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The Results for the 2014 CMA Awards Nominations Are In

Miranda Lambert 2The CMA Awards Nominations were just announced, and the results are pretty exciting! While the nominations are none too surprising, as country music favorites like Keith Urban did well, we are excited to see who has what it takes to secure the winning title come summer. With all of the talent this year, the next CMA Awards concert certainly will be a fantastic show! Whether you own a pair of cowboy boots and listen to country music like it’s your second job or are a casual listener who simply likes to stay in the know, check out our summary of the CMA Awards nominations results.

 

Miranda Lambert stole the show and matched her previous record this year with nine nominations. She takes home nominations for Album of the Year for Platinum, Entertainer for the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for Automatic, Music Video of the Year for Somethin’ Bad, Musical Event of the Year for Somethin’ Bad, Musical Event of the Year for We Were Us, Single of the Year for Automatic, and Song of the Year for Automatic.Dierks_Bentley-14_Feb-2009

Dierks Bentley didn’t do too shabby either by bringing home five nominations this year. He is up for winning Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single of the Year, Song of the Year for I Hold On, and Music Video of the Year.

 

 

 

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Not surprisingly, Keith Urban also did pretty well. He received four nominations, which include Album of the Year for Fuse, Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and Musical Event of the Year for We Were Us.

 

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Eric Church did well, too, with four nominations. We shall see if he brings home the winning titles for Album of the Year for The Outsiders, Male Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year for Give Me Back My Hometown, and Song of the Year for Give Me Back My Hometown.

 

All four of these illustrious artists are up for Album of the Year. Who do you think deserves to win?

 

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Hot Music Artists You Should Know About

With the deluge of information that bombards us every time we turn on the TV, check our Facebook newsfeeds, or even turn on the radio, it is easy to miss top current pop culture news that everyone else but you seems to know about. We weeded through the information about pop music stars to bring you the DL on hot, current artists that you need to know about now. These artists are not only remarkably talented but are also self-made artists, which makes their rise to fame even more popular.

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Top hits: Fancy, Black Widow, Problem with Ariana Grande

Iggy Trivia: The Beatles and Iggy Azalea are the only two acts whose first two hits simultaneously held spots #1 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Way to go, Iggy!

Born in Australia, Iggy Azalea lived with her parents in a home that her father built out of mud bricks. Knowing that she wanted to pursue a career in hip hop music at the age of 14, Iggy saved money to move to America by cleaning houses and hotels with her mother, a housecleaner by trade. Iggy Azalea made her way to Miami, Florida at the ripe young age of 16 to follow her dream of becoming a rap music artist. She obtained her GED and managed to stay in the US with a visa, which she renewed by leaving the United States every three years. After Izzy received some fame on YouTube, the rapper T.I. recognized Izzy’s talent and signed her to his record company. Not only talented and incredibly resourceful but also beautiful, Izzy became the face of Levi Jeans as her professional modeling career continued to take off. Iggy subsequently broke several records in the rap music industry, from becoming the first female rapper to be featured on the Top 10 Freshman list to taking the spot for the female with the longest standing #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Can you believe that Lorde is only 17 years old?

Can you believe that Lorde is only 17 years old?

Top hits: Royals, Tennis Court, Team

Lorde trivia: Only 17 years old, Lorde has already won several awards, including the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Pop Solo Performance and the 2014 Grammy Award for Song of the Year

Born Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, Lorde discovered her love for singing when she was only 5. Raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Lorde’s music successes came early on. After Lorde won a school vocal competition, her father, recognizing his daughter’s amazing talent, sent recordings of Lorde’s singing to influentials in the music industry. The 13-year-old eventually caught the eye of Universal Music Group, who took her under their wing and provided regular music lessons for the young future star. Lorde broke into the US Billboard Top 100 list, making her the youngest artist to make the list in the past 25 years.

Now you know what you need to know to stay in the loop. Which artist do you think will continue to be generate top hits? Do you think that one of these artists will fade out in a couple years?

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