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Bryan captures four iHeartRadio awards nominations

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 – Luke Bryan captured four iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations on Tuesday.

Bryan was nominated for Male Artist of the Year and Best Tour with both being new categories.

Others receiving multiple nominations included Sam Hunt, who had three, and Thomas Rhett and the Zac Brown Band with two apiece..

The 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards will be April 3.

Nominees are:

Female Artist of the Year: (New Category)
Adele
Carrie Underwood
Meghan Trainor
Selena Gomez
Taylor Swift

Male Artist of the Year: (New Category)
Ed Sheeran
Justin Bieber
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
The Weeknd

Best New Artist:
Fetty Wap
Hozier
Sam Hunt
Shawn Mendes
Tove Lo

Best Tour: (New Category)
Foo Fighters
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Taylor Swift
U2

Rock Song of the Year: (New Category)
"Cut The Cord" - Shinedown
"Failure" - Breaking Benjamin
"Footsteps" - Pop Evil
"Heavy Is The Head" - Zac Brown Band featuring Chris Cornell
"I Am Machine" - Three Days Grace

Country Song of the Year:
"Buy Me A Boat" - Chris Janson
"Homegrown" - Zac Brown Band
"I See You" - Luke Bryan
"Lose My Mind" - Brett Eldredge
"Take Your Time" - Sam Hunt

Country Artist of the Year: (New Category)
Blake Shelton
Brad Paisley
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category
"Die A Happy Man" - Thomas Rhett
"Fight Song" - Rachel Platten
"Hello" - Adele
"Photograph" - Ed Sheeran
"See You Again" - Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

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Kill the Lights CD review - Kill the Lights
When Luke Bryan announces, "I've got that music for your ear" during the single "Kick the Dust Up," listeners should know right off this is not a collection of sounds for every ear. It's targeted toward the young and reckless set instead, where consequences don't seem to matter. There's no better example of this loose approach than the revenge sex expressed through a duet with Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild on "Home Alone Tonight," where »»»
Spring Break...Checkin Out CD review - Spring Break...Checkin Out
The funky keyboard line that introduces the song "Checkin' Out," with its Ray Charles soulful feel, fills the listener with false promise that "Spring Break...Checkin' Out," the latest and last in Luke Bryan's spring break EP series, might mark a more innovative direction in the bro country star's music. The song even includes a wonderful acoustic guitar solo that gives it a loose, freewheeling feel. Unfortunately, this singer is far too aware of which side »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
Concert Review: Rawlings easily moves out of the shadow – Every once in awhile David Rawlings moves out of the shadow of musical mate Gillian Welch to launch his own tour. While Welch, for whom Rawlings plays guitar, has the more prominent career, nights like this ably confirm that there is a reason does his own thing as well. Rawlings, who released the very fine "Poor David's Almanack" in... »»»
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