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Chris Stapleton dominates ACM Awards 2016 – full list of winners

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Chris Stapleton dominates ACM Awards 2016 – full list of winners
Once again, who won the big Entertainer of the Year prize was an aside to the story of a big award show. Last night, the ACM Awards were stolen by Chris Stapleton‘s four wins. Four well-deserved wins, I want to make that clear. Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town won two each, though one of Read More

Dang it, Meghan Trainor…

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Dang it, Meghan Trainor…
I really wish people would pay closer attention to the meaning of words. Last night, Meghan Trainor, during her Grammy speech after winning Best New Artist (yeah, I know…that’s another story), thanked the people who supported her in becoming a performing artist “instead of seeing me as just a songwriter.” Building a successful songwriting career Read More

Keith Urban Announced As 2016 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award Recipient

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Keith Urban Announced As 2016 CRS Artist Humanitarian Award Recipient
Over the years, Keith Urban has always tried to find time and resources to impact his community, and to contribute to positive change. For his “All for the Hall” benefit concerts, his involvement with the CMA Foundation, to “Make A Wish” Foundation projects, and visit to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he is now Read More

Nashville represented in big Grammy Awards 2016 categories: the nominees

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Nashville represented in big Grammy Awards 2016 categories: the nominees
Nashville will be represented in three of the four big Grammy Awards categories when the gramophones are handed out in February 2016. I was thrilled to see Chris Stapleton‘s Traveller in the Album of the Year category, especially after he cleaned up at the CMA Awards. Could an even bigger surprise be waiting for him? Read More

Crystal Gayle Presents Richard Leigh with the SESAC Songwriter Legacy Award

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Crystal Gayle Presents Richard Leigh with the SESAC Songwriter Legacy Award
Country icon Crystal Gayle presented her long-time collaborator Richard Leith with a well-deserved SESAC Songwriter Legacy Award at last night’s SESAC Awards. Catch all the details in the press release: Country songstress Crystal Gayle dazzled during SESAC’s annual Nashville music awards ceremony Sunday evening (Nov. 1) when she performed her 1977 classic, “Don’t It Make Read More

American Music Awards 2015 Nominations – Full List

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on American Music Awards 2015 Nominations – Full List
To no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift leads the 2015 American Music Awards 2015 nominations, with six shots at a trophy. Other usual suspects include Ed Sheeran (five noms) and Sam Smith (four). Kelsea Ballerini finds herself again among the country nominees, for favorite female artist, while Sam Hunt, Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Florida Georgia Read More

MusicRow Announces 2015 Awards Nominees

2 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on MusicRow Announces 2015 Awards Nominees
MusicRow magazine has announced the nominees for the 2015 awards. Voted for by the discerning readers of the magazine, this awards show focuses on the creation of songs, rather than merely the performance aspect. The awards will be handed out in Nashville, TN on June 23, 2015. Check out the nominees below and get more Read More

Lightning 100 Announces Live on the Green 2015 Dates!

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Lightning 100 Announces Live on the Green 2015 Dates!
Nashville’s premier independent radio station, Lightning 100, has announced the dates for the 2015 edition of their hugely popular (and hugely fun!) concert series, Live on the Green. The free (yes, really) festival will take place at Public Square Park in downtown Nashville, on Thursdays August 20, 27 and September 3, and will wrap up Read More

Kristen Merlin – CRS 2015 Full Interview

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on Kristen Merlin – CRS 2015 Full Interview
Kristen Merlin talks about her new EP, Boomerang, her new direction after appearing on The Voice, and her love of performing, during our interview at CRS 2015 in Nashville, TN.   Read More

John King – CRS 2015 Full Interview

3 years ago Liv Carter Comments Off on John King – CRS 2015 Full Interview
Black River Entertainment artist John King talks about his new single, ‘On your Lips,’ the art and necessity of building a good support team, and the lessons learned from Garth Brooks, during our interview at CRS 2015 in Nashville, TN. These are always my favorite kind of interviews: sitting down for a real conversation with Read More