Additional Performers, Presenters, & Special Collaborations Announced for the 52nd ACM Awards (4/2 on CBS)

CAN’T-MISS COLLABORATIONS, ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS AND SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
LIVE FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

 

REBA McENTIRE AND LAUREN DAIGLE, TIM McGRAW AND FAITH HILL,
THOMAS RHETT AND MAREN MORRIS, COLE SWINDELL AND DIERKS BENTLEY,
KEITH URBAN AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WITH BACKSTREET BOYS TO TAKE OVER THE STAGE WITH POWERFUL COLLABORATIONS
AND BRETT ELDREDGE AND OLD DOMINION ADDED TO PERFORM

 

LAUREN ALAINA, BOBBY BONES, KANE BROWN, SAVANNAH CHRISLEY, TODD CHRISLEY,
KACEY MUSGRAVES, NANCY O’DELL, JAKE OWEN, KELLIE PICKLER, DARIUS RUCKER,
ELLIOTT SADLER, MISS AMERICA SAVVY SHIELDS, BUBBA WALLACE AND MORE TO PRESENT

 

Click HERE for Cole Swindell’s Performance Announcement, HERE for Kane Brown’s Presenter Announcement, and HERE for Miss America Savvy Shields’ Presenter Announcement

The Academy of Country Music® announced today additional performers, presenters and an unprecedented number of duos and special collaborations for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The special will be broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

The featured collaborations will include 14-time ACM Award® winner and 14- time ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performing “Back to God,” superstar duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performing the world television premiere of their new single “Speak To a Girl,” Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris teaming up for “Craving You,” Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley rocking out “Flatliner,” and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban performing their hit single “The Fighter,” plus Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys performing a must-see medley.

 

Brett Eldredge and Old Dominion will join the lineup for previously announced solo performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Jon Pardi, Rascal Flatts, and Chris Stapleton.

 

Presenters taking the stage this year include Lauren Alaina, Bobby Bones, Kane Brown, Savannah Chrisley, Todd Chrisley, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Elliott Sadler, Miss America Savvy Shields, and Bubba Wallace.

 

The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

 

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices, and can be found at ACMawards.twitter.com, in Twitter Moments or via @ACMawards

 

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

 

For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND 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. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Next Round of Performers Announced for the 52nd ACM Awards (4/2 on CBS)

LAUREN DAIGLE, FAITH HILL, SAM HUNT, TIM MCGRAW, RASCAL FLATTS,
REBA MCENTIRE, THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, COLE SWINDELL,
CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ON THE
“52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

 

“52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” TO AIR LIVE
FROM T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 2 ON CBS

 

Click HERE for Cole Swindell Performance Announcement

The Academy of Country Music announced today additional performers to join this year’s stellar lineup for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The newly added performers include Lauren Daigle, Faith Hill, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. The ACM Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys, Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, and Jon Pardi.

Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming days. For more information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music.

 

The official red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will live stream exclusively on Twitter on April 2, starting at 3pm PT/6pm ET. The pre-show will be available to logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

 

Sponsors and partners for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards include T-Mobile and Xfinity from Comcast.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52ND 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. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Dolly Parton & More Featured In The Latest Episode Of ‘The Pickup’

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REBA McENTIRE, FAITH HILL, TIM McGRAW, AARON LEWIS, DOLLY PARTON AND MORE FEATURED IN THE LATEST EPISODE OF ‘THE PICKUP’

Continuing the tradition of presenting the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the performance list announced for the 50th Annual Country Music Awards, the birthday sing-along for the Grand Ole Opry’s 91st birthday, Dolly Parton’s new children’s book as well as stories featuring Aaron Lewis, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.

The 50th Annual Country Music Awards will air November 2 on ABC. The first list of performers have been announced and include some of the hottest acts in country music, including Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Maren Morris, Keith Urban and more.

The Grand Ole Opry, the largest house that country music built, celebrated its 91st birthday on October 7 and 8. The birthday celebration involved a star-studded rendition of “Happy Birthday.” This sing along included Larry Gatlin, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, Riders In The Sky, and many, many more.

From a song to a movie, Dolly Parton is now bringing her classic “Coat of Many Colors” to a children’s picture book. Parton released the book as the latest part of her mission to improve childhood literacy. You can find the book in stores beginning October 18.

As Halloween approaches, artists have been known to get in the spirit with their costumes. This includes Tanya Tucker dressing as Dolly Parton on stage singing “I Will Always Love You,” Lady Antebellum dressed as Reba and Brooks and Dunn and more.

Aaron Lewis had a big month with the release of his newest studio album, “Sinner.” The Pickup was on hand to celebrate with him and a packed house at SiriusXM’s Music Row Happy Hour with Buzz Brainard at Margaritaville on Nashville’s famous Broadway strip.

Reba McEntire recently received another accolade. McEntire was named Nashville Business Journal’s 2016 Artist of the Year. “The Pickup” was on hand to speak and celebrate with McEntire at The Women In Music City Awards.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are celebrating after receiving stars in Nashville’s elite Walk of Fame Park. In the same week that the power couple received their stars, Tim and Faith announced their Soul 2 Soul World Tour kicking off in New Orleans in April. For more information go to www.soul2soultour.com.

Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here

ABOUT THE PICKUP:
Launched in early 2015, The Pickup, a syndicated country video news series produced by The Hot Seat, highlights today’s stars and classic country artists making news today. New episodes are posted on the 1st and 15th of each month. The Pickup, hosted and produced by Adam Wurtzel, can be seen on the websites of broadcasters across the country (Nash Icon, HankFM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television, Heartland Network, and Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television Network.

LITTLE BIG TOWN TO PERFORM “GIRL CRUSH” WITH FAITH HILL ON THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”  

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LITTLE BIG TOWN TO PERFORM THEIR SMASH HIT “GIRL CRUSH” WITH SUPERSTAR FAITH HILL AS A SPECIAL GUEST ON
THE “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS” The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be Hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and Broadcast LIVE on ABC Sunday, May 17th at 8pm ET From The MGM Grand Garden Arena

 

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that Grammy-winning country group Little Big Town will perform current single “Girl Crush” on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards.” They will be joined by superstar Faith Hill for a special rendition of their monster hit song. These stars join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, along with special duet performances by “Empire” recording artists Jussie Smollett and Bryshere “Yazz” Gray with Estelle, Fall Out Boy featuring Wiz Khalifa, Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea and Meghan Trainor featuring John Legend. The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” will be hosted by Ludacris and Chrissy Teigen and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17, on ABC from 8:00 PM–11:00 PM ET.

Fun performer facts include:

  • Little Big Town has claimed seven top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart, including their latest No. 1 hit single “Girl Crush.” Their most recent album, 2014’s Pain Killer, became their fourth consecutive top 10 album on the Top Country Albums chart.
  • Four-time Billboard Music Award winner Faith Hill is one of the top-selling female artists of all time with nine No. 1 singles and 23 top 10 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart.  Her six studio albums are all certified multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America and she has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.
Grammy-winning group, Little Big Town – consisting of members Karen Fairchild, Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, and Jimi Westbrook – first entered the music scene more than 16 years ago with the hits “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Little White Church” and the Grammy-winning double-platinum single “Pontoon.” The quartet’s fifth studio album, the platinum-selling Tornado, debuted at the top of the Billboard Country Chart in 2012, where it stayed in the No. 1 position for five consecutive weeks.  Little Big Town recently released their sixth studio album, Pain Killer, featuring their chart-topping hit single “Day Drinking” and current record-breaking single “Girl Crush.” Little Big Town fulfilled a career milestone and lifelong dream in 2014 when they became the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry.Faith Hill is one of the top-selling and most-awarded female artists of all time.  In addition to four Billboard Music Awards, she has five Grammy Awards, 12 ACM Awards, four American Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards, and three CMA Awards.   Hill began her career with a debut single that spent multiple weeks at #1 making her the first female country artist in more than 30 years to do so.  Since then she has consistently broken chart records with multiple albums topping both the Billboard Top 100 and Country charts, in addition to 14 #1 singles.  She has six certified multi-platinum studio albums and has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.  Known for her southern charm, she has been lauded by critics for having a voice that is “soulful, powerful, and unparalleled.”

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.   Fans can also choose from multiple VIP premium ticket packages which include limited edition Billboard Music Awards merchandise, an invitation to the official Billboard Music Awards post-party and so much more! VIP premium ticket packages are available at www.cidentertainment.com/events/billboard-music-awards/.

Fan voting for the 2015 Chart Achievement Award presented by Samsung will continue through the first hour of the awards show, ending at 9pm ET. To vote for finalists Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea or Meghan Trainor go to BillboardMusicAwards.com/vote or the @OfficialBBMAs Twitter account. The special editorial award will be given to an innovative artist who has accomplished an outstanding and rare achievement on the Billboard music charts over the past year.

For additional information on the “2015 Billboard Music Awards” visit us at www.billboardmusicawards.com or the Billboard hub at www.billboard.com/bbma.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton are Executive Producers.

For the latest Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) news, exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.
Facebook: FB.com/TheBBMAs
Twitter: @OfficialBBMAs
Instagram: officialbbmas
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Snapchat: thebbmas
Vine: vine.co/Billboard.Music.Awards

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ABOUT BILLBOARD
Billboard is the world’s most influential music brand, built on the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. The Billboard charts define success in music. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com which is the ultimate consumer-facing destination for millions of passionate music fans, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music, ­ the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry alike.

ABOUT “2015 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” are set to return to ABC and will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 17 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The show will showcase this year’s hottest and biggest music stars.  Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2015.  The “2015 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton 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 PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of 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.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”

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FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”

LUKE BRYAN LEADS WITH SEVEN CATEGORIES;
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE GARNERS SIX

LIVE EVENT BRINGS COUNTRY MUSIC’S LONGEST-RUNNING RADIO COUNTDOWN SHOW, “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN WITH KIX BROOKS,” TO TELEVISION

LUKE BRYAN, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM
LIVE FROM THE MUSIC CITY CENTER IN NASHVILLE
MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, ON FOX

 

 The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” which has recognized the best in country radio for more than 40 years, today announced the inaugural event’s finalists. Country megastar Luke Bryan dominates the list with seven nods, followed closely by superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, with six. Florida Georgia Line and Kix Brooks made the announcement on Cumulus radio’s nationally syndicated show, “America’s Morning Show with Blair Garner.”

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS will air live from Nashville’s Music City Center Monday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX and feature performances by finalists Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert. Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard will host the live music celebration. Additional performers and presenters will be announced.

Additional multiple category finalists include Jason Aldean, with four nods, and Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, who are tied with three. Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Lady Antebellum, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell each were named finalists in two categories.

AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from November 1, 2013-October 31, 2014. The Finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung GALAXY® category is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on November 24 and continues through December 10. Fans will vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. For more information, please visit TheACCAwards.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, Programing and Development, dick clark productions), John Dickey (Executive Vice President of Content and Programming, Cumulus), Richard Godfrey (“MTV Europe Music Awards”) and Tom Forrest (“CMT Crossroads”) are executive producers. Baz Halpin is co-executive producer.

Tickets are now on sale at www.TheACCAwards.com/tickets.

Below are the finalists for the 2014 AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS:

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
•         Jason Aldean
•         Luke Bryan
•         Florida Georgia Line
•         Lady Antebellum
•         Blake Shelton

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
•         Jason Aldean
•         Dierks Bentley
•         Luke Bryan
•         Randy Houser
•         Blake Shelton

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
•         Danielle Bradbery
•         Miranda Lambert
•         Cassadee Pope
•         Taylor Swift
•         Carrie Underwood

GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
•         The Band Perry
•         Eli Young Band
•         Florida Georgia Line
•         Lady Antebellum
•         Zac Brown Band

SONG OF THE YEAR
•         “When She Says Baby” – Jason Aldean
•         “Beat Of The Music” – Brett Eldredge
•         “Lettin’ The Night Roll” – Justin Moore
•         “Drink To That All Night” – Jerrod Niemann
•         “Chillin’ It” – Cole Swindell

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
•         “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan
•         “Small Town Throwdown” – Brantley Gilbert featuring Justin Moore
and Thomas Rhett
•         “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” – Tim McGraw featuring Faith Hill
•         “My Eyes” – Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Sebastian
•         “We Were Us” – Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
•         “Crash My Party” – Luke Bryan
•         “The Outsiders” – Eric Church
•         “Here’s To The Good Times” – Florida Georgia Line
•         “Just As I Am” – Brantley Gilbert
•         “Platinum” – Miranda Lambert

DIGITAL SONG OF THE YEAR
•         “Burnin’ It Down” – Jason Aldean
•         “Drink A Beer” – Luke Bryan
•         “Play It Again” – Luke Bryan
•         “Dirt” – Florida Georgia Line
•         “This Is How We Roll” – Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY®
(Fan-voted Award via Twitter)
•         Brett Eldredge
•         Tyler Farr
•         Kip Moore
•         Thomas Rhett
•         Cole Swindell

SOCIALS
Twitter:       @TheACCAs and #ACCAs
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/americancountrycountdownawards
Instagram:  @theaccas
Tumblr:       http://theaccawards.tumblr.com/

About AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS
The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS are based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” which has recognized the best in country radio for over 40 years. Airing live Monday, Dec. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, from Music City Center in Nashville, the two-hour show will honor the year’s best country music with awards, performances, special moments and additional surprises.

About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and FOX’s upcoming game show, BOOM!, from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards” (CBS) and “The People Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 10,000 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Cumulus is well-positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the radio digital music service, featuring 25 million songs on demand, in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which will serve country fans through radio programming, NASH magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

 

CATEGORIES BY ARTIST

Jason Aldean:   Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year, Digital Song of the Year (“Burnin’ It Down”)

Dierks Bentley:   Male Vocalist of the Year

Danielle Bradbery:   Female Vocalist of the Year

Luke Bryan:   Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Album of the Year, Digital Song of the Year (“Drink A Beer”), Digital Song of the Year (“Play It Again”), Digital Song of the Year (“This Is How We Roll”)

Eric Church:   Album of the Year

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Brett Eldredge:   Song of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented By Samsung GALAXY®

Eli Young Band:   Group/Duo of the Year

Tyler Farr:   Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented By Samsung GALAXY®

Florida Georgia Line:   Artist of the Year, Group/Duo of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Album of the Year, Digital Song of the Year (“This Is How We Roll”), Digital Song of the Year (“Dirt”)

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Brantley Gilbert:   Collaboration of the Year, Album of the Year

Faith Hill:   Collaboration of the Year

Randy Houser:   Male Vocalist of the Year

Lady Antebellum:   Artist of the Year, Group/Duo of the Year

Miranda Lambert:   Female Vocalist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year, Album of the Year

Tim McGraw:   Collaboration of the Year

Justin Moore:   Song of the Year, Collaboration of the Year

Kip Moore:   Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented By Samsung GALAXY®

Jerrod Niemann:   Song of the Year

Cassadee Pope:   Female Vocalist of the Year

Thomas Rhett:   Collaboration of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented By Samsung GALAXY®

Gwen Sebastian:   Collaboration of the Year

Blake Shelton:   Artist of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, Collaboration of the Year

Taylor Swift:   Female Vocalist of the Year

Cole Swindell:   Song of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented By Samsung GALAXY®

The Band Perry:   Group/Duo of the Year

Carrie Underwood:   Female Vocalist of the Year

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Keith Urban:   Collaboration of the Year

Zac Brown Band:   Group/Duo of the Year

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC CELEBRATES ACM AWARDS UPCOMING 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH THIS IS COUNTRY: A BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC CELEBRATES

ACM AWARDS UPCOMING 50th ANNIVERSARY WITH

THIS IS COUNTRY: A BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

 

RETROSPECTIVE BOOK FEATURES FOREWORD BY REBA,

PLUS CONTRIBUTIONS FROM COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS

This Is Country

The Academy of Country Music is announcing that the first-ever ACM commemorative book, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards will be available to music fans everywhere on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at booksellers nationwide, and is available NOW for pre-order at Amazon.  Written by the Academy’s own Lisa Lee, with a foreword by Reba, the gorgeous 224 page book invites fans to peek behind the scenes of the ACM Awards.  All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives.

Featuring contributions by country music’s biggest stars from the 1960s to the present day, including Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Marty Stuart, and commentary from Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and many more, This Is Country is a must-have for fans of music everywhere.

From the first informal ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in the mid-’60s to today’s star-studded LIVE telecast viewed by millions, generations of country’s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage.  Now, in anticipation of the 50th ACM Awards telecast next spring, the Academy has opened its archive for the first time ever to reveal candid, never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia capturing some of the greatest moments in the history of country music. Rich with backstage and performance photographs, compelling behind-the-scenes stories, and firsthand accounts from country legends and contemporary artists, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards (Insight Editions / $50.00 / September 2014) offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the past, present, and evolution of the Academy.

“For five decades, the Academy of Country Music Awards has proudly showcased the best in country music, to the delight of millions of viewers,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We are so excited to share some of the most candid moments in our history with music fans. ‘This Is Country’ truly is a backstage pass to the ACM Awards.”

“It’s an incredible honor to help tell the story of the Academy as well as the stories of the amazing artists and people behind the scenes who have built it over the last 50 years,” said Lee.  “To flip through the pages and watch the show evolve from a Southern California banquet to a network television powerhouse is a sight to behold.”

“It’s been a wonderful experience working with the Academy and Lisa Lee,” said Robbie Schmidt, Insight Editions’ acquisitions editor. “The ACM has an incredibly rich history and we’re excited to offer country music fans this intimate look behind the scenes. A special thank you to the iconic artists whose participation and support made this book possible.”

All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life.  For more details on the book or for more information on ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The 50th ACM Awards celebrating the golden anniversary of Country Music’s Party of the Year® is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 8:00 P.M. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

About the Author:
Based in Los Angeles after a decade of living in Nashville, Lisa Lee has been covering country music for more than twenty years. She has written, produced, and corresponded for CMT/MTV Networks and The Nashville Network. Her credits include CMT Insider and TV news specials Controversy: Tammy Wynette and the Prism Award–winner Addicted to Addiction. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Lee is currently the Academy’s Senior Vice President of Creative & Content Production and editor of the quarterly magazine, ACM Tempo.

About Insight Editions:
Insight Editions is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker’s craft. For more information, visit www.insighteditions.com.

 

This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards

By Lisa Lee; Foreword by Reba

Insight Editions | September 2014 | 9.25 x 12 | 224 pages

Music / Country

Hardcover | World | $50.00

ISBN-13: 978-1608873159

SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINERS TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL ANNOUNCE AN ENCORE RUN FOR “SOUL2SOUL” AT THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS

TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL

SUPERSTAR ENTERTAINERS TIM MCGRAW & FAITH HILL
ANNOUNCE AN ENCORE RUN FOR “SOUL2SOUL” AT
THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS

Pre-sale tickets for the engagement begin Aug. 13
with a public on sale set for Aug. 17

 In the wake of sold out shows and insatiable fan demand, superstar entertainers Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have announced an encore run of their limited engagement Soul2Soul at The Venetian Las Vegas in its intimate 1,815-seat Venetian Theatre. The run will open on Oct. 25- 26 and cover 10 select weekends through April 2014.  Ticket pre-sales will begin Aug. 13 and tickets for the general public will go on sale Aug 17.  For more information, visit venetian.com.

“Tim and I love performing together, but it’s been such a scheduling challenge the last few years because we have two careers and three teenage daughters’ school and social calendars to coordinate around.  The Venetian really rolled out the red carpet and made the whole experience so easy for us,” explained Hill.  “It was a treat to be able to take what we’ve done on previous Soul2Soul Tours, shake it up, rework it and create something totally new for that venue.  It was a really special moment in time for us and for our fans.”

“We made the most out of our short time in Vegas and had a lot of fun on-stage and off-stage, but it seemed like it was over just as we were getting good and warmed up,” added McGraw.  “The reaction was impossible to ignore, so it was a total no-brainer to add more shows when the Venetian asked us.   It’s been an ideal way for us to be able to perform together.”

Critics were unanimous praising Soul2Soul at The Venetian Las Vegas for its authenticity and McGraw and Hill for the undeniable on-stage chemistry first witnessed over a decade ago on the record breaking first run of their Soul2Soul arena tour.  That collaboration has gone on to become the top grossing North American tour in country music history, as well as an unrivaled concert experience the pair have successfully reinvented to meet mile-high expectations.

“…a high-energy but often intimate show that prompted multiple standing ovations.”   USA TODAY

“Intimate, sexy and smoldering.  All the power of an arena show… squeezed into a concert theater and kept so private and personal, one actually [felt] cherished by both of them.”  LAS VEGAS SUN

“An electrifying night…packed with powerful moments in an intimate setting.”  HUFFINGTON POST

Hill’s twenty-year career has been highlighted by the sale of more than 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated fourteen no. 1 singles and twenty no. 1 videos. She was the first female artist to have three studio albums – 1999’s “Breathe,” 2002’s “Cry” and 2005’s “Fireflies” – all debut consecutively at no. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart.  Hill is a five-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won three Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards.

McGraw, whose hits include “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Everywhere” and “Real Good Man,” has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 34 no. 1 singles.  He’s won three Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. Nielsen-BDS recently certified McGraw as the most-played Country artist of the past 20 years (1992-2012) and Mediabase recognized him as the most-played Country artist in their history.   Also an accomplished actor, McGraw’s film credits include “Country Strong,” the Academy Award nominated “The Blind Side,” “Four Christmases,” “The Kingdom,” and “Friday Night Lights.”

“We’re thrilled to announce the return of Soul2Soul at The Venetian,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer for The Venetian, The Palazzo and Sands Expo.  “Tim and Faith created a really special, up-close-and-personal experience for fans, and there’s no doubt, the show will sizzle again!”

Members of The Venetian’s loyalty program, Grazie, as well as the artists’ official fan communities at, TimMcGraw.com and FaithHill.com, will be able to purchase advance tickets through pre-sales starting Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.

As the official credit card of Soul2Soul at The Venetian, Citi will offer pre-sale tickets to customers available through CitiPrivatePass.com beginning Aug. 13 at 10 a.m.

A limited number of VIP Packages – including preferred seating in the front row, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at select resort restaurants, two complimentary drinks at the show, a merchandise credit and more – will also be available. Performance dates and times are subject to change. Tickets are available for purchase at any Venetian or Palazzo Box Office, online at venetian.com or by phone at 877-662-SOUL.

For the best value and convenience, suite packages are available that combine show tickets with a spacious suite at The Venetian or The Palazzo.  For more details, visit www.venetian.com.   For more information on Grazie and to become a member, please call Grazie Services at 702-414-1500 or visit www.venetian.com/Grazie-Loyalty-Program.

Tim and Faith Soul2Soul

Tune-In Reminder // ACM Presents Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night – May 19th on CBS

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TUNE-IN REMINDER 

Tim McGraw performing at ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT. (Credit:  Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music & dick clark productions
Tim McGraw performing at ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT. (Credit: Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music & dick clark productions)

 

ACM PRESENTS: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night
ALL-STAR BENEFIT FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®
TO AIR SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 at 9PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 

 

Tune-in Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network to watch fifteen-time ACM Award winner and music superstar with more than 40 million in album sales, Tim McGraw spotlight the hottest music of the summer. McGraw called on some of his favorite performers and friends from country music and beyond to help kick off the 2013 touring season in ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT.

The two-hour concert event features Tim McGraw performing songs from his latest album Two Lanes of Freedom, and some of today’s chart-topping artists including Jason Aldean (“1994”), Dierks Bentley (“Summer on Fire”), Luke Bryan (“Crash My Party”), Brantley Gilbert (“Country Must Be Country Wide”), Faith Hill (“Piece of My Heart”), Keith Urban (“Long Hot Summer”), Florida Georgia Line with Nelly (“Cruise (Remix)”), Lady Antebellum (“Goodbye Town”) and The Band Perry (“DONE.”). The special will also feature can’t-miss duets and collaborations with John Fogerty, Taylor Swift, Ne-Yo and Pitbull. This once in a lifetime television event is the perfect opportunity for fans to see McGraw on stage with some of today’s biggest music stars.

Ticket proceeds from the live event went to ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to improve lives through the power of music. For additional information about ACM Lifting Lives®, visit http://www.acmliftinglives.org.

About Tim McGraw
For 20 years, McGraw has been providing that kind of powerful connection with his audience. With Two Lanes of Freedom, his new album—and first release for Big Machine Records—the singer is covering his broadest emotional range yet, with a set of songs that looks forward and back, gets deep and gets loose, and reveals that even the biggest stars can continue to grow with consistency and maturity.

 

In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 33 No. 1 singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three GRAMMYs, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as “The Blind Side,” “Country Strong,” and “Friday Night Lights”—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre. McGraw has never been afraid of breaking new ground; over the years, he has collaborated with musicians from Nelly to Tony Bennett to Def Leppard and Ne-Yo.

 

About ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT
ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT special features high-octane performances and musical collaborations in a two hour star-studded concert event to benefit ACM Lifting Lives. The show was produced for television by dick clark productions and taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas Monday, April 8, 2013, and will air on Sunday, May 19 at 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson, R.A. Clark, Tim McGraw and Bob Romeo are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. For more information, log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.comor follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

John Mayer to Perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – 4/7

acm 48th

JOHN MAYER TO PERFORM WITH BRAD PAISLEY
AT THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

GARY ALLAN, FAITH HILL, SHANIA TWAIN, TRISHA YEARWOOD,
CHRIS YOUNG AND ELI YOUNG BAND ADDED AS PRESENTERS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 7th AT 8:00 PM LIVE ET/ DELAYED PT ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

The Academy of Country Music announced today GRAMMY® Award-winning singer-songwriter John Mayer to perform with Brad Paisley at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. In addition, country superstars Gary Allan, Faith Hill, Shania Twain, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band have been added to present. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists. It is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Performers:
Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Jewel, Miranda Lambert, John Mayer, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies and The Band Perry. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 

 

Presenters:
Country music artist Gary Allan, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, Vegas star Michael Chiklis, Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow, The Big Bang Theory’s Kaley Cuoco, music star John Fogerty, omg! INSIDER co-anchor Kevin Frazier, country music artist Faith Hill, San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, country music artists Miranda Lambert, Scotty McCreery and Kacey Musgraves, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, country music artists Jake Owen, Reba, Shania Twain, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Chris Young and Eli Young Band, and A&E’s Duck Dynasty stars Willie & Korie Robertson.

 

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th 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 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night / Added Performances & Air Date

JOHN FOGERTY, FAITH HILL, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE WITH NELLY AND
THE BAND PERRY TO PERFORM AT
ACM PRESENTS: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night

ARTISTS JOIN INCREDIBLE ALL-STAR LINEUP INCLUDING JASON ALDEAN,
DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, TAYLOR SWIFT, KEITH URBAN,
NE-YO, PITBULL AND LADY ANTEBELLUM

SPECIAL TO AIR SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tickets on Sale NOW at Ticketmaster.com for Taping of CBS Television Network Special at the
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, April 8, 2013

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that music luminaries John Fogerty and Faith Hill, along with hot new country chart-toppers Florida Georgia Line in a special collaboration with Nelly, and country music stars The Band Perry have been added to the all-star lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, taping Monday, April 8, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Ne-Yo, Pitbull and Lady Antebellum. The special will air Sunday, May 19 at 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Fifteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw is spotlighting the hottest music of the summer and calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season. ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT will feature high-octane performances and musical collaborations in a two-hour, star-studded concert event to benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

 

Performers:
For more than four decades, John Fogerty has been an American treasure.  As one of the most revered and influential artists to emerge in the 1960s, he continues to be a vital part of the musical landscape. As lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of Creedence Clearwater Revival and as a Grammy-winning, chart-topping solo artist, Fogerty’s sound has encompassed everything from blues to country to southern swamp rock and roll. He has sold over 100 million records, earning 18 Gold Albums and 10 Platinum Albums.  Known as one of the greatest songwriters, singers and guitarists of all time, Fogerty was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, won the Grammy Award for his album BLUE MOON SWAMP in 1997 and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005. Fogerty will release his ninth solo album WROTE A SONG FOR EVERYONE – a celebration of his iconic songbook recorded in collaboration with some of today’s biggest superstars from the country, pop and rock worlds plus two new songs – on May 28, 2013.

 

Faith Hill has established herself as one of the music industry’s top vocalists, with a voice that is as powerful as it is recognizable.  Her career has been highlighted by the sale of over 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated thirteen #1 singles and twenty #1 videos.  Faith has won fifteen Academy Of Country Music awards, including Female Vocalist of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2000, Single Record of the Year for “This Kiss” in 1998, and the ACM Career Achievement Award in 2006, among many others.

 

Since releasing their multi-week #1, DOUBLE PLATINUM debut single, “Cruise,” breakout duo Florida Georgia Line (Tyler Hubbard from Monroe, Georgia and Brian Kelley from Ormond Beach, Florida) has been quickly garnering buzz among fans, media and several Superstars across genres, including Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and GRAMMY-winning Hip Hop artist Nelly, with who they have teamed up on a “Cruise” remix. FGL’s GOLD-certified “Get Your Shine On” is Top 10-and-rising at Country radio. Their energetic live show and compelling tunes landed them coveted opening slots on Taylor Swift’s “THE RED TOUR” and Luke Bryan’s “DIRT ROAD DIARIES TOUR” this year. The Republic Nashville duo brings a fresh combination of eclectic beats and expressive lyrics to the genre. Producer Joey Moi showcases their unique sound throughout their GOLD-certified debut album, HERE’S TO THE GOOD TIMES, which earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new Country artist. They have appeared on LIVE with Kelly & Michael, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, FOX & Friends and secured a presenter spot during the 2012 American Music Awards.

 

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum superstar, entrepreneur, actor, and philanthropist NELLY is on top of the world once more. He’s gearing up to release his long-awaited seventh full-length studio album, M.O., later this year. Already, the hit single “Hey Porsche” has laid the groundwork for another smash from the artist.  Upon the song’s debut, it moved over 100,000 digital singles in less than week. “Hey Porsche” also marks NELLY’s 22nd charted Top 40 song, which makes him the 11th most-charted Top 40 hits artist of all-time. Internationally, the song has reached gold status in the UK already, hitting #4 on iTunes and entering heavy rotation on BBC Radio 1. Meanwhile, down under in Australia, it’s been certified platinum. Other chart positions include #8 on iTunes in Ireland, and it’s climbing in Belgium, Germany, and beyond. However, “Hey Porsche” isn’t the only anthem on M.O.  Nelly also teamed up with production powerhouses such as Pharrell (Jay Z, Snoop, Justin Timberlake), Rico Love (Beyonce, Usher), DJ Frank E (Kanye West, Enrique Iglesias, FloRida), Detail (Lil Wayne, T-Pain), Da Internz (Rihanna, Nas), and Bei-Major. Nelly also invited some of his closest friends and today’s hottest artists to collaborate including Trey Songz, T.I., Akon, Pitbull, and Florida Georgia Line. M.O. is shaping up to be one of the hottest hip-hop events of 2013.

 

The Band Perry returns to the ACM Awards this year with their third Vocal Group of the Year nomination, just two short years after they were honored with the New Artist of the Year award in 2011. The sibling trio’s sophomore album Pioneer will be released on April 2, 2013 and has already spawned the smash, RIAA Certified Platinum single, “Better Dig Two,” which quickly became the # 1 Billboard Hot Country Song, making it the fastest-rising song of the band’s career.  It is their third chart-topping single landing at #1 on the Country Radio Charts for two consecutive weeks.  The Band Perry is currently on Rascal Flatts’ “Changed Tour.”

 

Tickets for ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, and an organization that McGraw was closely affiliated with during his last tour.

For more information, log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.comor follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About Tim McGraw
For 20 years, McGraw has been providing that kind of powerful connection with his audience. With Two Lanes of Freedom, his new album—and first release for Big Machine Records—the singer is covering his broadest emotional range yet, with a set of songs that looks forward and back, gets deep and gets loose, and reveals that even the biggest stars can continue to grow with consistency and maturity.

In his record-shattering career, McGraw has sold more than 40 million albums, and dominated the charts with 33 No. 1 singles. Since the release of his debut album in 1993, he has won three GRAMMYs, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 12 Country Music Association Awards, and 10 American Music Awards, while simultaneously maintaining a parallel career as a successful actor in such films as “The Blind Side,” “Country Strong,” and “Friday Night Lights”—as well as hosting Saturday Night Live, a rare honor for a singer in any genre. McGraw has never been afraid of breaking new ground; over the years, he has collaborated with musicians from Nelly to Tony Bennett to Def Leppard and Ne-Yo.

 

About ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’s SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT
ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’s SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT will feature high-octane performances and musical collaborations in a two hour star-studded concert event to benefit ACM Lifting Lives. The special will be produced for television by dick clark productions and will be taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM PT, and will air Sunday, May 19 at 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

               

               

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Celebrates Grammy Winning Artists

CELEBRATES
THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
CELEBRATES ITS GRAMMY ARTISTS
 
495 Grammy Nominations and 126 Grammy Awards

 

The Colosseum at Caesars Palace has a long tradition of being home to the greatest entertainers in the world, and as it gets set to celebrate its own 10th anniversary this year, The Colosseum is also commemorating the remarkable family of artists that has graced its stage and racked up an impressive number of Grammy nominations and awards.

 

Since hosting Celine Dion’s very first Las Vegas concert and the beginning of her legacy as a live performance icon, artists appearing at The Colosseum have a combined 495 Grammy nominations and 126 Grammy awards to their credit.  When the roster is broken down to just The Colosseum past and current resident artists (Celine, Elton, Shania, Rod, Cher & Bette), between them they have an extraordinary 97 nominations and 21 wins.

 

Resident Artist (Past and Current) Grammy Nominations/Awards
Artist                 Nominations Awards
Celine Dion 21 5
Cher 7 1
Bette Midler 13 3
Elton John 25 6
Rod Stewart 14 1
Shania Twain 17 5
Non-Resident Artist Grammy Nominations/Awards
Artist Nominations Awards
Aretha Franklin
35 18
Bob Dylan 36 10
Brooks & Dunn 15 2
Diana Ross 10 0
Dolly Parton 45 7
Faith Hill 15 5
Garth Brooks 14 2
Gloria Estefan 11 3
Hank Williams Jr. 10 1
Jamie Foxx 7 1
Janet Jackson 27 5
John Mellencamp 12 1
Juan Gabriel 6 0
Kylie Minogue 5 1
Lionel Richie 2 0
Luciano Pavarotti 3 3
Luis Miguel 12 5
Mariah Carey 34 5
Paul Simon 8 5
Ricky Martin 6 1
Stevie Nicks 8 0
Sting 27 11
Tim McGraw 18 3
Tony Bennett 32 16
The Colosseum at Caesars Palace currently plays home to resident artists Celine Dion, Elton John, Shania Twain and Rod Stewart. For additional show and ticket information visit www.TheColosseum.com.

 

About AEG Live
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance.  AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues.  The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney.  The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com

 

About Caesars Palace
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 180 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain (beginning Dec. 2012). For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Bring Soul2Soul to The Venetian Las Vegas

THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS
ANNOUNCES ITS BIGGEST MUSICAL EVENT EVER

COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTARS TIM MCGRAW AND FAITH HILL
BRING AN ALL-NEW “SOUL2SOUL” TO
THE VENETIAN® LAS VEGAS

Pre-sale tickets for this limited engagement begin tomorrow, Aug. 8;
Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday, Aug. 13

Collectively, they’ve sold 70 million albums, won eight Grammy Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 14 American Music Awards, seven People’s Choice Awards and 26 Academy of Country Music Awards.  Today, at a live ‘town-hall’ press conference, The Venetian® Las Vegas announced the biggest musical event in its history – Tim McGraw and Faith Hill “Soul2Soul.”  This limited engagement, which opens on Dec. 7 and covers 10 weekends through April 2013, will take place in the 1,815-seat Venetian Theater.  A ticket pre-sale will begin tomorrow and tickets for the general public will go on sale Monday, Aug. 13.

“Soul2Soul” at The Venetian will mark the first time in six years that McGraw and Hill have performed together in the United States. “Soul2Soul” will feature an all-new production with innovative lighting and set design technologies that were synonymous with the “Soul2Soul” concerts.  The Venetian Theater will also be modified to accommodate this new production.  These “Soul2Soul” concerts will include many of the no. 1 hits that have made them, both in their own right, two of the most significant entertainers of our generation.

“We are creating a show that will be completely different from what we’ve done before – and might ever do again,” said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “In arenas and stadiums, you’re always faced with the challenge of finding ways to make people feel closer to the action, no matter where they might be sitting. Now everyone will be close, so it opens up all kinds of creative possibilities and we’re looking forward to exploring those so that we can really give our fans something truly special.”

“It’s not every day that Las Vegas welcomes such stellar star power to the Strip,” said John Caparella, president and chief operating officer of The Venetian, The Palazzo & Sands Expo. “Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are country music’s first couple and we are proud to have such extraordinary talent. When they hit our stage in December it will surely be the hottest ticket in town.”

McGraw and Hill have been dominating the music charts since the early ‘90s and began performing together in 2000 in their record-breaking “Soul2Soul” tour, becoming that year’s top grossing and most successful U.S. tour. Their success continued in 2006 when “Soul2Soul II” returned to the road. It became the highest grossing country music tour of all time, the most attended of the year in any musical genre and remains the highest grossing multi-year North American tour in country music history.

McGraw, whose hits include “Live Like You Were Dying,” “Everywhere” and “Real Good Man,” has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 32 no. 1 singles.  He’s won three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People’s Choice Awards and numerous other honors. With 7.8 million spins at radio, McGraw was deemed Artist of the Decade from 2000-2010 by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems.  Also an accomplished actor, McGraw’s film credits include “Country Strong,” the Academy Award nominated “The Blind Side,” “Four Christmases,” “The Kingdom,”  “Flicka” and “Friday Night Lights.”

Hill’s nineteen-year career has been highlighted by the sale of more than 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated thirteen no. 1 singles and twenty no. 1 videos. She was the first female artist to have three studio albums – 1999’s “Breathe,” 2002’s “Cry” and 2005’s “Fireflies” – all debut consecutively at no. 1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart.  Hill is a five-time Grammy Award winner, who has also won three Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards.  For the fifth consecutive year, Hill is once again the voice of NBC’s Sunday Night Football’s weekly show open.

Members of The Venetian’s loyalty program, Grazie, as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s official fan communities and Clear Channel subscribers will be able to purchase advance tickets through the pre-sale starting tomorrow, Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Performances are scheduled for 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8; 14, 15; Jan. 18, 19, 25, 26, 2013; Feb. 1, 2, 15, 16, 22, 23, March 1, 2; April 12, 13, 26 and 27.

Ticket prices are $95.50, $175.50 and $255.50 and $295.50 inclusive of tax.  A limited number of VIP Packages – including preferred seating in the first two rows, a complimentary pre-fixe dinner at a select resort restaurant, two complimentary drinks at the show, a merchandise credit and more – will be available for $1,000, inclusive of tax. Performance dates and times are subject to change. Tickets are available for purchase at any Venetian | Palazzo Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or by phone at 888-TAF-SOUL.

For more information on Grazie and to become a member, please call Grazie Services at 702-414-1500 or visit www.venetian.com/Grazie-Loyalty-Program.

For more information on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill go to www.timmcgraw.com or www.faithhill.com.