ACM Awards Winners; Doug Dillard Hospitalized; New Music Videos
- Taylor Swift won Entertainer of the Year at last night’s ACM Awards, while Miranda Lambert took home Album of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year honors. The entire list of winners can be found here.
- Kevin McGuire, Taylor Swift’s original date for the ACMs, was unable to go to the event due to a last-minute hospitalization, but she did give him a shout-out from the stage.
- Rhonda Vincent is the latest in a long line of folks paying tribute to Earl Scruggs.
- Banjo legend Doug Dillard has been hospitalized in Nashville.
- 23-year old Georgian country artist Nick Malloy was severely injured in a vehicle accident. He just recently came out of sedation.
- Saving Country Music really likes Ray Wylie Hubbard’s new album, The Grifter’s Hymnal.
- The Boston Globe published an interview with Loretta Lynn over the weekend. Q: Have you ever shied away from writing about something? A: Nothing. If I think about it, I’m gonna write it. You may never know why, but I’m going to write it.
- Billboard Magazine has a feature on The Grascals. “We’re getting back to us again,” confirms member Terry Eldredge.
- Pop and country singer Nick Noble passed away at the age of 85. His biggest country hit was a 1978 song called “Stay with Me.”
- Miss Willie Brown will be making a guest appearance on CW’s Hart of Dixie tomorrow.
- Eric Gunderson and Stephen Barker Liles, the boys from Love & Theft, plan a new, self-titled album to be released June 5 on RCA Records.
- New music videos from the past week or so:
David Nail – “The Sound of a Million Dreams”
Sarah Darling – “Blackbird”
Jason Sturgeon – “Time Bomb”
Luke Bryan – “Drunk on You”
Nicole Donatone – “Red”
Erica Sunshine Lee – “Not Hard to Replace”
Shane Michael Taylor – “Warrior Cowboy”
James Storm – “Longnecks and Rednecks”
The Wolfe Brothers – “Wake Up”
Troy Cassar-Daley – “Live and Learn”
Jason Cassidy – “What If”
Black Stone Cherry – “In My Blood”
Scotty McCreery – “Water Tower Town” (live on American Idol)
Lauren Alaina – “Georgia Peaches” (live on The Today Show)
Aaron Lewis – “Endless Summer”
Deric Ruttan – “Main Street, 1979”