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Video: Co-write “God’s Country,” make a new BFF: Hardy talks hanging with Blake & Gwen

ABC Audio Hardy, alias Michael Hardy, has had success as an artist with songs like “Rednecker,” and as a songwriter, writing hits like “Up Down,” “Simple” and “I Don’t Know About You.” But co-writing Blake Shelton‘s #1 hit “God’s Country” has now earned him a nomination for CMA Song of the Year, which he says …

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Watch Now: Chris Janson says female-centric CMA telecast will be “killer”: “I think it’s going to be the best”

ABC Audio Chris Janson is one of the many artists who’ll be performing at the CMA Awards telecast on Wednesday night.  The “Good Vibes” star thinks it’s great that the show will be highlighting the female stars of country music, and that Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba will kill it as hosts. When it …

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Ryan Hurd on the baby he’s expecting with Maren Morris and her “itch” to win more CMAs

ABC Audio Singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd is ready for a big night at the CMAs on Wednesday: His wife, Maren Morris, is the leading nominee with six nods, including Album of the Year.  Ryan tells ABC Audio that she can’t wait to bring home some more CMA Awards. “Between the two of us. We’ve got a …

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Watch now: Ryan Hurd on the baby he’s expecting with Maren Morris and her “itch” to win more CMAs

ABC Audio Singer/songwriter Ryan Hurd is ready for a big night at the CMAs on Wednesday: His wife, Maren Morris, is the leading nominee with six nods, including Album of the Year.  Ryan tells ABC Audio that she can’t wait to bring home some more CMA Awards. “Between the two of us. We’ve got a …

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Watch now: Keith Urban on defending his Entertainer title, female-centric CMA Awards: “I’m glad it’s happening”

ABC AudioReigning CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban is nominated in that category again this year. On Monday, he told ABC Audio that he can’t even begin to predict his chances of repeating on Wednesday’s CMA telecast. “Well…I mean, who knows ever, from year to year to year?” he says. “But I will say …

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Watch now: CMA nominee Kelsea Ballerini insists she won’t win: “It’s not time for me yet”

ABC/Image Group LAKelsea Ballerini is up for Female Vocalist of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards, but she’s convinced that she has no chance of winning…because she’s practical. “I feel like hopefully there will be a year where I feel like maybe it might be this year, but it’s not this year,” she tells ABC …

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Watch now: CMA nominees Lady Antebellum look forward to watching new stars, hugging old friends and rooting for Kelsea Ballerini at this year’s show

ABC/Image Group LALady Antebellum are up for Vocal Group of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards.  They’ve been attending the show for about a decade now and Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood and Hillary Scott say there are certain things they look forward to seeing on the show each year. “Seeing these new artists, I think…’cause …

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Watch now: Brett Young on his “fairy-tale” wedding, “fantastic” honeymoon and “validating” CMA nomination

ABC/Image Group LABrett Young married his longtime girlfriend Taylor Mills earlier this month in California, but he’s returned from his honeymoon in enough time to attend the CMA Awards on Wednesday, where he’s up for New Artist of the Year.  He tells ABC Radio his wedding couldn’t have gone better — thanks to Taylor. “She …

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Watch now: CMA nominee Lauren Alaina looks back on her “crazy” year of “pinch-me” moments

ABC/Image Group LALauren Alaina is the only female artist nominated in the Best New Artist category at this Wednesday night’s CMA Awards.  While she’d like to win, she thinks she doesn’t have much chance, especially against one particular nominee in her category. “I got to tour all summer with Luke Combs and the force that …

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Watch now: Winning a CMA Award? LANCO would need to get a trophy case first

ABC/Image Group LALANCO is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at Wednesday’s CMA Awards, and lead singer Brandon Lancaster says he can barely handle the fact that they’re nominated, let alone imagine actually winning. “It does sound cliche but really, we’re new to the scene. Last year, going to the CMAs, we were just …

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