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Dan + Shay Give Thanks in New Song ‘Glad You Exist’

Dan + Shay Give Thanks in New Song ‘Glad You Exist’
Dan + Shay deliver a heartfelt show of gratitude with their new song “Glad You Exist,” which was released on Friday. It’s the follow-up to their chart-topping hit “I Should Probably Goes to Bed” and latest from an upcoming project.

Built around a percussive acoustic guitar part that could have easily powered an early John Mayer hit, the breezy tune was written by Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney with Ryan Lewis, Jordan Reynolds, and Tayla Parx (whose songwriting credits include Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and Khalid and Normani
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Morgan Wallen Details Sprawling New Double Album ‘Dangerous’

Morgan Wallen Details Sprawling New Double Album ‘Dangerous’
Morgan Wallen has announced plans for his forthcoming second album, the follow-up to the CMA-winning performer’s 2018 debut If I Know Me. Titled Dangerous: The Double Album, the expansive project will be released January 8th.

Spanning 30 tracks across two discs, Dangerous includes a handful of previously released songs such as “More Than My Hometown,” the current single “7 Summers,” and Wallen’s cover of Jason Isbell’s “Cover Me Up.” Additionally, there’s a new mix of “Heartless,” Wallen’s hit collaboration with the electronic producer Diplo that appeared in
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2020 Acm Awards winners list: Full list of Academy of Country Music winners in all categories

2020 Acm Awards winners list: Full list of Academy of Country Music winners in all categories
The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held on Wednesday night, September 16, after being delayed by several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So who came out on top when prizes were handed out? Scroll down for our complete list of winners in all categories, from Entertainer of the Year to Music Event of the Year.

Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Dan and Shay topped the nominations, which were announced way back on February 27. The awards show was originally scheduled to air on April 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But then Covid-19 spread across the globe, forcing TV productions, movie shoots and myriad entertainment events to shut down in order to limit the spread of the disease.

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So the Acm Awards were delayed, and
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Lindsay Ell Details New Album, ‘Heart Theory’

Lindsay Ell Details New Album, ‘Heart Theory’
Country singer-songwriter Lindsay Ell will go high-concept with her newly announced second album, Heart Theory. The LP, the follow-up to Ell’s 2017 debut, The Project, will be released August 14th.

Consisting of 12 new songs, Heart Theory explores the seven stages of grief: shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance. Ell penned all but one of the songs, drawing on personal experiences, and finished it at a distance during quarantine with producer Dann Huff. The track listing reveals a variety of top-notch collaborators, including Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard,
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2020 Acm Awards nominations: Full list of Academy of Country Music nominees led by Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Dan and Shay

2020 Acm Awards nominations: Full list of Academy of Country Music nominees led by Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Dan and Shay
Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and the duo Dan and Shay are the top nominees at the 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which announced their contenders on February 27. Scroll down to see the full list of nominees, and make your predictions here in our predictions center. The awards show will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5. The telecast will be hosted for the first time by 15-time Acm champ Keith Urban.

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Old Dominion are up for Group of the Year, Single of the Year (“One Man Band”), Song of the Year (also “One Man Band”) and Video of the Year. Band members Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi have one additional nomination apiece as songwriters for “One Man Band” since the Song of the Year prize is
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Maddie & Tae Detail New Album ‘The Way It Feels’

Maddie & Tae have announced plans for their second album The Way It Feels, which is set for release on April 10th. It will mark the “Girl in a Country Song” duo’s first full-length release since their 2015 debut Start Here.

Several of the 15 tracks on The Way It Feels have previously been released as part of a pair of EPs — One Heart to Another and Everywhere I’m Goin’ — that Maddie & Tae issued in 2019. But The Way It Feels also reorders those existing songs and includes five previously unreleased songs
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Grammys 2020: The Country Music Winners

Grammys 2020: The Country Music Winners
Winners in the country music, Americana/roots, and bluegrass categories were announced during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony on Sunday afternoon.

Tanya Tucker won two awards, Best Country Album for While I’m Livin’ and Best Country Song for “Bring My Flowers Now.”

“After almost 50 years in this business, after many dreams, it’s still unbelievable to me that I’d still have a few firsts left. After 14 trips, 14 nominations, this is the first win,” Tucker said upon accepting the trophy for Best Country Song, which she shared with her co-writers Phil and Tim Hanseroth,
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Tanya Tucker Leads 2020 Country Grammy Nominees

Tanya Tucker Leads 2020 Country Grammy Nominees
Nominees for the 62nd Grammy Awards were announced Wednesday morning, with Tanya Tucker leading among country performers and Eric Church, Ashley McBryde, and Dan + Shay all picking up multiple nominations in the country categories.

Tucker’s 2019 album While I’m Livin’ was a big favorite for voters, earning the singer a Best Country Album nomination. The album’s centerpiece, “Bring My Flowers Now,” found its way into multiple fields, including Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song, a nomination Tucker shares with her co-writers Brandi Carlile, Tim Hanseroth,
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2020 Grammy Nominations: Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead the Pack

2020 Grammy Nominations: Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X Lead the Pack
The nominations for the 2020 Grammy Awards are in, with Lizzo (eight nominations), Billie Eilish (six), and Lil Nas X (six) leading the pack.

Bebe Rexha, Alicia Keys, Gayle King, Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan, and Chair of the Board of Trustees Harvey Mason Jr. all pitched in to read off the names Wednesday morning via a live stream and on “CBS This Morning.”

Keys will return to host next year’s Grammys, her second turn as emcee of “Music’s Biggest Night.”

The nominees are below.

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Record Of The Year:

“Hey, Ma” — Bon Iver

Bad Guy” — Billie Eilish

“7 Rings” — Ariana Grande

“Hard Place” — H.E.R.

“Talk” — Khalid

“Old Town Road” — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

“Truth Hurts” — Lizzo

Sunflower” — Post Malone & Swae Lee

Album Of The Year:

i,i — Bon Iver

Norman F***ing Rockwell! — Lana Del Rey

When We All Fall Asleep,
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Cma Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List

Cma Awards 2019: The Complete Winners List
Stars of the music world came out to Nashville, Tennessee’s Bridgestone Arena Wednesday to celebrate the biggest night in country music at the 53rd annual Country Music Awards.

For the first time in 11 years, longtime host Carrie Underwood was joined not by her usual co-host Brad Paisley, but by two other legendary women as special guest hosts: Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire. The entire night was dedicated to celebrating the women of country, including an opening number that brought together some of the biggest names in the genre for a performance.

Joining Underwood, McEntire and Parton for the number were Gretchen Wilson, Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles and Tanya Tucker.

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The night’s other performers included Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, P!Nk and Chris Stapleton, Dolly
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Cma Awards winners 2019: Full list of Country Music Association nominees and winners in all categories

The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards were presented on Wednesday night, November 13, during a live telecast on ABC hosted by Carrie Underwood along with country legends Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. So who were the big winners? Scroll down to see the complete list of winners, updated live as they were announced.

In addition to hosting the show, Underwood was nominated for Entertainer of the Year against Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Eric Church. But the most nominated artist at the event was Maren Morris, who contended six times including Album of the Year for “Girl” and Single of the Year for the title track.

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Two winners were announced the morning before the telecast. Musical Event of the Year went to the record-breaking collaboration “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. And Music
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Hear Justin Bieber Team Up With Dan + Shay for ‘10,000 Hours’

Hear Justin Bieber Team Up With Dan + Shay for ‘10,000 Hours’
Dan + Shay have joined forces with Justin Bieber for their new single “10,000 Hours,” the first song off the duo’s next album. The upbeat, acoustic track was written by Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, Bieber, Jordan Reynolds, Jessie Jo Dillon and Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd. It was produced by Smyers.

The musicians hyped the track on social media ahead of its release, with Bieber calling the track “wedding music” on Twitter. Bieber, Mooney and Smyers have been friends for several years, with Dan + Shay attending Bieber
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Cma Awards nominations 2019: Full list of nominees for 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards

Cma Awards nominations 2019: Full list of nominees for 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards
The 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards announced their nominations on August 28, and the kudos are led by Maren Morris with six nominations. Scroll down to see the full list of this year’s nominees, and tune in on Wednesday night, November 13, to find out who wins when the awards are handed out.

Morris earned nominations for Album of the Year (“Girl“), plus Single, Song, and Music Video of the Year for the title track from that album. Her other two bids are for Female Vocalist of the Year and Musical Event of the Year (“All My Favorite People” featuring Brothers Osborne).

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Despite sweeping the nominations, Morris isn’t up for Entertainer of the Year. The only woman who made the cut in that top category was Carrie Underwood, who is joined by a field of solo male artists: Garth Brooks,
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Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne Lead Cma Awards Nominations

Maren Morris, Brothers Osborne Lead Cma Awards Nominations
It’s Maren Morris’ year. The country music artist scored the most Cma Awards nominations of any act this year, with six nods. Brothers Osborne are two behind her with four, and a whole bevy of musicians — including Luke Combs, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and Kacey Musgraves, to handpick just a few — earned three apiece.

Morris is a finalist in the following categories: Single of the Year (“Girl”), Album of the Year (“Girl”), Song of the Year (“Girl”), Female Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event of the Year (“All My Favorite People”), and Music Video of the Year (“Girl”).

The highly coveted Entertainer of the Year trophy will go home with either Stapleton, Underwood, Garth Brooks, Eric Church, or Keith Urban. See all the nominees below.

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Underwood will host the show with “special guest hosts” Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.
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Maren Morris Leads Cma Awards Nominations With Six

The Country Music Association went with an all-female hosting lineup for this year’s show, and that woman-celebrating theme continued when nominations for the 53rd annual Cma Awards were announced Wednesday morning: Maren Morris led the pack with six nods.

Morris’ sophomore album, “Girl,” is up for album of the year, while the song of the same name, a recent No. 1 at country radio, is nominated in the single, song and music video categories. Her collaboration with Brothers Osborne, “All My Favorite People,” got a nod for musical event of the year. Morris also received a nomination for female vocalist of the year.

In short, Morris got a nomination in every category she possibly could have — with the exception of entertainer of the year. The Cma continues to reserve that top category for veteran acts with a lot of arena tours under their belt, even if that means leaving out
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Hunter Hayes Previews Surprise Album ‘Wild Blue’ With Groove-Heavy Title Track

Hunter Hayes Previews Surprise Album ‘Wild Blue’ With Groove-Heavy Title Track
Hunter Hayes builds his new song “Wild Blue” around a percussive groove, singing over subtle piano about how the 27-year-old songwriter is undergoing a personal sea change. “Funny how you don’t know you can fly until you finally catch the wind,” he sings. “You think you know the part you play until somebody goes and rewrites the script.”

And then it all explodes, with Hayes delivering a soaring, cathartic guitar solo before the song returns to its subdued piano origin. The title track off Hayes’ just announced new album,
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Acm Awards 2019: Keith Urban, Dan and Shay Dominate Country Music’s Big Night (Complete Winners List)

Acm Awards 2019: Keith Urban, Dan and Shay Dominate Country Music’s Big Night (Complete Winners List)
Keith Urban won Entertainer of the Year at the 54th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, while Dan and Shay picked up three awards, including Duo of the Year and two awards for their hit single “Tequila.”

Kacey Musgraves won her first Female Artist of the Year, while Thomas Rhett won his second in the male category.

Reba McEntire hosted the event, which took place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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See the complete list of winners below.

Entertainer of the Year

Keith Urban

Female Artist of the Year

Kacey Musgraves

Male Artist of the Year

Thomas Rhett

Duo of the Year

Dan + Shay

Group of the Year

Old Dominion

New Female Artist of the Year

Ashley McBryde

New Male Artist of the Yer

Luke Combs
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Grammys 2019: Dan + Shay Perform Elegant ‘Tequila’

Dan + Shay performed their Grammy-winning hit “Tequila” at the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney chose to strip away the pop-ready production of the crossover smash, with Mooney singing and playing piano, Smyers backing him up on acoustic guitar and a string section filling in the gaps. Delivering the song on a compact circular stage near the center of the arena, it was a performance of subtle elegance, which nonetheless didn’t stop Mooney from hitting and holding a huge note to cap off their star turn.
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Grammys 2019: The Country Music Winners

Grammys 2019: The Country Music Winners
Brandi Carlile won in three consecutive categories when the bulk of the 61st annual Grammy Awards — those not shown during the TV broadcast — were handed out during the Grammys Premiere Ceremony.

Carlile’s album By the Way, I Forgive You was named Best Americana Album, while her song “The Joke” won for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song.

“Americana music is the island of the misfit toys. I am such a misfit,” Carlile said upon winning Best American Roots Song for her empowering outsider anthem “The Joke.
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2019 Grammys: Full list of winners at the 61st Grammy Awards

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Winners of the 61st annual Grammys were revealed on February 10 in a two-part event. The majority of the 84 Grammy Awards were handed out at the non-televised Premiere Ceremony, which began at 12:30 p.m. Pt/3:30 p.m. Et and was hosted by Shaggy at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

The televised portion of the Grammys took place across the street at the Staples Center. It started on CBS at 5:00 p.m. Pt/8:00 p.m. Et. Winners in the top 10 categories were announced during a three-and-a-half hour concert that was hosted by Alicia Keys. Scroll down for the full and complete list of winners at the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

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