Chris Stapleton dominated another prizegiving by scooping four top trophies at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday night (03Apr16).
The singer/songwriter was named Male Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, and he was also handed accolades for Song of the Year for Nobody to Blame and the coveted Album of the Year prize for Traveller.
Chris and his rising popularity were even the subject of the ceremony's opening skit, in which multiple artists attempted to prove they were the reason for his success, because they had known him the longest.
Thomas Rhett and Charles Kelley stood up from the audience boasting their early association with Stapleton, but it was Carrie Underwood who had the last laugh as she held up a bedazzled Chris Stapleton fan t-shirt she supposedly bought in 1978 - the same year Chris was born.
Continue reading: Chris Stapleton A Four-time Winner At Acm Awards
Eric Church has been given a big boost ahead of Sunday's (03Apr16) Academy of Country Music Awards after landing the Video of the Year prize.
The singer/songwriter's Mr. Misunderstood was named the best video on Friday (01Apr16) and Church and his manager John Peets, who directed the promo, were caught on video receiving the news.
"It's unbelievable. I can't believe it all," says Peets, with Church adding, "It's the cheapest video ever that ever won Video of the Year, I'll tell you. It's just us!"
Mr. Misunderstood was the title track of the surprise album Church released in November (16).
Continue reading: Eric Church Picks Up Acm Award For Video Of The Year
Dega Jam, a country music festival featuring Blake Shelton and Toby Keith as headline acts, has been cancelled.
Ticketholders for the event, which was to be held at the Talladega Superspeedway, Alabama, on America's Independence Day long weekend (2-4July16) have been offered full refunds.
According to local newspaper The Aniston Star, organisers cancelled the country music jamboree for business reasons, although a statement on the festival's website gave no details about the abandonment.
"We regret to announce that despite the tremendous enthusiasm many have expressed about the Dega Jam festival, set for this 4th of July weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, the event has been cancelled," the statement read.
Continue reading: Dega Jam Country Music Festival Cancelled
He's vying against the likes of Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town.
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.
Keith Urban and Eric Church teamed up for 'Raise 'Em Up'
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.
Continue reading: Eric Church Lands Five Nominations For This Year's ACM Awards
Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Keith Urban, And Garth Brooks Are Among The Stars Set To Compete For Top Prizes At The Academy Of Country Music Awards.
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.
Country Star Eric Church Has Topped A New Poll To Find The Most-played Jukebox Artist Of The Year (15).
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.
Continue reading: Eric Church Named Jukebox Fans' Most-played Artist For 2015
Country Music Star Eric Church Has Shunned Digital Technology To Unveil His New Album, Choosing Instead To Send Fan Club Members Cds Of His New Material In The Mail.
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.
Continue reading: Eric Church Surprises Fans By Mailing Them New Cd
Country Star Eric Church Broke Into The Venue Where He Was Inducted Into The North Carolina Hall Of Fame To Make A Surprise Appearance At The Ceremony.
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.
Continue reading: Eric Church Broke Into North Carolina Hall Of Fame Ceremony
The nominations for the 2015 Country Music Awards have been announced.
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 Church at the 2015 CMA Music Festival LP in Nashville, June 2015.
Continue reading: Eric Church & Little Big Town Top 2015 Country Music Award Nominations
Singer Eric Church Has Become The Subject Of A New Exhibit At The Country Music Hall Of Fame And Museum In Nashville, Tennessee.
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.