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  • Reba

    Reba, Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton and more snag performance slots at 2017 ACM Awards

    The ACM Awards lineup is expanding at a feverish rate. On the heels of the reveal that Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban would be teaming up for "The Fighter" on the Las Vegas show stage, a slew of other talent has been announced. The latest batch of performers includes Reba McEntire (with gospel...
  • Keith Urban & Carrie Underwood headed to the 2017 ACM Awards.

    Carrie Underwood & Keith Urban to perform 'The Fighter' at 2017 ACM Awards

    Superstars Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood first debuted their dazzling, dance-pop track "The Fighter" last winter during a New Zealand concert stop and earlier this year, made quite the fuss at the 2017 Grammy Awards. With the song taking off on the iTunes Country singles chart (now up to No....
  • Kelsea Ballerini

    Kelsea Ballerini joins lineup for 2017 ACM Awards

    Coming off her splashy debut at the Grammy Awards, country darling Kelsea Ballerini is ready for her closeup at the upcoming ACM Awards. While details are unclear about her performance, it is likely she will perform her current radio hit "Yeah Boy," the fourth release from her Black River debut The...
  • Faith Hill & Tim McGraw

    Faith Hill & Tim McGraw reveal new single 'Speak to a Girl,' duets album & ready ACM Awards performance

    Faith Hill and Tim McGraw fans have been waiting for this moment their entire lives. Country music's reigning power couple (and two of the most influential figures of modern pop-country) are finally teaming up for a duets album, expected later this year. Their new single "Speak to a Girl" serves as...
  • Hillary Lindsey

    Top 10 best Hillary Lindsey collaborations

    Hillary Lindsey owes her breakthrough into Nashville songwriting to her roommate, who was interning at a record label and took one of Lindsey's work tapes to her bosses one day. The year was 1994. "The tape got sent around to different publishers, and Famous Music signed me," Lindsey reflected to...
  • Cam

    5 things you didn't know about Cam

    Born Camaron Ochs, the rising country star defines modern music on her own terms, often tipping her proverbial hat to the sunny rock style out of southern California. Make no mistake: Cam's music overflows with twang and plenty of deep South storytelling. Her Arista Nashville debut album Untamed...
  • Maddie & Tae

    5 best Maddie & Tae lyrics

    Maddie & Tae first took flight with their bro-country torpedo "Girl in a Country Song," in which they poke fun on how women are often perceived in country music. As their first No. 1 hit, the anthem set the stage for their 2015 debut LP, Start Here. Their writing style often veers into Dixie...
  • Cassadee Pope

    5 best Cassadee Pope lyrics

    A product of NBC's juggernaut singing show, Cassadee Pope has forged a moderately successful solo career. Formerly the front woman of punk-rock outfit Hey Monday, she blended that experience with the pop-leaning tradition of modern country. After winning the show's third season, she dropped her...
  • Cam

    5 best Cam lyrics

    Cam completely changed the game in 2015 when her smoldering and haunting ballad "Burning House" took over country music. It was stark, pointed and unlike anything else on the radio. Her voice, too, is unmistakably unique and prominently influenced by Patsy Cline--just check out Cam's cover of "Sweet...
  • Lauren Alaina

    Top 10 best Lauren Alaina songs

    "The beginning and the end mean so little. What matters most is what's in the middle," Lauren Alaina professes on a deep cut from her underrated debut album, 2011's Wildflower. Initially rising to fame on the 10th season of "American Idol," Alaina aimed high for stardom with that first release...
  • Brothers Osborne

    Brothers Osborne, Maren Morris & Jon Pardi win early ACM Awards

    There is a shift sweeping country music. Ahead of next month's ACM Awards, the academy has revealed the winners for the New Artist fields, including New Male and Female Vocalist of the Year. Coming off her first-ever Grammy win, Maren Morris takes home New Female Vocalist, besting the likes of Cam...
  • 52nd annual ACM Awards

    Here is the complete list of performers for the 2017 ACM Awards

    The 52 annual ACM Awards have a lot to live up to. Heading into the show, Keith Urban leads the charge of nominees, scoring recognition for "Blue Ain't Your Color" and his genre-bending new album Ripcord, as well as a bevy of marks for himself--in Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the...
  • Chris Janson

    Chris Janson, ACM Awards Nominee to co-host CMT Hot 20 Countdown

    Newly-minted ACM Awards nominee Chris Janson can do much more than just buy a boat these days. Having landed an prestigious nomination for New Male Vocalist at this year's 52nd annual ACM Awards, the singer and songwriter is collecting even more high-profile spots. After a weekend of jamming out...
  • 5 best Old Dominion lyrics

    5 best Old Dominion lyrics

    Comprised of five successful songwriters, it isn't terribly surprising that country band Old Dominion has some of the craftiest lyrics around. Although its members have composed hits for some of the genre's heaviest hitters, they've (wisely) saved some of their boldest compositions for themselves...
  • 5 best Chris Stapleton lyrics

    5 best Chris Stapleton lyrics

    With a soulful spirit and a heart of gold, country sensation Chris Stapleton has won over audiences of all genres. The incredible recordings found on his debut LP Traveller reflect an artist built out of grit, passion and sincerity. Although his rhythms and melodies captivate, Stapleton is also a...
  • 5 best LOCASH lyrics

    5 best LOCASH lyrics

    On their latest album The Fighters, country duo LOCASH show off their trophies and their scars with stories of struggle, loss, gratitude and love. Members Chris Lucas and Preston Brust tie together cute, meaningful, romantic and deep creative angles, sharp production and undeniable hooks.  LOCASH is...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Old Dominion

    5 things you didn't know about Old Dominion

    In 2015, Old Dominion seemingly popped out of nowhere with their confident, rule-breaking debut "Break Up With Him," which quickly made its way into country's Top Ten. The names Matt Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi didn't mean much to the average fans, but on...
  • Winners revealed for the 52nd ACM Awards.

    Here is the complete list of winners for the 2017 ACM Awards

    The biggest and best country stars packed Las Vegas for one night only to celebrate the previous year in country music. Heading into the 52nd annual ACM Awards, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and newcomer Maren Morris led the nominations--scoring such nods as Album of the Year and Song of the Year...
  • Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan to cohost the 2017 ACM Awards.

    Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley return to cohost the 2017 ACM Awards

    After dipping his toes into the hosting pool last spring, Dierks Bentley is set to return as cohost for the upcoming 2017 ACM Awards, linking up once again with Luke Bryan. This year marks Bryan's fifth consecutive turn as host; he previously traded duties with Blake Shelton, who had co-hosted since...
  • ACM Party for a Cause 2017 lineup revealed.

    Lady Antebellum & Chris Stapleton anchor 2017 ACM Party for a Cause festivities

    For five years running, the Academy of Country Music has celebrated more than just the annual awards show. In the days leading up to the big ceremony, numerous stages and events take place featuring many of country's best talents. During this year's ACM Party for a Cause, Chris Stapleton, Lady...
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