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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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LeAnn Rimes Moves to Win Back Country Music Fans With “Lady and Gentlemen”

LeAnn Rimes Lady and Gentlemen album coverHave you heard the latest about LeAnn Rimes? Not the latest celebrity magazine stories about her affair-turned-marriage to Eddie Cibrian, star of the recently canceled TV drama “The Playboy Club.” Or the bits about her being anorexic or bulimic or getting a boob job. No, this time, folks, Rimes is making the publicity rounds with a new album, “Lady and Gentlemen.”

For the record, I’m sure we’d all like to head back to the days when Rimes still had some of that sweet puppy chub in her cheeks and could melt our hearts by belting out Patsy Cline’s “Blue” as a mere 13-year-old. Sure, she’s lost that innocence in our eyes, but as a 29-year-old woman she’s also grown into the voice she’s always carried with her. The difference, of course, is when she sings about heartbreak and cheating and forgiveness, now we all know she’s got a well of experience from which to draw.

But is anyone willing to listen to this new album, or are we all sick of the bikini shots of Rimes and Cibrian making out on the beach? This Rimes fan is both, though the singer’s not made it easy to forget about her incredibly shrinking figure. Sad, but true.

Still, with “Lady and Gentlemen,” Rimes is priming herself to be welcomed back into the arms of country music fans. She’s dutifully making the talk show circuit, performing her new single “Give” and repenting of the process she and Cibrian took to get married. The album itself pays homage to classic country hits written for men but re-imagined by Rimes and her unmistakable talent.

The album, produced by the trio of Rimes, country legend Vince Gill, and songwriter Darrell Brown, covers the likes of Merle Haggard and George Jones, and even features a second crack at “Blue.” It reads almost as a love letter to both the country music industry and the fans, shouting, “Remember me? I’m still the girl who can deliver a song.”

What about you? Are you willing to take a second look at Rimes?