Kendrick Lamar has announced a summer tour in support of his new album, DAMN.. Support will come from Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.
The tour, which will stop at arenas nationwide, will kick off July 12th in Glendale, Arizona and concludes August 8th in Los Angeles.
DAMN. debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and had the highest single-week of any album released this year (unseating Drake’s More Life). It’s also Lamar’s third consecutive #1 album (following last year’s untitled unmastered. and 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly).
Like To Pimp a Butterfly, DAMN. does not feature a single appearance from Lamar’s Top Dawg affiliates. It does, however, feature Rihanna (on “LOYALTY.”) and U2 (on “XXX.”)
Opener Travis Scott is currently on tour behind his sophomore album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. He recently shared the stage with Lamar at Coachella and features the rapper on his single “Goosebumps.”
Support will also come from D.R.A.M., who released his debut, Big Baby D.R.A.M., in 2016. His single “Broccoli” features an appearance from Lil Yachty and was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.”
Kendrick Lamar with Travis Scott and D.R.A.M.
7/12- Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
7/14- Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
7/15- Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
7/17- Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
7/19- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/20- Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
7/21- Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
7/22- Boston, MA @ TD Garden
7/25- Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
7/26- Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
7/27- Chicago, IL @ United Center
7/29- Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
8/01- Seattle, WA @ Tacoma Dome
8/02- Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
8/04- Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
8/05- Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
8/06- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
8/08- Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Written by Eugene
Former members of seminal Prog rockers Yes have announced a summer/fall tour as “Yes featuring Anderson, Wakeman, and Rabin,” leading to some confusion amongst fans as the official Yes will also be on tour this summer on a trek they’ve dubbed Yestival, which also features Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and Todd Rudgren.
Anderson, Wakeman and Rabin have been previously touring under the moniker ARW.
Although the rift isn’t as contentious as it might seem – official Yes’ Steve Howe did acknowledge that because former vocalist Jon Anderson owns part of the trademark, he’s allowed to use the name and the two iterations performed together at their 2017 induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Howe did strike back at the tour announcement on Facebook:
“While Jon Anderson has rights to use the name as one of the co-owners of the trademark, Yes’ position in that every effort should be made by promoters, ticket agencies and all involved to respect Yes’ magnificent and loyal fan base and minimize confusion regarding the use of Yes Featuring Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman.”
Like a pair of divorcees with joint custody, the two Yes iterations have always remained civil enough with each other. In 1991, the Rabin-led “pop” version of Yes reunited with the classic “prog” version for Union, a studio album that was panned by both fans and critics.
Judging by the two groups collaborative performance at the Rock Hall and the official Yes’ renewed emphasis on classic albums while touring (particularly those featuring both Anderson and Wakeman), fans have been speculating about another Union-type tour or album. “Reinventing the Union tour is not a concept that anyone from either Yes or ARW have endorsed,” Howe said during a fan Q&A in March, “As far as I understand, ARW aren’t really interested, and we’re most probably not either.”
In a statement announcing the name change, Anderson said “It’s very simple. The fans want it, we want it and it’s our right to use the name. Yes music is in our DNA!”
It’s unclear which group has more validity to the Yes name in fans’ eyes. The only original member of the group in either line-up is Jon Anderson. However, the only member to remain with Yes through all 20+ of their line-up changes was Chris Squire, who died in 2015, leaving the official Yes to be led by Steve Howe, who isn’t an original member, but very much a member of the “classic” line-up that released Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans, Relayer, etc.
On a similar level of reverence is Wakeman, who’s the band’s most name-recognizable keyboardist. On the other hand, Trevor Rabin is seen as a much more divisive figure. Rabin replaced Howe after Yes dissolved and reformed in the early 80s and is associated with their “pop” phase. However, Rabin’s debut, 90125, is Yes’ highest charting album of all time and he is the primary writer behind their biggest hit, “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” Despite drawing the ire of purist fans, there’s no denying that Rabin is a key part of Yes’ history. There’s also Alan White, part of the official version, who has played drums on every Yes album since “classic member” Bill Bruford left to join King Crimson in 1972 and has played on many classics in his own right.
If nothing else, fans will be able to see a fantastic amount of the band’s history between the two tours, which is quite unusual for bands nearing their 50th (!) anniversary.
If Weekend 1 is where they work the kinks out, Weekend 2 is when everything goes seemingly smooth. However, the surprise guests that kept coming last weekend on days two and three for the most part, fell off in weekend two. With a majority of the acts being the same as last weekend most of the performances were carbon copies.
One band that certainly had a better time at Weekend 2 was Radiohead. After last weekends technical difficulties, the band performed without a hitch and did not have the leave the stage at all during their set.
Earlier in the day, Travis Scott again begged the audience to form a mosh pit and even said it was OK to fight, while he played his career spanning set list. To further get the crowd going, Scott rode around on a giant mechanical eagle. Why? Because, why not?
Day two saw a slew of special guests during one performance but for most of the day the acts performed by themselves.
Future, who brought out Drake, Ty Dolla $Sign and Migos last week performed his set completely solo.
Martin Garrix debuted a new song featuring Troye Sivan during his set on Saturday, Sivan joined Garrix on stage to perform the new ballad.
Gucci Mane brought out more surprise guests this weekend performing with Sean “Diddy” Combs, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Yachty, Migos, 50 Cent, Chief Keef, A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti.
Day two’s headliner, Lady Gaga performed the same set list from the previous weekend but in true Gaga fashion, switched up her fashion! (Has she ever been photographed in the same outfit twice?) Things took a heavy turn when Gaga dedicated a piano version of her song “The Edge of Glory” to a friend battling cancer. The ever appreciative Lady shouted “I love you too” to her adoring Monsters as she closed out the night with “Just Dance” and “Bad Romance”.
Day three also saw a lack of extra guests, Hans Zimmer who brought out Pharrell Williams performed Pharrell-less though his crowd size certainly grew after the rave reviews he received last weekend.
Though it was rumored Mariah Carey may join DJ Khaled this weekend, Mimi was nowhere to be found. In fact the only guests Khaled brought out with him were Yo Gotti and Kent Jones in comparison to last weekend’s onslaught of celebrity appearances.
Headliner Kendrick Lamar performed his set solo. This time not bringing out Future, Travis Scott, or Schoolboy Q though he was joined on stage by ninjas. As he did last week, he performed cuts from his newly released album, DAMN and career spanning hits.
Since Coachella split itself into two there has been much debate over which weekend is the better weekend to attend. The first weekend seems to always draw more celebrities while the second weekend is geared more towards the music. Did you attend either weekend, or both? Let us know which weekend is better!
Written by Kristen
Thrash metal pioneers Megadeth have officially announced a short tour with Meshuggah and TesseracT, confirming rumors that have been circling since March.
The run will precede Megadeth’s opening slot with Scorpions this fall.
Megadeth recently received a Grammy for “Best Metal Performance” for “Dystopia” off the 2016 album of the same name and recently completed a US tour with Amon Amarth and Suicidal Tendencies.
Direct support will come from Swedish progressive metal giants and “djent” forefathers Meshuggah, who released The Violent Sleep of Reason in October.
Meshuggah recently completed a North American tour this fall with High on Fire. After making an unquestionable impact on modern metal production with drummer Thomas Hakke’s involvement with Toontrack’s Drumkit from Hell product, The Violent Sleep of Reason is the first album in a long while where the band tracked live.
“[Previous Meshuggah albums] Obzen and Koloss are great albums,” Hakke told Metal Hammer. “But, to me, they are a little too perfect. It didn’t really capture what we sounded like honestly. But where we recorded live, you get to hear the push and pull – one person might be a little ahead and the other might be a little behind. If you kill that, you kill the energy.”
Also along for the tour is the UK “djent” act TesseracT, whose latest album Polaris has been getting rave reviews from the progressive metal community. A slight oddity on the tour as they can venture quite far from the “traditional” metal spectrum occupied by Megadeth, but Meshuggah fans will find some overlap with the band’s use of monolithic detuned guitar riffs and polyrhythms.
Megadeth with Meshuggah and TesseracT
6/25- Boston, MA @ House of Blues Boston
6/27- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
6/28- Portsmouth, VA @ Portsmouth Harbor Center Pavilion
6/29- Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
6/30- Columbus, OH @ Express Live!
7/05- Windsor, CA @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor*
7/07- Saint Charles, MO @ Family Arena
7/08- Oklahoma City, OK @ Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheatre
7/09- Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
7/11- Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
*Megadeth and Meshuggah only
Written by Eugene
Lady Gaga Instagramed a picture of her and her A Star is Born co-star and director, Bradly Cooper filming scenes while at Coachella’s first weekend. While this won’t be Lady Gaga’s first turn in a full length motion picture (she had roles in 2013’s Machete Kills, 2014’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and played herself in Muppets Most Wanted) this will be her first big-screen staring role. Last year, Gaga got a real taste for being seen as an esteemed actress when she received a Golden Globe for her part in the TV series, American Horror Story.
Lady Gaga, who will be credited as Stefani Germanotta in A Star is Born is not the first singer to try and hit it big on the big screen there are plenty of musicians who have conquered both worlds.
Cher – “Snap out of it!” Cher is an Academy Award winner and also an acclaimed singer. She released her first album in 1965 and appeared in a slew of movies in the 80’s and 90’s including, Silkwood, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick, Moonstruck, and Mermaids. She never stopped releasing music, churning out hit after hit through six decades! Songs include, “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)”, “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”, “Half-Breed”, “If I Could Turn Back Time”, and “Believe”. Cher most recently announced residencies in both Las Vegas and Washington, DC.
Will Smith – Before he was saving the world from alien invasions he was complaining about how “Parents Just Don’t Understand” with DJ Jazzy Jeff. The duo would then transition on to the small screen for the TV-series Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Will Smith soon became a mega-movie star and an Oscar nominated actor. Taking roles in Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black, Ali, Hitch, The Pursuit of Happyness, I Am Legend, Concussion and Suicide Squad. His post actor, solo music career continued to spin top-ten hits, like “Men in Black”, “Getting’ Jiggy Wit It”, “Wild Wild West”, and “Switch”. There is an on-going rumor that Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff will hit the road together again though dates have not yet been announced. As far as the big screen goes, Smith can next be seen in Bright.
Jennifer Lopez – She technically started out as a Fly Girl on the hit TV series In Living Color and had roles in TV series and in movies (even starring as Selena in the biopic of the same name) before dropping her album On the 6 in 1999 but once her music career took off, her film career seemed to do the same. In 2001 Lopez had the number movie, The Wedding Planner and number one album J.LO in the same week. She has since gone on to star in such movies as Maid in Manhattan, Shall We Dance, Monster-in-Law, and lent her voice for Ice Age: Continental Drift and Home. On the music side of things she released This Is Me…Then, Rebirth, Brave, Love? and A.K.A. She can currently be seen on the small screen in the drama Shades of Blue and in Las Vegas for her residency "All I Have".
Justin Timberlake – He may have known what it was like to be on the small screen as a pre-teen in Disney’s The New Mickey Mouse Club (MMC for short) but JT was a bona-fide popstar before he took his first role in a major motion picture. Taking parts in Edison, Alpha Dog, Southland Tales, Black Snake Moan and The Love Guru, Timberlake really got his feet wet before playing his largest role in The Social Network. He then took on leading roles in 2011’s Friends with Benefits and In Time. Of course he didn’t stop the music as he released FutureSex LoveSounds and The 20/20 Experience parts 1 & 2. Justin Timberlake will next been seen on the big screen alongside Kate Winselt in Woody Allen’s, Wonder Wheel.
Written by Kristen
What started with technically difficulties on night one ended with surprise appearances made by many on days two and three. Coachella’s first weekend started off slow but certainly finished strong!
Day One included performances by Big Gigantic, Oh Wonder, The XX, and Mac Miller. Then at 9:40pm Travis Scott took the stage with a mix of hits like “Pick Up the Phone” and mixtape cuts “Upper Echelon”. Using the jumbotron and stage props, Scott also encouraged the first day crowd to rage, using a few choice words to get the sentiment across.
Night One headliners, Radiohead had some technical difficulties that seemingly plagued them throughout their entire set. As a reward for putting up with the issues Radiohead played a hit they haven’t played in a (long) while, “Creep”. Though the closed the main stage, night one kept going with Dillion Francis bringing G-Eazy out for their new song “Say Less” and D.R.A.M was still going at nearly 1 am.
Day Two saw many surprise guests (perhaps to make up for the lack of guests day one?). Mura Masa brought out Charli XCX for “1 Night” and A$AP Rocky for “Love$ick”. Future made his Coachella debut one to remember by not only bringing out Ty Dolla $ign for his opener “Blasé” but he also brought out Migos and Drake, who each performed their own set within his set.
A$AP Rocky stormed the stage again, this time during ScHoolboy Q’s set alongside Tyler, The Creator. By 9:45pm the surprises were far from over when The Weeknd jumped on stage with Nav for “Party Monster”, “Starboy” and “Some Way”, the pair’s duet. Lauryn Hill joined DJ Snake on stage for a guest appearance and performance of the song “Killing Me Softly (With His Song) much to the crowds delight.
Night Two headliner, Lady Gaga hit the stage at 11:30pm, as the jumbotron played a series of momentum building videos. Her 20-song set spanned her entire catalog, this time not skipping out on cuts from Art Pop like her Super Bowl performance. Gaga also gave a nod to Beyoncé, who she was there filling in for, by performing their duet, “Telephone”. Forever keeping fans on their toes, the pop star debuted a brand new song titled “The Cure” which was made available for download via iTunes and also streaming on all of the top players, Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal.
The third and final day of weekend 1 saw even more surprise guests. DJ Khaled brought out 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd's Swae Lee, French Montana, Migos, Rick Ross and Wale. Hot off the heels of a tour announcement, Hans Zimmer played selections from beloved soundtracks Pirates of the Caribbean, The Dark Knight, and The Lion King and brought out Pharrell Williams to perform “Freedom”.
The end of Weekend 1 was capped off with a man who released a brand new album on Friday titled, DAMN., Kendrick Lamar. Performing for over an hour Lamar spanned his catalog with cuts from good kid, m.A.A.d city, To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN. To keep the special guests going he was joined on stage by ScHoolboy Q, Future and Travis Scott.
Written by Kristen
Pop icon Britney Spears has announced the end of her four year-long residency at The Axis at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.
“As I prepare to say goodbye to Piece of Me, I had no idea how magical this experience would be,” the singer said in a press release announcing her departure. “Having my fans from around the world come see my show has been amazing. I love Las Vegas and will miss performing this show.”
The successful “Piece of Me” residency, which launched in 2013, is largely credited with reviving Spears’ career after a very public mental breakdown in 2007. It will come to close on New Year’s Eve this year.
Spears’ manager Larry Rudolph hinted that the singer might be considering future residencies at different venues. “We could have it at the needle on the top of the Stratosphere, and do a bungee jump afterward,” Rudolph told The Las Vegas Review-Journal. “We expect a lot of interest from all parties. Britney basically sells out every show.”
Rudolph also mentioned that Spears may spend her newfound time off recording a follow up to Glory, her latest studio album released in 2016.
Final “Piece of Me” Dates:
9/3, 10/11, 10/13, 10/14, 10/18, 10/20, 10/21, 10/25, 10/27, 10/28, 11/1, 11/3, 11/4, 12/19, 12/27, 12/28, 12/30, 12/31
Written by Eugene
It’s a new season, a new month and we have plenty of new music to listen to. Here is a round-up of songs that graced our ears over the last few days.
Harry Styles, “Sign of the Times” – In a completely different Direction from Zayn, Louis and Niall, Styles channels his inner Bowie, Lennon, and Elton John on his track “Sign of the Times”. It opens as a piano balled before being joined with the rest of the band taking on a very “Hey Jude” feel. Singing “Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times. We gotta get away from here”. In a word, this song is catchy. Not your typical pop song of these times with heavy production, auto tune and other effects, it is simplistic with the same chords repeating throughout the song allowing for an easy listen.
French Montana & Future, “No Pressure” –Montana has already released a few standalone tracks, “Said N Done” featuring A$AP Rocky, “Hold Up” featuring Chris Brown and Migos and “Can’t Feel My Face” featuring Diddy. “No Pressure” utilizes a heavy bass and a heavy auto tune over French Montana while he and Future take on their un-named enemies on this solid track.
Frank Ocean feat. Jay Z & Tyler the Creator, “Biking” – The surprises keep coming from Frank Ocean, having already debuted “Chanel” on his Beats 1 show, blondedRADIO Ocean surprised fans with yet another new song this time featuring Jay Z and Tyler the Creator. The song opens with a piano, which doesn’t necessarily match the speed of Jay Z on his verse. The song picks up a bit for Ocean and Tyler the Creator’s parts however it feels like a completely different song than the first minute. Either way, Frank Ocean could sing the phone book and we’d happily listen (and swoon).
Halsey, “Now or Never” – Off her sophomore album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom this electro-pop song is the perfect backdrop for Halsey’s ever steady voice. The track also has a stellar production team behind it with Cashmere Cat (Ariana Grande, The Weeknd), Happy Perez (Mariah Carey, Miguel), and Benny Blanco (Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran) all being given credit.
Calvin Harris feat. Young Thug, Ariana Grande & Pharell, “Heatstroke” – number 2 of 10? We’re holding Calvin Harris to his promise for 10 songs for 2017. Harris also stated he worked with the “greatest artists of our generation” his first song featured Frank Ocean and Migos and now “Heatstroke” is jam packed with Young Thug, Ariana Grande and Pharell. Is it too early to crown a song the song of the summer? This light and fun, Motown-inspired jam makes you want to be outside soaking up the sun! So far Harris has kept his promises now we just want to know, who will be on song number 3??
Do you have a favorite new song already? Did we miss one that your loving currently? Tell us in the comment section and we’ll be sure to check it out!
Written by Kristen
Following the unprecedented and well-received news of an appearance at the Coachella Music Festival, lauded film composer Hans Zimmer has announced further live appearances.
Zimmer will embark on a world tour starting in July. Find the North American portion of the dates below.
Although The Dark Knight composer isn’t new to touring – he took over 20 musicians out on the road in Europe – his North American appearances are somewhat of an anomaly in terms of big summer concerts, which are usually reserved for pop/rap/rock artists.
Zimmer told Billboard:
“I wanted to break the image of the film composer – the guy with the large black grand piano and the orchestra and the conductor – so I figured out a different way of doing it. I wanted to take away all the barriers between the audience and musicians and what I really wanted to do was celebrate the musicians.”
As one of the most prolific composers of our time, Zimmer has worked on the music of over 150 films since the 1980s, including The Lion King, the Pirates of the Caribbean series, Gladiator, Inception, The Last Emperor, Rain Man and Interstellar.
Hans Zimmer on Tour
4/14- Los Angeles, CA @ Microsoft Theater
4/16- Indio, CA @ Coachella
4/19- San Francisco, CA @ The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
4/21- Las Vegas, NV @ The Park Theater
4/23- Indio, CA @ Coachella
7/13- Dallas, TX @ Verizon Theater
7/14- Houston, TX @ Smart Financial Center
7/16- Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheatre
7/18- Atlanta, GA @ Verizon Amphitheatre
7/21- Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
7/22- Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
7/23- Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino
7/25- New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
7/26- New York City, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
7/28- Canandaigua, NY @ Constellation Brands PAC
7/29- Boston, MA @ Boch Center
7/30- Montreal, Quebec @ Bell Center
8/01- Toronto, Ontario @ Air Canada Centre
8/03- Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena
8/04- Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena
8/06- Denver, CO @ 1stBank Center
8/09- Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theater
8/11- Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium
8/12- San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
Written by Eugene
The 2017 Academy of Country Music Awards aired last night on CBS live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Hosted by Luke Bryan and Dirks Bentley for the 2nd year in a row, Bryan had previously hosted with pal Blake Shelton until Bentley took over last year. The duo also each performed (multiple times) and shared a slideshow of their night out in Vegas which included both men going shirtless for a photo with the men from “Thunder from Down Under”.
Who took home the biggest awards of the night? Jason Aldean was named Entertainer of the Year for the second year in a row while Miranda Lambert won for Album of the Year, Song of the Year went to Thomas Rhett for his hit “Die a Happy Man”.
Rhett also may have had the most shocking moment of the night when he was called on stage for Male Vocalist of the Year beating out Christ Stapleton and Keith Urban.
Little Big Town took home the hardware for Vocal Group of the Year while Florida Georgia Line took home Singer Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” featuring Tim McGraw.
McGraw performed with wife, Faith Hill for their first TV performance of “Speak to a Girl”. For his part, McGraw seemed to also enjoy the performance by Florida Georgia Line and The Backstreet Boys, he had quite the fan girl (or shall we boy?) moment when the 90’s boyband took the stage. The duo and the quintet closed the show and gave a small hint as to what their upcoming joint tour will be like. They hit the road for select dates this summer along with rapper, Nelly.
Other stellar performances included Lady Antebellum’s performance for their new hit “You Look Good”, Miranda Lambert’s somber, “Tin Man” and Little Big Town’s “Happy People” that had the quartet down rhinestones for a throwback, hippie inspired performance.
2017 Academy of Country Music Awards Winners:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean — winner
Florida Georgia Line
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Thomas Rhett — winner
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert — winner
VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Brothers Osborne — winner
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Little Big Town — winner
NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jon Pardi — winner
NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Maren Morris — winner
NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Brothers Osborne — winner
Dan + Shay
Maddie & Tae
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Black” Dierks Bentley
“Dig Your Roots” Florida Georgia Line
“Hero” Maren Morris
“Ripcord” Keith Urban
“The Weight of These Wings” Miranda Lambert — winner
SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban
“H.O.L.Y.” Florida Georgia Line — winner
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw
“My Church” Maren Morris
“Vice” Miranda Lambert
SONG OF THE YEAR
“Blue Ain’t Your Color” Keith Urban (written by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen)
“Die A Happy Man” Thomas Rhett (written by Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe London) — winner
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw (written by Lori McKenna)
“Kill A Word” Eric Church feat. Rhiannon Giddens (written by Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde)
“Tennessee Whiskey” Chris Stapleton (written by Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove)
“Vice” Miranda Lambert (written by Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Fire Away” Chris Stapleton (directed by Tim Mattia)
“Forever Country” Artists of Then, Now & Forever (directed by Joseph Kahn) — winner
“Humble and Kind” Tim McGraw (directed by Wes Edwards)
“Peter Pan” Kelsea Ballerini (directed by Kristin Barlowe)
“Vice” Miranda Lambert (directed by Trey Fanjoy)
VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Different For Girls” Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King
“Forever Country” Artists of Then, Now & Forever
“May We All” Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw — winner
“Setting the World on Fire” Kenny Chesney feat. P! nk
“Think of You” Chris Young feat. Cassadee Pope
Written by Kristen
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