CMT Awards 2018 Nominations!!!

mgid-ao-image-cmt.com-649925.jpg       Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Flordia Georgia Line lead the CMT Awards nominations with four each. Other singers with more than one nomination in 2018, includes Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Lauren Alaina and Thomas Rhett. Bebe Rexha, Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Carly Pearce, Dan+Shay, Danielle Bradbery, Justin Timberlake, Kane Brown, Keith Urban, LANCO and Ludacris are all nominated with two CMT Awards.

Also for the first time in CMT Awards history, the Video of the Year group showcases pop artists in 2018. Timberlake’s “Say Something,” is a duet with Stapleton, and Bebe Rexha’s duet with FGL “Meant to Be,” are both nominated this year.

Little Big Town are going to host the 2018 CMT Awards, which will on air on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 8pm ET/PT on CMT. The CMT Awards are chose by fan voting, which is open from now until 12:01 am ET on Monday June 4. The top 5 Video of the Year nominees will be broadcasted the morning of the show and fans will be able to vote all day and throughout the show on Twitter before the award is reveled that night.

Video of the Year

Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name the Dogs”
Brett Young, “Mercy”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Luke Combs, “When It Rains It Pours”
Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”

Female Video of the Year

Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
Lauren Alaina, “Doin’ Fine”
Maren Morris, “I Could Use a Love Song”
Miranda Lambert, “Tin Man”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Legends”

Male Video of the Year

Dustin Lynch, “Small Town Boy”
Jason Aldean, “You Make It Easy”
Blake Shelton, “I’ll Name the Dogs”
Jon Pardi, “Heartache on the Dance Floor”
Luke Bryan, “Light It Up”
Thomas Rhett, “Marry Me”

Duo Video of the Year

Big & Rich, “California”
Brothers Osborne, “It Ain’t My Fault”
Dan + Shay, “Tequila”
Florida Georgia Line, “Smooth”
High Valley, “She’s With Me”
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, “Speak to a Girl”

Group Video of the Year

Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
Lanco, “Greatest Love Story”
Little Big Town, “When Someone Stops Loving You”
Midland, “Make a Little”
Old Dominion, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart”
Rascal Flatts, “Yours If You Want It”
Zac Brown Band, “My Old Man”

Breakthrough Video of the Year

Carly Pearce, “Every Little Thing”
Danielle Bradbery, “Sway”
Devin Dawson, “All on Me”
Lanco, “Greatest Love Story”
Russell Dickerson, “Yours”
Walker Hayes, “You Broke up With Me”

Collaborative Video of the Year

Bebe Rexha feat. Florida Georgia Line, “Meant to Be”
Carrie Underwood feat. Ludacris, “The Champion”
Cole Swindell feat. Dierks Bentley, “Flatliner”
Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
Kane Brown feat. Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs”
Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris, “Craving You”

CMT Performance of the Year

Andra Day, Common, Little Big Town, Lee Ann Womack and Danielle Bradbery, “Stand Up for Something” (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year)
Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line, “Everybody” (From CMT Crossroads)
Charles Kelley, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker and Derek Trucks, “Midnight Rider” (From 2017 CMT Music Awards)
Earth, Wind & Fire and Lady Antebellum, “September” (From CMT Crossroads)
Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, “I Won’t Back Down” (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year (From 2017 CMT Artists of the Year)
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter” ( From 2017 CMT Music Awards)

 

 

Buck Wild Rags “Bio”!!!

 

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About Buck Wild (https://www.buckwildrags.com) :

Hi there! My name is Sharon and I am Buck Wild! My story begins in 2010 when my daughter, Sarah, suggested I sew some wild rags for a local charity ranch rodeo. I thought she was crazy as it had been 20 years since I last made any wild rags for my girls. But, it wasn’t too long before my creativity was jump started into high gear and I began sewing and shipping my “beauties” all over the country!

I have always had a love for agriculture and livestock. I am a huge advocate of 4-H, FFA and Junior Rodeo. I have raised all my children with this same passion for what makes this country strong ~ An honest day’s work for an honest day’s dollar. Some of the very best people I know make their living riding horseback and a business deal is always sealed with a handshake, not a contract~ The Code of the West.

My grandmother taught me how to sew at the age of 9, and quite honestly, I have been sitting behind a sewing machine ever since. I love the thrill of the hunt when looking for that perfect fabric design! I pride myself in the selection of Non Traditional Wild Rag fabrics. Ask any of my customers and they will tell you my favorite saying while out on the road selling my rags…”Life’s too short for a solid colored wild rag!” I hope you enjoy browsing through my creations and selections as much as I enjoy selecting them and sewing them.

History of the Wild Rag

A “cowboy wild rag” is a cowboy or Western scarf worn around the neck. They are worn by both cowboys and cowgirls, for both work and for play.

Cowboy wild rags are worn for warmth in cold temperatures, and for protection from sun, wind, and dirt anytime. In many regions wild rags are a standard part of cowboy dress whether it be for work or social occasions. They come in a wide variety of COLORS, sizes, and fabrics, with silk and polyester being some of the most popular fabric choices. Wild Rags date back as far as the mid 1800’s. Cowboys were known to use old flour sacks cut into squares when fabric such as a cotton was either too expensive are hard to come by while living on the range.

Some of the many uses for a wild rag include:

  • Protection from the elements
  • A Potholder by the campfire
  • Strain drinking water
  • Temporary saddle rigging or a rope
  • Arm sling, tourniquet or bandage (for man or beast)
  • Flagging a race
  • Nose blower

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Haley Mae Campbell~ “Q&A” (New Single & EP)!!!

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  1. Hi Haley, how have you grown as a country singer in 2018?

-In 2018 so far, I have had some incredible opportunities that have helped me grow as a country artist. I started the year living in Nashville, had the opportunity to play Whiskey Jam, have co-written with so many new writers, and have been able to push outside of my comfort zone to develop my own personal sound.

  1. How did you come up with the name of your new EP “Lover’s Lottery?”

-The title of my new EP comes from a song on the record called “Take a Chance”. It was actually originally released on my first record back in 2015. However, I’ve always loved the song and felt that it deserved to be re-vamped for the EP! When I was choosing a title for the EP, I was combing through the lyrics to all the songs, and “Lovers Lottery” stuck out to me because it seemed to perfectly capture the main idea of the album. Love is a game of chance, and you have to play if you want to win!

  1. What is the story behind your latest single “Oughta Be?”

-My new single, “Oughta Be,” was actually the first song I ever had the opportunity to co-write in Nashville. I had met the other writer, Patrick Thomas, at an event in my hometown, and met up with him during my next trip to Music City. I was so nervous at first, but we ended up having very similar styles of writing, and when I brought up the idea “I’m not trying to tell you who or how or what you gotta be, but you oughta be with me” it just clicked! I think the song is so relatable, because everyone has that person that they hold so close to their heart.

  1. Is there something you wish your fans would take away from your new EP that comes out on April 27, 2018?

–  I hope my fans can relate to the stories of the songs on this new EP. I’ve always gravitated towards songwriting because of the emotional outlet it provides, and I think it’s such a special thing to share love, heartbreak, and everything in between.

  1. Was there any other artists or producers that worked on your new EP?

-Zachary Manno, who is also the lead guitarist on the tracks, produced the EP.

  1. Is there anything else new coming up with your music for the rest of 2018?

-Absolutely! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks creating some super fun video content that I can’t wait to share. Beyond that, I am always writing and co-writing new music, so don’t be surprised if you see more soon!

  1. Is there anything else you would like to share?

-I just want to thank everyone who has encouraged me to chase this dream, release this music, and especially to the fans that continue to buy, stream, and support it. And, of course, to publications like Dixiedee Blog who help artists share their hearts!

Campbell wrote or co-wrote and also co-produced every song on the Lovers Lottery.
Lovers Lottery Official Track Listing:
(Produced by Zachary Manno & Haley Mae Campbell)
1)    “Lose My Number” (Haley Mae Campbell)
2)    “Blisters” (Haley Mae Campbell)
3)    “Take a Chance” (Haley Mae Campbell)
4)    “Through The Door” (Haley Mae Campbell)
5)    “Oughta Be” (Haley Mae Campbell, Patrick Thomas)
6)    “No Place to Go” (Haley Mae Campbell, Ben Sewell
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Upcoming Shows:
April 13th – Music Farm (Charleston, SC)
April 14th – Wild Wing Cafe (Mount Pleasant, SC)
April 20th – Tin Roof (Charlotte, NC)
April 21st – The Windjammer (Isle Of Palms, SC)
May 11th – Dockery’s (Charleston, SC)
May 12th – My Father’s Moustache (Mount Pleasant, SC)
May 16th – Home Team BBQ West Ashley (Charleston, SC)
May 21st – Red’s Ice House (Mount Pleasant, SC)
May 25th – Wild Wing Cafe (Bluffton, SC)
May 26th – My Father’s Moustache (Mount Pleasant, SC)
About Haley Mae Campbell:
Nineteen-year-old Haley Mae Campbell is well on her way to becoming one of Music Row’s next shining stars. The young singer-songwriter was named the 2016 Independent Tone Awards’ “Country Artist of the Year” as well as “Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year” by the i93.7 Locals Only show, receiving local and regional airplay for her previous EP, Phone Home. Campbell’s recent single, “Lose My Number,” peaked as a #5 pre-order on the iTunes Country Chart and debuted at #43 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter Chart. “Lose My Number,” the lead single from her upcoming sophomore EP, Lovers Lottery, set for an April 27, 2018 release will be followed up by her second single, “Oughta Be” which will be released on March 23, 2018. 
Campbell began 
crisscrossing the U.S. at a young age, going on tour with her band, The Hardware, immediately after graduating from high school on their “Hugs & Disses Tour.” Since then, Campbell has opened for country stars including Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Dan + Shay, David Nail, Lauren Alaina, Love and Theft, Thompson Square and Tyler Farr as well as folk stars The Avett Brothers and performing at the 9th Annual First Flush Festival in her hometown of Charleston, SC with headliner Sheryl Crow. For more information on Haley Mae Campbell visit: www.haleymaecampbell.com.
Youtube Video~  “Oughta Be” Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJNLd0-0Xuk

Alexandra Harper~ “Bio”!!!

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Alexandra Harper is a 25 years old fashion and beauty blogger from Nashville, Tennessee. Harper went to the University of Mississippi for 2 years. At UM she pledged for Kappa Delta Sorority. In 2015, she obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of Tennessee and graduated in the top percentile of her program. She left the University as a published photographer in the New York Times and a multimedia journalist with a minor on broadcast journalism.

After finishing college, Harper attained a position as an Account Executive for Sinclair Broadcast Group at Fox 17 News in Nashville. In the summer of 2016, Harper decided it was time to return to her journalism origins and make something new and fresh. After a few months of studying online coding and website design, Harper started her own business as a fashion and beauty blogger (www.aliandthings.com). Soon after her website was up and running, a New York CEO saw her work and hired her to write for his online country music news website. Also, Harper works as a social media manager for many public figures.

In her personal time, Harper enjoys cooking, exercising and spending time with her family in Nashville. She is also an ambassador for Second Harvest Food Bank in Middle Tennessee, which is an organization that she has been a part of since she was 10 years old. As Miss. Tennessee USA 2018, Harper wants to bring knowledge to the ongoing issue of food uncertainty and those fighting with hunger across the state. She has also made a goal to use this opportunity to help supply, support and inspire people to volunteer at local food banks in their own neighborhoods.

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Social Media Accounts:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alexandra.harper.16

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexandra__harper/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/misstnusa?lang=en

“Jammin’ in Jammies”!!!

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About the Event: Jammin’ In Jammies is a writers night and interacting event hosted by Mary Kutter and Megan Barker. This event is held every Wednesday at The South right off Music Row. The event showcases performances by up-and-coming artists and award-winning songwriter.

Your Hosts:

Mary Kutter: Kutter is from the state of Kentucky. She enjoys singing and writing her own songs. Kutter hosted her own TV/Radio show, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” for three years. While having her own show, she has interview songwriters like Tony Arata, Kent Blazy, and Kim William. This fun blonde loves also rap music and eating Oreos cookies and Taco Bell daily.

Megan Barker: Barker was born in Nashville and into a music industry family. As a child she grew up in Las Vegas and started performing on the strip as a teen and opened up for singers like Lee Brice and Montgomery Gentry. If you follow Barker on her social media, you will see how she cannot stop saving cats and enjoys sharing videos of herself being goofy.

When: Every Wednesday Night (Wear Your Favorite Jammies)

Where: The South (Nashville)

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Q&A:

  1. Hello Megan and Mary, can you tell me a little bit about yourselves before you guys started “Jammin in Jammies?”

Mary: I was born and raised in Kentucky and have only been living in Nashville around 6 months. Before I moved to town, along with performing, I hosted my own music variety TV/Radio show right outside of Louisville called, “Mary Kutter’s Country Music Hour” where I was able to interview and showcase some amazing hit writers and emerging artists.

Megan: I was born in Nashville! My dad was a writer who penned song for Ronnie Milsap, Barbara Mandrell, and more. My mom was always on the road or in the studio as well. I moved to Las Vegas around age 9 and lived there up until a year ago when I moved back to Nashville. As a teenager, I started performing live music (covers and originals) on the strip and coming back and forth to Nashville. Cutting my teeth as a performer in Las Vegas was quite an experience to say the least!

2. How did you come up with the name “Jammin in Jammies” and was there any other names you were going to choose instead?

Mary: Folks on my instagram kept asking for me to share some covers on my page, so I started posting a cover every week where I’d literally sit on my bed in my pajamas with my guitar and play a song. The videos got such a good response that when we got the opprtunity to host a show off Music Row, we knew it’d be neat to use that idea of pajamas in a live show concept.

Megan: I knew Mary’s video series on Instagram was a huge success. So when she called me with this idea on turning into a live show, my brain exploded with ideas and possibilities on what this live show could be. The sky was the limit!

3. How did you guys come up with this concept?

Mary: We basically took the idea of my weekly cover video series and made it a live show but with some of our favorite hit writers in town and emerging artist friends 🙂 We wanted to mix in music with light hearted fun, so we bring our Jammie Game every week and we also do a lot of funny parody videos to promote the event.

Megan: From the start, I saw Jammie’s color being purple. To me, that says FUN. We wanted it to be lighthearted so we have candy on all the tables, a signature drink, and we are always full of surprises. The show has taken off so quickly that we have to stay on our toes. We have some exciting ideas up our sleeves so you don’t ever wanna miss a show. 🙂

4. Where do you see “Jammin in Jammies,” in the next 5 to 10 years?

Mary: Who knows! To be honest, I am totally overwhelemed by the love and support the show has gotten — we’ve been doing it only a little over a month and every week, the venue is packed. My inbox is full with folks wanting to play the show, and I think Megan and I have stumbled onto a really cool thing. And the coolest thing is, Megan and I are best friends, so it’s like hanging out with your BFF while we work to make Jammin in Jammies the best show possible. In a couple years, I think Megan and I will both be touring as artists and have our music on the radio, and I feel like Jammin in Jammies will somehow fit into what we’ve got going then 🙂 Who knows! The sky is the limit!!

Megan: I agree with Mary. I think as artists we both have some exciting things coming up this year. So I definitely see us spending a lot of time on the road in the future but I just know somehow that Jammin In Jammies is in it for the long haul. From opening night just over a month ago, we knew this thing had legs.There’s enough hit songwriters in this town to keep up the show forever! The idea is very unique honestly. Hit songwriters with emerging artists in the pjs. What a fun concept.

5. Is there anything new coming up for “Jammin in Jammies,” for the rest of 2018?

Mary: SO MUCH. Can’t tell details yet. But believe me. It’s about to get even bigger and even cooler and even crazier. Hang on!!

Megan: We have so many HUGE surprises coming up yall. We’re not allowed to say exactly what is coming down the pipeline, but what we can say is MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

6. Who are some of your guys’ musical icons?

Mary: My all-time favorite singer is Elvis, but I listen excessively to rap/hip hop, so Big Sean, Lil Wayne, and Macklemore are always on repeat. I think Walker Hayes is doing something revolutionary that Sam Hunt tapped into with the country music market and I’m such a fan of both of those guys.

Megan: My musical heroes are John Mayer & Keith Urban. I’ve always been a fan of great performers that can move people with just a great song and a guitar.

7. What are a few of your guys’ favorite quotes?

Mary: My mom has always told me that if you work hard, do the right thing, and are kind, things will turn out right. And my dad tells me CONSTANTLY it’s the little details that make the big differences in life.

Megan: “To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.”  – Oliver Wendell Holes, Sr.

8. Is there anything else you guys would like to share?

Mary: The show is every single Wednesday at 7 pm CST at South in Nashville. Pajamas are encouraged but not required. 🙂

Megan: What Mary said! Come check out Nashville’s biggest pajama party. And also come check out what Mary and I have going on individually as artists. 🙂 Meganbarker.com Marykutter.com

 

NoBaked Cookie Dough~ “Bio”!!!

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Megan Beaven is originally from Louisville, KY. Beaven moved to Nashville to attend Belmont University. After graduating and working in the music industry, Beaven chose to change her career path and start her company “Nobaked Cookie Dough.” Her company started only as an online store. Then she did some pop-up shops and then eventually opened up a storefront in Nashville, TN. Beaven and her finance Jimmy are expanding the company and planning on opening stores in other cities and franchising. On March 10, 2018, Beaven opened her second location in Louisville, KY. If you would like to find out more about “Nobaked Cookie Dough,” then check out their website https://nobakedcookiedough.com

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