Church is nominated in five categories, including his first for entertainer of the year. He’s also up for male vocalist, album of the year (Mr. Misunderstood), video of the year (“Mr.Misunderstood, and vocal event of the year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.
Stapleton is nominated male vocalist and new male vocalist and is also up for vocal event of the year for Hangover Tonight,” a collaboration with Gary Allan, Stapleton received two additional nominations as artist and producer in the album of the year category for Traveller.
The ACM Awards show takes place April 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Nominees for song of the year and songwriter of the year will be announced at a later date.
Merle Haggard has canceled two concerts this weekend in New Mexico as a result of a continuing battle with double pneumonia.
His son posted a message via social media regarding the Country Music Hall of Fame member’s condition.
Clear up something. Dad isn’t sick again, he’s just still recovering from pneumonia. Takes awhile to get back to normal!
Haggard, who underwent lung cancer surgery in 2008, canceled a series of concerts in December after being hospitalized in California.
During the history-making blizzard of 2016, Tim McGraw was having all kinds of snow-day fun in Nashville. He and his wife Faith Hill took turns posting photos and videos of their days of being snowed in on their property south of the city, including a shot that their youngest daughter Audrey took of their three dogs — Sicily, Palio and Stromboli — playing outside.
But McGraw got serious in a new interview with his record label when he talked about the things he’s learned.
“I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way,” he said. “The best life lesson I’ve learned the hard way (is) to trust.”
He’s not alone, though.
“That’s something everybody always works on, I think, is to trust somebody,” he said. “To trust other people and to trust yourself. I think that’s probably the biggest hurdle that anybody has to jump is to learn to trust themselves. …
“I’m still working on that,” he admits.