Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Getting ready for the ACMs this Sunday plus King George reigns!

The ACM awards are Sunday night and CBS is getting you ready for it with their online series "Road to the ACM Awards." Today's episode features Josh Thompson documenting his first trip to the ACMs. Other clips in the series feature Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Gloriana.

They don't call him King George for nothing! George Strait has made history by becoming the first act to hit the Top 10 on any Billboard chart for 30 years straight. His latest single, "I Gotta Get to You," which clocks in at number nine on the country charts, puts him in the books -- it's his 82nd Top 10 country hit.

Toby Keith is joining with the Academy of Country Music's charitable arm, Lifting Lives, to raise money for cancer research. Toby will perform his single "Cryin' for Me," which honors his friend, basketball great and jazz artist Waymon Tisdale, at Sunday's awards telecast. Tisdale died last year of complications from cancer treatments. Fans can download the song and video of the performance from iTunes. All proceeds benefit Stand Up to Cancer, an organization that raises funds for cancer research.

Remember Jason Castro (dreadlocks guy from American Idol)? Well he went country...for one day at least. Jason got married last week and told Us magazine that he sang to his bride at their wedding..."I sang a country song that goes, 'All I can think about is getting you home.'" That would be Chris Young's big hit "Getting You Home"

The "Toyota Concert Series on Today" has been announced and will include some country performances. Rascal Flatts (June 11), Carrie Underwood (July 30) and Keith Urban (Aug. 20)

People Magazine is offering a new free 10 song Country Music Sampler This includes Matt Kennon's big hit "The Call" plus music from Danny Gokey and more!

Tonight's Tweets:

@paisleyofficial: Out picking up some last minute items, gearin' up for the big h20 tour.

@glorianatheband: Guys- we are going to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight 12AM/11PM CST! We're performing The World Is Ours Tonight!!

@taylorswift13: In Dillard's. Counting the number of times my mom has said the word 'slacks' in the last five minutes.

@jakeofficial: My fortune tonight from my cookie.. Well stated.. Fowler's fortune(my tour manager) I'm still laughing

@RandyHouser: I nominate me to take over Sony BMG. lol

@mallaryhope: Trying on a dress in the dressing room 4year old random Bella says 'mal you look like Lady Ga Ga' hmm. Ok thanks!THAT is all I needed 2hear

@leannrimes: Love Rihanna! She's a doll! She hunted me down in the bathroom at the Dodgers game yesterday to say hi. First time meeting her.

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