Kristin M. Hall and Mesfin Fekadu, Ap Entertainment Writers Published 10:27 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 FILE - In this June 9, 2018 file photo, Chris Stapleton performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Stapleton's “Broken Halos” is nominated for single of the year and song of the year for the Country Music Association Awards. (Photo by Laura Roberts/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this June 9, 2018 file photo, Chris Stapleton performs at the 2018 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. Stapleton's “Broken Halos” is nominated for single of the year and song of the year for ... more Photo: Laura Roberts, Laura Roberts/Invision/AP Photo: Laura Roberts, Laura Roberts/Invision/AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this June 9, 2018 file photo, Chris … [Read more...] about Could country’s new class cause an upset at the CMA Awards?
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US Country music star Thomas Rhett admits becoming a father to two girls and scoring a number one album on the Billboard 200 has turned his life on its head. The singer, 28, described the last two years as "chaos in the best possible way" after adopting Willa, two, from Uganda last May and welcoming the arrival of biological daughter Ada just two months later. His third album, Life Changes, debuted at number one in the US in September giving Thomas his chart-topping LP. Speaking exclusively to The Sun Online, Thomas said: "My life could not have changed any more drastically in the last two years. "My life will probably not change that much ever again. The last year has been chaos in the best way possible, that's the best way you can describe it. "My kids have been the influence for a lot of the songs on my next album, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. It's been a very special couple of years." Thomas and his wife Lauren decided to adopt Willa after Lauren met her while on a … [Read more...] about US country music star Thomas Rhett reveals how his life has ‘drastically changed’ since becoming a father to two girls and landing a number one album
Sunday is a day Chris Stapleton will always remember: His wife gave birth to twin boys, he celebrated his 40th birthday and he won album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.Stapleton didn't attend the show in Las Vegas, but host Reba McEntire announced the birth of the boys when his album, "From a Room: Volume 1," was named album of the year.Stapleton, who released two top-selling albums last year, is the top nominee with eight. This year marks his first nomination for entertainer of the year, where he will battle Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean, who has won the honor the last two years.Lambert also made history Sunday: Her win for song of the year helped her surpass Brooks and Dunn as the most decorated act in ACM history."Thank you, guys, so much for sharing my broken heart with me," Lambert said onstage, standing with "Tin Man" co-writers Jack Ingram and Jon Randall.Lambert is the current record holder for most consecutive wins for female … [Read more...] about Stapleton’s Sunday: 40th b’day, birth of twins and ACM win
Country music is making a major return to Las Vegas with the 2018 ACM Awards, six months after a lone gunman killed 58 people at a country music festival in Sin City in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.Sunday night's show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena will mark an emotional night, though the awards show is known as the genre's biggest party of the year. It will air at 8 p.m. Eastern on CBS.Jason Aldean, who was onstage when the shooting started at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October, will perform Sunday. Other performers include Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris and Reba McEntire, who is hosting the show.Carrie Underwood, who will perform her new song "Cry Pretty," will give her first television appearance after injuring her face and wrist last year due to a fall at her home.Pop stars will also invade the country … [Read more...] about After tragedy, country music returns to Vegas with ACMs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Six months after a mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, the genre’s biggest stars are heading back to the city with a purpose and a message beyond just country music’s biggest night to party.The Academy of Country Music Awards is returning to Vegas on Sunday, April 15, and many artists say they are looking forward to showing their support for the fan community and each other after the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October. A lone gunman killed 58 people and hundreds more were injured in the nation’s deadliest modern-day mass shooting.“Hopefully, it’s going to be a time of healing and kind of remembering but also moving forward in a positive way, stronger than we were before,” said Phillip Sweet of the vocal group Little Big Town, nominated for three awards.The ACMs, which will air live on CBS at 7 p.m., have long billed themselves as a party atmosphere, and CEO Pete Fisher said the producers … [Read more...] about Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire to take the stage at ACM awards Sunday