Conference and Awards program will celebrate the importance of faith in storytelling for creatives, writers, authors, and publishing curators Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) September 06, 2017 The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is proud to announce the annual gala for the CHRISTY AWARD™, taking place on November 8 at Lipscomb University in Nashville TN. As a day to celebrate the best in the art of Christian Fiction and honor the power of story, event organizers have also launched THE ART OF WRITING CONFERENCE to coincide with the Awards. Registration and information for both events can be found at http://www.christyawards.com The conference and awards program will attract aspiring and published writers, creatives and storytellers, along with publishing professionals. Writers will find encouragement, information and inspiration while Christian fiction fans and publishers will celebrate the best faith-affirming stories of the year and find new ways to elevate the … [Read more...] about ECPA to Host the Art of Writing Conference and The Christy Award™ Christian Fiction Gala at Lipscomb University in Nashville
At age 70, folk singer-songwriter John Prine is releasing his first ever book - a songbook of his most famous songs, along with family photos and handwritten lyrics. Prine, a Grammy-winning writer, said after cancer affected his singing voice, his songs have felt brand new again. (July 5) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The first time a new country songwriter named Kacey Musgraves saw one of her songwriting heroes, John Prine, she had an unusual proposition when she approached. "I said, 'Hey, my name is Kacey and I am a really big fan. I don't want to offend you or anything, but is there any way you might want to burn one with me?'" Musgraves recalled saying after one of his shows in Nashville, Tennessee. Musgraves, who would later go on to win two Grammy Awards for her 2013 major label debut album, was hoping to fulfill a fantasy of smoking a joint with Prine. It was also the premise of an unreleased song she had written that somehow ended up on Prine's desk. Prine, who has survived a … [Read more...] about At 70, John Prine is the hippest songwriter in Nashville
Caption Close Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Keep clicking to see which stars were named the best and worst dressed at the 2017 CMT Awards. Singer-songwriter Carrie Underwood attends the 2017 CMT Music Awards at the Music City Center on June 7, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. Keep clicking to see which stars were named the best and worst dressed at Country stars and big time celebrities ditched the camo and brought the glam to Nashville. But not everyone was a winner. Carrie Underwood, Nicole Kidman, Miranda Lambert, Jada Pinkett Smith and many more celebs took to the CMT Awards red carpet (it was actually a grayish color) on Wednesday, wearing a variety of looks. Underwood, who always demolishes the fashion ratings, really came up short for this event. The 34-year-old wore a glitzy mini dress with a tiered ruffled bottom and styled her hair into a messy … [Read more...] about Best and worst dressed at 2017 CMT Awards
Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and Derek Trucks kicked off the 2017 CMT Music Awards with a rocking tribute to southern rocker Gregg Allman, who died last month at age 69. It started with Aldean, Rucker and Kelley singing the Allman Brothers Band’s “Midnight Rider” a cappella, before being joined by a full band including Trucks on guitar. The performance earned a standing ovation Wednesday from the audience at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, which included country music’s top stars, along with Hollywood actors and musicians from the rock, pop and R&B worlds. Ashton Kutcher, Jada Pinkett Smith and Katherine Heigl will present awards at the show on CMT, where performers include Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton and the Chainsmokers. Little Big Town won the first televised award of the night, taking home group video of the year for “Better Man,” their No. 1 hit that was written by Taylor Swift. … [Read more...] about CMT Awards honor Allman and give awards to Urban, Underwood
The 2017 CMT Music Awards will honor the top acts in country music as well as lend its stage to pop, rock and R&B performers and Hollywood stars. Ashton Kutcher, Jada Pinkett Smith and Katherine Heigl will be among the presenters at the awards show Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennesssee, where performers will include Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton and the Chainsmokers, who pre-taped their set with Florida Georgia Line on Tuesday night. The EDM duo and the country duo sang together on a song called “Last Day Alive,” off the Chainsmokers’ album “Memories ... Do Not Open,” which came out earlier this year. “It was a fun challenge,” Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard said Tuesday of working with the Chainsmokers. “We pushed ourselves. There’s a lot of different aspects of this song that we haven’t done before, like different harmonies. We love these guys and we love what they are doing.” Keith Urban, … [Read more...] about CMT Awards to feature stars from all genres and Hollywood
Home Account News Video & Photo Obits Coupons and Deals Marketplace By: Associated Press May 9, 2017 Updated: 9 minutes ago The country group Lady Antebellum performs the national anthem before Game 6 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series between the Nashville Predators and the St. Louis Blues Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. From left to right, are: Dave Haywood, Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Nashville Predators' playoff drive is resulting in a change of venue for the annual CMT Music Awards. CMT announced Tuesday that the June 7 telecast of its awards show will take place at Nashville's Music City Center rather than Bridgestone Arena, the home of the Predators. The Predators won their second-round series with the St. Louis Blues to advance to the Western Conference finals against either the Anaheim Ducks or Edmonton Oilers. If the Predators reach the Stanley Cup Final, they … [Read more...] about Predators playoff drive forces venue change for CMT Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Keith Urban lead the 2017 CMT Music Awards nominations with four each, including nods in the video of the year and social superstar categories. CMT announced the nominees Tuesday for their awards show to be held on June 7 in Nashville, Tennessee. Lauren Alaina, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Carrie Underwood have three nominations each. A total of 14 videos were up for the top prize, video of the year, which is voted on by fans online at CMT.com . Some of those nominees include Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Brad Paisley and Dierks Bentley. ______ Online: http://www.cmt.com/cmt-music-awards Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: newswires entertainment … [Read more...] about Keith Urban, Ballerini, Rhett top contenders at CMT Awards
Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr made their red carpet debut Wednesday. The "My Kinda Party" singer and his former mistress attended the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, where they happily posed for photographers. It marked the first time the lovebirds attended an awards show after Aldean filed for divorce from his wife of twelve years, Jessica Ussery, in April 2013. Aldean, 37, wore jeans and a button-up brown shirt with cowboy boots and his signature hat. The American Idol alum, 26, modeled a fitted white dress with sheer paneling and tan and white stilettos. The "Dirt Road Anthem" singer was on hand to present with model-turned-actress Brooklyn Decker. NEWS: Kristen Bell's CMT Music Awards monologue is a must-see! Aldean and Kerr were first linked after they were caught kissing in public in September 2012. The musician later apologized for his behavior, saying he "screwed up" and "had too much to drink" that night. The next month, Aldean told E! News he was "workin' through" his … [Read more...] about Jason Aldean and Brittany Kerr Walk Their First Red Carpet Together at the CMT Awards—See the Pics!
Kevin Mazur/WireImage When it comes to seeing old flames, Nicole Kidman lets love rule all right. The Oscar winner and her country music star hubby Keith Urban ran into Kidman's ex-boyfriend, rocker Lenny Kravitz, as the couple attended Wednesday night's CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. And what could've been an uncomfortable situation was anything but as the trio posed for paparazzi photos and the American Idol judge hugged it out with the "It Ain't Over 'Til It's Over" singer. NEWS: Keith Urban sounds off on his American Idol future Following her highly publicized divorce from Tom Cruise, Kidman cozied up to Kravitz after renting his Manhattan apartment, and the two dated from 2003 to 2004. After splitting with the funk mastermind, the actress found love again with Urban in January 2005, and the pair were married a year later. It's nice to know after a decade there are no hard feelings. PHOTOS: 2013 CMT Music Awards arrivals … [Read more...] about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban Hang With Her Ex Lenny Kravitz at CMT Awards—We’ve Got the Pics!
CMT voters gotta have Faith. And Carrie. And, uh, Reese? Faith Hill nabbed a leading four nominations for the 2006 CMT Awards, the country music video kudosfest voted on entirely by fans. Country faves Trace Adkins and Miranda Lambert announced the nominees Wednesday morning, after more than 1.2 million twang-talkin' music lovers cast votes on CMT.com to determine the finalists. Fan fave Hill led the pack, with three of her four nominations shared with her superstar hubby Tim McGraw for their duet "Like We Never Loved At All." The A-list couple picked up nods for Best Video, Best Collaboration, and Video Director of the Year. Hill's solo effort, "Mississippi Girl," rounds out her nominations, with a nod for Female Video of the Year. McGraw is one of a slew of triple nominees for the awards show, in the esteemed company of Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Trace Adkins, Miranda Lambert and American Idol alum Carrie Underwood. And while this year's … [Read more...] about CMT Awards Have Faith, Keith