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by Kristi Lee // Tuesday, July 29, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Early Sunday morning, Mark Chesnutt's bus was rear-ended by a vehicle traveling 100-miles per hour! All About Country reports that Mark was not on board, but most of his band was on the bus when it departed for Nashville Saturday night after Mark's performance at Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth, Texas. Fortunately no one was injured in the crash. The young male driver's car, however, was totaled, and he reportedly had been drinking and was driving without a license. Mark shares, "I'm really, really glad all the boys are alright. Thank God." Even though Chesnutt flew home to Beaumont, he says he'd still rather drive than fly, noting, "I love the bus!"

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by Kristi Lee // Friday, July 25, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Emerson Drive was announced today among the nominees for the 2008 CCMA Fans' Choice Award. With a total of six CCMA awards under their belt to date, the band is both thrilled and honored to be nominated for an award voted on by the fans, whom they consider the cornerstone of their 12 year career.

Voting for the award begins Friday, July 25th and runs through September 7th at 11:59 pm EST. To cast their vote, fans need to visit www.CMT.ca.

Emerson Drive are also on the list of performers for the 2008 CCMA Awards show, which will air live on CBC TV at 8:00 pm Central on September 8th from the CTS Centre in Winnipeg, MB. The show will re-air on CMT Canada

by Kristi Lee // Thursday, July 24, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Vince Gill will unplug and hit the road for four months, beginning August 18 in Wellington, Virginia. His upcoming tour is being billed as A Special Acoustic Evening With Vince Gill, and will feature him with just a piano player and drummer. Why go acoustic? Vince shares, "Recently, I saw James Taylor on his tour. It was a kind of one-man band show, with just him, a piano player and all those great songs. I really enjoyed watching it and I knew I would enjoy performing in that setting as well. So I'm going to tour basically the same way - pared down and informal."

Fans should expect to hear a mix of Gill's most popular hits and new material, plus plenty of stories. Dates are scheduled through November.

[via AristoMedia]

by Kristi Lee // Thursday, July 24, 2008 // News, Upfront, Promo Music // 0 Comments


Howard Stern recently announced on his radio show that Dixie Chick Natalie Maines will be singing a song at his upcoming wedding. The shock jock and his fiancé, model Beth Ostrovsky, have reportedly become close friends with Natalie and her hubby, actor Adrian Pasdar. In fact, they even vacationed together last month, totally by chance. Stern is keeping the date of his impending nuptials top secret.

[via AristoMedia]