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Swift and Musgraves Lead CNA Awards Nominations With Six Apiece!


The 47th Annual CMA Awards nominees were announced this morning and, to no one’s surprise, Taylor Swift with six and Blake Shelton with five were among the leading nominee-nabbers. An actual surprise might be first-time nominee Kacey Musgraves, who was nominated for six awards – tying Swift and leading Shelton by one. The press release – with the complete list of nominees – follows the jump.

The 47th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live, Wednesday, November 6 (8:00-11:00/7:00-10:00C) on ABC.

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One Direction: This is Us Live Stream!


Every once in awhile I have to post something just because I like the PR Rep. I will never admit to liking One Direction – it’s not fashionable, I’m all about fashion and being “trendy.” Anywho, the folks at Yahoo have the exclusive Red Carpet access at tonight’s UK Premiere for One Direction’s new concert movie One Direction: This is Us. The Movie hits US theaters August 30th. You can watch the live stream right here (Tues 8/20 at 12pm EST)! That’s right, just hit the more button and get your One Direction goodness on.  I feel like they love me, even though they don’t know who I am.

ONE DIRECTION: THIS IS US is a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weavedwith stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis’ meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it’s really like to be One Direction. One Direction: This Is Us will be released in theaters worldwide, beginning August 23 in the UK, followed by August 30 in the US Directed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and produced by Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Spurlock and Ben Winston.

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Paisley & Underwood To Host CMA Awards For Sixth Straight Year!


Some people understand the concept of ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.’ Like the producers of the annual CMA Awards, who have announced that Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood will host the Awards for the sixth straight year on ABC Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 8/7C.

The ABC/CMA press release follows the jump.

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Teeen Choice 2013: Twilight’s Last Big Night Overshadowed By Glee’s Monteith!

TEEN CHOICE 2013: GLEE cast member Lea Michele at the TEEN CHOICE 2013, airing LIVE Sunday, Aug. 11 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX at Gibson Amphitheater, Universal City, CA.  CR: Ray Mickshaw/FOX

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Sawn, Pt. 2 may have have led this year’s Teen choice Awards with seven wins, but the night belonged to the Glee kids and Cory Monteith – Lea Michele dedicated her award for Choice TV Actress: Comedy to her late boyfriend and co-star.

“I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these past very difficult few weeks,” Michele said.

“I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory for all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did. I promise that we’re going to get through this together.”

“He was very special to me and also to the world and we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out and he became a part of all of our hearts and that is where he will stay forever.”

For a complete list of winners, follow the jump.

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Country Blues Master J.J. Cale Dead at 74!

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J.J. Cale has died at the age 74. His unique brand of bluesy country rock was cool and laid back and his songwriting skills were top notch.

Considering that he made enough money from Clapton’s covers of After Midnight and Cocaine that he never had to work a lick again, but kept on anyway, he really was in it for the music.

Naturally was one of the few perfect albums I’ve ever heard and while he never quite matched it again, he got scary close enough times to more than live up to the genius sobriquet that was tossed in his general direction more than a few times.

I had the pleasure to see him live a few times and, like his music, he was as cool and laid back as you’d expect. The first time, he was opening for the Ragin’ Cajun, Doug Kershaw – and two more different stage presences would be hard to find.

I expect that, wherever he is, he’s ‘sit on the porch without no shoes; picking his bass and singin’ the blues.’


The 2013 J-Pop Summit Festival Features Music, Movie and Pop Fashion In A Colorful Array Of Events!


The 5th Annual J-Pop Summit Festival will celebrate Japanese,  pop culture with Sake tasting, a J-Pop Idol contest, and performances by such artists as: fashion icon/singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (pictured); four-piece girl rock band LoVendoR; and legendary artist Katsuya Terada, who will create a freehand drawing on a blank wall at San Francisco’s Kinokuniya Bookstore.

The festival, which runs July 27th and 28th, will include other special attractions including anime film premieres of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo, and Naruto The Movie: The Lost Tower – and much, much more. Follow the jump to learn more.

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Blake Shelton Organizes Benefit Concert For Disaster Relief in Oklahoma!

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Blake Shelton has organized Healing in the Heartland: Relief Benefit Concert – a benefit concert to raise funds to fund relief efforts in Oklahoma following the destruction wrought by tornadoes in Monroe earlier this week. Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill and Reba will also perform.

The concert take place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City on May 29th and will be televised live at 9 p.m. ET/PT on NBC. It will also air on cable networks Style, G4, Bravo, E! and CMT on either a live or delayed basis. Tickets will go on sale on May 25th at 10am CT.

Read the press release following the jump.

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Rock ‘N’ Blues Returns for July Tour!


What do you get when you combine nostalgia with great rock & roll and blues? Rock ‘N’ Blues Fest returns for its sophomore tour with a line-up that includes rock and blues greats Ten Years After, Edgar Winter Band, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer and Pat Travers.

The your, which kicks off on July 27th, has booked twenty stops so far. For more details and a list of the twenty stops already booked, follow the jump.

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Sons of Anarchy’s Katey Sagal to Rock on Tour!

SONS OF ANARCHY (Season Premiere, Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 pm e/p) -- Pictured: Katey Sagal as Gemma Teller Morrow -- CR: Frank Ockenfels/FX

It’s been several decades since Katey Sagal sang back-up for Bob Dylan, Bette Milder and Etta James, but the Sons of Anarchy star says that in spite of her success as an actress, music is still her true passion.  So it’s with that in mind that a touring show was put together— KATEY SAGAL: An Evening of Music and the Cast of Sons of Anarchy.  The first tour dates will consist of a Midwest run April 18 through 21 (dates and information below).

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Cool Trailer: N.A.S.A The Sprit of Apollo–The Documentary of the Making of the Album!

One of the most intriguing and entertaining albums of the last few years was 2009’s N.A.S.A.’s The Spirit of Apollo, music by the most unlikely (and yet perfect) collection of collaborators – like Tom Waits and Cool Keith (as one remarkable example). Check out the trailer of documentary of the making of the album, which will become available on March 26th through most digital retailers.