AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES TO OPEN THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
NOMINEES LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, LUKE COMBS,
THOMAS RHETT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TO OPEN THE
“55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON CBS

CeCe Winans Added as Presenter

 

Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced this year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ with a can’t-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits. Multiplatinum-selling artist CeCe Winans has been added as presenter. The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.


For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban with P!NK, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 55th 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 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

“55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TEAMS UP WITH WELLS FARGO AND COUNTRY STAR MICKEY GUYTON TO HELP PEOPLE FACING HUNGER IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

“55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TEAMS UP WITH
WELLS FARGO AND COUNTRY STAR MICKEY GUYTON TO

HELP PEOPLE FACING HUNGER IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

Wells Fargo Pledges to Help Provide 50 Million Meals in Collaboration with Feeding America; Donates $100,000 to ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund

Awards Show to Broadcast Live from Nashville on Wednesday, Sept. 16, on CBS

The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions, and Wells Fargo announced today 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ performer Mickey Guyton will appear in a special moment airing during the telecast to help raise awareness around the issue of hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country, and its network of member food banks, Wells Fargo is turning many of its locations across the country into mobile food distribution centers with the goal of providing 50 million meals* to individuals and families through the Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank program.

Additionally, Wells Fargo is joining forces with ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, and donating $100,000 to the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund. Created in response to the growing need, the fund assists individuals working in the Country Music industry who are suffering a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. This donation is in addition to the more than $175 million the Wells Fargo Foundation has donated to help address critical community needs such as food assistance, financial health, small business, and housing stability in communities across the United States since the beginning of the pandemic.

“We are delighted to work with Wells Fargo for the 55th ACM Awards show this year and honored to have Mickey Guyton spotlight and raise awareness on the continued efforts of improving communities across the country,” said Lyndsay Cruz, executive director of ACM Lifting Lives. “Wells Fargo has provided countless resources for people to turn to during these challenging times, and their generous donation to the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund will further assist those still in need in the Country Music industry seeking financial assistance.”

Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards®, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, Tennessee, will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16, (live 8:00-11:00 p.m. Eastern time/delayed Pacific time) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Tenille Townes, Carrie Underwood, Morgan Wallen, Trisha Yearwood and more to be announced.

Multimedia assets about the Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank program can be found in the Wells Fargo Newsroom. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards, and sign up for the free ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

*50 million meals calculation is based on 1) Projected number of meals distributed through Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank events and 2) Wells Fargo’s financial contributions to support Feeding America food banks 7/20/20-10/31/20. $1 helps provide at least 10 meals secured by Feeding America on behalf of local member food banks.

About Mickey Guyton
Mickey Guyton was born in Arlington, Texas, and began singing in church at a young age. She was drawn to a variety of artists with big voices including Dolly Parton, Cece Winans, Whitney Houston, and LeAnn Rimes. After signing to Capitol Records Nashville, Mickey’s first appearance was an all-star concert at the White House captured by PBS. In 2015, she released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me.” The following year she was nominated for her first Academy of Country Music Award for New Female Vocalist. Mickey returned to the ACM Awards in 2019 performing “I’m Standing With You” from the BREAKTHROUGH movie soundtrack alongside Chrissy Metz, Carrie Underwood, Lauren Alaina, and Maddie & Tae. During the last few years, Mickey has been focused on her songwriting and will release her EP, Bridges, on Sept. 11. Bridges will include “What Are You Gonna Tell Her?”, which Variety called “… exquisitely sung, moving and brilliant,” as well as, “Black Like Me,” a song Mickey cowrote in March 2019 at a cross-genre writing camp. Due to demand, “Black Like Me” was released in June and has been praised by critics and fans alike, with HITS noting the song “nudges America’s conscience with personal truth and gospel fervor.” Her latest single, “Heaven Down Here,” was written in recent months as a plea to God to spare a little love for this world in need. Mickey and her music have been featured recently by The New York Times, CBS This Morning, NPR, Billboard, The Los Angeles Times, Entertainment Weekly, ELLE, Paste, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, American Songwriter, and Pollstar.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards™
The 55th 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 on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco, and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® funds music health programs while also serving members of the music community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives® has funded national music therapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of the recipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome, and individuals with mental illness. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.97 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 7,300 locations, more than 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 31 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 266,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2020 rankings of America’s largest corporations. News, insights, and perspectives from Wells Fargo are also available at Wells Fargo Stories.

Additional information may be found at www.wellsfargo.com | Twitter: @WellsFargo.

PERFORMANCES BY BLAKE SHELTON FEAT. GWEN STEFANI, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND TRISHA YEARWOOD ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

MUST-SEE PERFORMANCES BY BLAKE SHELTON FEATURING GWEN STEFANI,
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND TRISHA YEARWOOD
 ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS

PRESENTERS INCLUDE LAUREN ALAINA, LILY ALDRIDGE,
CLINT BLACK & LISA HARTMAN BLACK, BOBBY BONES, CAM,
DARIUS RUCKER AND RUNAWAY JUNE

Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today revealed more must-see performances by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. Also joining the telecast’s all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June. Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

Shelton, a multi-ACM Award winner and current nominee, and Stefani will perform their latest single “Happy Anywhere.” In celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Grand Ole Opry, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year winner, nominated again this year, Underwood will honor trailblazing female Opry members by performing a medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton. Multi-ACM Award winner Yearwood will deliver a special performance of “I’ll Carry You Home” from her critically acclaimed album Every Girl for the In Memoriam, paying tribute to those we have lost in the Country Music industry.

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards® will also feature performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and Morgan Wallen.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 55th 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 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Tim Atwood To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, June 20

Tim Atwood To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, June 20

 

Tim Atwood will be live at 2pm (CT) on the Ernest Tubb Record Shop Facebook page and will air on 650 WSM and wsmonline.com at 12am (CT)

Country music entertainer Tim Atwood will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, June 20th. While maintaining social distancing and upholding CDC guidelines, there will not be a live audience present; however, viewers can watch the taping live at 2pm CT on Facebook. As always listeners can tune in and hear the Midnite Jamboree live on WSM 650 AM at midnight CT or on wsmonline.com.

“You can expect an all new show from me this Saturday. I am excited to announce that I will perform many of the songs from my upcoming CD ‘Who I Am’ this weekend. I think it’s my best music yet,” Atwood confides, “and what a thrill to debut my new music on the Midnite Jamboree. The Midnite Jamboree is a part of our heritage–our musical thread–that connects us to our past and propels us into the future. I want to thank David McCormick and his crew for keeping this tradition alive.”

Never one to sit still for long, Atwood has been in the recording studio wrapping up his fourth studio album “Who I Am,” slated for an October 2020 release. “Who I Am” showcases Atwood’s versatility as a writer and a performer as he takes his fans on a musical journey that includes his self penned, country shuffle “Migraine Heartache” as well as Delbert McClinton’s soulful anthem “Sending Me Angels.” Atwood has never been an artist who readily fits into any one box. Instead he relishes his love of playing outside the box.

“‘Who I Am’ represents who I am as an artist and as a person,” Atwood explains. “My new project is both playful and passionate. With the selection of each of the 14 songs on this album I was true to myself. Every song on ‘Who I Am’–even the sad songs–speak to my spirit.”

During his thirty eight years on the Grand Ole Opry, Tim performed alongside nearly four decades of country music hit makers including Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Jim Ed Brown, Jeannie Seely, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.

To keep up with Tim Atwood on his website and stay in touch with him on all of his social media platforms follow his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.

About Tim Atwood:
Tim Atwood is an award winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician. Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage, a member of the world famous Wheeling Jamboree and is proud to include memberships into the ALM Musician’s Hall of Fame, along with an artist membership into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, to his list of accolades. After a recent nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill. Tim’s TV appearances include the Hallmark channel’s Home & Family show, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, The Dailey & Vincent Show, Country Family Reunion, Opry Live and Hee Haw. Voted “Fan Favorite” by the Genuine Country Music Association, Tim’s recent live stream performances during our world’s new normal, have been viewed by over 500,000 country music fans.

Tim Atwood & Jeannie Seely To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, May 30

Tim Atwood And Jeannie Seely To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, May 30

“An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood” Facebook Live at 2pm (CT) and will air on 650 WSM at 12am (CT)

Country music entertainer Tim Atwood and Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree on Saturday, May 30th. While maintaining social distancing and upholding CDC guidelines, there will not be a live audience; however, viewers can watch the taping live at 2pm CT on Facebook or on wsmonline.com worldwide at Midnight CT. As always listeners can tune in and hear the Midnite Jamboree live on WSM radio 650AM at midnight CT.

Tim Atwood & Jeannie Seely have known and performed together for over 40 years. “An Intimate Evening With Jeannie Seely & Tim Atwood” is a special performance that showcases their blended styles, sense of humor and talent, which combined, contributes over a century’s worth of music and memories. Together they have traveled the United States and for the first time, will bring to the airways an unforgettable night of unscripted, unplanned and possibly unrehearsed entertainment.

“I’m so happy to have the opportunity to perform this special show. The Midnight Jamboree is a part of our history here in Nashville and I consider it an honor anytime I can carry on the legacy of Ernest Tubb,” shared Jeannie Seely. “As the second longest running radio show after the Grand Ole Opry, we appreciate David McCormick continuing this tradition.”

Tim Atwood confides, “Playing the Midnite Jamboree always makes me smile. For years I backed so many artists on the jamboree stage. Now when I play in the spotlight, I bow my head before the curtain opens, in gratitude. This show is a part of our heritage–our musical thread–that connects us to our past and propels us into the future. Like Jeannie, I admire and respect David McCormick for keeping this tradition alive.”

During his thirty eight years on the Grand Ole Opry, Tim performed alongside nearly four decades of country music hit makers including Roy Acuff, Minnie Pearl, Jean Shepard, Porter Wagoner, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Jim Ed Brown, Roy Clark, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, The Oak Ridge Boys, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Vince Gill, Carrie Underwood,Taylor Swift and Jeannie Seely.

To keep up with Tim Atwood on his website and stay in touch with him on all of his social media platforms follow his Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.

To keep up with Jeannie Seely on her website and stay in touch with her on all of her social media platforms follow her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube channels.

About Tim Atwood:
Tim Atwood is an award winning entertainer honored in our nation’s Congressional Record for his many contributions to country music as a performer and a studio musician. Tim is a 38 year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry stage, a member of the world famous Wheeling Jamboree and is proud to include memberships into the ALM Musician’s Hall of Fame, along with an artist membership into the North American Country Music Hall of Fame, to his list of accolades. After a recent nod by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers for Songwriter of the Year, Tim’s song “That’s How I Roll” was recorded as a collaborative effort by Jeannie Seely, Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill for Jeannie’s upcoming album. Tim’s TV appearances include the Hallmark channel’s Home & Family show, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, The Dailey & Vincent Show, Country Family Reunion, Opry Live and Hee Haw. Voted “Fan Favorite” by the Genuine Country Music Association, Tim’s recent live stream performances these past two months, during our world’s new normal, have been viewed by over 500,000 country music fans.

About Jeannie Seely:
Jeannie Seely was honored by Lincoln Memorial University where she received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. In June 2019 she was honored and recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. with The Standing Ovation Award which was presented to Ms. Seely at the inaugural Influencing Women Awards Gala. Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. Many of the songs were recorded by Hall of Fame members. Jeannie earned a Grammy for her recording of “Don’t Touch Me” in 1967. Seely is a weekly on-air host on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins. 2018 Seely was honored to receive recognition and a star on the famed Music City Walk of Fame and recognized for ranking #2 in Billboard’s Top TV Songs Chart for January 2018 for her song “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas. Early in her career, Jeannie’s deeply moving vocals earned her the nickname of “Miss Country Soul”– a title that’s still used today. Jeannie’s biggest dream came true when she was inducted as a member of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, becoming the first Pennsylvania native to do so. A country music legend and trailblazer, her perseverance over many years earned Seely the honor of being the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry. Jeannie works tirelessly behind the scenes in the music industry on behalf of fellow artists and musicians. Known for her quick wit and humor, she documented some of her “sayings” in her book, Pieces Of A Puzzled Mind, which is a unique collection of witticisms. Jeannie Seely has also starred in several major stage productions. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement still holds true. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.

STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS

 

STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR
“ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING
SUNDAY,
APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS

Special to feature At-Home Performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke CombsSheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum,
Miranda Lambert, Little Big TownTim McGraw, Old Dominion,
Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban

Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker to Honor Kenny Rogers

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today the all-star lineup of performers for ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a two-hour special featuring intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. Confirmed performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. The special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access.

ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY will also honor 10-time ACM Award® winner Kenny Rogers with performances by Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker. As previously announced, artists will appear from their homes to share heartfelt thoughts and perform acoustic versions of Country hits. Additionally, video clips from previous ACM Award broadcasts will highlight favorite ACM moments from the past. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.

The special will broadcast during the time slot previously scheduled for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will now be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and streaming live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 55th ACM Awards, hosted for the first time by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

About ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY
ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY invites fans to join their favorite superstars for a new kind of entertainment special featuring at-home acoustic performances with top Country artists along with clips of their favorite moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music®.

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.

Neon Museum Marks Five Successful Years

 

NEON MUSEUM CELEBRATES FIFTH ANNIVERSARY OCT. 28 

 

 On Oct. 28, 2017, the Neon Museum in Las Vegas will celebrate its milestone five-year anniversary. Since opening in 2012, it has become a must-visit for travelers from 46 countries around the globe, welcomed nearly a half-million guests and expanded its tour offerings from daytime tours five days a week to daytime, nighttime and late-night tours seven days a week.

“We’re gratified by the success the Neon Museum has enjoyed since opening in 2012,” said Rob McCoy, president and CEO, Neon Museum. “We’re especially proud of the large number of visitors who have ventured downtown because they were drawn to visit our museum. Nearly three-quarters of our guests report coming from hotels on the Strip.

Neon Museum Fast Facts, 2012 – 2017:

  • Number of signs restored since opening: five (Liberace Museum, Jerry’s Nugget, Steiner Cleaners, Margarita Baby and Yucca Motel)
  • Number of volunteer interpreters (current): 30
  • Number of corporate volunteers (current): 25
  • Visitors: 441,238 (tours, photo shoots and events)
  • Educational Events: 123, to include:
    • Junior Interpreter Tours: 21
    • Stars & Stardust nighttime stargazing: 4
  • Weddings: 391
  • Catered events: 123 (wedding receptions, corporate and non-profit)
  • Museum members (current): 363
  • Artists in Residence: 8
  • Total events: 514
  • Musical artists: Carrie Underwood, Killers, Wilco, Brooks and Dunn, Marc Anthony, Steve Aioki, Tiesto, Death Cab for Cutie, Evanescence, Jimmie Eats World, Bananarama, Gym Class Heroes, Jimmie Buffet, DJ Hardwell, Meatloaf, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Philip Phillips, Alma, Arcangel and De La Ghetto, Ice Cube, Florida Georgia Line, Charlie XCX, Dario Lorina.
  • Magazine features: Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s Bazaar Indonesia, French Vogue, Australian Vogue, Men’s Vogue, Elle, Elle UK, Italian Elle, GQ, Sunset, Time, Self, Rangefinder, Dwell, Life and Style, Wallpaper, Entertainment Weekly, Top Gear, French Glamour, Architectural Digest, Maxim

Earlier this month, the Neon Museum announced special programming taking place on Saturday, Oct. 28, in honor of its anniversary. Those details follow:

1 to 7 p.m.: Free self-guided access to the Neon Boneyard, food trucks, cake, crafts, paper flower creation celebrating the “Day of the Dead.” Flowers will be used to decorate an altar created by artist Favela in memory of prominent sign designer Raul Rodriguez. Rodriguez designed the Flamingo sign that resides in the Boneyard and he earned national recognition for his Rose Parade float designs.

1 to 4 p.m. “Family Fiesta” event presented by artist Justin Favela in the Boneyard. “Family Fiesta” incorporates Favela’s real-life family, food, drinks and music in an unconventional outdoor setting. The public is encouraged to participate in the celebration by engaging in games, dances, music, cuisine and piñata time. In “Family Fiesta,” the event is taken out of its traditional context (a cookout in a backyard or a park) to highlight people’s expectations of a fiesta while, at the same time, dismantling notions of location and institutional inclusion.

For information about these events or about visiting the museum, visit www.neonmuseum.org or call (702) 387-6366.

 

ABOUT THE NEON MUSEUM
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USAToday’s 10best.com, “One of the Top 10 Coolest Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do” by Forbes.com, one of the “Top 10 Historic Spots in Las Vegas” by Vegas.com; one of “15 Most Fascinating Museums in the U.S.” by VacationIdea.com; and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. In addition to an approximately two-acre Neon Museum campus, which includes the outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard, the museum also encompasses a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby as well as nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. For more information, visit www.NeonMuseum.org.

COUNTRY RISING EXPANDS TO SUPPORT LAS VEGAS VICTIMS AND SETS NEW ON SALE DATE FOR OCT. 20

 

COUNTRY RISING EXPANDS TO SUPPORT LAS VEGAS VICTIMS
AND SETS NEW ON SALE DATE FOR OCT. 20

Keith Urban Added to Superstar Lineup on Nov. 12 at Bridgestone Arena Alongside Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum,
Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton,
George Strait and Carrie Underwood

 

Country Music’s star-studded benefit concert COUNTRY RISING announced today that in light of last week’s tragedy, it will now support victims of the Las Vegas shooting in addition to those in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and additional Caribbean islands who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes. Tickets and VIP packages for the event will now go on sale next Friday, Oct. 20 at 10:00A CT on www.Ticketmaster.com. Citi® is the official presale credit card of Country Rising. Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 10:00A CT through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com.

Keith Urban is the latest mega-star to add his name to the bill, which also includes Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Due to a scheduling conflict with additional tour dates being added in Spokane, WA, Garth Brooks will no longer be part of the event in Nashville and will instead donate all proceeds from his two added concerts on Nov. 12 to The Country Rising Fund.

COUNTRY RISING will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes — Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria. Additionally, the fund will now also envelop victims of the shooting in Las Vegas last week. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating events, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge.

For more information, visit: www.CountryRising.org.

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit www.cfmt.org.

KISS Brings Freedom to Rock to Laughlin Event Center

 

KISS BRINGS FREEDOM TO ROCK TO
LAUGHLIN EVENT CENTER, APRIL 22

 

KISS, known for their face paint, crazy stage outfits and outrageously entertaining concert performances, will bring their Freedom to Rock tour to the Laughlin Event Center. Widely accepted as one of the most influential rock bands of all time, KISS will stop in Laughlin on April 22.

 

Over the course of their 40 years, the band has released numerous chart topping songs, record-breaking global tours, award-winning albums and countless other accolades and unforgettable performances. They have released 44 albums and sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. In 2014, KISS was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and received the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ most prestigious Founders Award in 2015.

Tickets for the concert start at $69 and can be purchased at www.laughlineventcenter.com.

 

The Laughlin Event Center is home to top-tier concerts, festivals, bull riding, rodeos and more. The open-air amphitheater, which was completed in February 2014, contains modular sections that can be added or removed to accommodate all forms of entertainment. Notable artists such as Dolly Parton, Reba, Ramon Ayala, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith have previously taken the stage to wow fans.

 

When:
Saturday, April 22
Concert starts at 8 p.m.

 

Where:
Laughlin Event Center
500 E Bruce Woodbury Dr.
Laughlin, Nev. 89029

About Laughlin
Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly two million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River has grown to include nine resorts with affordable first-class accommodations, live entertainment, fine dining, spa experiences, golf courses, the recreational paradise known as North Reach Trail and a multitude of water activities. Laughlin has also become a leading special-event destination in the Southwest, offering everything from an eight-mile inner tube float on the Colorado River to the largest motorcycle rally in the West. For more information: www.visitlaughlin.com.

Next Round of Performers Announced for the 52nd ACM Awards (4/2 on CBS)

LAUREN DAIGLE, FAITH HILL, SAM HUNT, TIM MCGRAW, RASCAL FLATTS,
REBA MCENTIRE, THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, COLE SWINDELL,
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ON THE
“52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

 

“52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE
FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

 

Click HERE for Cole Swindell Performance Announcement

The Academy of Country Music announced today additional performers to join this year’s stellar lineup for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The newly added performers include Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, and Jon Pardi.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming days. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music.

 

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

 

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND 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. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” 

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
“52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,”
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON CBS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2,
FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

 

LUKE BRYAN AND DIERKS BENTLEY RETURN TO HOST
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

 

Keith Urban Leads with Seven Nominations; Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris Each Receive Six Nominations; Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw Each Receive Five Nominations; Dierks Bentley, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton Each Receive Three Nominations  

 

Nominations were announced today for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to host for the second consecutive year. The ACM Awards® are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Ten-time ACM Award winners and multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum announced the nominees in five categories, including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, and Vocal Group of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” “Entertainment Tonight” hosts Nancy O’Dell and Kevin Frazier announced additional nominees on ETonline.com.

Keith Urban leads with seven nominations in five categories, including his seventh for Entertainer of the Year and 10th nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Urban is nominated twice, as both artist and producer, in the Album of the Year category for Ripcord.  He received an additional two nominations, for both artist and producer, in the Single Record of the Year category for “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which is also nominated in the Song of the Year category.

Seven-time Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert received six nominations and is once again nominated in the Female Vocalist of the Year category.  Lambert received her fifth nomination in the Album of the Year category for The Weight of These Wings. Lambert’s “Vice” received nods in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Video of the Year categories.  Also, she received two nominations for “Vice” in the Song of the Year category, as both artist and songwriter.

 

First-time ACM nominee Maren Morris earned six nominations in four different categories. Morris received nominations in both Female Vocalist of the Year and New Female Vocalist of the Year categories. She is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, as both producer and artist, on HERO.  Morris is twice nominated as both artist and producer in Single Record of the Year for “My Church.”

 

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line leads group nominations with five nods, including their fifth nomination in the Vocal Duo of the Year category. Florida Georgia Line is also nominated for the second time in the Entertainer of the Year category. They received their second nomination in the Album of the Year category for Dig Your Roots.  Also, they received nods for Single Record of the Year for “H.O.L.Y.” and for Vocal Event of the Year for “May We All” with Tim McGraw.

Sixteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw received five nominations in four categories. He earned two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category, as both artist and producer, on “Humble And Kind.” Also, McGraw is nominated in the Song of the Year and Video of the Year categories for “Humble And Kind.” In addition, he earned his 13th nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “May We All” with Florida Georgia Line.

 

ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley received three nominations, including his fourth nomination in the Male Vocalist of the Year category.  Also, Bentley received his third nod in the Album of the Year category for Black, and his second nod in the Vocal Event of the Year category for “Different For Girls,” featuring Elle King.

Thomas Rhett earned three nominations, including his first in the Male Vocalist of the Year category. Also, Rhett received two nominations as artist and songwriter in the Song of the Year category for “Die A Happy Man.”  The song won Rhett an ACM Award last year in the Single Record of the Year category.

 

Reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton is nominated in three categories. Once again, Stapleton is nominated in both the Male Vocalist of the Year category, and the Song of the Year category with “Tennessee Whiskey.”  Also, Stapleton received a nod in the Video of the Year category for “Fire Away.”

 

Following is the list of final nominees.  The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards.

 

Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

 

Male Vocalist of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

 

Female Vocalist of the year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the year

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band
  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi
  • Brett Young

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris

* four nominees only

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY T-MOBILE

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • LOCASH
  • Maddie & Tae

 

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

  • Black – Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

 

  • HERO – Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Brad Hill, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville

 

  • Ripcord – Keith Urban

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, busbee, Nathan Chapman, Nitzan Kaikov, Dann Huff, Tyler Johnson, Johnny Price, Nile Rodgers, Keith Urban, Greg Wells

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

 

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

  • Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

Producers: Dann Huff, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • O.L.Y. – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

 

  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Labels: McGraw Music, Big Machine Records

 

  • My Church – Maren Morris

Producers: busbee, Maren Morris

Record Label: Columbia Nashville

 

  • Vice – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Frank Liddell, Eric Masse, Glenn Worf

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, Vanner Records

 

SONG OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Blue Ain’t Your Color – Keith Urban

Songwriters: Clint Lagerberg, Hillary Lindsey, Steven Lee Olsen

Publishers: WB Music Corp (ASCAP), Music Of The Corn (ASCAP), HillarodyRathbone Music (ASCAP), BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Spirit Catalog Holdings (S.a.r.l.), Spirit Two Nashville (ASCAP)

 

  • Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Songwriters: Thomas Rhett, Sean Douglas, Joe Spargur

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI), Cricket On The Line (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp (BMI), Eastman Pond Publishing (BMI), Music of Big Deal (BMI), Nice Life (BMI), Frederic And Reid Music (BMI), BMG Platinum Songs (BMI), Brodsky Spensive Publishing (BMI)

 

  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

Songwriter: Lori McKenna

Publishers: Songs of Universal Inc (BMI), Hoodie Songs (BMI)

 

  • Kill A Word – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Dick, Jeff Hyde

Publishers: Emileon Songs (BMI), Little Louder Songs (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Mammaw’s Fried Okra Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI)

 

  • Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton

Songwriters: Dean Dillon, Linda Hargrove

Publishers: Universal-Songs Of PolyGram International (BMI), EMI Algee (BMI)

 

  • Vice – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne

Publishers: Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Smack Hits (GMR), Kobalt Music Group,

Ltd. (GMR), Anderson Fork In The Road Music (ASCAP), Kobalt Music Publishing America, Inc. (ASCAP), Smackville Music (ASCAP)

 

Video of the Year PRESENTED BY XFINITY [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)]

  • Fire Away – Chris Stapleton

Director: Tim Mattia

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

 

  • Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Director: Joseph Kahn

Producers: Nathan de la Rionda, Jil Hardin, Charleen Manca, Joanna Carter, Chandra LaPlume, Sarah Trahern, Damon Whiteside

 

  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

 

  • Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini

Director: Kristin Barlowe

Producer: Michelle Abnet

 

  • Vice – Miranda Lambert

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Ashley Bergeron Ford

 

songwriter of the year*(Off Camera Award)

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna

 

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

  • Different For Girls – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King

Producers: Ross Copperman, Arturo Buenahora Jr.

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • Forever Country – Artists of Then, Now & Forever

Producer: Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

  • May We All – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Big Machine Label Group

 

  • Setting The World On Fire – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

 

  • Think Of You – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Labels: RCA Nashville, RCA Records

 

RADIO AWARDS – The following previously announced radio awards will be presented during the ACM Party for a Cause® event at The Joint on Saturday, April 1 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR 

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas, Carsen                                     The Big D and Bubba Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                                            CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
  • Kix Brooks                                                                                           American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
  • Lon Helton                                                                                          Country Countdown USA
  • Tracy Lawrence                                                                                 Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Chris & Nina                                                                                       KMLE-FM                            Phoenix, AZ
  • George, Mo & Cowboy Dave                                                      KILT-FM                               Houston, TX
  • Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight                                                 WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • Rob & Linda Show – Rob Stone & Linda Lee                           WYCD-FM                           Southfield, MI
  • Tanner in the Morning                                                                   WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

  • Ally & Andy                                                                                         WDSY-FM                            Pittsburgh, PA
  • Big Dave, Chelsie and Statt                                                          WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                                     WLHK-FM                            Indianapolis, IN
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman             WFMS-FM                          Indianapolis, IN
  • Marty McFly                                                                                      WSM-FM                             Nashville, TN
  • Q Morning Crew – Mike, Marty and Janie                                              WQDR-FM                          Raleigh, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt                                              WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN
  • Jack Ryan                                                                                             WMYL-FM                           Clinton, TN
  • Scott Wynn & Sarah Kay                                                                                WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • Steve & Geoff                                                                                   KUZZ-FM                             Bakersfield, CA
  • Steve & Gina in the Morning on Kat 103.7                                             KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Ben Butler and Arnie Andrews                                                   WCOW-FM                         Sparta, WI
  • Brent Lane and Candy Cullerton                                                                WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL
  • Jason and Ashley “The Q Crew” on Q100.3                           KRWQ-FM                           Medford, OR
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                                                                KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • The Roger & Carly Morning Show                                             KORA-FM                            Bryan, TX

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET (tie within category increased nominees)

  • KKBQ-FM                            Houston, TX
  • KMLE-FM                            Phoenix, AZ
  • KUPL-FM                             Portland, OR
  • WIL-FM                                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WQDR-FM                          Raleigh, NC
  • WSIX-FM                             Nashville, TN
  • WSM-FM                             Nashville, TN
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, AB
  • KAWO-FM                          Boise, ID
  • KUZZ-FM                             Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KKNU-FM                            Eugene, OR
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WCOW-FM                         Sparta, WI
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL

 

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, Keith Urban 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.

 

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

 

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include Comcast and T-Mobile.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND 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 T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 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.  Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Alan Jackson to Perform Greatest Hits at Laughlin Event Center

 

 

Alan Jackson to perform greatest hits
at laughlin event center, feb. 25

 

Country singer and songwriter Alan Jackson is revered as one of the best-selling male vocalists of all time, in all genres. The “singer of simple songs” will perform more than 60 singles, including “Livin’ on Love,” “Drive” and “Good Time” at the Laughlin Event Center on Saturday, Feb. 25.

 

Jackson is one of the most successful and respected singer-songwriters in music. His extensive career has resulted in more than 150 music industry awards, consisting of 18 Academy of Country Music Awards, 16 Country Music Association Awards, Grammys and many others. The country star has sold nearly 60 million albums worldwide, earning his placement as one of the top 10 country artists of all-time. Jackson is also a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame as well as the Grand Ole Opry.

 

Tickets for the concert start at $40 and can be purchased at www.laughlineventcenter.com.

The Laughlin Event Center is home to top-tier concerts, festivals, bull riding, rodeos and more. The open-air amphitheater, which was completed in February 2014, contains modular sections that can be added or removed to accommodate all forms of entertainment. Notable artists such as Dolly Parton, Reba, Ramon Ayala, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith have previously taken the stage to wow fans.

 


When:
Saturday, Feb. 25
Concert starts at 8 p.m.

 


Where:

Laughlin Event Center
500 E Bruce Woodbury Dr.
Laughlin, Nev. 89029

 

Contact:
Allie Edwards, R&R Partners
702.318.4289
Allie.Edwards@rrpartners.com

 

About Laughlin
Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly two million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River has grown to include nine resorts with affordable first-class accommodations, live entertainment, fine dining, spa experiences, golf courses, the recreational paradise known as North Reach Trail and a multitude of water activities. Laughlin has also become a leading special-event destination in the Southwest, offering everything from an eight-mile inner tube float on the Colorado River to the largest motorcycle rally in the West. For more information: www.visitlaughlin.com.

SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”  

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SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE
 AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey to Introduce Tribute

2nd Annual Country Music Awards Show Airs Live Sunday, May 1, On FOX

 Superstar singer/songwriter Toby Keith will perform a heartfelt tribute in celebration of his friend and musical hero Merle Haggard at the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Oscar®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will introduce the tribute to the late legendary songwriter who inspired countless musicians and who is one of country music’s greatest icons.

Haggard’s longtime back-up band, The Strangers, will join Keith as part of this memorable performance. In addition, Haggard’s widow, Theresa, will be in attendance along with other members of the Haggard family, including son Ben, who also will perform with The Strangers.

Keith joins previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, 2016 NASH Icon Award recipients Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

From his first No. 1 smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his new album 35 mph Town, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. His single, “Made In America” (from the album Clancy’s Tavern) topped the charts as one of the fastest rising songs in a long line of his chart burners. The second hit, “Red Solo Cup,” has become one of the most commercially successful country singles with a viral video garnering more than 30 million views while having topped the top downloaded country songs charts. The first single from 35 mph Town, “Drunk Americans,” debuted at No. 1 Most Added on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts.

At the core of Keith’s unparalleled success is his songwriting, with an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. In June 2015, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction. He is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade; he is also Billboard’s No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade. His tours have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last decade. This year’s tour, Interstates & Tailgates presented by Ford F-Series, kicks off in May with dates scheduled throughout North America. However Keith’s most rewarding experiences come from giving back. Whether it’s helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation and the cost-free home OK Kids Korral, or supporting US Troops, including 11 USO Tours throughout the world, Keith has never lost touch with the most important things in life.

Matthew McConaughey will next be seen in the June 24th release of Free State of Jones, an epic action-drama set during the Civil War that tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. In 2016 he will also lend his voice to Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing as well as star in Gold, directed by Stephen Gaghan.

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.  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.”

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Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

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 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. 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.

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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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/americancountrycountdownawards/
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Snapchat: ACCAwards

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.

4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival Activations & Brand Partnerships

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES ACTIVATIONS & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 1 – 3 AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, DIERKS BENTLEY AND KENNY CHESNEY
HEADLINE THREE-DAY SUPERSTAR EVENT

 

SINGLE & THREE-DAY PASSES ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a three-day music festival from Friday, April 1st – Sunday, April 3rd at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The festival will feature two stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, and a country marketplace. New and returning attractions such as the inaugural Cause Way, Cabela’s & ACM Tic-Tac-Toe Archery Event, Cracker Barrel Content Creators Studio, MillerCoors Beer Garden, Ram Trucks Country Music Experience, and more will be popping up throughout the festival.

 

The outdoor festival will feature more than 30 superstar acts performing on the Ram Trucks Main Stage and Cabela’s Stage. Carrie Underwood will headline a special “ACM Women of Country Night” to kick off the festival with an all-female lineup including Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Maddie & Tae. On Saturday, Dierks Bentley will headline a performance-packed day featuring acts by Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Courtney Cole, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Dustin Lynch, Jackson Michelson, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses. After performing at the 51st ACM Awards, Kenny Chesney will headline on Sunday to close out the festival following performances by Brett Eldredge, Lindsay Ell, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Chase Rice, Granger Smith and Old Dominion.

 

The 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards™ broadcast from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Fans can purchase single or three-day passes at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives®.  Generous giving from fans, and partnerships with artists, has allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

The ACM Party for a Cause Festival will feature RFID Wristbands for festival entry and exit. After passes are purchased guests will be shipped their RFID Wristbands, which can be activated online before arrival to the festival. The RFID Wristbands will also feature ACM Cashless, a program which uses RFID technology to allow attendees to link their credit card to their wristband, set a PIN for security, and then use it to purchase beverages, food and select merchandise at the event. ACM Cashless is the recommended payment method, but credit card and cash will also be accepted by vendors at the festival.

 

Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below and in the ACM App, the ultimate fan guide to navigating the festival. The official app, available for download at the App Store and Google Play, offers fans the latest on performers, concert schedules, artist meet and greets, food, drinks and shopping at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. New to the app this year, users can turn on bluetooth to receive location-targeted messages as well as an interactive map designed to give fans the most out of their experience at the Festival.

 

BIG GREEN EGG

Big Green Egg is proud to join The Academy of Country Music in their support of ACM Lifting Lives. Stop by the ACM Booth next to the Cause Way to find out more about this important philanthropic effort. And while you’re there, register to win a Big Green Egg MiniMax package that includes everything you will need to get started with The Ultimate Cooking Experience.

 

CABELA’S & ACM TIC-TAC-TOE ARCHERY TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY APRIL 2

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will return to host the celebrity archery tournament event taking place on Saturday, April 2 from 11:00am–12:00pm PT. Watch country music stars and Cabela’s pro staff archers participate in an archery exhibition featuring Cabela’s state-of-the-art digital archery equipment. Team Luke and Team Justin will compete head-to-head to see whose archery skills will take home the trophy!

 

CABELA’S BOOTH

Visit the Cabela’s booth for a fun and interactive outdoor experience, including a green-screen photo booth, safe archery, vintage-photo kiosk, a Luke Bryan 32 Bridge display, artist appearances, camping displays, wild-game food samples and more!

 

THE CAUSE WAY FEATURING ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

Cause Way will feature booths of the charitable beneficiaries of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival. For the first time ever, festival goers will have the opportunity to learn more about each organization’s mission and impact onsite at the festival.

 

  • BASECAMP40

Base Camp 40 Warriors in the Wild gives back to our nation’s brave Veterans via all expenses paid outdoor adventures throughout the country and British Columbia. Come visit our booth to meet the great volunteers, find out more information on sending a veteran on a trip, view previous hunts and veterans honored, as well as enter for an opportunity to win a customized ACM and BC40 Weatherby Rifle or a signed Kurt Busch and Rusty Wallace Nascar hood!

 

  • BEAUTYKIND

Visit the pop-up shop for demonstrations of the latest beauty tips and tricks, get free gift cards, take pictures in the photo booth, and enter to win beauty products and the grand prize of a Carrie Underwood signed guitar.

 

  • THE GIVING KEYS

The Giving Keys, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise, exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that are sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. At their booth, The Giving Keys will sell their classic keys as well as the “POWER” key.  A portion of the proceeds of all keys sold during the weekend will be donated to ACM Lifting Lives.

 

  • KENDRA SCOTT

A mystery jewelry pull with 100% of proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives will be hosted by Kendra Scott on Friday, April 1 at the ACM Cause Way. Here at Kendra Scott, we always have something to give. What matters to you, matters to us. Show us how #YouDoGood @KendraScott.

 

  • PROJECT 615

Visit our booth for t-shirts and apparel hand screen printed by those on a path to recovery from homelessness, addiction, and mental illness.

 

  • PURPOSE JEWELRY

Hand-crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. 100% of proceeds go to International Sanctuary providing holistic care for survivors. Purchase with PURPOSE and join the movement to spread hope!

 

  • STRINGS FOR HOPE

Check out the recycled guitar strings turned into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Handmade by formally incarcerated women transitioning into community life again. Proceeds support healthcare, education, and food banks.

 

CRACKER BARREL – CONTENT CREATOR STUDIO

Make sure to visit CrackerBarrel.com/ACMparty for exclusive videos & photos from the ACM Content Creator Studio powered by Cracker Barrel. You’ll see today’s top country acts interacting with your favorite social media influencers!

 

Food and bEVERAGE

  • BAREFOOT REFRESHER SPRITZER TENT:

Come Get Barefoot and have a great time at the Barefoot Refresh Spritzer tent! Guests will be able to try our Barefoot Refresh Spritzers, now in a new convenient can, while enjoying some of the best country music performances of the year!

 

  • MILLERCOORS BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one at one of our many Party Bar locations, while watching one of their many big screen TVs and listening to great country music!

 

  • RED BULL

Red Bull is proud to be the official energy drink of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival! Check out our rest and relaxation activation and make sure to grab your free Red Bull Energy Drink upon exiting the festival each night!

 

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION & VISITORS AUTHORITY (LVCVA)

Country music is back in Las Vegas and bigger than ever! A highlight event for all who attend, the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival will be held at the all-new Las Vegas Festival Grounds from April 1- 3, 2016. The three-day outdoor music festival will feature country music all-stars such as Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney. Enjoy a night of great music while supporting a great cause. Learn more about the Party for a Cause Festival at www.LasVegas.com.

 

MAUI JIM

Party for a Cause with aloha spirit! Visit the Maui Jim Sunglasses Flying Jimmy booth and become a part of the Maui Jim ‘ohana—check out the latest styles and experience Maui Jim’s patented PolarizedPlus2 technology. Color. Clarity. Detail. @OfficialMauiJim

 

RAM TRUCKS

Fans attending the ACM Party for a Cause Festival in Las Vegas can “Ride Country” on a free interactive Ram Ride & Drive Test Track featuring the Ram Rebel, Ram 1500 & Ram 2500 trucks. Professional drivers will guide attendees through a course of various on- and off-road obstacles and capability challenges including a hill climb providing Ram truck riders the best view of the PFAC landscape. Participants of the ride & drive will receive free gifts, be registered for a chance to win $45,000 toward a new Ram Truck, will have an opportunity to win Main Stage VIP truck bed seats to see their favorite artists perform live at the festival and have the opportunity to meet country music artists making appearances at the Ram Ride & Drive throughout the weekend. The Raminator Monster Truck Team will be on hand to entertain attendees with car crushing demos, photo opportunities and autographs. Ram Trucks is the official sponsor of the main stage at PFAC where the hottest names in country music will be performing all weekend.

 

ROLAND & BOSS BACKSTAGE LOUNGE

The latest from Roland and BOSS, manufacturers of the world’s leading electronic musical instruments, will be onsite and showcased in an exclusive, hands-on “petting zoo” area backstage.

 

ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE “SOCIAL MOSAIC”

Fans can join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival conversation by tweeting or posting to Instagram using #ACMparty to see their posts in living color, onsite via huge Festival screens!

 

YETI

YETI is pleased to provide artist hospitality backstage at ACM Party for a Cause Festival. YETI coolers help keep the cold ones frosty from load in to well beyond the after party. See how YETI helps the music play on for longer with our coolers, drinkware, and more.