Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are preppin' to host the 46th annual CMA Awards again this year, but they're probably doing a little celebrating today too.
Both have been nominated in two HUGE categories!
The beautiful blond is facing off against four other women for the Female Vocalist of the Year award, while Paisley is in the running to be named Entertainer of the Year!
Wanna know what ELSE both of these singers have in common at the ceremony this year? They're both competing against Taylor Swift!
Yes! Swifty has been nominated for both categories ON TOP of Musical Event of the Year in honor of her collaboration with The Civil Wars.
Check out ALL of the nominations … AFTER THE JUMP!!!
That just goes to show, guys, that if you have something you need sing, do it with the impossibly cute Taylor Swift — she'll make you made $$$$!!
Taylor Swift is Billboard's TOP money maker of 2011!
It's true, Speak Now earned her
We were just playing with you, Renee. We know there is no way you would schlep all the way to Tennessee just to use your ex-husbands bathroom! LOL!
Early this morning, a woman was arrested at the home of country singer Kenny Chesney for
Taylor Swift? More like YAYlor Swift!
The ACM nominations are out looks like T-Swizzle is the big winner so far!
Last year, she walked away with the coveted "Entertainer of the Year" award at the ACMs and this year, she could do it all over agian!
She's the only female artist who has THREE noms, including "Entertainer of the Year," "Female Vocalist" and "Video of the Year" for Mean.
So, SO impressive!
Wanna see the rest of the ACM nominations? Click AFTER THE JUMP!
You like U2! You really like U2!
The Irish rock band dominated the 2011 concert biz. U2's 360 Tour was the highest grossing concert series this year, selling $156 million in the U.S. and $231 miilion worldwide.
U2's Avatar like numbers include selling 1.7 million tickets at $91.67 a pop!
But that's not all!
Country music was FIERCE in 2011. Tay-Tay and Kenny Chesney at number two and three in the U.S. respectively.
Internationally, the reunion of Robbie Williams and his Take That bandmates pulled in $224 million, second to Bono and Co.
2012 promises to be a concert explosion too. Reunions
Who knew there were awards for best tour?? Well, guess what there are!
A a big CONGRATS goes to Taylor Swift, U2, Perry Farrell, and Kenny Chesney, who were among the night's biggest winners at the 8th annual Billboard Touring Awards in New York.
U2 took home the "Legend of Live" award, honoring their 38 years of touring. Um, excuse us, 38 years?!? Holy shiz!!
They were also awards with the Top Tour and Top Draw awards, which acknowledged the band's top grossing and ticket selling tours for their 360° Tour.
Swifty received the Concert Marketing & Promotion award for her 2011 Speak Now tou, while Farrell received the inaugural Apple Award.
We think Taylor needs an award just for all those amazing covers she did every night!
To see the list of all the winners from the evening, click AFTER THE JUMP!
Wowsa, Kenny Chesney!
Back in October, we were impressed with Kenny when his album Hemingway's Whiskey hit the #1 spot on both the Soundscan Top-200 AND the Country Albums charts.
Now, Chesney's success continues, and his single Live a Little has become his 20th #1 on Billboard's Country Songs airplay chart!
Live a Little marks Kenny's third #1 country songs hit from his October 2010 release Hemingway's Whiskey.
You continue to impress us, Mr. Chesney! Bravo!
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