2012 CMA Awards Nominations: Out with the Old, In with the New

For the better part of the past 12 years the list of CMA Awards nominees has changed very little from year to year. You have the usual suspects like Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, and Martina McBride who seem to land nominations every year in their respective vocalist fields. It’s very rare…

ACM Awards Wrap-Up

Well the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music awards are in the books. Last night the awards show was definitely dressed to fit Las Vegas with plenty of glitz, glamor, and upsets. Here’s ATC’s final wrap up of the night’s big winners as well as how I did with my predictions. Just a heads up,…

ACM Awards: Official Predictions

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is finally here! The annual awards show will take place live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday night on CBS. The show will once again be hosted by Reba and Blake Shelton and will feature over-the-top performance from some of the genre’s…

Jake Owen Facebook Contest

ATC is excited to launch its newest contest courtesy of Sony Nashville which features one of country’s hottest male vocalists, Jake Owen! The Grand Prize winner will receive an autographed guitar and a one year Jake Owen Fan Club membership. All you have to do to enter is simply “Like” us on our Facebook page…

ACM Nominations: Kenny Chesney Back on Top with 9 Nominations

The nominations for the Academy of Country Music’s 47th annual awards show were announced Thursday morning and Kenny Chesney leads the pack with an astounding nine nominations. Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum were also among the most nominated artists with six and five nominations respectively, while a horde of other artists received multiple nods as…

Aldean, Paisley, Shelton and Swift Top CMA Nominations

It’s official! The nominations for the 45th Annual CMA Awards have been revealed and I’m proud to say we weren’t crazy wrong in most of the categories we predicted. Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift are all tied as the leading nominees with five nominations a piece, including Entertainer of the Year….

Scotty vs. Lauren: American Idol’s Country Showdown

Tuesday night, American Idol will begin its 10th season finale with a performance show that will pit two of its youngest contestants against one another as 17 year old country crooner Scotty McCreery will go head-to-head with 16 year old Southern belle, Lauren Alaina. It’ll be a country showdown for the Idol title and to get ready for the big…

ACM Fan Voting Now Open

Once again the Academy of Country Music awards is leaving two categories up to the fans. This year fans can choose one of six nominees as this year’s Entertainer of the Year as well as one of two artists as Top New Artist. Find out how to cast your vote as well as who the nominees…

2011 ACM Nominations: Snubs and Flubs

Last Tuesday saw the announcement of the 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards nominations and they were filled with plenty of surprises and shake ups including superstars getting shut out as well as a few out-of-left-field nominees in the big categories. Like we’ve done with the past few awards nominations, we’ll offer our reaction to…

Easton Corbin Introduces New Video

Country’s newest traditionalist Easton Corbin is riding a wave to back-to-back number one singles. We’ve already reviewed the new single, “I Can’t Love You Back,” now the new heartthrob is unveiling the song’s accompanying video. See the video in this post. This is Easton’s second video of his career after his debut “A Little More…

Carrie Underwood Wins Big at Inaugural American Country Awards

The first ever American Country Awards were handed out Monday night from Las Vegas and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Carrie Underwood walked away with the most wins. Find out how many Carrie won as well as which other artists were multiple winners. Carrie Underwood entered the night with six nominations, including Artist of the Year,…