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Jimmie Allen gives it his “Best Shot” and lands an ACM nom

BBR It’s been a life-changing year for newcomer Jimmie Allen. Twelve months ago, his debut single, “Best Shot,” was released, and it went on to finish 2018 as his very first number one.

Then, Wednesday morning, the Delaware native found out he’s up for an Academy of Country Music Award.

“Last year I watched the ACM Awards from the nose bleeds section wearing a suit I couldn’t afford,” Jimmie revealed on Twitter. “This year I’m nominated alongside some of my favorite artists for New Male Artist of The Year.”

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ABC RadioOf all the songs nominated for ACM Single of the Year at the April awards in Vegas, only one has the distinction of being a current top ten hit: Jake Owen‘s “Down to the Honky Tonk.”

It’s a nod that apparently caught the Florida native off-guard.

“Holy guacamole…” Jake reacted on Twitter, adding the avocado emoji. “I just woke up with my little girl laying on my shoulder to find out about this!”

“Life can’t get much better,” he added. “Thanks so much to my team and fans out there! Wow. I’m seriously so excited.”

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Black River EntertainmentWhen ACM Awards host Reba McEntire revealed the nominees for this year’s 54th annual awards Wednesday morning, there was one name surprisingly missing from the Female Artist of the Year category: Kelsea Ballerini.

Kelsea’s been up for the trophy every year since 2015, the same year she took home the New Female Vocalist of the Year award. In 2016, the Academy also gave her its Gene Weed Milestone Award, and she’s been nominated for the videos for “Legends” and “Peter Pan” as well.

Around the time the nods were announced, Kelsea simply tweeted, “Wow…”, which resulted in an outpouring of …read more

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Comstock/ThinkstockThirty-four years ago this week, Mel McDaniel scored his sole #1 on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart. Can you name the lead single from his Let It Roll album? ANSWER: “Baby’s Got Her Blue Jeans On.”

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Academy of Country Music/Cliff Lipson/CBSACM Awards host Reba McEntire revealed the nominees for the 54th ACM Awards Wednesday on CBS This Morning.

Dan + Shay and Chris Stapleton are this year’s top contenders, with six nominations each, with Kacey Musgraves close behind with five. Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha each received four.

The awards will be handed out live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, starting at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.

Here’s a look a look at the contenders for the 2019 ACMs:

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
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Tuesday at the Corsair Distillery in Nashville, Luke Combs celebrated his fourth #1 hit in a row, “She Got the Best of Me.”

Talking with a group of journalists before the party, the North Carolina native agreed that one of the reasons for his success is that he has a lot in common with his fans. In fact, Luke says he’s changed very little since “Hurricane” became his first #1 in 2017.

“Somebody showed up at my house yesterday for an interview or something like that,” he explained, “and I was out cleaning …read more

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Burke/Triolo Productions/ThinkstockDarius Rucker will be honored with the Humanitarian Award Tuesday, May 7 at the 2019 Music Biz Awards and Hall of Fame Dinner at Nashville’s JW Marriott.

Mitchell Tenpenny made his Grand Ole Opry debut this past Saturday, performing his debut #1, “Drunk Me,” as well as “Walk Like Him,” which was inspired by his late father.

Lonestar will kick off their Hits & More Hits Tour March 2 in Panama City Beach, Florida. The trek marks the twentieth anniversary of their triple-platinum Lonely Grill album.

Kassi Ashton, Travis Denning, Clare Dunn, Caylee Hammack, HARDY, Levi Hummon, Seaforth, Matt Stell, Rachel Wammack, …read more

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MCA NashvilleThe rebellious fan favorite “The Bull” is Kip Moore‘s third single from his Slowheart album.

“Most of all/most of all/thanks to the bulls that bucked me off,” the Georgia native sings on the track, which happens to be the first release of his career that he didn’t have a hand in writing.

But even though he didn’t help craft “The Bull,” Kip says it still captures his outlook perfectly.

“This song embodies who I am and what we’ve been doing on the road as a band for years,” he explains. “I think it’s something a lot of people …read more

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“Living” isn’t just the title of Dierks Bentley‘s new single: It’s also what he’s vowing to do more of this year.

Dierks got the idea for the song while on tour, when he realized he wasn’t really experiencing that much on the road.

“Whole days would go by where you never leave the bus and all you would see is the back parking lot of the arena,” he recalls. “Going to Walgreens was a big deal!”

“That is when the idea was born that there is a true difference between being alive and actually ‘living,’” Dierks reflects. …read more

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ABC/Image Group LAJason Aldean managed to make a nice profit on the sale of his Columbia, Tennessee home last month, according to Variety.

The three-time ACM Entertainer of the year bought the 120-acre property for $5.35 million three years ago, and sold it in January for $7 million.

The compound features an 8,900-square-foot mansion, complete with six bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, and a two-lane bowling alley. There’s also a 10,000-square-foot equestrian facility, and a two-bedroom guest house.

You can check out a slide show of the property at Variety.com.

Jason and his wife Brittany are …read more

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