ACM Awards’ New Artist Nominees; Lyrics Street Signs Kevin Fowler; Guy Clark Tribute In the Works

Brody Vercher | January 28th, 2010

  1. Drew
    January 28, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Great Jason Eady song/performance.

    Just get rid of every “new” award category, they’re always terrible. None of the solo vocalists are new. And why would ‘duo’ get their own award?

  2. Occasional Hope
    January 28, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    So the effect of combining new male and new female awards has basically been to get rid of the latter altogether.

  3. Matt B.
    January 28, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Occasional Hope,

    Can you think of ANY ‘new’ female artist who did anything last year who hadn’t won or wasn’t previously nominated for such things twice? Sarah Buxton was the only one who met the requirements the ACM lays out for such things and her single is breaking THIS year.

  4. Razor X
    January 28, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    So if they hadn’t combined the male and female categories, there would be no trophy given this year for new female artist, simply due to a lack of eligible nominees? Has that ever happened before?

  5. Gavin
    January 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Wait a minute, isn’t Luke Bryan the girl who sings “Do I?”

  6. Rick
    January 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Its great to see Elizabeth Cook is going to be part of the Americana show at SXSW! Its nice to know at least one great artist will be there…

    Imelda May’s comments about Wanda Jackson weren’t very profound, but what can you expect from an Irish gal who quotes David Gilmour saying: “and Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd told me: “You’re very sexy, in a trashy way – and I mean that in the nicest possible sense.”" Crikey!

    I found most of today’s music links about as exciting as Odumbo’s snooze fest speech last night. The fact many of them may be Obamavoters might have something to do with it…

    PS – I love Leon Russell’s original version of “Stranger In a Strange Land” with the Shelter People and Owen Temple’s version seems kind of pointless in comparison. Yawn.

  7. Janelle
    January 28, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Happy to see Jamey Johnson nominated…but I’m really discouraged by the fan vote…I think it’ll be a popular vote winner, not maybe the one actually deserving of the award. There is already fan voted awards, I’ve always thought of the ACM and CMAs as more prestigious awards because it wasn’t a popularity vote, it was actual artistry.

  8. Steve M.
    January 28, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I love Jamey Johnson, but how can he be a new artist with two albums and another soon coming out? Its like voting a 4 year vet of the majors rookie of the year.

  9. Jon G.
    January 28, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    ^That’s exactly what I thought.

  10. merlefan49
    January 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Sure hope Kevin Fowler isn’t going to sellout.

  11. Thomas
    January 29, 2010 at 8:41 am

    …texan poetry in lyric street – almost textbook stuff mr. fowler.

  12. Steve Harvey
    January 31, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Jamey Johnson is a new artist? His major label debut came out five years ago.

  13. Erik
    January 31, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Shelby Lynne won Best New Artist at the Grammy’s twelve years after her major label debut was released.

  14. Displaced Texan
    February 3, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I love Kevin Fowler, but also hope he doesn’t sell out with this new record deal. I thought for sure there was no way he’d follow the same path that has led other “Texas song writing/singing heroes” to complete rejection by their original fan base. He’d better be careful with this career move or, just like what happened to “PG”, folks won’t want him back in Texas. Don’t let’em change you or your sound Kevin.

  15. Eric
    February 4, 2010 at 9:30 pm


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