November 21st, 2013
CMT has announced its first round of performers and presenters for the upcoming fourth annual CMT Artists of the Year special, airing live Dec. 3 from Nashville. Alabama, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Train’s Pat Monahan, Cassadee Pope, Lionel Richie, Travis Tritt and Dwight Yoakam have all signed on to participate in the event, which this year is honoring Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, and Tim McGraw.
The 90-minute special will be hosted by Ron White and will air at 8 p.m. EST.
November 5th, 2013
July 17th, 2013
Just five albums into his career, Jason Aldean has punched his ticket into one of the most exclusive clubs in country music.
He has joined Kenny Chesney and Taylor Swift as one of the only country artists able to headline stadium shows — as evidenced by sold-out shows this summer at Boston’s Fenway Park and Chicago’s Wrigley Field.
He’s selling lots of music, too. His 2010 album, “My Kinda Party,” cemented Aldean’s status as a premier hit maker. Having sold nearly 3 million copies and spawned five No. 1 singles (including “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” a duet with Kelly Clarkson that crossed over to the pop charts), “My Kinda Party” was some kinda blockbuster.
Such success, though, comes with a price — namely the reality that his follow-up album, the recently released “Night Train,” would be judged by the standard set with “My Kinda Party.”
Aldean confronted the expectations for “Night Train” by taking a business-as-usual approach to the project.
“I remember when we made the ‘My Kinda Party’ album, we had those songs that we felt like were cool,” Aldean recalled in a recent phone interview. “We just went in and cut what we felt like was a great record, which is kind of the attitude we’ve had every time we’ve gone in the studio.”
March 26th, 2013
Blake Shelton, co-host of this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, has already picked up a win.
The Oklahoma native was awarded an off-screen prize for the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.
Shelton was recognized not only for his albums, hit singles, and sold out tours, but also for his work on television with “The Voice.”
Read more about Shelton’s award and other early winners including Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, and more at: http://www.tulsaworld.com/blogs/post.aspx?Blake_Shelton_an_early_winner_for_Academy_of_Country_Music_Awards/29-19598
December 19th, 2012
The 2012 World Music Award nominations are in, and Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood lead the list of stars up for awards.
Swift and Aldean lead the pack with six nominations each. Underwood is a close second with five. Both of the powerhouse female stars are up for Best Female Artist, Best Video, Best Song and Best Album. Swift is up for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year as well. Aldean’s nods include Best Male Artist and World’s Best Entertainer of the Year.
Blake Shelton, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban have also scored at least one nomination. The nominees are chosen by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in order to honor the top-selling artists all over the globe.
The World Music Awards will take place at the Marlins Stadium in Miami on Dec. 22. The show will broadcast in more than 160 countries, bringing the estimated total of viewers up to one billion.
Get more noms via Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift Lead Country 2012 World Music Awards Nominees.