Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hillary Scott & The Scott Family pave the way for Love Remains Album, available July 29th


Scott Revealed Deeply Personal Story Behind "Thy Will" 
on Good Morning America Today

The Moving Music Video for LOVE REMAINS' Debut Single Premieres on VEVO

NASHVILLE, TN - June 20, 2016 - As part of this morning's exclusive sit-down interview with ABC's Good Morning America, seven-time GRAMMY award-winning Lady Antebellum member Hillary Scott announced July 29th as the release date of LOVE REMAINS (EMI Nashville) by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family.

"The process of making this album has been not only creatively inspiring but I’ve also really been able to grow as a person," shared Hillary Scott. "We’ve had this intense concentrated amount of time as a family together, which has been so special. With all that we’ve gone through together, the highs, the lows - to be able to process all of that together, to heal together, to grieve together, to laugh, to cry, all of those things...it’s just been such a continuation of solidifying the strong foundation that we have in our family."

After the passing of her grandfather in 2011, Hillary alongside mother Linda Davis, father Lang Scott and younger sister Rylee, leaned on their faith and music as a source of hope through the difficult time. The Scott family yearned to thank loved ones for their support and set out to record demos of family-favorite hymns. 
As the summer of 2015 wound down and Lady Antebellum soaked-in time off the road, the family's plans for a five song CD as a gift to family and friends, blossomed into what is now LOVE REMAINS.
Hillary Scott & Family
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The 13-track collection of faith-based songs is a combination of hymns Hillary grew up singing in church, newly-written originals and songs made popular by other artists. With the help of producer Ricky Skaggs, the forthcoming album blurs the lines between gospel, bluegrass, country and pop. At the center of the mix are the rich, entwined voices of the Scotts, who take turns harmonizing and singing lead.

"We didn’t want to make a sad record," noted Lang Scott. "You’re always sad when you lose a loved one, but if you have that faith, it gives you hope. It gives you the courage to press on.”

While the upcoming album's lead single "Thy Will" offers that universal message of hope, today on Good Morning America, Hillary also shared her own personal struggle that led to "baring her soul like never before" (People). She revealed that the song was written about a more recent dark chapter in her life, a sudden miscarriage of her second pregnancy during the fall of 2015.
To watch her moving interview (Taste Of Country edited) here:


Fans can simultaneously watch the vibrant music video premiere for “Thy Will” on VEVO here


LOVE REMAINS offers plenty to believe in. These are songs that find the redemption in struggle, the peace in death, the joy in bonding with family members whenever times are tough. The stories behind the songs are personal, it's music with a message and Hillary Scott has rarely sounded more at home. 

LOVE REMAINS TRACK LIST:

1. "Beautiful Messes” Connie Harrington, Ben Glover
2. “Still” Justin Ebach, Molly Reed
3. "Sheltered In The Arms Of God” Dottie Rambo, Jimmie Davis
4 "Safe Haven” Hillary Scott, Bill Whyte, Sydni Perry, Jimmy Fortune
5. "Faithful Love” Barry Dean, Don Poythress, Karyn Rochelle
6. "The River” Jeff Pardo, Jordan Feliz
7. "Thy Will” Hillary Scott, Emily Weisband, Bernie Herms
8. "Come To Jesus” Chris Rice
9. "Love Remains” Jim Daddario, Tom Douglas
10. "We March On” Don Poythress, Kenna Turner West, Lang Scott, Linda Davis
11. “Your Unfailing Love” Worley Max McKinney, Glenn Warren
12. "Come Thou Fount” Public Domain
13. "Ain't No Grave” David Crowder, Seth Philpott, Hank Bentley

The faith-based country collection follows more than 11 million album sales worldwide for Hillary Scott as one-third of the one of the world's most popular groups, Lady Antebellum.  The trio has earned six PLATINUM singles and dubbed ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year” three years in a row. In addition to co-writing six chart-topping Lady A hits including the 6x PLATINUM hit “Need You Now," Scott has also written for artists such as Blake Shelton and Sara Evan's No. one hit, "A Little Bit Stronger." As a former MTSU student, the university recently started a scholarship in her honor for young women seeking a career in the music industry.
For more information on new music, a full list of upcoming tour dates and more
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Sasha McVeigh unveils Dierks Bentley cover ahead of US Country Festival appearances

Ahead of a summer on the Country Festival 
circuit in the States,
Sasha McVeigh honours musical icon Dierks Bentley
BBC Radio London Live session

(Expanded Press Release)
Sasha McVeigh exclusively covers Dierks Bentley's track, 'I'll Be The Moon', from his latest album, 'Black', as part of Essentially Pop's Essential Covers feature.



Lovely 22-year old Sasha McVeigh is the Hereford born and raised singer/songwriter currently taking the States by storm. Having been the only British act to appear on the main stage of no less than 5 of the US' most prominent country festivals, Sasha unveiled her debut album I STAND ALONE to critical acclaim last year.
Declared “a ray of sunshine” by Taste of Country, Sasha is excited to be debuting new material upon her return to the States this summer, where she is once again the most prominently placed British Country artist.

Ahead of the tour, Sasha's has unveiled new single When I'm Over You, which has proved a runaway success - with approaching 1170,000 streams on Spotify already - having garnered heavy praise from Bob Harris, who has played it several times on his BBC Radio 2 show.
Sasha McVeigh UK Americana/ Country artist, again I love her music….it's a song that means a lot to Sasha it’s called "When I'm Over You" and YES indeed she does bear an amazingly strong resemblance to Lady Gaga, there's no doubt about that" - Bob Harris (OBE) BBC Page

Of the single, Sasha said 'When I'm Over You' is a song that wasn’t meant to be written because, by writing it, I had to admit what I’d spent so long trying to hide. I wasn’t over him. But letting myself be vulnerable and writing this song made me realise it’s okay not to have moved on. It’s okay to be sad sometimes because that proves what I felt was real. One day I will let him go but until then I’ll keep that unnamed number in my phone.'

She has also been heavily supported by Bauer, Chris Country, Amazing and BBC Regional - with Gaby Roslin inviting her in for a session and declaring her 'amazing'.
Sasha McVeigh joined Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London on her Sunday 22 May 2016 show (BBC Page) Not only has she new fans in Blue's Antony Costa and Chesney Hawkes, but she performed a stunning First Aid Kit (SE) OFFICIAL cover.

ICYMI: Listen to her interview and live studio session (songs: “When I'm Over You”, “I Stand Alone” and First Aid Kit’s “My Silver Lining”) here, Click Play twice:


Sasha tweeted this pic (below) with Chesney Hawkes saying: If I time-travelled to tell my 8 year-old self I was on Gaby Roslin w/ these two yesterday, I wouldn't believe me!




























(Release Date: 8 June 2015) Sasha McVeigh - I Stand Alone (Hot Stuff Management)
12 Tracks (Country Music People June 2015; 4 Stars) CD - UK iTunes | SPOTIFY  

'I Stand Alone' has 10 tracks, along with 2 bonus tracks including 'Stupid Girl (Acoustic Version)' which was chosen as "Best of the Best" by BBC Introducing. 

It also features a 16-page, full colour booklet - Image
Sasha explained to her fans on social media that the album title is not a statement of her solitude, but rather signifying that she intends to stand out from the crowd. She explained. 'Nobody should be afraid to be who they are.'


Reviews
Bottom line is this is a very good debut well worth a listen and it fills me with joy that a young British writer and singer is producing country music of this calibre -  Chris Smith (Country Music People; 4 STARS out of 5)

Overall ‘I Stand Alone’ is an incredibly accomplished piece of music. One of the things that really impressed me was the variety within the album, from the sassy ‘No Strings Attached Romance’, to ‘Hot Mess’, which brings out an almost Miranda-esque, rock chick vibe to it. Depending on your mood ‘I Stand Alone’ has a little bit for everyone. ‘You Only Live Once’ is another of the songs that gets you in the feels. With her unique vocals and song-writing ability to match many a well established act, Sasha McVeigh is going place and I look forward to tracking her career with interest. (Andrew MacBride, For The Country Record)

About Sasha McVeigh
Genre: Country / Pop / Americana
Sasha McVeigh repertoire of instruments: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Banjo
Home Town: Hereford
Affiliation: SESAC
  • From singing in the shopping trolley when she was 2, to singing all over the United States and UK, British Country singer/songwriter Sasha McVeigh says music is her life.
  • Born in a small, rural city in England, Sasha garnered a love of Country music from her father who used to dance her around the living room to CMT when she was just 18 months old.
  • She began playing keyboard at age 10 and writing songs in the years that followed.
  • Her professional music journey started in July 2012 when she took a two week trip to Nashville, with a plan to perform just a handful of shows. What resulted was two weeks of solid bookings at venues such as Tootsies Orchid Lounge, The Rutledge, The Bluebird and various others up and down Broadway. The reception she received meant Sasha, subsequently, returned to Nashville numerous times for extended periods in 2012 and 2013.
  • Upon completion of her UK tour at the end of October 2014, Sasha headed back to Nashville to record her highly anticipated, first full length, full band album - a sample track from which was played by Mark Forrest across every local BBC Radio station in Great Britain and was subsequently chosen as "Best of the Best of BBC Introducing".
  • As the daughter of a retired special forces Major in the UK in 2014 she was asked and >> sang the US National Anthem (Star Spangled-Banner) at the Taste of Country Festival in Hunter Mountain/ Bear Creek New York with 20,000+ people singing along with her.
  • Sasha performed at the 2015 C2C Country To Country Festival at The O2 in London and has opening for Canadian country singer/songwriter Lindsay Ell, on her European tour.
  • The British country singer has opened for Billboard chart topper Dustin Lynch and CMA award winning duo Thompson Square.
  • Released her first UK single on April 13, 2015 titled "Someone To Break My Heart" (Hot Stuff Management)
  • In April 2015 she undertook an extensive co-headline tour of the UK and Ireland, also select dates in Europe, with American singer/songwriter, Sonia Leigh.
  • I LOVE YOU COLORADO!! Sasha performed, for the first time, on the Main Stage at Country Jam Colorado alongside The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Colt Ford and many more during the weekend June 18 -21, 2015!
  • Performed alongside some of the biggest names on the circuit in America (inc. Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban)
  • Booked six main stage slots at US summer Country Music Festivals in 2015.
  • In August 2015 she joined Billboard #1 chart topper and CMA nominee Kelsea Ballerini at her #1 party.
  • Opened the ACM awards kick-off concert in Las Vegas with Hunter Hayes.
  • Anti-bullying clothing label Amour Propre announced McVeigh as an advocate.
  • In September 2015 the British Skin Foundation announced her as their new ambassador.
  • She was voted UK Female Country Singer Of The Year by UKCountryRadio.com's presenters and UKCountryRadio.com's Gold, Silver and Bronze subscribers.
  • She was nominated for Female Vocalist Of The Year at the 2015 BCMAward (British Country Music Awards).
  • Sasha (who signed up for CMA membership in March 2015) signed with William Morris Endeavour Entertainment (WME), the biggest booking agency in the world and was the first British country singer to do so out of the Nashville office.
  • In March/ April 2016 embarked on a European Tour with American Young and Loveless Effect.
  • Her album I STAND ALONE is nominated as a finalist for UK Country Album of The Year for the 2016 UK Country Music Awards (presented by UKCountryRadio.com) 


The BAD NEWS

Sasha had to pull out of Country Fest (June 17) & Country Stampede (June 23) because her visa/green card is still not ready. Someone in the US government office inadvertently (in their words) sent her paperwork to the wrong place. So Sasha is stuck in the UK, devastated not to be there. Sasha received wonderful comments of encouragement and support, especially from her Wisconsin & Minnesota fans who were supposed to be seeing her perform. They brought tears to her eyes - the good kind - with their sweet words. 
Many were wearing their Sasha McVeigh wristbands and t-shirts!

US Festival Dates:
17th June 2016 - Country Fest, Cadott Wisconsin Cancelled :( ☹
(w/ Kenny Chesney, Jerrod Niemann and Old Dominion)
23rd June - Country Stampede, Manhattan Kansas (w/ Dierks Bentley and Sam Hunt) Cancelled 
2nd July - Jam in the Valley, Varysburg NY (w/ Jake Owen and Jana Kramer)
3rd July - Pianos, Manhattan NY (headline show)
20th July - Elbo Room, Chicago IL (headline show)
23rd July - Country Jam USA, Eau Claire Wisconsin (w/ Jason Aldean and Thomas Rhett)
24th July - Country Thunder, Twin Lakes Wisconsin (side stage)
2nd August - WE Fest, Detroit Lakes Minnesota (pre-party)

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Country Bites News snippets June 13, 2016 – June 19, 2016

Pending

Justin Moore announces Kinda Don't Care out August 12

JUSTIN MOORE ANNOUNCES KINDA DON'T CARE
 – OUT AUGUST 12

Highly-Anticipated New Album Available for Pre-Order July 15
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 16, 2016) – Matching his no-nonsense attitude, Multi-platinum-selling Country star Justin Moore will release his fourth studio album August 12 on The Valory Music Co. The aptly-titled project, KINDA DON’T CARE, will give longtime fans a full dose of what they’ve come to love about the chart-topping singer/songwriter…a slow Southern drawl and candid charm. Pre-order for the standard and deluxe versions is available beginning July 15 with four instant grat tracks available through August 12.

"It's hard to believe that we just recorded our fourth album. The process has changed, drastically, since our first time in the studio so many years ago” expressed Moore. “This is the best piece of music we've delivered because it gets more fun each time. Naming the album KINDA DON’T CARE is not meant to be nonchalant or careless. It's meant to be a challenge to folks to live life a little more freely and be true to themselves.”

KINDA DON’T CARE is the follow-up to Moore’s back-to-back Gold-Certified albums: JUSTIN MOORE (2009); the #1 debuting OUTLAWS LIKE ME (2011) and OFF THE BEATEN PATH (2013).

His cleverly-penned new single, “You Look Like I Need A Drink” (Valory Music Group), is Top 20-and-climbing at Country radio.
It was released November 17, 2015 and was written by Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem and Natalie Hemby
The song debuted at No.41 on Country Airplay after its premiere on iHeartMedia stations on October 30, 2015 before its official add date of November 17. It also made a bow at No. 34 on Hot Country Songs and No.14 on Country Digital Songs, shifting 20,000 copies in its first week.

On the latest Billboard Airplay Chart (Chart issue week of June 25, 2016) after 32 weeks it climbed 21-19 gaining a 16.577 million audience (+1.078 million) receiving 3,377 radio spins (+88)


“You Look Like I Need A Drink”: Lyric Video publish Dec 13, 2015 (636K views)


Published on Feb 14, 2016 check out Justin’s official video for “You Look Like I Need A Drink”: (1.94 Million views)


KINDA DON’T CARE TRACK LISTING:
1.     “Robbin’ Trains” | Brett Beavers, Deric Ruttan, Josh Thompson
2.     “Put Me in a Box” | Erik Dylan, Randy Montana
3.     “Kinda Don’t Care” | Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ben Hayslip
4.     “Hell on a Highway” | Blake Bollinger, Matt Rogers, Ben Stennis
5.     “Goodbye Back” | Justin Moore, Ross Copperman, Jeremy Stover
6.     “You Look Like I Need a Drink” | Rodney Clawson, Matt Dragstrem, Natalie Hemby
7.     “Somebody Else Will” | Kelly Archer, Adam Hambrick, Tebey Ottoh
8.     “Between You and Me” | Smith Ahnquist, Pavel Dovgaluk, CJ Solar
9.     “Got it Good” | Jaren Johnston, Neil Mason, Jeremy Stover
10.   “Rebel Kids” | Dan Isbell, Randy Montana
11.   “More Middle Fingers” featuring Brantley Gilbert | Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell, Shane Minor
12.   “Life in the Livin’” | Travis Dennis, Jared Mullins, Chris Stevens

DELUXE TRACKS:
1.     “Middle Class Money” | Rhett Akins, Marv Green, Ben Hayslip
2.     “Pick Up Lines” | Corey Crowder, Travis Denning, Jared Mullins
3.     “Spendin’ The Night” | Kelly Archer, Andrew DeRoberts, Adam Hambrick
4.     “When I Get Home” | Justin Moore, Dean Dillon, Jeremy Stover
5.     “Amen” | Rodney Clawson, Jamie Moore

Since his humble beginnings in the small town of Poyen, Arkansas 10 years ago, Moore has achieved five #1 songs, six Top 10 singles, and was named the 2014 ACM New Artist Of The Year. Stand-out hits include “Small Town U.S.A.,” “Backwoods,” “Point At You,” “’Til My Last Day,” “Bait A Hook,” and “If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away.” Moore, who has never been shy about his background or beliefs, honestly lives out the lyrics he has written for his albums.

He is currently direct support on Brantley Gilbert’s TAKE IT OUTSIDE TOUR and has recently been on the road with both Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert in the same capacity, in addition to his own successful headline runs. For tour dates and more, visit justinmooremusic.com.

Mark Chesnutt launches new Youtube Video Series "Honky Tonk Monday"

TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC ARTIST MARK CHESNUTT LAUNCHES NEW YOUTUBE VIDEO SERIES "HONKY TONK MONDAY"

You can Pre-Order an autographed copy of Tradition Lives HERE
or on Amazon.com























NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 20, 2016) – They say good things come in threes and for Mark Chesnutt fans that expression is ringing true. Chesnutt’s first album of new material in eight years (Tradition Lives) will be released July 8, and the lead single, “Oughta Miss Me By Now,” is garnering airplay across the country.

In addition to new music, fans craving more content from the classic country superstar can check out the recently launched YouTube video series playlist, “Mark Chesnutt’s Honky Tonk Monday” on the Mark Chesnutt YouTube Channel, YouTube.com/MarkChesnuttTV.

The new videos feature Chesnutt recounting his favorite songs and memories of the format’s biggest stars.
In Episode One he describes the feeling of singing Ronnie Milsap’s “Houston Solution” live, long before Chesnutt had a string of hits of his own, which include “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing,” “It Sure Is Monday,” “Brother Jukebox,” “Going Through The Big D,” “Bubba Shot The Jukebox,” “Too Cold At Home,” and many more – making up his plethora of multi-platinum selling and top-charting hits.



 Episode Two is an emotional account of his relationship with the legendary George Jones.
“We just had a special friendship. We’d call each other all the time to talk about things. He gave me a lot of advice. And we sat around on the bus and sang. That’s my most treasured memory of George Jones,” says Chesnutt in the clip.



This week’s installment, honors Merle Haggard. Chesnutt discusses an instance when Haggard invited him over to his house for a tour rehearsal with The Strangers, Haggard’s long-time band.
Watch Episode Three here.



Also on YouTube, fans will find the lyric video for Oughta Miss Me By Now.” The track stays true to his honky-tonk roots, showcasing the traditional country sounds that have kept Chesnutt selling out shows and earning Platinum albums throughout the last three decades.
My Kind Of Country Single Review: Mark Chesnutt – ‘Oughta Miss Me By Now’
It’s always a good news day when you hear Mark Chesnutt has released new music. His first album in eight years is due next month, with the encouraging title, Tradition Lives, and in the mean time here is the first single.
Written by Tony Ramey and Trey Matthews, this is an excellent song about the aftermath of a breakup, loaded with irony. The man is missing his ex, and even kind of stalking her, but is making no actual effort to get her back. Yet he is surprised that she hasn’t come back to him. Plaintively he bemoans the fact that she doesn’t ring him, even though he admits he hasn’t tried calling her either. Somehow one isn’t surprised it’s not working out – but Mark’s emotionally compelling vocals make one sympathise with his pain regardless.

“Oughta Miss Me By Now” Official Lyric Video:


To preview the entire Tradition Lives album, listen to a medley here.

Song List
1. "I've Got A Quarter In My Pocket" (John Ludowitz, Billy Yates)
2. "Is It Still Cheating" (Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Jerrod Nieman)
3. "Lonely Ain't The Only Game in Town" (Jimmy Ritchey, Donald Poythress, Donald Skaggs)
4. "Oughta Miss Me By Now" (Tony Ramey, Trey Matthews)
5. "Neither Did I" (Jimmy Ritchey, Tim Menzies, Monty Criswell)
6. "So You Can't Hurt Me Anymore" (Jimmy Ritchey, Roger Springer, William Michael Morgan)
7. "You Moved Up In Your World" (Dale Dodson, Brett Eldredge, Curly Putnam)
8. "Look at Me Now" (Jimmy Ritchey, Don Poythress, Blaine Larsen)
9. "Losing You All Over Again" (Jimmy Ritchey, Don Poythress, Blaine Larsen)
10. "Never Been to Texas" (Mark Chesnutt, Roger Springer, Slugger Morisette)
11. "What I Heard" (Cary Stone, Byron Hill)
12. "Hot" (Donald Poythress, Wynn Varble)
13. "There Won't Be Another Now (Tribute to the Hag)" (Bonus track) (Red Lane)

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CMT Music Awards 2016: Winners & Carpet Fashion

The 2016 CMT Music Awards took place at the Bridgestone Arena on June 8, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

CMT MUSIC AWARDS 2016 WINNERS:

Female Video: “Smoke Break,” Carrie Underwood
Breakthrough Video: “Fire Away,” Chris Stapleton
Group/Duo Video: “Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
Male Video: “Die a Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett
CMT Performance of the Year: “Smoke Break” (from CMT Instant Jam), Carrie Underwood
CMT Social Superstar: Blake Shelton
Video of the Year: “Humble and Kind,” Tim McGraw






















CMT MUSIC AWARDS 2016 PERFORMANCES

Keith Urban opened the night with his "RIPCORD TOUR" buddies Brett Eldredge and Maren Morris backing him up on "Wasted Time."

Blake Shelton and The Oak Ridge Boys collaboratedg on "Doin' It To Country Songs" from Shelton's latest album and the OAKS classic "Elvira;"

MASHVILLE - Singers and musicians have to know they’re connecting with their peers when they look into the audience and see Keith Urban singing along with them, especially on a song that was released less than two weeks ago. That was the scenario Wednesday night June 8,2016 at the CMT Music Awards when Dierks Bentley and singer-songwriter Elle King teamed up for “Different for Girls,” a track from his new album, BLACK.
With King singing and playing banjo, the thought-provoking lyrics provide a commentary on some of the basic differences between the sexes.

Carrie Underwood showed the audience and viewers exactly why she took home the trophy for Performance of the Year.
The country artist absolutely floored her fellow musicians, like Keith Urban and Luke Bryan, with a rendition of “Church Bells”. Both guys gave her a standing O for her powerful pipes, along with Underwood's hubby, Mike Fisher.
The singer's performance included a mysterious man plucking a banjo hidden in the shadows and crescendo with a gospel choir.




Cassadee Pope and British vocalist Leona Lewis provided the additional vocal power when Pitbull performed “Messin’ Around” on the 2016 CMT Music Awards. Those who gravitate toward country radio may not be aware of Pitbull’s hit which features Enrique Iglesias, but the musical signatures from REO Speedwagon‘s AOR hit “Take It on the Run” have a universal connection that transcend musical genres.

Cam became the sixth member of Fifth Harmony during one of the Wednesday night highlights. Cam, who came to prominence in country music with the hit “Burning House,” had a huge grin on her face when the harmonious voices kicked in during her performance of “Mayday.” She effortlessly segued into the vocal group when the music moved to Fifth Harmony’s current pop hit, “Work From Home”
Cam & Fifth Harmony, "Mayday/Work From Home" LIVE at 2016 CMT Music Awards: Full Performance:

An Elvis Presley hit from 1956 proved to be a perfect choice for Billy Ray Cyrus‘ collaboration with Cheap Trick.
As Wednesday night’s (June 8) first performance on the Broadway stage in downtown Nashville, it was appropriate that Cyrus portrayed an Elvis impersonator on CMT’s new series, STILL THE KING, and that Cheap Trick had a Top 10 hit with “Don’t Be Cruel” in 1988. Between Cyrus’ onstage swagger and Cheap Trick’s usual sledgehammer performance of their anthem, “Surrender,” it got the crowd into a festive mood as night fell in Music City.

Keith Urban, Brett Eldredge, Maren Morris Wasted Time (From 2016 CMT Music Awards)
Florida Georgia Line performed "H.O.L.Y."
Carrie Underwood performed "Church Bells"
Chris Stapleton performed "Parachute"
Little Big Town and Pharrell Williams performed "One Dance"
Luke Bryan performed "Huntin', Fishin' and Lovin' Every Day"
Thomas Rhett performed "T-Shirt"
Blake Shelton and the Oak Ridge Boys performed "Doing It to Country Songs/Elvira"
Jason Aldean  “Lights Come On “(From 2016 CMT Music Awards)

Billboard - All the CMT Music Awards 2016 Performances Ranked Worst to Best


CMT MUSIC AWARDS 2016 FASHION

The 2016 CMT Music Awards red carpet or rather pink carpet looks!
The show was co-hosted by sportscaster Erin Andrews and NFL Star J.J. Watt from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, marrying sports, country music, and fashion for one epic CMT night. “I had so much fun last year, and I can’t wait to see what antics J.J. and I will get into together,” Andrews said in a statement.

Alyssa Micaela - The Texan "Getaway Car" singer who later went on to play the CMA Fest Antenna stage/music city stage attended the 2016 CMT Awards wearing sported an attractive floral print romper with long skirt attached revealing a black lace bra and donned open strappy sandals

Aubrie Sellers – The (daughter of singer/songwriters Jason Sellers and Lee Ann Womack) who released her great debut album, New City Blues in January was seen wearing a black dress and see-thru cape from The Showroom Nashville (Unique designer women's clothing and accessories) with Makeup provided by Aubrey Heller.

Brandi Glenn Cyrus – The Step-daughter of Billy Ray Cyrus known for her work on 2014 MTV Video Music Awards wore a (2014
In a peach slip dress with double slits and Aldo sandals.


Top (L-R): Alyssa Micaela, Aubrie Sellers, Brandi Glenn Cyrus, Cam (Leah Da Gloria)   
Bottom (L-R): Cassadee Pope (THEIA), Clare Bowen (Olia Zavozina), 
Danica Patrick (Self Portrait), Danielle Bradbery 


















































Brooke Eden
























The tanned “Daddy’s Money” Florida native wore a fetching open back Sherri Hill dress with Makeup by Tarryn Feldman, Hair by Kristen Carbine assisted by stylists John Murphy and Cherie Kilchrist. Brooke even matched her bag to her toes wearing beige open strappy heels.

Brittany Kerr – Pictured with "Dirt Road Anthem hubby Jason Aldean wearing denim and straw cowboy hat with new wife The American Idol alum and former Charlotte Bobcats dancer opted for Herve Leger a jumpsuit. Her Ponytail hairdo was courtesy of The Dry House Nashville



CMT Music Awards 2016

Jason Aldean & Brittany Kerr

Bridgestone Arena

8 June 2016

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Cam - The “Burning House” singer, known for her fun fashion choices, rocked 20s in a white embroidered Leah Da Gloria ivory tiered gown, which she paired with her signature color carrying a yellow envelope Tyler Alexander clutch and wore Manolo Blahnik shoes and Levain jewels. Harshly described as Flapper bride/ Arts & Crafts Christmas angel.

Carrie Underwood – The CMT awards nominee and modern day queen-of-country-music made a wonderful summer fresh colorful entrance in her romantic watercolor-printed floral gown by Mikael D featuring a unique wispy bodice with cutouts and a thigh-high slit. She paired the look with a sweet pink lip and strappy silver Jimmy Choo sandals, adding Maxior earrings and a Noudar ring.
Looking ridiculously fresh in a summer frock, the singer showed a lot of leg with a thigh-high slit. She paired the futuristic piece with diamond drop earrings and multiple diamond rings. Her perfec pink lipstick added a fun pop of color and a brown smoky eye kept things cool. She matched the easy waves of her bob haircut to dress styling. - Image
Carrie Underwood wearing Mikael D (Top L)
and a Gemy Maalouf jumpsuit  












































Underwood, who snagged the trophy for Female Video of the Year and Performance of the Year for "Smoke Break," then took the stage to perform her single "Church Bells".
Beginning with nothing but a microphone, banjo player and her sexy sheer Gemy Maalouf black illusion top and leggings jumpsuit, Carrie slowly drew the audience in with her sultry vocals. Then, almost in an instant, she fiercely tipped her super-singer cape off and instantly changed the energy of the performance.
Carrie Underwood performs "Church Bells" and stuns 
in a Gemy Maalouf jumpsuit  












































To accept her award, she then did a quick-change into a guilded bodycon dress that hit all the high notes—and set off her bright blonde hair perfectly.
For her Extra TV interview wearing a gold beaded mini-dress (her third outfit of the evening) with Rene Caovilla heels (Product) and H. Stern jewels, the musician spotlighted her amazing physique!

Cassadee Pope - The lovely "Wasting All These Tears" and "Think Of You" 26-year old West Palm Beach singer rocked mermaid wearing a geisha THEIA couture (designer Don O'Neill) in the sheer printed with geishas dress with blue and black embroidery
Posing for the cameras shes worked her voluptuous derriere. - Image (Credit: John Shearer/ WireImage)

Cassie McConnell – The wife to Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley and newbie mum and looked wonderful and radiant in a short-sleeved gown with a vibrant floral motif and Haven earring with a bright pink lippie. - Image

Chelsea Talmadge (Solace London)
Chelsea Talmadge – The actress wore a Solace London "Goldie" bodycon cutout dress. 
She carried a Patricia Nash bag perfectly matching the dress! 
She wore shoes from Steve Madden and added Swarovski jewels and Play with Scissors (Kendall Noel) was her hair stylist.

Clare Bowen - Best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the ABC musical-drama television series Nashville, the 32-year old Aussie sweetheart kept things light in an Olia Zavozina ethereal white lace midi dress with feather detailing.
Jewels were provided by Pinkpewter and she donned matching white pumps.



Danica Patrick – There on presenter duties the race car driver dressed to impress in a flirty knee-length cocktail dress from Self Portrait, the tiered LBD had a lace-up bodice.Danica Patrick complemented her dress with strappy black platform sandals - Image

Danielle Bradbery - The 19-year old "The Heart of Dixie" singer and former Team Shelton The Voice contestant wore a cool, criss-cross crop top, but her white wide-leg pants looked oversize and billowing swallowing her slight frame. Tarryn Feldman provided MAKEUP and Hairdressing from R+Co - Image - Image

Dana Chapman - The Actress wore a little black romper and minimalist sandals.
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Elle King – There to perform with Dierks Bentley the Americana artiste rocked super-fierce and worked it in a low-cut plunging metallic Judson Harmon jumpsuit paired with a Vivienne Westwood choker. – Image (Credit: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Erin Andrews – STRAIGHT UP VIXEN! The 38-year old American sportscaster and television personality made a splash when co-hosting the CMT Music Awards alongside football player J.J. Watt on June 8 in Nashville,
She looked stunning in a metallic silver Maria Lucia Hohan slip dress/ gown showing off her bod which featured a low-cut neckline, the plunging slit on the front showing off her long, lean legs perfectly - Image.
She added a 18-karat white gold and diamond Tacori bracelet and white pumps and added a pop of color with a rosy lip, and left her light tresses in soft curls.
She then changed into a stunning nude gown with sheer overlay that featured elaborate white designs. - Image

She was later seen on the stage wearing a Nicolas Jebran Fall 2016 Gold Label geometric cocktail dress .
CMT Music Awards 2016 - Erin Andrews (Nicolas Jebran)

























Fifth Harmony - Girl group or bridesmaids?





















The American five-piece girl group who formed on the second season of the The X Factor USA co-ordinated in matchy-matchy shades of white. Ally Brooke, Normani Hamilton, Dinah-Jane Hansen, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello rocked varying sexy silhouettes in a V-neck dress with see-through panels, a silky slip dress, a lace jumpsuit, a formfitting slip dress and an elegant high-neck gown (from left).

Greer Grammer - The Awkward Actress kept it simple yet cute wearing a powder blue Ted Baler mini dress with sheer/ lace cutouts and added tan platform pumps. Image - Image

Jamie Lynn Spears – The "How Could I Want More" singer and younger sis of Britney wore a simple dull olive romper from The Showroom Nashville (Unique designer women's clothing and accessories). She styled her outfit with a pair of gold glitter pumps, .showed off tussled locks draped off to one side and added pink lip color - Image

Jessie James - Smokin' Hot, The sexy 28-year old Italian born “Comin' Home” singer showed off her curves in dark bodice overlaid with a sexy sheer dark blue body-hugging lace frock which showed of her sturdy legs adding strappy sandals. Jess Southern added Glam with Eye Make up by Anastasia Beverly Hills - Image

Top (L-R): Erin Andrews (Maria Lucia Hohan), Greer Grammer (Ted Baler), 
Jamie Lynn Spears (The Showroom Nashville), Jessie James
Bottom (L-R): Kalie Shorr (Showroom Nashville and Adrianna Papell),
Kelsea Ballerini (Hobeika), The Lana CJ Perry (Olia Zavozina)


















































Julie Chrisley - Knows Best on USA Network, she wore a dark blue outfit adding open silver heels with bling detailing and carried a gold purse.

Kalie Shorr – The young singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine who currently resides in Nashville wore a floral top from The Showroom Nashville and Adrianna Papell skirt styled by Diana Warner, with Tarte Cosmetics.

















Karen Fairchild – FIERCE EDGY: 
Amped up black metallic sheen look, the Little Big Town singer wore an INGIE Paris long-sleeved gown with mini accordion pleats adding Vita Fede jewelry. Her long-sleeved gown stood out with so much silver flare with a subtle teal leopard-print going on.

Kellie Pickler (Lorena Sarbu)

Kellie Pickler 
LADY IN RED: 
There to present an award with race car driver Danica Patrick we saw Kellie wore a red Lorena Sarbu Fall 2015 embroidered corset duchess satin gown adding Jane Seymour jewels.


Kelsea Ballerini – Taking cues from Ursula in the “Little Mermaid”? 

The lovely “Dibs” and “Peter Pan” singer wore an edgy George Hobeika gown with a sheer-lace full bottom, leotard underneath and a fun "v" design up top. 
A belt pulled the different ensemble together. - Image

Kimberly Schlapman - the Little Big Town singer wore a semi-sheer baby pink beaded Lorena Sarbu gown.

The Lana WWE (CJ Perry | Total Divas) - The WWE SUPERSTAR rocked sexy in a custom Olia Zavozina (Couture Bridal Gown Designer) with Makeup by B R I A N  V A L E N T I N E. - Image
She also posted a cheeky but hot Instagram pic wearing Forever21 Denim shorts.
: What's up #Nashville Anything you can do I can do better #BTS from photoshoot with Danny Griffin & #TotalDivas
She is also seen (above) in a Flower Print mini dress by Fashion Nova + Booties (Lola Shoetique)

Lauren Alaina (THEIA)
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Lauren Alaina – The bubbly 21-year old "Georgia Peaches" singer was a vision wearing an off-the-shoulder fuchsia THEIA Pre Fall 2016 gown with styling by Amber Lehman. The gown fit her body like a glove, and was a bit different with the draped sleeves. 
She amped up elegance with a gold glitter clutch - Image


Leona Lewis – The 31-year old 2006 X Factor winner and "Bleeding Love" songstress donned a fiery ruffled red cold-shoulder midi dress toning down the rest of her sexy ensem with strappy black sandals, a sleek bun, and beautiful neutral makeup - Image


Lindsay Ell - The gorgeous 27-year old "Trippin' On Us" Calgary Canadian singer-songwriter gave some Angelina Jolie leg in a dreamy white Johnathan Kayne chiffon dress | Styling by Tarryn Feldman | Hair + Make Up Artist (Kristen Carbine)

Madison Iseman - Just a few days before her CMT show Still the King premiered, the actress took advantage having some fun in the music city. She wore a black Cristallini Fall 2015 polka dot tulle + crepe jumpsuit with sheer Swiss dot sleeves. Her head styling was pretty and carried a black bag.

Maggie Rose (Mugler)

























Maggie RoseJust days before the CMT awards the ""I Ain't Your Mama" singer wed Play It Again EVP Austin Marshall in her hometown of POTOMAC, MD on Sat, JUNE 4th. 
On the pink carpet the newlywed stepped out with her wedding ring and Maggie wore a sleeveless white Mugler Pre-Fall 2015 turtleneck dress with all-over grommets and added silver sandals.

Maren Morris – The “My Church” and “80s Mercedes” songwriter wore a white ZIMMERMANN ivory silk dress which had an asymmetrical hem. She complimented her look adding Giuseppe Zanotti ankle strap heels, Bonheur jewelry. Lindsay Doyle provided the Makeup.

Top (L-R): Kimberly Schlapman (Lorena Sarbu), Leona Lewis, 
Lindsay Ell (Johnathan Kayne), Maren Morris (ZIMMERMANN)
Bottom (L-R): Martina McBride (Jovani), Megan and Liz (KITTY Nashville), Meghan Linsey  

















































Martina McBride – ROCK STAR EFFORT: The "Just Around the Corner" and "This One's for the Girls" singing star wore a black sleeveless sheath mini dress with shattered leather appliques by Jovani.
Another black and white-ish dress win! The gorgeous 49-year McBride really brought a Rock-N-Roll-vibe to the pink carpet ceremony in the tight mini-dress for the 2016 CMT Music Awards. The tattered pattern was pretty fierce, and she took the concept a two-step further with a cool arm bangle. She kept it fierce all the way down to her sky-high platform peep-toes - Image. (Credit: Sara Kauss/FilmMagic) We loved it yet was described in other quarters as “like a waitress in a strip club”, Ooouch!

Mary Sarah (JOVANI) Click to Enlarge
Mary Sarah - The 20-year old Richmond and Sugar Land, TX native recorded and released her 2014 “Bridges” album. In April 2014, she made her Ryman Auditorium debut on the Opry Country Classics night appearing with Lynn Anderson and The Oakridge Boys on a night honoring the late Ray Price.

In Feb 2016, she auditioned on season 10 of The Voice and progressed and was eliminated in the semi-finals. 
Havin’ fun at the CMTs Mary Sarah wore a matching floral-print JOVANI black crop top + A-line flared skirt with white floral appliqu├ęs and added pointy heels. Would the cropped top-and-skirt combos have looked infinitely better as a single dress?


Meghan Linsey – Worn a white low cut trouser suit with stylish gold pointy heels. The 30-year old (born Dec 10, 1985) singer-songwriter is a native of Ponchatoula, Louisiana (in the Greater New Orleans area). You may recall Linsey started her musical career by forming duo Steel Magnolia. Linsey was selected to audition for season 8 of The Voice, having three judges (with the exception of Blake Shelton) turn their chairs around. She chose Pharrell Williams as her coach, and was stolen by Shelton after losing in the battle rounds. She continued with Shelton as her coach throughout the season. She finished the season coming in second place to Sawyer Fredericks from Team Pharrell.

Megan and Liz - American country/pop girl duo compose fraternal twin sisters, Megan and Liz Mace, from Edwardsburg, Michigan.
They looked fierce in KITTY Nashville off the shoulder halter jumpsuits & bodycon choker dress. Megan added Shane Company jewelry and ALDO shoes.

Natalie Stovall - The "Baby Come On With It" singer looked ready for a good fun night dressed in a short sleeveless crimson mini dress with side cutouts and added black strappy heels.

Nicole Kidman – She wore a black Michael Kors Collection silk-georgette streamer dress with a pleated bottom, adding Fred Leighton jewelry, Giuseppe Zanotti Design black crisscross-strap heels and carried a M2Malletier clutch. The long tie-like strand around her neck somewhat confused the look - Image
While Nicole looked like a queen in a black sequin dress and a skinny scarf, her husband Keith Urban kept things rather casual and a bit scruffy in ripped jeans and combat boots (Photo)

Olivia Lane - The “Make My Own Sunshine” singer wore a navy cape Lavish Alice dress adding open Halston Heritage shoes and
Alexis Bittar jewels. Katy Robbins was her fashion stylist.

Sadie Robertson - The 18-year-old "Duck Dynasty" star didn't go with an overly sexy ensemble, but kept it perfectly on target with her fun strapless, Sherri Hill poofy black and white choice.



Top (L-R): Natalie Stovall, Nicole Kidman (Michael Kors Collection), 
Olivia Lane (Lavish Alice), Sadie Robertson (Sherri Hill) 
Bottom (L-R): Samantha Stephens (Showroom Nashville), 
Shawna Thompson (Cory Savage), Tara Thompson (Showroom Nashville)



















































Samantha Stephens – The Singer/Songwriter and Radio/TV Personality CMT’s Samantha Stephens brought her A-game to the CMT Music Awards. Romper/jewels/clutch courtesy Wardrobe: The Showroom Nashville (Unique designer women's clothing and accessories); Hair and makeup: Leigh Edwards
Watch her talk with some of today’s hottest artists (and dog) at cmt.com.

Shawna Thompson – Purple Smokeyeye: Shawna wore a Cory Savage custom piece he designed and hubby Keifer wore Gucci

Tara Thompson - Signed to the Big Machine Label Group, the "Someone To Take Your Place" singer-songwriter who recently released her debut EP looked hot! She wore a Showroom Nashville romper styled by John Murphy and Cherie Kilchrist.

Men’s Fashion
Cole Swindell wore a sharp denim suit (Styled by Amber Lehman and Beth Lehman), Dan and Shay wore a Floral blazer (Shay Mooney) styled by Amber Lehman grooming by Lindsay Doyle. 
Dan Smyers was with his pretty girlfriend Abby Law who wore a fetching white Alice + Olivia sleeveless outfit, adding Christian Louboutin (shoes) | Make Up: Aubrey Heller | Hair: The Dry House.

Jake Owen looked fresh in a mint green blazer while Luke Bryan looking ridiculously happy in a plaid shirt and blue blazer

Sam Hunt went with wacky a psychedelic collared shirt for the occasion – Image Thomas Rhett was back again in a navy blue suit with white Vans joined by his lovely wife Lauren.


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