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    We will continue to update this story as we try to navigate our way through uncharted territory during this global pandemic.  Keep checking back.

    Country Music Stars and the entire country music industry and country music fans seem to be some of the first to show up to lend a helping hand, a voice and a song to get all of us through tough times…as is in the case of the deadly tornado that ripped through Middle Tennessee in early March to this deadly disease spreading over the entire globe.

    Some of your favorite country stars are live streaming performances, answering your questions, revealing what they are doing to pass the time while social distancing and giving a message of hope to the rest of us.

    Find audio below as well as some recent social posts.

     

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    Audio / Carrie Underwood reveals what she and her family of four have been doing during this time of social distancing.

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    Carrie Underwood (what she’s been doing) OC: …everybody else. :38
    “Hi, this is Carrie Underwood. I am dealing with the social distancing much like everybody else. We are just at home, and we are trying to get out and explore when the weather’s nice enough to do so. We are so lucky that we have some land around us that we get to get outside and get some of our energy out, especially with a five-year-old, for Isaiah, trying to come up with crafts. I’ve been cooking a lot. My house is spotless. [laughs] But just trying to do what I can work-wise as much as I can at home and trying not to worry and praying much like everybody else.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood reveals her favorite TV shows.

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    Carrie Underwood (A Million Little Things) OC: …shows, as well. :24
    “My favorite show? It depends on what time of year it is, to be honest. We do guilty watch The Bachelor or Bachelorette. I love The Walking Dead when that’s on. I do like A Million Little Things when that’s on. It seems like maybe when one of my favorite shows ends, it’s like another one starts back up again. But we watch a lot of murder-mystery type shows, as well.”

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    Audio / KIP MOORE TALKS ABOUT WHAT HE’S BEEN DOING SINCE THE WORLD HAS HAD TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.

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    Kip Moore (what he’s been doing) OC: …skateboard game. :47
    “I’m doing a lot of the same things I’ve always done to stay healthy. I’m trying to eat right, take care of my body. But I have followed the guidelines of quarantining myself. I’m trying to do everything asked of me. I’m currently in the mountains and I’m rock climbing. I’m completely solo. I’m off the grid. I’ve stocked up on a lot of frozen meats. I’ve got a little lodge up here in Kentucky, so I’m hanging out here, so that’s where I’m spending my time. I’ve always wanted to learn Spanish. I’ve always been able to dabble in it, but I want to get better at it. So, the first thing I did was I downloaded the dual lingo app, and it’s very elementary. Every single morning, I try to spend 45 minutes to an hour with that app, and the other thing that I’ve been trying to do is I have been outside trying to work on my skateboard game.”

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    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS SENDS MESSAGE TO HIS FANS DURING THIS TIME.

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    Jordan Davis (message during quarantine) OC: …you guys. :28
    “Hey everybody, it’s Jordan Davis. I hope everybody is staying healthy and safe during the social distancing. I know we’re catching up on some movies and some TV shows and also just spending a lot of time with my daughter and my wife, trying to get back into catching up on some books and just kind of re-centering and slowing down a little bit. I hope everybody’s kind of doing that. I hope everybody, like I said, stays healthy and safe, and I look forward to being back out and playing music for you guys.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt reveals what he has been doing during this time of social distancing.

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    Sam Hunt (what he’s been doing) OC: …than later. :37
    “We’re doing well. We’re stocked up on groceries and supplies and we live south of town. We just moved into a little cabin out in the woods about five months ago, so we’re getting some time in the new place, getting to know it a little bit. There’s some woods behind the house we can go and walk in, and we’re doing that now after we binged out on Netflix and Youtube, and got some dogs. I’ve got a little bird dog puppy, I’ll get out in the yard, trying to train, so I’ll mess with him a little bit. But getting to spend some time around the house, taking it easy, but I’m hoping this thing passes sooner than later.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt binged the Netflix show, Tiger King.

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    Sam Hunt (Tiger King) OC: …playing out there. :24
    “I have watched Tiger King, yup. I saw it about a week ago when it came out and thought this is about to blow up. The whole thing was wild, you know. I feel like that guy was just down the road from where I grew up. I feel like I knew that guy and a lot of those characters in that show, but maybe that’s why I liked it because it was so familiar to me. But there’s a lot of drama playing out there.”

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    Audio / Travis Denning explains what he's been doing during this time of social distancing.

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    Travis Denning (what he’s been doing) OC: …spring break. :19
    Hey y’all this is Travis Denning. Honestly, I’ve been just trying to kind of keep the spirits up, you know. Been hunkered down, trying to eat really well, work out when I can, watch a lot of movies, and I am enjoying some alcoholic beverages because at least it makes it feel a little bit like a really long spring break.”

    Audio / Travis Denning reveals the most recent TV show he binged, as well as a movie he enjoyed during our social distancing.

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    Travis Denning (TV show and movie) OC: …amazing. :21
    “My favorite show right now that I just watched was ‘The Outsider’ on HBO. It is TERRIFYING, it is so good, great story line and Steven King is a genius. A movie I just watched I really liked too is ‘Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.’ Quentin Tarantino is one of my favorite directors and he’s amazing.”

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    “Hey y’all! This is Travis Denning, and I just wanna let y’all know that we’re all in this together, and we’re all gonna get through it together. Be safe, be kind, and I hope to see ya soon.”

    Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about social distancing.

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    Lauren Alaina (social distancing) OC: …to our lives. :58
    “Hi this is Lauren Alaina. I am not the best at social distancing, it’s a little bit hard for me. Obviously as a 25-year-old girl who lives alone, that can be kind of crazy to be at home alone, but I know the importance of it and I think right now it’s not about me or about you, it’s about all of us. We’re all in this together and we have to take the necessary precautions to stop this horrible, horrible virus, and as hard as it is for me, I am doing everything I can to be safe and clean and do my part and I think we all have to do that right now. And I’m writing on Zoom, which is an app that I can connect with, it’s a video app that I can connect with the other songwriters and hopefully I can finish this album in this time and have that ready to go when we all get back to our lives.”

    Audio / Lauren Alaina sends a heartfelt message to her fans.

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    Lauren Alaina (message to fans) OC: …see you soon. :38
    “To my fans, I know this is a scary time I’m scared with you. But I think we need to try to focus on the positive and the positive is that we are getting time with our family and our friends even if it’s on FaceTime, we are getting time to spend with people. Even if it’s not face-to-face we have endless time to connect with people. And I think we’ve all done a really good job through Instagram and Facebook and Twitter and all of our social medias to stay in touch with one another, and I think this is an opportunity to remember how much people mean to you and to tell them. Be safe, be kind, and I hope to see you soon.”

    Audio / Lauren Alaina talks about some of her hobbies during this time of social isolation.

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    Lauren Alaina (favorite hobbies) OC: …what to do. :28
    “My favorite hobbies are cleaning, writing songs, singing, reading. I like to send memes back and forth with my family. My dad and I literally send memes all day long and now we’re doing it obsessively because we’re both sitting around trying to figure out what to do.”

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    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about what they've been doing during this time of social distancing.

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    Maddie & Tae (what they’ve been doing) OC: …guilty. :41
    “Hi this is Maddie & Tae and this is such a really crazy time with the Coronavirus and all this social distancing, so Tae and I are just trying to keep ourselves busy and encouraged. (Maddie) – “I’ve been working out, using the Fit52 app from our friend Carrie Underwood and reading her book called ‘Stay the Path.’ I’ve been gardening, reading books.” (Tae)- “Yeah, it’s really important to I think just fill your soul with as much good as you can because it’s really easy and I have fallen into this just being really anxious and kind of wondering what’s ahead but, just whatever you got to do to fill your soul do that and don’t feel guilty.”

    Audio / Maddie & Tae talk about some of the TV shows and movies they're catching up on.

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    Maddie & Tae (what they’ve been doing) 2 OC: …you soon. 1:22
    (Maddie)- “Tae, what are some of your favorite hobbies right now with this social distancing?”  (Tae)- “My favorite hobbies have always been Netflix, still Netflix. Watching movies, just spending time with my family trying to, to quiet, just hangout. Cook – learning how to be a better cook, I’m an awful cook.” (Maddie)- “Yes I’ve enjoyed cookie from home, knowing what’s going in my body. Also DIY — get on Pinterest and find some cute home décor that you can make. I’m going to be doing some projects today for my garden and some spring décor. Even if it turns out ugly it’s still going to be good for your soul.” Tae- “What’s your favorite show right now? I’m watching Westworld and it’s crazy it’s on HBO I think.”Maddie- “Yea I’m watching Walking Dead from the beginning, but I don’t recommend that for anxious people. There’s one show called Good Girls that I really really love. I think the first two seasons are on Netflix now and that is a great watch. My favorite movie is The Holiday. That makes me happy every single time I watch it. What’s your favorite movie? Wait I know your favorite movie.” Tae- “Favorite movie, well I have lots, but I love anything. I just watched, um, it’s called Ready or Not and I watched The Invisible Man two scary movies. Ready or Not’s a good comedy scary it’s so good.” (Maddie) – “Tae loves scary movies. Me not so much I’m more of your rom-com girl.”

     

    Tae- “Yea. Alright y’all be safe, be kind, and we hope to see you soon.”

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    Audio / Brothers Osborne's John Osborne sends a message during this time of social distancing.

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    Brothers Osborne (COVID-19) OC: …been four days. :40
    “What’s up, y’all? It’s Brothers Osborne. We just want to let you guys know these are really odd times that we’re all going through, you know, it’s a really extraordinary moment. We are all very isolated, but strangely we’re all going through this together. And I think it’s very, very important just to give each other a call – call a loved one, call your Mom, call your dad, call anyone, call someone that you haven’t talked to in years. I think it’s very important to stay very connected. Even though we’re physically isolated we don’t have to be spiritually or emotionally isolated from people, so just give people a call and while you’re at it, take a damn shower already. It’s been four days!”

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  • OFFICIAL ACM PRE-SHOW TO FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY LAUREN ALAINA, INGRID ANDRESS, GABBY BARRETT, LEE BRICE, BLANCO BROWN, LINDSAY ELL, RILEY GREEN, MICKEY GUYTON, CAYLEE HAMMACK, ASHLEY McBRYDE, JAKE OWEN, CARLY PEARCE, TENILLE TOWNES & MORE + A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO JOE DIFFIE BY CHRIS YOUNG.

    The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions revealed today the complete list of chart-topping hits and fan-favorite songs that will be performed during ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a new two-hour special hosted by CBS THIS MORNING’s Gayle King, to be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00-9:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The special will feature intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from past ACM Awards® moments. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.

    Fans are invited to enjoy more performances by favorite Country Music artists on the official ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY Pre-Show on the Academy of Country Music’s Facebook page as well as the Amazon Music Twitch channel on Sunday, April 5 at 7:00 PM ET / 6:00PM CT. Lauren AlainaIngrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Lindsay Ell, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, Jake Owen, Carly PearceTenille Townes and more will appear from their homes to share heartfelt messages with their fans and perform acoustic versions of their hits. The Pre-Show will also pay tribute to 6-time ACM Award nominee Joe Diffie with a special performance by Chris Young. Fans can gear up for the main event with the ACM Presents: Our Country Playlist on Amazon Music. Starting Monday, fans will be able to re-watch the full Pre-Show and the individual performances via the ACM Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, as well as on the newly launched ACMOurCountry.com website.

    Beginning today, the Academy invites Country Music artists and fans alike to share a musical moment by posting their own performances to social media, tagging an official Academy social media handle, and using #ACMOurCountry to participate in a celebratory curated feed of performances featured on ACMOurCountry.com! This campaign will continue throughout the weekend leading up to ACM Presents: Our Country special on Sunday.

    “The Country Music community came together in an incredible way – and very quickly – for “Our Country,” and that outpouring of immediate artist support led us to develop a digital pre-show so that we could include even more artists in the Country Music celebration Sunday night,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “This allows more artists to share the positive messages of support and togetherness with the fans.”

    ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY performances will include:

    • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
    • Dierks Bentley – “I Hold On”
    • Kane Brown & John Legend – “Last Time I Say Sorry”
    • Luke Bryan – “Most People Are Good”
    • Brandi Carlile – “The Joke”
    • Eric Church – “Never Break Heart”
    • Luke Combs – “Beautiful Crazy”
    • Sheryl Crow – “I Shall Believe”
    • Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
    • Lady Antebellum – “What I’m Leaving For”
    • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
    • Little Big Town – “Next To You”
    • Tim McGraw – “Humble And Kind”
    • Old Dominion (Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen) – “Some People Do”
    • Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker – “Mud On The Tires” & “Wagon Wheel”
    • Thomas Rhett – “Be A Light”
    • Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
    • Shania Twain – “Honey, I’m Home” & “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”
    • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
    • Keith Urban – “Wasted Time”
    • Kenny Rogers Tribute – featuring Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker performing “Lucille” & “The Gambler” and Luke Bryan performing “Coward Of The County”

    As previously announced, iHeartMedia’s leading country radio host and ACM Radio Award National On-Air Personality of the Year Bobby Bones, a long-time ACM Lifting Lives® supporter, will introduce the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund during the telecast. ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, created this fund to assist individuals working in the Country Music industry who are suffering a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. Those in need can apply for funds at ACMLiftingLives.org.

    For more information on ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

  • DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, LITTLE BIG TOWN, DARIUS RUCKER, SHANIA TWAIN, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND KEITH URBAN JOIN THE ACM PRESENTS OUR COUNTRY.

    Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker (with Brad Paisley), Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban are among the all-star lineup of performers for ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a two-hour special featuring intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. Kelsea Ballerini,Kane Brown & John Legend, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Sheryl CrowFlorida Georgia Line, Lady AntebellumMiranda Lambert, Tim McGrawOld Dominion, Thomas RhettBlake Shelton & Gwen Stefani will also perform. The special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5th at 8pm ET/PT; 7pm CT on CBS and CBS All Access.

    ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY will also honor 10-time ACM Award® winner Kenny Rogers with performances by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker. As previously announced, artists will appear from their homes to share heartfelt thoughts and perform acoustic versions of Country hits. Additionally, video clips from previous ACM Award broadcasts will highlight favorite ACM moments from the past. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.

    The special will broadcast during the time slot previously scheduled for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will now be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 55th ACM Awards, hosted for the first time by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry.

    About ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY
    ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY invites fans to join their favorite superstars for a new kind of entertainment special featuring at-home acoustic performances with top Country artists along with clips of their favorite moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music®.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW FITNESS/LIFESTYLE BOOK, FIND YOUR PATH, DEBUTS ON NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST.

    Carrie Underwood’s first book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life (Dey Street Books), has become an instant New York Times bestseller, entering the highly-competitive Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous list at #2.  Additionally, the book hit #1 on Amazon during its first week of publication and is currently #3 on Amazon’s “most sold” nonfiction chart.

    Underwood kicked of a multi-city promo tour last week with personal appearances in Brooklyn, NY; Stamford, CT and Nashville, TN, all of which sold out in under a minute.  She took over the NBC airwaves on March 3rd with appearances on the 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 AM hours of “The Today Show,” competed in a “Fittest of the Fit” challenge on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on March 6th and cooked with “Rachael Ray” on March 9th.  Underwood also graces the covers of Women’s Health and Parade Magazine, with extensive print and online coverage in InStyle, People, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and more.

     

    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1220 — Pictured: (l-r) Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon on March 6, 2020 — (Photo by: Janice Yi/NBC)

    THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON — Episode 1220 — Pictured: (l-r) Singer-Songwriter Carrie Underwood and host Jimmy Fallon during “Fittest of the Fit Challenge” on March 6, 2020 — (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

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    Additionally, on the eve of the publication of the book, Underwood launched her new fitness app, fit52, on March 2nd, which is now available for download on iOS, a holistic wellness platform designed to encourage and support users on their personal wellness journey.  March also marks her 5th Anniversary as founder and lead designer of her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which launched in 2015 and is exclusively available at DICK’S Sporting Goods nationwide and online at calia.com.

    Since winning American Idol in 2005, fans around the world have come to admire Carrie Underwood for her tremendous talent, down-to-earth style, and dedication to health and fitness. As a multi-Platinum award-winning singer, songwriter, and lifestyle entrepreneur, it’s easy to see why fans not only eagerly anticipate each new album, but also closely follow what she does to stay fit – tracking her workouts and healthy eating tips on social media. And with her debut book, and the fit52 app, Carrie shares with readers and users a sustainable, common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel.

    Throughout FIND YOUR PATH, Carrie opens up about her personal journey towards optimal health. “Health and fitness are something I am truly, deeply passionate about,” says Underwood, and urges readers of FIND YOUR PATH to “do their best most of the time.” Her mantra is that fitness is a lifelong journey—not about perfection—and this book will set her fans on a path to health, and taking care of their bodies and souls, for life.

    Carrie is currently making her way up the country charts with her latest single, “Drinking Alone.”

     

    Audio / Part of the title of Carrie Underwood's new book is "Fuel Your Soul," so we asked her what fuels her soul. She says it's a combination of things.

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    Carrie Underwood (what fuels her soul) OC: …soul is happy. :46
    “I think what fuels my soul is a balance of music, family, health, fitness, friends, work, all of it. Balance is — I feel it’s a word that people use all of the time, but it’s because people are searching for it. People are juggling trying to figure out how to make it all happen, and when you have your life and a sense of you feel balanced, your world is just so much better and you’re happier and you’re not stressed out. I feel like that’s what fuels my soul is when I do feel like I’m doing good things for myself and I’m being a good mother and I’m being a good wife. I’m giving all I’ve got to give in my job, which is making music. When I feel good about all of those things, my soul is happy.”

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Carrie, Luke, Pardi, Hot Country Knights, Billy, Jordan, Caylee and more

    Keith Urban is scheduled to perform (and be interviewed) on Thursday night’s (March 5th) episode of the Late Show With Stephen Colbert. The show comes on at 11:35pm ET/PT.

    Carrie Underwood is in the midst of her book tour for Finding Your Path and will chat about the book when she makes a stop by NBC’s Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Friday (March 6th).

    The Hot Country Knights will release a new song, “Moose Knuckle Shuffle” Thursday (K)night (March 5th). The song is from the band’s upcoming album, The K is Silent.

    Little Big Town just released a VEVO exclusive stripped down live performance of their song, “Sugar Coat,” which is featured on their latest album, Nightfall.

    Luke Bryan, Billy Currington, Jordan Davis, Jon Pardi, Caylee Hammack and Jon Langston will perform at this year’s Tortuga Music Festival. The three-day event, taking place April 17th-19th in Fort Lauderdale Florida, will also feature performances by Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Cole Swindell, Kelsea Ballerini, Barenaked Ladies, Vanilla Ice and many others. Tickets are available at TortugaMusicFestival.com.

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD GETS READY TO RELEASE NEW BOOK.

    Carrie Underwood is set to release her first book into the world this week. Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life will hit bookshelves on Tuesday (March 3rd). The collection includes tips, recipes, exercises and stories about her personal health and fitness journey.

    She says she felt now was the right time to write and release a book. “I feel like five years ago when we launched Calia, which is my active wear line with Dick’s Sporting Goods, it has just been a great five years and I’ve learned so much and I’ve loved every second of working on that. I feel like the book was the next step in my health and fitness life,” says Carrie. “A lot of people have been asking me over the years to write down what I do, and I just thought, hey, I’ll give it a shot and see if I have anything to say to the world and turns out we did. I had some incredibly strong women join me on this – my trainer Eve Overland and my friend who’s also a nutritionist. Her name is Cara Clark. It’s been such a rewarding experience, and I cannot wait for people to read it. Hopefully we can help people on their journeys – get stronger, get healthier, live longer, feel better. All of those things are great things, and we’re just excited to be part of people’s lives.”

    There is also a Target exclusive bonus chapter. The Target exclusive edition of FIND YOUR PATH features a special bonus chapter called “From My Garden,” with advice on growing vegetables and fresh herbs in an at-home vegetable garden. Carrie invites readers into her own backyard vegetable garden, and she shares several bonus plant-based recipes that are exclusive for Target readers.

    Carrie, who is currently making her way up the country charts with her latest song “Drinking Alone,” will grace the cover of the April issue of Women’s Health magazine, which hits newstands March 17th.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood explains why is the right time to release her first book.

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    Carrie Underwood (perfect time to write a book) OC: …of people’s lives. 1:04
    “I feel like right now was the right time to write and release a book. Of course, the book is called Find Your Path. And I feel like five years ago when we launched Calia, which is my active wear line with Dick’s Sporting Goods, it has just been a great five years and I’ve learned so much and I’ve loved every second of working on that. I feel like the book was the next step in my health and fitness life. A lot of people have been asking me over the years to write down what I do, and I just thought, hey, I’ll give it a shot and see if I have anything to say to the world and turns out we did. I had some incredibly strong women join me on this – my trainer Eve Overland and my friend who’s also a nutritionist. Her name is Cara Clark. It’s been such a rewarding experience, and I cannot wait for people to read it. Hopefully we can help people on their journeys – get stronger, get healthier, live longer, feel better. All of those things are great things, and we’re just excited to be part of people’s lives.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S NEW FITNESS/LIFESTYLE BOOK FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life ON SALE TODAY.

    Carrie Underwood’s first book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, is on sale today (Dey Street Books).  Underwood kicked of a multi-city promo tour on Monday in Brooklyn, NY, with upcoming events in Stamford, CT; Nashville, TN and Los Angeles, CA, all of which sold out in under a minute.  She will take over the NBC airwaves on March 3 with appearances on the 8:00, 9:00 and 10:00 AM hours of “The Today Show” and will appear on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on March 6, followed by “Rachael Ray” on March 9, among other national broadcasts. Underwood also graces the covers of Women’s Health and Parade Magazine, with additional print and online coverage in InStyle, People, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and more.

    On the eve of the publication of the book, Underwood also launched her new fitness app, fit52, on March 2, which is now available for download on iOS. Created in partnership with Creative Labs and leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the fit52 app is part of a holistic wellness platform designed to encourage and support you on your personal wellness journey and make it easier for you to find your path to a stronger, healthier you.  Additionally, March marks her 5th Anniversary as founder and lead designer of her fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, which launched in 2015 and is exclusively available at DICK’S Sporting Goods nationwide and online at calia.com.

    Since winning American Idol in 2005, millions have come to admire Carrie Underwood for her tremendous talent, down-to-earth style, and dedication to health and fitness. As a multi-Platinum award-winning singer, songwriter, and lifestyle entrepreneur, it’s easy to see why fans not only eagerly anticipate each new album, but also closely follow what she does to stay fit – tracking her workouts and healthy eating tips on social media. And with her debut book, FIND YOUR PATH, Carrie shares with readers a sustainable, common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel.

    Throughout FIND YOUR PATH, Carrie opens up about her personal journey towards optimal health, from her passion for sports as a kid, to the pressure to look perfect and fit the mold as she launched her career, to eventually discovering the importance of balance and the meaning of true health. For Carrie, being fit isn’t about crash diets or a workout routine that you’re going to dread. It’s about healthy choices and simple meals that you can put together from the ingredients in your local grocery store, and making the time, every day, to move, to love your body, and to be the best version of yourself. “Health and fitness are something I am truly, deeply passionate about,” says Underwood, and urges readers of FIND YOUR PATH to “do their best most of the time.” Her mantra is that fitness is a lifelong journey—not about perfection—and this book will set her fans on a path to health, and taking care of their bodies and souls, for life.

    Like all of us, Carrie is constantly on the move. Whether its touring for her latest album, scrambling after her 5 and 1-year-old sons, or her role as lead designer of CALIA By Carrie Underwood, she knows the struggle of trying to balance the demands of a household, a business, and a career against carving out time for herself. In FIND YOUR PATH, Carrie shares simple ideas for refocusing your energy and jump starting your fitness journey without feeling like you’re adding to the never-ending to-do list. All readers need is a deck of 52 playing cards and they’ll have unlocked the key to her fitness success! Each suit indicates an exercise and the number corresponds to the amount of reps. Using Carrie’s Fit52 workout, the routines are kept fresh and exciting making fitness a treat, not a chore. Plus, Carrie devotes an entire chapter to revealing the coveted workout that maintains her (second) most famous attribute—her legs!

    She also shares her path from her early days in Checotah, Oklahoma and to American Idol and beyond, with chapters inspired by many of her hit songs including “Love Wins” (Getting Strong, Finding Balance and Prioritizing Body Love), “Play On” (introducing her Fit52 Workout), “The Champion” (Extracurricular Fitness for Wherever You Are) and “Before You Cheat,” in which she takes on Vice Management and Derailers. While FIND YOUR PATH is infused with wisdom and advice from Carrie’s own experiences, she also highlights helpful tips and tricks from her longtime personal trainer, Eve Overland, and her friend, nutritionist Cara Clark, providing readers with a personal and holistic view of her routine. Some insights include:

    •  Balance and sustainability: you don’t have to be perfect every day, just maintain a healthy lifestyle 52 weeks a year
      •    Stay accountable: track meals, workouts, and progress and you’ll be set up for success
      •    Simple swaps: make healthy switches for your favorite indulgences
      •    Falling in love with fitness and healthy, nourishing foods will make you feel better overall

    Filled with beautiful, original photography by Cameron Premo, FIND YOUR PATH reinforces Carrie’s mantra that there’s no one way to be fit. There is no one diet to follow. There is no one place you must exercise. Healthy living is about options and personal choices, and like a deck of cards (which Carrie uses in the Fit52 workout), you can take your pick as long as you get the results you want and feel good!

    Carrie is currently making her way up the country charts with her latest song, “Drinking Alone.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood talks about her own path to fitness, which she details in her new book..

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    Carrie Underwood (fitness path) OC: …feel better. 1:01
    “It took a while to find my right path to fitness and health, but it’s something I’ve always been interested in, and the older I got, you start cooking for yourself when your teenagers and 20s and all that stuff. You kind of start looking at the fine print and you start learning about nutrition, if that’s what you want to do, and that’s what I wanted to do and started feeling better and started feeling better about myself. Now that I’m a mom and a wife and all that, it’s very important to be a good example for my children and teach them healthy eating habits and healthy habits for their bodies, because I want them to live a healthy, wonderful, happy lives as long as they possibly can, and I on the flipside want to be around for them. So, I feel like that’s a reason that I do what I do. We definitely had some trial and error along the way. We talk about that in the book and maybe we can keep people from making the same errors that I made and cut right to the chase to a lifestyle that is sustainable and will make people feel better.”

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD LAUNCHES fit52 FITNESS APP.

    On the eve of the publication of her first book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, Carrie Underwood announces the launch of her new fitness app, fit52, which is now available for download on iOS. Created in partnership with Creative Labs and leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the fit52 app is part of a holistic wellness platform designed to encourage and support you on your personal wellness journey and make it easier for you to find your path to a stronger, healthier you.

    From the launch of her CALIA By Carrie Underwood line of athleisure wear five years ago, to writing FIND YOUR PATH and now creating fit52, Underwood embraces a fresh and balanced approach to fitness and health which resonates with those who are juggling a busy lifestyle, a career and/or family and are looking for inspirational routines that are simple to do anytime, anywhere. By collaborating with her longtime personal trainer, Eve Overland, users of fit52 can expect a wide variety of workout routines that can be done in as little as 30 minutes.

    Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or looking for a fresh new workout to replace your same old routine, fit52 gives you the tools you need to succeed on your own terms and feel good doing it. fit52 can be downloaded for free on iOS. Annual subscriptions are just $1 a week or $52 a year!

    “Fitness is a true passion for me,” says Underwood.  “The fit52 app incorporates what I’ve been doing myself for years, and we’ve made it easy and totally accessible for anyone that wants help to work in working out. We worked really hard to create a high-quality, user-friendly app that is designed for busy people and their busy lives. fit52 meets you wherever you are on your health journey, and I’m so proud of it.”

    Much like her new book, the fit52 app focuses on a sustainable, common-sense approach to staying active, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 24/7, 52 weeks of the year. With fit52, every workout is different and based on the hand of virtual playing cards you are dealt. Each card demonstrates an exercise and number of reps, randomly revealed to provide a full-body workout. For the award-winning singer – who is known for her passion for fitness as well as her powerhouse voice — she wants users to utilize these tools to help them reach their full wellness potential.

    “Many people are motivated to achieve their fitness goals by working out with friends. Yet most fitness apps are targeted at solo workouts, said Pauline Moller, CEO at Creative Labs. “When Carrie came to us with this concept, we saw a great opportunity to create a platform that is fun, community-focused and relieves the burden of over-complicated programs that align with people’s schedules and motivations. We are incredibly excited to work with Carrie to develop this program further!”

    About fit52:
    fit52 is a holistic, community-powered wellness platform that aims to support you on your personal fitness journey and make it simple for you to find your path to a healthier, stronger you. Inspired by Carrie Underwood’s passion for a fit lifestyle, fit52 follows her knowledgeable and fun fitness routines designed with her longtime personal trainer, Eve Overland to help you honor your body and attain your personal wellness goals – 52 weeks a year! fit52 is developed in partnership with Creative Labs and leading entertainment and sports agency, Creative Artists Agency (CAA).  Now available for download on iOS.

    Audio / Carrie Underwood explains what the fit52life is all about.

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    Carrie Underwood (fit52life) OC: …about balance. :54
    “The fit52Life is a mindset. It is a workout. We do have the fit52 workout, but it’s really all about looking at your overall health habits; looking at the big picture instead of being super strict every single day all day, which is absolutely impossible, and you’re kind of setting yourself up for failure if you do that. It’s more about being good and being mindful and eating healthy and moving your body whenever you can, all the chances you can, so you can enjoy life when moments come up that are things like birthdays and holidays and just things you want to celebrate and you want to enjoy your life. So, it’s really all about looking at your overall week and then of course there are 52 weeks in a year. So, it’s all about looking at the bigger scope of things and just living your best life, and it’s about balance.”

  • NOMINATIONS FOR THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

    The Academy of Country Music announced the nominations for this year’s awards show today, and Universal Music Group Nashville is celebrating its honorees.

    Eric Church, who performing for three-and-a-half to four hours each night on his recent Double Down Tour) leads our nominees with three, including his second nod for Entertainer of the Year. He was also nominated as artist and songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “Some of It” – marking his eighth and ninth nominations in the category.

     

    Reigning Female Artist of the Year Kacey Musgraves earned three nominations including her seventh nod for Female Artist of the Year. Additionally, she received her first Single of the Year nomination as both artist and producer for “Rainbow.”

    Carrie Underwood is nominated for a pair of awards, including Entertainer of the Year, as well as Female Artist of the Year.

     

    Newcomer Caylee Hammack also picks up two nominations, including New Female Artist of the Year, as well as Music Event of the Year for Fooled Around And Fell In Love” with Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes.

    Little Big Town also picks up a pair of nods for Group of the Year and Video of the Year for “Sugar Coat.”

     

    Luke Bryan is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, an award he’s previously won twice at the ACMs.

     

    Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley and Keith Urban are nominated for Male Artist of the Year; Jon Pardi  is up for Album of the Year for Heartache Medication; Jordan Davis for New Male Artist of the Year; and Brothers Osborne and Maddie & Tae are up for Duo of the Year.

     

     

     

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    The 55th Academy of Country Awards show, hosted by Keith Urban, will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas April 5th at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

     

    ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

    Luke Bryan

    Eric Church

    Luke Combs

    Thomas Rhett

    Carrie Underwood

    FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Kelsea Ballerini

    Miranda Lambert

    Maren Morris

    Kacey Musgraves

    Carrie Underwood

    MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Dierks Bentley

    Luke Combs

    Thomas Rhett

    Chris Stapleton

    Keith Urban

    DUO OF THE YEAR

    Brooks & Dunn

    Brothers Osborne

    Dan + Shay

    Florida Georgia Line

    Maddie & Tae

    GROUP OF THE YEAR

    Lady Antebellum

    Little Big Town

    Midland

    Old Dominion

    The Highwomen

    NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Ingrid Andress

    Gabby Barrett

    Lindsay Ell

    Caylee Hammack

    Tenille Townes

    NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR

    Jordan Davis

    Russell Dickerson

    Riley Green

    Cody Johnson

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

    Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett

    Producers: Julian Bunetta, Jesse Frasure, Dann Huff, Thomas Rhett, The Stereotypes, Cleve Wilson

    GIRL – Maren Morris

    Producers: busbee, Greg Kurstin, Maren Morris

    Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi

    Producers: Bart Butler, Ryan Gore, Jon Pardi

     

    What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs

    Producer: Scott Moffatt

    Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

    Producer: Jay Joyce

     

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

    God’s Country – Blake Shelton

    Producer: Scott Hendricks

    One Man Band – Old Dominion

    Producer: Shane McAnally

    Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves

    Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves, Daniel Tashian

    Rumor – Lee Brice

    Producers: Lee Brice, Dan Frizsell, Kyle Jacobs, Jon Stone

    What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

    Producer: Dann Huff

     

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

    10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

    Songwriters: Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shay Mooney, Jordan Reynolds, Dan Smyers

    Publishers: Beats and Banjos (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Shay Mooney Music (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) / Big Ass Pile Of Dimes Music (BMI), Big Machine Music (BMI) / Buckeye 26 (ASCAP), Jreynmusic (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) / Bieber Time Publishing (ASCAP), Universal Music (ASCAP) / Poo B Z Inc. (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP).

    Girl Goin’ Nowhere – Ashley McBryde

    Songwriters: Jeremy Bussey, Ashley McBryde

    Publishers: Songs of Song Factory (BMI) / Universal Tunes (SESAC).

    God’s Country – Blake Shelton

    Songwriters: Devin Dawson, Michael Hardy, Jordan Schmidt

    Publishers: Relative Music Group (BMI), Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI) / WB Music Corp. / Georgia Song Vibez / We-volve Music (ASCAP) / Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. / Neon Cross Music (BMI).

    One Man Band – Old Dominion

    Songwriters: Josh Osborne, Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi

    Publishers: WB Music Corp/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP) adm by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing. Rezsongs/Reehits World/Smacktown Music, a division of Smack Blue, LLC/Unfair Entertainment  (ASCAP) adm. by Me Gusta Music. We’re Really Doin’ It Publishing (ASCAP) adm by Words & Music. Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing/Smackville Music/Smack Songs LLC (ASCAP) adm. by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing.

    Some Of It – Eric Church

    Songwriters: Eric Church, Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde, Bobby Pinson

    Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing/Longer and Louder Music, admin. by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC; Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music/Little Louder Songs, admin. by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing; New Writers Of Sea Gayle Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights; New Writers Of Sea Gayle Music/Not A Track Guy Music, admin. by ClearBox Rights (BMI).

    VIDEO OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

    10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

    Director: Patrick Tracy

    Producer: Christen Pinkston

    God’s Country – Blake Shelton

    Director: Sophie Muller

    Producers: Jamie Amos, Patrick Kennedy

    One Man Band – Old Dominion

    Director: Mason Allen

    Producer: Mason Allen

    Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett

    Director: TK McKamy

    Producer: Dan Atchison

    Sugar Coat – Little Big Town

    Directors: Alexa Kinigopoulos, Stephen Kinigopoulos

    Producers: Wes Edwards, Carlo Glorioso, Angie Lorenz

    SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

    Ashley Gorley

    Michael Hardy

    Hillary Lindsey

    Shane McAnally

    Josh Osborne

    MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

    10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay Featuring Justin Bieber

    Producers: Dan Smyers

    Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

    Dive Bar – Garth Brooks Featuring Blake Shelton

    Producers: Garth Brooks

    Record Label: Pearl Records, Inc.

    Fooled Around And Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King

    Producer: Jay Joyce

     

    Old Town Road – Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

    Producers: Michael Trent Reznor, Atticus Matthew Ross, YoungKio

     

    What Happens In A Small Town – Brantley Gilbert Featuring Lindsay Ell

    Producer: Dann Huff

     

    Audio / ERIC CHURCH TALKS ABOUT THE ENERGY EXCHANGED BETWEEN HIM AND HIS FANS IN THE AUDIENCE AT HIS SHOWS

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    Eric Church (performing energy) OC: …type of crowd. :40
    “Well, I think for me every night I try to empty the tank. There’s always that energy floating around. It’s a palpable thing, and it’s up to me to start that exchange and get the crowd to give it back to me and then watch it build on itself and just to have that experience. We have one night here in whatever city we’re in, you know, we’ve got this night. I’m not gonna see you for a while you’re not gonna see me for a while, you know? And I love being able to capitalize on that moment and trying to live in that moment and get as much energy exchange between myself and the crowd as we can. I love that. That’s my favorite part of what we do. I love being around people, I’m very passionate about my music, and I love people who are passionate about the music too and I love playing a show for that type of crowd.”

    Audio / ERIC CHURCH TALKS ABOUT HIS SONG "SOME OF IT."

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    Eric Church (Some of It coming of age) OC: …figure it out. :56
    “That’s a song, a coming-of-age song, it’s an adult song. It’s adult music. If you listen to the thematics in that and what it’s about, it’s about being older and having some wisdom about you. I think that’s something that I appreciate in my fan base now that early on probably wasn’t there. We were young and drunk and fighting and stupid. But I think now to see them grow – to see the fan base grow – it’s just one of those songs that came along at the right time. And again, it was such a blessing that happened. It wasn’t going to be on the album. It was just one of those freak things that I put it on the album, the last song on the album. The album was done, and all of a sudden it becomes the pillar, one of the pillars on the album. I think again, you go back to it’s one of the great things about music, is you just never know what’s going to happen until it’s all said and done. You can try to plan all you want to, but you’ll probably not going to figure it out.”

    Audio / LAST YEAR, CARRIE UNDERWOOD TALKED ABOUT HER ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FOR LAST YEAR’S CMA AWARDS…AND THE SAME SENTIMENT HOLDS TRUE FOR THIS YEAR’S ACM AWARDS.

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    Carrie Underwood (Entertainer nod 2019) OC: …sorry boys! (laughs) :28
    “I personally feel like entertainer. It’s everything, right? So, I feel like people kind of narrow it down to tours, but I feel like there’s so many more components to it. And, you know, I’m blessed and lucky to be nominated, obviously, and fantastic company. It would be amazing, but of course, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want it. (laughs) Sorry boys.” (laughs)

    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 / Jordan Davis reacts to his ACM Nomination for New Male Artist of the Year this year.

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    Jordan Davis (ACM nomination) OC: …in Vegas. :18
    “Hey! This is Jordan Davis, and I just want to say thank you to the ACMs (and) to all my supporters in country music for making me a nominee for the New (Male) Artist of the Year at the 55th ACM Awards. I grew up watching this and to be on it now is a dream come true. So, thank y’all so much. Looking forward to an awesome weekend in Vegas.”

    Audio / Caylee Hammack is overwhelmed by her two ACM nominations for Music Event and New Female Artist of the Year.

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    Caylee Hammack (ACM nominations) OC: …Thank you. (laughs) :47
    “I am blown away and just completely in awe in this situation to wake up and realize that I have two nominations for the ACMs. It’s, this is the biggest blessing in my life, I feel like right now, and I’m just so excited to be included in such a great group of women in the first place with Miranda Lambert pulling us all together to do that cover. It is amazing to see that it was nominated for Music Event of the Year and also as a young female artist in this industry, it is such a validating moment for me to be nominated as a New Female Artist of the Year nominee. Just thank you. Anybody, whoever it was, who had to kill somebody to get me there. Thank you!”(laughs)

  • CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S CRY PRETTY ALBUM CERTIFIED PLATINUM BY RIAA.


    From left to right: Cindy Mabe (President, UMGN), Ann Edelblute (Owner, The HQ), Royce Risser (EVP of Promotions, UMGN), Carrie Underwood, Mike Dungan (Chairman & CEO, UMGN), David Garcia (Underwood’s Co-Producer), Brian Wright (EVP of A&R, UMGN), Jackie Jones (Vice President, Artist & Industry Relations, RIAA)

    Photo Credit: Country Radio Seminar 2020/Kayla Schoen

    Carrie Underwood celebrated the RIAA Platinum certification of her latest album, Cry Pretty, as well as, four certified singles from the album this past Friday in Nashville. Following her CRS (Country Radio Seminar) Artist Interview at the Omni Hotel, Underwood was surprised onstage with a Platinum plaque from UMG Nashville CEO & Chairman, Mike Dungan, and President, Cindy Mabe, for her sixth studio album and the first she co-produced alongside David Garcia.

    Cry Pretty is an album of risk and boundary pushing,” shares Cindy Mabe. “Carrie put her whole heart, raw emotion and personal story into writing, producing and releasing the music from this album for the world to see behind the curtains. Cry Pretty is Carrie’s artistic evolution and provides a chance for fans to see her at her most vulnerable and raw, so celebrating Platinum status is such an incredible gift that proves big risk gives way to big reward.”

    When surprised with the Platinum plaque by Dungan and Mabe, Underwood said, “This means a lot, because I feel like this is the project that I’ve done, and the album that I’ve done, that is the most ‘me.’  I’m honored and I’m humbled, and God is good.”

    The critically-acclaimed album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, cementing her place in history as the only woman to land four country albums at the top of the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The album was the best-selling all-genre female debut in 2018 and she continues to hold the record as RIAA’s #1 certified female artist for Digital Singles.  Four singles from Cry Pretty have also been certified by the RIAA including the Platinum-certified “The Champion” and the Gold-certified “Cry Pretty,” “Love Wins” and “Southbound.”

    On March 3, HarperCollins/Dey Street Books will publish Carrie’s first book, FIND YOUR PATH: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life, a fitness lifestyle book in which she shares her belief that fitness is a lifelong journey. Underwood’s goal is to provide a common-sense approach to staying active, eating well, and looking as beautiful as you feel, 52 weeks a year.

    Audio / Prior to releasing her latest album, Cry Pretty, CARRIE UNDERWOOD REVEALED THAT THERE IS A LOT OF REAL LIFE IN HER NEW ALBUM, CRY PRETTY.

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    Carrie Underwood (a lot of her in new album) OC: …hear that. :51
    “I always try to let the album kind of dictate what it wants and let the songs kind of dictate what they want. It’s really hard to start a new project in saying, ‘Man, I really want to write songs about this or make it sound like this.’ So, we just kind of went in and I started writing with people and I was like, ‘What’s coming out,’ instead of trying to force anything into any box. I just wanted to be completely creative to see what would happen. I feel like some themes that kind of weave their way through the entire album are ones that are just very real and very much about life and very sincere and emotional and soulful. Of course, we have some fun songs on there too, but there’s a lot of me on this album. I think when people listen to it, they’ll definitely hear that.”