Blake Shelton is one frustrated Garth Brooks fan

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Garth Brooks is an iTunes hold out and has talked before about why he won't put his music on the digital download giant. His excuse? He's just looking out for the songwriters who have written his music. 

But having a good reason doesn't mean that everyone's happy about his decision. 

Blake Shelton is one of those frustrated fans and he took to Twitter on Saturday to let his feelings be known. 

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Blake Shelton gets emotional inducting NASCAR’s Dale Jarrett into Hall of Fame

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Blake Shelton took to the stage yesterday, but this time it had nothing to do with music. 

Blake was on hand at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina on Wednesday night to help induct his friend, driver Dale Jarrett, and for once Blake left the fun and games on the sideline while he got emotional giving his speech. 

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ACM nominations announced!

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For those of you who get excited for award shows, here's the ACM nominations that were announced this morning. 

Who got snubbed? Who was nominated that shouldn't have been? Feel free to discuss in the comments section. Be on the lookout, I will be running a poll soon to see who you think should win each category. 

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and will air Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET on the CBS. 

Nominations (via Music Row) are:

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift 

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ACM Awards 2014 – Nomination Predictions: Who will earn major recognition?

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The ACM Awards nominations are only a few days away (Wednesday, January 29), and I thought it would be a great time to break out my crystal ball and take a stab at predicting the future. Considering Kacey Musgraves has become the industry's new "it" girl, I predict she'll get the most nods.

Coming off the Best New Artist win at the 2013 CMA Awards and two accolades at last night's (Jan. 26) Grammys — she took home Best Country Song (for "Merry Go 'Round") and Best Country Album (for "Same Trailer Different Park") — she is seen as the new shiny female, and rightfully so. Her music is thoughtful, commericially viable without compromising artistic integrity.

Also, I'm sure Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Tim McGraw will get plenty of love.

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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to appear on Barbra Streisand duets album?

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Barbra Streisand is one of the most celebrated actresses and singers of our time and not exactly someone you would think of as hobnobbing with country singers. However, it sounds like that's just what she's been doing lately. 

A reader emailed me today and gave me an interesting tip. Seems Blake Shelton is set to appear on a new duets album Barbra Streisand is working on.

Hi. I really enjoy your site. I'm a Country Music fan, but also a Barbra Streisand fan. She's planning a duets album. Just found this:Lady Gaga, Beyonce, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder and more are set to appear on Barbra Streisand's new duets album, according to record producer Walter Afanasieff.

The producer posted the news on his website, saying "Co-producing with Kenny "babyface" Edmonds the new Barbra Streisand duets album. Which will feature singers and musicians like Lionel Richie, Babyface, Blake Shelton, Stevie Wonder, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga, Better Midler, Andrea Bocelli, Beyonce, Billy Joel, John Mayer…"

Blake?! Worlds collide! LOL! Wonder what they'll sing?

Worlds collide indeed. 

A link included in the email the tipster gave me was to Gigwise and the report mentions all of the above singers. Well that got me to thinking about a picture Luke Bryan had tweeted clear back in October that at the time gave no explanation other than saying "Pic of the week." The twitpic was a picture of Luke and Barbra Streisand. It was an odd picture, but with no explanation given I pretty much forgot about it … until now. 

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