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ACM Awards Nominations: 16 Snubs & Surprises

ACM Awards Nominations: 16 Snubs & Surprises

The nomination for the 55th ACM Awards were announce on Feb. 27, and while artists like Dan + Shay, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett racked up multiple nominations, there were more than a few questionable omissions—as well as inclusions—in the nomination process. Based on my first glance, here are the snubs and surprises from the…MORE

ACM Awards Nominations: Updated List

ACM Awards Nominations: Updated List

As the nominations for the ACM Awards are announced across various platforms beginning at 7.30 a.m. CT on Feb. 27, Nash Country Daily will update this post. Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriter/Publisher/Artist) “10,000 Hours” – Dan + Shay feat. Justin Bieber, written by Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Jessie Jo Dillon, Shay…MORE

Listen to Keith Urban’s New Song, “God Whispered Your Name”

Listen to Keith Urban’s New Song, “God Whispered Your Name”

In addition to being named host of the 55th ACM Awards, Keith Urban released a new song, “God Whispered Your Name,” on Feb. 27. “We have brand-new music coming out today—finally,” said Keith via a video on Twitter. “This song is called ‘God Whispered Your Name.’ It is brand new—part of a whole bunch of…MORE

Keith Urban to Host ACM Awards for the First Time on April 5

Keith Urban to Host ACM Awards for the First Time on April 5

The Academy of Country Music announced that Keith Urban will host the 55th ACM Awards on April 5 in Las Vegas. This will be Keith’s first time hosting the ACM Awards. “As if having a new song [“God Whispered Your Name”] out today wasn’t enough, I also get to host the ACMs in April,” said…MORE

Watch Dustin Lynch Perform Fiery New Single, “Momma’s House,” on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Watch Dustin Lynch Perform Fiery New Single, “Momma’s House,” on “Jimmy Kimmel”

Dustin Lynch stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live on Feb. 25 to perform a set on the show’s outdoor stage. In addition to performing “Small Town Boy,” “Where It’s At” and “Ridin’ Roads,” Dustin treated fans to his new single, “Momma’s House.” The fiery tune, which was penned by Dylan Schneider, Michael Lotten, Rodney Clawson and…MORE

Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Charles Esten & More Help Raise $1 Million at 12th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Charles Esten & More Help Raise $1 Million at 12th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

The T.J. Martell Foundation hosted its 12th annual Nashville Honors Gala on Feb. 24, raising more than $1 million for cancer research. Honorees at this year’s gala, which was hosted by Charles Esten, were treated to performances by Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Wade Hayes, CeCe Winans and Rascal Flatts. In addition, Reba McEntire,…MORE

Nominations & Host for the ACM Awards to Be Announced on Feb. 27

Nominations & Host for the ACM Awards to Be Announced on Feb. 27

The Academy of Country Music will announce this year’s host and full list of nominees for the 55th ACM Awards on Feb. 27. The host will be announced via the Academy of Country Music’s social media accounts at 8 a.m ET, followed by a press conference to announce nominees at 8:30 a.m. ET. Lauren Alaina,…MORE

Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Florida Georgia Line Makes Public Play for Collaboration With Carrie Underwood

Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line have released collaborations with some of music’s biggest stars, including Luke Bryan (“This Is How We Roll”), The Backstreet Boys (“God, Your Mama and Me”) Bebe Rexha (“Meant to Be”), Justin Bieber (“Yummy Country Remix”) and more. On Feb. 25, the duo made a public plea…MORE