The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that multi-platinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist, Shakira, will perform her single “Medicine,” from her new album Shakira, featuring ACM Awards co-host and five-time nominee including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, ACM’s most prestigious award, Blake Shelton LIVE on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Where It All Began, the debut album from Dan + Shay, is available for streaming exclusively on Spotify today, one week before its release on April 1. Included in the stream are three exclusive, Live + Acoustic versions of “19 You + Me”, “Show You Off”, and “First Time Feeling”.
You can also join Dan + Shay for a LIVE Soundrop chat on Spotify this Thursday at 2PM CST!
Fan voting for the 49th Annual ACM Awards has begun for "Entertainer of the Year" nominee Blake Shelton and "New Artist of the Year" nominee Brett Eldredge. Fans will be able to vote for each category once a day through April 6th at http://voteacm.com. The 49th Annual ACM Awards will air on April 6th at 8/7c on CBS Television Network.
Now, cast your votes to see Blake and Brett bring it home!
Hot country newcomer Frankie Ballard, who tops both the Mediabase Country Chart and Billboard Country Chart this week with his smash “Helluva Life,” celebrated his first ever #1 single with fans last night (3/18) as he took the stage in front of a sold-out crowd for the Nash-FM 103.3 and 95.5 WSM concert series at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN. Ballard’s set included the anthem “Helluva Life,” which has sold nearly 400,000 digital copies, along with the fan favorite “It Don’t Take Much” from his new album, SUNSHINE & WHISKEY (Warner Bros. Records), available everywhere now.
It has been a helluva ride for Frankie Ballard, who tops both the Mediabase Country Chart and Billboard Country Chart this week, with his smash “Helluva Life.” Ballard’s fastest rising single to date has earned him his first ever #1 single, with nearly 400,000 digital copies sold.
"My heart is overflowing,” shares Ballard. “I'm so thankful to Country Radio for taking a chance on this song. I'm more than happy to play this one for the rest of my helluva life!"
Pictured (back - from L to R): Pamela Johnson (Vice President of Development, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Rachel Weingartner (Membership Manager, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), Ali Tonn (Director of Education and Public Programming, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum) and Elice Cuff (Sweet Talk Publicity)
Credit: Courtesy of Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Multiple GRAMMY-nominee Hunter Hayes and ConAgra Foods have teamed up to end child hunger while attempting to break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS® record for the Most Concerts Played in multiple cities in a 24-hour period. Hunter will kick off the "Hunter Hayes’ 24 Hour Road Race to End Child Hunger", brought to you in part by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here program, Friday, May 9 on Good Morning America in New York City.
Today, Warner Music Nashville releases a new album by Cowboy Troy entitled King of Clubs which Entertainment Weekly raves is “deliriously infectious” and debuted Top 20 on the iTunes Country album chart. John Rich, Troy’s friend of 20 years, produced the project with Charlie Pennachio and Tripp “Sinister” Tribbett.
With over 8 million singles sold, a platinum-certified debut album and multiple award wins and GRAMMY nominations including one for Country Album of the Year, Hunter Hayes will release his brand new album, Storyline, on May 6 which is available for pre-order now on HunterHayes.com and iTunes. Every track on the album was again co-written by Hayes and co-produced by Hayes and Dann Huff, this time featuring guest musicians including his touring band as well as legendary steel guitar player Paul Franklin (Bakersfield).
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.