• LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KIMBERLY SCHLAPMAN WILL UNVEIL A NEW LINE OF KITCHENWARE ON HSN LATER THIS MONTH.

    Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman is set to launch a new line of kitchenware through HSN.

    “My first set of dishes my daddy bought for me when I was a little girl. And I still have them today,” she tells People. “I meet no stranger when it comes to a pretty dish. So when I found out we could do this beautiful line of kitchen and home things with HSN, I was like, ‘I’m in.’”

    The collection, which includes essentials like pots and pans and knife sets, will debut on April 19th. The designs are inspired by Kimberly’s childhood, flea market finds and her love of cooking, which she’s passed down to her oldest daughter, Daisy, who inspires the name of the line.

    Kimberly with her bandmates are making their way up the country charts with “Happy People.”

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  • LUKE, CHRIS, KEITH, LBT, DIERKS, ERIC, VINCE AND HILLARY SCOTT & THE SCOTT FAMILY ARE NOMINATED FOR BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.

    The nominees for the 2017 Billboard Music Awards were announced and several of your favorite country artists are up for awards. Luke Bryan is nominated in the all-format fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement category, as well as for Top Country Tour.

    Keith Urban has several BBMA nods, including Top Country Album for Ripcord and Top Country Song for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” as well as a nomination for Top Country Artist.

    Chris Stapleton is up against Keith as Top Country Artist, as well as Top Country Album for Traveller.

    Little Big Town’s “Better Man” is up for Top Country Song, while Dierks Bentley’s “Different for Girls” featuring Elle King, Eric Church’s “Kill a Word” with Rhiannon Giddens and Vince Gill’s appearance on Chris Young’s “Sober Saturday Night” are up for Top Country Collaborations.

    Hillary Scott & the Scott Family have three BBMA nominations, including Top Christian Artist, Top Christian Album for Love Remains and Top Christian Song for “Thy Will.”

    The Billboard Music Awards will air on May 21 at 8PM on ABC.

    Billboard Chart Achievement Award Presented by Xfinity:
    Luke Bryan
    Nicki Minaj
    The Chainsmokers
    The Weeknd
    Twenty One Pilots

    Top Country Artist:
    Florida Georgia Line
    Blake Shelton
    Keith Urban
    Chris Stapleton
    Jason Aldean

    Top Country Tour:
    Luke Bryan
    Kenny Chesney
    Dixie Chicks

    Top Country Album:
    Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
    Florida Georgia Line, Dig Your Roots
    Blake Shelton, If I’m Honest
    Chris Stapleton, Traveller
    Keith Urban, Ripcord

    Top Country Song:
    Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
    Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
    Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    Little Big Town, “Better Man”
    Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

    Top Country Collaboration:
    Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King, “Different For Girls”
    Kenny Chesney Featuring Pink, “Setting The World On Fire”
    Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, “Kill A Word”
    Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw, “May We All”
    Chris Young Featuring Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”

    Top Christian Artist:
    Lauren Daigle
    Hillsong Worship
    Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
    Skillet
    Chris Tomlin

    Top Christian Album:
    Casting Crowns, The Very Next Thing
    Lauren Daigle, How Can It Be
    Joey + Rory, Hymns
    Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Love Remains
    Skillet, Unleashed

    Top Christian Song:
    Lauren Daigle, “Trust In You”
    Hillary Scott & The Family, “Thy Will”
    Skillet, “Feel Invincible”
    Ryan Stevenson Featuring GabeReal, “Eye Of The Storm”
    Zach Williams, “Chain Breaker”

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN WINS ACM VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR.

    Little Big Town picked up their fourth ACM Vocal Group of the Year Award at Sunday night’s ACM Awards. The group, who performed their new single “Happy People,” started off their acceptance speech by acknowledging Lady Antebellum’s killer performance of “You Look Good” with the UNLV Marching Band. Karen also said they had to hurryup, because they wanted to catch the season finale of the  HBO series, Big Little Lies, starring Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman, who was sitting in the audience next to her husband, Keith Urban.

    Backstage the foursome said they’re fans and friends of the other groupsthat were in their category. “We’re all friends and we all root for each other and cheer each other on, and we love the music they’re making,” says LBT’s Phillip Sweet. Jimi says, “Like the Lady A performance?” KAREN: “They stole the show. It was amazing.” JIMI: “Unbelievable.” JIMI: And we just celebrate, man.” KAREN: “We’re fans.” JIMI: “Yeah. We all have our place, and we just do what we do.”

    LBT’s Karen Fairchild said she tried to pry Nicole about what happened on the season finale of Big Little Lies, but she wouldn’t give any clues about last night’s show. “I talked to Nicole [Kidman] about it earlier, and she was like I can’t tell you anything, but I’m obsessed with the show. And then so then we got up there and we were seeing that and I had seen her, and then  I was looking at the clock and I was like, ‘We’ve got to get this going, so we can have In ‘N Out Burger, champagne and Big Little Lies.”

    Little Big Town continue their residency at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on May 19th and 20th.

    Audio / Backstage at Sunday night’s ACM Awards, Little Big Town talked about the camaraderie between the artists in the Vocal Group category.

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    LBT (Groups) OC: (Jimi) …do what we do. :19
    KIMBERLY: “That’s…” PHILLIP: “The coolest thing. We’re all friends and we all root for each other and cheer each other on, and we love the music they’re making.” JIMI: “Like the Lady A performance?” KAREN: “They stole the show. It was amazing.” JIMI: “Unbelievable.” JIMI: And we just celebrate, man.” KAREN: “We’re fans.” JIMI: “Yeah. We all have our place, and we just do what we do.”

    Audio / Backstage at Sunday night’s ACM Awards, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild talked about being obsessed with the show, Big Little Lies, which stars Nicole Kidman.

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    LBT (Big Little Lies & ACM after party) OC: (Jimi) …great evening. :25
    KAREN: “Well, I talked to Nicole [Kidman] about it earlier, and she was like I can’t tell you anything, but I’m obsessed with the show. And then so then we got up there and we were seeing that and I had seen her, and then  I was looking at the clock and I was like, ‘We’ve got to get this going, so we can have In ‘N Out Burger, champagne and Big Little Lies.” [laughter] JIMI: “That sounds like a great evening.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Darius, Keith, LBT, Brothers Osborne

    Darius Rucker will be featured on NBC’s Today Show on Thursday (March 30th), previewing his CMT Hometown Heroes visit to the MUSC Children’s Hospital, which will premiere on Friday (March 31st) at 10pm ET.

    Keith Urban will headline the 2017 NCAA March Madness Music Festival in Phoenix on Friday (March 31st).

    Little Big Town have been tapped to appear on HBO’s Sesame Street on April 29th.

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    Brothers Osborne shot the video for their latest single, “It Ain’t My Fault,” in Nashville this week. Be looking for the clip to premiere in the coming weeks.

  • ACM AWARDS 2017

    Keith Urban leads list of ACM Awards nominations with seven in five categories, including his seventh nod for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Keith is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for Ripcord.  He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.

    ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.  Also, Dierks received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for Black, and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King, which the pair won at last year’s CMA Awards.

    Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories. Once again, Stapleton is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.”  Also, Stapleton received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away,” which stars actors Ben Foster (Lone Survivor, Inferno) and Margarita Levieva (Revenge, The Blacklist). The video concept, which Chris envisioned, centered on mental health issues and helped raise awareness for the Campaign to Change Direction. The video has also picked up an award in the same category at last year CMA Awards.

    Luke Bryan and Keith Urban are among the Entertainer of the Year nominees, along with Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean.

    The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Following is the list of final nominees and find audio with many of the nominees below.
    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
    Jason Aldean
    Luke Bryan
    Florida Georgia Line
    Carrie Underwood
    Keith Urban

    MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Jason Aldean
    Dierks Bentley
    Thomas Rhett
    Chris Stapleton
    Keith Urban

    FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
    Kelsea Ballerini
    Miranda Lambert
    Kacey Musgraves
    Maren Morris
    Carrie Underwood

    VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
    Big & Rich
    Brothers Osborne
    Dan & Shay
    Florida Georgia Line
    Maddie & Tae

    VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
    Eli Young Band
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Old Dominion
    Rascal Flatts

    NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE — WON

    Jon Pardi
    NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE — WON

    Brothers Osborne
    ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

    Black – Dierks Bentley

    Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
    HERO – Maren Morris

    Ripcord – Keith Urban

    The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

    Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

    Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

    H.O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line

    Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

    My Church – Maren Morris

    Vice – Miranda Lambert

    SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

    Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban
    Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

    Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
    Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur

    Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
    Songwriter: Lori McKenna

    Kill A Word – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
    Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde

    Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove

    Vice – Miranda Lambert
    Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

    Video of the Year PRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

    Fire Away – Chris Stapleton 


    Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever

    Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
    Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini

    Vice – Miranda Lambert

    Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

    Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King

    Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever

    May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw

    Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk

    Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

    Audio / Keith Urban, who is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, says he loves playing live.

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    Keith Urban (ACM Entertainer of the Year) OC: …extraordinary. :20
    “I’ve always loved putting on concerts and tours and shows and really trying to put on something that’s incredibly entertaining and engaging, so I probably obsess about that part of what I do equal to making records, for sure. So, to get that nomination, along with the Album at this point, is extraordinary.”

    Audio / Keith Urban’s Ripcord is nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s ACM Awards, and he says he loves making records.

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    Keith Urban (what made Ripcord) OC: …made Ripcord. :17
    “I love making music I love making records. I really do, and I’m curious and passionate and hungry about where my art can go. That’s really what drives me completely and it’s what made Ripcord.”

    Audio / Keith Urban explains the first time he heard his multi-week No. 1 song, “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is nominated for both ACM Single and Song of the Year.

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    Keith Urban (1st time he heard Blue) OC: …in the studio. :31
    “I just know when I heard ‘Blue Ain’t Your Color’ for the first time, it just struck me as one of those rare songs that encompass so many things in it. I couldn’t even label what it was, what style it was. It’s got a bit of soul, it’s got a bit of blues, it’s got a bit of country, it’s got just a big mix of all good things. Lyrically, it’s just an incredible song, incredible song. [It’s got] great melody, great lyric. I was so hopin’ I could do the song justice when we got in the studio.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about being named Entertainer of the Year from both the ACM Awards and CMA Awards.

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    Luke Bryan (Entertainer wins) OC: …got it right. :49
    “The title is what it is, you know? I mean, my focus in life when I’m on stage is entertaining these fans. If it’s my smile and my demeanor, if it’s my song that does it, if it’s me picking up a child out of the audience and letting them sing, it’s not being so premeditated that you can see it from a mile away. I mean, my main thing is be a fan up there that just gets to sing. That’s kind of how I’ve always approached it, and being called the Entertainer of the Year makes me want to do that to the best of my ability every night for the rest of my life as long as I’m on stage. I want people to leave my shows and go, ‘You know what? Whoever’s voting him Entertainer of the Year, they got it right.’”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says his ACM-nominated album, Black, shows a lot of growth and maturity.

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    Dierks Bentley (growth in album) OC: …understand it. :56
    “The record when people listen to it, they’re gonna hear right away that it’s about relationships and hopefully, project their own history and storyline and relationships into this particular album. For me, it has a thread of this guy who starts off in this one place with the song ‘Black,’ kind of in the moment with this one girl and then the cracks and the fissures start to show themselves. The next song, ‘Pick Up,’ you have this desperation and then ‘I’ll Be the Moon,’ there’s some deception going on, and then it just kind of goes from there. It’s a real story about just the highs and lows and really the maturity that I guess I go through, this singer goes through, throughout the album. You know the same guy that’s singing ‘Somewhere on a Beach,’ by the end of the record is singing a song called ‘Different for Girls,’ where he’s obviously matured enough to see that there is a different way that girls and guys handle breakups sometimes and there’s also a stereotype that goes along with that unfortunately, as well, too. A lot of growth throughout the record, but it’s all about relationships and this one person’s journey through love and trying to understand it.”

    Audio / Eric Church is nominated for Song of the Year for his recent Top 5 single, “Kill a Word,” Featuring Rhiannon Giddens. He cowrote the song with Luke Dick and Jeff Hyde, and it strikes a chord with how the world is today.

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    Eric Church (Kill a Word) OC: …positive way. :34

    “‘Kill a Word’ is as proud I’ve ever been as a songwriter, not only because of a turn of phrase and the way the lyrics are, but just the message. I think that the society that we live in today, if you don’t hear this song and look around and see how it relates to the world we live in, then I can’t help you, because it’s so true with everything that’s going on. It’s one of those songs that strikes a chord that I know in my career we’ve never struck, and I hope it strikes something for a lot of people in a positive way.”

    Audio / Chris Stapleton explains why he recorded his ACM-Nominated Song of the Year, “Tennessee Whiskey,” which appears on his double-platinum album, Traveller.

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    Chris Stapleton (Tennessee Whiskey) OC: …version of it. :41
    “‘Tennessee Whiskey’ is a song that I love, you know I love great country songs and songwriters, and this is certainly one that is a great country song written by great country songwriters and performed by a great country artists. Certainly, if you try to cover a George Jones or David Allan Coe, you can’t try to out-George Jones George Jones or anything like that. So, if you’re gonna cover something like that, you need to try to move away from that and hopefully make it your own. We kind of happened upon this way of playing this song and had fun with it live and felt like it was something to record that was a good tip of the hat to things we grew up on and loved. I think it’s a unique and interesting version of it.”

    Audio / Chris Stapleton talks about his ACM-nominated Music Video of the Year, “Fire Away.”

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    Chris Stapleton (Fire Away CMA video) OC: …the video. 1:03
    “The label kept asking me if I was going to do a video for the record, and they kept asking what I wanted to do. We were in this meeting hall at the label, and I said, ‘Here’s what I want to do. Here’s the idea,’ and I got dead silence out of it, and they thought I was a crazy man for a minute. Then they went back and thought about it and everybody got on board with it and we found Tim who was a remarkable director to direct, and I had this crazy idea to get Ben Foster in the video and I didn’t know him at all [laughs] at the time, and he was kind enough to do it. He brought in the actual reason for doing it, which was to raise the awareness. I had the idea for a storyline, and then everything happened very organically with that video and he brought Margarita in to play the female role in that video. It became something hopefully that has value beyond just being a video for the sake of doing a video. That’s what I liked about the video.”

    Audio / Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley said he and his bandmates will never take an awards nomination for granted.

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    Lady Antebellum (Charles happy to be nominated) OC: …means a lot. :31

    “Yeah, yeah, for sure. I mean you can’t take that for granted. There’s always going to be a new crop of groups and musicians that … and there should be. That’s what the music business is about. That’s what fans want. I mean, I always want something new. I’m always craving it, and so hopefully all this stuff kind of as groups and as artists helps motivate you to be creative and come up with something unique and different. So we never take it for granted because there will be a time when we won’t be in those categories and you know, so, you’re still in the game; you’re still playing on a pretty high level and so that means a lot.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about "Forever Country," which is nominated for ACM Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

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    Carrie Underwood (Forever Country song) OC: …without her. :35
    “Well, I think the all three song choices were perfect. When I kind of first heard the idea of them mashing up ‘I Will Always Love You,’ ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’ and ‘On The Road Again’ I was like, ‘How’s that gonna work?,’ because they’re three very different songs by three very different artists. I’m honored to be a part of it and to be singing parts on ‘I Will Always Love You,’ which I actually do in my tour set. So, it’s perfect. And it’s perfect…it’s perfect that Dolly ends it too. It wouldn’t have been right for us to do it without her.”

    Audio / Kacey Musgraves talks about the ACM-nominated "Forever Country."

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    Kacey Musgraves talks about being a part of “Forever Country.”

    Kacey Musgraves (Forever Country song) OC: …pretty special. :30
    “This project is crazy. I really respect the roots of the genre, the traditions of it. I just really love it.  So it’s been really fun for me to take that, which inspires me, and mix it with my own new ideas, and me as a 27-year-old girl in 2016 and make it my own thing. So, being a part of this song, a song with my peers but also with these amazing icons and legends is pretty special.”

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Luke, Dierks, LBT, Kip

    Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will appear on CBS This Morning, and they’ll perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Wednesday (March 29th). The pair will talk about hosting this year’s ACM Awards. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild is featured on Racked.com, talking about her clothing line, her love of fringe and her favorite flea market finds. “I like to call myself a “professional shopper” — it’s kind of my vice. Because the band travels so much, I get to visit all these cool boutiques and check out the local shopping scenes in different cities,” says Karen. “Really, my favorite thing to do on the road is go to flea markets and antique stores; my bandmate Kimberly [Schlapman] and I always go antiquing together. I’ll wind up finding these amazing pieces that have real stories behind them.”

    Darius Rucker is the latest country star to get immortalized in wax for the new Madame Tussaud’s Nashville, which is set to open April 14th. “Having my own figure and going through the whole process on this Madame Tussauds journey makes me feel as if I’ve truly made it to the next level as an artist,” said Darius. “I’m super excited for the fans to come and check this out.”

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    Luke Bryan and Little Big Town, as well as Jason Aldean, will headline the 2017 Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam. The three-day concert event will take place September 1st through September 3rd in Panama City Beach, Florida.

    Kip Moore has been announced as one of the performers on the main stage at this year’s iHeart Country Festival in Austin, Texas on May 6th.

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN RELEASE THEIR NEW SINGLE, ‘HAPPY PEOPLE.’

    Little Big Town released their new single, “Happy People,” this week. The song was written by Lori McKenna and Hailey Whitters, and LBT’s Karen Fairchild says it’s the ideal song for what’s happening in the world today.

    “‘Happy People’ is the perfect sentiment for what’s going on in the world right now and the things that are important to us anyway,” she says. “I hope it brings happiness to people right now in what feels like a very chaotic time.”

    The song is the follow-up to their recent No. 1 single, “Better Man,” from their new album, The Breaker.

    Little Big Town is nominated for ACM Vocal Group of the  Year and are set to perform on this year’s ACM Awards. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild talks about the band’s brand new single, “Happy People.”

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    LBT (Happy People) OC: …chaotic time. :18
    “Happy People’ is the perfect sentiment for what’s going on in the world right now and the things that are important to us anyway. I hope it brings happiness to people right now in what feels like a very chaotic time.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Happy People) 1

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Josh, LBT, Jon, Eric

    Josh Turner will co-host the 10 o’clock hour of NBC’s Today Show with Jenna Bush on Tuesday (March 14th) and will also perform his latest hit single, “Hometown Girl.”

    Little Big Town will perform on CBS’s The Talk on Tuesday (March 14th).

    Jon Pardi will perform his chart-topping smash, “Dirt on My Boots,” on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday (March 14th), as well as Good Morning America on March 23rd.

    Eric Church gave fans in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a special performance on Saturday night (March 11th). Concertgoers were given a mostly solo and acoustic show because of the snow that piled on the roof of the Scotiabank Saddledome. The venue couldn’t handle the snow and the stage setup from Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour, so the superstar decided to scale back his production and perform a scaled down version of a three-and-a-half hour set.

  • LUKE, DIERKS, LADY A AND LITTLE BIG TOWN ARE AMONG THE FIRST PERFORMERS AT THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS.

    Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum and Little Big Town are among the initial performers announced for this year’s ACM Awards. Joining them will be Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line (with the Backstreet Boys), Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris.

    The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

  • LITTLE BIG TOWN’S NEW ALBUM, ‘THE BREAKER,’ DEBUTS ATOP THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY ALBUMS CHART.

    Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, debuted No. 1 today on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and No. 4 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s fourth Top 10 project on the Billboard 200 chart.

    Produced by Jay Joyce, The Breaker is the multi-platinum-selling country group’s follow up to Wanderlust (2016), the genre-defying musical project produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams, and Pain Killer (2014), the platinum-selling album featuring the 13-week No. 1 (Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart), Grammy-winning crossover hit, “Girl Crush.”  “Better Man,” the hit lead single from The Breaker, recently spent two-weeks topping the country airplay charts (Billboard, MediaBase) and is the group’s second two-week No. 1 at country radio.

    Having “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee” (USA Today) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday), Little Big Town continues to earn early critical praise for The Breaker, with the Los Angeles Times raving, The Breaker is an “excellent new album.” Hailed as “a 21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby), critics have identified The Breaker as a sweet spot, with Paste noting the album as “the band’s wheelhouse…they sound great” and Entertainment Weekly sharing high praise for the band’s latest studio project, rating the album “A-” and noting, “Little Big Town soars with new album…LBT’s glistening harmonies beam.” Forbes also raves, “The Breaker is perhaps Little Big Town’s best album yet… they’ve always been great, but they seem to get even better with time.”

    Little Big Town recently garnered their 23rd career nomination with a nomination for ACM Vocal Group of the Year. The reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year continues to make headlines with their historic, year-long artist residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium. Launched February 24, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” marks the only time in the Ryman’s 125-year history to host a year-long artist residency. Upcoming dates for “Little Big Town at the Mother Church” include shows on May 19 & 20, July 28, 29 & 30, September 15 & 16, and November 27. Tickets for the concerts will be $90.50, $60.50 and $50.50. Each ticket purchased to see Little Big Town at the Ryman includes one (1) physical album of Little Big Town’s new album, The Breaker, released February 24, 2017 on Capitol Records Nashville. Visit www.littlebigtown.com/tour for more information.