Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Brantley Gilbert & Florida Georgia Line Winners at American Music Awards

Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert (via TheAMAs Twitter)

Luke Bryan and Brantley Gilbert (via TheAMAs Twitter)

Luke Bryan, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and Brantley Gilbert were all winners at last night’s American Music Awards.  Luke took home the trophy for Favorite Country Male Artist, Carrie was named Favorite Country Female Artist, Florida Georgia Line won for Favorite Country Band, Duo or Group, and Brantley picked up the trophy for Favorite Country Album for his album, Just As I Am.

 

Country Music related American Music Awards winners:

 

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Luke Bryan

 

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST — COUNTRY

Carrie Underwood

 

FAVORITE BAND, DUO OR GROUP — COUNTRY

Florida Georgia Line

 

FAVORITE ALBUM — COUNTRY

Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am

Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes Join St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign

Keith Urban (Photo Credit: Courtesy PFA Media)

Keith Urban (Photo Credit: Courtesy PFA Media)

Keith Urban and Hunter Hayes are among the celebrities supporting the 11th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.  The annual campaign partners with brands and companies to ask consumers to donate to St. Jude this holiday season while they shop.  Keith Urban has designed a holiday ornament featuring one of his guitars, a “St. Jude Rocks” design and his logo on the back.  The ornament is available in the St. Jude gift shop and 100% of the proceeds from each ornament sold will benefit St. Jude.

 

Other celebrities who will be featured in movie trailers and television commercials that will begin airing this week in theaters and on TV include Jennifer Aniston, Sofia Vergara, Michael Strahan, and Jon Hamm.  Just some of the participating retailers include Kay Jewelers, DICK’S Sporting Goods, GNC, HomeGoods, Nine West, Dollar General and more.

 

You can learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign and how to donate here.

 

Garth Brooks Insists on Writing His Own Social Media Posts

Garth Brooks (photo from @garthbrooks on Twitter)

Garth Brooks (photo from @garthbrooks on Twitter)

Garth Brooks has been on Facebook for a while, but he just joined Twitter earlier this month and he insists on writing his own posts.  He recently told 107.7 GNA, “I think it’s kind of dangerous to have someone else do it for you.”  Garth admits there are people who are helping him and showing him the ropes right now, but he says, “The truth is, I want to get to where I can walk on my own and kind of do it myself.”

 

Garth loves the immediacy and the access something like Twitter gives him to his fans.  “I mean it’s like, nothing between you and them. I love that … I like that fact that you can do it any time. Two in the morning, two in the afternoon.”

 

You can follow Garth on Twitter @GarthBrooks or on Facebook.com/GarthBrooks

 

Keith Urban and Family to Celebrate America’s Thanksgiving in London

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban

 

It looks like Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman and their two daughters will be celebrating Thanksgiving in London this year.  Keith told CMT’s Cody Alan, “Nic is shooting a film over here until the end of the month. We thought the film was going to wrap ahead of time … Well, it was supposed to wrap a week ago, and we were going to be back in Nashville for Thanksgiving.  But we got way late, and here we are in London with nobody celebrating Thanksgiving except us.”
Since Thanksgiving is strictly an American holiday it may be tough for them to find a turkey or stuffing, but we’re sure they’ll make the best of it.

 

Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge to Play CMT Concert at College Football National Championship

Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge (via CMT)

Lady Antebellum, Toby Keith, Big & Rich and Brett Eldredge (via CMT)

CMT has announced they will be hosting the Ultimate Kickoff Party Live from the College Football Playoff National Championship.  It will be a live television special premiering on CMT, featuring Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Big & Rich, Brett Eldredge and other artists to be announced soon.  The event will kick off the entertainment at the national championship playoff weekend.  It will premiere on CMT on Friday, January 9th at 9pm ET/8pm CT.  Then the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship will take place on January 12th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.