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Here Are The CMT Music Awards 2020 Nominations

The CMT Music Awards Nominations have been revealed!

Save-The-Date: Fan-Voted CMT Awards to Air on October 21, 2020

 

Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett lead with three nominations each. Blanco Brown, Carrie Underwood, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Old Dominion, and The Chicks also racked up multiple nominations. While many rising stars received their first-ever nominations for the special accolades. Check out the full list of nominations below.

Set to air on Wednesday, October 21st at 8PM ET / 7PM CT on CMT, the 2020 CMT Music Awards will be a celebration country music fans will not want to miss. The show will honor country music’s biggest stars bringing next-level energy and one-of-a-kind performances from outdoor spaces in and around Nashville, Tennessee.

The annual show is the only entirely fan-voted award show in the country music world honoring the genre’s best and most fan-favorite artists. Fan voting begins today at vote.cmt.com.

Fans can tune in from home on several different networks who will be broadcasting the show including CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.

 

HERE ARE THE 2020 CMT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS:

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video of the year; awarded to the artist (male, female, group/duo or collaboration) and the video director. Final nominees announced on 10/12, with final voting held until 10/16 and announced in-show.

  • Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • Keith Urban – “Polaroid”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Little Big Town – “Sugar Coat”
  • Luke Combs – “Beer Never Broke My Heart”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”
  • Old Dominion – “Some People Do”
  • Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
  • Tanya Tucker – “Bring My Flowers Now”
  • The Chicks -“Gaslighter”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

FEMALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a female artist; awarded to the artist

  • Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • Carrie Underwood – “Drinking Alone”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Kelsea Ballerini – “homecoming queen?”
  • Maren Morris – “The Bones”
  • Miranda Lambert – “Bluebird”

MALE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a male artist; awarded to the artist

  • Jason Aldean – “Got What I Got”
  • Luke Bryan – “One Margarita”
  • Luke Combs – “Even Though I’m Leaving”
  • Morgan Wallen – “Chasin’ You (Dream Video)”
  • Sam Hunt – “Hard To Forget”
  • Thomas Rhett – “Remember You Young”

GROUP VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a group; awarded to the artists

  • Lady A – “Champagne Night”
  • Little Big Town – “Wine, Beer, Whiskey”
  • Midland – “Cheatin’ Songs (Live From the Palomino)”
  • Old Dominion – “One Man Band”
  • The Chicks – “Gaslighter”
  • The Highwomen – “Crowded Table”

DUO VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video by a duo; awarded to the artists

  • Brothers Osborne – “All Night (Studio Performance)”
  • Dan + Shay – “I Should Probably Go To Bed”
  • Florida Georgia Line – “Blessings”
  • LOCASH – “One Big Country Song”
  • Maddie & Tae – “Die From A Broken Heart”

BREAKTHROUGH VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from an artist’s major breakthrough album; awarded to the artist (male, female or group/duo)

  • Blanco Brown – “The Git Up”
  • Caylee Hammack – “Family Tree”
  • Gabby Barrett – “I Hope”
  • Ingrid Andress – “More Hearts Than Mine”
  • Riley Green – “I Wish Grandpas Never Died”
  • Travis Denning – “After a Few”

COLLABORATIVE VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Best video from a collaboration; awarded to the artists

  • Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
  • Carly Pearce and Lee Brice – “I Hope You’re Happy Now”
  • Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber – “10,000 Hours”
  • Kane Brown featuring Nelly – “Cool Again”
  • Marshmello and Kane Brown – “One Thing Right”
  • Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi – “Beer Can’t Fix”

CMT PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Musical performance on a television show, series or variety special on CMT; awarded to the artist (individual, group or duo)

  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Ashley McBryde – “One Night Standards”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs – “Brand New Man”
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Chris Young – “Drowning”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Halsey and Kelsea Ballerini – “Graveyard”
  • From CMT Artists of the Year: Sam Hunt – “Fancy”
  • From CMT Crossroads: Sheryl Crow and Chris Stapleton – “Tell Me When It’s Over”

 

Don’t forget to cast your votes! Voting is open now at: vote.cmt.com.

Although it is sure to be different, this will definitely be a night not to miss. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on October 21st and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with CMT, follow along here on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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2020 ACM Awards: The Complete Recap

The country community was long overdue for an award show, and finally, after a five-month delay, the ACM Award premiered on CBS. The show was presented a little differently this year. For the first time ever, the ACMs took place in Nashville from three separate iconic country music venues including the Ryman Auditorium, Bluebird Café, and where most of the events were held, the Grand Ole Opry House. Old Dominion and Luke Combs were among the big winners, as well as Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood who shared the most prestigious award of the night, Entertainer of the Year.

The program began with the five Entertainer of the Year nominees performing a snippet of one of their classic songs from one of the three hubs. From the Grand Ole Opry, Luke Bryan sang “Rain is a Good Thing,” and Eric Church performed “Drink in My Hand.” Google Earth then took us to the Bluebird Café, where Luke Combs performed “When It Rains It Pours.” From the Ryman, Thomas Rhett sang “It Goes Like This,” and finally, back at the Opry, Carrie Underwood sang “Before He Cheats.”

At the Grand Ole Opry, host Keith Urban kicked off the show with a moving monologue in front of the empty stands regarding all the wrong that is going on in the world right now, from tropical storms and hurricanes, wildfires, social injustice, and of course, the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are still in the midst of trying to fight two pandemics, COVID-19 and social injustice—far too many lives have been lost to both,” the defending ACM Entertainer of the Year explained. “But the examples set by our essentials workers and first responders, along with the voices crying out for equality in all walks of life have echoed around the world and right here in our country music community. They inspire us to come together and work together to address these challenges.”

The first full performance was by Jimmie Allen at the Bluebird, singing his hit song, “Make Me Want To.” Old Dominion followed from the Ryman performing a fun melody of all their biggest hits over the years from their three studio albums. Old Dominion had a big night, winning the Song of the Year (for songwriting) with their number one hit, “One Man Band,” and taking home their third straight Group of the Year award. Front-man, Matt Ramsey gave an emotional speech after winning Song of the Year.

“This is not what I thought I’d say but we’re sitting here in this empty room and I can hear Andrew, our friend that passed away, I can hear him saying ‘I know who you are!’ like he used to yell that at us; and I can feel your dad, Josh, smiling; I can feel how proud he is right now. I can feel your brother [pointing at bandmate, Trevor Rosen], I can feel him; I can feel them all and they’re so proud.”

Fittingly so, Miranda Lambert performed an acoustic version of her most recent number one song, “Bluebird” at Bluebird Café with the track’s songwriters, Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby. Lambert, along with her friends, Maren Morris, Tenille Townes, Ashley McBryde, Elle King and Caylee Hammack, took home the award for Vocal Event of Year for their rendition of Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.” This is Lambert’s 35th ACM award, continuing her streak with the most ACM wins in the awards show history.

Many artists performed happy, feel-good tunes last night to lift the viewers’ spirits during this dark time. These included Luke Bryan, who performed his latest number one hit, “One Margarita” with beach visuals backing him and his band; Kelsea Ballerini, who gave her current pop-country single, “Hole in the Bottle” a classic country twist; Thomas Rhett and Jon Pardi, who showcased their sweet dance moves during their performance of their number one song, “Beer Can’t Fix;” and Florida Georgia Line, who performed their 17th number one single, “I Love My Country.” Tyler Hubbard, who injured his leg in a dirt bike accident last month, was on stage wearing a cast and using his rehabilitation scooter as a mic stand. Urban joked with him after the performance, commenting “FGL! Killing it. Rock n’ Roll, Tyler.” We wish him a full recovery and best of luck to the Hubbard family who are expecting baby number three very shortly!

On the contrary, many artists’ performances pulled at the heartstrings last night, such as Kane Brown’s unifying song, “Worldwide Beautiful.” While he was on stage with his band, singers of all races backed him from the balcony at the Grand Ole Opry, spread out six feet apart, of course. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani performed their romantic tune, “Happy Anywhere” from a virtual Bluebird Café set and from the actual Bluebird Café, 18-time ACM Award winner, Tim McGraw performed the sentimental single off his new record, Here on Earth, “I Called Mama.” Mickey Guyton sang her eye-opening track, “What Are Gonna Tell Her,” questioning the truth behind women’s equality with Urban on piano, and the 2020 ACM Male Artist of the Year, Luke Combs sang a ballad off his now ACM Award Winning Album, What You See Is What You Get, “Better Together.” Combs partnered with Ford to help war veterans cope with PTSD through music by teaching them guitar. Be a part of this effort by visiting fordproudtohonor.com.

The New Artists of Year, Riley Green and Tenille Townes, got their ACM debuts with performances from the Ryman of “I Wish Grandpas Never Died” and “Somebody’s Daughter,” respectively. Another breakout female star, Gabby Barrett followed Townes, with an acoustic performance of her smash hit, “I Hope.”

Speaking of debuts, 2020 ACM Duo of the Year, Dan + Shay performed their newest song, “I Should Probably Go To Bed” from the Grand Ole Opry; Urban, along with pop-star Pink, performed their brand new song, “One Too Many” together from alternate locations; Eric Church combined Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag” with his new and powerful anthem, “Stick That In Your Country Song;” and 2020 ACM Female Artist of the Year, Maren Morris performed her new song, “To Hell & Back.” Morris had this to say upon accepting her award:

“This is so weird talking to no one but I have so many people to thank…this is an award I never thought I would get to win, so thank you to the voters, thank you to my beautiful husband and my new baby boy, Hayes, who is definitely asleep right now; I hope…Oh my God, I have to pee…”

Other special performances included Morgan Wallen, who sang “Whiskey Glasses” from the Grand Ole Opry stage with help from several fans on Zoom behind him; Carrie Underwood who performed a medley of hits from female country icons, including Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Patsy Cline, and Martina McBride; Trisha Yearwood, who sang “I’ll Carry You Home” in honor of all the members of the country community who passed away this year; and Taylor Swift…yes, Taylor Swift who was back at the ACMs for the first time in seven years, performing her latest single, “betty”.

Because it is 2020, anything can happen, including two artists winning Entertainer of the Year at the ACM Awards – Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett. This is Underwood’s third Entertainer of the Year award; first since 2010, and Rhett’s first. This is also the first time the award has been shared by two artists, but it’s safe to say both were very deserving.

Other awards that were given out included Video of the Year to Thomas Rhett and director, TK McKammy for the heart-wrenching “Remember You Young” music video; Songwriter of the Year to Hillary Lindsey; and Single of the Year to Blake Shelton’s “God’s Country”.

As the credits rolled, the show ended with Willie Nelson’s video for “On the Road Again” featuring all the New Artist of the Year nominees.

For a complete list of winners, click here!

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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BREAKING! ACM Awards Ends in TIE – Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood

For the first time in the show’s history, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards took place tonight (Sept 16.) live from Nashville. The annual show honors the greats of country music and although this year’s special event looked a little different, it certainly did not disappoint.

Originally slated to take place last April in Las Vegas, it was postponed until September, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having the award show in one location, it aired with epic performances from three different historic iconic Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

This year a new location also meant a new host. Keith Urban hosted for the first time and did an incredible job in his new role following in Reba McEntire’s footsteps. Urban brought home the biggest award of the show last year, the ACM Entertainer of the Year, and is a 15-time ACM Award winner.

The show included epic performances from the biggest names in country music, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett & Jon Pardi, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Trisha Yearwood, and so many more.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came with the reveal of the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Up for the honor were Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett. Resulting in a tie, for the first time ever, Carrie Underwood & Thomas Rhett ultimately took home the award!

Check out the list below for all of the night’s winners and follow along on Instagram, @NYCountrySwag for more special moments from the show.

FULL LIST OF 2020 ACM AWARDS WINNERS —

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett ** WINNER
Carrie Underwood ** WINNER
* For the first time ever, the ACM Entertainer of the Year award ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett.

 

Male Entertainer of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs ** WINNER
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

 

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Maren Morris ** WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Russell Dickerson
Jordan Davis
Riley Green ** Early Winner
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes ** Early Winner

 

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay ** WINNER
Florida Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

 

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion ** WINNER
The High Women

 

Album of the Year

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs ** WINNER
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Girl Goin Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion ** WINNER
Some of It – Eric Church

 

Single of the Year

God’s Country – Blake Shelton ** WINNER
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
Rumor – Lee Brice
What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

 

Music Event of the Year

10,000 Hours Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King ** Early Winner
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hilary Lindsey ** Early Winner
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett ** Early Winner
Sugarcoat – Little Big Town

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Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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2020 ACM Awards – Full List of Winners

For the first time in the show’s history, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards took place tonight (Sept 16.) live from Nashville. The annual show honors the greats of country music and although this year’s special event looked a little different, it certainly did not disappoint.

Originally slated to take place last April in Las Vegas, it was postponed until September, because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having the award show in one location, it aired with epic performances from three different historic iconic Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

This year a new location also meant a new host. Keith Urban hosted for the first time and did an incredible job in his new role following in Reba McEntire’s footsteps. Urban brought home the biggest award of the show last year, the ACM Entertainer of the Year, and is a 15-time ACM Award winner.

The show included epic performances from the biggest names in country music, including Carrie Underwood, Luke Combs, Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett & Jon Pardi, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Trisha Yearwood, and so many more.

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the night came with the reveal of the coveted Entertainer of the Year award. Up for the honor were Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, and Thomas Rhett. Resulting in a tie, for the first time ever, Carrie Underwood & Thomas Rhett ultimately took home the award!

Check out the list below for all of the night’s winners and follow along on Instagram, @NYCountrySwag for more special moments from the show.

FULL LIST OF 2020 ACM AWARDS WINNERS —

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett ** WINNER
Carrie Underwood ** WINNER
* For the first time ever, the ACM Entertainer of the Year award ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett.

 

Male Artist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs ** WINNER
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

 

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Maren Morris ** WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Russell Dickerson
Jordan Davis
Riley Green ** Early Winner
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes ** Early Winner

 

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay ** WINNER
Florida Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

 

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion ** WINNER
The High Women

 

Album of the Year

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs ** WINNER
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Girl Goin Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion ** WINNER
Some of It – Eric Church

 

Single of the Year

God’s Country – Blake Shelton ** WINNER
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
Rumor – Lee Brice
What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

 

Music Event of the Year

10,000 Hours Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King ** Early Winner
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hilary Lindsey ** Early Winner
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett ** Early Winner
Sugarcoat – Little Big Town

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Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Underwood, Combs, Church, Bryan, & Rhett to Open ACM Awards Show

Exclusively announced with Billboard earlier today, the 55th Annual ACM Awards unveiled what will be an epic start to the special show. 2020 Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, will come together to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

Additionally, the awards show announced the winners of a few early awards. Thomas Rhett takes home the award for Video of the Year with his smash hit, “Remember You Young”. While Miranda Lambert earned the award for Music Event of the Year for her collaboration on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” along with female powerhouses Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. Hit songwriter, Hillary Lindsey received the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Previously, the awards show also confirmed the winners of the New Female and New Male Artists of the Year. Tenille Townes and Riley Green earned the accolades, and will each perform during the special show.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett, and Hillary Lindsey Take Home Early ACM Awards

Ahead of the 55th Annual ACM Awards set to take place this Wednesday, September 16th, three early winners were revealed.

Thomas Rhett takes home the award for Video of the Year with his smash hit, “Remember You Young”. While Miranda Lambert earned the award for Music Event of the Year for her collaboration on “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” along with female powerhouses Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack, and Elle King. Hit songwriter, Hillary Lindsey received the award for Songwriter of the Year.

Announced earlier today (Sept. 14), The awards show also unveiled a surprise performance opening the show; each of the Entertainer of the Year nominees Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Luke Bryan, will come together to perform a medley of their greatest hits.

Additionally, the awards show recently announced the winners of the New Female and New Male Artists of the Year. Tenille Townes and Riley Green earned the accolades, and will each perform during the special show.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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2020 ACM Awards: What You Need to Know

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards is ready to take on Nashville, for the first time in its history, this Wednesday night, September 16th, for its annual show that will honor the greats of country music.

Originally slated to take place last April in Las Vegas, it was postponed until September because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of having the award show in one location, it’ll now air with epic performances from three different historic iconic Nashville locations: the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe.

This year a new location also means a new host. Keith Urban will be hosting for the first time following in Reba McEntire’s footsteps. Urban brought home the biggest award of the show last year, the ACM Entertainer of the Year and is a 15-time ACM Award winner.

With performances by Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood, there is something for every country music fan.

When are the 2020 ACM Awards: Wednesday, September 16th at 8PM – 11PM ET

Where to watch the 2020 ACM Awards: CBS, live from Nashville

WHO’S PERFORMING AT THE 2020 ACM AWARDS?

Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood
Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani
Trisha Yearwood
Jimmie Allen
Kelsea Ballerini
Gabby Barrett
Kane Brown
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Riley Green
Mickey Guyton
Miranda Lambert
Tim McGraw
Maren Morris
Old Dominion
Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi
Tenille Townes
Morgan Wallen

WHO’S PRESENTING AT THE 2020 ACM AWARDS?

Lauren Alaina
Lily Aldridge
Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black
Bobby Bones
CAM
Darius Rucker
Runaway June

WHO’S NOMINATED FOR 2020 ACM AWARDS?

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett ** WINNER
Carrie Underwood ** WINNER
* For the first time ever, the ACM Entertainer of the Year award ended in a tie between Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett.

 

Male Entertainer of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs ** WINNER
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

 

Female Artist of the Year

Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Maren Morris ** WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Kelsea Ballerini

 

New Male Artist of the Year

Russell Dickerson
Jordan Davis
Riley Green ** Early Winner
Cody Johnson
Morgan Wallen

 

New Female Artist of the Year

Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Lindsay Ell
Caylee Hammack
Tenille Townes ** Early Winner

 

Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay** WINNER
Florida Georiga Line
Maddie & Tae

 

Group of the Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion ** WINNER
The High Women

 

Album of the Year

Center Point Road – Thomas Rhett
GIRL – Maren Morris
Heartache Medication – Jon Pardi
What You See Is What You Get – Luke Combs ** WINNER
Wildcard – Miranda Lambert

 

Song of the Year

10,000 Hours -Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Girl Goin Nowhere – Ashley McBryde
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion ** WINNER
Some of It – Eric Church

 

Single of the Year

God’s Country – Blake Shelton ** WINNER
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Rainbow – Kacey Musgraves
Rumor – Lee Brice
What If I Never Get Over You – Lady Antebellum

 

Music Event of the Year

10,000 Hours Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
Dive Bar – Garth Brooks feat. Blake Shelton
Fooled Around and Fell In Love – Miranda Lambert feat. Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King ** Early Winner
Old Town Road – Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
What Happens in a Small Town – Brantley Gilbert feat. Lindsay Ell

 

Songwriter of the Year

Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Hilary Lindsey ** Early Winner
Shane McAnally
Josh Osborne

 

Video of the Year

10,000 Hours – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber
God’s Country – Blake Shelton
One Man Band – Old Dominion
Remember You Young – Thomas Rhett ** Early Winner
Sugarcoat – Little Big Town

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Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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BREAKING: Taylor Swift To Perform Worldwide Premiere of “betty” at ACM Awards

Announced today (Sept. 13), Taylor Swift has been confirmed to return to the ACM Awards show stage for the worldwide premiere performance of “betty” off her latest album, Folklore. This marks Swift’s first performance from the album as well as her first ACM Awards performance in seven years.

The rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air this Wednesday, September 16th on CBS at 8PM ET.  Hosted by superstar Keith Urban, this time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This is the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history. For a full list of performers, click here.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the country music community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music, follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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Save-The-Date: Fan-Voted CMT Awards to Air on October 21, 2020

Save-The-Date: Fan-Voted CMT Awards to Air on October 21, 2020

 

Just announced, the 2020 CMT Awards are set to air on Wednesday, October 21st at 8PM ET / 7PM CT.

The annual show is the only entirely fan-voted award show in the country music world honoring the genre’s best and most fan-favorite artists. The show will celebrate country music’s biggest stars bringing next-level energy and one-of-a-kind performances from outdoor spaces in and around Nashville, Tennessee.

For a full list of nominations and to cast your votes, click here.

Fans can tune in from home on several different networks who will be broadcasting the show including CMT, MTV, MTV2, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop and TV Land.

Check back soon for more details on nominations, how to vote, who will perform, and more.

Although it is sure to be different, this will surely be a night not to miss. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on October 21st and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with CMT, follow along here on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

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Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton and More Added to ACM Awards List of Performers

 

Just when we thought the upcoming 2020 ACM Awards show couldn’t get any better, even more superstar artists have been added to the epic line-up. Announced earlier this week, the show revealed that fans can also look forward to performances from Carrie Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.

Up for Entertainer of the Year, Carrie Underwood will take the stage from the iconic Grand Ole Opry and will honor powerhouse female Opry members with a medley of hit songs from Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.  honor trailblazing female Opry members by performing a medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton.

Trisha Yearwood joins the show to perform her classic hit “I’ll Carry You Home” from her album Every Girl, while Shelton and Stefani will perform their current single “Happy Anywhere”.

Recently, in addition to the first leg of performers being announced, as well as the second leg, we also shared the news that two of our former Swag Sessions artists, Riley Green and Tenille Townes won their perspective ACM New Artists of the Year categories and will be performing at the special show.

On September 16th, the rescheduled 55th annual awards show will air on CBS, hosted by superstar Keith Urban. This time performances will take place at multiple iconic venues across Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium, and the Bluebird Cafe. This marks the first time that the show will be held in Nashville in the award shows history.

Superstar artists like Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Kane Brown, Morgan Wallen, and Mickey Guyton were recently added to the line-up. Each will perform their hits coming live from Nashville at the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.

Church is set to play his current single “Stick That In Your Country Song”, while the boys of Florida Georgia Line will perform their latest and 17th #1, “I Love My Country”. Bryan will perform his recent hit and song of the summer, “One Margarita”. Dan + Shay will take the stage to perform “I Should Probably Go to Bed”, Brown will sing “Worldwide Beautiful”, Wallen is set to perform “Whiskey Glasses” and Guyton will perform “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”.

In addition, previously announced artists like Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, and Jon Pardi will all perform from the Ryman Auditorium, while Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, and Tim McGraw will give their performances from the Bluebird Cafe. Fans can look forward to a medley of hits performed by Old Dominion, while Rhett and Pardi will sing their duet “Beer Can’t Fix.”

Of course, the ladies of the night cannot be outshined, as Ballerini will be singing her new single “Hole in the Bottle,” newly pregnant Barrett will share her smash hit, “I Hope,” and Morris will perform her new single “To Hell & Back.” Lambert is also slated to share the stage with her friends and fellow songwriters Luke Dick and Natalie Hemby, singing her mesmerizing number one hit, “Bluebird,” which is sure to be a performance to watch.

Although it is sure to be different, we feel that this might be the most incredible ACM Awards yet. The 2020 ACM Awards, “A Night of Heart and Hits” will be exactly what the Nashville community needs during these times. Make sure to gear up for the big night and set your DVR’s for 8PM ET on September 16th and follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Fans can also join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming performance announcements in the coming weeks.

To keep up with the Academy of Country Music follow along here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

 

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SHOP THE HERO COLLECTION

The Hero Collection by NYCountry Swag is inspired by the men and women of the Fire, Police and Military Departments across the country. A portion of sales from each purchase is donated to different foundations that support our heroes. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice.

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