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ACM Awards: The winners list

Here’s who took home the televised prizes at tonight’s Academy of Country Music Awards:

Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line

New Artist of the Year: Justin Moore

Single Record of the Year: Miranda Lambert, “Mama’s Broken Heart”

Song of the Year: Lee Brice, “I Drive Your Truck”

Male V0calist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Vocal Group of the Year: The Band Perry

Female V0calist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Album of the Year: Kacey Musgraves’ Same Trailer Different Park

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait

Taylor Swift and cancer survivor Kevin McGuire finally get their ACM Awards date

One year after she pledged to bring teenage leukemia survivor Kevin McGuire to the ACM Awards, Taylor Swift has finally had a chance to make good on her promise. (Kevin couldn’t attend the 2012 ceremony due to a chemo-induced fever, though Swift did give him a heartfelt shout-out in her Entertainer of the Year acceptance speech.) McGuire and his family attended the show in Las Vegas yesterday, after enjoying a private pre-telecast meeting with Swift. No word on whether the singer and her “date” planned their complementary outfits, though. READ FULL STORY

ACM Awards' off-camera winners include Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson (who is huge in Norway -- who knew?)

The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 1 on CBS, but a number of special awards have already been announced off camera. Among those who will be feted at a separate event this September in Nashville:

— Kenny Chesney, who is only the third recipient of the Crystal Milestone Award, following Garth Brooks and Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles. Chesney has sold more than 10,500,000 tickets on his 11 national tours.

— Alan Jackson, who receives the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. Fun fact: His album Good Time has earned platinum sales in Norway, where he played in August 2011.  READ FULL STORY

Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift lead this year's Academy of Country Music Awards nominees

It’s probably too early in the day for tequila, but Kenny Chesney has some celebrating to do.

The nominees for the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced this morning, and the “You and Tequila” singer safely leads the pack with an impressive total of nine nominations, including the major categories of Entertainer, Male Vocalist, Album, Single, and Song of the Year.

Not far behind is Jason Aldean and his respectable six nods, while Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, and Toby Keith also nabbed multiple slots on this year’s ballot.

While Chesney is no stranger to these shindigs (the twangy beach bum has won Entertainer of the Year four times before), the singer’s been mostly dormant in recent years. But thanks to his huge crossover hit (which got an assist from the equally durable Grace Potter), the 43-year-old artist is enjoying a late-career surge.

The show will be hosted by Blake Shelton and Reba McIntyre, and CBS will air it live from Las Vegas’ MGM Grand on April 1.

Check out the full list of nominees below:


Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire to return as ACM Awards hosts

Get ready for another dose of Blake Shelton as country’s hottest leading man joins Reba McEntire again this year as co-host of The Academy of Country Music Awards.

The 47th annual show will be held Sunday, April 1, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Like Shelton, the ACM’s Fan Jam also will return for a second year. This time Zac Brown Band will host the parallel event at the Mandalay Events Center. READ FULL STORY

ACM Awards: Miranda Lambert dominates, but Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year

Miranda Lambert led the nominations going into the ACM Awards, and she left Las Vegas with the most trophies. Lambert took home Top Female Vocalist while her tearjerker “The House That Built Me” earned Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year, and Song of the Year. Taylor Swift, meanwhile, was crowned fan-voted Entertainer of the Year. Brad Paisley won his fifth consecutive ACM for Top Male Vocalist.

Entertainer of the Year: Taylor Swift
Top Male Vocalist: Brad Paisley
Top Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert
Top Vocal Duo: Sugarland
Top Vocal Group: Lady Antebellum
Top New Solo Artist: Eric Church (previously announced)
Top New Vocal Duo or Group: The Band Perry (previously announced)
Top New Artist: The Band Perry
Album of the Year: Need You Now, Lady Antebellum
Single Record of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Song of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Video of the Year: “The House That Built Me,” Miranda Lambert
Vocal Event of the Year: “As She’s Walking Away,” Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson

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ACM Awards: We live-blogged ‘em!

ACM Awards: We're live-blogging 'em!


How many reaction shots will we get of presenter Robert Pattinson? What will cohost Blake Shelton do to warrant his preemptive apology? How many trophies will top nominee Miranda Lambert take home, and will they include one for Entertainer of the Year? Find out tonight when the ACM Awards air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Below, join me — and my 63-year-old mother, Joyce, who belongs to Josh Turner’s fan club and once told him “I love your voice, and the rest of you isn’t bad either” — for the play-by-play. (I apologize in advance as well.)


ACM Awards: Cohost Blake Shelton tells us what to expect from the show. (Hint: money will change hands)

The ACMs (that’s the Academy of Country Music Awards) air live April 3 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS from Las Vegas.

We’ll be live-blogging them here on The Music Mix, so we were particularly curious what Blake Shelton, the genre’s reigning smart-ass who joins Reba McEntire as cohost, has planned. A tease:

• At least one Charlie Sheen joke “Honestly, I don’t see any way around it. But I’d rather take shots at country artists because I know them, and we’ll laugh about it later,” he says. (“Where I come from, if you talk bad about somebody you haven’t met, that’s a good way to get your a– kicked,” he explains.) Truly, no one is safe. “There are no boundaries with me. I’ll even make a joke, if I have to, about Taylor Swift. And that’s a big no-no these days,” he adds. With a presenters list that now includes Robert Pattinson, Chace Crawford, and Celine Dion, we look forward to his ad libs. READ FULL STORY

Miranda Lambert leads ACM nominations with 7

Miranda-LambertImage Credit: Randee St. NicholasMiranda Lambert received seven Academy of Country Music Awards nominations when they were announced this morning in Nashville, including nods for Top Female Vocalist and Entertainer of the Year. Kenny Chesney and Zac Brown Band each earned five nominations. The entire ballot is below:

Jason Aldean
Toby Keith
Miranda Lambert
Brad Paisley
Taylor Swift

First batch of CMA Awards nominees announced today, Miranda Lambert an early favorite

Miranda-LambertImage Credit: Randee St. NicholasThis morning (Aug. 31) the first wave of nominees for the 44th Annual CMA Awards were announced and Miranda Lambert appears to be in store for an trophy-filled night. The singer earned five nominations: single of the year and music video of the year for her songs “White Liar” and “The House That Built Me,” and a song of the year nomination for “White Liar.” She’ll fight fiancé Blake Shelton‘s “Hillbilly Bone” for single of the year and music video of the year.

Lady Antebellum did well at the first batch of announcements, earning nods for single of the year, vocal group of the year, song of the year and music video of the year for “Need You Now.” Legendary tandem Brooks & Dunn earned a nom for vocal duo of the year.

Easton Corbin nominated for new artist of the year and single of the year for “A Little More Country Than That.” Zac Brown Band got nods for new artist and song of the year for “Toes.”

Nominees in the remaining five categories, including male and female vocalist of the year and entertainer of the year will be announced tomorrow (Sept. 1) by Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley on ABC’s Good Morning America. Check back here tomorrow to check out our thoughts on the full slate.

Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood for the third time, CMA Awards air live from Nashville, Tennessee Nov. 10.

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