Florida Georgia Line named ACM’s new vocal duo or group of the year (from the mailbag)

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The good times keep coming for Florida Georgia Line – and just this morning – the rising country duo has been awarded the Academy of Country Music's 2013 New Vocal Duo or Group honor, marking their first ACM win. FGL also scored nominations in the New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl's and Vocal Duo of the Year categories. The award show will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7 on CBS at 8:00 PM ET / PT.

"We used to tell each other how fun it would be one day to actually attend an award show," shares Brian Kelley. "This last year has been a whirlwind and we've had the opportunity to go to a few. With that said, we never dreamed we would win an award or receive multiple nominations. This is an unbelievable honor!"

Tyler Hubbard adds, "thank you to our fans for letting us play for you out on the road and giving back in such a cool way. This award and these nominations couldn't have happened without you!"


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Shania Twain and Terri Clark make it onto the prestigious NRA enemies list

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The NRA (National Rifle Association) is sort of like PETA in my book — they have a good cause they fight for for the most part, they just tend to get a little too wacko and out in left field for my comfort.   

Despite country music and guns going together like peanut butter and jelly, Mork & Mindy, or the birds & the bees, there are a few country singers out there who the NRA really doesn't like much. In fact, they like these country stars so little that they've added them to their hate list.


According to Buzzfeed, the NRA's enemies list came to light last fall and includes over 200 celebrities who have "lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations." Shania Twain, Sheryl Crow, and Terri Clark all made it onto this prestigious list. Check out the full list after the jump…


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ACMS: And The Nominees Are… (Artist Awards)


And now, the nominees you’ve all been waiting for!

Vocal Event of the

Don’t Rush – Kelly Clarkson & Vince Gill

Easy – Rascal Flatts & Natasha Bedingfield

Feel Like A Rock Star – Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw

Let It Rain – David Nail & Sarah Buxton

The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan & Eric


Video of the Year:

Creepin’ – Eric Church

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Tornado – Little Big Town

Merry Go ‘Round – Kacey Musgraves

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

The Wind – Zac Brown Band


Single Record of
the Year:

Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band

Over You – Miranda Lambert

Pontoon – Little Big Town

Springsteen – Eric Church

Wanted – Hunter Hayes



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ACMs: And The Nominees Are… (Industry Awards)


That’s right, the ACM Awards 2013 have announced their
nominees, and they are as follows!

Songwriter of the

Rodney Clawson
Dallas Davidson
Josh Kear
Luke Laird
Shane McAnally


Casino of
the Year:

Agua Caliente Casino ‐ Rancho Mirage, CA
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Tulsa, OK
Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights, WA
Red Rock Casino & Resort – Las Vegas, NV
WinStar World Casino ‐
Thackerville, OK


of the Year:

Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace ‐ Bakersfield, CA
Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
The Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill ‐ Denver,
Wild Bills- Duluth, GA


Venue of
the Year:

Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
BOK Center ‐ Tulsa, OK
Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
Meadowbrook – Gilford, NH
Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN


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‘Nashville’, Episode 12 – RECAP


The fallout from last week’s episode of Deacon joining the
tour as Juliette’s guitar player continues as the group land in Chicago for two
sold-out shows. After Deacon lets on to Juliette on a couple of occasions he’s overwhelmed
with the amount of entourage her tour comes with, Juliette starts to feel like
she doesn’t want to do her whole ‘brand’ thing anymore and she wants to get
more serious, despite the warnings of her manager. She writes a song with
Deacon called ‘Consider Me’ that is more in line with that musical ethos and
Deacon tells her that “there’s thinking about something, and there’s just doing
it”, which appears to be the running theme for this episode. Because of this,
Juliette decides to begin her second night’s set with the stripped down song as
a surprise, that not even Deacon knows about. Her manager is livid but the
performance appears to go really well. Back in the dressing room Juliette hears
of thousands of angry tweets slamming her performance, including an important
reviewer. She mulls over them until her assistant, who really enjoyed the song,
shows her the love on YouTube and everything is righted, making Juliette more
determined than ever to do what she wants.

Rayna is also having a difficult time, trying to adjust to
Deacon being on the tour after being knocked back by him again and again,
whilst facing the wrath of Teddy over the phone who’s convinced it was Rayna’s
idea. Deacon mostly refuses to speak to her, and there are several awkward
elevator scenes, until Juliette’s manager confronts Deacon after finding out
her convinced Juliette to perform ‘Consider Me’. He says that Deacon has no
business telling her the distinctions between thinking and doing, and that all
he had ever seen Deacon do is think. Straight after this, Deacon gets in the
same elevator as Rayna and BAM! He passionately kisses her (with her kissing
back) and every fan of the couple melted (including me).


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