The State Fair of Texas has announced the finalists for their "2014 Big Tex Choice Awards", including a chicken fried baked potato, and a beer. For the "Original State Brew" a Funnel Cake Ale.
The first announcements were just released as to who is up for what in the Texas Regional Radio (TRR) Music Awards. Texas music newcomer Roy Solis kicked off his new year with some unexpected great news. He was just nominated for New Male Vocalist in the first round of voting. Solis said he was taken completely by surprise when he first learned of he announcement. Solis said “I’m overwhelmed and h
The 2012 American Country Awards were Monday night (Dec. 10), and while the show has improved each year in the three since its introduction to Fox, there is still some room for growth. The support from superstars like Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum proves the show is being embraced by the country music community. With a few tweaks -- some major, some minor -- it could be received with open arms
While there were a few fashion duds, there were more than enough fashion studs and beauty queens to make a seat along the 2012 American Country Awards red carpet quite a find. The stars on this Best Dressed list didn't drape themselves in formal wear like they do at other award shows. Instead, the crowd at this Las Vegas ceremony combined West Coast style with country-chic traditions. And five sta
Country's hottest names are on this years Inspirational Country Music (ICM) awards roster. The 18th Annual ICM Faith, Family & Country Music Awards, announced the final nominees for this years upcoming show. Some of 'mainstream country's superstars' are up for some ICM awards. Check out who will be attending this years show. Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, Scotty McCreery, Martina McBride and Big a
It's been overshadowed by the death of Whitney Houston, as has much, but yesterday was a big day for a select group of artists, entertainers and humanitarians. The White House handed out their 2011 National Medals of Arts & Humanities awards. Among the winners yesterday were Al Pacino and country music artist Mel Tillis.
Since the Rascal Flatts album debuted at number one on the country album charts in November of last year, they are one of only four country artists to debut six straight albums in a row at the top of the album sales charts. Since November 2010 the album has reached Platinum status and now the latest single “Easy,” featuring a duet with Natasha Bedingfield has just been certified Gold from the Re
The Academy of Country Music Honors is a musical evening paying tribute with performances and special presentations celebrating the non-televised portion of the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Show, held in April of this year. This is the 5th Annual ACM Honors show and a lot of country’s finest will join host Joe Nichols Monday, Sept. 19 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Texas born singer, songwriter Don Williams will be honored with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, ASCAP Golden Note Award. Williams also know as The Gentle Giant of Country Music has had a very successful career as a singer, but what most folks don't know is that Williams is one heck of a songwriter. as a singer Don Williams chalked up 45 Top Ten songs and at least 17 No.
I can tell when it's getting close to the time my CMA ballots will be arriving by the number of emails I'm receiving, asking for my consideration. There have been a few that leave me scratching my head wondering "what are they thinking?" Then there are the funny ones like the one I blogged about yesterday from Thompson Square asking Charlie Sheen for advice. And then there's Keith Urban
Easton Corbin arrived in Nashville with no preconceived notions and/or ideas of making it big. Not at least right away. What he did say to himself was "boy, keep it real and don't forget where you came from." And that is exactly what Corbin has done, he's kept his music pure and simple. In fact his first two singles he released went straight to number one. It's one thing for an artist