Big Music Show for Country Singers with Awards and Duets
Jelly Roll arrives at the 59th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, May 16, 2024, at the Ford Center in Frisco, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Big Music Show for Country Singers with Awards and Duets

May 16th, 2024

There is a big music show for country singers. Many singers are coming. People like Jelly Roll and Lainey Wilson are going to be there. This show is special for Jelly Roll. It is his first time at this show, and he can win some awards. Luke Combs could win many awards too. He sings a song called "Fast Car." Tracy Chapman made this song a long time ago. Luke Combs can win a prize for this song. Morgan Wallen and Megan Moroney can win many awards, too. Some singers are going to sing for Toby Keith. Toby Keith was a famous singer. Toby Keith liked all music and all people who sing. Jason Aldean will sing for Toby Keith. Many people will watch the show on their TV or computer. The show will happen at night. Before the show, there will be a red carpet. This means that singers will walk and we can see their clothes. There will be many fun songs at the show. Some singers will sing together. This means two singers will make music together. People like Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will sing with each other. We can see all about the show on the internet. The show is going to be a fun time with many singers and songs.
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💭 Discussion Questions

. Who is going to a big music show for country singers?
. What is special for Jelly Roll at the music show?
. What will happen before the show starts?

📖 Vocabulary

🌐 Cultural context

This article is about a popular event in the United States where country music artists perform and receive awards. Country music is a traditional American genre with widespread appeal in the US. Fans enjoy watching award shows, performances, and the fashion on the red carpet.

🧠 Further reading

List of Academy of Country Music Awards ceremonies
There are many Country Music Awards. People who make good country music can win. Each year there is a show with music and prizes. The show is on TV and has a host. They give awards to the best music every year. There are shows from the 1960s to now. People like to see who wins. There is also a website for the awards.

People work together to finish jobs or reach goals. Working together is like helping each other. Good teams can get more things and have better chances to win when they work together. There are special ways to work together that help teams do better. Sometimes, people work together even if they usually don't agree. Countries also work together when they trade things they make. Long ago, before money, people traded things they had for things they needed. Trading started a very long time ago and is good for everyone who trades. A long time back, there was a big place called the Roman Empire. They worked together by having one group in charge. They were good at trading because they had a strong way to manage things. They learned how to lead from a book by a Greek writer named Xenophon. This book said that having good friendships was better than making people do things.

Cover version
Sometimes a singer sings a song that another singer sang before. This is called a cover song. A cover song can be a very old song or a new song. Singers like to sing songs from other singers to show love for the first song. Long ago, when a new song came out, another singer might sing it too. They wanted to have a popular song. For example, two singers sang "The Hucklebuck" and "Jambalaya". Many people liked these songs. Before, people thought songs were more special than singers. They wanted many singers to sing the same song. This made the song very famous. Now, singers sing cover songs to say thank you to the first singer. They also learn from singing cover songs. They can learn how to sing different kinds of music. A long time ago, singers put many cover songs on their albums. They wanted to show they could sing many styles. Singing cover songs is still popular today.