2012 Show Set to Air December 8 on NBC. - Grammy-winning singer Randy Travis will join host Joel McHale and an all-star cast for the Second Annual American Giving Awards presented by Chase. It’s set to air Saturday, December 8, 2012 on NBC at 8:00/7:00 p.m. (CT) from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, CA. Travis will serve as a musical performer during the awards show, which is a celebrity tribute to community heroes. Celebrated actress Glenn Close will be honored with the AGA Leadership Award for her philanthropic endeavors.
GRAMMY Nominations were announced Wednesday night, in Nashville, TN, with Blake receiving a nod for "Best Country Solo Performance" for "Over." Blake spoke out about his excitement over being nominated, saying "I'm completely shocked and honored to be nominated for a GRAMMY for "Over." It's one of the most challenging vocals of my career! Thank you so much."
Jimmy Fallon receives his second GRAMMY® nomination in the category for "Best Comedy Album" for his June 12 release, Blow Your Pants Off on Warner Bros. Records. This Grammy nomination follows his Grammy nominated debut, The Bathroom Wall. Blow Your Pants Off contains new original music as well as viral favorites from Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and features a mind-blowing roster of guest stars including Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Eddie Vedder and more.
Hunter Hayes received his first GRAMMY® nominations last night in the categories for “Best New Artist,” “Best Country Album,” and “Best Country Solo Performance” for “Wanted.” Hayes was also featured on The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! show prior to the announcement where he performed songs from the final five nominees for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Atlantic recording artist Hunter Hayes released the music video for his current single "Somebody's Heartbreak" in a fan first exclusive today. The video gives fans an up-close look at Hunter's electric live show, as well as a backstage pass as cameras follow Hunter on a tour stop.
One of music’s hottest newcomers, Hunter Hayes, is set for a special performance on The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! on December 5 at 10pm ET/PT on CBS. Just off the heels of winning CMA’s Best New Artist of the Year Award, Hayes continues to rise as one of the most anticipated new talents in music this year with his Atlantic Records’ self-titled release being certified Gold.
Blake appeared on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to perform a new song from his recently released Christmas special “Blake Shelton’s Not So Family Christmas.” Blake previewed one of the skits from the special co-starring Kelly Clarkson. Watch the second part of the interview to see more with Blake.
Tune in to NBC Monday, December 3rd from 10-11PM ET for the special.
Dwight Yoakam’s critically acclaimed new album, 3 Pears, is the No. 1 Americana Album for an impressive fifth week in a row this week. Released September 18th on Warner Bros. Records, 3 Pears was the artists’ highest charting debut on Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums Chart upon release. Just returning from his Australian tour, Yoakam has toured select US cities in support of 3 Pears since this summer, with a handful of new dates scheduled through December. For a complete list of upcoming tour dates, click here.
GAC will be airing a special on Blake Shelton on its critically-acclaimed Backstory series that dives into the history and making of country icons’ rise to stardom. The documentary will retell his life as the 17-year-old, small-town boy that has become Nashville’s Entertainer of the Year today.
Tune-in to GAC’s Backstory: Blake Shelton this Thursday at 5 PM ET or on:
December 20, 2012 at 10 PM ET
December 21, 2012 at 2 AM ET
December 21, 2012 at 6 PM ET
December 23, 2012 at 4 PM ET
December 28, 2012 at 5 PM ET
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