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Brad Paisley announces his Life Amplified World Tour  2016-05-11
Country music superstar Brad Paisley has announced his 2016 tour, Life Amplified World Tour, which kicks off May 19 in Sacramento, CA. The tour will travel across the country during the summer and fall with more dates to be added. Special guests will be power vocalist Tyler Farr and CMA Award winning-duo Maddie & Tae.

Brad Paisley is the consummate singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer whose talents have earned him numerous awards, including three GRAMMYs, two American Music Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards and 14 Country Music Association Awards (including Entertainer of the Year), among many others. He has been a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2001. Paisley has written 20 of his 23 #1 singles with the first being his 1999 hit “He Didn’t Have To Be” and his most recent, “Perfect Storm,” from his chart-topping 2014 album Moonshine in the Trunk. Paisley has partnered with Boot Barn® and developed an exclusive line of jeans, hats, T-shirts, jewelry, belts and woven shirts called Moonshine Spirit by Brad Paisley. Connect with Brad at www.BradPaisley.com, www.Facebook.com/BradPaisley, on Twitter @BradPaisley, on Instagram @Brad Paisley, and YouTube at YouTube.com/BradPaisley.
Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors to receive a Christmas Sequel  2016-05-11
Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year’s holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family, while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.

The original cast will return for the sequel: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton. Other members of the cast, as well as a premiere date, will be announced in the coming months.

Stephen Herek, who directed the original film, is also back to direct the sequel.

“It’s no secret that everyone loves Dolly Parton and the response to our first movie was overwhelming, both in terms of the size of the audience and outpouring of love for a film with family values and faith,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. “So it felt like a no-brainer to bring this talented cast back together and tell another compelling holiday story culled from Dolly’s own life growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Her spirit and belief in God — and her music — will infuse this movie with the true spirit of Dolly Parton.”



“I was so overwhelmed and touched by how many people watched ‘Coat of Many Colors’ and their reaction to it,” Parton said. “The song ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ of course, has always been my favorite and has touched so many people through the years, especially me. It is a true story from a very special time in my childhood. I am so happy to share this story with the viewers and to say there is so much more to tell because mine truly has been a life of many colors. I hope the viewers will fall in love all over again.”

In L+7 results from Nielsen Media Research, the Dec. 10 telecast of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” generated a 2.45 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.9 million viewers overall, making it the most-watched film on broadcast or cable in nearly seven years. The film’s increases from live plus same day to L+7 Nielsens are the largest L+7 time-shifted increase ever for a primetime movie on the broadcast networks.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is written by Pamela K. Long. She executive produces with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Dixie Pixie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
The 2016 CMT Music Awards are announced on TODAY show and social media  2016-05-09
The CMT Music Awards nominations were announced today by fellow nominee Thomas Rhett on the TODAY show.

Fans can vote online to determine the winners. The CMT Music Awards will take place on June 8 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Check out the full list of nominations below! You can vote now at cmt.com.

Most nominees were announced via social media by various artists including Kellie Pickler, Billy Ray Cyrus and more.










Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
Cam, “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sippin’ On Fire”
Jason Aldean, “Tonight Looks Good On You”
Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Luke Bryan, “Strip It Down”
Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”
Tim McGraw, “Humble And Kind”

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, “Sangria”
Eric Church, “Like A Wrecking Ball”
Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16”
Luke Bryan, “Kick The Dust Up”
Sam Hunt, “Break Up In A Small Town”
Thomas Rhett, “Die A Happy Man”

Female Video of the Year
Cam, “Burning House”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Jana Kramer, “I Got The Boy”
Kacey Musgraves, “Biscuits”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Dibs”
Maren Morris, “My Church”

Duo/Group Video of the Year
Brothers Osborne, “Stay A Little Longer”
Dan + Shay, “Nothin’ Like You”
Florida Georgia Line, “Sippin’ On Fire”
Little Big Town, “Girl Crush”
Old Dominion, “Break Up With Him”
Zac Brown Band, “Loving You Is Easy”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Brothers Osborne, “Stay A Little Longer”
Cam, “Burning House”
Chris Janson, “Buy Me A Boat”
Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Maren Morris, “My Church
Old Dominion, “Break Up With Him”

Performance Video of the Year
Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis, “Girl Crush”
Brantley Gilbert and Lynyrd Skynyrd, “What’s Your Name”
Carrie Underwood, “Smoke Break”
Chris Stapleton, “Nobody To Blame”
Darius Rucker, “Alright”
Jennifer Nettles and Cheap Trick, “I Want You To Want Me”
Keith Urban shuts down Nashville with a free show debuting his new RIPCORD album release  2016-05-09
Keith Urban shut down Nashville streets around the Bridgestone Square today- where an estimated 10,000 people attended the free concert. Urban performed a few of his new tunes from the album RIPCORD (released on Fri. May 6)- including current single "Wasted Time," "Blue Ain't Your Color," and "Gone Tomorrow (Here Today)" with a few of his previous hits mixed in to the setlist.

The event is part of a three city whirlwind RIPCORD release celebration that also included a sold-out performance in New York City last Wednesday at Stage 48, as well as a special Grammy Museum presentation Keith Urban: Inside The Songs Of RIPCORD tomorrow night in Los Angeles.

Jennifer Nettles Duets With Jennifer Lopez  2016-05-08
On Thursday, May 5th, Jennifer Nettles and Jennifer Lopez proved they have more in common than just a first name. Lopez joined Nettles for a country duet called "My House". The Jennifers sing, "We’re really not that different / It’s in the way we live / It’s in the way we talk / I’m Jenny from the dirt road / I’m Jenny from the Block", and for a moment, Lopez sings a line in Spanish.

The pop star's dip into country comes two weeks after Beyonce recorded a country song for her album, Lemonade. "My House" is currently the last track on Nettles' new album Playing With Fire, which you can hear here.
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