Reba McEntire made two big announcements yesterday-- the nominees for the 53rd ACMs, and that she'll return as host of the show for the 15th time.
Chris Stapleton leads with eight nominations, including his first nod for Entertainer of the Year.
Reigning Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett got six nominations, including Male Vocalist. Keith Urban picked up five nominations, including Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.
Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received four nominations, including Female Vocalist. If she gets it, it will be her ninth consecutive win in this category.
Reigning New Female Vocalist of the Year Maren Morris got four nominations, including Female Vocalist of the Year. Sam Hunt received three nominations for his hit “Body Like a Back Road.” Little Big Town and Midland also received three nominations.
The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards airs live from Las Vegas on April 15th on CBS.
Miranda Lambert and Anderson East reportedly break up…
Brothers Osborne are sporting boots…
According to a report from In Touch magazine, Miranda Lambert and Anderson East have split up, after 2 years together.
The magazine is claiming it was Anderson who ended things, and Miranda is "devastated" and she didn’t see it coming.
A source said the two just "grew apart" while they were on separate tours, and Miranda is burying herself in work to keep her mind occupied and refuses to sit around feeling sorry for herself.
Brothers Osborne have been tapped as the face of a new Frye Hometown Pride boot campaign. Together the guys and FRYE boots will help fans win meet and greet with the band, and VIP tickets to their Mountain High Tour with Dierks Bentley.
Brothers Osborne will be at the Country Fest on Saturday, June 16th.
Lady A wants your videos…
Miranda Lambert is helping rescue animals…
Lady Antebellum want fans to create personal videos for their latest single, "Heart Break."
The best clip will win $10,000 and be featured on all their social channels. Five runners-up will get $2,000 with their content being used in various ways, including on the jumbotron at their shows this summer.
The deadline for entries is April 4th and Lady A will be at Blossom with Darius Rucker on July 20th.
Miranda Lambert has donated $189,000 to animal shelters across the country through her Mutt Nation Foundation's Mutts Across America Program.
Miranda says, “I am amazed and humbled by the great work these shelters do, and so honored to be able to support their critical efforts on behalf of rescue animals.”
Miranda is collecting pet food, toys and money for local shelters at her Livin' Like Hippies tour stop, so feel free to donate this Saturday when she stops at the Wolstein Center in Cleveland!
Reba to announce the ACM nominations on Thursday…
Brett Young is engaged…
Reba McEntire is set to announce the top nominees for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS This Morning on Thursday in the 8 a.m. hour.
The ACM Awards will air live from Las Vegas on April 15th on CBS.
Brett Young is off the market! He and his longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills are engaged.
Brett asked the big question earlier this month in Oxford, Mississippi, where he went to school at Ole Miss.
He told People magazine, “We met in Arizona while she was at school at ASU, and we will likely get married there, so I thought it would be romantic to propose where I went to school."
Brett and Taylor have known each other for 10 years, but dated for about six. They took a break when he moved to Nashville. He says there was never bad blood, just bad timing.
Brett gave her a custom ring designed with their initials, and in case you didn’t know Taylor- he’s crazy about you.
Scotty McCreery final has a #1…
Kacey Musgraves gives a release date for her new album…
For the first time in his career, Scotty McCreery has the number-one song in country music.
"Five More Minutes" sits atop the Mediabase Country Airplay chart this week, and this is the first single off Scotty's new album, Seasons Change, which drops on March 16th. It's hard to believe it's been seven years since Scotty won American Idol.
Kacey Musgraves set a release date for her new album, Golden Hour.
She says about his album, "On this project, I feel like I’m leading more with my heart than with my brain."
Golden Hour is Kacey's fourth album and it will be available on March 30th.