Dierks Bentley Isn’t Preparing Speeches for Sunday Night’s ACM Awards

Image Courtesy Nino Munoz/CapitolDierks Bentley has seven nominations going into Sunday night's 50th Annual ACM Awards, including nods for Male Vocalist and Album of the Year, with Riser. The songs on that project, including "I Hold On" and "Drunk on a Plane," have catapulted Dierks' career to new heights as a headliner on the road.

He says of the recognition from the ACM, "I've been nominated for some stuff along the way, but to get the seven ACM nominations kinda at the end of that whole cycle is just icing on the cake, and I couldn't be more proud for everyone in my camp. It's just really awesome."

Dierks won his first ACM Award back in 2004 with he took the New Artist of the Year category. Now that he's older, Dierks says, "I have a lot more gratitude and perspective. Just being nominated is awesome, but it'd be fun to win."

While Dierks is fully prepared for his performance on Sunday night's ACM broadcast, he isn't writing any acceptance speeches ahead of time.

He says, "It would be straight from the heart and it'd be very loud and probably a lot of arm motions. It'd be a lot of fun."

The 50th Annual ACM Awards broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Sunday night at 8 ET on CBS.

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Eric Church Following in His Father’s Footsteps with New Furniture Line Launching Next Year

Image Courtesy Jon Peets/Capitol NashvilleEric Church is the latest country star to introduce a home collection. His Highway to Home furniture line will go one sale next year through a licensing deal with a North Carolina-based furniture company. Eric's father, Ken, is a longtime executive in the furniture business, so the country star was raised around this industry.

“Highway to Home is a natural extension of my family heritage," Eric explains in a Facebook post. "My dad was in the industry. My first job was in a furniture plant, so yes, it is in my blood. Staying connected with my roots has always been important to me…my history and connection runs deep in this business.”

According to FurnitureToday.com, Highway to Home is inspired by Eric's life on the road as he travels from city to city. Some pieces will have a western-inspired look while other items in the collection will have more of a southern influence.

Eric will donate a portion of the proceeds from the Highway to Home line to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation through his Chief Cares charity organization.

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Trisha Yearwood’s Third Cookbook, “Trisha’s Table,” Debuts on New York Times Bestseller List

Image Courtesy Clarskon PotterTrisha Yearwood's third cookbook is a New York Times Bestseller. Trisha's Table debuts at #7 on the paper's Advice, Hot-To & Miscellaneous book chart in its first week. The book features lighter takes on recipes from Trisha and her friends and family.

This weekend, Trisha returns with the sixth season of her Emmy-winning Food Network show, Trisha's Southern Kitchen. The premiere episode airs Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m. ET with Trisha preparing a breakfast spread for her friends.

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Chris Young’s ACM Sessions Performance Now Live Online

Image Courtesy Sony Music NashvilleChris Young's ACM Sessions is now posted at ACMCountry.com as part of the ramp-up to this Sunday's 50th Annual ACM Awards. The feature includes an acoustic performance from Chris, as well as a Q&A session. Fewer than 100 lucky fans got to see Chris tape his ACM Sessions performance earlier this year at Nashville's Bluebird Café.

The 50th Annual ACM Awards broadcast live on CBS Sunday night at 8:00 ET.

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Rascal Flatts Performing with Christina Aguilera on Sunday Night’s ACM Awards

Image Courtesy ACMPop superstar Christina Aguilera is teaming up with Rascal Flatts for a performance on the 50th Annual ACM Awards Sunday night. The collaboration will include Christina's song, "Shotgun," as well as the Flatts' new single, "Riot." Look for Christina to perform "Shotgun" during her three-episode story arc on ABC's Nashville, starting Wednesday night at 10 ET.

Rascal Flatts bass player Jay DeMarcus tells USA Today, "It's going to be a nice, seamless transition and a really powerful performance."

While Christina hasn't yet met the members of Rascal Flatts, she's a big fan of lead singer Gary LeVox's vocal performances.  Says Christina, "I really love the rich tone of [his] voice. He has a sound that fans recognize immediately."

Of course, Christina has become friends with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, since she and Blake are both coaches on NBC's The Voice.

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, and Florida Georgia Line are among the stars performing on the 50th Annual ACM Awards Sunday night at 8:00 ET on CBS.

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