April 8, 2013 |
Taylor Swift was not a big winner at the American Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. The performer/songwriter who took home a basketful of awards, including female vocalist of the year, was Miranda Lambert. (But Swift, in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, struck me as being among the best dressed.) [Los Angeles Times] The Year of Beyonce continues. The singer, who has been in the headlines almost nonstop so far in 2013, performing at the U.S. presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, has been named honorary chair of the annual Costume Institute Gala, scheduled May 6. [WWD]
April 8, 2013 |
Roll over, Hank Williams, and tell Patsy Cline the news: Nashville has a new top music award show. Sunday's 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show on CBS drew 15.4 million total viewers, according to early data from Nielsen (final ratings won't be published until Tuesday). It was the first time since at least 1987 that the ACMs beat the same season's airing of its rival, the Country Music Assn. awards telecast on ABC. Last November, the CMAs crooned for 13.7 million total viewers.
April 7, 2013 |
As the 48 th Academy of Country Music Awards show got underway Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the placement of the word “awards” appeared to be no accident, as it was nearly 50 minutes into the show before the first trophy was handed out to Thompson Square as top vocal duo. The matter of awards had to wait until after three commercial breaks and seven live music segments from a raft of the evening's featured performers -- including co-hosts...
April 7, 2013 |
Rising country singer Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year and Miranda Lambert was singled out as a songwriter and a singer on Sunday at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert picked up significant honors from her collaboration with husband Blake Shelton on "Over You," a song they wrote inspired by Shelton's experience as a teenager when his brother was killed in an automobile accident. "I don't know what to say," said Bryan, who also co-hosted the show from Las Vegas with Shelton.
February 13, 2013 |
Lionize your rock and country heroes in songs and good things will follow - it worked for Taylor Swift, who launched her career six years ago with her single “Tim McGraw,” and it worked for Eric Church, who leads the 48 th Academy of Country Music Awards nominations with seven, including his single saluting the Boss, “Springsteen.” The hit track, which recently scored Church a pair of Grammy nominations, earned Church ACM nods both...
May 16, 2007 |
Kenny Chesney collected his third consecutive entertainer of the year trophy Tuesday as the Academy of Country Music also honored veteran George Strait, newcomer Carrie Underwood and gave an unprecedented 14th vocal duo award to Brooks & Dunn. The duo had some stiff competition from Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and The Wreckers, and Ronnie Dunn fretted before the show that the pair had to lose "sooner or later."