs in on Eric Church's Reaction to His CMA Entertainer of the Year Win

The Boot News - 2 hours 35 min ago

"I just don't see it, I guess, what everybody else is seeing," Brooks says.

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Matt Stell's Songwriting Shines on 'Everywhere But On' [Listen]

Taste of Country News - 2 hours 37 min ago

The singer plays a man avoiding memories of his ex by moving all over the country.

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Shania Twain Calls Out Country Radio, Says It's 'Very Ageist'

The Boot News - 2 hours 53 min ago

In a recent interview with 'USA Today', Twain lamented more than the lack of women on country radio.

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Everything You Need to Know About the American Music Awards on Nov. 24

Nash Daily News - 3 hours 54 sec ago

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

Host: Ciara

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 

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Thomas Rhett

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO or GROUP – COUNTRY 

  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY 

  • Kane Brown – Experiment
  • Dan + Shay – Dan + Shay
  • Carrie Underwood – Cry Pretty

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY 

  • Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”
  • Dan + Shay – “Speechless”
  • Blake Shelton – “God’s Country”

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Luke Combs
  • Billie Eilish
  • Lil Nas X
  • Lizzo
  • Ella Mai

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper – “Shallow”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
  • Marshmello & Bastille – “Happier”
  • Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – “Señorita”
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE MUSIC VIDEO

  • Billie Eilish – “bad guy”
  • Ariana Grande – “7 rings”
  • Halsey – “Without Me”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
  • Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down”

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK

  • Halsey -“Without Me”
  • Jonas Brothers – “Sucker”
  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus – “Old Town Road”
  • Panic! At The Disco – “High Hopes”
  • Post Malone & Swae Lee – “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP

  • Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus -“Old Town Road”
  • Post Malone – “Wow.”
  • Travis Scott – “SICKO MODE”

photos by O’Connor/Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Kristian Bush's New Band Dark Water Debut Uplifting Single, 'Paint It Blue' [Listen]

Taste of Country News - 3 hours 2 min ago

Bush also reveled some details about Sugarland's new album.

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Little Big Town Try to Take Off the 'Sugar Coat' in New Song, Video [WATCH]

The Boot News - 3 hours 21 min ago

"Sugar Coat" comes from Little Big Town's forthcoming new album, 'Nightfall'.

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Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Show at the Opry to Air on NBC on Nov. 26

Nash Daily News - 3 hours 35 min ago

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.”

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Garth Brooks Responds to Eric Church’s Jabs After the CMA’s

Saving Country Music - 3 hours 39 min ago
Eric Church sparked off a bit of controversy late last week when he took the stage at The Anthem in Washington D.C. on Friday and Saturday nights (11-15 & 11-16), and made some playful jabs at Garth Brooks after losing a bid for the CMA Entertainer of the Year trophy to Garth. Now Garth has responded.
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Scooter Braun Says Taylor Swift's 'Social Media War' Resulted in Death Threats to His Family

Taste of Country News - 3 hours 58 min ago

He claims he and his family have been subject to ongoing threats.

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Story Behind the Song: Dolly Parton, 'Coat of Many Colors'

The Boot News - 4 hours 18 min ago

"This is a little song I wrote, and when it became a hit, I took the money back to Mama ..."

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The Boot News Roundup: Randy Owen Earns CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award + More

The Boot News - 4 hours 24 min ago

The Alabama frontman is the 2019 recipient of the CMA Foundation's Humanitarian Award.

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Lindsay Ell Refines Her Sound With 'I Don't Love You' [Listen]

Taste of Country News - 4 hours 35 min ago

Get to a doctor if you don't feel every word.

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Morgan Wallen Turns Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up” Into 8-Minute Short Film About a Vet With PTSD [Watch]

Nash Daily News - 4 hours 40 min ago

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.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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