ABC/Craig SjodinLuke Bryan is set to kick off the CMA Awards as the first artist to perform on Wednesday's broadcast. The singer revealed that he'll take the stage for a spirited rendition of his current single, "What Makes You Country."...Read More »
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RCA NashvillePistol Annies have solidified their country cred this week as their latest album, Interstate Gospel, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart. The trio, made up of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Mon...Read More »
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ABC/Image Group LAKeith Urban is nominated for Entertainer of the Year, Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year at this Wednesday's CMA Awards. But he says all those nods, especially Entertainer, are just a bonus because he's been having such a great time this year.
"I've had the best fun on this Graffiti U World Tour, more than any other tour we've ever done. So to get that nomination, with the tour and everything else...it's all cream!" he tells ABC Radio.
Even if he does't win any trophies this year, Keith has already won many CMA Awards in the past, and of course, his wife Nicole Kidman has won her fair share of awards as well, including an Oscar. So where does the couple keep all their hardware?
"We have a little office, there's a couple in there," he says. "But I sent a lot to my mom. She puts 'em in her house."
"It's right that she should have them!" he adds. "I mean, for all the years she drove me around to gigs and all kinds of singing competitions, y'know -- the work that her and dad put into the early part of my career."
So, does Keith have any predictions for a category he's not nominated in? He's worked with nearly all of this year's Female Vocalist nominees, including Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kelsea Ballerini and Maren Morris. Who does he think has the best chance of taking home the trophy?
"Who knows? I mean, Carrie made a fantastic record...but Maren's just made a record that I've heard little bits and pieces of..incredible!" gushes Keith.
"Kelsea's been out on the road with us all this year singing her butt off...[Miranda's group] Pistol Annies just put out a great record -- everybody's on fire right now!"
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ABC/Kelsey McNeal"Meant to Be," Florida Georgia Line's record-breaking collaboration with Bebe Rexha, is nominated for Single and Musical Event of the Year at Wednesday's CMA Awards. While the duo and Bebe have teamed up to perform "Meant to Be" at a number of other awards shows in the past year, FGL's Brian Kelley says the one they're doing Wednesday night will be the best yet.
"We've got a different type of performance scheduled. We've got a little surprise, a little different version of it, but it's gonna be super-powerful," Brian tells ABC Radio.
"We're just excited about getting out there, performing together," he adds. "We've done it a couple of times, but I think this'll be the best, this'll be the most powerful and we're just excited about seeing the faces of our friends and family and fans....seeing their reactions and [hearing] their thoughts."
Between the two categories in which the song's nominated, Tyler Hubbard knows which one he'd rather win: Single of the Year.
"I think that song just deserves some recognition," he tells ABC Radio. "I think it'd be cool to get up there and share a stage with Bebe -- just to share that moment, I think it'd be really special."
He adds, "That song's changed our life, all three of our lives, and it's just unexpected and very, very cool to see what that song's done this year and how it's connected with our fans and continued to inspire us."
Tune in to see which trophies, if any, "Meant to Be" wins when the 52nd Annual CMA Awards air live from Nashville on ABC Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET.
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