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Apr 21

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Bryan’s Parade Photo Shoot

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Bryan's <em>Parade</em> Photo Shoot

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

Luke Bryan wasn’t always a country music superstar. Growing up, he put in long hours at his father’s peanut mill, all while balancing school and a love of music. In the latest installment of his LBTV webisode series, Luke takes to his hometown of Leesburg, Georgia for a behind-the-scenes look at his photo shoot for Parade magazine.

During the clip, Luke shows fans a bit of his father’s peanut mill and recounts what it was like growing up in Leesburg. He also talks about why he moved to Nashville and the differences between small towns and Music City. Watch the video below! Continue Reading

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Apr 18

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Reign at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Reign at No. 1 on <em>Top 20</em>

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood keeps her No. 1 streak alive and well, topping the Top 20 Country Countdown chart once again this week with her “Blown Away Medley!” In fact, the Top 5 videos remain unchanged this week with Hunter Hayes moving five spots to No. 7 with his latest, “Invisible.” Luke Bryan has a big debut, coming in at No. 12 with “Play It Again” and new duo Dan + Shay make their first ever countdown appearance, entering the chart at No. 20 with “19 You + Me.”

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Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  6. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7. Hunter Hayes – “Invisible”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  10. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer” Continue Reading

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Apr 18

Will Carrie Underwood Top the Chart on Top 20 Again This Week?

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Tax Day is behind us, but Nan Kelley is doing some “accounting” of her own on this week’s Top 20 Country Countdown! She’s counting down the Top 20 music videos this week, chosen by your votes. Carrie Underwood has been unstoppable at No. 1, but she’s facing stiff competition from a big countdown debut from Luke Bryan!

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Will Carrie make it another week at No. 1? Or will Luke debut in the top spot? Perhaps Blake Shelton or Miranda Lambert will take over the top of the chart. Tune in tonight at 6/5c to find out who claims this week’s No.1 spot! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Apr 16

ACM Awards Sell Out Dallas Cowboy Stadium in 18 Minutes

Country music fans can’t wait to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Set for April 19, 2015 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, fans snatched up 70,000 tickets in 18 minutes, selling out both the ACM Awards and the ACM Party for a Cause festival April 18-19. The events were the biggest and fastest selling in the Academy’s history.

“We want to thank the fans for their continued support,” Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy, said. “This sale was unprecedented and far exceeded our expectations. We’re working hard to plan more events to accommodate as many fans as we can. Country music is alive and well in North Texas!”  Continue Reading

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Apr 14

Luke Bryan to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Luke Bryan to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

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

Luke Bryan is in the first group of artists to be announced as performers at the Billboard Music Awards. Other performers include Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic. The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on May 18 at 8/7c on NBC.

Luke is a finalist in six categories, including the all-genre Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album and Top Country Song twice, once for his hit “Crash My Party,” and again for “That’s My Kind Of Night.” The full list of finalists can be found at www.Billboard.com. Continue Reading

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Apr 11

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Lauren Alaina posts a “Transformation Tuesday” featuring Carrie Underwood; Taylor Swift bakes cookies with Olympian Gracie Gold; The Band Perry apologizes to Sheryl Crow; and Luke Bryan and wife Caroline post a poolside selfie. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Lauren Alaina & Carrie Underwood

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Lauren_Alaina.

Lauren Alaina – Lauren_Alaina: How about this for a #TransformationTuesday lol. I’ve always loved miss @carrieunderwood

Sheryl Crow – SherylCrow: Overall a great night at the #ACMs. Whew! I’m tired! Still picking confetti out of my hair! @ACMawards

The Band Perry – TheBandPerry: Sorry @SherylCrow!!! We love you! xxkP

 

Kip Moore climbs a rock wall in Las Vegas

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KipMooreMusic.

Kip MooreKipMooreMusic: my Vegas high… Thanks red rock gym Continue Reading

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Apr 7

Jerry Jones & George Strait Announce 50th Anniversary ACM Awards to Take Place in Dallas

Jerry Jones & George Strait Announce 50th Anniversary ACM Awards to Take Place in Dallas

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 06: Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones (L) and Singer/songwriter George Strait speak onstage during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Newly-crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year George Strait and Jerry Jones, Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, made an exciting announcement during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. The pair revealed that the ACM Awards will celebrate its 50th anniversary from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Awards will air live on CBS at 8/7c on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said. “Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we’ll celebrate with the biggest group of mega artists at ACM Party for a Cause and allow more music fans to experience the Awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country.” Continue Reading

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Apr 4

ACM Awards Invite Fans to Engage Through Social Media

ACM Awards Invite Fans to Engage Through Social Media

The Academy of Country Music wants you to be a part of the 49th Annual ACM Awards! Co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c and fans have a number of ways to interact with the show.

Before the show kicks off, be sure to tune into Great American Country for all the glitz and glamour, live from the ACM Awards Red Carpet! Great American Country hosts will bring you all the action starting at 6:30/5:30c. Be sure to tell us on Facebook and Twitter which star is wearing your favorite look!

Fan Voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year – Fans can place their votes for Entertainer of the Year powered by the Ram Truck brand and ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, by logging on to www.VoteACM.com or via text message using a number that will be announced during the telecast. Fans are allowed to vote once per day and can cast their vote for ACM New Artist of the Year through the start of the live broadcast and Entertainer of the Year into the third hour of the show. Continue Reading

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Apr 2

Luke Bryan Is “Very Excited” About the ACM Awards

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

Luke Bryan is set to have a busy week leading up to the ACM Awards on Sunday. He will serve as co-host alongside Blake Shelton for the second year and in between show rehearsals, interviews and soundchecking for his ACM performances, he will co-host the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event with Justin Moore. Luke is also nominated in three categories, including Entertainer of the Year.

“I’m very, very excited,” Luke said. “Entertainer of the Year nominee – that’s amazing. Album and Male Vocalist – I’m very, very excited about that. It’s gonna be another busy ACM fun time, me and Blake hosting, and nothing’s better than going out there and having some amazing nominations, and I want to thank my fans for making that happen, and everybody at the ACMs.” Continue Reading

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Mar 24

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton’s ACM Awards Commercials

Go Behind The Scenes of Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton's ACM Awards Promotions

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are hard at work, preparing to host the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and that includes taking time out from their busy schedule to record a few promotional spots for the show. Behind the scenes, the pair spent some time between takes ribbing one another about makeup and whether Luke is a reliable co-host.

But it wasn’t just Luke and Blake on set. Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw also had cameo appearances and as it turned out, Tim had a rather famous group of admirers vying for his attention. Plus, Miranda went off the rails! Watch the hilarious behind the scenes footage below. Continue Reading

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