Last.fm Trends: Fighting For The Honor Of Top Entertainer

The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards takes place this Sunday 1st April and the night will see the biggest stars in country music going toe to toe in a fight for a whole host of coveted honors.

Last.fm Trends takes a look at perhaps the highest profile award of all –  the award for Entertainer of the Year.  A star-studded list makes up the nominees but who will be victorious on the night? Read on to find out. Fighting For The Honor Of Top Entertainer

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Watch Streaming Live On Letterman Concerts With ACM Nominees

There’s only one place to find the best streaming country concerts online, and that’s Live on Letterman. To help get you primed for the ACM Awards on CBS this Sunday, we’re bringing you some of our favorite ACM nominees who have been featured on Live on Letterman. That’s right, we’ve got full concerts for you from [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Taylor Swift[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Brad Paisley[/lastfm], [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dierks Bentley[/lastfm], and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Rascal Flatts[/lastfm], right here. It’s like you just logged onto an awesome free country music festival.

Sit back, relax, get a beverage, and enjoy these shows.

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The Shins Bring ‘Port of Morrow’ To Live On Letterman

James Mercer and [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]the Shins[/lastfm] may have entered the Ed Sullivan Theater in a very unassuming manner and sauntered onto stage as if it were no big thing, but as soon as they launched into “Caring is Creepy,” the Live on Letterman performance was clearly not just a typical show.

A small number of lucky, die-hard Shins fans were fortunate enough to be at the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to witness the intimate show in person, but thousands more watched online, and the power of the show was not lost on the internet. We’ve got more details, fans reactions from around the globe, and your chance to watch an encore performance of the full concert inside.

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Watch Tonight: The Shins Live on Letterman

[pullquote quote=”We’ve never done anything as… high quality as this will be.” credit=”James Mercer, on playing ‘Live on Letterman'”][lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Shins[/lastfm] fourth LP, Port of Morrow is out today and pulling in strong reviews from all over the internet and even from some archaic medium known as “print.”

To help drum up some attention for the new album, the Shins are streaming a full concert tonight from the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York, as part of the Live on Letterman series.

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The Shins Live On Letterman Webcast — Tuesday, 3/20 @ 9PM (+ Ticket Winner Announced!)

[pullquote quote=”We’ve never done anything as elaborate as this.” credit=”James Mercer, on playing ‘Live on Letterman'”]Port Of Morrow is the title of the hotly-anticipated new album from indie rock superstars [lastfm]The Shins[/lastfm]. Due out on Tuesday, March 20th on Columbia Records, the band plan to celebrate their new release by playing a special Live on Letterman webcast concert – LIVE from the Ed Sullivan Theater in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Don’t this special performance live and on-demand at CBS.com! If you entered our contest to win a pair of tickets, click through to see if you’ve won!

Ticket Winners and Interview With James Mercer

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Last.fm Trends: The Shins Prepare For Letterman

Indie legends The Shins are set to continue their legacy with an exclusive webcast performance on Live On Letterman at New York’s Ed Sullivan theatre next Tuesday 20th March.

The band’s fourth album, Port of Morrow, is released the same day and a Letterman performance is a fine way to welcome a new set of songs to the fold.

Last.fm Trends looks at how The Shins have scrobbled amongst Last.fm listeners. The Shins Prepare For Letterman

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Last.fm Presents: James Mercer Of The Shins

A big week coming up for [lastfm]James Mercer [/lastfm]and [lastfm]The Shins [/lastfm]as they get set to release the long-awaited fourth album Port Of Morrow on Tuesday March 20th. Also that night, the band will hit the stage for one of our exclusive Live on Letterman webcasts at 9pm (ET). You’ll be able to watch it on CBS.com. James took some time out of his busy schedule promoting and setting up the release of this album to stop by our new studio for a special four-song performance & interview. The album is being put out on Mercer’s label Aural Apothecary, distributed by Columbia Records. Like I said, it’s a long-awaited album, as it has been just over five-years since the release of Wincing This Night Away. It’s co-produced along with Greg Kurstin. Click away, sit back and enjoy this captivating Last.fm Presents session. Mercer’s Simple Songs

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Interview Exclusive: James Mercer Of The Shins Preps For “Live On Letterman” Concert Webcast – March 20th at 9pm ET on CBS.com

[pullquote quote=”We’ve never done anything as elaborate as this.” credit=”James Mercer, on playing ‘Live on Letterman'”]Port Of Morrow is the title of the hotly-anticipated new album from indie rock superstars [lastfm]The Shins[/lastfm]. Due out on Tuesday, March 20th on Columbia Records, the band plan to celebrate their new release by playing a special Live on Letterman webcast concert – LIVE from the Ed Sullivan Theater in the heart of New York City’s Times Square. Click through here for our exclusive interview with The Shins frontman James Mercer and find out what the band has in store for fans when the webcast kicks off at 9pm ET at CBS.com. Hear James Mercer’s Thoughts On ‘Port Of Morrow’

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It’s A Boy For Jay DeMarcus Of Rascal Flatts

Jay DeMarcus of the band Rascal Flatts announced via Twitter that he and his wife Allison are going to have a baby boy this summer. Due date? August 1.

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Dave Grohl Recaps the Foo Fighters’ 2012 GRAMMY Night

Foo Fighters Rock The 54th Annual…Dave Grohl posted on the Foo Fighters facebook page today and gave fans an update on his experiences at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards last Sunday.
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