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November 15, 2018

CMA AWARDS: OPENING WITH A MOMENT OF REFLECTION...AGAIN

NASHVILLE (AP) — Last year, the Country Music Association Awards started on a somber note to remember the victims of a mass shooting. That’s exactly how they started this year. Last night, Garth Brooks led a moment of silence for the victims of the bar shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, last week. Luke Bryan then led a version of “What Makes You Country” that featured Luke Combs, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, Cole Swindell, Jon Pardi and Ashley McBryde. Last year, the CMAs began with a tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas shootings before breaking into an all-star version of “Hold My Hand.”

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038686-w-291:36-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with Keith Urban, country singer)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims (15 Nov 2018)

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CMA AWARDS: KEITH URBAN WINS ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

NASHVILLE (AP) —Keith Urban was astonished when his name was called as winner of entertainer of the year at last night’s Country Music Association Awards. Urban says he was “shocked beyond shocked” to win. Brothers Osborne burst into laughter when they won vocal duo of the year. John Osborne says he doesn’t know why they keep winning, and TJ Osbourne says, “If this was in Florida, there would definitely be a recount.” Kacey Musgraves says she won album of the year for “Golden Hour” exactly ten years to the day after she moved to Nashville. Carrie Underwood won the female vocalist award and said through tears she was blessed with so much in her life. Chris Stapleton, who won male vocalist and single and song of the year for “Broken Halos,” says he wrote that song about people who go before their time and he dedicated it to “the people out in California.”

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038686-w-291:36-(Margie Szaroleta (zar-oh-LEH’-tah), AP music correspondent, with Keith Urban, country singer)-“I’m Margie Szaroleta”-Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims (15 Nov 2018)

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038690-r-292:32-(Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, performing “Black Eyed Susie”)-”(music fades)”-Stapleton wins at CMA Awards, honors Borderline bar victims (15 Nov 2018)

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CMA AWARDS: IT’S A...WILLIE?

NASHVILLE (AP) — The last time Carrie Underwood was pregnant, Brad Paisley blabbed to the world the gender of her baby while they were hosting the Country Music Association Awards. This time, Paisley goaded her into revealing the gender of her unborn child by asking if the baby was going to be a “Johnny or June?” ″Keith or Nicole?” ″Garth or Trisha?” ″Tim or Faith?” ″George or Tammy?” Finally he asked, “Waylon or Willie?” Underwood said that didn’t make sense, and when Paisley kept pushing, she yelled, “Oh my gosh -- WILLIE! It’s a WILLIE!”

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CMA AWARDS: RICKY SKAGGS BLOWS AWAY NASHVILLE WITH HIS SKILLS

NASHVILLE (AP) — All the experts said that the Country Music Association Awards would create a moment that everyone would be talking about. They probably didn’t think it would be Ricky Skaggs showing the entire country music community how it’s done. Skaggs blew everyone away when he played with his band, Kentucky Thunder, then jumped in to play with Keith Urban and John Osborne of Brothers Osborne, then jumped in to play another song with Marty Stuart and Brad Paisley. Skaggs was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame last month.

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CMA AWARDS: THE LIST

NASHVILLE (AP) — Here are the winners from last night’s Country Music Association Awards:

— Entertainer of the year: Keith Urban

— Female vocalist of the year: Carrie Underwood

— Male vocalist of the year: Chris Stapleton

— New artist of the year: Luke Combs

— Album of the year: “Golden Hour,” Kacey Musgraves

— Song of the year: “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton

— Single of the year: “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton

— Vocal duo of the year: Brothers Osborne

— Vocal group of the year: Old Dominion

— Musical event of the year: “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney

— Music video of the year “Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett

— Musician of the year: Mac McAnally (guitar)

BILLY IDOL BECOMES A U.S. CITIZEN

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billy Idol is now an American. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services tweeted a photo of Idol’s naturalization service yesterday in Los Angeles. Idol is holding a small American flag. The caption: “It’s a nice day for a naturalization ceremony.”

JOE PERRY THANKS FANS AFTER MEDICAL SCARE

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Perry tweets, “Doing well, thanks for the love and support.” Perry had been hospitalized with breathing problems after a guest performance with Billy Joel in New York on Saturday. Perry is expected to return to touring this month.

BTS’ AGENCY APOLOGIZES FOR CONTROVERSIAL CLOTHES

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The agency for K-pop group BTS has apologized for members wearing a T-shirt showing an atomic bomb explosion and a hat with a Nazi emblem. Japanese broadcasters called off appearances for BTS after photos of the group wearing the clothes surfaced online. The BTS agency says the shirt was “in no way intentional” and was not meant to make light of those affected by the use of atomic weapons, but it still apologizes. The agency says the hat was an apparent dig on North Korea’s authoritarian education system, not a support of Nazism.

PBS WILL FEATURE BENNETT AND KRALL, BUBLE’, LANG

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Bennett and Diana Krall, Michael Bublé (boo-BLAY’) and k.d. lang will be featured acts on upcoming episodes of “Great Performances” on PBS. Bennett and Krall’s concert will air nationally beginning Nov. 24. “Michael Bublé: Tour Stop 148″ also will begin airing on Nov. 24. “k. d. lang: Landmarks Live In Concert” will run beginning Dec. 14.

by Margie Szaroleta

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