DAVID NAIL, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD ADDED AS PRESENTERS

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DAVID NAIL, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT & CARRIE UNDERWOOD
ADDED AS PRESENTERS FOR THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that David Nail, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have been added as presenters on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced presenters including Thea Andrews, Garth Brooks, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Darius Rucker, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood and Florida Georgia Line. Performers during the star studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Shakira, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks and Rascal Flatts.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com , www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

DIERKS BENTLEY WITH SHERYL CROW, LEE BRICE, TIM McGRAW, BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, & RASCAL FLATTS ALL TO PERFORM

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DIERKS BENTLEY WITH SHERYL CROW, LEE BRICE, TIM McGRAW,
BRAD PAISLEY, DARIUS RUCKER, & RASCAL FLATTS ALL TO PERFORM ON
THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

PRESENTERS INCLUDING THEA ANDREWS, GUY FIERI, LL COOL J,
JEWEL, OLIVIA MUNN, NANCY O’DELL, CHRIS O’DONNELL,
CLAY WALKER & TRISHA YEARWOOD
ADDED TO STAR STUDDED EVENT

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts will all perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It was also announced that presenters including Thea Andrews, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will appear on the ceremony which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

All of these artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Shakira, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks as well as previously announced presenters including Garth Brooks and Florida Georgia Line.

Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow will perform, “I Hold On,” Lee Brice will perform his hit single, “I Drive Your Truck,” Brad Paisley will make the national television debut of his new single “River Bank” from his forthcoming album with a special performance at MGM Grand’s Talent Pool, Darius Rucker will perform “Wagon Wheel,” and Rascal Flatts will be performing “Rewind” at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam via live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

Fan Engagement Initiatives Announced for 49th Annual ACM Awards

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE
FAN ENGAGEMENT LEADING UP TO THE
49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

Jamie Lynn Spears named ACM Social Media Correspondent for
The Week Vegas Goes Country®

Twitter Mirrors, Vine 360, ACM Awards App, “Flat Blake” & “Flat Luke” and more!

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions are revealing fan engagement initiatives for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Fans will have multiple ways to interact and participate in the events leading up to and throughout the broadcast of the ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.   Music fans are encouraged to check out the following interactive elements to participate in the ACM Awards:

 

  • Fan Voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year –Fans have the power to choose the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year powered by the Ram Truck brand, and ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, by logging on to www.VoteACM.com or via text message using a number that will be announced during the telecast.  Fans are allowed to vote once per day and can cast their vote for ACM New Artist of the Year through the start of the live broadcast and Entertainer of the Year into the third hour of the show.

 

  • ACM Social Media CorrespondentJamie Lynn Spears will be joining the ACM in Vegas as the official social media correspondent for the Academy. Spears has made headway in Nashville with the release of her critically acclaimed first single, “How Could I Want More,” which she co-wrote with Rivers Rutherford.  Fans will be able to see her updates from events throughout The Week Vegas Goes Country® on ACMawards.com or can watch real-time updates by following her on Twitter @jamielynnspears.

 

  • ACM Awards on Facebook, Twitter and More:  Fans can follow the ACM on Twitter and Instagram (@ACMawards) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/AcademyofCountryMusic) for behind-the-scenes photos and video interviews from rehearsals, red carpet arrivals and all of the events during The Week Vegas Goes Country ®. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation using the official hashtag of the ACM Awards, #ACMs.

 

  • ACM Hot Spots: Fans can get exclusive access to the Kohl’s Vine 360 on the ACM Awards Red Carpet – where celebrities can pose for an aerial camera that captures a 360 degree view of their outfit. The short video clips are recorded on Vine and published automatically across the ACM Vine account (@ACMawards). Fans will also be given exclusive access to Kohl’s and Yahoo Twitter Mirrors. These selfie-stations will be backstage allowing celebrities to take selfies as they are hanging out backstage during the ACM Awards. These will be tweeted via the official ACM Twitter account (@ACMawards).

 

  • ACMawards.com: Fans can visit www.ACMawards.comfor real time editorial coverage throughout the course of the ACM Awards recapping memorable show moments and highlighting fashion, performances and social activity. The site will host a gallery of GIFs created in real-time throughout the course of the red carpet and show.

 

  • Flat Blake and Flat Luke: No matter where fans are located, they can download their own “Flat Blake” and “Flat Luke” via www.ACMawards.com  to photograph themselves and tweet their photos. Flat Blake and Flat Luke can travel with fans on vacation, while grocery shopping, running errands, to school, wherever.  Last year, Flat “Bluke” even appeared in the White House Briefing Room. Tag photos on Twitter and Instagram with #FlatBluke and #ACMs.

 

  • ACM Awards App:  The official mobile app of the Academy of Country Music powered by Aloompa is available now for iPhone and Android users. The free app gives fans everything they need to know about the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Awards, including a schedule for all events throughout The Week Vegas Goes Country®, custom camera filters – including Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, videos and the most up to date information. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Android users can download the app on Google Play HERE.

 

  • ACM Tempo:  The Academy’s quarterly professional member magazine is also available for the 225,000 plus ACM A-List members online. A digital flipbook version of the magazine is shared through a private link exclusively with fans who sign up for the FREE A-List.

 

  • Eric Church’s “San Destino Rising”: “San Destino Rising” is a video series that serves as a visual reflection of Church’s fourth studio record, The Outsiders.  Fans can view the series at http://sandestinorising.com/ .  A general theme of the series and line from Church’s song “Devil, Devil (Prelude: Princess of Darkness)” is “Be careful what you wish for, you might get what you don’t need”. Church’s music video for his single “Give Me Back My Hometown” starts off the series with a brief look at the townspeople of San Destino and the problems they face day-to-day. Catch the 4th part of the series exclusively tomorrow on www.CBS.com, www.ACMawards.com and www.ACMcountry.com leading up to his performance on the 49th ACM Awards. The 5th part in the continuing series will be posted to sandestinorising.com after his performance.

 

ACM AWARDS ANNOUNCE: THE BAND PERRY TO OPEN THE SHOW WITH EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE

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ACM AWARDS ANNOUNCE:
THE BAND PERRY TO OPEN THE SHOW WITH EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE
MIRANDA LAMBERT AND GEORGE STRAIT TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE MEDLEY WITH PRESENTATION BY GARTH BROOKS
HUNTER HAYES TO MAKE SPECIAL PERFORMANCE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE “CHILD HUNGER ENDS HERE” CAMPAIGN
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND LUKE BRYAN TO PERFORM WITH
NITRO CIRCUS ACTION SPORTS STARS

ON THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will open with an explosive performance by The Band Perry, and feature a slate of special performances by artists including Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, and Florida Georgia Line on the LIVE broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

The Band Perry will open this year’s telecast with an action packed performance of their new single “Chainsaw.” Miranda Lambert and George Strait will perform a tribute medley in honor of Merle Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music, including “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m A Lonesome Fugitive.” Additionally, Garth Brooks will present Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award. Hunter Hayes will perform his hit song “Invisible” (from his new album “Storyline,” available May 6th) in conjunction with ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line will perform “This Is How We Roll” at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam via live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center with action sports stars from Nitro Circus showing off their incredible BMX skills and more.

These artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

NATIONWIDE CLUB CONCERTS RAISE MORE THAN $36,000 FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

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NATIONWIDE CLUB CONCERTS RAISE MORE THAN $36,000

FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

 During the past three months, club shows around the country have collectively raised more than $36,000 for ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.  Shows featuring Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, Kristian Bush, Tyler Farr, Kyle Park, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Josh Thompson, Randy Rogers Band and The Swon Brothers donated a portion of ticket sales to ACM Lifting Lives, which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Clubs included Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, TX, Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA, Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC, Denim & Diamonds in Mesa, AZ and Wichita Falls, TX, Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL and Rockin Rodeo in Midland, TX.

“We are so thankful to have the support of the venues and country music artists who participated in this effort and provided nights of great live music to benefit ACM Lifting Lives,” said Ed Warm, ACM board member and co-owner of Joe’s Bar in Chicago, who played a part in helping to develop the fundraiser.

“As we look toward the future, the board set a goal this year to grow ACM Lifting Lives as a recognizable name and to promote what we do as an organization on a national level,” said ACM Lifting Lives Manager Hannah Martin. “We couldn’t be more proud of the success of these club benefit shows and with the continued support of club owners and artists across the country we are hopeful that this will be an annual initiative to spread our mission for years to come!”

As part of the initiative, fans who attended were encouraged to take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMAwards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit.  One lucky fan won a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via the Twitter contest.

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore & Kip Moore to Perform at ACM Fan Jam / April 6 – Las Vegas

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ACM AWARDS NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
BRETT ELDREDGE, JUSTIN MOORE & KIP MOORE TO PERFORM ON THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
VIA LIVE REMOTE FROM THE 4TH ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM
SUNDAY, APRIL 6 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY KOHL’S TO BE
BESTOWED AT ACM FAN JAM, HEADLINED BY FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE,
AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores nominees Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Kip Moore will perform via live remote from the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The ACM Fan Jam, the fans-only, live concert event, will take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during and after the broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

These artists join previously announced ACM Fan Jam performers Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. Headlined by Florida Georgia Line, the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line.

After making it through the first round of fan voting, nominees Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Kip Moore will now compete for the coveted title of ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.  The winner will be announced and the award presented on the ACM Fan Jam stage during the LIVE Awards telecast.  Fans can vote for their favorite New Artist on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at www.VoteACM.com until Sunday, April 6 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT (before the LIVE show starts).  Online fan voting for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year categories is open to fans in the United States, Canada and Australia.

Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam start at $45 and are on sale NOW by visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

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About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

MERLE HAGGARD, RONNIE MILSAP,CARRIE UNDERWOOD, RASCAL FLATTS & More Announced as Off-Camera Winners for 49th ACM Awards

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BOB BECKHAM, STEVE BUCHANAN, JACK CLEMENT, DEAN DILLON, MERLE HAGGARD,
TOBY KEITH, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, RONNIE MILSAP, PAUL MOORE,
BUCK OWENS, CARRIE UNDERWOOD & RASCAL FLATTS
ANNOUNCED AS OFF-CAMERA WINNERS
FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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Special Award Recipients, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards and
Songwriter of the Year Award Winners Announced

Today, the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, due to time constraints. The ceremony will be telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Special Awards, Industry Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year honorees will be feted at the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on September 9, 2014 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and specific categories are awarded during years where the Board of Directors feels there are clear and deserving candidates. Industry Awards are voted on by all professional members of the Academy. The Studio Recording Awards (formerly known as the Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist (MBI) Awards) ballot is voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category (contained within the Affiliated category). The Songwriter of the Year ballot is voted on by professional members of the Academy in the following categories: Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist, Composer, Music Publisher/PRO, Record Company, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category (contained within the Affiliated category).

SPECIAL AWARDS

Career Achievement Award – Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap have been chosen to receive the Career Achievement Award, honoring an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year.

Toby Keith has been riding high ever since his 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” The Oklahoma native took the reins in 1999 by switching record labels and releasing the bold album, How Do You Like Me Now? Since that time, he’s won ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2002, 2003), Male Vocalist of the Year (2000, 2003), Album of the Year (2000, 2003) and Video of the Year (2003, 2011). In addition to his 20 No. 1 country singles, he’s enhanced his unmistakable brand through movie roles (Beer For My Horses) and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill restaurants. Since 2002, Keith has performed on 11 USO tours in 21 countries, including Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Ronnie Milsap brought a pop and R&B sensibility to country music in the 1970s and 1980s, even as his rich, clear voice rang true as country. Forty years ago, the North Carolina native marched to No. 1 with “Pure Love,” paving the way for a total of 49 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s country chart. He won his first ACM Award as the 1982 Male Vocalist of the Year. Three years later, “Lost in the Fifties (In the Still of the Night)” claimed Song of the Year. Milsap received the 2001 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and will release a new album in March.

Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include John Anderson, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins, Reba and Kenny Rogers.

Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award – Bob Beckham has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre.

Bob Beckham is remembered as a true music fan who took chances on unknown songwriters. Beckham was hired by Fred Foster at Combine Music in 1964. In time, its catalog grew to include Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” as well as Chris Gantry’s “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife” and Dennis Linde’s “Burning Love.” Beckham also nurtured the talent of Larry Gatlin, Jerry Reed, Ray Stevens and many more. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame recognized him with the inaugural Mentor Award in 2008. Beckham died in 2013.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Garth Brooks, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds,  Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

Crystal Milestone AwardAs previously announced, Merle Haggard has been chosen to receive the Crystal Milestone Award, which is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement.

Merle Haggard became the ACM’s first Entertainer of the Year when the award was presented for 1970. That win marked the Academy’s first Triple Crown achievement, as Haggard had already accepted the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year award for 1965 and the first of six Male Vocalist of the Year awards the following year. Two of his most celebrated songs have also collected Single Record and Song of the Year awards from the ACM: “Okie From Muskogee” (1969) and “Are the Good Times Really Over” (1982). A winner of the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and Poet’s Award, Haggard joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2014, he will celebrate the milestone of 50years in country music.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Awardinclude Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift.

Gene Weed Special Achievement Award – Carrie Underwood has been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.

Carrie Underwood represents country music with class, whether she’s dazzling viewers of NFL Sunday Night Football or starring in a live broadcast of The Sound of Music. Her Blown Away Tour traveled to London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed by extensive dates across the U.S. and Canada. Upon completing the tour, she donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. She continues to support her hometown of Checotah, Okla., through her C.A.T.S. Foundation. Underwood is a rare ACM Triple Crown recipient, following wins as New Female Vocalist of the Year (2005), Female Vocalist of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008) and Entertainer of the Year (2008, 2009).

Past recipients of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Awardinclude Garth Brooks, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and George Strait.

Jim Reeves International Award – Steve Buchanan and Rascal Flatts have been chosen to receive the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.

Steve Buchanan strives to provide a gateway for fans around the globe to discover country music. A Tennessee native, Buchanan is the president of the Opry Entertainment Group. In that role, he has positioned the Grand Ole Opry to be viewed as a vital, world-class tourist destination that embraces contemporary and classic artists. After the Nashville flood of 2010, he led efforts to modernize the venue during its renovation. In addition, his executive producer role for ABC’s Nashville gives insight to the inner workings of Music Row. He is currently working on mounting a Broadway show based on the long-running TV show Hee Haw.

Rascal Flatts carried their high-energy Live & Loud Tour to Europe in July 2013, enjoying sold-out crowds, widespread television exposure and significant digital sales. The group performed a total of seven shows across Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Along with packed houses, the trio appeared on BBC’s Breakfast TV and grabbed the No. 1 spot on the UK iTunes country chart. They will return in March to Dublin and London as part of the all-star Country to Country 2014 event. Rascal Flatts will launch their Rewind Tour this spring, with dates scheduled throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Past recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award include Garth Brooks, Dick Clark, Roy Clark, Merv Griffin, Alan Jackson, Charlie Nagatani, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum, among others.

Mae Boren Axton Award – Paul Moore has been chosen as the recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music.

Paul Moore has been an integral part of the William Morris team in Nashville for more than 35 years. He began his career there in 1978 as a secretary to the head of the office. In time, he became part of the management team for William Morris and later William Morris Endeavor. For 23 years, he was co-head of the agency’s Nashville office. He remains involved in booking concert dates for WME clients at major fairs, rodeos, outdoor events and festivals, and oversees tour commitments for numerous country legends. Moore is a longtime board member for the Academy of Country Music and currently serves as Parliamentarian.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include John Dorris, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

Poet’s Award – Jack Clement (awarded posthumously), Dean Dillon, Kris Kristofferson, and Buck Owens (awarded posthumously),have been selected to receive the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music.

“Cowboy” Jack Clement’scareer stretched back to Sun Records, where the Memphis native mixed 1950s recording sessions by Johnny Cash. Two of Cash’s early hits were written by Clement: “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” and “Guess Things Happen That Way.” A few years later in Texas, George Jones cut Clement’s “A Girl I Used to Know.” In Nashville, Clement opened a publishing company and signed Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds and Don Williams. Clement joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in April 2013, four months before his death.

Tennessee native Dean Dillon hitchhiked to Nashville to pursue a music career as a recording artist, but he found his biggest successes as a prolific songwriter. He penned hits for George Jones (“Tennessee Whiskey”), Keith Whitley (“Miami My Amy”), Toby Keith (“A Little Too Late”) and Kenny Chesney (“A Lot of Things Different”). Dillon truly found his muse in George Strait, who built his legendary career on Dillon’s unique songs, including his debut single “Unwound” followed by “The Chair,” “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” “It Ain’t Cool to Be Crazy About You,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Marina Del Rey” and “If I Know Me” to name a few. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Kris Kristofferson emerged as a songwriting force in the 1970s. He used his widely varied experiences—from Rhodes Scholar to Army helicopter pilot to janitor at Nashville’s Columbia Studios—to craft some of the most emotionally compelling story songs ever written. His composition “For the Good Times,” recorded by Ray Price, received 1970 ACM Awards for Single Record and Song of the Year. In addition to solo success with “Why Me,” Kristofferson’s songs have been immortalized by Johnny Cash (“Sunday Morning Coming Down”), Janis Joplin (“Me and Bobbie McGee”), Ronnie Milsap (“Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends”) and Sammi Smith (“Help Me Make It Through the Night”). Born in Texas, Kristofferson joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award in 2005.

Buck Owens’ boisterous single “Love’s Gonna Live Here” spent an astonishing 16 weeks atop the country airplay chart in 1963. He followed that composition with more original material like “My Heart Skips a Beat,” “Together Again” and “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” writing the latter with Harlan Howard. An icon in the Bakersfield, Calif., country scene, Owens received the 1965 ACM Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and his band The Buckaroos won three consecutive ACM trophies. He joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and accepted the ACM Pioneer Award in 1988. Owens died in 2006.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Guy Clark, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Roger Miller, Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker and Hank Williams.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR:                   Small Capacity – Mohegan Sun Wolf Den – Uncasville, CT

Medium Capacity – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR:              Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR :                     Small Capacity – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX

Medium Capacity – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN

Large Capacity – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

 
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Nicole More – Neste Event Marketing
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR:            Brian O’Connell – Live Nation

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS (FORMERLY THE MBI AWARDS)

  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:         Michael Rhodes
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR:             Shannon Forrest
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:   Rob McNelley
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Charlie Judge
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Paul Franklin
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Justin Niebank
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:             Dann Huff
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bryan Sutton

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Shane McAnally

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE IN AUSTRALIA

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49THANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST

FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE IN AUSTRALIA ON

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014 ON FOXTEL’S COUNTRY MUSIC CHANNEL

Starting March 25th Country Music Fans in Australia Have the Power to Vote for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year at www.VoteACM.com

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced this weekend at the CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival that the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE for the first time in Australia on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 10:00AM AEST on Foxtel’s Country Music Channel (CMC) and again in primetime at 8:00PM AEST (Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00PM, live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network in the United States).  Additionally, fan voting will be open in Australia for the Entertainer of the Year award and the ACM New Artist of the Year award. Country music fans will have the power to choose the winners by casting their votes at www.VoteACM.com starting March 25 (March 24 in the United States). The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The announcement was made from the stage at CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival by ACM CEO Bob Romeo and Great American Country’s Headline Country host Storme Warren.  CMC Rocks the Hunter Festival headliner Toby Keith congratulated two lucky music fans that were selected from the audience to instantly win a trip to the 49th ACM Awards in Las Vegas on April 6.

“Country music has extended to a worldwide fan base, largely due in part to the loyal fans in Australia,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We are excited to partner with Foxtel on this opportunity to share the experience of watching the ACM Awards LIVE with the Australian television viewers.”

Said Shaun James, General Manager Foxtel Networks Music Channels, “Foxtel is proud to be bringing the ACM Awards to Australian audiences for the very first time. As shown by the success of the CMC Rocks the Hunter festival, country music resonates strongly with people all around the nation and to be able to offer Australian fans the opportunity to engage with these prestigious Awards is terrific.”

John Rich of Big & Rich, a former ACM Board Member, was instrumental in the Academy’s change to allow fan voting in 2008. “I pushed hard for ‘fan voted awards’ when I served on the ACM board. As an artist myself, I feel that when fans give you an award it’s the ultimate compliment,” said John Rich. Big Kenny, also of Big & Rich, added, “I think it’s about time we bring the ACMs and the country music to the rest of the world! Hello to all our friends in Australia.”

Entertainer of the Year fan voting provides fans the opportunity to vote for the Academy’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, for which Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift are nominated. Fans will also help choose the ACM New Artist of the Year, for which Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore are the nominees.Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year will open starting Monday, March 24 (United States & Canada) and Tuesday, March 25 (Australia) at www.VoteACM.com. New Artist of the Year voting will close at 10:00AM AEST on Monday, April 7, 2014 (before the LIVE show starts in Australia), and Entertainer of the Year voting will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. Text voting for Entertainer of the Year is available to fans in the United States only.

While this is a first for the Academy down under, the ACM Awards have been broadcast LIVE in Canada since 1997, and will air LIVE on CTV Canada this year.

For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com or www.CountryMusicChannel.com.au.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

About Foxtel
Foxtel is one of Australia’s most progressive and dynamic media companies, directly employing around 2,500 people, and delivering a diverse subscription television service over cable, satellite and broadband distribution. We offer a better entertainment experience every day to each one of our 2.5 million subscribing homes through delivery of new and inspiring programming across all genres, the world’s most popular channel brands, and investment in high quality local content. As constant champions of innovation we have brought customers the iQ personal digital recorder, Australia’s largest HD offering, the Foxtel Go App for tablets and mobile devices, and our new internet TV service, Foxtel Play. Foxtel is owned by Telstra Corporation Limited ACN 051 775 556 (50%) and News Corporation (50%). foxtel.com.au

First round of ACM Awards Performers Announced – ACM Awards, 4/6 on CBS

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ACM AWARD NOMINEES JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, MIRANDA LAMBERT,
BLAKE SHELTON, GEORGE STRAIT, KEITH URBAN AND THE BAND PERRY
TO PERFORM ON THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

In addition to Luke Bryan’s ACM Awards performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as previously announced the co-host will also be whisked away for a special performance with Florida Georgia Line at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam via live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during the awards telecast.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

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About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with 7 nominations;
Keith Urban receives 6 nominations;
Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift each receive 5 nominations;
Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum each receive 4 nominations;
Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker each receive 3 nominations

Nominations were announced today for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Nominees were revealed online via the third annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson, The Insider co-anchor Kevin Frazier, singer and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King, Jerrod Niemann, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, Darius Rucker, The Talk hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood and surprise guest pop superstar Katy Perry, all announced nominations in video postings to the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter sites during the approximately 45 minute online event.

 

Fans will again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s. As previously announced, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year.  These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the 3 nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert earned seven nominations, including her third nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and twice for Vocal Event of the Year for both “We Were Us” with Keith Urban and “Boys ‘Round Here” as part of the Pistol Annies. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

 

Tim McGraw received seven nominations, including Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban. He is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both the artist and producer.

 

Keith Urban received six nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. In the category for Vocal Event of the Year he is nominated for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, as well as nominated twice for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert as the artist and producer.

 

Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive nod for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “I Drive Your Truck.”

 

Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including her second consecutive nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category, as the artist and producer, for Same Trailer Different Park.

 

Blake Shelton is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fifth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. She also received a nomination for Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

 

Reigning New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker.

 

Luke Bryan received three nominations, including his second consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned an Album of the Year nomination for Crash My Party.

 

Darius Rucker is nominated for three awards, including Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” featuring Lady Antebellum.

 

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s is now open at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM and will close on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT.  The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 6 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

Entertainer of the Year

  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year

    • Jason Aldean
    • Lee Brice
    • Luke Bryan
    • Blake Shelton
    • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the year

    • Sheryl Crow
    • Miranda Lambert
    • Kacey Musgraves
    • Taylor Swift
    • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year

    • Big & Rich
    • Dan + Shay
    • Florida Georgia Line
    • Love and Theft
    • Thompson Square

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

    • Eli Young Band
    • Lady Antebellum
    • Little Big Town
    • The Band Perry
    • Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

Producer: Jeff Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

  • Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records


Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure

Record Label: Curb Records

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


Song of the Year [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan

Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren

Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan

Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)


Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award) (TIE)

  • Better Dig Two – The Band Perry

Producer: Eric Williams

Director: Declan Whitebloom

 

  • Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves

Producer: Josh Goldstein

Director: Honey

 

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume

Director: Shane Drake

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producer: Karen Martin

Director: Eric Welch

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producer: Reagan Rosson

Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

  • Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Producer: Steve Lamar

Director: P.R. Brown


Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)

  • Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

 

 

OFF CAMERA AWARDS – The following off-camera awards will be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Nashville.

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rhett Akins
  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Shane McAnally

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa                                                      Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand                                                                  Deadwood, SD
  • Mohegan Sun Wolf Den                                                                           Uncasville, CT
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort                                                               Mount Pleasant, MI
  • The Joint at Hard Rock Casino                                                                Catoosa, OK

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino                                                           Windsor, ON‎, Canada
  • Casino Rama                                                                                                 Rama, ON, Canada
  • Mohegan Sun Arena                                                                                 Uncasville, CT
  • Star of the Desert Arena                                                                          Primm, NV
  • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace                                                        Las Vegas, NV

 

 

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Bob’s Texas                                                                                          Fort Worth, TX
  • Bub City                                                                                                          Chicago, IL
  • Floore’s Country Store                                                                             Helotes, TX
  • The Dusty Armadillo                                                                                  Rootstown, OH
  • Wild Bills                                                                                                         Duluth, GA

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • American Music Theatre                                                                          Lancaster, PA
  • Cape Cod Melody Tent                                                                             Hyannis, MA
  • Georgia Theatre                                                                                          Athens, GA
  • House of Blues                                                                                             Boston, MA
  • The Moody Theater                                                                                   Austin, TX

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Amphitheater at The Wharf                                                                   Orange Beach, AL
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook                     Gilford, NH
  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena                                                                   Huntington, WV
  • Grand Ole Opry House                                                                             Nashville, TN
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                                                         Golden, CO

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

  • BOK Center                                                                                                   Tulsa, OK
  • Bridgestone Arena                                                                                     Nashville, TN
  • Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion                                                                 Bangor, ME
  • Gorge Amphitheatre                                                                                 George, WA
  • Hollywood Bowl                                                                                          Hollywood, CA

 

 

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
  • Brock Jones – Global Spectrum
  • Nicole More – Neste Event Marketing
  • Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
  • R.J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group

 

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
  • Brad Garrett – Police Productions
  • Billy Minick – Billy Bob’s Texas
  • Brian O’Connell – Live Nation
  • Ron Sakamoto – Gold & Gold Productions

 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS)

 

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Mike Brignardello
  • Kevin “Swine” Grantt
  • Mark Hill
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Glenn Worf

 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Chad Cromwell
  • Fred Eltringham
  • Shannon Forrest
  • Greg Morrow
  • Lonnie Wilson

 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Jeff King
  • Troy Lancaster
  • Brent Mason
  • Rob McNelley
  • Jerry McPherson

 

 

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Harrell
  • John Jarvis
  • Charlie Judge
  • Tim Lauer
  • Gordon Mote

 

 

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Glen Duncan
  • Larry Franklin
  • Jim Hoke
  • Danny Rader
  • Bryan Sutton

 

 

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Paul Franklin
  • Steve Hinson
  • Russ Pahl
  • Scotty Sanders

 

 

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Derek Bason
  • Ben Fowler
  • Mills Logan
  • Steve Marcantonio
  • Justin Niebank

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Mark Bright
  • Dann Huff
  • Michael Knox
  • Frank Liddell
  • Paul Worley

 

RADIO AWARDS  – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 5 in Las Vegas.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox                                          The Bobby Bones Show
  • Crook & Chase                                                                         Crook & Chase Countdown
  • Kix Brooks                                                                                  American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
  • Lia                                                                                                 The Lia Show
  • Lon Helton                                                                                 Country Countdown USA

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Dave and Veronica                                                                 WQYK-FM                                        St. Petersburg, FL
  • Donna & “Muss”                                                                     KEEY-FM                                           Minneapolis, MN
  • Dr. Don Carpenter; Rachael Hunter;                               WYCD-FM                                         Detroit, MI

Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy

  • Edwards & Lee – Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee              WYCD-FM                                         Detroit, MI
  • Paul Schadt and Meg Geof                                                 WKKT-FM                                         Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • Big Dave & Chelsie                                                                 WUBE-FM                                        Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                            WLHK-FM                                         Indianapolis, IN
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt &                                   WFMS-FM                                        Indianapolis, IN

Kevin Freeman

  • Lisa McKay                                                                                 WQDR-FM                                        Raleigh, NC
  • Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin                                        KAJA-FM                                          San Antonio, TX

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt                          WIVK-FM                                         Knoxville, TN
  • Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell                                        WKSJ-FM                                          Mobile, AL
  • Kevin Richards                                                                         WGNA-FM                                       Schenectady, NY
  • Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson                                                    WQMX-FM                                      Akron, OH
  • Steve Lundy and Gina Melton                                           KXKT-FM                                          Omaha, NE

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry                               KKNU-FM                                         Eugene, OR
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore              KUAD-FM                                         Windsor, CO
  • Dex and Mo                                                                              WUSY- FM                                        Chattanooga, TN
  • Mark Ericson, Karen Kiley                                                    WOKQ-FM/WPKQ-FM                Portsmouth, NH
  • Scotty Cox, Cara Denis                                                          KCLR-FM                                           Columbia, MO

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KUPL-FM                       Portland, OR
  • WIL-FM                          St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                      Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                     Charlotte, NC
  • WXTU FM                     Philadelphia, PA

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • WCTK-FM                     Providence, RI
  • WFMS – FM                  Indianapolis, IN
  • WLHK-FM                     Indianapolis, IN
  • WMIL-FM                     Greenfield, WI
  • WQDR-FM                    Raleigh, NC

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KXKT-FM                       Omaha, NE
  • WBBS-FM                     Syracuse, NY
  • WCYQ FM                     Knoxville, TN
  • WDXB-FM                     Birmingham, AL
  • WKMK FM                    Neptune, NJ

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KSJJ-FM                         Bend, OR
  • WGSQ-FM                    Cookeville, TN
  • WUSY-FM                     Chattanooga, TN
  • WXFL-FM                      Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                      Pensacola, FL

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Tim McGraw received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

8TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

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8TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

WHAT:  The 8th Annual ACM HONORS is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised award recipients and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

WHO:  Special Award recipients, Studio Recording Award winners, Industry Award winners, and the Songwriter of the Year Award winner, all to be announced at a later date.

[Studio Recording Awards were previously known as the Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist or MBI Awards.] 

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, September 9, 2014

 

WHERE:  Ryman Auditorium

116 5th Avenue North

Nashville, TN  37219