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Eric Church Lands Five Nominations For This Year's ACM Awards


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Eric Church has become the top contender at the upcoming 51st annual Academy of Country Music Awards having been nominated in five categories. He faces competition with the likes of Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, who both have four nominations each.

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Church is quite the country veteran by now, and while the chart position for his latest album 'Mr. Misunderstood' didn't quite match that of his previous two albums, it's still up for Album of the Year, with the title track up for Video of the Year. He'll be vying for the Entertainer and Male Vocalist slots too, while his duet with Keith Urban 'Raise 'Em Up' has been named in the Vocal Events.

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Miranda Lambert Set For Another Top Year At Academy Of Country Music Awards


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The Mama's Broken Heart singer ruled the 2015 ceremony, winning awards including Female Vocalist of the Year for the sixth consecutive year, and she looks set to be a major contender at this year's (16) event.

Miranda, who divorced fellow country star Blake Shelton last summer (15), is nominated for Entertainer of the Year alongside Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, and last year's (15) winner Luke Bryan.

She will compete for the Female Vocalist prize with Carrie Underwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kelsea Ballerini, and Jana Kramer, and in the Vocal Event Of The Year category for the song Smokin' And Drinkin', her collaboration with Little Big Town.

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Eric Church Named Jukebox Fans' Most-played Artist For 2015


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The Drink in My Hand singer beat rockers AC DC to the TouchTunes.com title, which ranks artists based on their jukebox popularity around the U.S.

"Music industry 'experts' have a multitude of metrics to tell you if a song is working or not, but there's one way to truly know," Church says. "If a person wants to hear your song on a jukebox while they're kicking back at their favourite bar, you've got something. Proud to have been the soundtrack to a lot of late nights."

Country music dominates the countdown, with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan placing at three and four, respectively, while Kid Rock sits at number five.

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Chris Stapleton Scores Second Week At Top Of U.s. Album Charts


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The singer/songwriter scored a giant sales boost thanks to a successful night at the Country Music Association Awards earlier this month (Nov15), when he picked up three of the top trophies and had a headline-grabbing duet with Justin Timberlake.

Although Traveller was released in May (15), it soared to the top of the Billboard 200 chart following the CMAs, and it has stayed there for a second week, with another 124,000 units sold.

Fellow country star Eric Church, who unexpectedly released a new album the day after the CMAs, moves up a spot to number two with Mr. Misunderstood, while British star Ellie Goulding's new record, Delirium, debuts at number three.

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Eric Church Surprises Fans By Mailing Them New Cd


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The singer mentioned nothing about the follow up to 2014's The Outsiders on social media, and instead surprised devotees with the special delivery of the 10-song project, titled Mr. Misunderstood, on Tuesday (03Nov15).

One fan decided to upload the entire album to YouTube.com to share the tracks with others, but the post was promptly pulled down from the video-sharing site.

Church has yet to comment on the unconventional release, and it is not yet clear whether it will be released to the general public.

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Eric Church Broke Into North Carolina Hall Of Fame Ceremony


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The Springsteen singer originally insisted he was unable to attend the event on Thursday night (15Oct15) at the Gem Theater in Kannapolis because of a prior engagement, so his mum and sister were there to accept the honour on his behalf.

However, his other booking, also in his home state of North Carolina, ended earlier than expected, so Eric decided to drive the hour and a half to Kannapolis to surprise his family and friends.

When he arrived at the theatre, he searched for a backstage entrance, and Eric's assistant had to scale a wall to a second level balcony where he broke through the doors.

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Eric Church & Little Big Town Top 2015 Country Music Award Nominations


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The nominations for the 49th Annual Country Music Awards have been announced. Kelsea Ballerini and Steven Tyler made the announcement on Wednesday morning (9th September) whilst appearing on Good Morning America. Eric Church and Little Big Town have received the most nominations – five each with two in the same category as one another. 

Eric ChurchEric Church at the 2015 CMA Music Festival LP in Nashville, June 2015.

Read More: Get Ready For Tortuga Music Festival 2014 Headlined By Eric Church And Luke Bryan.

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Eric Church New Subject Of Country Music Hall Of Fame Exhibit


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Eric Church: Inside the Outsider will feature memorabilia picked by the Like a Wrecking Ball hitmaker, including guitars, handwritten lyrics, stage apparel, awards and personal pictures spanning his lifetime.

The exhibition opens in September (15) and runs until February (16).

Previous spotlight subjects include Glen Campbell, Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, Miranda Lambert and Luke Bryan.

2015 CMA Music Festival LP Field Day 4

Eric Church - 2015 CMA Music Festival LP Field Day 4 at LP Field, Field Day - Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Monday 15th June 2015

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Loretta Lynn & Luke Bryan To Receive Special Country Awards


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The Coal Miner's Daughter singer will collect the Crystal Milestone Award - her 13th ACM trophy - at the ceremony, while Bryan has been named the winner of this year's Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges "unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music".

Other early winners include Eric Church, who has been named the 2015 ACM Award winner of the Jim Reeves International Award, and his songwriting partner Luke Laird, who is the 2015 ACM Songwriter of the Year.

Meanwhile, country supergroup Alabama have been named the 2015 ACM Career Achievement Award winners.

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Eric Church To Be Inducted In Homestate Hall Of Fame


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The Springsteen hitmaker is among seven musicians who have been chosen to join the prestigious group of celebrities for the class of 2015.

The Granite Falls native will be inducted alongside Manhattans frontman Gerald Alston, singer Chuck Jackson, Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes and beach music band Fantastic Shakers.

In addition, singers Jay Spell, Nappy Brown, and Reverend F.C. Barnes will all be posthumously honoured.

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The 2013 CMA Music Festival

Eric Church - The 2013 CMA Music Festival at LP Field - Day 1 - Nashville, TN, United States - Thursday 6th June 2013

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Celebrities At The MGM Grand For The 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards

Eric Church - Celebrities at The MGM Grand for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 5th April 2013

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48th Annual ACM Awards Press Room

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48th Annual ACM Awards

Eric Church - 48th Annual ACM Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena inside MGM Grand - Outside Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 7th April 2013

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