Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Some ACM winners already announced! Plus, Carrie sets a wedding date...will she tell? Tonight's Tweets and more!

Fans voted and decided this year’s ACM New Artist categories and the winners were announced today. Luke Bryan, Gloriana and Joey + Rory have been named Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo. All three winners are now nominees for the Top New Artist award, which will be given out on the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 18th at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Carrie Underwood has set a wedding date with fiance Mike Fisher, but don't expect to know when it is. They are keeping it a secret to avoid a media circus. Carrie tells the Associated Press, "Like anybody, you deserve to get married and have a great day as people. I'm not going to be Carrie Underwood the entertainer walking down the aisle. I'm just Carrie, and I'm going to marry Mike. I feel like that's kind of a right everybody deserves to have." Good luck girl! I hope the paparazzi lets her have the day she wants.

Justin Moore
took to Twitter after his guitar was stolen following his performance last Friday night in Royal Oaks, Michigan. He tweeted, "Great show in Michigan tonight, but somebody stole my guitar off the stage. Please own up ... Do right." It worked! The guitar was returned by a friend of the culprit who wrote an apology letter confessing, "It was a drunken mistake." Justin was happy since this is the guitar he uses for songwriting and he was also very forgiving saying, "We all make mistakes, but we don't always make it right. It says a lot about this guy."

Dierks Bentley has announced a string of tour dates supporting his upcoming CD, Up on the Ridge, starting April 21st in Portland, Oregon. Dierks and his band The Travelin' McCourys, along with Texas artist Hayes Carll, will crisscross the country for 24 shows in 30 days. The closest they are coming to Hampton Roads is Charlottesville, May 3rd at the Jefferson Theater and May 18th in Richmond at the National. Definitely worth a road trip to see Dierks do bluegrass and Hayes Carll- one of my absolute favorites!

Speaking of touring...There will be a lot of feathers flying when the Eagles and the Dixie Chicks tour together this summer. The bands will hit the road June 8 for a North American stadium concert tour. Keith Urban will join them for select dates too.

Alan Jackson continues to get ready for the release of his new CD "Freight Train" exclusively with iTunes, today you can download "Every Now and Then"

Tonight's Tweets:

@darrylworley: Check it out-you can vote for me at http://strummagazine.com. Sarah Buxton? Who's she? Just kidding- love her, but we can still beat her! :)

@juliannehough: Omg marabeth my sis just gave me lip gloss, it got on my tongue and I didn't know it's a lip plumper, now it's a tongue plumper ha ha ouch

@TerriClarkMusic: Getting ready to jingle jangle my way to the Opry in my spingle spangles.

@adyantebellum: Have you had a chance to check out our interview with Journey's shoes? If not, watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/journeysshoes#p/a/u/2/8_qkmocCUcc

@Reba: Congrats to Blake Shelton on his #1 record!!!!! Trace, congrats to u too! Hillbilly Bones!!!!

@glorianatheband: Dear Fans: Thank u x10000000 We are so honored/blessed/thankful to have ur support and love! We did it! We won our 1st ACM! THANK U!

@OfficialJackson: Countdown to the release of FREIGHT TRAIN exclusively with iTunes continues today with release of Every Now and Then-Download it Today! #fb

@Jakeofficial: Damn I wish I was a part of the ACM Brooks&Dunn tribute in Vegas this year. Those guys are my heroes... Just sayin.

@JoeNichols: Got pulled over for speeding again. No ticket though. Thank ya Texas.

@chuckwicksmusic: Do You Love the Movie "Twilight"?? Then you might love who plays my LOVE in my Music Video!! We shoot on MONDAY!! She's Amazing!

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