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MSR – Artists Of The Year 2018

So today I will be doing my first ever Artists of the year special since CMT (Country Music Television) did their all woman edition.  And I don’t have a problem with it.  But some artists also had good years deserve to get some credit as well.  And as I said It’s my first time doing this.  So let’s see which 7 I pick this year.

Carrie Underwood – Artist of a lifetime award.

I am giving this award to her based on her 2 number one videos and they also spent the most total times at number one for the year.  "The champion" (7 times featuring Ludacris), & “Cry pretty” (15 times) and she also released her new album this year as well.  So now to the next artist that we honor.

Scotty McCreery “Five more minutes” (2 times total at number one this year and not even counting last year as well), & “This is it” (9 times so far on top of charts this year).

Thomas RhettWell he did have the number one for the year for a long while with “Marry me” (9 times) and also getting “Life changes” (1 time so far) to the top.

Blake SheltonThe numbers don’t lie with the hits like “I lived it” (8 times at the top of the charts), and “I’ll name the dogs” (5 times to the top).  And he was so close to adding more times to the top with “I lived it” getting number 2 on my list (Midnight Star Report) 4 times in a row.

Luke Bryan3 different songs to the top totaling 10 times.  "Light it up" (6 times),  "Most people are good" (3 times), & Sunrise, sunburn, sunset (1 times to the top so far).

Jason Aldean Having two songs going to the top but only totaling 6 times.  "You make it easy" (3 times total), & “Drowns the whiskey” (3 times total), but the song helped Miranda Lambert reach the top for the first time in like two years.

Brett YoungWith 2 different songs to the top this year.  "Mercy" (2 times), & “Like I loved you” (4 times total).  And he did get his first number one and second number one on my list this year.  I think he is very deserving of this honor.

Honorable Mentions

This is for some big shockers on the year 2018.

Darius Rucker“For the first time” (topped the charts 4 times total).

Chris JansonHaving 2 different songs on the list “Fix a drink”, & “Drunk girl” both topping the list 3 times total.

LANcoStarting our year with “Greatest love story” (2 times total).

Chris YoungHaving 2 songs top the list a total of 4 times “Losing sleep”, & “Hangin’ on” so far.

Kane BrownHaving 2 songs top the list a total of 8 times “Heaven” (3 times), & “Lose it” (5 times topping the list so far).

Florida Georgia LineFGL have 2 songs top the charts so far “Meant to be, which features Bebe Rexha”, & “Up down which features Morgan Wallen”.  Simple is making it’s way up the charts as we speak now.

Old Dominion“Written in the sand” has gone to the top & “Hotel key” will probably top the charts next week.

Thanks for taking the time to read this special report celebrating Artists of the year based on the MSR (Midnight Star Report), which is my list which combines both GAC (Great American Country), & CMT (Country Music Television) which do their weekly country music video countdowns.  See ya all next time.

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CMT – Artists Of The Year 2018

The show originally aired on Wednesday 10/17/18 on CMT (Country Music Television) channel 327 on Directv and at 8pm EST (Eastern Standard Time).  This show honors the women in country music.

Pistol Annies – Sugar daddy.

Trisha Yearwood I guess was the host.

Elle King honors Miranda Lambert.

Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum honors Kelsea Ballerini.

Kelsea Ballerini & Alison Krauss – Ghost in this house.

Sheryl Crow honors Maren Morris.

Smokey Robinson presents the next performance where Maren Morris honors Aretha Franklin with Brandi Carlile – (You make me feel like) A natural woman.

Charles Kelley & Dave Haywood honor their bandmate Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.

Tori Kelly & Kirk Franklin join Hillary Scott –

 “American honey”, “Never alone”, & “Oh happy days”.


Sara Evans & Danielle Bradbery are a part of the show that talks about the new way for new artists.

Miranda Lambert honors Artist of a lifetime Loretta Lynn.

Martina McBride – Woman enough to take my man (Part of the Loretta Lynn Medley).

Dierks Bentley, & Sheryl Crow – 

Louisana woman, & Mississippi man (part of the Loretta Lynn Medley).


Sissy Spacek accepts the award for Loretta Lynn.

Jimmy Westbrook, & Phillip Sweet honor Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman & Karen Fairchild who join Gladys Knight on a Medley.
I can’t make you love me.
Help me make it through the night.

Keith Urban honors Carrie Underwood.

Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae, & Runaway June join together to close out the show with a medley supporting all the women of country music with classics.

Stand by your man.
Workin’ 9 to 5.
Rockin’ to the rhythm of the rain.
Independence day.
Wild one.
Tell me why I haven’t heard from you?
Man I feel like a woman.
Cry pretty.

And on the MSR (Midnight Star Review), I would give this special show a 3 out of 5 stars.  Somewhat felt like it was average except for maybe Carrie Underwood’s ending.  But probably a good start to see if CMT (Country Music Television) sticks with this for another year.  Thanks for taking the time to read this review.  See ya all next time.

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