2012 ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year – Who Will Win?
The final award given out on Sunday night will name the country artist who — all things considered — had the best year in 2011. There’s no formula for how a voter should choose. It’s some magic mix of sales, concert draw, chart success, high-profile appearances and “heat.” Everybody has their own special blend to decide which artist is tops. Fans can still vote at www.VoteACM.com.
Kenny Chesney’s New Single Likely to Be a Duet With Tim McGraw
Taste of Country has confirmed that Kenny Chesney‘s new ‘Welcome to the Fishbowl’ album includes a duet with Tim McGraw. The singer played the entire album track-by-track for radio and industry personnel on Friday afternoon.
Reba McEntire – Then and Now
It was a slow start for Reba McEntire, but no one is blaming the track jacket. She released multiple albums on Mercury Records in the beginning of her career, but failed to work her way into the fabric of the country music fans’ hearts until 1982 — six years after she debuted. ‘Can’t Even Get the Blues’ became her first No. 1 hit, and she’d gone through three hairstyles by then!
Trace Adkins Recording New Music… Naked! [Safe for Work]
Trace Adkins is excited to be recording new music. Actually, it looks like Trace Adkins is really excited to be recording new music. The big man shared that he’s having a naked Thursday (March 29) as he belted out the words to a new song.
Eli Young Band’s Mike Eli and Wife Expecting First Child in August
Eli Young Band frontman Mike Eli has revealed that he and his wife Kacey are expecting their first child this summer. People reports the couple are going to have a baby girl on or around August 2.
Lionel Richie, ‘Tuskegee’ – Album Review
Country music fans under 40 are left scratching their heads about all the hype surrounding Lionel Richie‘s courting of Nashville’s greatest artists. First it was a duet with Shania Twain, now a full album of duets called ‘Tuskegee,’ and soon, the topper — a night in his honor after the ACM Awards next week.
Carrie Underwood Reveals ‘Blown Away’ Track Listing
Fans can now get a look at all 14 songs on Carrie Underwood‘s next studio album. Though ‘Blown Away’ isn’t in stores until May 1, the digital version is available to pre-order on iTunes today.
Eli Young Band vs. Randy Rogers Band – Texas Red Dirt Rumble
One more win and they’re in. The Eli Young Band are knocking on the door of the Texas Red Dirt Rumble Hall of Fame. Their new song ‘Even if it Breaks Your Heart’ topped Josh Abbott Band‘s ‘Touch’ last week. If the foursome’s hit can win again, it’d make four in a row. That’s good enough for Hall of Fame entry.
Daily Roundup: Sugarland, Kenny Chesney + More
The first ACM Awards were announced today and Kenny Chesney was amongst the country men called to pick up another trophy for his mantel. Sugarland is hoping to hear their name on April 1, but right now the duo has a bigger fight on their minds...
Taylor Swift’s Cat Wants You to Vote for Her as 2012 ACM Entertainer of the Year
The polls are officially open for fans to decide which artist is worthy of the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year awards, which will be handed out at the 2012 ACM award show in Las Vegas. Taylor Swift is leaving nothing to chance, filming a funny video as a way of convincing fans to vote. Actually, her new kitten Meredith does most of the smooth talking.
Daily Roundup: Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Dunn + More
Carrie Underwood has never declared her political allegiances, but someone in politics is certainly claiming her… along with a handful of other country artists. That’s the top headline in the Taste of Country Daily Roundup, but by scrolling through you’ll also find Ronnie Dunn‘s thoughts on being a first time grandfather, Miranda Lambert‘s surprise guest at a show in Colorado and what Taylor Swift
Blake Shelton Trims His ‘The Voice’ Team By Two, Cuts Country Singer Gwen Sebastian
It was difficult to see country singer Gwen Sebastian walking away from ‘The Voice‘ with tears in her eyes, but it would have been even tougher to watch her battle-round competitor walk away heartbroken. Erin Williett sang for her sick father and became the fifth singer on Team Blake to move to the live viewer -voted rounds, which begin next month.