On March 8th Toby Keith will release a DVD collection of 10 of his best videos.
Airplay spins of Keith's music have now surpassed 70 million. Few if any artists who are continuing to have hits can claim such a distinction. And Keith is, if anything, consistent in his ability to connect with audiences over the radio, through his records and in concert. -BMI
10 Track Listing:
1. Should’ve Been A Cowboy
2. How Do You Like Me Now?!
3. Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)
4. Beer For My Horses (Toby Keith & Willie Nelson)
5. I Love This Bar
6. American Soldier
7. As Good As I Once Was
8. American Ride
9. Bullets In The Gun
10. God Love Her
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.
Carrie Underwood walked away as the big winner with six awards at the Inaugural American Country Awards on Fox. The show featured some killer performances, but not a whole lot in the line of awards. So how did the show stack up to the other slew of country music award shows?
On the plus side, the ACAs were overall high energy and filled with performances. I think Trace Adkins was the perfect choice for the host. For one, he's as country as country can be and you don't get the feeling with him that he's wearing the cowboy hat just for show. He was also very witty and very funny. If the ACAs come back for a year number two, I hope they keep Trace around as the host.
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
Toby Keith showed up at an awards show, I know surprising, right? He picked up the award for Video Visionary and performed "Bullets In The Gun" to a very enthusiastic crowd. He thanked his video director Michael Solomon for his vision.
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
Toby Keith may have sat out the CMA Awards last week but he will be front and center performing on the inaugural American Country Awards on the Fox Network. He'll be joined by Rascal Flats, Reba, Blake Shelton and Josh Turner who are also scheduled to perform.
Other artists who will make appearances on the telecast include Lady Antebellum, Laura Bell Bundy, Rodney Carrington, Jewel and ex-Poison front man Brett Michaels. I guess the CMAs had Kid Rock, so why not Brett Michaels on the AMAs?
The awards are fan voted and will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada at the MGM Grand Hotel. They take place on Monday, December 6th.
Fans can still vote here for artist of the year through December 4th on the show’s website. The nominees are Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and the Zac Brown Band.
So, be honest, are you excited about this third major Country Music Award Show in the mix? Or is it too much?