It Happened In November 2012
Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw win Musical Event of the Year for “Feel Like a Rock Star.” Miranda Lambert continues her reign as Female Vocalist of the Year, winning the title for the third consecutive year, as well as winning Song of the Year for “Over You,” written with her husband, Blake Shelton.
People magazine’s November 12th issue spotlights Chris Young as its “Sexy Man of the Week.”
Miranda Lambert opens The Pink Pistol, her own store, in Tishomingo, Oklahoma.
Kenny Chesney announces his ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour, launching March 16th, 2013, at Tampa, Florida’s Raymond James Stadium. Officially dubbed Corona Light Presents Kenny Chesney’s ‘No Shoes Nation’ Tour, starring Kenny Chesney, the stadium tour will feature special guest Eric Church, as well as Eli Young Band and Kacey Musgraves, with Zac Brown Band stepping in as special guest on select dates.
Chris Young kicks-off his Liquid Neon Tour, with guests Thomas Rhett and Joanna Smith, with a sold-out show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Love and Theft‘s Eric Gunderson and his wife Emily announce that they are expecting their first child on May 18th of 2013, and the couple subsequently share the news that the baby will be a boy.
Jake Owen hits number-one with “The One That Got Away,” becoming his third number-one hit in a row.
Carrie Underwood performs the television debut of her new single, “Two Black Cadillac’s,” on the American Music Awards and wins Favorite Album – Country for Blown Away. This year’s AMA win marked Carrie’s 7th American Music Award and her fourth win for Favorite Album – Country, meaning that all of Carrie’s albums are now AMA winners!
Kristen Kelly’s new EP attracts critical acclaim, including no less than The New York Times, in a review that praises, “Some singers get by on the strength of their attitude, some on the strength of their songwriting and some on the strength of their voice. Kristen Kelly … has plenty of the first two, but it’s the third that sets her apart.”
Jake Owen and his wife Lacey celebrate the November 22nd Thanksgiving Day birth of their first child, daughter Olive Pearl Owen, who will be known as Pearl.