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Here Is Our Take on Country’s Sexiest Men

After People Magazine released that this year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” was country music’s, Blake Shelton, we started thinking of other men in country music that would be a good fit for next year’s “Sexiest Man Alive” nomination.

Here are our thoughts People Magazine: Continue reading Here Is Our Take on Country’s Sexiest Men


We Are Sold On This Duet With Keith Urban and Chris Janson at the Grand Ole Opry

On October 10, The Grand Ole Opry was the place to be in Nashville. If you were lucky enough to get a ticket that night, your line-up of artists included Brooks & Dunn, Keith Urban, and Chris Janson!!

What the audience didn’t expect though was an impromptu duet with Keith Urban and Chris Janson, and we are SOLD on this performance!

Watch Keith and Chris sing “Sold (The Grundy County Auction Incident)” by John Michael Montgomery:


The 51st CMA Awards Nominations Have Been Revealed!!

The 51st CMA Award Nominees were finally revealed on Good Morning America this morning! The 51st CMA Awards will be held on November 8th in Nashville and will live on ABC at 8/7c. This year’s host will include Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, who will celebrate their 10th year has host of the CMA’s.


Below is the list of the nominees of each category:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban


Single of the Year

  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town; Producer – Jay Joyce; Mix Engineer – Jason Hall, Jay Joyce; Capitol Records Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban; Producer – Dann Huff, Keith Urban; Mix Engineer – Chris Lord-Alge; Hit Red Records/ Capitol Records Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville
  • “Body Like A Back Road” – Sam Hunt; Producer – Zach Crowell; Mix Engineer – Zach Crowell; MCA Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville
  • “Dirt On My Boots” – Jon Pardi; Producer – Bart Butler, Jon Pardi; Mix Engineer – Ryan Gore; MCA Nashvulle/ Universal Music Group Nashville
  • “Tin Man” – Miranda Lambert; Producer – Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf; Mix Engineer – Eric Masse; Vanner Records/ RCA Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville 


Album of the Year

  • The Breaker – Little Big Town; Producer – Jay Joyce; Capitol Records Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville
  • From A Room: Volume 1 – Chris Stapleton; Producer – Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton; Mercury Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville
  • Heart Break – Lady Antebellum; Producer – busbee; Capitol Records Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville 
  • The Nashville Sound – Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Producer – Dave Cobb; Thirty Tigers/ Southeastern Records
  • The Weight Of These Wings – Miranda Lambert; Producer – Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf, Eric Masse; Vanner Records/ RCA Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville


Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood


Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban


Vocal Duo of the Year

  • Maddie & Tae
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Dan + Shay
  • Brothers Osborne


Vocal Group of the Year

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion 
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band 


Musical Event of the Year

  • Craving You” – Thomas Rhett feat. Maren Morris
  • “Funny How The Time Slips Away” – Glen Campbell with Willie Nelson
  • “Setting The World On Fire” – Kenny Chesney with P!nk
  • “Speak to a Girl” – Tim McGraw and Faith HillMcGraw Music, LLC/ Arista Nashville/ Sony Music Nashville
  • “Kill A Word” – Eric Church featuring Rhiannon GiddensEMI Records Nashville/ Universal Music Group Nashville


Song of the Year

  • “Better Man”; Written by Taylor Swift
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color”; Written by Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, and Steven Lee Olsen
  • “Body Like A Back Road”; Written by Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne
  • “Dirt On My Boots”; Written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure, and Ashley Gorley
  • “Tin Man”; Written by Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, and Jon Randall


Music Video of the Year

  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert; Directed by Trey Fanjoy
  • “It Ain’t My Fault” – Brothers Osborne; Directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver
  • “Craving You” – Thomas Rhett (feat. Maren Morris); Directed by TK MCKamy
  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban; Directed by Carter Smith
  • “Better Man” – Little Big Town; Directed by Becky Fluke and Reid Long


New Artist of the Year

  • Lauren Alaina 
  • Brett Young 
  • Jon Pardi 
  • Luke Combs
  • Old Dominion 


Congratulations to this year’s nominees!! For more information about the 51st CMA Awards, visit http://www.cmaworld.com/cma-awards/nominees/ .

Spotlight Artist of the Week: Kendal Conrad

We hope you have been enjoying these Spotlight Artist’s posts as much as we have been making them. Today, we want to introduce you to Kendal Conrad from Pottstown, PA.


Photo Credits to Jenn Curtis Photography

On The Verge Nashville: Describe your musical style. What makes your music unique?

Kendal: I am a pop/country artist. I write honest songs about my life — even if they aren’t so pretty, so I wear my heart of my sleeve.

OTVN: Who are your inspirations?

Kendal: Whitney Houston, Ariana Grande, Reba, Taylor Swift, and Keith Urban, to name a few! I find new influences every day. Right now, I am obsessed with Judah and the Lion and Phoebe Ryan.

OTVN: What made you realize that music was what you wanted to pursue?

Kendal: The funny thing is, I never made a conscious decision to pursue music. That’s all there ever was and all that has ever been for me. I joined the school choir in fourth grade and beat out all the fifth graders to get a solo at the choral concert. That was kind of when I thought…. Maybe I’m good at this! 

In high school, I taught myself how to play the guitar. Then, my dad and I went down to the music store and bought a bunch of equipment that we didn’t know how to use, and I started playing local gigs to make money. 

OTVN: What is your favorite venue that you have performed in? Also, what is your dream venue to perform in?

Kendal: My favorite venue is anywhere that I have an audience. My dream venue is the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Hillary Duff was my first real concert, and I saw her play there. It would be kind of going back to where it all started. 

OTVN: Has there been one particular moment in your musical career that you are most proud of?

Kendal: No, not particularly. I’m very proud of the fact that I haven’t quit or given up. Music is just as exciting to me today as it was when I first started to play. Every time I get the chance to get behind a mic is something to be proud of. 


OTVN: If you could collaborate with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Kendal: I would love to record a pop/country crossover with Ariana Grande. I went to her Dangerous Woman show in Philadelphia, that girl can SANG! Tour collaboration is hands-down, forever and always, Keith Urban. What an incredible performer and human being. Let’s hit the road together Keith. Call me.

OTVN: What are five things that you can NOT live without?

Kendal: My parents.


My Martin Guitar.

Skinfix lipbalm.

Siggi’s yogurt.

OTVN: Are you currently working on anything at the moment that you would like us to look out for?

Kendal: New music is coming (hopefully) soon! I’ve been perfecting my sound and getting the right batch of songs to release, which is a looooonnngg process.


Photo Credits to Jenn Curtis Photography

OTVN: Where can we find or buy your music?

Kendal: I don’t have anything out yet, but keep your ears peeled.

OTVN: Finish this phrase: In 10 years from now you will be… 

Kendal: On a stage, somewhere in a sparkly dress, with a guitar.

You can find Kendal Conrad on all of her social media platforms linked below. 

Twitter: @KendalConrad 

Facebook: Kendal Conrad Music

Youtube: Kendal Conrad

Instagram: @KendalConrad