Hunter Hayes - A variety of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet for the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards which were held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 7th January 2015
The ACM Awards shortlist has been announced, one of the biggest awards shows in the American country music scene. Fully-named The Academy of Country Music Awards, is looks like 2013 could be the year of Eric Church, who seems to be set for reverence indeed after being named as a candidate in seven categories.
Known as the Chief, Church nevertheless isn’t up for the top category of the event – which will be held on April 7 in Las Vegas. Entertainer of the year will be contested by many of the established names on the country circuit, including Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift. We’re not quite sure how much a part of the ‘scene’ Swift can really feel these days to be honest, but never mind, she’s going for her third straight win in the category.
Going back to whose up for the most gongs though, it would appear that Hunter Hayes is just one behind ‘the Chief’, with six nominations, whilst Lambert and Swift are on five each. We wouldn’t bet against Swift winning all five of her categories: entertainer of the year, top female vocalist, video of the year, album of the year (artist) and album of the year (producer). For Hayes, he was just thrilled with the nominations. “It’s amazing. That puts it in perspective,” he said, according to the New York Daily News. “I’m kind of feeling like I’m part of the family now, especially now, with this. That’s such an honor, such a huge compliment. This is serious. This is for real. This says that my music’s been accepted by this community and it’s unbelievable — and that’s one of the best feelings in the world.”
The nominations for the 55th Grammy Award Nominations in 2013 have officially been announced by the award's organisers. Here’s a run down of some of the main awards, and our tips for Grammy's Glory.
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Popstars Carly Rae Jepsen, Cher Lloyd and Katy Perry were among arrivals at the 2012 Billboard Women in Music event in New York City. Also on the red carpet were Billboard magazine Editorial Director Bill Werde, Katy Perry's mother and father Mary and Keith Hudson, 'Today' show anchors Hoda Kotb and Natalie Morales, country singer Hunter Hayes and R&B star Ciara.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley performed a surprise duet in Nashville on Sunday night (September 23, 2012). Carrie was so overwhelmed when her fellow country music star Brad appeared onstage alongside that she could be seen wiping a tear from her eye, as they sang their hit duet ‘Remind Me’ in front of the huge crowd at the Bridgestone Arena. The former American Idol singer was watched in the crowd by former contestants David Cook and Lauren Alaina, as well as Kix Brooks and Vince Gill.
The Nashville Arena is fast becoming a familiar haunt for Carrie Underwood. Not only has she headlined the venue three times since 2008 but her husband, Mike Fisher, now plays for Nashville Predators NHL team, making the Bridgestone Arena his team’s home ground. When they walked around the venue earlier on in the day, Mike said to Carrie “you’re on my turf now.” It didn’t take Carrie long to come up with a response and she quickly shot back “I was here first.” She’s got a point, as Mike only joined the Predators last year.
According to a report from the country music radio station WWGP AM1050, during her headline show Sunday night, Underwood was also joined by Hunter Hayes, who had also served as her opening act. Carrie and Hunter performed a duet of ‘Leave Love Alone.’ During his own opening set, Hunter was surprised onstage by staff from his record label, who presented him with a platinum plaque for his hit song ‘Wanted.’
Date of birth
9th September, 1991