Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Today's Country Tidbits

Tonight, the People's Choice Awards will be handed out, and country music is well represented. If Taylor Swift was voting, and maybe she did, what would she choose as her favorite movie? “Bridesmaids!” Was there a movie she loved that wasn't nominated? "This movie that I just watched called, um...Happythankyoumoreplease. It is, like, my favorite ensemble romantic comedy movie since Love Actually. One of my favorite actresses is in it, Malin Akerman. She’s so good!” In the category of Favorite TV Competition Show, Blake Shelton is nominated for The Voice, and here are the rest of the country music nominees:

Favorite Country Artist
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban
Lady Antebellum
Rascal Flatts
Taylor Swift

Favorite Male Artist (all genre)
Blake Shelton
Bruno Mars
Enrique Iglesias
Justin Bieber
Favorite Female Artist (all genre)
Taylor Swift
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Favorite Tour Headliner (all genre)
Taylor Swift
Bon Jovi
Katy Perry
Favorite Album of the Year (all genre)
Lady Antebellum – Own the Night
Adele – 21
BeyoncĂ© – 4
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Britney Spears – Femme Fatale

Let the irreverence begin - Blake Shelton and Reba are set to co-host the ACM Awards April first live from Las Vegas. The Fan Jam will happen again this year, with Zac Brown Band as the headliners.

Speaking of Blake Shelton, Cosmopolitan Magazine has named him one of their "Fun Fearless Males" of 2012. They asked him about his pet peeves, and in true Blake fashion, he didn't pull any punches: “I actually want to open-hand slap a man when I see him wearing his pants down below his a**. And maybe I’m just not on the cutting edge of fashion, but that really looks stupid. I just...I don’t want to see your underwear because you won’t pull your pants up where they go. That drives me crazy and it’s unacceptable.”

Keith Urban has written a song for the movie "Act of Valor." "For You" will play during the end credits, and it's the first time Keith's written a song specifically for a movie. He loved the challenge, so it probably won't be the last time. "Act of Valor" is a thriller set around a group of Navy Seals fighting global terrorism. The movie will be in theatres February 24th, and Keith's song will be on iTunes on February 21st.

Happy birthday to Naomi Judd, who turns 66.

Dolly Parton is on the David Letterman show tonight, and Rodney Atkins is on Jimmy Kimmel.

The tweet of the day is from Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts: "Contagion may be the worst movie of 2011... I want my 1 hour, 45 mins and 25 seconds back..."