The country superstar unsurprisingly got the biggest nominations haul, with eight in total.
Miranda Lambert leads the field at the Academy of Country Music Awards with a total of eight nominations, including one for the top prize Entertainer of the Year. The nominations for the 50th annual awards ceremony were announced via Twitter on Friday morning.
31 year old Lambert is something of a crossover phenomenon. She’s currently the reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, and has been picked in the same category again for a ninth year in a row. It’s also her fourth shout in the Entertainer of the Year list. In addition, she’s up for Album of the Year for Platinum and Single Record of the Year, both as an artist and a songwriter, for ‘Automatic’.
Miranda Lambert scooped 8 nominations for 2015's ACM Awards
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'Man Against Machine' was released today (November 11th 2014).
It's been a good thirteen years now, but Garth Brooks has finally returned to his country ways with his ninth studio album. The star has never failed to land a Platinum certification on an album, but could 'Man Against Machine' change things?
'Man Against Machine' is out now
It certainly seems that critics are less enchanted by Garth Brooks' return than they thought they would be. Brooks' hiatus had nothing to do with a waning career; on the contrary, he left on the back of 2001's US Billboard and US Country number one 'Scarecrow'. But it seems country music has changed a lot since then and he seems to have picked up where he left off.
Continue reading: Garth Brooks Returns With Brand New Album 'Man Against Machine'
Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks - Shots of a variety of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 48th Annual Country Music Association Awards which were held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, United States - Wednesday 5th November 2014
Former 'Tonight Show' host Jay Leno won the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday (October 19th 2014).
Chat show host and comedian Jay Leno lands the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, which comes months after his final retirement from NBC's 'The Tonight Show' earlier this year.
Leno lands top US comedy prize
The accolade is the top comedy award offered in the United States, and it was well-deserved by Leno who has presented TV viewers with endless laughter throughout his 37 year television career. On his receipt of the honour at the Kennedy Center in Washington on Sunday (October 19th 2014), he was praised and made fun of by his comedy peers including Jerry Seinfeld, Wanda Sykes, Garth Brooks, Chelsea Handler and his 'Tonight Show' successor Jimmy Fallon.
Lady Gaga has been sharing more than usual with her Little Monsters especially where her partner of three years Taylor Kinney is concerned. The singer has taken to social media to share pictures of their week together.
Lady Gaga and her boyfriend of three years Taylor Kinney appear to have taken their relationship to the next level as the pair have been seen glued to each other's side at two events this week and on the set of Chicago Fire, in which Kinney stars.
Lady GaGa at the Harper's Baazar party at the Plaza, New York.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Shares Week Of Romance With Taylor Kinney On Instagram
Country music legend, Garth Brooks, last night began the first leg of his long-awaited tour in Chicago, before moving on to Atlanta and Jacksonville in the coming months.
After 13 years in retirement, country music legend, Garth Brooks, finally began his long awaited comeback tour last night in Chicago. The first show of his sold-out tour took place in Chicago's Allstate Arena, and saw the performance of a new song, 'Man Against the Machine', before the performance of his 1991 hit single 'Rodeo'.
Garth Brooks retired from recording and touring in 2001.
According to his pre-show press conference, Brooks joked: "Tonight's show is going to suck. We're all old and slow." This was not the case, however, as he went on to perform songs like 1992's 'Papa Loved Mama', 1995's chart topper 'The Beaches of Cheyenne', 1992's chart topper 'The River', 1990's 'Unanswered Prayers', and his most popular track, 'The Dance' closed the show.
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Garth Brooks pulled the plug on the concerts - but are the council ultimately to blame?
An Irish government committee has heard that the decision to scrap five Garth Brooks shows at Dublin's Croke Park was made by the musician and the event's promoter. Owen Keegan, chief executive of Dublin City Council said that Brooks and Aiken Promotions had to "accept the consequences" for the decision.
The Garth Brooks could have made the Dublin local economy £40 million [Getty/Rick Diamond]
On Monday, it was confirmed that five hugely lucrative shows to the local economy would be axed completely after Dublin City Council agreed only to grant licenses for five shows The US country singer had planned to play for 400,000 fans at the sports stadium on consecutive nights from 25-29 July.
Continue reading: So, Who's To Blame for the Ill-Fated Garth Brooks Shows?
Garth Brooks may still play five shows at Croke Park in Dublin.
A government hearing on why Garth Brooks' hugely lucrative shows in Dublin were shelved has been put on hold as talks to salvage the concerts at Croke Park continue. The concert promoter and a senior GAA official were due to appear before politicians on Friday, though that has now been delayed.
Garth Brooks at Croke Park
The Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport and Communications said it wanted to "provide the space for negotiations to continue unimpeded".
Continue reading: Talks To Rescue Garth Brooks' Five Dublin Shows Continue
Ding ding! The gloves were off in the land of showbiz this week as squabbles broke out, feathers were ruffled and tensions arose.
Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after North Korea issued an official complaint to the UN. The shady country raised its hackles over the plot of Rogen's new movie, which depicts a plot to kill dictator Kim Jong-Un. This is unbelievable. If you want to thumb your nose at the Supreme Leader, go giggle at the poster - it's hilarious.
George Clooney Vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney should only have seating arrangements and wedding cake tasting on his mind at the moment but the Gravity actor has had to engage in battle with The Daily Mail over comments the tabloid made alleging that the mother of Clooney's fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, was not happy with her daughters upcoming nuptials on religious grounds - a claim the actor has called a "lie." Clooney got angry, the Mail apologised, Clooney got angrier.
It turns out when Garth Brooks said he would perform “all or none” of his five shows planned in Ireland, he didn’t mean he wasn’t going to perform. The country legend has now vowed to bypass the Dublin City Council and go straight to the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny to allow him to perform at the Croke Park Stadium.
Brooks vowed to fight
“Don’t sell a show to people and get their hopes up that you’re gonna just cancel on them.” Brooks said at a press conference (quote via The Telegraph.)
Those, who protested Brooks' Dublin gigs got their way, when the singer cancelled his entire lineup of five concerts.
The five sold-out concerts, which Garth Brooks was scheduled to play in Dublin through the end of July have all been cancelled. Arrangement for ticket refunds are to be announced later today (Wednesday, July 9). The reason given for the cancellations was that Dublin City Council would not grant permission for all concerts. The Council only approved three of the gigs that Brooks was initially going to play between 25 and 29 July at Croke Park. Following the disagreement, Brooks’ management claimed that it had exhausted all avenues in reaching out to the Council, with the country star insisting that he would play either “all or none” of the planned concerts.
For the love of music? Brooks refused to play less than the five gigs he had originally planned.
According to the BBC, Brooks reacted by saying that asking which concerts to play and which to cancel would be "like asking to choose one child over another". Clearly the man takes his job pretty seriously.
Garth Brooks couldn't get permission to host five concerts at Croke Park.
All five of the Garth Brooks live concerts scheduled for the end of the month have been cancelled after an agreement between promoters and Dublin City Council could not be reached. The US country star had five consecutive sold out concerts planned at the Croke Park arena from the 25-29th July but the Irish city would only permit three of the five to be staged.
The city council put its foot down on five concerts amidst fears of noise pollution and anti-social behaviour, but offered to compromise with three.
However, Brooks took a hard-line against the ruling, saying "For us, it is five shows or none at all. To choose which shows to do and which shows not to do, would be like asking to choose one child over another. However this plays out, Ireland has my heart and always will."
Continue reading: All Garth Brooks Dublin Concerts Cancelled After Licensing Hoo-Hah