DEE JAY SILVER TO ENTERTAIN FANS DURING THE 4TH ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM

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DEE JAY SILVER TO ENTERTAIN FANS DURING

THE 4TH ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM, THE REMOTE LOCATION FOR THE

49th ACM AWARDS TELECAST LIVE APRIL 6 AT 8PM PT/ET ON CBS

 

EXCLUSIVE KIP MOORE REMIXES BY DEE JAY SILVER

FEATURED ON ACMAWARDS.COM EXCLUSIVELY, NOW THROUGH APRIL 7th

The Academy of Country Music announced today that top touring dj/remixer/producer Dee Jay Silver will be keeping the energy high at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The ACM Fan Jam, the fans-only, live concert event hosted by Florida Georgia Line, will take place in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center during and after the broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Fans can stream two new remixes of ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Kip Moore’s No. 1 hits “Beer Money” and “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” created by RCA Nashville’s Dee Jay Silver starting now through Monday, April 7th exclusively on www.ACMawards.com.

As previously announced Moore and remaining ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brett Eldredge and Justin Moore will perform via live remote from the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores is now open at www.VoteACM.com.  New Artist of the Year voting will close at 8:00PM ET/5:00PM PT on Sunday, April 6, 2014 (before the LIVE show starts), and Entertainer of the Year voting will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. Online fan voting for both categories is open to fans in the United States, Canada and Australia.  Text voting for Entertainer of the Year during the live broadcast is open to fans in the United States only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

Shakira & Blake Shelton to Perform on the 49th Annual ACM Awards

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SHAKIRA AND BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM TOGETHER
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 today that multi-platinum singer/songwriter and global recording artist, Shakira, will perform her single “Medicine,” from her new album Shakira, featuring ACM Awards co-host and five-time nominee including a nod for Entertainer of the Year, ACM’s most prestigious award, Blake Shelton LIVE on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan along with Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Both of these artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week.

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

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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 Announces Fan Activities & Brand Partnerships for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES FAN ACTIVITIES & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL
FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014

FREE OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC KICK OFF PARTY HEADLINED BY HUNTER HAYES
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

The Academy of Country Music announced today the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at the The LINQ in Las Vegas and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more including the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, ACM Expo Marketplace presented by Roper, Coors Light Beer Garden, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Firestone’s Destination Country Tour, RAM Ride and Drive and many more.

“We are thrilled to partner with some of America’s most recognized brands in order to create a dynamic, interactive experience for our fans,” said Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music. “Each brand’s participation is pivotal in making The Week Vegas Goes Country® one of the most exciting weeks in Las Vegas!”

The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Two-day passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday are available for $65 and one-day tickets are available for $45 at www.ticketmaster.com.  Other performers include Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham on Friday night and Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, on Saturday night.

A free open-to-the-public concert event, ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, will officially kick off the Week Vegas Goes Country® on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ and serve as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival.  The event will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and feature performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.

For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00PM – 12:00AM and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00PM – 2:00AM. Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE.

Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below:

ACM and CABELA’S GREAT OUTDOOR ARCHERY EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 5

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will host this unique event at THE LINQ, bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets.  Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks and Florida Georgia Line will use Cabela’s Regulator and Instigator compound bows to test their skills and knowledge archery. A public viewing area will open at 9:30 a.m., with camouflage carpet arrivals also set to begin at 9:30 a.m. An exhibition tournament will follow.

ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE

For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the ACM EXPO presented by Roper includes shopping and experiential exhibits. Unique vendors from all over the country will offer a variety of products and artists will stop by various booths to take pictures and sign autographs. EXPO booths will be open 6:00PM-11:00PM on Thursday, April 3 during the free open-to-the-public ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, and during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Friday, April 4 and 12:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 5.

ACM & ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

Check out the history and what’s new with the Academy of Country Music. Win prizes including a chance to attend the 49th Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6, interact with our official social media booth and sign up to become a member of the ACM A-List. Lots of great ACM merchandise available!

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

Fans will have the chance to get an autograph from several artists at the festival! PureVia presents a signing by Jewel at the ACM booth, Cowboy Troy and Joe Nichols will be appearing at the Roper booth, and Joel Crouse, Will Hoge, Chase Rice, Leah Turner, and Austin Webb will stop by the ConAgra, Dr Pepper, Firestone and RAM booths. More artists to be announced – daily updates will be available at the festival Info Booth.

BOOT CAMPAIGN

EXPRESS YOUR PATRIOTISM and GRATITUDE for our troops at the BOOT CAMPAIGN booth! This national nonprofit, dedicated to awareness, patriotism and assistance for the military and their families, is hosting an interactive booth to let you meet surprise celebrity guests and receive cool prizes when you Pushup for Charity. Learn more at the Boot Campaign booth!

DRIVE A FIRESTONE AND DESTINATION COUNTRY TOUR

The Drive a Firestone Tour is a nationwide celebration of Firestone’s passion for performance, the journey, and now, country music. For the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Firestone introduces Destination Country – a new interactive twist on tour. Firestone is adding a kick of country flare to its larger than life fan activation zone. From a customized, rugged Firestone Destination Jeep to a historic display of tires dating back to the early 1900’s, we’re bringing the legacy of Firestone to life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat of a realistic IndyCar racing video game and best of all, stop by for autograph signings by some of your favorite new country artists. We’re turning up the volume at this year’s ACM awards, so come visit Firestone at ACM Party For A Cause® Festival!

Exclusive genetics bucking bull arena

Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry, will host a bucking bull competition at the festival Exhibition Arena in honor of the inauguration of National Bucking Bull Day (NBBD). Check out the EG Bucking Bulls Champion’s Tour as live bucking bulls compete daily for over $225,000 in prize money. Demonstrations are scheduled for 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm and 7:45pm on Friday as well as 12:45pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday.  Guest of honor Moe Bandy will also perform on Saturday at 12:15pm.

FUN ZONE

Stop by this year’s interactive Fun Zone where you can test your skills on the mechanical bull or go sky-high on the bungee jump.

RAM RIDE AND DRIVE

Fans can experience firsthand the best-in-class performance, capabilities and competitive advantages of RAM Trucks at the RAM Ride and Drive outdoor test track. The Ram Ride and Drive is comprised of several obstacles, including a thrilling 13-foot climb where passengers experience the traction capabilities of a RAM pickup truck when driving over a 30-degree angle RAM Mountain. Fans can also check out the new features of the 2014 RAM 1500, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year® – the first ever back-to-back champion! RAM’s monster truck the “RAMinator” will be on-site throughout the weekend to power up, crush cars and provide live demos.

Food and bEVERAGE

  • COORS LIGHT BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!

  • DIET DR PEPPER RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

Sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN, and Diet Dr Pepper and get a taste of the spotlight while getting your photos snapped on the replica ACM Red Carpet.

  • FOOD COURT

Try food from local and national food trucks and vendors as you enjoy music from the nearby stage including Ben’s BBQ, Border Grill, Island Time Floats, Kracklin Corn, LobsterMe, Me So Hungry Truck, Montana Bar-BQ, Nona’s Kitchen, Poppy the Pizza Guys, Wow Candy Wow and W.W. Enterprises.

  • HOSTESS®

Hostess® wants to make your day even sweeter. Visit their tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades!  You can also follow Hostess on Facebook at facebook.com/Hostess, on Instagram at Hostess_Snacks and on Twitter at @Hostess_Snacks.

  • OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE

A true moonshine experience. Ole Smoky’s Original Moonshine is an unaged corn whiskey made from corn grown by local farmers in East Tennessee. Their century old recipe proclaims a grain bill of 80% corn, with the remaining 20% a secret that gives Ole Smoky the distinct character and bold flavor of Tennessee moonshine. Come on over to our Mobile Holler and grab one our moonshine cocktails!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Official 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards ZinePak Available March 18

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Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift & More Featured in Official 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards ZinePak

2014 ACM Awards ZinePak highlights Awards Nominees and New Artists in a 120-Page Magazine with exclusive interviews, two compilation CDs, six collectible guitar picks, an ACM Awards nominee ballot, and exclusive mobile content; Available March 18, 2014 at Walmart

2014 ACM Awards ZinePak

The Academy of Country Music and ZinePak are proud to announce the release of the Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak, a limited-edition package spotlighting country’s biggest names and brightest new stars. The collection pairs a 120-page magazine with 31 songs on two CDs. It also includes a ballot with this year’s ACM Awards nominees and six collectible guitar picks. The ZinePak will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning on March 18, leading up to the LIVE broadcast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The package retails for $10.

 

“This year’s ACM Awards ZinePak is better than ever,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative & Content Production. “Fans can find out everything they need to know about this year’s ACM Award nominees, immerse themselves in the best music of the year and even play along at home with their own ballot. It’s a must-have for any country fan.”

 

This is the fourth partnership between the ACM and ZinePak. The previous three compilations (2011, 2012, and 2013) all debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, despite being released in limited quantities and at only one retailer. Last year’s release debuted at #2 on the Compilation Albums Chart and broke the top 40 on Billboard 200.

 

Disc One of the collection includes hit songs from ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Taylor Swift. It also features tracks from multi-ACM Award nominees Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line and ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brett Eldredge, Kip Moore and Justin Moore, among others.

 

Disc Two showcases 10 of country music’s brightest rising stars. (Full tracklisting here).

 

In addition to exclusive interviews with more than 30 artists, the magazine gives fans an inside look at the Academy, including the history behind the organization and the Awards. Fans will also have access to 20 exclusive videos and photo galleries powered by the free ZinePak All Access app, available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

 

ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said, “We are so excited to give fans even more exclusive content in this year’s ACM Awards ZinePak through the ZinePak All Access app! By scanning specific pages, fans can watch interviews from stars like Luke Bryan, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay and Blake Shelton.

 

The package is currently available for pre-sale at Walmart.com, and will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 18. This fan collectable is only available while supplies last. Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Coors Light and Miller Lite, fans can buy the ZinePak for only $10.

 

Link to Product Page with track list: http://bit.ly/ACM14
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.

 

About ZinePak
ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is an entertainment company dedicated to elevating fan experiences with collectible memorabilia and merchandise. In the past three years, fans have purchased more than 2.5 million of their fan packages in 18 countries for superstar artists including Taylor Swift, George Straight, Rascal Flatts, and dozens more.

 

ACM Party for a Cause Festival Lineup Announced – April 4-5/Las Vegas

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SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE TWO-DAY
2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014 DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

DANIELLE BRADBERY, LEE BRICE, BRETT ELDREDGE, TYLER FARR, JUSTIN MOORE, KIP MOORE,
CASSADEE POPE, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LOVE AND THEFT, PARMALEE
AND MORE ADDED TO THE TWO-DAY ALL-STAR LINE-UP

HOSTED BY OUTNUMBER HUNGER AND ACM LIFTING LIVES®

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

WHO/WHAT:    The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances,  interactive games, a country marketplace, and more to be announced. The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Friday’s “Outnumber Hunger Live!” concert series will benefit Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25 million meals for Feeding America’s network of local food banks. Scheduled to appear on the Main Stage is headliner Rascal Flatts, along with performers Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and The Cadillac Three. Plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham will perform on the Party Stage.

Saturday’s line-up will be presented by ACM Lifting Lives® and will benefit several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The evening’s headliner will be Keith Urban and includes scheduled performances by Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft, and Parmalee. Plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, will perform on the Party Stage.

Following the Main Stage performances on Saturday, April 5th, the festivities will continue with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Swon Brothers, and more.

A full schedule and lineup is listed below.

WHEN:                 Friday, April 4, 2014 – “Outnumber Hunger Live!”

4:10pm                 Will Hoge                                             Party Stage

4:50pm                 Charlie Worsham                                  Party Stage

5:30pm                 Chase Rice                                          Party Stage

6:00pm -12am        The Cadillac Three                               Main Stage

                                Danielle Bradbery                               Main Stage

Cassadee Pope                                 Main Stage

Thomas Rhett                                    Main Stage

                                Justin Moore**                                   Main Stage

                                Florida Georgia Line*                          Main Stage

                                Rascal Flatts                                     Main Stage

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Presented by ACM Lifting Lives®

12:30pm               Austin Webb                                      Party Stage

1:00pm                 Love and Theft*                                  Main Stage

1:50pm                 Parmalee                                           Main Stage

2:20pm                 Leah Turner                                        Party Stage

2:45pm                 Tyler Farr                                            Main Stage

3:35pm                 Brett Eldredge**                                  Main Stage

4:05pm                 Jon Pardi                                            Party Stage

4:30pm                 Kip Moore**                                        Main Stage

5:00pm                 Max Impact                                        Party Stage

5:20pm                 Lee Brice*                                           Main Stage

6:05pm                 Joel Crouse                                         Party Stage

6:35pm                 Jerrod Niemann                                    Main Stage

7:20pm                 Dan + Shay*                                       Party Stage

7:50pm                 Joe Nichols                                         Main Stage

9:00pm                 Chris Young                                        Main Stage

10:30pm               Keith Urban*                                       Main Stage

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends (Party Stage)

12am – 2am             Jerrod Niemann

American Young

Natalie Stovall and The Drive

The Swon Brothers

Tyler Farr

                               

*49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominee

** ACM Awards New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Nominee

 

WHERE:               The LINQ – 3435 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

TICKETS: Two-day ticket passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are available for $65 at www.ticketmaster.com.  For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

                               

Schedule/hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00pm – 12:00am and  Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00am.

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

Entertainer of the Year

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

Male Vocalist of the year

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

Female Vocalist of the year

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

Vocal Duo of the year

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

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

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

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

  • Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

Producer: Jeff Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

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

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

  • Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records


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

  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

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

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure

Record Label: Curb Records

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


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

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

Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren

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

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

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

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

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

  • Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan

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

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

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


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

  • Better Dig Two – The Band Perry

Producer: Eric Williams

Director: Declan Whitebloom

 

  • Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves

Producer: Josh Goldstein

Director: Honey

 

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

Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume

Director: Shane Drake

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producer: Karen Martin

Director: Eric Welch

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producer: Reagan Rosson

Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

  • Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Producer: Steve Lamar

Director: P.R. Brown


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

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

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

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

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

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

 

 

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

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

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

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

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

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

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

 

 

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

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

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

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

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

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

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

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

 

 

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

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

 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

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

 

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

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

 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

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

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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

 

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

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

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

Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

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

Kevin Freeman

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

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

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

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

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

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

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

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

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

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

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

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

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

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

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN PARTNER TO LET THE FANS DECIDE NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

ONCE AGAIN PARTNER TO LET THE FANS DECIDE

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FOR THE

49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Eight Semi-Finalists Announced;

Newcomer Categories Combined For One New Artist of the Year Award

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country announced today that for the sixth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be voted on by the fans through VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM, beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014. 

The Academy of Country Music once again combined all newcomer categories into a single, overall category for New Artist of the Year.  The New Artist of the Year award absorbs all newcomer categories including New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist, and New Vocal Duo or Group categories from past years, and the winner will be revealed on the LIVE telecast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

The top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting are considered semi-finalists and will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the final 3 nominees for the award.   The final 3 nominees will compete for the trophy, with a combined fan and professional membership vote to determine the winner.

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR semi-finalists are:

  • Lee Brice
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Tyler Farr
  • Justin Moore
  • Kip Moore
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Parmalee

First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year will begin at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM on Tuesday, Jan. 21tst at 12Noon ET, and will close on Tuesday, Feb. 4th at 3pm ET.  The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting begins on Monday, March 24th and will close on April 6th, with the winner being announced live during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast on CBS on Sunday, April 6th at 8p ET/PT.

As part of this partnership, Great American Country will air several stand-alone specials; the first special “ACM Showcase” will feature all eight semi-finalists in the New Artist of the Year category.  This special will premiere Monday, January 21st at 8pm EST on Great American Country and will re-air through February 4th when voting closes.  The second Great American Country special, “ACM New Artist of the Year” will feature interviews and exclusive performances as the final 3 nominees for New Artist of the Year head to Las Vegas.  That special premieres Monday, March 24th at 8pm EST and airs through April 6th.

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BIGGER PICTURE GROUP SIGNS CHELSEA BAIN

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CHELSEA BAIN

BIGGER PICTURE GROUP SIGNS CHELSEA BAIN

Bigger Picture Group is pleased to announce the signing of Chelsea Bain to an exclusive worldwide recording agreement. One of Country music’s foremost female rockers, Chelsea headlined the Coca-Cola Stage at over 40 NASCAR races this year. She has performed in front of thousands of fans, and her popularity is evidenced by 160,000 Facebook friends.

“We are extremely happy to have Chelsea as part of the Bigger Picture family,” said Bigger Picture Group CEO David Robkin. “She is an incredible artist, performer and young woman. We look forward to rocking with Chelsea in 2014.”

“Work ethic, passion and drive mean a lot in this business, and Chelsea has all of them!” added Michael Powers, President of Bigger Picture Group. “We look forward to helping take her to a whole new level. We are proud to welcome Chelsea to our awesome family of artists at BPG.”

Chelsea released her independent single “James Dean” earlier this year, and the corresponding music video made history when it premiered on the big screens and monitors around the Atlanta Motor Speedway in August. In addition to performing at NASCAR Camping World Truck races, Nationwide and Sprint Cup races and related events across the country, Chelsea also performed at NHRA races and opened for the likes of Tim McGraw, Brett Eldredge, Lonestar and others.

“I am so excited to be a part of the Bigger Picture Group family,” said Chelsea. “It feels like just the right fit, and I’m very much looking forward to the new year.”

In addition to Coca Cola and NASCAR, Chelsea has quietly managed to incorporate brand funding into her artist development plans. She has forged relationships with Bass Pro Shops, The NFL Network, FOX Sports 1 (formerly SPEED TV), FOX Sports Networks, and Root Sports, providing opportunities to license her music into NFL, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, and NCAA broadcasts.

To learn more about Chelsea, keep up with tour dates, hear music and more, visit www.chelseabainmusic.com.
Follow Chelsea at:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ChelseaBainTV
https://www.facebook.com/chelseabainmusic
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About Bigger Picture Group: Bigger Picture Group is a next-generation music company that is pioneering a new vision for the music industry. By taking a holistic view of each artist’s career and establishing a joint venture whereby the artists contribute both their art and their brand, Bigger Picture Group can strategically provide the resources required to develop, promote, and market the artist, all under one roof. Bigger Picture Artist Ventures includes established country star Craig Campbell, and rising talents including Blackjack Billy, Chris Janson, Rachel Bradshaw, Ryan Kinder and Smithfield. The company has also been instrumental in ACM, CMA, and GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band’s recording success, including the production and promotion of the band’s first two highly-successful albums and nine consecutive No. 1 singles. To learn more, please visit http://www.biggerpicture.com.

Photos: Darius Rucker Hosts ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic

Chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker hosted the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the second consecutive year. The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic—the seventh held since 2004—brought together country music artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Jake Owen, Scotty McCreery and Brett Eldredge as well as record label executives and other members of the music community. This star-studded scramble tournament helped 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.

 

The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic took 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.