Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood Lead ACM Nominees; Billy Joe Shaver Trial Date Set

Brody Vercher | March 2nd, 2010

  1. Rick
    March 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    That young lead guitarist with Nudie & The Turks was laying down some smoking licks! It appears the spirit of the Bakersfield Sound is alive and well in Canada! And here I thought the ghost of traditional country music left Nashville for Texas when instead it headed to the Great White North! Crikey, mate!

    I’b much rather see Lady Antebellum be the future of Contemporary Country than Taylor Swift as their vocals are at least enjoyable and they tackle adult themes. Hopefully Taylor Swift will remain firmly lodged in her glass slippers and fade from prominence…

    Its heard to take Cadillac Sky too seriously when their biggest claim to fame is being featured on the soundtrack of Disney’s “Race to Witch Mountain”. I’ve seen them live and they were okay but left no lasting impression.

    Trailer’s list of things more country than Easton Corbin is a total hoot. I’m guessing the person behind the handgun mailbox is not an Obamavoter!

  2. Rick
    March 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    A Quick Random Tidbit: Check out the top adds this past week per Mediabase at Top 40 country radio:

    This Week’s Mediabase Most-Added:
    1) Jerrod Niemann/Lover, Lover (26)
    2) Jason Aldean/Crazy Town (25)
    3) Toby Keith/Every Dog Has Its Day
    4) Miranda Lambert/The House That Build Me (18)
    5) George Strait/I Gotta Get To You (13)
    6) Tim McGraw/Still (12)
    7) Luke Bryan/Rain Is A Good Thing (11)

    Wow, how did Jerrod Niemann slip into the # 1 spot? Hmm…

  3. Noeller
    March 2, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    My only issue with Lady A is that they’ve got more buzz (unfairly) than Zac Brown, who are about 10x the band LA is. Seems like Lady A is set to take over as the “It” band in Country music, when really, ZBB is far greater.

  4. Thomas
    March 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    … blake shelton going the twitter-way when it comes to release a new album(?) should help solving his biggest problem: making a record without too many fillers.

  5. Vicki
    March 2, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I love Gary Allan. He sing- talks but in tune (cough, cough Taylor) and has raw emotion. His songs are so real. Not into tats but..still love the guy.

    ACM’s. Entertainer of the Year. What a free for all voting frenzy with 8 nominations. Well, if Carrie fans (including myself) are honest. She didn’t do a tour last year. Sure she did about everything else but a tour..but you gotta do a tour in my book. So hopefully all the fans will vote for someone else. If Taylor gets it, I’m not surprised for sheesh..the girl is still touring. But it’d be a hoot if Zak Brown got it. They have my vote.

    You all know my thoughts on vocalist awards so I won’t bore you.

    Top Vocal Duo is interesting: Will they give it to sentimental favorite Brooks and Dunn? Or shoo in’s “Sugarland”? Personally, I’d love Joey and Rory to get it.

  6. simon
    March 2, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Carrie Underwood my Entertainer Of The Year (01/01/2009 -12/31/2009)
    1- Win 3 People Choice Awards including Fevourite Star
    2- Win Grammy Award and Perform
    3- Win FVOTY and EOTY in the ACM Awards
    4- Perform on American Idol 2 times
    5- Perform on Oprah
    6- Perform on Singapour ION Orchard
    7- Perform on Wallmart
    8- Perform on Invitation Only
    9- Perform on The Late Show with David Letterman
    10- Perform on Good Morning America
    11- Perform on Regis and Kelly
    12- Perform on CMA Awards
    13- Perform on American music Awards
    14- Perform on Tinight Show with Conan O´Brian
    15- Perform on Lincoln Center on GMA
    16- Perform on Ellen DeGeneres Show
    17- Perform on Grand Ole Opry
    18- Perform on CNN Heroes
    19- Perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live
    20- Perform on Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame and Became a Member
    21- Perform on People Choise Awards
    22- Perform on A Home For The Holidays with Faith Hill
    23- New Album PLAY ON
    24- Cowboy Casanova is the fastest-climbing single of 2009 in the country music genre.
    25- CMA Awards conduction for second consecutive year
    26- Her own show ¨Carrie Underwood an all Stars Holiday Special¨
    27- TV Special, In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts
    28- How I Meet Your Mother debut acting .
    29- Soul Surfer big screen debut acting .

  7. Nicolas
    March 2, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    I hope Miranda Lambert wins several of those awards she’s nominated for… she probably has a good chance of winning Album of the Year after Crazy Ex-Girlfriend winning it, and this album being even better

  8. richard
    March 2, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Miranda Lambert has a good chance to win atleast 1 award. And this album is a whole lot better than crazy ex girlfriend. I checked on mediabase and The House That Built Me was at #40 and it hasn’t been released yet. It should do really well on the charts.

  9. Jo Jo
    March 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    My vote goes to Carrie for Entertainer!!! She deserves it!

  10. Rick
    March 2, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    I love Stuart Munro’s comment about the Easton Corbin album: “The ballads (“Lonely Town’’), in particular, capture the melancholy so typical of Strait.” Wow, I always mistook Boring George’s mood to be apathetic or detached in such songs. You learn something new every day!

    That new Texas Tornados album is the best reason yet to go pick up the self-titled debut album from the Tejas Brothers. Sometimes its best if the “Mex” part of Tex-Mex music is predominate…

  11. Michelle
    March 2, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    I hope Miranda Lambert wins bunches and I hope Eli Young Band wins Top New Vocal Group, but I’m sure they won’t. Speaking of Gary Allan’s tats, I’m not a big tat fan, but I’m not offended by them. I like the one on his hand. It looks cool on him!

  12. ALJID
    March 3, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Despite the fact that I love Carrie Underwood more than Miranda, I think it’s time that Miranda gets recognized for excellent work. I do hope Taylor Swift won’t win the female vocalist category. We’ve had enough embarrassment this past 2 award shows. The ACM can correct that..

  13. richard
    March 3, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I agree aljid, Taylor Swift has embarrassed a lot of people buy winning VOCAL awards. And what insult that was that really can sing on key, sound good, and don’t sing about fairy tales and high school drama.

  14. Filipino Kid
    March 3, 2010 at 8:27 am

    pop country is really where the money at… i can still remember when point of grace was just a pop band.. now they’re becoming the new SheDaisy?

  15. GalPal
    March 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I agree with Simon-Carrie has been busy despite the fact that she wasn’t touring. I don’t think you need to be doing just that to be be nominated for EOTY. I just don’t understand the Taylor nominations especially for Female singer. Did the Academy not watch her performances, or lack of, at the CMT’s, VMA’s, and who could forget the Grammy’s!!! Please say it ain’t so and that Kanye is now gone!!!

  16. Evan
    March 7, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Taylor will win entertainer. With all her young fans, I don’t think anyone else has a chance. She actually deserves this one. Carrie might of had a chance if she had toured.

  17. merlefan49
    March 7, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Wow thanks for posting Nudie and the Turks – “The Pain in You”

    I like what I hear :D

  18. Solo
    March 25, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I hope Taylor Swift win the entertainer of the year. Don’t get me wrong. I know she can’t sing but she did really entertain and made people known country more last year. ‘Fearless’ did enjoy the critics and her fanbase is huge right now, so I know she’ll definitely win.
    For female vocalist, I wish Miranda Lambert win cos’ she rocks!!!

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