On Tuesday, the Country Music Association announced the nominees for the 43rd Annual CMA Awards. Country music star Brad Paisley leads this year’s nominations with seven nominations followed by Keith Urban with five. The Zac Brown Band, Jamey Johnson, George Strait, and Taylor Swift Receive four nominations each and newcomers grace nearly every category. Swift is the first female to receive the coveted Entertainer of the Year Award nomination since Faith Hill last held the spot in 2000.
Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, the reigning Male and Female Vocalists of the Year, will return as hosts of “Country Music’s Biggest Night.” The 43rd Annual CMA Awards will broadcast live from the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Nov.11, at 7 p.m. CST on the ABC Television Network.
A very special congratulation goes out to Chicago’s very own US99.5 (WUSN). The station has been nominated for the CMA Radio Station of the Year Award in the Broadcast category.
For a full list of nominees, visit cmaawards.com.
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Country music star and Big & Rich counterpart, Cowboy Troy (“I Play Chicken” and “If You Don’t Wanna Love”) has recently teamed up with the Chicago based AStar Promotions. Expect to hear some new music from Cowboy Troy and get ready to rock at an upcoming country music event near you!
It’s that time of year again when the leaves start to change and the concerts head indoors. While we can’t stop the season change, we can keep the country music going and, this Fall, a country music concert is headed to a theater near you. To begin the season, The Zac Brown Band is headed to the Rosemont Theatre on Oct. 22, country music star Phil Vassar will play Rialto Square Theatre, Joliet, on Nov. 20, and Gretchen Wilson is headed to the Star Plaza Theater on Oct. 23 along with Darius Rucker on Dec. 4. Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com.
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