Dwight Yoakam just began his Australian tour in support of his critically acclaimed new album, 3 Pears, which was released September 21 on Warner Bros. Records in Australia. 3 Pears is currently Top 20 on the Country Airplay Chart and the music video for his first single, “A Heart Like Mine,” is sitting in the Top 10 on CMC’s Top 20. Already reaching No. 1 on the Americana chart in the US, 3 Pears was also Yoakam’s highest charting debut on Billboard 200 and Billboard Country Albums Chart upon release.
Faith Hill premiered her first music video in nearly five years, “American Heart”, in a fan-first web simulcast that took place at FaithHill.com and Facebook.com/FaithHill via uStream video service. Faith spoke to Billboard.com about the video say, "This video was the perfect combination of hard work, creative energy and fun. When I first heard this song I was brought to tears," Hill said. "I not only knew I had to record it, but I almost immediately saw it visually.
CMT premiered an exclusive first look at the upcoming Crossroads with Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers, during their Big New Music Weekend. Fans can watch the two musical greats duet on Randy's classic, "Three Wooden Crosses."
Crossroads with Randy Travis and The Avett Brothers premieres on CMT, November 23rd at 11/10c.
Hunter Hayes performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters at this year's 2012 CMA Awards. Later in the night, Hayes took home the award for New Artist of the Year. Hunter responded to fans the next day saying, "I can't believe this is happening to me. I already feel so blessed to get to make music with the awesome team I have and to go out on the road and play to awesome fans every night. This is such an honor and it means the world to me. I am beyond grateful for this award and I will never forget everyone who has done so much to make this possible."
Blake Shelton took home top honors at this year's CMA Awards, winning Entertainer, Male Vocalist and Song of the Year. Shelton, along with wife Miranda Lambert, dedicated their award for Song of the Year to his father who passed away earlier this year. "My dad always told me son, you should write a song about your brother. Tonight, even after he's gone, he's still right," said Shelton.
Country music’s breakthrough artist, Hunter Hayes, brought home the 2012 CMA Award for New Artist of the Year at last night’s CMA Awards, marking his first ever CMA Awards win. Along with the exciting first win, Hunter also performed his No. 1 Platinum hit single “Wanted” to fans and supporters.
Warner Music Nashville artists set to perform and present at tonight's 46th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville, TN.
Both Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes are performing during the awards ceremony. Blake will join the Willie Nelson Tribute, while Hunter will play his recent #1 hit single "Wanted." Jana Kramer will join Jake Owen to present the award for Duo of the Year.
An exclusive series of intimate behind-the-scenes videos and musical performances, "Kickin' It with @KramerGirl" showcases a few of Jana's favorite things to do while off the road. The series kicked off on JustJared.com with an exclusive photo shoot and an inside look at Jana's "Game Night." Visit JanaKramer.com to see each video premiered on HerCampus, Just Jared, MySpace and more!
Hunter Hayes will continue on as the opening act for Carrie Underwood's critically acclaimed "Blown Away Tour" in 2013 with 40 new dates added around the country. The 2013 tour dates kick off February 13 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tickets will be available for the 2013 dates in select markets beginning Friday, Nov. 2; check local venues for exact on sale date information.
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.