Scotty McCreery performed an abbreviated version of the song ‘Walk in the Country’ during the 2011 CMA Awards on Wednesday night. The song, from McCreery’s debut album ‘Clear as Day,’ led into the announcement of the 2011 CMA Radio Stations of the Year honors.
Taylor Swift watched as her name went unread during the first four categories she was nominated for at the 2011 CMA Awards. When Reba McEntire announced the Entertainer of the Year Award winner, it seemed like the world had been lifted from the 21-year-old’s shoulders.
While he’s sold out stadiums and millions of albums, major country music awards have alluded Jason Aldean … until now. The ‘Tattoos on This Town’ singer picked up his first ever CMA Award on Wednesday night, snagging the trophy for Album of the Year at the 2011 CMA Awards in Nashville.
Luke Bryan brought his team of sexy female dancers back to Nashville for another live performance of ‘Country Girl (Shake It for Me),’ a Top 5 hit from his new album ‘Tailgates and Tanlines.’ The 2011 CMA Awards performance had the audience at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on their feet.
Eric Church opened up a set of three mini-performances to close the first hour of the 2011 CMA Awards on Nov. 9. The North Carolina native sang his current single, ‘Drink in My Hand,’ and showed millions of people watching on ABC why fans have for years been fighting for tickets to his live show.
No one has yet been able to top the Band Perry during the 2011 CMA Awards. The brothers-sister trio are two-for-two after picking up the CMA Award for Song of the Year for ‘If I Die Young.’ The song was also honored with the night’s first award, Single of the Year.
The 2011 CMA Awards began with one of the best laughs and biggest surprises in recent years when Hank Williams Jr. crept up on Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who were busy making fun of him and his ‘Monday Night Football’ scandal. The co-hosts went right after Bocephus, with a spoof of his hit song ‘Family Tradition.’
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw are reportedly planning a 2012 tour that will be tough to beat. The country superstars are rumored to be finalizing details on a co-headlining show that will rival the 2011 dates Chesney did with the Zac Brown Band.
Toby Keith‘s ‘Red Solo Cup’ has caught on with the sippy cup crowd. This recently uploaded YouTube video shows a 3-year-old girl in a car seat belting out the chorus of Keith’s viral hit. Fast forward to the 20-second mark to watch her really scream the lyrics.
Rodney Atkins and Scotty McCreery will help lead Santa’s sleigh through the streets of New York City on Thanksgiving morning. The 85th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup includes the two country stars, as well as pop artists like Neil Diamond, Cee-Lo Green and Avril Lavigne.
Next month’s CMA Awards in Nashville will begin with Blake Shelton. The reigning Male Vocalist of the Year will open the show singing ‘Footloose,’ the song he recorded for a remake of the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon.
Season two of ‘The Voice’ on NBC will reportedly feature a more talented group of singers, more confident coaches and many more weeks of blind auditions. During a mini-press conference on Friday, Blake Shelton hinted that the show may be the biggest thing to ever air on television.
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