Charleston duo Shovels & Rope nominated
Husband-wife duo Shovels & Rope from Charleston is the top nominee for this year’s Americana Honors & Awards, but longtime favorites Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris lurk nearby.
Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent earned four nominations, including album, song and emerging artist of the year. Miller and Harris have three nominations apiece.
The awards will be held Sept. 18 in Nashville, Tenn. The nominations were announced Tuesday.
Miller and Harris were nominated for top-honor artist of the year with Dwight Yoakam and Richard Thompson.
Rapper Drake leads BET nominations
He started at the bottom, but now he’s on top at the BET Awards: Drake has 12 nominations.
BET announced the nominees Tuesday. Rappers Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz are up for eight awards each.
Drake is nominated three times for the top prize, video of the year. His hit, “Started From the Bottom,” will compete with his collaborations with 2 Chainz (“No Lie”) and A$AP Rocky (“Problems”).
Bill Hader to leave ‘Saturday Night Live’
Bill Hader has become the latest fan favorite to announce his departure from NBC’s long-lived “Saturday Night Live.”
Hader, 34, best known for his celebrity impressions and the bizarre New York City correspondent Stefon, told the New York Times that the season finale on May 18, would be his final “SNL” appearance.
During his eight seasons on the show, Hader has become one of the most popular performers, and earned an Emmy nomination last year.