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by admin // Tuesday, November 29, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

   

  

Yallwire is excited to announce the nominees for its first annual Music Video Awards! We have seen hundreds of music videos from up-and-coming artists, music veterans and all artists in between, and we thought we would show some light on a few videos that really stood out this year. 

Yallwire programmers have chosen videos that have proved particularly successful with Yallwire's dedicated audience and have placed them in four categories : Video Artist of the Year, Best New Artist of the Year, Best Yallwire Interview and Best Inspirational Video of the Year. Winners will be selected by music industry professionals as well as by country music fans via polls on Yallwire's official Facebook page. Winners will be announced on December 31, 2011.

Zac Brown Band have been releasing hit after hit since last year and did not disappoint fans with "Colder Weather." We can always count on a fun video from Trace Adkins, but this year he showed us a softer side by featuring his daughter in his video for "Just Fishin.'"

DJ Miller and Jason Sturgeon both had hugely successful exclusive video premieres on Yallwire this year. The numbers were record breaking - "Between Sunday" and "The Cover" both earned their place on this list thanks to their dedicated fans.

Yallwire's production crew made their way Nashville throughout the year, catching interviews from some of our favorite country music artists. "Dirt Road Anthem" was one of the biggest hit songs of 2011, so capturing Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford being recognized for the song's success was a HUGE moment. Queen of Country, Reba McEntire, was also honored this year for the success of her single "Turn On The Radio."

Inspirational videos come through the Yallwire office daily. Norrowing down which videos touched viewers the most is not easy! Martina McBride really hit home with many women and families who have been affected by breast cancer with her inspirational song, "I'm Gonna Love You Through It." Meanwhile, Newssong and Teea Goans touched country fans' hearts with their uplifting songs "One True God" and "Letter From God."

So, without further ado, here are the official nominees:

 

Video of the Year:

Zac Brown Band - "Colder Weather"

Trace Adkins - "Just Fishin"

Rascal Flatts - "I Won't Let Go"

 

Best New Artist:

DJ Miller - "Between Sundays"

Jason Sturgeon - "The Cover"

Wayne Mills Band - "The Last Honky Tonk"

 

Best Yallwire Interview:

Reba McEntire Songwriter Award

Johnny Cash Tribute

Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anthem

 

Best Inspirational Video:

Newssong - "One True God"

Martina McBride - "I'm Gonna Love You Through It"

Teea Goans - "Letter From God"

by admin // Monday, November 28, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Black River Entertainment artist Sarah Darling i bringing a beautiful new music video to her fans, just in time for the holiday season. 

The video for the Christmas classic "O Holy Night," filmed earlier this month, makes Darling the first artist to film a music video inside the stunning hall of Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

 

Featuring a septet from the Nashville Philharmonic, the music video for "O Holy Night" is a striking performance piece that will be released this December.

 

When asked about the Sarah Darling music video, Nashville Symphony President and CEO Alan Valentine shared, "It is our privilege to make Schermerhorn Symphony Center available for this wonderful project. Our beautiful building hosts all kinda of music throughout the year, and the classically inspired architecture and intimate setting of the Lara Turner Concert Hall provides the perfect backdrop for a truly Music City holiday greeting."

 

In further celebration of the holiday season, Sarah Darling will joing Mayor Karl Dean and Parade Grand Marshal and legendary country music star Vince Gill on December 2nd as a part of the City of Nashville's tree lighting ceremony. Kicking off the 59th Annual Piedmont Natural Gas Christmas Parade, Sarah Darling will perform "O Holy Night" at the lighting of the 40-foot Norway spruce.

 

The ceremony will take place at Nashville's Public Square in front of the Historic Metro Courthouse beginning at 6:30pm CT. The parade will follow at 7pm and travel down Second Avenue and Broadway. The event is open and free to the public.

 

Sarah Darling's recording of "O Holy Night" is available HERE and everywhere digital music is sold.

by admin // Tuesday, November 22, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Keith Urban has thanked fans for sending him good luck messages ahead of his throat surgery.

The country musician - who is married to Nicole Kidman - will have an operation to remove a polyp on his vocal cords and says he's been very touched by the support he has received.

Speaking on a new video posted on YouTube, Keith - who won't perform again until next year - said: "I just wanted to take a second before I go on complete 'vocal lockdown' for three weeks to say thank you. Thank you, every one of you, for a great, great phenomenal year.

"Especially, I wanted to say thank you to everybody that's been sending such good-wishes for this upcoming surgery. I can't even express my gratitude for you guys. It's like family. It really is, it feels like that."

As well as messages, the father-of-two says he's been inundated with presents, which has left him "overwhelmed".

He said: "I've got cards, messages and I got the most amazing gift basket at the BMI Awards that has all of the coolest stuff in there for when I go on voice rest, with little handwritten notes and stuff that I can just hold up. I've been sent gifts and emails and cards and flowers and the coolest things. I'm overwhelmed at your gratitude, and your prayers are really, really appreciated by me and all of my family."

 

by admin // Monday, November 21, 2011 // News, Upfront // 0 Comments

Taylor Swift took home three accolades at the American Music Awards (AMAs) last night.

The 'Love Story' hitmaker - who was named Entertainer of The Year at the Country Music Awards earlier this month - won the major Artist of the Year prize, as well as Best Female Artist and Best Album for 'Speak Now' in the Country Music category at the ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

The 21-year-old beauty thanked her fans and friend Selena Gomez and told the crowd the achievement was "one of the most amazing things that has ever happened to me."

Adele also picked up a hat-trick of gongs for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Album for '21' in the Pop or Rock Music category, as well as Favorite Artist in the Adult Contemporary Music group.

Nicki Minaj - who opened the show with a performance of her hit song 'Super Bass' - took home Favorite Artist and Favorite Album for 'Pink Friday' in the Rap/Hip-Hop music section, and Katy Perry won a special award for being the first female pop artist to have five number one singles from one album.

The brunette beauty - who achieved the feat with her 'Teenage Dream' record - thanked her fans for appreciating the variation in her songs.

She said: "Thanks for letting me be a chameleon this year."

Kelly Clarkson, Chris Brown and Will.I.Am, Mary J. Blige, David Guetta, Pitbull and Maroon 5 were among the performers on the night, which also saw Justin Bieber also take to the stage to perform 'Mistletoe' from his Christmas album 'Under The Mistletoe' - but he left the ceremony empty handed.

 

American Music Awards (AMAs) winners:

 

Artist of the Year: Taylor Swift

 

Pop or Rock Music:

Favorite Male Artist: Bruno Mars

Favorite Female Artist: Adele

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Maroon 5

Favorite Album: Adele - '21'

 

Country Music:

Favorite Male Artist: Blake Shelton

Favorite Female Artist: Taylor Swift

Favorite Album: Taylor Swift - 'Speak Now'

Favorite Band, Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum

 

Rap/Hip-Hop Music:

Favorite Artist: Nicki Minaj

Favorite Album: Nicki Minaj - 'Pink Friday'

 

Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music:

Favorite Male Artist: Usher

Favorite Female Artist: Beyonce

Favorite Album: Rihanna - 'Loud'

 

Alternative Rock Music:

Favorite Artist: Foo Fighters

Adult Contemporary Music

Favorite Artist: Adele

Sprint New Artist Of The Year: Hot Chelle Rae

 

Latin Music:

Favorite Artist: Jennifer Lopez