SiriusXM Country Roundup Week of May 12th, 2017: Chris Stapleton + more

Chris Stapleton

Sarah Burke here, and I’m looking at the week that was in country music, including the latest SiriusXM Most Wanted Countdown, news on Brad Paisley, Chris Stapleton and more!

SirusXM’s #MostWanted

Dean Brody cracks the Top 3 with “Beautiful Freakshow” featuring Shevy Price in this week’s SiriusXM #MostWanted list! James Barker Band & Dallas Smith keep fighting it out for the top spot.

We release this list of the hottest songs in Canadian Country music every week – we’ll keep you posted on our socials:



Brad Paisley


Brad Paisley Announces Weekend Warrior World Tour

We’ve waited three years for Brad Paisley’s 11th album and it’s finally here, complete with guests like Mick Jagger, John Fogerty, and Timbaland.  Now it’s time to get Love and War out to the fans! The 38-date Weekend Warrior World Tour kicks off May 18th in New York, with stops at casinos, arenas, and outdoor amphitheaters across North America.

Find a tour date near you:

Chris Stapleton Wows The Tonight Show

Chris Stapleton dropped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon this week to sing “I Was Wrong.” He also teamed up with guest star Kevin Bacon for a ZZ Top-esque skit called First Drafts of Rock.  Watch Stapleton as Billy Gibbons, Fallon as Dusty Hill, and Bacon as Frank Beared as they share the origin of the song “Legs,” originally titled, “Neck.”


Chris Stapleton was also on the Howard Stern show recently talking about his new album From A Room: Volume 1 and his love for Adele.

CMT Music Award Nominees Announced

The CMT Music Awards are live to air from Nashville coming up on June 7th at 8pm ET and voting started this week at

Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, and Thomas Rhett all have four nominations under their hats, Carrie Underwood is up not far behind with three nods in the good company of Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.  Congrats to Midland, Chris Young, Brett Young, and Kelsea Ballerini on their first nods!

You can vote until 12:01 a.m. ET June 5th.

The 2017 CMT Music Awards Nominees:

Video of the Year
Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
Brad Paisley, “Today”
Brett Eldredge, “Wanna Be That Song”
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Cole Swindell, “Middle of a Memory”
Dierks Bentley and Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Luke Bryan, Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

Male Video of the Year
Blake Shelton, “Came Here to Forget”
Eric Church, “Record Year”
Jason Aldean, “Lights Come On”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color”
Luke Bryan, “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day”
Thomas Rhett, “Star of the Show”

Female Video of the Year
Carrie Underwood, “Church Bells”
Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
Maren Morris, “’80s Mercedes”
Miranda Lambert, “Vice”
Reba McEntire, “Back to God”

Duo Video of the Year
Big & Rich feat. Tim McGraw “Lovin’ Lately”
Brothers Osborne, “21 Summer”
Dan + Shay, “How Not To”
Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
LoCash, “I Know Somebody”

Group Video of the Year
Eli Young Band, “Saltwater Gospel”
Lady Antebellum, “You Look Good”
Little Big Town, “Better Man”
Midland, “Drinkin’ Problem”
Old Dominion, “Song for Another Time”

Breakthrough Video of the Year
Brett Young, “In Case You Didn’t Know”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Kane Brown, “Used to Love You Sober”
Lauren Alaina, “Road Less Traveled”
Luke Combs, “Hurricane”
RaeLynn, “Love Triangle”

Collaborative Video of the Year
Artists of Then, Now & Forever, “Forever Country”
Chris Young feat. Vince Gill, “Sober Saturday Night”
Dierks Bentley feat. Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Florida Georgia Line feat. Tim McGraw, “May We All”
Keith Urban feat. Carrie Underwood, “The Fighter”
Kenny Chesney with P!nk, “Setting the World on Fire”

CMT Performance of the Year
Jason Aldean, “Hicktown” (from CMT Concert of the Summer)
Jason Derulo and Luke Bryan, “Want to Want Me” (from CMT Crossroads)
John Mellencamp and Darius Rucker, “Pink Houses” (from CMT Crossroads)
Alicia Keys and Maren Morris, “’80s Mercedes” (from CMT Crossroads)
Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott and Kelsea Ballerini, “You’re Still the One”/”Any Man of Mine”/”Man! I Feel Like A Woman” (from CMT Artists of the Year)
Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, “Close” (from CMT Crossroads)

Social Superstar of the Year
Brett Eldredge
Jake Owen
Keith Urban
Kelsea Ballerini
Lauren Alaina
Thomas Rhett

Cavendish Beach Music Festival

Date: July 7th, 8th, 9th

Where:  Cavendish Beach Events Centre
8779 Route 6, Cavendish, PE

Artists: Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Kip Moore, Brothers Osborne, High Valley, Chad Brownlee, Tim Hicks, Madline Merlo + more!


Big Valley Jamboree

Date: August 3rd – 6th

Where: Camrose, Alberta
Artists: Big & Rich, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Jason Aldrean, Little Big Town & more!


Boots and Hearts

Date: August 10th – 13th

Where: Oro Medonte Ontario
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
Artists: Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Brantley Gilbert, Brett Eldredge, Eli Young Band, Dan + Shay, Jess Moskaluke, Chad Brownlee, Kiefer Sutherland, Cold Creek County, Endless Summer, The Abrams, Jessica Mitchell, Dani Strong + more!

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