Before his name dominates the Wrigley Field marquee on Saturday, Sam Hunt called me today during #DrewsHOTLunch to chat about his favorite summer memory this year, what his fans are obsessing about right now, baseball food, vacations & much more >>>>>>
As we count down to the show Sunday night (live from Vegas on CBS-2), the folks at the ACMs keep giving us better news!
Just now, we found out that Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, Old Dominion and Charles Kelley (from Lady Antebellum) are now all scheduled to perform on stage … Awe. Some.
They join previously-announced superstars who’ll sing —–> Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, Florida Georgia Line and more (!!!!!).
** Eli Young Band is trending today as they’re in town to do a private, acoustic show for you in North Riverside at Miller’s Ale House (7515 W Cermak Ave, just west of Harlem Ave)!
How to win your final passes in the door? Join me from 4-6p for the last 16 pairs. I’ll draw a name every 7 minutes, then you see the guys tonight!
** Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan & Sam Hunt are all trending today as they’ll be honored tonight as the top country artists of the year during the “CMT Artists of the Year” special, live from Nashville on CMT at 7p.
Chris Stapletonwill also receive the “2015 CMT Artists of the Year Breakout” award and perform live, with country music legend Kenny Rogers receiving the ultimate honor – the prestigious “Artist of a Lifetime” award.
** The Band Perry is trending today as you’ll see them perform on NBC tonight at 7p, as part of the 83rd Annual Tree Lighting at Christmas in Rockefeller Center special.
** Luke Bryan is also trending today as he’s been added to the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve party with Ryan Seacrest on ABC this year. Hosted by Carrie Underwood, Luke is set to perform a few of his hits!
** So many stars trending today after their CMA wins last night:
Entertainer of the Year:Luke Bryan Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert Vocal Duo of the Year: Florida Georgia Line Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town New Artist of the Year: Chris Stapleton Album of the Year: Traveller, Chris Stapleton Song of the Year:Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna & Liz Rose – “Girl Crush” Single of the Year: Little Big Town – “Girl Crush” Best Music Video: Maddie & Tae – “Girl In A Country Song” Musical Event of the Year: Keith Urban feat. Eric Church – “Raise ‘Em Up”
** Kellie Pickler is trending today as her new reality show “I Love Kellie Pickler” [with her husband Kyle] premieres tonight at 9p on CMT!
** Eric Church is trending today after releasing a full album (!) yesterday … and no one knew about it, not even folks at his label!
“Mr. MisUnderstood” features 10 songs and you can hear the title track on US99.5 all day!
** David Nail is trending today after he and his wife Catherine had a surprise on the CMA Red Carpet last night ::: her baby bump! David told us they’re expecting twins “in less than four weeks,” sooooo excited for them!
** Cam is trending today after giving us the title and release date of her debut album. Called “Untamed” and featuring 11 songs that she wrote or co-wrote, you’ll be able to buy it December 11th!