Presenting Sponsor YouTube to Take a Look Back
at the Decade’s Biggest Trends Throughout the Show,
Plus a Surprise Announcement

WHO: Hosts: Ryan Seacrest & Lucy Hale in Times Square, Ciara in Los Angeles and Billy Porter in New Orleans

New York: Post Malone, BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morissette with the Cast of Broadway’s “Jagged Little Pill”

Los Angeles: Host Ciara, as well as Paula Abdul, Kelsea Ballerini, Blanco Brown, Dan + Shay, Green Day, Dua Lipa, Ava Max, Megan Thee Stallion, Anthony Ramos, Salt-N-Pepa and SHAED.

New Orleans: Host Billy Porter, as well as Sheryl Crow and Usher

Miami: Jonas Brothers
WHAT: “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” marks the 48th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include 5½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.

Additionally, country artist Jessie James Decker will reveal the first-ever First POWERBALL Millionaire of the YearSM during this year’s live broadcast of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.” Decker will provide live updates from the First POWERBALL Millionaire of the Year party throughout ABC’s live telecast and the big reveal announcing the winner will air just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2020.

WHEN: “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” will broadcast LIVE on Tuesday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.

MORE: As part of the broadcast, presenting sponsor YouTube will take a look back at the biggest trends on YouTube from the past decade, plus make a surprise announcement.

“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco serving as executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.

YouTube: YouTube.com/NYRE

The complete lineup airing Tuesday, Dec. 31, on ABC:

8:00-10:00 p.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 1”

10:00-11:00 p.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 2”

11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 1”

1:09-2:13 a.m. EST – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020 – Part 2”

JASON ALDEAN: RIDE ALL NIGHT VEGAS Antes Up at Park MGM for Three Nights December 6 – 8



General Ticket On Sale for Aldean’s Back-to-Back Shows Begins Friday, Aug. 23 at 10 a.m. PT

ACM “Artist of the Decade” Jason Aldean has announced details today behind the three-night JASON ALDEAN: RIDE ALL NIGHT VEGAS, launching Friday, Dec. 6 with back-to-back nights at Park Theater at Park MGM. Presented in partnership by MGM Resorts International and Live Nation, Aldean will bring his energy and sound that “has easily defined the last decade in mainstream Country music” (CMT) with fan-favorite hits and tracks off his No. 1 selling album REARVIEW TOWN. The “Aldean Army” fan club can first purchase tickets tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT before the general on sale this Friday, Aug. 23 at 10:00 a.m. PT.


“I’ve wanted to bring our show back to Vegas for a while now, and the timing feels right,” said Aldean. “We’re going to pack up the show, set it up for a couple days and hang out with our Vegas family. I’m looking forward to being back.”


Additionally, Citi is the official presale credit card of JASON ALDEAN: RIDE ALL NIGHT VEGAS and Citi cardmembers will have access to purchase presale tickets beginning Wednesday (8/21) through Citi EntertainmentSM. For complete presale details visit www.citientertainment.com. M life Rewards loyalty members, as well as Live Nation and Ticketmaster customers, will receive access to a presale scheduled to begin Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10:00 a.m. PT. To join the M life Rewards program, or for more information, visit mlife.com. Tickets starting at $39 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, Aug. 23 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets or online at Ticketmaster.com or ParkTheaterLV.com. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (888) 529-4828.


Aldean “has got this thing down pat” (UPROXX) as “he sells out stadiums and continues to bring his singles to the top of the radio charts” (Forbes). The three-time ACM “Entertainer of the Year” has ushered in more than four billion digital streams while selling over 18 million albums and 22 No. One hits. Aldean is only the second Country act in history to score four consecutive chart-toppers on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart with his current album REARVIEW TOWN, with six of his previous LPs having achieved Platinum certification or better. He has sold more than ten million headlining tickets and is one of the first of few acts in the genre to sell-out multiple stadiums such as UGA’s Sanford Stadium, Fenway Park, Wrigley Field, AT&T Stadium and Gillette Stadium. Aldean raised more than $6 million for charities across the country including Susan G Komen and his hometown of Macon, GA’s Children’s Hospital. He continues “giving his fans a performance to remember” (Desert Sun) during his 2019 RIDE ALL NIGHT TOUR, extending throughout the fall season. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.jasonaldean.com.


Park Theater is the entertainment centerpiece of Park MGM, a partnership between MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group which features two distinct hotel experiences including a Las Vegas version of Sydell’s widely acclaimed NoMad Hotel. The 5,200-seat Park Theater, with its cutting-edge audio and visual technology, provides artists of diverse talents with a dynamic space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. From comedy shows and live concerts, to sporting events and award shows, the theater is specially designed to transform seamlessly for any occasion. For more Park Theater show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com or follow on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

About Park MGM 

Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are the newest luxury destinations on the Las Vegas Strip, offering an intimate resort experience on a grand scale. A partnership between MGM Resorts International and New York-based Sydell Group, Park MGM features 2,700 guest rooms and suites; and the Las Vegas extension of Sydell’s NoMad features 293 well-appointed guest rooms and suites. The resort’s remarkable culinary program features NoMad Restaurant and NoMad Bar from Will Guidara and Daniel Humm; L.A. legend Roy Choi’s Korean BBQ concept, Best Friend; Hogsalt Hospitality’s renowned Bavette’s Steakhouse; and the 40,000-square-foot vibrant Italian marketplace, Eataly, among other dining and cocktail experiences. Park Theater, the resort’s entertainment destination, is a 5,200-seat venue home to special engagements by Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson and other top entertainers. Park MGM is also home to the unique nightlife concept from LA-based Houston Hospitality, On The Record. Park MGM and NoMad Las Vegas are located in the heart of The Strip, next to the entertainment and dining neighborhood created by The Park and the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena. Park MGM is owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit ParkMGM.com, call toll-free at 888-529-4828 or follow on Facebook or Twitter.


About Live Nation Las Vegas:

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; FOREIGNER, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Steely Dan and Anita Baker at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard, Christina Aguilera and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

Two-Step into The Mirage for 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 15


Two-Step into The Mirage for
2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 6 – Saturday, December 15


Country music and rodeo fans alike should get to put on their best western attire and two-step down to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Thursday, Dec. 6 – Saturday, Dec. 15 to experience the 2018 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo activities scheduled at the resort. During the 10-day event, The Mirage will celebrate the competition with drink specials, complimentary NFR live viewing and live entertainment nightly at the Race & Sports Book and Parlor Lounge, appearances by the cowboys and cowgirls who make up Team Mirage and more.



Each night some of country’s brightest stars will headline “Rodeo Vegas” at The Mirage Race & Sports Book where the party never ends. Live music begins at 9 p.m. nightly and admission is complimentary. The lineup is as follows:


  • Thursday, Dec. 6:  Casey Donahew
  • Friday, Dec. 7:  Tyler Farr
  • Saturday, Dec. 8:  Casey Donahew
  • Sunday, Dec. 9:  LOCASH
  • Monday, Dec. 10:  LOCASH
  • Tuesday, Dec. 11:  Brandon Lay
  • Wednesday, Dec. 12:  Keepin’ it Country Celebration feat. Andy Griggs
  • Thursday, Dec. 13:  Glen Templeton (with opener David Adam Byrnes)
  • Friday, Dec. 14:  Joe Diffie (with opener David Adam Byrnes)
  • Saturday, Dec. 15:  Easton Corbin (with opener David Adam Byrnes)

Lineup is subject to change. Visit mirage.com/NFR for more information.



Parlor Lounge will provide live music to rodeo fans looking for a more intimate setting. Admission is complimentary with live music beginning at 9:30 p.m. nightly. The artists scheduled to perform are:


  • December 6 – 8:  Brit Stokes
  • December 13:  Andy Griggs
  • December 14 – 15:  Glen Templeton


Lineup is subject to change. Visit mirage.com/NFR for more information.



As part of the Aces of Comedy series, Ron White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy” tour, will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy inside the Terry Fator Theatre December 7 – 8 and December 14 – 15. Performances start at 10 p.m. nightly.


Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at mirage.com, www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.


Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Some of Country Music’s Biggest Stars’ Recordings



Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe Recordings Turned Into AXS-TV Specials

In 1998, in partnership with Smith Music Group, led by Rick Smith, Sr., Billy Bob’s Texas began recording live performances from select artists taking the stage of the award-winning nightclub to be part of their Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series. The series launched with back to back recordings of Pat Green and Merle Haggard. Now, in 2018, the famed series is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

“The Live at Billy Bob’s recordings give music fans who haven’t been to The World’s Largest Honky Tonk an opportunity to hear and feel the energy of a live show,” says Billy Bob’s VP of Marketing, Pam Minick. “For those who have experienced it in person, it’s another chance to relive it all over again. The series really captures the diversity of Billy Bob’s as we’ve recorded everything from Texas music newcomers to country music legends.”

Artists who have participated in the series range from national country music stars like Tanya Tucker, Roy Clark, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Johnny Lee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Lynn Anderson, Joe Diffie, Janie Fricke, Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, Michael Martin Murphey, Doug Stone, T.G. Sheppard and John Conlee to the biggest names on the Texas music scene including Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and more.

Billy Bob’s Texas is known for making cameo appearances in many music videos and several movies, but the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series made its way to the television screen with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe’s concert recordings filmed and aired on AXS-TV, which continue to re-air.

“It was such an honor and thrill to record my CD, Live at Billy Bob’s, because I could take that story all across the country, raving about the biggest honky-tonk in America! – Janie Fricke

“I remember recording my Live at Billy Bob’s project. There was a huge crowd there that night and they were hootin’ & hollerin’. It continues to be one of our best selling CDs and people tell me all the time how much they like it! Thanks to Smith Music Group and Billy Bob’s! – T. Graham Brown

Gary Allan at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Dec. 7 & 8





Tickets on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.



Country music star Gary Allan returns to Las Vegas for an impressive fourth year of weekend shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Friday, December 7 and Saturday, December 8 at 9:30 p.m. The performances coincide with the annual National Finals Rodeo (NFR) week and Hard Rock Hotel has once again been selected as an NFR host property. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m.


With the allure of a modern day outlaw, Allan has won over fans, peers and critics with his signature blend of smoldering vocals, rebellious lyrics and raucous live performances. While becoming a force on the country music scene, he has remained true to his artistic voice each step of the way.


Allan’s last album, Set You Free, topped the Billboard 200 Pop Chart, a career first for the singer.  The album also made its debut at the top of the Billboard Country Album chart for the fourth time in a row and produced his fifth No. 1 country radio chart topper with “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain.” After playing it live on tour for a year ahead of its release, Allan’s newest single, “Mess Me Up” is available now to stream or purchase.


The California native released his first album, Used Heart for Sale, in 1996 and since then has released eight additional studio albums selling over eight million copies, has been certified platinum on three back-to-back albums, and has been certified gold five times.  Allan has five No. 1 hits at country radio, fourteen Top 10 hits to his credit and has amassed over 1.4 billion total streams.  He’s described as “dark and dreamy” in Entertainment Weekly, “soulful and rough around the edges” in Playboy and deemed a “maverick” by Rolling Stone.  He sells out venues as a headliner from New York to Los Angeles, appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” “Live with Kelly and Michael” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He has also landed on the covers of Country Weekly, Pollstar and People magazine.


Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, June 8 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office or online at ticketmaster.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com.


For more information on Gary Allan, please visit garyallan.com, Facebook or Twitter.


About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Casino Of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. For more information visit www.thejointlasvegas.com. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents offers more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.  





The Inspiring 13-Track Climb Features Collaborations with Brothers Osborne, Brandi Carlile and
World Renowned Bluegrass Musicians Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and Tim O’Brien

THE MOUNTAIN is Available for Pre-Order Tomorrow (4/13) with An Instant Download of Title Track

Multi-PLATINUM selling singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has built a reputation as both a forever-young drifter and a dedicated family man, put in millions of miles on headlining tours and taken the fearless stylistic detours of a truly authentic artist. He continues that journey with his highly anticipated ninth studio album, THE MOUNTAIN (Capitol Records Nashville), set for release June 8th. Reaching a new creative high, Bentley co-wrote 10 of the 13 new tracks that are unified by themes of presence and positivity, and range in style from textured rock to acoustic folk, feeling both rooted and expansive at the same time.

THE MOUNTAIN’s story begins in the Rocky Mountain resort town of Telluride, Colorado, which every summer plays host to a celebrated bluegrass festival. Owing to his well-documented love of the genre, Bentley has attended the festival multiple times over the years, always making a point to slow down and tune back in to the world around him. But after performing on the festival’s main stage in 2017, the idyllic surroundings became more than a much-needed getaway.

“I found myself there, constantly reaching for my guitar,” Bentley said. “It was like a gravitational pull. That town and those people just make you want to be creative, I couldn’t describe it. I was like ‘How do I tell everyone in Nashville this is what I want to write about?’ I realized I couldn’t bring it back, so I had to take everyone out there.”

Returning that August with six of his most trusted songwriting collaborators, Bentley and his fellow ‘Telluwriters’ all bunked up in a small house, explored the area and dug deep into the peaceful, reflective vibes he was feeling. They had five days to work with and were hoping to write eight songs…but ended up with nearly twice that number, forming the core of the record. Bentley returned to Telluride with his production team Ross Copperman, Jon Randall Stewart and Arturo Buenahora Jr to a tucked-away hideout called Studio in the Clouds last November to record. Perched high on a mesa, its tracking room overlooking the endless Rocky Mountain landscape, THE MOUNTAIN rose up in earnest.

“For me it’s the best of both worlds, and it feels like something new. It’s powerful but also happy, with acoustic sensibility mixed in with the big sounds I like to have for the road,” Bentley added. “They are the songs I’d play for somebody to say, ‘This is who I am right now.’”

THE MOUNTAIN Track Listing:

1. Burning Man (Feat. Brothers Osborne)
2. The Mountain
3. Living
4. Woman, Amen
5. You Can’t Bring Me Down
6. Nothing On But The Stars
7. Goodbye In Telluride
8. My Religion
9. One Way
10. Son Of The Sun
11. Stranger To Myself
12. Travelin’ Light (Feat. Brandi Carlile)
13. How I’m Going Out

After 15 years in Country music, the mountains Bentley has climbed could form a range of their own. To date, the Arizona native has scored 17 No. Ones and 13 GRAMMY nominations – including at least one stemming from each of his last six albums. Bentley has amassed more than one billion digital streams, countless additional nominations from the ACM, CMA and Billboard Music Awards and has been a Grand Ole Opry member for over a decade. After his 2017 tour claimed the top spot on Billboard’s Hot Tours selling over 750,000 tickets, Bentley will fuel arenas and amphitheaters throughout the summer with his 2018 MOUNTAIN HIGH TOUR, launching May 18th in Columbia, MD. For more information visit www.dierks.com.

Country Star Tracy Lawrence, Stand-Up Comedian Carlos Mencia and Jazz Icons David Benoit and Marc Antoine Perform at Access Showroom in April


Jazz Icons David Benoit and Marc Antoine Perform at Access Showroom in April

Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa will bring top entertainers to Access Showroom in April, including country music star Tracy Lawrence, stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia and contemporary jazz artists David Benoit and Marc Antoine.

Tracy Lawrence
Saturday, April 7

Best known for his iconic voice and chart-topping singles “Alibis,” “Paint Me a Birmingham,” “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” and “Time Marches On,” Tracy Lawrence has become one of the most successful country music artists of all time. Throughout his musical career, Lawrence has released 18 No. 1 singles and 22 Top Ten hits, selling more than 13 million albums. The country star has also won a Country Music Association award as well as an Academy of Country Music award. In 2017, Lawrence debuted his most recent album “Good Ole Days,” pairing some of this most iconic hits with some of today’s best-known country artists, including his best-loved single “Alibis” with country singer Justin Moore.

Aside from his music, Lawrence hosts his own radio show “Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence” that fans can tune into on different radio stations across the nation.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

Carlos Mencia
Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14

Carlos Mencia began his career as an amateur stand-up comedian at the iconic L.A. comedy club, Laugh Factory. The comedian later became a nightly performer at The Comedy Store, where his popularity continued to grow. After making a name for himself in the L.A. comedy scene, Mencia went on the Latino talent search show, Buscando Estrellas, and was recognized as the “International Comedy Grand Champion.” His success then led him to appear as a guest-star in television shows, such as “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and “The Bernie Mach Show.”

In 2002, Mencia was nominated for a CableACE Award for Best Stand-Up Comedy Special for his HBO special. Mencia went on to develop his celebrated show, “Mind of Mencia,” which debuted in 2005 and became an instant hit on Comedy Central. A year later, Mencia released his own stand-up special “Carlos Mencia: No Strings Attached” with Comedy Central, and the DVD achieved Platinum sales.

The comedian went on to star in the hit film “The Heartbreak Kid” with Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan and the family comedy show “Our Family Wedding” with America Ferrara and Forrest Whitaker. Fans can listen to Mencia bring in more laughs on his podcast “Laughin’ and Livin’” and his video series “Ned’s Head,” where Mencia shares topical humor exclusively on Facebook.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

David Benoit and Marc Antoine
Saturday, April 21

Contemporary jazz icons David Benoit and Marc Antoine have joined forces, bringing together their musical talents to produce their smooth Brazilian-inspired, Latin jazz album, “So Nice!” Creating a powerful synthesis of their unique individual acoustic styles, the album showcases Benoit’s piano skills and Antoine’s guitar-playing talents as they blend their boldly melodic and rhythmically eclectic sounds.

Audiences will enjoy Benoit and Antoine’s performances of their original music, as well as their inspired twists on contemporary jazz classics.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30 plus tax and fees, and luxury booths are also available. Guests 21 or older may purchase tickets by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.ticketmaster.com.

About Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa
Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is situated on more than 40 pristine acres within the Aliante master-planned community at Aliante Parkway and Interstate 215. The AAA Four Diamond resort was awarded the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2016 and features more than 200 hotel rooms and suites; five signature restaurants; a 650-seat showroom; banquet facilities that can accommodate up to 1,100 people for weddings, conventions and other special events; more than 100,000 square feet of gaming space, a resort-style pool and a 3,500 square-foot spa. More information and reservation details can be found by calling 702.692.7777 or visiting www.aliantegaming.com. Follow Aliante on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram. Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.



Only Artist In Country Genre to Land on Billboard’s
Year End Top New Artists Chart

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes

Brett Young released his debut self-titled album (BMLG Records) at the start of 2017 (2/10), instantly making waves in Country music as fans and critics took notice of his “confessional, soulful” (Entertainment Weekly) music. “Destined for mass appeal” (Rolling Stone), the album quickly reached RIAA GOLD Certification – one of only three Country albums released this year to do so – and landed in Sounds Like Nashville’s 20 Best Country Albums of 2017 list.

The singer/songwriter has “taken Country radio by storm” (Billboard), with his PLATINUM-selling lead single “Sleep Without You” climbing to the top of the Country radio charts. Young’s follow-up single “In Case You Didn’t Know” saw overwhelming response as the first Country song released in 2017 to reach PLATINUM-certification status – one of only two Country songs released in 2017 to earn the honor – soon going 2X PLATINUM. The New York Times included the 2X PLATINUM track in their 54 Best Songs of 2017 list, calling it “one of this year’s most impressive pop songs.” It is also among Pandora listeners’ 50 favorite songs of 2017, and Sounds Like Nashville included it in their 25 Best Country Singles of 2017 list. The song’s official music video was greeted with matched enthusiasm, surpassing 160 million+ views since its January release, landing among Vevo’s top all-genre videos of 2017. His current GOLD-certified single “Like I Loved You” is Top-5-and-climbing on the charts, continuing to solidify Young as “one of country’s most reliable new hitmakers” (Tennessean).

As one of Country’s hottest artists, superstars took notice, and Young joined Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett and more on tour this year. In October, he launched his own debut headlining CALIVILLE TOUR, featuring chart-topper Carly Pierce, selling out every stop.

As 2017 comes to a close, Young has landed on multiple Billboard Year End charts, including Top New Artists, the only Country artist to do so. He also landed at No. Two on the Year End Hot Country Songs, Country Digital Songs and Country Streaming Songs charts. ASCAP recognized his “quintessential breakout year,” honoring Young for one of the Most Played Songs of the Year with “Sleep Without You.” Young was named a TicketMaster New Favorite Artist of 2017 and was Shazam’s only Country act included on their Emerging Artists of 2017 list. He also drew prestigious CMA, ACM, Teen Choice Award, CMT Music Awards and AIMP Award nominations.

2018 is already shaping up to be another big year for Young, who is working on new music. He will perform at the College Football Playoff concert in Atlanta January 8 before joining ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett on his LIFE CHANGES Tour.

For additional information, visit: brettyoungmusic.com.

53rd ACM Awards to Broadcast from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas – April 15, 2018




Telecast to Air Live at 8:00 PM Live ET/Delayed PT on the CBS Television Network



The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, 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 53rd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.


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


ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by visiting www.ACMcountry.com.


ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE:  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by visiting www.axs.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.


GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at www.axs.com.


About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.


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!

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Transforms Into National Finals Rodeo Headquarters, Dec. 7-16


Themed menus, country music entertainment, viewing parties and unbeatable room specials


Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, an official National Finals Rodeo (NFR) host hostel, transforms into the ultimate headquarters with themed menus, country music entertainment, viewing parties and room specials from Wednesday, Dec. 7 to Sunday, Dec. 16. The property will offer a live NFR feed at Goose Island Pub and all casino bars and a free nightly shuttle service to and from the Thomas & Mack Center.


Within walking distance from NFR, locals and visitors alike can enjoy a western-themed menu at the 24-hour diner Mr. Lucky’s Café including Short Rib Scramble ($15) for breakfast served with wild mushrooms, caramelized onions, potatoes and garlic toast; a Wedge Salad ($9), topped with smoked bacon, crispy fried onions and Maytag Blue cheese dressing; Barbecue Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese ($14) with aged cheddar, pickles and Cole slaw; and Braised Prime Pot Roast ($19) served with jalapeño and bacon baked beans and creamed corn bread. Across the casino, Mexican cantina Pink Taco will offer the Cowboy Special ($30), a ghost pepper chili rubbed 14-ounce ribeye, topped with jalapeño relleno and served with a chipotle glazed grilled shrimp skewer, rice and beans and flour tortillas. Goose Island Pub’s rodeo menu will feature Beer Cheese Dip ($8) and Smoked Brisket Grilled Cheese ($14) with red onion, pickles and Cole slaw. NFR cocktail specials will be available at all casino bars and include Tito’s Sweet Tea ($11), a mix of Tito’s Handmade Vodka and sweet tea; Mule Wrangler ($14), made with Pendleton Whisky, lime juice, Ginger Beer and cranberry juice; and Barrel Racer ($12), crafted with Pendleton Whisky, Kahlúa, cream and Coke.

After four unforgettable and incredibly successful performances in 2015 and 2016, country music star Gary Allan will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas for two shows on Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees).


Concertgoers can also enjoy free country music programming at Vinyl and Culinary Dropout including Daryl Singletary on Thursday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 14 at 9:30 p.m. (Vinyl); Mark Wills on Friday Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9:30 p.m. (Vinyl); David Ball on Sunday, Dec. 10 and Monday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 p.m. (Vinyl); Andy Griggs on Tuesday, Dec. 12 and Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 p.m. (Vinyl); and Ricochet on Friday, Dec. 15 and Saturday, Dec. 16 at 9:30 p.m. (Culinary Dropout).


Various country music memorabilia will also be on display around the property during NFR including signed guitars by Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts and Chris Stapleton inside the neon cases across from Vinyl. An exclusive case for Johnny Cash, located across from the reception desk, will include a Martin acoustic guitar with the lyrics of “I Walk The Line” inscribed on the body, a shirt Cash wore for the 1976 United States Bicentennial parade in Washington D.C. and numerous accompanying photos.


Guests looking to stay and play on property can take advantage of the NFR Room Packages with weekday rates starting at $60 per night and weekend rates starting at $110 per night by booking before Friday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. Visitors can book online or by phone using the code HNFRE17. Offer is valid Wednesday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 17. A Gary Allan Room & Ticket Package starts at $198 and includes two tickets and a one-night stay on Friday, Dec. 8 by booking before Friday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. Guests can book online or by phone using the code TGARYG8 for the general admission ticket package, TGARYB8 for the balcony ticket package or TGARYO8 for the orchestra ticket package.


For more information, please visit www.hardrockhotel.com or call 702.693.5000.


About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include the newly-remodeled 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites, which has received the AAA Four Diamond Award; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, which was named a Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award winner; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Spa; Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice contest; the world-famous pool party Rehab Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl and Club Domina, the home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub, 福Fú Asian Kitchen, Oyster Bar, Pizza Forte, Dunkin’ Donuts and MB Steak; a fitness center; trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Chill by Hudson, Hootenanny, Bezel, Day + Night and Shine. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.


Hard Rock International
With venues in 73 countries, including 179 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, Fl., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Chicago, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Managua, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Davos, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

LANCO’s 1st No. One “Greatest Love Story” Goes Down In History

Lead Singer Brandon Lancaster Becomes Only Country Artist In Over a Decade
to Perform and Pen First Chart-Topping Hit Alone
Band’s Authentic Style Resonates Nationwide Landing On Pandora and Hits Magazine “Watch List”

(Entertainment Weekly), lead singer Brandon Lancaster takes credit as the sole writer behind the hit, marking the first time in over ten years an artist’s first No. One on the chart has been solely written by the artist. Simultaneously, this week’s top-selling new group reaches No. One on Billboard’s Emerging Artist Chart ending Dua Lipa’s six-week reign at the top spot on the all-genre chart.

“It’s absolutely incredible to write a song that our entire band has believed in since day one…and for our years of hard work to finally pay off,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “We built our foundation as a band on ‘Greatest Love Story’ because we believed in the power of Country music story telling. To see how much it has resonated with so many people makes us feel little less crazy for believing in it so much. We also acknowledge the hard work effort that is put into achieving this from our team, record label and Country radio and if it wasn’t for them we would probably still playing this song to empty bars for anyone who would listen.”

“Few bands have have generated as much buzz as LANCO” (Pop Culture) as they were just named one of Pandora‘s “2018 Country Artists To Watch” and were also hand selected as this month’s Hits Magazine “Vibe-Raters.”  As their groundswell movement reaches new heights, Lancaster reigns at No. One for a seventh consecutive week on the Top Country Songwriters chart, based on streams, sales and airplay and he serves as the only artist to reach this accolade in 2017. Critics nationwide have raved about LANCO’s “Greatest Love Story,” leaving high exceptions for their forthcoming full-length debut set for release in early 2018.

“A tender first exposure for many listeners, but it just scratches the surface for LANCO. The five-piece offers an energetic live show and songs with an upbeat worldview, a welcome elixir for the pessimism of modern times.” – Billboard

“A sentimental misfit’s anthem, powered by sweeping romanticism and emotive lyricism.”— Hits Magazine

“Served as the backdrop for countless proposals this summer, with numerous fans popping the question during LANCO’s live performances.” – Entertainment Tonight

“The nostalgic single…is  the kind of love story from days gone by, the one you learned about from your grandparents and their generation, when times where simpler and so was love. It’s the love story we all still want to believe in.” – CMT

LANCO’s self-titled debut EP can now count more than 100 million streams. Already named as “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their momentum from touring the country’s top festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed, Faster Horses and more. Opening for artists such as Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne and Jake Owen, LANCO continues to make “notable first impressions” (The Desert Sun) as direct support for Dustin Lynch’s THE RIDE OR DIE TOUR and will head out in January for Chris Young’s LOSING SLEEP WORLD TOUR. Additionally, LANCO was just announced as performers for the inaugural Rare Country Awards (12/14) where they are nominated for “Best New Artist”. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit www.LANCOMusic.com.

Thomas Rhett’s 9th No. 1 Is “Unforgettable”


The “Sharp-eyed, witty” (The Washington Post) Hit Also
Spends Third Week at The Top of the Charts in Canada

Current multi-CMA nominee and ACM Awards Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett’s career continues to skyrocket as “Unforgettable” hits No. One today on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts, reaching the top in just 14 weeks as the fastest-peaking song of his career so far. The “charming” (Rolling Stone) single is also holding the No. One spot for the third straight week on the Mediabase Canada Country chart. “Unforgettable” is the second single from Thomas Rhett’s Billboard 200 chart-topping release LIFE CHANGES (The Valory Music Co.), marking the third No. One this year and the ninth of his career.

“This is a really cool way to kick off CMA week,” said Thomas Rhett. “It’s always a good week because everyone is in town, we all get to see each other, hang out backstage at the show, but to also find out ‘Unforgettable’ is No. One is awesome.”

Thomas Rhett is currently nominated for three CMA Awards including Male Vocalist of the Year, Musical Event Of The Year and Music Video of the Year for the No. One GOLD-certified lead track “Craving You” as well as an American Music Award for Favorite Country Male Artist. He has earned major trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, CMT Music Awards, iHeart Radio Music Awards and more while also drawing GRAMMY Awards and Teen Choice Awards nominations, among others.

In September, Thomas Rhett released his third album LIFE CHANGES, the biggest, boldest-sounding record of his career, filled with a diverse batch of songs united by the “consistency of their craft” (Variety) as he stretches his sound to new limits. Highlighting his “detailed style of songwriting” (Rolling Stone), the new release debuted at No. One on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart, marking the first Country release to take the top spot in 2017. He recently announced his headlining LIFE CHANGES TOUR 2018, following his in-demand HOME TEAM TOUR which has sold out 27 stops so far this year and continues this week in Europe. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit thomasrhett.com.

Nashville Unplugged Returns to Mizuya Lounge at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Nashville Unplugged Returns to Mizuya Lounge at
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Nashville Unplugged is once again bringing country music fans “the story behind the song” as the longest-running songwriter series outside of Nashville returns to Mizuya Lounge at Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song . Shows take place Friday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Each week Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song brings the southern charm of Nashville to Las Vegas. The complimentary show gives songwriters of some of the biggest country music hits the chance to showcase their music and provide the stories behind their famous lyrics. The intimate, all-acoustic show offers an interactive experience that allows songwriters and the audience to connect through music. With different entertainers on the roster each week, guests have the unique opportunity to see an original show every Friday night.

Nashville Unplugged has become the place to go in Las Vegas for an impromptu, country music performance. Over the last nine years the acoustic series has included performances from the writers of Garth Brooks’ “More than a Memory,” Gary Allan’s “Nothing on But the Radio” and Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water.”

Upcoming performances include:


Tyler Hilton and Courtney Cole:  Friday, Oct. 27


  • Born and raised in Palm Springs, Calif., Tyler Hilton made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He released his first album The Tracks of Tyler Hilton in 2004, the same year he landed a recurring role on The CW’s “One Tree Hill.” He recently released his new single “Overtime” and is embarking on an Australian tour with Kate Voegele in December.
  • The world got its first look at Courtney Cole in 2011 on “CMT: The Next Superstar.” After the last episode aired, she was offered a full-time publishing deal. As she has pursued songwriting, Cole has opened for Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Thompson Square and more at venues across the country. In 2015, Cole released her self-titled EP and was singled out as a Spotify Spotlight Artist while The Huffington Post named her one of its “Country Artists to Watch in 2015.”
Wynn Varble:  Friday, Nov. 3


  • Wynn Varble landed his first No. 1 song, “Have You Forgotten” with Darryl Worley, in 2003. The song was nominated for “Song of the Year” by the Country Music Association (CMA). Varble has had two additional songs earn “Song of the Year” nominations by the CMA: “Waitin on a Woman” and “I’m a Little More Country Than That.” Varble’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan and Trace Adkins.


Danny Myrick and Tim James:  Friday, Nov. 10


  • Myrick achieved his first No. 1 gospel song as a writer at age 17 before moving to Nashville and spending the ‘90s singing lead in country rock band, Western Flyer. After Western Flyer disbanded, Myrick’s vocal talent led to singing hundreds of songwriter demos as well as adding background vocals to numerous albums by the likes of Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Anderson before focusing on his passion for writing songs. He has penned hits such as “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw and “I Love This Life” by LoCash.
  • Tennessee native Tim James has had an affinity for writing since childhood. He has two No. 1 hits under his belt including Toby Keith’s “My List” and Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy.” He also wrote “All I Ask For Anymore” by Trace Adkins, which was nominated for Best Country Song at the 2010 GRAMMY Awards.

Matt Warren:  Friday, Nov. 24

  • Being a Nashville-native makes Matt Warren a rarity in Music City. His first cut as a writer was “Puttin’ Memories Away,” co-written with and performed by Gary Allan. This was be the first of Warren’s 15 songs recorded by Allan, including No. 1 hit “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” which was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. Warren is the recipient of two ASCAP Awards for Most Spins in a Year (2009 and 2013).


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Saddle Up and Head to The Mirage for 2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo December 7-16


Saddle Up and Head to The Mirage for
2017 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo
Thursday, December 7 – Saturday, December 16

Country music and rodeo fans alike should plan to saddle up, get dressed in their best western attire and head down to The Mirage Hotel & Casino Thursday, Dec. 7 – Saturday, Dec. 16 to experience the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo activities scheduled at the resort. During the 10-day event, The Mirage will celebrate the competition with drink specials, complimentary NFR live viewing and live entertainment nightly at the Race & Sports Book and Parlor Lounge, appearances by the cowboys and cowgirls who make up Team Mirage and more.

Each night some of country’s brightest stars will headline “Rodeo Vegas” at The Mirage Race & Sports Book where the party never ends. Live music begins at 9 p.m. nightly and admission is complimentary. The lineup is as follows:

  • Thursday, Dec. 7: Casey Donahew
  • Friday, Dec. 8: Chris Janson
  • Saturday, Dec. 9: Casey Donahew
  • Sunday, Dec. 10: LOCASH
  • Monday, Dec. 11: LOCASH
  • Tuesday, Dec. 12: Glen Templeton
  • Wednesday, Dec. 13: Glen Templeton
  • Thursday, Dec. 14: David Adam Byrnes / Glen Templeton
  • Friday, Dec. 15: David Adam Byrnes / Chase Bryant
  • Saturday, Dec. 16: David Adam Byrnes / Easton Corbin
  • Lineup is subject to change. Visit mirage.com for additional information.

Parlor Lounge will provide live music to rodeo fans looking for a more intimate setting. Admission is complimentary with live music beginning at 9:30 p.m. nightly. The artists scheduled to perform are:

December 5 – December 7: Britt Stokes
December 8 – 10: Taryn Papa
December 15 – 16: Glen Templeton

As part of the Aces of Comedy series, Ron White, best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” will perform his hilarious stand-up comedy inside the Terry Fator Theatre December 8 – 9 and December 15 – 16. Performances start at 10 p.m. nightly.

Tickets start at $59.99 (not including applicable service charges) and can be purchased at mirage.com, ticketmaster.com, in-person at any MGM Resorts International box office or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo 2017

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo 2017


Tickets Now On Sale


 Turning Downtown into Cowboy Town, Golden Nugget Las Vegas will welcome country music icons Dec. 7 – 15 for National Finals Rodeo 2017. The all-star lineup of acclaimed musicians includes John Michael Montgomery (Dec. 7), Brenda Lee (Dec. 8), Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan (December 9), Charlie Daniels Band (Dec. 10), Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 11), Tanya Tucker (Dec. 12), Lonestar (Dec. 13), Clint Black (Dec. 14) and Jamey Johnson (Dec. 15).

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 7
John Michael Montgomery has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including seven number-one hits. Two of his chart-topping singles, “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” were successfully covered by R&B group All-4-One. Several of Montgomery’s albums have been certified multi-platinum, platinum, and gold over his three-decade-spanning career.
Brenda Lee – Dec. 8
Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee burst onto the music scene at the age of nine with a big voice that has been enjoyed by audiences ever since. Her high-energy performances – which span genres from rock and roll to country to rockabilly, have made her a fan-favorite, who is known for getting guests out of their seats. A member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music, and Rockabilly Halls of Fame, Lee is also the recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.


Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 9
Dos Divas Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will return to Golden Nugget Las Vegas following their 2017 Grits and Glamour tour. Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981 and then went on to release three certified platinum records including “Homeward Looking Angel,” “Sweetheart’s Dance,” and a greatest hits compilation. Lorrie Morgan charted her first single in 1978 and has since then charted more than 25 singles including “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No,” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Charlie Daniels Band – Dec. 10
Rock out with The Charlie Daniels Band. The quick-singing country crooners, whose hits include “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Long-Haired Country Boy,” have collaborated with diverse artists including Bob Dylan, Flatt & Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Mark O’Connor, Leonard Cohen, and Ringo Starr, and have had songs recorded by several artists including Elvis Presley and Tammy Wynette.

Ronnie Milsap – Dec. 11
With 40 number one country music hits and six GRAMMY awards under his belt, Ronnie Milsap is one of country’s most influential artists. Known for his genre-bending versatility, the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is known for timeless hits including “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” and more.

Tanya Tucker – Dec. 12
Throughout her years as a country music phenomenon, Tanya Tucker has received several accolades including a GRAMMY award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and three Country Music Television awards. Her number one hits include “Blood Red and Goin’ Down” and “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone).”


Lonestar – Dec. 13
To date, Lonestar has sold over 10 million albums, with 10 No. 1 country hits as well as nine Top 40 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts including “I’m Already There,” “Come Cryin’ To Me” and their smash, “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts as well as reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone.


Clint Black – Dec. 14
With more than 30 singles US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, Clint Black has led a four-decade career as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and actor. Known for his country music traditionalism, Black is the winner of several Academy of Country Music awards. In 2015, he released his 12th studio album, “On Purpose.”


Jamey Johnson – Dec. 15
Alabama born country artist Jamey Johnson broke into the music scene in 2005. As a multi-nominated artist Johnson has made several hits including “In Color” and “The High Cost of Living” and has written several hits for Trace Adkins, George Straight and many others. Johnson released his most recent album in 2015 and has been touring the country ever since.


Golden Nugget will host world-class country performances starting Thursday, Dec. 7. All concerts will be held in The Showroom following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $49, plus taxes and fees. Ticket prices are subject to increase without notice. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call (866) 946-5336.
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PHOTOS: LANCO’s Brandon Lancaster Ties The Knot


Sony Music Nashville band LANCO’s lead singer/guitarist Brandon Lancaster married his college sweetheart, Tiffany Trotter, on Sunday (9/17) during an intimate sunset ceremony outside of Nashville. Surrounded by 200 of their closest family and friends, Tiffany walked down the aisle to Coldplay’s “Til Kingdom Come” in a form-fitting off the shoulder gown by Maggie Sottero, while Brandon stood patiently decked out in a custom Kenneth Cole suit next to his groomsmen, including LANCO bandmates. The couple exchanged personalized vows as they were officiated by hometown parish, Justin Walker, who served as a teacher’s assistant in the college philosophy class where the two first met.

As exclusively reported by Entertainment Tonight, the celebration continued as guests were invited inside a rustic barn as they indulged in catering from The Chef and I and Dulce Desserts, while being treated to a custom apple-cider cocktail, “Appely Ever After.” The newlyweds graced the floor for their first dance to Ray LaMontagne’s “Let It Be Me,” before the area was rushed for bluegrass square dancing. Brandon and Tiffany left the evening in a blue 1949 Cadillac, ahead of jet-setting to Mexico for their honeymoon.

LANCO has been building a groundswell since the release of their self-titled debut EP, which can now count more than 50 million streams. Their Top 15 and climbing single “Greatest Love Story” is impacting fans across the country as it was penned solely by Lancaster, showcasing “nostalgic telling of young love between an all-American girl and a troublemaker separated by life and brought back together again,” (Taste of Country). Named as “the band to watch” by Bobby Bones, CMT, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, Spotify and more, LANCO gained their status from touring the country’s top festivals including Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Watershed, Faster Horses and more. For more information on LANCO and upcoming tour dates, visit LANCOMusic.com.

Photo Credit: Christian David Photo

Kid Rock Releases New Song “Tennessee Mountain Top”


Impacting at Country Radio 10/2

Photo Credit: Clay Patrick McBride

At one minute past midnight Kid Rock unveiled his latest song “Tennessee Mountain Top” on streaming and sales platforms. “Tennessee Mountain Top” is impacting at Country Radio October 2. The track brings out a Country infused southern rock spirit that has drawn Country fans to Kid Rock for almost two decades since he released the CMA, ACM nominated “Picture.” Both “Picture” and his massive summer anthem “All Summer Long” continue to be fan favorites at Country Radio.

A five time Grammy nominee with over 26 million albums sold to date, Kid Rock has consistently blazed his own trail. His career intersected early with Country audiences and created a connection that has continued to grow each year. He has been twice nominated for CMA Awards, “Picture” with Sheryl Crow (2003) and “Can’t You See” with Zac Brown Band (2010). This October 6th and 7th he will host Kid Rock’s Third Annual Fish Fry in Nashville, yet another sign of his close ties to Nashville and Country Music.

Since the spontaneous release of his two most recent tracks in July, “Po-Dunk” and “Greatest Show On Earth” and their accompanying videos, Kid Rock has been at the center of media coverage speculation as to his musical and personal ambitions.

While others speculate, the artist known for his slew of American anthems and his explosive live shows has been busy touring and preparing for an epic series of concerts opening Detroit’s new Little Caesars Arena. Not only is he the maiden act for the venue, he recently announced that the venue will play host to his own Made in Detroit restaurant to open on the Woodward Avenue side of Little Caesars Arena.

Purchase/Stream “Tennessee Mountain Top” here.

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John Conlee Honored With Inaugural Legend Award From The Kentucky Country Music Association



President/Founder of Kentucky Country Music Association Kenneth Reynolds Presents John Conlee with Legend Award

 Country legend and Kentucky native John Conlee was recently awarded the first ever Legends Award by the Kentucky Country Music Association during his performance at the Kentucky Opry. The award was created to honor an artist who is not only from Kentucky, but has also promoted Kentucky throughout their career in both music and interviews.

“It is always gratifying to be recognized by those from my home state of Kentucky. My profound thanks to the Kentucky Country Music Association and Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for their very kind honors,” said Conlee.

Along with his award, Conlee received a letter from Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin recognizing not only his successful career but his dedication to country music, the “Common Man” and the state of Kentucky as well. Bevin noted that this award was a “perfectly fitting tribute.”

“John Conlee is a perfect fit for our first Legend Award,” said Kenneth Reynold, President and Founder of the Kentucky Country Music Association. “He has never forgotten where he came from and has been a great promoter of not only country music but of Kentucky.”

For more information visit johnconlee.com.

Sept. 08 – Colorado Country Fair – Columbus, Texas
Sept. 09 – Hardtails Bar & Grill – Georgetown, Texas
Sept. 14 – White County Fair – Searcy, Ariz.
Sept. 15 – The Stage at Silver Star Steakhouse – Bossier City, La.
Sept. 16 – Red Rooster Icehouse – Hawkins, Texas
Sept. 21 – Grundy High School Auditorium – Grundy, Va.
Sept. 22 – Clayton Center – Clayton, N.C.
Sept. 23 – Ground Zero – Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Oct. 05 – The Historic State Theatre – Elizabethtown, Ky.
Oct. 06 – Mitchell Opera House – Mitchell, Ind.
Oct. 07 – Sesser Opera House – Sesser, Ill.
Oct. 08 – Historic Rodgers Theatre – Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Oct. 19 – Sunset Theatre – Asheboro, N.C.
Oct. 20 – Carteret Theatre – Morehead City, N.C.
Oct. 21 – Red Barn Convention Center – Winchester, Ohio
Oct. 22 – Harvest Performance Center – Rocky Mount, Va.
Nov. 16 – Main Street Crossing – Tomball, Texas
Nov. 17 – Route 92 – Youngsville, La.
Feb. 01 – The Palace Theater – Corsicana, Texas
Feb. 02 – Stampede Houston – Houston, Texas
Feb. 22 – Wadsworth Auditorium – Newnan, Ga.
Feb. 23 – Tallassee High School Auditorium – Tallassee, Ala.
Feb. 24 – Theatre Dublin – Dublin, Ga.
Feb. 25 – Mars Theatre – Springfield, Ga.
March 03 – Cecilian Auditorium in the Conservatory of Music – West Terre Haute, Ind.
March 04 – Jasper Arts Center – Jasper, Ind.
March 24 – Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts – Fairfield, Iowa
April 07 – Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, Fla.
Aug. 02 – Social Circle Theatre – Social Circle, Ga.
Sept. 07 – Newberry Opera – Newberry, S.C.

Kentucky native and Grand Ole Opry member, John Conlee, has one of country music’s most recognizable voices. Self-penned and signature hit “Rose Colored Glasses,” was the first of over 30 hit singles, most of which charted in the Top 10 or better. Some of the songs from the John Conlee hit list include “Back Side of Thirty,” “Lady Lay Down,” “Friday Night Blues,” “Common Man,” “I’m Only In It For The Love” and “Domestic Life.” All of Conlee’s hits have that unmistakable common thread – that unique voice. In 2015, Conlee hasn’t slowed down and continues to cut songs with substance with the release of Classics 2 that includes a tribute to law enforcement titled “Walkin’ Behind the Star.”