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Nominees for the 51st CMA Awards revealed live on “Good Morning America”

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CMABrothers Osborne, Lauren Alaina and Dustin Lynch revealed the nominees for the 51st CMA Awards Monday on ABC’s Good Morning America.

We’ll find out who wins Wednesday, November 8, when Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood host the show from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for the tenth time. You can watch live at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

Here are the nominees in the first six categories for the 2017 CMA Awards:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Reba McEntire
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Male Vocalist
Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban

Vocal Duo
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae

New Artist
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs
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Little Big Town – “Happy People” 103-FXD Song of the Day

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Marquette, Michigan – September 4th, 2017 – Little Big Town – “Happy People” is your new music add and song of the day for this Monday on 103-FXD! Little Big Town – “Happy People” is a powerful new song and can be heard today on 103-FXD. #1 in NEW Country – 103-FXD and WFXD.com! Be […]

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Elmer Aho Celebrates Labor Day Weekend with You on 103-FXD

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Marquette, Michigan – September 2nd, 2017 – I made it to the studio for my second show–just in time for Labor Day weekend on 103-FXD. As the fine folks up in Ahmeek had the Sauna going (250 degrees!) they also were kicking up their heels, snapping their fingers, and stomping their feet. I played “Put […]

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“61 Days in Church”: Eric proves he’s doing a whole lot more than Holdin’ (His) Own

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UMG NashvilleEric Church‘s Holdin’ My Own Tour may’ve ended back in May, but now the performances from that 61-date trek will live forever.

The “Round Here Buzz” hitmaker is releasing thirty live cuts from the tour, as the first wave of his 61 Days in Church project. The tracks will be available exclusively on Apple Music for two weeks, before spreading to the other streaming services.

“I had so much fun learning songs that were unique to whatever city we found ourselves in,” Eric explains. “I learned a lot about each place, and it was special to see the crowd react to …read more

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How laying hardwood floors paved the way for Thomas Rhett’s success

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ABC/Image Group LA Before he became a chart-topping, million-selling, headlining father of two, Thomas Rhett was simply a music business kid whose parents made him work, even though his dad, Rhett Akins, had been successful as both a singer and a songwriter. And TR admits he wasn’t too fond of those non-music gigs.

“The best non-music job I ever had was…” TR says, pondering the question, “there wasn’t a best one. They all sucked pretty hard! I think the worst one that I had — but also that taught me the most — I laid hardwood floors for like three …read more

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It’s more than just a “T-Shirt”: Thomas Rhett turns fashion designer

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Valory Music Co. Thomas Rhett is getting into the fashion business.

The “Unforgettable” hitmaker will launch a pop-up store in Los Angeles to coincide with his sold-out September 22 show at The Greek Theatre.

“I know this won’t come as any surprise to my fans,” TR says, “but I love anything fashion-related. To actually get to have a hand in creating this stuff with such incredible designers was a blast, and I hope it’s just the start of some cool things down the road.”

The shop will showcase merchandise co-designed by Thomas and his friends, including fashions for men and women, in a …read more

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Old Dominion’s outlook on the CMA nominations: “Oh, we got that! We’re gonna clean up!”

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ABC/Image Group LA Last year, Old Dominion picked up an Academy of Country Music trophy for New Vocal Group of the Year. So what would it mean to the five-man-band to hear their name called when the CMA nominations are announced Monday morning?

“Oh, we got that! We’re gonna clean up,” Trevor Rosen jokes, as lead singer Matthew Ramsey laughs.

“We do pay attention to it some,” Matthew continues, explaining OD’s outlook on the awards game. “You know, it’s not anything that rules what we do. But it is very cool to be nominated for that stuff.”

“It’s still kinda …read more

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Support UPAWS at Super One Foods During the Labor Day Weekend Cook Out & Sale!

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Marquette, MI –  September 1, 2017  –  The Upper Peninsula Animal Welfare Shelter joined Super One Foods staff for another Labor Day Weekend cook out! With benefits at both Super One Marquette and Negaunee, the Great Lakes Radio crew was reporting live, right there in parking lots! Both store fronts were packed as people came […]

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Sweet gigs and real stinkers: Lady A’s best and worst pre-music jobs

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ABC/Randy HolmesAmerica celebrates Labor Day this weekend, and the holiday is another chance for country stars like Lady Antebellum to be thankful that they get to do what they love.

Most of today’s hitmakers had other jobs before they found success on Nashville’s Music Row. But Hillary Scott was a little different, since her mother, Grammy winner Linda Davis, was already in the business. That’s why her best and worst job outside of music was one and the same.

“Well, I started working on a career in music when I was sixteen. So both answers to that question is babysitting,” Hillary …read more

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Country star trivia

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Comstock/Thinkstock This 1993 top 5 hit was the title track of Brooks & Dunn‘s second album, and an appropriate tune to spin this Labor Day weekend. Can you name it? ANSWER: “Hard Workin’ Man.”

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