Monday, April 3, 2017

2017 ACM Awards: Complete List of Winners

Did you miss the ACM Awards yesterday? Don't worry! We've got you covered. 

Country music’s biggest stars rocked Las Vegas Sunday night at the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The show opened with a medley of performances by stars like Carrie Underwood, Luke Brayn, Keith Urban and Entertainer of the Year winner Jason Aldean. Florida Georgia Line were also part of the opening, but their big performance was at the end of the night when they were joined by Backstreet Boys to sing "God, Your Mama, and Me" and" Everybody." 

Co-hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley joined rocker Joe Walsh for a tribute to rock legend Chuck Berry, singing his 1955 classic, "Johnny B. Goode."

Sam Hunt surprised his fiancee Hannah Lee Fowler by singing "Body Like a Backroad" directly to her in the audience. Thomas Rhett took the award home for Male Vocalist of the Year and Miranda Lambert did a solo acoustic performance of her song "Tin Man" and later won the awards for Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year.

A full list of the winners is below:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean — winner
Luke Bryan
Florida Georgia Line
Carrie Underwood
Keith Urban
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Thomas Rhett — winner
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert — winner
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Brothers Osborne — winner
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town — winner
Old Dominion
Rascal Flatts
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kane Brown
Chris Janson
Chris Lane
Jon Pardi — winner
Brett Young
NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Lauren Alaina
Cam
Brandy Clark
Maren Morris — winner
NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne — winner
Dan + Shay
LOCASH
Maddie & Tae
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Black” Dierks Bentley
“Dig Your Roots” Florida Georgia Line
“Hero” Maren Morris
“Ripcord” Keith Urban
“The Weight of These Wings” Miranda Lambert — winner
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban
“H.O.L.Y.” Florida Georgia Line — winner
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw
“My Church” Maren Morris
“Vice” Miranda Lambert
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban (written by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die A Happy Man” Thomas Rhett (written by Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe London) — winner
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw (written by Lori McKenna)
“Kill A Word” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (written by Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)
“Tennessee Whiskey” Chris Stapleton (written by Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)
“Vice” Miranda Lambert (written by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Fire Away” Chris Stapleton (directed by Tim Mattia)
“Forever Country” Artists of Then, Now & Forever (directed by Joseph Kahn) — winner
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw (directed by Wes Edwards)
“Peter Pan” Kelsea Ballerini (directed by Kristin Barlowe)
“Vice” Miranda Lambert (directed by Trey Fanjoy)
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Different For Girls” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
“Forever Country” Artists of Then, Now & Forever
“May We All” Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw — winner
“Setting the World on Fire” Kenny Chesney feat. P! nk
“Think of You” Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

10 Songs for Spring

Spring is officially here! March 20th marked the vernal equinox, or the First Day of Spring. Looking forward to the blooming flowers, green grass, and rays of sunshine? We are celebrating a season perfect for song with 10 songs for Spring!






















 














Monday, March 20, 2017

5 Essential Chuck Berry Songs

Chuck Berry, the father of Rock 'n' Roll, died Saturday at the age of 90. He was an incredible musician who, in both sonics and lyrics, forged a new art form. The 5 below songs are some of Mr. Berry's greatest. Did your favorite Chuck Berry song make the list?


















Tuesday, February 28, 2017

5 Best Breakup Songs

Not everyone passes the test. Did you remember? Were you grateful and loving... or complacent and apathetic? Were you thoughtful... or lazy? 

If you failed to do The Right Thing on Valentine’s Day, then you may be in need of a morale boost. Few things are more painful than a bad breakup. (Or, if you were the dumper, then maybe you feel great having unburdened yourself of a lackluster partner!) Whether justified or completely unexpected, it is immensely difficult to pick up the pieces and move on.

Music has a way of soothing the soul in times of distress. Here are our top 5 favorite breakup songs. (At least, here’s what we listen to cope…) Did we miss your favorite song? Let us know!















Monday, February 13, 2017

Surprises at the Grammys!

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards have come and gone. Critics endlessly hyped the contest of the evening – Adele versus Beyoncé in each of the four categories both artists were nominated for. The results are in, and it was a lopsided victory for Adele, who swept all five awards she was nominated for. “25” won Album of the Year, with flagship “Hello” winning Song of the Year. Although “Lemonade” took Best Urban Contemporary Album, Beyoncé has for the fourth time failed to win the Album of the Year category. Nevertheless, Adele repeatedly paid tribute to Beyoncé, praising her artistry and influence. Adele also won Record of the Year (“Hello), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Hello”), and Best Pop Vocal Album (“25”).

Twenty One Pilots raised plenty of eyebrows with their unusual response to winning Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Stressed Out.” When the announcement was made, Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun dropped their pants and walked to the stage to collect their prize. Chance The Rapper surprised many by taking Best Rap Album for “Coloring Book,” the first streaming-only album to both be nominated for and win a Grammy. Chance also won Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance for “No Problem.”

What surprised you about the 2017 Grammys? Feel strongly that someone else should have won, or that another song or album deserved an award? Let us know! 


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

5 Valentine’s Day Songs

Fraught with peril, Valentine’s Day presents a challenge to many a young (and not so young) couple. It is an opportunity to demonstrate the certitude of your love and forever win the affection of your partner… or lose everything in a rash display of carelessness or forgetfulness. It celebrates togetherness and romantic love as much as it exposes the fragility of relationships.

This Valentine’s Day, take the time to be thoughtful. Has your partner dropped hints about anything? How would your partner want you to express your love?

Although surprising the love of your life with a song may not be the answer, you may perhaps find inspiration in music about this delightful day. Here are some of our favorites. Did we miss anything? Let us know!














Monday, January 30, 2017

La La Land: The Smash-Hit of 2016

The critically acclaimed musical La La Land is the surprise smash-hit of 2016. The film won seven Golden Globe Awards, winning every category it was nominated in and breaking a record for total number of wins. It has been nominated for fourteen Oscars, tying records set by Titanic (1997) and All About Eve (1950). Some critics have contended that it has revitalized, or even resurrected, the “bygone” genre of jazz musical.

Winning Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “City of Stars” in the Golden Globe Awards, La La Land features a creative and memorable soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz. Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wrote lyrics for all of the songs except for “Start a Fire,” which was written by John Stephens, Justin Hurwitz, Marius De Vries, and Angelique Cinelu.

Starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, the film boasts extraordinary and enormously entertaining performances, an enchanting love story, and a heart-rending conclusion. Director Damien Chazelle brings to life a remarkable set, ensuring this masterpiece will be talked about for a long time.