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Taylor Swift Reacts to Winning Her First Song of the Year CMA Award for “Better Man”

I don’t know what’s more emotional, seeing Taylor Swift win her first CMA Award for Song of the Year category for “Better Man”, or seeing her in a plaid shirt and curly hair like it’s 2008 again! The whole thing combined just hit us all right in the feels!

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Just two days before her much anticipated 6th studio album, Reputation drops and she is really out there winning awards! Swift is also gearing up to perform on SNL on Saturday night!

Karlie Kloss was there to present the award and Little Big Town who recorded the song, accepted on Swift’s behalf since she couldn’t be there. The award for Song of the Year is only awarded to the Songwriter, not the artist who recorded it, so they said in their acceptance speech that they, of course, didn’t write it, and Taylor couldn’t be there tonight.

“Hey um, we didn’t write this. Um, we’re really grateful that Philip checked his email one night and that song was in that email because he doesn’t check his emails. So we wanna say thanks to Taylor Swift. She couldn’t be with us tonight. But Taylor, wherever you are, thank you for this beautiful song, for loving songs and loving Nashville.”

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Swift was tuning into the show and posted a video of her reaction to winning! She turns around shocked, wearing a plaid shirt and curly hair. Safe to say we all lost it!

WATCH TAYLOR SWIFT REACT TO WINNING CMA SONG OF THE YEAR

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If there’s one thing Swift does well, it’s write amazing songs. Congratulations Taylor on your first Song of the Year CMA Award!

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LITTLE BIG TOWN, KACEY MUSGRAVES, AND MIDLAND ARE GOING ON TOUR TOGETHER!

WHAT A TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!!

GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING VOCAL GROUP LITTLE BIG TOWN ANNOUNCE THE BREAKERS HEADLINING TOUR
KACEY MUSGRAVES AND MIDLAND TO JOIN THE HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED NATIONWIDE ARENA TOUR BEGINNING SPRING 2018
TUNE IN TO “THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JIMMY FALLON” TONIGHT (9/20) FOR A VERY SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY LITTLE BIG TOWN, KACEY MUSGRAVES, AND MIDLAND
THE BREAKERS TOUR TICKETS ON SALE EVERYWHERE ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd AT 10AM LOCAL TIME

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NASHVILLE,Tenn. (September 20th, 2017) – After launching a historic sold-out year-long residency at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium, Grammy Award-winning vocal group Little Big Town today announced they will bring their critically-acclaimed harmonies to arenas nationwide starting Spring 2018 with The Breakers Tour. The highly-anticipated multi-city run begins February 8th at Chesapeake Energy Arena Oklahoma City and will visit 26 markets, including stops in Austin, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Washington, D.C. and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. Additional stops will be announced at a later date. For the first-ever preview of The Breakers Tour, tune in to “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” tonight (9/20) for a very special performance by Little Big Town,Kacey Musgraves, and Midland.
Tickets for The Breakers Tour go on-sale everywhere Friday, September 22nd at 10am local time.  Two enhanced ticket experiences, the ‘Happy People’and ‘The Breaker’ experiences, will be offered throughout the tour. Additional experiences include a meet & greet with Little Big Town, a Q&A; session, exclusive merchandise, and more. To purchase tickets and for more informationon all ticket experiences,  visit www.LittleBigTown.com.
Little Big Town’s landmark year to date includes the release of their chart-topping album The Breaker (2/24)- which debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Billboard 200 All Genre chart-as well as the group’s fifth ACM Award win as Vocal Group of the Year. Additionally, the Multi-Platinum selling Country group was recently inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame and earned their 26th career CMA Award nomination, including nominations for Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories.
One of the most well-respected and beloved entertainers in music today, the genre-defying group has “expanded their audience beyond Tennessee” (USA Today) as well as “the definition of country music from the inside” (Newsday) since first entering the music scene more than 18 years ago. Their critically acclaimed album, The Breaker, as well as their recent headlining Ryman Residency, “Little Big Town at the Mother Church,” have garnered the reigning CMA and ACM Vocal Group of the Year praise for their four-part harmonies and progressive sound that “seems to get even better with time” (Forbes).Hailed as a “21st century revival of Fleetwood Mac” (Goldderby) the group has produced hits such as “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,””Good As Gone,” and “Little White Church,” as well as their #1 singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,” “Day Drinking,” and most recently, the history-making best-selling country single of 2015,”Girl Crush,” and this year’s multi-week #1 single, “Better Man.”
2018 Dates For The Breakers Tour Featuring Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves, and Midland:

Date

City

State

Venue

2/8

Oklahoma City

OK

Chesapeake Energy Arena

2/9

Austin

TX

Frank Erwin Center

2/10

Grand Prairie

TX

Verizon Theatre – Grand Prairie

2/15

Columbus

OH

Schottenstein Center

2/16

Rosemont

IL

Allstate Arena

2/17

Toledo

OH

Huntington Center

2/22

Wilkes-Barre

PA

Mohegan Sun Arena

2/23

Uncasville

CT

Mohegan Sun

2/24

New York

NY

Radio City Music Hall

3/2

Reading*

PA

Santander Arena

3/3

Washington

DC

Anthem

3/15

Green Bay**

WI

Resch Center

3/16

Duluth*

MN

Amsoil Arena

3/17

Grand Forks

ND

Ralph Engelstad

3/22

Grand Rapids

MI

Van Andel Arena

3/23

Cedar Rapids

IA

U.S. Cellular Center

3/24

Sioux City

IA

Tyson Events Center

4/5

Minneapolis

MN

Target Center

4/6

Milwaukee

WI

BMO Harris Bradley Ctr

4/7

St. Louis

MO

Chaifetz Arena

4/19

Greensboro

NC

Greensboro Coliseum

4/20

Greenville

SC

Bon Secours Wellness Arena

4/21

Atlanta

GA

Infinite Energy Arena

*Local on sale 12pm local time.
**Local on sale 11am local time.
ABOUT LITTLE BIG TOWN
Grammy Award-winning group, Little Big Town — consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook — first entered the music scene more than 18 years ago with hits such as “Boondocks,””Bring It On Home,””Good As Gone” and the Grammy-nominated single “Little White Church.”With albums Tornado and Pain Killer, they have seen massive success with #1singles “Pontoon,” “Tornado,””Day Drinking,” and most recently the history-making, best-selling country single of 2015,”Girl Crush,” and the recent two-week #1 single, “Better Man.”In October of 2014, the group fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dreamwhen Reba McEntire asked them to become the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. Little Big Town has earned almost 40 award show nominations in the past five years has taken home nearly 20 awards, including multiple Grammy, CMA andACM awards, and an Emmy award. They are the reigning ACM and CMA Vocal Group ofthe Year as well as the People’s Choice Awards “Choice Country Group.” At the 2016 Grammy Awards, Little Big Town won “Best Country Group/Duo Performance”and their 13-week #1 song “Girl Crush” received the honor for “Best Country Song.” The group has also received the prestigious ACM Crystal Milestone Award. Released February 24, 2017, Little Big Town’s latest studio album, The Breaker, debuted #1 on the Billboard Country Charts and Top 10(No.4) on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s fourth Top 10 debut on the Billboard 200 chart.  The Breaker features the band’s current critically-acclaimed single, “When Someone Stops Loving You.” Little Big Town recently launched its sold-out year-long artist residency at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville- marking the historic venue’s first-ever artist residency in its 125-year history. For tickets to The Breaker Tour and more informationon the last tour date at “Little Big Town At The Mother Church” visit LittleBigTown.com or follow them @littlebigtown.
ABOUT KACEY MUSGRAVES
Grammy Award Winning singer-songwriter Kacey Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, to massive critical acclaim and recognition.  With the No. 1 debuting album on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, she became the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release, and just the seventh to top the charts in the 22-year Nielsen SoundScan era.  The gold-certified album earned Musgraves “New Artist of the Year” at the CMA Awards and also won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”), and Best Country Album (Same Trailer Different Park), an ACM Award for Album of the Year (Same Trailer Different Park), and a CMA Award for Song of the Year (“Follow Your Arrow”). Her follow up album, Pageant Material, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard country albums chart and No.3 on the Billboard 200, and earned Musgraves tour slots with Kenny Chesney and Katy Perry, in addition to sold-out headlining dates across the US and abroad at London’s Famed Royal Albert Hall. Hard at work on her next studio project expected for early next year, Musgrave can be seen next on tour with Little Big Town and on Harry Styles’ highly anticipated North American solo tour in 2018.
ABOUT MIDLAND
Originally formed in Dripping Springs, Texas, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound, rounded out by lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition both in sound and style, the band initially garnered attention playing clubs in the Texas region. Already featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard, their full-length debut album on Big Machine Records features their #1 song, “Drinkin’ Problem,” and is available everywhere September 22nd. Midland intentionally nods to the wild west with Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, channeling legends idols Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson, both who they previously opened for on the road. Directed by band member Cameron, Midland was nominated for a CMT Music Award for Group Video of the Year. Watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/j6UPkQ. For tour dates and more information visit Midland.com.

 

CMA FEST: Nightly Concert Lineup Announced For Nissan Stadium!

Nightly Concert Lineup Announced Exclusively on ABC’s “Good Morning America”

Days of Social Media Posts Reveal More than 100 Artists Performing

Ticket Proceeds Benefit Music Education through CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE — After four days of social teases, the lineup for the 2017 CMA Music Festival is here! The Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience takes place Thursday through Sunday, June 8-11 in downtown Nashville.

Monday through Wednesday this week, a different stage lineup was posted on CMAfest.com and the official CMA Fest mobile app as artists and fans alike posted their #CMAfest excitement and music education support on social media. Tweets and Instagram posts tagged with #CMAfest were compiled into a virtual mosaic image of the CMA Fest logo that was revealed following Friday’s big announcement of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium lineup on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Taking the big stage are Country Music superstars Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum,Miranda Lambert, Tracy Lawrence, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, and Chris Young

Check out the lineup below!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

  • 8:00pm – Kenny Rogers
  • 8:30pm – Brett Eldredge
  • 9:00pm – Cole Swindell
  • 9:30pm – Dierks Bentley
  • 10:00pm – Miranda Lambert
  • 10:30pm – Luke Bryan

Friday, June 9, 2017

  • 8:00pm – Trace Adkins
  • 8:30pm – Rascal Flatts
  • 9:00pm – Sam Hunt
  • 9:30pm – Kelsea Ballerini
  • 10:00pm – Eric Church
  • 10:30pm – Blake Shelton

Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • 8:00pm – John Anderson
  • 8:30pm – Maren Morris
  • 9:00pm – Chris Young
  • 9:30pm – Lady Antebellum
  • 10:00pm – Thomas Rhett
  • 10:30pm – Florida Georgia Line

Sunday, June 11, 2017

  • 8:00pm – Tracy Lawrence
  • 8:30pm – Darius Rucker
  • 9:00pm – Chris Stapleton
  • 9:30pm – Little Big Town
  • 10:00pm – Keith Urban
  • 10:30pm – Braid Paisley

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A longtime fan favorite, the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage is back in 2017 with a packed lineup that will keep attendees rocking from 10:00 AM-5:15 PM each day. CMA Awards nominees Old Dominion will kick things off Thursday, June 8 (10:00 AM/CT). Additional artists hitting the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage are A Thousand Horses, Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Chase Bryant, Cam, Brandy Clark, Luke Combs, Easton Corbin, Russell Dickerson, Drake White and the Big Fire, Eli Young Band, Tyler Farr, High Valley, Home Free, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, LOCASH, Maddie & Tae, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, Chase Rice, Canaan Smith, Corey Smith, Granger Smith, Josh Turner, Aaron Watson, and Brett Young.

CMA FEST: CHEVROLET RIVERFRONT STAGE PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED!

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Located in Walk of Fame Park, the Chevrolet Park Stage will entertain crowds from 10:30 AM-4:55 PM daily with performances by Drew Baldridge, Ryan Beaver, Big Smo, Bailey Bryan, Kristian Bush, Ruthie Collins,Travis Collins, Adam Craig, Jacob Davis, Cale Dodds, Casey Donahew, Clare Dunn, Brooke Eden, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Ryan Follese, Ryan Griffin, Trent Harmon, Walker Hayes, Sundance Head, LANCO, Jon Langston, Jackie Lee, Love and Theft, Steve Moakler, Muscadine Bloodline, Kyle Park, Carly Pearce, Luke Pell, Mo Pitney, Maggie Rose, Runaway June, Adam Sanders, Jamie Lynn Spears, The Railers, The Swon Brothers, Michael Tyler, Walker McGuire, Morgan Wallen, and Waterloo Revival.

CMA FEST: CHEVROLET PARK STAGE PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED!

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A top Festival destination to discover new artists, the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe (10:45 AM-4:30 PM daily) will feature Abby Anderson, Chris Bandi, Risa Binder, Craig Wayne Boyd, Ashley Campbell, Colin Elmore & The Danville Train, Davisson Brothers Band, Fairground Saints, Filmore, Ben Gallaher,Haley Georgia, Jillian Jacqueline, Ryan Kinder, Trea Landon, Olivia Lane, Brandon Lay, Levon, Lillie Mae, Sean McConnell, Alyssa Micaela, Meghan Patrick,Jordan Rager, Brandon Ray, Restless Road, Tyler Rich, Dylan Schneider, Scooter Brown Band, Kalie Shorr, Jo Smith, Smithfield, Natalie Stovall, Tara Thompson, Walker County, Hailey Whitters, Alex Williams, and Carter Winter.

CMA FEST: GILDAN BROADWAY STAGE PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED!

Artist lineups are subject to change.

A limited number of tickets for the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium are still available at CMAfest.com or through the CMA Box Office at 1-800-CMA-FEST. Outdoor daytime stages including Chevrolet Riverfront and Park Stages, as well as the Gildan Broadway Stage at Hard Rock Cafe, are free and open to the public.

Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $17.5 million to support quality, sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free, touching the lives of one million students. For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.

Additional stage lineups, Fan Fair X activities, and more will be announced soon. Don’t miss a beat by staying connected with CMA on CMAfest.comthe Official CMA Fest AppFacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat, and sign up for CMA Country Connection emails to receive the latest news as soon as it’s announced.

CMA Music Festival will once again be filmed for a national television special to air on the ABC Television Network. This is the 13th consecutive year the event has been filmed for a network television special, a feat no other music festival has achieved. “CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night to Rock” will be executive-produced by Robert Deaton.

CMA Music Festival is organized and produced by the Country Music Association. Fan Fair® is a registered trademark of WSM, Incorporated and is used by permission. 

Backstreet Boys Among the 52nd ACM Awards Performers!

ACM AWARD NOMINEES JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY,

LUKE BRYAN, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LADY ANTEBELLUM,

MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN, AND MAREN MORRIS

TO PERFORM ON THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

 

BACKSTREET BOYS TO JOIN FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

FOR A MUST-SEE PERFORMANCE

 

“52nd Academy of Country Music Awards” to Air Live

From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 on CBS

 

Click HERE for Jason Aldean’s Performance Announcement and

Click HERE for Special Message From Backstreet Boys & Florida Georgia Line

Encino, CA (March 7, 2017) – The first round of performers for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ has been announced and includes ACM Award nomineesJason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke BryanFlorida Georgia LineLady AntebellumMiranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris. Plus, the Backstreet Boys will make their debut appearance at Country Music’s Party of the Year®, performing with Florida Georgia Line for a must-see performance. The ACM Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

As previously announced, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to co-host the 52nd ACM Awards, which honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, and is produced for television by dick clark productions.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For event updates, tickets and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Little Big Town + Taylor Swift’s “Better Man” Earns 2nd Week at #1!

Little Big Town‘s lead single from their new album The Breaker (out now) spends a second week at #1! The tune was penned by none other than Taylor Swift and the group has had a lot to say about the songwriter! This is the group’s third single to reach #1!

 

 

(Phillip) “I think we wanted people to hear the song without any preconceived ideas. Let the song stand on its own two legs. It’s a beautifully written song, and that was really, out of respect, let it be heard that way.”

(Jimi) “Taylor is the biggest pop star in the world. Along with that title comes a lot of extra things, people wanting to know who she wrote the song about, and all these other conversations, other than the song, which was a beautifully written song, which Taylor does well. So we wanted the song to stand on its own merits, because it’s a great song, and she’s a great writer.  I think she kinda liked that.”

(Kimberley) “She’s such an amazing songwriter, for her as a songwriter, to have the song come out and be accepted, and blow up before they found out who wrote it meant everything to her as a songwriter.” – Country Countdown USA

 

 

The first week at #1, “Better Man”  was also Mediabase country panel’s most-played and most-heard song for the February 12-18 tracking week. It received ~8,381 tracking week spins (+550) and ~57.269 million tracking week audience impressions. (Via Headline Planet)

Now, during it’s second week at #1, “Better Man” is Mediabase country panel’s most-played and most-heard song for the February 19-25 tracking period. It received ~8,670 spins tracking week spins (+289) and ~58.944 million tracking week audience impressions.  (Headline Planet)

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WATCH LITTLE BIG TOWN’S MUSIC VIDEO FOR “BETTER MAN”