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Why Country A-Listers Are Playing Indoor Concerts at a Texas Honky-Tonk

Why Country A-Listers Are Playing Indoor Concerts at a Texas Honky-Tonk
When Miranda Lambert walked offstage at Denver’s Pepsi Center on March 2nd, 2020, it marked the last time she would perform in front of paying fans for more than a year. That dry spell came to an end last week when Lambert played her first three of five scheduled indoor concerts at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth.

A cavernous 100,000-square-foot space, Billy Bob’s has become a live-music institution in Texas since opening in 1981. Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and Zz Top have all performed there. Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry,
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2020 CMT Music Awards predictions: Our odds say Luke Combs, Dan and Shay, Carrie Underwood will be big winners

2020 CMT Music Awards predictions: Our odds say Luke Combs, Dan and Shay, Carrie Underwood will be big winners
Carrie Underwood is the queen of the CMT Music Awards, but we think Luke Combs will edge her out for Video of the Year when prizes are handed out tonight, October 21. That’s according to the combined predictions of Gold Derby users who have placed their bets here in our predictions center. Scroll down to see our forecasts with nominees listed in order of their racetrack odds and our projected winners highlighted in gold.

Underwood has won Video of the Year at these fan-voted kudos a record seven times, including just last year. But our users think Combs has the edge for his number-one country airplay hit “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” We’re also betting on him to win Male Video of the Year for a different song, “Even Though I’m Leaving.” But we don’t think Underwood will come away empty-handed. She’s the favorite to take
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Cmt Awards nominations 2020: Full list including Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini

Cmt Awards nominations 2020: Full list including Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini
The Cmt Awards announced their list of 2020 nominees at long last, with six artists tying for the most bids of the year. Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt, Ashley McBryde, Thomas Rhett and Dan + Shay each accumulated three nominations at these kudos, which are voted on by the fans and will take place this year on Wednesday, October 21 at 8:00pm Et. Scroll down for the full list of nominees below.

SEECarrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett share ACM Award for Entertainer of the Year in an unprecedented tie

Ballerini picked up Video of the Year and Female Video of the Year nominations for “Homecoming Queen?” Her third bid comes in the Cmt Performance of the Year category for her “Cmt Crossroads” collaboration with Halsey on “Graveyard.”

Combs has a similar combination, contending for Video of the Year and Male Video of the Year for “Beer Never Broke My Heart,” while
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Cmt Awards Reveal Nominees for October Show, Led by Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and More

Cmt Awards Reveal Nominees for October Show, Led by Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Ashley McBryde and More
Producers of the 2020 Cmt Music Awards belatedly unveiled the list of nominees for the long-postponed telecast, and among the leading contenders, there was a six-way tie for first. Three nominations apiece went to Dan + Shay, Ashley McBryde, Luke Combs, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett and Sam Hunt.

Artists with two nominations each are Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Kane Brown, Gabby Barrett, Blanco Brown, Little Big Town, Old Dominion and the Chicks.

Initial nominations for the top prize, video of the year, are always unusually crowded, as the Cmt Awards start with a list of 14 nominees that’ll be whittled down to five prior to the Oct. 21 telecast. The first round of fan voting among those 14 finalists will stop on Oct. 12 at noon, with the whittled down list of five finalists announced shortly after that, as voting reopens. The other categories mostly have a more wieldy six nominations from the get-go.

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2020 Acm Awards winners list: Full list of Academy of Country Music winners in all categories

2020 Acm Awards winners list: Full list of Academy of Country Music winners in all categories
The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were held on Wednesday night, September 16, after being delayed by several months due to the coronavirus pandemic. So who came out on top when prizes were handed out? Scroll down for our complete list of winners in all categories, from Entertainer of the Year to Music Event of the Year.

Old Dominion, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Dan and Shay topped the nominations, which were announced way back on February 27. The awards show was originally scheduled to air on April 5 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. But then Covid-19 spread across the globe, forcing TV productions, movie shoots and myriad entertainment events to shut down in order to limit the spread of the disease.

SEEWho is performing at the Acm Awards 2020? List of performers at 55th Academy of Country Music Awards

So the Acm Awards were delayed, and
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2020 Acm Awards predictions: Carrie Underwood, Dan and Shay, Blake Shelton among our odds-on favorites

2020 Acm Awards predictions: Carrie Underwood, Dan and Shay, Blake Shelton among our odds-on favorites
The long-delayed Academy of Country Music Awards will be handed out tonight, September 16, in a ceremony hosted by 2019 Entertainer of the Year champ Keith Urban. So who will this year’s winners be? Scroll down to see our predictions by category, listed in order of their racetrack odds with our projected winners highlighted in gold.

Our odds have been calculated by combining the predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users who have placed their bets here in our predictions center. That includes the Editors who cover awards year-round for Gold Derby, the Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Acm Awards and the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest prediction scores when you combine the last two years’ results. Then of course there are the everyday Users who make up our biggest and often smartest predictions bloc.

SEEWho is performing at the Acm Awards 2020? List of
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The Planet: 5 Guys You’ve Never Heard Of That Can Be Clark Kent/Superman

Well time is nearing to Zack Snyder and Chris Nolan’s casting net catching the new Man of Steel for their reboot of Superman and now we know they want some lesser known to unknown for the coveted role of Superman/Clark Kent. I thought I would take the time put some lesser known names out there that would be good to look at for this film. I have heard of these guys but that’s my job to know these names but to many out there these are dudes they have never heard of. So without furthur ado I think the best choice from all these candidates is Henry Cavill. I think he has the look, the chin, the height, the physical attributes in spades but he also has the acting chops that you’d want in newcomer actor. So who do you like out of our list?

Bryan Greenberg - Born in Omaha,
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It's Official: Fox Cancels 'Lone Star'

We have the first cancellation of the 2009-10 season. No big surprise here - Fox today pulled the plug on new soap Lone Star after 2 airings. Starting next Monday, Lone Star will be replaced by procedural Lie to Me, which has been called to duty earlier than planned. Lie To Me's third season will launch next week in the Monday 9 Pm slot, which the crime drama once occupied. It is not clear what will happen with the 3 produced episodes of Lone Star that have not aired yet. The show is currently filming episode 6 with a decision whether to stop production pending. The writing was pretty much on the wall after the much-hyped Lone Star opened with a 1.3 rating in 18-49 last week. It got a reprieve but, instead of rebounding, it actually slipped from its disastrous premiere last night to a 1.0 rating, tied with the CW's Gossip Girl in the 9 Pm hour.
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'Lone Star's' 'One in Every Family': Gretchen can definitely stay

"Lone Star's" second episode picked up where the pilot left off and the action started coming fast and furious, which was a welcome feature after the exposition-heavy pilot.

Houston

All within the first half of the show, Bob cons Clint into thinking the wind turbines are a good idea and settles his father John in as the man behind the wind energy and subsequently another inside man at the Thatcher company. But John can't stick to the plan when he becomes jealous of Bob's relationship with Clint and ends up stealing office keys, where he calls an unknown person asking for help in taking Clint down.

Midland

After the elopement of the pilot, Lindsay's family insists on a big wedding, which brings about two interesting developments -- 1) She realizes she doesn't know anything about Robert, and 2) Her sister Gretchen is a hellcat troublemaker. While the charming Robert (well played, James Wolk
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Lone Star: The Answers Are Blowin' in the Wind

There's been many comparisons made between Lone Star and the epic '80s primetime soap Dallas.  After tonight's second episode, "One in Every Family," the parallels became much clearer. 

Yes, we've got it all! The meddling sister-in-law, the dueling brothers, big Texas oil and two rival patriarchs - both self-made men, each making his way on opposite sides of the law. 

If there were any doubts about the feel and direction of rookie creator/producer Kyle Killen's new series, tonight's episode set the course.  Lone Star feels like a primetime soap but the writing and direction (tonight's episode was directed by Thirtysomething's Peter Horton) cons you into thinking it's a high-brow drama.  So basically, it's all the taste without the guilt, as they say.

We've got sex in the back of a limo at the top of the episode, with newlywed Bob and his Midland, Texas bride Lyndsey, who
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Viewers Must Save Fox’s Lone Star from Cancellation and for the Future of Quality Television

This argument would be a lot easier if I were pleading to longtime fans of an established TV series to stop the show from cancellation. However, today I write to the collective TV viewing public to help avert a tragedy. Fox’s new series Lone Star debuted to poor ratings this week as it found itself against Dancing with the Stars (give me a break) and The Event, a series whose lingering mystery doesn’t cover up the shows gimmicky writing surrounding it. Some might be thinking this is just the nature of the TV industry where only the strong survive. If only strength was determined by the quality of writing, directing and acting then I might be willing to let the system take its course on Lone Star, but I can’t stand by and let a perfectly good show go to waste.

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'Lone Star': Already time to call it quits?

'Lone Star': Already time to call it quits?
After a disappointing premiere for Lone Star, the vultures seem to be circling the new drama starring James Wolk as a sexy con man leading a double life. The series, which also stars Jon Voight, only averaged 4.1 million viewers on Monday and a mere 1.3 rating/3 share among adults 18-49. Naturally, the assumption is that Fox will consider axing the show sooner rather than later.

For now, however, the network has yet to make a decision. One insider told EW that Lone Star is still scheduled to return next Monday with a new episode — though there’s always the chance that
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I'm Already Heartsick About Its Inevitable Cancellation | "Lone Star" Review

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I know what you're thinking. I do. It's on Fox. It's been incredibly well-received by critics. It won't make it until mid-season. That's probably true. And it was true of "Firefly," as well. Fox pulled it, broke your heart, and you'll never forgive them for it. But how much did you love those 11 episodes, aired out of order? How many great characters did that show introduce you to? And how many great actors? If you'd known it was going to be cancelled only 11 episodes in, would you still have watched it? Would you have still bought it on DVD and viewed it again half a dozen times, knowing that the series was incomplete?

My guess is that you would. I know I would. I know I'd watch the half-season of "Freaks and Geeks," again, even knowing that it'd never finish its run. And "Undeclared," and countless other shows I got
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Ratings Rat Race: Solid Start For 'Event,' 'Hawaii', 'Mike & Molly' But 'Lone Star' Flops

And they’re off! The broadcast networks last night kicked off what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons in awhile. The opening night featured the premieres of 5 new series airing against Monday Night Football on Espn. No blockbuster, out-of-the-gate hits despite heavy promotion for Hawaii Five-o and The Event but three of the rookies did solid business: the new Chuck Lorre comedy for CBS Mike & Molly (3.9 rating/10 share in adults 18-49, 12.2 million viewers overall), the Hawaii Five-0 reboot on CBS (3.8/10, 13.8 million viewers) and NBC's The Event (3.7/9, 11.2 million). One did Ok: NBC's Jerry Bruckheimer-produced drama Chase (2.5/7, 7.9 million), and one flat-out bombed: Fox's much-lauded Lone Star (1.3/3, 4.1 million). Here is a rundown network-by-network: CBS For me, one of the biggest surprises of the night was how well Two and a Half Men did. In its eighth season, which hung in the balance when star Charlie Sheen threatened
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Lone Star 1.01 “Pilot” Review

Lone Star is, without question, the best broadcast drama pilot I’ve seen since Friday Night Lights‘ premiere back in 2006. That comparison is interesting (aside from the obvious inclusion of Adrianne Palicki in both casts and the Texas location), because while watching this episode, I felt some of the same feelings as I did when FNLdebuted.

Despite being a very, very high-concept series, Lone Star‘s pilot does a great job in skipping through the plot mechanization and getting down to the psyche of Robert/Bob Allen (played effectively by James Wolk) and how this proverbial house of cards is weighing down on him. And much like Friday Night Lights pilot, this effort is willing to let the actors roam around in dialogue-free sequences (that are all wonderfully matched with music, again like Fnl) that really add life to the circumstances and make the characters feel lived in. There is,
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'Lone Star' Series Premiere: Living Two Lives (Video)

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In order to be a successful con man, you have to be adept at living a double life. But what if you feel like going straight? If you've been living a lie for years, can you suddenly change course and become an honest man? That's the question on the premiere of 'Lone Star' (Mon., 9Pm Et on Fox).

[Spoiler alert.]

Bob Allen (James Wolk) is two different people. In the suburban town of Midland, Texas, he's "Robert" -- a grifter who cheats local investors while living with his cute (yet clueless) girlfriend Lindsay (played by Eloise Mumford). Meanwhile, 400 miles away in the big city of Houston, he's "Bob" -- and he's married to Cat Thatcher (Adrianne Palicki), the daughter of an ultra-rich oil magnate. In Houston, he plays the part of the "perfect" husband, although he's also trying scam money from Cat's father Clint (Jon Voight).

 

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Lone Star Thrills Us For an Hour, Steals All Our Money

"This is about moving to an island full of topless women, not dragging my ass to a cubicle everyday."

Easily the best piece of dialog I've heard since I began blasting through this season's new pilots and by the time David Keith (An Officer and a Gentleman) uttered the line in tonight's Lone Star premiere, I was already hooked on this show. 

Yup, if Fox is looking to pull a season long con on viewers with its latest original one-hour drama, I'm an easy mark.  

I watched Lone Star for the second time tonight, looking for flaws, tells if you will, that the Amy Lippman (A Party of Five) produced drama might not be as good as I thought it was the first time around.  Turns out, it's even better.

The series revolves around second generation Texas con man Bobby Allen (played by the fresh faced James Wolk).  When you
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'Lone Star's' Adrianne Palicki: 'I've never read anything like this'

"Lone Star" is the new drama from Fox where Robert/Bob Allen (James Wolk) is a con man leading a double life in Texas oil country. His wealthy Houston wife is Cat Thatcher, played by "Friday Night Lights" alum Adrianne Palicki, who tells Zap2it she's excited to play someone her own age for once.

"I've never played a character that was my age," laughs Palicki. "She comes from the right side of the tracks, which I'm also used to playing the opposite. She has a 7-year-old daughter. She just really interested me in those respects. And the script itself ... I've never read anything like this. The scripts just keep getting better and better."

Part of her wealthy upbringing means Cat isn't used to working very hard, which is something she admires in her husband Bob.

"She sees in Bob the things that were lacking in her past relationships," says Palicki.
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Lone Star Series Premiere Review

Lately the troubled and morally questionable characters of television like Don Draper of Mad Men and Walter White of Breaking Bad have been sweeping audiences off their feet. But Fox is hoping that an alliterative name isn’t the key to their success as they’re sending Bob Allen (James Wolk in his first starring role) into the ring of anti-heroes. Stepping into the void left behind by the cancellation of FX’s gypsy con-family drama The Riches, Fox’s new series Lone Star puts us right in the middle of the double-life of a con-man as he contemplates giving up his conveniently mobile and fraudulent life in favor of real love. The only problem is that real love comes in the form of both his middle-class, homegrown girlfriend in Midland, Texas and his upper-class, oil tycoon offspring of a wife in Houston, Texas. If you’re not onboard for the long-con just yet,
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Lone Star TV Review

Cable networks, which can build success from the audiences available to niche shows with limited appeal, have recently offered up a series of shows with characters designed to test the limits of audiences in ways that shrug off conventional thinking. Various criminals have taken center stage in experimental efforts to attract people to watch those who are, at best, extremely limited in their potential likability.

Lone Star, premiering tonight on Fox at 9/8c, skirts the line, but has to know that a certain segment of the population just isn’t going to sign up. James Wolk plays Robert/Bob Allen, a conman who came by the occupation by being raised into it. Growing up running from scam to scam with his father John (David Keith), Robert is still living the life, only now he’s working some pretty serious schemes.

Working an especially long con, he’s married to Cat
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