Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Trace Adkins, Cody Johnson & More Set To Perform During Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Kicking Off July 17, 2020

 

Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Trace Adkins, Cody Johnson, Ashley McBryde, Aaron Watson, Hardy and John King Set To Perform During Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Kicking Off July 17, 2020

Frontier Nights® lineup announced from WNFR in Las Vegas

Cecember 5, 2019: In an announcement made from the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, Cheyenne Frontier Days™ (CFD) announced all but two of the nights for the 2020 Frontier Nights® entertainment series. The Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will return with its exclusive Last Cowboy Standing series and the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo will return to the arena in 2020.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, December 13 at 9 a.m. MST at www.cfdrodeo.com, the Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Ticket Office and by calling (307) 778-7222.

Performers announced were Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson, Trace Adkins, Thomas Rhett with Hardy, Eric Church with Ashley McBryde and Blake Shelton with John King.

“We are thrilled with the lineup so far for 2020,” Contract Acts Chairman Randy Krafft said. “We are still working on our remaining shows and will announce them as we get them signed.”

For two nights, the Top-40 stars of the PBR will return to attempt to conquer the sport’s rankest bulls on the historic Wyoming Dirt at Cheyenne Frontier Days, strapping in for their shot to make the buzzer. A rider must stay on his bull for 8 seconds to have the opportunity to advance. If he gets bucked off, he is out of the competition. The grueling match between Man and Beast continues until one prevails and is crowned the Last Cowboy Standing.

Additionally, the 124th annual “Daddy of ‘em All®” will feature nine days of PRCA professional rodeo that will culminate in Championship Sunday where champions are crowned and legends are made.

There will be hundreds of vendors, a full carnival, artists, food and music that celebrates the history and culture of the American West.

Concert ticket prices range from $39 to $89, with daily rodeo tickets costing $18 to $35. A $3 discount is offered on rodeo tickets and $5 discount on concert tickets purchased before July 1. PBR tickets range from $22 – $102 with special Elite Seating and V.I.P. tickets also available at various prices.

Fans can upgrade to a Frontier Nights® Fast Pass for early admission to the Party Zone, a voucher for best-available same-day rodeo tickets and a souvenir rodeo program. For a full events schedule and profiles of musical acts, go to www.cfdrodeo.com

2020 Cheyenne Frontier Days™ Entertainment Schedule:
July 17: Cody Johnson with Aaron Watson
July 18: TBA
July 19: Trace Adkins
July 20-21: Professional Bull Riders – Last Cowboy Standing
July 22: Thomas Rhett with Hardy
July 23: TBA
July 24: Eric Church with Ashley McBryde
July 25: Blake Shelton with John King
July 17-26: PRCA Rodeo action

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and Keith Urban Announce Initial Lineup for All for the Hall Benefit Concert

THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM AND KEITH URBAN

ANNOUNCE INITIAL LINEUP FOR ALL FOR THE HALL BENEFIT CONCERT

On Feb. 10, 2020, Urban will bring together a who’s who of performers for a one-night-only Bridgestone Arena concert to support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s
education programs.


Between periods of the Nashville Predators’ nationally televised home opener against the Minnesota Wild, Keith Urban took to the ice to perform and announce that the All for the Hall benefit concert, presented by City National Bank, will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Brothers OsborneBlake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Tenille Townes and Tanya Tucker will join Urban for his seventh All For The Hall benefit concert, which to date has raised $3.4 million in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s education programs. Additional artists are expected to be named later. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. central time, and can be purchased at LiveNation.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. VIP ticketing packages, which include premium seating, meet-and-greet opportunities and more, will also be made available.

 

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, through its exhibits and educational programs, shares the ever-evolving country music story, from its folk roots to the present day. Throughout this narrative, the inspiration that artists draw from their musical forbearers is tangible. This exploration of how music inspires and influences later generations of artists led directly to the concert’s theme, All for the Hall: Under the Influence. During the concert, each participating artist will perform a song that was recorded by an artist who strongly influences them, in addition to one of their own hits.

 

“Ken Burns’ documentary has shown us that we are all very much influenced by our heroes,” said Urban. “So this year’s All for the Hall benefit is our chance to acknowledge those that have been an influence on us and helped shape the artists that we are today. Somehow these shows always seem to take on a life of their own. They’re incredibly fun to do, and you never quite really know what’s gonna happen. So we’ll roll with it and turn Bridgestone (Arena) into one huge club!”


This All for the Hall concert is presented by City National Bank. Ford Motor Company and Mid-South Ford Dealers are the lead sponsors. Contributing sponsors are the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association; Urban is both organizations’ reigning Entertainer of the Year.

 

This All for the Hall show is produced by Live Nation.

 

More information about this All for the Hall show and the All for the Hall benefit concert series can be found at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org

About All for the Hall

 

The All for the Hall campaign began in 2005 when Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill suggested country music artists contribute the proceeds of one annual performance to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The All for the Hall concert series was launched in 2007 in New York. The series has alternated between New York and Los Angeles in succeeding years, with Gill and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris as hosts. Along with Urban, Gill historically hosts the All for the Hall concert in Nashville.

 

Blake Shelton Announces Billy Bob’s Texas Free Pop Up Concert 

BLAKE SHELTON ANNOUNCES BILLY BOB’S TEXAS FREE POP UP CONCERT

The pop up show is FREE on a first come, first served basis to those patrons who are 21+

 Blake Shelton, who has performed at Billy Bob’s Texas numerous times since his debut in on the historic stage in 1990, has announced a special free pop up concert for this Thursday, September 20, 2018.

The one-night only event will be first come, first served for the first 5,000 fans. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older with a valid photo ID, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Line-Up For Wristbands Starts At: 10:00AM on 9/20
Line-Up For Doors: 4:00PM on 9/20
Doors: 5:30PM
Concert: 8:30PM

About Blake Shelton:
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. In November he released his album Texoma Shore, which became his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and marked his 11th all-genre Top 10. Texoma Shore features smash hits “I Lived It” and “I’ll Name The Dogs,” a romantic tune that boasts more than 90 million streams and marked his 25th No. 1 song. His current single, “Turnin’ Me On,” is the third single from Texoma Shore and was most-added upon impact at country radio. In the week following album launch, Shelton became the first artist in Country Aircheck / Mediabase history to have six songs chart simultaneously. Texoma Shore follows 2016’s Gold-certified If I’m Honest, the best-selling country album release of the year, which spawned three chart-topping songs and earned him a No. 1 on both the Billboard Top Country Albums and the all-genre Top Album Sales charts.

A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Shelton has earned a host of honors throughout his career including 20 ACM nominations and both the male and overall Video of the Year trophies at the 2018 CMT Awards. As a coach for the Emmy Award-winning television show The Voice, Shelton is a six-time champion, most recently with his contestant Chloe Kohanski. Off stage, Shelton has teamed up with Ryman Hospitality to open a string of Ole Red entertainment restaurant venues, a nod to his 2001 hit of the same name. The first location in his hometown of Tishomingo, OK opened in September 2017, while the space on Nashville’s lower Broadway hosted a week-long grand opening in June of 2018. Locations in Gatlinburg, TN and Orlando, FL are due to follow.

For more information and upcoming tour dates, please visit www.BlakeShelton.com and follow @BlakeShelton.

About Billy Bob’s Texas:
Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk, hosts over 200 live music concerts annually, is home to live bull riding, host to private and corporate events, authentic Texas cuisine, and retail store; all in a world class, authentic Western venue in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Billy Bob’s Texas has won the ACM Nightclub of the Year award 9 times. For additional information and ticket purchases visit www.billybobstexas.com or contact Billy Bob’s at 817-624-7117.

Please visit billybobstexas.com for additional information.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announces Details for Little Big Town Exhibition

 

LITTLE BIG TOWN TO APPEAR JUNE 26 AT
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
IN SUPPORT OF NEW EXHIBIT LITTLE BIG TOWN: THE POWER OF FOUR

Exhibition opens June 29 with artifacts including neon signs used on album cover for Pain Killer, Karen Fairchild’s wedding dress, costumes lined with LED lighting from the 2014 CMA Awards and more

Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town will be the subject of a special exhibit, Little Big Town: The Power of Four, opening June 29, 2018, and continuing through June 9, 2019, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The popular foursome will participate in a special program Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in connection with the exhibit. Details for the program appear below.

Little Big Town members are Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. Many of their albums have been top sellers, including The Road to Here (2005), Tornado (2012), Pain Killer (2014), and, most recently, The Breaker (2017). Little Big Town has received six CMA awards for Vocal Group of the Year and three Grammys, among many other honors.

The new exhibit tells the group’s story from the very beginning, and includes keepsakes and photos from each member’s childhood. The narrative recounts the development of individual talents that eventually brought the four together to form contemporary country music’s first two-woman, two-man vocal group. The exhibit storyline recalls early career struggles that ultimately strengthened the group’s bond and solidified their resolve to succeed on their own terms. By making bold musical decisions, the members of Little Big Town have joined the top echelon of country music stardom.

“Karen, Kimberly, Phillip, and Jimi—Little Big Town—build their music on a foundation of beautiful vocal harmonies seldom heard in country music,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “The group has enjoyed best-selling, award-winning success, but achieving that success required uncommon dedication and courage—and the willingness to make records for four different labels—before Little Big Town became consistent hit makers. Their journey has been a long one, and we embrace the opportunity to share Little Big Town’s story with our visitors.”

“Having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is something we would never have thought to dream of for ourselves. It is beyond a dream come true,” said Fairchild. “We are honored to be a part of country music, and are so thankful to all our fans, the music community here in Nashville and the museum for this privilege.”

The exhibit includes many unique items that illuminate the personalities of group members. Artifacts include a handmade Afghan ceramic pitcher, given to Sweet by an American soldier after Little Big Town performed at a small military base in isolated Tarinkot, Afghanistan. The pitcher broke on Sweet’s long trip home, and his wife, Becky, repaired it. Usually displayed in the family dining room, the pitcher is on loan to the museum.

Additional highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Neon signs used for the cover photo of the album Pain Killer (2014).
  • Instruments used in underwater scenes in the music video for “Pain Killer” (2014) including:

o   Fender DG-60 used by Jimi Westbrook

o   Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus used by Phillip Sweet

  • BCBG Max Azria linen sundress with crochet detail and Golden Goose boots worn by Fairchild when she married Westbrook in a private ceremony in Nashville, May 31, 2006.
  • Clothes fitted with glow-in-the-dark, LED tube lighting, worn by Little Big Town for their appearance at the 2014 CMA Awards. After they performed “Day Drinking,” the group was joined on stage by pop star Ariana Grande for a performance of her hit “Bang Bang.”
  • Gretsch Electromatic with silver-sparkle top played by Kimberly Schlapman in performances of “Your Side of the Bed.”
  • Childhood memorabilia, including Fairchild’s high school cheerleading uniform, Westbrook’s trumpet, Schlapman’s recital costume and a drawing by Sweet.

Special programming surrounding the opening of the exhibit will include:

  • Tuesday, June 26                                         3:30 p.m.

Interview: Little Big Town
Fairchild, Schlapman, Sweet, and Westbrook will discuss their musical inspirations, creative process, and career milestones, as well as their personal histories and the joys and challenges of collaboration. The multi-media program will take place in the museum’s CMA Theater. Tickets can be reserved by clicking here.

  • Saturday, June 30                                         11:30 a.m.

Songwriter Session: Liz Rose
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Liz Rose has gained an extensive list of credits throughout her career including the Little Big Town hits “Sober,” and “Girl Crush” winning CMA and Grammy awards for the later. Rose also wrote “Crazy Girl” (Eli Young Band); “God Made Girls” (RaeLynn); “Fearless,” “Tim McGraw,” “You Belong with Me,” and Grammy Country Song of the Year winner “White Horse” (Taylor Swift); and songs recorded by Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Young. The program, presented by SunTrust will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater and will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org

Both programs are included with museum admission and are free to museum members. Limited seating is available, and a program pass is required. For more information on how to reserve a program pass visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

With an unduplicated collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the most visited museums in the United States. Little Big Town: The Power of Four joins a year packed with dynamic exhibitions, including American Currents: The Music of 2017, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and upcoming exhibits featuring Ralph Stanley (opening July 13, 2018), The Judds (August 10, 2018) and Emmylou Harris (October 2, 2018).

For more information about this exhibition, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

Chris Janson & Sugarland Added to Full Line-Up of Performers And Presenters on The 53rd ACM Awards® (4/15 – CBS) 

CHRIS JANSON TO PERFORM AND SUGARLAND TO PRESENT
AT
THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ROUNDING OUT THE STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP
SET TO TAKE THE STAGE 

LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

FULL LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS
FOR THE 53RD ACM AWARDS®

WHAT: The 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, hosted by Reba McEntire, 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

WHO: PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Julia Michaels, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brett Young, and Chris Young

PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliott, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Sugarland, Max Thieriot, and Lindsey Vonn

ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES INCLUDE
Rhett Akins, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Craig Campbell, Luke Combs, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley Gorley, Josh Gracin, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Levi Hummon, Jack Ingram, LANCO, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Hillary Lindsey, LOCASH, Maddie + Tae, Tegan Marie, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, TK McKamy, AJ McLean, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Jerry O’Connell, Abigail Ochse, Josh Osborne, Jake Owen, Old Dominion, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, Jon Randall, Chase Rice, Raelynn, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Granger Smith, Cole Swindell, The Swon Brothers, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson, and Chuck Wicks

WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT – 53rd ACM Awards® Live Telecast on CBS

WHERE: MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF HER SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED SINGLE LIVE ON THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF HER SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED SINGLE LIVE
ON THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM
THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/P
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that thirteen-time ACM Award® winner Carrie Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her soon-to-be-released single live on the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, joining a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. The 53rd ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 53rd 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

53rd ACM Awards – ACM Launches Official App and Merchandise Line

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® LAUNCHES
OFFICIAL APP AND MERCHANDISE LINE IN ADVANCE OF
THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

 

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the launch of the official 2018 ACM Awards® App and merchandise in advance of the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Available for both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play, the 2018 ACM App offers fans the latest on performers, ticket info and concert schedules for all ACM Party for a Cause® events, as well as the latest news, exclusive videos and info on nominees for this year’s 53rd ACM Awards®. New this year is an ACM Photo Hunt game, which gives fans the chance to post photo cards to Instagram with the hashtag #ACMphotohunt for the chance to win tickets to the 2019 ACM Awards. More information and download the App, visit https://www.acmcountry.com/app.

 

Additionally, fans can gear up for Country Music’s Party of the Year® with official 53rd ACM Awards merchandise. The line, designed and created by Academy partner Richards & Southern, features t-shirts, hats and hoodies, plus new items including beach towels, water bottles and a custom Adirondack chair. Fans can visit the Academy of Country Music Store now to check out all of the new merchandise at http://academyofcountrymusic.richardsandsouthern.com.

 

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 53rd 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

53rd ACM Awards: Additional Performers & Presenters Announced (April 15 on CBS)

 

KANE BROWN, KELLY CLARKSON, ALAN JACKSON,
LITTLE BIG TOWN AND JON PARDI ADDED AS PERFORMERS
FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

DAVID BOREANAZ, AJ BUCKLEY, CAM, SAM ELLIOTT, EVE, ASHTON KUTCHER,
DUSTIN LYNCH, MAX THIERIOT AND KIEFER SUTHERLAND
ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Jon Pardi have been added to the all-star lineup of performers for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. It was also announced that country artists Cam, Dustin Lynch, and Kiefer Sutherland, The Ranch co-stars Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher, SEAL Team co-stars David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley and Max Thieriot, as well as The Talk host Eve have been added as presenters for the ceremony.

The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include Drew Brees, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn and Lindsey Vonn.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 53rd 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

PHOTOS: Rascal Flatts Wraps Limited Engagement In Las Vegas

RASCAL FLATTS WRAPS LIMITED ENGAGEMENT AT THE VENETIAN LAS VEGAS AS THEY CONTINUE TO SUPPORT #VEGASSTRONG

The Trio Also Join Team Blake For The Final Part Of “The Voice: The Battle Rounds” This Week

CMA “Vocal Group Of The Year” nominee Rascal Flatts wrapped the final weekend of their limited engagement at The Venetian® Las Vegas this past weekend (10/21), to a rousing reception. Following the tragedy in Las Vegas, Rascal Flatts were quick to encourage residents and visitors to remain #VegasStrong during the opening weekend of their sold-out stint, donating personally to the Las Vegas Victims Fund and promoting ways during their shows for attendees to also donate. The exclusive run produced by Live Nation allowed fans the rare opportunity to see the group in an intimate setting and enjoy their “airtight harmonies and an uncanny knack for picking songs that speak to their fans” (Billboard). 
 
The trio is also continuing to lend insight from their impressive career, as they join coach Blake Shelton on “The Voice” this week for the final installment of “The Battle Rounds.” The final rounds begin tonight (10/23) at 8pm ET/ PT on NBC and end tomorrow (10/2), as they join Shelton in mentoring the acts on his team as they prepare to sing against each other in a dueling duet.
 
Rascal Flatts recently released their new single “Back To Us,” the harmony-led title track taken from their 10th studio album (Big Machine Records) and follows back-to-back chart toppers “Yours If You Want It” and “I Like The Sound Of That.” The song was heralded by Rolling Stone Country as the “centerpiece of the LP” upon release. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre with over 10 million tickets sold and as the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 34.3 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. For more information, visit rascalflatts.com.
 
 
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Photo credit: Todd Owyoung / Chris Owyoung

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT
NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

MUSICAL TRIBUTE EVENT RECOGNIZED SPECIAL HONOREES & OFF-CAMERA CATEGORY WINNERS FROM THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

*    *    *

Two-Hour Special to Air Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Hillary Scott opened the evening with a performance of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” and was then joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild for a powerful duet performance of “Does He Love You” for which they received a standing ovation. The duo then welcomed Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman for a special performance of “Little Rock” in tribute to Reba McEntire. Fairchild, Schlapman, and Scott then presented McEntire with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Kelsea Ballerini performed “Legends” before receiving her award, which was presented to her by Lady Antebellum. Following her acceptance speech, Ballerini performed a medley of #1 hits including “Dibs,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and “Peter Pan.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Alan Jackson performed a medley of “Marina Del Rey” and “The Fireman” in tribute to George Strait before he accepted his award to a standing ovation. Following his acceptance speech, Strait took the stage and performed “Here For A Good Time” to a dancing audience to close out the evening. Reigning Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean presented the award to Strait.
  • Chris Janson performed “A Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone” in tribute to Shel Silverstein, who received his award posthumously. Silverstein’s family friend Susan Nadler accepted the award from Janson on Silverstein’s behalf.
  • Toby Keith performed “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “Who’s Your Daddy?” after songwriter Jimmy Webb presented him with his award.
  • Maren Morris performed “Galveston” in tribute to the late Glen Campbell.
  • Brad Paisley performed “My Tennessee Mountain Home” in tribute to Dolly Parton.
  • Bobby Bones presented Bob Kingsley with his award, after which Thomas Rhett sang a medley of his hits “Die A Happy Man” and “Craving You.”
  • Songwriter Ross Copperman introduced Little Big Town, who performed “When Someone Stops Loving You,” written by Lori McKenna, before presenting McKenna with the award.
Additional off-camera highlights included:
  • Brett Young presented Studio Recording and Industry Award winners with their awards prior to the show taping.
  • Cassadee Pope presented the television series “Nashville” with the Tex Ritter Film Award. “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten performed “Sanctuary” in a special moment before CMT’s Frank Tanki, Opry Entertainment’s Steve Buchanan, and Lionsgate’s Russell Ziecker accepted the award.
Presenters who took the stage at the event included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Chris Janson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Jimmy Webb, and Brett Young.Below is a full list of special award recipients:

SPECIAL AWARDS

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009.  Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, 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, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992.  Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

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

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category ­– has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS
(Note: ** Indicates a tie.)
  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Miles McPherson
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac & Danny Rader**
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

Blake Shelton Makes Stop at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 4

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Blake Shelton Brings 2017 ‘Doing It To Country Songs’ Tour to MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, March 4

Show To Feature Songs From If I’m Honest, the Best-Selling Country Album Released in 2016

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Country music superstar and Platinum-selling recording artist Blake Shelton will take a song from his current album If I’m Honest to bill his 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” tour. Shelton and special guest RaeLynn will perform at the MGM Grand Garden Arena when the tour makes a stop in Las Vegas Saturday, March 4. 

“Performing for an audience is what I love most – and if you’re coming to see me, you’re coming to hear country music, because that’s what I do,” said Shelton. “So get ready as we’re going to be ‘Doin’ It To Country Songs’ all night long!” 

The tour follows the 2016 release of Shelton’s 10th studio album, If I’m Honest, which was not only the biggest selling album in the week of its release, but also the best-selling country album released this year. With four weeks atop the Billboard Country albums chart, the 15-track project features the tour’s namesake along with Shelton’s latest No. 1 smash hit “Came Here To Forget” and his current Top 15 and climbing single “A Guy With A Girl.”  

Opening the tour is Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville recording artist RaeLynn, whose current single “Love Triangle” is the powerful first track from her forthcoming debut album WildHorse. She was recently selected as a CMT Next Women of Country honoree and a 2017 “Country Artist to Watch” by Pandora Radio. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. PST and can be purchased at MGMGrand.com, AXS.com or at any MGM Resorts International box office or Concierge desk. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts Call Center at 866.740.7711.

American Express® Card Members and Blake Shelton Fan Club members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance of the general public. The American Express® Card Members presale will run Friday, Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. PST to Thursday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. PST. Additionally, M life Rewards loyalty members will receive access to a presale running from Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. PST to Thursday, Dec. 8 at 10 p.m. PST. To join the program or for more information, visit mlife.com.  

Shelton is teaming up with CID Entertainment once again to offer VIP Experiences in 2017. VIP Experiences include an invitation to an exclusive pre-show party where fans will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A with Blake Shelton, watch a pre-show acoustic performance and take a photo in Blake’s chair from “The Voice.” More details are available at cidentertainment.com/events/blake-shelton-tour-2017.

 

ABOUT CID ENTERTAINMENT:
CID Entertainment develops and operates fan-focused VIP and travel experiences at a wide array of events, including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Desert Trip and The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and with touring artists such as Luke Bryan, The Killers, Kelly Clarkson, Phish, Muse and Metallica. Founded in 2007, CID Entertainment creates packages that include pre-show parties, meet & greets, premium viewing, transportation and/or lodging accommodations. In 2015, the company launched an ambitious series of destination concert events at a luxury beach-front resort in Mexico. A division of CID Entertainment, CID Presents seamlessly integrates concert and travel logistics into unparalleled music destination events where everyone is a VIP. These fully immersive experiences include Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa, Phish: Riviera Maya, Los Muertos con Queso and Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds Riviera Maya.

ABOUT GRAND GARDEN ARENA:
The Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 14,000 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound.  

The Grand Garden Arena is known for hosting legendary events such as world championship boxing featuring the legends of the sport – Floyd Mayweather, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Oscar de la Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and many more. The venue also has been home to many premier UFC fights.  Music lovers have experienced some of the industry’s biggest stars at the Grand Garden Arena including performances by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert.  The Grand Garden Arena also hosts a variety of special events and sporting events annually including major awards shows, college basketball, pre-season NHL and NBA games, among others. The Grand Garden Arena is operated by a joint venture, the interest of which is owned 50% by a subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by a subsidiary of AEG that also owns and operates T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Amerimonte Records Recording Artist Shane Owens Song “Chicken Truck” Premieres On SiriusXM Outlaw Country Ch. 60

AMERIMONTE RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST SHANE OWENS SONG “CHICKEN TRUCK” PREMIERES ON SIRIUSXM OUTLAW COUNTRY CH. 60

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Debut Album “Where I’m Comin’ From” Available for Pre-order Now

One of 2016’s fastest rising stars, Shane Owens’ song “Chicken Truck,” featuring country legend John Anderson, premiered on SiriusXM Outlaw Country’s Hillbilly Jim’s Moonshine Matinee. Owens’ highly-anticipated debut album, Where I’m Comin’ From, will be available through digital retailers beginning December 9. Click here to pre-order Where I’m Comin’ From. Each album pre-order on iTunes will instantly receive “Chicken Truck” and the extended version of “Where I’m Comin’ From.”

“Chicken Truck,” originally recorded by John Anderson in 1981, reached No. 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. “I have always looked up to John Anderson. When it came time to put the album together I wanted to include “Chicken Truck.” The song is as country as it gets and speaks to me being from Alabama! I am honored that he agreed to join me on the track, I hope everyone loves the song as much as I do” said Owens.

Former WWE superstar Hillbilly Jim and his good-for-nothing cousin Spike have set up a white lightin’ still in Mudlick, Ky. to serve up 200 proof country and southern-fried rock & roll every weekend.

“I’ve been hosting the Moonshine Matinee on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country channel going on now for over 11 years. Every now and again an artist will come along and grab my attention and Shane Owens is one of those guys. His music and vocal style is very reminiscent of guys like, George Strait, Keith Whitley and George Jones. Shane Owens is the real deal and him covering a John Anderson classic such as Chicken Truck, I mean really, how can you go wrong,” said Jim “Hillbilly Jim” Morris.

To learn more about Shane Owens, visit ShaneOwensCountry.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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Shane Owens on Tour
Oct. 29 – Hangar 33 – Level Plains, Ala.
Nov. 05 – Greater Gulf State Fair – Mobile, Ala.
Nov. 09 – National Peanut Festival – Dothan, Ala.
Nov. 10 – Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 11 – North Florida Fair – Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 12 – Bayfest – Freeport, Fla.
Nov. 18 – Sylvia’s Bar – Pelham, Ga.
Nov. 19 – Malone Pecan Festival – Malone, Fla.
Dec. 03 – Doo-Dah’s Bar & Grill – Albany, Ga.
Dec. 09 – Santobe’s – Thomasville, Ga.
Dec. 16 – Holiday Spectacular – Newton, Ala.
Dec. 17 – Byrd’s Nest – Eufaula, Ala.

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About Shane Owens
A fan of Country Music long before he became an artist, Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country Music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit www.ShaneOwensCountry.com.

Amerimonte Records Recording Artist Shane Owens Releases Debut Album ‘Where I’m Comin’ From’ On December 9

AMERIMONTE RECORDS RECORDING ARTIST SHANE OWENS RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM WHERE I’M COMIN’ FROM ON DECEMBER 9

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Owens Receives Help from Country Music Icon Randy Travis on New Project

Critics and fans alike have been raving about Shane Owens’ highly anticipated debut album, Where I’m Comin’ From, citing the traditional-based artist as one – who like George Jones sang about in his classic song – just might be able to fill the shoes of legends such as “The Possum” and Merle Haggard. The Amerimonte Records recording artist received a ringing endorsement along those lines from Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Randy Travis – who lent his production talents to the album.

“Shane’s song, “Country Never Goes Out of Style,” is a simple and perfect description of what country living and country music is all about.” said Travis in reference to Shane’s current single, which is going for adds at radio stations across the country. “In listening to it, I can’t help but reminisce about the best days of my youth and life in simpler times—when technology was a phone with a cord and a party line, transportation was a bicycle, a horse, or a hand-me-down car with manual windows, and taking the initiative to help someone in need was your pleasure and just the way it was. Though much has changed, I think it’s important to keep a focus on our roots—it is a way of life that should never go out of style. Shane has successfully merged yesterday, and today, to remind us that country will always be in style!”

James Stroud, who produced the album, has blazed trails for country superstars such as Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Clint Black, Aaron Lewis, Chris Young and many more during his career. Among Stroud’s credits include having produced over 130 No. 1 singles. The album Where I’m Comin From will be available for pre-order on iTunes and Amazon beginning on October 21 and available for purchase on December 9 in select retailers nationwide through Memphis, TN based distributor, Select-O-Hits. Click here to download Shane’s current single, “Country Never Goes Out Of Style.”

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“Country music fans have been yearning for an artist like Shane Owens,” said Steve Popovich Jr., President Amerimonte Records. “There’s a perception out there that traditional Country music is dead and I can assure you that’s not the case. This album is going to surprise a lot of people, and I mean that in a good way. Shane Owens is delivering a style of traditional Country music that Country music enthusiasts both here and abroad have been craving for a long time. I think fans of the genre will be pleased to know that style of Country music is alive and well.”

“When I first heard Shane, I knew there was something special there,” said his publicist Kirt Webster. “His vocal stylings bring to mind the music that I – and so many others grew up on. His energy on stage is also a huge plus, but the most important element of the Shane Owens story is that in just being around him, you can tell how much he enjoys what he is doing. He is going to be a force to be reckoned with.”

In the past year, Shane Owens has released two nationally promoted music videos which impacted almost every major DMA in the US and also included significant airplay in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Videos are currently available on CMT.com and are currently being aired on The Country Network (33 million households), AXS-TV (45 million households), Great American Country (63 million households) and The Heartland Network (18 million households).

Where I’m Comin’ From Track Listing
Where I’m Comin’ From
All The Beer In Alabama
Country Boy Can
Blame It On A Woman
Alcohol Of Fame
Country Never Goes Out Of Style
God and The Ground She Walked On
Chicken Truck feat. John Anderson
Nashville You Ain’t Hollywood
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Where I’m Comin’ From (Extended)

“Wow. What a singer. Somewhere, Keith Whitley is smiling, because this guy has the phrasing of a great, timeless country stylist.”
-Country Music Historian, Robert K. Oermann

To learn more about Shane Owens visit ShaneOwensCountry.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Shane Owens on Tour
Oct. 01 – Jake’s on the Clarion – Dothan, Ala.
Oct. 02 – Bethelehem High School – Bonifay, Fla.
Oct. 06 – Whiskey Bend – Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct. 08 – Runaway Bay – Panama City, Fla.
Oct. 15 – Graceville Harvest Fest – Graceville, Fla.
Oct. 29 – Hangar 33 – Level Plains, Ala.
Nov. 05 – Greater Gulf State Fair – Mobile, Ala.
Nov. 11 – North Florida Fair – Tallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 09 – National Peanut Festival – Dothan, Ala.
Nov. 10 – Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 12 – Bayfest – Freeport, Fla.
Nov. 18 – Sylvia’s Bar – Pelham, Ga.
Nov. 19 – Malone Pecan Festival – Malone, Fla.
Dec. 03 – Doo-Dah’s Bar & Grill – Albany, Ga.
Dec. 09 – Santobe’s – Thomasville, Ga.
Dec. 16 – Holiday Spectacular – Newton, Ala.
Dec. 17 – Byrd’s Nest – Eufaula, Ala.

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About Shane Owens
A fan of Country Music long before he became an artist, Shane Owens has been building a strong following in nightclubs across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), who produced his new album, Where I’m Comin’ From with Country Music legend Randy Travis and industry executive Steve Popovich, Jr. as executive producers and mixed by Ed Seay (Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Alabama). For more information about Shane Owens, visit www.ShaneOwensCountry.com.

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL 

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TOBY KEITH & BLAKE SHELTON ADDED TO 10TH ACM HONORS LINEUP

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN
TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL

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Hosted by Multi-ACM Award®-Winning Group Lady Antebellum, ACM Honors Two-Hour Special to be
Taped at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, August 30

Tickets for the Taping Available Now at Ticketmaster.com

The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating in an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award on behalf of her husband.

Toby Keith and Blake Shelton join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

The 10TH ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public now at Ticketmaster.com.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

About ACM Honors™
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 10th Annual ACM Honors takes place Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and – for the first time ever – will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Tiffany Moon is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced at $60 and $100 and will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CT on Wednesday, August 10, 2016. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” AIRING LIVE FROM THE FORUM IN LOS ANGELES SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX 

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” 
AIRING LIVE FROM THE FORUM IN LOS ANGELES SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX

LUKE BRYAN LEADS WITH SEVEN CATEGORIES; SAM HUNT GARNERS FIVE;
THOMAS RHETT AND ZAC BROWN BAND EACH EARN FOUR;
AND
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE RECEIVE THREE

SUPERSTAR AND MULTI-CATEGORY FINALIST
CARRIE UNDERWOOD SET TO PERFORM

 

Finalists for the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS were announced today. Country superstar Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven category nods, followed by newcomer Sam Hunt with five, Thomas Rhett and Zac Brown Band each with four, and Florida Georgia Line with three. Additionally, megastar and multi-category finalist Carrie Underwood has been added as a performer, joining previously announced performers Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and more. The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS are based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” which has recognized the best in country radio for more than 40 years. This year’s host and additional performers and presenters will be announced soon.

The 2016 American Country Countdown Awards will air live from the Forum in Los Angeles, CA, Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The two-hour event is the first country music awards show to air live from Los Angeles in more than 10 years. Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

Superstar Carrie Underwood emerged from her 2005 AMERICAN IDOL win to become a true multi-format, multi-media artist, spanning achievements in music, television and film. A seven-time Grammy® Award winner, she has amassed more than 100 major honors, sold 58 million records worldwide and recorded 23 No. 1 singles, 13 of which she co-wrote, with a catalog of songs that has been streamed more than 1.5 billion times worldwide. She is a finalist in two categories for the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS: Female Vocalist Of The Year; and Album Of The Year (for “Storyteller”).

In addition to Underwood, A Thousand Horses, Blake Shelton, Cam, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Jana Kramer, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, and Old Dominion each were named finalists in two categories. Brothers Osborne, Chris Janson, Chris Stapleton, Garth Brooks, Karen Fairchild, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Michael Ray, and Miranda Lambert also received nods.

Below are the finalists for the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton
Florida Georgia Line
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Blake Shelton
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Cam
Carrie Underwood
Jana Kramer
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

BREAKTHROUGH MALE OF THE YEAR
Chris Janson
Michael Ray
Sam Hunt

BREAKTHROUGH FEMALE OF THE YEAR
Cam
Jana Kramer
Kelsea Ballerini

BREAKTHROUGH GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
A Thousand Horses
Dan + Shay
Old Dominion

SONG OF THE YEAR
“Stay A Little Longer” – Brothers Osborne
“Home Alone Tonight” – Luke Bryan featuring Karen Fairchild
“Strip It Down” – Luke Bryan
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett
“Homegrown” – Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Storyteller” – Carrie Underwood
“Traveller” – Chris Stapleton
“Kill The Lights” – Luke Bryan
“Montevallo” – Sam Hunt
“Jekyll + Hyde” – Zac Brown Band

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR
“Girl Crush” – Little Big Town
“Kick The Dust Up” – Luke Bryan
“Die A Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett

DIGITAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
“Anything Goes” – Florida Georgia Line
“Montevallo” – Sam Hunt
“Tangled Up” – Thomas Rhett

TOURING ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Kenny Chesney
Luke Bryan
Shania Twain
Zac Brown Band

AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar “The Concert Hotwire.” The NASH Icon Award is chosen by The American Country Countdown.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions), Kix Brooks, Richard Godfrey and Tom Forrest are executive producers.

About AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS
The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay. Since launching in 1973, the radio show now airs on more than 280 radio stations in 155 markets, covering 90% of the country.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest,” from Jukin Media and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus Media 
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and Miss America. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

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MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM WITH BILLY GIBBONS AND KEITH URBAN ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

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MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM WITH BILLY GIBBONS AND KEITH URBAN
ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

Lambert, Gibbons and Urban to Perform ZZ Tops Classic Song “Tush” 

Also, Urban Will Perform His New Single, “Wasted Time,” Live on the Broadcast

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TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

Miranda Lambert, six-time reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, current three-time nominee and the only female nominee for Entertainer of the Year, will perform with the legendary Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Keith Urban, current three-time ACM Award nominee and this year’s Mae Boren Axton Award recipient, will perform ZZ Top’s classic “Tush” on the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Also, Keith Urban, will perform his new single, “Wasted Time,” live on the broadcast.

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Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini featuring Nick Jonas, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, and Old Dominion.

 

Presenters also include Miss America Betty Cantrell, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Kiefer Sutherland, Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae.

 

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions. 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.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

CHARLES KELLEY, BLAKE SHELTON, LITTLE BIG TOWN & OLD DOMINION ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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ACM AWARD® WINNING ARTISTS CHARLES KELLEY, BLAKE SHELTON,
LITTLE BIG TOWN & OLD DOMINION ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR
THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™!
 
PLUS MISS AMERICA BETTY CANTRELL, CHRIS JANSON, JANA KRAMER,
MARTINA McBRIDE, KIP MOORE, KACEY MUSGRAVES, NANCY O’DELL,
JAKE OWEN, CHASE RICE, KIEFER SUTHERLAND AND COLE SWINDELL
ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions revealed additional performers and presenters for Country Music’s Party of the Year®! Multi-ACM Award winning artists Charles Kelley, Blake Shelton and Little Big Town, plus this year’s New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winners Old Dominion have been added to the stellar line-up of live performances for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. It was also announced Miss America Betty Cantrell, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Kiefer Sutherland and Cole Swindell have been added as presenters for the ceremony.

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, and Florida Georgia Line.

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 51st 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

OVER 20 PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

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50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® ANNOUNCES OVER
20 PRESENTERS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®TROY AIKMAN, BETH BEHRS, CLINT BLACK, LEE BRICE, KELLY CLARKSON,
BRETT ELDREDGE, BRANTLEY GILBERT, MICKEY GUYTON, HUNTER HAYES,
MISS AMERICA 2015 KIRA KAZANTSEV, TAYA KYLE, DR. PHIL MCGRAW, JUSTIN MOORE, NANCY O’DELL, JAKE OWEN, THOMAS RHETT, TONY ROMO, DARIUS RUCKER, STEVEN TYLER, KEITH URBAN, SOFIA VERGARA, REESE WITHERSPOON, JASON WITTEN, TRISHA YEARWOOD, DWIGHT YOAKAM, ALABAMA AND BIG & RICH ADDED TO PRESENT

BROADCAST LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that Troy Aikman, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Mickey Guyton, Hunter Hayes, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Taya Kyle, Dr. Phil McGraw, Justin Moore, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Tony Romo, Darius Rucker, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Witten, Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, and Big & Rich have been added as presenters for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers for the star-studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, special duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, the nominees for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.

Tickets for the 50th ACM Awards® are available at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes, but as staging changes became final for the telecast, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards have been added. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 50th 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 broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.