Category: Awards

Kid Rock to Host CMT Awards

Kid Rock announced today (4/29), via his website, that he will be hosting the upcoming 2010 CMT Music Awards. “The rumors are true,” Kid Rock says. “I’m hosting the CMT Awards live from Nashville on June 9. All I can promise is I will be awesome.” The 2010 CMT Music Awards will air live on […]

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Int’l Country Music Festival Returns to Belmont

The 27th Annual International Country Music Festival will be held at Belmont University Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, May 29. Co-Chairs for the event are Don Cusic and James Akenson. This year’s program features over 40 scholars of country music from across the nation presenting a wide variety of topics. 

The Keynote, Rounder Records at […]

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Radio Personalities Play ‘Key Role’ in ACM Success

Country music radio luminaries Blair Garner, Shawn Parr and Storme Warren – along with winners in ACM radio categories and Westwood One – played a key role in the success of the Week Vegas Goes Country® preceding the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. The telecast reached more than 13 million […]

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ACM Sales Bump The Lucky Few

For some time, Nielsen SoundScan followers have observed that sales increases are not enjoyed evenly across the board by all artists. Certain acts reap the lion’s share of the bounty, and this year’s ACM sales bump continued that trend.

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Belmont’s “Best,” Tate’s USO Mission and a CDX Milestone

Belmont Salutes Gill With “Best of the Best” Tomorrow night (4/24) at 7:00 PM, Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business will present its annual “Best of the Best” showcase. The event will honor Vince Gill, 2010 recipient of the Robert E. Mulloy Award of Excellence, an annual award given to an individual […]

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Nashville Hosts 41st Annual Dove Awards

The 41st Annual Dove Awards were held in Nashville last night (4/21) and Christian pop group Casting Crowns took home the fan-voted Artist of the Year award for the first time. Also fan-voted was the New Artist of the Year category, and the award went to Sidewalk Prophets. Taking home the most Doves was producer […]

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BMI Christian Music Awards Honor Most-Played Songs

BMI saluted the writers and publishers of the past year’s most-performed songs on Christian radio and television during the annual Christian Music Awards last night at the company’s Music Row offices in Nashville. 

By contributing two songs each to the most-performed list, tobyMac, Steven Curtis Chapman, Chris Stevens, and singer/songwriter Jason Walker shared the Songwriter […]

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CMT Music Awards Announces Performers

Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are the first performers announced for the 2010 CMT Music Awards, set for Wednesday, June 9 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The first round of voting for the fan-voted show has already begun and runs through Monday, May 3, only at CMT.com, where fans will […]

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ACM Leverages Fan Engagement

“That’s how you start an award show, son,” bellowed a breathless Charlie Daniels after the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music’s opening number, a high-energy “Traveling Band” mashup which included the fiddler, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and CCR hero/songwriter John Fogerty.

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Top ACM Winners-Lady A, Lambert, Underwood

Last night’s (4/18) Academy of Country Music Awards reaffirmed the talent and star power of big winners Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood. Lady Antebellum took home trophies in three categories, and received two additional awards in the same fields as songwriters and producers. The trio comprised of Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley and Dave […]

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ACM Awards This Sunday

With artist-driven viral “campaign” videos, multi-platform fan voting, TV tie-ins, exclusive online promotions, and special concerts and events leading up to the big night, country’s biggest stars and the ACM have truly gone all out in promoting the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, airing live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las […]

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