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The Grammy Awards Spread the Love on a Very fun. Night

February 11, 2013

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - ShowTonight’s Grammy Awards were filled with some great performances, some surprise winners and a really happy Kelly Clarkson. No one artist dominated the night as the love was spread out with wins for all the big nominees. In the big 4 categories, Gotye picked up Record of the Year for “Somebody that I Used to Know” (along with 2 other awards) and Mumford & Sons won Album of the Year (Babel) while fun. grabbed Song of the Year for “We Are Young” and Best New Artist. Other winners included Adele, Frank Ocean, Carrie Underwood, Jay Z, Beyonce, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, and an overjoyed Clarkson who took home Pop Album and had the best speech of the night. She also gave arguably the best performance with her brilliant tribute to Carole King and the late Patti Page… Other standout performances came from Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars with Sting, Damian and Ziggy Marley, The Lumineers, Elton John & Ed Sheerhan, and the aforementioned Underwood. Check here tomorrow for more on the performances and the show. In the meantime, check out the winners in the big categories below. Then, head to the Grammy website for all the winners.

2013 Grammy Award Winners:

Album of the Year: Babel- Mumford & Sons
Record of the Year: “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w.Kimbra
Song of the Year: “We Are Young”- fun.
New Artist: fun.

Pop Album: Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
Pop Solo: “Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele
Pop Duo/Group/Collaboration: “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra
Traditional Pop Album: My Funny Valentine- Paul McCartney
Dance Recording: “Bangarang”- Skrillex
Dance Album: Bangarang- Skrillex

Country Album: Uncaged- Zac Brown Band
Country Song: “Blown Away”
Country Solo: “Blown Away”- Carrie Underwood
Country Duo/Group/Collaboration: “Pontoon”- Little Big Town

R& B Performance: “Climax”- Usher
Traditional R & B Performance: “Love on Top”- Beyonce
R & B Song: “Adorn”- Miguel
Urban Contemporary Album: Channel ORANGE- Frank Ocean
R & B Album: “Black Radio” by Robert Glasper Experiment

Rock Album: El Camino- The Black Keys
Rock Performance: “Lonely Boy”- The Black Keys
Rock Song: “Lonely Boy”
Alternative Album: Making Mirrors- Gotye

Rap Album: Take Care- Drake
Rap Sung Collaboration: “No Church in the Wild” by Jay-Z & Kanye West, featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
Rap Performance: “N****s In Paris” by Jay-Z & Kanye West

Short Form Music Video: “We Found Love”- Rihanna w/Calvin Harris
Musical Theatre Album: Once
Compilation Motion Picture Soundtrack: Midnight in Paris
Original Film Score: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Song Written for Visual Media: “Safe & Sound”- The CIvil Wars & Taylor Swift (from The Hunger Games)
Comedy Album: Blow Your Pants Off- Jimmy Fallon

And here’s Kelly Clarkson’s amazing performance of “Tennessee Waltz/(You Make Me Feel Like a) Natural Woman”

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It’s Time for my Big Bold 2013 Grammy Award Winner Predictions

February 7, 2013

funSunday night is the biggest night in the music industry with the Grammy Awards airing on CBS. Some of the big nominees include fun., The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Kelly Clarkson, Frank Ocean and Hunter Hayes, but just who will win? … Well, let’s take a look at my big, bold, but totally unscientific predictions below and see… Then, watch the show Sunday night with performances from the above mentioned artists plus Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake at 8pm on CBS.

My Big Bold 2013 Grammy Award Winner Predicitons~

Record of the Year:
“Lonely Boy”- The Black Keys, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson, “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae, “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye, “Thinking ‘Bout You”- Frank Ocean, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”- Taylor Swift
Will Win: “Somebody that I Used to Know”
Should win: “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
~ spoiler: “We Are Young”

Song of the Year (award to the songwriter)
“The A Team” (Ed Sheerhan), “Adorn” (Miguel), “Call Me Maybe” (Carly Rae Jepson), “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” (Kelly Clarkson), “We Are Young” (fun.)
Will win: “We Are Young”
Should win: “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”
Spoiler: “The A Team”

Album of the Year:
El Camino- The Black Keys, Some Nights- fun., Babel- Mumford & Sons, channel ORANGE- Frank Ocean, Blunderbuss 2- Jack White
Will win: Mumford & Sons
Should win: fun
Spoiler: The Black Keys

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes, Frank Ocean, The Lumineers
Will & Should win: fun.
spoiler: Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Set Fire to the Rain”- Adele, “Call Me Maybe”- Carly Rae Jepsen, “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)”- Kelly Clarkson, “Wide Awake”- Katy Perry, “Where Have You Been?”- Rihanna
Will & Should win: Kelly Clarkson
Spoiler: Adele

Pop Duo/Group/Collaboration:
“Shake It Out”- Florence + the Machine, “We Are Young”- fun. w/Janelle Monae, “Somebody that I Used to Know”- Gotye w/Kimbra, “Sexy and I Know It”- LMFAO, “Payphone”- Maroon 5 w/Wiz Khalifa
Will & Should win: fun.
Spoiler: Gotye w/Kimbra
Pop Album:
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson, Ceremonials- Florence + the Machine, Some Nights- fun., Overexposed- Maroon 5, The Truth About Love- Pink
Will win: fun.
Should win: P!nk
Spoiler: Kelly Clarkson

Country Solo Performance:
“Home”- DIerks Bentley, “Springsteen”- Eric Church, “Cost of Livin'”- Ronnie Dunn, “Wanted”- Hunter Hayes, “Over”- Blake Shelton, “Blown Away”- Carrie Underwood
Will & Should win: Carrie Underwood
Spoiler: Blake Shelton or Eric Church

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg in some of the biggest categories. If you’d like to know my thoughts in the other fields like Rock and Dance, shoot me a private message. In the meantime, please enjoy my favorite Grammy nominated song and artist, Miss Kelly Clarkson with “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” below.

First Look~ P!nk’s New Video for “Just Give Me A Reason”

February 5, 2013

P!nk has already had two big smashes from her current Grammy nominated album The Truth About Love with “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” and “Try”. Now, and it looks like she’s going to make it a hat trick. Today, the Grammy winner released her new video for the third single from the album, “Just Give Me A Reason” featuring fun.’s Nate Reuss. The duet is my favorite song from this fantastic album and it’s another great video. Watch for this one to fly up the Pop, AC, Adult Top 40 and Hot 100 charts in no time, and see if P!nk and fun. win Grammys this Sunday night on CBS. For more on P!nk and her current tour head here.

P!nk with Nate Reuss “Just Give Me A Reason”

“Hey”~ The Lumineers Light Up the Charts

February 2, 2013

Lumineers-album-cover-500x500Best New Artist Grammy nominees The Lumineers are riding the current “Americana” music wave to the top of the charts. Their first smash single “Ho Hey” remains in the top three on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and their debut album charges up to # 2 this week for its highest position in its 43 weeks on the chart. Their new single “Stubborn Love” is impacting radio now and their presence on the Grammys next week could propel them to the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart next week. We’ll see… In the meantime, they are kept out of the pole position by country singer Gary Allen who grabs his first # 1 album with Set You Free. Also debuting in the top ten is the Grammy Nominees album (featuring, yes, the Lumineers among others). Take a look at the new top ten below and head to Billboard here for more on all the Albums charts.

Top Ten Albums on the Billboard 200:
1. Set You Free- Gary Allen (debut)
2. The Lumineers- The Lumineers (last week~ 7)
3. Pitch Perfect soundtrack (lw~ 4)
4. 2013 Grammy Nominees Album- Various Artists (debut)
5. Kidz Bop 23- Various Artists (lw~ 2)
6. Babel- Mumford & Sons (lw~ 9)
7. Long.Live.A$AP- A$AP Rocky (lw~ 1)
8. Unorthodox Jukebox- Bruno Mars (lw~ 5)
9. Red- Taylor Swift (lw~ 4)
10. Les Miserables soundtrack (lw~ 6)

Back on the Hot 100 Singles chart, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis make it two weeks on top with “Thrift Shop” holding off former leader Bruno Mars and the aforementioned Lumineers. The new top ten shows only a little movement. Take a look below and head to Billboard here for all of the various genre singles charts.

Top Ten Singles on the Hot 100:
1. “Thrift Shop”- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (lw~ 1)
2. “Locked Out of Heaven”- Bruno Mars (lw~ 2)
3. “Ho Hey”- The Lumineers (lw~ 3)
4. “I Knew You Were Trouble”- Taylor Swift (lw~ 5)
5. “Scream & Shout”- Will.I.Am w/ Britney Spears (lw~ 6)
6. “Don’t You Worry Child”- Swedish House Mafia (lw~ 7)
7. “Beauty & a Beat”- Justin Bieber w/ Nicki Minaj (lw~ 9)
8. “Diamonds”- Rihanna (lw~8)
9. “Home”- Phillip Phillips (lw~ 10)
10. “F**kin Problems”- A$AP Rocky w/Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar (lw~ 15)

And here’s The Lumineers’ new single “Stubborn Love”. Enjoy!

Today’s Grammy Nominations Sure are a lot of fun.

December 6, 2012

fun_320fun. dominated tonight’s Grammy nominations landing in 6 categories including the big four: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist. They are the first group to contend in all four categories in Grammy history. Also grabbing 6 nods were Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West and Jay Z. Multiple noms went to The Black Keyes, Hunter Hayes, Bruce Springsteen and Taylor Swift while my favorite, Kelly Clarkson, also picked up 3 nominations including Record of the Year for “Stronger” becoming the first American Idol vet to land in this category…. Take a look at all the big nominees below and check back for a more in-depth analysis tomorrow. Head to the Grammy website here for all of the nominees and find out which category pits the current First Lady Michelle Obama against Former President Bill Clinton.

2012 Grammy Nominees:

Album Of The Year:
“El Camino” — The Black Keys
“Some Nights” — FUN.
“Babel” — Mumford & Sons
“Channel Orange” — Frank Ocean
“Blunderbuss” — Jack White

Record Of The Year:
“Lonely Boy” — The Black Keys
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Thinkin Bout You” — Frank Ocean
“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — Taylor Swift

Best New Artist:
Alabama Shakes
FUN.
Hunter Hayes
The Lumineers
Frank Ocean

Song Of The Year:
“The A Team” — Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
“Adorn” — Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
“Call Me Maybe” — Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi,
songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
“We Are Young” — Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (FUN. Featuring
Janelle Monáe)

Best Pop Solo Performance:
“Set Fire To The Rain (Live)” — Adele
“Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” — Kelly Clarkson      kelly-clarkson-stronger-what-doesnt-kill-you-video-premiere
“Call Me Maybe” — Carly Rae Jepsen
“Wide Awake” — Katy Perry
“Where Have You Been” — Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Shake It Out” — Florence & The Machine
“We Are Young” — FUN. Featuring Janelle Monáe
“Somebody That I Used To Know” — Gotye Featuring Kimbra
“Sexy And I Know It” — LMFAO
“Payphone” — Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Album:
Stronger- Kelly Clarkson
Some Nights- fun.
Ceremonials- Florence + the Machine
Overexposed- Maroon 5
The Truth About Love- P!nk

Dance Recording:
“Levels”- Avicil
“Lets Go”- Calvin Harris w/ NeYo
“Bangarang”- Skrillex
“Don’t You Worry Child”- Swedish House Mafia w/ John Martin
“I Cant Live Without You”- Al Wasler

Dance/Electronica Album:
Wonderland- Steve Aoki
Don’t Think- The Chemical Brothers
Album Title Goes Here- Deadmau5
Fire & Ice- Kaskade
Bangarang- Skrillex

Traditional Pop Album:
Christmas- Michael Buble
A Holiday Carole- Carole King
Kisses on the Bottom- Paul McCartney

Best Rock Album:
The Black Keys, El Camino
Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto
Muse, The 2nd Law
Bruce Springsteen, Wrecking Ball
Jack White, Blunderbuss

Best Alternative Music Album:
Fiona Apple, The Idler Wheel…
Bjork, Biophilia
Gotye, Making Mirrors
M83, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
Tom Waits, Bad as Me

Best Rap Album:
Drake, Take Care
Lupe Fiasco, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1
Nas, Life Is Good
The Roots, Undun
Rick Ross, God Forgives, I Don’t
2 Chainz, Based on a T.R.U. Story

Best Country Album:
Zac Brown Band, Uncaged
Hunter Hayes, Hunter Hayes
Jamey Johnson, Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran
Miranda Lambert, For the Record
The Time Jumpers, The Time Jumpers

Country Solo Performance:
Dierks Bentley, “Home”
Eric Church, “Springsteen”
Hunter Hayes, “Wanted”  hh
Ronnie Dunn, “Cost of Livin’”
Blake Shelton, “Over”
Carrie Underwood, “Blown Away”

Country Performance Duo/Group/Collaboration:
“Even If Your Heart Breaks”- Eli Young Band
“Pontoon”- Little Big Town
“Safe & Sound”- Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
“On the Outskirts of Town”-The Time Jumpers
“I Just Come Here for the Music”-Don Williams w/ Allison Krauss

Comedy Album:
Blow Your Pants Off- Jimmy Fallon
Cho Dependent (Live in Concert)- Margaret Cho
In God We Rust- Lewis Black
Kathy Griffin: Seamen 1st Class- Kathy Griffin
Mr. Universe- Jim Gaffigan
Rize of the Fenix- Tenacious D

Best Musical Theater Cast Album:
Follies
The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess
Newsies
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Once

Compilation Soundtrack:
The Descendants
Marley
Midnight in Paris
The Muppets
Rock of Ages

Best Score Soundtrack:
The Adventures of Tin Tin
The Artist
The Dark Knight Rises
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Hugo
Journey

Best Song Written for Visual Media (award to the songwriters):
“Abraham’s Daughter”- written & performed by Arcade Fire (The Hunger Games)
“Learn Me Right”- written & performed by Mumford & Sons (Brave)
“Let Me Be Your Star”- performed by Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty, written by Marc Shaiman & Scott Witman (Smash)
“Man or Muppet”- performed by Jason Segel & Walter, written by Brett McKenzie (The Muppets)
“Safe & Sound”- written & performed by The Civil Wars and Taylor Swift (The Hunger Games)

Are you Ready for Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits?!

October 19, 2012

One of my all time favorite singers, Grammy winning pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, is celebrating 10 years in show business since she won American Idol. To honor the occasion, she is releasing her first hits collection, Greatest Hits Chapter 1, on November 19th. The album contains most of her biggest hits from her debut # 1 Idol coronation song “A Moment Like This” to her Grammy winning smash “Since U Been Gone” and her biggest hit to date the 3 times platinum # 1 mega hit “Stronger”. Also included are three new songs, “Catch My Breath” (her hot pop dance new single), “People Like Us” and a duet with Vince Gill “Don’t Rush”. I am predicting she will be singing the latter on the CMA Awards next month where she is nominated for Female Vocalist…. The album is a great representation of this amazing vocalist. My one quibble is that I wish the gorgeous ballad “Sober” was on the record. Alas, it wasn’t really a hit. But, hey, I will take all the Kelly I can get. Take a look at the track listing for the record below and head to Kelly’s website here for more info.

GREATEST HITS CHAPTER 1~ TRACK LISTING
1. Since U Been Gone
2. My Life Would Suck Without You
3. Miss Independent
4. Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
5. Behind These Hazel Eyes
6. Because Of You
7. Never Again
8. Already Gone
9. Mr. Know It All
10. Breakaway
11. Don’t You Wanna Stay (with Jason Aldean)
12. Walk Away
13. Catch My Breath
14. People Like Us
15. Don’t Rush (featuring Vince Gill)
16. A Moment Like This
17. I’ll Be Home For Christmas

And to tide you over til the official video for “Catch My Breath” hits the web, enjoy the Lyric Video below and grab the single on iTunes now!
Kelly Clarkson “Catch My Breath”

First Look~ P!nk’s Amazing New Video for “Try”

October 10, 2012

Three-time Grammy Award winner P!nk just hit # 1 with her latest album, The Truth About Love, and has a # 5 Hot 100, # 1 Pop and Hot AC hit with the collection’s first single “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”. As she gets ready to tour in support of the record, P!nk also unleashes her brand new video for the second brilliant single, “Try”. This pop rock ballad is an emotional gut wrencher about trying to make a relationship work and the video is nothing short of a masterpiece. In the clip, P!nk goes all So You Think You Can Dance as she engages in a passionate contemporary duo choreographed by Sebastien Stella. The movement evokes the heartache of the song and the pair are exquisite. (Props to her hot dance partner Colt Prattes as well.)  It should be no surprise to P!nk’s fans, that she is an incredible dancer. If you’ve seen her tours or her amazing Grammy performance of “Glitter in the Air”, you know she has a great deal of gymnastic and aerial training that she puts to good use in this tremendous clip. Take a look at it below and for more on the making of the video, head to Billboard here.

P!nk “Try”

First Listen~ Kelly Clarkson’s Brilliant New Song “Catch My Breath”

October 10, 2012

It’s been ten years since Kelly Clarkson won the first American Idol and went on to become a Grammy winning pop superstar. She just finished up her fantastic Stronger tour supporting her platinum album of the same name which included three big hits including her biggest song to date, the # 1 “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” which has sold close to 4 million copies. (That song is also the biggest selling song from an Idol alumni to date). Yesterday she picked up two American Music Award nominations and she will be performing at the Country Music Association Awards next month where she is also a nominee. With all of that going on, she somehow managed to record three new songs for her upcoming Greatest Hits album. It will be her first compilation entitled Greatest Hits: Chapter 1 and will be out on Nov. 19. Now, the first new single from the record has hit the airwaves, “Catch My Breath”. This great pop dance track was written by Clarkson, Jason Halbert (her musical director) and Eric Olson and sounds like another smash. The lyrics address her long journey in the music industry with all its ups and downs and being able to finally come into her own as an artist and a woman. It has a great message, a fantastic melody and I love it. So, now what do you think? Take a listen to the new song below and get it on iTunes and all digital retailers next Tuesday Oct. 16.

Kelly Clarkson “Catch My Breath”

Thirty Years Ago we met Madonna

October 6, 2012

It’s hard to believe but thirty years ago, we met Madonna. The pop icon has since conquered the world selling more than 300 million albums across the globe, won 7 Grammy Awards, been inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, had 8 # 1 albums, 12 # 1 singles, 38 Top Ten Hits (the most of all artists), 16 consecutive Top 5 Hits (a record) and an astonished 42 # 1 Dance Hits (another record). That is just the tip of the iceberg of her accomplishments. This amazing artist is currently on the road with her massively successful MDNA Tour which I am seeing on Thursday here in L.A., and I can’t wait. Watch for Madonna in a town near you this fall and take a look at the song that started it all below. Enjoy Madonna’s first single “Everybody” which was her first Top 5 Dance hit, originally released 30 years ago today. Congrats and all hail Madonna!

Madonna “Everybody”

It’s Blake, It’s Miranda, and It’s an “Idol” Diva Face Off at today’s CMA Nominations

September 6, 2012

The current prom king and queen of country music, husband and wife duo Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, maintain their position as a super power country couple by leading this morning’s CMA Award nominations. Both singers grabbed five nominations for this November’s Country Music Association awards while up and comer Eric Church matched their 5 nods. Grabbing three nominations apiece were Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Little Big Town, Kenny Chesney and Dierks Bentley. In the prestigious Entertainer of the Year category, Shelton will take on Swift, Chesney, Aldean and Brad Paisley who will also co-host the show again with Carrie Underwood... Speaking of Underwood, she grabbed her 7th consecutive nomination for Female Vocalist this morning, a category she has won 3 times, and this year may be her most dramatic battle yet. While she will take on former winners Lambert, Swift and Maritna McBride, she will also face off with Kelly Clarkson. Yes, Grammy winning pop singer and the other biggest American Idol vet, Clarkson is in the running against Underwood. Don’t be too surprised she’s here though as she had a top twenty country hit with the country version of “Mr. Know It All” this year and she won a CMA last year for her massive hit duet “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean. We’ll see if either Idol lady can win on November 1st when the CMA Awards air on ABC. In the meantime, head to the CMA website here for more info and look at all the nominees below.

2012 CMA Nominations~

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton
Taylor Swift

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

“Chief” – Eric Church
“Four the Record” – Miranda Lambert
“Home” – Dierks Bentley
“Own the Night” – Lady Antebellum
“Tailgates and Tanlines” – Luke Bryan

Music Video

Come Over – Kenny Chesney – Directed by Shaun Silva
Over You – Miranda Lambert – Directed by Trey Fanjoy
Pontoon Little Big Town – Directed by Declan Whitebloom
Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith – Directed by Michael Salomon
Springsteen – Eric Church – Directed by Peter Zavadil

Musician

Sam Bush – Mandolin
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar
Danny Huff – Guitar
Brent Mason – Guitar
Mac McAnally – Guitar

Single of the Year

Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton
Home – Dierks Bentley
Pontoon – Little Big Town
Springsteen – Eric Church

Song of the Year

Even If it Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band – Will Hoge and Eric Paslay
God Gave Me You – Blake Shelton – Dave Barnes
Home – Dierks Bentley – Dan Wilson, Brett Beavers, and Dierks Bentley
Over You – Miranda Lambert – Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton
Springsteen – Eric Church – Eric Church, Ryan Tyndell, and Jeff Hyde

Musical Event Of The Year

Dixie Highway – Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson
Feel Like a Rock Star – Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw
Roll Me Up And Smoke Me When I Die – Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Jamey Johnson, and Kris Kristofferson
Safe and Sound – Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars
Stuck On You – Lionel Richie and Darius Rucker

Vocal Duo Of The Year

Big and Rich
Love and Theft
Sugarland
Civil Wars
Thompson Square

New Artist

Lee Bryce
Brantley Gilbert
Love and Theft
Thompson Square
Hunter Hayes