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Zac Brown Band and Buffett Snag ACA Nomination

October 11th, 2012

Nominations were announced Wednesday morning for the American Country Awards and Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band earned a nod for “Knee Deep.”

Single of the Year: Vocal Collaboration

  • Kix Brooks featuring Joe Walsh, “New To This Town”
  • Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, “Feel Like A Rock Star”
  • Brad Paisley featuring Carrie Underwood, “Remind Me”
  • Rascal Flatts featuring Natasha Bedingfield, “Easy”
  • Zac Brown Band featuring Jimmy Buffett, “Knee Deep”

The third annual American Country Awards will air live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Monday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Luke Bryan leads the American Country Awards nominees with seven nominations; Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band each earned six nods; and Eric Church and Taylor Swift garnered five nominations.

Starting today, fans can vote once each day for their favorite American Country Awards nominees at www.theacas.com. Voting is open until Monday, Nov. 12 for all categories, except for Artist of the Year, which closes on Friday, Dec. 7. The nominees for each award category have been determined by four media measurement companies: BigChampagne (record sales and media consumption); Great American Country (video airplay); Mediabase (radio airplay); Pollstar (touring data); and Nashville Songwriters Association International.

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Buffett Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

October 10th, 2012

Jimmy Buffett is among several nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame:

Elvis Costello, B.B. King and Ray Davies are among the nominees for the 2013 Songwriters Hall of Fame.

They’re joined by a slew of top acts, including Jimmy Buffett, Vince Gill, Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Christine McVie. Also nominated are Mick Jones and Lou Gramm of Foreigner, Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Aeromsith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, as well as Steve Winwood and Bobby Womack.

Songwriters Hall gave The Associated Press a list of nominees in advance of the official announcement, set for Oct. 16.

Voting ends Dec. 17, and the gala takes place June 13 in New York City.

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Mac McAnally Nominated for CMA Musician of the Year

September 5th, 2012

Nominations were announced this morning for the 46th annual CMA Awards and Coral Reefer Band member Mac McAnally is once again nominated for Musician of the Year.

Mac has won the award four years in a row! Can he make it five?

His competition in the category include Sam Bush (Mandolin), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar), Dann Huff (Guitar), and Brent Mason (Guitar).

The 46th Annual CMA Awards will be hosted for the fifth time by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and broadcast live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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Buffett and Zac Brown Band Nominated for CMT Music Award

April 23rd, 2012

Nominations for the 2012 CMT Music Awards were announced today and Jimmy Buffett and the Zac Brown Band earned a nod in Collaborative Video of the Year for their “Knee Deep” music video.

The CMT Music Awards are fan voted, so go Vote Now!

Here’s the other nominees in the category:

  • Kenny Chesney with Grace Potter – “You and Tequila”
  • Brad Paisley with Carrie Underwood – “Remind Me”
  • Rascal Flatts with Natasha Bedingfield – “Easy”
  • Lionel Richie With Shania Twain – “Endless Love”
  • Taylor Swift with The Civil Wars – “Safe and Sound”

The CMT Music Awards will be held June 6th at 8/7c.

Jimmy and the Zac Brown Band won a CMT Music Award last year for their performance of “Margaritaville” on CMT Crossroads. Can they win again this year? Go vote!

Watch the “Knee Deep” video:

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Buffett Performs at Child Mind Gala

December 9th, 2011

Jimmy Buffett was in New York City on Thursday night where he performed at the Child Mind Institute charity gala, hosted by Matt Lauer, and received the 2011 Child Advocacy Award with his wife Jane.

In a video message Amy Poehler and Will Arnett toasted the Buffetts, who were receiving the Child Advocacy Award, saying they’d personally give them an award for “the best fake Southern accents for real New Yorkers, the best collection of flip flops for a CEO,” and for being “the coolest rich people on the planet.” Getting slightly more serious, they noted that “wealth is measured by kindness and generosity,” and on that score the Buffetts richly deserve the evening’s honor.

More from the Wall Street Journal:

The event helped raise over $5 million for the Child Mind Institute, which helps children with mental-health issues.

Every now and again, guests wonder how a boldfaced name got set up with a certain institution, but that wasn’t that case here. Mr. Buffett, whose hits include “Margaritaville” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” seems to have an incredibly pleasant emotional interior and very sound mental health. Also, he’s friends with Harold S. Koplewicz, the institute’s president.

“I’ve never had a stress-related problem the beach couldn’t solve,” Mr. Buffett said, true to form.

New York City residents in particular, he has noticed, seem sort of stressed-out a lot. “They need to remember they’re on an island,” the singer said. “There are beautiful beaches just over the bridge.”

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