Academy Of Country Music Moving, Russell Dickerson Instagram Challenge and Kane Brown, Sam Hunt New Music

Academy Of Country Music making the move to Nashville, American Idol having contestants filming from home, Russell Dickerson fun Instagram challenge, Kane Brown, Sam Hunt and other new music drops on AfterBuzz TV’s Pop Country Talk 

Ally Nasta

AfterBuzz TV Host & Writer
Posted On: May 1st, 2020 8:39 pm pst

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Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, AfterBuzz TV is the artist-friendly entertainment news platform that celebrates, discusses, interviews, promotes and reports on the widest range of stars, creators and content through video, audio and article publications.

ABTV Pop Country Talk

AfterBuzz TV’s Pop Country Talk kicks off  with The ACM’s moving back to Nashville. This will be the first time in 55 years the award show will be in Nashville, most recently they have been holding the awards in Las Vegas, and were set to this year as well before they were pushed back due to Covid-19. They will be broadcasting the show from three iconic country music venues; The Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. 

The ACM’s might be months away but something that isn’t is new music! The quarantine can’t stop country music and someone you definitely want to check out is Ernest’s album Locals Only. Born and raised in Nashville, his most popular song “I think I love You” is going to be your go-to song of the summer. 

Then when you’ve listened to that a few thousand times, it’s time to put on Kane Brown’s “Cool Again”, Sam Hunt’s “Hard to Forget” and Blake Shelton’s “Nobody But You” because these top three songs on iTunes are sure to be a mood booster, which is something we could all use right about now.

Another thing the quarantine hasn’t been able to stop is American Idol. It seemed as though the popular ABC singing competition show was going to have to put a hold on it’s current season, but in a turn of events, has officially gone virtual! Luke Bryan, one of the judges has been promoting this new version of the show all over his social media. It’s going to be interesting to see how this works for what could be the remainder of their season. 

Speaking of Instagram, Russell Dickerson made a fun challenge for his IG followers this week, in what he is calling, “Love you as I used TUEsday”. Followers are supposed to send him their favorite photos of them and their person, one picture from then and one from now using #LYLIU2 for  for a chance to win a surprise from Russell himself! I know I’m going to join in on the fun and can’t wait to see what surprise Russell is talking about!

Lastly, in our Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow segment we’re shining a light on the legendary Garth Brooks. It’s been 30 years since his first album dropped in 1989/1990, and he is just as great as he’s ever been! 

To get our opinions and thoughts on these topics check out our full discussion show! 

If you’re a fan of everything country make sure to share this article with a friend! Keep tuning in to AfterBuzz TV’s Pop Country Talk Every Week for the most up to date news and information. 

About The Author:

Ally Nasta graduated Virginia Commonwealth University with a major in Broadcast Journalism and has been a host for AfterBuzz TV for over three years. Having been a tenured host she has led many after shows for their YouTube channel and represented them on multiple carpets getting to interview some of her favorite talent!

Founded by Emmy winning journalist Maria Menounos and Producer Keven Undergaro, artist-friendly AfterBuzz TV is the world’s largest digital broadcast network and pop culture news platform, producing post-game ‘after-shows’ for nearly all favorite TV shows, interviewing cast and showrunners and providing the widest video, audio and article coverage of shows, content and influencers than any entertainment news platforms in existence

“We don’t just celebrate and cover the top shows, content and stars, we celebrate and cover ALL the shows, content and stars.”

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