Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks
Male Vocalist: Chris Stapleton
Female Vocalist: Carrie Underwood
Vocal Group: Little Big Town
Album: Eric Church, Mr. Misunderstood
Vocal Duo: Brothers Osbourne
New Artist: Maren Morris
Song: “Humble and Kind” – Lori McKenna
Single: Thomas Rhett, “Die a Happy Man”
Music Video: Chris Stapleton, “Fire Away”
Musical Event: Dierks Bentley featuring Elle King, “Different for Girls”
Musician: Dann Huff
It’s been over five years since Lorrie Morgan has released a new solo country album, but her fans’ wait comes to an end with the February 12 release of her new album Letting Go…Slow on Shanachie Entertainment. The twelve-track set features previously unheard material alongside covers of classic hits by Patsy Cline, Bobbie Gentry, Vern Gosdin, Larry Gatlin, Bob Dylan and Earl Thomas Conley. The award-winning recording artist recently took some time out of her busy schedule to discuss the new project with media via conference call.
The final week of January was a big one for Aubrie Sellers, who gave her first television performance, released her first album, and appears poised for an outstanding 2016. Elsewhere a fairly light news week which includes a short but solid list of new releases as well as troubles for Jamey Johnson, Tyler Farr and Katie Armiger.