Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival Reveals $29 All-In Ticket Offer

Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival

Reveals $29 All-In Ticket Offer

Special 24-Hour Price Available Friday, August 17

Music fans will have a 24-hour opportunity to purchase “All-In” tickets to the Daytime Stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday, Aug. 17. Tickets priced at $29 will include all handling fees, exclusive of delivery and/or shipping costs. The Daytime Stage will return to Las Vegas Saturday, Sept. 22 with a new home at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds next to Circus Circus. 

Daytime Stage will feature live performances by both popular and emerging artists including Logic, Dua Lipa, 5 Seconds of Summer, Lil Uzi Vert, Dustin Lynch and Bad Bunny. In addition to live performances, the Daytime Stage also will feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners. 

“All-In” tickets for the iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage go on sale Friday, Aug. 17 at 12:01 a.m. PT and will be available through Friday, Aug. 17 at 11:59 p.m. PT. During this time fans can visit iHeartRadio.com/Tickets and insert promo code IHEAR2 to purchase tickets at the exclusive price. Limit six (6) tickets per person.

The full iHeartRadio Music Festival Daytime Stage lineup is as follows:
•    Logic
•    Dua Lipa
•    5 Seconds of Summer
•    Lil Uzi Vert
•    Dustin Lynch
•    Bazzi
•    Belly
•    Bobby Bones and The Raging Idiots
•    Greta Van Fleet
•    Bad Bunny
•    grandson
•    Leon Bridges
•    MAX
•    Badflower
•    Evvie
•    The Vamps
•    Drax Project 

      **Lineup subject to change.

About Las Vegas Festival Grounds 
Las Vegas Festival Grounds is a multi-purpose outdoor venue located along the famed Las Vegas Strip on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd. Spanning nearly 40 acres and accommodating up to 80,000 fans for an event, the site boasts a permanent stage, 400 permanent restrooms and a 7.5-acre dedicated transportation area. The Festival Grounds provides a great fan experience during all events with turf throughout the property, food and beverage outlets, as well as trees providing shade for fans in attendance.  The Las Vegas Festival Grounds has hosted Rock in Rio and ACM Party for a Cause Festival, as well as a number of major conventions.

About iHeartMedia
With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 129 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leading media company in the U.S., iHeartMedia serves over 150 local markets through 849 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, on satellite, at iHeartRadio.com, on the company’s station websites and on iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital music, podcast, on demand and live streaming radio service, available on over 250 platforms and 2,000 devices, including on digital auto dashes, tablets, wearables and smartphones, on virtual assistants, smart speakers, TVs and gaming consoles.

iHeartRadio offers users the country’s top live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist, on demand features and the top podcasts and personalities. The all-in-one digital service has more than 1.7 billion downloads, 110 million registered users and is the No. 1 commercial radio podcaster in the U.S.

iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital, social, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (PINK: IHRTQ). 

Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information.

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

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF HER SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED SINGLE LIVE ON THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD TO PERFORM THE WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF HER SOON-TO-BE-RELEASED SINGLE LIVE
ON THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM
THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/P
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that thirteen-time ACM Award® winner Carrie Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her soon-to-be-released single live on the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, joining a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. The 53rd ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast 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.

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

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

53rd ACM Awards – ACM Launches Official App and Merchandise Line

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® LAUNCHES
OFFICIAL APP AND MERCHANDISE LINE IN ADVANCE OF
THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

 

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR 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

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the launch of the official 2018 ACM Awards® App and merchandise in advance of the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast 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.

Available for both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play, the 2018 ACM 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 53rd ACM Awards®. New this year is an ACM Photo Hunt game, which gives fans the chance to post photo cards to Instagram with the hashtag #ACMphotohunt for the chance to win tickets to the 2019 ACM Awards. More information and download the App, visit https://www.acmcountry.com/app.

 

Additionally, fans can gear up for Country Music’s Party of the Year® with official 53rd ACM Awards merchandise. The line, designed and created by Academy partner Richards & Southern, features t-shirts, hats and hoodies, plus new items including beach towels, water bottles and a custom Adirondack chair. Fans can visit the Academy of Country Music Store now to check out all of the new merchandise at http://academyofcountrymusic.richardsandsouthern.com.

 

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Florida Georgia Line, Alan Jackson, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliot, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

 

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

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.

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

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

 

Highlights from the second day and night included:

 

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

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

 

 

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

 

Fans can still purchase single day passes at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives. Generous giving from fans, partnerships with artists, and corporate sponsors have allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com. This year’s beneficiaries include Folds of Honor, Military Warriors Support Foundation, Honor Flight SouthlandNavy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

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

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES ACTIVATIONS & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 1 – 3 AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP

 

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, DIERKS BENTLEY AND KENNY CHESNEY
HEADLINE THREE-DAY SUPERSTAR EVENT

 

SINGLE & THREE-DAY PASSES ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a three-day music festival from Friday, April 1st – Sunday, April 3rd at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The festival will feature two stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, and a country marketplace. New and returning attractions such as the inaugural Cause Way, Cabela’s & ACM Tic-Tac-Toe Archery Event, Cracker Barrel Content Creators Studio, MillerCoors Beer Garden, Ram Trucks Country Music Experience, and more will be popping up throughout the festival.

 

The outdoor festival will feature more than 30 superstar acts performing on the Ram Trucks Main Stage and Cabela’s Stage. Carrie Underwood will headline a special “ACM Women of Country Night” to kick off the festival with an all-female lineup including Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Maddie & Tae. On Saturday, Dierks Bentley will headline a performance-packed day featuring acts by Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chase Bryant, Courtney Cole, Chris Janson, Chris Lane, Dustin Lynch, Jackson Michelson, Chris Stapleton, Chris Young, Brothers Osborne and A Thousand Horses. After performing at the 51st ACM Awards, Kenny Chesney will headline on Sunday to close out the festival following performances by Brett Eldredge, Lindsay Ell, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Maren Morris, Chase Rice, Granger Smith and Old Dominion.

 

The 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards™ broadcast from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Fans can purchase single or three-day passes at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives®.  Generous giving from fans, and partnerships with artists, has allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

The ACM Party for a Cause Festival will feature RFID Wristbands for festival entry and exit. After passes are purchased guests will be shipped their RFID Wristbands, which can be activated online before arrival to the festival. The RFID Wristbands will also feature ACM Cashless, a program which uses RFID technology to allow attendees to link their credit card to their wristband, set a PIN for security, and then use it to purchase beverages, food and select merchandise at the event. ACM Cashless is the recommended payment method, but credit card and cash will also be accepted by vendors at the festival.

 

Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below and in the ACM App, the ultimate fan guide to navigating the festival. The official app, available for download at the App Store and Google Play, offers fans the latest on performers, concert schedules, artist meet and greets, food, drinks and shopping at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival. New to the app this year, users can turn on bluetooth to receive location-targeted messages as well as an interactive map designed to give fans the most out of their experience at the Festival.

 

BIG GREEN EGG

Big Green Egg is proud to join The Academy of Country Music in their support of ACM Lifting Lives. Stop by the ACM Booth next to the Cause Way to find out more about this important philanthropic effort. And while you’re there, register to win a Big Green Egg MiniMax package that includes everything you will need to get started with The Ultimate Cooking Experience.

 

CABELA’S & ACM TIC-TAC-TOE ARCHERY TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY APRIL 2

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will return to host the celebrity archery tournament event taking place on Saturday, April 2 from 11:00am–12:00pm PT. Watch country music stars and Cabela’s pro staff archers participate in an archery exhibition featuring Cabela’s state-of-the-art digital archery equipment. Team Luke and Team Justin will compete head-to-head to see whose archery skills will take home the trophy!

 

CABELA’S BOOTH

Visit the Cabela’s booth for a fun and interactive outdoor experience, including a green-screen photo booth, safe archery, vintage-photo kiosk, a Luke Bryan 32 Bridge display, artist appearances, camping displays, wild-game food samples and more!

 

THE CAUSE WAY FEATURING ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

Cause Way will feature booths of the charitable beneficiaries of the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival. For the first time ever, festival goers will have the opportunity to learn more about each organization’s mission and impact onsite at the festival.

 

  • BASECAMP40

Base Camp 40 Warriors in the Wild gives back to our nation’s brave Veterans via all expenses paid outdoor adventures throughout the country and British Columbia. Come visit our booth to meet the great volunteers, find out more information on sending a veteran on a trip, view previous hunts and veterans honored, as well as enter for an opportunity to win a customized ACM and BC40 Weatherby Rifle or a signed Kurt Busch and Rusty Wallace Nascar hood!

 

  • BEAUTYKIND

Visit the pop-up shop for demonstrations of the latest beauty tips and tricks, get free gift cards, take pictures in the photo booth, and enter to win beauty products and the grand prize of a Carrie Underwood signed guitar.

 

  • THE GIVING KEYS

The Giving Keys, a Los Angeles-based social enterprise, exists to employ those transitioning out of homelessness to make jewelry out of repurposed keys that are sold and shared around the world. Each key is unique and carries a message like HOPE, STRENGTH, DREAM or COURAGE. At their booth, The Giving Keys will sell their classic keys as well as the “POWER” key.  A portion of the proceeds of all keys sold during the weekend will be donated to ACM Lifting Lives.

 

  • KENDRA SCOTT

A mystery jewelry pull with 100% of proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives will be hosted by Kendra Scott on Friday, April 1 at the ACM Cause Way. Here at Kendra Scott, we always have something to give. What matters to you, matters to us. Show us how #YouDoGood @KendraScott.

 

  • PROJECT 615

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

 

  • PURPOSE JEWELRY

Hand-crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. 100% of proceeds go to International Sanctuary providing holistic care for survivors. Purchase with PURPOSE and join the movement to spread hope!

 

  • STRINGS FOR HOPE

Check out the recycled guitar strings turned into one-of-a-kind jewelry. Handmade by formally incarcerated women transitioning into community life again. Proceeds support healthcare, education, and food banks.

 

CRACKER BARREL – CONTENT CREATOR STUDIO

Make sure to visit CrackerBarrel.com/ACMparty for exclusive videos & photos from the ACM Content Creator Studio powered by Cracker Barrel. You’ll see today’s top country acts interacting with your favorite social media influencers!

 

Food and bEVERAGE

  • BAREFOOT REFRESHER SPRITZER TENT:

Come Get Barefoot and have a great time at the Barefoot Refresh Spritzer tent! Guests will be able to try our Barefoot Refresh Spritzers, now in a new convenient can, while enjoying some of the best country music performances of the year!

 

  • MILLERCOORS BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one at one of our many Party Bar locations, while watching one of their many big screen TVs and listening to great country music!

 

  • RED BULL

Red Bull is proud to be the official energy drink of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival! Check out our rest and relaxation activation and make sure to grab your free Red Bull Energy Drink upon exiting the festival each night!

 

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION & VISITORS AUTHORITY (LVCVA)

Country music is back in Las Vegas and bigger than ever! A highlight event for all who attend, the 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival will be held at the all-new Las Vegas Festival Grounds from April 1- 3, 2016. The three-day outdoor music festival will feature country music all-stars such as Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney. Enjoy a night of great music while supporting a great cause. Learn more about the Party for a Cause Festival at www.LasVegas.com.

 

MAUI JIM

Party for a Cause with aloha spirit! Visit the Maui Jim Sunglasses Flying Jimmy booth and become a part of the Maui Jim ‘ohana—check out the latest styles and experience Maui Jim’s patented PolarizedPlus2 technology. Color. Clarity. Detail. @OfficialMauiJim

 

RAM TRUCKS

Fans attending the ACM Party for a Cause Festival in Las Vegas can “Ride Country” on a free interactive Ram Ride & Drive Test Track featuring the Ram Rebel, Ram 1500 & Ram 2500 trucks. Professional drivers will guide attendees through a course of various on- and off-road obstacles and capability challenges including a hill climb providing Ram truck riders the best view of the PFAC landscape. Participants of the ride & drive will receive free gifts, be registered for a chance to win $45,000 toward a new Ram Truck, will have an opportunity to win Main Stage VIP truck bed seats to see their favorite artists perform live at the festival and have the opportunity to meet country music artists making appearances at the Ram Ride & Drive throughout the weekend. The Raminator Monster Truck Team will be on hand to entertain attendees with car crushing demos, photo opportunities and autographs. Ram Trucks is the official sponsor of the main stage at PFAC where the hottest names in country music will be performing all weekend.

 

ROLAND & BOSS BACKSTAGE LOUNGE

The latest from Roland and BOSS, manufacturers of the world’s leading electronic musical instruments, will be onsite and showcased in an exclusive, hands-on “petting zoo” area backstage.

 

ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE “SOCIAL MOSAIC”

Fans can join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival conversation by tweeting or posting to Instagram using #ACMparty to see their posts in living color, onsite via huge Festival screens!

 

YETI

YETI is pleased to provide artist hospitality backstage at ACM Party for a Cause Festival. YETI coolers help keep the cold ones frosty from load in to well beyond the after party. See how YETI helps the music play on for longer with our coolers, drinkware, and more.

Academy of Country Music & Ram Trucks Announces Partnership for 4th ACM Party For A Cause Festival

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RAM TRUCKS PARTNERS WITH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC
FOR THE 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 1 – 3 AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP

 

RAM TRUCKS SPONSORS MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCES THROUGHOUT THREE-DAY FESTIVAL
INCLUDING HEADLINERS CARRIE UNDERWOOD, DIERKS BENTLEY & KENNY CHESNEY

 

SINGLE & THREE-DAY PASSES ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

  

The Academy of Country Music announced its continued partnership with Ram Trucks for the 4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival taking place on Friday, April 1st – Sunday, April 3rd at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Ram Trucks will hold the sponsor name of the main stage, entitled the Ram Trucks Main Stage, at the three-day festival as part of the evolving partnership. The Ram Trucks Stage will host performances by previously announced headlining artists, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and more.

 

In addition to hosting the Ram Trucks Main Stage, Ram will also present the annual fan-favorite activation, Ram Ride & Drive Test Track, where professional drivers guide attendees through a course of various on- and off-road obstacles and capability challenges including a hill climb providing riders the best view of the PFAC landscape. Participants of the ride and drive will have an opportunity to win main stage VIP truck bed seats to see their favorite artists perform live at the festival and have the opportunity to meet country music artists making appearances at the Ram Ride & Drive throughout the weekend. The Raminator Monster Truck Team will entertain attendees with car crushing demos, photo opportunities and autographs.

 

Below is the schedule and lineup of country artists performing at the Ram Trucks Main Stage:

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Friday, April 1st

5:30 PM        Cam

6:10 PM        Maddie & Tae

7:00 PM        Kelsea Ballerini

7:50 PM        Kellie Pickler

8:55 PM        Martina McBride

10:25 PM     Carrie Underwood

Dierks Bentley

Saturday, April 2nd

3:20 PM        Brothers Osborne

4:10 PM        Chris Janson

5:00 PM        Frankie Ballard

5:50 PM        Dustin Lynch

6:40 PM        Chris Stapleton

7:45 PM        Chris Young

8:50 PM        Lee Brice

10:10 PM     Dierks Bentley

Kenny Chesney

Sunday, April 3rd

1:55 PM        Old Dominion

2:45 PM        Chase Rice

3:35 PM        Brett Eldredge

4:40 PM        Kip Moore

5:55 PM        Sam Hunt

7:10 PM        Kenny Chesney

 

The 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Fans can purchase single or three-day passes at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.  Generous giving from fans, and partnerships with artists, has allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Brad Paisley Lead Route 91 Harvest’s Star-Studded Lineup!

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MEGASTARS LUKE BRYAN, TOBY KEITH AND BRAD PAISLEY NAVIGATE
THE WAY TO THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST
IN LAS VEGAS SEPT. 30 – OCT. 2

Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village 
– Passes On Sale Jan. 29
Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge.  Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com
 
Route 91 Harvest’s diverse lineup will also include Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more.  Fans also will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival in the luxury for which Las Vegas is known. VIP passes will be available for purchase offering fans access to the shaded Neon Lounge with a private cash bar, premium elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restroom facilities, private food vendors, complimentary massage services, a dedicated festival concierge and more. 
 
“Everything in Vegas is larger than life and spectacular so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”   
 
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment booking and development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest.  This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination.  Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along The Strip throughout the weekend.  This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”
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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. 

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

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

CARRIE UNDERWOOD – FRIDAY, APRIL 1st

DIERKS BENTLEY – SATURDAY, APRIL 2nd

KENNY CHESNEY – SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd

AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP 

 

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

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

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

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

 

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

 

Fans can purchase three-day passes at www.ticketmaster.com.

 

Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party For A Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.  Generous giving from fans, and partnerships with artists, has allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life.  Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years.  For more information, visit www.ACMpartyforacause.com.

 

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

 

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

 

Wait, There’s More! Mandalay Bay’s Beach Concert Series Continues to Sizzle

Wait, There’s More! Mandalay Bay’s Beach Concert Series Continues to Sizzle

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WHAT:
Summer may almost be half over but the Beach Concert Series at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino is just starting to heat up!

WHO: See below for the complete Beach Concert Series lineup:

Friday, July 31: Ziggy Marley
Tickets: $42.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Saturday, Aug. 15: Michael Franti & Spearhead
Tickets: $34.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Friday, Aug. 28: Randy Houser with Dustin Lynch
Tickets: $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Friday, Sept. 4: Australian Pink Floyd
Tickets: $39.50 (not including applicable service charges)

Friday, Sept. 18: O.A.R.
Tickets: $36 (not including applicable service charges)

Friday, Sept. 26: Lost ‘80s Live
Tickets: $35 (not including applicable service charges)

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Tickets are now on sale at any Mandalay Bay box office outlet and all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Ritmo Latino). Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets also are available for purchase at mandalaybay.com or ticketmaster.com.

WHEN:
All shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.

WHERE:
Mandalay Bay Beach
3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

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.

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: ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event

Yesterday morning, the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event kicked off Saturday’s 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Luke Bryan and Justin Moore hosted the 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 all arrived on the camouflage carpet and then tested their skills and archery knowledge. Team Justin took home top honors, beating Team Luke by a score of 280-226. Other highlights included Chuck Wicks blaming team captain Luke Bryan for his faulty bow and Justin Moore joking that his worst round of shots against Bryan was because “he’s obviously terrified of heights.”
For scores and results please visit: http://www.cabelas.com/category/ACM-Archery-Event/540384480.uts

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - ACM & Cabela's Great Outdoor Archery Event

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MERLE HAGGARD TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD AT THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD
TO BE RELEASED ON BROKEN BOW RECORDS
Star-Studded Tribute Album Featuring New Recordings Of The Hag’s Classics By Some Of Today’s Hottest Country Stars In Stores On April 1st

PLUS
MERLE HAGGARD TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD
AT THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Broken Bow Records is pleased to announce the April 1st release of a star-studded tribute compilation honoring one of the greatest Country music icons of our time – Merle Haggard.  Additionally, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Merle Haggard, will be honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to commemorate Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will  be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Merle Haggard became the ACM’s first Entertainer of the Year when the award was presented for 1970. That win marked the Academy’s first Triple Crown achievement, as Haggard had already accepted the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year award for 1965 and the first of six Male Vocalist of the Year awards the following year. Two of his most celebrated songs have also collected Single Record and Song of the Year awards from the ACM: “Okie From Muskogee” (1969) and “Are the Good Times Really Over” (1982). A winner of the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and Poet’s Award, Haggard joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2014, he will celebrate the milestone of 50years in country music.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift.

The musical celebration, WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD, features brand new covers of some of the living legend’s biggest hits, recorded by some of the hottest stars in Country music today.  The album includes performances by: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and James Wesley.

WORKING MAN’S POET:  A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD

Official Track Listing:

  1. Misery And Gin (performed by Randy Houser)
  2. Footlights (performed by Joe Nichols)
  3. Going Where The Lonely Go (performed by Jason Aldean)
  4. Today I Started Loving You Again (performed by Kristy Lee Cook)
  5. Carolyn (performed by Toby Keith)
  6. Pancho And Lefty (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley)
  7. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (* performed by Garth Brooks)
  8. You Take Me For Granted (performed by Thompson Square)
  9. Mama Tried  (performed by Ben Haggard)
  10. That’s The Way Love Goes  (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  11. Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans (performed by Jake Owen)
  12. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive  (performed by James Wesley)
  13. Workin’ Man Blues (performed by Parmalee)
  14. Are The Good Times Really Over (performed by Jason Aldean)
  15. Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room (performed by Thompson Square)
  16. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  17. The Fightin’ Side Of Me  (performed by James Wesley)
  18. My Favorite Memory (performed by Joe Nichols)
  19. Ramblin’ Fever (performed by Randy Houser)
  20. Sing Me Back Home (performed by Ben Haggard)

*Appears only on Walmart exclusive

The album will be available both in select stores and digitally on Tuesday, April 1st.

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ABOUT THE LEGENDARY MERLE HAGGARD:
At the age of 76, the veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/bandleader is still making some of the most compelling music of his long and storied career.  It almost goes without saying that Merle Haggard is widely regarded as country music’s greatest living recording artist.  A rugged individualist who simultaneously embodies and transcends the genre, Haggard is both a seminal superstar and an unrepentant outsider.  Over the course of a remarkably prolific five-decade career, he’s consistently shown himself to be an uncompromising creative force, far more concerned with pursuing his iconoclastic vision than with meeting the expectations of the music-industry establishment.

 

Along the way, Haggard has scored no less than 39 #1 country hits; won various Grammy, CMA and ACM awards; become the only California-born artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame; been the only country performer ever featured on the cover of the jazz bible Downbeat; as well as the only man to be invited to perform at the White House and invited to serve time in San Quentin Penitentiary.

 

His prison experiences led Haggard—who’d begun playing guitar at the age of 12 and worshipped Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams—to take stock of his life and decide to pursue a career in music.  Upon his 1962 release, he became a fixture on Bakersfield, California’s thriving country music scene, working manual labor jobs by day and playing local clubs by night.  A string of singles for the local Tally label led to a deal with Capitol Records, and in 1965 Haggard launched an incredible string of classic hits including “Swinging Doors,” “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,” “Branded Man,” “Sing Me Back Home,” “Today I Started Loving You Again,” “Mama Tried,” “Hungry Eyes,” “Silver Wings,” “Workin’ Man Blues,” “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” “If We Make It Through December” and the much-misunderstood  “Okie From Muskogee.”

 

ABOUT BROKEN BOW RECORDS:
Founded by President/ CEO Benny Brown in 1997, BROKEN BOW RECORDS continues to make a name for itself in the Country music industry. The flagship label which boasts a roster of talented artists that includes multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean, #1 chart-topper Dustin Lynch, American Idol’s Kristy Lee Cook, James Wesley and newcomer Jackie Lee, has spurned two additional labels, a management company and a publishing company – making the BBR Music Group umbrella the largest independent Country label group in the United States.  Founded in March 2009 as a continuation of the passion and determination that spawned the success of Broken Bow, STONEY CREEK RECORDS boasts a roster which includes 2x ACM and 2012 CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” and GRAMMY nominees Thompson Square; ACM and CMA nominee Randy Houser as well as #1 chart-toppers Parmalee and newcomer Lindsay Ell.  RED BOW RECORDS, in partnership with the country’s largest independent distributor RED Distribution, a Division of Sony, was founded in October 2012 and boasts an artist roster of 4x GRAMMY nominee and CMA and ACM award winner Joe Nichols and hot Country newcomers David Fanning and Chase Bryant.  The BBR Music Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN and is distributed by Sony RED. http://www.bbrmusicgroup.com

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th 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 be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 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.

 

Storm of Activities Roll Into The Mirage During 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

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STORM OF ACTIVITIES ROLL INTO THE MIRAGE DURING 
2013 WRANGLER NATIONAL FINALS RODEO 
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14
 
Enjoy Free Live Entertainment, Beverage Specials and More Nightly at “’Rodeo Vegas’ – The Official NFR After-Party of the PRCA

 

Get ready to experience the biggest storm on The Strip as a whirlwind of activities roll into The Mirage Hotel & Casino during the 2013 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Thursday, Dec. 5 – Saturday, Dec. 14.  The resort will host a variety of events over the 10-day competition while serving as the official hotel of the NFR Steer Wrestling contestants.

 

The Mirage also will be the home of the 10th annual “Rodeo Vegas,” the Official NFR After-Party of the PRCA, featuring free nightly live entertainment, drink specials and more.  To experience “The Storm” at The Mirage, book a room at one of the special rates available by calling (800) 398-1245 or visit www.mirage.com/NFR/.

 

“Rodeo Vegas”
Held in The Mirage Race & Sports Book, the 10th annual “Rodeo Vegas” event will provide a non-stop party for rodeo fans.  The Mirage booked some of the best artists in country music with all concerts scheduled to start at 10 p.m. nightly. Admission is complimentary.  The lineup is as follows:

 

Thursday, Dec. 5:  Dustin Lynch
Friday, Dec. 6:  Josh Thompson
Saturday, Dec. 7:  Casey Donahew Band
Sunday, Dec. 8:  Craig Morgan
Monday, Dec. 9 – Tuesday, Dec. 10:  Brit Stokes Band
Wednesday, Dec. 11:  Justin McBride
Thursday, Dec. 12:  Daryle Singletary
Friday, Dec. 13:  Jerrod Niemann
Saturday, Dec. 14:  Easton Corbin

 

Nightly WNFR Viewing at The Mirage Race & Sports Book

 

Don’t miss a second of the Wrangler NFR action as The Mirage Race & Sports Book offers free nightly live broadcasts on its larger-than-life 85’ Sony 4k Ultra-HD projector screens.  Join announcers Matt West and Brandon Bates as they host the events which will include giveaways and drink specials from Budweiser and Bud Light, Jack Daniel’s, Herradura and Skyy Vodka, among others.

 

Team Mirage Cowboys
The Mirage is not only the official hotel of the Steer Wrestling competitors, but is also home to some of the top athletes competing at this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.  Team Mirage cowboys include “Rodeo Vegas” founder and six-time NFR Steer Wrestling qualifier K.C. Jones, two-time Saddle Bronc Riding World Champion Taos Muncy and nine-time NFR Steer Wrestling qualifier Trevor Knowles, to name a few. Be sure to head to “Rodeo Vegas” nightly for the chance to meet, mix and mingle with all of the Team Mirage athletes.

 

Aces of Comedy Series presents Ron White
Best known as the cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking funnyman from the “Blue Collar Comedy Tour,” Ron White will perform in the Terry Fator Theatre at The Mirage December 6 – 7 and December 13 – 14. Tickets are priced at $79.99, $69.99 and $59.99 (not including applicable service charges and taxes) and can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mirage.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.  Guests must be 16 years of age or older to attend. 

 

“Terry Fator’s Country Christmas” 
Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment presents “Country Christmas” featuring holiday-themed performances by Terry Fator with a country music twist. The “Country Christmas” stage will be transformed into the Fator Family’s “living room” in a journey featuring all of the show’s loveable puppets.  Terry and friends will celebrate the holidays with country versions of some of their favorite songs including “Winter Wonderland” and “Sleigh Ride.”  Tickets can be purchased at the Terry Fator box office, online at www.mirage.com or www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling (800) 963-9634 or (702) 792-7777.

 

About The Mirage:
Ideally located, The Mirage is the place to stay and play.  From the iconic Volcano to the lush tropical pool, guests experience an exotic world-class destination unlike any other.  The resort features contemporary AAA Four Diamond accommodations; dynamic entertainment including The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil, Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, Boyz II Men and the Aces of Comedy series; tantalizing restaurants created by the world’s most renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Heritage Steak and Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto’s Morimoto Las Vegas (Opening Summer 2014); a luxurious spa and salon; and Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The Mirage is a wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).

Photos: ACM Party for a Cause Festival / 4.6.13

Yesterday, the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, hosted by Kix Brooks, was a full day of show-stopping performances and a dedication to the military in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.  The outdoor music festival, which was part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, was headlined by Dierks Bentley, with performances by Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Hunter Hayes, Dustin Lynch, Eli Young Band and Love and Theft, and included surprise guests Sheryl Crow and Tim McGraw

Lee Brice, who is getting married in 2 weeks and “cannot wait for that honeymoon,” performed “Ring in My Pocket,” and ended his set fittingly on “Parking Lot Party.”  Hunter Hayes sang a country music-inflected version of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” and Eli Young Band thrilled fans by tossing out guitar picks, sweaty towels and drums sticks after their set. Angie Johnson, who was a contestant on Season Two of “The Voice,” and is also a military veteran, belted out the National Anthem with the honor guard in the background.

Kix then introduced Willie, Jep, Korie and Jessica Robertson from A&E’s “Ducky Dynasty” to greet fans before bringing out Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo, along with the ACM Lifting Lives® team, to present a $10,000 check to Nellis Air Force Base Force Support Squadron, $25,000 to Wounded Warrior Project® and $25,000 to Folds of Honor.

Dierks Bentley was all about the fans during his headlining performance. Not only did he bring an overjoyed fan up on stage to “play guitar,” but he proceeded to hop off the stage and greet fans and also hand out a signed guitar to a very lucky girl at the end of the concert.  The surprises and fun continued when Sheryl Crow came out to perform a song with him, as well as her hit song “If It Makes You Happy.”  While Dierks started singing “Home,” Tim McGraw appeared to introduce the crowd to Army Sgt. Mathew Pickar and his wife, who received a brand new home through Operation Homefront. He then proceeded to shock them by awarding an additional $10,000 to get them started in their new home.

Photos: ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event

ACM Awards co-host Luke Bryan hosted the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event at THE ACM EXPERIENCE in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. This unique event brought together country music artists, military personnel and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets. ACM Awards nominee Jason Aldean, country music artists Kix Brooks, Easton Corbin, Chris Janson, Angie Johnson, Dustin Lynch, Justin Moore, Jon Pardi, Danielle Peck and Thomas Rhett and A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” stars Willie Robertson and Jep Robertson tested their skills and knowledge on bow hunting, using Cabela’s state-of-the-art archery equipment, while fans cheered them on. Luke Bryan warmed up by aiming his arrows at a picture of his ACM Awards co-host Blake Shelton. Afterwards, he engaged a little friendly competition with Jason Aldean and Willie & Jep Robertson. Luke, Jason, Willie and Jep stayed long afterwards to sign autographs and take photos with their fans.

Photo Credit – Getty Images