Gretchen Wilson Nabs Grammy Noms • “ACM Showcase” • Jessi Colter and Stealing Angels Support Child Help • Josh Thompson Celebrates Co-Writes
Gretchen Wilson Nabs Grammy Noms
Gretchen Wilson and the staff of her Redneck Records label celebrated her two nominations at this week’s Grammy nominee party at Nashville’s Loew’s Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. Wilson received nods in the “Best Country Female Vocal Performance” category for “I’d Love to Be Your Last,” and the single is also nominated for “Best Country Song.”
“ACM Showcase,” a one-hour GAC special featuring performances by Academy of Country Music Top New Solo Vocalist nominees Eric Church, Randy Houser and Easton Corbin and Top New Vocal Duo or Group nominees The Band Perry, The JaneDear girls and Steel Magnolia was taped January 18 at the Ryman Auditorium as part of a special Tuesday night Opry. Hosted by reigning ACM Top New Artist Luke Bryan, the special premiers January 27 on GAC and kicks off fan voting for these categories. One winner from each category will compete for the Top New Artist prize which will be handed out at the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, April 3, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.
Jessi Colter and Stealing Angels Support Child Help
Jessi Colter and Stealing Angels recently participated in a Child Help charity event at the Paradise Valley Country Club near Phoenix, AZ in support of the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
Josh Thompson Celebrates Co-Writes
Columbia Nashville’s Josh Thompson recently took a break from his busy touring schedule to write with legendary country crooner John Anderson. Thompson, who wrote all 10 songs on his debut album Way Out Here, has also enjoyed cuts by artists such as Brad Paisley (“A Man Don’t Have To Die”), Jason Aldean (“Church Pew Or Bar Stool”), Craig Morgan (“Accidents Don’t Just Happen”) and Jason Michael Carroll (“Growing Up Is Getting Old”).