Fox411 Country: Josh Turner releases new music, ACM performers announced

Country singer Josh Turner stopped by the Fox 411 studios this week to give a sneak peek at what’s in store on his summer album “Punching Bag” by releasing his lead single “Time is Love” which takes center stage as our featured song of the week!

And as we gear up for our Fox 411 Country coverage of the Academy of Country Music Awards, there’s more news about “Country Music’s Party of the Year” as additional performers have been announced -- Carrie Underwood, Sara Evans, and Keith Urban. They’ll join previously announced performers on the star-studded list including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and more.

Plus fan-voting is now open for New Artist of the Year Nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, and Scotty McCreery.  So for that and the coveted Entertainer of the Year category for which Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift are competing – fans can start choosing their favorites!  The winners will be announced live on the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 1st.

Meanwhile in other news Lady Antebellum is heading back to school to give the students of one tornado ravaged high school the ultimate prom night.  Henryville High School in Henryville, IN won the trio’s “Own Prom Night” contest after video submissions from schools across the country rooting for them.  The Grammy winning trio isn't able to attend the school’s scheduled prom but instead will throw a bigger event May 16th in nearby Louisville, KY.  They’ll perform a private concert followed by a benefit for the community.

As for new music, Season 9 "American Idol" finalist Casey James sends out his self-titled debut album.  The singer has already toured with country music duo Sugarland, and gave fans a sneak peek at the new tunes while he was on the road.  He tells Fox 411 Country, “I’ve been out on the road testing the material and playing what I knew was going to be on the album that no one else knew was going to be on the album for quite awhile and the intention is to just go out and play as many places as I can.”

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