Photos: Country Music Superstars Perform During Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience, Dec. 5

 

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTARS PERFORM DURING
DOWNTOWN HOEDOWN AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE, DEC. 5

 

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, Fremont Street Experience kicked off ten days of competition and country with free live entertainment during the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown in downtown Las Vegas. Rodeo fans celebrated the return of Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) and danced the night away under the iconic Viva Vision canopy while country music sensations Chris Janson, Granger Smith, Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, Collin Raye, Haley & Michaels and Corb Lund delivered boot-stomping performances on all three stages.

Corb Lund kicked off the night on the Main Street Stage with some of his most popular hits. Shortly after, Haley & Michaels took over the 1st Street Stage for a rowdy performance featuring their honkytonk tunes. Over on the 3rd Street Stage, the Roots & Boots Tour featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye hyped up the crowd, performing top tracks such as “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful,” “There Ain’t Nothing Wrong With the Radio” and “Love, Me.”

Afterward, country fans immediately went wild as Granger Smith took over 1st Street Stage and showed off his signature sounds with hits including “Backroad Song,” “If the Boot Fits” and “Happens Like That.” Later in the evening, world-renowned country star Chris Janson wrapped up the 32nd Annual Downtown Hoedown on 3rd Street Stage with an hour-long set featuring chart-topping hits such as “Buy Me a Boat,” “Fix a Drink,” “Drunk Girl” and “Holdin’ Her.”

Cotton Eyed Joe Celebrates 25th Anniversary — Named The ACM 2018 “Nightclub Of The Year”

 

COTTON EYED JOE CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY — NAMED THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC 2018 “NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR”

New Owner Brings Famed Nightclub New Dance Floor, Lighting, Pool Tables, Concerts and more!

For over 25 years, the Cotton Eyed Joe has served as the hottest night club in all of East Tennessee. In fact, this year, it won the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Industry Award for Nightclub of the Year! The ‘Joe’ is already awesome, but it’s about to get a whole lot better! From complete renovations to new offerings, such as valet parking, the “Joe” will have a totally updated atmosphere, perfect for concerts. All of these changes are made possible thanks to the “Joe’s” new owner, Chuck Ward. He’s been in the real estate business for 30 years, and he’s already begun to give the club a much-needed face-lift.

READ: Knoxville’s Cotton Eyed Joe to receive at least $150K in renovations (Knox News / USA Today network)

“Everybody loves the Cotton Eyed Joe, and I’m thrilled to be the one who will make them love it even more,” said new owner, Chuck Ward. “I’m working hard to make it better than ever and more visitor friendly. Thanks to everyone who comes out to see us!”

CLUB UPDATES:
Part of the “Joe’s” renovations include new flooring, dance floors, lighting, and pool tables. Coming soon they will have updated restrooms and a permanent stage for their world-famous performances!

NEW CHANGES & OFFERINGS:
Arriving at the ‘Joe’ has never been better because the valet parking services have been enhanced. An all new menu will be making its debut sometime soon at the ‘Joe’. It will be filled with usual pub fare bar food, plus many delicious fresh food choices.

FREE Dance Lessons are held at the ‘Joe’ from 7-9pm on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday’s Lessons consist of two stepping and line dancing, and Sunday’s lessons consist of line dancing. Cotton Eyed Joe is always teaching new and exciting dance moves!

UNIQUE FACTS:
18+ are always welcome at the Cotton Eyed Joe! CEJ has weekly specials, too, so club goers can have a good time while also saving some cash.

Each week, more than 3,000 people occupy the “Joe’s” 25,000 square foot building, and dance on the 2,500 sq ft dance floor.

One of the coolest features about the “Joe” is how it’s decorated. For example, the DJ booth is an actual semi-truck! The rest of the building is filled with signed photos, western gear, and much more.

The National Anthem is played EVERY NIGHT, followed by the club’s theme song, “Cotton Eyed Joe”.

ACTIVITIES:
In addition to dancing and enjoying your favorite cold beverage, there are many other fun things to do at Cotton Eyed Joe. From video games, to pool tables, or taking a ride on the mechanical bull, it would be impossible not to have a good time at the “Joe.” Additionally, there are also games like Jenga, darts, and Foosball.

Joe’s Closet is a shopping center located inside Cotton Eyed Joe, where t-shirts, hats, koozies, and more can be purchased. This is also the place for coat checks, and where concert tickets can be purchased.

SHOW HISTORY:
Over the years, the Cotton Eyed Joe has housed many incredible performances. Artists include Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Uncle Kracker, Eli Young Band, Dan + Shay, Montgomery Gentry, Brothers Osborne, Aaron Lewis, Joe Nichols, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Old Dominion, Chase Bryant, Tyler Farr, Morgan Wallen, Maddie and Tae, Bret Michaels, Colt Ford, Gary Allen, Lauren Alaina, William Michael Morgan, Chase Rice, Michael Ray, and many more!

UPCOMING CONCERT EVENTS:
AUG 24 – Colt Ford
SEP 7 – Randy Rogers Band
SEP 21 – Joe Nichols
SEP 22 – Confederate Railroad
SEP 26 – Josh Blue
OCT 19 – Riley Green
DEC 07  – The Lacs

For additional information and upcoming concerts and events, visit Cotton Eyed Joe’s website at www.cottoneyedjoe.com

ABOUT COTTON EYED JOE:
In 2017, Chuck Ward, a real estate investor purchased Cotton Eyed Joe as his “new project.” Less than a year later, the Joe was named “Nightclub of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music. With renovations, concerts, and special events happening weekly, more than 3,000 people occupy the “Joe’s” 25,000 square foot building and dance on the 2,500 square foot dance floor. The “Joe’s” décor includes signed memorabilia, western gear, and a DJ booth made from an actual semi-truck. Those 18+ are always welcome for shows and a good time.

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

Single Day Tickets for WME’s 2nd Annual BASH at the BEACH are Now On Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

SINGLE DAY TICKETS FOR WME’S 2nd ANNUAL BASH AT THE BEACH
ARE NOW ON SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 13-14
AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

EVENT BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES® AS PART OF ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE ®
WEEKEND OF 53rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Single day tickets are now on sale for WME’s second annual BASH at the BEACH. The two-night concert hosted by Todd and Chase Chrisley will take place at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, leading up to the 53rd ACM Awards taking place on Sunday, April 15. Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach, or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

Arena-headlining country superstar and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Chris Young, is set to close out the two-night event with a special performance on Saturday night. Bringing his trademark high energy, platinum selling artist and widely praised performer Chris Janson will headline Friday night’s show. Individual daily lineups are as follows:

Friday, April 13: Chris Janson, Granger Smith, LANCO, Cam, Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis and Dee Jay Silver.

Saturday, April 14: Chris Young, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Dee Jay Silver.

 

 

For a detailed show schedule, please go to www.partyforacause.com

Two- day passes are still available for purchase. With the purchase of one ticket, fans can enjoy two nights of high-energy performances by country music’s hottest stars.

This event is in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause events and it will be the place to be during “The Week Vegas Goes Country.” Fans can purchase their single and two-day passes to BASH at the BEACH now at www.ticketmaster.com, at any Mandalay Bay Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000. Proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of 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 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. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure 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.

About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About WME
WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

New Talent Announced for 6th ACM Party for a Cause (April 12-15 – Las Vegas)

 

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

MORE THAN 80 OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS AND EMERGING TALENTS
TO PERFORM AT EVENTS BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES® TAKING PLACE APRIL 12 – 15, 2018
SURROUNDING THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

April 12-15! Get tix NOW! https://www.partyforacause.com

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Lauren Alaina, Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and more have been added to the musical lineup for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. More than 80 of country music’s most celebrated artists and emerging talents will all perform at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018.

 

Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The latest schedule of events is listed below. For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sale information and the most up-to-date lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.PartyForaCause.com.

 

6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
6:00 PM               95.5 The Bull’s 10th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: The Pearl, Palms Resort
Performers: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, Midland, Justin Moore, and Tyler Rich

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Russell Dickerson

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Rodney Atkins, Travis Denning, Cale Dodds, FILMORE, Ben Gallaher, Tony Jackson, Tegan Marie, Kendall Marvel, Jackson Michelson, Josh Mirenda, Stevie Monce, Tim Montana, Kip Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Aaron Watson

 

6:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause with Old Dominion
Location: Sandbar Pool at Red Rock Casino Resort
Performers: Old Dominion, Michael Ray

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Cam, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, LANCO, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, and Morgan Wallen

 

8:00 PM               ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Lee Brice, Lori McKenna, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne
Hosted by: Storme Warren

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Montgomery Gentry

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Marcus Hummon, Eric Paslay, and RaeLynn

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
8:00 AM               ACM Workout for a Cause: Erin Oprea Unleashed Tour with special guest Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Talent: Kelsea Ballerini, Erin Oprea (Celebrity Trainer), and more

 

9:00 AM               ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Location: Flamingo GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Craig Campbell, Chase Rice

 

10:00 AM            ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off Hosted by Charles Kelley & Darius Rucker
Location: Topgolf, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Chris Lane, Tegan Marie, and Eric Paslay

 

11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kenny Foster, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Lucas Hoge, Austin Jenckes, LOCASH, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Stephanie Quayle, Brandon Ray, Jake Rose, Smithfield, Scott Stevens, and Tenille Townes

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Dee Jay Silver, and Chris Young

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kristian Bush, Adam Hambrick, and Terry McBride

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Craig Wayne Boyd, Josh Gracin, and The Swon Brothers

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party
Presented by Security Benefit
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Luke Combs, High Valley, Home Free, Tracy Lawrence, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope, and more
Hosted by: Shawn Parr

 

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. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure 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.

 

Lineup Announced for WME’s 2nd Annual Bash at The Beach to Be Held Friday & Saturday, April 13-14 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR WME’S 2nd ANNUAL BASH AT THE BEACH
TO BE HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 13-14TH
AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

EVENT BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES® AS PART OF ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE ®
WEEKEND OF 53rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

The lineup has been announced for WME’s second annual BASH at the BEACH. The two-night concert will take place at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach, or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

Arena-headlining country superstar and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Chris Young, is set to close out the two-night event with a special performance on Saturday night. Bringing his trademark high energy, platinum selling artist and widely praised performer Chris Janson will headline Friday night’s show. Cam, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Parmalee, RaeLynn and Scotty McCreery are also set to perform. For a detailed show schedule, please go to www.partyforacause.com.

With the purchase of one ticket, fans can enjoy two nights of high-energy performances by country music’s hottest stars. Proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.

This event is the latest to be announced in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause festivities, and it will be the place to be during “The Week Vegas Goes Country.” Fans will be able to purchase their two-day passes to BASH at the BEACH beginning Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. PST at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Pre-sales begin Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST.

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. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure 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.

About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit mandalaybay.com, call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

About WME

WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ TO AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

(Photo Credit: Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music)

 

 

Tune in to watch the 11th Annual ACM Honors™ on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The two-hour musical special features some of country music’s biggest superstars taking the stage for show-stopping performances and can’t-miss collaborations in honor of the ACM Special Award honorees from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™.

 

Special Awards recipients celebrated at the 11th ACM Honors included Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also recognized Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

 

The special features performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, and George Strait, plus performances/presentations from Chris Janson, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, and Hillary Scott. Additional presenters included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, songwriter Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum, Cassadee Pope, and Jimmy Webb.

 

About ACM Honors™

ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors taped Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and is produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/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.

 

New Performers Announced for 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM
AT THE 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS
 TAKING PLACE MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

 

CHASE BRYANT, EASTON CORBIN, JOSH TURNER
& MORE SET TO PERFORM DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

 

ACM Launches iPhone & Android App Featuring All Event Details

 

Tickets Available NOW at www.ACMpartyforacause.com

 

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner among others have been added to the musical lineup for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. They join an epic lineup of performers set to take the stages at events taking place at various venues across Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2, 2017, surrounding 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.

 

The 5th ACM Party for a Cause will consist of eighteen events across thirteen venues featuring performances by over eighty artists during The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including three events at the official host hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

The ACM App, the ultimate fan guide to navigating the 5th ACM Party for a Cause events, is available NOW for download on both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play. The app offers fans the latest on performers, ticket info and concert schedules for all ACM Party for a Cause events, as well as the latest news, exclusive videos and info on nominees for this year’s 52nd ACM Awards®.

 

Additional performers and hosts include Cody Alan, American Young, Tucker Beathard, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Adam Craig, Crook & Chase, DJ Bad Ash, DJ DU, Emerson Drive, Lucas Hoge, Tony Jackson, Olivia Lane, Hillary Lindsey, Shawn Parr from Nash Nights Live, Maddie & Tae, Lori McKenna, Jackson Michelson, Stephanie Quayle, Cole Swindell, The Swon Brothers, Trick Pony, Morgan Wallen and Storme Warren.

 

Previously announced performers include Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Bailey Bryan, Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Florida Georgia Line, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, Ashley Gorley, Walker Hayes, HISH, Ryan Hurd, Chris Janson, Ryan Kinder, Lady Antebellum, Chris Lane, Luke Laird, LANCO, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LOCASH, Love & Theft, Dustin Lynch, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery,  Alyssa Micaela, Midland, William Michael Morgan, Kip Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young.

 

Sponsors for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause are Country Rebel, Dr Pepper, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority (LVCVA), MillerCoors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Security Benefit, Virginia Black.

 

The full schedule of events, ticket on-sale dates, and hotel codes for the 5th ACM Party for a Cause with additional details can be found below. All events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

For additional details and the most updated lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty!

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

All tickets are available for purchase now at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:
7:00 PM                95.5 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Alyssa Micaela, Midland, Michael Ray, The Swon Brothers

 

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
Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Big & Rich, Maddie & Tae, Brett Young, William Michael Morgan, Dee Jay Silver

9:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP
Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort
Performers: Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, with Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion and more; Hosted by Storme Warren

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Location: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Ryan Kinder

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade
Performers: Bailey Bryan, Kenny Foster, Morgan Wallen

10:30 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase
Location: Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:
12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Chase Bryant, Emerson Drive, Love and Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson also including American Young, Russell Dickerson, DJ Bad Ash, DJ DU, Lucas Hoge, Tony Jackson, Olivia Lane, Jackson Michelson, Stephanie Quayle, Trick Pony

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause Presented by MillerCoors
Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Dee Jay Silver; Hosted by Storme Warren
5:30 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Eric Paslay, Brett Young with HISH; Hosted by Bobby Bones with Crook and Chase
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Performers: Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis; Hosted by Storme Warren
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Tucker Beathard, Dylan Scott, Dee Jay Silver
9:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Lucas Hoge, Stephanie Quayle, Trick Pony
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera
Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas
Performers: Adam Craig, John Rich, Clay Walker

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:
12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause: REHAB
Location: REHAB, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: HISH
8:15 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint Presented by Security Benefit
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Walker Hayes, LANCO, Scotty McCreery; Hosted by Cody Alan and Crook & Chase
8:15 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at Park Theater Presented by Security Benefit
Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Performers: Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, RaeLynn, Josh Turner, Clay Walker, HISH; Hosted by Shawn Parr

 

 

ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With nearly 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and more than 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. Download the virtual reality app, Vegas VR, to experience Las Vegas from your iPhone or Android by visiting http://www.vrtv.vegas/.   For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.visitlasvegas.com.

Academy of Country Music Announces Additional Details for The Week Vegas Goes Country

ADDITIONAL EVENTS & SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR
“THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017
INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® TAKING PLACE
MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017 SURROUNDING THE 52ND ACM AWARDS®

 

Ticket Packages to be Available for Pre-Sale on Friday, February 17 and
On-Sale Saturday, February 18 on www.ACMpartyforacause.com

 

Series of Fan Events To Take Over Las Vegas

 

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along 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.

 

The Academy of Country Music has announced additional events which will add to the all-star lineup for The Week Vegas Goes Country. These newly added festivities will kick-off on Friday, March 31 with the ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase, continue Saturday, April 1 with an ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, and close out on Sunday, April 2 with ACM Pool Party for a Cause: Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Each of the festivities for The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music including Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Bailey Bryan, Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, Ashley Gorley, Walker Hayes, HISH, Ryan Hurd, Chris Janson, Ryan Kinder, Lady Antebellum, Luke Laird, LANCO, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LOCASH, Love & Theft, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Alyssa Micaela, Midland, William Michael Morgan, Kip Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young and more to be announced!

 

The full schedule of events, ticket on-sale dates, and hotel codes for the 5th ACM Party for a Cause with additional details can be found below. All events will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

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.

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AND ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Both can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, February 17, 2017 by visiting www.partyforacause.com.The pre-sale code will be emailed prior to the on-sale.
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Saturday February 18, 2017 at www.partyforacause.com.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 2017:
6:00 PM                95.5 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Alyssa Micaela, Midland, Michael Ray

 

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
Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jake Owen and more to be announced

8:30 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP
Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort
Performers: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and more to be announced
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill
Location: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Ryan Kinder
10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ
Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade
Performers: Bailey Bryan, Kenny Foster
10:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase
                                Location: Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Love & Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson and more to be announced

1:00 PM                ACM Pool Party for a Cause at GO Pool
Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Dee Jay Silver
5:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Eric Paslay, Dee Jay Silver, Brett Young

7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at House of Blues presented by CAA
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: To Be Announced

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera
Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas
Performers: John Rich, Clay Walker

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause: REHAB
                                Location: REHAB, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: HISH
8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Walker Hayes, LANCO, Scotty McCreery and more to be announced
8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at Park Theater
Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino
Performers: Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, RaeLynn, Clay Walker, HISH

 

Host Hotel: Please visit Hard Rock Hotel & Casino http://bit.ly/2kBV9XC and use code HRHACM7

 

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!

 

Garth Brooks Joins Lineup For February 8 Tribute To Randy Travis

GARTH BROOKS JOINS LINEUP FOR FEBRUARY 8 TRIBUTE TO RANDY TRAVIS

Tickets On Sale Now to 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks. Tickets for the historic night are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

“Mary and I are so blessed to have amazing friends all over this industry. Garth Brooks is an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house, I am humbled by his involvement,” said Travis.

The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from over 30 artists including Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, Mark Chesnutt, James Dupre, Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Ben Haggard, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Daryle Singletary, Michael W. Smith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Wynonna, Chris Young with more still to be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group /Ontourage Management , Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.

About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.

Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.

 

You can follow him at:
facebook.com/GarthBrooks
twitter.com/garthbrooks
instagram.com/garthbrooks

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

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.

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION:

Twitter: @ACCAs
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Recap: 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival Continues w/ Headliner Dierks Bentley / Cabela’s & ACM’s Archerty Tournament

Last night, Dierks Bentley headlined the second night of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The three-day event continued with an all-star lineup of performers on the Ram Trucks Main Stage including Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Chris Stapleton and Chris Young. Earlier performances on the Cabela’s Stage featured Chase Bryant, Courtney Cole, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson and A Thousand Horses.

 

Highlights from the second day and night included:

 

  • Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelly and Eric Paslay joined headliner Dierks Bentley on stage to perform Kelley’s debut solo single, “The Driver.”
  • Lee Brice performed an acoustic version of Eli Young Band’s “Crazy Girl;” which he wrote.
  • Dustin Lynch crowd surfed from the Ram Trucks Main Stage in an inflatable boat while he sang “Where It’s At.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed a duet with his wife, Morgane, as the sunset over the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.
  • ACM CEO Bob Romeo presented Chris Stapleton with his ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year
  • Lee Brice surprised Ginger Ravella (a military widow and Folds of Honor advocate) with a piece of her past that she never thought she’d ever see again, a truck that had belonged to her fallen husband and sold before his deployment. Ginger was overwhelmed by the gesture and was overcome with tears on stage during the presentation*.
    • Back Story: Last year, Lee performed a benefit concert for Folds of Honor, a non-profit that provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or disabled veterans. After the performance, Ginger Ravella (a military widow and Folds of Honor advocate) was overcome with emotion and told Lee that his song, ‘I Drive Your Truck’ held a special meaning to her family – it reminded Ginger of her fallen husband, Troy Gilbert, who was forced to sell his 3rd generation family-owned truck before his last deployment. Troy’s F-16 fighter jet crashed in Iraq while trying to save U.S. troops (story here). Immediately, Lee and his manager got digging. After nearly 6 months of cross country searching, Lee and Ginger’s second husband (Jim Ravella) found Troy’s original truck in Phoenix, AZ. They purchased the truck, payed to get it fixed up and shipped it to Las Vegas in time for the ACMs this weekend, where Lee will be surprising Ginger (in the audience) with the truck. To make it better, Troy’s youngest son, Greyson, got his license earlier this month and will be driving his late father’s truck.
  • Multiple checks were presented on behalf of the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives to beneficiaries of this year’s ACM Party for a Cause Festival including Folds of Honor, Military Warriors Support Foundation,Honor Flight SouthlandNavy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

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  • The morning kicked off with the ACM & Cabela’s Celebrity Tic-Tac-Toe Archery Tournament. Cabela’s Ambassadors Luke Bryan and Justin Moore returned to host the fan-favorite event held at the Cabela’s Stage at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Country music stars Luke Bryan, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Eric Paslay, Chris Rice, and Granger Smith, former MLB player Adam LaRoche, plus Cabela’s pro staff Wade Middleton and Kristy Titus participated in the archery tournament featuring Cabela’s state-of-the-art archery equipment.
    • HIGHLIGHTS:
      • Team Luke and Team Justin competing head-to-head for the trophy:
      • Team Luke included country music artists Chris Janson, Chase Rice, and Granger Smith plus Cabela’s pro staffer Wade Middleton.
      • Team Justin included artists Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, former MLB player Adam LaRoche and Cabela’s Pro Staffer Kristy Titus. Country artist Lucas Hoge and bow hunting athlete Cameron Hanes also competed at the event during half-time.
      • Team Luke was leading the competition when Storme Warren suggested that Luke Bryan and Justin Moore make a sudden death deal: the two artists shoot one last game of tic-tac-toe and whoever wins would take home the trophy. In spite of Team Luke’s commanding lead, Justin surprised the crowd with a victory!
      • Additional attendees included event emcees Storme Warren and Eva Shocky.

 

 

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On Sunday, April 3, Kenny Chesney will close out the festival with a full set after his performance on the 51st ACM Awards. Earlier in the evening, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice and Old Dominion will perform on the Ram Trucks Main Stage, while Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris and Granger Smith will perform on the Cabela’s Stage.

 

Fans can still purchase single 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, partnerships with artists, and corporate sponsors have 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. This year’s beneficiaries include Folds of Honor, Military Warriors Support Foundation, Honor Flight SouthlandNavy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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

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

 

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

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

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

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
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About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR® 

51ST ACM AWARDS® TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

Eric Church and Chris Stapleton Lead with Five Nominations; Cam, Chris Young and Little Big Town Each Receive Four Nominations, with Karen Fairchild Receiving An Additional Nod; Chris Janson, Miranda Lambert and Thomas Rhett Each Receive Three Nominations  

 

Nominations were announced today for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by Dierks Bentley and reigning  ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM – 11:00PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

 

Dierks Bentley announced the nominees for six categories including Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Female Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Duo of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year, and Album of the Year live today on “CBS This Morning.” Additionally, “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Nancy O’Dell revealed nominees for the newcomer categories, Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year on ETOnline.com.

 

Eric Church is nominated in five categories, including his first for Entertainer of the Year and third for Male Vocalist of the Year. Also, Church is nominated for Album of the Year for Mr. Misunderstood, Video of the Year for “Mr. Misunderstood,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “Raise ‘Em Up” with Keith Urban.

 

Chris Stapleton earned five nominations, including his first-ever nods for Male Vocalist of the Year, New Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year for “Hangover Tonight” with Gary Allan, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Album of the Year category for Traveller.

 

Cam, first-time ACM Awards nominee, received four nominations, including New Female Vocalist of the Year, Video of the Year for “Burning House, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Burning House.”

 

Chris Young received four nominations, including his first Album of the Year nomination for I’m Comin’ Over as both the artist and producer. Also, he received two nods as artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “I’m Comin’ Over.”

 

Little Big Town, reigning Vocal Group of the Year,  leads group nominations with four, including their 10th nomination for Vocal Group of the Year. The group earned nominations in the Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year categories for the song “Girl Crush.” Also, Little Big Town received a Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” with Miranda Lambert. Additionally, Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild received an individual nomination for Vocal Event of the Year for “Home Alone Tonight” with Luke Bryan.

 

First-time ACM Awards nominee, Chris Janson earned three nominations, including New Male Vocalist of the Year, and is twice nominated as both artist and producer in the Single Record of the Year category for “Buy Me A Boat.”

 

Reigning Female Vocalist of the Year, Miranda Lambert earned three nominations, including her fifth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and 10th consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, she is nominated for Vocal Event of the Year for “Smokin’ And Drinkin’” featuring Little Big Town.

 

Thomas Rhett earned three nominations including his first in the Album of the Year category for Tangled Up and Single Record of the Year category for “Die a Happy Man.” Also, he received a nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

 

Previously fan-voted, Entertainer of the Year and newcomer categories, New Male Vocalist of the Year, New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, are now all incorporated into the professional membership voting process this year.

 

Following is the list of final nominees. Note, nominees for Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Studio Recording Awards and Industry Awards will be announced at a later date. The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

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Entertainer of the Year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Miranda Lambert

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Male Vocalist of the year

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Eric Church
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Chris Stapleton

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Female Vocalist of the year

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Jana Kramer
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

Vocal Duo of the year

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Joey + Rory
  • Maddie & Tae

 

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Eli Young Band
  • Little Big Town
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Zac Brown Band

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NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Brett Eldredge
  • Chris Janson
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Chase Rice
  • Chris Stapleton

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Cam
  • Mickey Guyton
  • RaeLynn

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne
  • Maddie & Tae
  • Old Dominion
  • Parmalee

 

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

  • I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Label: RCA Records

 

  • Montevallo – Sam Hunt

Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

  • Misunderstood – Eric Church

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

 

  • Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Chris DeStefano, Joe London

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

  • Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

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

  • Burning House – Cam

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs

Record Labels: Arista Nashville, RCA Records, Kravenworks

  • Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson

Producers: Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Chris Janson

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

 

  • Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

  • Girl Crush – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

  • Take Your Time – Sam Hunt

Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

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

  • Biscuits – Kacey Musgraves

Director: Mark Klasfeld

Producer: Nicole Acacio

 

  • Burning House – Cam

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Trent Hardville

 

  • Girl Crush – Little Big Town

Directors: Karla Welch, Matthew Welch

Producer: Amanda Prunesti

 

  • Misunderstood – Eric Church

Directors: Reid Long, John Peets

Producer: Megan Smith

 

  • Riser – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

 

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

  • Hangover Tonight – Gary Allan Featuring Chris Stapleton

Producers: Gary Allan, Greg Droman

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

  • Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild

Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Nashville

 

  • Raise ‘Em Up – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Nashville

  • Smokin’ And Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town

Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

  • Wild Child – Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

 

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 2 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR  (3-way tie within category lead to increased nominees)

  • Blair Garner, Chuck Wicks                                                             America’s Morning Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                                            CMT After MidNite with Cody Alan
  • Lon Helton                                                                                          Country Countdown USA with Lon Helton
  • Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase                                            The Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Sam Alex                                                                                             Taste of Country Nights
  • The Bobby Bones Show                                                                                The Bobby Bones Show
  • Whitney Allen, Jackie Stevens & Mike McNamee                             The Big Time with Whitney Allen

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                           KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • Cadillac Jack                                                                        WQYK-FM                           St. Petersburg, FL
  • Chris Carr, Maverick and Kia                                        KEEY-FM                              St. Louis Park, MN
  • Paul Schadt, Meg Butterly, Geof Knight                                 WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • Tanner in the Morning                                                   WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • AJ & Ashley In The Morning                                        WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                     WLHK-FM                            Indianapolis, IN
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt & Kevin Freeman   WFMS-FM                    Indianapolis, IN
  • Karen, Scott & Radar                                                      WMIL-FM                           Greenfield, WI
  • Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin                                 KAJA-FM                            San Antonio, TX

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison Mencer, Jimmy Holt              WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN
  • Broadway, Cory, Jordan                                                                WWYZ-FM                          Hartford, CT
  • Buzz Jackson                                                                      KIIM-FM                              Tucson, AZ
  • Scott Wynn, Sarah Kay, Sue Wilson                          WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • The Dex and Mo Show                                                  WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox & Tracy Berry                             KKNU-FM                            Eugene, OR
  • Brent Lane and Candy Ruddy                                      WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore –    KUAD-FM                            Windsor, CO
    The Good Morning Guys
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                                                KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • Sherry St. John                                                                  WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KMLE-FM                            Phoenix, AZ
  • WKKT-FM                            Charlotte, NC
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WQYK-FM                           St. Petersburg, FL
  • WYCD-FM                           Southfield, MI

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WLHK-FM                            Indianapolis, IN
  • WMIL-FM                            Greenfield, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WQDR-FM                          Raleigh, NC

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-FM                             Bakersfield, CA
  • WHKO-FM                          Dayton, OH
  • WIVK-FM                            Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KKNU-FM                            Eugene, OR
  • KTTS-FM                              Springfield, MO
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Chris Young 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, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

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 the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas 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.

 

 

Superstars to Perform At Three-Day ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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SUPERSTARS TO HEADLINE THREE-DAY ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL

CARRIE UNDERWOOD – FRIDAY, APRIL 1st

DIERKS BENTLEY – SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd

KENNY CHESNEY – SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd

AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP 

 

Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Cam, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson,

Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, CHRIS STAPLETON, Chris Young,

Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion and MANY, MANY MORE ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

 

The Academy of Country Music is announcing the 4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival in 2016 being headlined—with full set performances!—by superstars Carrie Underwood on Friday, April 1, Dierks Bentley on Saturday, April 2 and Kenny Chesney on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, in the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip.  These ACM Award-winning artists will be joined on the Main Stage by some of the biggest and best names in country including Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Cam, Sam Hunt, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Kip Moore, Kellie Pickler, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion and more to be announced. The Party Stage will feature more hit makers and rising stars including Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Chase Bryant, Lindsay Ell, Jana Kramer, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson, Granger Smith, Brothers Osborne and more to be announced.  Full daily schedule to be announced closer to the festival including details on a special “ACM Women of Country Night” hosted by Friday’s headliner Carrie Underwood.

 

Fans can purchase 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.

 

“We’re excited to bring the ACM Party for a Cause Festival back to our home-away-from-home in Las Vegas,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “As we continue to raise the bar in country music entertainment, we’re also educating guests on the causes they’re contributing to.  It’s because of the fans buying tickets and joining us for this event, that we’re able to support and give back to those that serve and protect our country.”

 

The festival will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more to be announced.

 

Saddle Up for the 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

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Saddle Up for the 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience

Grab your Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats
for the Kick-off Party to the National Finals Rodeo


Saddle up for the 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown at Fremont Street Experience taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 2 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The popular downtown destination has wrangled in top country music talents for all cowboys, cowgirls and country music fans alike to celebrate the return of the annual National Finals Rodeo to Las Vegas with free concerts under the neon lights. This year’s lineup will feature performances from Montgomery Gentry, Tracy Lawrence, Chris Janson, Chase Bryant, JT Hodges and Jackson Michelson on Fremont Street Experience’s three stages.

29th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule of the headliners:

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m                                    Tracy Lawrence on 1st Street Stage
5:40 p.m. – 6:25 p.m                                    Jackson Michelson on Main Street Stage
6:35 p.m. – 7:20 p.m                                    Chase Bryant on 3rd Street Stage
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m                                    JT Hodges on Main Street Stage
8:40 p.m. – 9:40 p.m                                    Chris Janson on 1st Street Stage
9:50 p.m. – 11:20 p.m.                                 Montgomery Gentry on 3rd Street Stage

“The Annual Downtown Hoedown is a fun tradition, on the night before NFR begins, that we look forward to hosting every year,” said Tom Bruny, Director of Marketing at Fremont Street Experience. “We encourage everyone to cowboy up and join us for the 29th anniversary with a night of country music’s most popular artists, as we truly have an incredible lineup this year.”

Spectators can come early for a NASCAR Fanfest event featuring the top 16 drivers from The Chase on-site from 2 – 4 p.m. at the 3rd Street Stage. All are invited to stick around after Fanfest and enjoy the feel-good sounds of country music at Downtown Hoedown starting at 4:30 p.m. All concerts are free and open to the public and parking is available at the Fremont Street Experience parking garage located on 4th Street just north of Carson Avenue.

The 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown is sponsored by Las Vegas Events and Crown Royal.  The headliners on Wednesday, Dec. 2 include:

Montgomery Gentry
Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky. The duo is known for its Southern rock influences and has collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith and members of The Allman Brothers Band. Montgomery Gentry releases six studio albums: Tattoos & Scars, Carrying On, My Town, You Do Your Thing, Some People Change and Back When I Knew It All. They have fourteen Top 10 singles, including five No. 1s, “Something To Be Proud Of,” “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Lucky Man,” “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll With Me.” In 2009 they were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.

Tracy Lawrence
Tracy Lawrence is one of the most recognizable voices in Country music with songs such as “Paint Me A Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find Out Who Your Friends Are.” The entertainer has enjoyed twenty-two songs on the Billboard top ten charts with eighteen number one singles, selling over thirteen million albums. The Multi-platinum CMA and ACM award winning recording artist has helped shape the sound of Country music for two decades, recently celebrating twenty-years in music. Few country artists have ever known the kind of success that Tracy Lawrence has earned and the influence his iconic voice has contributed to the country music genre.

Chris Janson
Chris Janson has never doubted who he is. He’s a devoted husband, a passionate father, a hit songwriter, a wildly entertaining performer and, now, a Number One country artist. All those elements influence Buy Me a Boat, his debut solo album for Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville. Radio stations jumped on the inspirational “Buy Me a Boat” single. Janson landed a tour with Toby Keith and Warner Music Nashville signed him to a record deal. Now, “Buy Me a Boat” is a Number One single, having topped the country charts in September.

Chase Bryant
Music defines Chris Bryant. At every level and in often unexpected ways, his truths are expressed in melody, lyrics, hooks and sounds. Bryant signed with RED BOW Records in August 2013 and released his debut single “Take It On Back,” in 2014. The single charted in the Top 20 of Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay. Bryant began touring with Brantley Gilbert in early 2015 and was one of the opening acts on Tim McGraw’s 2015 Shotgun Rider Tour.

JT Hodges
JT Hodges broke through with his self-titled debut in 2012, and will be releasing yet to be titled sophomore release in the near future. The lead single, “Already High,” is setting the stage for a new album’s worth of music from Hodges that will reflect his growth musically, stylistically and as a storyteller. Besides “Already High,” Hodges and his label, Show Dog Universal Music, released a second new song, “Lay It Down,” exclusively to Sirius satellite radio. According to Hodges, he wants to get as much new music out to the fans as possible prior to the release of a new CD.

Jackson Michelson
Jackson Michelson is an American Country singer/songwriter from Corvallis, Oregon. He has always been drawn to entertaining performances inspiring him to place his focus on creating an intimate, entertaining live performance for fans.  Raised on country, rock, reggae, & soul music, Jackson will make you smile with his raw country jams like “The Good Life” and melt your heart with the heartfelt “Fire Burns For You.” He is currently touring with some of the biggest names in country music.

 

Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry will be headlining the 29th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wednesday, December 2 at Fremont Street Experience on the 3rd Street Stage.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas features Viva Vision, North America’s largest video screen – 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system.  Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. SlotZilla, the world’s most unique zipline attraction, features the 850-foot long Zipline and the 1,750-foot long Zoomline as people launch from a 12-story slot-machine themed takeoff platform to fly under the Viva Vision canopy. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 14 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

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