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Thomas Rhett still gets nervous on stage:

Thomas Rhett may have some BIG hit songs on the radio…but he says he still gets nervous:

“You know, I get nervous before every show,” Rhett says. “It doesn’t matter if I’m playing for my momma or 20,000 people. I guess it turns into energy though when I get on stage.”

Even though he says he gets nervous, he still puts on one hell of a show:

“We try to put the set together to where we can have transitions that feel right,” Rhett says. “It’s like, you knock ‘em, you knock ‘em, you knock ‘em and then you give them a three-minute chance to breathe and then you knock ‘em out again. It never stops … Our set this year, there’s no time to breathe. I think it took until song nine until I could get a sip of water.”


Proceeds from ticket sales for the show will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the ACM that is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. ACM Lifting Lives partners with artists to develop and fund music-related therapy and education programs.

Read More: 'ACM Presents: An All-Star Tribute to the Troops' Lineup | http://tasteofcountry.com/2014-acm-tribute-to-the-troops-lineup/?trackback=tsmclip


“There are so many addicting games about birds right now, and we thought it would be funny to create our own Riser Bird game,”

Read More: Dierks Bentley Launches His Own Bird Game | http://tasteofcountry.com/dierks-bentley-riser-bird-game/?trackback=tsmclip

Best Country Album
Jason Aldean, ‘Night Train’
Tim McGraw, ‘Two Lanes of Freedom’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Same Trailer Different Park’ – THE WINNER
Blake Shelton, ‘Based on a True Story…’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best Country Solo Performance
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Hunter Hayes, ‘I Want Crazy’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Darius Rucker, ‘Wagon Wheel’ – THE WINNER
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
The Civil Wars, ‘From This Valley’ – THE WINNER
Kelly Clarkson feat. Vince Gill, ‘Don’t Rush’
Little Big Town, ‘Your Side of the Bed’
Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban, ‘Highway Don’t Care’
Kenny Rogers with Dolly Parton, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends’

Best Country Song
Taylor Swift, ‘Begin Again’
Lee Brice, ‘I Drive Your Truck’
Miranda Lambert, ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’
Kacey Musgraves, ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ – THE WINNER
Blake Shelton, ‘Mine Would Be You’

Album of the Year
Sara Bareilles, ‘The Blessed Unrest’
Daft Punk, ‘Random Access Memories’ – THE WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis, ‘The Heist’
Taylor Swift, ‘Red’

Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore + Ryan Lewis – THE WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

Best American Roots Song
Sarah Jarosz, ‘Build Me Up From Bones’
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses), ‘Invisible’
Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott, ‘Keep Your Dirty Lights On’
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, ‘Love Has Come for You’ – THE WINNER
Allen Toussaint, ‘Shrimp Po-Boy, Dressed’

Best Americana Album
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, ‘Old Yellow Moon’ - THE WINNER
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, ‘Love Has Come for You’
Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale, ‘Buddy and Jim’
Mavis Staples, ‘One True Vine’
Allen Toussaint, ‘Songbook’

Best Bluegrass Album
The Boxcars, ‘It’s Just a Road’
Dailey & Vincent, ‘Brothers of the Highway’
Della Mae, ‘This World Oft Can Be’
James King, ‘Three Chords and the Truth’
Del McCoury Band, ‘The Streets of Baltimore’ – THE WINNER

Read More: 2014 Grammy Awards - Country Winners List | http://theboot.com/2014-grammy-awards-winners-list/?trackback=tsmclip


4/25 - Morgantown WV (Schmitt's Saloon) - Lo Cash Cowboys - GET TICKETS HERE

5/11 - Huntington, WV (Big Sandy Superstore Arena) - Willie Nelson & Family tour (with Alison Krauss & Union Station) - GET TICKETS HERE

5/17 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) - Brad Paisley's Beat the Winter Tour (with Randy Houser, Leah Turner & Charlie Worsham) - GET TICKETS HERE

6/6 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) - Tim McGraw's Sundown Heaven Town Tour (with Kip Moore & Cassadee Pope) - GET TICKETS HERE

6/21 - Pittsburgh, PA (Heinz Field) - Luke Bryan's That's My Kind of Night Tour (with Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice & Cole Swindell) - GET TICKETS HERE

7/12 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) - Zac Brown Band - Tickets NOT yet available

7/26 - Pittsburgh, PA (PNC Park) - Jason Aldean's Burn It Down Tour (with Miranda Lambert, Florida Georgia Line & Tyler Farr) - GET TICKETS HERE

8/9 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) Tobey Keith's Shut Up and Hold On Tour (with Colt Ford & Krystal Keith) - GET TICKETS HERE

9/6 - Pittsburgh, PA (First Niagra Pavilion) - Rascal Flatt's Rewind Tour (with Sheryl Crow & Gloriana) - MEGATICKET available, general admission NOT ON SALE yet

10/11 - Pittsburgh, PA (Consol Energy Center) - Eric Church's The Outsiders Tour - Tickets NOT yet available


Hunter Hayes 2014 We’re Not Invisible Tour Dates:

3/20 – Pikeville, Ken.
3/21 – Huntington, W.V.
3/22 – Youngstown, Ohio
3/27 – Peoria, Ill.
3/28 – Toledo, Ohio
4/10 – Memphis, Tenn.
4/11 – Cape Girardeau, Mo.
4/12 – Springfield, Mo.
4/17 – Huntsville, Ala.
4/18 – Roanoke, Va.
4/19 – Asheville, N.C.
4/23 – Colorado Springs, Colo.
4/24 – Salt Lake City, Utah
5/1 – Bangor, Maine
5/2 – Boston, Mass.
5/3 – Uncasville, Ct.
5/29 – Augusta, Ga.
5/30 – Pensacola, Fla.
5/31 – Estero, Fla.

Read More: Hunter Hayes to Embark on 2014 We're Not Invisible Tour | http://tasteofcountry.com/hunter-hayes-were-not-invisible-2014-tour-dates/?trackback=tsmclip


May 20
Dolly Parton - "Blue Smoke"
Brantley Gilbert - "Just As I Am"

June 3
Miranda Lambert - "Platinum"
Lucy Hale - "Road Between"

September 16
Tim McGraw - Sundown Heaven Town



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