Urban, Lambert, LBT lead CMA Award nominations
Music Video of the Year — ‘Better Man’ by Little Big Town, ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ by Keith Urban, ‘Craving You’ by Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris, ‘It Ain’t My Fault’ by Brothers Osborne, ‘Vice’ by Miranda Lambert.
New Artist of the Year — Lauren Alaina, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, and Brett Young.
Single of the Year — ‘Better Man’ by Little Big Town, ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ by Keith Urban, ‘Body Like A Back Road’ by Sam Hunt, ‘Dirt On My Boots’ by Jon Pardi, ‘Tin Man’ by Miranda Lambert.
Album of the Year — The Breaker by Little Big Town, From a Room: Volume 1 by Chris Stapleton, Heart Break by Lady Antebellum, The Nashville Sound by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, The Weight of These Wings by Miranda Lambert.
Song of the Year —‘Better Man’ written by Taylor Swift, ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ written by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Olsen, ‘Body Like A Back Road’ written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane Mcanally, Josh Osborne, ‘Dirt On My Boots’ written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, ‘Tin Man’ written by Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall.
Most of us won’t agree with all of the CMA’S choice of nominees but as usual there are a lot of questions that will stay without a proper answer. George Strait’s Hurricane Harvey relief concert set for September 12 in San Antonio
In an effort to raise funds and spirits, and help rebuild Texas in the wake of Harvey’s devastation, George Strait will be playing a special benefit show at The Majestic Theatre in San Antonio, Texas on Tuesday, September 12 with special guests Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen, and Lyle Lovett in part of the Hand in Hand: A benefit for Hurricane Harvey relief telethon and fundraiser.
It will also be televised as a telethon. The one-hour special will feature celebrity participants and performances including songs from Country Music icon and Texas native George Strait, live from his benefit concert at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.
Select performances from Majestic Theatre will air on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox, and NBC on Tuesday, September 12 at 8 p.m. EST.
This is the start of his ongoing relief efforts, with all proceeds from the show benefiting the Rebuild Texas Fund.
Phone lines, text messaging, and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends. For more information, updates, and a link to donate, please visit handinhand2017.com.
Mark Chesnutt cancels shows Country music star Mark Chesnutt had to cancel his appearance overseas at a music festival in Millport, UK due to the natural disaster in his home state of Texas. The singer was unable to leave his neighbourhood due to the extreme flooding from Hurricane Harvey.
The storm reached Beaumont, dumping 20 inches of rain, with continued rain and flooding. As a result, Chesnutt and neighbours lost access to running water and the Beaumont Airport has been temporarily closed.
“I’m safe and my family is safe, and we are among the lucky ones to have only sustained minor damage to our home. Though I am disappointed to
cancel my appearances, I am mostly thankful for my fans everywhere and hope they’re safe too,” Chesnutt said in a release.
Chesnutt plans to return to the road September 9 in Gstaad, Switzerland and resume his touring schedule.
Live shows recorded for Church Sixty-one tour dates, 35 songs-plus per night, totalling over 200 hours of live music. That is what Eric Church ultimately played in a five-month period spanning January 13 through May 27, 2017. Church hinted Billboard, a trade magazine, that something big was to come post-tour.
“We recorded all of it. We had some (songs) that I was adamant that I wouldn’t rehearse with the band. I would tell the band a couple hours before the show, ‘This is the song we’re going to do,’ and then I wouldn’t see them until we did it, when we played live,” says the singer.
Now, those recordings are being released across 61 Days in Church. Fans will have access to 30 initial live recordings from various stops across North America. Then, subsequent releases through the end of the year — including some catalogue and cover songs as well as songs inspired by events that happened while he was on the road — will be released chronologically to complete the list.
The songs will initially be released only on the Apple Music platform for a two-week period before being made available on all streaming services.
“I had so much fun learning songs that were unique to whatever city we found ourselves in,” Church reflects. “I learned a lot about each place, and it was special to see the crowd react to the songs that were only for them. I’m glad we recorded it and can relive it forever.”
Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour has sold 930,000 tickets at the end of its run, but as Dave Brooks of Billboard Magazine noted, “Fans will remember that tour by another metric: the marathon three-and- a-half hours Church played nightly as he crisscrossed the United States and Canada.”
Fans will remember that his March show at Bell Centre in Montreal was cancelled, but no reason was given! Our tickets were refunded.