DVR alert for all you Lady A fans. Their single Hello World is set to be featured on the hit drama NCIS on CBS set to air January 18th. Check your local listings for air times.
George Strait's tour with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack comes in as the No. 1 country tour on this year's list of Pollstar's top-grossing tours. The Strait tour grossed $41.6 million over the course of 2010.
The three will once again hit the road next year. Their first date is in Austin, Texas on January 14.
Brad Paisley's H20 World Tour is No. 15 with $40.7 million, followed by Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum with $39.1 million. Other country artists on the list of Top 50 tours include Carrie Underwood with $38.3 million, Taylor Swift at $34.2 million, Rascal Flatts with $28.4 million, Brooks & Dunn with $25.7 million, Toby Keith at $25.5 million and Sugarland with $19 million. Bon Jovi's tour ranked at the top of the list overall with $108.2 million.
According to Country Aircheck the overall Most-Heard country artist of 2010 is Lady Antebellum. Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley scored the Most-Heard Country Female and Male artists titles, and Easton Corbin was recognized as the year's Most-Heard New Artist.
The top 5 Most-Heard country songs of 2010 are: At No. 1 Josh Turner's 'Why Don't We Just Dance', Joe Nichols' 'Gimmie That Girl' at No. 2, Lady Antebellum's 'Need You Now' at No. 3, Easton Corbin's 'A Little More Country Than That' at No. 4 and Chris Young's 'The Man I Want to Be' at No. 5.
The ACA's have come and gone and while it seemed a bit laid back compared to some of the other award shows, overall it was a good show. It seemed like the awards were few and far between but looking at the list of categories and winners proves otherwise.
The fan voted awards used to rub me wrong, but when you think about it, it's probably a good thing that the fans choose the winners of so many award shows now. Because industry shows seem to have the same 6 artists win everything. Where at least the fan voted shows tend to mix it up a bit depending on how fervent and spirited they are about voting.
All of the performers did surprising well! The medleys were a little much, but fans in attendance seemed to love them.
The big winners of the night were Carrie Underwood - taking home 6 awards, Lady Antebellum - snagging 4 awards, and Easton Corbin - 3 awards.
Here is a list of the categories and winners:
Artist of the Year
Artist of the Year: Male
Artist of the Year: Female
Artist of the Year: Duo or Group
Lady Antebellum comes up huge with six Grammy Award nominations. Lady A is up for:
Album of the Year for "Need You Now"
Record of the Year for "Need You Now"
Song of the Year for "Need You Now"
Best Country Album for "Need You Now"
Best Country Song for "Need You Now"
Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals for "Need You Now."
Here's the full list of nominations for country artists:
Best Female Country Vocal Performance
Satisfied - Jewel
The House That Built Me - Miranda Lambert
Swingin' - LeAnn Rimes
Temporary Home - Carrie Underwood
I'd Love To Be Your Last - Gretchen Wilson
The fan-voted American Music Awards took place last night in Los Angeles, California and Taylor Swift and Brad Paisley took home the top country honors with Swift winning Favorite Female Country Artist and Paisley winning Favorite Male Country Artist. Swfit, sporting a new, more sophisticated look, sang her new song "Back To December."
Other country winners included Carrie Underwood for Favorite Country Album with "Play On," and Lady Antebellum for Favorite Band, Duo or Group Lady A was on hand to accept the award, where Hillary Scott said "Thank you all so very much. We really appreciate this.. This is awesome. I want to thank my bandmates, I want to thank our label and our management." "Thank you all for inviting us to the party," Charles Kelley chimed in, "We love you so much!"
What did you think of the AMAs as a whole? I thought Taylor looked and sounded great. Her plain black fashion statement was elegant on a night where gaudy was the rule.
There is no denying that things have been good for Hillary Scott and her group Lady Antebellum as of late. The group is hot off their CMA wins for Vocal Group of the Year and Single of the Year and only appear to be gaining momentum! Hillary is celebrating their success with the purchase of a new home, her first!
“I just signed the papers on my house, the first house ever. Like it’s finalized today. So I’m celebrating that, too,” she said before the CMA Awards on Wednesday in Nashville.
Just a sign that the 24-year-old singer is growing up, having a mortgage.
“I’m like, ‘Welcome to being a grown-up, Hillary.’ You know? It’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, now I have a mortgage.’ This is scary,” she said.
Dave Haywood, guitarist for Lady Antebellum, is the last member of the band that doesn't own his own place yet, instead he rents a condo. Singer Charles Kelley, though, had some advice for Hillary on her new purchase. “It’s something all the time, I can tell her that right there,” he said with a smile.
ABC and Dick Clark Productions have announced this year's 2010 American Music Awards presenters. The roster includes Julianne Hough, Lady Antebellum, The Band Perry, Christina Milian, Eric Stonestreet, Heidi Klum, Jenny McCarthy, Jessica Alba, John Legend, Johnny Weir, Julie Benz, Kelly Osbourne, Keri Hilson, Mandy Moore, Michael Chiklis, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, Nathan Fillion, Nicki Minaj, Rico Rodriguez, Ryan Seacrest, Samuel L. Jackson, Seal, Sheryl Crow, Stana Katic, Taio Cruz, Trey Songz, and Willow Smith, in addition to some surprise appearances.
Artists will be honored in the categories of Pop/Rock, Country, Rap/Hip-Hop, Soul/R&B, Alternative, Adult Contemporary, Latin, Soundtracks and Contemporary Inspirational.
Dick Clark Productions will also stream a live red carpet digital pre-show, "Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! @ the 2010 AMAs," on November 21st at 2:00 p.m., PT / 5:00 p.m., ET. The pre-show, featuring hosts Danny Gokey, Jennette McCurdy, Lance Bass, Whitney Port and the returning Coca-Cola Correspondent David Lehre, will be available on ABC.com, and USTREAM.TV
The 2011 Country Stampede in Manhattan, KS won’t even take place for another 218 days but plans are in full swing and it looks as though June 23-26 is shaping up to be quite the party. The main stage line-up has already been confirmed to include Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum and Blake Shelton. Yes, that’s right…the 2010 CMA Entertainer of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year winners are all taking the same stage to perform within days of each other! Kansas sure knows how to land entertainment, don’t they?
And, that’s not all. Also guaranteed a performing spot on the main stage are Joe Nichols and newcomer Jerrod Niemann. Other acts to be featured on various smaller stages throughout the week are “Love Your Love The Most” singer, Eric Church, Sawyer Brown, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Collin Raye and Troy Olson. If you’re thinking the roster sounds full just wait, even more announcements are to come at a later date.