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Swift Wins ACM Entertainer of the Year

April 10th, 2012 by admin

contributor • April 1, 2012 Photo: Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo [Results updated in real time—Check musicrow.com for complete coverage tomorrow morning (4/2)] Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton Vocal Group of the Year Lady Antebellum Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square New Artist of the Year Scotty McCreery Album of the Year Four the Record — Miranda Lambert (RCA) [Producer: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell] Song of…

ACM Awards Offer Memorable Performances, Surprises

April 10th, 2012 by admin

Jon Freeman • April 2, 2012 Miranda Lambert and Sony Music Nashville Chairman/CEO Gary Overton At the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas last night (4/1), Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, and more emerged as the event’s big winners. On the not-so-winning side, Ashton Kutcher sang part of a George Strait song, but the less we say about that the better. The show opened on Carrie Underwood, her magenta dress popping against the black and…

2012 ACM Songwriter of the year

April 10th, 2012 by admin

Bluegrass Legend Earl Scruggs Passes

April 10th, 2012 by admin

Sarah Skates • March 29, Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs died March 28, 2012 in a Nashville area hospital at age 88. When asked about the banjo pioneer’s career, most who knew him site his kindness first and his musical achievements second. From early commercial success with The Beverly Hillbillies theme “The Ballad of Jed Clampett,” to a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in more recent years, Scruggs captivated generations of musicians and music lovers. Historian Robert K. Oermann explains, “He was…

Rascal Flatts Announces New Name for 2012 Tour

April 10th, 2012 by admin

Caitlin Rantala • April 2, 2012 Rascal Flatts announced today they have re-named their 2012 tour the Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour.” The tour name reflects the title of the band’s upcoming album, Changed, due in stores this Tuesday (4/3). The concert line-up will feature an all band set-up with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge opening. The trek launches in Hartford, CT, on June 15 at the Comcast Theatre. Please check www.rascalflatts.com for up to date…