Eric Church was such a multi-tasker when he performed his single ‘Springsteen,’ which is a reference to the one and only Bruce (aka The Boss), who is an artist that Church reveres, at the 2012 ACM Awards tonight (April 1). Church began the song while standing and playing the piano, with his guitar strapped to his person. It didn’t look exactly comfortable with a guitar-as-appendage, protruding from his side, but he didn’t miss a beat or a note.
Before Little Big Town sang ‘Here’s Hope’ at the 2012 ACM Awards tonight (April 1), singer/songwriter Hunter Hayes introduced them, after performing the first verse of his song ‘Storm Warning.’ Hayes actually co-penned ‘Here’s Hope,’ which is part of the ACM Lifting Lives initiative. The song and the performance were designed to shed light on the epidemic of child hunger.
We’re used to seeing Blake Shelton on primetime TV, with his role as a coach on ‘The Voice,’ which catapulted him to mainstream fame. But his roots will always be in country music. Instead of offering sarcastic and hilarious comments to hopefuls on the reality singing competition or ribbing with his co-stars, Shelton took the stage at the 2012 ACM Awards tonight (April 1) to co-host and to perform. He took a break from making jokes and entertaining the crowd with one-liners to slow things down and perform his new single ‘Drink on It.’
The Band Perry could have easily performed their crossover smash hit ‘If I Die Young’ at the 2012 ACM Awards tonight (April 1), but the trio instead chose to give fans and viewers something new. They performed their hot-off-the-press single ‘Postcard From Paris’ and it sounded so good, it was as though they’ve been rocking it live for eons. It’s a smart strategy to promote a brand new single at an awards show forum such as this and it’s one of TBP’s best songs. So it was win-win for the band and its fans.
Carrie Underwood opened the 2012 ACM Awards tonight (April 1) by performing her brand new single ‘Good Girl’ for the first time live on TV. What a way to start the show and what a way for the singer to debut her latest hit, which will appear on her forthcoming album ‘Blown Away,’ due one month from today. The singer set the tone for the evening with her fierce performance.
Sugarland will appear on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ on Tuesday, March 27. The duo will turn up on the results episode for the week. It’s a big deal, since it’s actually the first results show of Season 14 and things sure are starting out Sugar-y sweet for the popular series.
Country darling Shania Twain replaces Diana Ross on the updated version of Lionel Richie’s 1981 ballad ‘Endless Love.’ It’s a modern redo of a classic song, and in the video, Twain and Richie express intense emotion and passion, so much so that you’d think they were actually a couple. The singers emanate genuine fondness for one another and both are incredibly expressive with their eyes, hands and voices throughout the entire span of the clip.
Carrie Underwood has subscribed to a vegetarian lifestyle for seven years, due to the increased health benefits of a meat-free diet. The ‘Good Girl’ singer has revealed that she is taking things a step further and is about “95 percent vegan” at this point. That means she is attempting to develop a diet completely devoid of any animal products, which includes dairy, honey and more.
Kenny Chesney fans will want to tune into the Academy of Country Music Awards on April 1. The superstar is planning a major reveal at the show, choosing to perform the first single from his brand new album, according to a representative from his label BNA. It’s certainly interesting that the title of the single has not yet been determined but the live premiere has! Even so, Chesney fans will take it.
Who says Blake Shelton is the only country superstar that can be a coach on ‘The Voice’? Well, turns out he’s not. Keith Urban is also a coach — albeit on the Australian version of the show. In a new teaser promo, the singer, who never has a bad hair day, explains his attraction to this particular reality talent competition.
Miranda Lambert‘s go-to jewelry designer is obviously Karen Lindner. She created the gorgeous, choker-style necklace that Lambert wears in her new video for ‘Over You,’ as well as the jewelry that the singer and her bridal party wore at the reception for her May 2011 wedding to Blake Shelton.
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