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2020 CMA Awards: The Drama and The Winners

So the 2020 CMA Awards took place Wednesday night November 11 and like everything else in 2020, they were….weird.  The CMA’s made it a point to publicize that it will be a drama-free event, but of course, this is 2020, and nothing is drama free anymore.   The awards show was accused of white-washing and snubbing artists in their Memorium reel...

Super Bowl LV Will Happen But at 20 Percent Capacity

It’s been announced that Super Bowl LV will take place with a crowd.  The downside is that according to a tweet by ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, that the stadium will only be at 20% capacity.  The game will take place Feb. 7 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL.  It has been previously announced that Florida’s Governor, Ron DeSantis, is...

2020 BET Hip Hop Award Winners

Last night the 15th annual BET Hip Hop Awards were held.  Throughout the ceremony, there were a ton of performances from acts like Lil Baby, Burna Boy, City Girls, Chris Martin (?), and tons more.  To curtail the length of the awards program and the number of people on-site,  only a handful of awards were presented during the broadcast.  A...

Are Drive-in Concerts the New Normal?

Time to get creative!  Obviously, this Coronavirus isn’t going anywhere and the entertainment industry is feeling the repercussions from it.  The live music industry is thinking outside the box and has come up with the brilliant idea for drive-in concerts.  This is an excellent alternate to crowded, indoor amphitheaters. It’s a shame all those drive-in theaters shut down previously to...

Brantley Gilbert Announces Reschedule Fire’t Up Tour in 2021

Southern rock musician Brantley Gilbert originally had a tour scheduled for 2020.  Like everyone else, he had to reschedule due to Covid-19.  He just released his rescheduled dates for his “Fire’t Up” Tour which supports his latest album, “Fire & Brimstone.” HIs tour will now kick off May 7 in Morrison, CO and will conclude Dec. 17, 2021 in Sioux...

NFL Washington Team Still Without a Name into 2021

Washinton has been eagerly awaiting the new name for their home football team, and now they can expect to wait for even longer. Currently known as The Washington Football Team, team President Jason Wright said that the time-consuming process that comes with an entire NFL team rebrand will be unlikely for the 2021 season.  :: Insert upset crying emoji here::...

Jay-Z’s ‘The Black Album’ has been mashed up with Smashing Pumpkins

2020 just got weirder, if that’s even possible.  Jay-Z‘s 2003 LP, “The Black Album” was just mashed up with a bunch of Smashing Pumpkins songs for a brand new album titled, “Marcy Projects and the Infinite Sadness.”  The album was produced by Spose, and uses Jay-Z’s vocals over Smashing Pumpkins instrumentals.  While the album title alludes to the SP 1995...

Follow up to 2020 Billboard Music Awards: Winners

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards took place last night.  The one true and clear winner was Post Malone who was not only the most nominated artist, but he was also the big winner, taking home nine awards in all including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Streaming Artist and tons more.  Billie Eilish didn’t do too shabby either taking home...

2020 Billboard Music Awards Happen Tonight!

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards happen tonight exclusively on NBC, live from the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Kelly Clarkson returns for her second year as host, and as a performer. Tons of superstar acts will perform, including, BTS, Alicia Keys and Bad Bunny, Demi Lovato, Post Malone and plenty more!. Viewers can look forward to Clarkson opening the show...

YouTube Music and NIVA Announce SOSFest to Help Independent Venues

YouTube Music and the National Independent Venues Association (NIVA) just announced a live-streamed #SOSFest to benefit many independent venues across the United States who are struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The virtual music festival will happen between October 16—18 and will be hosted by Reggie Watts.  It will feature performances by tons of amazing performers like Brittany...