Ur­ban, Lam­bert, LBT lead CMA Award nom­i­na­tions

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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.

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