CMT Music Award Nominees Revealed; Elizabeth Cook & Jim Lauderdale Among New Releases; John Rich’s Free Download

Brody Vercher | May 11th, 2010

  1. Noeller
    May 11, 2010 at 11:01 am

    1) Taylor, Carrie, Lady A all lead the CMT Noms.
    2) Lady A to collaborate with Maroon 5.

    Sigh. Facepalm.

  2. Mike M.
    May 11, 2010 at 11:19 am

    The CMT music awards are a huge joke. A music video awards show on a channel that shows more Jeff Foxworthy game shows than it does real music videos. Who cares?

  3. Noeller
    May 11, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I know, I know. And anything “fan voted” can’t be taken seriously anyhow. I need to chill a bit ;)

  4. Jordan Stacey
    May 11, 2010 at 11:39 am

    That Buxton Hughes video is pretty good, nice and simple. Are they officially a duo now?

  5. Leeann Ward
    May 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    “Lady Antebellum collaborated with Maroon 5 on a song that will appear on the pop group’s new album, due out later this year.”

    Ha, you’re just trying to confuse us, huh?

    Good for Jamey Johnson. While I understand why Chely has predicted that they won’t support her, I’d love it if she was proven wrong about how the industry will treat her. The benefit is for a great cause at any rate.

  6. Vicki
    May 11, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Seeing those pictures of such valuable instruments just makes me want to cry and throw something. That is gut wrenching.

    CMT awards? Who cares.. Next!

  7. clyde
    May 11, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I hate the CMT awards because it is voted on by idiots that hate real country music. They are also awarded on their popularity and not talent, which is why the real country singers don’t win anything. CMT is nothing but trash, they don’t even play music videos anymore, just dumb tv shows and crappy pop music videos (Tater) I remember before all that pop garbage came along, they used play good ole country videos from 80’s and 90’s. I miss those days. Pop Country SUCKS! Especially since Tater came along! So I’m not really important like the ACM’S. The ACM’S are great. :)

  8. Leeann Ward
    May 11, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations to Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton who are now engaged:,,20368286,00.html

  9. Michelle
    May 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I’m so happy for Blake and Miranda. Finally, but I’m glad they didn’t rush in to it though. They make such a cute couple and both are so down to earth, just the kind of people I like!! Congrats to the both of them!!

  10. richard
    May 11, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Yep Michelle! I’m happy for them also. They waited a long time which I think is good because to many people these especially famous rush into things and get married and it ends in divorce but Blake & Miranda are the next Johnny & June!

  11. Rick
    May 11, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    I think Miranda finally got tired of waiting for Blake to make up his mind! I hear its gonna be a “shotgun wedding” with Miranda holding the shotgun! (lol)

    I think a “Welder” give-away contest is in order here! (I still want to hear it, I just don’t want to buy it!)

    Our society is so bombarded with gay characters on TV these days that Chely will probably be greeted with a big collective shrug by the industry and her former fans. Her defensive and hostile attitude is more likely to turn people off than her sexual preference.

    Thanks for including something that mentioned The Wrights! They were on a barely audible “Music City Roots” last week and mentioned they were working on a new album. It better be a whole lot more interesting than “In The Summertime” or I’m out.

    When Sarah Buxton was on the Opry recently she mentioned she finally got a CD out and then right afterwards her label cut her loose! She said she and Jedd will continue to write and perform together, so it appears “Buxton Hughes” will be an ongoing act for the time being.

  12. Thomas
    May 11, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    …shelton/lambert – extended play or long play? congrats, anyway.

  13. Steve Harvey
    May 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    it appears “Buxton Hughes” will be an ongoing act for the time being.

  14. Leeann Ward
    May 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I like the Wrights version better than Jacksons. I also really liked there In the Summertime album.

  15. Steve Harvey
    May 11, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    That new Lauderdale record is excellent.

  16. Rick
    May 11, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Leeann, I loved The Wright’s “Down This Road” debut, I liked about half the songs on their self-titled EP, and found “In The Summertime” dreadfully boring! I really hope they’re heading back to their earlier sound this go round, but the new songs they performed were not particularly encouraging. Oh well…

  17. Leeann Ward
    May 11, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    * their

  18. Rick
    May 11, 2010 at 8:15 pm


    In her blog post yesterday the infamous Rita Ballou mentions her inspiration to blog was Trailer Parkman’s “Farce The Music”! Congratulations Trailer, you’re now famous among the Diesel Sniffer demographic! (lol)
    (As usual there is an “Explicit Language” warning!)

  19. Michelle
    May 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Richard, mhmm, I wish them a long and prosperous life together!

  20. richard
    May 11, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I do too! I think you misunderstood me.

  21. Michelle
    May 11, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Richard, I got it, that’s what the “mhmm” was for!LOL!! See, you misunderstood me!!!LOL!

  22. richard
    May 11, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    LOL I’m sorry, I’ve been working a little to hard lately! :)

  23. Michelle
    May 11, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Don’t feel bad, Richard, I don’t make myself very clear sometimes. I get asked quite often, “So, am I supposed to be able to read your mind?” I just smile and say, “Trust me, it’s best you can’t!”

  24. richard
    May 11, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    LOL I get it! I’m looking forward to watching CMT & GAC countdowns, Headline Country, and CMT Insider. I will be watching to see if there’s anything about the engagement.

  25. Steve Harvey
    May 12, 2010 at 2:25 am

    Anyone else heard the Jim Lauderdale album (he says, desperately trying to wrench the conversation back to something music-related).

  26. Leeann Ward
    May 12, 2010 at 8:03 am

    I got it off emusic last night and I’m not loving it so far. I’ll give it another try later though, just in case, since I typically love his music.

  27. Ian
    May 12, 2010 at 9:35 am

    The CMT nominees may have to be the worst list of options to choose that I have ever seen…

  28. Michelle
    May 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm


  29. will
    May 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    so i get that the CMAs suck, the problem is the same people who vote run out and buy music and listen to the radio, so people think it’s all good stuff.

    my issue is why does country continue to make “duo” a different category than group? Brooks and Dunn is a group, nobody is actually making music with just 2 people, it’s time to get rid of the “duo” category

  30. Vicki
    May 19, 2010 at 5:53 am

    If Brooks and Dunn is a group then so is Sugarland. BTW, what makes it a duo? Two singers who sing together or writes the songs together?

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