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by Unknown // Monday, November 30, 2009 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

Tracy Lawrence and some celebrity friends like Lorrie Morgan and Darryl Worley spent Tuesday morning frying turkeys for Nashville's less fortunate outside of the Nashville Rescue Mission. This is Tracy's fourth year in a row hosting this event and he says it's really turning into a special way to give back to his community:

 "I really wanted to start doing something locally in the town that I love so much. I know there is such a need here and this has grown into just such a great event. There's so much outpouring of donations and people that want to contribute their time. It's just become such a real special event, and I think it's gonna continue growing over the next several years. It's just getting bigger and bigger every year."

 

 Watch Tracy Byrd and Tracy Lawrence perform live and address their fans at the Music City Networks Fan Club Party in Nashville, TN during the CMA Music Festival!

 

 

by Unknown // Monday, November 23, 2009 // Upfront, News // 0 Comments

 

 Last night, music stars from a variety of genres were honored at The 2009 American Music Awards in L.A. The most nominated artist of the night, Taylor Swift, walked away with five of the six AMA trophies she was up for, including overall Artist of the Year, Favorite Female Artist in both the Country and Pop or Rock Music categories, Favorite Country Album for Fearless and Adult Contemporary Music's Favorite Artist. The only one she did not capture was the Pop or Rock Favorite Album, which went to Michael Jackson's Number Ones. Taylor accepted her awards via satellite from London, where she was rehearsing for a show. In her Artist of the Year acceptance speech, she noted what an honor it was to be in the category with Jackson, and thanked his family for their support. Among the highlights from the ceremony, Keith Urban performed an energized "Kiss A Girl" and Carrie Underwood sang a sultry "Cowboy Casanova."

Here is the list of country's AMA winners:

 

COUNTRY MUSIC

 

Favorite Male Artist: Keith Urban (1st AMA)

Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Rascal Flatts (5th AMA/4th consecutive)

Favorite Album: Taylor swift/ Fearless

POP or ROCK MUSIC

Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift 

ADULT CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

Favorite Artist:
Taylor Swift

ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Country - Taylor Swift

T-MOBILE BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST NOMINATIONS

Country Breakthrough Artist - Gloriana

 

by admin // Thursday, November 12, 2009 // News, Upfront, News, Upfront, News, Upfront // 0 Comments

If you're in Austin and in the biz, come by and say hi...we'd love to meet you!

Meet & Greet Flyer

 

by Unknown // Thursday, November 12, 2009 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

 

43 CMA

 

Last night, The 43rd Annual CMA Awards certainly lived up to the motto "Country Music's Biggest Night." Taylor Swift captured the most wins - four in all. She became the youngest person ever to win the prestigious Entertainer of the Year, as well as the first solo female act in 10 years to win the honor, which was presented by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. Swift also took the trophies for Female Vocalist, Album of the Year for Fearless and Music Video of the Year for "Love Story." Male Vocalist went to Brad Paisley for the third consecutive year, and he received a second award for Musical Event for his collaboration with Keith Urban on "Start A Band." Darius Rucker was voted New Artist. Lady Antebellum captured their first Vocal Group win and their hit "I Run To You" was voted Single of the Year. Sugarlandwas named Vocal Duo for the third year in a row. Songwriters Jamey Johnson, James Otto and Lee Thomas Miller were honored with Song of the Year for writing Johnson's hit "In Color." Musician of the Year was given to Mac McAnally.

Carrie Underwood's "Cowboy Casanova" with a group of scantily clad women which prompted her co-host Brad Paisley to quip, "You cannot believe the view that Little Jimmy Dickens got from backstage." Keith Urban sang his new single "'Til Summer Comes Around" and the Zac Brown Band brought the packed house to its feet with their rendition of Charlie Daniels' classic "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." Tim McGraw performed "Southern Voice" while photos of southern legends flashed in the background. Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles sang an emotional "Keep You" while Kristian Bush plucked an acoustic guitar accompanied by a complete string section. Brooks & Dunn performed their final farewell CMA performance - along with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top - singing "Honky Tonk Stomp." Kid Rock joined Jamey Johnson singing true blue country with a duet performance of Jamey's "Between Jennings and Jones." Taylor Swift opened the show with a performance of "Forever & Always" and then performed again her latest single "Fifteen" with a chorus of young teens surrounding her.

The surprise of the night went to Barbara Mandrell who was presented with a segment for entering the Country Music Hall of Fame this year. Martina McBride sang Mandrell's huge hit song "I Was Country When Country Wasn't Cool" along with Hall of Famer George Strait. {Ed. Note: Be sure to check for audio from the CMA Awards Backstage and About Last Night for TV clips.}