For the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards, New Artist nominees vied for fan votes on social media. Thomas Rhett was one of those nominees, and he told fans if they showed him some Twitter love in the form of 3,000 re-tweets, he would cover Bruno Mars‘ ‘When I Was Your Man.’
Fans quickly started showing Rhett some love on Twitter, re-tweeting over 3,000 times and still going.
So TR fans, here it is!!
CMT got college football’s national championship weekend started with the live Ultimate Kickoff Party Friday night (Jan. 9th), blowing the lid off of Dallas’ Convention Center with some of the biggest names in entertainment.
Check out ALL The nights’ performances: www.cmt.com
Shelton sat down with Jimmy Kimmel recently to talk about what it’s like to be married to a women who often gets nominated for the same awards as he does. Shelton says that despite all their shared success, it’s never a good idea to try to one-up his wife.
“It doesn’t do good for me to be competitive with her,” adding that his reasoning is sound especially when it comes to getting what he wants. “We’re married … I’m still trying to get laid sometimes!”
Shelton does admit that Lambert can get competitive with him, and his response is just to “let her roll right over me.” And while part of his reasoning for this comes from genuine love for his wife, some of it just might come from genuine fear, too!
“All her music is about killing guys and burning their houses down and beating up people … that’s my wife!” he says with equal parts pride and panic. “What do you want me to do? I’m not going to challenge her!”
All awards were decided using sales and radio airplay numbers, so there were few surprises for artists. Still, many fans might have been shocked to see Kip Moore‘s hard-earned Breakthrough Artist win. And others may have been surprised Aldean’s ‘Old Boots, New Dirt’ was left out of the Album category, despite being the only Platinum country album of 2014. It’s likely it missed the deadline for 2014.
2014 American Country Countdown Awards Winners:
Artist of the Year
Jason Aldean – WINNER!
Florida Georgia Line
Male Vocalist of the Year
Luke Bryan – WINNER!
Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert – WINNER!
FULL LIST OF WINNERS: www.tasteofcountry.com