Thursday News Briefs: ACM Awards Voting: Mindy McCready Video; Jimmy Wayne Walk

Today is the first day fans get to vote for two awards and a Brooks & Dunn performace at the ACM Website.  News today also include items about Jimmy Wayne's Meet Me Halfway campaign and Mindy McCready's 'adult video.'


Today is the first day of voting for the Academy of Country Music’s ACM Awards.  Today fans have the opportunity to choose their favorite Entertainer of the Year and their favorite New Artist of the Year.  Fans can click here to register their votes.

Nominees for the Entertainer of the Year Award are:Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and George Strait.

Nominees for the New Artist of the Year Award are: Joey+Rory, Gloriana and Luke Bryan.

Fans can also choose which song Brooks & Dunn will perform on the show.

Watch fun videos from Gloriana and Joey + Rory about the fan voting by clicking the band names below


Joey + Rory


Upon notification that Vivid Entertainment has not provided proof of distribution rights and/or ownership to release the so-called Mindy McCready "Baseball Mistress," has pulled the corresponding teaser video.

Both Attorney Adam Dread, legal counsel for Mindy McCready, and McCready are hopeful other outlets will follow suit; according to Dread, Vivid has yet to provide proof of authorization or authenticity.


Jimmy Wayne is halfway to his goal having walked 93 days and 977 miles.  Saturday Jimmy Wayne is arriving in Amarillo, TX.  Wayne will celebrate the achievement with a visit to the Hastings Record Store.  He will share with the folks at Hastings his reasons behind the walk and his experiences thus far on the trek. 

Jimmy Wayne is walking across America on his Meet Me Halfway campaign to raise awareness for homelessness and particularly homeless and family-less children who often fall through the cracks. Without any support system, these children often succumb to homelessness. Wayne’s own childhood had periods where he was homeless. 

“It’s been a rewarding and gratifying journey so far,” Wayne said of  his walk on behalf of homeless teens. “The people I have met along the back roads of America, as well as those in the bigger cities I have walked though have all been hospitable, and curios about why I’m walking.  I’ve been able to talk to them about the difficulties faced by homeless teens and foster kids.  Not everyone realizes that once a child in foster care hits the age of 18, they are essentially aged out of the system.  And without a family or support group of any kind, many of them end up homeless. Telling the story gives people information they need to get involved and help these kids.”

For additional info you can visit Jimmy’s website or the Meet Me Halfway campaign website.  To volunteer for this cause you can click here. You can visit Jimmy’s Twitter page where he often chronicles his walk with pictures and notes, by clicking here.