49th Annual ACM Awards – Nominations

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In a twist this year, the nominations were announced via Social Media. Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead the pack with 7 nominations. Keith Urban is at 6, plus Lee Brice has 5 nods!

Here is the full rundown.

Entertainer of the Year
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Sheryl Crow
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Group of the Year
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Big & Rich
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Thompson Square

New Artist of the Year (previously announced semi-finalists)
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Justin Moore
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves
Thomas Rhett
Parmalee

Single Record of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
Producer: Joey Moi
Record Label: Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure
Record Label: Curb Records

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
Record Label: RCA Nashville

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

Song of the Year [Award To Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
“Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” – Gary Allan
Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren
Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary
Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves
Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan
Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)

Video of the Year [Award To Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)
“Better Dig Two” – The Band Perry
Producer: Eric Williams
Director: Declan Whitebloom

“Blowin’ Smoke” – Kacey Musgraves
Producer: Josh Goldstein
Director: Honey

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume
Director: Shane Drake

“I Drive Your Truck” – Lee Brice
Producer: Karen Martin
Director: Eric Welch

“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
Producer: Reagan Rosson
Director: Trey Fanjoy

“Two Black Cadillacs” – Carrie Underwood
Producer: Steve Lamar
Director: P.R. Brown

Vocal Event of the Year [Award To Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off Camera Award)
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends
Producer: Scott Hendricks
Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

“Cruise (Remix)” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly
Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins
Record Label: Republic Nashville

“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw
Record Label: Big Machine Records

“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum
Producer: Frank Rogers
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

“We Were Us” – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert
Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban
Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

20 Photos: Stay-At-Home Dad Leaves EPIC Post-It Notes for Wife

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This dad is raising the bar. What’s raising my brow is how good his handwriting is!!! My wife wouldn’t be able to read half of mine (that’s my excuse at least).

More at http://messagewithabottle.tumblr.com

On May 19th, 2010, Chris Illuminati quit his job to be a stay-at-home father for his newly born son. When beginning his endeavor, Chris stated "As a reminder of everything going on with my writing, I leave Post-It Notes around my office as reminders. I decided to incorporate those same organizational principles while watching my son."</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>The post-its left for his permanent roommate (his wife) comically capture the day to day endeavors of raising a child.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> <p>Check out more of Chris' post its on his blog http://messagewithabottle.tumblr.com/

The Post-Its left for his permanent roommate (his wife) comically capture the day to day endeavors of raising a child.

stay at home post its 19 Stay at home dad leaves post its for his wife (20 Photos)

PHOTOS: Trace Adkins Confronts Impersonator

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TMZ has obtained more information on the altercation Trace Adkins had with an impersonator on a Country Cruise. This is the incident that sent Trace back to rehab for alcohol addiction.

Witnesses told TMZ:

Trace had been in the bar pounding shots … and when he saw the impersonator he made a beeline for him.

Trace felt for a long time … the impersonator had become like a stalker, following him around the country.  So when the singer saw the guy on the ship, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

TMZ was told Adkins screamed, “This has gone on long enough … Take the f**king hat off.”  Larsen obliged — taking off his hat and standing there silently while Trace yelled in his face … but it was strictly a verbal attack … no punches were thrown.

Wow, glad nobody was hurt, but talk about things escalating quickly!

Trace Adkins enters REHAB

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Breaking news this Wednesday (01/15) afternoon. Trace Adkins has been admitted into a rehab facility. Trace took his first drink of alcohol in over a decade, and has since entered treatment earlier this week from the setback.

“As he faces these issues head-on, we ask that his family’s privacy will be respected,” the representative tells Country Weekly.

It was back in 2002 that Trace completed a 28 day rehab course for alcoholism. And it was a year prior that he pleaded guilty to DUI charges.

Wishing him and his family the best during this time. Hopefully this was just a slip, and no more harm will come of it!

Hilary Duff Splits from Husband Mike Comrie

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Hilary Duff and Hubby Mike Comrie are calling it quits after marrying in August of 2010. They have a son, Luca, together.

“Hilary Duff and husband Mike Comrie have mutually decided to an amicable separation,” Hilary’s rep said in a statement, according to E! News. “They remain best friends and will continue to be in each other’s lives. They are dedicated to loving and parenting their amazing son, and ask for privacy at this time.”

Hilary later followed up with a  tweet to her fans:

 

Will Smith opens up about James Avery’s Death

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Uncle Phil. He will be missed. James Avery was his real name. He passed away on Dec. 31st, 2013 due to complications from an open heart surgery. He was 68.

Will Smith has just opened up about the loss of one of his greatest friends and mentors.

TMZ posted a great gallery remembering the late actor: