New Talent Announced for 6th ACM Party for a Cause (April 12-15 – Las Vegas)

 

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED
FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

MORE THAN 80 OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS AND EMERGING TALENTS
TO PERFORM AT EVENTS BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES® TAKING PLACE APRIL 12 – 15, 2018
SURROUNDING THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

April 12-15! Get tix NOW! https://www.partyforacause.com

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Lauren Alaina, Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and more have been added to the musical lineup for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. More than 80 of country music’s most celebrated artists and emerging talents will all perform at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018.

 

Portions of all event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

 

This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

The latest schedule of events is listed below. For additional details and ongoing updates including ticket sale information and the most up-to-date lineup of country superstars set to perform at each event, please check back often at www.PartyForaCause.com.

 

6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018
6:00 PM               95.5 The Bull’s 10th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull
Location: The Pearl, Palms Resort
Performers: Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, Midland, Justin Moore, and Tyler Rich

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Russell Dickerson

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018
11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Rodney Atkins, Travis Denning, Cale Dodds, FILMORE, Ben Gallaher, Tony Jackson, Tegan Marie, Kendall Marvel, Jackson Michelson, Josh Mirenda, Stevie Monce, Tim Montana, Kip Moore, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Aaron Watson

 

6:00 PM               ACM Party for a Cause with Old Dominion
Location: Sandbar Pool at Red Rock Casino Resort
Performers: Old Dominion, Michael Ray

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Cam, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, LANCO, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, and Morgan Wallen

 

8:00 PM               ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Lee Brice, Lori McKenna, Midland, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, and Josh Osborne
Hosted by: Storme Warren

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performer: Montgomery Gentry

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Marcus Hummon, Eric Paslay, and RaeLynn

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2018
8:00 AM               ACM Workout for a Cause: Erin Oprea Unleashed Tour with special guest Kelsea Ballerini
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Talent: Kelsea Ballerini, Erin Oprea (Celebrity Trainer), and more

 

9:00 AM               ACM Pool Party for a Cause
Location: Flamingo GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas
Performers: Craig Campbell, Chase Rice

 

10:00 AM            ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off Hosted by Charles Kelley & Darius Rucker
Location: Topgolf, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino
Performers: Levi Hummon, Chris Lane, Tegan Marie, and Eric Paslay

 

11:00 AM            ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kenny Foster, Walker Hayes, High Valley, Lucas Hoge, Austin Jenckes, LOCASH, Eric Paslay, Jon Pardi, Stephanie Quayle, Brandon Ray, Jake Rose, Smithfield, Scott Stevens, and Tenille Townes

 

7:00 PM               WME’s Bash at The Beach
Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Dee Jay Silver, and Chris Young

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Nashville Unplugged
Location: Rhythm & Riffs Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino
Performers: Jimmie Allen, Kristian Bush, Adam Hambrick, and Terry McBride

 

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country
Performers: Craig Wayne Boyd, Josh Gracin, and The Swon Brothers

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
8:00 PM               ACM Awards Official After Party
Presented by Security Benefit
Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Performers: Lauren Alaina, Lee Brice, Luke Combs, High Valley, Home Free, Tracy Lawrence, Jerrod Niemann, Eric Paslay, Cassadee Pope, and more
Hosted by: Shawn Parr

 

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

 

Sugarland Returns to the Stage with “Still the Same” 2018 Tour

 

Sugarland Returns to the Stage with “Still the Same” 2018 Tour

Photo Courtesy of Big Machine Records / UMG Nashville

The award-winning Country duo Sugarland will make their highly anticipated return to the stage this summer with the “Still the Same” tour. Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush will bring their new live show to the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. The show will feature opening acts Brandy Clark and Clare Bowen.

Tickets for the “Still the Same” tour start at $36.50, not including applicable service charges, and go on sale Friday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. PST. M life Rewards members will have the opportunity to purchase VIP packages starting today which include an opportunity to meet Sugarland, attend a pre-show VIP sound check, access to exclusive tour lithographs, and more. To join the program or for more information, visit mgmresorts.com/mlife.

Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically, earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed more than 260 million on-demand streams. They have numerous GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Awards, chart-topping hits and multi-platinum sales. Their critical and mainstream appeal has been magnified with countless industry accolades over the course of their career. The hitmakers recently released “Still The Same,” their first new song in seven years, aptly setting the tone for their joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville. This rejuvenation of their musical vision remains true to the authentic sound and emotive songwriting that has made Sugarland one of the most popular Country music duos of all-time.

For additional pre-sale information and public on-sale information, visit SugarlandMusic.com.

About Mandalay Bay
Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino is a unique destination resort set on 120 lush acres on the Las Vegas Strip. 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 newly remodeled rooms and suites; and the luxury all-suite Delano Las Vegas. Mandalay Bay boasts an 11-acre tropical pool paradise featuring real sand, a wave pool and DAYLIGHT Beach Club. Other resort highlights include world-class entertainment at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center, award-winning dining by celebrity chefs and restaurateurs, LIGHT Nightclub, Shark Reef Aquarium, Spa Mandalay and the recently expanded 2-million-square-foot Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Mandalay Bay also is home to Michael Jackson ONE, Cirque du Soleil’s latest resident production based on the music and choreography of the King of Pop.  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.

MUSIC SUPERSTARS CAMILA CABELLO, NICK JONAS AND SUGARLAND TO PERFORM FROM TIMES SQUARE ON DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST

MULTI-PLATINUM MUSIC SUPERSTARS CAMILA CABELLO, NICK JONAS AND SUGARLAND TO PERFORM FROM THE CENTER OF TIMES SQUARE
FOR A LIVE AUDIENCE 
OF MORE THAN 1 MILLION PEOPLE ON
“DICK CLARK’S NEW YEAR’S ROCKIN’ EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2018”The New Year’s Celebration Begins Live at 8:00 p.m. EST
on ABC from New York City’s Times Square

 

 

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello, multi-platinum singer/songwriter and actor Nick Jonas and award-winning duo Sugarland are set to perform live for more than one million people in Times Square on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018” in the hours leading up to the 2018 countdown. America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31 beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network. Additional performers will be announced soon.“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018” marks the 46th anniversary of America’s largest celebration of the year and will include 5 ½ hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.  Ryan Seacrest will host the primetime festivities and lead the traditional countdown to midnight from Times Square in New York City, as he has for the last 12 years, with live onsite reporting from actress and comedian Jenny McCarthy. Multi-platinum music superstar Ciara will ring in the New Year from the west coast as the new host of the Hollywood Party in Los Angeles.

Cuban born singer/songwriter Camila Cabello (Epic Records / SYCO) is no stranger to the spotlight. Beginning her official solo career after four years in Fifth Harmony, Cabello released her much-anticipated debut single, “Crying in the Club,” to rave reviews. Cabello’s newest song “Havana,” was released in August and is currently exploding on the charts. It reached #1 on the pop radio chart, which makes this her 2nd top 40 #1 as a solo artist.  The track was #1 on the iTunes overall top songs chart, #2 on the Spotify Global chart and hit #1 in 80 countries around the world. The song has over 400 million streams and 304 million YouTube views.  She had already earned a chart-topping smash with the recent double platinum-certified hit “Bad Things” with MGK. The track generated over 240 million Spotify streams. As a result of its success, she became “the first female artist to hit #1 on Top 40 Radio with and without a group.” Cabello was recently featured on J Balvin and Pitbull’s “Hey Ma” from the worldwide hit film Fate of the Furious and its chart-topping soundtrack as well as “Know No Better.” She has also collaborated with Shawn Mendes for the platinum-certified duet, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” which reached 10 at pop radio and hit #20 on The Hot 100 chart. Her debut album is due out January 2018.

Multi-platinum and Grammy nominated recording artist, actor, and award-winning songwriter, Nick Jonas released his self-titled debut album in November 2014. The critically-acclaimed album included the double-platinum and #1 U.S. radio hit, “Jealous” and his sultry chart-climbing radio single, “Chains.” A recipient of the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s prestigious Hal David Starlight Award, Jonas released his sophomore solo album ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ in June 2016. The album, which included the platinum him “Close” featuring Tove Lo, debuted as the #1 selling album of the week.  In 2017, Nick released a new single “Find You” off of his upcoming album. Jonas also wrote an original song titled “Home” for the movie FERDINAND, released by FOX Animation.  As an actor, Jonas garnered unanimous critical praise for his lead role in the 2016 Sundance Film Festival favorite GOAT, which was produced by and featured James Franco. He also appeared in a guest-starring role in Fox’s horror-comedy series, “Scream Queens.” Jonas starred in the gritty television show “Kingdom,” a mixed martial arts drama that premiered in the fall of 2014. Next, Jonas will appear alongside Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black in Sony’s reimagining of JUMANJI, out December 20th. Jonas is currently in production on Lionsgate’s post-apocalyptic thriller, CHAOS WALKING, which also stars Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland, and is scheduled for release in March 2019.

Grammy Award-winning duo Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush are refreshing their musical vision while staying true to the authentic sound and emotive songwriting that made SUGARLAND one of the most successful acts in country music history.  Since the band’s inception in 2002, Sugarland has sold nearly 10 million albums domestically achieving high-mark sales with PLATINUM-certified THE INCREDIBLE MACHINE, 2X PLATINUM LOVE ON THE INSIDE and 3X PLATINUM TWICE THE SPEED OF LIFE as well as ENJOY THE RIDE. The superstars have also garnered PLATINUM-certified singles “All I Want to Do” and “Stay” as well as 2X PLATINUM hit “Stuck Like Glue.” The pair has amassed GOLD-certified smashes with “Baby Girl,” “It Happens,” “Settlin’,” “Something More” and “Want To” while enjoying a host of industry accolades including five consecutive CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year (2007-2011), five ACM Awards (including Song of the Year and Single of the Year) and GRAMMY® Awards for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals and Best Country Song for “Stay.” The chart-toppers have earned seven No. 1 singles to date and amassed over 260 million on-demand streams. Sugarland is currently back in the studio working on their new studio album, a joint venture with Big Machine Records and UMG Nashville, while simultaneously mapping out tour plans for 2018.
“Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018” is produced by dick clark productions with Ryan Seacrest, Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan serving as executive producers and Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco as co-executive producers. Larry Klein is producer.The complete lineup airing Sunday, December 31 on ABC is:

8:00-10:00 p.m. ET – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 1”

10:00-11:00 p.m. ET – “Dick Clark’s Primetime New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 2”

11:30 p.m.-1:09 a.m. ET – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 1”

1:09-2:13 a.m. ET – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018 – Part 2”

 

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ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

ABOUT ABC ENTERTAINMENT
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with new shows including fall’s No. 1 new drama, “The Good Doctor”; as well as “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World” and “The Mayor”; and current hits such as groundbreaking dramas “Designated Survivor,” “Quantico,” “Scandal” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Once Upon a Time.” The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “black-ish,” “American Housewife,” “Fresh Off the Boat,”  “The Goldbergs,” “The Middle” and “Speechless”; hit game shows “$100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank,” iconic “The Bachelor” franchise, long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” and the return of “American Idol”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show “The Chew”; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards,” “The American Music Awards” and “The Billboard Music Awards.”

Upcoming Live Entertainment at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island

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Upcoming Live Entertainment at Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que at Treasure Island

Gilley’s Saloon, Dance Hall & Bar-B-Que features live country music with a cover charge ranging from $5 to $20 on select performance dates. A schedule of upcoming acts is below. For further details, please visit www.treasureisland.com.

April
2 at 9 p.m.                               Austin Law
3 at 10 p.m.                             Austin Law
4 at 10 p.m.                             Austin Law
6 at 9 p.m.                               Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
9 at 9 p.m.                               Kenny Allen Band
10 at 10 p.m.                           Kenny Allen Band
11 at 10 p.m.                           Kenny Allen Band
13 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
15 at 9 p.m.                             Chad Freeman and Redline Band
16 at 9 p.m.                             Chad Freeman and Redline Band
17 at 10 p.m.                           Chad Freeman and Redline Band
18 at 10 p.m.                           Chad Freeman and Redline Band
20 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
23 at 9 p.m.                             Easy 8’s
24 at 10 p.m.                           Easy 8’s
25 at 10 p.m.                           Easy 8’s
27 at 9 p.m.                             Cadillac Three Event
30 at 9 p.m.                            Wolfcreek Country Nation Band

May
1 at 10 p.m.                             Country Nation Band
2 at 10 p.m.                             Country Nation Band
4 at 9 p.m.                               Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
7 at 9 p.m.                               Easy 8’s
8 at 10 p.m.                             Country Nation Band
9 at 10 p.m.                             Country Nation Band
11 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
14 at 9 p.m.                             Scotty Alexander Band
15 at 10 p.m.                           Scotty Alexander Band
16 at 10 p.m.                           Scotty Alexander Band
18 at 9 p.m.                             Kristian Bush
21 at 9 p.m                              Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band
22 at 10 p.m.                           Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band
23 at 10 p.m.                           Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band
24 at 9 p.m.                             Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band
25 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
28 at 9 p.m.                             Chad Freeman and Redline Band
29 at 10 p.m.                           Chad Freeman and Redline Band
30 at 10 p.m.                           Chad Freeman and Redline Band

June
1 at 9 p.m.                               Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
4 at 9 p.m.                               Kenny Allen Band
5 at 10 p.m.                             Kenny Allen Band
6 at 10 p.m.                             Kenny Allen Band
8 at 9 p.m.                               Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
11 at 9 p.m.                             Austin Law
12 at 10 p.m.                           Austin Law
13 at 10 p.m.                           Austin Law
15 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
18 at 9 p.m.                             Brian Lynn Jones
19 at 10 p.m.                           Brian Lynn Jones
20 at 10 p.m.                           Brian Lynn Jones
22 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker
25 at 9 p.m.                             Scotty Alexander Band
26 at 10 p.m.                           Scotty Alexander Band
27 at 10 p.m.                           Scotty Alexander Band
29 at 9 p.m.                             Gilley’s Rockin’ Country Mondays featuring Ryan Whyte & Cali Tucker

 Ryan Whyte and Cali Tucker

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN NORTH TEXAS
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

Miranda Lambert leads with 8 nominations;
Dierks Bentley receives 7 nominations;
Florida Georgia Line receives 5 nominations;
Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church each receive 4 nominations

 

 

Nominations were announced today for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE, and as previously announced, extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

 

Nominees were revealed online via the fourth annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Tara Lipinski, Dustin Lynch,  Joel McHale, Nancy O’Dell, Melissa Peterman, Jamie Lynn Spears and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders all announced nominations via photo postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts during the online event.

Fans will once again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, and Dan + Shay are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award. These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via fan vote at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the three nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert
earned eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, with additional nominations for Album of the Year, plus Single Record of the Year and twice for Song of the Year, as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood.  Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Dierks Bentley
received seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” In the category for Song of the Year, Bentley is nominated twice for “I Hold On,” as artist and songwriter.  Bentley is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with The Cadillac Three, Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli for “The South.”

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line were nominated for five awards, including their first in the Entertainer of the Year category, third consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year for “Dirt,” and twice in the Vocal Event of the Year category, once for “The South” with The Cadillac Three, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli, and “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan.

Luke Bryan
received four nominations, including his third consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned a Song of the Year nomination for “Drink A Beer” and Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.  

Kenny Chesney
was nominated for four awards including Song of the Year, Video of the Year and twice in the Single Record of the Year category as an artist and producer.  All of Chesney’s nods were attributed to his hit song, “American Kids.

 

Eric Church earned four nominations, including a nod for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Outsiders.  Church is also nominated twice in the Song of the Year category, as the artist and songwriter, for “Give Me Back My Hometown.

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year is now open at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, and will close on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET. The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Florida Georgia Line

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR [TIE]

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Brandy Clark
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The Swon Brothers

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Label: Broken Bow Records

  • Pain Killer – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • Platinum – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Riser – Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • The Outsiders – Eric Church

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

 

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

  • Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Dirt – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

  • Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley

Producer: Ross Copperman

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Producer: Lee Brice

Record Label: Curb Records

 

Song of the Year [TIE] [Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally

Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)

  • Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)

  • Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan

Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

  • Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird

Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)

  • I Hold On – Dierks Bentley

Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James

Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

 

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

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

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Director: Shaun Silva

Producer: Don Lepore

  • Cop Car – Keith Urban

Director: John Urbano

Producer: Michelle Abnet

  • Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Clarke Gallivan

  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell

Director: James Keach

Producer: Julian Raymond

  • Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Trent Hardville

 

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

  • Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

  • Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli

Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 18th in Arlington, TX.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas                                            The Big D and Bubba Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                                  CMT After MidNite
  • Crook and Chase                                                                     The Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Lia Knight                                                                                   The Lia Show
  • Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith                                                     Nash Nights Live

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                           KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • Dave and Veronica                                                       WQYK-FM                           Tampa, FL
  • Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray                                            WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL
  • Razz on the Radio                                                         WXTU-FM                           Philadelphia, PA
  • Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim                 WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • AJ & Ashley                                                                        WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL
  • Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman                                            WUBE-FM                          Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                      WLHK-FM                          Indianapolis, IN
  • Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers             WQDR-FM                         Raleigh, NC
  • The Odd Squad                                                                  CKRY-FM                            Calgary, Alberta

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom,             WPCV-FM                            Lakeland, FL

Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker

  • Buzz Jackson                                                                      KIIM-FM                              Tucson, AZ
  • Cash and Carey                                                                 KWEN-FM                            Tulsa, OK
  • Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show         KXKT-FM                              Omaha, NE
  • Wynn & Wilson in The Morning                                   WQMX-FM                           Akron, OH

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan          KUAD-FM                            Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO

Moore -The Good Morning Guys

  • Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle                                   WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN
  • Fletcher Brown                                                         WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • Philip Gibbons                                                                WGSQ-FM                           Cookeville, TN
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                               KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

*Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be announced at a later date.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Kenny Chesney received two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

 

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

NATIONWIDE CLUB CONCERTS RAISE MORE THAN $36,000 FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

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NATIONWIDE CLUB CONCERTS RAISE MORE THAN $36,000

FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

 During the past three months, club shows around the country have collectively raised more than $36,000 for ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.  Shows featuring Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, Kristian Bush, Tyler Farr, Kyle Park, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Josh Thompson, Randy Rogers Band and The Swon Brothers donated a portion of ticket sales to ACM Lifting Lives, which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Clubs included Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, TX, Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA, Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC, Denim & Diamonds in Mesa, AZ and Wichita Falls, TX, Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL and Rockin Rodeo in Midland, TX.

“We are so thankful to have the support of the venues and country music artists who participated in this effort and provided nights of great live music to benefit ACM Lifting Lives,” said Ed Warm, ACM board member and co-owner of Joe’s Bar in Chicago, who played a part in helping to develop the fundraiser.

“As we look toward the future, the board set a goal this year to grow ACM Lifting Lives as a recognizable name and to promote what we do as an organization on a national level,” said ACM Lifting Lives Manager Hannah Martin. “We couldn’t be more proud of the success of these club benefit shows and with the continued support of club owners and artists across the country we are hopeful that this will be an annual initiative to spread our mission for years to come!”

As part of the initiative, fans who attended were encouraged to take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMAwards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit.  One lucky fan won a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via the Twitter contest.

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

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES KRISTIAN BUSH FOR A VISIT

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES

KRISTIAN BUSH FOR A VISIT

The Academy of Country Music welcomed Sugarland’s Kristian Bush to the office while he was in Los Angeles last week.  While at the Academy, he performed his latest single, “Love or Money” which is already a smash hit in the UK and is now available on iTunes in the United States.

 

KRISTIAN BUSH

Photo: Michel Bourquard/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music

Watch a video from Bush’s visit featuring an exclusive interview and clips from his performance.