Bryan and Nikki

  • The Grand Ole Opry goes PINK

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    breast cancer ribbonThe Grand Ole Opry is joining Women Rock For The Cure in the fight against breast cancer on Sat., Oct. 22 with its third annual “Opry Goes Pink” show.  Martina McBride will flip the switch on the Opry’s barn backdrop, turning it pink for the night.  Her current single “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” offers hope to those affected by cancer.

    The special show will also include performances by Lauren Alania, Edens Edge, Kellie Pickler, Ronnie Milsap, and others as well as activities recognizing breast cancer survivors and the continuing fight against the disease.

    Tickets are available at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.

  • Lady A 3rd Album in stores Tuesday

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Lady Antebellum have released the song 'Wanted You More' (from their upcoming album) to iTunes as an album preview track. Their third album, 'Own the Night,' is out Tuesday (September 13).

  • ACM Awards

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    ~~ Ronnie Dunn, Rodney Atkins, Randy Houser and Jerrod Niemann have been added to the list of participants at the fifth annual ACM Honors program taking place Sept. 19 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The event celebrates the special honorees and non-televised category winners from the 46th annual ACM Awards held earlier this year in Las Vegas.

    Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Tom T. Hall and Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers are among those being honored. (Garth is not expected to attend.)

    Joining Ronnie Dunn among the presenters are broadcaster Ralph Emery, Laura Bell Bundy and John Michael Montgomery.

    Newly-announced performers include Jack Ingram, Thompson Square, Lee Ann Womack, the Isaacs, the Whites and songwriter Dean Dillon.

  • Travis Tritt involved in an accident

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    travis trittTravis Tritt's son back was injured in a freak boating accident which almost cost the 12-year-old his foot.

    Travis, wife Theresa and their three children were enjoying a day out on Lake Blue Ridge in Georgia (on August 20) when young Tristan decided to take a dip in the water.  His foot got sucked into the propeller blades, slashing his flesh to the bone.

    Travis was behind the wheel of the boat at the time of the accident and immediately shut off the engine when he realized what had happened. He helped pull his son out of the water before rushing him to the nearest hospital.

    According to the National Enquirer, doctors managed to stitch up the deep cuts on Tristan's leg. His mother later shared photos of the injury on her Facebook page.

  • Lady A in Green Bay tonight

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    Lady ALady Antebellum will kick off their promo tour for their upcoming album "Own the Night" tonight in Green Bay, Wisc. during a pregame performance.

    Lady A is playing live on NBC, USA Network and NFL Network from the NFL's Kickoff 2011 before the Packers play the New Orleans Saints.

    The trio's schedule from there includes TV appearances on GAC's Backstory: Lady Antebellum (Sept. 11), a special 9/11 performance of the National Anthem on NBC before the Jets and Cowboys open their season at MetLife Stadium (Sept. 11), TODAY (Sept. 13), The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Sept. 16), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (Sept. 16), CBS Sunday Morning (Sept. 25) and Saturday Night Live (Oct. 1).

    Throughout release week, Lady A will host a select number of lucky fans at their "Own The Night: Unplugged" concert series in Chicago (Saurday Sept. 10), New York City (Tuesday Sept. 13) and Los Angeles (Thursday Sept. 15).

    Lady A will also travel to Canada and Europe with more television appearances and fan events lined up over the course of the next month.

    The group's new video, "We Owned the Night," will premiere tomorrow (Friday) on CMT, CMT Pure and CMT.com.
     
    Their new album, "Own the Night", arrives Tuesday (Sept. 13). 

    Fans can catch Lady Antebellum on the upcoming first leg of their headlining Own the Night 2011 Tour beginning on Nov. 11 in Knoxville, Tenn.

  • CMA Nominations

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    THE FINAL NOMINEES FOR THE 45TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS 

    The Band Perry and Jake Owen read nominees for The 45th Annual CMA Awards on ABC's Good Morning America yesterday morning, while Jerrod Niemann, Thompson Square and the JaneDear girls read nominees from Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. Here is a complete list of nominees:

    Entertainer of the Year

    Jason Aldean
    Brad Paisley
    Blake Shelton
    Taylor Swift
    Keith Urban

    Single of the Year

    "A Little Bit Stronger"
    Sara Evans

    "Colder Weather"
    Zac Brown Band

    "Don't You Wanna Stay"
    Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

    "Honey Bee"
    Blake Shelton

    "If I Die Young"
    The Band Perry

    Album of the Year

    All About Tonight
    Blake Shelton

    My Kinda Party
    Jason Aldean

    Speak Now
    Taylor Swift

    This Is Country Music
    Brad Paisley

    You Get What You Give
    Zac Brown Band

    Song of the Year
    (Award goes to Songwriter(s))

    "Colder Weather"
    Zac Brown, Wyatt Durrette, Levi Lowrey, and Coy Bowles

    "Dirt Road Anthem"
    Brantley Gilbert and Colt Ford

    "If I Die Young"
    Kimberly Perry

    "Mean"
    Taylor Swift

    "You and Tequila"
    Matraca Berg and Deana Carter

    Female Vocalist of the Year

    Sara Evans
    Miranda Lambert
    Martina McBride
    Taylor Swift
    Carrie Underwood

    Male Vocalist of the Year

    Jason Aldean
    Kenny Chesney
    Brad Paisley
    Blake Shelton
    Keith Urban

    Vocal Group of the Year

    The Band Perry
    Lady Antebellum
    Little Big Town
    Rascal Flatts
    Zac Brown Band

    Vocal Duo of the Year

    The Civil Wars
    Montgomery Gentry
    Steel Magnolia
    Sugarland
    Thompson Square

    Musical Event of the Year
    (Award goes to each Artist)

    "As She's Walking Away"
    Zac Brown Band featuring Alan Jackson

    "Coal Miner's Daughter"
    Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow, and Miranda Lambert

    "Don't You Wanna Stay"
    Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson

    "Old Alabama" 
    Brad Paisley featuring Alabama

    "You and Tequila"
    Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

    Musician of the Year

    Sam Bush - Mandolin
    Jerry Douglas - Dobro
    Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar
    Dann Huff - Guitar
    Mac McAnally - Guitar

    Music Video of the Year
    (Award goes to Artist and Director)

    "Honey Bee"
    Blake Shelton

    "If I Die Young"
    The Band Perry

    "Mean"
    Taylor Swift

    "Old Alabama"
    Brad Paisley featuring Alabama

    "You and Tequila"
    Kenny Chesney featuring Grace Potter

    New Artist of the Year

    The Band Perry
    Luke Bryan
    Eric Church
    Thompson Square
    Chris Young

    The 45th Annual CMA Awards airs live on Wednesday, November 9 at 8 PM, ET on ABC.

  • Keith Urban smells really good

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    keith urban~~ Keith Urban gave an interview with USA Today, discussing his new cologne Phoenix:

    He says, "I'll meet 80 to 100 people a night. We do them in groups of six or eight, and I meet them one by one. The first few nights I started wearing my cologne and people were leaning in, saying: 'Is that your cologne? Let me have one more sniff.' They would lean in very close."

    He laughs and adds, "Remind me to never do an underwear line!"

    LADIES:  Keith's also working on a perfume for YOU.

    He's at work on a women's fragrance he hopes to finish up for next year. "I think we've got a really good one."

  • Randy Houser is married

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    randy houser~~Randy Houser is a married man!
     
    The country singer wed Jessa Lee Yantz Friday, in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It was an intimate ceremony before 20 family members and close friends.

    The couple were married by their close friend Rob Hatch in a sunset ceremony. The groom and bride exchanged self-penned vows.

    Houser and Yantz incorporated music into their big day as well, singing an a cappella version of "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You."

  • Sugarland Little Miss Project

    Posted by Nikki Montgomery

    On Saturday, during their concert at the New York State Fair, Sugarland was greeted with a sea of signs while singing "Little Miss".  The signs had lyrics from the song with lines like "I’ll be alright" and "I’m OK."  

    Two fans were responsible for all 6000 signs held up in the audience.

    From Sugarland's YouTube page: 

    We were incredibly moved by the Little Miss Project Live the fans created during our show at the New York State Fair in Syracuse this weekend. Two schoolteachers named Julie and Amy organized the project, distributing over 6,000 signs of healing and remembrance for the crowd to raise during "Little Miss." We want to thank Julie and Amy -- and everyone who participated -- for reaching out with so much hope. Thank you, fans. You are loved.