COUNTRY MUSIC NEWS
LADY ANTEBELLUM: American Music Awards Leaders
Lady Antebellum were the top country act when nominations for American Music Award were announced in L.A. yesterday. They're up for Favorite Band, Duo or Group and Favorite Album for Need You Now in the country categories, and for the fan-voted all-genre Breakthrough Artist award.
The American Music Awards will air live on ABC on November 21st.
If you've ever wanted to sing on stage like Jake Owen or with Jake Owen, now is your chance. Shoot a video of yourself performing one of his songs and upload it to the Longhorn Steakhouse Facebook page by October 31st, then get your friends to start voting. The winner wins a bus ride from Nashville to Vero Beach, Florida, with Jake and that coveted performance spot.
DARIUS RUCKER: Won't Wear Out Welcome
With three number-one singles, Darius Rucker knows that he's found a home in country music. He tells Nashville's Tennessean, "I'll make two promises to country music. I'll be here as long as you want me, and I won't linger around too long when you don't want me anymore."
Darius celebrated the release of his second country album, Charleston, South Carolina 1966 with a performance on ABC's Good Morning America yesterday.
GRAND OLE OPRY: In The Pink
The Judds turn the Grand Ole Opry pink Friday night to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. Helping flip the switch are Fox news anchor Greta Van Sustern and actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, along with Joey and Rory, Marty Stuart and John Anderson. Mention "Opry Pink" when you order tickets and $5 will go to Women Rock for the Cure and Susan G. Koman for the Cure.