- The Academy of Country Music Awards are on tonight! Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton are hosting, with lots of great artists performing.
- Conversations From the Road: Sugarland will premiere on Monday, 4/4.
- Carrie Underwood will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno promoting her movie Soul Surfer on Wednesday, 4/6.
- Good Morning America will have a segment on Naomi & Wynonna Judd on Thursday, 4/7.
- Naomi & Wynonna Judd will also make an appearance on The View on Thursday, 4/7.
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show has an appearance by Carrie Underwood on Thursday, 4/7 as well as a performance by Josh Kelley.
- Billy Ray Cyrus will appear on Good Morning America on Wednesday, 3/23.
- Biography Channel will be featuring Kris Kristofferson on Wednesday, 3/23.
- Keith Urban performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, 3/23.
- Biography Channel will be featuring Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and Carrie Underwood on Thursday, 3/24.
A couple of our absolute favorite country artists were walking the red carpet last night at the Golden Globes. They looked especially snazzy. Carrie Underwood was in a Badgley Mischka gown. Nicole Kidman & Keith Urban were both in Prada.
Carrie Underwood was nominated for Best Original Song – Motion Picture for her co-written song “There’s A Place For Us” from the film “Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.
Keith Urban was there to support wife, Nicole Kidman on her Best Actress nomination for Rabbit Hole.
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Lots of new specials this week! So exciting! Which one are you most looking forward to? I’m definitely in on the CMA Country Christmas and Oprah show!!
- CMA Country Christmas will feature Sheryl Crow, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Leann Rimes, Darius Rucker, and Sugarland on ABC on Monday, 11/29
- The Oprah Winfrey Show will have Keith Urban and his wife Nicole Kidman on her show Monday, 11/29.
- CBS will have a Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, 12/1 which will feature Miranda Lambert.
- Keith Urban: Halftime in Real Life will go behind the scenes of Keith Urban’s halftime performance in Dallas on GAC, Wednesday, 12/1.
- Darius Rucker performs on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, 12/1.
- Jimmy Kimmel Live also has a performance by Darius Rucker on Thursday, 12/2.
- CMT Artists of the Year honors Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band on Friday, 12/3.
Here are just a few tidbits of country news floating around this week:
- Have you heard the rumblings about Lady Antebellum‘s Need You Now being a possible rip off of The Alan Parsons Project’s 80s hit Eye in the Sky? Listen to this mashup of the two songs. I’m kinda thinking it’s not a rip off…what say you?
- Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo surgery in December. “I will be back in January ready to rock for all the fans,” he said in a written statement. “Please keep my family and me in your prayers.”
- Do you have an extra $45,000 a month lying around and want to have a place to call home in NYC? You can always rent Keith Urban‘s wife’s apartment. Nicole Kidman has decided to put her luxury apartment up for rent and here is what the place looks like. Looks pretty sweet to me!
- Taylor Swift‘s new album Speak Now features a song called Innocent about Kanye West. This is what she had to say about the song and Kanye: “I felt like I knew what was going on on the other side of it,” she says. “It was publicized beyond publicized and just from reading the same headlines and from a few little conversations here and there, I knew what was going on. I just felt like that song was the best that I could do to sum up how I felt about it. I think that a lot of people expected me to write a song about him, and I felt it was more appropriate to write a song to him and for him. That just seemed more of the right thing to do.”
- Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw‘s new movie Country Strong comes out January 7th. As we saw on the CMAs last week Gwyneth can really sing. This is what she had to say about that, “When I used to go out with Brad Pitt, he’d say ‘You have a good voice for country music,’” Gwyneth Paltrow told People magazine. Tim McGraw also had this to say about his co-star, “She did such an authentic job. Her voice had a real honesty to it, which is tough to fake in country music.”
- After Carrie Underwood got hitched the next question on everyone’s mind is when is she going to have kids…She talked to InStyle magazine about her concerns with having kids recently, “I didn’t grow up around kids, and I hope those motherly instincts are in me,” she says. “I’m sure they are, but I don’t know what to talk about with a 4-year-old!”
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will feature Keith Urban, Leann Rimes and Carrie Underwood tonight, 11/14.
- CMT’s Invitation Only features performances by Rascal Flatts on Monday, 11/15.
- Rascal Flatts perform on The Late Show with David Letterman on Monday, 11/15.
- Jimmy Kimmel Live has Jason Aldean on Monday, 11/15.
- The Today Show has Rascal Flatts performing on Tuesday, 11/16.
- Keith Urban performs on The Today Show on Wednesday, 11/17.
- Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has a performance by Rascal Flatts on Wednesday, 11/17.
- Keith Urban performs on The Early Show on Thursday, 11/18.
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno has Garth Brooks on Friday, 11/19.
- CMT’s Crossroads features Train and Martina McBride on Saturday 11/20.
What is your can’t miss show this week?
This is a big week with the CMAs on Wednesday. Miranda Lambert is nominated with a record breaking 9 nominations. We’ll also get to see the duet with Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson on the show in addition to Gwyneth Paltrow’s performance of Country Strong. What are you most looking forward to?
- GAC showcases Blake Shelton in The Collection on Monday, 11/08.
- Reba McEntire performs on Good Morning America on Tuesday, 11/09.
- Good Morning American has Dierks Bentley performing live from Nashville on Wednesday, 11/10.
- The 44th Annual CMA Awards air live on Wednesday, 11/10 featuring Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Jason Aldean.
- Blake Shelton performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, 11/10.
- The Late Show with David Letterman has Reba McEntire on Friday, 11/12.
Lots of appearances by Brad Paisley and Jason Aldean this week in conjunction with their album releases. What I’m most looking forward to is the Taylor Swift interview withe Ellen DeGeneres. I’m very interested in what she has to say about the songs she wrote about certain people. Very exciting!
- Taylor Swift talks to and performs on The Ellen Degeneres Show on Monday, 11/1.
- The Today Show has a performance by Jason Aldean on Tuesday, 11/2.
- GAC’s The Collection will showcase Jason Aldean on Tuesday, 11/2.
- ABC’s In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts showcases Carrie Underwood, Leann Rimes, Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert on Wednesday, 11/3.
- Brad Paisley performs on The Late Show with David Letterman Wednesday, 11/3.
- Good Morning America has a performance by Brad Paisley on Thursday, 11/4.
- Biography showcases Brooks & Dunn on Thursday, 11/4.
- Also on Biography, Johnny Cash is showcased on Thursday, 11/4.
- Jason Aldean will be on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, 11/5.
What are you most excited about watching this week?
- Origins: Luke Bryan will be showing on GAC on Wednesday, 10/20.
- On Opry Live this Wednesday, 10/20 Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Jake Owen and Rodney Atkins will be performing.
- Jamey Johnson performs on the Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday, 10/20.
- On Good Morning America, Thursday, 10/21, The Judds will be interviewed as well as perform.
- Dierks Bentley will be on Live with Regis & Kelly Thursday, 10/21.
- Ellen DeGeneres Show will have Kellie Pickler as her guest on Thursday, 10/21.
- Sugarland performs on the Today Show on Friday, 10/22.
- The Tonight Show with Jay Leno will have Trace Adkins performing on Friday, 10/22.
- Kenny Chesney will be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, 10/4.
- Jimmy Kimmel Live is running a repeat performance of a Trace Adkins performance on Monday, 10/4.
- Rosanne Cash performs on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Monday, 10/4.
- The Ellen DeGeneres Show has Rascal Flatts performing on her show on Tuesday, 10/5.
- Josh Turner is showcased on GAC’s Origins on Tuesday, 10/5.
- Trace Adkins will also be performing on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, 10/5.
- Check out Little Big Town on GAC’s Origins on Wednesday, 10/6.
- Toby Keith performs on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday, 10/6.
- GAC’s Origins is featuring Luke Bryan on Thursday, 10/7.
- Toby Keith makes another appearance on the late show circuit on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Thursday, 10/7.
- GAC has an encore presentation of the 45th Annual ACM Awards show where you can see performances by Carrie Underwood, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, and Trace Adkins again.