The 11 Remaining Celebrities Dance on One of the Biggest Shows Ever as the Spectacle of Cirque du Soleil Night Comes to ABC’s ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ Oct. 3

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THE 11 REMAINING CELEBRITIES DANCE ON ONE OF THE BIGGEST SHOWS EVER AS THE SPECTACLE OF CIRQUE DU SOLEIL® NIGHT COMES TO ABC’S ‘DANCING WITH THE STARS,’ OCT. 3

DNCE Performs Their New Single, “Body Moves,” and the Third Elimination of the Season will Take Place on ‘Dancing with the Stars: The Results,’ Oct. 4

 

“Episode 2304” – One of the biggest shows “Dancing with the Stars” has ever put on will unfold on the ballroom floor as the 11 remaining celebrities perform big spectacle dances for Cirque du Soleil® night, on “Dancing with the Stars,” live, MONDAY, OCT. 3 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. Each couple will perform a dance inspired by a Cirque du Soleil show, while Cirque du Soleil acrobats, aerialists, dancers and fire stick performers perform alongside them. Get ready to witness a night of pure magical entertainment as the couples dance to such Cirque du Soleil shows as KÀ, Zumanity, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, PARAMOUR, Michael Jackson ONE, “O”, The Beatles LOVE, Mystère and La Nouba.

 

Each Couple Will Dance to the Following Cirque du Soleil Shows (in alphabetical order):

 

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds & Allison Holker – The Beatles LOVE

 

Marilu Henner & Derek Hough – KÀ

 

Laurie Hernandez & Valentin Chmerkovskiy – Michael Jackson ONE

 

James Hinchcliffe & Sharna Burgess – PARAMOUR

 

Calvin Johnson Jr. & Lindsay Arnold – KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities

 

Terra Jolé & Sasha Farber – “O”

 

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – The Beatles LOVE

 

Ryan Lochte & Cheryl Burke – “O”

 

Maureen McCormick & Artem Chigvintsev – Mystère

 

Amber Rose & Maksim Chmerkovskiy – Zumanity

 

Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle) & Witney Carson – La Nouba

 

No couples will be eliminated on this episode.

 

“Episode 2304A” – The third elimination of the season will take place on “Dancing with the Stars: The Results,” live, TUESDAY, OCT. 4 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. DNCE will perform their new single, “Body Moves,” and there will be an all-male dance number in which the male pros of “Dancing with the Stars” perform to the song, “Ain’t No Sunshine.”  In addition, Derek Hough will choreograph and dance to a special number. Never-before-seen footage, backstage conversations, additional judges’ reactions and a recap of the amazing performances from the first ever Cirque du Soleil night will also be shown.

 

At the end of the night, the third elimination of the season, based on combined viewer and judges’ scores from Oct. 3, will take place.

 

Hosted by two-time Emmy-winning host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews (sports host and “Dancing with the Stars” season 10 finalist), “Dancing with the Stars” is the hit series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by a panel of renowned ballroom experts, including head judge, Len Goodman, dancers/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and Julianne Hough.

 

For week four, viewers may cast their votes for their favorite couples via phone on Monday night during and up to 60 minutes after the end of the “Dancing with the Stars” broadcast in each time zone. Online voting at www.ABC.com and on Facebook at https://apps.facebook.com/votedwts/ is open for 24 hours, beginning from the start of each episode on the East Coast at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT and closing at 8:00 p.m. EDT/5:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday evenings.

 

“Dancing with the Stars” is produced by BBC Worldwide Productions. Rob Wade, Ashley Edens-Shaffer and Joe Sungkur are executive producers. Phil Heyes directs. “Dancing with the Stars” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L parental guideline.

 

 

About BBC Worldwide Productions

BBC Worldwide Productions is a key business under BBC Worldwide North America, the U.S. division of the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), BBC Worldwide.  Based in Los Angeles, BBC Worldwide Productions develops and produces scripted and unscripted projects based on BBC formats/brands for cable and broadcast networks, as well as digital platforms. Key titles include “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC), “Getting On” (HBO), “Top Gear” (History), the limited series “The Night Of” (HBO) and the upcoming game show, “Hypnotize Me” (FOX).

 

About Cirque du Soleil

From a group of 20 street performers at its beginnings in 1984, Cirque du Soleil is now a major Quebec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. The company has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries. Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to more than 160 million spectators in 400 cities in sixty countries on six continents.

Recap/Photos: Carrie Underwood Headlines ‘ACM Women of Country Night’ at 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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Last night, the Academy of Country Music® kicked off the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. Carrie Underwood headlined the special “ACM Women of Country Night” featuring an all-female lineup of performers on the Ram Trucks Main Stage including Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Maddie & Tae as well as performances by Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Brandy Clark and Jana Kramer on the Cabela’s Stage.

 

Highlights from the first day and night included:

  • Miranda Lambert made a surprise appearance to a roaring crowd during Carrie Underwood’s set to perform “Something Bad” alongside Carrie
  • Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Jana Kramer and Kelli Picker all joined Carrie Underwood on stage for a big grand finale performing “Before He Cheats”
  • Carrie Underwood performed two encore songs including “Smoke Break” and “Something in the Water”
  • ACM CEO Bob Romeo presented Kelsea Ballerini with her ACM Award for New Female Artist of the Year in front of the crowd
  • ACM CEO Bob Romeo presented Carrie Underwood on stage with the ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award. She was chosen to receive this new award, named in honor of late ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Gary Haber, which was created by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors to recognize a country music artist or industry professional who is committed to serving others, has a generosity of spirit and shows a dedication to helping those in need. Carrie Underwood, one of Haber’s longtime clients, was among the first artists to partner with ACM Lifting Lives, bringing much needed musical instruments to the public schools in her hometown, Checotah, OK.

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The 4th ACM Party for a Cause festival will continue tomorrow with Dierks Bentley headlining the night while being joined on the Main Stage by Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Chris Stapleton and Chris Young. Earlier performances on the Party Stage will feature Chase Bryant, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson and A Thousand Horses. On Sunday, April 3, Kenny Chesney will close out the festival with a full set after his performance on the 51st ACM Awards. Earlier in the evening, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice and Old Dominion will perform on the Main Stage, while Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris and Granger Smith will perform on the Party Stage.

 

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

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM WITH BILLY GIBBONS AND KEITH URBAN ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

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MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM WITH BILLY GIBBONS AND KEITH URBAN
ON THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ 

Lambert, Gibbons and Urban to Perform ZZ Tops Classic Song “Tush” 

Also, Urban Will Perform His New Single, “Wasted Time,” Live on the Broadcast

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TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

Miranda Lambert, six-time reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, current three-time nominee and the only female nominee for Entertainer of the Year, will perform with the legendary Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and Keith Urban, current three-time ACM Award nominee and this year’s Mae Boren Axton Award recipient, will perform ZZ Top’s classic “Tush” on the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Also, Keith Urban, will perform his new single, “Wasted Time,” live on the broadcast.

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Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini featuring Nick Jonas, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Charles Kelley, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Trombone Shorty, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, Florida Georgia Line, Little Big Town, and Old Dominion.

 

Presenters also include Miss America Betty Cantrell, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Kiefer Sutherland, Cole Swindell and Maddie & Tae.

 

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

CHARLES KELLEY, BLAKE SHELTON, LITTLE BIG TOWN & OLD DOMINION ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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ACM AWARD® WINNING ARTISTS CHARLES KELLEY, BLAKE SHELTON,
LITTLE BIG TOWN & OLD DOMINION ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR
THE 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™!
 
PLUS MISS AMERICA BETTY CANTRELL, CHRIS JANSON, JANA KRAMER,
MARTINA McBRIDE, KIP MOORE, KACEY MUSGRAVES, NANCY O’DELL,
JAKE OWEN, CHASE RICE, KIEFER SUTHERLAND AND COLE SWINDELL
ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

 

The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions revealed additional performers and presenters for Country Music’s Party of the Year®! Multi-ACM Award winning artists Charles Kelley, Blake Shelton and Little Big Town, plus this year’s New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year winners Old Dominion have been added to the stellar line-up of live performances for the 51st ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. It was also announced Miss America Betty Cantrell, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Martina McBride, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Chase Rice, Kiefer Sutherland and Cole Swindell have been added as presenters for the ceremony.

The 51st Academy Of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Dolly Parton with Katy Perry, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope, and Florida Georgia Line.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
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About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Official Set Times & Schedules Announced for ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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OFFICIAL SET TIMES & SCHEDULES ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 4TH ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 1 – 3 AT LAS VEGAS FESTIVAL GROUNDS ON THE STRIP 

ACM INTRODUCES RFID WRISTBANDS, ACM CASHLESS SYSTEM &
NEW ACM iPHONE & ANDROID APP FEATURING FESTIVAL DETAILS! 

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

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The Academy of Country Music® announced the official set times and schedules for the 4th ACM Party for a Cause® Festival taking place on Friday, April 1 – Sunday, April 3, 2016 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. The schedule reflects consecutive performances allowing fans the opportunity to catch all of their favorite country artists perform throughout the three-day experience, headlined by Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Kenny Chesney, respectively each night. The festival will be hosted by Katie Cook on Friday, Shawn Parr & Storme Warren on Saturday, and Blair Garner on Sunday. ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

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

 

Through a partnership with Las Vegas Events, festival attendees can catch a ride to the festival on Festival Hotel Shuttles, which will pick-up at the MGM Grand, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center and Stratosphere. Wristband or proof of ticket purchase will be required to board the shuttles.  As previously announced, fans can also ride the monorail, take an Uber or take a taxi to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

 

The new ACM App, the ultimate fan guide to navigating the festival, is available NOW for download on both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play. The 2016 ACM app offers fans the latest on performers, concert schedules, artist meet and greets, food, drinks and shopping at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, as well as the latest news, exclusive videos and info on nominees for the 51st ACM Awards. New to the app this year, users can turn on bluetooth to receive location-targeted messages as well as an interactive map designed to give fans the most out of their experience at the Festival.

 

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

 

The full 4th ACM Party for a Cause Festival lineup and schedule is below. Times and locations are subject to change:

 

Friday, April 1:

3:00 PM                Gates Open

3:30 PM                Kelleigh Bannen               Cabela’s Stage

4:00 PM                Lauren Alaina                     Cabela’s Stage

4:30 PM                Jana Kramer                       Cabela’s Stage

5:00 PM                Brandy Clark                       Cabela’s Stage

5:30 PM                Cam                                       Ram Trucks Main Stage

6:10 PM                Maddie & Tae                    Ram Trucks Main Stage

7:00 PM                Kelsea Ballerini                  Ram Trucks Main Stage

7:50 PM                Kellie Pickler                       Ram Trucks Main Stage

8:55 PM                Martina McBride              Ram Trucks Main Stage

10:25 PM             Carrie Underwood          Ram Trucks Main Stage

 

Saturday, April 2:

12:00 PM             Gates Open

12:20 PM             Courtney Cole                   Cabela’s Stage

12:50 PM             Jackson Michelson          Cabela’s Stage

1:25 PM                Chris Lane                           Cabela’s Stage

2:10 PM                A Thousand Horses         Cabela’s Stage

2:50 PM                Chase Bryant                     Cabela’s Stage

3:20 PM                Brothers Osborne            Ram Trucks Main Stage

4:10 PM                Chris Janson                       Ram Trucks Main Stage

5:00 PM                Frankie Ballard                  Ram Trucks Main Stage

5:50 PM                Dustin Lynch                      Ram Trucks Main Stage

6:40 PM                Chris Stapleton                 Ram Trucks Main Stage

7:45 PM                Chris Young                        Ram Trucks Main Stage

8:50 PM                Lee Brice                              Ram Trucks Main Stage

10:10 PM             Dierks Bentley                   Ram Trucks Main Stage

 

Sunday, April 3:

12:00 PM             Gates Open

12:15 PM             Maren Morris                    Cabela’s Stage

12:50 PM             Lindsay Ell                            Cabela’s Stage

1:25 PM                Granger Smith                   Cabela’s Stage

1:55 PM                Old Dominion                    Ram Trucks Main Stage

2:45 PM                Chase Rice                          Ram Trucks Main Stage

3:35 PM                Brett Eldredge                   Ram Trucks Main Stage

4:40 PM                Kip Moore                           Ram Trucks Main Stage

5:55 PM                Sam Hunt                            Ram Trucks Main Stage

7:10 PM                Kenny Chesney                Ram Trucks Main Stage

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

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

Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village 
– Passes On Sale Jan. 29
Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge.  Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com
 
Route 91 Harvest’s diverse lineup will also include Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more.  Fans also will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival in the luxury for which Las Vegas is known. VIP passes will be available for purchase offering fans access to the shaded Neon Lounge with a private cash bar, premium elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restroom facilities, private food vendors, complimentary massage services, a dedicated festival concierge and more. 
 
“Everything in Vegas is larger than life and spectacular so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”   
 
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment booking and development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest.  This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination.  Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along The Strip throughout the weekend.  This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”
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For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest. 

CBSSPORTS.COM LAUNCHES CELEBRITY FANTASY FOOTBALL SWEEPSTAKES BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES

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CBSSPORTS.COM LAUNCHES CELEBRITY FANTASY FOOTBALL
SWEEPSTAKES BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®

FANS CAN ENTER TO WIN A CHANCE TO PLAY FANTASY FOOTBALL
ALONGSIDE COUNTRY MUSIC STARS SARA EVANS, JANA
KRAMER, DARIUS RUCKER, JIMI WESTBROOK, CHRIS YOUNG, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LOVE AND THEFT OR MONTGOMERY
GENTRY*

Sweepstakes Runs Wednesday, July 23rd through Saturday, August 9th on ACMLiftingLives.org

CBSSports.com and ACM Lifting Lives® are partnering to create a celebrity fantasy football sweepstakes benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. By making a donation to the charity, country music fans nationwide can enter to win the opportunity to play in a CBSSports.com Fantasy Football Commissioner league with a country music star, including Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook, Chris Young, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft and Montgomery Gentry.

Starting Wednesday, July 23rd at 12:00pm ET, fans can visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org to make a donation to ACM Lifting Lives which serves as their entry into the sweepstakes. One $5 donation designated for the sweepstakes gives a fan the opportunity to get one entry into the sweepstakes and there is no limit on the number of entries. The sweepstakes ends on Saturday, August 9th at 11:59pm ET. Winners will be chosen randomly from the pool of entries and placed into a league with one of the country music stars or duos who will act as commissioner of the league. Winners will be notified by Monday, August 18th.

For more information and official sweepstakes rules, please visit www.cbssports.com/acmsweepstakes.

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

ACM LIFTING LIVES® & VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER CELEBRATE 10th ANNIVERSARY ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER IN NASHVILLE, TN

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ACM LIFTING LIVES® & VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER CELEBRATE

10th ANNIVERSARY ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP

TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER IN NASHVILLE, TN

 

10th Anniversary Music Camp Coincides with the 5th Year that ACM Lifting Lives

Underwrites All Costs in Support of Helping Individuals with Williams Syndrome

 

Country Superstars The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, JT Hodges, Casey James, Chris Janson,

The Swon Brothers, Wynonna and Producer Ross Copperman to Volunteer Time

ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 5th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23-June 27, 2014, in Nashville, TN.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Music Camp and the 5th year that ACM Lifting Lives has been involved.  Country music artists The Band Perry, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, JT Hodges, Casey James, Chris Janson, The Swon Brothers, Wynonna and producer Ross Copperman have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week.

The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.

Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.

Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Jana Kramer, Lance Miller, Eddie Montgomery, David Lee Murphy, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna, Big & Rich, Little Big Town,

Love and Theft and more. This year’s camp artist/VIP visits include:

Monday, June 23rd

9:00am-11:30am                       Songwriting Workshop with The Band Perry

Tuesday, June 24th

5:00pm-7:30pm                        Wildhorse Saloon with The Swon Brothers

Wednesday, June 25th

9:00am-11:30am                       Studio Day with Lee Brice and producer Ross Copperman

5:30pm-7:30pm                        Dinner & Karaoke with Brett Eldredge and Wynonna

Thursday, June 26th                

1:45pm-3:00pm                        Bluebird Café with Casey James

5:00pm-7:30pm                        Dinner and Meet & Greet with JT Hodges

Friday, June 27th

7:00pm-9:00pm                        LIVE Performance with Chris Janson on the Grand Ole Opry.  Tickets for Friday evening’s performance are available now at www.opry.com.

 

To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp or to receive notifications about admission for 2015, please visit http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/vkc/services/acm_music_camp/.

About ACM Lifting Lives

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

About Williams syndrome

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It is associated with an unusual pattern of strengths and weaknesses in linguistic and cognitive profiles, as well as intellectual disability.

Winners Announced for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

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WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Luke Bryan Named Entertainer of the Year,
Miranda Lambert Evening’s Most-Awarded Artist with 4 Wins

Winners have been announced for the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fans named Luke Bryan, Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his first win in that category. This year marked a record breaking year with 1.1 million fans casting their vote for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories, combined.

Bryan co-hosted the ACM Awards for the first time ever tonight with Blake Shelton. Prior to the telecast, Bryan won for Vocal Event of the Year with Jason Aldean and Eric Church, for “The Only Way I Know,” a trophy he accepted on the GAC live red carpet pre-show. The Entertainer of the Year Award and Vocal Event of the Year mark his fourth ACM Award wins. He previously won in 2009 for both New Solo Vocalist of the Year and for New Artist of the Year.

Miranda Lambert won for the fourth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year and she also took the prize for Single Record of the Year as artist, and Song of the Year, as artist and composer, for “Over You,” an award she shares with husband and co-composer Blake Shelton.  She is the leading winner of the night, with a total of four trophies in three categories. She joins Reba and Loretta Lynn as the only other artists to win Female Vocalist of the Year four or more times.

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year, his first win in the category. Aldean also won for Vocal Event of the Year, with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, for “The Only Way I Know.”  This is his second consecutive win in that category; he won last year with Kelly Clarkson for “Don’t You Wanna Stay.”  In 2005, he won for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

Little Big Town won Vocal Group of the Year and, prior to the telecast, they were also awarded the trophy for Video of the Year for “Tornado.” This is their first win in both categories. In 2006, they won for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year.

Thompson Square won Vocal Duo of the Year, their second consecutive ACM Award win in that category.

Eric Church won Album of the Year for Chief. He also won for Vocal Event of the Year, with Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan, for “The Only Way I Know.” This is his first win in both categories, and his third ACM Award overall. He won for New Solo Vocalist of the Year in 2010.

Artists Florida Georgia Line received their first time Academy of Country Music Award tonight for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category. They previously won in the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category, giving them a total of two wins for this year.

Tonight, the Academy of Country Music sold-out two of the largest arenas in Las Vegas, the MGM Grand Garden Arena for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, and the Orleans Arena for the 3nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, headlined by Brad Paisley.

Following is the list of winners in the 11 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):

Entertainer of the Year

  • ·                     Luke Bryan

 

Male Vocalist of the year

  • ·                     Jason Aldean

 

Female Vocalist of the year

  • ·                     Miranda Lambert

 

Vocal Duo of the year *(Off Camera Award)

  • ·                     Thompson Square

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • ·                     Little Big Town

 

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY KOHL’S

  • ·                     Florida Georgia Line

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

  • ·                     Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)

Produced by:  Jay Joyce

 

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]

  • ·                     Over You – Miranda Lambert (RCA)

Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

 

Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • ·                     Over You – Miranda Lambert

Composers: Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton

Publishers:  Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony ATV/Tree Publishing (BMI)

 

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

  • ·                     Tornado – Little Big Town

Producer: Iris Baker

Director: Shane Drake

 

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

  • ·                     The Only Way I Know – Jason Aldean With Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow)

Produced by:  Michael Knox

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (previously announced)

  • ·                     Brantley Gilbert

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR (previously announced)

  • ·                     Jana Kramer

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR (previously announced)

  • ·                     Florida Georgia Line

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

48th Annual ACM Awards Announces Show Opening Performance

BLAKE SHELTON TO PERFORM WITH LUKE BRYAN, SHERYL CROW,
BRAD PAISLEY ON GUITAR, AND PISTOL ANNIES, FEATURING MIRANDA LAMBERT,
ASHLEY MONROE AND ANGALEENA PRESLEY
DURING OPENING OF THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Awards co-host Blake Shelton will open the telecast with a can’t miss exciting performance featuring co-host Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley on guitar,  Sheryl Crow, and Pistol Annies, including Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley. This marks the world premiere performance of “Boys ‘Round Here,” Shelton’s second single off his latest album, Based On A True Story… The ceremony honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

They join previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Jewel, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Stevie Wonder, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town and The Band Perry at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, along with special guests Dierks Bentley, Hunter Hayes, and New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line. 

 

Luke and Blake

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

Official 2013 ACM Awards ‘ZinePak Available March 26

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift & More Featured in Official 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards ‘ZinePak

Release Highlights Awards Nominees and New Artists in 120-Page Magazine with Exclusive Interviews and 35 Songs on 2 CDs; Available March 26, 2013 for only $10 exclusively at Walmart

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The Academy of Country Music and ‘ZinePak are proud to announce the release of the Official 2013 ACM Awards ‘ZinePak, a limited-edition package spotlighting 2013’s biggest names and brightest new stars.  The collection pairs a 120-page magazine with 35 songs on 2 CDs.  It also includes a ballot with this year’s ACM Awards nominees and an ACM bumper sticker. Leading up to the LIVE broadcast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT  on the CBS Television Network, the ‘ZinePak will be  available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. The package sells for $10.

 

“This year’s ACM ZinePak is just what the fans need to be ready when the ACM Awards air on April 7th,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative, PR & Production. “They can learn all about this year’s nominees, plus they can discover some great new artists on the horizon. We’re so thankful to our record label partners for helping us create such a great collection to celebrate the ACM Awards.”

 

This is the third partnership between the ACM and ‘ZinePak. The previous two compilations (2011 and 2012) both debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

 

Disc One in the collection includes hit songs from all five Entertainer of the Year nominees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift. It also includes songs from superstars Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry, as well as multiple-ACM Award Nominees Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, and Thompson Square.

               

Disc Two includes hits from some of country’s brightest rising stars, including X Factor winner Tate Stevens and The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, along with 16 other artists.

 

All 35 artists lending songs to the compilation provided exclusive interviews, which can be found in the 120-page magazine accompanying the CDs. The magazine gives fans an inside look at the Academy, including the history behind the organization and the Awards, some of the most decorated artists in its history, and the important social and philanthropic activities happening year-round tied to ACM Lifting Lives.  It also includes interviews with GAC hosts Storme Warren and Suzanne Alexander, both longtime ACM veterans. The package also includes a ballot for fans to choose their picks in each category ahead of the Awards broadcast on April 7, and a collectible bumper sticker.

 

Production of the collection was overseen by New York-based entertainment company ‘ZinePak. ‘ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Academy for the third straight year to create a ‘ZinePak for fans. This year’s package is definitely the best yet, including 35 songs and more than 500 exclusive interview responses from country artists. From what happens when Blake and Luke walk into a bar to the wildest thing they’ve ever seen happen at the award show, country’s superstars held nothing back when they answered the questions for this year’s ‘ZinePak.”

 

“We are proud to be able to offer this package to fans at the incredible value of $10,” added ‘ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe. “We’d like to thank our friends at ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program; Coors Lite, the official beer of the ACM Awards; and GAC – Great American Country – for their partnership on this project. We’re confident fans will enjoy this year’s package even more than the previous two.”

 

The track listing for the first disc is:

1. “Take A Little Ride” by Jason Aldean

2. “I Don’t Want This Night To End” by Luke Bryan

3. “Over You” by Miranda Lambert

4. “Over” by Blake Shelton

5. “Begin Again” by Taylor Swift

6. “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry

7. “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley

8. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band

9. “5-1-5-0” by Dierks Bentley

10. “More Than Miles” by Brantley Gilbert

11. “Whiskey” by Jana Kramer

12. “Here’s To The Good Times” by Florida Georgia Line

13. “Somebody’s Heartbreak” by Hunter Hayes

14. “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves

15. “Hard To Love” by Lee Brice

16. “Angel Eyes” by Love and Theft

17. “If I Didn’t Have You” by Thompson Square

 

The track listing for the second disc is:

  1. “Beer With Jesus” by Thomas Rhett
  2. “Power of a Love Song” by Tate Stevens
  3. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” by Randy Houser
  4. “Stupid Boy” – by Cassadee Pope
  5. “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy” by Dylan Scott
  6. “Better I Don’t” by Chris Janson
  7. “Black and White” by Katie Armiger
  8. “Carolina” by Parmalee
  9. “American Beautiful” by The Henningsens
  10. “Don’t Ya” by Brett Eldredge
  11. “Fill In The Blank” by Greg Bates
  12. “Missin’ You Crazy” by Jon Pardi
  13. “Thank A Farmer” by James Wesley
  14. “Could It Be” by Charlie Worsham
  15. “Ain’t Easy” by Rachel Farley
  16. “Simple Life” by Drake White
  17. “Unwind It” by Dustin Lynch
  18. “He Loves To Make Me Cry” by Kristen Kelly

 

The package is currently available for pre-sale at Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/23657482), and will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 26. Production will be limited to fewer than 45,000 copies.

 

The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

About ‘ZinePak

‘ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is an entertainment company dedicated to enhancing the fan experience.  Its release configuration combines a small-format magazine with one or more CDs and exclusive merchandise items together into one engaging, exclusive package. ‘ZinePak has sold more than 1.25 million packages in the U.S. and 17 other countries in the past two years, with superstar artists including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, KISS, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, and dozens more. For more information, visit ZinePak.com.

Performers Announced for 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam / April 7- Las Vegas

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3rd ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM HEADLINER BRAD PAISLEY TO PERFORM
ON ACM AWARDS ALONG WITH HIS SPECIAL GUESTS
DIERKS BENTLEY AND HUNTER HAYES
AND NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES
BRANTLEY GILBERT, JANA KRAMER & FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE

LL COOL J TO MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE & GAC HOST STORME WARREN
TO EMCEE THE FAN JAM & POST-AWARD CONCERT

THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY KOHL’S
TO BE BESTOWED DURING LIVE REMOTE FROM
ACM FAN JAM AT THE ORLEANS ARENA SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013

Fan Jam Tickets Available Now Through The Orleans Hotel and Casino at 888-234-2334

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Brad Paisley, headliner of the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Award Concert, will perform at the event, with his special guests Dierks Bentley and Hunter Hayes joining the Fan Jam.  ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores nominees Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line have also been added to the line-up.  GRAMMY® Award-winning artist LL Cool J, star of the hit CBS drama series “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” and who will be releasing his new album Authentic on April 30, will make a special appearance during the event.  GAC’s Headline Country Host Storme Warren will emcee for the first time.  The concert will also feature an additional performance in support of the ACM Lifting Lives® on-stage moment, an annual initiative that raises money for designated charities, with the artist to be announced in the coming weeks.  ACM Fan Jam is the fans-only, live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

As previously announced, multiple ACM Award-winner Brad Paisley will headline the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, which gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances by top tier music acts, via remote, from The Orleans Arena, with the party continuing in a Post-Award Concert.  During commercial breaks, there will be a profusion of entertainment, including performances by country music acts, along with prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, such as autographed guitars, trip packages to music events and merchandise.  Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam are priced at $55 and are on sale NOW by calling The Orleans Arena Box Office at 888-234-2334 or by visiting www.orleansarena.com.

 

After making it through the first round of fan voting, nominees Gilbert, Kramer and Florida Georgia Line will now compete for the coveted title of ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.  The winner will be announced and the award presented on the ACM Fan Jam stage during the LIVE Awards telecast.  Fans can vote for their favorite New Artist at www.VoteACM.com beginning Monday, March 25th at 3:00 PM ET/12:00 PM PT until Sunday, April 7th at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT (before the LIVE show starts).

 

PERFORMERS

 

Brad Paisley has won 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year a record-setting five consecutive times, and wins in the Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year categories.  His eighth studio album, Wheelhouse, is scheduled to be released April 9, and the debut single “Southern Comfort Zone” recently became his 21st #1 hit and “Beat This Summer” is his current single.  Paisley’s highly anticipated “Beat This Summer Tour presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®” kicks off May 9 in St. Louis, Missouri and will hit more than 29 cities in the United States and Canada during the summer months.

 

Dierks Bentley is an ACM Award-winning singer/songwriter that has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock & roll. Bentley’s sixth studio album Home, released in 2012, debuted at #1 and has spawned 3 chart-toppings hits, marking 10 career #1 songs as a singer and songwriter.  He is currently on the “Locked & Reloaded Tour” with longtime friend Miranda Lambert.  On April 6, Bentley will also headline the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a 2-day outdoor music festival during “The Week Vegas Goes Country®.”

Hunter Hayes has six ACM nominations, including two in the Song of the Year category as the artist and composer, as well as in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “Wanted.”  He rounds out his nominations with New Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year for “Wanted.”  Hunter’s GRAMMY® nominated self-titled debut album has generated three smash hits, including his current single, “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” which has already entered the Top 5 and is certified Gold, as well as his near Triple Platinum-selling #1 single “Wanted.”  Hunter Hayes is a celebrated musician, songwriter and performer who currently is on the “Blown Away Tour” with Carrie Underwood.

Brantley Gilbert has two Academy of Country Music Award nominations this year – New Artist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, and his unique sound of Country-Rock-Soul has turned him into one of country’s hottest newcomers.  Gilbert’s sophomore project, the Gold-certified Halfway to Heaven Deluxe debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and produced two Gold #1 singles, “Country Must Be Country Wide” and “You Don’t Know Her Like I Do.”  As a celebrated songwriter, he has also penned three #1 hits – “My Kinda Party,” “Dirt Road Anthem,” and “Country Must Be Country Wide.”  Gilbert is currently playing to sold-out arenas in the U.K. and North America on his “Hell on Wheels Tour.”

 

Jana Kramer is the Academy of Country Music Award’s New Female Vocalist of the Year and is also nominated for New Artist of the Year as one of the freshest young voices in country music today.  Kramer, whose self-titled album was named “Best of 2012” by Billboard and iTunes, has impressively sold over a million tracks, including more than 100,000 of the new single “Whiskey” and over a half million of “Why Ya Wanna.”  In addition to her debut album premiering at #5, the success of “Why Ya Wanna” also earned Kramer the title of highest charting debut single from a new female artist since 2006 (previously held by Taylor Swift), as well as making her one of the fastest rising debut artists of 2012.  She will be on the road with Darius Rucker’s “True Believers Tour” in May, and will join the North American “Ten Times Crazier Tour” with Blake Shelton and Easton Corbin on July 19 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

 

Florida Georgia Line has three Academy of Country Music Award nominations this year – New Artist of the Year, New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year and Vocal Duo of the Year.  Since releasing the top-selling, multi-week #1 debut single “Cruise,” which has since hit Double Platinum, this hot country duo has been quickly garnering buzz among fans, media and superstars alike.  Their debut album Here’s to the Good Times earned the highest debut album sales of 2012 for a new country artist, and they’re currently traveling North America with Luke Bryan on his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour.”

 

LL Cool J is an entertainment icon who has found great success crossing into multiple mediums.  A two-time GRAMMY® Award winner, recording artist, talented actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, LL continues to display his wide range of talents with every project.  He currently stars in the CBS hit primetime drama series, “NCIS: LOS ANGELES,” and continuing his musical expedition three decades after he first released music, LL is proudly prepping to release his latest project, Authentic.

 

The ACM Fan Jam is part of THE ACM EXPERIENCE, which takes place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” and is a family-friendly country music lifestyle event that includes the free-to-the-public ACM Expo and the ACM Party for a Cause Festival to be held April-5-April 7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Room and ticket packages are available by calling The Orleans Hotel and Casino at 800-675-3267 or visiting www.BoydGaming.com/ACMExperience.

 

For updates on the ACM Fan Jam, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and the ACM Awards, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

ACM Weekend at Fremont Street April 5-6 / Las Vegas

ACM WEEKEND AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE RETURNS APRIL 5-6, 2013

THE FREE OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERTS FOR FANS TO BE HELD FOLLOWING
THE ACM EXPERIENCE DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

HEADLINED BY GARY ALLAN AND JAKE OWEN
FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY RANDY HOUSER, CHRIS JANSON,
JANA KRAMER, KIP MOORE, JOE NICHOLS & SUNNY SWEENEY

The Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas announced today that for the seventh consecutive year, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will be taking place on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th.  On the heels of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, this ultimate ACM after party continues  in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street with two nights of all-star concerts headlined by Gary Allan and Jake Owen and featuring performances by Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney.

Hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will once again feature a free and open-to-the-public concert beginning at 9:00pm both nights and performances on two stages. ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. The ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Schedule for ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience:

Friday, April 5, 2013

9:00pm                 Sunny Sweeney (New Female Vocalist of the Year Nominee)                                      1st Street Stage
9:50pm                 Joe Nichols                                                                                                                      3rd Street Stage
11:00pm               Kip Moore                                                                                                                           1st Street Stage
12:00am               Gary Allan                                                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

9:00pm                 Chris Janson                                                                                                                       1st Street Stage
9:50pm                 Randy Houser                                                                                                                    3rd Street Stage
11:00pm               Jana Kramer (New Female Vocalist of the Year & New Artist of the Year Nominee)    1st Street Stage
12:00am               Jake Owen                                                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

 

For updates on ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause at THE ACM EXPERIENCE, the ACM Awards and all Academy of Country Music events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

 

Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  Fremont Street Experience features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.  Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

 

ABOUT THE LVCVA
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever‑increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.

 

Fremont Street Experience Hosts the 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown

Fremont Street Experience Hosts the 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown 

 
Grab your Boots, Chaps and Cowboy Hats for the Kick-off Party for the National Finals Rodeo

Fremont Street Experience is calling all cowboys and country music fans to grab their boots, chaps and cowboy hats and head on over to the 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown — celebrating the return of the National Finals Rodeo – on Wednesday evening, Dec. 5. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. and showcases popular country music entertainment with free live concerts on three stages. All are invited to join in a downtown celebration and enjoy the feel good country music acts under the neon lights at the Fremont Street Experience.

The 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown will have everyone two stepping with its entertainment lineup that includes top country music talents Dustin Lynch, Uncle Kracker, Jana Kramer and Clay Walker.

26th Annual Downtown Hoedown performance schedule of the headliners:

·     6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.                         Dustin Lynch on 1st Street Stage
·     8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.                         Jana Kramer on 3rd Street Stage
·     9:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.                        Uncle Kracker on 1st Street Stage
·     10:40 p.m. – Midnight                         Clay Walker on 3rd Street Stage

“The Annual Downtown Hoedown is a fun tradition that we look forward to hosting every year,” said Jeff Victor, president of Fremont Street Experience. “We encourage everyone to cowboy up and join us for the 26th anniversary with a night of country music’s most popular artists, as we truly have an incredible lineup this year.”

The 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown begins 12 Days of Country on Fremont Street Experience. To coincide with the National Finals rodeo, Fremont Street Experience will have additional nightly free concerts Dec. 5-16 featuring Country Superstars, Jimmy Ray’s Johnny Cash Tribute, Texas/Red Dirt Country Artist Phil Hamilton, Jason Sturgeon, Matt Stillwell, Sam Riddle and Fairchild.

The headliners for the 26th Annual Downtown Hoedown on Wednesday, Dec. 5 include:

Clay Walker
Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Walker made a name for himself on the competitive Texas honky-tonk circuit before graduating to success on a national level. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It to You” and followed with his second consecutive No. 1 hit, “Live Until I Die.” Since then he’s placed 31 titles on Billboard’s singles chart including chart toppers “Dreaming with my Eyes Open,” “If I Could Make Living,” “This Woman and This Man,” and “Rumor Has It.”

Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch got his start at the Bluebird Café, the world’s preeminent listening room for singers and songwriters, which has been instrumental in the development of Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Kathy Mattea among others. Lynch visited the Bluebird several times a week to listen and learn about the mysterious art of creating songs from some of Nashville’s most important writers, and it was at their proverbial feet that he picked up key insights about the writing process. It wasn’t long before Lynch himself landed a performance spot at the famed venue and in 2011 he signed to Broken Bow Records. His self-titled debut album entered the US Billboard Top Country Albums and US Billboard Top Independent Albums charts at number 1. He has garnered two nominations from the American Country Awards for his January 2012 debut single “Cowboys and Angels.” Lynch has also been featured on USA Today as an “On the Verge” artist and on CMT’s “Notable New Music” list. Dedication and passion has made Lynch one of the most promising new artists of country music.

Jana Kramer
Singer, Songwriter and Actress Jana Kramer is best known for her role as the firecracker actress Alex Dupre, in the CW hit series “One Tree Hill.” Although a new comer in the world of country music, Jana is no stranger to the bright lights with her impressive string of movie and television roles, including recurring roles on hit shows such as “Friday Night Lights,” “Entourage” and “Beverly Hills 90210,” but she credits her recent break into the music industry as her most important accomplishment to date. Jana’s first single “Why Ya Wanna” from her self-titled debut album skyrocketed to number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart early in 2012. The singer-songwriter is lighting up country music with her emotionally moving songs and sweet, country vocals, selling over 150,000 digital singles in the first six months. All eyes are on Jana as she boldly graces country music with a fresh, new sound and powerful new music.

About Fremont Street Experience
Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment complex located in historic downtown Las Vegas. Fremont Street Experience features Viva Vision, the world’s largest video screen which is 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. Fremont Street Experience is a one-of-a-kind venue that includes free nightly concerts and entertainment on three stages. With direct pedestrian access to 10 casinos, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 17 million annual visitors. Fremont Street Experience can be found online at www.vegasexperience.com.

Dustin Lynch

ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Full Music Lineup – 3/30-3/31

 

 

 

 

 

 

TWO DAYS OF FREE, OPEN-TO-THE-PUBLIC CONCERTS TO BE HELD DURING
ACM WEEKEND ON FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE
FRIDAY, MARCH 30 & SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012
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WEEKEND FEATURES LUKE BRYAN AND ERIC CHURCH,
ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AND SPECIAL GUESTS

 EVENINGS HOSTED BY BLAIR GARNER

WHAT:  The Academy of Country Music is hosting two days of all-star concerts at Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country®! The weekend-long party leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, host of After MidNite with Blair Garner, and will feature performances by ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery as well as Love and Theft and headliner Luke Bryan on Friday, March 30th, and Laura Bell Bundy,  Craig Campbell, Eli Young Band, Jana Kramer, and headliner Eric Church on Saturday, March 31st. ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience is sponsored by the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.

DETAILS:              Friday, March 30, 2012

7:00pm                 Love and Theft (Vocal Duo of the of the Year Nominee)                                1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Hunter Hayes (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                            1st Street Stage

8:50pm                 Brantley Gilbert                (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                        3rd Street Stage

9:45pm                 Scotty McCreery (New Artist of the Year Nominee)                      1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Luke Bryan                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

Saturday, March 31, 2012

7:00pm                 Jana Kramer                                                                                       1st Street Stage

7:55pm                 Craig Campbell                                                                                  1st Street Stage

8:35pm                 Eli Young Band                                                                                   3rd Street Stage

(Vocal Group of the Year Nominee, Single Record of the Year Nominee & Song of the Year Nominee)

9:50pm                 Laura Bell Bundy                                                                               1st Street Stage

10:45pm               Eric Church                                                                                          3rd Street Stage

(Album of the Year Nominee & Video of the Year Nominee)

 

About Fremont Street Experience – Fremont Street Experience is a five-block entertainment zone in downtown Las Vegas that is one of the world’s most-visited attractions.  It features the world’s largest video screen at 1,500 feet long 90 feet above the pedestrian mall. VivaVision, with 12.5 million digital lights and a 550,000-watt sound system, dazzles visitors nightly with light & sound shows.  Encompassing 10 hotel-casinos, 60 restaurants and free entertainment, Fremont Street Experience attracts over 18 million annual visitors.  Visit www.vegasexperience.com for more information.

 

About the LVCVA – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.  With 151,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas alone and 10.6 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space citywide, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area.  For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.VisitLasVegas.com.