Kacey Musgraves, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert Nominated For Pollstar Awards

Kacey Musgraves done in life is beautiful party on October 26, 2014.

The 26th Annual Pollstar – recognizing the best in the business of live concerts – will take over the former home of the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, on February 21, and it is appropriate that a handful of artists in the country are among the nominees in the series.

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The head is more hopeful Year Tour Jason Aldean, country star alone in a category dominated by pop heavyweights like Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and Justin Timberlake. Aldean spent last year in the studio and on the road, playing in every month.

After a concert on Tuesday in the hometown of Nashville Marathon Music Works, which will take a break until mid-February, when the Burn It Down tour begins in Greenville, South Carolina.

Brantley Gilbert Road Dogs Fellow and Kacey Musgraves are both named best new artist touring. The news comes on the final leg of Let It Ride Tour Gilbert, a hike of seven months ending December 13. Musgraves has been busy this year, too, touring the country with Katy Perry during the late summer and launching a headlining tour in September. She is no stranger to awards deliveries either. After starting 2014 to win a pair of Grammys, Musgraves happened to snag the ACM Award for Album of the Year for Same Trailer Different Park and CMA Song of the Year for “Follow Your Arrow”.

Since some trips are possible without bookers, venue owners and other staff behind the scenes, Pollstar Awards also honor those who do their best work offstage. That includes tour manager Keith Urban, Chuck Hull, which is for the road warrior of the Year Award, and the general manager of Ryman Auditorium, Sally Williams, nominated Executive Fund of the Year. Meanwhile, the category of Personal Manager is dominated by professionals in the country field, including Clarence Spalding (manager Jason Aldean and Rascal Flatts), Coran Capshaw (Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley), and John Peets (Eric Church).

All subscribers to the trade publication concert-biz are eligible to vote online until December 18.

Can Kacey Musgraves Become Country’s Katy Perry?

Kacey Musgraves is not yet a Cash King Country, but she could make the list a day if kept after his arrow – and its new model.

Going to the Grammys for the first time is a milestone for any artist, but few could have had a better debut on the biggest night of the music of Kacey Musgraves.
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The 25-year-old singer-songwriter was among the stars surprise 56th annual iteration of the ceremony, performing her hit “Follow Your Arrow” for a TV crowd of millions of people and took home two awards one for Best Country Song (“Merry Go ‘Round”) and another for Best Country album (Same Different Trailer Park).

“I cannot put into words how excited I am to represent the country music genre of music that I have come to do,” he told a group of journalists shortly after her Grammy wins. “I made an album that was inspired by the real life and everything that was happening to me at the time, but all the traditional elements of country music I’m in love.”

Musgraves has yet to land on the list of countries Forbes Cash Kings’. But to win the Grammy for Best Country Album, who led the efforts of Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift, four of the top earners of the genre. She will join their ranks if he can maintain his momentum, she would be doing to take after someone decidedly un-country: Katy Perry.

The latter is quite a role model, especially from a business perspective. His 2010 album Teenage Dream released five No. 1 (the only artist to achieve the feat is Michael Jackson). During the past four years, Perry has pulled in $ 168 million. For country radio, however, his is a kind of risky plan to follow. That has not stopped Musgraves.

You could say “Follow Your Arrow” which informs listeners to “make a lot of noise, kiss a lot of guys, or kiss a lot of girls, if that is something that is in the” is the descendant of Perry “I Kissed A Girl” albeit a rather more covered to a much more conservative audience appeal.

Katy Perry & Kacey Musgraves Take America: Inside Their TV Special, Tour (Cover Story)

Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves photographed by Lauren Dukoff on April 17, 2014 Sony Pictures in Culver City.

Katy Perry is practically naked.
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Rehearsal of “Crossroads”, on June 13 CMT special that pairs the pop star with country newcomer Kacey Musgraves is an hour away, but all I can think Perry is to undress. Recently arrived at his trailer in place in Culver City Sony lot, she slips out of her dress Jeremy Scott tube sock and a white bathrobe and slippers, clearly unconcerned about who might be watching.

“I’ve seen her naked,” says Perry, 29, pointing Musgraves.

“A couple of times,” Musgraves, 25, confirmed. “And not the last.”

Other occasions for indecent dressing will come in August when Musgraves joins Perry concert tour by 15 dates and most of the month. It’s an interesting move for both. Headliners often bestow their validation and the benefit of the exhibition, opening acts they admire.

“I always like to introduce good music to the people in the audience,” says Perry. But as Perry pop princesses do not usually pick newcomers countries. And while the other opening acts different legs of the tour Perry U.S. – Capital Cities and Tegan & Sara -. They eccentric pop music, both have had top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 Musgraves’ “Follow the Arrow” peaked at No. 60 on the Hot 100 and reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs.

The contrasts between the two are evident when you take the stage the next night, head (lime green shoulder-length choppy cut by Perry, Loretta Lynn complains much of Musgraves) to toe (Manolo Blahnik for Perry, Old Gringo boots as Musgraves). But so are the similarities. Both girls are Americans who get away with pushing the limits. Perry broke out in 2008 with “I Kissed a Girl”; Musgraves supported the same behavior in 2013 “Follow Your Arrow”, a song found on the bench “a little too straight.”

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Certainly, in both cases, which represents a form of a combination of a conservative background with a moral concern and artistic sensibility? Perry is the son of evangelical pastors. As for Musgraves, “My parents are not crazy conservative,” she says. “They really are very open-minded. But my grandparents are, and where I am, eastern Texas, is the Bible belt.” So you can relate with Perry on that. “It gave us the perspective, because we both have that. Both left but those worlds.”

“We came out of those worlds, but we kept our compasses,” adds Perry. (“Awww,” Musgraves involved.) “I think [Kacey] straddles the line as if astride the line of appropriateness and still maintaining a healthy and exciting sex.’s not all about that. It’s about sending inspire and support posts and being a kind of woman-to-think yourself. “These two thinkers crossed when Musgraves released the first single “Same Different Trailer Park”, “Merry Go ‘Round”, in September 2012. Perry tweeted his love for her. “I understand that I have a lot of followers on Twitter, and tweet can go far,” she says.

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Musgraves felt the effects at a distance – that was crossing a street in Dublin when she glanced at her phone and saw his Twitter following spike. But Perry was not over yet. “The stalked on the Internet, as I do with everyone,” says Perry, who came to bring Musgraves to Los Angeles to work in the early writing sessions for “Prisma”. Although these songs did not record a partnership was born.

Musgraves – along with Sara Bareilles, Ellie Goulding and Tegan & Sara – was part of Perry can survive concert, a benefit for younger women with breast cancer, at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles in October 2013 and the two became in. another study session at the time. “A good song out of it,” he told Billboard in December Musgraves. “I love when the brain together with different colors and influences to throw into the mix. We are fans of each other, so it works.” The announcement of the recording “Crossroads” followed a few months later.

The stakes are high for Musgraves leverage its partnership with Perry opportunities crossing on the radio and touring alike. Although he has played a handful of dates as an opener Stadium Kenny Chesney and just finished a run of sand with Lady Antebellum, draw their own headlining tells a more interesting story. In his most recent club tour in late 2013, he played 800 – to places 1000 capacity and Detroit Saint Andrews Hall and Bowery Ballroom in New York -

Rooms more commonly associated with the latest fashion indie-rock a novice Nashville. Playing major crowds in the Midwest and Canada could provide exposure Musgraves have to go critical choice for Taylor Swift-like crossover. “It’s an amazing look pop, validation stamp in another world to Kacey Musgraves Queen, Katy,” said Mitch Rose, head of the music department in Los Angeles Creative Artists Agency (CAA), two artists who booked in the tour.

Kacey Musgraves Performs ‘Livin’ On Love’ Beautifully At CMT Awards

Kacey Musgraves rocked the stage at the Bridgestone Arena during the 2014 CMT Music Awards on June 4 with a truly beautiful performance of ‘ Livin ‘ On Love “with Lee Ann Womack – read on for all the details about his amazing performance!

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Kacey Musgraves , 25, is taking the world by storm. Many call the next Taylor Swift, but these two lovely ladies are each in a separate class. In the CMT Country Music Awards on June 4, Kacey went on stage with Lee Ann Womack for Alan Jackson classic, “Livin ‘On Love”. Read on for the details of his fantastic performance!

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Kristen Bell was not lying when he said he would do all the CMT Music Awards on women – and I love her for that! Kacey and Lee Ann looked amazing as they kept it simple on stage side by side, their acoustic guitars struming this classic Alan Jackson tune.

 

Kacey wearing a gorgeous leather mini with a lace edge; school, demure neckline room for lots of sparkle embroidery on the left, and it looked absolutely beautiful with her long hair loose over her shoulders and slightly teased at the crown.

Lee Ann country was complete with gold sequins dress cut just above the knee fully glittered under the lights of Bridgestone. Her blonde hair down like Kacey’s, looked super bright and loved her smoky eye.

Kacey Musgraves, Chris Young, Martina McBride Perform At Grammy Block Party

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A few hundred members of the Recording Academy and their guests filled Owen Bradley Park in Nashville soak in the entertainment and music from the annual festival of the Grammy city block .
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Held on Tuesday night (May 13) in a leafy park adjacent to Music Row – the epicenter of the country music industry in Nashville – Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride Chris Young and entertained the crowd as barbecue and drinks were total not far.

Stars of the hit ABC drama Nashville could be seen chatting in the audience, while a short performance inspired by the show became a highlight of the family event.

The celebration coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Nashville chapter of the founding of the Recording Academy.

With a tower crane hovering backstage illustrating the expanding significance of Music City, Musgraves cage – Current rattler emerging country drew the crowd in about two songs , hits only a set of ” Merry Go ‘ Round” and ” Follow your Arrow ” , complete with his band wore costumes electrified in January at the annual fair of 56th Grammy Awards .

Musgraves were two gramophone trophies of the night – the best country album by the same Different Trailer Park and best country song for “Merry Go ‘ Round”.

She and pop superstar Katy Perry will perform at the next installment of CMT Crossroads, scheduled for release on June 13 CMT at 10 pm ET.

On the left apparently cut short, Musgraves made time for his friend and frequent co -writer Brandy Clark could perform.

A community favorite songwriting as “Follow Your Arrow “, ” Broken Heart Mommy” Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry ” Better Dig Two” , Clark also sang two songs – “Stripes” and “Hold My Hand” – from his debut album 12 Stories. She sweetly thanked all attendees to help them achieve their musical dreams.

Young was happy to offer eight songs with his powerful baritone voice appeared to 11, while McBride followed a similar thought process, the burden of the stage with a 11 piece R & B band to perform songs from his latest album versions, eternal.

Each joined the multitude of low profile with favorites like McBride’s ” A Broken Wing” and clips of current radio, as young “Who I Am With You. “

But the act that received the most attention at the moment was that the sisters sugar sweet Stella Lennon and Maisey playing Daphne and Maddie Conrad in Nashville on ABC. In the program, children who are gifted musically – Superstar Rayna James. In real life does not seem like a stretch at all.

Only performs a song, “A life is good”, from the series and had to deal with some technical difficulties at the start, but everything is handled with aplomb and got an honest answer from the audience. All we have welcomed some more songs, but only 10 and 14 years old, we will not push poor girls.

Besides holding the celebrations, two-time Grammy award winner Jim Lauderdale gave a couple of new songs from his upcoming album, I’m a song and threw in fan favorites as “The King of Broken Hearts” and “halfway.” Christian -rock duo of Australian origin for King & Country opened the event, while reverse quartet Vintage Trouble crowned night, declaring “the new protocol soul ” and provides ample evidence .

Katy Perry And Kacey Musgraves Saddle Up For CMT’s ‘Crossroads’ Taping

LOS ANGELES - For the 50th episode of its gender action program exchange, “Crossroads”, CMT turned to two female artists at the top of their game: Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves.

(SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you do not know the songs performed)
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The recording, which took place on Friday night (18) at Sony Studios , served as a precursor of what to expect when the two acts toured together this summer , and showed that the bridge between melodies County Musgraves traditional ‘ power pop and Perry isn ‘ t always one as it might seem .

That’s partly because Perry came prepared to cross the divide in the country and seemed eager to show his side singer / songwriter. Of course, she has done that before in his ballads like “Not Like The Movies” or ” unconditionally” , but is best known for his uptempo , fun clothing .

Also notable about this iteration “Crossroads” is that it is one of the few in the more than four dozen recordings that features two solo females face , following Dolly Parton and Melissa Etheridge, Martina McBride and Pat Benatar, Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson, and LeAnn Rimes and Joss Stone .

On a stage decorated with neon cactus (one reason Musgraves often used) and palm trees, the two singers took the stage with equally bright costumes: Musgraves set of trousers with fringe and rhinestones hi – watt and Perry in a shiny leotard and see – through the skirt purple.

First a series of Musgraves ‘ songs from their excellent debut album,

“Same Trailer , Park Different ,” including ” Step Off ” and his breakthrough hit ” Merry Go’ Round” were addressed. “A couple of years, found this song Katy tweeted about it,” recalled Musgraves. “I was in Dublin and from my Twitter explode.” Perry has been a champion Musgraves since. As sold outside verses on “Merry Go ‘Round” Perry sang in a deeper, huskier than it normally employs registry.

Following Musgraves ” bittersweet “Keep It To Yourself, ” the two were in an even more heartbreaking tone : a version of ” Cannot Make You Love Me ” , written by Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin , and popularized by Bonnie Raitt in 1991. Their voices wrapped around each other in the sad melody.

Things brightened with statement Musgraves ‘ alive “Follow Your Arrow “, a song Perry revealed Musgraves played with her in the studio and even suggested Perry cut. Perry, who had kissed a girl, suggests Musgraves years

before the action of “Arrow” he said, “I was like, ‘ you need to keep it for yourself!’ “Commercial versions shared sweet harmonies in the verses before Perry Musgraves leaned over and gave her a quick kiss on the cheek,

the camaraderie between the two was evident with Musgraves play quieter, shyer sister bolder, brassier Perry, Big Brother experience but Musgraves shrinks in anyone’s shadow.

After the couple had to re-record crackle Perry “Firework” (recast as an acoustic piano, more elegant version, with pedal steel) , Musgraves ‘ joked “It was perfect , that’s all I can say . ” By Meanwhile, Perry said, “If I sing this song again, I’m going to turn into a firework.”

For your second deck, chose the 70 hit Dolly Parton. “Here you come again” ” Once, Katy told me I’m like Dolly Parton without tits “Musgrave said, quickly adds the busy Perry “I ‘ m like Dolly Parton with tits. “

While the numbers of works, the couple really boomed in Perry “Teenage Dream” , the song about taking young carnal love to a new place and effervescent . Was the clear highlight of the night? They finished the night with mega success of Perry, ” roar ” with range Musgraves ‘ Perry and the power of providing perfect the perfect complement to the other.

Perry and Musgraves episode “of ” Crossroads “premieres on CMT on June 13. Their tour together starting June 22.

Kacey Musgraves Makes GLAAD History

For the first time in its 25 year history, the people of GLAAD have invited a country singer to perform at their big event in the city of New York. And the singer is Kacey Musgraves .

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Musgraves Why, and why now? Because GLAAD - national gay lesbian advocacy organization Media bisexual and transgender (LGBT) – YOLO think your theme song “Follow the Arrow” is the type of message for these times.

“Heart of America is changing, and support for equality continues to grow across party lines, faith in our institutions and in country music,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis in a press release announcing the event.

“Kacey Musgraves is ushering in a new era in the country music industry, where support for all loving families is now a core value of the country. Kacey is logical then that is to become the first country music artist to carry out in the GLAAD Media Awards in New York. “

The press release notes that Musgraves ‘ ” Follow the arrow “, his 2013 single, “barriers in the country music industry broke.” Not only for the ” make a lot of noise, kiss a lot of guys or kiss a lot of girls, if that is something that is in the ” lyric.

It’s more about the big picture of the acceptance Musgraves painted with the simple line, “Love who you love.”

The awards show recognizes the media and individuals, as Musgrave, for their fair, accurate and inclusive of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives representations.

The event will be held on May 3 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. Openly gay country music artist Chely Wright introduced Musgraves.