Crystal Gayle Digitally Reissues ‘A Crystal Christmas’

Crystal Gayle Digitally Reissues
‘A Crystal Christmas’

Grammy®, AMA, ACM and CMA award winning country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member Crystal Gayle has digitally reissued her 1986 holiday album, A Crystal Christmas, for the first time ever. Like he did on You Don’t Know Me, Crystal’s son Christos Gatzimos, returned to the studio and remastered his mother’s collection of traditional Christmas compositions for digital release. The newly remastered album is now available at Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and Amazon.

“I recorded A Crystal Christmas with my producer Jim Ed Norman in the early summer of 1986 for Warner Bros. Records,” Crystal recalled. “To help us get in the spirit we decorated the studio with candy canes and ornaments. This album is filled with my favorite traditional Christmas songs that we all grew up loving and singing. I’m excited that A Crystal Christmas is now available digitally for the first time.”

“When I was a little girl I always looked forward to Christmas. Being the last of 8 children, I loved it when all my brothers and sisters came home to visit. I saved my money all year long so I could buy presents for them. One Christmas I went to Woolworths and bought all my sisters hair nets. The only problem was I bought gray hair nets. I didn’t know you were supposed to match their hair color. I just picked the prettiest ones. I even had money left over for candy!”

A Crystal Christmas Track Listing:
1. “White Christmas” (Irving Berlin)
2.”Oh Holy Night” (Public Domain)
3.”Winter Wonderland” (Felix Bernard, Richard Smith)
4.”I’ll Be Home for Christmas” (Kim Gannon, Walter Kent)
5.”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane)
6.”Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (Johnny Marks)
7.”Little Drummer Boy” (Katherine Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone)
8.”The Christmas Song” (Robert Wells, Mel Tormé)
9.”Jingle Bells” (Public Domain)
10. “Silver Bells” (Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)
11.”Silent Night” (Public Domain)

Album Name: A Crystal Christmas
Reissue date: Dec. 12, 2019
Label: Warner Brothers Records
UPC: 194660378156
Catalog #: SMP00801
Produced by: Jim Ed Norman
Remastered for digital by: Christos Gatzimos
Buy/Stream/Listen at smarturl.it/ACrystalChristmas

About Crystal Gayle:
Grammy®-winning singer Crystal Gayle is an award-winning country music icon whose reign in the music business includes 20 No. 1 country hits, six albums certified Gold by the RIAA and the first female artist in country music history to reach platinum sales with her 1977 album, We Must Believe in Magic. Her list of platinum and gold was to be matched only by her awards and accolades. CMA’s “Female Vocalist of the Year,” for two consecutive years, she became a Grammy® Award Winner for “Best Female Vocal Performance,” thanks to her beloved “Brown Eyes” – a song that she today admits she has never grown tired of singing. Crystal swept the Academy of Country Music Awards for three of their “Top Female Vocalist” statuettes. She is the recipient of three “American Music Awards,” voted by the nation as America’s “Favorite Female Artist.” Perhaps nothing sums up Crystal’s career achievements as well as being awarded with a star on the fabled Hollywood Walk of Fame in October 2009. Also famous for her nearly floor-length hair, she was voted one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine in 1983. Gayle also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame near Lynn’s star. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Crystal with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors. Gayle was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017 by her sister and Opry legend Loretta Lynn. In 2019, Crystal released her first new studio album in 16 years, You Don’t Know Me, which was recorded, produced and mastered by Crystal’s son, Christos Gatzimos.

Originally released in 1986 by Warner Brothers Records, the digitally reissued album was remastered by Crystal’s son, Christos Gatzimos

Featuring classic Christmas favorites like “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Jingle Bells” and “Little Drummer Boy”

 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT
NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

MUSICAL TRIBUTE EVENT RECOGNIZED SPECIAL HONOREES & OFF-CAMERA CATEGORY WINNERS FROM THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

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Two-Hour Special to Air Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients 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 honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Hillary Scott opened the evening with a performance of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” and was then joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild for a powerful duet performance of “Does He Love You” for which they received a standing ovation. The duo then welcomed Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman for a special performance of “Little Rock” in tribute to Reba McEntire. Fairchild, Schlapman, and Scott then presented McEntire with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Kelsea Ballerini performed “Legends” before receiving her award, which was presented to her by Lady Antebellum. Following her acceptance speech, Ballerini performed a medley of #1 hits including “Dibs,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and “Peter Pan.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Alan Jackson performed a medley of “Marina Del Rey” and “The Fireman” in tribute to George Strait before he accepted his award to a standing ovation. Following his acceptance speech, Strait took the stage and performed “Here For A Good Time” to a dancing audience to close out the evening. Reigning Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean presented the award to Strait.
  • Chris Janson performed “A Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone” in tribute to Shel Silverstein, who received his award posthumously. Silverstein’s family friend Susan Nadler accepted the award from Janson on Silverstein’s behalf.
  • Toby Keith performed “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “Who’s Your Daddy?” after songwriter Jimmy Webb presented him with his award.
  • Maren Morris performed “Galveston” in tribute to the late Glen Campbell.
  • Brad Paisley performed “My Tennessee Mountain Home” in tribute to Dolly Parton.
  • Bobby Bones presented Bob Kingsley with his award, after which Thomas Rhett sang a medley of his hits “Die A Happy Man” and “Craving You.”
  • Songwriter Ross Copperman introduced Little Big Town, who performed “When Someone Stops Loving You,” written by Lori McKenna, before presenting McKenna with the award.
Additional off-camera highlights included:
  • Brett Young presented Studio Recording and Industry Award winners with their awards prior to the show taping.
  • Cassadee Pope presented the television series “Nashville” with the Tex Ritter Film Award. “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten performed “Sanctuary” in a special moment before CMT’s Frank Tanki, Opry Entertainment’s Steve Buchanan, and Lionsgate’s Russell Ziecker accepted the award.
Presenters who took the stage at the event included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Chris Janson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Jimmy Webb, and Brett Young.Below is a full list of special award recipients:

SPECIAL AWARDS

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009.  Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds,  Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992.  Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category ­– has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS
(Note: ** Indicates a tie.)
  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Miles McPherson
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac & Danny Rader**
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

34th Annual American Eagle Awards Presented At The Summer NAMM Show In Nashville

34TH ANNUAL AMERICAN EAGLE AWARDS PRESENTED AT THE SUMMER NAMM SHOW IN NASHVILLE

Crystal Gayle, Harry Shearer, and Patti Smith honored with American Eagle Awards

 The National Music Council presented its prestigious American Eagle Award to industry icons Crystal Gayle, Harry Shearer, and Patti Smith on July 13 at The Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN. National Music Council Director, David Sanders, hosted the awards ceremony along with presenters Paul Shaffer, Richard Leigh and John Ingrassia.

The honorees and presenters collaborated for an unforgettable finale performance of the song “People Have The Power,” written by Patti Smith and her late husband Fred “Sonic” Smith. The awards are presented with support from The NAMM Foundation, a non-profit which works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan through scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.

To learn how to support The National Music Council and their music education advocacy efforts, visit www.musiccouncil.org.

For The Summer NAMM Show schedule of events for the remainder of the weekend, visit www.namm.org/summer/2017.

About The National Music Council
The National Music Council is celebrating its 77th year as a forum for the free discussion of this country’s national music affairs and challenges. Founded in 1940 to act as a clearinghouse for the joint opinion and decision of its members and to work to strengthen the importance of music in our lives and culture, the Council’s initial membership of 13 has grown to almost 50 national music organizations, encompassing every important form of professional and commercial musical activity. Through the cooperative work of its member organizations, the National Music Council promotes and supports music and music education as an integral part of the curricula in the schools of our nation, and in the lives of its citizens. The Council provides for the exchange of information and coordination of efforts among its member organizations and speaks with one voice for the music community whenever an authoritative expression of opinion is desirable. www.musiccouncil.org.

About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit nammfoundation.org.

Academy of Country Music Announces Special Award Honorees

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES
KELSEA BALLERINI, ERIC CHURCH, TOBY KEITH, BOB KINGSLEY, REBA McENTIRE, “NASHVILLE,” WILLIE NELSON, DOLLY PARTON, SHEL SILVERSTEIN AND GEORGE STRAIT

ACM HONORS™ TV SPECIAL TO TAPE AUGUST 23RD
FOR BROADCAST AT A LATER DATE ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the winners of the Special Awards for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Honorees will be celebrated during the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

Additional off-camera categories to be feted at ACM HONORS include to-be-announced Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards, along with previously announced Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. McKenna is the first female to win in the ACM Songwriter of the Year category.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors for specific achievements. Please note that titles of select Special Awards have been updated, as noted within each category listed below. Recipients of Special Awards for the 11th Annual ACM HONORS include:

 

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009. Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

Past recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award include Alabama, Bob Beckham, Garth Brooks, Glen Campbell, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Merle Haggard, Emmylou Harris, George Jones, The Judds, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, The Oak Ridge Boys, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, The Statler Brothers, Mel Tillis, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Keith Whitley, Hank Williams, Hank Williams Jr., Bob Wills and Dwight Yoakam, among others.

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992. Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include Barry Adelman, John Dorris, Tim DuBois, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Keith Urban, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category – has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

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 takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast at a later date (date to be announced) 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.

Lady Antebellum to Host 10th Annual ACM Honors Airing on CBS

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MULTI-ACM AWARD® WINNING GROUP LADY ANTEBELLUM
TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™
ON AUGUST 30, 2016
AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE  

ACM HONORS TO MAKE ITS TELEVISION DEBUT ON THE
CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
TO BE BROADCAST AT A LATER DATE

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MUSIC EVENT TO RECOGNIZE  51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™
SPECIAL HONOREES AND OFF-CAMERA WINNERS 

 

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The Academy of Country Music® announced today ten-time ACM Award-winning group, Lady Antebellum will host the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time ever, ACM Honors will be produced for television by dick clark productions and broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network. The 10th Annual ACM Honors will be held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. ACM Honors performers and airdate for the primetime special will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jeff Walker (awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb, Little Big Town and The Statler Brothers. Studio Recording Awards recipients include Jim ‘Moose’ Brown, Dave Cobb, Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Justin Niebank, Danny Rader, Michael Rhodes and Derek Wells. In addition, Ross Copperman will be honored as Songwriter of the Year. For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Ticket on-sale information to be announced soon!

For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For information on ACM LIFTING LIVES, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.

 

About Lady Antebellum
The seven-time GRAMMY award-winning group Lady Antebellum has secured nine chart-topping hits while earning six PLATINUM singles and selling over 11 million albums worldwide. The trio has earned “Vocal Group of the Year” honors from both the ACM Awards and CMA Awards three years in a row. It’s their universal appeal that continues to resonate across the globe, and fans in North America can next catch the multi-Platinum trio on their 2016 Summer Tour beginning May 27 in Baton Rouge, LA. For a full list of upcoming tour dates visit www.ladyantebellum.com.

 

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 10th Annual ACM Honors takes place Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and – for the first time ever – will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast at a later date (to be announced) on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa Updated Entertainment Lineup

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SOUTH POINT HOTEL, CASINO & SPA UPDATED ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP

 

***UPDATED ENTERTAINMENT***


Comedy
Pablo Francisco – June 12 – 14
Jay Mohr – June 26 – 27

 

Music
The Bronx Wanderers – May 15 – 17
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – June 5 – 7

 

COMEDY

 

Charlie Murphy – March 27 – 29
Comedian Charlie Murphy will take the South Point Showroom stage March 27 – 29 at 7:30 p.m. Murphy is best known for his role on Comedy Central’s “Chappelle’s Show” and his top-billed international and sold-out comedy shows around the world. Guests will enjoy Murphy’s hilarious stand-up comedy as he shares stories of his life including his time working in the entertainment industry with leading Hollywood talent. Tickets are available and start at $25.

 

Joey Diaz – May 22 – 24
The South Point Showroom welcomes comedian Joey Diaz to the stage May 22 – 24 at 7:30 p.m. As one of the most loved actors and comedians in the entertainment industry today, Diaz is known for his roles in “The Longest Yard,” “Spider Man 2” and “Taxi.” At South Point, Diaz will have audiences coming back for more with his raw and hilarious stand-up routine. Tickets are available and start at $15.

 

Pablo Francisco – June 12 – 14
Comedian Pablo Francisco is set to rock the stage at the South Point Showroom June 12 – 14 at 7:30 p.m. Francisco is known for his Comedy Central specials “Ouch!” and “They Put It Out There.” The night will feature Francisco’s one-of-a-kind arsenal of characters, spontaneous outbursts, spot on impressions and clever insights. Tickets are available and start at $15.

 

Jay Mohr – June 26 – 27
Jay Mohr will have guests laughing out of their seat in the South Point Showroom June 26 – 27 at 7:30 p.m. Veteran stand-up comedian and actor, Mohr has a career spanning over three decades. As one of the 100 greatest stand-up comics of all time, Mohr will have the crowd wanting more after hearing his hilarious routine. Tickets are available and start at $25.

 

ILLUSIONIST

 

Illusionist Rick Thomas – April 10 – 12 
Illusionist Rick Thomas will shock and awe audiences at the South Point Showroom April 10 – 12 at 7:30 p.m. The veteran illusionist will perform innovative and intriguing illusions that will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Thomas seamlessly intertwines magic, music and dance into a spectacular and must-see performance. Tickets are available and start at $15.

 

MUSIC

 

The Lettermen – March 20 – 22
The Lettermen will take over the South Point Showroom stage March 20 – 22 at 7:30 p.m. With the group’s unique natural harmonic blend, guests will be blown away by these music industry veterans. Fans will enjoy an evening filled with The Lettermen’s top hits incuding “When I Fall in Love,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “Goin’ Out of My Head” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.” The Lettermen will fill the night with positive, quality music the whole family can enjoy. Tickets are available and start at $25.

 

Tony Orlando – April 3 – 5

Music sensation Tony Orlando takes the South Point Showroom stage April 3 – 5 at 7:30 p.m. Orlando’s smooth vocals and classic sound will excite the audience as they listen to some of the legendary artist’s greatest hits, including “Knock Three Times,” “ Sweet Gypsy Rose,” “He Don’t Love You,” “Who’s In The Strawberry Patch with Sally” and more. Tickets are available and start at $45.

 

Crystal Gayle – April 24 – 26
Award winning country star Crystal Gayle will grace the South Point Showroom stage April 24 – 26 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will dance the night away as Gayle’s classic country tunes fills the air. Throughout the evening audiences will enjoy Gayle’s top hits, including “Brown Eyes,” “Wrong Road Again,” “I’ll Do It All Over Again,” “I’ll Get Over You” and more. Tickets are available and start at $45.

 

Kingston Trio – May 1 – 3
The Kingston Trio will take the South Point Showroom by storm May 1 – 3 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy the Trio’s timeless folk and pop fusion while listening to some of their favorite tunes, including “Tom Dooley,” “Bay of Mexico,” “Scotch and Soda” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” Tickets are available and start at $20.

 

Winter Dance Party – May 8 – 10
The South Point Showroom will host “Winter Dance Party,” a tribute, to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Booper, May 8 – 10 at 7:30 p.m. The tribute will re-create the iconic legends final tour for a two hour live performance. Each night will showcase hit songs such as “That’ll Be The Day,” “La Bamba,” “Peggy Sue” and “Oh, Boy.” Tickets are available and start at $20.

 

The Bronx Wanderers – May 15 – 17
The South Point Showroom welcomes The Bronx Wanderers May 15 – 17 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy the group’s dynamic enthusiasm and love of rock music as while tapping their feet and singing along. The Bronx Wanderers will perform fan favorites, including “Sherry,” “Runaway,” “We Gotta Get Out Of This Place,” “Teenager In Love” and “There’s A Kind Of Hush.” Tickets are available and start at $15.

 

Deana Martin and Big Band Swing – May 29 – 31
The South Point Showroom welcomes Deana Martin and Big Band Swing May 29 – 31 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy a night filled with both musical and comedy numbers while listening to the classic tunes of Big Band Swing. Guests will sing along to their favorite tunes, including “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “Time After Time,” “That’s Amore” and “For Your Love.” Tickets are available and start at $30.

 

Gary Puckett and the Union Gap – June 5 – 7
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap will take over the South Point Showroom June 5 – 7 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will dance the night away to veteran musician Gary Puckett’s classic pop sound. Guests will hear Puckett’s chart-toppers, including “Young Girl.” “Woman Woman,” “Over You,” “This Girl Is A Woman Now” and “Keep The Customer Satisfied.” Tickets are available and start at $25.

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

Gregg Austin’s M Town – Every Tuesday throughout March and April
The sound of Motown invades South Point’s Showroom every Tuesday night throughout March and April from 8 to 11 p.m. Guests will experience an evening hosted by Gregg Austin while enjoying the everlasting sounds that dramatically altered the world of music. Tickets are available for $5, and include a complimentary drink and $5 Players Card credit. Reserved seating is available for $10 and can be purchased online or at the Box Office.

 

Déjà Vu – Every Wednesday throughout March and April
South Point’s Showroom hosts Déjà Vu every Wednesday night throughout March and April from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will experience an evening of pure excitement as they dance through the decades. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID and present a South Point Slot Club Card. Tickets are available for $5.

 

Dennis Bono Show – Every Thursday throughout March and April
South Point’s Dennis Bono Show offers guests a wide variety of amusement in the South Point Showroom every Thursday at 2 p.m. throughout March and April. Featuring appearances with established celebrities from the world of entertainment, Bono’s interaction with his guests creates a one-of-a-kind performance. Doors open at 1 p.m. This show is free and open to the public.

 

“Dirty at 12:30” with Gabe Lopez – Every Friday Night throughout March and April
Gabe Lopez and the South Point present “The Dirty at 12:30” inside the South Point Grandview Lounge every Friday night throughout March and April at 12:30 p.m. This show is not for guests that are easily offended and cannot handle dirty raw comedy. Special guests who have appeared on the “Dirty” stage include Ralphie May, Joey Diaz, Joe Rogan, Carlos Mencia and many more. Always dirty, always free. This event is free and open to the public. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID.

 

Metal Shop – Every Friday Night throughout March and April
Metal Shop will take over the Showroom stage every Friday throughout March and April at 10:30 p.m. Guests will experience Metal Shop’s big hair, big music and big show with a unique twist on 80s heavy metal music while dancing to some of their favorite hits from top 80s bands including AC/DC, Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard, Whitesnake and many more. Tickets are $5 at the door or guests can purchase VIP seats online or by calling the Box Office (702) 797-8055. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID.

 

Wes Winters – Every Friday and Saturday Throughout March and April
Wes Winters’ unique “One-Man-Lounge-Show” visits the South Point Hotel every Friday and Saturday in March and April from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests can experience his innate vocal and piano ability at the Grandview Lounge. This event is free and open to the public.

 

SPAZMATICS – Every Saturday throughout March and April
The SPAZMATICS will party away to the best of the 1980s in the South Point Showroom every Saturday throughout March and April at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 or guests can purchase a “SPAZMATICS Party Package” for $10 including one ticket, two drinks and reserved seating. Doors open at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door or guests can purchase VIP seats online or by calling the Box Office (702) 797-8055. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID.

 

For more information on upcoming entertainment or to purchase tickets, please call 866-791-7626 or visit the South Point Entertainment website.

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare

South Point Hotel & Casino’s Updated Entertainment Lineup

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South Point Hotel & Casino’s Updated Entertainment Lineup

***Updated entertainment***

Comedy
John Caparulo – Feb. 21 – 23
Henry Cho – March 14 – 15
Music
Crystal Gayle – Feb. 14 – 16
Tower of Power – Feb. 28 – March. 2

COMEDY

 

John Caparulo – Feb. 21 – 23
The South Point Showroom presents comedian John Caparulo Feb. 21 – 23 at 7:30 p.m. Guests can expect an evening filled with sharp wit as Caparulo shares his love for blue-collar comedy. Caparulo has made multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and is commonly found alongside Chelsea Handler as a regular on the E! hit show “Chelsea Lately.” Tickets are available and start at $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

Henry Cho – March 14 – 15
With more than 20 years of stand-up comedy experience, Henry Cho takes the South Point Showroom
stage March 14 – 15 at 7:30 p.m. Cho is known for his unique mixture of Korean American heritage and modern day comedy, offering a truly memorable experience. Guests will recognize Cho from his appearances on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show” with Craig Ferguson. Guests can see Cho’s performance for $15. For more information or to purchase tickets, you can visit the South Point Entertainment website.

 

 

MUSIC

 

Herman’s Hermits Staring Peter Noone – Feb. 7 – 9
Legendary performer Peter Noone returns to the South Point Showroom Tuesday, Feb. 7 – Thursday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Guests will experience a once-in-a-lifetime performance from one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most versatile entertainers. Noone will showcase hits including “I’m Henry the VIII, I Am,” “Wonderful World” and “I’m Into Something Good.” Tickets are available and start at $40. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the South Point Entertainment website.

Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle – Feb. 14 – 16
The classic, hip and cool country star and Grammy winner Crystal Gayle takes the stage at the South Point Showroom Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb.  16 at 7:30 p.m. Gayle’s warm and resounding vocal styling creates a memorable performance giving guests a first-hand look at how the singer took country music to the next level.  Guests will connect with Gayle as they listen to the sounds of her top hits including “Brown Eyes Blue” and “I’ll Get over You.” Tickets are available and start at $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the South Point Entertainment website.

Tower of Power – Feb. 28 – March 2
Tower of Power visits the South Point Showroom Feb. 28 – March 2 at 7:30 p.m. The American R&B-based horn section and band features legendary performers such as Larry Braggs and Emilio Castillo. The group is most commonly recognized for their funky soul sound, powerful horn section. Throughout the evening, the audience will enjoy hits such as “Souled Out,” ‘I got to Groove” and “Knock Yourself Out.” Tickets are available and start at $45. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the South Point Entertainment website.

 

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

The Magic of Motown – Every Tuesday in February
The sound of Motown invades South Point’s Grandview Lounge and Cabaret every Tuesday night throughout February from 8 to 11 p.m. Guest will experience an evening hosted by Gregg Austin while enjoying the everlasting sounds that dramatically altered the world of music. This show is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

Déjà Vu – Every Wednesday in February
South Point’s Showroom hosts Déjà Vu every Wednesday night throughout February from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests will experience an evening of pure excitement as they dance through the decades. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID and present a South Point Slot Club Card. Tickets are available for $5. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

Dennis Bono Show – Every Thursday in February
Throughout February, South Point’s Dennis Bono Show offers guests a wide variety of amusement in the South Point Showroom every Thursday at 2 p.m. Featuring appearances with established celebrities from the world of entertainment, Bono’s interaction with his guests creates a one-of-a-kind performance. Doors open at 1 p.m. This show is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

“Dirty at 12:30” with Ralphie May – Every Friday Night in February
Ralphie May and Gabe Lopez present the “The Dirty at 12:30” inside the South Point Grandview every Friday night throughout February from 12:30 to 2 a.m. Get down and dirty as Ralphie May and his fellow comedians showcase their unique twist of comic relief and outrageous commentary. This event is free and open to the public. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID. For more information, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

Ashley Red – Every Friday Night in February
Ashley Red will perform in the South Point Showroom every Friday throughout February at 10:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy an evening of unique club rock entertainment combining two traditional formats of lounge band and DJ. Doors open at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets for the performance are available for $5. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID. For more information, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

Wes Winters – Every Friday and Saturday in February
Wes Winters’ unique “One-Man-Lounge-Show” visits the South Point Hotel every Friday and Saturday in February from 6 to 9 p.m. Guests can experience his innate vocal and piano ability at the Grandview Lounge. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the South PointEntertainment website.

SPAZMATICS – Every Saturday in February
The SPAZMATICS will party away to the best of the 1980’s at the South Point Hotel every Saturday throughout February at 10:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $5 or guests can purchase a “SPAZMATICS Party Package” for $10 including one ticket, two drinks and reserved seating. Doors open at 10 p.m. All guests must be 21 or older with a valid form of ID.  For more information and availability, please call 866-791-7626 or visit the South PointEntertainment website.

 

About South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa
Featuring more than 2,100 guestrooms, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and the serenity of the surrounding mountainscape. Each oversized guest room features state-of-the-art LED televisions as well as WiFi with high-speed internet connections. Guests visiting South Point will experience affordable luxury through a casino offering top-of-the-line gaming technology, more than 60 table games and a race and sports book area featuring separate viewing areas for both horse racing and general sporting events; a wide variety of dining options, including the award-winning Michael’s Gourmet Room; the world-class Costa Del Sur Spa and Salon; a fabulous 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment; a 16-screen Cinemark movie complex; a state-of-the-art, 64-lane bowling center; and a 165,000-square foot convention center. In addition, South Point holds one of the finest event facilities in the country with the South Point Arena and Equestrian Center, which features more than 1,200 climate-controlled stalls and plays host to some of the country’s most unique events. South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa is at 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV 89183.

 

For more information or for room reservations, call (702) 796-7111 or visit the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa website. Connect with South Point on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and foursquare.

 

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