American Flag on the Moon

Every now and then we all need a little motivation. Some motivation to get us through the day, week, or even year. Country singer Brad Paisley’s “American Flag on the Moon” is the perfect inspiration and pick me up.

Just remember when you are going through a tough time, there is nothing you can’t do, because, after all, there’s an American flag on the moon.

Happy Thursday!

2015 CMA Nominations

Sept 9

Congratulations to all nominated for the 2015 CMA Awards! The full list of nominees is posted below with of course, my predictions (in italics).

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Kenny Chesney, The Big Revival
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney (Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town (Written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose)
“Like a Cowboy,” Randy Houser (Written by Randy Houser, Brice Long)
“Like a Wrecking Ball,” Eric Church (Written by Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt (Written by Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)

Single of the Year
“American Kids,” Kenny Chesney
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“I Don’t Dance,” Lee Brice
“Take Your Time,” Sam Hunt
“Talladega,” Eric Church

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year
“Django and Jimmie,” Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton (Feat. Ashley Monroe)
“Raise ‘Em Up,” Keith Urban (Feat. Eric Church)
“Smokin’ and Drinkin’,” Miranda Lambert (Feat. Little Big Town)
“Wild Child,” Kenny Chesney (Feat. Grace Potter)

Music Video of the Year
“Biscuits,” Kacey Musgraves
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Girl in a Country Song,” Maddie & Tae
“Little Red Wagon,” Miranda Lambert
“Something in the Water,” Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

The CMA Awards will take place on November 4 in Nashville and will be broadcast live on ABC.

Country Music’s Biggest Night

Happy CMA Awards day! The 48th CMA Awards will premiere live tonight on ABC. Once again, country singers Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will return for their seventh consecutive year as hosts.

photo (45)Tune into tonight at 8/7c on ABC to see which of your favorite country singers will take home an award.

We are one big country nation

Currently, I’m hooked on Brad Paisley’s “Country Nation” from his new album, Moonshine in the Trunk. After listening to the song for about 10 times this morning, it dawned on me, we really are just one big country nation and that statement definitely rang true today.

Several country superstars were heard throughout the streets of New York City this morning. Paisley starred on Good Morning America and down the street, Thompson Square appeared on FOX & Friends. 

New Yorkers and tourists sang along to country hits. Even the New York Fire Department was spotted singing along. When looking at the acts during Good Morning America and FOX & Friends summer concert series, most of the acts were country superstars. 

Who says everyone isn’t a country music fan? Happy Friday! 

The Top Country Music Stories You Should Know About

Here are the top stories you should know about in the world of country music this week! 

1. Fox to Air New American Country Countdown Awards: There is new award show for country music fans to take part in. The American Country Countdown Awards will take the place of the American Country Awards (ACAs) and will air on Monday, December 15 from Nashville. 

Source: http://tasteofcountry.com/american-country-countdown-awards-fox-2014/

2. Brad Paisley’s New Song is a Tribute to Firefighter Father: In lieu of Father’s Day this weekend, country singer Brad Paisley is honoring his father, Doug, a firefighter, with a song dedicated to the heroes in this profession. Paisley’s new song, “All In” is featured in Pixar’s new movie, Planes: Fire and Rescue. 

Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/movies/2014/06/12/brad-paisley-father-planes-fire/9874577/

3. Miranda Lambert Hits No. 1 on Billboard: Country singer Miranda Lambert earns her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Her new album, Platinum, became the top selling album and the top country album on Billboard this past week. Lambert is the 11th female country artist to top the Billboard 200 since 1956. 

Source: http://tasteofcountry.com/miranda-lambert-platinum-number-one-album-billboard/