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).


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 call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.




Third Annual Country Music Festival Also Announces Artist Schedule and
Onsite Fan Activities at Las Vegas Village Sept. 30-Oct. 2 


With an unrivaled main stage lineup headed up by Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town and Chris Young, the third annual Route 91 Harvest announced today that Brooke Eden, Dan + Shay, LOCASH and Randy Rogers Band have been added to the festival lineup. Additionally, DJ Rock will keep the party going between sets.


The second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” lineup was also revealed. Courtney Cole, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Seth Ennis, Haley Georgia, Ryan Hurd, LANco, Jon Langston, Aaron Lewis, William Michael Morgan, Royal Bliss, Runaway June, Tyler Reeve, Aubrie Sellers, Lucie Silvas, Tara Thompson, Aaron Watson and Brett Young will take the stage that has firmly established itself within the genre as a much-coveted platform to showcase country music’s red-hot emerging acts. Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, the artist schedule for Route 91 Harvest is available now at


With a reputation for offering fans “Nashville’s finest, belting out their hits with the backdrop of the Luxor pyramid and glimmering Mandalay Bay” (Rolling Stone), Route 91 Harvest is introducing new features to enhance this year’s onsite experience. Fans will have the option to go “cashless,” using their wristbands as a “digital wallet” that will allow them to make payments at food vendors and stores around the festival without the need for cash, credit or debit cards. Ticket holders will have access to download the Route 91 Harvest App, which will offer features including a schedule builder, friend finder and a custom virtual photo booth.


For those looking to fully embrace Route 91 Harvest’s spirit, there is the option to indulge in this year’s new vendors, Strings of Hope, License to Boot and Strictly Western, Henna Envy, Pretty Hunter, Boot Roxx, as well as returning staples Down N’ Dirty Hats and Wallet Buckle. Thrill Seekers can also take in the bright lights of the infamous Las Vegas Strip on the vertigo swing and relax at the Malibu Rum Beach House with a refreshing cocktail.


For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook:, Twitter:, Instagram: and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.


Miranda Lambert Brings Little Red Wagon to Laughlin Event Center




Miranda Lambert Brings Little Red Wagon To Laughlin Event Center
With Special Guest Courtney Cole


 Miranda Lambert will bring her history-making hits and Southern charm to the Laughlin Event Center on May 6 at 8 p.m. The singer-songwriter will perform songs from her recent album “Platinum” and fan favorites from her other albums at the only Nevada stop of her Keeper of the Flame tour.

Miranda Lambert

Miranda is the reigning lady of country music with an astounding 23 Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards, the most ever awarded to a solo female. Earlier this month, Miranda was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the ACM’s, an honor awarded to her for seven consecutive years, as well as a Vocal Event of the Year award for her collaboration on “Smokin’ and Drinkin.’” Miranda made history again with the release of her fourth album, which debuted atop Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, the first artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at number one. She is also the first woman to win the Album of the Year award twice from the Country Music Association.


Special guest Courtney Cole will be joining Miranda on the Laughlin stop of the tour.


Tickets start at $43 and can be purchased at


Upcoming shows at the Laughlin Event Center include:

  • Kid Rock on May 21
  • Brad Paisley on June 18
  • Hank Williams Jr. on Sept. 24


The Laughlin Event Center is home to an array of concerts and other special events throughout the year. This multi-event center offers top-tier concerts, festivals, bull riding, rodeos and more. The open-air amphitheater, which was completed in February 2014, contains modular sections that can be added or removed to accommodate all forms of entertainment. Notable artists such as Reba, Ramon Ayala, Dierks Bentley, Alabama, Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts and Toby Keith have previously taken the stage to wow fans.


When:             Friday, May 6

8 p.m.


Where:            Laughlin Event Center

500 E Bruce Woodbury Dr.

Laughlin, NV 89029


Contact:         Tamara Rocha, R&R Partners






About Laughlin

Located 90 miles south of Las Vegas, Laughlin is a unique resort destination with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that welcomes nearly 2 million visitors annually. This oasis along the Colorado River has grown to include nine resorts with affordable first-class accommodations, live entertainment, fine dining, spa experiences, golf courses, the recreational paradise known as North Reach Trail and a multitude of water activities. Laughlin has also become a leading special-event destination in the Southwest, offering everything from an eight-mile inner tube float on the Colorado River to the largest motorcycle rally in the West. For more information:


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

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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 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


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 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.



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!



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!



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.



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!



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, 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.



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.


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



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!



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.



Make sure to visit 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


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!



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 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!



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



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



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.



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.



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 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.