Tuesday, October 12, 2010

AMA nomines, Sexiest Country Star, New music in stores and Pure Country is back!

Nominees were announced today for the American Music Awards and Lady A tied Eminem for the most nominations! Here are the Counry nominees....
Favorite Male Artist
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Brad Paisley

Favorite Female Artist
Miranda Lambert
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Band, Duo or Group

Zac Brown Band
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts

Favorite Album
Jason Aldean - Wide Open
Lady Antebellum - Need You Now
Carrie Underwood - Play On

Breakthrough Artist (fan votes to determine final four nominees)
Justin Bieber
Taio Cruz
Jason Derulo
Lady Antebellum
Travie McCoy
Mike Posner

Favorite Artist
Michael Buble
Lady Antebellum

You can vote for your favs to win on ABC.com. The awards will air live on ABC on November 21st.

New music in stores this week!
Darius Rucker's Charleston, South Carolina 1966 hits shelves today. The title is a nod to his pal Radney Foster's 1992 Del Rio, Texas 1959 reflecting hometowns and birth years of both artists.
The Band Perry releases their self-titled debut today, but that doesn't mean these newcomers are novices to the business. They've been touring for 15 years, which means that the youngest, Neil, was eight when they started.
• Other projects in stores are The Essential Ronnie Milsap, Miranda Lambert's DVD Revolution: Live By Candlelight and Lady Antebellum's A Merry Little Christmas available exclusively at Target.

Tim McGraw is Country Weekly's Sexiest Man of 2010. And who would know that better than Faith Hill. Faith says, "When I need a pick-me-up, he just hugs me. He gives the best hugs in the world." Also making the list are Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton, Chuck Wicks, Charles Kelley, George Strait, Darius Rucker and Luke Bryan.

Pure Country is back! But with or without George? George Strait was of course the star of the 1992 movie playing singer Dusty Chandler. Now a sequel is in the works called, 'Pure Country 2: The Gift,' and it will have another country singer in the main role this time. Katrina Elam, whose songs have been covered by Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. Katrina plays the lead role of an aspiring singer named Bobbie. Concert scenes were shot last year in Nashville. Although CMT reported at the time that George Strait was not present and would have a more limited role in the sequel, the country icon is featured prominently in the new film's trailer. 'Pure Country 2' is coming out October 15.

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