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Strait, Swift, Underwood lead ACM album nominations

Thursday, March 5, 2009 – Taylor Swift, George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and Montgomery Gentry are the nominees for top album at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Most of the nominees were announced last month, but on Thursday the ACM announced these nominations because of a change in rules.

Swift is nominated for "Fearless," Strait for "Troubadour," Johnson for "In Color," Underwood for "Carnival Ride" and Montgomery Gentry for "Back When I Knew It All ."

The awards will be handed out April 5 in Las Vegas.


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Part Behind The Music style documentary and part concert film, Taylor Swift's new Blu-ray release offers an interesting hybrid approach to the typical live performance video - an approach that hits more than it misses. "Journey To Fearless" focuses on Swift's meteoric rise from aspiring grade-school singer/songwriter to award-winning country and pop megastar while sprinkling in live performances. Hardcore Swift fans will find a lot to love on this single-disc set (which is also ...
CD review - Speak Now Taylor Swift has made the best CD of her young career with her fourth CD. The biggest difference is that Swift's singing, spotty on previous releases and live performances, is far far superior here. Swift wrote all 14 songs here, which like her other albums tend to deal with relationships that have gone south. Swift's songwriting always has been one of her strengths, and that continues to be the case here - both lyrically and musically. Put simply, Swift knows a lot about penning ...
CD review - Fearless Taylor Swift took the county world by storm with her huge selling debut and its five hit singles. With a huge marketing push and myspace, Swift was on her way. Kind of like an Avril Lavigne for the teen female country set. Sophomore slump? There's no indication of that. Swift once again writes her material - all 13 songs here with help sometimes from Liz Rose, Colbie Caillat and John Rich. Swift writes of what she knows about - relationships and teen love come and gone in songs speak to her fans. ...


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