Country Music’s Biggest Stars Performing Live at Golden Nugget Las Vegas Dec. 5-13

 

Country Music’s Biggest Stars Performing Live at
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Dec. 5-13

Tickets Now on Sale at https://bit.ly/2ACjODr

Put on your cowboy boots and join country music legends as they sing and dance the night away at Golden Nugget Las Vegas during this year’s National Finals Rodeo Dec. 5 through 13. Guests can enjoy live music and party ‘til the cows come home with a wide variety of country artists such as Terri Clark, Clay Walker, John Michael Montgomery, Charlie Daniels Band, Ronnie Milsap, Tracy Lawrence, Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Jamey Johnson as they perform live at The Showroom inside the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

Terri Clark – Dec. 5 at 10:00 p.m.
Terri Clark was the first Canadian woman to be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. Her hits include: “Better Things To Do,” “When Boy Meets Girl,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” and “I Wanna Do It All.”

Clay Walker – Dec. 6 at 10:00 p.m.
Certain artists just seem to have an innate sense of what it takes to please an audience. Clay Walker is one of those artists. Whether on stage or in the recording studio, Walker never gives less than a hundred percent, and it’s that kind of dedicated work ethic combined with God given talent that have made him one of the most successful country acts of the past decade. He first topped the Billboard country singles chart in 1993 with “What’s It To You” and followed with his consecutive No. 1 hit “Live Until I Die.” Since then, he’s placed 31 titles on the charts with 11 No. 1 singles to date and 6 platinum and gold records.

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 7 at 10:00 p.m.
Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Vocalist in the 90s, John Michael Montgomery entertains in the 600-seat showroom with “Sold,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Swear,” and “Life’s A Dance.”

Charlie Daniels Band – Dec. 8 at 10:00 p.m.
Rock out country style with Charlie Daniels Band at the Golden Nugget. Charlie Daniels is partly Western and partly Southern. His signature “bull rider” hat and belt buckle, his lifestyle on the Twin Pines Ranch (a boyhood dream come true), his love of horses, cowboy lore and the heroes of championship rodeo, Western movies, and Louis L’Amour novels, identify him as a Westerner. The son of a lumberjack and a Southerner by birth, his music – rock, country, bluegrass, blues, gospel – is quintessentially Southern. This band is sure to keep you entertained all night.

Ronnie Milsap – Dec. 9 at 10:00 p.m.
Grammy Award-winning country singer and musician, Ronnie Milsap returns to the Golden Nugget. Swoon to the hits that have made him a legend including “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World” and “Lost in the Fifties Tonight.” Witness this legend in the intimate 600-seat showroom.

Tracy Lawrence – Dec. 10 at 10:00 p.m.
Tracy Lawrence started working in honky tonk when he was 17 years old and moved to Nashville in 1990. He recorded his first album, Sticks and Stones, which sold over 500,000 copies. Country hits from that album included “Today’s Lonely Fool,” “Runnin’ Behind” and “Somebody Paints the Wall.” In 1993, Lawrence enjoyed a hat trick of number 1s, “Alibis,” “Can’t Break It to My Heart” and “My Second Home.” In 1996, he reached number 1 again with “Time Marches On” and “Is That A Tear.”

Pam Tillis & Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 11 at 10:00 p.m.
American country music singer-songwriter Pam Tillis and country music singer Lorrie Morgan return to the Golden Nugget. Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981 and then went on to release three certified platinum records including Homeward Looking Angel, Sweethearts Dance, and a Greatest Hits Compilation. Lorrie Morgan charted her first single in 1978 and has since then charted more than 25 singles, including “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Ray Wylie Hubbard – Dec. 12 at 10:00 p.m.
When it comes to down ’n’ dirty roots ’n’ roll, nobody in the wide world of Americana music today does it better than Ray Wylie Hubbard. From his humble beginnings as an Oklahoma folkie in the ’60s to his wild ride through the ’70s progressive country movement, and onward through the honky-tonk fog of the ’80s to his sobriety-empowered comeback as a songwriter’s songwriter in the ’90s, Hubbard was already a bona fide legend by the time he really found his groove right at the turn of the century. Beginning with 2001’s aptly-titled Eternal and Lowdown through to his latest and greatest release, 2015’s The Ruffian’s Misfortune, he has spent well over a decade now chasing hellhounds through muddy waters and deep into the underbelly of the blues, with a Lightnin’ Hopkins gleam in his eyes and a Rolling Stones swagger in his step.

Jamey Johnson – Dec. 13 at 10:00 p.m.
Jamey Johnson is an American country music artist. Signed to BNA Records in 2005, Johnson made his debut with his single “The Dollar,” the title track to his 2006 album The Dollar. Johnson was dropped from BNA in 2006 and signed to Mercury Nashville Records in March 2008, releasing his second album, the gold-certified That Lonesome Song. This album produced two singles, the Top 10 hit “In Color” and “High Cost of Living.” Johnson has since released two more albums, The Guitar Song in 2010 and Living for a Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran in 2012. In addition to most of his own material, Johnson has co-written singles for Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, George Strait, James Otto, Joe Nichols and Jessie James Decker.

Golden Nugget will host a variety of country music’s biggest stars in The Showroom starting Thursday, Dec. 5. Each concert will begin at 10 p.m. following the rodeo. Tickets are on sale now with select shows starting at $29, plus taxes and fees. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets are available here.

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and has been recognized by USA Today’s 10 Best as one of the top casinos in the area. Critically-acclaimed for its customer experience, The Golden Nugget boasts over 2,400 deluxe guestrooms and suites; a high-energy casino featuring the most popular slot and video poker machines, table games, race and sports book, and poker room; world-class restaurants such as Chart House, Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, the resort’s outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon live shark aquarium and the H20 poolside lounge. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

Lee Greenwood to Star at 60th Anniversary Neewollah Concert with Added Attraction Kyle Dillingham, October 27 at Memorial Hall

 

Lee Greenwood to Star at 60th Anniversary Neewollah Concert with Added Attraction Kyle Dillingham, October 27 at Memorial Hall

The nine day Halloween themed festival will also feature the festival’s co-founder, Jim Halsey, as Grand Marshal of the Grand Parade on October 27

The Neewollah Festival will celebrate its 60th Anniversary from October 19-27, in downtown Independence, Kansas. The famous nine day Halloween themed festival will feature live theatrical productions, concerts, three different parades, 5K/10K fun runs, pageants, a carnival, a chili cook off, vendors, food and more.

Neewollah was revived into a multi-day celebration in 1958 by legendary music impresario and Independence, Kansas native, Jim Halsey, along with Jerry Webb, Bob Wohltman, and Don Dancer. The first Neewollah celebration actually dates all the way back to 1919 as an effort to provide positive activities for kids of all ages in place of the typical Halloween pranks that occurred in the community. In the beginning the events centered on parades of decorated cars and carriages during the morning, afternoon, and night on October 31.

In 1981 HBO produced a music special from Neewollah – also organized by Jim Halsey, Sherman Halsey, and directed by award winner Marty Calliner – starring Roy Clark, Merle Haggard, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Lee, Charlie Rich and Lacy J Dalton. Other stars that have headlined the festival over the years have been Don Williams, Mel Tillis, BJ Thomas, Roy Clark, Oak Ridge Boys, Reba McEntire, Ray Price, and The Bellamy Brothers.

Today, Neewollah is the largest annual celebration in Kansas. The city of Independence will grow from a town of just under 10,000 inhabitants to 75,000 in the final days of the now 10-day celebration. Today’s celebration now includes 3 parades, a Doo Dah Parade (adult Kiddie Parade), a Kiddies Parade and a Grand Parade. Other activities include a chili cook-off, a hometown musical, and a queen’s pageant also adds to the festival activities. The main downtown is filled with a variety of food vendors, a large carnival and bandstand for nightly entertainment. The arts and craft show, the band competition, and the fun run provide activities for everyone.

The Neewollah Festival will conclude on Saturday, October 27 with the Grand Parade, featuring the festival’s co-founder Jim Halsey as the Grand Marshal, followed by a concert that evening with iconic Country music star, Lee Greenwood, along with Americana performer Kyle Dillingham at Memorial Hall. This will mark Lee Greenwood’s third appearance at the Neewollah Festival.

Grammy award winner Lee Greenwood has more than 30 albums to his credit, seven #1 songs, 25 charted singles, and a CMA Song of the Year award in 1985 for his most recognizable, and patriotic song, “God Bless the USA.” Other hits from him include “It Turns Me Inside Out,” “ Ring on her Finger Time on her Hands,” “She’s Lying,” “ I Don’t Mind the Thorns if You’re the Rose,” “Dixie Road,” “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going, Going Gone,” “You Got a Good Love Comin,” “Fools Gold,” and “ Mornin’ Ride.”

Also joining on the stage that evening will be Oklahoma’s official musical ambassador and fiddle extraordinaire, Kyle Dillingham and his band, Horseshoe Road. Dillingham is a classically trained fiddle player who first picked up a violin when he was just nine years old. Eight years later, he gave two featured performances at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Together, Dillingham and his band have represented America internationally in 37 countries. More recently, Dillingham was nominated by the National Endowment for the Arts to officially represent the United States in the NEA’s American Music Abroad program, and performed at the NEA’s awards banquet in Washington D.C. on September 28. This rare opportunity was a huge honor as Kyle Dillingham also paid homage to famed clothing designer, Manuel Cuevas at the ceremony. Kyle, who often wears suits designed by Manuel on stage has formed a friendship and deep respect for Manuel since their first visit together. On stage, Dillingham performs a mix of his band’s original songs, along with classic covers and fiddlin’ favorites that are sure to have audiences on their feet.

For more information, and to buy advance online tickets for the Neewollah Festival, visit www.neewollah.com or the festival’s Facebook Event Page. Help lines for online ticket sales is 620-330-6834 or 620-330-0675, and will be open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm CT, Monday thru Friday.

About Neewollah Festival:
The Neewollah (“Halloween” spelled backwards) celebration began in 1919 as an effort to provide positive activities for kids of all ages in place of the typical Halloween pranks that occurred in the community of Independence, Kansas. In the beginning the events centered on parades, morning, afternoon, and night on October 31. The parades consisted mainly of decorated cars and carriages. Queens and princesses from area festivals rode in the parades, along with their own Queen Neelah who was selected based on votes bought at a penny each. The Great Depression and World War II interrupted the Neewollah celebration but in 1958 four businessmen revived and elaborated on the Neewollah theme bringing it back as a 3-day celebration featuring big-name music and recording stars.

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo 2017

Country Music Legends Set to Take the Stage at Golden Nugget Las Vegas for National Finals Rodeo 2017

 

Tickets Now On Sale
 

 

 Turning Downtown into Cowboy Town, Golden Nugget Las Vegas will welcome country music icons Dec. 7 – 15 for National Finals Rodeo 2017. The all-star lineup of acclaimed musicians includes John Michael Montgomery (Dec. 7), Brenda Lee (Dec. 8), Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan (December 9), Charlie Daniels Band (Dec. 10), Ronnie Milsap (Dec. 11), Tanya Tucker (Dec. 12), Lonestar (Dec. 13), Clint Black (Dec. 14) and Jamey Johnson (Dec. 15).

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 7
John Michael Montgomery has had more than 30 singles on the Billboard country charts, including seven number-one hits. Two of his chart-topping singles, “I Swear” and “I Can Love You Like That” were successfully covered by R&B group All-4-One. Several of Montgomery’s albums have been certified multi-platinum, platinum, and gold over his three-decade-spanning career.
 
Brenda Lee – Dec. 8
Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee burst onto the music scene at the age of nine with a big voice that has been enjoyed by audiences ever since. Her high-energy performances – which span genres from rock and roll to country to rockabilly, have made her a fan-favorite, who is known for getting guests out of their seats. A member of the Rock and Roll, Country Music, and Rockabilly Halls of Fame, Lee is also the recipient of the GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award.
 

 

Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 9
Dos Divas Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will return to Golden Nugget Las Vegas following their 2017 Grits and Glamour tour. Originally a demo singer in Nashville, Tennessee, Tillis was signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1981 and then went on to release three certified platinum records including “Homeward Looking Angel,” “Sweetheart’s Dance,” and a greatest hits compilation. Lorrie Morgan charted her first single in 1978 and has since then charted more than 25 singles including “Five Minutes,” “What Part of No,” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.”

Charlie Daniels Band – Dec. 10
Rock out with The Charlie Daniels Band. The quick-singing country crooners, whose hits include “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Long-Haired Country Boy,” have collaborated with diverse artists including Bob Dylan, Flatt & Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Mark O’Connor, Leonard Cohen, and Ringo Starr, and have had songs recorded by several artists including Elvis Presley and Tammy Wynette.


Ronnie Milsap – Dec. 11
With 40 number one country music hits and six GRAMMY awards under his belt, Ronnie Milsap is one of country’s most influential artists. Known for his genre-bending versatility, the 2014 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee is known for timeless hits including “Smoky Mountain Rain,” “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me,” “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World,” and more.

Tanya Tucker – Dec. 12
Throughout her years as a country music phenomenon, Tanya Tucker has received several accolades including a GRAMMY award, two Country Music Association awards, two Academy of Country Music awards and three Country Music Television awards. Her number one hits include “Blood Red and Goin’ Down” and “Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone).”

 

Lonestar – Dec. 13
To date, Lonestar has sold over 10 million albums, with 10 No. 1 country hits as well as nine Top 40 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 charts including “I’m Already There,” “Come Cryin’ To Me” and their smash, “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts as well as reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The dual win made them the first country act since Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton’s “Islands In the Stream” in 1983 to accomplish this career milestone.

 

Clint Black – Dec. 14
With more than 30 singles US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, Clint Black has led a four-decade career as a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer, and actor. Known for his country music traditionalism, Black is the winner of several Academy of Country Music awards. In 2015, he released his 12th studio album, “On Purpose.”

 

Jamey Johnson – Dec. 15
Alabama born country artist Jamey Johnson broke into the music scene in 2005. As a multi-nominated artist Johnson has made several hits including “In Color” and “The High Cost of Living” and has written several hits for Trace Adkins, George Straight and many others. Johnson released his most recent album in 2015 and has been touring the country ever since.

 

Golden Nugget will host world-class country performances starting Thursday, Dec. 7. All concerts will be held in The Showroom following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $49, plus taxes and fees. Ticket prices are subject to increase without notice. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call (866) 946-5336.
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“Raiding the Country Vault” to premiere at the iconic Mansion Theatre in Branson, May 6

Raiding the Country Vault

“Raiding the Country Vault” to premiere at the iconic Mansion Theatre in Branson, May 6

TICKETS NOW ON SALE


Country music fans rejoice! Producers of the acclaimed Las Vegas production “Raiding the Rock Vault” will premiere a new show, “Raiding the Country Vault,” at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6. The new production brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre. Tickets for “Raiding the Country Vault” are now on sale.

“In ‘Raiding the Rock Vault,’ musicians from famous bands in classic rock recreate the timeless music of an entire generation,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. “In ‘Raiding the Country Vault,’ we’ve carefully selected talented performers and songs that bring the history of country music to life for audiences.”

The impressive lineup of musicians in “Raiding the Country Vault” includes Kent Wells [Guitar] (Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton) who will also act as the show’s Musical Director. Wells is well known for acting as Musical Director and Producer for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years. The band lineup continues with: Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap), Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.), Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney), and Billboard chart toppers Michael Peterson [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (“From Here To Eternity,” “Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie”) and Mila Mason [Lead Vocals] (“Dark Horse,” Mindy McCready).

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

“Raiding the Rock Vault,” which premiered in Las Vegas in 2013 to popular and critical acclaim, has the distinguished honor of being the #1 Las Vegas Show on TripAdvisor and each year has been awarded “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

“The great Simon Napier-Bell and I had a vision for ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ for a long time and it’s finally come to fruition,” said Cowell. “The success we’ve seen in Las Vegas with ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ has been a dream come true and we’re excited to bring ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ to Branson. We’re also thrilled to be working alongside Paul Dexter, our writer, director and production designer from ‘Raiding The Rock Vault’ to help continue our exciting brand.”

The Mansion Theatre, located at 189 Expressway Lane, has undergone a two-year renovation in preparation for the 2016 season. With 3,000 seats, the venue is the largest of its kind in Branson and features an expansive stage.

“Raiding the Country Vault” will perform 100 shows in 2016. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.raidingthecountryvault.com or www.themansiontheatre.com or call (417) 335-2000.

“Raiding the Country Vault” to premiere at the iconic Mansion Theatre in Branson, May 6

Raiding the Country Vault

 

“Raiding the Country Vault” to premiere at the iconic
Mansion Theatre in Branson, May 6

 

Country music fans rejoice! Producers of the acclaimed Las Vegas production “Raiding the Rock Vault” will premiere a new show, “Raiding the Country Vault,” at the Mansion Theatre in Branson, MO on Friday, May 6. The new production brings together musicians from country music’s most iconic acts to play a set list featuring the biggest hits of America’s most beloved genre. Tickets for “Raiding the Country Vault” go on sale next Thursday, April 14.

 

“In ‘Raiding the Rock Vault,’ musicians from famous bands in classic rock recreate the timeless music of an entire generation,” said producer Sir Harry Cowell. ‘In ‘Raiding the Country Vault,’ we’ve carefully selected talented performers and songs that bring the history of country music to life for audiences.”

 

The impressive lineup of musicians in “Raiding the Country Vault” includes Kent Wells [Guitar] (Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton), who will also act as the show’s Musical Director. Wells is well known for acting as Musical Director and Producer for Dolly Parton for the better part of 15 years. Colt Prather [Lead Vocals and Lead Guitar] (Alan Jackson, Ronnie Milsap), Michelle Poe [Lead Vocals and Bass] (Dierks Bentley, Hank Williams, Jr.), Billy Yates [Lead Vocals and Guitar] (George Jones, Kenny Chesney), and Billboard chart toppers Michael Peterson (From Here To Eternity, Drink, Swear, Steal & Lie) [Lead Vocals and Guitar] and Mila Mason (Dark Horse) [Lead Vocals] (Mindy McCready).

 

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

 

“Raiding the Rock Vault,” which premiered in Las Vegas in 2013 to popular and critical acclaim, has the distinguished honor of being the #1 Las Vegas Show on TripAdvisor and each year has been awarded “Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

 

“The great Simon Napier-Bell and I had a vision for ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ for a long time and it’s finally come to fruition,” said Cowell. “The success we’ve seen in Las Vegas with ‘Raiding the Rock Vault’ has been a dream come true and we’re excited to bring ‘Raiding the Country Vault’ to Branson. We’re also thrilled to be working alongside Paul Dexter, our writer, director and production designer from ‘Raiding The Rock Vault’ to help continue our exciting brand.”

 

The Mansion Theatre, located at 189 Expressway Lane, has undergone a two-year renovation in preparation for the 2016 season. With 3,000 seats, the venue is the largest of its kind in Branson and features an expansive stage.

 

“Raiding the Country Vault” will perform 100 shows in 2016. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit www.raidingthecountryvault.com or www.themansiontheatre.com or call (866) 707-4100.

ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP AND SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS

acm superstar duets
ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL
ANNOUNCES FULL LINEUP AND SPECIAL COLLABORATIONS FOR
“ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS”
APRIL 17 – APRIL 18 AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS“ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS” TO AIR FRIDAY, MAY 15
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Ticket Packages Including ACM Awards on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the full lineup of country music luminaries and chart-topping artists who will perform together on “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” and make up the evening portion of the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival.

Performances at the two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th ACM Awards will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, April 17 and continue Saturday, April 18 on the Main Stage inside of Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. A two-hour special including performances from the event will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.

Friday’s lineup will include special collaborations by Alabama & Eli Young Band, Brooks & Dunn & Reba, Darius Rucker & Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley & Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe, Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt, and Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap, along with a special performance by Brantley Gilbert.

Saturday’s lineup will include duet performances by Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell, Clint Black & Joe Nichols, Eric Church & Marty Stuart, Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy, Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban & John Anderson, Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless, and The Band Perry & Deana Carter along with special performances by Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen.

Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the 50TH ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards show and festival are now available.

Please see a full lineup of tentatively scheduled performances below for “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” listed by order of appearance and subject to change. For additional updates please visit www.ACMcountry.com.

Friday, April 17, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)

  • Brantley Gilbert
  • Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt
  • Darius Rucker & Sara Evans
  • Alabama & Eli Young Band
  • Brooks & Dunn & Reba
  • Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe
  • Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap
Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
  • Clint Black & Joe Nichols
  • The Band Perry & Deana Carter
  • Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark
  • Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge
  • Jake Owen
  • Kenny Chesney
  • Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell
  • Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless
  • Keith Urban & John Anderson
  • Eric Church & Marty Stuart
  • Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy

The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more, all leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS”  

acm superstar duets

 

 

ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS FOR “ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS”

JOHN ANDERSON, DEANA CARTER, ERIC CHURCH, BRANDY CLARK,
BRETT ELDREDGE, SARA EVANS, BRANTLEY GILBERT, HUNTER HAYES,
ALAN JACKSON, 
ASHLEY MONROE, KIP MOORE, DAVID LEE MURPHY, JOE NICHOLS, JAKE OWEN, REBA, MARTY STUART, COLE SWINDELL, KEITH URBAN, BROOKS & DUNN, LADY ANTEBELLUM & THE BAND PERRY ADDED
TO TWO-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL LINEUP
APRIL 17 – APRIL 18 AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS

“ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS” TO AIR FRIDAY, MAY 15
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Ticket Packages Including ACM Awards on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced that John Anderson, Deana Carter, Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Sara Evans, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Alan Jackson, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Reba, Marty Stuart, Cole Swindell, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry will perform at the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. The two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50TH ACM Awards will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas and be taped for a two hour special, “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” which will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced performers including, Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, and Florida Georgia Line. Over 50 music acts will participate. A full lineup including additional performers and duet collaborations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the 50TH ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards show and festival are now available.

The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more, all leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

ACM Party for a Cause Festival Daytime Performers Announced

acm party for a cause

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES DAYTIME LINEUP FOR
THE 3RD ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL
APRIL 17 – 18, 2015 AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS

 

PERFORMERS INCLUDE FRANKIE BALLARD, KELSEA BALLERINI, GORD BAMFORD, KRISTIAN BUSH, CHASE BRYANT, CAM, BRETT ELDREDGE, SAM HUNT, TYLER FARR, KENNY FOSTER, KIP MOORE,

ERIC PASLAY, MO PITNEY, MICHAEL RAY, CHASE RICE, DYLAN SCOTT, COLE SWINDELL,

BROTHERS OSBORNE, DAN + SHAY, THE GATLIN BROTHERS, JOSH ABBOTT BAND, MADDIE & TAE, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, NATIVE RUN, OLD DOMINION & A THOUSAND HORSES

 

Ticket Packages Including 50th ACM Awards on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

 

WHO/WHAT:  The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival is a two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards that will take place on Friday, April 17 & Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington TX. The festival will feature an unprecedented lineup of country music stars and this year’s ACM Award Nominees performing across multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music. The daytime performances will take place on the Party Stage and Ram Lone Star Stage located on the North Lawn of Globe Life Park. The event will also feature interactive fan experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more.

 

Proceeds from ticket sales for the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

On Friday, April 17, country music sensations Kristian Bush, Eric Paslay, Cole Swindell, Dan + Shay, Josh Abbott Band, Montgomery Gentry, and A Thousand Horses will perform on the Party Stage, and Kelsea Ballerini, Gord Bamford, Cam, Mo Pitney, Michael Ray and Native Run will perform on the Ram Lone Star Stage.

On Saturday, April 18, country superstars Frankie Ballard, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice, The Gatlin Brothers and Maddie & Tae will perform on the Party Stage, and Chase Bryant, Kenny Foster, Dylan Scott, Brothers Osborne and Old Dominion will perform on the Ram Lone Star Stage.

A full daytime schedule and lineup is listed below.

 

WHEN:                 Friday, April 17, 2015

                                12:30pm               A Thousand Horses         Party Stage

                                12:45pm               Gord Bamford                   Ram Lone Star Stage

1:05pm                 Eric Paslay                           Party Stage

1:20pm                 Cam                                       Ram Lone Star Stage

1:40pm                 Day + Shay                          Party Stage

2:05pm                 Mo Pitney                           Ram Lone Star Stage

2:50pm                 Kelsea Ballerini                  Ram Lone Star Stage

3:10pm                 Kristian Bush                      Party Stage

3:55pm                 Cole Swindell                     Party Stage

4:20pm                 Native Run                          Ram Lone Star Stage

4:40pm                 Josh Abbott Band            Party Stage

5:05pm                 Michael Ray                        Ram Lone Star Stage

5:25pm                 Montgomery Gentry      Party Stage

6:30pm                 Doors Open to

Globe Life Park                 Globe Life Park

7:30pm                 ACM Presents:

Superstar Duets               Main Stage / Globe Life Park

 

                                Saturday, April 18, 2015

                                12:45pm               Maddie & Tae                    Party Stage

1:10pm                 Frankie Ballard                  Party Stage

1:35pm                 Sam Hunt                            Party Stage

2:00pm                 Kenny Foster                     Ram Lone Star Stage

2:20pm                 Chase Rice                          Party Stage

2:45pm                 Dylan Scott                         Ram Lone Star Stage

3:05pm                 Tyler Farr                             Party Stage

3:30pm                 Chase Bryant                     Ram Lone Star Stage

3:55pm                 Brett Eldredge                   Party Stage

4:15pm                 Old Dominion                    Ram Lone Star Stage

4:40pm                 Kip Moore                           Party Stage

5:00pm                 Brothers Osborne            Ram Lone Star Stage

5:25pm                 The Gatlin Brothers         Party Stage

6:30pm                 Doors Open to

Globe Life Park                 Globe Life Park

7:30pm                 ACM Presents:

Superstar Duets               Main Stage / Globe Life Park

 

After the daytime performances on the North Lawn conclude, the festival will move inside of Globe Life Park where previously announced country music icons including Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line & more will perform on the Main Stage. The evening portion event will also be taped for a two-hour special, “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets,” which will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network. Additional performers and lineup details will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

WHERE:               Globe Life Park – 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011

 

TICKETS:   Ticket packages including tickets for the 50TH ACM Awards show on Sunday, April 19 at AT&T Stadium are available on Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

Performers Announced for ACM Party for a Cause Festival / ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!

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ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL TO FEATURE UNPRECEDENTED LINEUP
 

PERFORMERS FOR THE TWO-DAY MUSIC FESTIVAL TO INCLUDE
DIERKS BENTLEY, CLINT BLACK, LUKE BRYAN, KENNY CHESNEY, SAM HUNT,
MIRANDA LAMBERT, PATTY LOVELESS, RONNIE MILSAP, DARIUS RUCKER,
DWIGHT YOAKAM, ALABAMA, ELI YOUNG BAND, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE & MORE
APRIL 17 – APRIL 18 AT GLOBE LIFE PARK IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS

 

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME EVENT TO BE TAPED FOR TWO HOUR BROADCAST SPECIAL
“ACM PRESENTS: SUPERSTAR DUETS!”
AIRING FRIDAY MAY 15 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

 
Ticket Packages Including ACM Awards on Sale Now at Ticketmaster.com

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced that the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will feature an unprecedented lineup of country music legends and this year’s ACM Award nominees and chart-topping artists including Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line and more to be announced in the coming weeks. The two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50TH ACM Awards will take place on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas and be taped for a two hour special, “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!,” which will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.

 

Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards were added and are now part of this package.   Additional festival performers and lineup details will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

“For the Academy’s milestone anniversary, we wanted more fans than ever to join us in our party and we thought it was a perfect fit to combine the ACM Party for A Cause Festival and our annual CBS special into one historic event,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Fans and viewers can expect a night of surprises from an all-star lineup of performers who have graced our ACM Awards stage throughout the past 50 years.”

 

The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more, all leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from ticket sales for the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy.

 

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces January Entertainment and Events Listing

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Silverton Casino Hotel Announces
January
Entertainment and Event Listing

 

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

 

MLK “Inspiration” Performance
Dates: Thursday, January 15, 2015
Time: 6 p.m. Doors
Admission Cost: Starting at $20
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: In an effort to help deferred dreams a reality, the Black Music Association and Silverton Casino will present “Inspiration” Musical Tribute To The Legacy Of  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Thursday, January 15, 2015 inside the Veil Pavilion in celebration of the legendary civil rights leader’s birthday. The event will feature entertainers from Las Vegas and across the nation who will perform songs of unity, opportunity and praise. The concert will have award-winning singers performing gospel, R&B, jazz, opera, pop, and hip hop in songs that bring celebration to the life of Dr. King and all that he lived and perished to achieve. Tickets are available at the Silverton Box Office, or online at www.silvertoncasino.com. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Ronnie Milsap
Dates: Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission Cost: Starting at $25
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info:  Ronnie Milsap is a Grammy Award winner and influential performer from the 1970’s and 1980’s who was also one of American country music’s first successful blind artist. Milsap was a popular country “crossover” singer whose appeal was to both country and pop music that incorporated R&B, pop, and rock and roll elements. Ronnie Milsap’s biggest hits include “It Was Almost Like a Song”, “Smoky Mountain Rain”, “(There’s) No Getting’ Over Me”, “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It for the World”, “Any Day Now”, and “Stranger in My House”. Fans of this classic artist can catch his show inside Veil Pavilion on January 24 where tickets are starting at $25. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Michael Grimm
Dates: Friday, January 3, 17, & 31, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission Cost: Starting at $25
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info:  Michael Grimm charmed millions of viewers with his soulful tone and smooth southern style and became the winner of Season Five of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” The viewers turned to fans and followed him on the national “America’s Got Talent Tour” and eventually led to playing at arenas filled with up to 20,000 screaming fans. Michael released his first major self-titled album in spring of 2011 and stays true to his southern style that got him where he is today and combines it with the soulful music he grew to love. Grimm has released new music in 2012 and has been touring around the world and working on new singles. Michael Grimm will be playing all his hits and fan favorites at the Silverton Casino inside Veil Pavilion on January 3, 17, and 31 at
8 p.m. Tickets are starting at $25. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

 

MMA
Dates: Friday, January 30, 2015
Time: 5:30 p.m. Street Fair and 7 p.m. Bell
Admission Cost: Starting at $30
Venue: Veil Pavilion
Event Info: Get Real Productions LLC has adopted a “fighter first” mentality and Real MMA focuses on showcasing amateur MMA athletes for quarterly events. Get Real Promotions is backed by Real Water, a nationally-distributed premium bottled water company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. Guests attending can enjoy the Street Fair which will feature beer and wine sampling as well as other sponsors as well as, attend an after party following the event. All ages show. All ages show, guests under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,900 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of City Search®. Silverton Casino Hotel is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call (702) 263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

 

JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

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JAKE OWEN TO HOST 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS
TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014
AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

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OPEN-TO-THE PUBLIC MUSIC EVENT TO RECOGNIZE SPECIAL HONOREES FROM THE
49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
TICKETS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST1st AT TICKETMASTER
AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 8th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.  The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.  Tickets priced at $40.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, August 1, 2014.

This is Owen’s first time hosting the event and the fifth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.  Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton.  Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT.  Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April. 

ACM Award winner Jake Owen is continuing to make waves with the PLATINUM-certified, chart-topper “Beachin’,” marking his fifth #1 single and fastest selling track to date. The infectious party anthem is featured on his latest album DAYS OF GOLD along with the hit title track and brand new single “What We Ain’t Got” hitting Country radio August 11th. Produced by Joey Moi, the RCA Nashville project is the follow up to the GOLD-certified BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT album, which has sold wellover 5 million tracks to date. Owen has ascended to one of Country music’s leading male vocalists with four consecutive #1 smashes – GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got Away,” “Anywhere with You,” PLATINUM-certified “Alone with You” and 2X PLATINUM “Barefoot Blue Jean Night.” The Vero Beach, Fla., native is currently on the road with his major nationwide headlining run—JAKE OWEN’S DAYS OF GOLD TOUR 2014. Presented by Discover Boating, the sizzling tour covers 75-plus cities.

“I couldn’t be more proud to host the ACM Honors,” shares Owen. “I’m blessed to be a part of country music and to join in recognizing these incredible artists, musicians and industry executives is a true honor.”

“We think Jake’s talent as a songwriter and performer – alongside his respect for country music – makes him the perfect choice to host ACM Honors for the first time this year,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “His energy and inventive spirit will be fun to watch attending fans respond to, and we’re honored to have him take this key role in the most important event the Academy hosts in Nashville, annually.”

Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (CT) Friday, August 1, 2014 at www.ticketmaster.com.   For event updates, please visit www.acmcountry.com or follow us on Twitter at @ACMAwards.

For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For information on ACM LIFTING LIVES, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.

 

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MERLE HAGGARD, RONNIE MILSAP,CARRIE UNDERWOOD, RASCAL FLATTS & More Announced as Off-Camera Winners for 49th ACM Awards

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BOB BECKHAM, STEVE BUCHANAN, JACK CLEMENT, DEAN DILLON, MERLE HAGGARD,
TOBY KEITH, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, RONNIE MILSAP, PAUL MOORE,
BUCK OWENS, CARRIE UNDERWOOD & RASCAL FLATTS
ANNOUNCED AS OFF-CAMERA WINNERS
FOR THE 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

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Special Award Recipients, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards and
Songwriter of the Year Award Winners Announced

Today, the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, due to time constraints. The ceremony will be telecast 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. Special Awards, Industry Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year honorees will be feted at the 8th Annual ACM Honors event on September 9, 2014 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and specific categories are awarded during years where the Board of Directors feels there are clear and deserving candidates. Industry Awards are voted on by all professional members of the Academy. The Studio Recording Awards (formerly known as the Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist (MBI) Awards) ballot is voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist category, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category (contained within the Affiliated category). The Songwriter of the Year ballot is voted on by professional members of the Academy in the following categories: Artist-Entertainer/Musician-Bandleader-Instrumentalist, Composer, Music Publisher/PRO, Record Company, and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager sub-category (contained within the Affiliated category).

SPECIAL AWARDS

Career Achievement Award – Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap have been chosen to receive the Career Achievement Award, honoring an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year.

Toby Keith has been riding high ever since his 1993 debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” The Oklahoma native took the reins in 1999 by switching record labels and releasing the bold album, How Do You Like Me Now? Since that time, he’s won ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year (2002, 2003), Male Vocalist of the Year (2000, 2003), Album of the Year (2000, 2003) and Video of the Year (2003, 2011). In addition to his 20 No. 1 country singles, he’s enhanced his unmistakable brand through movie roles (Beer For My Horses) and Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill restaurants. Since 2002, Keith has performed on 11 USO tours in 21 countries, including Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Ronnie Milsap brought a pop and R&B sensibility to country music in the 1970s and 1980s, even as his rich, clear voice rang true as country. Forty years ago, the North Carolina native marched to No. 1 with “Pure Love,” paving the way for a total of 49 Top 10 hits on Billboard’s country chart. He won his first ACM Award as the 1982 Male Vocalist of the Year. Three years later, “Lost in the Fifties (In the Still of the Night)” claimed Song of the Year. Milsap received the 2001 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and will release a new album in March.

Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include John Anderson, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins, Reba and Kenny Rogers.

Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award – Bob Beckham has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre.

Bob Beckham is remembered as a true music fan who took chances on unknown songwriters. Beckham was hired by Fred Foster at Combine Music in 1964. In time, its catalog grew to include Kris Kristofferson’s “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Sunday Morning Coming Down” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night,” as well as Chris Gantry’s “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife” and Dennis Linde’s “Burning Love.” Beckham also nurtured the talent of Larry Gatlin, Jerry Reed, Ray Stevens and many more. The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame recognized him with the inaugural Mentor Award in 2008. Beckham died in 2013.

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

Crystal Milestone AwardAs previously announced, Merle Haggard has been chosen to receive the Crystal Milestone Award, which is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement.

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 Awardinclude Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles and Taylor Swift.

Gene Weed Special Achievement Award – Carrie Underwood has been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.

Carrie Underwood represents country music with class, whether she’s dazzling viewers of NFL Sunday Night Football or starring in a live broadcast of The Sound of Music. Her Blown Away Tour traveled to London’s Royal Albert Hall, followed by extensive dates across the U.S. and Canada. Upon completing the tour, she donated $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. She continues to support her hometown of Checotah, Okla., through her C.A.T.S. Foundation. Underwood is a rare ACM Triple Crown recipient, following wins as New Female Vocalist of the Year (2005), Female Vocalist of the Year (2006, 2007, 2008) and Entertainer of the Year (2008, 2009).

Past recipients of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Awardinclude Garth Brooks, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton and George Strait.

Jim Reeves International Award – Steve Buchanan and Rascal Flatts have been chosen to receive the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.

Steve Buchanan strives to provide a gateway for fans around the globe to discover country music. A Tennessee native, Buchanan is the president of the Opry Entertainment Group. In that role, he has positioned the Grand Ole Opry to be viewed as a vital, world-class tourist destination that embraces contemporary and classic artists. After the Nashville flood of 2010, he led efforts to modernize the venue during its renovation. In addition, his executive producer role for ABC’s Nashville gives insight to the inner workings of Music Row. He is currently working on mounting a Broadway show based on the long-running TV show Hee Haw.

Rascal Flatts carried their high-energy Live & Loud Tour to Europe in July 2013, enjoying sold-out crowds, widespread television exposure and significant digital sales. The group performed a total of seven shows across Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and Ireland. Along with packed houses, the trio appeared on BBC’s Breakfast TV and grabbed the No. 1 spot on the UK iTunes country chart. They will return in March to Dublin and London as part of the all-star Country to Country 2014 event. Rascal Flatts will launch their Rewind Tour this spring, with dates scheduled throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Past recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award include Garth Brooks, Dick Clark, Roy Clark, Merv Griffin, Alan Jackson, Charlie Nagatani, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum, among others.

Mae Boren Axton Award – Paul Moore has been chosen as the recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music.

Paul Moore has been an integral part of the William Morris team in Nashville for more than 35 years. He began his career there in 1978 as a secretary to the head of the office. In time, he became part of the management team for William Morris and later William Morris Endeavor. For 23 years, he was co-head of the agency’s Nashville office. He remains involved in booking concert dates for WME clients at major fairs, rodeos, outdoor events and festivals, and oversees tour commitments for numerous country legends. Moore is a longtime board member for the Academy of Country Music and currently serves as Parliamentarian.

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

Poet’s Award – Jack Clement (awarded posthumously), Dean Dillon, Kris Kristofferson, and Buck Owens (awarded posthumously),have been selected to receive the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music.

“Cowboy” Jack Clement’scareer stretched back to Sun Records, where the Memphis native mixed 1950s recording sessions by Johnny Cash. Two of Cash’s early hits were written by Clement: “Ballad of a Teenage Queen” and “Guess Things Happen That Way.” A few years later in Texas, George Jones cut Clement’s “A Girl I Used to Know.” In Nashville, Clement opened a publishing company and signed Bob McDill, Allen Reynolds and Don Williams. Clement joined the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973. He was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in April 2013, four months before his death.

Tennessee native Dean Dillon hitchhiked to Nashville to pursue a music career as a recording artist, but he found his biggest successes as a prolific songwriter. He penned hits for George Jones (“Tennessee Whiskey”), Keith Whitley (“Miami My Amy”), Toby Keith (“A Little Too Late”) and Kenny Chesney (“A Lot of Things Different”). Dillon truly found his muse in George Strait, who built his legendary career on Dillon’s unique songs, including his debut single “Unwound” followed by “The Chair,” “Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her,” “It Ain’t Cool to Be Crazy About You,” “Ocean Front Property,” “Marina Del Rey” and “If I Know Me” to name a few. He was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Kris Kristofferson emerged as a songwriting force in the 1970s. He used his widely varied experiences—from Rhodes Scholar to Army helicopter pilot to janitor at Nashville’s Columbia Studios—to craft some of the most emotionally compelling story songs ever written. His composition “For the Good Times,” recorded by Ray Price, received 1970 ACM Awards for Single Record and Song of the Year. In addition to solo success with “Why Me,” Kristofferson’s songs have been immortalized by Johnny Cash (“Sunday Morning Coming Down”), Janis Joplin (“Me and Bobbie McGee”), Ronnie Milsap (“Please Don’t Tell Me How the Story Ends”) and Sammi Smith (“Help Me Make It Through the Night”). Born in Texas, Kristofferson joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and received the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award in 2005.

Buck Owens’ boisterous single “Love’s Gonna Live Here” spent an astonishing 16 weeks atop the country airplay chart in 1963. He followed that composition with more original material like “My Heart Skips a Beat,” “Together Again” and “I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail,” writing the latter with Harlan Howard. An icon in the Bakersfield, Calif., country scene, Owens received the 1965 ACM Award for Male Vocalist of the Year and his band The Buckaroos won three consecutive ACM trophies. He joined the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996 and accepted the ACM Pioneer Award in 1988. Owens died in 2006.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Guy Clark, Hank Cochran, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Roger Miller, Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker and Hank Williams.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR:                   Small Capacity – Mohegan Sun Wolf Den – Uncasville, CT

Medium Capacity – Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT

  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR:              Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR :                     Small Capacity – Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater – Austin, TX

Medium Capacity – Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN

Large Capacity – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN

 
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Nicole More – Neste Event Marketing
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR:            Brian O’Connell – Live Nation

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS (FORMERLY THE MBI AWARDS)

  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR:         Michael Rhodes
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR:             Shannon Forrest
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR:   Rob McNelley
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Charlie Judge
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Paul Franklin
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR: Justin Niebank
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR:             Dann Huff
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bryan Sutton

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR: Shane McAnally

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.