The 7th annual CMAOntario awards were held last night in Ottawa. Meghan Patrick was the big winner with five awards for Album of the Year for Country Music Made Me Do It, Female Artist of the Year, Music Video of the Year for "Walls Come Down", Fan's Choice and Songwriter(s) of the Year for "Walls Come Down". The Reklaws took home two for Single of the Year for "Feels Like That" and Group or Duo of the Year. Tim Hicks picked up an award for Male Artist of the Year. Jade Eagleson was named Rising Star and Roots Artist or Group of the Year is The Abrams.
Carrie Underwood had this past Friday off from her tour, so she decided to take the family to Langhorne, Pennsylvania's Sesame Place. Carrie shared some pictures on Instagram, saying, "We all had so much fun! Isaiah got to see some of his furry monster friends and we got to watch him love every minute! I think even Jacob had fun! We rode rides, played games and even saw a parade! We already can't wait to come back!"
Trisha Yearwood announced that she will be hitting the road later this year with the Every Girl On Tour. It is scheduled to start October 3 and will make 23 stops. "I can't wait to take my tour solo for the first time in five years," says Trisha. "I've been absolutely overwhelmed by the postive response to 'Every Girl in This Town' and, as enthusiastic as folks are about my new music and the upcoming tour, I don't think there is anyone more excited than me."
Garth Brooks played Denver's Mile High Stadium on June 8 and he managed to break yet another attendance record. 84,500 fans came to see Garth perform, which beats the previous record of 77,000 set by U2 in 2011. This show is part of his Stadium Tour, which is expected to run for three years. Garth has set attendance records at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida and during two shows at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.
Keith Urban has taken his Graffiti U World Tour to seven countries and has played more than 70 shows, but now he is adding more dates in the summer and fall. The show has been revamped with new music, new lighting and new production. "I'm always looking for something a bit different when I go to see a show, especially when I see someone more than once - the set list, production, lighting, even just the vibe," says Keith. "So I decided to change it up for the summer - have some fun and do something a bit different."
Yee Yee Appareal, which is the company that manufactures T-shirts for Granger Smith, has released a special edition shirt in honour of his 3-year-old son, River, who passed away after a drowning accident at home. Fans can purchase the shirt and 100% of the proceeds from sales will go to Dell Children's Medical Center in honour of River Kelly Smith.