The Kids’ Choice Awards nominations were announced and some of country music’s best have reasons to celebrate. Dan + Shay’s “10,000” hours collaboration with Justin Bieber was nominated in the “Favorite Music Collaboration” category as was Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road.” Lil Nas X was also nominated for “Favorite Breakout New Artist,” “Favorite Song,” “Favorite Male Artist” Blanco Brown was nominated for “Favorite Social Music Star.” Blake Shelton’s “The Voice” was nominated in the “Favorite Reality Show” category. Fans can vote now for their fav at http://www.kidschoiceawards.com/
Don’t miss Kane Brown participate in NBA All-Star Weekend playing in the Celebrity All-Star game on Saturday night on TNT
Looking forward to seeing ya’ll next week in Nashville for CRS! Looking fwd as always to the Warner Music Nashville, UMG at the Ryman & BMLG Lunch events as well as the New Faces Class of 2020 showcase. If there’s something you think I should be at, let me know!
ON THE BAR WALL
Darius Ruckerwas surprised with a plaque celebrating the RIAA’s recent 8x-Platinum certification of his hit song “Wagon Wheel” during a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Since topping the charts for back-to-back weeks in 2013, “Wagon Wheel” has now become one of the top five best-selling Country songs of all time and Rucker is now the only solo male country act to achieve the honor of an 8x-plus multi-Platinum song in RIAA’s history. IMHO Darius is one of the artists who is long over-due for some recognition from the CMAs and ACMs of the world. What he has achieved as an artist in multiple formats is unprecedented and needs to be highlighted.