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Nov 5

Kacey Musgraves Will Compete with Herself at the CMA Awards

Kacey Musgraves Will Compete with Herself at the CMA Awards

Kacey Musgraves photo by Sonya Jasinski, courtesy of UMG Nashville.

Kacey Musgraves has six nominations at the 47th Annual CMA Awards, including Song of the Year, presented to the songwriter, where she will compete against herself. Her debut single “Merry Go ‘Round,” which she co-wrote with Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally, is up for the trophy as is Miranda Lambert’s No. 1 hit “Mama’s Broken Heart,” which Kacey wrote alongside Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark.

“How lucky can you get?” she said. “Some people don’t even get to have the chance to have one song heard or cut, let alone two. It’s like a huge perspective for me. Just as a songwriter I feel like I’m able to achieve the best of both worlds with having a song that I wrote and got to sing and perform on the radio, and then another artist, a girl that I grew up with 10 miles down the road. To be able to share that and to be recognized for the words that came out of my brain is unreal.” Continue Reading

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Oct 29

Kenny Rogers to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Kenny Rogers to Receive Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Kenny Rogers photo courtesy of Capitol Records

Kenny Rogers, who was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Sunday, will receive The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award during The 47th Annual CMA Awards set to air live from Nashville on November 6 at 8/7c on ABC. Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker will perform during a special tribute to Kenny.

“Kenny Rogers is a living legend and country music trailblazer,” Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors, said. “He is more than deserving of this honor and what is sure to be a stellar tribute. He represents everything that this award was intended to recognize when we initiated it last year with Willie.” Continue Reading

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Oct 23

Luke Bryan to Kick Off CMA Awards with Good Morning America Performance

Luke Bryan to Kick Off CMA Awards with Good Morning America Performance

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan will kick off the 47th Annual CMA Awards bright and early with a performance on ABC’s Good Morning America on November 6 live from Nashville. That night, he will open the CMA Awards which are co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and will air live on ABC at 8/7c. GMA’s Robin Roberts will broadcast live from Nashville that morning and present an award at the show .

“We are going to kick-start the CMA Awards early in Nashville on November 6 and I hope everyone comes to join us,” Luke said. “We will be partying as the sun comes up! Can’t wait.” Continue Reading

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Oct 22

Watch the CMA Red Carpet Live on Great American Country

Watch the CMA Red Carpet action LIVE on Great American CountryGreat American Country is set to bring you all the glitz and glam from “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” CMA Awards Red Carpet Live will air live on Wednesday, November 6 at 7/6c, an hour before the 47th Annual CMA Awards airs live on ABC. Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley and Storme Warren will chat with country’s biggest stars about their nominations, performances, pre-show rituals and favorite CMA Awards moments as well as highlight the night’s fashion.

“With events like CMA Awards Red Carpet Live, we are able to give viewers unique access,” Sarah Trahern, senior vice president and general manager of Great American Country, said. “This show takes the audience right into the action with all the stars. To provide the exclusive CMA Awards pre-show is a tremendous opportunity for the network to bring fans of music and pop culture something special and to expose them to the larger Great American Country brand.” Continue Reading

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Oct 22

CMA Awards Announce All-Star Collaborations

CMA Awards Announce All-Star Collaborations

“Country Music’s Biggest Night” is pulling out all the stops as some of music’s biggest names come together to perform at the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville on ABC on November 6 at 8/7c.

Among the all-star collaborations set to take place are Taylor Swift taking the stage with Vince Gill and Alison Krauss; Zac Brown Band performing with Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl; and Hunter Hayes performing with Jason Mraz. Additionally, Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to George Jones, who passed away in April. Continue Reading

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Oct 22

Reba McEntire & The Band Perry Surprise CMA Broadcast Awards Winners

Reba McEntire & The Band Perry Surprise CMA Broadcast Awards Winners

Reba photo courtesy of Big Machine Label Group.

Reba McEntire and The Band Perry were on hand Monday to help surprise the winners of the 2013 CMA Broadcast Awards. The Band Perry kicked the morning off by calling the Radio Station and Major, Large, Medium, and Small Market Broadcast Personality of the Year winners while Reba delivered the good news to Kix Brooks, winner of the National Broadcast Personality of the Year award, that afternoon.

“The importance of radio is unparalleled in our format,” Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors, said. “These folks are dedicated champions for Country Music, and we are glad to honor them for their outstanding contributions.” Continue Reading

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Oct 15

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood & More Added to Performers at CMA Awards

Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

The list of performers for The 47th Annual CMA Awards has gotten even bigger! Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood have been added to the lineup. Additionally, Alan Jackson and George Strait will perform together in a tribute to George Jones, who passed away in April.

Complete list of CMA Awards nominees >>

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are also scheduled to perform. Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville November 6 at 8/7c on ABC. Continue Reading

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Oct 8

Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan & More to Perform at CMA Awards

Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan & More to Perform at CMA Awards

Miranda Lambert photo courtesy of Sony Music Nashville

The first round of performers for The 47th Annual CMA Awards has been revealed. Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are all scheduled to perform. Hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville November 6 at 8/7c on ABC.

Complete list of CMA Awards nominees >>

Additional performers and presenters will be announced soon. A limited number of tickets for the CMA Awards are still available. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (800) 745-3000 or at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office in Nashville. The CMA Awards have sold out in advance the past four years. Continue Reading

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Sep 16

Want to Win a Trip to the CMA Awards? Here’s How!

Enter for your chance to win a trip to the 2013 CMA Awards, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the 47th Annual CMA Awards. Photo courtesy of the CMA.

How would you like to go to the CMA Awards? GAC and our friends at the Country Music Association are thrilled to give you a chance to experience Country Music’s Biggest Night™ in person! Enter daily for your chance to win a trip for two to Nashville for the 47th Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 6!

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Sep 12

Tickets for CMA Awards & CMA Country Christmas On Sale September 14

Tickets for CMA Awards & CMA Country Christmas On Sale September 14

Tickets for The 47th Annual CMA Awards and CMA Country Christmas will go on sale Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, by calling (800) 745-3000; or in person at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office in Nashville.

The complete list of CMA Awards 2013 Nominees >>

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the CMA Awards which will air live on ABC from Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 6 at 8/7c and honors the biggest names in country music. CMA Country Christmas will tape on Friday, November 8 for an ABC special to air during the holiday season. Continue Reading

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