GARTH BROOKS TO RECEIVE COVETED ICON AWARD AT THE “2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

GARTH BROOKS TO RECEIVE COVETED ICON AWARD
AT THE “2020 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

BROOKS TO ALSO TAKE THE STAGE FOR
HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PERFORMANCE

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” Airs
Wednesday, April 29 at 8 P.M. ET/PT on NBC

dick clark productions and NBC announced today that Garth Brooks will receive the coveted ICON Award at the “2020 Billboard Music Awards.” The 19-time Billboard Music Award winner, who joins only eight other artists to ever receive the honor, will also take the stage for a highly anticipated performance.

A true legend, Brooks is the first and only artist in history to achieve eight diamond-certified albums at over 10 million album sales each. He remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, certified by the RIAA with more than 156 million album sales.

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast live from Las Vegas on Wednesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and will feature this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected collaborations and buzzworthy moments.

Brooks has earned nine No. 1 albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart (the most of any country artist), with chart-toppers in the ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. Seven of them debuted at No. 1. Brooks also claimed 17 No. 1s on the Top Country Albums chart and 89 hits on the Hot Country Songs chart including 19 No. 1s. Among those leaders: “Friends in Low Places,” “The Thunder Rolls,” “Ain’t Going Down (Til the Sun Comes Up),” “Longneck Bottle” and “More Than a Memory.”

In January, Billboard announced that Brooks became the first artist to have appeared on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart in the ‘80s, ‘90s, ‘00s, ‘10s and ‘20s. Brooks first appeared on the chart after the release of his first album, Garth Brooks. Its first single, “Much Too Young (to Feel This Damn Old),” entered the chart in 1989 at No. 94 (when the ranking ran 100 positions deep). The track peaked at No. 8 that July, becoming Brooks’ first of 36 top 10s. Now, in the ’20s, he makes another appearance on the Hot Country Songs chart thanks to his collaborative track with Blake Shelton, “Dive Bar.” The single inspired a Dive Bar tour to dive bars in country music capitals around the U.S., which will continue its run through 2022.

In 2019, Brooks launched the Garth Brooks Stadium Tour, which has broken stadium attendance records at every stop so far and which Pollstar declared as the bestselling country music tour of the year. In 2017, Brooks finished the three-and-a-half-year long Garth Brooks World Tour with wife Trisha Yearwood. The tour sold over 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history and the biggest American tour in the world.

Previous recipients of the ICON Award include Cher, Neil Diamond, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey.

“Billboard Music Awards” nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.

The “2020 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark productions. Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco, Kelly Clarkson, Robert Deaton and Amy Thurlow are executive producers.

Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10:00 AM PST on Friday, February 28, 2020.  CLICK HERE to purchase.

For the latest news on the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) visit www.billboardmusicawards.com and  www.billboard.com/bbma. For exclusive content and more, be sure to follow the BBMAs on social media and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #BBMAs.

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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 Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified and integrated media company with divisions and strategic investments in television, film, live entertainment, digital media and publishing. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Billboard
Billboard is the world’s most influential music media brand, built on its exclusive charts and unrivaled reporting on the latest music news, issues and trends. The Billboard charts define success in music and are the most complete and well-respected database of charts across all music genres. From the iconic Billboard magazine to Billboard.com, the ultimate global destination for music, to the industry’s most elite conference series and influencer events including the Power 100 and Women in Music and LatinFest+ – the Billboard brand has unmatched authority among fans, artists and the industry. The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group is one of the world’s leading entertainment news and music publishers, reaching more than 36 million people a month and garnering over 2 billion annual online views of video content. The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group is a division of Valence Media, a diversified global media company that includes dick clark productions, MRC Film, MRC Television, MRC Non-Fiction and MRC Data. The company has minority investments in A24, Fulwell 73 and T-Street.

 

Shane Owens To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, Feb. 22

Shane Owens To Host World Famous ‘Midnite Jamboree’ Saturday, February 22

 

Shane Owens closes out Country Radio Seminar hosting the second longest running live radio show in history.

Announces new single, “Love Me To Death” as the next release from latest album, ‘Thankful For Country Music.’

Neo-traditional country music artist and Alabama native, Shane Owens, will host the world famous Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree at the Troubadour Theatre on Saturday, February 22nd.  Shane will take the airwaves by storm with a wide variety of songs from the classic sounds of country music, to brand new songs featured on his latest album, Thankful For Country Music. The Ernest Tubb Midnite Jamboree tapes at 10 P.M CT, airs live on 650-AM WSM, and worldwide online at Midnight CT. Saturday will mark the 3,801 broadcast of the Midnite Jamboree, the second longest running live radio show in history, following only the Grand Ole Opry.

“I am so excited to be appearing on the legendary Midnite Jamboree,” Owens declares. “This will be my first time hosting the historic radio show. I can’t wait to share our music and experience the atmosphere of great country music and the tradition that lives on in that theatre. Many of the greats have played on the Midnite Jamboree such as Loretta Lynn, Alan Jackson, Marty Stuart, Garth Brooks, and even Elvis. Now, I get to be a part of this show that is still going strong after seven decades.”

As part of the historic evening, Owens proudly announces his special guest to be none other than fellow Alabamian and previous ACM nominee, Ashton Shepherd.

Shepherd is as country as they come,” Owens remarks. “I have always loved her music and am so excited she can join us Saturday night!”

While participating in the Country Radio Seminar, Owens continues to promote his latest single “Hard Luck Girl,” as well as his new album Thankful For Country Music. Known for being one of the few modern day country artists who still pays homage to the old-school classics, Owens is committed to keeping the true sounds of country music alive. During CRS, Owens surprised radio programmers with the announcement of “Love Me To Death” as the next single to be released from his latest record.

Shane Owens On Tour:
MAR 13 – Ashford 3rd Annual Spring Fling at the Depot / Ashford, Ala.
MAR 21 – Bama Slam / New Brockton, Ala.
MAR 28 – Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo / Opp, Ala.
APR 03 – Sylvia’s Bar / Pelham, Ga.
MAY 09 – The Honky Tonk / Opp, Ala.
JUL 04 – Lakepoint State Park / Eufaula, Ala.
For the most updated schedule, please visit ShaneOwensCountryMusic.com.

 

About Shane Owens:
Named by Rolling Stone Country as one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know,” and awarded 2018 Music Row Independent Artist of the Year, Shane Owens has been building a strong following across the Southeast for more than a decade. His powerful vocal range combined with the emotional lyrical content of his songs has made him a favorite of fans, critics, and his fellow artists alike. After starting his career by opening shows for dozens of major stars in the mid-2000s, the baritone performer attracted the attention of Nashville music executives, and he soon landed a record deal. However, with all the changes in the music industry at the time, his album was shelved and never released. Just like the ‘Never Give Up’ mantra of his lyrics, Owens picked himself up and moved on, thanks to famed producer James Stroud (Tim McGraw, Aaron Lewis, Clint Black), country music legend Randy Travis, who co-executive produced his first album, Where I’m Comin’ From, and Amerimonte Records. Never one to sit still for long, Owens followed up with his most recent release It’s A Southern Thing and is currently impacting at radio with his latest single “Hard Luck Girl” from his latest album, Thankful For Country Music. For more information about Shane Owens, visit www.shaneowenscountrymusic.com.

‘The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms’ To Feature Don McLean And His Hit Songs In 30 Minute Show

THE SONG – RECORDED LIVE @ AT TGL FARMS TO FEATURE DON McLEAN AND HIS HIT SONGS IN 30 MINUTE SHOW

Don McLean is a Grammy award honoree, a Songwriters Hall of Fame member, a BBC Lifetime Achievement award recipient, and his smash hit “American Pie” resides in the Library of Congress National Recording Registry and was named by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA) as a top 5 song of the 20th Century. His creative works “Castles In The Air,” “Vincent,” and “American Pie” will be the focus of a full episode of The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms tv show during its inaugural season that will air beginning this week. Check local listings for air times. The Song airs in national syndication across America. Broadcast dates & times will vary by market. Find your local station by using the station finder at thesong.tv.

“I have been really blessed to have written songs that turned into hit records and propelled my career throughout the years as well as have other artists like Madonna, Garth Brooks, Josh Groban, Drake, Weird “Al” Yankovic, and countless others record them,” says Don McLean. “A good song will last a lifetime!”

The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms airs in national syndication on predominantly CBS, ABC, FOX and NBC affiliates across the country including New York, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Miami and Seattle. Gray Television distributes the series, which is presented by Ally and powered by Nashville Music City.

Season one includes nine 30-minute fast-paced episodes hosted by Krista Marie and Damien Horne and a one-hour “Best of The Song” finale co-hosted by CeeLo Green.

 

 

Don McLean On Tour:
Feb 29 – Sugar Loaf, N.Y.
Mar 28 – Greeley, Colo.
Apr 03 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 04 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 05 – Honolulu, Hi.
Apr 17 – Kirkland, Wash.
Apr 25 – Gulfport, Miss.
May 01 – Orlando, Fla.
May 02 – Orlando, Fla.
May 06 – Mississauga, Ontario – Canada
May 08 – Riverhead, N.Y.
May 09 – Glenside, Pa.
May 16 – St. George, Utah
May 22 – Regina, Saskatchewan – Canada
Jul 11 – Mt. Vernon, Ky.
Aug 13 – Ridgefield, Ct.
Aug 14 – Boston, Mass.
Aug 15 – Alexandria, Va.
Aug 21 – Savannah, Ga.
Aug 22 – Estero, Fla.

2021
Feb 18 – 21, 2021 Rock Legends Cruise / Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

**Click here for Don’s most updated tour calendar

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. In 2000, “American Pie” was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame. In 2015, one of McLean’s four handwritten manuscripts of the lyrics to “American Pie” was auctioned by Christies, selling for just over $1.2 Million. 2017 brought a huge honor when his iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, McLean’s prowess for writing timeless songs was again captured on his 2018 album, Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

About The Song – Recorded Live @ TGL Farms:
Conceived, produced, shot and edited in Nashville, Tennessee, the wildly entertaining 30-minute show includes intimate performances by superstars such as CeeLo Green singing “Crazy,” Rick Springfield singing “Jessie’s Girl,” All-4-One singing “I Swear,” Big & Rich singing “Save A Horse,”, Don McLean singing “American Pie,” and more. In-depth interviews with the artists and songwriters reveal never-before-heard details behind those songs, the inspiration and how they became woven into the fabric of popular culture.

Executive produced by Marc Oswald, Cary Glotzer and award-winning director Trey Fanjoy, the series was filmed at picturesque TGL Farms. The setting provided a relaxed atmosphere for hosts Krista and Damien to dig deep into the lives and careers of the artists and songwriters. The TGL Farms stable was transformed into a studio soundstage, where the artists performed intimate versions of their hit songs and often introduced new music.

Don McLean Readies ‘Botanical Gardens’ For March 23 Release; Legendary Songwriter To Be Honored In His Hometown; NYC & UK Media Appearances & More!

DON MCLEAN SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM BOTANICAL GARDENS MARCH 23

Don’s hometown of New Rochelle, New York set to honor Don on March 21, along with an appearance on BBC’s Breakfast News March 15 with more BBC Radio interviews this week and major media appearances scheduled in New York City March 21 & 22.

 Iconic American singer, songwriter and performer Don McLean is set to release his new album Botanical Gardens on March 23, 2018 via BMG.

Don is set to appear on BBC Breakfast Thursday, March 15 along with multiple BBC radio stations and Absolute Radio in the U.K.

“Greetings from London where we are promoting my new album ‘Botanical Gardens’, said McLean. “The reception has been wonderful and I look forward to coming to New York next, where we will perform at City Winery on Friday the 23rd! I think this new album will do very well. Take a listen to “Ain’t She a Honey” and “Total Eclipse of The Sun” – I hope it will be something people like.”

Don is profiled in a new episode of Heartland TV’s More Than The Music airing Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00pm ET/PT as well as Heartland’s Roku channel and online at watchheartlandtv.com, with an encore viewing Sunday, March 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT.

On March 21, Don’s hometown of New Rochelle, New York will have its own piece of “American Pie” when the world-renowned singer and songwriter will dedicate his existing plaque at the city’s Walk of Fame in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green. The ceremony is open to the public, beginning at 4 PM, and will be hosted by Jennifer Lanser, Executive Director of the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce. Later that evening the city will honor McLean with a Lifetime Achievement Award at their annual Dinner Dance and Awards ceremony at 7pm. For more information or to RSVP, contact the New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce at info@newrochamber.org, infonewrochamber@gmail.com, call 914-632-5700 or visit newrochellechamber.org.

Don then returns to New York City with appearances scheduled at ABC News Radio, WABC’s Bernie & Sid, iHeart/Premiere Radio Networks, Fox News Radio, United Stations, LifeMinute, and more, ending the week with a performance at City Winery Friday, March 23.

With over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide, his prowess for writing timeless songs is once again captured on Botanical Gardens, as he artfully weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock for an eclectic, yet American sound that he is known for.

Botanical Gardens, his 19th studio album and first in 8 years, is arguably one of Don’s most reflective to date. As he characterizes it, “The inspiration for the project started years ago when I would walk in the beautiful gardens in Sydney, Australia near the Opera House. I would dream young dreams and it was a comfort and an inspiration. I was always young inside, like we all are, and I felt it again there.” Further reflecting on the record, Don says, “the whole album really revolves around the title song. Later on I realized that the gardens are really a metaphorical heaven, and there’s a kind of death and rebirth.

Intimacy can be found at the heart of this record, with Don penning personal numbers looking back on a life well-lived, as well as his observations on youth and love. Recording at Watershed Studios in Nashville also allowed a different kind of intimacy for Don and his band, as they were made to “play close and feel the music”, resulting in a raw, yet tight sound throughout.

In nearly 50 years, Don’s songs have become an iconic staple of American music. His music has been performed by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Madonna, Fred Astaire, Drake, James Blake, Ellie Goulding, Chet Atkins, Garth Brooks, Weird Al Yankovic, George Michael, Josh Groban, Coolio and Ed Sheeran.

 

Official Botanical Gardens track listing:

1. Botanical Gardens
2. The Lucky Guy
3. A Total Eclipse Of The Sun
4. The Waving Man
5. When July Comes
6. You’re All I Ever Had
7. Rock and Roll Your Baby
8. I’ve Cried All The Tears That I Have
9. Ain’t She A Honey
10. The King of Fools
11. Grief And Hope
12. You’ve Got Such Beautiful Eyes
13. Last Night When We Were Young

Don McLean U.S. & European Tour Dates:
Mar 23 City Winery – New York, N.Y.
Apr 13 Greenwich Odeum – East Greenwich, R.I.
Apr 14 The Birchmere – Alexandria, Va.
Apr 29 Southend Cliffs Pavilion – Westcliff-On-Sea, UK
Apr 30 York Barbican Centre – York, UK
May 01 Victoria Theatre – Halifax, UK
May 02 Sage Gateshead – Gateshead, UK
May 04 De La Warr Pavilion – Brexhill-On-Sea, UK
May 06 Wales Millennium Center – Cardiff, UK
May 07 The Bridgewater Hall – Manchester, UK
May 09 London Palladium – London, UK
May 10 Symphony Hall – Birmingham, UK
May 11 Colston Hall – Bristol, UK
May 13 Philharmonic Hall – Liverpool, UK
May 15 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow, UK
May 16 Usher Hall Edinburgh, UK
Click here for Don’s entire tour calendar

“Indisputably one of THE tours of the year.” — HotPress.com

For more information on Don McLean visit his website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About Don McLean:
A New York native, Don McLean is one of the most revered and respected songwriters in American history. After paying his dues in the New York club scene in the late ‘60s, he went on to score mega-hits like “American Pie,” “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air” and many more. In 2004, McLean was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame by country superstar Garth Brooks. “American Pie” has brought great happiness and hope to millions of people through the years and continues to be honored for its success. In 2000, the song was named one of the Top 5 Songs of the 20th Century by the RIAA and in 2002 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. 2017 brought a huge honor when the iconic song was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, joining less than 500 works including “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” classical music compositions, infamous live broadcasts and similar recordings. McLean continues to tour both North America and abroad bringing a mix of his classic hits with an array of new works.

Photos: Boyd Gaming and Beasley Media Group Presented ‘Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing’ on Oct. 19 at Orleans Arena

 

Boyd Gaming and Beasley Media Group Presented
‘Vegas Strong: A Night of Healing’ on Oct. 19 at Orleans Arena
Featuring Big & Rich, Cam and Surprise Performance by Rascal Flatts

WHAT:  
On Thursday, Oct. 19, Beasley Media Group and Boyd Gaming hosted a free benefit concert at Orleans Arena honoring victims, survivors and first responders from the Oct. 1 tragedy.The concert featured live performances from country superstars including Big & Rich, Cam, plus, a surprise performance by Rascal Flatts. Las Vegas native Sierra Black opened the show, and music icons Garth Brooks and Kid Rock delivered pre-taped messages to the crowd. Comedian and actor Ron White performed a stand-up act. National television and radio host Sean Hannity also participated.WHEN:   
Thursday, Oct. 19

WHERE:         
Orleans Arena, 4500 W. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89103

All photos credit: David Phillips Photographers/Orleans Arena/Boyd Gaming

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

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

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

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

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

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

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

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

SPECIAL AWARDS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

INDUSTRY AWARDS

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

Academy of Country Music Announces Special Award Honorees

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

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast at a later date (date to be announced) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

Garth Brooks, Legendary Lunch, LOCASH, ACM Nominees And More Featured In This Edition Of ‘The Pickup’

GARTH BROOKS, LEGENDARY LUNCH, LOCASH, ACM NOMINEES AND MORE FEATURED IN THIS EDITION OF THE PICKUP

Continuing to present the top stories in country music, another all-new episode of the “The Pickup” features a look inside the Webster PR Legendary Lunch co-hosted by the CMA, Garth Brook’s celebration of 5 million ticket sales, a surprising twist on CMT’s “Nashville” TV series, legendary television duo Crook & Chase honored in Nashville and more of the top stories in country music.

The reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks, broke his own record by selling 5 million tickets in just 60 cities. Over 20 years ago, Brooks set the record by selling the same colossal amount of tickets in 100 cities.

The 52nd Annual ACM Awards will be held in Las Vegas on April 2nd. Nominees for the major event were announced and included Keith Urban with 7 nominations, Miranda Lambert and Maren Morris with 6 nominations and Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw with 5 nominations, amongst others. A full list of nominees can be found at ACMCountry.com. Stay tuned to the pickup for complete ACM coverage in April.

CMT’s “Nashville” packed a killer surprise in a recent episode. Tune in to this week’s episode of “The Pickup” for the spoiler alert of the month. The mid-season finale is rapidly approaching and fans are left in suspense as they follow along with the music-related drama.

Webster PR’s 3rd Annual Legendary Lunch co-hosted by CMA included over 40 artists in attendance the staggering cumulative stats included 171 #1 Billboard chart hits, 559 Top 10 Billboard chart hits and over 1000 Top 40 Billboard charted singles. The attendees included country radio, music industry and media enjoying camaraderie and fellowship. First time artist attendees included Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Donna Fargo, The Forester Sisters, Johnny Lee, Tim Rushlow, Confederate Railroad’s Danny Shirley, Dailey & Vincent, Baillie & the Boys, Razzy Bailey, Wilson Fairchild, Bobby Bare, Hee Haw’s Jana Jae, Wanda Jackson, and long-time Webster PR client (of 20 years) Janie Fricke.

Fan-favorites and ACM Nominees, LOCASH celebrated their first #1 hit with “I Know Somebody.” The hit song can be found on their album The Fighters in stores and online. Congratulations to the duo for this well-deserved success.

Legendary television duo, Lorianne Crook and Charlie Chase of Crook & Chase were honored with the Bob Kingsley Living Legend Award. The ceremony was held at the Grand Ole Opry and featured the who’s who of country music including Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks, Trace Adkins, T.G. Sheppard, Moe Bandy and more. You can listen to the Crook & Chase Countdown every week on stations across the country.

Check out the latest episode of The Pickup here:http://www.viewbix.com/v/The-Pickup–52/84b12a80-1448-40c8-9ba2-790af767432e

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, DUKE FM, Midwest Communications, Zimmer Communications’ 94.3 KAT Country, etc.), online media blogs, the U.K.’s SKY Television and Heartland Network.

Garth Brooks Joins Lineup For February 8 Tribute To Randy Travis

GARTH BROOKS JOINS LINEUP FOR FEBRUARY 8 TRIBUTE TO RANDY TRAVIS

Tickets On Sale Now to 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks. Tickets for the historic night are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

“Mary and I are so blessed to have amazing friends all over this industry. Garth Brooks is an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house, I am humbled by his involvement,” said Travis.

The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from over 30 artists including Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, Mark Chesnutt, James Dupre, Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Ben Haggard, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Daryle Singletary, Michael W. Smith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Wynonna, Chris Young with more still to be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group /Ontourage Management , Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.

About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.

Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.

 

You can follow him at:
facebook.com/GarthBrooks
twitter.com/garthbrooks
instagram.com/garthbrooks

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

NBC’s Annual ‘Christmas In Rockefeller Center’ Welcomes The Holiday Season With Star-Studded Musical Telecast On Wednesday, Nov. 30

NBC’S ANNUAL ‘CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER’ WELCOMES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH STAR-STUDDED MUSICAL TELECAST ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30

CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER -- Pictured: "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Logo -- (Photo by: NBCUniversal)
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER — Pictured: “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” Logo — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood and the Radio City Rockettes Set to Perform

NBC celebrates the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree with “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET).

NBC’s “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The special will feature dazzling holiday performances from Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, the Radio City Rockettes and more.

Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on select NBC stations (7-8 p.m. ET). Check local listings.

The 84th annual tree lighting will feature a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.

For the eighth consecutive year, “Green Is Universal” — NBCUniversal’s sustainability initiative in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation — will kick off its annual tree-planting campaign during the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” broadcast. This year viewers can “Share a Tree” to a national forest, by using #ShareATree or visiting www.greenisuniversal.com to create and share an animated holiday story. Each action will contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s tree-planting efforts, funded by a $25,000 donation from NBCUniversal.

CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER -- Pictured: Christmas Tree -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER — Pictured: Christmas Tree — (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC)

ABOUT THE HOSTS:
Matt Lauer has been co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” since January 1997. During his tenure, Lauer has conducted numerous remarkable and newsmaking interviews, including President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Capt. Richard Phillips. He has covered countless breaking news events, traveled to 49 different locations in his trademark “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer” series, and has anchored from the past eight Olympic Games. www.twitter.com/MLauer

Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” as well as NBC News’ chief legal correspondent. Since joining “Today,” she has conducted a wide range of exclusive interviews with newsmakers, including President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. Guthrie has anchored major breaking news events, including the Boston Marathon bombing, the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris and the 2013 Moore, Okla., tornado. As part of her work on “Today,” she received a 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show. www.twitter.com/SavannahGuthrie

Al Roker has been the weather and feature anchor on NBC News’ “Today” since January 1996. Since July 2009 he has been co-host of the morning show “Wake Up with Al” on the Weather Channel. New York magazine has twice named Roker Best Weatherman. He serves as host of “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” the “Rose Bowl Parade” and appears on various specials on NBC. As CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, he produces programming for traditional TV networks as well as OTT and digital platforms. www.twitter.com/alroker

Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of “Today,” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb has also been a “Dateline” correspondent since April 1998 and covered a variety of domestic and international stories, as well as human-interest pieces and features across all NBC News platforms. Since Gifford and Kotb teamed up in 2008, the fourth hour of “Today” has been hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly, “uproarious and irresistible” by People, and “Today’s happy hour” by USA Today. Kotb is a New York Times Bestselling author for her book “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee.” www.twitter.com/hodakotb

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ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

DOLLY PARTON
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of music entertainment, penning classic songs such as “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time, achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, 41 career top 10 country albums, seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Following last year’s holiday special, 2016’s “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will air Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m., and will unveil the next chapter in the life of young Dolly. www.twitter.com/DollyParton

TONY BENNETT
No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence than Tony Bennett. With millions of records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received 19 Grammys and the Grammy Lifetime Award. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song,” I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which garnered him two Grammy Awards. In celebration of Bennett’s 90th birthday this year, NBC will air the two-hour special “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come” Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. A companion CD, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” featuring the musical performances from the NBC special will be released Dec. 16 and Bennett’s latest book “Just Getting Started” will be released Nov. 15. www.twitter.com/itstonybennett

NEIL DIAMOND
Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums both in the U.S. and internationally. A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award. In October, Diamond released his holiday collection “Acoustic Christmas,” featuring new recordings of holiday favorites and original tracks by Diamond. www.twitter.com/neildiamond

JOSH GROBAN
Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 bestsellers of the last 10 years. In 2015, Groban released his seventh studio album, “Stages” — a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time, which Groban describes as “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time.” Groban is currently starring as “Pierre” in the new Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” www.twitter.com/joshgroban

TORI KELLY
The 2016 Best New Artist Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter and producer has been hailed as an “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone, USA Today and Spin. The California native sold out her U.S. tour in support of her debut album, “Unbreakable Smile,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and includes the hits “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us.” “Unbreakable Smile” was reissued with two additional tracks: “Hollow,” which topped the Top 25 on pop radio and climbed on the Rhythmic charts, and a brand new song, “Something Beautiful.” This December, Kelly stars as Meena in the event film “Sing,” from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, alongside Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson. www.twitter.com/torikelly

SARAH MCLACHLAN
Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum “Surfacing,” contained two Grammy–winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance.” In October, McLachlan released her holiday collection, “Wonderland,” featuring collaborations with Emmylou Harris, Martha Wainwright, Canadian quartet Half Moon Run and the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra. www.twitter.com/SarahMcLachlan

JORDAN SMITH
Jordan Smith showed the world his musical gift in 2015 when he became the bestselling artist in the history of “The Voice” and the winner of season nine. Smith’s honesty made history. Not only did he cement himself as “The Voice’s” biggest seller, moving 1.5 million singles in six months, but he launched eight songs to the Top 10 of iTunes— the first artist from any season to hit the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the Live Rounds. He also became one of two “The Voice” artists to notch three #1’s during the show’s season. This year Smith released his debut album, “Something Beautiful,” via Republic Records in March and his holiday album, “Tis the Season,” in October. www.twitter.com/JordanSmithLive

GARTH BROOKS & TRISHA YEARWOOD
Garth Brooks is the first artist in history to receive seven Diamond Awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with more than 138 million album sales. Along with wife and platinum-selling, multiple Grammy-, CMA- and ACM-wining artist Trisha Yearwood, Brooks is currently on the three-year Garth Brooks World Tour with Yearwood, which began with 11 sold-out shows in the Allstate Arena in Chicago and, in year two, is approaching 5 million tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world. The duo will release their first-ever duets collaboration, “Christmas Together,” by Pearl Records later this month. www.twitter.com/garthbrooks; www.twitter.com/trishayearwood

THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES
Embraced by generations of families, the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York comes alive. The 2016 production of the “Christmas Spectacular,” which runs Nov. 11- Jan. 2, features stunning Rockettes dance numbers, spectacular costumes and state-of-the-art technology. The Radio City Rockettes are a legendary dance company and have been a part of the fabric of New York City for decades. Since their debut in the “Christmas Spectacular” in 1933, the Rockettes have danced into the hearts of millions and spread joy to people of all ages. Their precision technique continues to inspire fans of all ages and their talent and athleticism is unrivaled. www.twitter.com/rockettes

“Christmas in Rockefeller Center” is produced by Brad Lachman Productions with Lachman serving as executive producer. Bill Bracken produces.
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Charlie Daniels, Fred Foster and Randy Travis Inducted Into Country Music Hall of Fame

CHARLIE DANIELS, FRED FOSTER AND
RANDY TRAVIS INDUCTED INTO
THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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TRACE ADKINS, GARTH BROOKS, BRANDY CLARK, ALAN JACKSON, JAMEY JOHNSON, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, CHARLIE McCOY, BRAD PAISLEY, DOLLY PARTON, TRISHA YEARWOOD, AND ANDREA ZONN AMONG ALL-STAR CAST PAYING MUSICAL TRIBUTES TO INDUCTEES

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Three visionary iconoclasts, whose creative skills altered the direction of commercial country music, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during a star-studded, profoundly emotional Medallion Ceremony on October 16, 2016.

Hosted by Country Music Hall of and Museum CEO Kyle Young and held in the museum’s CMA Theater, the annual ceremony paid tribute to country rock pioneer Charlie Daniels; music producer, publisher and Monument Records founder Fred Foster; and neo-traditional singer Randy Travis with speeches, live musical tributes and original video biographies. The artists paying tribute crossed generations and styles, underscoring the eclectic nature and groundbreaking stature of the three men being inducted.

“These three Tar Heels came to Tennessee and created music that enriched our lives and enhanced our culture,” said Young. “We are better for their presence and for their talents, and we are proud to hang their plaques in the Hall of Fame Rotunda.”

Musical tributes, with surprise guests, are a highlight of the Medallion Ceremony. Foster’s celebration began with Dolly Parton performing her first hit, “Dumb Blonde,” produced by Foster and released on Monument Records.

“If anybody deserves one of these medallions, you do.” Parton said to Foster. “You gave me a shot, and you were a gentleman when Porter Wagoner stole me away. You saw things in me that nobody else did. I hope that I made you proud.”

Whenever she reflects on the blessings bestowed upon her, Parton said, “I thank God. I thank the fans. And I thank you.”
Grammy-winning songwriter Brandy Clark performed “Blue Bayou,” which Foster originally produced with Orbison. Linda Ronstadt later transformed the song into a pop classic.

Kris Kristofferson, the last of Foster’s tribute performers, walked out with harmonica specialist and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Charlie McCoy to perform a touching version of his famous song, “Me and Bobby McGee.” The song’s inspiration, former Music Row office worker Barbara McKee (now Barbara McKee Eden by marriage), was in the audience.

A Hall of Fame member always inducts the newcomers, as a way of welcoming them to the elite group. Foster requested that Hall of Fame member Vince Gill make his induction official.

To begin the musical tribute to Daniels, Young spoke of the important role producer and record executive Bob Johnston, who died in 2015, played in the new inductee’s career. Johnston and Daniels co-wrote “It Hurts Me,” and Daniels moved to Nashville in 1967 at Johnston’s invitation.

Trisha Yearwood began the musical tribute to Daniels with a soulful version of “It Hurts Me,” recorded by Elvis Presley in 1964. Getting a cut by Presley was the first major breakthrough in Daniels’s career.

Jamey Johnson performed Daniels’ 1980 hit “Long Haired Country Boy.” With his hair several inches beyond his shoulders and a beard that reached his chest, Johnson said, “I started singing this song when I was in the marines. I didn’t have long hair then.”

For the last of the musical tributes to Daniels, Grand Ole Opry star Trace Adkins and fiddler Andrea Zonn took the stage to perform “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” “I got the hardest song to do,” Adkins said with a wry smile, before nailing the vocals. Zonn played the difficult fiddle parts with stunning virtuosity, drawing an ovation from Daniels who pointed at her as she bowed toward him.

Hall of Fame member Brenda Lee inducted Daniels.

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Alan Jackson began the musical tributes to Randy Travis by explaining that he moved to Nashville in 1985 with the goal of bringing real country music back to the airwaves. “Nobody was carrying it on,” he said, but shortly after he got to town, Jackson heard Travis on the radio. “You opened the doors for a lot of guys and girls who wanted to record real country music,” Jackson said. “You made it easier for us.” Jackson went on to perform “On the Other Hand.”

Brad Paisley followed Jackson with a performance of “Forever and Ever, Amen.” Paisley noted that, in previous generations, there were country artists who emulated Roy Acuff, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones, Merle Haggard and Buck Owens. “And there’s Randy, for my generation.” Addressing Travis directly, he continued: “To this day, you are still one of the greatest singers we’ve ever had. I am honored to do this for you today, pal.”

For the final musical tribute of the evening, Garth Brooks performed Travis’ hit “Three Wooden Crosses.” Following his performance Brooks welcomed Travis into the Hall of Fame. Tribute performers don’t usually do the induction as well but the Hall of Fame honored Travis’s request that Brooks take that role.

To accept his induction, Travis took small steps up the four stairs, fighting the effects of his stroke with help from his wife Mary and from Paisley, who came out from backstage to assist him. At the podium, he stood next to his wife as she read what he wanted to say.

She recounted the tragic circumstances of Travis’s stroke, which nearly took his life in 2013. “The doctors suggested we pull the life support,” said Mary. “I went to his bedside and asked if he wanted to fight some more. I knew he did. He squeezed my hand, and a little tear fell down his cheek. He and God had other plans.”

Doctors told the couple that Travis would never walk again and would be bed-ridden. Standing onstage he accentuated how he beat the odds.

Despite Travis’s ongoing struggle to speak, Mary and her husband sing every day. “Sometimes we sing the greatest redemption song of all time, and it fills us with God’s grace,” she said. That song is ‘Amazing Grace.’”

Mary Travis said that, for the first time since his stroke, she wanted to share her husband’s voice with those gathered to celebrate this special occasion. Her voice breaking with emotion, she said, “Please join us in singing ‘Amazing Grace.’”

Travis leaned into the microphone, his baritone voice strained but instantly recognizable. As he sang the first verse to a stunned crowd, many were too overcome with emotion to sing along. Taking more effort to speak than to sing, “Thank you,” Travis said, and after pausing for a breath, “for everything you’ve done.”

A thunderous standing ovation lasted for minutes, longer than any of the numerous ovations of the night.

The audience at the private celebration was packed with Hall of Fame members, who welcomed the new inductees to their exclusive club. Hall of Famers in attendance were Alabama members Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen, Bobby Bare, Harold Bradley, Garth Brooks, Roy Clark, Ralph Emery, Vince Gill, Kris Kristofferson, Brenda Lee, Charlie McCoy, Oak Ridge Boys members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride and E. W. “Bud” Wendell.

The evening ended, as always, with a performance of “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” Museum employee, ace guitarist Ben Hall, and harmonica maestro Charlie McCoy started the song, performing a verse and chorus while Hall of Fame members gathered at the front of the stage. The Oak Ridge Boys and Charlie Daniels took turns singing the verses, with the audience, the night’s guest performers, and the Hall of Famers joining in on the choruses.

For a complete wrap-up of last night’s show click here. Follow @countrymusichof on Twitter and join the conversation using
#honorthymusic.

Las Vegas Brings Garth Brooks for a Country 4th of July Weekend

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This weekend, Las Vegas will gear up for the ultimate red, white and blue weekend with legendary country superstar Garth Brooks. Performing at the T-Mobile Arena July 2-4, guests can enjoy non-stop holiday festivities throughout Las Vegas’ newest neighborhood, including The Park and Toshiba Plaza.

Below are some patriotic activities both travelers and locals alike can participate in this 4th of July weekend:

  • Dance with All-American Garth Brooks – The new T-Mobile Arena will host an anticipated weekend of concerts by country star Garth Brooks. The 20,000-seat venue features luxurious suites and more than two dozen private loge boxes to watch the concert in style. Feast on a variety of food options ranging from a hand-carved pork Hoisin Bahn Mi, to a made-to-order Ahi Tuna Poke Bar, or hang out in elusive Club lounges featuring craft beer, duck fat frites and artisanal charcuterie.

 

  • Party In the U.S.A. at Toshiba Plaza – Bust out those patriotic colors to enjoy live bands on two interactive stages in Toshiba Plaza before Garth takes the stage. This pre-game party will also include a pre-purchased autograph signing by Trisha Yearwood, highlighting her new cookbook. No 4th of July is complete without fireworks, so there will be an unforgettable post-show fireworks display each night Garth performs.

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  • Saddle Up to The Park – Before bombs burst in air, guests can head to The Park, the indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment district neighboring T-Mobile Arena, for engaging entertainment nightly and festive décor. Visitors can also stop for a pre-Garth bite at Beerhaus, The Park’s original and energetic American beer hall concept. The beer garden’s offerings include 4th of July favorites such as slow-roasted shaved beef sandwiches, Beerhaus brat sausage or classic American beers on tap.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosts Garth Brooks Songwriters Showcase on June 25 & July 2

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosts an exclusive Garth Brooks Songwriters Showcase inside Rose. Rabbit. Lie. on June 25 and July 2. The June 25 showcase features performances by songwriters Leslie Satcher, Bob DiPiero and Kent Blazy. The July 2 showcase features performances by songwriters Pat Alger, Tony Arata and Kent Blazy. Complete details are below.

 

Showcase tickets are on-sale and available for purchase at www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com or through Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Each showcase package includes a complimentary lower bowl level ticket to one of the Garth Brooks LIVE Las Vegas concerts at T-Mobile Arena as well as an exclusive Garth Brooks digital music compilation.

 

Garth Brooks Songwriters Showcase

Saturday, June 25 or Saturday, July 2

2:30 p.m.; Doors at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $75 plus taxes / fee (includes ticket to Garth Brooks LIVE Las Vegas)

 

To view Garth Brooks LIVE Las Vegas concert dates please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/rose-rabbit-lie/garth-brooks-songwriters-june-25 or www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/rose-rabbit-lie/garth-brooks-songwriters-july-2.

 

Showcases will feature performances by some of the most beloved country music songwriters who helped write a number of Garth Brooks hits including “The Thunder Rolls,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)” and “That Summer.”

 

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Garth Brooks Songwriters Showcase – Saturday, June 25 & Saturday, July 2

Meghan Trainor with special guests Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings – Wednesday, July 20

 

Rose. Rabbit. Lie.

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a modern supper club where serving reinvented American classics alongside live music and entertaining performances. Inspired by social clubs of the past, Rose. Rabbit. Lie. is a place where familiar dishes take surprising twists and turns, cocktails are mixed with subtle flair, and spontaneous, live entertainment adds to an already extraordinary evening. For more information, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants/rose-rabbit-lie.

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Garth Brooks Songwriters Showcase

Saturday, June 25 or Saturday, July 2

2:30 p.m.; Doors at 2 p.m.

Tickets: $75 plus taxes / fee (includes ticket to Garth Brooks LIVE Las Vegas)

 

To view Garth Brooks LIVE Las Vegas concert dates, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/rose-rabbit-lie/garth-brooks-songwriters-june-25 or www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/rose-rabbit-lie/garth-brooks-songwriters-july-2.

 

Showcases will feature performances by some of the most beloved country music songwriters who helped write a number of Garth Brooks hits including “The Thunder Rolls,” “Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til the Sun Comes Up)” and “That Summer.”

 

The Chelsea

Inspired by some of the world’s most iconic venues, The Chelsea is a 40,000 square-foot transformable space featuring remnant brick tiling, an eclectic collection of stage production props, a vintage lobby bar, private VIP opera boxes and a memorable grand staircase complete with a dramatic chandelier. The venue’s stage attracts some of today’s hottest acts. For more information on upcoming concerts, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/entertainment-calendar.

 

Bryan Adams: Get Up! Tour

Saturday, July 2 and Sunday, July 3

8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.

GA prices starting at $32; Reserved prices starting at $57

 

Rising to fame with hits such as “Summer of ‘69” and “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,” multi-platinum recording artist Bryan Adams has achieved numerous successes throughout his career spanning more than three decades. An internationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter and Canada’s best-known ambassador, Adams has received a Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, 18 Juno Awards, three Academy Award nominations, five Golden Globe Award nominations and 15 Grammy Award nominations. Earlier this year, Adams kicked off his North American Get Up! Tour in celebration of his latest album.

 

Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos Tour

With Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Saosin and The Early November

Friday, July 15

7:30 p.m.; Doors at 6:30 p.m.

GA prices starting at $36; Reserved prices starting at $56

 

Dashboard Confessional

In 1999, lead singer and guitarist Chris Carrabba, guitarist John Lefler, bassist Scott Schoenbeck and drummer Mike Marsh formed the acoustic rock band Dashboard Confessional. Throughout its career, the band has released several albums including Dusk and Summer; Alter the Ending; The Swiss Army Romance; and A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard charts. Additionally, Dashboard Confessional has toured across the U.S. with special guests Say Anything and Ben Lee as well as co-headlined an arena tour with alternative rock band Brand New.

 

Taking Back Sunday

American rock band Taking Back Sunday was formed in 1999 and features guitarist Eddie Reyes, vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist and vocalist John Nolan, bassist Shaun Cooper and drummer Mark O’Connell. In 2004, the band released Where You Want To Be, which peaked at No. 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart. Two years later, Taking Back Sunday signed with Warner Bros. Records and released Louder Now featuring the hit single, “MakeDamnSure.” Over the next five years, the band followed up with albums, Now Again and Taking Back Sunday. In 2014, the band released its sixth studio-album, Happiness Is, which debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard charts.

 

Saosin

In 2003, California-based band Saosin received recognition for its screamo-tinged debut EP, Translating the Name. Having cultivated an impressive following, Saosin signed with commercial label Capital Records, which led to lead vocalist Anthony Green’s withdrawal from the group shortly after. Vocalist Cove Reber took over as front man and the band recorded its self-titled debut album followed by its second studio album, In Search of Solid Ground. Shortly after, Reber left the group leading to a brief hiatus in 2010. After this period of inactivity, Saosin signed with Epitaph Records and roared back onto the music scene with original lead singer Green, guitarist Beau Burchell, bassist Chris Sorenson and drummer Alex Rodriguez. The band is set to release its newest album, Along the Shadow, in May 2016.

 

The Early November

In 2002, Drive-Thru Records figureheads Richard and Stefanie Reines signed rock band The Early November featuring vocalist and guitarist “Ace” Arthur Enders, bassist Sergio Anello, drummer Jeff Kummer and guitarist Joseph Marro. In 2006, guitarist Bill Lugg joined the group and together the band released triple album The Mother, the Mechanic and the Path, which includes the laidback disc The Mother, rock-oriented disc The Mechanic and mellow-rock disc The Path. In 2007, the band took an indefinite hiatus and reformed in 2011 under music label Rise Records. A year later, the band released In Currents and followed up with Imbue in 2015. Over the years, the group has performed for a number of events including South by So What?!, Never Say Never, Warped Tour and Better Off for Bayside’s B-market Tour.

 

Meghan Trainor with special guests Hailee Steinfeld and Common Kings

Wednesday, July 20

7 p.m.; Doors at 6 p.m.

GA tickets $29.95; Reserved prices starting at $29.95

 

In 2014, pop singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor released one of the biggest singles of the year, “All About That Bass.” The single reached the top of the U.S. Billboard charts and was certified five-times platinum. The following year, Trainor released her debut album, Title, which went on to sell more than a million copies and featured hit singles, “Lips Are Movin” and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You.” In 2016, Trainor won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist before releasing her second album, Thank You. Next month, Trainor will kick off her Untouchable Tour, debuting her music from her latest album.

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Hunter Hayes with special guest Cassadee Pope

Saturday, Aug. 6

8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.

GA prices starting at $30; Reserved prices starting at $55

 

Hunter Hayes 

Hailed as a “country-rock-blues guitar hero in the making” by the Los Angeles Times, five-time Grammy Award nominee Hunter Hayes is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who roared onto the music scene with his platinum-selling, No. 1 self-titled debut album. Three years later, Hayes followed it up with his chart-topping sophomore album, Storyline, on Atlantic Records. With three No. 1 singles (the multi-platinum smash “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy”) already under his belt, Hayes delved into unprecedented territory with the digital and streaming release of his latest single, “21.” Last year, he wrapped the Wheels Up Tour with Lady Antebellum and will launch his 21 Tour this fall.

Cassadee Pope

Cassadee Pope

With soaring vocals, opening slots on major tours and impressive sales, Cassadee Pope continues to add to her growing list of accolades. Since winning season three of “The Voice,” Pope has been named as one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, presented the 2014 CMT Music Awards’ Breakthrough Video of the Year and nominated as a Female Vocalist of the Year at the first-ever American Country Countdown Awards. After signing with Republic Nashville, she released her debut solo album, Frame By Frame, which featured platinum-certified single, “Wasting All These Tears.” The petite powerhouse has previously hit the road with country superstars Tim McGraw, Rascal Flatts and Dean Brody and has performed at various NASCAR events including the Daytona 500. Recently, she partnered with Sam’s Club in support of Outnumber Hunger campaign to secure meals for more the 50 million Americans.

 

Steve Miller Band

Friday, Aug. 12

8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.

GA prices starting at $39; Reserved prices starting at $59

 

Contributing greatly to the upended American culture in the late ’60s, Steve Miller formed the Steve Miller Band with guitarist James “Curly” Cooke, bassist Lonnie Turner and drummer Tim Davis. With albums like Children of the Future, Sailor and Brave New World, Miller created a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music while producing a compelling vision of what music and society could be in the future. In the ‘70s, Miller crafted a brand of rock ‘n’ roll music that has continued to dominate radio over the years. His hit singles include “The Joker,” “Livin’ in the USA,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Rock’n Me,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Jet Airliner,” “Jungle Love” and “Abracadabra.”  Currently, Miller contributes his time as a member of the Department of Musical Instruments of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Jazz at Lincoln Center. In April 2016, Miller will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Peter Frampton

Friday, Aug. 19

6:50 p.m.; Doors at 5:30 p.m.

GA prices starting at $50; Reserved prices starting at $50

 

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Based out of Jacksonville, Florida, southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd came to popularity during the 1970s for its blues, rock and country-infused sound. In 1973, the band released its self-titled album featuring the hit single, “Free Bird.” The album went on to sell more than one million copies and put the band on a national platform. Lynyrd Skynyrd continued to grow its fan base with the release of its sophomore album, Second Helping, which featured one of the band’s most popular songs to date, “Sweet Home Alabama.” In 1977, three of the band’s members including lead vocalist and songwriter Ronnie Van Zant died in an airplane crash. The tragic accident ultimately led to the band’s breakup and Lynyrd Skynyrd didn’t reunite until a decade later. The reunion tour included the surviving band members as well as Johnny Van Zant, the younger brother of Van Zant and the new lead singer for the group. Despite a number of lineup changes, the band continued to record and tour over the next three decades.

Peter Frampton
Peter Frampton

Peter Frampton

Considered one of the biggest rock stars of the ‘70s, Peter Frampton got his start in music when he began playing the guitar at the age of eight. As a teenager, Frampton played in a couple of successful bands and decided to embark on a solo career in 1971. With the help of music stars including Ringo Starr and Billy Preston, Frampton released his debut studio album, Wing of Change, a year later. Despite help from some of the greats, the album did not sell well and his follow-up album experienced the same fate. Over the next couple years, he began touring and building a loyal fan base through his lively performances. In 1975, Frampton recorded a live album entitled Frampton Comes Alive!. The album was a huge commercial success, selling over 16 million copies and topping the charts for 10 weeks straight. It also produced his first three hit singles: “Baby, I Love Your Way,” “Do You Feel Like We Do” and “Show Me the Way.” Over the years, he continued to tour, record and release new music but nothing matched the success of his live album. In 2013, Frampton was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame.

 

Pet Shop Boys: The SUPER Tour

Friday, Oct. 21

8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.

GA prices starting at $29; Reserved prices starting at $49

 

Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, the U.K. pop duo Pet Shop Boys has produced more than 40 Top 30 singles and released 12 studio albums in the U.K. Top 10 chart. Over the years, the group has been credited with integrating pop musical theater into its live music shows as well as collaborating with a number of directors and designers including Derek Jarman, David Alden, David Fielding, Zaha Hadid, Sam Taylor-Wood and Es Devlin. In addition to creating unique show experiences for its fans, Pet Shop Boys has also composed soundtracks for a variety of films, musicals and ballets. Earlier this year, the duo released its latest album Super featuring the hit single “Twenty-something.” The group launches its SUPER world tour later this year with upcoming performances in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Russia.

 

Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer

Saturday, Oct. 29

8 p.m.; Doors at 7 p.m.

GA prices starting at $27.50; Reserved prices starting at $47.50

 

Gavin DeGraw

Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw got his start in 2003 with the release of his debut album, Chariot, which sold over a million copies and reached platinum status. In 2008, DeGraw’s self-titled second album debuted at No. 1 on the digital sales chart and at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart earning his first Top 10 album. A year later, DeGraw released Free followed by the album Sweeter in 2011.The album featured the hit single, “Not Over You,” which reached No. 1 on the Hot AC charts and was certified double platinum. DeGraw’s fifth studio album, Make A Move, was released in October 2013 to rave reviews. Shortly after, he was nominated for his first Grammy for “We Both Know,” a song he co-wrote with Colbie Caillat for the 2013 film “Safe Haven.”Last year, Finest Hour: The Best of Gavin DeGraw was released through RCA Records featuring his most notable hits to date including “Not Over You,” “We Belong Together,” and “I Don’t Wanna Be.”

 

Andy Grammer

From street performer to multi-platinum selling recording artist, Andy Grammer burst onto the music scene when he was discovered by manager Ben Singer and signed to S-Curve Records. With his 2011 self-titled debut album, Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Pop chart for hit singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me.” In just a few short years, Grammer has sold over 250,000 albums, played to sold-out venues nationwide and performed onstage with Taylor Swift, Train and Colbie Caillat. He also appeared on an array of national TV shows and received major song placements in film and TV. In 2014, Grammer released his second album, Magazines or Novels, which included the multi-platinum hit single “Honey, I’m Good,” which sold over three million copies and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Pop chart.

 

Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub

A premiere entertainment haven, Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub attracts celebrities, world-class DJs and partygoers from all over the globe for some of the most extravagant events that the industry has to offer. With 60,000 square-feet of space in the midst of the excitement only found on the Las Vegas Strip, it is no wonder the venue is a nightlife hotstpot featuring an ultra-pool, mixed format room and a lavish VIP retreat. During the day, the venue serves as an adult oasis, featuring a vibrant beach club scene with cabanas, a spa and infinity plunge pool. For more information on upcoming events, please visit www.marqueelasvegas.com.

 

EDC Week: Thomas Jack at Marquee Dayclub

June 20

Doors at 11 a.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Cash Cash at Marquee Nightclub

June 25 and July 15 and 30

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Timmy Trumpet at Marquee Dayclub

June 26

Doors at 11 a.m.

GA prices starting at $13.76

 

Heart of Vice at Marquee Nightclub

July 1 and 16

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Carnage at Marquee Dayclub

July 2 and July 16

Doors at 11 a.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Tritonal at Marquee Nightclub

July 2, 8 and 23

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Dash Berlin at Marquee Dayclub

July 9

Doors at 11 a.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Porter Robinson at Marquee Nightclub

July 9 and 22

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Juicy J at Marquee Nightclub

July 11

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Dash Berlin at Marquee Nightclub

July 23 and 25

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Carnage at Marquee Nightclub

July 29

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Cash Cash at Marquee Dayclub

July 30

Doors at 11 a.m.

GA prices starting at $22.94

 

Galantis at Marquee Night Club

July 30

Doors at 10 p.m.

GA Prices starting at $22.94

 

CliQue Bar & Lounge

Offering artisanal cocktails and house-made mixers, the ultra hip and swanky cocktail lounge CliQue adds another dimension to the resort’s dynamic bar collection. Aside from classic cocktails, CliQue features an array of shooters, bubbles and aperitifs all while creating a lasting tableside experience. The imaginative concept features timeless musical stylings as well as live music on “Unplugged” Thursdays and a blend of pop, rock and timeless hits from yesterday and today on “Serving The Beats” Monday, Friday and Saturday. For a complete list of DJs and events at CliQue, please visit www.cliquelv.com/events.

 

#MyCliQueMondays

Monday evenings

Featuring music selections from the city’s top DJs

 

JRoc’s Birthday Celebration

Monday, July 18

 

In celebration of nightlife industry expert JRoc’s birthday, DJ Shift will be playing electronic dance music sets throughout the night.

 

Unplugged

Thursday evenings from 9 p.m. to midnight

Featuring live music from some of the city’s best entertainers

 

Serving The Beats

Friday and Saturday evenings from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Cherish the weekend nights with live captivating DJs

 

Fourth of July Celebration

Monday, July 4

 

CliQue celebrates the fourth of July with live music by DJ Turbulence and “Red, White and 50 Bleu” libations.

 

Samsung Summer League Viewing Party

Friday, July 8 through Monday, July18

 

CliQue hosts viewing parties for the professional basketball summer league games.

 

Live Art Display

Tuesday, July 19

 

With its emphasis on artistry, CliQue hosts a live art display with artisanal cocktails.

 

STK

Not your daddy’s steakhouse, STK recently launched Sunday Brunch Club, a lively social brunch blending a soundtrack of energetic music, fine food and cocktails, fashion and fun with a sexy sophistication. Offering a complement to STK’s bustling dinner scene, Sunday Brunch Club’s atmosphere is designed to be approachable and casual, allowing guests to kick back and enjoy STK’s cuisine, cocktails and conversation. For more information, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/restaurants/stk.

 

DJ Amanda Rose

Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

 

Magnum Monday with DJ M!ke Attack

Monday evenings

 

Ultra DJs

Tuesday through Sunday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

BOND

More than a lounge but not quite a club, more than a gaming pit but not quite a casino, BOND pulls together just the right elements of each. The result: a magnetic cocktail house where exotic things happen around all who walk inside. The epicenter of wildly poetic spectacle, carefully constructed yet seemingly spontaneous scenes fall into place with fascinating grace. A mash-up of LED art, live performance and upbeat house music, BOND toys with expectations drawing in passersby and compelling those within to stay. Seeming opposites commingle to infectious affect creating a scene no one can properly describe but everyone rushes to see. For more information, please visit www.cosmopolitanlasvegas.com/lounges-bars/bond.

 

DJ Cyberkid

June 20 and July 11 and 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ John Cha

June 21 and July 5 and 19 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Nick Ayler

June 22 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Roger Gangi

June 23 and July 7 and 21 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Exile

June 24 and 25 and July 15 and 16 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Yo Yolie

June 26 and July 22 and 23 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Technicolor

June 27 and July 4 and 18 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ M!ke Attack

June 28 and July 12 and 26 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Stephi K

June 29 and July 13 and 27 from  9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Earwaxxx

June 30 and July 14 and 28 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Stevelder

July 1 and 2 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Kris Cut

July 3 and 17 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Dirty Secret

July 6 and 20 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Beatnick

July 8 and 9 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Vixen

July 10 and 24 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

DJ Patrice McBride

July 29 and 30 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

 

DJ Lee Orchard

July 31 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

 

To request press credentials for any of the concerts listed, please visit http://bit.ly/CosmopolitanPress.

 

About The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is a luxury casino and resort offering a decidedly different perspective from its commitment to integrating art into every experience to the world renowned Restaurant Collection and distinct entertainment venues. Located at the heart of The Strip, its unique vertical multi-tower design offers spectacular views of the vibrant city. The 3,005-room resort features oversized residential-style living spaces with expansive, one-of-a-kind private terraces. Luxurious amenities include a 100,000-square-foot-casino with the newly-added Race & Sports Book Powered by CG Technology and expanded high stakes gaming area, The Talon Club; Sahra Spa & Hammam and Violet Hour | Hair | Nails | Beauty; three unique pool experiences; Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub, a multi-level integrated indoor and outdoor nightclub; an intriguing mix of bars and lounges including The Chandelier, an iconic multi-level bar experience; 150,000 square feet of state-of-the-art convention and meeting space; 40,000-square-foot performance and event venue The Chelsea; and a modern supper club with live music and entertainment at Rose. Rabbit. Lie. An eclectic line-up of retailers include: AllSaints, CRSVR Sneaker Boutique, DNA2050, Jason of Beverly Hills, Kidrobot, Molly Brown’s Swimwear, Rent the Runway, Retrospecs & Co, Skins 62 Cosmetics and STITCHED. Signature restaurants include: Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar & Grill by restaurateurs Bruce and Eric Bromberg; Estiatorio Milos, by international restaurateur Costas Spiliadis; Holsteins from Block 16 Hospitality; Jaleo and China Poblano restaurants by acclaimed Chef José Andrés; Scarpetta and D.O.C.G. by award-winning Chef Scott Conant; popular steakhouse STK from The ONE Group; Beauty & Essex from Chef Chris Santos and TAO Group; acclaimed Los Angeles eatery Eggslut by Chef Alvin Cailan; cold-pressed local juicery The Juice Standard; bustling culinary food hall Wicked Spoon; all-day dining concept The Henry; and Starbucks, which includes a one-of-a-kind art installation.

 

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PHOTOS: Branson kicks up its boots for the premiere of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre

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 Branson kicks up its boots for the premiere of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre


Boots and belt buckles descended upon The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6, as the city celebrated the premiere of its newest production, “Raiding the Country Vault.” The show brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre.

“The response from the audience on opening night was incredible,” said Producer Sir Harry Cowell. “Seeing ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ come to fruition is at once rewarding and humbling.”


Among the guests in attendance were country artist Jason Pritchett, husband and wife illusionists Rick and Tara Thomas, Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, the cast of “Million Dollar Quartet,” and Mayor Karen Best, who took the stage to welcome to show to Branson before the music started.


Led by musical director and guitarist Kent Wells, who has performed with Reba McEntire and acted as musical director for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years, the lineup also includes Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap); Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.); Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney); Michael Peterson [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (“From Here To Eternity,” “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”); Mila Mason [Lead Vocals] (“Dark Horse,” Mindy McCready); Scott Kwapiszeski [Pedal Steel and Banjo] (LiveWire, The George Brothers Band); Steve Ramsey [Keyboards] (Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker); Melody Hart [Lead Vocals and Fiddle] (Grand Country Music Hall); Danielle Peck [Lead Vocals] (“I Don’t,” “Finding a Good Man”); Derrek C. Phillips [Drums] (Hank Williams Jr., Michael McDonald)

“Raiding the Country Vault” features a set list of country music’s most renowned favorites by celebrated artists including: Conway Twitty, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Charlie Daniels Band, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, Dolly Parton, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, and many, many more.

The show, a longtime vision of Sir Harry Cowell and music industry legend Simon Napier-Bell, also brings to Branson the talent of Paul Dexter, as writer, director, and production designer.

Tickets for performances of “Raiding the Country Vault” at The Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO are now on sale. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.raidingthecountryvault.com or www.themansiontheatre.com or call (417) 335-2000.

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March Entertainment and Events at Silverton Casino

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces March

Entertainment and Event Listing

 

Silverton Casino Hotel is the perfect place for great music, delicious food and a weekend escape from the hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip. Please find a list below of the upcoming headliners at Silverton Casino Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at Silverton Casino Hotel, by calling 702-263-7777 or by logging onto www.silvertoncasino.com.
Friday Night Live

Date: Fridays (through March 18)

Time: 7 p.m. Doors; 8 p.m. Show

Admission Cost: $5

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Every Friday night Silverton guests can have an amazing time dancing the night away to the greatest “old school” jams for $5 starting at 8 p.m. Immediately following the concert, the party doesn’t end, DJ R.O.B. will keep the music pumping and the fun won’t stop until late! Each week a new band will be featured inside Veil Pavilion. Drink specials and bottle service are available. 21 or older with valid ID.

 

 

Moonwalker: A Michael Jackson Tribute Show

Dates: Friday, March 11

Time: 7 p.m. Doors; 8 p.m. Show

Admission Cost: Starting at $25

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Michael Jackson is brought to life featuring live vocals, band, singers and dancers! This touring production dazzles audiences worldwide as an unprecedented live production show honoring the King of Pop and is a must see! Tickets start at just $25 and are available online, at www.silvertoncasino.com. All ages show.

 

Vegas Voice Presents: An Afternoon Affair

Dates: Tuesday, March 15 

Time: 1 p.m.

Admission Cost: $12 (includes half price buffet)

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Guests will enjoy Vegas lounge artists performing inside Veil Pavilion at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15. Tickets are $12 and include a half price buffet at Seasons Buffet.

 

Great Garage Sale and Antique Show

Date: Saturday, March 12

Time: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Admission Cost: Free 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. and $5 Early Bird 6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Swim through a sea of potential treasures at the Great Garage Sale and Antique Show. Looking to sell? Spaces are still available! All unsold items that are not collected will be donated to St. Jude’s Ranch for Children. You can find additional information at www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

LV Craft Show

Dates: Sunday, March 27

Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Admission Cost: Free Admission

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info: Over 50 vendors in attendance and free raffle to all adult guests with raffle ticket proceeds being donated to charity. Guests can visit the booths and shop for a variety of items including handbags, soaps, paper crafts, wood kits, pet goods, community services and more. www.LVCraftShows.com – 702-433-6436.

 

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Garth Brooks at T-Mobile Arena

Dates: June 24, July 2-4

Package Cost: $450

Event Info: Don’t miss an unforgettable performance by Garth Brooks at the T-Mobile Arena. Silverton Casino is offering an amazing package for locals that include two lower level tickets to Garth Brooks, Transportation for two, a $50 dining credit and a digital CD bundle. For additional information and to purchase packages, visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

Foolish Friday: The Magic of Seth Grabel

Date: Friday, April 1

Time: 7 p.m. Doors; 8 p.m. Show

Admission Cost: $15

Venue: Veil Pavilion

Event Info:  Don’t miss the high powered energizing magic and illusions of Seth Grabel. Grabel performed his acrobatic magic on season six of America’s Got Talent. Tickets are $15 and are available online, at www.silvertoncasino.com. All ages show.

 

DJ Draztek at Shady Grove Lounge

Date: Saturdays, March 12 and March 26

Time: 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Venue: Shady Grove Lounge

Event Info:  Join DJ Draztek as he rocks Silverton’s Shady Grove Lounge Saturdays in March! Enjoy drink specials and mini bowling.

 

 

 

About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, WuHu Noodle, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,500 slot machines and 23 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

House of Blues Las Vegas Entertainment Calendar

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ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE 

JUST ANNOUNCED / ON SALE
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Sat, Jan 2 Holiday Hangover featuring Elvis Monroe, 4-Wheel High & more… to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital On Sale @ Noon $10 GA 7pm 18+ Rock / Pop / Local Bands
Sat, Apr 23 Badfish – tribute to Sublime On Sale Fri @ 10am $24 GA

$26 GA DOS

7:30pm 18+ Alt Rock / Reggae / Ska
SHOWS THIS WEEK
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Thurs, Dec 3 DSB (Don’t Stop Believing) – A Journey Tribute On Sale $15 GA 7pm 18+ Classic Rock / Tribute band
Fri, Dec 4 Urban Skies – Tribute to Keith Urban On Sale $12 GA

$15 GA DOS

8pm 18+ Country / Tribute band
Sat Dec 5 The Garth Guy – Garth Brooks Tribute On Sale $12 GA

$15 GA DOS

8pm 18+ Country / Tribute band
Sun, Dec 6 Parkway Drive On Sale $25 GA 4:30pm All Ages Metalcore
Mon, Dec 7 Kamelot | DragonForce On Sale $22 GA

$25 GA DOS

7pm All Ages Symphonic Metal

Eli Young Band

UPCOMING SHOWS
DATE ARTIST ON-SALE PRICES DOORS AGES FORMAT
Thurs, Dec 10 Eli Young Band On Sale $21 GA

$29.50 – $35 Reserved Seats

8pm 18+ Country Music
Fri, Dec 11 Sexxy The Show starring Jennifer Romas On Sale $20 GA

$25 Reserved

7pm 18+ Burlesque
Sat, Dec 12 Ramon Ayala with special guest Ramon Ayala Jr On Sale $35 GA

$45-59.50 Reserved Seats

8pm 18+ Mexican/Norteño   & Conjunto Music
Sat, Dec 19 Falling In Reverse | Atreyu with special guests From Ashes to New and Assuming We Survive On Sale $23 GA

$26 DOS

5pm All Ages Hard Rock / Glam Metal
Fri, Jan 1 NOISIA On Sale $15 GA

$20 GA DOS

10pm 18+ Drum and Bass / EDM
Jan 8, 15 & 22 Steel Panther On Sale $22 GA 8pm 18+ Rock / Glam Metal
Sat, Jan 16 Marianas Trench On Sale $22 GA

$25 GA DOS

6pm All Ages Pop Rock
Jan 27, 29, 30, 31 Sirius XM presents

An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live!

On Sale $89.50-$99.50 GA

$120-$225 Reserved Seats

7pm 18+ Classic Rock/Latin Fusion
Tues, Feb 16 Cradle of Filth On Sale $25 GA

$28 GA DOS

7pm 18+ Heavy Metal
Thurs, Feb 18 At The Gates with special guests The Haunted & Decapitated On Sale $23 GA

$25 GA DOS

5:30pm All Ages Heavy Metal
Feb 3, 4, 5, 6;

May 18, 20, 21,

22, 25, 27, 28,

29

Sirius XM presents

An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live!

On Sale $89.50-$99.50 GA

$120-$225 Reserved Seats

7pm 18+ Classic Rock/Latin Fusion
Mar 16, 18, 19  Mar 23, 26, 26 SiriusXM presents

Billy Idol: FOREVER

On Sale $79.50 GA

Starting from $89.50 Reserved

7pm 18+ Rock / Punk Rock / New Wave
May 4, 6, 7

May 11, 13, 14

SiriusXM presents

Billy Idol: FOREVER

On Sale $79.50 GA

Starting from $89.50 Reserved

7pm 18+ Rock / Punk Rock / New Wave
May 18, 20, 21,

22, 25, 27, 28,

29

Sirius XM presents

An Intimate Evening with Santana: Greatest Hits Live!

On Sale $89.50-$99.50 GA

$120-$225 Reserved Seats

7pm 18+ Classic Rock/Latin Fusion

For VIP seating and Reservations contact our VIP Services via email  at LasVegasVIPHost@LiveNation.com

  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600 ∙ ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES  Show begins approximately one hour after door time

 

Kirk Franklin Presents Gospel Brunch at House of Blues – Sunday, 12/6   Seatings: 10am ONLY. No 1pm seating this coming Sunday. 

House of Blues Gospel Brunch has been a staple of Sunday morning family entertainment around the country for more than two decades. Featuring a rotating cast of the area’s biggest and brightest gospel and R&B talents, you’ll enjoy traditional and contemporary gospel songs hand-picked by celebrated artist and producer, Kirk Franklin. Treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites, such as a live carving station with oven roasted turkey breast and prime rib, chilled prawns with cocktail sauce, chicken jambalaya, chicken and waffles and an array of salads and cold items, plus create-your-own Bloody Mary and mimosa bars.

Tickets are priced at $53.95 (adults), $27.50 (child under 11), plus applicable fees.

Age limit: All ages

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CARLOS SANTANA 

2015 RESIDENCY SHOW SCHEDULE 

AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH SANTANA: GREATEST HITS LIVE!

ALL SHOWS BEGINING AT 7PM  ∙ TICKETS STARTING AT $89.50

 

2016 Dates
Wednesday Jan 27 Friday Nov 29
Saturday Jan 30 Sunday Jan 31
Wednesday Feb 3 Thurs Feb 4
Friday Feb 5 Saturday Feb 6
Wednesday May 18 Friday May 20
Saturday May 21 Sunday May 22
Wednesday May 25 Friday May 27
Saturday May 28 Sunday May 29

For VIP seating and Reservations contact our VIP Services via email  at LasVegasVIPHost@LiveNation.com

  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600 ∙ ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES  Show begins approximately one hour after door time

 

 

Billy Idol: Forever 

2016 Residency Show Schedule 

ALL SHOWS BEGINING AT 7PM  ∙ TICKETS STARTING AT $79.50

 

2016 Dates
Wednesday March 16 Friday March 18
Saturday March 19 Wednesday March 23
Friday March 25 Saturday March 25
Wednesday May 4 Friday May 6
Saturday May 7 Wednesday May 11
Friday May 13 Saturday May 14

 

 

For VIP seating and Reservations contact our VIP Services via email  at LasVegasVIPHost@LiveNation.com

  • For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600 ∙ ALL TICKETS SUBJECT TO SERVICE CHARGES  Show begins approximately one hour after door time
WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT AT FOUNDATION ROOM®  

***Subject to Change***

DAY EVENT FORMAT PRICES WHAT’S UP
Sun – Thursday  5pm – 8pm Nibbles & Sips – Happy Hour $5 New Amsterdam Vodka Cocktails –

$5 House Red & White Wine

RSVP for complimentary admission  

For complimentary admission, RSVP to:

FDRLVReservations@LiveNation.com

Mon @ 5pm Monday Night Football Watch Parties ALL SEASON!   (21+)  

Elevate Your Game…63 Floors Up!

 

Bud Light & Maker’s Mark drink specials │special game day menu │weekly prizes

 

RSVP for complimentary admission  

For complimentary admission, RSVP to:

FDRLVReservations@LiveNation.com

For VIP Table Service for your crew, contact:

Reservations@FoundationRoomLV.com

 

Mon @ 10pm

 

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge

(21+)

 

 

DJ Sam I Am

 

$30 nightly

admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631 or email Reservations@FoundationRoomLV.com
 

Tues @ 10pm

 

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge (21+)

 

DJ Kay The Riot

 

 

$30 nightly

admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631 or email Reservations@FoundationRoomLV.com
 

Weds @10pm

 

 

Nightlife Ultra Lounge

(21+)

 

DJ SINcere $30 nightly

admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631 or email Reservations@FoundationRoomLV.com
 

Thurs, December 3rd  @

8pm – 11pm

 

 

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Winter Wonderland at Foundation Room

(21+)

 

Join the Foundation Room and Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte for a Winter Wonderland Experience!

 

Guests will experience an evening of exceptional Champagne, fine food and great music all set to a beautiful sight of snowflakes and snow angels.

 

 

Wonderland Bubbles Package – $40/per person + tax & gratuity

Includes: Brut, Brut

Rose, and Foundation

Room Chef-paired

Bites.

 

“The Diva of

Champagne” d’Or Package – $60/per person + tax & gratuity

Includes: Brut, Brut

Rose, Palmes d’Or

Brut Vintage 2006 and Foundation Chefpaired Bites.

 

 

To reserve your spot to this Winter Wonderland of Champagne bubbles and bites, email: FDRLVReservations@LiveNation.com to complete a credit card authorization form.  
Fri @ 10pm Bubbles For Beauties

Nightlife Ultra Lounge

(21+)

 

 

 

Hosted Champagne/Vodka Bar for Ladies!

10pm – 12am

Specialty DJs – 12/04–   DJ Mark Mac

DJ Sam I Am

$30 nightly  admission

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631 or email Reservations@FoundationRoomLV.com
Sat @ 10pm

 

Bubbles For Beauties

Nightlife Ultra Lounge

(21+)

 

 

Hosted Champagne/Vodka Bar for Ladies!

10pm – 12am

Specialty DJs  -12/05–  DJ Greg Lopez

DJ Sam I Am

DJ D Miles

RSVP for reduced admission

 

 

VIP Service and Table Reservations: 702.632.7631 or email Reservations@FoundationRoomLV.com
Sun @ 10pm Entourage Sundays!

Nightlife Ultra Lounge (21+)

Roll with your Entourage to kick off the week,

and enjoy $200 bottle service!* Specialty DJs –12/06–  DJ Jimmy Lite

 

$30 nightly

admission

 

For Reduced Admission – email:

FDRLVReservations@LiveNation.com

WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT 

INSIDE CROSSROADS AT HOUSE OF BLUES®  

***Subject To Change***

                   DAY                                        EVENT                                  FORMAT                                             PRICES                                                    WHAT’S UP
Sun-Thurs @ 9pm-12am Reverse Happy Hour Drink Specials in the Bar Area in Crossroads! $4-$8 Drink Specials Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads

for more information

Sun & Mon #MNF Football Headquarters ALL SEASON! Special Draft Beer – $5

Bud & Bud Light Buckets – 5 for $20 ●   Special Game Day Menu ● Giveaways

NO COVER Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.
 

Sun & Thurs @ 8pm-

11pm

 

 

Looped

 

The Melodic Layering of Musical Loops*

*Unless otherwise noted below in specialty Entertainment

 

NO COVER

Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.
Mon-Wed @ 8pm-11pm  

Nothing But The Blues

 

Where the Blues & a Good Time Collide*

*Unless otherwise noted below in specialty Entertainment

 

NO COVER

Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.
 

Fri @ 9pm-12am

 

Rockstar Karaoke Live Out Your Rock & Roll Fantasies and Sing Your Favorites Hits on Stage with a real, live rock band! *

*Unless otherwise noted below in specialty Entertainment

 

NO COVER

Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.
 

Sat @ 9pm-12am

 

Get Up & Dance Featuring Specialty Local Bands – Every Saturday *

*Unless otherwise noted below in specialty

Entertainment

 

 

NO COVER

Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.
 

CROSSROADS SPECIALTY ENTERTAINMENT

DAY                    EVENT                                                      FORMAT                                              PRICES WHAT’S UP
Wed- 12/02 @ 8pm – 11pm Nothing But The Blues – Featuring:

Michael Grimm 

 

Nothing But The Blues

Featuring: Michael Grimm

 

Walk off the middle of the week and sashay into the weekend with America’s Got Talent alum, Michael Grimm, as he takes over the Crossroads stage with his soulful voice and earthy Southern charm!

 

No Cover Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.

*Programming Subject to Change.

Sat – 12/05 @ 9pm – 12am  

Get Up And Dance – Featuring:

Michael Grimm and band

 

Get Up And Dance

Featuring: Michael Grimm and band

 

Walk off the middle of the week and sashay into the weekend with America’s Got Talent alum, Michael Grimm, as he takes over the Crossroads stage with his soulful voice and earthy Southern charm! visit: michaelgrimmmusic.com 

 

No Cover Call 702.632.7607 or go online at www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas/crossroads  to make a reservation.

*Programming Subject to Change.

 

Crossroads at House of Blues Las Vegas is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday 7am to 11pm and Friday through Saturday 7am to midnight.

For additional information call 702.632.7607 or visit www.houseofblues.com/lasvegas.

For VIP seating and Reservations contact our VIP Services Team at 702.885.4570 or via email  at LasVegasVIPHost@LiveNation.com             For additional show information contact our House of Blues Box Office at 702.632.7600

Garth Brooks Brings World’s Largest Ticket Selling Tour to New Las Vegas Arena

The Biggest Selling Solo Artist in American History Is Bringing the Biggest Selling Tour in the World to the Entertainment Capital of the World; This Is Going to be Epic!

Garth Brooks to Perform at New Las Vegas Arena July 2 – 4, 2016

The biggest selling solo artist in American history is bringing the biggest selling tour in the world to the Entertainment Capital of the World.  Garth Brooks announced today he will return to Las Vegas for exclusive performances at the new Las Vegas Arena scheduled to open April 2016.  Brooks, who in 2015 has sold more tickets than any other artist in the world, will create a live music experience unique to Las Vegas when he performs multiple shows for his fans July 2-4.  The July 2 show is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., the July 3 performances are at 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and the July 4 show will begin at 5 p.m.  These concerts further enhance the strong lineup for the city’s newest entertainment venue.

Lucky fans will have an opportunity to purchase tickets through a pre-sale offered by American Express® and other selected partners Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m PT.  All tickets priced at $85 inclusive of taxes and service charges go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. PT via www.garthvegas.com or by calling (855) 411-4849.  Ticket purchases are limited to eight (8) per person and subject to availability.  All seats sold best available.  For more information go to www.garthvegas.com.

Brooks has committed to making the Las Vegas shows a fan experience unlike any other on his world tour.  He will create artistic components for his performances utilizing the Las Vegas Arena’s advanced production elements while taking advantage of the venue’s many entertainment spaces, highlighted by the adjacent two-acre Toshiba Plaza.  Additionally, the entire Las Vegas resort community will support Brooks’ return through a schedule of specially created promotional events to be announced in the near future.

“We are truly honored that Garth Brooks will perform a unique series of live concerts during the Las Vegas Arena’s opening season,” said Rick Arpin, senior vice president of entertainment and development for MGM Resorts International.  “Garth has delighted fans for years and we are thrilled that his loyal supporters in Las Vegas and around the world will have the opportunity to see this one-of-a-kind performance combined with a city-wide celebration.  This announcement proves yet again that Las Vegas is the Entertainment Capital of the World.”

Garth Brooks said, “Vegas HAS to be different.  The city, the venue and the people demand it.  With the help of the city, itself, this run of shows will be a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.”

Bob Newman, president, AEG Facilities, said, “We are excited to bring one of the world’s most iconic artists to what has already proven to be one of the world’s most sought after venues.  Knowing that Garth is planning something very special as part of our opening season will truly make his appearances even more unforgettable.”

GARTH BROOKS

About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks is certified by the RIAA as the No. 1-selling solo artist in U.S. history with over 136 million albums and is currently on the biggest selling tour in the world, according to Pollstar.  He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist.
In 2001, Garth retired and moved back to Oklahoma to raise his children. In 2008, The President Elect, himself, requested that Garth headline President Obama’s Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial.  A crowd of over 300,000 did the “wave” to Garth’s performance of “Shout” while the President sang along. That same year, at the request of the Governor of California, Garth performed five concerts in two days, a feat believed to have never before been attempted by any artist.  F.I.R.E., an organization created to provide financial help to recent fire victims and support the future of fire fighting in the state of California, received proceeds from 83,000 tickets sold. Portions of the live concerts were shown as a TV special, “Garth Brooks: Live in L.A.” allowing viewers to donate as well.
In December 2010, Garth finished an astonishing nine sold out concerts in six days to raise money for the flood relief efforts in Tennessee. ABC World News Tonight declared Garth The Person of the Week and the Mayor of Nashville announced that this was a record December for downtown Nashville merchants due to the over 145,000 who attended the concerts.
In January 2012, he was named the bestselling artist of the last two decades by Billboard, Nielson and Soundscan with a whopping 68.5 million sales. Brooks also sold out his recent appearance at the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede. The sellout of 15,000+ seats happened in less than a minute. Garth was recently inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York as well as the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In October he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Performing for his induction were his heroes George Strait, James Taylor and Bob Seger.
On November 29th, 2013, Garth took the night with almost nine million viewers watching his CBS special “Live From Las Vegas.” That very day Garth released his new boxed set, Blame It All On My Roots, which debuted for the 13th time in Garth’s career at No. 1 on the country charts. The boxed set also rose to the top of the Billboard 200 Chart making it the 9th time Garth has been able to achieve that feat.
Garth’s performance of “Friends in Low Places,” was the last thing heard on The Tonight Show as Jay Leno ended his 22 year reign as The Tonight Show host.
On July 15th, 2014, Garth announced the three-year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. On September 3rd, 2014, Garth released a new single, “People Loving People.” It was his first new single since 2008. The very next day, September 4th, Garth began his 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. In 1998, Garth set the concert ticket sales records for every city on the tour. This time he has already beaten his own records.  In Portland, Garth celebrated his 100th show on the world tour and two million in ticket sales.  The next day he traveled to Dallas to perform at the 50th anniversary ACM Awards and receive the Milestone Award.
Garth’s ninth studio album, MAN AGAINST MACHINE, was released November 11th. It was his first new studio album in 13 years. It became the 14th time in Garth’s career that one of his albums debuted at No. 1 on the country charts where it remained for seven non-consecutive weeks.  The second single off the album, “Mom,” became the inspiration for a Good Morning America contest encouraging viewers to send in videos nominating their mother or friend’s mother to be surprised by Garth serenading them at their door.

About Las Vegas Arena
Las Vegas Arena is a privately funded $375 million indoor arena set to open in April 2016.  The 20,000-seat venue, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.  The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric and Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc., as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.  Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. Las Vegas Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the Las Vegas Arena website at www.arenalasvegas.com.