Country Music’s Biggest Night has finally arrived!! The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be held tonight LIVE from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will host the night for the 7th year in a row that will feature performances from country’s biggest stars. In between those performances there will be a few awards handed out to recognize the best in country music this past year. Here’s a look at whom I think should win and whom I believe will win. Continue reading
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Today I awoke thinking about time that has passed. I took a moment to reflect on incidents and changes that have happened in my life in recent years. As I thought about everything that has happened, I remembered one thing was always a constant…my love and passion for country music. It was then that I realized that I have been blogging about country music for nearly four years! It is a bit crazy to think that what started as an innocent hobby would be the one constant in my life (well, other than family and friends of course). I then began to think about how I’ve been neglecting my site for the greater part of this year. Well folks, that’s about to change.
It is time to get back to what I love…writing about country music. So it is time to change things here at ATC. Don’t worry though, I’m not changing anything content related. That means that all of you country music enthusiasts out there can still come here to read about what I think of the latest singles or albums from today’s superstars and rising newcomers. You are still encouraged to come voice your own opinions as well; after all, a little debating can be healthy. By saying there will be change I am simply saying All Things Country will now be filled with more insight into the genre as a whole and will be updated multiple times a week. Look for more single and album reviews as well as more “Me and Country Music” features and a few surprises thrown in for kicks. I am excited to say that I am already beginning work on my year-end lists for top albums, singles, and artists of the year 2013. So, if you guys have any suggestions, please feel free to share! Also I am gearing up for my favorite week of the year…CMA Awards week! Look for features to be posted about the nominees as well as my official predictions for the night’s winners.
Simply writing about all the changes and articles I am working on is relighting the fire within. I want to thank all of you for sticking with me these past four years and I hope you’ll stick with me for the future.
The nominees have been revealed for the 47th Annual CMA Awards and to my surprise two women lead the pack with six nominations each. Meanwhile a living legend sneaks into one of the night’s biggest categories while two CMA stalwarts were left off the list entirely. ATC is here to sort out the snubs and flubs and compare the categories to our predictions we made earlier this week. Continue reading
On Tuesday country music newcomers Florida Georgia Line and Sheryl Crow will announce the nominees for the 47th annual CMA Awards live on Good Morning America. Keeping with ATC tradition, and my love for all things awards shows, I will be attempting to predict which artists will land nominations this year.
The 46th Annual CMA Awards have finally arrived! Tonight all of country music’s biggest superstars will unite under the roof of Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena to honor some of the year’s finest. For the fifth year in a row the night will be hosted by superstars Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood. With performances by Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Luke Bryan, it’ll be difficult to remember that the night is actually about the awards being handed out. Like every year prior to this, ATC is making official predictions as to who will walk away winners tonight.
Weeeeeee’rrrrreeeee back!!! After a few weeks of tweaking with new themes, trying to revamp our logo, and thinking of creative slogans, it’s finally time to unveil our new website!
Among many changes are a new server (we’re proudly with WordPress now), new logo (simple and sleek, my kind of style), and an all new website domain! You can now reach us by simply visiting http://www.allthingscountrymusic.com rather than having to type in our old long URL! Basically all the changes were made with our readers in mind so it makes it easy for you guys to get to us!
So please poke around and get acclimated with our new theme and look for some brand new reviews to hit the site in the next couple of days!
It’s no secret the 45th Annual CMA Awards is a mere 8 days away, and ATC is kicking up the celebration a couple notches until then! We’ve already started reviews of some of our favorites nominees’ new music, and soon you’ll get to see the Official ATC Predictions of the night’s winners. ATC is also excited to launch its first giveaway contest!
The winner will receive a prize pack full of music and merchandise from some of the night’s big winners and nominees, including Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and many more!
All you need to do is simply “Like” us on Facebook from now until the end of “Country’s Biggest Night” (12AM on Nov. 9). The winner will be randomly selected among all the “Likes” on our page and will be notified via Facebook message by November 13.
So…what are you waiting for?! “Like” us now!!
In order to keep up with all the technological advances, All Things Country is excited to announce that we now have our very own app for all Android mobile users! You can now get our updates, reviews, and news stories delivered right to your phone! Best of all…it’s completely FREE!! You can access the app through the Android Market or you can go to the following website to get the app for your phone!
We currently only have a working app for Android users but we are currently working on an app for all Apple products and hope to have it up and running soon!
We hope you all download and enjoy the app!!
Lady Antebellum sold another 78,000 copies to remain atop the Country Albums chart and brings total sales for Need You Now to 1.56 million copies. Trailing Lady A is Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation at number two while Taylor Swift’s sophomore album, Fearless, climbs up to number three. Rounding out the top five is Blake Shelton’s Hillbilly Bone and Gary Allan’s Get Off On The Pain at four and five, respectively. Next week’s albums chart will include the debut of Alan Jackson’s new release, Freight Train, which will most likely give Lady A a run for its money.
Over on the singles chart, Carrie Underwood takes over the top spot and scores her ninth Billboard number one song with “Temporary Home.” Right on Carrie’s heels is Zac Brown Band’s “Highway 20 Ride” which jumps up two spots to number two. Last week’s number one song, Easton Corbin’s “A Little More Country Than That,” slips down to the number three spot while Lady Antebellum’s “American Honey” leapfrogs into the number four spot. Rounding out the top five singles is Keith Urban’s “‘Til Summer Comes Around.”
There are only two new songs to report this week. The title track of Gary Allan’s latest release, “Get Off on the Pain,” debuts at number 42 while Bucky Covington’s “A Father’s Love” comes in at number 57.
Can Carrie Underwood keep her hold on the number one spot next week, or will the Zac Brown Band take over the summit? Can Lady Antebellum’s unstoppable Need You Now album hold off yet another major album release to stay atop the albums chart? Find out on next week’s Billboard Chart Flash!