DIERKS BENTLEY, BROOKS & DUNN, BRANDI CARLILE, ERIC CHURCH, KELLY CLARKSON, LUKE COMBS AND MORE ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 54TH ACM AWARDS

DIERKS BENTLEY, BROOKS & DUNN, BRANDI CARLILE, ERIC CHURCH, KELLY CLARKSON,
LUKE COMBS, DAN + SHAY, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND ASHLEY MCBRYDE
ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR® WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE
MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ON CBSTickets for ACM Awards® On Sale Now at AXS.com

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line and Ashley McBryde have been added to the powerful lineup of performers for the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton and George Strait along with ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree Jason Aldean. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit ACMcountry.com. Ultimate ACM Awards® VIP Experience and the Ultimate ACM Awards VIP Travel Packages are available from CID Entertainment. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 54th 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 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announces Details for Little Big Town Exhibition

 

LITTLE BIG TOWN TO APPEAR JUNE 26 AT
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
IN SUPPORT OF NEW EXHIBIT LITTLE BIG TOWN: THE POWER OF FOUR

Exhibition opens June 29 with artifacts including neon signs used on album cover for Pain Killer, Karen Fairchild’s wedding dress, costumes lined with LED lighting from the 2014 CMA Awards and more

Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town will be the subject of a special exhibit, Little Big Town: The Power of Four, opening June 29, 2018, and continuing through June 9, 2019, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The popular foursome will participate in a special program Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in connection with the exhibit. Details for the program appear below.

Little Big Town members are Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. Many of their albums have been top sellers, including The Road to Here (2005), Tornado (2012), Pain Killer (2014), and, most recently, The Breaker (2017). Little Big Town has received six CMA awards for Vocal Group of the Year and three Grammys, among many other honors.

The new exhibit tells the group’s story from the very beginning, and includes keepsakes and photos from each member’s childhood. The narrative recounts the development of individual talents that eventually brought the four together to form contemporary country music’s first two-woman, two-man vocal group. The exhibit storyline recalls early career struggles that ultimately strengthened the group’s bond and solidified their resolve to succeed on their own terms. By making bold musical decisions, the members of Little Big Town have joined the top echelon of country music stardom.

“Karen, Kimberly, Phillip, and Jimi—Little Big Town—build their music on a foundation of beautiful vocal harmonies seldom heard in country music,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “The group has enjoyed best-selling, award-winning success, but achieving that success required uncommon dedication and courage—and the willingness to make records for four different labels—before Little Big Town became consistent hit makers. Their journey has been a long one, and we embrace the opportunity to share Little Big Town’s story with our visitors.”

“Having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is something we would never have thought to dream of for ourselves. It is beyond a dream come true,” said Fairchild. “We are honored to be a part of country music, and are so thankful to all our fans, the music community here in Nashville and the museum for this privilege.”

The exhibit includes many unique items that illuminate the personalities of group members. Artifacts include a handmade Afghan ceramic pitcher, given to Sweet by an American soldier after Little Big Town performed at a small military base in isolated Tarinkot, Afghanistan. The pitcher broke on Sweet’s long trip home, and his wife, Becky, repaired it. Usually displayed in the family dining room, the pitcher is on loan to the museum.

Additional highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Neon signs used for the cover photo of the album Pain Killer (2014).
  • Instruments used in underwater scenes in the music video for “Pain Killer” (2014) including:

o   Fender DG-60 used by Jimi Westbrook

o   Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus used by Phillip Sweet

  • BCBG Max Azria linen sundress with crochet detail and Golden Goose boots worn by Fairchild when she married Westbrook in a private ceremony in Nashville, May 31, 2006.
  • Clothes fitted with glow-in-the-dark, LED tube lighting, worn by Little Big Town for their appearance at the 2014 CMA Awards. After they performed “Day Drinking,” the group was joined on stage by pop star Ariana Grande for a performance of her hit “Bang Bang.”
  • Gretsch Electromatic with silver-sparkle top played by Kimberly Schlapman in performances of “Your Side of the Bed.”
  • Childhood memorabilia, including Fairchild’s high school cheerleading uniform, Westbrook’s trumpet, Schlapman’s recital costume and a drawing by Sweet.

Special programming surrounding the opening of the exhibit will include:

  • Tuesday, June 26                                         3:30 p.m.

Interview: Little Big Town
Fairchild, Schlapman, Sweet, and Westbrook will discuss their musical inspirations, creative process, and career milestones, as well as their personal histories and the joys and challenges of collaboration. The multi-media program will take place in the museum’s CMA Theater. Tickets can be reserved by clicking here.

  • Saturday, June 30                                         11:30 a.m.

Songwriter Session: Liz Rose
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Liz Rose has gained an extensive list of credits throughout her career including the Little Big Town hits “Sober,” and “Girl Crush” winning CMA and Grammy awards for the later. Rose also wrote “Crazy Girl” (Eli Young Band); “God Made Girls” (RaeLynn); “Fearless,” “Tim McGraw,” “You Belong with Me,” and Grammy Country Song of the Year winner “White Horse” (Taylor Swift); and songs recorded by Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Young. The program, presented by SunTrust will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater and will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org

Both programs are included with museum admission and are free to museum members. Limited seating is available, and a program pass is required. For more information on how to reserve a program pass visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

With an unduplicated collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the most visited museums in the United States. Little Big Town: The Power of Four joins a year packed with dynamic exhibitions, including American Currents: The Music of 2017, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and upcoming exhibits featuring Ralph Stanley (opening July 13, 2018), The Judds (August 10, 2018) and Emmylou Harris (October 2, 2018).

For more information about this exhibition, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

Chris Janson & Sugarland Added to Full Line-Up of Performers And Presenters on The 53rd ACM Awards® (4/15 – CBS) 

CHRIS JANSON TO PERFORM AND SUGARLAND TO PRESENT
AT
THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ROUNDING OUT THE STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP
SET TO TAKE THE STAGE 

LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

FULL LINE-UP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS
FOR THE 53RD ACM AWARDS®

WHAT: The 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, hosted by Reba McEntire, is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

WHO: PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Reba McEntire, Julia Michaels, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brett Young, and Chris Young

PRESENTERS INCLUDE:
David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliott, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Sugarland, Max Thieriot, and Lindsey Vonn

ADDITIONAL ATTENDEES INCLUDE
Rhett Akins, Craig Wayne Boyd, Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Craig Campbell, Luke Combs, Devin Dawson, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Ashley Gorley, Josh Gracin, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Levi Hummon, Jack Ingram, LANCO, Chris Lane, Tracy Lawrence, Hillary Lindsey, LOCASH, Maddie + Tae, Tegan Marie, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Tim McGraw, TK McKamy, AJ McLean, Justin Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Jerry O’Connell, Abigail Ochse, Josh Osborne, Jake Owen, Old Dominion, Eric Paslay, Parmalee, Carly Pearce, Cassadee Pope, Jon Randall, Chase Rice, Raelynn, Michael Ray, Runaway June, Granger Smith, Cole Swindell, The Swon Brothers, Morgan Wallen, Aaron Watson, and Chuck Wicks

WHEN: Sunday, April 15, 2018 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT – 53rd ACM Awards® Live Telecast on CBS

WHERE: MGM Grand Garden Arena, 3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

102.7 The Coyote’s Country Fest 2017 Comes to Orleans Arena Aug. 5

 

102.7 The Coyote’s Country Fest 2017 Comes to Orleans Arena Aug. 5

WHAT:             

102.7 The Coyote’s Country Fest 2017 is bringing some of country music’s top artists to the Orleans Arena on Saturday, Aug. 5. The event will be hosted by 102.7 The Coyote’s Kris and Mad Dog from “Mornings with Kris and Mad Dog,” and is starring the dynamic country music duo Dan + Shay who will perform their top hits.

The Country Fest 2017 lineup also features performances by special guests Jordan Davis, Trent Tomlinson, Brooke Eden, Devin Dawson, Brandon Lay and more.

WHEN: 
Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7 p.m.

WHERE:     

Orleans Arena
4500 West Tropicana Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89103

TICKETS:   

Tickets are available from $15 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

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

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

 

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

 

ACM Launches iPhone & Android App Featuring All Event Details

 

Tickets Available NOW at www.ACMpartyforacause.com

 

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner among others have been added to the musical lineup for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. They join an epic lineup of performers set to take the stages at events taking place at various venues across Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2, 2017, surrounding the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

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

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:
7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler
7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jake Owen, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Big & Rich, Maddie & Tae, Brett Young, William Michael Morgan, Dee Jay Silver

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

Series of Fan Events To Take Over Las Vegas

 

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

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

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

 

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

 

For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sales information and the most updated lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

TICKET ON-SALE INFORMATION:

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

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

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

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:
7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues
Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler
8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jake Owen and more to be announced

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

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017:

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

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

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

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

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:

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

 

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

 

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

 

Sold-Out 3rd Annual Route 91 Harvest Is “A Winner” with Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town & More

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THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST DECLARED ‘A WINNER,’
SELLING OUT LAS VEGAS VILLAGE FOR THE SECOND TIME

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and More Led Special Weekend As Fans Relished Phenomenal Performances and Surprise Collaborations Set Against An Unrivaled Backdrop



The third annual Route 91 Harvest firmly plotted its pin on the global map as a destination festival this past weekend as the infamous Las Vegas Strip played host to a sold-out audience for the second year in a row. Heralded by Rolling Stone as “a winner, living up to the expectations that it set in its previous years,” the festival boasted a superstar lineup including Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Dan + Shay, Chris Young and more as the high-energy weekend illustrated the festival’s staying power as it thrived in its third year.

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The first day of the three-day neon sleepover saw Toby Keith take the stage, bringing “a patriotic party to the center of The Strip with his songs ‘American Ride,’ ‘Made In America’ and many others, which brought on a chant of “USA” from the passionate audience.” (Sounds Like Nashville)

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Showcasing the collaborative nature of the genre, artists across the weekend invited guests to join them on stage during their set, including Saturday’s headliner Brad Paisley who brought fellow guitarist and main stage performer Lindsay Ell back up for a guitar-off to rival all others. Dan + Shay continued the cheer-inducing trend on Sunday as they harmonized with R & B vocal group Boyz II Men on their smash-hit “I’ll Make Love To You.”
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Sunday’s superstar headliner Luke Bryan took things up another gear as Karen Fairchild from Little Big Town took the stage with him for an electrifying rendition of their chart-topping duet “Home Alone Tonight.” As the unforgettable final night continued, the pair were then joined by Fairchild’s bandmates for a heartfelt version of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” mashed up with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” followed by a collaboration with Bryan and Dustin Lynch. The pair teamed up for a rowdy version of Brooks & Dunn’s infamous and appropriate “Play Somethin’ Country.”

“Selling out for a second year in a row already is crazy,” said Brian O’Connell, President Of Country Touring at Live Nation. “There were some really special moments throughout the weekend and I don’’t think the fans took a breath. We have an amazing partner in MGM Resorts, who really understand our vision for Route 91 Harvest and we are excited to be able to let fans know when we’ll be back in 2017!”

Engaging closely with fans across social media platforms since its establishment just two short years ago, Route 91 Harvest continues to tailor the festival experience to those new and returning. Standout fan opportunities this year included House Of Blues Experience where NFL fans could enjoy the festival, but also not miss those all-important games. Additionally, spirited attendees were able to partake in “Silent Disco Line Dancing” that saw many flock to join in.

The festival’s second stage, known as “Next From Nashville,” furthered its status as it shone throughout the weekend with a laundry list of the genre’s most buzzed about artists captivated new audiences. Fans can also plan to return in 2017 as it was announced last night that Route 91 Harvest will return for a fourth year on Sept. 29 through Oct. 1. For further information and details as they are announced, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER; REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP, ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE

ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL CLOSES IN ON LAS VEGAS TAKEOVER;
REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “NEXT FROM NASHVILLE” STAGE LINEUP,
ADDITIONAL MAIN STAGE ARTISTS AND MORE
 

 

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 www.rt91harvest.com.

 

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: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”  

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SUPERSTAR TOBY KEITH TO PERFORM MERLE HAGGARD TRIBUTE
 AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” Academy Award® Winner Matthew McConaughey to Introduce Tribute

2nd Annual Country Music Awards Show Airs Live Sunday, May 1, On FOX

 Superstar singer/songwriter Toby Keith will perform a heartfelt tribute in celebration of his friend and musical hero Merle Haggard at the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing live from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Oscar®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will introduce the tribute to the late legendary songwriter who inspired countless musicians and who is one of country music’s greatest icons.

Haggard’s longtime back-up band, The Strangers, will join Keith as part of this memorable performance. In addition, Haggard’s widow, Theresa, will be in attendance along with other members of the Haggard family, including son Ben, who also will perform with The Strangers.

Keith joins previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, 2016 NASH Icon Award recipients Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

From his first No. 1 smash “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” to his new album 35 mph Town, Toby Keith has been one of the most consistent self-directed hit makers of his era. His single, “Made In America” (from the album Clancy’s Tavern) topped the charts as one of the fastest rising songs in a long line of his chart burners. The second hit, “Red Solo Cup,” has become one of the most commercially successful country singles with a viral video garnering more than 30 million views while having topped the top downloaded country songs charts. The first single from 35 mph Town, “Drunk Americans,” debuted at No. 1 Most Added on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase charts.

At the core of Keith’s unparalleled success is his songwriting, with an astounding succession of hit songs to the tune of more than 87 million BMI performances on commercial radio stations worldwide. In June 2015, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame, and he has been honored by the Nashville Songwriters Association International with its Songwriter/Artist of the Decade distinction. He is a three-time BMI Country Songwriter/Artist of the Year and was named the American Country Awards’ Artist of the Decade. His albums have sold more than 40 million copies, ranking him among the top-selling all-genre artists on Billboard’s Top 200 Artists of the Decade; he is also Billboard’s No. 1 Country Artist of the Decade and No. 1 Country Songwriter of the Decade. His tours have drawn more than one million fans each year for the last decade. This year’s tour, Interstates & Tailgates presented by Ford F-Series, kicks off in May with dates scheduled throughout North America. However Keith’s most rewarding experiences come from giving back. Whether it’s helping sick children and their families in his native Oklahoma through the Toby Keith Foundation and the cost-free home OK Kids Korral, or supporting US Troops, including 11 USO Tours throughout the world, Keith has never lost touch with the most important things in life.

Matthew McConaughey will next be seen in the June 24th release of Free State of Jones, an epic action-drama set during the Civil War that tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. In 2016 he will also lend his voice to Kubo and the Two Strings and Sing as well as star in Gold, directed by Stephen Gaghan.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay.  Finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar “The Concert Hotwire.”

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Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions), Kix Brooks, Richard Godfrey and Tom Forrest are executive producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus Media
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and Miss America. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

SUPERSTAR DUO BROOKS & DUNN TO RECEIVE NASH ICON AWARD PRESENTED BY FORD F-SERIES AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”

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SUPERSTAR DUO BROOKS & DUNN TO RECEIVE
NASH ICON AWARD PRESENTED BY FORD F-SERIES
 AT THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” Legendary Duo Will Also Perform on the 2nd Annual Country Music Awards
Show
Airing Live from Los Angeles Sunday, May 1, On FOX

Previous NASH Icon Recipient Reba McEntire
to Present Award to Longtime Friends and Collaborators

Brooks & Dunn

Superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn will receive the NASH Icon Award Presented by Ford F-Series, and will perform at the 2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, May 1(8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Reba McEntire, recipient of the 2014 NASH Icon Award and longtime friend of Brooks & Dunn, will present the award, which is given to an artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and honors the accomplishments and artistry of the recipient.

“Brooks & Dunn have indelibly etched their legacy as the biggest-selling duo in country music history,” said executive producer Mark Bracco. “Their outstanding career achievements have influenced legions of artists and fans alike, and we’re proud to recognize their tremendous success and ongoing musical impact with this well-deserved award.”

Brooks & Dunn join previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.

“Many Ford customers — especially our F-Series truck customers — are fans of country music,” said Matt McDonnell, Ford Truck Experiential Marketing Manager. “Country music is part of Ford’s heritage, and we are pleased to support the NASH Icon Award Presented by Ford F-Series and this incredible showcase of talent.”

With 23 career chart toppers and 30 million albums sold, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of the country duo Brooks & Dunn are the best-selling duo in country music history. They have amassed more than 80 industry awards, including two Grammy® awards, 20 Country Music Association trophies and 27 Academy of Country Music honors, making them the most-awarded act in ACM history. They have been named Entertainer of the Year four times collectively by the ACM and CMA. Since their debut in 1991, Brooks & Dunn have remained among country music’s most popular touring acts, a testament both to their showmanship and to their status as one of the true bedrock artists of country music.

Reba has become a household name across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, selling more than 56 million albums worldwide and garnering 35 No. 1 singles over her illustrious 40-year career. The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame inductee has won 15 American Music Awards, 13 ACM Awards, nine People’s Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards, among other honors. Her latest offering, the chart-topping LOVE SOMEBODY (Nash Icon Records), solidified Reba with the most No. 1 Billboard Top Country Albums among women and scored the biggest single sales debut of her career with the lead single “Going Out Like That.”

The trio will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May for “REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas,” already selling out all 18 consecutive shows for over 75,000 fans.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay.  Finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar “The Concert Hotwire.”

Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions), Kix Brooks, Richard Godfrey and Tom Forrest are executive producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus Media
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and Miss America. Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 199,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. For more information regarding Ford, its products worldwide or Ford Motor Credit Company, visit www.corporate.ford.com.

ELSEA BALLERINI, CAM, DAN + SHAY, SAM HUNT, MARTINA MCBRIDE AND COLE SWINDELL TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”

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2016 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” ADDS
 KELSEA BALLERINI, CAM, DAN + SHAY, SAM HUNT, MARTINA MCBRIDE
AND COLE SWINDELL TO STAR-STUDDED LINEUP OF PERFORMERS

The 2nd Annual Country Music Awards Show Airs Live
From Los Angeles, Sunday, May 1 on FOX

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 Country’s biggest stars and rising newcomers including Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, and Cole Swindell will join previously announced powerhouse performers Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood and more on the star-studded “American Country Countdown Awards” airing Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. This year’s host and additional performers will be announced shortly.
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Breakout artist Kelsea Ballerini is the latest recipient of the 2016 ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year award with two consecutive No. 1 smashes — the Gold-certified “Love Me Like You Mean It” and the infectious follow-up “Dibs” — from her critically acclaimed debut album “The First Time.” The country sweetheart is the first solo female artist in 15 years to hit No. 1 with her first two country singles and one of only 11 women to have ever hit the top of the charts with a debut. The Black River Entertainment recording artist is a two-time 2016 ACCA finalist for Female Vocalist Of The Year and Breakthrough Female Of The Year.

Shining newcomer Cam is a two-time 2016 ACCA finalist for Female Vocalist of the Year and Breakthrough Female Vocalist of the Year. Her No. 1 smash “Burning House” was certified Platinum by the RIAA and remains the only single by a country female to achieve more than 1 million downloads the past year. When Cam’s debut album “Untamed” was released in December, it earned 2015’s best first-week sales by a debut country artist.

Dan + Shay

Critically acclaimed duo and current two-time ACCA finalist Dan + Shay (Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney) hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart with their first album “Where It All Began.” Racking up more than 26 million YouTube views, they are the only new country duo in SoundScan recorded history to debut at No. 1. Dan + Shay have been nominated for both the CMA’s and ACM’s Vocal Duo of the Year for two years in a row, and were previously nominated for a CMT Music Video Award.

Sam Hunt

Standout newcomer Sam Hunt is a current five-time ACCA finalist including coveted categories Artist Of The Year and Album Of The Year. His Grammy-nominated debut album “Montevallo” topped the Billboard Country Albums Chart in its first week and remains the best-selling debut album for a country artist since 2011.

Martina McBride

Multiple Grammy® Award nominee and vocal powerhouse Martina McBride has sold over 18 million albums to date, including 20 Top 10 singles and six No. 1 hits. Recently, she released her new single, Reckless,” the title track from her 13th studio album due out April 29. She has earned more than 15 major music awards, including four wins for Female Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association and three Academy of Country Music Awards for Top Female Vocalist.

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Rising singer/songwriter Cole Swindell just hit the top of the country singles charts for a record- breaking fifth consecutive time with the title track “You Should Be Here,” from his forthcoming album, following four No. 1 singles off his Platinum-certified debut. The 2015 ACM New Artist Of The Year and Billboard Top New Artist has earned over 250 million streams and sold over 4 million tracks. Additionally, he has co-written eight of the biggest No. 1 songs in country music for some of the format’s hottest stars, including Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay.  Finalists and winners for all categories are based on radio airplay charts, sales and streaming data from April 1, 2015 to March 28, 2016 provided by BuzzAngle Music. Touring data is from Pollstar “The Concert Hotwire.” The NASH Icon Award is chosen by The American Country Countdown.

Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com.

To apply for press and publicist credentials, please visit: http://www.dickclark.com/shows/american-country-countdown-awards. Deadline to apply is Friday, April 15, 2016, 5:00 PM PT.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programming and Development, dick clark productions), Kix Brooks, Richard Godfrey and Tom Forrest are executive producers.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming, with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group and dcp; and “World’s Funniest,” from Jukin Media and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries, with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus Media 
A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of

the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports and entertainment, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and Miss America.

Additionally, it is the nation’s leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

 

ACM Party for a Cause Festival Daytime Performers Announced

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES DAYTIME LINEUP FOR
THE 3RD ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 17 – 18, 2015 AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS

 

PERFORMERS INCLUDE FRANKIE BALLARD, KELSEA BALLERINI, GORD BAMFORD, KRISTIAN BUSH, CHASE BRYANT, CAM, BRETT ELDREDGE, SAM HUNT, TYLER FARR, KENNY FOSTER, KIP MOORE,

ERIC PASLAY, MO PITNEY, MICHAEL RAY, CHASE RICE, DYLAN SCOTT, COLE SWINDELL,

BROTHERS OSBORNE, DAN + SHAY, THE GATLIN BROTHERS, JOSH ABBOTT BAND, MADDIE & TAE, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, NATIVE RUN, OLD DOMINION & A THOUSAND HORSES

 

Ticket Packages Including 50th ACM Awards on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

 

WHO/WHAT:  The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards that will take place on Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington TX. The festival will feature an unprecedented lineup of country music stars and this year’s ACM Award Nominees performing across multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music. The daytime performances will take place on the Party Stage and Ram Lone Star Stage located on the North Lawn of Globe Life Park. The event will also feature interactive fan experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more.

 

Proceeds from ticket sales for the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

On Friday, April 17, country music sensations Kristian Bush, Eric Paslay, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Josh Abbott Band, Montgomery Gentry, and A Thousand Horses will perform on the Party Stage, and Kelsea Ballerini, Gord Bamford, Cam, Mo Pitney, Michael Ray and Native Run will perform on the Ram Lone Star Stage.

On Saturday, April 18, country superstars Frankie Ballard, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, The Gatlin Brothers and Maddie & Tae will perform on the Party Stage, and Chase Bryant, Kenny Foster, Dylan Scott, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion will perform on the Ram Lone Star Stage.

A full daytime schedule and lineup is listed below.

 

WHEN:                 Friday, April 17, 2015

                                12:30pm               A Thousand Horses         Party Stage

                                12:45pm               Gord Bamford                   Ram Lone Star Stage

1:05pm                 Eric Paslay                           Party Stage

1:20pm                 Cam                                       Ram Lone Star Stage

1:40pm                 Day + Shay                          Party Stage

2:05pm                 Mo Pitney                           Ram Lone Star Stage

2:50pm                 Kelsea Ballerini                  Ram Lone Star Stage

3:10pm                 Kristian Bush                      Party Stage

3:55pm                 Cole Swindell                     Party Stage

4:20pm                 Native Run                          Ram Lone Star Stage

4:40pm                 Josh Abbott Band            Party Stage

5:05pm                 Michael Ray                        Ram Lone Star Stage

5:25pm                 Montgomery Gentry      Party Stage

6:30pm                 Doors Open to

Globe Life Park                 Globe Life Park

7:30pm                 ACM Presents:

Superstar Duets               Main Stage / Globe Life Park

 

                                Saturday, April 18, 2015

                                12:45pm               Maddie & Tae                    Party Stage

1:10pm                 Frankie Ballard                  Party Stage

1:35pm                 Sam Hunt                            Party Stage

2:00pm                 Kenny Foster                     Ram Lone Star Stage

2:20pm                 Chase Rice                          Party Stage

2:45pm                 Dylan Scott                         Ram Lone Star Stage

3:05pm                 Tyler Farr                             Party Stage

3:30pm                 Chase Bryant                     Ram Lone Star Stage

3:55pm                 Brett Eldredge                   Party Stage

4:15pm                 Old Dominion                    Ram Lone Star Stage

4:40pm                 Kip Moore                           Party Stage

5:00pm                 Brothers Osborne            Ram Lone Star Stage

5:25pm                 The Gatlin Brothers         Party Stage

6:30pm                 Doors Open to

Globe Life Park                 Globe Life Park

7:30pm                 ACM Presents:

Superstar Duets               Main Stage / Globe Life Park

 

After the daytime performances on the North Lawn conclude, the festival will move inside of Globe Life Park where previously announced country music icons including Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line & more will perform on the Main Stage. The evening portion event will also be taped for a two-hour special, “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” which will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers and lineup details will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

WHERE:               Globe Life Park – 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

 

TICKETS:   Ticket packages including tickets for the 50TH ACM Awards show on Sunday, April 19 at AT&T Stadium are available on Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN NORTH TEXAS
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

Miranda Lambert leads with 8 nominations;
Dierks Bentley receives 7 nominations;
Florida Georgia Line receives 5 nominations;
Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church each receive 4 nominations

 

 

Nominations were announced today for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE, and as previously announced, extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

 

Nominees were revealed online via the fourth annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Tara Lipinski, Dustin Lynch,  Joel McHale, Nancy O’Dell, Melissa Peterman, Jamie Lynn Spears and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders all announced nominations via photo postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts during the online event.

Fans will once again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, and Dan + Shay are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award. These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via fan vote at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the three nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert
earned eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, with additional nominations for Album of the Year, plus Single Record of the Year and twice for Song of the Year, as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood.  Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Dierks Bentley
received seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” In the category for Song of the Year, Bentley is nominated twice for “I Hold On,” as artist and songwriter.  Bentley is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with The Cadillac Three, Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli for “The South.”

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line were nominated for five awards, including their first in the Entertainer of the Year category, third consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year for “Dirt,” and twice in the Vocal Event of the Year category, once for “The South” with The Cadillac Three, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli, and “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan.

Luke Bryan
received four nominations, including his third consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned a Song of the Year nomination for “Drink A Beer” and Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.  

Kenny Chesney
was nominated for four awards including Song of the Year, Video of the Year and twice in the Single Record of the Year category as an artist and producer.  All of Chesney’s nods were attributed to his hit song, “American Kids.

 

Eric Church earned four nominations, including a nod for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Outsiders.  Church is also nominated twice in the Song of the Year category, as the artist and songwriter, for “Give Me Back My Hometown.

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year is now open at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, and will close on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET. The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Florida Georgia Line

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR [TIE]

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Brandy Clark
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The Swon Brothers

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

 

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

  • Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Label: Broken Bow Records

  • Pain Killer – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • Platinum – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Riser – Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • The Outsiders – Eric Church

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

 

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

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

  • Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Dirt – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

  • Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley

Producer: Ross Copperman

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Producer: Lee Brice

Record Label: Curb Records

 

Song of the Year [TIE] [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally

Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)

  • Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)

  • Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan

Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

  • Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird

Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)

  • I Hold On – Dierks Bentley

Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James

Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

 

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

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

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Director: Shaun Silva

Producer: Don Lepore

  • Cop Car – Keith Urban

Director: John Urbano

Producer: Michelle Abnet

  • Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Clarke Gallivan

  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell

Director: James Keach

Producer: Julian Raymond

  • Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Trent Hardville

 

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

  • Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

  • Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli

Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 18th in Arlington, TX.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas                                            The Big D and Bubba Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                                  CMT After MidNite
  • Crook and Chase                                                                     The Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Lia Knight                                                                                   The Lia Show
  • Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith                                                     Nash Nights Live

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                           KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • Dave and Veronica                                                       WQYK-FM                           Tampa, FL
  • Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray                                            WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL
  • Razz on the Radio                                                         WXTU-FM                           Philadelphia, PA
  • Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim                 WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • AJ & Ashley                                                                        WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL
  • Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman                                            WUBE-FM                          Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                      WLHK-FM                          Indianapolis, IN
  • Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers             WQDR-FM                         Raleigh, NC
  • The Odd Squad                                                                  CKRY-FM                            Calgary, Alberta

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom,             WPCV-FM                            Lakeland, FL

Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker

  • Buzz Jackson                                                                      KIIM-FM                              Tucson, AZ
  • Cash and Carey                                                                 KWEN-FM                            Tulsa, OK
  • Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show         KXKT-FM                              Omaha, NE
  • Wynn & Wilson in The Morning                                   WQMX-FM                           Akron, OH

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan          KUAD-FM                            Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO

Moore -The Good Morning Guys

  • Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle                                   WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN
  • Fletcher Brown                                                         WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • Philip Gibbons                                                                WGSQ-FM                           Cookeville, TN
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                               KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

*Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be announced at a later date.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Kenny Chesney received two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

 

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

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

DAN + SHAY ANNOUNCE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN TOUR 2015 – LAS VEGAS STOP AT BROOKLYN BOWL MARCH 21

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DAN + SHAY ANNOUNCE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN TOUR 2015

Special Holiday Video For Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Available Now

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Critically acclaimed breakout duo Dan + Shay have just announced plans to launch the new leg of their “Where It All Began Tour” beginning in February 2015. Tickets for select dates go on sale this Friday, December 5th with presales starting this Wednesday (Dec. 3) and continuing Thursday (Dec. 4). In addition, fans can sign up now to win 2 VIP seats to any show across the country here. Dan + Shay kicked off the holiday season performing their latest single “Show You Off” at the 88th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® last week, followed by a performance of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on ABC’s CMA Country Christmas last night. Dan + Shay will also make an appearance on CBS’ “Home for the Holidays” later this month, which is set to air December 19th at 8/7c. The CMA and ACM Award nominees just revealed a special holiday video for “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” exclusively to fans as a “thank you” for all their support throughout the year.

 

Impressively debuting at No. 1 with their album Where It All Began on Billboard’s Country Albums Chart, the pair became the only duo in SoundScan reported history to claim the top spot on the Country Albums Chart upon release of their first album.

With almost 750,000 copies sold of their RIAA Gold certified debut hit single “19 You + Me,” Dan + Shay have sold over 1 million total tracks including their current single, “Show You Off,” which continues to climb the country radio charts.

Dan + Shay’s “Where It All Began Tour” 2015 dates with special guest Canaan Smith are below. Stay tuned to DanAndShay.com in the coming days for the release of additional “Where It All Began Tour” 2015 dates.

For more info please visit: Dan + Shay’s Official Website / Follow: @DanAndShay / Facebook  / Instagram / Twitter

DATE            CITY                             VENUE                      FAHLO PRESALE    VENUE PRESALE    ONSALE                

Feb 28             Knoxville, TN              Cotton Eyed Joe’s                  Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 1               Charlotte, NC              Amo’s Southend                     Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 3               Raleigh, NC                Lincoln Theatre                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 5               Columbia, SC             Music Farm                             Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 11             Fayetteville, AR          George’s Majestic Lounge      Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 12             Baton Rouge, LA        Varsity Theatre                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 13             Houston, TX                House of Blues                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar14              Dallas, TX                   House of Blues                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 17             El Paso, TX                 Whiskey Dick’s                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 19             San Diego, CA            House of Blues                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 20             Anaheim, CA              House of Blues                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 21             Las Vegas, NV            Brooklyn Bowl                         Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 23             San Francisco, CA     The Regency Ballroom           Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 24             Sacramento, CA         Ace of Spades                        Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 25             Portland, OR               Wonder Ballroom                    Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 27             Spokane, WA              Knitting Factory                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Mar 28             Seattle, WA                 Showbox at Market                Dec 10                        Dec 11                                    Dec 12

Mar 29             Vancouver, BC           Commodore Ballroom            Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 1               Boise, ID                     Knitting Factory                       Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 2               Salt Lake City, UT      The Depot                               Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 3               Denver, CO                Ogden Theatre                        Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 4               Kansas City, MO        Arvest Bank Theatre @ Midland Dec 3         Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 9               Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE                                 Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 11             Sayreville, NJ             Starland Ballroom                   Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 12             Boston, MA                 Paradise Rock Club                Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 14             Toronto, ON                Mod Club                                Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 15             Buffalo, NY                 Town Ballroom                        Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 21             St. Louis, MO              The Pageant                           Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5
Apr 24             Royal Oak, MI            Royal Oak Music Theatre      Dec 10                        Dec 11                                    Dec 12
Apr 25             Chicago, IL                  Joe’s On Weed Street            Dec 3              Dec 4                          Dec 5

Route 91 Harvest Festival Launches in Las Vegas October 3 – 5

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INAUGURAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST TAKES ROOT AMONG
THE NEON AS FIRST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL EVER TO LAUNCH IN LAS VEGAS

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and More Place Their Bets on October 3 – 5  

Live Nation, the creators of premier country music festivals Watershed and Faster Horses, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, today revealed its newest music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music festival takes its name from the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard. The festival, scheduled October 3 – 5, will boast a gathering of true high-roller performers including Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert.

Set to take place at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino, country music fans will get an exclusive music experience in true Sin City-style. Three-day passes for the party of the fall start at $169 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. PST. For more information, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

Additional artists confirmed include Tyler Farr, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Charles Esten and Clare Bowen from ABC’s hit show “Nashville,” Dan + Shay, Josh Thompson, Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Lindsay Ell and Dee Jay Silver.

The festival will provide fans with the opportunity to upgrade their tickets and enjoy the festivities, Vegas-style, with special amenities including exclusive bar access, elevated stage views, lounge seating and massage services, among many other VIP services. Additionally, Route 91 Harvest attendees will enjoy special room rates at all MGM Resorts International properties.

“Las Vegas and country music are synonymous with over the top events, and we know that Route 91 Harvest will deliver the latest, greatest experience for fans from all over the world,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “After launching Watershed and Faster Horses, this festival is the next step in the evolution of Live Nation’s fan and artist friendly festival family. We’re thrilled to have it land in MGM Resorts International’s newest venue, The Lot.”

Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “It’s exciting to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival come to fruition. With an amazing line-up of talent over three days, our guests will experience country music at a unique, one-of-a-kind venue right on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s great to have a partner like Live Nation who shares our passion and vision for entertainment.”

Follow further Route 91 Harvest updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: http://instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

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About Live Nation Entertainment:
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. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

About MGM Resorts International:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.comL.

Photos: 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause presented by ACM Lifting Lives

Last night, the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival ended with a bang with headliner Keith Urban performing in front of a packed audience at The LINQ in Las Vegas. The second night of the festival was presented by ACM Lifting Lives® benefitting several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The festival also featured performances by Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft, and Parmalee. Plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, performed on the Party Stage. Singer/songwriter Jewel and Food Network personality Guy Fieri were also in attendance.

Following Keith Urban’s performance, the party continued with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Swon Brothers, and surprise performance by Kellie Pickler.

Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jerrod Niemann (C) poses with singers Colton Swon (L) and Zach Swon (R) of the Swon Brothers backsstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jerrod Niemann (C) poses with singers Colton Swon (L) and Zach Swon (R) of the Swon Brothers backsstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge (R) and guest pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge (R) and guest pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Singer Kip Moore performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kip Moore performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TV personality Guy Fieri (L) and singer Lee Brice pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TV personality Guy Fieri (L) and singer Lee Brice pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Singer Austin Webb poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Austin Webb poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Brett Eldredge poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Chris Young performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Chris Young performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jewel poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014
Singer Jewel poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kellie Pickler performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kellie Pickler performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

ACM Announces Fan Activities & Brand Partnerships for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES FAN ACTIVITIES & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL
FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014

FREE OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC KICK OFF PARTY HEADLINED BY HUNTER HAYES
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

The Academy of Country Music announced today the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at the The LINQ in Las Vegas and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more including the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, ACM Expo Marketplace presented by Roper, Coors Light Beer Garden, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Firestone’s Destination Country Tour, RAM Ride and Drive and many more.

“We are thrilled to partner with some of America’s most recognized brands in order to create a dynamic, interactive experience for our fans,” said Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music. “Each brand’s participation is pivotal in making The Week Vegas Goes Country® one of the most exciting weeks in Las Vegas!”

The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Two-day passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday are available for $65 and one-day tickets are available for $45 at www.ticketmaster.com.  Other performers include Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham on Friday night and Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, on Saturday night.

A free open-to-the-public concert event, ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, will officially kick off the Week Vegas Goes Country® on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ and serve as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival.  The event will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and feature performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.

For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00PM – 12:00AM and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00PM – 2:00AM. Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE.

Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below:

ACM and CABELA’S GREAT OUTDOOR ARCHERY EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 5

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will host this unique event at THE LINQ, bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets.  Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks and Florida Georgia Line will use Cabela’s Regulator and Instigator compound bows to test their skills and knowledge archery. A public viewing area will open at 9:30 a.m., with camouflage carpet arrivals also set to begin at 9:30 a.m. An exhibition tournament will follow.

ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE

For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the ACM EXPO presented by Roper includes shopping and experiential exhibits. Unique vendors from all over the country will offer a variety of products and artists will stop by various booths to take pictures and sign autographs. EXPO booths will be open 6:00PM-11:00PM on Thursday, April 3 during the free open-to-the-public ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, and during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Friday, April 4 and 12:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 5.

ACM & ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

Check out the history and what’s new with the Academy of Country Music. Win prizes including a chance to attend the 49th Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6, interact with our official social media booth and sign up to become a member of the ACM A-List. Lots of great ACM merchandise available!

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

Fans will have the chance to get an autograph from several artists at the festival! PureVia presents a signing by Jewel at the ACM booth, Cowboy Troy and Joe Nichols will be appearing at the Roper booth, and Joel Crouse, Will Hoge, Chase Rice, Leah Turner, and Austin Webb will stop by the ConAgra, Dr Pepper, Firestone and RAM booths. More artists to be announced – daily updates will be available at the festival Info Booth.

BOOT CAMPAIGN

EXPRESS YOUR PATRIOTISM and GRATITUDE for our troops at the BOOT CAMPAIGN booth! This national nonprofit, dedicated to awareness, patriotism and assistance for the military and their families, is hosting an interactive booth to let you meet surprise celebrity guests and receive cool prizes when you Pushup for Charity. Learn more at the Boot Campaign booth!

DRIVE A FIRESTONE AND DESTINATION COUNTRY TOUR

The Drive a Firestone Tour is a nationwide celebration of Firestone’s passion for performance, the journey, and now, country music. For the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Firestone introduces Destination Country – a new interactive twist on tour. Firestone is adding a kick of country flare to its larger than life fan activation zone. From a customized, rugged Firestone Destination Jeep to a historic display of tires dating back to the early 1900’s, we’re bringing the legacy of Firestone to life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat of a realistic IndyCar racing video game and best of all, stop by for autograph signings by some of your favorite new country artists. We’re turning up the volume at this year’s ACM awards, so come visit Firestone at ACM Party For A Cause® Festival!

Exclusive genetics bucking bull arena

Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry, will host a bucking bull competition at the festival Exhibition Arena in honor of the inauguration of National Bucking Bull Day (NBBD). Check out the EG Bucking Bulls Champion’s Tour as live bucking bulls compete daily for over $225,000 in prize money. Demonstrations are scheduled for 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm and 7:45pm on Friday as well as 12:45pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday.  Guest of honor Moe Bandy will also perform on Saturday at 12:15pm.

FUN ZONE

Stop by this year’s interactive Fun Zone where you can test your skills on the mechanical bull or go sky-high on the bungee jump.

RAM RIDE AND DRIVE

Fans can experience firsthand the best-in-class performance, capabilities and competitive advantages of RAM Trucks at the RAM Ride and Drive outdoor test track. The Ram Ride and Drive is comprised of several obstacles, including a thrilling 13-foot climb where passengers experience the traction capabilities of a RAM pickup truck when driving over a 30-degree angle RAM Mountain. Fans can also check out the new features of the 2014 RAM 1500, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year® – the first ever back-to-back champion! RAM’s monster truck the “RAMinator” will be on-site throughout the weekend to power up, crush cars and provide live demos.

Food and bEVERAGE

  • COORS LIGHT BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!

  • DIET DR PEPPER RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

Sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN, and Diet Dr Pepper and get a taste of the spotlight while getting your photos snapped on the replica ACM Red Carpet.

  • FOOD COURT

Try food from local and national food trucks and vendors as you enjoy music from the nearby stage including Ben’s BBQ, Border Grill, Island Time Floats, Kracklin Corn, LobsterMe, Me So Hungry Truck, Montana Bar-BQ, Nona’s Kitchen, Poppy the Pizza Guys, Wow Candy Wow and W.W. Enterprises.

  • HOSTESS®

Hostess® wants to make your day even sweeter. Visit their tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades!  You can also follow Hostess on Facebook at facebook.com/Hostess, on Instagram at Hostess_Snacks and on Twitter at @Hostess_Snacks.

  • OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE

A true moonshine experience. Ole Smoky’s Original Moonshine is an unaged corn whiskey made from corn grown by local farmers in East Tennessee. Their century old recipe proclaims a grain bill of 80% corn, with the remaining 20% a secret that gives Ole Smoky the distinct character and bold flavor of Tennessee moonshine. Come on over to our Mobile Holler and grab one our moonshine cocktails!