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2015 Billboard Music Awards: Date, channel, performers, presenters

2015 Billboard Music Awards: Date, channel, performers, presenters

Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen (pictured) will host the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, which air live from Las Vegas Sunday, May 17, at 8pm ET on ABC. Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, with this year’s awards based on reporting period of March 10, 2014, through March 8, 2015. Fan voting for the 2015 Billboard Chart Achievement Award will continue through the first hour of the show, ending at 9pm ET on May 17. To vote for finalists Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea or Meghan Trainor, go to billboardmusicawards.com/vote, or the @OfficialBBMAs Twitter account. Performing at … Continue reading

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ACM Presents: Superstar Duets pairs up country music legends on CBS

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets

On Friday, May 14, at 9pm ET/PT, CBS airs ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! This two-hour country music special features an unprecedented lineup of legendary performers playing alongside this year’s ACM Award nominees and other chart-topping artists at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Performers include Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Kip Moore, Reba McEntire, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Brooks & Dunn, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. Here’s the list of performers that were scheduled for the show’s taping … Continue reading

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2015 CMT Music Awards nominations announced

2015 CMT Music Awards nominations announced

This morning, CMT announced the nominations for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, which will air live from Nashville June 10 at 8pm on the network. Performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date. Carrie Underwood leads the way with five nominations, including two for Video of the Year (“Something in the Water” and “Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert), two for Female Video of the Year (“Little Toy Guns” and “Something in the Water”) and Collaborative Video of the Year (“Somethin’ Bad” with Miranda Lambert). Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney are just behind Underwood, with four nominations each. … Continue reading

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Back To The Beach: “Teen Beach 2″ Premiere Date Announced

"Teen Beach 2" Premiere Date

The premiere date for the long awaited, and highly anticipated sequel to the summer smash, Teen Beach Movie, was announced today by Disney Channel. Teen Beach 2 will premiere Friday, June 26 at 8pm ET/PT. And After the premiere of Teen Beach 2, fans are invited to stay on Disney Channel and check out its newest comedy series, Best Friends Whenever. Teen Beach 2 is packed with hot new songs and cool dance numbers, and picks up at the close of summer when Brady and Mack are headed back to school. they receive a surprise visit from their 1960s friends, … Continue reading

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Queen Latifah impresses as the Empress of the Blues in HBO’s gorgeous “Bessie”

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You don’t have to be a fan of blues legend Bessie Smith — or the musical genre in general — to fall in love with HBO’s Bessie. But oh, the experience that awaits you if you are. Twenty-two years in the making, the project was first brought to a young Queen Latifah — then a successful singer and burgeoning actress — by the prolific producing team Richard and Lili Fini Zanuck, who had tapped To Kill a Mockingbird screenwriter Horton Foote to pen the script. Progress on the film ebbed and flowed until it landed in the hands of writer/director … Continue reading

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2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards: date, time, channel, performers

2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards: date, time, channel, performers

The 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards will air live on Telemundo April 30 at 7pm ET, from Miami. Actress and TV host Gaby Espino, and Mexican singer and actor Pedro Fernandez, will co-host the event. NBC Universo (formerly mun2) will air a live simulcast of the awards. Prior to its simulcast of the ceremony starting at 8pm ET, NBC Universo will air Premios Billboard: All Access, an hourlong behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards, at 7pm. Topping this year’s finalists are Romeo Santos (21 entries), Enrique Iglesias (19), J Balvin (12), Marc Anthony (7), Drake (7),  Descemer Bueno (6), … Continue reading

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Video: Kris Kristofferson covers “I Won’t Back Down” for “Texas Rising” soundtrack

Video: Kris Kristofferson covers "I Won't Back Down" for "Texas Rising" soundtrack

History’s upcoming miniseries Texas Rising — premiering on Memorial Day — will also include a soundtrack album featuring new music from legendary performers such as George Strait (who performs the title song “Take Me to Texas”; new tracks from Jose Feliciano; and a new cover of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down,” performed by series costar Kris Kristofferson (pictured below as Andrew Jackson with costar Olivier Martinez as Santa Anna). Today, History released a music video for Kristofferson’s rendition of “I Won’t Back Down,” a fitting tune considering that the series details what followed the battle at the Alamo for the fight for … Continue reading

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ACM Awards 2015 bring country music superstars to Dallas

ACM Awards 2015

Of the 100 or so annual country music awards shows on TV, the ACM Awards 2015 (not to be confused with these) seem like they might be pretty good. Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton cohost The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in country music at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. CBS airs the show on Sunday, April 19, live at 8pm ET (delayed PT). Joining Bryan on the list of top nominees are Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Kenny Chesney and Eric Church. Performers include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke … Continue reading

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2015 National Defend Freedom Tour kicks off on Fox and Friends

2015 National Defend Freedom Tour kicks off on Fox and Friends

This Friday, April 17, the 2015 National Defend Freedom Tour will make its first stop live on Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends for a three-hour special (6am-9am ET) to announce this year’s tour organized by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA). In addition to watching the event on Fox News, if you’re in the area, you can attend the free, family-friendly event, which takes place at the Fox News courtyard (1211 Avenue of the Americas in New York City), and will feature a complimentary breakfast, a concert and patriotic speakers. Register here for Friday’s Fox News event; other tour dates can be found here. Appearing for … Continue reading

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Directors announced for FOX’s “Grease: Live”

Directors announced for FOX's "Grease: Live"

Tony Award-nominated director Thomas Kail (Hamilton, In the Heights) and veteran television director Alex Rudzinski (director of all 20 seasons of Dancing With the Stars, among many other broadcasts) will direct the live musical event Grease: Live that will air on FOX Jan. 31, 2016, at 7pm ET live/PT tape-delayed, it was announced today. Kail will oversee the stage direction, with Rudzinski serving as the live broadcast director. Taking the direction will be currently announced stars Julianne Hough as Sandy and Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo. Marc Platt (“Wicked,” “Into the Woods”) is executive producer. Grease: Live is a Paramount Television production based on the original musical by Jim … Continue reading

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