All-new episodes of CMT Crossroads will light up back-to-back Fridays this summer with an all-star mix of country and pop acts.
Thomas Rhett and Nick Jonas will share the stage with special guests Danielle Bradbery and John Oates on CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, airing June 24 at 10 p.m. ET.
The hour-long episode has Rhett and Jonas exchanging lead vocals on Rhett’s three No. 1 hits “Die a Happy Man,” “Crash and Burn,” “Make Me Wanna” and his rising single “T-Shirt.” The night will also feature performances of Jonas’ “Chains,” “Jealous,” “Close” and “Chainsaw” from his forthcoming album Last Year Was Complicated.
The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced music superstars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Exclusive to the 51st ACM Awards, 16-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw will perform the national television debut of his new single, “Humble And Kind,” from his latest album, Damn Country Music.
In addition to performing on the 51st ACM Awards, Chris Stapleton leads the ACM nominations with seven nods, including Album of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. Thomas Rhett earned three including Album of the Year, and Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan each received two nominations, including nods for ACM Entertainer of the Year.
Aldean, Bryan, McGraw, Rhett and Stapleton join previously announced performers including Kelsea Ballerini,Dierks Bentley, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Nominations were announced today for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by Dierks Bentley and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for six categories including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” Additionally, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell revealed nominees for the newcomer categories, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year on ETOnline.com
Eric Church is nominated in five categories, including his first for Entertainer of the Year and third for Male Vocalist of the Year. Also, Church is nominated for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.
Chris Stapleton earned five nominations, including his first-ever nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Album of the Year category for Traveller.
Cam, first-time ACM Awards nominee, received four nominations, including New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House,“ and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Burning House.”
Chris Young received four nominations, including his first Album of the Year nomination for I’m Comin’ Over as both the artist and producer. Also, he received two nods as artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “I’m Comin’ Over.”
Little Big Town, reigning Vocal Group of the Year, leads group nominations with four, including their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. The group earned nominations in the Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year categories for the song “Girl Crush.” Also, Little Big Town received a Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” with Miranda Lambert. Additionally, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild received an individual nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for “Home Alone Tonight” with Luke Bryan.
First-time ACM Awards nominee, Chris Janson earned three nominations, including New Male Vocalist of the Year, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Buy Me A Boat.”
Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned three nominations, including her fifth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and 10th consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” featuring Little Big Town.
Thomas Rhett earned three nominations including his first in the Album of the Year category for Tangled Up and Single Record of the Year category for “Die a Happy Man.” Also, he received a nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year.
Previously fan-voted, Entertainer of the Year and Newcomer categories, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process this year.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)] • I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young Record Label: RCA Records
• Montevallo – Sam Hunt Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally Record Label: MCA Nashville
• Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church Producer: Jay Joyce Record Label: EMI Records Nashville
• Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Chris DeStefano, Joe London Record Label: The Valory Music Co.
• Traveller – Chris Stapleton Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton Record Label: Mercury Records
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]
• Burning House – Cam
Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs
Record Labels: Arista Nashville, RCA Records, Kravenworks
• Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson
Producers: Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Chris Janson
Record Label: Warner Music Nashville
• Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett
Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure
Record Label: The Valory Music Co.
• Girl Crush – Little Big Town
Producer: Jay Joyce
Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville
• I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young
Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young
Record Label: RCA Nashville
• Take Your Time – Sam Hunt
Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally
Record Label: MCA Nashville
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR • Brett Eldredge • Chris Janson • Thomas Rhett • Chase Rice • Chris Stapleton
Thomas Rhett commands the radio charts once again this week, spending a fifth consecutive week at No. One on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with his PLATINUM certified hit “Die A Happy Man.” Most recently accomplished in 2009, it was Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” that last maintained the long-standing hold.
The expressive track also claims a fourth week at the top of the Mediabase radio chart, six weeks at No. One on the Mediabase Canada Country chart and continues to be the best-selling country digital track for an 11th week. Thomas Rhett is also making waves overseas as his PLATINUM certified No. One “Crash And Burn” off his sophomore release TANGLED UP (Valory Music Co.) makes its way onto the BBC A-List in advance of his C2C MainStage performance in March.
“I’m at a loss for words – there really isn’t any better way to start off the new year than like this,” shares Thomas Rhett. “Everyone knows how personal and special this song is to me and my wife, so for it to be connecting the way it has with fans is all the more gratifying.”
“As Thomas Rett’s star continues to rise, his fifth consecutive number one single is already arguably his biggest and has become a ‘career record,’” adds Scott Borchetta, President/CEO of Big Machine Label Group. “He’ll likely never be able to play another show without performing ‘Die A Happy Man!’ Also, there’s already huge Song of The Year buzz around it. There’s not a bigger artist priority at BMLG - it’s all faders up - TR is next level.”
After recently wrapping his first headlining run with the 2015 CMT ON TOUR, Thomas Rhett will continue to prove to critics “he’s on his way to superstardom" (Patriot Ledger), as he will serve as direct support on Jason Aldean’s WE WERE HERE 2016 TOUR kicking off next Thursday (1/14) in Moline, IL.