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Nominations Announced for 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®!

Nominations have been announced for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards® – and to the surprise of probably no one, Keith Urban (7), Miranda Lambert (6), Florida Georgia Line (5), Tim McGraw (5), Dierks Bently (3), Thomas Rhett (3) and Chris Stapleton (3) are multiple nominees.

The big surprise is first time nominee Maren Morris, who received six nominations including Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year.

The 52nd Acadmey of Country Music Awards® will once again be hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley – and will be broadcast live, by CBS, from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2nd.

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Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran Among Performers Announced for 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards!

Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, The Chainsmokers, Shawn Mendes, Thomas Rhett, Noah Cyrus and Big Sean join the previously announced Bruno Mars as performers at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards.

The fourth annual iHeartRadio Music Awards, hosted by Ryan Seacrest, will air live on TBS, TNT and TruTV on Sunday, March 5th.

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Dolly Parton Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Her 1st Album’s Release!

Dolly Parton: 'Hello, I'm Dolly'

Country music superstar/legend Dolly Parton’s first album, Hello, I’m Dolly, was released 50 years ago today.

The album contained the hit singles Dumb Blonde (written by Curly Putman) and Something Fishy, a Parton composition – as well as Parton’s versions of three songs she wrote that had already been hits for other artists: “Put it Off Until Tomorrow” (Bill Phillips), “Fuel to the Flame” (Skeeter Davis), and “I’m In No Condition” which charted by Hank Williams Jr.

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The 59th Annual Grammy Awards Announce All-Star Lineup of Presenters!

Twenty-one more presenters have been announced for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards® – a diverse group from across all media that includes: Camila Cabello, Laverne Cox (left), Celine Dion, DNCE, Halsey (center), Taraji P. Henson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Pentatonix, Solange (right), John Travolta and more (the complete list can be found below).

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards®, hosted by James Corden, will air live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Febraury 12th (8/7C), on CBS.

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Chance the Rapper, Sturgill Simpson To Perform at This Year’s Grammy® Awards!

Chance the Rapper, Little Big Town and Sturgill Simspon have been added to the list of performers for the 59th Annual Grammy® Awards.

Will Bell and Gary Clark Jr. will perform together in another of the Grammys’® special collaborations.

The 59th Annual Grammy® Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, February 12th (8/7C).

A Complete list of performers follows…

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Grammys To Salute The Bee Gees with Star-Studded Concert!

Andra Day, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Little Big Town, Demi Lovato, Pentatonix and Keith Urban Will Pay Tribute to the Five-Time Grammy®-Winning Group, The Bee Gees, as part of Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees. Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb will also take the stage.

The concert will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 14th – presented by CBS,  The Recording Academy® and AEG Ehrlich Ventures to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of the soundtrack album for Saturday Night Live.

Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute to the Music of the Bee Gees will be broadcast on CBS later this year.

Tickets for the concert go on sale on Friday, January 27th. Details follow the break.

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Niagara Falls To Host First Annual Elvis Festival!

Niagara Falls is set to hold the first three-day festival dedicated to  Elvis Presley, the King of Rock & Roll – officially licensed by Elvis Presley Enterprises.

Among the events scheduled is an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest preliminary round – with the winner moving on to Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest Semi-final Round in Memphis during Elvis Week 2017.

The festival will also feature The Story of Elvis – is an incredible show to celebrate Elvis’ musical career; Killer and the King is a celebration of Rock and Roll with songs by Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, and the Memphis Gospel Hour – featuring gospel songs performed by Elvis.

The First Annual Niagara Falls Elvis Festival will run May 19th to 21st at Niagara Falls’ Greg Frewin Theater. Details follow the break.

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Amazon Nabs Scorsese Grateful Dead Doc!

Amazon has acquired Long Strange Trip ‘a groundbreaking documentary that probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration.’

Executive produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Amir Bar-Lev, Long Strange Trip will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 26th in the US and UK, with additional territories to be announced.

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2016 PROVKR Awards Announced!

The first annual PROVOKR Awards – honoring the artists and entertainers who have created the Sexiest and most Provocative work in Film, TV, Music, Fashion, Art, Words and Social Media – have been announced today at PROVKR.com.

“At PROVOKR, it is our mission to bring the best and most exquisite of this kind of work to our audience.   Thank you to the winners for maintaining such a high level of excellence during 2016,” said editor Howard Karren.

The complete list of winners follows the jump (some images marginally NSFW)”

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