CREATED Feb. 4, 2014
Which country superstar do we want to see playing the biggest gig in the world, the Super Bowl halftime show? There hasn't been a country star in that slot since Shania Twain in 2003. An online poll asked which country star we would like to see play that high-profile gig. Carrie Underwood currently has a commanding lead over second place Garth Brooks (by a two-to-one margin). Luke Bryan grabs third, and far back in fourth is Blake Shelton.
Blake and Garth will help Jay Leno say goodbye as host of NBC's "Tonight Show." Blake will be on the show with Sandra Bullock Wednesday, Feb. 5. Garth is the musical guest for Jay's last show, Thursday, Feb. 6.
It happens in politics, so why not for country music awards? Justin Moore is getting an endorsement from a very influential friend in his bid to become this year's ACM New Artist of the Year. Eric Church is endorsing Justin in a video he posted on Facebook. "Nobody deserves it more," Eric says in the video. He goes on to explain that he respects Justin because he's willing to do the work and put in the effort to make it. Justin is up against Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves and Parmalee. Watch the video HERE
. Justin also solicited a video endorsement from NASCAR driver Carl Edwards. Watch it HERE
Tyler Farr wants that New Artist ACM trophy too. He's scratching his head over a conflict of interest in his own camp though. "Lee Brice is in the category and we have the same manager," Tyler says with a laugh. "I’m like, 'Now how does this work? Explain to me how this works. Lee, you just get out of my category, and I’ll vote for you for Song of the Year.'" The winner will be announced during the 49th Annual ACM Awards Sunday, April 6 on CBS.