Showing posts from February, 2009

44th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Nominees (Full list of ACM 2009)

The Academy of Country Music announced nominees for the 44th annual ceremony. Julianne Hough, Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Jessica Simpson announced the nominations, and Brad Paisley leads the pack with six nominations. 2009 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINEES Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney Brad Paisley George Strait Carrie Underwood Keith Urban Top Male Vocalist Kenny Chesney Toby Keith Brad Paisley George Strait Keith Urban Top Female Vocalist Miranda Lambert Heidi Newfield Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood Lee Ann Womack Top Vocal Group Lady Antebellum Little Big Town Rascal Flatts Randy Rogers Band The Lost Trailers Top Vocal Duo Big & Rich Brooks & Dunn Joey & Rory Montgomery Gentry Sugarland Top New Male Vocalist Jamey Johnson James Otto Jake Owen Top New Female Vocalist Sarah Buxton Julianne Hough Ashton Shepherd Top New Vocal Duo or Group Eli Young

Review: Robin Dean Salmon "Come On Home"

Robin Dean Salmon's forceful new rocking country project titled "Come On Home" provides a window into the soul of a musical journeyman who was born in Durban, South Africa and somehow found his way to his rightful home in the country capital of the world, Nashville, Tennessee. "Come On Home" shows that Robin Dean Salmon has found a signature sound that works. Robin Dean Salmon has had the kind of life that begs for an autobiography. He survived turmoil in South Africa, trained in karate with Japanese dock workers, helped in his family's safari expedition company and settled in San Antonio on a large horn cattle ranch. The surprise is that these experiences are just the beginning of the complex life of Robin Dean Salmon. But music was always a constant thread in his life, and Robin Dean Salmon's years of practice have paid off with "Come On Home." The album starts off with the outstanding "Ready Now," which has a sound that is part