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Luke Combs’ “Lovin’ On You” Tops Charts for 4th Consecutive Week

Luke Combs’ “Lovin’ On You” tops the charts for the 4th consecutive week, plus the singer-songwriter has released an acoustic video of “Without You”, the first of his new Weekly Series.

Luke Combs Lovin' On You Number One

Photo via Luke Combs on Facebook

Luke Combs is a bonafide superstar! I don’t know how many different ways we can say it. 2020 Country music fans really hit the jackpot with Combs. He is humble, down to earth, and an incredible singer-songwriter. It is obvious why fans, or more commonly referred to as “The Bootleggers”, flock to him by the thousands.

Currently, Luke Combs’ single “Lovin’ on You” is holding down the top spot on the charts for four consecutive weeks. This extends the entertainer’s record-breaking streak of top singles, marking his ninth consecutive hit! Combs also recently won top honors for Album of the Year and Male Artist of the Year at the 2020 ACM Awards, and the deluxe edition of his album will be out next month.

Possibly even more exciting, Combs also released his first video in his new weekly series that he announced just a couple of days ago! Combs performed “Without You” acoustically via Facebook. Of course, in our minds, the song is already a hit, but there is something even more delightful about the stripped-down version. You can watch the performance below.

Combs will be performing his next acoustic single this Monday at 7PM ET on Facebook. Additionally, until the deluxe album is released on October 23rd, fans can expect a new stripped-down song every Monday. Make sure you mark your calendars to be one of the first to hear a new song from the upcoming record! As always, he truly goes above and beyond for his fans and for the betterment of country music. Such a class act!

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

To keep up with Luke Combs, you can follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

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Here Are The 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Here are the 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations announced earlier today, Tuesday (Sept. 22) by Dick Clark Productions and NBC.

2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

Nominees and winners for the awards show are chosen based on sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring, and social engagement throughout the charting period of March 23rd, 2019 through March 14th, 2019. Additionally, three fan-voted categories are included in this year’s show – Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Social Artist Award, and Top Collaboration Award.

Kelly Clarkson returns to host the 2020 Billboard Music Awards for the third consecutive year. The show will air live from The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 at 8PM ET on NBC. The special night was originally scheduled for April 29, 2020, but was postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations

The country music genre is very well represented in this year’s nominations. Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, and Maren Morris lead with four nominations each, while Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, and more rack up multiple nominations. Representing in all-genre awards, Luke Combs claims his spot in the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award category. Blake Shelton earns a spot in the all-genre Top Selling Song Award category for his hit single, “God’s Country” and Dan + Shay are up for all-genre Top Duo/Group.

Billy Ray Cyrus earns multiple nominations for his feature on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”, the viral hit that put the term “trap-country” on the map and proved the power of Tik-Tok. The song earned the pair five total nominations including Top Collaboration (Fan-Voted), Top Rap Song, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song, and Top Selling Song.

Along with the song’s nominations, Lil Nas X earns a total of 13 nominations including Top New Artist, Top Male Artist, Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted), Top 100 Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Rap Artist, and Top Rap Male Artist.

No word on performances yet, but fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about the upcoming awards. Be sure to follow along on Twitter as we live-tweet the show, @NYCountrySwag.

Check out the full list of 2020 Billboard Music Awards Nominations below.

ARTIST AWARDS —

Top Artist:
Billie Eilish
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top New Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Roddy Ricch

Billboard Chart Achievement Award (Fan-Voted):
Mariah Carey
Luke Combs
Lil Nas X
Harry Styles
Taylor Swift

Top Male Artist:
DaBaby
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Ed Sheeran

Top Female Artist:
Billie Eilish
Ariana Grande
Halsey
Lizzo
Taylor Swift

Top Duo/Group:
BTS
Dan + Shay
Jonas Brothers
Maroon 5
Panic! At The Disco 

Top Billboard 200 Artist:
Drake
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Hot 100 Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Khalid
Lil Nas X
Post Malone

Top Streaming Songs Artist:
DaBaby
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Song Sales Artist:
Billie Eilish
Lil Nas X
Lizzo
Post Malone
Taylor Swift

Top Radio Songs Artist:
Jonas Brothers
Khalid
Lizzo
Shawn Mendes
Post Malone

Top Social Artist (Fan-Voted):
BTS
Billie Eilish
EXO
GOT7
Ariana Grande

Top Touring Artist:
Elton John
Metallica
P!nk
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top R&B Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
Lizzo
Summer Walker
The Weeknd

Top R&B Male Artist:
Chris Brown
Khalid
The Weeknd 

Top R&B Female Artist:
Beyoncé
Lizzo
Summer Walker

Top R&B Tour:
B2K
Janet Jackson
Khalid 

Top Rap Artist:
DaBaby
Juice WRLD
Lil Nas X
Post Malone
Roddy Ricch

Top Rap Male Artist:
DaBaby
Lil Nas X
Post Malone

Top Rap Female Artist:
Cardi B
City Girls
Megan Thee Stallion 

Top Rap Tour:
Drake
Post Malone
Travis Scott

Top Country Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Dan + Shay
Maren Morris
Thomas Rhett

Top Country Male Artist:
Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett 

Top Country Female Artist:
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Top Country Duo/Group:
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Top Country Tour:
Eric Church
Florida Georgia Line
George Strait

Top Rock Artist:
Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Tool
twenty one pilots

Top Rock Tour:
Elton John
Metallica
The Rolling Stones

Top Latin Artist:
Anuel AA
Bad Bunny
J Balvin
Ozuna
Romeo Santos

Top Dance/Electronic Artist:
Avicii
The Chainsmokers
DJ Snake
Illenium
Marshmello

Top Christian Artist:
Lauren Daigle
Elevation Worship
For King & Country
Hillsong United
Kanye West

Top Gospel Artist:
Kirk Franklin
Koryn Hawthorne
Tasha Cobbs Leonard
Sunday Service Choir
Kanye West

 

ALBUM AWARDS —

 

Top Billboard 200 Album:
Billie Eilish “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
Ariana Grande “Thank U, Next”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Taylor Swift “Lover”

Top Soundtrack:
“Aladdin”
“Descendants 3”
“Frozen II”
“K-12” by Melanie Martinez
“The Dirt” by Mötley Crüe

Top R&B Album:
Beyoncé “Homecoming: The Live Album”
Justin Bieber “Changes”
Chris Brown “Indigo”
Khalid “Free Spirit”
Summer Walker “Over It”

Top Rap Album:
DaBaby “Kirk”
Juice WRLD “Death Race For Love”
Post Malone “Hollywood’s Bleeding”
Roddy Ricch “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial”
Young Thug “So Much Fun”

Top Country Album:
Kane Brown “Experiment”
Luke Combs “What You See Is What You Get”
Maren Morris “Girl”
Thomas Rhett “Center Point Road”
Morgan Wallen “If I Know Me”

Top Rock Album:
The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Latin Album:
J Balvin & Bad Bunny “Oasis”
Farruko “Gangalee”
Maluma “11:11”
Romeo Santos “Utopía”
Sech “Sueños”

Top Dance/Electronic Album:
Avicii “Tim”
The Chainsmokers “World War Joy”
Illenium “Ascend”
Marshmello “Marshmello: Fortnite Extended Set”
Alan Walker “Different World”

Top Christian Album:
Bethel Music “Victory: Recorded Live”
Casting Crowns “Only Jesus”
Hillsong United “People”
Skillet “Victorious”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”

Top Gospel Album
Kirk Franklin “Long Live Love”
Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers “Goshen”
William McDowell “The Cry: A Live Worship Experience”
Sunday Service Choir “Jesus Is Born”
Kanye West “Jesus is King”

SONG AWARDS —


Top Hot 100 Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”

Top Streaming Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”

Top Selling Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Billie Eilish “bad guy”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”

Top Radio Song:
Lewis Capaldi “Someone You Loved”
Jonas Brothers “Sucker”
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top Collaboration (Fan-Voted):
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello “Señorita”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber “I Don’t Care”

Top R&B Song:
Chris Brown ft. Drake “No Guidance”
Doja Cat & Tyga “Juicy”
Khalid “Talk”
Lizzo “Good As Hell”
The Weeknd “Heartless”

Top Rap Song:
Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus “Old Town Road”
Lil Tecca “Ran$om”
Lizzo “Truth Hurts”
Post Malone & Swae Lee “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)”
Post Malone “Wow.”

Top Country Song:
Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “10,000 Hours”
Maren Morris “The Bones”
Old Dominion “One Man Band”
Blake Shelton “God’s Country”
Morgan Wallen “Whiskey Glasses”

Top Rock Song:
Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”

Top Latin Song:
Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Ozuna & J Balvin “China”
Bad Bunny & Tainy “Callaita”
Daddy Yankee ft. Snow “Con Calma”
Jhay Cortez, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny “No Me Conoce”
Sech ft. Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna, Anuel AA “Otro Trago”

Top Dance/Electronic Song:
Black Eyed Peas x J Balvin “Ritmo (Bad Boys For Life)”
Ellie Goulding x Diplo ft. Swae Lee “Close To Me”
Illenium & Jon Bellion “Good Things Fall Apart”
Kygo x Whitney Houston “Higher Love”
Marshmello ft. Chvrches “Here With Me”

Top Christian Song:
Bethel Music, Jonathan David Helser & Melissa Helser “Raise A Hallelujah”
Casting Crowns ft. Matthew West “Nobody”
Lauren Daigle “Rescue”
For King & Country “God Only Knows”
Kanye West “Follow God”

Top Gospel Song:
Kirk Franklin “Love Theory”
Kanye West “Closed on Sunday”
Kanye West “Follow God”
Kanye West “On God”
Kanye West “Selah”

 

 

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New Luke Combs Music to Premiere in Weekly Series

New Luke Combs music is coming and fans will get a sneak peek earlier than expected.

New Luke Combs Music

Photo via Luke Combs on Facebook

Revealing the exciting news today via Facebook, Combs announced that he would post an acoustic version of each new song from his forthcoming deluxe album every Monday. Fans can tune in to his Facebook page each week at 7PM ET until the official release on October 23rd, 2020 to hear the tracks.

Although just as thrilling, the surprise announcement is nothing new for Combs, who consistently goes above and beyond to stay connected with fans. After announcing that a deluxe album of What You See Is What You Get, with the revised title, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get would be released, the singer-songwriter has actively taken to social media to reveal several clues as to what fans can expect from the new Luke Combs music through surprise posts over the past few weeks.

Initially, disclosing that the deluxe album would include five new tracks, Combs later added that two of the five new songs have not yet been heard. Days later, Combs dropped another surprise, announcing that he would release one of the new songs along with the titles of the remaining songs.

Friday, September 18th, Combs released “Without You” featuring Amanda Shires. Additionally, as promised, he delivered the entire tracklist to the deluxe album. Along with “Without You” are “Cold As You”, “The Other Guy”, “My Kinda Folk”, and “Forever After All”.

To catch the new Luke Combs music, be sure to head to his Facebook tomorrow night, September 21st at 7PM ET for the first acoustic track of the new Monday night series.

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

To keep up with Luke Combs, you can follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

 

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Here Are The Lyrics to Luke Combs’ “Without You”

 

Luke Combs – “Without You” Lyrics – 

Dad sold every record he ever owned
Floyd and Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones
A lifetime of music gone just to get me through
Mama always had her a second job
Gone with the sun until six o’clock
Whatever it took to get by she was gonna do
Didn’t dawn on me back then but now I see
Without them, I wouldn’t be me

When I’m up here on this stage
The spotlight’s on my face
But I see you
Sure it’s me behind this mic stand
It’s me strumming this Gibson
It’s me they love to give the credit to
But me don’t mean a thing without you

You make sacrifices every night and day
Never hear the crowd scream your name
But there’s a smile and a hand to hold when the show is through
I’d give it all up just to keep your love
But you wouldn’t let me ’cause you care too much
About watching me watch my dreams all come true

When I’m up here on this stage
The spotlight’s on my face
But I see you
Sure it’s me behind this mic stand
It’s me strumming this Gibson
It’s me they love to give the credit to
But me don’t mean a thing without you

You worked overtime to buy those tickets
The gas, the beer and the babysitters
Just to spend one night with your baby at a country show
Paid twenty damn dollars for a place to park
Got in line early to grab your spot
So you deserve every word, every line of your favorite tune

When I’m up here on this stage
The spotlight’s on my face
But I see you
Sure it’s me behind this mic stand
It’s me strumming this Gibson
It’s me they love to give the credit to
I’m just trying to give the credit where credit’s due
Because me don’t mean a thing without you

 

 

To keep up with Luke Combs, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Without You” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

 

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Luke Combs Reveals Track Listing for Deluxe Album

Despite the chaos that 2020 has come to be there’s one artist who continues to provide for his fans; Luke Combs. If getting married, hosting livestreams, and releasing new music wasn’t enough to keep Combs busy during quarantine, the singer-songwriter also announced he will be dropping a deluxe version of his What You See Is What You Get album with the revised title, What You See Ain’t Always What You Get.

The deluxe album is set to release on October 23rd and will include five new tracks. While fans speculated over the past few weeks which songs the album would include, Combs took to social media and let fans in on a little secret; two of the five new songs have not yet been heard.

Today (Sept. 18), Combs surprised fans with the release of one of those new songs, “Without You” and revealed the deluxe album tracklist including the titles of the four additional new songs. Making the cut for the new album are: “Cold As You”, “The Other Guy”, “My Kinda Folk”, “Without You”, and “Forever After All”.

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

To keep up with Luke Combs, you can follow him on InstagramTwitter, 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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Luke Combs Releases Brand New Track “Without You”

Luke Combs Without You

In anticipation of the deluxe version of his sophomore record What You See Ain’t Always What You Get, out October 23rd, Combs surprised fans with the early release of one of the new songs. The widely-requested demo, “Without You” premiered today much to fans’ excitement.

The new tune is sentimental, honest, and highly personal. Several months ago, Combs premiered the song during a live show, explaining that he wrote the track for his parents, his wife, and his dedicated fans. An elevated version of “This One’s For You”, “Without You” is the ultimate expression of gratitude to all that have helped him get to this point in his career.

I’d give it all up just to keep your love / but you wouldn’t let me because you care too much / about watching me watch my dreams all come true / When I’m up here on this stage, the spotlight’s on my face / But I see you / Sure it’s me behind this mic stand / and it’s me strumming this Gibson / And it’s me they love to give the credit to / But me don’t mean a thing without you”

The beautiful song also features famed singer-songwriter, Amanda Shires, playing the violin. Combs clearly appreciates the sacrifices his loved ones have made for him to have this life. The song is pure chills and if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably shed a tear or two. “Without You” is truly the epitome of Combs’ genius. Despite all of his success, he remains true to himself, true to his roots, and as humble as can be. He deserves all the success he has earned, and we are sure there is more on the horizon!

To keep up with Luke Combs, you can follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Without You” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Luke Combs – “Without You” Lyrics – 

Dad sold every record he ever owned
Floyd and Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones
A lifetime of music gone just to get me through
Mama always had her a second job
Gone with the sun until six o’clock
Whatever it took to get by she was gonna do
Didn’t dawn on me back then but now I see
Without them, I wouldn’t be me

When I’m up here on this stage
The spotlight’s on my face
But I see you
Sure it’s me behind this mic stand
It’s me strumming this Gibson
It’s me they love to give the credit to
But me don’t mean a thing without you

You make sacrifices every night and day
Never hear the crowd scream your name
But there’s a smile and a hand to hold when the show is through
I’d give it all up just to keep your love
But you wouldn’t let me ’cause you care too much
About watching me watch my dreams all come true

When I’m up here on this stage
The spotlight’s on my face
But I see you
Sure it’s me behind this mic stand
It’s me strumming this Gibson
It’s me they love to give the credit to
But me don’t mean a thing without you

You worked overtime to buy those tickets
The gas, the beer and the babysitters
Just to spend one night with your baby at a country show
Paid twenty damn dollars for a place to park
Got in line early to grab your spot
So you deserve every word, every line of your favorite tune

When I’m up here on this stage
The spotlight’s on my face
But I see you
Sure it’s me behind this mic stand
It’s me strumming this Gibson
It’s me they love to give the credit to
I’m just trying to give the credit where credit’s due
Because me don’t mean a thing without you

 

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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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The Best Deep Cuts from Luke Combs

Luke Combs has become a household name, rising to superstardom in just a few short years in the mainstream country music industry. Throughout his blossoming career, he has secured multi-platinum albums, awards, and of course, nine consecutive number-one singles. Combs’ truly doesn’t have a bad song! We thought it would be fun to look beyond the hits and reminisce on some of our favorite deep cuts from the singer-songwriter’s projects. Check out the list below.

 “This One’s For You”

“I told you all I’d write you a song / Pour my heart in the melody / To keep you singin’ along”

It is hard to believe that this title track off his debut record wasn’t a single! The song is a beautiful thank you letter to all that have helped him get to this point in his life. The fact that Combs took the time to create something so sentimental and touching for his loved ones, just shows how humble (and talented) he truly is.

 

“Must’ve Never Met You”

“I guess whoever said that grass is greener / Musta never seen the other side / What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger / Sure sounds like a lie”

This heartbreaking break-up song is truth-telling to its finest. He acknowledges that all the age-old adages about break-ups are false, admitting that the dissolution of a relationship that meant this much to him is as hard as can be. This song is a gem on his debut record!

 

“What You See Is What You Get”

“I’m a midnighting, backsliding / Getaway-car-driving / Running away with your heart / I guess be careful what you wish for, is all I meant when I said / What you see is what you get”

His relatable every-man mentality is fully present on the title track of his sophomore record. The no bull-shit song is exactly what we have come to love and expect from this bonafide superstar.

 

“I Got Away With You”

“Now the Mona Lisa’s hanging in my house / I bust out of Buckingham with the crown jewels / And I got away with you”

This song proves why Combs is a trailblazer in country music right now. The lyrics are remarkable and charming, showcasing his wit and knack for story-telling. I truly cannot think of another song like this, which makes it unique and enticing, solidifying its spot on this list.

 

“Refrigerator Door”

“With all those pictures hanging side by side / Forgotten memories / From another time / AN all the places that I’ve been before / Couple magnets, recipes, and Polaroids / Yeah, but that say life on the ‘frigerator door”

Talk about touching! “Refrigerator Door” was an instant fan-favorite on his sophomore release. The sentimental tune is centered around a man reflecting on physical moments from his past. It is a beautiful and heartfelt tune that deserves all the accolades.

 

“Blue Collar Boys”

“And we like cold keg beer and fixin’ up trucks / Old bird dogs and the woman we love”

No ‘Luke Combs’ list is complete without a fun and live-show ready jam! “Blue Collar Boys” is just that. The song is an ode to everything Combs’ is and was. He pays homage to all the blue-collar hard-working men and women out there.

 

How does our list match up to yours? Let us know and be sure to follow our ‘Deep Cuts’ playlist on Spotify.

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

To keep up with Luke Combs, you can follow him on InstagramTwitter, 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: 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!

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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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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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