The nominations for the Country Music Association Awards will be announced by a country newcomer.
The band set a ticket sales record, then immediately broke it, then broke it again.
Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice is waging an unrelenting crusade to get back on the field nearly a year after being booted from the National Football League - along with his $35 million contract - over a heinous case of domestic abuse.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules.
Freshman De'Andre Johnson faces misdemeanor battery charges.