ACM Awards

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks Among ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award Recipients

Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Kenny Chesney are also among the seven artists honored by the Academy of Country Music with its 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.

03/25/2015

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw (Scott Gries/Getty Images)

Behind the Song: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill – ‘Meanwhile Back at Mama’s’

When Jaren Johnston, Tom Douglas and Jeffrey Steele initially wrote the ACM Award-nominated song “Meanwhile Back at Mama’s,” they never intended for it to be a duet.

03/16/2015

(Courtesy: UMG Nashville)

Behind the Song: Keith Urban – ‘Cop Car’

“Never have I heard the song written from the point of view of a guy who’s in the back of a cop car with handcuffs on, watching a girl go completely redneck crazy at the cops,” Keith Urban said.

03/16/2015

(Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville)

Behind the Song: Dierks Bentley – ‘Drunk on a Plane’

One of 2014’s biggest country hits was almost a song about a hurricane.

03/16/2015

(Credit: Joseph L. Lanes)

Behind the Song: Lee Brice – ‘I Don’t Dance’

“It’s really simple,” said Lee Brice of “I Don’t Dance,” his ACM Award-nominated song, “but it’s so true and to the point.”

03/16/2015

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Behind the Song: Kenny Chesney – ‘American Kids’

“‘American Kids’ was that one thing that I was looking for that was different,” Chesney said. “There’s not that many of those songs around. We’re an industry of chasers and copycats, we really are. That’s just the way it is.”

03/16/2015

(Courtesy Capitol Records Nashville)

Behind the Song: Luke Bryan – ‘Drink A Beer’

“I walked up onto my tour bus that same night and played it for my bus driver and the band. I think it floored them too. We were blessed to get our hands on that one.”

03/16/2015

(Courtesy Big Machine Records)

Behind the Song: Florida Georgia Line – ‘Dirt’

Instead of riding the bro-country wave of success into more party anthems, FGL threw country music fans a curve ball with “Dirt,” the first single from the band’s sophomore album, the aptly-titled ‘Anything Goes.’

03/16/2015

(Courtesy of Sony Music Nashville)

Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert – ‘Automatic’

If you want to know how Miranda Lambert really feels about the current state of the world—particularly its reliance on technology—just listen to “Automatic.”

03/16/2015

(Courtesy: Big Machine Label Group)

Behind the Song: The Cadillac Three – ‘The South’

An ode to the South, the Cadillac Three name-drop several Southern states that represent the lifestyle the trio grew up in.

03/16/2015

(Courtesy Big Machine Records)

Behind the Song: Florida Georgia Line – ‘This Is How We Roll’

Sometimes all it takes for a hit song is writing it with your friends.

03/16/2015

(Courtesy Mercury Nashville)

Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves – ‘Follow Your Arrow’

“I just thought it was a cute little song we were writing for Kacey’s friend. I didn’t know that it would be so revolutionary,” Brandy Clark says.

03/16/2015

Garth Brooks

ACM Awards Performers Announced: Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, More

The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are a month away, and the first performers have just been announced.

03/11/2015

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ACM Award Nominations: Full List of 2015 Nominees

The 2015 ACM Award nominations were revealed this morning, with Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line topping the list. See all the nominees.

01/30/2015

Actress Polly Bergen attends 'Struck By Lightning' Premiere during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival at the Borough of Manhattan Community College on April 21, 2012 in New York City. (Credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Polly Bergen, Versatile Actress, Singer Dies At 84

Emmy-winning actress and singer Polly Bergen, who in a long career played the terrorized wife in the original “Cape Fear” and the first woman president in “Kisses for My President,” died Saturday, according to her publicist. She was 84.

09/21/2014

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