Harry Connick Jr., Kris Kristofferson, Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill & More Celebrate George Jones 50 Years Of Hits Sun, Jun 9 On AXS TV

HARRY CONNICK JR., KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, AARON NEVILLE, ALAN JACKSON, KENNY CHESNEY, VINCE GILL, EMMYLOU HARRIS, MARTINA MCBRIDE, WYNONNA, TANYA TUCKER AND MORE CELEBRATE GEORGE JONES 50 YEARS OF HITS AIRING SUNDAY, JUNE 9 ON AXS TV

 

‘George Jones: The Grand Tour Celebrating His Ultimate No Show’ Coming Soon!

George Jones, the definitive country singer of the last half-century, was a member of The Country Music Hall of Fame and The Grand Ole Opry, received the coveted Kennedy Center Honor and was the recipient of the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Now on Sunday, June 9, Trace Adkins, Kenny Chesney, Harry Connick, Jr., Joe Diffie, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Emmylou Harris, Alan Jackson, Sammy Kershaw, Uncle Kracker, Kris Kristofferson, Shelby Lynne, Martina McBride, Lorrie Morgan, Aaron Neville, Connie Smith, Trick Pony, Randy Travis, Tanya Tucker and Wynonna will celebrate George’s 50 Years Of Hits in an all-star celebration airing on AXS TV at 9pm ET and 12am ET.

Jones’ career never left the top of the country charts having recorded more than 100 albums during his career and more than 150 of those songs were hits, including 60 Top 10 singles. His songs including “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” “Tennessee Whiskey,” Still Doin’ Time,” “A Good Year For The Roses,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” and so many others are covers every bar band performs on a nightly basis.

Jones was often referred to as The Possum, for his facial features and the shape of his nose, or No Show Jones, for his sudden disappearing act before a show. However, when Jones finally did take the stage he was a hardcore honky tonker that sang songs about heartbreak and hard drinking times that echoed his own turbulent life. By most accounts, George Jones was the finest vocalist in the recorded history of country music.

 

THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO LAS VEGAS CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY

 

THE JOINT AT HARD ROCK HOTEL AND CASINO LAS VEGAS
CELEBRATES 10th ANNIVERSARY IN ROCK ‘N’ ROLL STYLE

 

On April 17, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will celebrate ten years as the most dynamic, sophisticated and authentic venue in Las Vegas. The celebration begins on Tuesday, April 16 with a sold-out show featuring English pop rock band The 1975. On Saturday, April 20, Slightly Stoopid will continue the celebration when they hit The Joint with their annual 420 party. Tickets for Slightly Stoopid are still available.

 

The Joint originally opened in 1995 but underwent a makeover in April of 2009. The renovation transformed the iconic showroom, doubling it in size. Since its reopening, The Joint has hosted a variety of incredible shows including Paul McCartney, KISS, Imagine Dragons, Kenny Chesney, Drake and Tiësto. The venue has proven to be extremely versatile and has also played host to combat fights, comedy shows and award shows among other world-class entertainment. The Joint was a leader in Las Vegas’ residency rise with Carlos Santana’s “Supernatural Santana: A Trip through the Hits” in 2009.

As the venue celebrates a decade of rockin’ and rollin,’ here is a look at some of the numbers behind The Joint:

 

709: Number of shows played

4,699: Number of people The Joint can hold

14: Residencies

22: Local and national awards won

42: Comedy shows performed

45: Rap / Hip-Hop / R & B Acts

52: Country Acts

74: Combat fights

392: Rock ’n’ Roll Acts

2,127: Hours of music played

1,140,850: Tickets sold

Bands that played The Joint the most: Santana, Rascal Flatts, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, and Def Leppard

 

The Joint is welcoming a full slate of topnotch entertainment in 2019, including comedian Jeff Dunham (April 26); rapper Juice WRLD (May 3); Hollywood Vampires featuring Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp and Joe Perry (May 10); Grammy-nominated Snow Patrol (May 18); RBRM Bobby Brown + Bell Biv Devoe (June 15);  American rockers Coheed and Cambria (June 28); the legendary Judas Priest (June 29) and the 6th Annual Big Blues Bender will take over Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas bringing the biggest names in blues music during the four day event, Sept. 5-8. Additional performances will soon be announced.

 

For more information or tickets visit https://www.hardrockhotel.com/. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,699-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Casino Of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey.

 

For more information visit https://www.hardrockhotel.com/. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that thirteen-time ACM Award® winner Carrie Underwood will perform the world television premiere of her soon-to-be-released single live on the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, joining a star-studded lineup of performers and presenters. Underwood is nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year as well as Vocal Event of the Year for “The Fighter” with Keith Urban. The 53rd ACM Awards, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the launch of the official 2018 ACM Awards® App and merchandise in advance of the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Available for both the iPhone via the App Store and Android via Google Play, the 2018 ACM App offers fans the latest on performers, ticket info and concert schedules for all ACM Party for a Cause® events, as well as the latest news, exclusive videos and info on nominees for this year’s 53rd ACM Awards®. New this year is an ACM Photo Hunt game, which gives fans the chance to post photo cards to Instagram with the hashtag #ACMphotohunt for the chance to win tickets to the 2019 ACM Awards. More information and download the App, visit https://www.acmcountry.com/app.

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

53rd ACM Awards: Additional Performers & Presenters Announced (April 15 on CBS)

 

KANE BROWN, KELLY CLARKSON, ALAN JACKSON,
LITTLE BIG TOWN AND JON PARDI ADDED AS PERFORMERS
FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

DAVID BOREANAZ, AJ BUCKLEY, CAM, SAM ELLIOTT, EVE, ASHTON KUTCHER,
DUSTIN LYNCH, MAX THIERIOT AND KIEFER SUTHERLAND
ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS FOR COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

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

 The Academy of Country Music® revealed today that Kane Brown, Kelly Clarkson, Alan Jackson, Little Big Town and Jon Pardi have been added to the all-star lineup of performers for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. It was also announced that country artists Cam, Dustin Lynch, and Kiefer Sutherland, The Ranch co-stars Sam Elliott and Ashton Kutcher, SEAL Team co-stars David Boreanaz, AJ Buckley and Max Thieriot, as well as The Talk host Eve have been added as presenters for the ceremony.

The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Previously announced ACM Awards performers include Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Bebe Rexha, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Brett Young. Previously announced presenters include Drew Brees, Nancy O’Dell, Rebecca Romijn and Lindsey Vonn.

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

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

SIGHTING: Chicago Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo Attends Kenny Chesney at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, March 17










Chicago Cubs’ first baseman and World Series champion, Anthony Rizzo, enjoyed an evening of country music with superstar Kenny Chesney at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on Saturday, March 17. Rizzo was joined by his fiancé and a few friends, including his Cubs teammate Addison Russell, while jamming to some of Chesney’s newest hits and fan favorites inside one of The Joint’s exclusive VIP suites. Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs were in Las Vegas for Big League Weekend, playing two games against the Cleveland Indians at Cashman Field.

Photo Credit: @arizz_44 / Instagram

Photo credit: © Erik Kabik

About The Joint

The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Casino Of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. For more information visit www.thejointlasvegas.com. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About AEG Presents

AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents offers more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Live, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Jerry Seinfeld and The Who (opening July 2017) and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Updated Entertainment, Daylife and Nightlife Schedule

 

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Updated Entertainment, Daylife and Nightlife Schedule

 

 

VINYL

JUST ADDED

10 Years with Black Map – Friday, April 13

We the Beat presents TOKiMONSTA – Thursday, April 5

Jesse Pino & the Vital Signs EP Release Show with Glass Pools, Mercy Music and All The Rage – Friday, February 16

Rockie Brown with Rabid Young, Mike Xavier and more – Friday, February 23

We the Beat presents Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Wednesday, July 18

 

MUSE HALL

JUST ADDED

Tournament Madness Viewing Party – March 15 – 17

 

ENTERTAINMENT

The Joint

The Joint serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. It features seven luxury suites, a VIP level, a state-of-the-art sound system, a superior video system and a production package that surpasses all expectations to make The Joint the most dynamic, sophisticated and authentic venue in Las Vegas.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com.

RESIDENT SHOW

Incubus *this weekend*

Feb. 2 and 3; March 30 and 31 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $50.50

 

Pod Tours America

Sunday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m.

Ticket start at $39.50

 

RESIDENT SHOW

Nickelback with special guest Monster Truck

Feb. 23 and 24; March 2 and 3 at 9 p.m.

Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $50.50

 

15 Years In The Making Tour – A Day To Remember with special guests Papa Roach, Falling In Reverse & The Devil Wears Prada

Wednesday, Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $29.50

Roger Daltrey with special guest Leslie Mendelson

Wednesday, March 7 and Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $49.50

 

RVLTN presents Datsik: Ninja Nation 2018 Tour with Space Jesus, Riot Ten, Carbin and more

Thursday, March 8 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $30

 

Kenny Chesney Trip Around the Sun Tour 2018 presented by Blue Chair Bay Rum

Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $150

 

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 featuring Witchcraft, Goblin, High on Fire, Zakk Sabbath, S U R V I V E, Indian, Dvne and many more

Friday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 19 at noon inside The Joint, Vinyl and Paradise Pool

Tickets start at $99 and are available at www.vivapsycho.com

 

Vinyl
Vinyl delivers the iconic rock ‘n’ roll feel that Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is known for. The multi-functional room hosts genres including rock, jazz, blues, pop, country and even comedy. It not only brings fans up-close-and-personal with top acts, but it also allows bands to come within arm’s reach of its loyal supporters.

Tickets can be purchased at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino box office, online at www.axs.com or charge-by-phone at 888.9.AXS.TIX. Locals can purchase tickets with no service fees by presenting a valid form of Nevada identification at the box office.

 

 

Puddle of Mudd with CracKerman and Systemec *this weekend*

Friday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

 

Smash Magazine presents Tonight Alive and Silverstein – The Get Free Tour with Broadside and Picturesque *this weekend*

Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $19

 

Sunday Funday Viewing Party *this weekend*

Sunday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m.

Tickets are $125++

 

Lights – We Were Here Tour with Chase Atlantic and DCF

Friday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $21

 

Poppy.Computer Tour 2018

Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $20

 

Jesse Pino & the Vital Signs EP Release Show with Glass Pools, Mercy Music and All The Rage *just added*

Friday, February 16 at 8:30 p.m.

Free Event

 

Rockie Brown with Rabid Young, Mike Xavier and more *just added*

Friday, February 23 at 8 p.m.

Free Event

 

Smash Magazine presents Of Mice & Men with blessthefall, Cane Hill, Fire From The Gods and MSCW

Sunday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $19.50

 

We Came As Romans with The Plot in You, Oceans Ate Alaska, Currents, Tempting Fate

Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $18.50

 

Fortunate Youth with Ballyhoo! And Tatanka

Friday, March 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $15

 

Smash Magazine presents Knuckle Puck with Boston Manor, Free Throw, Hot Mulligan and Jetty Bones

Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $18

 

We the Beat presents TOKiMONSTA *just added*

Thursday, April 5 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $20

18+ with Valid ID

 

10 Years with Black Map *just added*

Friday, April 13 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $20

 

We the Beat presents Unknown Mortal Orchestra *just added*

Wednesday, July 18 at 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $25

18+ with Valid ID

 

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 featuring Witchcraft, Goblin, High on Fire, Zakk Sabbath, S U R V I V E, Indian, Dvne and many more

Friday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 19 at noon inside The Joint, Vinyl and Paradise Pool

Tickets start at $99 and are available at www.vivapsycho.com

 

Poolside Concerts

Hard Rock Hotel’s dynamic music vibe and infamous tropical oasis collide to host poolside concerts throughout the summer. The venue offers an unforgettable experience where guests can enjoy the music and party scene in front of The JBL Sound Stage or in a VIP, poolside cabana.

 

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2018 featuring Witchcraft, Goblin, High on Fire, Zakk Sabbath, S U R V I V E, Indian, Dvne and many more

Friday, Aug. 17 – Sunday, Aug. 19 at noon inside The Joint, Vinyl and Paradise Pool

Tickets start at $99 and are available at www.vivapsycho.com

 

Center Bar

Located within the heart of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the bigger and better Center Bar gives off an energetic vibe with its upgraded look, new lounge area, expanded cocktail menu and spectacular panoramic views of the casino floor.

 

DJ set by DJ Kilmore of Incubus *this weekend*

Friday, Feb. 2 and Friday, March 30 at 11 p.m.

No cover

Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend

 

DJ set by Lydia Ansel

Every Wednesday and Thursday at 9 p.m.

Every Friday and Saturday at 10 p.m.

No cover

Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend

 

Smash Bar

Located in the center of HRH Tower, Smash Bar is illuminated by cast iron chandeliers and provides an upscale rock ‘n’ roll ambiance.

 

Acoustic performance by Arrow

Every Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

No cover

Must be 21 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend

 

Raiding The Rock Vault

Raiding The Rock Vault brings the history of rock ‘n’ roll to life inside Vinyl, featuring classic anthems by the biggest acts in music including The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Boston, U2, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and many more. The show tells the story of classic rock from the 1960s to the 1980s and is performed by members of some of the greatest rock bands in history.

 

Ticket prices start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees) and are available at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. A $100 Rock Star Package add-on is available with any ticket purchase and includes a show program, a meet & greet and photo opportunity with the rock stars prior to the show.

 

Raiding The Rock Vault

Every Saturday – Wednesday at 8:30 p.m.

Dark dates: Feb. 3, 4; March 4, 6, 10; April 2, 25; June 6; July 31

Tickets start at $69 (plus applicable taxes and service fees)

 

MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS

MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is an all-new, first-class entertainment experience based on the hit films Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL. The show will recreate the mythic Club Domina as a cabaret nightclub space inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino that is being fully redesigned to capture the magnetism of the Magic Mike franchise.  The state-of-the-art venue is designed with the capabilities to house a show that features 13 of the hottest and most talented men in the country performing in front of, behind, above and all around the audience.  Conceived by Channing Tatum and co-directed by Tatum and film franchise choreographer Alison Faulk, the show features sexy and daring themed dance and strip routines punctuated by one of a kind acts from a wildly diverse cast of performers.  MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is a sizzling 360 degree dance and acrobatic strip tease spectacular guaranteed to bring on the heat.

 

MAGIC MIKE LIVE LAS VEGAS is being created for guests 18 and older. Ticket prices start at $49 and are available by phone at 800.745.3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com or MagicMikeLiveLasVegas.com. A $40 VIP meet & greet add-on is available with any ticket purchase and includes a meet & greet with the cast and a souvenir photo. For group orders of 10 or more, call 1-866-633-0195 or email Sales@BASEentertainment.com.

 

Vanity Nightclub

Every Wednesday – Sunday at 8 and 10:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $49

Must be 18 years of age or older with a valid form of identification to attend

 

Muse Hall

Muse Hall is a 15,720 square foot flexible meeting space featuring wireless internet, CAT5 cabling and Higher Frequency. Muse Hall creates a modern atmosphere, with its brocade wallpaper, larger-than-life chandeliers, and intricately patterned carpet.

 

Tournament Madness Viewing Party *just added*

March 15 – 17 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $125 at www.axs.com

 

NIGHTLIFE

 

Vanity Nightclub

An eclectic jewel box, Vanity Nightclub is adorned with pearls and hand-cut crystals fused with bronze and gold, and is surrounded by antique mirrors, rubbed brass and black chrome. The startling sumptuousness of velvets, deep satins and rich tapestries add to the gleaming textures throughout the venue.

 

Vanity Nightclub is reserved exclusively for private events and special parties. For table and VIP reservations, please call 702.693.5505.

 

 

DAYLIFE

 

REHAB Beach Club

REHAB Beach Club has been called “the original and yet still the best party” in Sin City by the Las Vegas Review-Journal and “still sizzling at 10 years” by Las Vegas Weekly. It was featured on Travel Channel’s “21 Sexiest Beach Bars” calling it “the must-see place on a Sunday afternoon;” deemed the “best known, biggest and craziest pool party” by the Los Angeles Times; and said to be “legendarily raucous” by Travel + Leisure. In 2013, it won the “(DAY) Lifetime Achievement Award” in Vegas Seven’s Daylife Awards.

 

REHAB Beach Club 2018 Casting Call

Feb. 5, 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside The Joint

Available positions:

  • Promotional models
  • Model servers
  • Model bartenders
  • Model barbacks
  • Model server assistants
  • Model food runners
  • VIP hosts
  • Promoters
  • Security officers
  • Lifeguards
  • Cashiers

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include the newly-remodeled 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites, which has received the AAA Four Diamond Award; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring Peacock High-Limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, which was named a Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award winner; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Spa; Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice contest; the world-famous pool party Rehab Beach Club; live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl and Club Domina, the home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas; restaurants Culinary Dropout, Nobu, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub, 福Fú Asian Kitchen, Oyster Bar, Pizza Forte, Dunkin’ Donuts and MB Steak; a fitness center; trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Chill by Hudson, Hootenanny, Bezel, Day + Night and Shine. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

Hard Rock International

With venues in 74 countries, including 179 cafes, 24 hotels and 11 casinos, Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock brands. The company owns, operates and franchises Cafes in iconic cities including London, New York, San Francisco, Sydney and Dubai. HRI also owns, licenses and/or manages hotel/casino properties worldwide. Destinations include the company’s two most successful Hotel and Casino properties in Tampa and Hollywood, FL., both owned and operated by HRI parent company The Seminole Tribe of Florida, as well as other exciting locations including Bali, Cancun, Ibiza, Las Vegas, and San Diego. Upcoming new Hard Rock Cafe locations include Managua, Cairo, Wroclaw and Chengdu. New Hard Rock hotel, casino or hotel-casino projects include Atlanta, Atlantic City, Berlin, Budapest, London, Los Cabos, Maldives, New York City, Ottawa, Dalian and Haikou in China. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.

Kenny Chesney Trip Around The Sun Tour 2018 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, March 16 & 17

 

 

 

 

KENNY CHESNEY
TRIP AROUND THE SUN TOUR 2018
PRESENTED BY BLUE CHAIR BAY RUM

FRIDAY, MARCH 16 & SATURDAY, MARCH 17 AT 9 P.M.

Tickets on sale Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. PT

 

 

Country superstar Kenny Chesney has announced that he is adding two Las Vegas shows to the Trip Around The Sun Tour in conjunction with his critically acclaimed new album, Live in No Shoes Nation. The tour will feature the latest hits from Cosmic Hallelujah and The Big Revival, mix them with everyone’s favorites, and add in a few wild cards. As one of the few non-stadium dates on the tour, the Las Vegas shows will give attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with the artist and fellow fans. Chesney will return to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. Tickets go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m.

 

Tickets start at $150 (plus applicable service fees) and go on sale Friday, November 17 at 10 a.m. at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com.

 

“Listening to all those tapes of all those shows led to Live in No Shoes Nation,” Chesney says. “And playing those two nights in Foxboro this year made me really want to get out there with all the people who LIVE this music. We have so much fun, so much life, so many memories – all tied up in these shows and these songs – I am ready to get out there and kick into another summer where we can all celebrate how lucky we are to love life and be able to come together.”

 

Kicking off April 21 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, the 2018 Trip Around the Sun Tour will gather up all that energy and all the new songs from The Big Revival and Cosmic Hallelujah, mix them with everyone’s favorites, add in a few wild cards and hit the road like only Chesney can.

 

“There’s nothing like a stadium full of people coming together to remind you what life’s about,” Chesney says. “The energy, the moments, the fun. Every single one of these artists who’re coming out with us for Trip Around the Sun live their lives the exact same way: they work hard, they appreciate what they’re given and they love music every bit as much as they love life. I, personally, can’t wait to see this show hit the road.”

 

For Chesney, who’s been called “The King of the Road” by Wall Street Journal and “The People’s Superstar” by The Los Angeles Times, there is nowhere he feels more alive than when he’s onstage. His stadium shows are a rite of summer for many, and the songwriter/superstar from East Tennessee has built his career by striving to give people a night that defines their summer.

 

Tickets for the Trip Around the Sun will be available at www.kennychesney.com/triparoundthesun.

 

For more information on Kenny Chesney please visit www.kennychesney.com/triparoundthesun, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

 

About The Joint
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas is a 4,255-person capacity venue that serves as a sophisticated, intimate and unparalleled entertainment destination. The Joint features seven luxury suites, a VIP studio level, state-of-the-art sound system, superior video system and a production package tailor-made for artist comfort. It has received numerous accolades including “No. 1 Hottest Club in America” award by Billboard Magazine, “Casino Of The Year – Medium Capacity” award by the Academy of Country Music, “Best Live Music Venue in Las Vegas” by MetroWize.com, “Best New Major Concert Venue” at the Pollstar Awards, “Best Live Music Venue” in AOL City’s Best awards, “Best Rock Residency Program” by Las Vegas Weekly, “Best Concert Venue” by Las Vegas Review-Journal and more. The Joint delivers unforgettable live music experiences with performances by both legendary and groundbreaking artists including Paul McCartney, the Killers, Bon Jovi, Kenny Chesney, Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Imagine Dragons, Prince, Arcade Fire, Muse, Drake and No Doubt. The venue has been home to successful residencies with Carlos Santana, Tiësto, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, KISS, Rascal Flatts and Journey. For more information visit www.thejointlasvegas.com. Follow The Joint on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

 

About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is one of the largest live music companies in the world.  The company is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music events and world-renowned festivals.  AEG Presents operates in North America, Europe and Asia through 16 regional offices that support its tours which include such artists as Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney; produce or support over 25 music festivals, including the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival; and owns, manages or books more than 60 clubs and theaters. AEG Presents offers more than 8,000 shows annually worldwide and conducts business under such globally renowned brands as AEG Presents, Goldenvoice, Concerts West, Messina Touring Group, Marshall Arts LTD, and Madison House Presents. The company operates The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and produces residency shows there including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn, Jerry Seinfeld and The Who and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. For more information visit www.aegpresents.com.

Nashville Unplugged Returns to Mizuya Lounge at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Nashville Unplugged Returns to Mizuya Lounge at
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino


Nashville Unplugged is once again bringing country music fans “the story behind the song” as the longest-running songwriter series outside of Nashville returns to Mizuya Lounge at Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song . Shows take place Friday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Each week Nashville Unplugged: The Story Behind the Song brings the southern charm of Nashville to Las Vegas. The complimentary show gives songwriters of some of the biggest country music hits the chance to showcase their music and provide the stories behind their famous lyrics. The intimate, all-acoustic show offers an interactive experience that allows songwriters and the audience to connect through music. With different entertainers on the roster each week, guests have the unique opportunity to see an original show every Friday night.


Nashville Unplugged has become the place to go in Las Vegas for an impromptu, country music performance. Over the last nine years the acoustic series has included performances from the writers of Garth Brooks’ “More than a Memory,” Gary Allan’s “Nothing on But the Radio” and Carrie Underwood’s “Something in the Water.”

Upcoming performances include:

 


Tyler Hilton and Courtney Cole:  Friday, Oct. 27

 

  • Born and raised in Palm Springs, Calif., Tyler Hilton made the move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music. He released his first album The Tracks of Tyler Hilton in 2004, the same year he landed a recurring role on The CW’s “One Tree Hill.” He recently released his new single “Overtime” and is embarking on an Australian tour with Kate Voegele in December.
  • The world got its first look at Courtney Cole in 2011 on “CMT: The Next Superstar.” After the last episode aired, she was offered a full-time publishing deal. As she has pursued songwriting, Cole has opened for Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Granger Smith, Kane Brown, Thompson Square and more at venues across the country. In 2015, Cole released her self-titled EP and was singled out as a Spotify Spotlight Artist while The Huffington Post named her one of its “Country Artists to Watch in 2015.”
 
Wynn Varble:  Friday, Nov. 3

 

  • Wynn Varble landed his first No. 1 song, “Have You Forgotten” with Darryl Worley, in 2003. The song was nominated for “Song of the Year” by the Country Music Association (CMA). Varble has had two additional songs earn “Song of the Year” nominations by the CMA: “Waitin on a Woman” and “I’m a Little More Country Than That.” Varble’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Garth Brooks, Lee Ann Womack, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan and Trace Adkins.

 


Danny Myrick and Tim James:  Friday, Nov. 10

 

  • Myrick achieved his first No. 1 gospel song as a writer at age 17 before moving to Nashville and spending the ‘90s singing lead in country rock band, Western Flyer. After Western Flyer disbanded, Myrick’s vocal talent led to singing hundreds of songwriter demos as well as adding background vocals to numerous albums by the likes of Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Anderson before focusing on his passion for writing songs. He has penned hits such as “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw and “I Love This Life” by LoCash.
  • Tennessee native Tim James has had an affinity for writing since childhood. He has two No. 1 hits under his belt including Toby Keith’s “My List” and Lee Brice’s “Love Like Crazy.” He also wrote “All I Ask For Anymore” by Trace Adkins, which was nominated for Best Country Song at the 2010 GRAMMY Awards.


Matt Warren:  Friday, Nov. 24

  • Being a Nashville-native makes Matt Warren a rarity in Music City. His first cut as a writer was “Puttin’ Memories Away,” co-written with and performed by Gary Allan. This was be the first of Warren’s 15 songs recorded by Allan, including No. 1 hit “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)” which was nominated for “Song of the Year” at the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. Warren is the recipient of two ASCAP Awards for Most Spins in a Year (2009 and 2013).

 

About Mandalay Bay:
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is set on 120 lush acres featuring Mandalay Bay Beach, a tropical pool paradise with real sand. The Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning restaurants, exhilarating entertainment, unique shopping, Shark Reef Aquarium and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center combine to make Mandalay Bay a distinctive Las Vegas resort destination. The resort offers three distinct hotel experiences: Mandalay Bay with 3,211 luxurious rooms and suites reflecting a modern tropical ambiance; Four Seasons Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond hotel offering 424 rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas.  Mandalay Bay is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information and reservations, visit  mandalaybay.com call toll free at (877) 632-7800 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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

Minus5 Ice Experience Celebrates National Rum Day with Blue Chair Bay Rum-Based Cocktail on August 16

 

MINUS5 ICE EXPERIENCE CELEBRATES NATIONAL RUM DAY WITH BLUE CHAIR BAY RUM-BASED COCKTAIL ON AUGUST 16

 Minus5 Ice Experience will celebrate National Rum Day with a smooth as summer rum-based cocktail featuring Blue Chair Bay® Rum on August 16. To recognize this special holiday, the ice experience continues its celebrity cocktail program by honoring Blue Chair Bay Rum creator and country music superstar Kenny Chesney with his signature cocktail. The drink will be available at both the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place locations.

Riptide is the perfect blend of Blue Chair Bay Rum Banana Rum Cream and coconut water, served in a glass made of pure ice. Banana Rum Cream merges the taste of sweet, ripe bananas with surprising notes of caramel and vanilla. With warm and distinctive flavors, guests can kick back and relax, as they take in the all-new, beach-like icy wonderland. In addition, alternative rum flavor profiles are available, including Vanilla Rum and Coconut Spiced Rum.

Guests can indulge in Minus5 newest cocktail while checking out the one-of-a-kind Surf Shack at the Grand Canal Shoppes, created in partnership with Blue Chair Bay Rum. Featuring an eclectic mix of palm trees, beach chairs, surf boards and more, guests can ride the ice-wave and sit on the oversized Adirondack chair for the “coolest” National Rum Day escape in Las Vegas.

Minus5 Ice Experience inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Shoppes at Mandalay Place are the ultimate destinations to enjoy an icy cocktail and celebrate the Caribbean-based spirit. For more information about Minus5 Ice Experience, guests can visit www.minus5experience.com.

 

About Minus5
Created in 2001, Minus5 Ice Experience is a unique ice-themed experience where guests can enjoy quality vodka cocktails served in a glass made of 100% pure ice, all within the beauty of a -5° Celsius (23° Fahrenheit) stunning ice environment. This icy experience begins with donning Minus5 parkas and gloves, then entering a fully frozen attraction, complete with walls, tables, benches and a bar made completely of ice. Guests are surrounded by a variety of intricate works of art, carved out of pristine ice, and created by some of the country’s most award-winning ice carvers. The experience is rounded out with a state-of-the-art sound and LED light show, providing much more than just a place to grab a cold cocktail. It’s a true entertainment experience. Upon exiting, guests can purchase permanent memories of their time spent at Minus5 Ice Experience including high-quality logoed clothing, framed photographs and other cool merchandise. In addition, Minus5 Ice Experience is also available for private and corporate events allowing for something completely unique for guests, clients and coworkers. To learn more, visit www.minus5experience.com or find them on Facebook and Twitter @Minus5IceExperience.

About Blue Chair Bay® Rum
Blue Chair Bay® Rum, which had one of the industry’s most successful launches in the history of wine and spirits, is a collection of premium-blended rums created on the shores of the Caribbean. Inspired by multi-Platinum songwriter and entertainer Kenny Chesney’s love of the islands, Blue Chair Bay Rum is made with natural ingredients. In spring 2017, Blue Chair Bay introduced Key Lime Rum Cream, featuring a unique flavor profile of fresh key lime, buttery notes and a graham cracker finish. Blue Chair Bay Rum is available in 50ml, 750ml 1L and 1.75L bottles. Blue Chair Bay White Rum 40% ABV; Blue Chair Bay Coconut, Coconut Spiced, Banana and Vanilla Rum, 26.5% ABV. Blue Chair Bay Key Lime Rum Cream, Banana Rum Cream and Coconut Spiced Rum Cream 15% ABV. Please enjoy Blue Chair Bay Rum responsibly.

Bottled by Fishbowl Spirits, Rochester, NY. Fishbowl Spirits, LLC, Nashville, TN. Rum Specialty, 15% alc/vol. Learn more here: www.bluechairbayrum.com.

About Kenny Chesney
Eight-time Country Music Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney has been heralded as “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal and called “The People’s Superstar” by the Los Angeles Times. With 29 No. 1 hits including “American Kids,” “When The Sun Goes Down,” “Anything But Mine” and “Pirate Flag,” and over 30 million albums sold, he has become the soundtrack for coming of age in the heartland this century. His commitment to his fans – known as No Shoes Nation – has seen Chesney be the only Country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the past 25 Years, as well consistently playing NFL stadiums across the US. That commitment to giving his fans high quality and consistency is reflected in the care that went into the creation and continuing execution of Blue Chair Bay Rum, produced on the islands of the Caribbean from only natural ingredients.

Thomas Rhett Catapults Into 2017 Headliner Status

GRAMMY NOMINEE THOMAS RHETT’S UNSTOPPABLE YEAR
PROVES TO BE LIMITLESS AS HE HEADS FULL-THROTTLE
INTO HEADLINING STATUS FOR 2017

The CMA, ACM, Billboard Music and CMT Award-Winner Earns Praise from Critics while Dominating
Billboard, Mediabase, Spotify and Pandora Year-End Charts

Thomas Rhett to Cap-Off Monumental Year with Performance Slated for
“Dick Clark’s New Year Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” Live from Time Square on ABC

While Multi-PLATINUM artist Thomas Rhett garnered his first-ever GRAMMY nomination this week for Best Country Song with his record-breaking “Die A Happy Man,” he closes out an unparalleled year topping year-end radio, digital sales and streaming charts after earning continued commercial success and critical acclaim for his sophomore release TANGLED UP (The Valory Music Co.). With more than a dozen major award show nominations and trophies from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Awards, Broadcast Music Inc. and CMT Music Awards, his current single “Star Of The Show” off TANGLED UP DELUXE shoots up the Country radio charts as his fastest rising single to date. Thomas Rhett prepares to officially step into headliner status in 2017 on his HOME TEAM TOUR and at some of Country music’s biggest festivals alongside superstars including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert.

Kicking off the year with his record-breaking 2X PLATINUM smash “Die A Happy Man,” Thomas Rhett became the first artist since Taylor Swift in 2008 to hold the No. one position on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for six weeks, additionally topping Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for 17 weeks. He dominated the Nielsen “2016 Mid-Year List” as the most streamed song overall with more than 80 million streams and ultimately closed out the year as Billboard’s “Top Country Streaming Song of 2016.” Additionally, he is Billboard’s “2016 Top Country Digital Songs Artist,” Country Aircheck/Mediabase‘s No. One “Overall Artist of 2016,” Spotify’s “2016 Top 5 Most-Streamed Country Artists” and is the highest ranking of only two Country artist to make the Top 100 most “Thumbed-Up” songs on Pandora.

Thomas Rhett proved to push “the genre into exciting new territory” (New York Times) this year with national television performances on The Voice, TODAY, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night With Seth Meyers, CBS This Morning, CMT Crossroads: Nick Jonas and Thomas Rhett, The 50th Annual CMA Awards, The 51st Annual ACM Awards and hosted this year’s CMA Music Festival: Country’s Night To Rock. Thomas Rhett will celebrate the year with over one million people in Times Square as he performs live on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2017 (ABC 12/31 at 8:00P CT).

On the road, Thomas Rhett brought his “retro, soul-inspired danceable mix of arena-sized tunes and hooky melodies” (Associated Press) as direct support for Jason Aldean’s 2016 WE WERE HERE TOUR while simultaneously tallying sold-out headlining shows throughout the country, including a historical stop at Atlanta’s Wild Bills where he was the first artist ever sell-out two nights. The undeniable fan connection also proved to be a “force to be reckoned with” (Daily Star) overseas with sold-out crowds in Belfast, London, Manchester, Glasgow and Amsterdam, earning the title as “Country music’s brightest new star” (BBC). On the horizon, Thomas Rhett’s first-ever headlining 2017 HOME TEAM TOUR with special guest Kelsea Ballerini and up-and-comers Russell Dickerson and Ryan Hurd will launch on Feb. 23 and has already seen sellouts in multiple markets including Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater.

As Thomas Rhett continues “his journey to stardom” (TODAY), this year his inaugural “Thomas Rhett & Friends” charity concert raised over $250,000 to benefit 147 Million Orphans. For more information and for a full list of upcoming tour dates, visit www.thomasrhett.com.

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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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.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

BIG GREEN EGG

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

 

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

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

 

CABELA’S BOOTH

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

 

THE CAUSE WAY FEATURING ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

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

 

  • BASECAMP40

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

 

  • BEAUTYKIND

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

 

  • THE GIVING KEYS

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

 

  • KENDRA SCOTT

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

 

  • PROJECT 615

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

 

  • PURPOSE JEWELRY

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

 

  • STRINGS FOR HOPE

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

 

CRACKER BARREL – CONTENT CREATOR STUDIO

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

 

Food and bEVERAGE

  • BAREFOOT REFRESHER SPRITZER TENT:

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

 

  • MILLERCOORS BEER GARDEN

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

 

  • RED BULL

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

 

LAS VEGAS CONVENTION & VISITORS AUTHORITY (LVCVA)

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

 

MAUI JIM

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

 

RAM TRUCKS

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

 

ROLAND & BOSS BACKSTAGE LOUNGE

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

 

ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE “SOCIAL MOSAIC”

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

 

YETI

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

LUKE BRYAN, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE AND THOMAS RHETT TO PERFORM LIVE ON “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS” SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX 

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COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTARS LUKE BRYAN, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE
AND THOMAS RHETT TO PERFORM LIVE ON
“AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”
SUNDAY, MAY 1, ON FOX
 
Live Event Is First Country Music Awards Show
to Air from Los Angeles in More Than 10 Years
 
Tickets on Sale Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 22, at 10:00 AM PT

Country music hitmakers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett are set to perform on the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS airing Sunday, May 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX, live from the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, CA. The two-hour event is the first country music awards show to air live from Los Angeles in more than 10 years. It will honor the year’s best country music with awards, performances, special moments and additional surprises. This year’s host, additional performers and award finalists will be announced in the coming weeks.

Tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS at the Forum go on sale to the general public Tuesday, March 22, at 10:00 AM PT at www.ticketmaster.com.

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Luke Bryan, the reigning Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) Entertainer of the Year, debuted his first album in 2007 and has since placed 15 singles at No. 1 and sold eight million albums with 30 million digital tracks from his five studio albums. He is currently headlining his “Kill The Lights Tour” in promotion of his Platinum-selling, No. 1-debuting album, “Kill The Lights,” which became the best-selling country album of 2015 and the 10th biggest selling album on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 year-end list.
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Powerhouse duo Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed to stardom with four back-to-back, multi-week No. 1 singles – a feat only previously accomplished by Brooks & Dunn – breaking the record for the longest No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and selling over 24 million tracks worldwide of their 2X-Platinum debut, “Anything Goes.”
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Multi-Platinum selling artist Thomas Rhett continues to establish himself as one of country music’s elite new artists, solidifying five back-to-back No. 1s and two consecutive Platinum chart-toppers off his ACM-nominated Album of the Year, “Tangled Up.” His sophomore effort’s record-breaking smash, “Die A Happy Man,” recently spent its 17th frame atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and continues to be a top-selling digital track.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show (43 years), “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and honors country music’s biggest stars, based on album sales and radio airplay. The 2014 inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS featured performances by Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Hank Williams, Jr.

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

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

Dolly Parton & Katy Perry to Perform on 51st ACM Awards – April 3

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MUSIC ICON DOLLY PARTON & POP SUPERSTAR KATY PERRY
JOIN FORCES FOR A CAN’T-MISS PERFORMANCE AT THE
51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®!

 

ACADEMY TO HONOR DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS
WITH THE TEX RITTER AWARD DURING THE TELECAST

           

BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 3, 2016 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Country Music’s Party of the Year® just got bigger with music superstars Dolly Parton and Katy Perry added to the epic line-up of performers taking the stage at the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS! This can’t-miss duet will mark their first-ever live performance together. Additionally, 10-time ACM Award winner Parton will be honored with the Tex Ritter Award for her television movie, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. This award is given to a movie released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.

 

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.




Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors aired on NBC in 2015, inspiring millions of viewers with its story of faith and family. Set in 1955 in the Great Smoky Mountains, the film showcases a poignant time in Parton’s childhood, as her family struggles with loss, grapples with religion, and ultimately triumphs with the healing power of love. Alyvia Alyn Lind stars as the nine-year-old singer who was given a patchwork coat made by her mother, played by Jennifer Nettles. Ricky Schroder portrays Parton’s father, along with Gerald McRaney as her grandfather. The movie was watched by more than 16 million viewers, making it one of the most-watched TV movies of all time. Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

Parton and Perry join previously announced performers, including Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Chris Young with Cassadee Pope and Florida Georgia Line. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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:
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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.