Country Cruising Announces Concert Schedule Featuring Country Music’s Hottest Acts: Chris Young, Kelsea Ballerini, Montgomery Gentry, LOCASH and More

COUNTRY CRUISING ANNOUNCES CONCERT SCHEDULE FEATURING COUNTRY MUSIC’S HOTTEST ACTS CHRIS YOUNG, KELSEA BALLERINI, MONTGOMERY GENTRY, LOCASH AND MORE

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Country Music Cruising Experience Set For January 14-19, 2017 Over 70 Percent Sold; Cabins Begin at $1199

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With one of the hottest lineups at sea, Country Cruising is set to sail in January 2017. The experience will feature on-board activities unmatched by other cruise lines including nightly shows on the main stage, performances around the ship, autograph sessions, a songwriters workshop, line dancing, artist photo opportunities and more.

Country Cruising Performance Schedule:
Saturday
Main Stage Shows: Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, stars of “Nashville,”
Sail Away Party: LOCASH
Colony Club Stage: Ray Scott, Dallas Smith
Centrum Stage: Lucas Hoge

Sunday
Main Stage Shows: Montgomery Gentry and Phil Vassar
Deck Party: Halfway to Hazard
Late Night Deck Party: Diamond Rio
Colony Club Stage: Tate Stevens, Olivia Lane, Lucy Angel

Monday
Main Stage Shows: Montgomery Gentry and Phil Vassar
Deck Party BBQ: LOCASH
Pool Stage: Olivia Lane, Ray Scott, Lucy Angel
Colony Club Stage: Dallas Smith, Lucas Hoge, Tate Stevens

Tuesday
Early Main Stage Show: Chris Young
Late Main Stage Show: Kelsea Ballerini
Sail Away Party: Diamond Rio
Late Night Deck Party: Chasing Crazy/Clark Hill Jam Session
Colony Club Stage: Ray Scott, Lucas Hoge

Wednesday
Early Main Stage Show: Kelsea Ballerini
Late Main Stage Show: Chris Young
Pool Stage: Lucas Hoge, Dallas Smith, Halfway to Hazard, Tate Stevens
Colony Club Stage: Olivia Lane, Lucy Angel

The full lineup for the five day cruise includes a trio of the hottest artists today – Kelsea Ballerini, LOCASH, and Chris Young, in addition to “Nashville” cast members Charles Esten and Clare Bowen, as well as longtime fan favorites Montgomery Gentry, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, and Halfway To Hazard. The cruise’s organizers go the extra mile by providing a wide array of talent on the Brilliance of the Seas® with the top newcomers in the format being represented on the cruise – Lucas Hoge, Tate Stevens, Platinum-selling Canadian artist Dallas Smith, James Wesley, Olivia Lane, Lucy Angel, Australian act Viper Creek, Ray Scott, Clark Hill, Maggie Baugh, The Cains, Wesley Spangler and Bianca Moon.

Pricing begins at $1199 for interior rooms, ocean views are still available for $1399, Balcony for $1499, Superior Balcony for $1599 and Junior Suites for $1999. Country fans will want to get their cabins now, before this cruise sells out!

Country Cruising will set sail on January 14, 2017 from Tampa, and will stop in Key West before making its’ voyage to Cozumel, Mexico. The ship will arrive back in Tampa on January 19. Country Cruising offers the Country Music fan an amazing experience – a five night cruise, with accommodations and all meals taken care of during the event, as well as autograph sessions, photo opportunities, daily musical performances, and songwriter workshops. The Brilliance of the Seas ship is a beautiful Radiance-class ship that combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces. With acres of glass enclosing the nine-story central atrium, elevators facing the sea, and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, guests will never be at a loss for an incredible view.

For more information about tickets and payment plans, visit www.CountryCruising.com

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Performers Announced for The ACM Experience in Las Vegas, April 5-7

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JEWEL, KATIE ARMIGER, EASTON CORBIN, JERROD NIEMANN, DANIELLE PECK,
TATE STEVENS, CHARLIE WORSHAM, BLACKBERRY SMOKE, LOVE AND THEFT & MORE TO PERFORM AT THE ACM EXPERIENCE
A FREE-TO-THE-PUBLIC EVENT
AT THE ORLEANS HOTEL AND CASINO, APRIL 5-7, 2013

Bonus Special Events Recently Added Include
ACM Songwriter Show hosted by Dallas Davidson & Don Schlitz and
Sneak Peek of Scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,”
Starring Jewel, With Acoustic Performance

The Academy of Country Music announced today the line-up of free music performances and special events held during the open-to-the-public ACM EXPERIENCE, a family-friendly country music lifestyle event held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  Artists including Jewel, Katie Armiger, Easton Corbin, Jerrod Niemann, Danielle Peck, Tate Stevens, Charlie Worsham, Blackberry Smoke, Love and Theft and more will be featured.

Special ACM EXPERIENCE music events (full schedule below) include:

  • Sneak peek of scenes from the upcoming Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,” starring Jewel as June Carter Cash, including a LIVE acoustic performance by Jewel
  • ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom will bring the fan experience akin to Nashville’s Bluebird Café to Las Vegas!  Hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone.
  • Free-to-the-public performances on many stages throughout the weekend, at Bourbon Street Lounge, Brendan’s and the Orleans Showroom in The Orleans Hotel and Casino and more

 

These musical performances join the ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a ticketed 2-day outdoor music festival on April 5 and 6, and culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013, both at the Orleans Arena.  The ACM Fan Jam is a remote location featured during the LIVE telecast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for these events are available at OrleansArena.com or by calling 888-234-2334.

The schedule for performances on the Cooper Tire Stage, presented by Digs4Gigs.com and PBR Rock Bar & Grill, located in the East Parking Lot of the Orleans Arena at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:

Friday, April 5 – 10:00am-10:00pm

  • 10:15am – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:25am – Wynn Williams  – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pm – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:45pm – Kalsey Kulyk Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 3:30pm – Barry Van Wie
  • 4:20pm – Kenny Foster
  • 5:25pm – Ray Scott
  • 6:40pm – Katie Armiger
  • 7:55pm – Danielle Peck

 

Saturday, April 6 – 11:00am-7:30pm

  • 10:00am – Wynn Williams – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 11:10am – Dave Russell – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 12:35pm – Kaila Tingle – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 1:40pm – Kalsey Kulyk – Digs4Gigs.com Talent Competition Finalist
  • 2:45pm – Kenny Foster
  • 4:00pm – Charlie Worsham
  • 5:45pm – Morgan Frazier

 

Sunday, April 7 – 10:00am-4:00pm

  • 10:00am – Barry Van Wie
  • 11:00am – Josh Ward
  • 12:00pm – Meghan Linsey
  • 1:00pm – Blackberry Smoke

 

The schedule for performances held in other Orleans Hotel and Casino venues at THE ACM EXPERIENCE includes:

 

Friday, April 5

  • 9:30pm-12:30am – performances by Kristen Kelly, Jerrod Niemann, Joanna Smith, Tate Stevens, Love and Theft, and The Henningsens at the Sony Green Room at Brendan’s Pub
  • 9:30pm-1:00am – performances by Easton Corbin, Sara Davidson, Eric Paslay, William Michael and Charlie Worsham, hosted by Ayla Brown at the WME Speakeasy at Bourbon Street Lounge
  • 9:30pm – “Ring of Fire” with Jewel in Orleans Showroom includes a sneak peek of scenes from the Lifetime Original Movie with an acoustic performance. “Ring of Fire” will make its world premiere on Lifetime on Monday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Friday, April 5 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

 

Saturday, April 6

  • 9:30pm–12:30am – performances by Dakota Bradley, Jaida Dreyer and Austin Webb at Streamsound Records at Bourbon Street Lounge
  • 10:00pm–12:30am – Meghan Linsey  hosts “Country Karaoke” at Brendan’s Pub
  • 9:30pm–11:30pm – ACM Songwriter Show at Orleans Showroom, hosted by Dallas Davidson and Don Schlitz and featuring ACM Song and Songwriter of the Year nominees Phil Barton, Johnny Bulford, Will Hoge, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally and Jon Stone. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 10am PT Saturday, April 6 (day of show only) from the Orleans Showroom Box Office inside the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

 

THE ACM EXPERIENCE and ACM EXPO hours of operation at The Orleans Hotel and Casino are Friday, April 5th – 10am – 10pm PST, Saturday, April 6th – 10am – 10pm PST and Sunday,  April 7th – 10am – 4pm PST.  For updates on all THE ACM EXPERIENCE activities, and times for music performances and artist appearances, please visit www.theacmexperience.com

 

About THE ACM EXPERIENCE:

THE ACM EXPERIENCE is a free, open-to-the public country music lifestyle event created for fans by the Academy of Country Music. The fan-focused, three-day event, held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, includes the ACM EXPO presented by Roper, ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event, Ram Ride and Drive, Cooper Tire Stage, Kraft Country Kitchen, the ticketed ACM Party for a Cause Festival and more. The events will culminate in the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Awards Concert, a ticketed event headlined by Brad Paisley, on Sunday, April 7, 2013. For updates on The ACM Experience, the ACM Awards and all Academy events, please log onto www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ACMawards.

Official 2013 ACM Awards ‘ZinePak Available March 26

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift & More Featured in Official 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards ‘ZinePak

Release Highlights Awards Nominees and New Artists in 120-Page Magazine with Exclusive Interviews and 35 Songs on 2 CDs; Available March 26, 2013 for only $10 exclusively at Walmart

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The Academy of Country Music and ‘ZinePak are proud to announce the release of the Official 2013 ACM Awards ‘ZinePak, a limited-edition package spotlighting 2013’s biggest names and brightest new stars.  The collection pairs a 120-page magazine with 35 songs on 2 CDs.  It also includes a ballot with this year’s ACM Awards nominees and an ACM bumper sticker. Leading up to the LIVE broadcast of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT  on the CBS Television Network, the ‘ZinePak will be  available at Walmart stores nationwide and Walmart.com. The package sells for $10.

 

“This year’s ACM ZinePak is just what the fans need to be ready when the ACM Awards air on April 7th,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative, PR & Production. “They can learn all about this year’s nominees, plus they can discover some great new artists on the horizon. We’re so thankful to our record label partners for helping us create such a great collection to celebrate the ACM Awards.”

 

This is the third partnership between the ACM and ‘ZinePak. The previous two compilations (2011 and 2012) both debuted in the Top 20 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

 

Disc One in the collection includes hit songs from all five Entertainer of the Year nominees: Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, and Taylor Swift. It also includes songs from superstars Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, and The Band Perry, as well as multiple-ACM Award Nominees Lee Brice, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Jana Kramer, Kacey Musgraves, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Love and Theft, and Thompson Square.

               

Disc Two includes hits from some of country’s brightest rising stars, including X Factor winner Tate Stevens and The Voice winner Cassadee Pope, along with 16 other artists.

 

All 35 artists lending songs to the compilation provided exclusive interviews, which can be found in the 120-page magazine accompanying the CDs. The magazine gives fans an inside look at the Academy, including the history behind the organization and the Awards, some of the most decorated artists in its history, and the important social and philanthropic activities happening year-round tied to ACM Lifting Lives.  It also includes interviews with GAC hosts Storme Warren and Suzanne Alexander, both longtime ACM veterans. The package also includes a ballot for fans to choose their picks in each category ahead of the Awards broadcast on April 7, and a collectible bumper sticker.

 

Production of the collection was overseen by New York-based entertainment company ‘ZinePak. ‘ZinePak co-founder Brittany Hodak said, “We are thrilled to partner with the Academy for the third straight year to create a ‘ZinePak for fans. This year’s package is definitely the best yet, including 35 songs and more than 500 exclusive interview responses from country artists. From what happens when Blake and Luke walk into a bar to the wildest thing they’ve ever seen happen at the award show, country’s superstars held nothing back when they answered the questions for this year’s ‘ZinePak.”

 

“We are proud to be able to offer this package to fans at the incredible value of $10,” added ‘ZinePak co-founder Kim Kaupe. “We’d like to thank our friends at ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program; Coors Lite, the official beer of the ACM Awards; and GAC – Great American Country – for their partnership on this project. We’re confident fans will enjoy this year’s package even more than the previous two.”

 

The track listing for the first disc is:

1. “Take A Little Ride” by Jason Aldean

2. “I Don’t Want This Night To End” by Luke Bryan

3. “Over You” by Miranda Lambert

4. “Over” by Blake Shelton

5. “Begin Again” by Taylor Swift

6. “Better Dig Two” by The Band Perry

7. “Southern Comfort Zone” by Brad Paisley

8. “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by Eli Young Band

9. “5-1-5-0” by Dierks Bentley

10. “More Than Miles” by Brantley Gilbert

11. “Whiskey” by Jana Kramer

12. “Here’s To The Good Times” by Florida Georgia Line

13. “Somebody’s Heartbreak” by Hunter Hayes

14. “Merry Go ‘Round” by Kacey Musgraves

15. “Hard To Love” by Lee Brice

16. “Angel Eyes” by Love and Theft

17. “If I Didn’t Have You” by Thompson Square

 

The track listing for the second disc is:

  1. “Beer With Jesus” by Thomas Rhett
  2. “Power of a Love Song” by Tate Stevens
  3. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” by Randy Houser
  4. “Stupid Boy” – by Cassadee Pope
  5. “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy” by Dylan Scott
  6. “Better I Don’t” by Chris Janson
  7. “Black and White” by Katie Armiger
  8. “Carolina” by Parmalee
  9. “American Beautiful” by The Henningsens
  10. “Don’t Ya” by Brett Eldredge
  11. “Fill In The Blank” by Greg Bates
  12. “Missin’ You Crazy” by Jon Pardi
  13. “Thank A Farmer” by James Wesley
  14. “Could It Be” by Charlie Worsham
  15. “Ain’t Easy” by Rachel Farley
  16. “Simple Life” by Drake White
  17. “Unwind It” by Dustin Lynch
  18. “He Loves To Make Me Cry” by Kristen Kelly

 

The package is currently available for pre-sale at Walmart.com (http://www.walmart.com/ip/23657482), and will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 26. Production will be limited to fewer than 45,000 copies.

 

The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

 

About ‘ZinePak

‘ZinePak (pronounced ZEEN-pack) is an entertainment company dedicated to enhancing the fan experience.  Its release configuration combines a small-format magazine with one or more CDs and exclusive merchandise items together into one engaging, exclusive package. ‘ZinePak has sold more than 1.25 million packages in the U.S. and 17 other countries in the past two years, with superstar artists including Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, KISS, Scotty McCreery, The Beach Boys, and dozens more. For more information, visit ZinePak.com.