Brad Paisley

Hit Country 2012 Released This Week!

Hit Countyr 2012Released this Friday October 21... Hit Country 2012 is the year’s ultimate Hit Country compilation release on CD and DVD. It features 22 of the year’s biggest country music hits from Australia and the world, plus a massive 28 music videos from your favourite country stars!

Included are recent chart topping hits from international superstars Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Ronnie Dunn, Brad Paisley, Doc Walker, Miranda Lambert, Joe Nichols and Emerson Drive as well as hits from the cream of the crop locally, including Kasey Chambers, The McClymonts, Jasmine Rae, Catherine Britt, Steve Forde, Shane Nicholson and McAlister Kemp. Hits and music videos from Australia’s best emerging talent are also included.

CD - 1. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton 2. Bleed Red – Ronnie Dunn 3. Little Bird – Kasey Chambers 4. Hunky Country Boys – Jasmine Rae 5. Am I The Only One – Dierks Bentley 6. Old Alabama – Brad Paisley 7. Hard Work – McAlister Kemp 8. Sweet Emmylou – Catherine Britt 9. From A Table Away – Sunny Sweeny 10. Songs Like This – Carrie Underwood 11. The Shape I’m In – Joe Nichols 12. Bad Machines – Shane Nicholson 13. Coming Home – Doc Walker 14. Let Your Love Speak – Emerson Drive 15. Tomorrow – Chris Young 16. A Woman Is A Flame – The McClymonts 17. This – Darius Rucker 18. Trail In Life – Dean Brody 19. What He Did To Me – Shea Fisher 20. How Long – Steve Forde 21. Girls In The Summertime – Peter McWhirter 22. West Australian Woman – Corey Colum

DVD - 1. Honey Bee – Blake Shelton 2. Bleed Red – Ronnie Dunn 3. Little Bird – Kasey Chambers 4. Hunky Country Boys – Jasmine Rae 5. Am I The Only One – Dierks Bentley 6. Old Alabama – Brad Paisley 7. Hard Work – McAlister Kemp 8. Sweet Emmylou – Catherine Britt 9. From A Table Away – Sunny Sweeny 10. The Shape I’m In – Joe Nichols 11. Bad Machines – Shane Nicholson 12. Coming Home – Doc Walker 13. Let Your Love Speak – Emerson Drive 14. Tomorrow – Chris Young 15. A Woman Is A Flame – The McClymonts 16. Trail In Life – Dean Brody 17. How Long – Steve Forde 18. Is That So Wrong – Julianne Hough 19. Playing The Part – Jamey Johnson 20. If I Die Young – The Band Perry 21. In Spite Of Ourselves – Kirsty Akers w/ Bob Evans 22. A Perfect Night – Markus Meier 23. I Wasn’t Gonna Cry – Katrina Burgoyne 24. Jetty Road – Serves You Right 25. Walked In Leaving – Victoria Baillie 26. This - Darius Rucker 27. Girls In The Summertime – Peter McWhirter 28. West Australian Woman – Corey Colum

And The 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards Winners Are...

Taylor Swift ACM Awards 2011 

Entertainer of the Year - Taylor Swift

Top Male Vocalist - Brad Paisley

Top Female Vocalist - Miranda Lambert Top Vocal Duo - Sugarland 

Top Vocal Group - Lady Antebellum

Album of the Year - Need You Now, Lady Antebellum 

Single Record of the Year - 'The House That Built Me', Miranda Lambert

Top New Artist - The Band Perry

Song of the Year - 'The House That Built Me', Miranda Lambert

Vocal Event of the Year As She's Walking Away', Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson 

Carrie Underwood & Easton Corbin The Major Winners At The First Ever American Country Awards

American Country Awards

With prime time country music television specials and events proving so popular in the US, the FOX network introduced their very own American Country Awards this year and they were held today in Las Vegas. While unlikely to updtage the CMA Awards anytime soon, the event provided country music in the US with another opportunity to showcase their artists across the nation. The event was hosted by Trace Adkins.

The big winners on the night were Carrie Underwood with six wins (including "Artist of the Year") and new-comer Easton Corbin with three wins.

CMC will air the event in Australia on December 10. Check out some red carpet shots!

And the winners were...

Artist of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Artist of the Year: Male: Brad Paisley
Artist of the Year: Female: Carrie Underwood
Artist of the Year - Duo or Group: Lady Antebellum 
Artist of the Year: Breakthrough Artist: Easton Corbin 
Album of the Year: Play On, Carrie Underwood
Single of the Year: 'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Single of the Year: Male: “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” Josh Turner
Single of the Year: Female: 'Cowboy Casanova,' Carrie Underwood
Single of the Year: Duo or Group: 'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Single of the Year: Breakthrough Artist: 'Little More Country Than That,' Easton Corbin
Touring Headline Package of the Year: Carrie Underwood
Music Video of the Year: 'Hillbilly Bone,' Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins
Music Video: Male: 'Hillbilly Bone,' Blake Shelton with Trace Adkins
Music Video: Female: 'Cowboy Casanova,' Carrie Underwood
Music Video: Duo or Group: 'Need You Now,' Lady Antebellum
Music Video: Breakthrough Artist: 'A Little More Country Than That,' Easton Corbin
Greatest Hits Award: Alan Jackson
Decade Award: Rascal Flatts Video Visionary Award: Toby Keith

Lady A, Taylor, Carrie & Brad Win American Music Awards

Lady Antebellum

The 38th Annual American Music Awards have just completed in the US. The country catagory award winners were:

* Country Band, Duo or Group - Lady Antebellum (pictured above)
* Country Album - Carrie Underwood, Play On
* Country Female Artist - Taylor Swift
* Country Male Artist - Brad Paisley

Photo provided by the US Country Music Association

Lambert, Paisley, Shelton and Lady Antebellum The Big Winners At The 44th CMA Awards

Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton 

The CMA Awards have just concluded in Nashville and the winners are:

Entertainer of the Year: Brad Paisley

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Male Vocalist of the Year: Blake Shelton

New Artist of the Year: Zac Brown Band

Vocal Group of the Year: Lady Antebellum

Vocal Duo of the Year: Sugarland

Album of the Year: Revolution - Miranda Lambert (Produced by Frank Liddell and Mike Wrucke)

Single of the Year: 'Need You Now' - Lady Antebellum

Song of the Year: 'The House That Built Me' - Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin

Musical Event of the Year: 'Hillbilly Bone' - Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins

Music Video of the Year: 'The House That Built Me' - Miranda Lambert, Directed by Trey Fanjoy

Musician of the Year: Mac McAnally - Guitar


Photo provided by the Country Music Association (US)

The World Gears Up For The CMA Awards... Country's Biggest Night!

CMA Awards 2010

The world is gearing up for the Grammys of Country Music... the 44th CMA Awards. In the US, they call it "Country's Biggest Night!"

The awards will again be hosted in 2010 by Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley (both pictures) and will be broadcast live on CMC in Australia tomorrow at 12pm.   

Performers for the CMA Awards are: Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Kid Rock, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Underwood, and Keith Urban.

In addition, special performances will feature Gwyneth Paltrow in her live Country Music singing debut performing with Vince Gill; top nominee Lambert with Sheryl Crow in a tribute to Loretta Lynn's 50th Anniversary as a recording artist; Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson; and Zac Brown Band with Alan Jackson. Presenters are The Band Perry, Luke Bryan, Easton Corbin, Sara Evans, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jerrod Niemann, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young, as well as NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and ABC television stars JoAnna Garcia ("Better With You") and Ty Pennington ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"). Rodney Atkins will present Awards in Pre-Telecast Ceremonies.

Hit Country - Hits Of The Decade (2001 - 2010) ... The Best Of The Best!

Hits Of The DecadeHit Country – Hits Of The Decade (2001 – 2010) features the best of the best! It’s a celebration of the last ten years of great country music globally.

Songs for this compilation have been selected on the basis of major chart success, music sales, industry awards and general impact on the music market.

With so many great artists recording so many great songs, the HitCountry.TV team's job of selecting the final 40 tracks was extremely tough!

We could have selected another 40 songs that could have been considered "Hits Of The Decade" but we could only fit 40 tracks on the two CDs, and the 40 on there are simply sensational! 

Country's biggest artists from the last decade from Australia and world are featured including Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Kasey Chambers, George Strait, The McClymonts, Adam Brand, Jasmine Rae, Beccy Cole, Melinda Schneider, Brad Paisley, Steve Forde, Sugarland, Brooks & Dunn and many many more.

The compilation is released on June 11, 2010.


Disc 1

1. Planet Country - Lee Kernaghan
2. Wrapped Up Good - The McClymonts
3. Born To Survive - Troy Cassar-Daley
4. You’ll Think Of Me - Keith Urban
5. Jesus Take The Wheel - Carrie Underwood
6. Like A River - Kasey Chambers
7. I Go Back - Kenny Chesney
8. Redneck Woman - Gretchen Wilson
9. Bring Me Down - Miranda Lambert
10. Believe - Brooks & Dunn
11. Beer For My Horses - Toby Keith (with Willie Nelson)
12. I’m A Road Hammer - The Road Hammers
13. Country Singer - Jasmine Rae
14. There’s No Limit - Deanna Carter
15. Alcohol – Brad Paisley
16. Best I Ever Had – Gary Allan
17. All Kinds Of Tough - McAlister Kemp
18. Moments – Emerson Drive
19. Stronger – Melinda Schneider
20. Poster Girl (Wrong Side Of The World) – Beccy Cole

Disc 2

1. Summer’s Little Angel - Steve Forde
2. Best Days Of Your Life - Kellie Pickler
3. Blame It On Eve - Adam Brand
4. In Colour - Jamey Johnson
5. What I Did Last Night - Catherine Britt
6. Beautiful Life - Doc Walker
7. What Was I Thinkin’ - Dierks Bentley
8. Austin - Blake Shelton
9. Stay - Sugarland
10. Tim McGraw - Taylor Swift
11. Fast Car - The Wilkinsons
12. I Saw God Today - George Strait
13. Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy - Big & Rich
14. Love Is A Beautiful Thing - Phil Vassar
15. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
16. Acting Stupid - The Sunny Cowgirls
17. What You Give Away – Vince Gill (featuring Sheryl Crow)
18. Song For The Old Rake - Paul Kelly & The Stormwater Boys
19. Boondocks - Little Big Town
20. Don’t Chase Me - Shea Fisher

You can buy the two CD compilation now at  

Tommy Emmanuel and Joe Robinson Win US Awards

Aussie guitar god Tommy Emmanuel has been named ‘Best Acoustic Guitarist’ by readers of the respected US ‘Guitar Player Magazine’. This is the second year in a row that Tommy has been recognised by the magazine.

The issue also named Brad Paisley ‘Best Country Guitarist’ and young Australian Smokin’ Joe Robinson, who Tommy has helped mentor, as ‘Best New Talent’.

The award is a testament to Emmanuel’s increasing popularity around the world. Although he lives in Nashville, Tommy spends most of the year on the road, playing to packed houses in all corners of the globe, communicating his music through what he calls the ‘universal language’ of the guitar. 

2010 will see him tour Italy, Canada, America, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Russia, Poland and the UK, before coming home to Australia in December for a special 50th Anniversary reunion tour with his brother and fellow-guitarist, Phil. This tour will also feature Tommy’s hand-picked All-Star band and will be the first time the Emmanuel Brothers have toured together since 2004.

Robinson is also making a name for himself globally. He spends most of his time at the moment touring the US to sell out crowds.

Carrie Underwood Is ACM Entertainer Of The Year Again

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood was the big winner at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards is Las Vegas last night. She won the fan-voted Entertainer of the Year award for the second time.

Miranda Lambert also had a huge night winning Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year and Album of the Year for Reveloution.

The full list of winners were...

ALBUM OF THE YEAR - Revolution – Miranda Lambert SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR - ’Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum
SONG OF THE YEAR - 'Need You Now’ – Lady Antebellum
VIDEO OF THE YEAR - 'White Liar’ – Miranda Lambert
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR - 'Hillbilly Bone’ – Blake Shelton featuring Trace Adkins

2010 Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Zac Brown Band have topped the nominations for the 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were announced by Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton last night.

Lady Antebellum scored seven nominations. While Lambert and Underwood received six each nominations in five categories. Zac Brown also scored six nominations -  four as a member of the Zac Brown Band and another two as the group's producer.
Following for CMA Awards and Grammy success, Taylor Swift received a total of five nominations, including her first Entertainer of the Year nomination.
Under the ACM tally, artists receive multiple nominations in certain categories if they wrote the song or produced the recording.
Kenny Chesney's nominations include entertainer of the year (which he has already won four times) and top male vocalist. Brad Paisley is also nominated for the fan voted Entertainer of the Year and top male vocalist. His American Saturday Night is nominated for album of the year, and "Welcome to the Future" is competing for video of the year.
The other entertainer of the year nominees are Toby Keith, George Strait and Australia's Keith Urban. The three categories for newcomers - top new solo vocalist, vocal group and vocal duo - will also be opened up to fan voting. The winner in each of those three categories will then move on to compete for overall top new artist, another fan-voted category.
Reba McEntire will host the show live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas USA on April 18.
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