NASHVILLE NEWS & NOTES – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017!

Some of country’s biggest acts made the list of 2017 American Music Awards nominations.  Keith Urban snagged the most nominations for any country artist, earning recognition in the Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Country Album (Ripcord) and Favorite Country Song (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”) categories.  Garth Brooks earned the only all-genre nomination for a country artist in the Tour of the Year category alongside Coldplay and U2.  Sam Hunt, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and others also earned AMA nominations cred.  The 2017 American Music Awards air November 19 at 8/7c on ABC. See the full list of country nominees below.

Tour of the Year
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

Favorite Male Artist — Country
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban

Favorite Female Artist — Country

Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group — Country
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

Favorite Album — Country
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord

Favorite Song — Country
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”

 Kelsea Ballerini tells One Country that she and her fiance Morgan have a two-week rule. Kelsea says, “We try to never go without seeing each other for more than 2 weeks. (We saw each other) tonight (and it) looked like two jet-lagged lovebirds having 24 hours together eating pasta and making out in a cute little Italian restaurant in London. We say goodbye again tomorrow, but goodness how 24 hours can feel like forever.”
If you’re more than just a casual fan of Taylor Swift, The Daily Dot claims Taylor is launching a new app called The Swift Life. It has exclusive pictures, updates and new emojis!