Whether it was saluting Tim McGraw as a more-relevant-than-ever trailblazer, acknowledging the genre's love-hate relationship with Florida Georgia Line, the precociousness of Hunter Hayes or the current dominance of good buddies Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, Tuesday night's live broadcast of "CMT Artists of the Year" had plenty of bro hugs to go around.
Spears' show debuts Dec. 27, just in time for Sin City's massive New Year's crowds. She will perform 50 shows each in 2014 and 2015, in a relatively small theater with nightclub touches, including table and bottle service.
Big Day Out co-promoter AJ Maddah has vowed to refund ticket-holders who weren’t happy with the changed bill. He’s admitted his fellow organizers were “completely caught with our pants down” and that the late change to book talent wouldn’t “be cheap.”