By Miranda Daily Staff on November 27, 2012 • No Comments
The celebrity line-up for the third annual 2012 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR continues to heat up with appearances or performances by some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Eli Young Band, Sammy Hagar, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, “Duck Dynasty” star Willie Robertson, Kenny Rogers, Thompson Square, Carrie Underwood, Chris Young, with more to be announced. Country super group Rascal Flatts and “Nashville” actress Hayden Panettiere will host The Event that honors the top country acts of 2012 when it premieres on Saturday, December 8 at 11:00 p.m., ET/PT.
The 90-minute special is the most exclusive gathering of country music superstars of the year and celebrates the class of 2012 with an incredible evening of wall-to-wall performances and special appearances from others in entertainment. For the first time ever, CMT is keeping the illustrious list of honorees top secret until they are revealed on the night of Saturday, December 8. Past artists named as CMT Artists of the Year include Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, and Zac Brown Band.
By Miranda Daily Staff on November 11, 2012 • No Comments
Country music superstar Miranda Lambert, who lives in Tishomingo, has earned a platinum hit with her emotional ballad “Over You.” Earlier this week, the Recording Industry Association of America certified the single platinum for selling 1 million downloads.
The chart-topping hit, which Lambert co-wrote with husband Blake Shelton, last week earned the Country Music Association’s song of the year honors at the 46th Annual CMA Awards.
The couple penned “Over You,” the second single off Lambert’s 2011 album “Four the Record,” in honor of Shelton’s brother Richie, who died in a car accident 22 years ago.
Lambert wept openly on stage at the CMA Awards as her husband related how his father, Dick, who died earlier this year, urged the couple to pen “Over You.”
“My dad always told me, `Son, you should write a song about your brother,”‘ Shelton said in the accepting the CMA songwriting trophy. “I lost my dad in January, and it’s so amazing to me that tonight, even after he’s gone, he’s still right. I just needed the right person to write this song with and the right person to sing it.”
Although three married couples had been previously nominated for CMA song of the year – Ed and Patsy Bruce for “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” in 1978, Sanger D. “Whitey” Shafer nd Darlene Shafer for “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” in 1985, and “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” written by Whitey Shafer and his fourth wife Lydia Shafer in 1987 – Lambert and Shelton are the first to win the honor.
By Miranda Daily Staff on November 2, 2012 • No Comments
I’ve added all the photos from last nights 46th Annual CMA Awards to the gallery. Congratulations to Miranda & Blake for winning Song of The Year for Over You (such an emotional acceptance speech! and to Miranda for Female Vocalist Of The Year . Miranda also gave a rockin’ performance of Fastest Girl In Town. More good news Miranda And Blake and Fastest Girl In Town also trended on Twitter during the show!