NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — It's a wide-open field for this year's CMT Music Awards as four artists have a leading three nominations each: Brothers Osborne, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris and Zac Brown...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The ACM Awards will feature collaborations between pop star Khalid and Kane Brown, three-time Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile with Dierks Bentley and pop star Kelly Clarkson...
Chris Stapleton, Dan + Shay lead ACM nominations
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay lead the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations each while Grammy album of the year winner Kacey Musgraves comes in with...
Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen teamed up with country star Eric Church on a version of "Working on the Highway" and Jon Stewart laced into Donald Trump at a bawdy event Monday in New York that gathered comedians and musicians to help raise money for military veterans.
Review: Eric Church is a ‘Desperate Man’ on latest album
Eric Church, "Desperate Man" (EMI Records Nashville)
Eric Church turned in country music's album of the year in 2016 and promptly took some time off from releasing new music. Now he's back with his sixth album "Desperate Man," displaying the approachable storytelling that his fans expect and Nashville banks on.
Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers headline veterans fundraiser
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are headlining this year's Stand Up for Heroes fundraiser, which benefits injured veterans and their families.
Jimmy Carr and Eric Church are also on the bill for the Nov. 5 comedy event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store
iTunes charts for week ending July 19, 2018
1. In My Feelings, Drake
2. Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B),Maroon 5
3. I Like It, Cardi B,Bad Bunny & J Balvin
4. You Say, Lauren Daigle
5. God is a woman, Ariana Grande
6. Better Now,Post Malone
7. Simple, Florida Georgia Line
8. no tears left to cry, Ariana Grande
9. Desperate Man, Eric Church
10.Nice For What, Drake
1. Scorpion, Drake
2. Rolling Papers 2, Wiz Khalifa
3. The Greatest Showman (Original...Various Artists
Eric Church’s relationship with his fans is undeniable, unconditional and often unconventional. And he delivers on that mission again with the release of live covers from his epic project 61 Days In Church.
The covers, which feature popular music by Soundgarden, Billy Joel, Little Feat, Bob Seger and more, is available Saturday, April 21 during Record Store Day.
Ashley McBryde has spent the last several years of her life focused on making music, writing songs and opening shows for Eric Church, Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert as she built toward her own moment in the spotlight.
On Monday, the Arkansas native made the jump to Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she played a resilient rendition of her breakout anthem "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega" from her major label debut Girl Going Nowhere.
Ashley McBryde has been hearing the critics since she was a kid in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. Her algebra teacher told her she would never make it as a singer, but that only pushed McBryde to work harder.
McBryde was releasing her own records independently when a song about her ailing father called "Bible and a .44" caught the attention of Eric Church and Garth Brooks.
Now she's on the verge of her first major label album, "Girl Going Nowhere," being released Friday.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Headliners including Garth Brooks and the Foo Fighters helped Sioux Falls' $117 million events center sell more than 700,000 tickets last year.
It was the first time the Denny Sanford Premier Center had attendance that topped 700,000, the Argus Leader reported. The three-year-old facility also saw a net operating income of more than $2 million for the second straight year.
Country artists deliver tribute to concert attack victims
Three artists who performed at a country music festival that became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history honored those music fans lost at deadly concert attacks with a tearful performance at the Grammy Awards.
Country artists Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne delivered a moving performance of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning classic "Tears in Heaven," during the 60th annual Grammys Awards in New York City on Sunday, the names of victims behind them.
Country stars from Vegas festival to perform Grammy tribute
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three performers at last year's Route 91 Harvest Festival where a gunman opened fire on fans will perform a tribute at this year's Grammy Awards to honor victims killed at live music events this past year.
Eric Church, Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, who performed at the three-day country festival prior to the mass shooting last October, will collaborate on a special performance at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, airing live on CBS from New York on Jan. 28.
School: Box Elder
Grade level: Senior
Favorite food: Poppyseed chicken
Favorite TV show: “Rick and Morty”
Favorite movie: “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Favorite music group/singer: Eric Church
Favorite class/subject: History
Favorite athlete: Jordan Burroughs
Role model: My dad
What I’d like to win a lifetime supply of (Other than money): Chick-Fil-A
Travis Meadows finds success after addiction
Garth Brooks wins entertainer of the year at CMA Awards
Garth Brooks continued his winning streak as entertainer of the year at the 2017 Country Music Association Awards, beating out Luke Bryan and Keith Urban.
Brooks, who has won the top prize six times, also beat Chris Stapleton and Eric Church on Wednesday at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
"We're a family," he said about the country music community when accepting the honor.
Though he ended the awards show on a happy note, the night was marked by emotional and political moments.
CMA Awards predictions: Who will win, and who won’t
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The 2017 Country Music Association Awards take place Wednesday, and we at The Associated Press are placing bets on who will have a great night, and who won't.
Miranda Lambert is the top contender with five nominations, while Little Big Town and Keith Urban earned four each.
The show, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, airs live on ABC at 8 p.m. EST from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.
Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan to perform at CMAs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Music fans who tune in to the Country Music Association awards next month will get to hear performances by the reigning Entertainer of the Year and the singer coming in with the most nominations.
Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will all take the stage.
ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Church, Clooney
Eric Church breaks down in tribute to Vegas victims
Eric Church breaks down in tribute to Vegas shooting victims
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church struggled to hold back tears in a tribute to the victims of the mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas and debuted a song he wrote in their honor called "Why Not Me."
Church was a headliner at the Route 91 Harvest Festival two days before a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands Sunday night.
‘That’s when she got shot’: Couple describes moment daughter was wounded in Las Vegas mass shooting
Jill and George DeCandio were with their daughter, Jenna, on Sunday night at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. Lovers of country music, specifically Eric Church, they had bought tickets to the weekend festival to celebrate Jenna's recent graduation from North Carolina State University.
"We love Vegas, so we said, 'Oh, perfect combination,'" Jill DeCandio said Tuesday while sitting outside of Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center as Jenna recovered from a gunshot wound to the hip.
Country stars to be honored in ACM TV special
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Strait, Dolly Parton, Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein will be honored by the Academy of Country Music during a television special.
ACM announced Tuesday the special award honorees for the ACM Honors show, to be held in Nashville on Aug. 23 and broadcast at a later date on CBS.
MILFORD - And the entertainment headliner for this year’s Milford Oyster Festival is ... Blackberry Smoke.
Eric Church brings his 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour” to Connecticut this week. The country star will perform at Mohegan Sun Arena on Thursday, April 27, and Friday, April 28.
A North Carolina native, Church has been breaking concert attendance records over the past few years. His Outsiders World Tour (2014-2015) saw him performing for more than 800,000 fans in 65 cities, and was named one of Rolling Stone Magazines “Must-See Tours.”
Bing Predicts winner: "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw (26%)
Eric Church: At the Arena Friday night, fans can expect to get their money’s worth
Eric Church, the country star taking center stage at the Spokane Arena on Friday, has won awards, scored platinum selling albums, and sold out concert halls around the world and performed with fellow country stars Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan. He’s in the midst of his “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” and there’s some literal truth to that title. He’s not bringing along an opening act, and he and his band will play two full sets each night.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and more are performing at this year's CMA Music Festival in June in Nashville, Tennessee.
The Country Music Association on Friday announced the lineup for concerts at Nissan Stadium on June 8-11. Additional performers include Chris Stapleton, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Kelsea Ballerini, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Rascal Flatts and Thomas Rhett.
Want to avoid long lines to get into Spokane Arena? Here’s what you need to know
Thousands of people enjoyed seeing and hearing Elton John perform on March 5 at the Spokane Arena.
Once they got in the doors, that is. Enhanced security measures, including metal detectors, introduced last fall at the Arena, as well as poor line management, meant that several thousand people were still outside when Captain Fantastic took the stage.
It’s a problem not lost on the Arena’s general manager Matt Gibson. It’s the sort of thing that keeps him up at night.
ShowBiz Minute: Cassidy, Church, US Box Office
Eric Church cancels 25K tickets bought by scalpers
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country star Eric Church has been battling ticket scalpers for years as his popularity grew and he began selling out arenas. But he's taken his biggest step yet by cancelling more than 25,000 tickets to his spring tour that were purchased by scalpers and putting them back on sale for fans to purchase.
The "Springsteen" singer told The Associated Press he's going to do everything he can do to stop what he calls a criminal organization that's making millions.
The 2016 South Atlantic League Champion Rome Braves are proud to announce a Championship Celebration Concert at the Forum on Saturday January 28th with country music star Colt Ford. Doors open at 7 p.m. with the concert beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show with VIP tickets available at $50.
Complete list of winners at the CMA Awards
Complete list of winners of Wednesday's Country Music Association Awards, held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee:
Entertainer of the Year — Garth Brooks.
Female vocalist of the year — Carrie Underwood.
Male vocalist of the year — Chris Stapleton.
Album of the Year — "Mr. Misunderstood," Eric Church.
Song of the Year (songwriter's award) — "Humble and Kind," Lori McKenna (recorded by Tim McGraw).
Single of the Year — "Die a Happy Man," Thomas Rhett.
Loretta Lynn’s career milestones played out on CMA stage
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Loretta Lynn's career was just beginning when the first Country Music Association Awards were handed out in 1967, but five decades later, both musical institutions are still going strong.
Garth, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw added to CMA Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The list of performances at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards keeps growing.
The CMA announced Monday that Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Kacey Musgraves and Kelsea Ballerini would also be performing on the awards show airing Nov. 2 on ABC.
Underwood, Paisley, Bentley, Urban to perform at CMA Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris and Keith Urban, as well as hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, will perform at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards show, the CMA announced Monday. The Nov. 2 show will air live from Nashville on ABC.
Church and Morris have five nominations apiece, and both are vying for single and song of the year. Bentley has four nominations, including album of the year and male vocalist.
Welcome to October with the beautiful Fall colors and temperatures that make outside activities such a joy in S.E Idaho! Whether it be hiking, fishing, hunting ,photography or simple picnicking, there is no lack of opportunity in our neck of the woods. We are truly blessed to be Southeast Idahoans! October is also a month we look back to the beginnings of the Protestant Church. A beginning which surprisingly will be 500 years old next October, 2017. There will be much to plan ahead for, but a story I came across recently struck me in a reverse thinking kinda way. Reverse thinking.... as in how the Cross of Christ played such an integral part in the formation and new directions taken by a bunch of rebels we know as "Reformers" or as Eric Church might call them in a recent song, "The Outsiders". The Cross today takes on a much less emphasized place of importance as the following story will show.
Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Eric Church lead CMA nods
NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Stapleton, Eric Church and budding newcomer Maren Morris are the leaders at the 2016 Country Music Association Awards.
The three performers received five nominations each Wednesday. The awards show, in its 50th year, will air live Nov. 2 on ABC in Nashville, Tennessee at the Bridgestone Arena.
Brooklyn, Mich. -- Eric Church brought the first day of Faster Horses to a close Friday night with a tight set that focused on the connection between artist and audience, or the relationship between "melody and memory," as he explained to the crowd during his set-closer, "Springsteen."
It was a strong end to the first day of the three-day country music festival, which bills itself as the "Party of the Summer" and does a pretty good job of living up to that...