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1. Miranda Lambert earns record-tying 9 CMA noms
- Friday, August 29, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert released the most ambitious album of her career earlier this year and Country Music Association voters responded by giving her a record-tying load of nominations.
Lambert has nine nominations for the 48th annual CMA Awards, tying her own mark for the most nods to a female nominee, and nearly doubling her nearest competitor when the list was announced Wednesday in New York. Dierks Bentley is next with five nominations and Eric Church and Keith Urban have four apiece.
2. Carrie Underwood announces pregnancy
- Friday, August 29, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) — Country star Carrie Underwood and NHL player Mike Fisher chose the Labor Day holiday to announce they are expecting their first child.
3. Demand, talent draw TV, film industry to Middle Tennessee
- Friday, June 20, 2014
Lately, most conversations regarding film and television production in Middle Tennessee have focused on the TV show “Nashville” and the efforts to keep it filming here.
But the area has long been home to a thriving creative production and post-production scene – and is getting even hotter.
4. Strait wins entertainer of the year at ACM Awards
- Friday, April 04, 2014
George Strait won his second entertainer of the year — 25 years after he won his first — and Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban teamed up to earn top honors Sunday night at a jam-packed Academy of Country Music Awards that had a little something for everyone.
5. LL Cool J, Chris O'Donnell to host Academy of Country Music special
- Friday, March 28, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume.
The rapper, actor and Grammy Awards host will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special with "NCIS: Los Angeles" co-star Chris O'Donnell.
6. Lambert, McGraw lead ACM nominations with 7 each
- Friday, January 24, 2014
NASHVILLE (AP) - Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw are the top nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
Lambert and McGraw are up for seven awards apiece at the April 6 awards show. The nominations were announced Wednesday morning in a series of videos via social media.
7. Preconceived notions about bond girl Leah Hulan? Forget ’em.
- Friday, October 25, 2013
Much like the captivating Watson’s pool girl of yesteryear, Leah Hulan has created a beguiling persona of her own on the Middle Tennessee advertising scene.
In TV commercials and on billboards, she’s the easy-to-recognize face of Grumpy’s Bail Bonds, almost forcing the viewer to ask: “What’s such a beautiful, alluring woman have to do with making bail, and surely she’s not Grumpy?’’
8. Taylor Swift puts together all-star band for CMA Awards
- Friday, October 18, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) — Taylor Swift has gathered an all-star band for her appearance on next month's Country Music Association Awards — and she's bit alone.
Swift will be joined by Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Sam Bush, bassist Edgar Meyer and percussionist Eric Darken for a special version of her hit song "Red."
9. Strait, Jackson to salute Jones on CMA Awards
- Friday, October 11, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - George Strait and Alan Jackson will team up to pay tribute to George Jones at next month's Country Music Association Awards.
10. Swift, Aldean among CMA Awards performers
- Friday, October 04, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and most of the major nominees have signed on to perform at the Country Music Association Awards next month.
11. Taylor Swift, Kacey Musgraves lead CMA nominees
- Friday, September 06, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kacey Musgraves knew the Country Music Association Awards nominations were Tuesday morning, but as a newcomer saw no reason to set her alarm and get up. Then her roommate started shouting.
12. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for July 2013
- Friday, August 16, 2013
Top June 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
13. Luke Bryan releases album amid high expectations
- Friday, August 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Luke Bryan has taken an unusual approach to the business side of his career since winning the Academy of Country Music's entertainer of the year in April: He's turning down almost everything.
14. Singer Randy Travis remains in critical condition
- Friday, July 05, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country singer Randy Travis remained in critical condition Tuesday in a Texas hospital after doctors inserted a device to stabilize his weakened heart.
Travis' publicist, Kirt Webster, said in a news release Tuesday that the singer underwent the procedure after checking into the hospital Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy, a heart condition caused by a virus.
15. A showcase for rural America
- Friday, July 05, 2013
RFD-TV bills itself as “Rural America’s Most Important Network,” and there was a time when provincial Music City would have been its core audience.
Today, Nashville has an urbane, glitzy, polished image. It’s the city of pop-country divas Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, the home of business headquarters with global reputations, and sprawling, non-stop construction featuring a new, state-of-the-art convention center downtown.
16. Carrie Underwood gets political on Twitter
- Friday, June 28, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Carrie Underwood has found her voice on Twitter.
The country music star and former "American Idol" champion admitted 3½ years ago she was afraid to join Twitter, but since deciding to take the leap in 2011 she's embraced the social media tool in ways that go beyond fan engagement. Recently she used Twitter to oppose the "Ag Gag" bill in Tennessee, reaching out directly to Gov. Bill Haslam with a boldly worded message saying if he signed it "he needs to expect me at his front door."
17. Carrie Underwood takes video of year at CMT Awards
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Carrie Underwood's awesome week got off to a roaring start at the CMT Music Awards.
Underwood won top honor video of the year Wednesday night for "Blown Away," capping the evening with an emotional tribute to Oklahoma tornado victims before taking the fan-voted award for the second year in a row. Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line were the night's top winners with two awards apiece.
18. Expect the unexpected at CMT Music Awards
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Country music has been good to the rapper Nelly, and he's back in Music City because of it.
Nelly will perform the crossover hit "Cruise" with country duo Florida Georgia Line during the CMT Music Awards. The imaginary, but once impenetrable, lines between American music genres are blurring more each day, and Nelly's happy to serve as an eraser.
19. Underwood, Christ Church choir lend voices to tornado relief
- Friday, May 31, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Carrie Underwood will pay tribute to the victims of the recent deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma when she appears at the CMT Music Awards.
20. Personal stories lead to personal charities for some respected stars
- Friday, May 24, 2013
Dolly Parton, country singer/songwriter and movie star – Dolly grew up without much, so she wanted poor kids in and around her hometown in East Tennessee to have access to books. So she started buying them. Today, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has provided almost 40 million books in more than 1,600 communities in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom.
21. Music City, Memphis put sick kids first
- Friday, May 24, 2013
For decades, country music and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have shared a special relationship that now includes title sponsorship of Nashville’s annual Country Music Marathon.
22. Church, Bryan, Lambert lead CMT Awards nominations
- Friday, May 03, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - Eric Church, Luke Bryan and Miranda Lambert are the lead nominees for this year's CMT Music Awards.
23. Haslam unswayed by celebrities opposing 'ag-gag'
- Friday, April 26, 2013
SMYRNA (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he was not swayed by celebrities opposing a bill that would make it a crime to video record animal abuse if it isn't turned over to law enforcement authorities within 48 hours.
24. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for March 2013
- Friday, April 26, 2013
Top March 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
25. Top Midstate residential real estate transactions for February 2013
- Friday, March 22, 2013
Top February 2013 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
26. Eric Church leads ACM Awards nominations with 7
- Friday, February 08, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) - They don't call him Chief for nothing: Eric Church is the top nominee at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.
The rising country music star has seven nominations for the April 7 awards show in Las Vegas. Hunter Hayes is next with six, followed by Taylor Swift and Miranda Lambert at five apiece.
27. Top commercial real estate transactions for October 2012
- Friday, November 30, 2012
October 2012 commercial real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
28. New faces at CMAs mark change in country music
- Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — There's a sea change going on in Music City and the Country Music Association Awards are right in the middle of it.
When country music's biggest stars take the stage Thursday night, you'll see many of your favorites from the last 10 years. But increasingly, new faces are dominating the genre as country's fan base shifts to a younger-skewing audience.
29. Hosts Underwood, Paisley ready for 5th CMA Awards
- Friday, October 26, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Spend a lot of time with a guy over five years and you get to know him pretty well. In the time Carrie Underwood has spent co-hosting the Country Music Association Awards with Brad Paisley, she's learned there's nothing fake about the man with the white hat.
30. Top residential real estate transactions for September 2012
- Friday, October 19, 2012
September 2012 residential real estate transactions for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Wilson and Sumner counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
31. Aldean, Clarkson among CMA awards performers - Friday, September 21, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson are among the first performers announced for this year's Country Music Association Awards.32. CMA Awards nominations to be announced in NYC - Friday, August 17, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - The Country Music Association Awards will be bringing a little twang to the big city when nominations are announced next month.
Country superstars Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum plan to reveal nominees in five categories on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Sept. 5. They'll finish off the list later that morning at The Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square.33. Top residential sales for July, 2012 - Friday, August 10, 2012
July 2012 real estate trends for Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford and Wilson counties, as compiled by Chandler Reports.
Chandler Reports has been publishing Real Estate Market Data since 1968. That year, Chandler began collecting residential sales information for the Chandler Residential Report, considered the authoritative source for residential real estate sales information. Over the next three decades, the publications have been continually refined, enhanced and expanded, growing to include lot sales data, new residential construction and absorption information, and commercial sales. In 1987, Chandler Reports began one of the first on–line real estate market data services in the country, and is a nationally recognized leader in the industry. In 2004, Chandler Reports was purchased by The Daily News Publishing Co. In 2007, Chandler introduced RegionPlus, including property research for Nashville and Middle Tennessee. Visit online at chandlerreports.com.34. Paisley, Underwood to host CMAs for 5th time - Friday, August 03, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are hosting the Country Music Association Awards for a fifth time.
Underwood started the online buzz about their return with a tweet Wednesday, saying she was hanging out with Paisley. She joked that she caught him in her makeup chair and added the hash tag (hash)suchadiva.35. Paisley, Underwood to host CMAs for 5th time - Friday, July 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are hosting the Country Music Association Awards for a fifth time.36. Sony's loss grows, cuts earnings forecast - Friday, July 27, 2012
TOKYO (AP) — Sony's red ink worsened in the April-June quarter and it lowered its full-year earnings forecast as it battles a strong yen and declining sales of liquid crystal display TVs and video game machines.37. Winners of the 2012 CMT Music Awards - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — A list of winners from the 2012 CMT Music Awards:
Video of the year: Carrie Underwood, "Good Girl"38. Underwood takes her 3rd video of year win at CMTs - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Nashville's Bridgestone Arena is turning into quite a memorable place for Carrie Underwood and her hunky husband, NHL star Mike Fisher.39. Obama, Romney to go country at CMT Awards - Friday, June 01, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Presidential elections are usually serious business, but President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney are taking a little time for laughs during the CMT Music Awards on Wednesday.40. Dollywood, Graceland, distillery offer new lures - Friday, May 25, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Dollywood has a new roller coaster. Elvis has a different side to see. And you can prepare to take a nip at the Jack Daniel distillery.
Those are just three of the lures this year as Tennessee's summer tourism season gets under way.41. Underwood, Miranda Lambert lead CMT nominations - Friday, April 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — With Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift atop the list, look no further than the CMT Music Awards nominations for proof country music's new favorite color is blonde.42. Swift caps 24 hours to remember with win at ACMs - Friday, March 30, 2012
There was little surprise when Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at The Academy of Country Awards on Sunday night — except maybe in how little surprise the 22-year-old sensation showed when her name was called.43. Country's new young stars on display at ACM Awards - Friday, March 23, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Young male country music stars are as rare as pink pickups these days.
While young female stars have been rising with some regularity in country music, young men find the going tough and the fans locked up by established stars who've been popular for a decade or longer. There are so few they're often nominated twice for new artist awards out of necessity. This year's Academy of Country Music Awards, however, offers a glimpse into the future of country's newest male stars.44. CMA donates $1.4M to help students learn music - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Country Music Association is helping thousands of students learn music in school to the tune of $1.4 million.
The organization donated proceeds from the 2011 CMA Music Festival through its "Keep the Music Playing" campaign, benefiting music education programs in Nashville public schools. Country music's biggest stars perform for free at the annual summer festival in Nashville, Tenn.45. Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9 - Friday, January 27, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) — Kenny Chesney's steamy duet, "You and Tequila" with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat.46. Kenny Chesney leads ACM Awards nominations with 9 - Friday, January 20, 2012
NASHVILLE (AP) - Kenny Chesney's steamy duet, "You and Tequila" with Grace Potter, continues to radiate heat.
The song helped Chesney to nine Academy of Country Music Awards nominations Thursday morning, including the top honor of entertainer of the year.47. Turning tweets into gold - Friday, December 30, 2011
Blake Shelton says he is so drunk. How drunk is he?
“I’m so drunk right now I just walked into Denny’s and shouted ‘Make me some pot brownies and I won’t bitch about the non-smoking area!!’” he posted recently on his Twitter feed.48. CMA Awards to stay in Nashville through 2013 - Friday, September 09, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Country Music Association will keep its annual awards show in Nashville through 2013 in a three-year agreement with Bridgestone Arena.
The 45th annual CMA Awards will be aired live Nov. 9 on ABC with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.49. Taylor Swift and 4 boys up for top CMA Award - Friday, September 02, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift will be battling the boys at the 2011 Country Music Association Awards.
The country starlet is up for entertainer of the year, where she'll compete with Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean and last year's winner, Brad Paisley.