Posts Tagged ‘Chris Stapleton’

ACM Top New Artist Awards Handed Out

Posted on: March 23rd, 2016 by Dana

The 2016 ACM Awards aren’t for a couple of weeks yet, but the winners of the three major New Artist categories have already been announced.

Kelsea Ballerini has been named New Female Artist of the Year, and Chris Stapleton won New Male Artist of the Year. Old Dominion have been awarded New Duo/Group of the Year in the upcoming awards show, which is in its 51st year. These wins mark the first-ever ACM wins for any of the three artists.

The newcomer categories, which include New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, used to be fan-voted, but they are incorporated into the professional membership voting process for the first time this year. Chris leads the ACM nominations with six additional categories, including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Kelsea is also nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year, and Old Dominion are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3.

Source: Taste Of Country

Chris Stapleton Takes On Suicide Prevention In “Fire Away” Video

Posted on: February 29th, 2016 by Dana

Chris Stapleton makes a powerful statement with the video to his song, “Fire Away.” Released today (February 29), the clip embodies a poignant message about suicide prevention.

The concept was that of Chris and director by Tim Mattia. It stars Ben Foster and Margarita Levieva as a young married couple going through exciting life moments like buying a home and decorating it together. The happy memories soon fade, though, as it is evident that the woman is suffering from mental illness and tries multiple times to commit suicide.

The video aims to bring attention to mental health awareness through the Campaign to Change Direction, which he was made aware of through Ben. The video brings attention to what the site calls the ‘Five Signs’ of suffering emotionally which includes change in personality, agitation, withdrawal, decline in personal care and hopelessness.

“Fire Away” is ton Chris’ Grammy and CMA Awards-winning album, ‘Traveller.’

Source: Taste Of Country

Little Big Town Win Grammy

Posted on: February 15th, 2016 by Dana

Little Big Town took home the award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Girl Crush” at the 2016 Grammy Awards this afternoon (February 15), putting a wrap on the best year of their career.

For the award they beat out Brothers Osborne’s “Stay a Little Longer,” Joey + Rory’s “If I Needed You,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay for “The Driver” and Blake Shelton and Ashley Monroe’s duet, “Lonely Tonight.”

The group were all smiles as they took the stage during the pre-televised part of the ceremony, with Kimberly Schlapman exclaiming, “Oh my stars! Oh my goodness!” as she approached the microphone.

“What a journey,” Phillip Sweet said before Karen Fairchild thanked “the beautiful writers of this song, Liz Rose, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna … thank you for bringing us to this big old party, [producer] Jay Joyce for killing this record in the studio…just made the most beautiful, beautiful music.”

The televised part of the show will include performances from Carrie Underwood with Sam Hunt, Chris Stapleton and Luke Bryan and will be on CBS at 7:00.

Source: Taste Of Country

Miranda Lambert “Happy”, Ready To Release New Music

Posted on: January 14th, 2016 by Dana

When you check out the new concept album ‘Southern Family’ when it’s released later this year, you won’t just be hearing a collection of songs about the South — you’ll also be getting a glimpse into how Miranda Lambert met her new boyfriend Anderson East, according to the latest issue of People.

“She’s happy and doing really, really well,” a source tells the magazine. “She’s busy recording and looking forward to the new year.” While we’re still waiting to hear about new music from Miranda, we do know she wrote and recorded a new song called “Sweet By and By” for the ‘Southern Family’ project. Anderson will contribute a song called “Learning.” The album will also feature Zac Brown and Chris Stapleton and will be out March 18.

Miranda officially broke the news about her new relationship on Instagram over the New Year’s holiday. She split from husband Blake Shelton in July.

Source: People