Single Day Tickets for WME’s 2nd Annual BASH at the BEACH are Now On Sale

 

 

 

 

 

 

SINGLE DAY TICKETS FOR WME’S 2nd ANNUAL BASH AT THE BEACH
ARE NOW ON SALE FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 13-14
AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

EVENT BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES® AS PART OF ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE ®
WEEKEND OF 53rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Single day tickets are now on sale for WME’s second annual BASH at the BEACH. The two-night concert hosted by Todd and Chase Chrisley will take place at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, leading up to the 53rd ACM Awards taking place on Sunday, April 15. Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach, or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

Arena-headlining country superstar and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Chris Young, is set to close out the two-night event with a special performance on Saturday night. Bringing his trademark high energy, platinum selling artist and widely praised performer Chris Janson will headline Friday night’s show. Individual daily lineups are as follows:

Friday, April 13: Chris Janson, Granger Smith, LANCO, Cam, Morgan Wallen, Jordan Davis and Dee Jay Silver.

Saturday, April 14: Chris Young, Scotty McCreery, Parmalee, RaeLynn, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Dee Jay Silver.

 

 

For a detailed show schedule, please go to www.partyforacause.com

Two- day passes are still available for purchase. With the purchase of one ticket, fans can enjoy two nights of high-energy performances by country music’s hottest stars.

This event is in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause events and it will be the place to be during “The Week Vegas Goes Country.” Fans can purchase their single and two-day passes to BASH at the BEACH now at www.ticketmaster.com, at any Mandalay Bay Box Office or by calling 800-745-3000. Proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.

About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. 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.

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.

About WME
WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

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.

 

Lineup Announced for WME’s 2nd Annual Bash at The Beach to Be Held Friday & Saturday, April 13-14 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas

 

 

 

 

 

LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR WME’S 2nd ANNUAL BASH AT THE BEACH
TO BE HELD FRIDAY & SATURDAY, APRIL 13-14TH
AT MANDALAY BAY RESORT AND CASINO IN LAS VEGAS

EVENT BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES® AS PART OF ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE ®
WEEKEND OF 53rd ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

The lineup has been announced for WME’s second annual BASH at the BEACH. The two-night concert will take place at the Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14. Concert-goers are invited to bring blankets, sit on the beach, or wade in the surf while enjoying the music from the cool confines of Mandalay Bay’s 1.6-million-gallon wave pool.

Arena-headlining country superstar and ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee, Chris Young, is set to close out the two-night event with a special performance on Saturday night. Bringing his trademark high energy, platinum selling artist and widely praised performer Chris Janson will headline Friday night’s show. Cam, Dee Jay Silver, Granger Smith, Jordan Davis, LANCO, Lindsay Ell, Morgan Evans, Morgan Wallen, Parmalee, RaeLynn and Scotty McCreery are also set to perform. For a detailed show schedule, please go to www.partyforacause.com.

With the purchase of one ticket, fans can enjoy two nights of high-energy performances by country music’s hottest stars. Proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.

This event is the latest to be announced in connection with the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause festivities, and it will be the place to be during “The Week Vegas Goes Country.” Fans will be able to purchase their two-day passes to BASH at the BEACH beginning Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. PST at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Pre-sales begin Tuesday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST.

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.

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.

About WME

WME is a leading global entertainment agency. Named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, WME represents artists and content creators across books, digital media, film, food, music, television and theater. WME is part of the Endeavor (formerly WME | IMG) network.

Gilley’s Country Summer Is Back

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Gilley’s Country Summer Is Back
Gilley’s Country Summer keeps the party going at Treasure Island, now through Labor Day (September 7) with food and beverage specials and live entertainment.

Lunch Happy Hour
Weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gilley’s Happy Hour $12.95 lunch specials include:
Texas Tornado Brisket Sandwich – Smoked brisket, pepper jack cheese, BBQ sauce, sautéed red onions and spicy sweet and sour slaw on grilled Texas toast, served with chips.
Texas Hot Link Grinder – hot links with grilled peppers and onions in a bun, served with chips.
Blackened Catfish Salad – blackened catfish, shredded cabbage, lettuce, red onions, carrots, corn, tomatoes, pepper and cilantro, tossed in sweet and sour vinaigrette.
Buffalo Chicken Wrap – spicy buffalo chicken with romaine lettuce and blue cheese crumbles, served with chips.
Chips can be upgraded to fries, onion rings or sweet potato fries for $2.49.
Select draft beers will be available for $4.

Drink Specials
$6 – Cocktails with Jim Beam Bourbon, 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey, Sauza Hornitos or Cruzan Rum
$4 – Draft Beers – Bud Light or Shock Top
$5 – Shots of Jim Beam, Sauza Hornitos, 2 Gingers or Cruzan
$7 – Shot & Beer – Bud Light or Montejo and a shot of Sauza Hornitos or Jim Beam
$20 – Bucket of five beers – Bud Light or Montejo

$6 Cocktails Include:
Jim Beam Manhattan – Jim Beam Bourbon, Vermouth, Bitters and a Cherry
Big Ginger – 2 Gingers Irish Whiskey with Ginger Ale
Tropical Ecstasy – Red Stag Black Cherry Bourbon, Peach Schnapps, Fresh Lemon Sour, Guava Nectar and Grenadine
Midori Margarita – Sauza Blue Tequila, Midori and Fresh Sour Mix

big ginger Midori Margarita

Live Music
Throughout the summer, Gilley’s features live country music Thursday through Sunday nights, including:

June
4 Parmalee
5-6 Kenny Allen Band
11-13 Austin Law
18-20 Brian Lynn Jones Band
25-27 Scotty Alexander Band

July
2 Easy 8’s
3-4 Country Nation
9-11 Wolf Creek Band
13 Austin Webb
16 Easy 8’s
17-18 Brodie Stewart Band
23-25 Chad Freeman and Redline
30-31 Scotty Alexander Band

August
1 Scotty Alexander Band
6 Easy 8’s
7-8 Doo Wah
13-15 Easy 8’s
20-22 Austin Law
27-29 Scotty Alexander Band

For more information about Gilley’s Country Summer visit www.treasureisland.com.
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About Treasure Island
Treasure Island on the Las Vegas Strip is a privately owned hotel and casino and stands alone as the only major Strip property to claim that unique market position. Boasting nearly 3,000 guest rooms, Treasure Island is a world-class destination for headline entertainment.  Home to Mystère, the classic Cirque du Soleil performance combines the powerful athleticism, high-energy acrobatics and inspiring imagery that has become the company’s hallmark. Upscale and casual dining choices, hip nightspots and indulgent spa and shopping experiences further complement the one-of-a-kind Treasure Island guest experience. For information visit www.treasureisland.comhttps://www.facebook.com/TIvegas or follow the property on Twitter @TIVegas.

Photos: 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause presented by ACM Lifting Lives

Last night, the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival ended with a bang with headliner Keith Urban performing in front of a packed audience at The LINQ in Las Vegas. The second night of the festival was presented by ACM Lifting Lives® benefitting several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The festival also featured performances by Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft, and Parmalee. Plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, performed on the Party Stage. Singer/songwriter Jewel and Food Network personality Guy Fieri were also in attendance.

Following Keith Urban’s performance, the party continued with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Swon Brothers, and surprise performance by Kellie Pickler.

Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jerrod Niemann (C) poses with singers Colton Swon (L) and Zach Swon (R) of the Swon Brothers backsstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jerrod Niemann (C) poses with singers Colton Swon (L) and Zach Swon (R) of the Swon Brothers backsstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge (R) and guest pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge (R) and guest pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas,
Singer Kip Moore performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kip Moore performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TV personality Guy Fieri (L) and singer Lee Brice pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
TV personality Guy Fieri (L) and singer Lee Brice pose backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Singer Austin Webb poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Austin Webb poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Singer Brett Eldredge poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Brett Eldredge poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Chris Young performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Chris Young performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Jewel poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014
Singer Jewel poses backstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Joe Nichols performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Keith Urban performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kellie Pickler performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Singer Kellie Pickler performs onstage during day two of the ACM Party For A Cause Festival at The LINQ on April 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

ACM Announces Fan Activities & Brand Partnerships for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival

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THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES FAN ACTIVITIES & BRAND PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE 2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE THE TWO-DAY FESTIVAL
FEATURING A STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014

FREE OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC KICK OFF PARTY HEADLINED BY HUNTER HAYES
ON THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

The Academy of Country Music announced today the partners, activities and special events taking place during the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at the The LINQ in Las Vegas and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more including the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoors Archery Event, ACM Expo Marketplace presented by Roper, Coors Light Beer Garden, Diet Dr Pepper Red Carpet Experience, Firestone’s Destination Country Tour, RAM Ride and Drive and many more.

“We are thrilled to partner with some of America’s most recognized brands in order to create a dynamic, interactive experience for our fans,” said Teresa George, Senior Vice President, Brand Integration and Strategic Partnerships for the Academy of Country Music. “Each brand’s participation is pivotal in making The Week Vegas Goes Country® one of the most exciting weeks in Las Vegas!”

The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Two-day passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival headlined by Rascal Flatts on Friday and Keith Urban on Saturday are available for $65 and one-day tickets are available for $45 at www.ticketmaster.com.  Other performers include Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line and The Cadillac Three plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham on Friday night and Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft and Parmalee plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, on Saturday night.

A free open-to-the-public concert event, ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, will officially kick off the Week Vegas Goes Country® on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ and serve as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival.  The event will be headlined by Hunter Hayes and feature performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh.

For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, www.ACMAwards.com , like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00PM – 12:00AM and Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00PM – 2:00AM. Download the FREE ACM App for maps, information and to build your own schedule for The Week Vegas Goes Country®. iPhone users can download the app HERE and Andriod users can download the app on Google Play HERE.

Additional details on the events, activations and partners for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival can be found below:

ACM and CABELA’S GREAT OUTDOOR ARCHERY EVENT – SATURDAY APRIL 5

Luke Bryan and Justin Moore will host this unique event at THE LINQ, bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets.  Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks and Florida Georgia Line will use Cabela’s Regulator and Instigator compound bows to test their skills and knowledge archery. A public viewing area will open at 9:30 a.m., with camouflage carpet arrivals also set to begin at 9:30 a.m. An exhibition tournament will follow.

ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE

For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, the ACM EXPO presented by Roper includes shopping and experiential exhibits. Unique vendors from all over the country will offer a variety of products and artists will stop by various booths to take pictures and sign autographs. EXPO booths will be open 6:00PM-11:00PM on Thursday, April 3 during the free open-to-the-public ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, and during the ACM Party for a Cause Festival from 4:00PM-10:00PM on Friday, April 4 and 12:00PM-10:00PM on Saturday, April 5.

ACM & ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

Check out the history and what’s new with the Academy of Country Music. Win prizes including a chance to attend the 49th Annual ACM Awards on Sunday, April 6, interact with our official social media booth and sign up to become a member of the ACM A-List. Lots of great ACM merchandise available!

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

Fans will have the chance to get an autograph from several artists at the festival! PureVia presents a signing by Jewel at the ACM booth, Cowboy Troy and Joe Nichols will be appearing at the Roper booth, and Joel Crouse, Will Hoge, Chase Rice, Leah Turner, and Austin Webb will stop by the ConAgra, Dr Pepper, Firestone and RAM booths. More artists to be announced – daily updates will be available at the festival Info Booth.

BOOT CAMPAIGN

EXPRESS YOUR PATRIOTISM and GRATITUDE for our troops at the BOOT CAMPAIGN booth! This national nonprofit, dedicated to awareness, patriotism and assistance for the military and their families, is hosting an interactive booth to let you meet surprise celebrity guests and receive cool prizes when you Pushup for Charity. Learn more at the Boot Campaign booth!

DRIVE A FIRESTONE AND DESTINATION COUNTRY TOUR

The Drive a Firestone Tour is a nationwide celebration of Firestone’s passion for performance, the journey, and now, country music. For the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards, Firestone introduces Destination Country – a new interactive twist on tour. Firestone is adding a kick of country flare to its larger than life fan activation zone. From a customized, rugged Firestone Destination Jeep to a historic display of tires dating back to the early 1900’s, we’re bringing the legacy of Firestone to life. Put yourself in the driver’s seat of a realistic IndyCar racing video game and best of all, stop by for autograph signings by some of your favorite new country artists. We’re turning up the volume at this year’s ACM awards, so come visit Firestone at ACM Party For A Cause® Festival!

Exclusive genetics bucking bull arena

Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry, will host a bucking bull competition at the festival Exhibition Arena in honor of the inauguration of National Bucking Bull Day (NBBD). Check out the EG Bucking Bulls Champion’s Tour as live bucking bulls compete daily for over $225,000 in prize money. Demonstrations are scheduled for 4:30pm, 5:15pm, 6:00pm and 7:45pm on Friday as well as 12:45pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm on Saturday.  Guest of honor Moe Bandy will also perform on Saturday at 12:15pm.

FUN ZONE

Stop by this year’s interactive Fun Zone where you can test your skills on the mechanical bull or go sky-high on the bungee jump.

RAM RIDE AND DRIVE

Fans can experience firsthand the best-in-class performance, capabilities and competitive advantages of RAM Trucks at the RAM Ride and Drive outdoor test track. The Ram Ride and Drive is comprised of several obstacles, including a thrilling 13-foot climb where passengers experience the traction capabilities of a RAM pickup truck when driving over a 30-degree angle RAM Mountain. Fans can also check out the new features of the 2014 RAM 1500, Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year® – the first ever back-to-back champion! RAM’s monster truck the “RAMinator” will be on-site throughout the weekend to power up, crush cars and provide live demos.

Food and bEVERAGE

  • COORS LIGHT BEER GARDEN

Sit down, relax and enjoy a cold one while watching one of their many big screen TVs & listening to great country music!

  • DIET DR PEPPER RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

Sample the One of a Kind taste of Dr Pepper, Dr Pepper TEN, and Diet Dr Pepper and get a taste of the spotlight while getting your photos snapped on the replica ACM Red Carpet.

  • FOOD COURT

Try food from local and national food trucks and vendors as you enjoy music from the nearby stage including Ben’s BBQ, Border Grill, Island Time Floats, Kracklin Corn, LobsterMe, Me So Hungry Truck, Montana Bar-BQ, Nona’s Kitchen, Poppy the Pizza Guys, Wow Candy Wow and W.W. Enterprises.

  • HOSTESS®

Hostess® wants to make your day even sweeter. Visit their tent for free treats and a chance to win seat upgrades!  You can also follow Hostess on Facebook at facebook.com/Hostess, on Instagram at Hostess_Snacks and on Twitter at @Hostess_Snacks.

  • OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE

A true moonshine experience. Ole Smoky’s Original Moonshine is an unaged corn whiskey made from corn grown by local farmers in East Tennessee. Their century old recipe proclaims a grain bill of 80% corn, with the remaining 20% a secret that gives Ole Smoky the distinct character and bold flavor of Tennessee moonshine. Come on over to our Mobile Holler and grab one our moonshine cocktails!

MERLE HAGGARD TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD AT THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD
TO BE RELEASED ON BROKEN BOW RECORDS
Star-Studded Tribute Album Featuring New Recordings Of The Hag’s Classics By Some Of Today’s Hottest Country Stars In Stores On April 1st

PLUS
MERLE HAGGARD TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD
AT THE 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Broken Bow Records is pleased to announce the April 1st release of a star-studded tribute compilation honoring one of the greatest Country music icons of our time – Merle Haggard.  Additionally, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Merle Haggard, will be honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to commemorate Haggard’s prolific 50 years in country music. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will  be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Merle Haggard became the ACM’s first Entertainer of the Year when the award was presented for 1970. That win marked the Academy’s first Triple Crown achievement, as Haggard had already accepted the Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year award for 1965 and the first of six Male Vocalist of the Year awards the following year. Two of his most celebrated songs have also collected Single Record and Song of the Year awards from the ACM: “Okie From Muskogee” (1969) and “Are the Good Times Really Over” (1982). A winner of the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and Poet’s Award, Haggard joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994. In 2014, he will celebrate the milestone of 50years in country music.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift.

The musical celebration, WORKING MAN’S POET: A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD, features brand new covers of some of the living legend’s biggest hits, recorded by some of the hottest stars in Country music today.  The album includes performances by: Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and James Wesley.

WORKING MAN’S POET:  A TRIBUTE TO MERLE HAGGARD

Official Track Listing:

  1. Misery And Gin (performed by Randy Houser)
  2. Footlights (performed by Joe Nichols)
  3. Going Where The Lonely Go (performed by Jason Aldean)
  4. Today I Started Loving You Again (performed by Kristy Lee Cook)
  5. Carolyn (performed by Toby Keith)
  6. Pancho And Lefty (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley)
  7. Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down (* performed by Garth Brooks)
  8. You Take Me For Granted (performed by Thompson Square)
  9. Mama Tried  (performed by Ben Haggard)
  10. That’s The Way Love Goes  (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  11. Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans (performed by Jake Owen)
  12. I’m A Lonesome Fugitive  (performed by James Wesley)
  13. Workin’ Man Blues (performed by Parmalee)
  14. Are The Good Times Really Over (performed by Jason Aldean)
  15. Let’s Chase Each Other Around The Room (performed by Thompson Square)
  16. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here And Drink (performed by Dustin Lynch)
  17. The Fightin’ Side Of Me  (performed by James Wesley)
  18. My Favorite Memory (performed by Joe Nichols)
  19. Ramblin’ Fever (performed by Randy Houser)
  20. Sing Me Back Home (performed by Ben Haggard)

*Appears only on Walmart exclusive

The album will be available both in select stores and digitally on Tuesday, April 1st.

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ABOUT THE LEGENDARY MERLE HAGGARD:
At the age of 76, the veteran singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer/bandleader is still making some of the most compelling music of his long and storied career.  It almost goes without saying that Merle Haggard is widely regarded as country music’s greatest living recording artist.  A rugged individualist who simultaneously embodies and transcends the genre, Haggard is both a seminal superstar and an unrepentant outsider.  Over the course of a remarkably prolific five-decade career, he’s consistently shown himself to be an uncompromising creative force, far more concerned with pursuing his iconoclastic vision than with meeting the expectations of the music-industry establishment.

 

Along the way, Haggard has scored no less than 39 #1 country hits; won various Grammy, CMA and ACM awards; become the only California-born artist in the Country Music Hall of Fame; been the only country performer ever featured on the cover of the jazz bible Downbeat; as well as the only man to be invited to perform at the White House and invited to serve time in San Quentin Penitentiary.

 

His prison experiences led Haggard—who’d begun playing guitar at the age of 12 and worshipped Bob Wills, Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams—to take stock of his life and decide to pursue a career in music.  Upon his 1962 release, he became a fixture on Bakersfield, California’s thriving country music scene, working manual labor jobs by day and playing local clubs by night.  A string of singles for the local Tally label led to a deal with Capitol Records, and in 1965 Haggard launched an incredible string of classic hits including “Swinging Doors,” “The Bottle Let Me Down,” “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive,” “Branded Man,” “Sing Me Back Home,” “Today I Started Loving You Again,” “Mama Tried,” “Hungry Eyes,” “Silver Wings,” “Workin’ Man Blues,” “The Fightin’ Side of Me,” “If We Make It Through December” and the much-misunderstood  “Okie From Muskogee.”

 

ABOUT BROKEN BOW RECORDS:
Founded by President/ CEO Benny Brown in 1997, BROKEN BOW RECORDS continues to make a name for itself in the Country music industry. The flagship label which boasts a roster of talented artists that includes multi-platinum superstar Jason Aldean, #1 chart-topper Dustin Lynch, American Idol’s Kristy Lee Cook, James Wesley and newcomer Jackie Lee, has spurned two additional labels, a management company and a publishing company – making the BBR Music Group umbrella the largest independent Country label group in the United States.  Founded in March 2009 as a continuation of the passion and determination that spawned the success of Broken Bow, STONEY CREEK RECORDS boasts a roster which includes 2x ACM and 2012 CMA “Vocal Duo of the Year” and GRAMMY nominees Thompson Square; ACM and CMA nominee Randy Houser as well as #1 chart-toppers Parmalee and newcomer Lindsay Ell.  RED BOW RECORDS, in partnership with the country’s largest independent distributor RED Distribution, a Division of Sony, was founded in October 2012 and boasts an artist roster of 4x GRAMMY nominee and CMA and ACM award winner Joe Nichols and hot Country newcomers David Fanning and Chase Bryant.  The BBR Music Group is headquartered in Nashville, TN and is distributed by Sony RED. http://www.bbrmusicgroup.com

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 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.

 

ACM Party for a Cause Festival Lineup Announced – April 4-5/Las Vegas

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SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN HEADLINE TWO-DAY
2ND ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014 DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

DANIELLE BRADBERY, LEE BRICE, BRETT ELDREDGE, TYLER FARR, JUSTIN MOORE, KIP MOORE,
CASSADEE POPE, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LOVE AND THEFT, PARMALEE
AND MORE ADDED TO THE TWO-DAY ALL-STAR LINE-UP

HOSTED BY OUTNUMBER HUNGER AND ACM LIFTING LIVES®

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

WHO/WHAT:    The 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively. The festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ, Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air shopping, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip, and will transform into a country music fan’s paradise featuring multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances,  interactive games, a country marketplace, and more to be announced. The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Friday’s “Outnumber Hunger Live!” concert series will benefit Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America that helps fight hunger in local communities. To date, Outnumber Hunger has helped secure more than 25 million meals for Feeding America’s network of local food banks. Scheduled to appear on the Main Stage is headliner Rascal Flatts, along with performers Danielle Bradbery, Justin Moore, Cassadee Pope, Thomas Rhett, Florida Georgia Line, and The Cadillac Three. Plus Will Hoge, Chase Rice and Charlie Worsham will perform on the Party Stage.

Saturday’s line-up will be presented by ACM Lifting Lives® and will benefit several military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, Team Rubicon, and Nellis AFB Force Support Squadron. The evening’s headliner will be Keith Urban and includes scheduled performances by Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Young, Love and Theft, and Parmalee. Plus Joel Crouse, Jon Pardi, Leah Turner, Austin Webb, Dan + Shay, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force, will perform on the Party Stage.

Following the Main Stage performances on Saturday, April 5th, the festivities will continue with ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends on the Party Stage featuring performances by Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, American Young, Natalie Stovall and The Drive, The Swon Brothers, and more.

A full schedule and lineup is listed below.

WHEN:                 Friday, April 4, 2014 – “Outnumber Hunger Live!”

4:10pm                 Will Hoge                                             Party Stage

4:50pm                 Charlie Worsham                                  Party Stage

5:30pm                 Chase Rice                                          Party Stage

6:00pm -12am        The Cadillac Three                               Main Stage

                                Danielle Bradbery                               Main Stage

Cassadee Pope                                 Main Stage

Thomas Rhett                                    Main Stage

                                Justin Moore**                                   Main Stage

                                Florida Georgia Line*                          Main Stage

                                Rascal Flatts                                     Main Stage

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – Presented by ACM Lifting Lives®

12:30pm               Austin Webb                                      Party Stage

1:00pm                 Love and Theft*                                  Main Stage

1:50pm                 Parmalee                                           Main Stage

2:20pm                 Leah Turner                                        Party Stage

2:45pm                 Tyler Farr                                            Main Stage

3:35pm                 Brett Eldredge**                                  Main Stage

4:05pm                 Jon Pardi                                            Party Stage

4:30pm                 Kip Moore**                                        Main Stage

5:00pm                 Max Impact                                        Party Stage

5:20pm                 Lee Brice*                                           Main Stage

6:05pm                 Joel Crouse                                         Party Stage

6:35pm                 Jerrod Niemann                                    Main Stage

7:20pm                 Dan + Shay*                                       Party Stage

7:50pm                 Joe Nichols                                         Main Stage

9:00pm                 Chris Young                                        Main Stage

10:30pm               Keith Urban*                                       Main Stage

Saturday, April 5, 2014 – ACM After Hours with Jerrod Niemann & Friends (Party Stage)

12am – 2am             Jerrod Niemann

American Young

Natalie Stovall and The Drive

The Swon Brothers

Tyler Farr

                               

*49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominee

** ACM Awards New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Nominee

 

WHERE:               The LINQ – 3435 South Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

TICKETS: Two-day ticket passes for the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are available for $65 at www.ticketmaster.com.  For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

                               

Schedule/hours for ACM Party for a Cause® Festival are Friday, April 4, 2014 from 4:00pm – 12:00am and  Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00am.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw lead with 7 nominations;
Keith Urban receives 6 nominations;
Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift each receive 5 nominations;
Florida Georgia Line and Lady Antebellum each receive 4 nominations;
Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker each receive 3 nominations

Nominations were announced today for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

Nominees were revealed online via the third annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Fox Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews, 2 Broke Girls star Beth Behrs, reigning ACM Songwriter of the Year Dallas Davidson, The Insider co-anchor Kevin Frazier, singer and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King, Jerrod Niemann, Entertainment Tonight co-anchor Nancy O’Dell, Duck Dynasty stars Willie and Korie Robertson, Darius Rucker, The Talk hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler & Sheryl Underwood and surprise guest pop superstar Katy Perry, all announced nominations in video postings to the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter sites during the approximately 45 minute online event.

 

Fans will again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s. As previously announced, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett and Parmalee are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year.  These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the 3 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 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert earned seven nominations, including her third nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. Additionally, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and twice for Vocal Event of the Year for both “We Were Us” with Keith Urban and “Boys ‘Round Here” as part of the Pistol Annies. Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

 

Tim McGraw received seven nominations, including Video of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban. He is also nominated twice for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year awards as both the artist and producer.

 

Keith Urban received six nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year. In the category for Vocal Event of the Year he is nominated for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift, as well as nominated twice for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert as the artist and producer.

 

Lee Brice is nominated for five awards, including his first ever Male Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year nominations and fourth consecutive nod for Song of the Year. He is also nominated twice in the Single Record of the Year category as the artist and producer for “I Drive Your Truck.”

 

Kacey Musgraves earned five nominations, including her second consecutive nods for Female Vocalist of the Year and Video of the Year. She is also nominated for Song of the Year and nominated twice in the Album of the Year category, as the artist and producer, for Same Trailer Different Park.

 

Blake Shelton is nominated for five awards, including his third consecutive nomination for Entertainer of the Year and fourth nod for Male Vocalist of the Year. Shelton also received a nomination for Album of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

Taylor Swift received five nominations, including her fifth consecutive nod for Entertainer of the Year and seventh consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year. She also received a nomination for Single Record of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Keith Urban.

 

Reigning New Artist of the Year, Florida Georgia Line earned four nominations, including their second consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year. They also earned nominations for Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

Lady Antebellum is nominated for four awards, including their sixth nod for Vocal Group of the Year. They are also nominated for Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” with Darius Rucker.

 

Luke Bryan received three nominations, including his second consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned an Album of the Year nomination for Crash My Party.

 

Darius Rucker is nominated for three awards, including Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Wagon Wheel” featuring Lady Antebellum.

 

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 Monday, March 24 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 Presented by Kohl’s is now open at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM and will close on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT.  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 Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 6 (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

  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Blake Shelton
  • George Strait
  • Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year

    • Jason Aldean
    • Lee Brice
    • Luke Bryan
    • Blake Shelton
    • Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the year

    • Sheryl Crow
    • Miranda Lambert
    • Kacey Musgraves
    • Taylor Swift
    • Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year

    • Big & Rich
    • Dan + Shay
    • Florida Georgia Line
    • Love and Theft
    • Thompson Square

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

    • Eli Young Band
    • Lady Antebellum
    • Little Big Town
    • The Band Perry
    • Zac Brown Band

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

  • Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

Producer: Jeff Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • Here’s To The Good Times – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

  • Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records


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

  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure

Record Label: Curb Records

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


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

  • Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) – Gary Allan

Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren

Publishers: Always Alone Songs (ASCAP), Crystal Beach Music (BMI), Raylene Music (ASCAP)

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

Publishers: Beattyville Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Happy Tears Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI)

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Crazy Water Music (ASCAP), Little Blue Egg (ASCAP), Songs of Parallel (ASCAP), Vista Loma Music (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan

Publishers: Doc and Maggie Music (ASCAP), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Get A Load Of This Music (ASCAP), Great Day At This Music (BMI), Hopeless Rose Music (ASCAP), Vistaville Music (ASCAP), Watch This Girl Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

Publishers: Blood Donor Music (BMI), Special Rider Music (SESAC)


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

  • Better Dig Two – The Band Perry

Producer: Eric Williams

Director: Declan Whitebloom

 

  • Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves

Producer: Josh Goldstein

Director: Honey

 

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume

Director: Shane Drake

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producer: Karen Martin

Director: Eric Welch

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producer: Reagan Rosson

Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

  • Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Producer: Steve Lamar

Director: P.R. Brown


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

  • Boys ‘Round Here – Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Highway Don’t Care – Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Capitol Records Nashville, Hit Red Records, RCA Nashville

 

 

OFF CAMERA AWARDS – The following off-camera awards will be presented during the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 in Nashville.

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rhett Akins
  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Shane McAnally

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • Agua Caliente Casino Resort & Spa                                                      Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Deadwood Mountain Grand                                                                  Deadwood, SD
  • Mohegan Sun Wolf Den                                                                           Uncasville, CT
  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort                                                               Mount Pleasant, MI
  • The Joint at Hard Rock Casino                                                                Catoosa, OK

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino                                                           Windsor, ON‎, Canada
  • Casino Rama                                                                                                 Rama, ON, Canada
  • Mohegan Sun Arena                                                                                 Uncasville, CT
  • Star of the Desert Arena                                                                          Primm, NV
  • The Colosseum at Caesars Palace                                                        Las Vegas, NV

 

 

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Bob’s Texas                                                                                          Fort Worth, TX
  • Bub City                                                                                                          Chicago, IL
  • Floore’s Country Store                                                                             Helotes, TX
  • The Dusty Armadillo                                                                                  Rootstown, OH
  • Wild Bills                                                                                                         Duluth, GA

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

  • American Music Theatre                                                                          Lancaster, PA
  • Cape Cod Melody Tent                                                                             Hyannis, MA
  • Georgia Theatre                                                                                          Athens, GA
  • House of Blues                                                                                             Boston, MA
  • The Moody Theater                                                                                   Austin, TX

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

  • Amphitheater at The Wharf                                                                   Orange Beach, AL
  • Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook                     Gilford, NH
  • Big Sandy Superstore Arena                                                                   Huntington, WV
  • Grand Ole Opry House                                                                             Nashville, TN
  • Red Rocks Amphitheatre                                                                         Golden, CO

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

  • BOK Center                                                                                                   Tulsa, OK
  • Bridgestone Arena                                                                                     Nashville, TN
  • Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion                                                                 Bangor, ME
  • Gorge Amphitheatre                                                                                 George, WA
  • Hollywood Bowl                                                                                          Hollywood, CA

 

 

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

  • Billy Brill – Billy Alan Productions
  • Brock Jones – Global Spectrum
  • Nicole More – Neste Event Marketing
  • Fran Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
  • R.J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group

 

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Brent Fedrizzi – AEG Live
  • Brad Garrett – Police Productions
  • Billy Minick – Billy Bob’s Texas
  • Brian O’Connell – Live Nation
  • Ron Sakamoto – Gold & Gold Productions

 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

(FORMERLY KNOWN AS MUSICIAN/BANDLEADER/INSTRUMENTALIST (MBI) AWARDS)

 

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Mike Brignardello
  • Kevin “Swine” Grantt
  • Mark Hill
  • Michael Rhodes
  • Glenn Worf

 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Chad Cromwell
  • Fred Eltringham
  • Shannon Forrest
  • Greg Morrow
  • Lonnie Wilson

 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Jeff King
  • Troy Lancaster
  • Brent Mason
  • Rob McNelley
  • Jerry McPherson

 

 

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Tony Harrell
  • John Jarvis
  • Charlie Judge
  • Tim Lauer
  • Gordon Mote

 

 

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Glen Duncan
  • Larry Franklin
  • Jim Hoke
  • Danny Rader
  • Bryan Sutton

 

 

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Dan Dugmore
  • Paul Franklin
  • Steve Hinson
  • Russ Pahl
  • Scotty Sanders

 

 

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

  • Derek Bason
  • Ben Fowler
  • Mills Logan
  • Steve Marcantonio
  • Justin Niebank

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Mark Bright
  • Dann Huff
  • Michael Knox
  • Frank Liddell
  • Paul Worley

 

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 5 in Las Vegas.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Bobby Bones, Amy, Lunchbox                                          The Bobby Bones Show
  • Crook & Chase                                                                         Crook & Chase Countdown
  • Kix Brooks                                                                                  American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks
  • Lia                                                                                                 The Lia Show
  • Lon Helton                                                                                 Country Countdown USA

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Dave and Veronica                                                                 WQYK-FM                                        St. Petersburg, FL
  • Donna & “Muss”                                                                     KEEY-FM                                           Minneapolis, MN
  • Dr. Don Carpenter; Rachael Hunter;                               WYCD-FM                                         Detroit, MI

Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy

  • Edwards & Lee – Chuck Edwards & Linda Lee              WYCD-FM                                         Detroit, MI
  • Paul Schadt and Meg Geof                                                 WKKT-FM                                         Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • Big Dave & Chelsie                                                                 WUBE-FM                                        Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                            WLHK-FM                                         Indianapolis, IN
  • Jim Denny, Deborah Honeycutt &                                   WFMS-FM                                        Indianapolis, IN

Kevin Freeman

  • Lisa McKay                                                                                 WQDR-FM                                        Raleigh, NC
  • Randy Carroll and Jamie Martin                                        KAJA-FM                                          San Antonio, TX

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • Andy Ritchie, Alison West, Jimmy Holt                          WIVK-FM                                         Knoxville, TN
  • Dan Brennan & Shelby Mitchell                                        WKSJ-FM                                          Mobile, AL
  • Kevin Richards                                                                         WGNA-FM                                       Schenectady, NY
  • Scott Wynn & Sue Wilson                                                    WQMX-FM                                      Akron, OH
  • Steve Lundy and Gina Melton                                           KXKT-FM                                          Omaha, NE

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Bill Barrett, Tim Fox and Tracy Berry                               KKNU-FM                                         Eugene, OR
  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore              KUAD-FM                                         Windsor, CO
  • Dex and Mo                                                                              WUSY- FM                                        Chattanooga, TN
  • Mark Ericson, Karen Kiley                                                    WOKQ-FM/WPKQ-FM                Portsmouth, NH
  • Scotty Cox, Cara Denis                                                          KCLR-FM                                           Columbia, MO

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KUPL-FM                       Portland, OR
  • WIL-FM                          St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                      Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                     Charlotte, NC
  • WXTU FM                     Philadelphia, PA

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • WCTK-FM                     Providence, RI
  • WFMS – FM                  Indianapolis, IN
  • WLHK-FM                     Indianapolis, IN
  • WMIL-FM                     Greenfield, WI
  • WQDR-FM                    Raleigh, NC

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KXKT-FM                       Omaha, NE
  • WBBS-FM                     Syracuse, NY
  • WCYQ FM                     Knoxville, TN
  • WDXB-FM                     Birmingham, AL
  • WKMK FM                    Neptune, NJ

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KSJJ-FM                         Bend, OR
  • WGSQ-FM                    Cookeville, TN
  • WUSY-FM                     Chattanooga, TN
  • WXFL-FM                      Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                      Pensacola, FL

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, Tim McGraw received two nominations in the Album 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 49th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN PARTNER TO LET THE FANS DECIDE NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

ONCE AGAIN PARTNER TO LET THE FANS DECIDE

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FOR THE

49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Eight Semi-Finalists Announced;

Newcomer Categories Combined For One New Artist of the Year Award

The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country announced today that for the sixth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be voted on by the fans through VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM, beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014. 

The Academy of Country Music once again combined all newcomer categories into a single, overall category for New Artist of the Year.  The New Artist of the Year award absorbs all newcomer categories including New Male Vocalist, New Female Vocalist, and New Vocal Duo or Group categories from past years, and the winner will be revealed on the LIVE telecast of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6th, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

The top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting are considered semi-finalists and will compete via the Great American Country fan vote at GACtv.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the final 3 nominees for the award.   The final 3 nominees will compete for the trophy, with a combined fan and professional membership vote to determine the winner.

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR semi-finalists are:

  • Lee Brice
  • Brett Eldredge
  • Tyler Farr
  • Justin Moore
  • Kip Moore
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Parmalee

First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year will begin at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM on Tuesday, Jan. 21tst at 12Noon ET, and will close on Tuesday, Feb. 4th at 3pm 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 begins on Monday, March 24th and will close on April 6th, with the winner being announced live during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast on CBS on Sunday, April 6th at 8p ET/PT.

As part of this partnership, Great American Country will air several stand-alone specials; the first special “ACM Showcase” will feature all eight semi-finalists in the New Artist of the Year category.  This special will premiere Monday, January 21st at 8pm EST on Great American Country and will re-air through February 4th when voting closes.  The second Great American Country special, “ACM New Artist of the Year” will feature interviews and exclusive performances as the final 3 nominees for New Artist of the Year head to Las Vegas.  That special premieres Monday, March 24th at 8pm EST and airs through April 6th.

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