The Academy of Country Music took a different approach to naming the nominations for the 2012 ACM Awards, inciting a first-time digital press conference via their Facebook page, as opposed to simply posting a list of hopefuls. With help from folks like Reba McEntire, Lionel Richie, Nancy O’Dell of ‘Entertainment Tonight’ and more, the red carpet was rolled out for this year’s event.
It’s really happening. Carrie Underwood really is releasing a new album, and the proof is in the first single! Underwood just announced in a special video message that ‘Good Girl’ will be the lead-off track from her forthcoming new record.
It appears that Jason Aldean isn’t quite done bringing the party via his ‘My Kinda Party’ album. The famed dirt road-lovin’ singer is reportedly dropping one more song from the record, ‘Flyover States,’ as his next single.
Miranda Lambert may have just kicked off her 2012 tour, but she’s never too busy to help a fan in need. Last week, the ‘Baggage Claim’ singer made a pit stop at a hospital in Rockford, Ill. to visit a young fan who is still recovering from a horrific Christmas Eve car accident.
As if you needed another reason to grab a bag of chips and tune into the Super Bowl, it was just announced that country music’s hottest couple Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will be opening up the big game with a duet performance, making the game of the year even more worthwhile for country music fans.
‘The Voice’ judges promise that Season 2 of the successful reality show will be better than the first, with more contestants, more talent and of course, more Blake Shelton. In a new promo for the series, Shelton and his celebrity friends explain what makes ‘The Voice’ so great — and why you should tune in.
Hillary Scott’s weekend wedding to longtime boyfriend Chris Tyrrell was a surprise to most of us — perhaps even her Lady Antebellum bandmates. According to OK!, a rep for the trio says that neither Charles Kelley nor Dave Haywood were in attendance for Saturday’s New York nuptials.
Lady Antebellum made a big reveal in a video announcement to their fans on Sunday: Hillary Scott and Chris Tyrrell are officially married! The couple wed on Saturday (Jan. 7) in New York. Now that’s what we call a surprise ceremony.
Over the holidays, Brad Paisley realized that his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tour name, the Cowabunga! Tour, was a smidgen outdated. So, with the dawning of 2012, it was out with the old and in with the new! Paisley will embark on his freshly-named Virtual Reality World Tour on Jan. 12.
Lee Brice is certainly starting 2012 out right — he’s engaged! The ‘Love Like Crazy’ singer stayed true to his hit single when he popped the question to his girlfriend, Sarah Reevely, on Monday, Jan. 2.
With her dazzling attire and stage-brightening smile, Dolly Parton would seemingly be an ideal celebrity to hit the ‘Dancing With the Stars’ set — she’s even got the costuming down already. Still, the ‘Jolene’ hitmaker does not think she’d be a good fit and has refused several offers to appear on the show.
Wynonna Judd got perhaps the Christmas gift of a lifetime this year. According to PEOPLE, Judd became engaged to her boyfriend, Cactus Moser, on Christmas Eve. The pair have been dating since 2009 and together make up touring group Wynonna and the Big Noise.
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