2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Nominees Announced

Reba also announced the 2018 ACM nominees this morning.

Reba McEntire will also host the ACM Awards show this year on April 15th at 7:00 p.m. Central time on CBS.


  • Eight nominations for Chris Stapleton
  • Six nominations for Thomas Rhett
  • Five nominations for Keith Urban
  • Five nominations for Shane McAnally
  • Four nominations for Miranda Lambert
  • Four nominations for Maren Morris
  • Three nomination for Sam Hunt
  • Three for Midland
  • Three for Little Big Town

Full list of nominees and categories over at Music Row Magazine.

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Radio Show Notes From February 27 2018

In case you missed it:

Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation donates nearly $200,000 to animal shelters across America.

Antique collector flips a $20 rummage sale teapot for over $800,000.  Turns out it’s a super important piece of pre-Revolutionary War history

Cold case in Adams County, Mississippi reopened after eight years.

Feel-good story of the day:  Iowa Hawkeye basketball player throws an intentional brick to preserve a 25 year-old school record.  Check out the video below.

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Miranda Lambert’s Muttnation Foundation Donates Nearly $200,000 To Shelters In All 50 States

Miranda’s Muttnation Foundation just donated nearly $200k to animal shelters across the nation.

Miranda Lambert’s foundation hand-picked at least one shelter from each state based on criteria like high adoption rates, volunteerism and fiscal responsibility.  Each shelter received $3-5,000 from the Foundation.  In total, The MuttNation Foundation donated $189,000 to shelters across the US.

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Locally, they selected the Mississippi Animal Rescue League and Animal Rescue New Orleans as deserving recipients.

The next time you’re looking for a new animal companion, stop by the Natchez-Adams County Animal Shelter and meet their adoptable animals, or stop by the shelter near you.  Don’t shop, adopt!


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Miranda Lambert Announces 23 Dates for Living Like Hippies Tour

Tickets go on sale October 6th.  Tour begins January 18th.

Nashville, TN — Vanner Records/RCA Records Nashville GRAMMY Award-winner Miranda Lambert  announces her new Livin’ Like Hippies Tour that will kick off January 18, 2018 in Greenville, SC.

The Livin’ Like Hippies Tour comes from the lyrics of Lambert’s aptly titled song “Highway Vagabond” which appears on The Nerve side of Lambert’s 24-song, double album, The Weight Of These Wings.

The new album, The Weight Of These Wings, is the Texas native’s sixth studio album and since its release in November 2016 the record has been certified PLATINUM by the RIAA, spawned two GRAMMY Award nominations for its lead single “Vice,” been awarded the ACM Album of the Year, and most recently racked up FIVE nominations for Lambert at the upcoming CMA Awards including a coveted Album of the Year nod.

Joining Lambert on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour for all dates is Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi. In addition to Pardi, for select dates, Lambert has tapped Brent Cobb, Turnpike Troubadours, Lucie Silvas, The Steel Woods, Sunny Sweeney, Ashley McBryde and Charlie Worsham to perform.

Live Nation is the official promoter of the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour and tickets for eight of the shows go on sale October 6 and can be purchased at LiveNation.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Bold indicates ticket on sale date of October 6. Check Miranda Lambert’s website for more information and ticket on sale dates.

Date                     City, State                        Venue                                                 With
1/18/2018           Greenville, SC                Bon Secours Arena                 Jon Pardi and Brent Cobb

1/19/2018           Orlando, FL                      Amway Center                           Jon Pardi and Brent Cobb
1/20/2018           Atlanta, GA                       Infinite Energy Center               Jon Pardi and Brent Cobb
2/1/2018             Tacoma, WA                                                                       Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours
2/2/2018             Spokane, WA                                                                      Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours
2/3/2018             Eugene, OR                    Matthew Knight Arena             Jon Pardi and Turnpike Troubadours
2/8/2018             Sacramento, CA              Golden 1 Center                         Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas
2/9/2018             Fresno, CA                      Save Mart Center                       Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas
2/10/2018           Los Angeles, CA             The Forum                                   Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas
2/15/2018           San Diego, CA                Viejas Arena                                Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas
2/17/2018           Phoenix, AZ                   Talking Stick Resort Arena      Jon Pardi and Lucie Silvas
3/1/2018             Knoxville, TN                   Thompson-Boling Arena             Jon Pardi and The Steel Woods
3/2/2018            Lexington, KY                 Rupp Arena                                Jon Pardi and The Steel Woods
3/3/2018            Cleveland, OH                  Wolstein Center                           Jon Pardi and The Steel Woods
3/8/2018            Omaha, NE                       CenturyLink Center                     Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney
3/9/2018            Oklahoma City, OK           Chesapeake Energy Arena         Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney
3/10/2018          Little Rock, AR                  Verizon Arena                              Jon Pardi and Sunny Sweeney
3/15/2018          Des Moines, IA                  Wells Fargo Arena                       Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde
3/16/2018          St. Louis, MO                  ScotTrade Center                       Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde
3/17/2018          Kansas City, MO             Sprint Center                              Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde

3/22/2018          Newark, NJ                       Prudential Center                        Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham
3/23/2018          State College, PA            Bryce Jordan Center                 Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham
3/24/2018          Winston Salem, NC        Lawrence Joel Veterans            Jon Pardi and Charlie Worsham

                                                                   Memorial Coliseum


(h/t to TRUE Public Relations for the scoop. Photo Credit: Becky Fluke & Reid Long)

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