‘Remembering Kenny Rogers’ Special Hosted By T. Graham Brown Set To Air On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58, Premieres Friday, March 27th At 9/8c

Remembering Kenny Rogers Hosted By T. Graham Brown Special Set To Air On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58, Premieres Friday, March 27th At 9/8c

Special To Feature Kenny Rogers stories and memories from Wynonna, Tracy Lawrence, Tanya Tucker, Mark Wills, Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall, Ronnie Milsap, Janie Fricke, Larry Gatlin, Billy Dean, Linda Davis, TG Sheppard and Sawyer Brown’s Mark Miller

SiriusXM is offering a special promotion with 3 months free. Visit SiriusXM.com for more details

 

Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown will host ‘Remembering Kenny Rogers‘ special to premiere Friday, March 27th at 9/8c on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58. This heartwarming two-hour show will feature live cuts from Kenny Rogers’ ‘Live By Request’ album and more. As part of the tribute, some of Kenny’s closest friends share their most precious memories and remember Kenny Rogers through the years. T. Graham Brown hosts LIVE WIRE each month on the channel, showcasing live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown’s closest friends and heroes while sharing fun stories about life on the road.

“Kenny Rogers was larger than life in so many ways,” explains T. Graham Brown. “I toured the country doing shows with him and heard his hits night after night. Just about everyone in country music during his career opened for him and it is hard to imagine a world without Kenny. Thankfully his music will live on in our hearts and with the help from those who loved him the most, we have a great show, remembering our “Sweet Music Man” from all “Through The Years.”

As part of this special, country music superstars Wynonna, Tracy Lawrence, Tanya Tucker, Mark Wills, Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, Janie Fricke, The Oak Ridge Boys’ Joe Bonsall, Ronnie Milsap, TG Sheppard, Billy Dean, Larry Gatlin, Linda Davis, and Sawyer Brown’s Mark Miller all share stories of not just the icon, but of their friend, Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers. Listen closely to hear never-before-told stories and rare live performances from your favorite Prime Country superstar!

‘Remembering Kenny Rogers with T. Graham Brown’ special will air:
Friday, Mar 27th @ 9pm ET / 8pm CT
Friday, Mar 27th @ Midnight / 11pm CT
Saturday, Mar 28th @ 4pm ET / 3pm CT
Sunday, Mar 29th @ 10am ET / 9am CT

The special is also available on-demand worldwide with the SiriusXM app and Pandora NOW with a standard SiriusXM subscription.

How subscribers can listen:
SiriusXM subscribers are able to listen on SiriusXM radios, and those with streaming access can listen online, on-the-go with the SiriusXM mobile app and at home on a wide variety of connected devices including smart TVs, devices with Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, Apple TV, PlayStation, Roku, Sonos speakers and more. Go to www.siriusxm.com/streaming to learn more.

SiriusXM is offering a free three-month trial for new subscribers, to listen in the car, online, on your phone or at home. Listen to their On Demand Library, including shows, performances, and interviews, as well as SiriusXM video, plus personalized stations Powered by Pandora. For more details, visit siriusxm.com.

About T. Graham Brown:
T. Graham Brown has recorded 15 studio albums and charted more than 20 singles on the Billboard charts. He has had multiple number one hits in country, gospel and blues. Brown’s voice is also recognized from his singing in advertising campaigns for McDonald’s, Disneyland, Almond Joy, Coca Cola, Dodge Truck, Ford, Hardee’s and many others including the Taco Bell “Run For The Border” television spots.

In early 2015, Brown released his Grammy nominated album, Forever Changed, which featured collaborations with Vince Gill, Jason Crabb, The Oak Ridge Boys, Jimmy Fortune and more. T. Graham Brown still actively tours throughout the year, including multiple appearances on the legendary Grand Ole Opry and television appearances such as Larry’s Country Diner and Country’s Family Reunion. Brown’s uniqueness has made him one of the most beloved and iconic performers of the day.

For more information, visit tgrahambrown.com.

About SiriusXM:
Sirius XM Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: SIRI) is the leading audio entertainment company in the U.S., and the premier programmer and platform for subscription and digital advertising-supported audio products. Pandora, a subsidiary of SiriusXM, is the largest ad-supported audio entertainment streaming service in the U.S. SiriusXM and Pandora together reach more than 100 million people each month with their audio products. SiriusXM, through Sirius XM Canada Holdings, Inc., also offers satellite radio and audio entertainment in Canada. In addition to its audio entertainment businesses, SiriusXM offers connected vehicle services to automakers and directly to consumers through aftermarket devices. For more about SiriusXM, please go to: www.siriusxm.com.

Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum and Keith Urban Announce Initial Lineup for All for the Hall Benefit Concert

THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM AND KEITH URBAN

ANNOUNCE INITIAL LINEUP FOR ALL FOR THE HALL BENEFIT CONCERT

On Feb. 10, 2020, Urban will bring together a who’s who of performers for a one-night-only Bridgestone Arena concert to support the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s
education programs.


Between periods of the Nashville Predators’ nationally televised home opener against the Minnesota Wild, Keith Urban took to the ice to perform and announce that the All for the Hall benefit concert, presented by City National Bank, will return to Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Ingrid Andress, Luke Combs, Lauren Daigle, Brothers OsborneBlake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Tenille Townes and Tanya Tucker will join Urban for his seventh All For The Hall benefit concert, which to date has raised $3.4 million in support of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s education programs. Additional artists are expected to be named later. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, at 10 a.m. central time, and can be purchased at LiveNation.com and the Bridgestone Arena box office. VIP ticketing packages, which include premium seating, meet-and-greet opportunities and more, will also be made available.

 

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, through its exhibits and educational programs, shares the ever-evolving country music story, from its folk roots to the present day. Throughout this narrative, the inspiration that artists draw from their musical forbearers is tangible. This exploration of how music inspires and influences later generations of artists led directly to the concert’s theme, All for the Hall: Under the Influence. During the concert, each participating artist will perform a song that was recorded by an artist who strongly influences them, in addition to one of their own hits.

 

“Ken Burns’ documentary has shown us that we are all very much influenced by our heroes,” said Urban. “So this year’s All for the Hall benefit is our chance to acknowledge those that have been an influence on us and helped shape the artists that we are today. Somehow these shows always seem to take on a life of their own. They’re incredibly fun to do, and you never quite really know what’s gonna happen. So we’ll roll with it and turn Bridgestone (Arena) into one huge club!”


This All for the Hall concert is presented by City National Bank. Ford Motor Company and Mid-South Ford Dealers are the lead sponsors. Contributing sponsors are the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association; Urban is both organizations’ reigning Entertainer of the Year.

 

This All for the Hall show is produced by Live Nation.

 

More information about this All for the Hall show and the All for the Hall benefit concert series can be found at www.CountryMusicHallofFame.org

About All for the Hall

 

The All for the Hall campaign began in 2005 when Country Music Hall of Fame member Vince Gill suggested country music artists contribute the proceeds of one annual performance to benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The All for the Hall concert series was launched in 2007 in New York. The series has alternated between New York and Los Angeles in succeeding years, with Gill and fellow Country Music Hall of Fame member Emmylou Harris as hosts. Along with Urban, Gill historically hosts the All for the Hall concert in Nashville.

 

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

DJ Rock Headlines Weekend of NFR Entertainment at the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino

 

DJ ROCK TO HEADLINE WEEKEND OF NFR ENTERTAINMENT AT THE DOWNTOWN GRAND

As Seen on Tour with Luke Bryan, DJ Rock Brings His High-Energy, Country-Pop Set
To The Grand Casino Floor December 14th and 15th at 10 p.m.

Las Vegas’ Own Cali Tucker (Niece of Tanya Tucker) Takes Over Freedom Beat Brunch December 9th and 16th

As an official hotel sponsor of NFR 2018, the Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino has cemented itself as the place to be on the final weekend of NFR by announcing headlining performances from DJ Rock, as seen on tour with Luke Bryan and Cole Swindell. Based in Georgia, Rock brings his mainstream fusion of country and pop to the Grand casino floor on December 14th and 15th, along with his high-energy performance style that has earned him the number one supporting slot for some of the top country music tours in the U.S.

Performances are FREE for everyone 21 and over and will begin at 10 p.m.

On Instagram at @the_djrock

Helping rodeo goers recover from the night before, The Downtown Grand continues its NFR programming with live brunch performances from Las Vegas’ own Cali Tucker at Freedom Beat on Sunday December 9th and 16th at 11:00 am.

Born into Country Music Royalty, Cali had big shoes to fill as her Mother (LaCosta Tucker) and Aunt (Tanya Tucker) both hit the country music scene in the early 1970’s, launching their careers into legendary status. After being chosen as a participant on the hit TV show “The Voice” Season 6, Cali had made her own mark as a one-of-a-kind vocalist and the former “Miss Teen All American” continues be a sought after performer nation-wide.

On Instagram at @calituckerofficial

Shows are FREE for all ages and will feature a “Rodeo Brunch” experience for just $24.99 per person. Highlighted by BBQ Brisket, Spare Ribs, and Country Fried Steak this cowboy spin on Freedom Beat’s popular all-you-can eat brunch begins every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and will offer up $2 Coors Light on tap.

Full List of NFR Weekend Entertainment:

FREEDOM BEAT LIVE (Free Shows, All Ages)

12/7/2018 | 7:00pm | Hazard & Co
12/8/2018 | 11:00am | Ryan Whyte Maloney
12/8/2018 | 7:00pm | Cory Brown
12/9/2018 | 11:00am | Cali Tucker
12/15/2018 | 11:00am | Zach Winningham
12/16/2018 |11:00am | Cali Tucker
GRAND CASINO FLOOR (Free Shows, 21 and over)

12/7/2018 | 10:00pm | DJ Greggy D
12/8/2018 | 10:00pm | DJ Greggy D
12/14/2018 | 10:00pm | DJ Rock
12/15/2018 | 10:00pm | DJ Rock

For more NFR information visit https://www.downtowngrand.com/nfr/

About Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino:
Downtown Grand Hotel & Casino is a unique hospitality and entertainment destination right in the heart of revitalized downtown Las Vegas. Located on 3rd Street between Ogden and Stewart, Downtown Grand encompasses an entire urban block of hotel, casino and dining amenities. The property features two 18-story and 25-story towers adjoined by a walking bridge elevated over 3rd Street, with 629 guest rooms and suites offering luxury accommodations that set a new standard for sophistication and style in downtown Las Vegas. Downtown Grand’s casino offerings include 25,000 square feet of gaming space with nearly 500 of the hottest slot machines, table games and a fully featured sports book powered by William Hill. Restaurants, bars and entertainment options include Freedom Beat, Furnace Bar, Art Bar, Sidebar and the award-winning Las Vegas steakhouse Triple George Grill. Partnering venues include the famous Hogs & Heifers saloon and Pizza Rock, renowned as one of the best pizza restaurants in the city. Downtown Grand features Citrus Grand Pool Deck, a rooftop pool experience with more than 35,000 square feet of entertainment and special event space, an infinity pool, restaurant and bar, semi-private cabanas, a fire pit and a grass seating area.

For more information, call (702) 719-5100 or go to DowntownGrand.com.

 

Golden Nugget Las Vegas December 2018 Special Events, Entertainment, Tournaments, and Gaming Promotions

Golden Nugget Las Vegas December 2018 Special Events, Entertainment, Tournaments, and Gaming Promotions

 

FEATURED EVENTS 
 
Wrangler National Finals Rodeo 2018

 

Free Live Viewing of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo – Dec. 6 – 14
Doors open at 6 p.m. nightly in the Grand Event Center
Barrel Racers Autograph Session – Dec. 7, 2018, Noon – 2 p.m.
Guests will be able to have their favorite barrel racers autograph items of choice in front of the Grand Event Center
DECEMBER 2018 FEATURED NFR ENTERTAINMENT
 
Jo Dee Messina – Dec. 6 at 10 p.m.
  • Jumpstarting her career, Messina’s breakout song, “Heads Carolina, Tails California” made her a household name. Following the success of her debut, Jo Dee posted nine No. 1 hits, sixteen Top 40 songs, sold over five million albums worldwide. She was also honored by the ACM Awards, CMA Awards and Grammy Awards. 
 
Tanya Tucker – Dec. 7 at 10 p.m.
  • Tanya Tucker may be best remembered for her debut single and trademark song “Delta Dawn,” which went to number six on the country charts. Tucker released the song at the age of 13; she became the youngest singer to have a major hit song on the Country charts. Since the song’s release, Tucker had major hit songs for the next two decades, and into the 1990s.
John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 8 at 10 p.m.
  • Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Vocalist of the 90s, John Michael Montgomery is famous for hits like “Sold,” “Be My Baby Tonight,” “I Swear,” and “Life’s A Dance.”
 
Ray Wylie Hubbard – Dec. 9 at 10 p.m.
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard started playing folk music in his native Oklahoma, and over the decades has incorporated country and blues to create his signature down ’n’ dirty, roots ’n’ roll sound.
Tracy Lawrence – Dec. 10 at 10 p.m.
  • Tracy Lawrence found success in Nashville in 1991 and has been a country music staple ever since. Hits like “Alibis” and “Stick and Stones” earned him awards and devoted fans across the country.
 
Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan – Dec. 11 at 10 p.m.
  • Dos Divas Pam Tillis and Lorrie Morgan will return to Golden Nugget Showroom tonight 10PM. Don’t miss this dynamic duo as they perform their platinum record hits including “Homeward Looking Angel,” “Sweetheart’s Dance,” and “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.
 
Lonestar – Dec. 12 at 10p.m.
  • To date, Lonestar has sold over 10 million albums with hits including, “I’m Already There,” “Come Cryin’ To Me” and their smash hit, “Amazed,” which spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts as well as reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Don’t miss your chance to see them live at the Golden Nugget!
Colt Ford – Dec. 13 at 10p.m.
  • Colt Ford’s signature blend of country and hip-hop is a natural marriage of his two favorite genres of music. He has worked with stars from both genres to create hits like “Cold Beer” and “Dirt Road Anthem.”
 
Jamey Johnson – Dec. 14 at 10 p.m.
  • Eleven-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jamey Johnson is, “One of the greatest country singers of our time,” according to the Washington Post. He is one of only a few people in the history of country music to win two Song of the Year Awards from both the Country Music Awards and Academy of Country Music.
 
52 Fridays Concert Series in the Golden Nugget Showroom
Golden Nugget Las Vegas has raised the standard for entertainment in downtown Las Vegas with its acclaimed 52 Fridays Concert Series. The resort presents a diverse lineup of weekly acts, from GRAMMY award-winning pop artists to rock and roll royalty. To purchase tickets, call 800-745-3000 or click here.   
The Grass Roots – December 21 at 8 p.m. 
  • The Grass Roots will be performing live in our Showroom tonight at 8PM. Their series of major hits—most notably “Let’s Live for Today,” “Midnight Confessions,” “Temptation Eyes,” and “Two Divided by Love”—helped define the essence of the era’s best radio.  
Vince Neil – December 28 at 8 p.m.
  • As the front man of legendary hard rock band Mötley Crüe, Vince Neil used his distinctive high-pitched vocals to define the band’s sound and lead them to stardom. Finish 2018 with a bang and come hear him live at the Showroom tonight at 8pm performing all the Mötley Crüe hits.
DECEMBER 2018 FEATURED TOURNAMENTS 
$25,000 Snowfallin’ & Ballin’ Slow Tournament – December 3 – 5
  • Let it snow! Test your lucky spins and cash in on this $25,000 total prize pool with a first place prize of $15,000! All 24K Select Club Cardholders can enter the tournament for $50.
A 24K Select Club card is required for entry to all gaming tournaments. For reservations, call (800) 777-5687 or email mycasinores@goldennugget.com Click here for more information
DECEMBER 2018 FEATURED GAMING PROMOTIONS

 

Stuffed Stocking Giveaway – December 17 – 20 
  • We hope you made the nice list this year! Invited guests receive a complimentary Stuffed Golden Nugget Stocking. All 24K Select Club Cardholders are eligible to participate by accumulating 750 Tier Credits during the promotional period.
ONGOING GAMING PROMOTIONS AND TOURNAMENTS
Daily Poker Tournaments
  • Play a hand in No Limit Texas Hold’em in the Poker Room’s daily poker tournaments. Daily Tournaments include two $70 Buy-ins at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. and two $50 Buy-ins at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.
  • Compete in a special Sunday tournament at 11 a.m. featuring a $125 Buy-in and $5,000 guaranteed prize pool. Visit the Poker Room or click here for more information.
New Member Rewards Program
  • The 24K Select Club is offering new members who earn 20 points a chance to spin and win up to $1,000 in free slot play and a $10 match play. Visit the 24K Select Club for more information.
GAMING LESSONS
Learn to play a new game or perfect skills with Golden Nugget’s free daily gaming lessons. Lessons are held on the casino floor. Ask a dealer or floor supervisor for directions. 
  • Three Card Poker, Crazy 4 Poker, Let it Ride, Pai Gow Poker, Ultimate Texas Hold’Em and Mississippi Stud Poker 
  • Daily – 10:00 a.m.
  • Craps Lessons 
  • Monday-Wednesday at 10:00 a.m.; Thursday-Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. 
  • Blackjack Lessons 
  • Daily – 11:00 a.m. 
  • Roulette Lessons 
  • Daily – 11:30 a.m. 
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ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 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 Hours, Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round 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

Live at Billy Bob’s Texas Series Celebrates 20th Anniversary With Some of Country Music’s Biggest Stars’ Recordings

 

LIVE AT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS SERIES
CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH SOME OF
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS’ RECORDINGS

Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe Recordings Turned Into AXS-TV Specials

In 1998, in partnership with Smith Music Group, led by Rick Smith, Sr., Billy Bob’s Texas began recording live performances from select artists taking the stage of the award-winning nightclub to be part of their Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series. The series launched with back to back recordings of Pat Green and Merle Haggard. Now, in 2018, the famed series is celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

“The Live at Billy Bob’s recordings give music fans who haven’t been to The World’s Largest Honky Tonk an opportunity to hear and feel the energy of a live show,” says Billy Bob’s VP of Marketing, Pam Minick. “For those who have experienced it in person, it’s another chance to relive it all over again. The series really captures the diversity of Billy Bob’s as we’ve recorded everything from Texas music newcomers to country music legends.”

Artists who have participated in the series range from national country music stars like Tanya Tucker, Roy Clark, T. Graham Brown, Exile, Johnny Lee, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, Lynn Anderson, Joe Diffie, Janie Fricke, Earl Thomas Conley, Eddy Raven, Michael Martin Murphey, Doug Stone, T.G. Sheppard and John Conlee to the biggest names on the Texas music scene including Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland & the Stragglers, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue, Charlie Robison and more.

Billy Bob’s Texas is known for making cameo appearances in many music videos and several movies, but the Live at Billy Bob’s Texas series made its way to the television screen with Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, The Charlie Daniels Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and David Allan Coe’s concert recordings filmed and aired on AXS-TV, which continue to re-air.

“It was such an honor and thrill to record my CD, Live at Billy Bob’s, because I could take that story all across the country, raving about the biggest honky-tonk in America! – Janie Fricke

“I remember recording my Live at Billy Bob’s project. There was a huge crowd there that night and they were hootin’ & hollerin’. It continues to be one of our best selling CDs and people tell me all the time how much they like it! Thanks to Smith Music Group and Billy Bob’s! – T. Graham Brown

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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ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. Golden Nugget offers more than 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 Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Lillie’s Asian Cuisine, Red Sushi, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round 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.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM 

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AT
NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

MUSICAL TRIBUTE EVENT RECOGNIZED SPECIAL HONOREES & OFF-CAMERA CATEGORY WINNERS FROM THE 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

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Two-Hour Special to Air Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network

NASHVILLE, TN – AUGUST 23: Honorees Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, and George Strait attend the 11th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on August 23, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for ACM)

Earlier this evening, the Academy of Country Music® presented the 11th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™. Portions of the event, held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 15 (9:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

The event, sponsored by City National Bank, featured a star-studded lineup of live performances and award presentations celebrating Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), “Nashville” (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening also honored winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Awards recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

Highlights from the event include:

  • Hillary Scott opened the evening with a performance of “The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia” and was then joined by Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild for a powerful duet performance of “Does He Love You” for which they received a standing ovation. The duo then welcomed Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman for a special performance of “Little Rock” in tribute to Reba McEntire. Fairchild, Schlapman, and Scott then presented McEntire with the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.
  • Kelsea Ballerini performed “Legends” before receiving her award, which was presented to her by Lady Antebellum. Following her acceptance speech, Ballerini performed a medley of #1 hits including “Dibs,” “Love Me Like You Mean It,” and “Peter Pan.”
  • Chris Stapleton performed “When Did You Stop Loving Me,” and Alan Jackson performed a medley of “Marina Del Rey” and “The Fireman” in tribute to George Strait before he accepted his award to a standing ovation. Following his acceptance speech, Strait took the stage and performed “Here For A Good Time” to a dancing audience to close out the evening. Reigning Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean presented the award to Strait.
  • Chris Janson performed “A Boy Named Sue” and “Cover of the Rolling Stone” in tribute to Shel Silverstein, who received his award posthumously. Silverstein’s family friend Susan Nadler accepted the award from Janson on Silverstein’s behalf.
  • Toby Keith performed “Should’ve Been A Cowboy” and “Who’s Your Daddy?” after songwriter Jimmy Webb presented him with his award.
  • Maren Morris performed “Galveston” in tribute to the late Glen Campbell.
  • Brad Paisley performed “My Tennessee Mountain Home” in tribute to Dolly Parton.
  • Bobby Bones presented Bob Kingsley with his award, after which Thomas Rhett sang a medley of his hits “Die A Happy Man” and “Craving You.”
  • Songwriter Ross Copperman introduced Little Big Town, who performed “When Someone Stops Loving You,” written by Lori McKenna, before presenting McKenna with the award.
Additional off-camera highlights included:
  • Brett Young presented Studio Recording and Industry Award winners with their awards prior to the show taping.
  • Cassadee Pope presented the television series “Nashville” with the Tex Ritter Film Award. “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten performed “Sanctuary” in a special moment before CMT’s Frank Tanki, Opry Entertainment’s Steve Buchanan, and Lionsgate’s Russell Ziecker accepted the award.
Presenters who took the stage at the event included Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Chris Janson, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, Jimmy Webb, and Brett Young.Below is a full list of special award recipients:

SPECIAL AWARDS

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009.  Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

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

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992.  Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

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

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category ­– has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Foxwoods Resort and Casino – Mashantucket, CT
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Tortuga Music Festival – Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s Live – Rosemont, IL
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Lenore Kinder – AEG Live
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm – Joe’s Live
STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS
(Note: ** Indicates a tie.)
  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Miles McPherson
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac & Danny Rader**
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

Tanya Tucker Performs on the TODAY Show, to Appear on Inside Edition, Closer Weekly, Fox News Edge, The Insider, SiriusXM and MORE!

 

TANYA TUCKER PERFORMS ON THE TODAY SHOW, TO APPEAR ON INSIDE EDITION, CLOSER WEEKLY, FOX NEWS EDGE, THE INSIDER, LIFEMINUTE, CELEBRITY PAGE, SIRIUSXM AND MORE!

Groundbreaking country music icon Tanya Tucker opened up for the first time on NBC’s TODAY Show about her musical tribute to Glen Campbell and performed “Forever Loving You” this morning (click here to watch). Tucker also graces the cover of Closer Weekly on newsstands now and will appear on Inside Edition, Fox News Edge, The Insider, Lifeminute, Celebrity Page, SiriusXM and MORE during her NYC media blitz.

While their relationship and breakup made headlines years ago, Tucker channeled her heartfelt feelings for Campbell in “Forever Loving You” and is donating proceeds to Alzheimer’s research.

Tucker co-wrote “Forever Loving You” with Michael Lynn Rogers and Rusty Crowe, a Tennessee State Senator who co-sponsored the Campbell/Falk Act. The Tennessee law protects communication rights for people who’ve become wards of the state and those who have conservators over their financial and living situations.

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TANYA TUCKER 2017 TOUR:
Aug. 25 Greenup Cumberland County Fair – Greenup, Ill.
Aug. 26 Secrest Auditorium – Zanesville, Ohio
Aug. 30 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Aug. 31 Minnesota State Fair – Saint Paul, Minn.
Sept. 09 Sugar Creek Casino – Hinton, Okla.
Sept. 15 Rialto Square Theatre – Joliet, Ill.
Sept. 16 Andy Williams Moon River Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Sept. 23 5D Steakhouse & Lounge – Yorktown, Texas
Oct. 06 Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, Texas
Oct. 07 House Pasture Cattle Company – Concan, Texas
Oct. 22 Festival Grounds – Niceville, Fla.
Dec. 05 Higley Center For The Performing Arts – Gilbert, Ariz.
Dec. 08 Harris Center For The Arts – Folsom, Calif.
Dec. 10 Parker Arts – Parker, Colo.
Dec. 12 Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada
May 05 Mill Town Music Hall – Bremen, Ga.

ABOUT TANYA TUCKER:
In 1974, Rolling Stone ran a cover story on Tanya Tucker with the headline that said “You’re Gonna Hear From Me.” Truer words have never been spoken. The country music icon’s sultry voice and vivacious stage presence makes her one of the most admired and respected female vocalists in the country music genre. Tanya’s reign includes 23 Top 40 albums and a string of 56 Top 40 singles, 10 of which reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts. Along the way, she has provided some of the biggest country music hits of each decade, including, “Delta Dawn,” “Soon,” “Two Sparrows in a Hurricane,” “It’s a Little Too Late,” “Trouble” and “Texas (When I Die),” just to name a few. Tucker is also the recipient of numerous awards, including two CMAs, two ACMs and three CMT awards. In August 2016, the Academy of Country Music honored Tucker with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award during the 10th Annual ACM Honors™. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections and digital downloads have topped 25 million records worldwide. For more information, visit TanyaTucker.com.

Academy of Country Music Announces Special Award Honorees

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES
KELSEA BALLERINI, ERIC CHURCH, TOBY KEITH, BOB KINGSLEY, REBA McENTIRE, “NASHVILLE,” WILLIE NELSON, DOLLY PARTON, SHEL SILVERSTEIN AND GEORGE STRAIT

ACM HONORS™ TV SPECIAL TO TAPE AUGUST 23RD
FOR BROADCAST AT A LATER DATE ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
FOR 2ND CONSECUTIVE YEAR

 

The Academy of Country Music® announced today the winners of the Special Awards for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Honorees will be celebrated during the 11th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

Additional off-camera categories to be feted at ACM HONORS include to-be-announced Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards, along with previously announced Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna. McKenna is the first female to win in the ACM Songwriter of the Year category.

The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors for specific achievements. Please note that titles of select Special Awards have been updated, as noted within each category listed below. Recipients of Special Awards for the 11th Annual ACM HONORS include:

 

Cliffie Stone ICON Award – George Strait has been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Icon Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry such as songwriting, recording, production, touring, film, television, literary works, philanthropic contributions and other goodwill efforts.

With 61 No. 1 singles under his belt, George Strait has captivated the charts for longer than any other artist in any genre. Winning his first ACM Award for 1984’s Male Vocalist of the Year, “King George” went on to build his country kingdom one great song at a time. Now-classic hits like “Amarillo by Morning,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” “The Fireman,” “The Chair” and “Give It Away” established Strait’s smooth voice and no-nonsense style, making his live show a must-see event. Strait is one of the best-selling artists of all time with 100 million albums sold worldwide. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 and was named the Academy’s Dick Clark Artist of the Decade in 2009. Though he officially retired from the road after his Cowboy Rides Away tour wrapped in 2014, Strait continues to pack houses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with his “2 Nights of Number 1s” show featuring all his number one hits performed live.

The Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award has been renamed the Cliffie Stone Icon Award.

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

GARY HABER LIFTING LIVES AWARD – Dolly Parton has been chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others, voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors.

Dolly Parton has held many titles over her storied 50-year career – singer, songwriter, actress, legend—but philanthropist is one that is close to her heart. Since her earliest days of stardom, Dolly has used her celebrity to support the causes she loves most. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library has to date provided 100 million books to preschool children in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. In 2016, Parton stepped up to raise money for victims of the massive wildfires in her native East Tennessee. Hosting Smoky Mountains Rise, a three-hour telethon, Dolly helped raise more than $10 million for the Dollywood Foundation’s My People Fund, which provided money for temporary housing for families that lost their homes in the fires.

The Humanitarian Award has been renamed/incorporated into the existing Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Past recipients of the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award and Humanitarian Award include Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Lonestar, Martina McBride, Neal McCoy, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, Rascal Flatts, LeAnn Rimes and Carrie Underwood.

GENE WEED MILESTONE AWARD – Kelsea Ballerini has been chosen as the recipient of the Gene Weed Milestone Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of country music during the preceding calendar year.

Kelsea Ballerini went straight to the top of the charts with her first single, 2014’s “Love Me Like You Mean It.” Her self-penned debut was just the beginning of her winning streak. Her next two singles, 2015’s “Dibs” and 2016’s “Peter Pan,” also went to No. 1, making Ballerini the first female solo artist to have three consecutive No. 1 singles from a debut album since Wynonna Judd in 1992. Ballerini was named the ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year for 2015, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 59th Grammy Awards and came in at No. 2 on the Forbes “30 Under 30 – Music” list. Having wrapped up her first headlining tour, aptly titled “The First Time Tour,” Ballerini is currently working on a new album and is hitting the road with Thomas Rhett on his 2017 Home Team Tour.

The Crystal Milestone Award and Gene Weed Special Achievement Awards have been combined and renamed the Gene Weed Milestone Award.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award and the Gene Weed Milestone Award include Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, George Burns, Kenny Chesney, Jeff Foxworthy, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Loretta Lynn, Little Big Town, Willie Nelson, Jennifer Nettles, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Carrie Underwood.

Mae Boren Axton SERVICE Award – Bob Kingsley and Reba McEntire have been chosen as the recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award. This award is presented to an outstanding country music artist, duo/group or industry leader in recognition of years of dedication and service to the Academy of Country Music.

One of the most recognizable radio voices in the world, Bob Kingsley has been a friend to both country fans and country artists for generations. As host and executive producer of Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40, the Texas resident has been inducted into both the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame and the National Radio Hall of Fame. Early in his career as a young disc jockey at KFOX in Los Angeles, Kingsley became involved with the fledgling Academy of Country and Western Music, which would eventually be called the Academy of Country Music. He won the Academy’s On-Air Personality of the Year award for 1966 and 1967. He was first elected to the Academy’s board of directors in 1967. He has since won a third ACM trophy for National On-Air Personality of the Year (2006) and continues to serve on the board today, making Kingsley the Academy’s longest-serving board member.

For more than 30 years Reba McEntire has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Academy of Country Music. Hosting her first ACM Awards in 1986 at Knott’s Berry Farm, McEntire has returned to the ACM stage as a host for a record 14 times—-eight of those solo. A 14-time ACM Award winner (including 7 as ACM Female Vocalist of the Year), Reba has also been an avid supporter of the Academy’s charitable efforts, donating her time and talents to numerous ACM specials and other events supporting ACM Lifting Lives. In 2017, Reba partnered with the Academy and Omaze to offer a fan a chance to meet her backstage in Vegas, with proceeds from the auction going to ACM Lifting Lives.

The Mae Boren Axton Award has been renamed the Mae Boren Axton Service Award.

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

MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD – Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of country legend and 20-time ACM Award Winner Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.

Over 12 years and five studio albums, Eric Church has established himself as an artist who stays true to an uncompromising path. As an intense performer and songwriter, he has brought to life the eternal themes of life, love and heartbreak in his own hellraising way through songs like “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Springsteen,” “Give Me Back My Hometown” and “Record Year.” He has also bucked convention in the way his recorded and live music is delivered. He surprised fans—and the media—with his 2015 album, Mr. Misunderstood, which landed in the mailboxes of his fan club members without any promotion first before going out to the general public and the media the next day. For the 2017 60-city “Holdin’ My Own Tour,” Church went out solo without a support act and played two sets himself. Church holds five ACM awards, including Album of the Year, Vocal Event of the Year, Video of the Year, New Solo Vocalist of the Year and the ACM Jim Reeves International Award.

Past recipients of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award include Miranda Lambert.

Poet’s Award – Toby Keith, Willie Nelson and Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) have been chosen to receive the Poet’s Award. This award is presented to a country music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.

Toby Keith has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is routinely cited as one of country’s top businessmen with bars, restaurants, race horses and golf courses to his name, but it’s his accolades as a songwriter than mean the most to the Oklahoma native. Keith began writing as a teenager and charted his first self-penned No. 1 with his debut single, “Should’ve Been a Cowboy.” Since then, he has pretty much ignored the Nashville tradition of cutting Music Row writers’ songs and personally written or co-written just about every song he’s ever recorded. Among the highlights of his two-decade hit-making career are blue-collar anthems “How Do You Like Me Now,” “Beer for My Horses,” “I Love This Bar” and “American Soldier.” A 12-time ACM Award winner, Keith was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015.

Willie Nelson is an American treasure, and the songs he has written will stand the test of time. Writing since the age of six, the Texas native has penned tunes that are part of the very foundation of country music. His credits as a songwriter include classics for other artists including “Crazy” (Patsy Cline), “Funny How Time Slips Away” (Ray Price) and “Hello Walls” (Faron Young). He co-wrote the outlaw anthem “Good-Hearted Woman” with his friend Waylon Jennings. Nelson’s signature song, “On the Road Again,” won the Grammy for Best Country Song in 1980. Willie was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1973 and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001.

The late Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously) is known the world over as the offbeat poet and cartoonist behind beloved children’s books Where the Sidewalk Ends and The Giving Tree, but he was also an accomplished songwriter. Silverstein penned inventive songs about unusual characters for a variety of artists, including “One’s On the Way” for Loretta Lynn, “Marie Laveau” for Bobby Bare and the classic rock anthem “Cover of the Rolling Stone” for Dr. Hook. He brought his madcap imagination to the song, “A Boy Named Sue,” which became a No. 1 hit for Johnny Cash. The song won the 1969 Grammy for Best Country Song. Silverstein died of a heart attack in 1999 at the age of 68. He was posthumously inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Bob McDill, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker, Jimmy Webb and Hank Williams.

Tex Ritter FILM Award – “Nashville” has been chosen as the recipient of the Tex Ritter Film Award. This award recognizes an outstanding television movie, series or feature film released during the preceding calendar year which prominently features country music.

Now in its fifth season, “Nashville” continues to tell Music Row’s stories to a world-wide audience. Airing domestically on CMT and Hulu, the hour-long drama is seen in 225 territories around the globe. Main characters Deacon Clayborne, Will Lexington, Avery Barkley, Gunnar Scott and Scarlett O’Connor have made real-life music stars out of actors Charles Esten, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio and Claire Bowen. The cast has released 17 soundtrack albums on Big Machine Records and has toured regularly, playing to sold-out crowds in both the United States and abroad. The show has been credited as part of the recent tourism boom in the city of Nashville, which has seen an amazing increase in visitors over the past five years.

Past recipients of the Tex Ritter Film Award include Beer For My Horses, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Country Strong, Crazy Heart, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, O Brother, Where Art Thou, Sweet Dreams and Walk the Line, among others.

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD – Previously announced winner Lori McKenna – the first female to win this category – has been chosen as the recipient of the Songwriter of the Year Award. This award is presented to an individual known predominately as a songwriter, selected by a Professional Panel of judges composed of songwriters, publishers, producers, and performing rights organization representatives.

Lori McKenna has never lived in Nashville, yet she’s gradually become one of the most sought-after co-writers in Music City. At her kitchen table in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she wrote a heartfelt message to her five kids in the form of “Humble and Kind.” Tim McGraw carried the song to No. 1, and it also led to McKenna winning her second consecutive Grammy for Country Song of the Year. The first one was for Little Big Town’s triple-platinum single, “Girl Crush.” One of McKenna’s earliest champions was Faith Hill, who recorded “Stealing Kisses” for 2005’s Fireflies. McKenna continued recording her own albums as more stars cut her songs, including Hunter Hayes (“I Want Crazy”) and Keith Urban (“The Luxury of Knowing”). She released a new album, The Bird & The Rifle, in 2016. The project received a Grammy nod for Best Americana Album, while “Wreck You” was up for Best American Roots Performance and Best American Roots Song. She is a co-writer on Little Big Town’s new single, “Happy People.”

Past recipients of the Songwriter of the Year Award include Ross Copperman, Dallas Davidson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Roger Miller.

About ACM Honors:
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors takes place Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and will be produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast at a later date (date to be announced) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

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

 

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), and Clint Black (Dec. 14), with additional artists to be announced at a later date.

John Michael Montgomery – Dec. 7 (On Sale Soon)
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 (On Sale Soon)
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 (On Sale Soon)
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).”

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.”

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 $29, plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call (866) 946-5336.

 

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 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 Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, an outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc., introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort. In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at GoldenNugget.com.

Garth Brooks Joins Lineup For February 8 Tribute To Randy Travis

GARTH BROOKS JOINS LINEUP FOR FEBRUARY 8 TRIBUTE TO RANDY TRAVIS

Tickets On Sale Now to 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis

Joining the star-studded tribute to Randy Travis on February 8, 2017, will be CMA Entertainer of the Year, Garth Brooks. Tickets for the historic night are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

“Mary and I are so blessed to have amazing friends all over this industry. Garth Brooks is an amazing artist who always entertains everyone in the house, I am humbled by his involvement,” said Travis.

The event, titled 1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis, will also feature performances from over 30 artists including Alabama, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown, Mark Chesnutt, James Dupre, Jeff Foxworthy, Montgomery Gentry, Ben Haggard, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, Alison Krauss, Neal McCoy, Scotty McCreery, William Michael Morgan, Joe Nichols, Paul Overstreet, Shane Owens, Michael Ray, Collin Raye, Ricky Skaggs, Kenny Rogers, Daryle Singletary, Michael W. Smith, The Bellamy Brothers, The Randy Travis Band, Ricky Traywick, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Josh Turner, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks, Wynonna, Chris Young with more still to be announced.

A portion of the proceeds will go to the Randy Travis Foundation; a 501(c)3 non-profit that raises money for stroke research and rehabilitation.

In October, Randy Travis was officially inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. The multi-platinum country giant suffered a massive stroke in 2013 and has since made miraculous strides towards recovery. He recently sang “Amazing Grace” at his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony as well as the tagline to his iconic “Forever and Ever, Amen” at the 2016 CMA Awards in November alongside numerous country legends and stars.

1 Night. 1 Place. 1 Time: A Heroes and Friends Tribute to Randy Travis is produced by Mary Travis along with Tony Conway of Conway Entertainment Group /Ontourage Management , Mike Smardak of Outback Concerts of Tennessee, Inc. who is also the promoter of the event and Kirt Webster of Webster and Associates.

About Garth Brooks
Garth Brooks recently won Entertainer of the Year at the CMA Awards for a fifth time, a first for any artist. He is also the first artist in history to receive 7 Diamond awards for the now seven albums certified by the RIAA at over 10 million album sales each and remains the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history certified by the RIAA with over 138 million album sales. He has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. Garth has been inducted into the International Songwriters Hall of Fame in New York, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Country Music Hall of Fame and most recently, the Musicians Hall of Fame.

Garth is currently on the three year Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood. The tour began with 11 sold out shows at the Allstate Arena in Chicago. The tour is smashing records previously held by such acts as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and even Garth Brooks. In two years the tour is approaching 5 MILLION tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world.

Garth has also launched Inside Studio G, a weekly Facebook Live series. It airs every Monday on Garth’s Facebook page at 7:00 PM EDT.

 

You can follow him at:
facebook.com/GarthBrooks
twitter.com/garthbrooks
instagram.com/garthbrooks

About Randy Travis
With lifetime sales in excess of 20 million, Randy Travis is one of the biggest country record sellers of all time and the most recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 10 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors. In addition, three of his performances earned CMA Song of the Year honors, “On the Other Hand” (1986), “Forever and Ever Amen” (1987) and “Three Wooden Crosses” (2003). To date, he has 18 No. 1 singles, 29 top-10 smashes and more than 40 appearances in feature films and television shows to his credit. Ten of his albums are Gold Records. Eight are Platinum. Two have gone Double Platinum. One is Triple Platinum and another is Quintuple Platinum. In 2004, Randy was honored with his own star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is honored on the Music City Walk of Fame in Nashville, TN. He has been a member of the cast of the Grand Ole Opry since 1986. Since his near fatal stroke in 2013, with the help of his wife Mary and vigorous physical therapy, Randy continues to make improvements in his speaking, walking, and yes, singing.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas Welcomes Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special to its National Finals Rodeo Entertainment Lineup

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas Welcomes Southern Rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special to its National Finals Rodeo Entertainment Lineup
Lynyrd Skynyrd
 Golden Nugget Las Vegas, the city’s premiere destination for National Finals Rodeo entertainment, will welcome to the stage Lynyrd Skynyrd and .38 Special at The Grand Event Center. Lynyrd Skynyrd will perform on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. and .38 Special will perform Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
The two groups, both founded in Jacksonville, Florida, were at the forefront of the Southern Rock sound that roared out of the city in the 1970s. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s knack for songwriting, from ballad’s like “Tuesday’s Gone” and “Free Bird,” to rollicking hits “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Gimme Three Steps,” combined with a bluesy delivery, made them the definitive artists of the genre.
.38 Special’s breakout hit “Hold On Loosely” appeared on their popular album “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys” (1981) and has since been featured on television, in film, and on several compilation albums. With sales in excess of 20 million, .38 Special’s fan-favorite hits include “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more.
Among the other artists headlining the Golden Nugget Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo entertainment lineup are:
  • Terri Clark │ December 1
  • Tanya Tucker │ December 4
  • Brenda Lee | December 5
  • Charlie Daniels Band | December 6
  • A Wynonna & The Big Noise Christmas│December 8
  • Trace Adkins │December 9

Charlie Daniels Band

Golden Nugget Las Vegas will host world-class country performances starting Thursday, Dec. 1. All concerts will be held in The Grand Event Center following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $29, plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call 866-946-5336.
 Tanya Tucker
ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 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; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort.  In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas announces all-star entertainment lineup for National Finals Rodeo 2016

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas announces all-star entertainment lineup for National Finals Rodeo 2016

 

Boots and belt buckles will descend upon downtown Las Vegas during National Finals Rodeo, when Golden Nugget Las Vegas will host an all-star lineup of country music performers. Among the iconic artists who will take the stage in The Grand Event Center are Terri Clark, Tanya Tucker, Brenda Lee, Charlie Daniels Band, Wynonna & The Big Noise, and Trace Adkins. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.goldennugget.com.

Terri Clark │ December 1
Terri Clark is an eight time Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has also taken home the Canadian Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. Clark has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, with six number ones in both Canada and the U.S. including “Better Things To Do” and “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.”

Tanya Tucker

Tanya Tucker │ December 4
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).”

Brenda Lee | December 5
Get ready for a knee-slapping, toe-tapping good time with one of the most famous country singers in the world. Brenda Lee burst onto the music scene when she was just nine years old and has been wowing audiences ever since. With her chart-topping hits, including the iconic “I’m Sorry,” Lee is as much fun to watch as she is to listen to.

Charlie Daniels

Charlie Daniels Band | December 6
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.

Wynonna & The Big Noise│December 8
Country music royal Wynonna Judd became an icon for her eclectic artistry that fuses rock, blues, gospel, adult contemporary pop, folk, or Southern R&B. As one half of the mother-daughter duo, The Judds, she skyrocketed to stardom with hits including “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Grandpa,” and “Love Can Build a Bridge.” As a solo artist, she has recorded the hits “Only Love,” “No One Else on Earth,” and many more.

trace adkins

Trace Adkins │December 9
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more than 10 million albums. The GRAMMY-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross. His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Ladies Love Country Boys.”

Golden Nugget will host world-class country performances starting Thursday, Dec. 1. All concerts will be held in The Grand Event Center following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $29, plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call 866-946-5336.

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 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; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort. In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

Golden Nugget Las Vegas: the downtown destination for the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas: the downtown destination for the 2015 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo

Nightly performances by country music legends, an official Wrangler NFR barrel racer autograph session, viewing parties and more

 

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas celebrates the 31st anniversary of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo by providing non-stop action for all rodeo enthusiasts Dec. 3 – 12. The downtown resort transforms into NFR headquarters offering a full lineup of rodeo activities, including free viewing parties and meet-and-greets with riders, culminating nightly at The Grand Event Center, where the biggest names in country music will take the stage.

Additionally, hotel rooms for Wrangler National Finals Rodeo at Golden Nugget Las Vegas are now on sale with room rates starting at $59.

Headliner Entertainment:
The Golden Nugget will host seven world-class country performances Thursday, Dec. 3 – Friday, Dec. 11. All concerts will be held in The Grand Event Center following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets are now on sale with select shows starting at $39, plus taxes and fees. Tickets are available here. To book a room and show ticket package, call 866-946-5336.

Tanya Tucker │ December 3
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).”

Big and Rich │ December 4
Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Big Kenny and John Rich began their music careers in the late ’90s and released their first album, “Horse of a Different Color,” in 2004. Some of their biggest hits include “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” “8th of November,” and “Lost in This Moment.”

Trace Adkins │ December 5
Trace Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author and spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross.His hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This” and “Ladies Love Country Boys.”

Terri Clark │ December 6
Terri Clark is an eight time Canadian Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year and has also taken home the Canadian Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year award five times. Clark has made her mark on radio with more than twenty singles, with six number ones in both Canada and the U.S. including “Better Things To Do” and “Poor, Poor Pitiful Me.”

Merle Haggard │ December 7 and 8
For the fifth year in a row, Merle Haggard brings the biggest fans of country music to downtown Las Vegas for one of the best concerts of the year. A country legend and powerhouse, Haggard will entertain with some of his biggest hits including “Pancho Lefty” and “Twinkle, Twinkle Lucky Star.”

LeAnn Rimes │ December 9
LeAnn Rimes is one of the most successful entertainers with a career spanning more than two decades. With forty-four million albums sold, two Grammy awards, three Academy of Country Music awards and twelve Billboard Music awards, she has made her mark in the world of both pop and country music. Her hits include “How Do I Live” and “Can’t Stop the Moonlight.”

Alabama │ December 10 and 11
Alabama is back at the Golden Nugget for two encore performances this year. The group has been named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association three times, Entertainer of the Year by the Academy of Country Music five times and was also named Artist of the Decade by the Academy of Country Music. Iconic hits include “Mountain Music” and “If You’re Gonna Play in Texas.”

Nightly Viewing Parties:
Get into the action with live nightly Wrangler NFR broadcasts in The Gordie Brown Showroom. The giant screen closed-circuit viewing parties receive rave reviews from rodeo fans, making it the best spot to view all the action. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free with food and drink specials available for purchase. The rodeo will also be broadcasted in the Race and Sports Book, Rush Lounge, Gold Diggers and at various bars throughout the property.

Barrel Racer Autograph Session:
Meet and greet the Top 15 Wrangler NFR barrel racing contestants at the Golden Nugget sponsored autograph session on Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 12-2 p.m. in front of The Grand Event Center. Contestants that will be present include Callie Duperier, Lisa Lockhart, Sarah Rose McDonald, Mary Walker, Sherry Cervi and more!

Giddy-Up at Gold Diggers:
Overlooking the famous Fremont Street Experience, Gold Diggers Nightclub goes country in honor of the Wrangler NFR. Hit the dance floor for top 40 hits all night long. Enjoy nightly drinkspecials sponsored by Jack Daniels and Coors Light.

Food and Beverage Specials:
Visit the Golden Nugget’s world-class restaurants for one-of-a-kind Wrangler NFR dining specials. At Vic & Anthony’s, recent Silver State award recipient for Best Steakhouse, guests will enjoy specials including A5 Kobe beef, dry aged steaks and tomahawks. Red Sushi, downtown Las Vegas’ best sushi restaurant, will feature a special Cowboy Roll with jalapeno and beef topped with tempura crunch and teriyaki sauce.

Rush Lounge and Stage Bar go country featuring rodeo specials from $4, sponsored by Coors Light, Crown Royal and Crown Royal Regal Apple.

Round up at Bar 46 for NFR specials from $4, sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon and Coors Light.

Saddle up poolside with the Rodeo Burger Special. For $12, enjoy a juicy hamburger served with hickory BBQ sauce and onion rings accompanied by an ice cold Miller Light or Coors Light.

$7,000 Golden Horse Race:
Saddle up for the $7,000 Golden Horse Race Friday, Dec. 4 – Thursday, Dec. 10. 24K Select players earning 50 slot points on any participating machine at least one hour prior to the start of the race are eligible to participate. Participants will be prompted to select a horse on their slot machine screen. If a horse is not selected, the machine will randomly select one. Guests who select the winning horse for each race will split the $250 free slot play grand prize. Participants can play in four daily races at 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. For more information visit the 24K Select Player Club.

Spa & Salon Rodeo Specials:
Giddy up rodeo lovers. The Golden Nugget Spa & Salon is offering specialty treatments and giveaways perfect for every NFR fan! Specials begin November 20.

Saddle Up! 80-Minute Hot Stone Massage
After a long day at the rodeo, take aim at sore muscles, aching joints and rougher hides with the exclusive Saddle Up! Hot Stone Massage, which incorporates Arnica and other soothing botanicals with desert hot stones. The 80-minute massage treatment, using a Trail Boss Bar and Ranch Hand Cream, is one-of-a-kind. Take home a complimentary gift of Cowgirl™ Body Products to continue the Spa experience at home!
80 Minutes / $245

Desert Recovery 80-Minute Facial
Escape the ranch and indulge in the timeless Desert Recovery Facial! This 80-minute treatment wrangles wrinkles and tired skin. The facial is chocked full of Vitamins C & E, Neroli and Jojoba oils. Experience this one-of-a-kind treatment that transforms skin from rawhide to radiant.
80 Minutes / $230

PULL THE TRIGGER! Cowgirl™ Gift Basket Raffle December 1 – 13
Get rowdy and try your luck with the PULL THE TRIGGER! Cowgirl™ Gift Basket, featuring an array of products from Cowgirl™ Skin Care! Starting December 1, book an 80-Minute Desert Recovery Facial or an 80-Minute Saddle Up! Hot Stone Massage at the Spa & Salon to earn an entry into the raffle. To enter turn a Spa & Salon receipt in to Style & Trend. On December 13, three lucky raffle winners will be announced.

After a western-inspired service at the Spa, take the receipt to Style & Trend or 1946 and receive a special 10% discount on all retail. Take advantage of an additional 5% off with a purchase of $100 or more.

To book an appointment or learn more about the Golden Nugget Spa & Salon, visit goldennugget.com or call 702-386-8845.

For more information or to book accommodations at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino, call toll free at 800-634-3454 or visit www.goldennugget.com.

ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS
The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 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; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante and Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000-gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

About the Wrangler NFR
The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the 2014 PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR. www.prorodeo.com

Country Trio Trick Pony Rides into the Suncoast Showroom Dec. 5

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Country Trio Trick Pony Rides into the Suncoast Showroom Dec. 5

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Nashville-based country band Trick Pony brings its 1970s-influenced outlaw country-rock performance to the Suncoast Showroom Dec. 5.

Trick Pony was formed in 1996 by guitarist Keith Burns and bassist Ira Dean. The two crossed paths five years prior while working as backing musicians for country music stars Joe Diffie and Tanya Tucker. Burns and Dean decided to form a group that was comprised of two men and a woman. Soon after, Burns and Dean welcomed singer, guitarist and harmonica player Heidi Newfield to the group.

The group spent several years perfecting its sound by playing in clubs across the southern United States. In 2000, the group signed a record deal with Warner Bros. Records and released its self-titled debut album. The album’s first single, “Pour Me,” peaked at #12 on Billboard’s Hot Country chart. The group’s first album also yielded two additional charting singles, “On a Night Like This” and “Just What I Do,” and was certified gold within a year of its release.

On the heels of its initial success, the trio released “On a Mission” in 2002, and found itself in the top-20 on the “Billboard 200” with the album’s title track. The group went on to release its third album, “R.I.D.E. (Rebellious Individuals Delivering Entertainment)” in 2005, four months before Newfield left the band to pursue a solo career.

Newfield was replaced by Aubrey Collins, a singer-songwriter who had previously appeared on ABC’s “The One: Making a Music Star.” The group disbanded in 2008 after Collins’ departure. In 2013, the original band members reunited for a benefit concert in Boston and toured together until Dean departed for a solo career in 2014.

The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and tickets start from $20.18 plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office by calling 702.284.7777 or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

The performance by Trick Pony complements Boyd Gaming’s significant involvement in hosting events during Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR), including its inaugural three-day rodeo event, CINCH Boyd Gaming Chute-Out at the Orleans Arena; fan-favorite events National Finals Tonight show and Gary Leffew’s Legendary Buck’N Ball at The Orleans Hotel and Casino; Bob Tallman Celebrity Bowling Tournament at Gold Coast Hotel and Casino; and Roxy’s Buckin’ Bull Honky Tonk at Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall.

About Suncoast Hotel and Casino
Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and an 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.

Big and Rich Join Golden Nugget Las Vegas NFR Lineup Dec. 4

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Big and Rich Join Golden Nugget Las Vegas NFR Lineup Dec. 4

Tickets on sale now!

 

 

Country music duo Big and Rich join this year’s Wrangler National Finals Rodeo entertainment line-up at the Golden Nugget Las Vegas.

 

12/3: Tanya Tucker

12/4: Big and Rich

12/5: Trace Adkins

 

12/6: Terri Clark

12/7 – 12/8: Merle Haggard

12/9: LeAnn Rimes

 

12/10 -12/11: Alabama

 

Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Big Kenny and John Rich began their music careers in the late 90’s and released their first album, Horse of a Different Color, in 2004. Their biggest hits include “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy),” “8th of November,” and “Lost in this Moment.”

 

Big and Rich have been nominated for Country Music Association Awards Vocal Duo of the Year, American Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo and Country Music Television Music Awards Duo Video of the Year for “That’s Why I Pray.” Big and Rich also received a Ride of Fame in New York City in 2014. The Ride of Fame included several mobile monuments honoring public figures.

 

All concerts will be held in The Grand Event Center following the rodeo at 10 p.m. each night. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.goldennugget.com or by calling 866-946-5336. Select shows start at $19 plus tax and service fees. For room availability, call 800-634-3454 or visit www.goldennugget.com.

 

 

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ABOUT GOLDEN NUGGET LAS VEGAS

The Golden Nugget Las Vegas is the most luxurious resort on the Fremont Street Experience, and consistently receives critical acclaim for exceeding customer expectations. The Golden Nugget now offers more than 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; nightly entertainment with master impressionist and comedian Gordie Brown; world-class restaurants such as Grotto Italian Ristorante, Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse, Claim Jumper and Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar; a luxury spa and salon; and The Tank, a year-round outdoor swimming pool complete with a 200,000 gallon, live shark aquarium and the new H20 poolside lounge. Since 2005, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas has made more than $300 million in upgrades, renovations and expansions under Landry’s, Inc, introducing first-class accommodations, exquisite dining options and fun-filled entertainment venues. Throughout the upgrades, the Golden Nugget Las Vegas unveiled the Rush Tower in 2009, brought Las Vegas its first Chart House Restaurant and introduced a beautiful new pool, The Hideout, as well as expanded the gaming, entertainment and retail options at the luxury resort.  In 2014, the Golden Nugget invested $15 million in renovating the Gold Tower adding modern designs consistent with the upscale Rush Tower and invested $6.5 million transforming the Conference Center into a modern business space. Hotel reservations and additional information are available by calling 800-634-3454 or by visiting online at www.goldennugget.com.

 

About the Wrangler NFR

The Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR), considered the world’s premier rodeo, features 10 straight days of the best in rodeo competition, with a total of 120 contestants competing every night in seven events. Each December, the top 15 contestants, based on the PRCA World Standings, in bareback riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, barrel racing, and bull riding qualify to compete at the Wrangler NFR. www.prorodeo.com