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

ACM Awards New Artist Winners Revealed – Lauren Alaina, Midland, & Brett Young

 

LAUREN ALAINA, MIDLAND, AND BRETT YOUNG
ANNOUNCED AS NEW ARTIST WINNERS
FOR THE “53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

New Artist Winners Will Perform Live at Country Music’s Party of the Year®

 

Reba McEntire Surprises New Artist Winners with the News
For the Special Moments, Click HERE for Lauren Alaina, HERE for Midland, and HERE for Brett Young

 

 

The Academy of Country Music® revealed the winners of the new artist categories for the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young have been named New Female Vocalist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. The winners received a surprise phone call from 53rd ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire notifying them of the news. In addition, Lauren Alaina, Midland, and Brett Young will all perform on the ACM Awards, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

These awards mark the first-ever ACM Award wins for Alaina, Midland and Young. In addition, Alaina is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “What Ifs” with Kane Brown, and Midland is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and Single Record of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem.”

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.

Reba McEntire to Announce Nominees for the 53rd ACM Awards (3/1)

 

ICONIC ENTERTAINER REBA MCENTIRE TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE
53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™
LIVE ON “CBS THIS MORNING” AND FACEBOOK LIVE THURSDAY, MARCH 1
DURING THE 8:00 AM ET HOUR

 

“ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT’S” NANCY O’DELL TO ANNOUNCE
ADDITIONAL NOMINEES AT 8:50 AM ET ON ETONLINE.COM

 

53RD ACM AWARDS® TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

Multimedia superstar and 14-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will appear LIVE on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the 8:00 AM ET/PT hour. Prior to her appearance on “CBS This Morning,” Reba will go LIVE on Facebook to reveal the nominees for ACM Song of the Year. In addition, “Entertainment Tonight” host Nancy O’Dell will announce additional nominees on ETonline.com at 8:50 AM ET/5:50 AM PT. The full list of nominations will be released immediately following the ETonline.com announcement on ACMcountry.com.

 

The 53rd ACM Awards® 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.

 

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas are now available at www.ACMcountry.com/press. 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 Reba McEntire
Multi-media entertainment mogul and mom, Reba McEntire has become a household name through a successful career that spans across music, television, film, theater and retail. She capped off 2017 with the newly-packaged My Kind of Christmas – featuring collaborations with Vince Gill and Amy Grant, Darius Rucker, Lauren Daigle, Kelly Clarkson and Trisha Yearwood. Reba also marked her thirteenth summit as SING IT NOW: SONGS OF FAITH & HOPE topped both the Billboard Country and Christian/Gospel charts, bolstering her successful record of 35 No. 1 singles and over 56 million albums sold worldwide. The double-disc collection, released jointly on Nash Icon Records / Capitol Christian Music Group, earned Reba a GRAMMY Award for Best Roots Gospel Album and her first GMA Dove Award for Bluegrass/Country/Roots Album of the Year. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member has won 15 American Music Awards, 14 ACM Awards, 9 People’s Choice Awards, 6 CMA Awards and 3 Grammy Awards, in addition to other philanthropic and leadership honors such as Horatio Alger Association and induction alongside her mom in the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. During her 2011 All The Women I Am Tour, Pollstar and Billboard’s Boxscore named Reba the No. 1 female Country touring artist with a combined total of over 9 million tickets sold in her career. She is part of the longest-running Country act in The Colosseum at Caesars history, REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together In Vegas, which returns in March. In 2005, Reba partnered with Dillard’s to launch her own lifestyle brand, and she separately launched the REBA by Justin™ collection at select retailers nationwide. She most recently has been named the first female and musician to portray KFC’s iconic founder Colonel Harland Sanders in the brand’s celebrity colonel campaign to launch KFC Smoky Mountain BBQ fried chicken. The Oklahoma native is an acclaimed actress with 11 movie credits to her name, a lead role on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun and starred in the six-season television sitcom Reba.

 

About CBS This Morning
Each weekday morning, Gayle King, Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and top-level newsmaker interviews in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. The broadcast has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, three News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The broadcast was also honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News division-wide coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Ryan Kadro is the executive producer of CBS THIS MORNING and CBS THIS MORNING: SATURDAY. Follow CBS THIS MORNING on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

 

About Entertainment Tonight
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT is a multi-platform entertainment news brand, with a cross-screen portfolio that includes the #1 entertainment newsmagazine on television with nearly 5.0 million viewers daily, and a top entertainment news network online, delivering more than 150 million video views per month. ETonline.com averages 20 million monthly unique visitors in the U.S. per comScore, while ET’s social audience reaches more than 70 million U.S. users monthly.

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.

CBS CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC, AWARD-WINNING COMEDY PROGRAM “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW” WITH A NEW STAR-STUDDED TWO-HOUR SPECIAL

CBS CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CLASSIC, AWARD-WINNING COMEDY PROGRAM “THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW”
WITH A NEW STAR-STUDDED TWO-HOUR SPECIAL“The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special” to Air Sunday, Dec. 3
 
Carol Burnett, Original Cast Members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, Costume Designer Bob Mackie,  along with Celebrities Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short and More Will Commemorate the Groundbreaking Show

The Carol Burnett Show, featuring from left: Vicki Lawrence (as Mama Harper) Carol Burnett (as Eunice Higgins), Tim Conway (as Mickey Hart). Image dated December 2, 1977. Copyright ©1977 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Credit: CBS Photo Archive. File: 56185_R5_F27

 

 CBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Carol Burnett’s classic, award-winning comedy series with THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, a new two-hour star-studded event featuring Burnett, original cast members and special guests, on Sunday, Dec. 3 (8:00 – 10:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.

Filming on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage, Burnett, will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and show bloopers, as well as the tremendous effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.

“I can’t believe how fast the time went, and what makes me the happiest is that so much of the funny stuff we did still holds up today and we can share it with generations to come,” said Carol Burnett. “What a great ride!”

“‘The Carol Burnett Show’ was a comedy showcase that was years ahead of its time.  If social media existed then, clips from the broadcast would have quickly gone viral,” said Leslie Moonves, Chairman & CEO, CBS Corporation. “We are very proud of the show’s significant place in CBS’s legacy as well as in television history, and we look forward to this primetime celebration of incredible talent, led by the incomparable Carol Burnett.”

The special will also feature original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as other comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, among others, who will join Burnett to discuss how the revolutionary series paved the way for them and impacted their careers.

“The Carol Burnett Show” premiered on Sept. 11, 1967 and starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway. Airing for 11 seasons and a total of 276 episodes, the show earned a total of 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, including three for Outstanding Variety-Music/Comedy Series. In addition, the show earned eight Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Television Show – Comedy or Musical, and Burnett received four for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.

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THE CAROL BURNETT 50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL will be produced for television by dick clark productions. Carol Burnett, Steve Sauer, Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Paul Miller and Leslie Kolins Small are executive producers. Paul Miller directs.

RATING: To Be Announced

Official CBS website: http://www.cbs.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CBS/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBS

Instagram: @cbstv

Carol Burnett on Twitter: @CarolBurnettHQ

Academy of Country Music Reveals Plans for The Week Vegas Goes Country

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS PLANS FOR
“THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017
INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVITIES

 

SERIES OF INDUSTRY AND FAN EVENTS TO TAKE OVER LAS VEGAS
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017 SURROUNDING THE 52ND ACM AWARDS®

 

The Academy of Country Music announced today a return to the organization’s origins in developing The Week Vegas Goes Country® years ago, with an onslaught of events taking over Las Vegas – including a return and expansion of the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® — in conjunction with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Each of the festivities will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music including Kelsea Ballerini, Billy Currington, Ryan Follese, Lady Antebellum, LOCASH, Kip Moore, Jake Owen, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Brett Young and many others. Festivities will also include interactive ACM fan experiences, which will be announced in the coming weeks. All events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

“Fourteen years ago, when the Academy moved the Awards to Las Vegas, we kicked off a decade of wide-ranging special events for fans including a motorcycle ride through Las Vegas and the surrounding area, a golf tournament at a prestigious club, concerts on Fremont Street, games and a country lifestyle marketplace and loads of live country music performances. That’s how The Week Vegas Goes Country® earned its moniker.  This year, we’re going back to our roots with the evolution of ACM Party for a Cause events taking place throughout Las Vegas, all benefiting ACM Lifting Lives and the good work of the many worthy organizations Lifting Lives supports through grants and more,” said Ed Warm, Chairman of ACM Lifting Lives and Co-Chairman of the ACM Events Committee. “It feels good to align all of our auxiliary events surrounding the ACM Awards with a philanthropic purpose the fans have always embraced.”

 

“ACM fans have demanded more events, more artist engagement, more variety,” said George Couri, Co-Chairman of the ACM Events Committee. “Some of our fans clearly like the more intimate environments compared to the big festivals, so this year we will give them that version celebrating more artists up close and in their faces. From songwriter rounds to fun party nights out, with this schedule there will be plenty for fans to dive into all day every day.”

 

The 5th ACM Party for a Cause schedule of events is below. For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sales information and the most updated lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:
6:00 PM                95.9 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:
7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase
Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Location: I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:
1:00 PM               ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
5:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
7:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
8:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera
Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Hotel & Casino

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party at The Park Theater
Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

 

For more information on the ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty for more immediate updates!

52nd ACM Awards to Broadcast from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – April 2

52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS,
SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

TICKETS FOR ACM AWARDS ON SALE JANUARY 26 AT AXS.COM
Telecast to Air Live at 8:00 PM Live ET/Delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®,  will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the first time the show will broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The 52nd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

 

Details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including information on the ACM Party for a Cause® events, activities, and official ACM after parties, is forthcoming. For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.  Fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com.  ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates.

 

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by visiting www.ACMcountry.com.

 

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE:  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by visiting www.axs.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

 

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Thursday, January 26, 2017 at www.axs.com.

 

The Academy also announced earlier this month that Pete Fisher was selected as the Academy of Country Music’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, January 30, 2017. Fisher most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry® in Nashville, TN, and also served the ACM as an active and engaged Board member for 14 years.

 

 

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.

 

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 T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena will host more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome a National Hockey League expansion team in the fall of 2017 – Las Vegas’ first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.

CAM, KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, KEITH URBAN AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TO PERFORM ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

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CAM, KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD,
KEITH URBAN AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
TO PERFORM ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced music superstars Cam, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Florida Georgia Line will perform on the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

In addition to Kenny Chesney’s ACM Awards performance at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as previously announced he will also be raced over to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds where he is headlining the last night of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival.

 

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For event updates, tickets and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

 

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.

ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP AND SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS

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ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP AND SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS FOR
“ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS”
APRIL 17 – APRIL 18 AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS“ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS” TO AIR FRIDAY, MAY 15
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Ticket Packages Including ACM Awards on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the full lineup of country music luminaries and chart-topping artists who will perform together on “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” and make up the evening portion of the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival.

Performances at the two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th ACM Awards will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, April 17 and continue Saturday, April 18 on the Main Stage inside of Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. A two-hour special including performances from the event will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.

Friday’s lineup will include special collaborations by Alabama & Eli Young Band, Brooks & Dunn & Reba, Darius Rucker & Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley & Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe, Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt, and Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap, along with a special performance by Brantley Gilbert.

Saturday’s lineup will include duet performances by Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell, Clint Black & Joe Nichols, Eric Church & Marty Stuart, Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy, Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban & John Anderson, Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless, and The Band Perry & Deana Carter along with special performances by Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen.

Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the 50TH ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards show and festival are now available.

Please see a full lineup of tentatively scheduled performances below for “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” listed by order of appearance and subject to change. For additional updates please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

Friday, April 17, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)

  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt
  • Darius Rucker & Sara Evans
  • Alabama & Eli Young Band
  • Brooks & Dunn & Reba
  • Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe
  • Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap
Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
  • Clint Black & Joe Nichols
  • The Band Perry & Deana Carter
  • Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark
  • Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge
  • Jake Owen
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell
  • Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless
  • Keith Urban & John Anderson
  • Eric Church & Marty Stuart
  • Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy

The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more, all leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell To Compete for ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s

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SAM HUNT, THOMAS RHETT AND COLE SWINDELL
VOTED BY FANS AT CMT.COM TO COMPETE FOR
ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED DURING LIVE TELECAST OF THE
50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
BROADCAST LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN NORTH TEXAS ON
SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Final Round Fan Voting Begins April 8 at VOTEACM.com

The Academy of Country Music and Kohl’s Department Stores announced today that Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell have been named nominees for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award Presented By Kohl’s. The winner will be announced during the LIVE broadcast of the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Hunt, Rhett and Swindell were determined as the final three (3) nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year Award via first round fan voting with partner CMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote. The final round of fan voting for the New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT with voting partner CBS.com at VoteACM.com, and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19 when the LIVE telecast begins. In selecting the winner, professional member votes will again be combined with fan votes to obtain the winner of the category.

 

Leading up to the show, CMT will premiere a special ACM-themed episode of its weekly series CMT Hot 20 Countdown featuring this year’s three nominees for New Artist of the Year, scheduled to air in conjunction with the second round of fan-voting beginning April 8th.

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About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

About Kohl’s Department Stores
Kohl’s (NYSE: KSS) is a leading specialty department store with 1,162 stores in 49 states. With a commitment to inspiring and empowering families to lead fulfilled lives, the company offers amazing national and exclusive brands, incredible savings and inspiring shopping experiences in-store, online at Kohls.com and via mobile devices. Committed to its communities, Kohl’s has raised more than $257 million for children’s initiatives nationwide through its Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise program, which operates under Kohl’s Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kohl’s Department Stores, Inc. For additional information about Kohl’s philanthropic and environmental initiatives, visit www.Kohls.com/Cares. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit www.Kohls.com.

Connect with Kohl’s:
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ACM AWARDS ANNOUNCE: THE BAND PERRY TO OPEN THE SHOW WITH EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

MERLE HAGGARD TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD AT THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD
TO BE RELEASED ON BROKEN BOW RECORDS
Star-Studded Tribute Album Featuring New Recordings Of The Hag’s Classics By Some Of Today’s Hottest Country Stars In Stores On April 1st

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MERLE HAGGARD TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD
AT THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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

Broken Bow Records is pleased to announce the April 1st release of a star-studded tribute compilation honoring one of the greatest Country music icons of our time – Merle Haggard.  Additionally, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Merle Haggard, will be honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to commemorate Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will  be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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

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

The musical celebration, WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD, features brand new covers of some of the living legend’s biggest hits, recorded by some of the hottest stars in Country music today.  The album includes performances by: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and James Wesley.

WORKING MAN’S POET:  A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD

Official Track Listing:

  1. Misery And Gin (performed by Randy Houser)
  2. Footlights (performed by Joe Nichols)
  3. Going Where The Lonely Go (performed by Jason Aldean)
  4. Today I Started Loving You Again (performed by Kristy Lee Cook)
  5. Carolyn (performed by Toby Keith)
  6. Pancho And Lefty (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley)
  7. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (* performed by Garth Brooks)
  8. You Take Me For Granted (performed by Thompson Square)
  9. Mama Tried  (performed by Ben Haggard)
  10. That’s The Way Love Goes  (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  11. Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans (performed by Jake Owen)
  12. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive  (performed by James Wesley)
  13. Workin’ Man Blues (performed by Parmalee)
  14. Are The Good Times Really Over (performed by Jason Aldean)
  15. Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room (performed by Thompson Square)
  16. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  17. The Fightin’ Side Of Me  (performed by James Wesley)
  18. My Favorite Memory (performed by Joe Nichols)
  19. Ramblin’ Fever (performed by Randy Houser)
  20. Sing Me Back Home (performed by Ben Haggard)

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The album will be available both in select stores and digitally on Tuesday, April 1st.

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ABOUT THE LEGENDARY MERLE HAGGARD:
At the age of 76, the veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/bandleader is still making some of the most compelling music of his long and storied career.  It almost goes without saying that Merle Haggard is widely regarded as country music’s greatest living recording artist.  A rugged individualist who simultaneously embodies and transcends the genre, Haggard is both a seminal superstar and an unrepentant outsider.  Over the course of a remarkably prolific five-decade career, he’s consistently shown himself to be an uncompromising creative force, far more concerned with pursuing his iconoclastic vision than with meeting the expectations of the music-industry establishment.

 

Along the way, Haggard has scored no less than 39 #1 country hits; won various Grammy, CMA and ACM awards; become the only California-born artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame; been the only country performer ever featured on the cover of the jazz bible Downbeat; as well as the only man to be invited to perform at the White House and invited to serve time in San Quentin Penitentiary.

 

His prison experiences led Haggard—who’d begun playing guitar at the age of 12 and worshipped Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams—to take stock of his life and decide to pursue a career in music.  Upon his 1962 release, he became a fixture on Bakersfield, California’s thriving country music scene, working manual labor jobs by day and playing local clubs by night.  A string of singles for the local Tally label led to a deal with Capitol Records, and in 1965 Haggard launched an incredible string of classic hits including “Swinging Doors,” “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,” “Branded Man,” “Sing Me Back Home,” “Today I Started Loving You Again,” “Mama Tried,” “Hungry Eyes,” “Silver Wings,” “Workin’ Man Blues,” “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” “If We Make It Through December” and the much-misunderstood  “Okie From Muskogee.”

 

ABOUT BROKEN BOW RECORDS:
Founded by President/ CEO Benny Brown in 1997, BROKEN BOW RECORDS continues to make a name for itself in the Country music industry. The flagship label which boasts a roster of talented artists that includes multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean, #1 chart-topper Dustin Lynch, American Idol’s Kristy Lee Cook, James Wesley and newcomer Jackie Lee, has spurned two additional labels, a management company and a publishing company – making the BBR Music Group umbrella the largest independent Country label group in the United States.  Founded in March 2009 as a continuation of the passion and determination that spawned the success of Broken Bow, STONEY CREEK RECORDS boasts a roster which includes 2x ACM and 2012 CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” and GRAMMY nominees Thompson Square; ACM and CMA nominee Randy Houser as well as #1 chart-toppers Parmalee and newcomer Lindsay Ell.  RED BOW RECORDS, in partnership with the country’s largest independent distributor RED Distribution, a Division of Sony, was founded in October 2012 and boasts an artist roster of 4x GRAMMY nominee and CMA and ACM award winner Joe Nichols and hot Country newcomers David Fanning and Chase Bryant.  The BBR Music Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN and is distributed by Sony RED. http://www.bbrmusicgroup.com

 

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

 

Darius Rucker to Host ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic / April 5 – Las Vegas

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DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2014 ACM LIFTING LIVES®
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

FRANKIE BALLARD, CHARLES KELLEY, SCOTTY MCCREERY, JAKE OWEN
AND COLE SWINDELL TO PARTICIPATE IN STAR-STUDDED TOURNAMENT

BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES’ DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brings together country music artists Frankie Ballard, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.

This fund enables ACM Lifting Lives to respond quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Funds are disbursed at the discretion of a committee made up of ACM Lifting Lives Board Members. The ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. The fund was established to honor Diane Holcomb’s memory by her only daughter, Gayle Holcomb, who served four years as Chairman of the Board of the Academy of Country Music. ACM Lifting Lives has helped 45 people and given over $230,000 through this fund since its inception in 2007.

The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS­, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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

HUNTER HAYES TO HEADLINE ACM WEEK KICK OFF PARTY WITH 95.5 THE BULL TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

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HUNTER HAYES TO HEADLINE ACM WEEK KICK OFF PARTY WITH 95.5 THE BULL
TO OFFICIALLY KICK OFF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

FULL LINE-UP INCLUDES DAVID NAIL, COLE SWINDELL AND SASHA MCVEIGH

THE FREE OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERT FOR FANS TO BE HELD
APRIL 3, 2014 AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS

WHAT:  ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull is a free open-to-the-public concert event headlined by Hunter Hayes on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ. The event will officially kick off The Week Vegas Goes Country® and serve as a preview to the previously announced 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, also being held at The LINQ. The events are all a part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

During the ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull Thursday event, fans can check out the interactive experiences at the Fun Zone, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, bars, and much more starting at 6pm.

WHO:  The evening will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and will include scheduled performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.

 

WHEN:                 Thursday, April 3, 2014
6:00pm                 DOORS OPEN
6:55pm                 Sasha McVeigh
7:35pm                 Cole Swindell
8:25pm                  David Nail
9:45pm                 Hunter Hayes

 

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

 

TICKETS:  The ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull is FREE and OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC with doors opening at 6:00pm. 

One-day tickets for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are now available for $45 in addition to the available two-day ticket passes for $65 at www.ticketmaster.com.  For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

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

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ERIC CHURCH, TOBY KEITH, AND LADY ANTEBELLUM WITH STEVIE NICKS
ADDED TO LINEUP OF PERFORMERS ON
THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks are scheduled to perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

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

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

RADIO AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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RADIO AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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BOBBY BONES, AMY & LUNCHBOX OF “THE BOBBY BONES SHOW” AND LON HELTON

TIED TO WIN NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

The Academy of Country Music announced today the full list of radio award winners that will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

This is the first ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year Award win for Bobby Bones, Amy, and Lunchbox of The Bobby Bones Show, and third win for Lon Helton of Country Countdown USA.  Helton previously won this award in 2011 and 2008.

Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 5, the day prior to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

NATIONAL (TIE)                        Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox – The Bobby Bones Show

Lon Helton – Country Countdown USA

MAJOR MARKET                      Paul Schadt, Meg and Geof – WKKT-FM – Charlotte, NC

LARGE MARKET                       Lisa McKay – WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC

MEDIUM MARKET                     Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt – WIVK-FM – Knoxville, TN

SMALL MARKET                       Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry – KKNU-FM – Eugene, OR

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR WINNERS:

MAJOR MARKET (TIE)    KUPL-FM – Portland, OR

WXTU FM – Philadelphia, PA

LARGE MARKET             WCTK-FM – Providence, RI

MEDIUM MARKET           WBBS-FM – Syracuse, NY

SMALL MARKET             WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN

 

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

Luke Bryan to Perform with Florida Georgia Line at ACM Fan Jam / April 6 – Las Vegas

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LUKE BRYAN TO PERFORM WITH FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ON
THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
VIA LIVE REMOTE FROM THE
4TH ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM

ACM FAN JAM TO BE HELD AT THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

FAN JAM TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, Luke Bryan, will make a special performance at the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam live remote at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 6, 2014. The performance is in addition to his co-hosting duties with Blake Shelton at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

The 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by reigning ACM New Artist of the Year Florida Georgia Line, is a fans-only, live concert event which gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by top-tier music acts including Bryan and Florida Georgia Line.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line; details will be announced soon.

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

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

 

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

49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Returns to MGM Grand Las Vegas Sunday, April 6

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BLAKE SHELTON AND LUKE BRYAN RETURN TO CO-HOST
49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON CBS 

FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE TO HOST 4th ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM
REMOTE INTO THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

FROM THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014

ACM TV SPECIAL TAPING AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

MONDAY, APRIL 7, 2014 TO AIR AT A FUTURE DATE ON CBS

TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 13, 2013 AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

Four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will return to co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, produced by dick clark productions and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second time hosting the Awards telecast.

Reigning New Artist and New Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will host the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 6, 2014. This live remote location gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards!  Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line; details will be announced soon.

The Academy and dick clark productions will once again tape an all-star concert TV special Monday, April 7, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring today’s top country acts and more.  Talent announcements are forthcoming.  The special will air at a later date on CBS and ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

STAY TUNED for more information to be announced soon for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a 2-day outdoor music festival featuring a lineup of music performances by country’s top hit makers, which will be held April 4th and 5th.   Tickets go on sale Friday, January 10, 2014.  More details to be announced in January.

For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.  Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com.  ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on room rates at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay based on availability.

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10 AM (PT) Tuesday, December 10th by visiting www.ACMawards.com.

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE:  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM (PT) Tuesday, December 10th by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (PT) Friday, December 13th at www.ACMawards.com.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates!   Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas will become available in early February, details to be posted at www.ACMcountry.com.

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

Jewel to Perform ACM Lifting Lives Moment During ACM Awards – 4/7

JEWEL PARTNERS WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES®
TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CHILD HUNGER IN THE U.S. DURING SPECIAL MOMENT
ON THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

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ACM Lifting Lives Moment to Feature Jewel’s Performance of “Hands” and “Fill a Heart,” an Original Song Written by Tori Kelly to Benefit ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign

The Academy of Country Music announced today that  Jewel will partner with ACM Lifting Lives® to perform a live mash-up of her chart-topping hit “Hands” combined with “Fill a Heart,” an original song written by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly. This special musical moment, presented by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, will be performed at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00PM, live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Kelly, who wrote “Fill a Heart” for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to bring the story of hunger to life, will introduce the powerful 2013 ACM Lifting Lives moment with Jewel to viewers. This year’s ACM Lifting Lives show moment with Jewel marks the fifth consecutive year of moving performances, which have highlighted worthy causes and provided support on behalf of their beneficiaries during the live Awards telecast.

 

Jewel experienced significant hardship in her early years prior to embarking on a successful career as a singer-songwriter and selling over 27 million albums worldwide. Without a place to call home, there were times when she wasn’t sure where she would spend the night or find her next meal. This experience provided the inspiration for her hit song “Hands,” a song about desperate times and not losing hope.

 

“I’m so honored to perform this year’s ACM Lifting Lives moment and support ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. It’s an important cause I hold near and dear to my heart, and this is a wonderful way to give back and raise awareness. Tori wrote such a beautiful song, and I hope it serves as a wakeup call to everyone about how widespread a problem this is in the United States,” said Jewel.

 

“The Academy has been dedicated to improving lives through the power of music for forty years, and this is the fifth year we’ve included an ACM Lifting Lives moment in the ACM Awards. We are proud to partner once again with ConAgra Foods to bring together a memorable performance to viewers at home, and remind them about some serious issues that Americans face on a daily basis,” said Hannah Martin, Manager, ACM Lifting Lives. “It’s an honor to have Jewel and Tori contribute their talents to this cause, and to help raise awareness for the nearly 17 million children who live in food insecure homes today.”

ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, is spotlighting the need to end child hunger in conjunction with ConAgra Foods, which in partnership with the ConAgra Foods Foundation has been fighting to end child hunger in America for 20 years. To participate in ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program, consumers can purchase specially-marked packages of select ConAgra Foods brands, including Banquet®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, PAM®, Chef Boyardee®, Orville Redenbacher’s®, Manwich®, Snack Pack®, or Peter Pan® Peanut Butter, and then visit www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com to enter the eight-digit code found on participating product packages. For each code entered through August 2013, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal* to Feeding America. Consumers can also download their favorite version of Tori Kelly’s “Fill a Heart” from Cody Simpson and Amber Riley on the website to share with others and inspire action for the cause.

 

“Child hunger is a problem we cannot ignore,” said Chris Sinta, Director of Consumer Promotions at ConAgra Foods. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with the Academy of Country Music and we’re honored to have Jewel sing ‘Fill a Heart.’ Together, we can help make a difference.”

 

For more information on how to join the fight against child hunger and how to participate in the ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, please visit www.childhungerendshere.com.

 

* For every code entered by 8/31/13, ConAgra Foods will donate 12.5¢, the cost for Feeding America to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. Maximum: 3 million meals. Guaranteed minimum donation: 1 million meals ($125,000). Limit 5 code entries per person/computer each day. Valid in U.S. only. To enter codes and learn more, visit www.childhungerendshere.com.

 

About Jewel
Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time GRAMMY nominee, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career.

 

After a tremendous amount of success as a singer-songwriter and over 27 million albums sold, in 2013 Jewel released a Greatest Hits album. The album features a collection of her most known songs as well as two new duets with Kelly Clarkson and The Pistol Annies, in addition to a new track called “Two Hearts Breaking.” She will also star as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,” based on June’s life, which will make its world premiere on Lifetime on Monday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

 

Jewel currently lives on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas with her husband, World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray and their baby Kase Townes Murray.

 

About Tori Kelly
Tori Kelly is a 20 year-old singer/songwriter/producer from Southern California. She self-released Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly last May, a collection of songs that perfectly blend the accessibility of the girl next door with the depth and skill of a world class artist. Tori started singing at age three and then picked up drums, piano and guitar shortly thereafter. She credits Michael Jackson, Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Jill Scott, and gospel artists such as Crystal Lewis and J. Moss as her musical influences, which are reflected in her soulful pop/rock blend. It is her clear and uncompromising vision for her craft and career that has helped her build a YouTube channel that has garnered over 35,000,000 views and a following that spans the globe. The new “it girl” of music, Tori has generated a buzz not seen in years from a female singer/songwriter. When she stands on stage she gives new meaning to “a girl and her guitar.” In a world where so much music has become overproduced and complex, Tori is a purist…her unique vocal runs and the purity of her tone are impossible to ignore.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

 

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives® provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music.  Downloads and direct donations of Toby Keith’s performance on the 45th annual telecast, Darius Rucker’s performance on the 46th annual telecast and Little Big Town’s performance on the 47th annual telecast raised funds and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign respectively.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

About ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America’s largest packaged food companies. Its balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 97 percent of America’s households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, Orville Redenbacher’s® popcorn, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim® beef jerky, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, plus food sold under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club stores and drugstores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with dinner ideas and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.