The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today the newcomer categories for New Artist of the Year Award, nominating Hunter Hayes as New Male Vocalist of the Year and Jana Kramer as New Female Vocalist of the Year!
Country's current Entertainer and Male Vocalist of the Year returns with a fresh new track about the moment when you fall for a new flame. "Sure Be Cool If You Did" is available to download on iTunes today!
Hunter Hayes has asked fans to be a part of his upcoming video for "Light Me Up" by submitting a short clip of what inspires them. Fans can visit http://www.hunterhayes.com/lightmeup for more info on how to upload their video.
Ashley Monroe, a member of the critically acclaimed trio Pistol Annies, will release her first Warner Nashville solo album, Like A Rose, on March 5, 2013. Monroe is set to debut two songs from Like A Rose at the Grand Ole Opry with Vince Gill on December 22.
Most folks, as soon as they hear Ashley Monroe, instantly recognize one thing: she’s the real deal. Her songs resonate so profoundly because they reflect the experiences of an artist who, although she is just 26, has already seen both the best and worst that life has to offer.
Blake Shelton is joined by his The Voice season three Team Blake members for a special performance of "White Christmas." The classic Christmas carol is featured on Blake's latest album, Cheers, it's Christmas! available now on iTunes.
Atlantic recording artist Hunter Hayes picked up the awards for New Artist Video of the Year & New Artist Single of the Year for "Wanted" at last night's American Country Awards. Hunter wasn't on hand to accept the awards, but took to Facebook to thanks fans and share his excitement, saying " "WOW! New Artist Video & New Artist Single of the year! THIS IS FOR YOU GUYS! YOU are amazing! Thank You SO MUCH! #ForTheLoveOfMusic"
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."
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 to expand the presence of WMG and its family of labels in Nashville. The division is home to Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra Nashville and Word Entertainment.