For Your Consideration: ACM Album of the Year

ATC is continuing our For Your Consideration series with the ACM Album of the Year category. 2010 was a big year for albums and it’ll be interesting to see which five albums will land nominations in this elusive category. We won’t know until the nominations are announced February 1st, but here are the ones we…

For Your Consideration: Carrie Underwood Single Edition

With her current single, “Mama’s Song,” peaking at number two on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, it’s seemingly time for Carrie Underwood to release a new single. If a fifth song from her third album, Play On, is going to be released, then here’s a review of the song we think should be sent to radio,…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 17 – 23

This week saw plenty of movement on both of Billboard’s country charts, but did last week’s champions, Taylor Swift and Kenny Chesney, get booted from their number one positions? Find out in this week’s Chart Flash. If you thought Taylor Swift’s Speak Now was dethroned on the albums chart, then you thought wrong. For another…

Single Review Blast: 2011’s Artists to Watch

In our first Single Review Blast of the new year, we’ll be focusing on artists we think have potential to have breakthrough years like Easton Corbin and The Band Perry did in 2010. The four artists we think could make names for themselves in 2011 are Sunny Sweeney, Thompson Square, The Harters, and Randy Montana. Continue…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 10 – 16

For the last three weeks, Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw held the top spots on Billboard’s country charts. However, this week saw the debut of Steel Magnolia’s self-titled debut album which had a great chance to overtake the number one spot on the Country Albums chart while singles by Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney put…

For Your Consideration: ACM Single and Song of the Year

It’s nearing the time when the annual Academy of Country Music awards announces their list of nominees for their annual awards show. Just like we did leading up to last year’s CMA awards, ATC will offer our input on who we think should score nominations in some of the big categories. We’ll begin our series…

Talkin’ About the Grammy’s: The Nominees

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will hand out their annual golden gramophones to honor the biggest names in music. As has become the norm at ATC, we’ll be dissecting the nominees in the country categories as well as the all-genre categories that include country nominees. As the show gets closer, we’ll offer our official predictions…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Jan. 3 – Jan. 9

For a third week in a row Taylor Swift and Tim McGraw top Billboard’s country charts. Find out if there was any movement in throughout the charts in this week’s Chart Flash. On the Country Albums chart, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now reigns supreme as it sells another 52,000 copies this week and passes the 3…

Steel Magnolia, “Last Night Again”

Steel Magnolia has enjoyed great chart success with its first two singles. The duo reached the top five with “Keep On Loving You” and the top 25 with “Just By Being You.” Now they’re releasing their third single, “Last Night Again,” with hopes to repeat the success of their previous singles. Does the song have…

Brad Paisley, “This Is Country Music”

The 44th Annual CMA Awards turned out to be the night of Brad Paisley’s career. Not only did the superstar claim his first Entertainer of the Year trophy, but he also introduced his latest single, “This Is Country Music,” during the awards telecast. Does Brad have an artistic hit on his hands or is it…

Billboard Chart Flash: Week of Dec. 27 – Jan. 2

This week saw little changes on both of Billboard’s country charts. Taylor Swift and Tim Mcgraw held onto their number one positions for another week. See which other artists follow the superstars in this week’s Chart Flash. For another week, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now is once again the top selling album in the country. Taylor…

The Band Perry, “You Lie”

The Band Perry has become one of country’s most successful new artists this past year. The ACM nominated trio first hit country radio with the perky “Hip to My Heart” and captivated audiences with the heart-wrenching “If I Die Young.” Now the group shows off their sassy side with the new single “You Lie.” Does…