JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

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JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS
TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

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OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC MUSIC EVENT TO RECOGNIZE SPECIAL HONOREES FROM THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST1st AT TICKETMASTER
AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Tickets priced at $40.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, August 1, 2014.

This is Owen’s first time hosting the event and the fifth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.  Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton.  Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT.  Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April. 

ACM Award winner Jake Owen is continuing to make waves with the PLATINUM-certified, chart-topper “Beachin’,” marking his fifth #1 single and fastest selling track to date. The infectious party anthem is featured on his latest album DAYS OF GOLD along with the hit title track and brand new single “What We Ain’t Got” hitting Country radio August 11th. Produced by Joey Moi, the RCA Nashville project is the follow up to the GOLD-certified BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album, which has sold wellover 5 million tracks to date. Owen has ascended to one of Country music’s leading male vocalists with four consecutive #1 smashes – GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away,” “Anywhere with You,” PLATINUM-certified “Alone with You” and 2X PLATINUM “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The Vero Beach, Fla., native is currently on the road with his major nationwide headlining run—JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014. Presented by Discover Boating, the sizzling tour covers 75-plus cities.

“I couldn’t be more proud to host the ACM Honors,” shares Owen. “I’m blessed to be a part of country music and to join in recognizing these incredible artists, musicians and industry executives is a true honor.”

“We think Jake’s talent as a songwriter and performer – alongside his respect for country music – makes him the perfect choice to host ACM Honors for the first time this year,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “His energy and inventive spirit will be fun to watch attending fans respond to, and we’re honored to have him take this key role in the most important event the Academy hosts in Nashville, annually.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (CT) Friday, August 1, 2014 at www.ticketmaster.com.   For event updates, please visit www.acmcountry.com or follow us on Twitter at @ACMAwards.

For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For information on ACM LIFTING LIVES, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.

 

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Additional Performers Announced for the 49th Annual ACM Awards – April 6 / Las Vegas

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ERIC CHURCH, TOBY KEITH, AND LADY ANTEBELLUM WITH STEVIE NICKS
ADDED TO LINEUP OF PERFORMERS 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 Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks 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.

These artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. 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.

ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic / April 6 – Las Vegas

DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2013 ACM LIFTING LIVES® CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
TO BENEFIT THE DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

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BENEFICIARY QUIETLY SUPPORTS THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY
HOW & WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST

The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the second consecutive year on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause Festival, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS­, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic—the seventh held since 2004—brings together country music artists, record label executives and other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry.

 

Rucker, an avid golfer, has been very involved with ACM Lifting Lives. In 2011, on the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast, he performed the original song “Music From the Heart” with campers from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, to bring awareness to a national audience about those with developmental disabilities.  Rucker also penned the song “Together, Anything is Possible” to raise money for the PGA’s charitable initiatives. Last month, Rucker announced his “True Believers” headlining tour, in support of his upcoming True Believers album release this spring. The “True Believers” tour kicks off on May 9 in Estero, FL and will work its way through more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, MI on June 30.

 

About Darius Rucker
Darius Rucker is gearing up for the spring release of his third solo country album, True Believers, the follow up to his chart-topping albums, Charleston, SC 1966 and Learn To Live – all releases on Capitol Records Nashville. True Believers features collaborations with Sheryl Crow and Lady Antebellum and includes his latest critically-acclaimed single, “Wagon Wheel.” Charleston, SC 1966 debuted in October 2010 and garnered two No. 1 hits with “Come Back Song” and “This.” Learn To Live, country music’s 2008 introduction to Rucker, produced three consecutive No. 1 singles with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “Alright,” and “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” plus Top 5 smash, “History In The Making.” For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

 

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.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

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Performers Announced for the 48th Annual ACM Awards – April 7 / Las Vegas

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LUKE BRYAN, KELLY CLARKSON, HUNTER HAYES, MIRANDA LAMBERT,
BLAKE SHELTON, GEORGE STRAIT AND THE BAND PERRY
TO PERFORM AT THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

These Artists Mark the First Round of Performers Announced for This Year’s Broadcast

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and The Band Perry are scheduled to perform as part of the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.  This is the first round of artists announced as performers on this year’s broadcast. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Bryan and Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Performers:

Luke Bryan will be co-hosting the Awards telecast for the first time and is one of the fastest rising stars in country music.  He is nominated for four awards, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for tailgates & tanlines, and Vocal Event of the Year for “The Only Way I Know” with Jason Aldean and Eric Church.  He is currently headlining his first major tour, the “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” and has earned five platinum singles.

 

Kelly Clarkson is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t Rush” with Vince Gill, her third nomination in that category.  Last year, she took home two ACM Awards, including Vocal Event of the Year and Single Record of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay” with Jason Aldean. To date, Clarkson has released 5 studio albums, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, 10 million albums in the U.S., and has had 10 singles in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Clarkson recently won the GRAMMY® for Best Pop Vocal Album for her last studio album Stronger. Last November, she released her Greatest Hits – Chapter 1 album, which features three new tracks, as well as a compilation of some of her greatest hits to date.

Hunter Hayes has six ACM nominations, including two in the Song of the Year category as the artist and composer, as well as in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “Wanted.”  He rounds out his nominations with New Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Wanted.”  Hunter’s GRAMMY® nominated self-titled debut album has garnered three smash hits, including his current single, “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” which has already entered the Top 5 and is certified Gold, as well as his near Triple Platinum-selling No. 1 single “Wanted.”  Hunter Hayes is a celebrated musician, songwriter and performer who is currently on the “Blown Away Tour” with Carrie Underwood.

Miranda Lambert, reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, has earned five nominations including her seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year and second nomination for Entertainer of the Year. In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and twice nominated for Song of the Year, as artist and composer, for “Over You.” Lambert is currently on the “Locked & Reloaded” Tour with longtime friend Dierks Bentley.

 

Blake Shelton, ACM reigning Male Vocalist of the Year returns to co-host the Awards telecast for the third consecutive year.   He is nominated for three awards – Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year as composer for “Over You” with Miranda Lambert and Entertainer of the Year, the Academy’s most prestigious honor.  His current single, “Sure Be Cool If You Did,” is his fastest No. 1 record topping the charts in only eight weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart.  “Sure Be Cool If You Did” is off his new album, Based On A True Story…which is available everywhere on March 26. You can also catch Shelton kicking off his “Ten Times Crazier” tour on July 19 in Virginia Beach, VA.

 

George Strait has won twenty Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Artist of the Decade award, an award that has only been given to four other acts in the Academy’s history.  He also holds the record for the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  He has sold more than 68 million records, garnering him 32 different platinum or multi-platinum albums resulting in the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley.  Strait recently released his newest single, “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight”—the first release from his forthcoming 2013 album.  Strait also placed No. 1 on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse chart in March after the first leg of his on-going two-year final U.S. tour, “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” with special guest Martina McBride.

 

The Band Perry returns to the ACM Awards this year with their third Vocal Group of the Year nomination, just two short years after they were honored with the New Artist of the Year award in 2011. The sibling trio’s sophomore album PIONEER will be released on April 2, 2013 and has already spawned the smash, RIAA Certified Platinum single, “Better Dig Two,” which quickly became the No. 1 Billboard Hot Country Song, making it the fastest-rising song of the band’s career.  It is their third chart-topping single landing at No. 1 on the Country Radio Charts for two consecutive weeks. The Band Perry is currently on Rascal Flatts’ “Changed Tour” and will appear on CBS’ The Late Show with David Letterman on April 1, 2013.

 

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th 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 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

ACM Awards//Fan Voting for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year is Now Open

FAN VOTING FOR ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AND NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR™

STARTING TODAY Country Music Fans Have the Power to Vote for Entertainer of the Year
and New Artist of the Year By Logging On to www.VoteACM.com

CBS.com also Featuring Original 5-Part Web Series, ROAD TO THE ACM AWARDS,
Documenting New Artist of the Year Nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery’s Journey to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

The Ram Truck brand and the Academy of Country Music announced today that Entertainer of the Year fan voting will be powered by Ram Trucks, for the third year in a row.  Country music fans everywhere have the power to choose the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year as well as New Artist of the Year by casting their votes now on www.VoteACM.com. The winners will be announced live on the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1(8:00 – 11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This year, for the second time, the ACM Awards will feature the ACM Ram Red Carpet to welcome country’s biggest stars to the show.

“The Ram Truck brand is proud to partner with the Academy of Country Music for their 47th Award ceremony.  Ram truck fans and country music fans are one and the same as they are cut from the same cloth of authenticity with a genuine work-hard, play-hard attitude,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.  “We are excited to find out who Ram and country music fans will select as their choice for Entertainer of the Year. We congratulate everyone who has been nominated.”

“The Academy’s partnership with the Ram Truck brand has been phenomenal and we are delighted to have them back again to help country music fans elect the Entertainer of the Year,” said Bob Romeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music.

Entertainer of the Year fan voting – powered by the Ram Truck Brand – will provide fans the opportunity to vote for the Academy’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, for which Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are nominated.  Fans can also vote for the New Artist of the Year award, for which Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery will compete. Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year is open now at www.VoteACM.com.  New Artist of the Year voting will close at 8 p.m PT /5 p.m. PT on April 1st (before the LIVE show starts) and Entertainer of the Year voting will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.

On CBS.com/ACMs, fans can also watch the original Web series, ROAD TO THE ACM AWARDS, featuring New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery.  The 5-websiode series takes fans behind the scenes during the final weeks leading up to both nominees’ first trip to the Academy of Country Music Awards.  In past years, the series has featured country music superstars Taylor Swift, Josh Thompson, Gloriana and Lady Antebellum.

Country music fans will also have the chance to win a trip for two to next year’s Academy of Country Music Awards or drive away in a 2012 Ram truck by entering the Ram Truck brand’s Enter-To-Win sweepstakes. For more information and to enter the sweepstakes please visit www.VoteACM.com.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th 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 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

 

About the Ram Truck brand
The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core customers use their trucks and what new features they’d like to see. Whether focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.
The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

 

47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – EPK Clips

47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR™ &
ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – IN CONCERT- EPK CLIPS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

ACM Awards Hosts Reba & Blake Shelton

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Lionel Richie
ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends – in Concert

Jason Aldean
ACM Entertainer of The Year Nominee

Blake Shelton
ACM Entertainer of The Year Nominee

Taylor Swift
ACM Entertainer of The Year Nominee

Brantley Gilbert
ACM New Artist of The Year Nominee

Hunter Hayes
ACM New Artist of The Year Nominee



Scotty McCreery
ACM New Artist of The Year Nominee

Rascal Flatts
ACM Vocal Group of The Year Nominee

Zac Brown Band
ACM Vocal Group of The Year Nominee
ACM Fan Jam Hosts



Miranda Lambert
ACM Female Vocalist of The Year and Album of the Year Nominee



Chris Young
ACM Male Vocalist of The Year and Single Record of the Year Nominee

Eli Young Band
ACM Vocal Group of The Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year Nominee

Eric Church
ACM Album of The Year Nominee

Lee Brice
ACM Song of The Year Nominee

Montgomery Gentry
ACM Vocal Duo of The Year Nominee

Grace Potter
ACM Vocal Event of The Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year Nominee for ‘You and Tequila’ With Kenny Chesney

Love & Theft
ACM Vocal Duo of The Year Nominee

Aaron Lewis
ACM Vocal Event of The Year Nominee for ‘Country Boy’ With George Jones and Charlie Daniels

EPK Clips credit: Academy of Country Music/Dick Clark Productions.

Additional Performers Announced for the 47th Annual ACM Awards – 4.1 / Las Vegas

BLAKE SHELTON, CHRIS YOUNG, THE BAND PERRY, LADY ANTEBELLUM & RASCAL FLATTS
TO PERFORM AT THE 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR™

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS

Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Blake Shelton, Chris Young, The Band Perry, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts are scheduled to perform as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Shelton will also co-host the Awards alongside Reba.

These artists join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.

 

Performers:
Blake Shelton returns to co-host the Awards telecast alongside Reba for the second consecutive year. He is nominated for two awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, marking his first nomination in the Entertainer of the Year category. In 2010, Shelton won Vocal Event of the Year for “Hillbilly Bone,” his chart-topping duet with longtime friend Trace Adkins.  Straight off five back-to-back #1 hits, his current single “Drink On It” is his fastest rising single to date and featured on his Grammy-nominated album Red River Blue.

 

Chris Young is nominated for two trophies, including for the first time the prestigious Male Vocalist of the Year award, and Single Record of the Year for “Tomorrow,” the fastest-rising hit of his career.  “Tomorrow,” co-written by Young, is among the baritone’s five consecutive #1 smashes and the first single off his third studio album NEON – the cut raced to the top of the charts and is certified Digital Gold by the RIAA for sales exceeding 500,000 downloads.

 

The Band Perry returns to the ACM Awards this year as a first-time Vocal Group of the Year nominee.  In 2011, they were honored with the New Artist of the Year award after the largest fan vote in the category’s history.  On the heels of celebrating a recent two-week #1 with their Gold-certified single, “All Your Life,” Platinum-certification of their self-titled Republic Nashville debut album and recent Quadruple-Platinum status for sales of over 4 million for their quintessential #1 hit “If I Die Young,”  the excitement only continues for The Band Perry.

 

Lady Antebellum leads this year’s group nominations with five nods, including Vocal Group of the Year, which they have won for two consecutive years.  They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Own The Night, and for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Just A Kiss.” In 2011, they won Album of the Year as artists and producers for Need You Now.

 

Rascal Flatts has won ten ACM Awards.  They are nominated for Vocal Group of the Year, an award they have previously won seven times.  In 2007, they were honored with the Academy’s Humanitarian Award in recognition of their committment to serve others, their generosity of spirit and dedication to helping build the dreams of those in need.  The group’s highly-anticipated new studio album CHANGED is out April 3.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 47th 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 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Full Music Lineup – 3/30-3/31

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO DAYS OF FREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERTS TO BE HELD DURING
ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 & SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
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WEEKEND FEATURES LUKE BRYAN AND ERIC CHURCH,
ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AND SPECIAL GUESTS

 EVENINGS HOSTED BY BLAIR GARNER

WHAT:  The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of all-star concerts at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country®! The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, host of After MidNite with Blair Garner, and will feature performances by ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery as well as Love and Theft and headliner Luke Bryan on Friday, March 30th, and Laura Bell Bundy,  Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, and headliner Eric Church on Saturday, March 31st. ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

DETAILS:              Friday, March 30, 2012

7:00pm                 Love and Theft (Vocal Duo of the of the Year Nominee)                                1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Hunter Hayes (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                            1st Street Stage

8:50pm                 Brantley Gilbert                (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                        3rd Street Stage

9:45pm                 Scotty McCreery (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                      1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Luke Bryan                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

Saturday, March 31, 2012

7:00pm                 Jana Kramer                                                                                       1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Craig Campbell                                                                                  1st Street Stage

8:35pm                 Eli Young Band                                                                                   3rd Street Stage

(Vocal Group of the Year Nominee, Single Record of the Year Nominee & Song of the Year Nominee)

9:50pm                 Laura Bell Bundy                                                                               1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Eric Church                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

(Album of the Year Nominee & Video of the Year Nominee)

 

About Fremont Street Experience – Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  It features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.  Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

 

About the LVCVA – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.