ACM CEO admits to breaking the rules for Justin Moore

Justin Moore

Justin Moore has made it to the final round of ACM New Artist of the Year voting along with Kip Moore and Brett Eldredge. So what about all the hullabaloo regarding the fact that Justin's not technically eligible for the New Artist of the Year Award by the Academy's own rules? 

Yeah, about that. Turns out the ACM powers that be realized that Justin was ineligible but nominated him anyway. 

Why? Because they felt like it and it's within the "Board’s right to be flexible."

I guess rules really ARE meant to be broken. 

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Codie Prevost – ‘All Kinds of Crazy’ album review

Codie Prevost

I don't know if you know, but Canada's country music scene is on FIRE these days and Codie Prevost is definitely a burning spark among the flames. Codie is a Multi-Award winner and three time Canadian Country Music Association nominee.  He is currently getting ready for the worldwide release of his FOURTH studio album "All Kinds of Crazy" set to release on March 1st!  Based on his interaction with me and from the other reviews I've read, I'm putting Codie on my list of "Acts I'd Love To See Live".  You're gonna have to wait until March to get the new album but until then here's a little sample review for ya!  

1) I'll Be Your Whiskey

Any track with 'whiskey' in it is a good one.

"I'll be your whiskey

Lay that bottle down and just kiss me"

It's a catchy upbeat song that makes you sway along, with the ties between alcohol and love…where can you go wrong?  The vocals are strong with a female backup singer that chimes along beautifully. It's got the feel of Luke Bryan's 'whiskey makes my baby feel a little frisky' with just a tad more innocence.

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Justin Moore is technically ineligible for ACM New Artist of the year

Justin Moore

Justin Moore, an artist on Borchetta's Big Machine Records, seems like a really great guy who for one reason or another, despite a catalog of awesome songs, has been largely ignored by awards show. He even complained last year about being left out of the shows and not knowing why

Well here's a thought, maybe if the awards shows stopped thinking of him as a new artist and started putting him in the correct categories, maybe he'd have a better experience. 

Case in point, Broadway recently spoke with fellow music blogger, Windmills Country, and she revealed that she had recently done a little digging and found that Justin isn't eligible for a New Artist of the Year ACM because, by their own criteria, he's sold too many albums. 

You know, because he's not a new damn artist. 

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Fans to help choose NSAI Song Contest “CMT Listeners’ Choice” winner

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CMT fans get to choose the "CMT Listeners' Choice" winner as part of the Nashville Songwriters Association's annual SONG CONTEST. Back for a seventh year, fans can go to www.nsai.cmt.com, listen to the finalists' songs, read their bios and vote for their favorite. The song with the most audience votes will be the CMT Listeners' Choice Award Winner. Voting is unlimited from February 1-28, 2014. 

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