TORI KELLY Brings ‘The Acoustic Sessions Tour’ to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 8 p.m.
Tickets on sale – Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m.
GRAMMY nominee Tori Kelly brings The Acoustic Sessions Tour to the intimate Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
Earlier today, Tori revealed the title and cover art for her new single, “Change Your Mind,” which will be released soon. “Never Alone” (Feat. Kirk Franklin) – the single from her new passion project, Hiding Place – claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot Gospel Songs chart last week. Tori is nominated for two GRAMMY Awards – Best Gospel Performance/Song for “Never Alone” and Best Gospel Album for Hiding Place.
Produced by Franklin, a 12-time GRAMMY Award winner, Hiding Place debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums chart, earning more first-week streams than any gospel album in history. Hiding Place also topped Billboard’s Gospel Streaming Songs and Gospel Digital Song Sales charts plus the Apple Music Christian genre chart. The collection features guest artists Lecrae, Jonathan McReynolds and The Hamiltones.
Tori’s 2015 debut album Unbreakable Smile entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and contained the Gold-certified singles “Nobody Love,” “Should’ve Been Us” and “Hollow.” Hailed as an artist to watch by such publications as Rolling Stone, USA Today and SPIN, she was nominated for a GRAMMY in the Best New Artist category and received the Billboard Women in Music Breakthrough Artist award. Unbreakable Smile has earned more than one billion cumulative streams worldwide and sold 1.3 million adjusted albums.
Tickets for Tori Kelly are $35, $40, $50 and $85, plus applicable fees and go on sale Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and guests under 21 must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets can be purchased at the Pearl Concert Theater box office, any Station Casinos Rewards Center or online at Ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.stationcasinoslive.com or www.palms.com. For exclusive ticket pre-sale information connect with Palms Casino Resort and the Pearl on Twitter @Palms and @PearlatPalms, Instagram @Palms and Facebook.
About Pearl Concert Theater
The Pearl is Las Vegas’ premier concert theater boasting accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders. The newly renovated venue features a stage just four feet from the floor with the farthest seat a mere 120 feet back, offering the utmost in intimate concert viewing. Private and semi-private skyboxes are located on each side of the venue offering private bars, lounges, and restrooms. The Pearl is a marvel of modern technology boasting top-of-the-line sound and video equipment throughout. Hard wired to Studio at the Palms, The Pearl allows artists to create a cost-effective live album with efficiency. For more information, please visit www.palms.com.
About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Aerosmith, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder and Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Theater at Park MGM; Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; and Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on Facebook, Instagram and follow us on Twitter.
About Station Casinos Entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station; Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station and Pearl Concert Theater, a premier concert theater accommodations for up to 2,500 ticket holders, and The Lounge at Palms Casino Resort. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos. UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE PEARL
Jan. 18-19, 23, 25-26 – Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 Presented by SiriusXM;
Tickets start at $34.95
Jan. 20 – STYX; Tickets start at $49.95
Feb. 2 – Machine Gun Kelly; Tickets start at $49
Feb. 8-9, 13, 15-16 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas;
Tickets start at $34.95
March 9 – Tori Kelly; Tickets start at $35
March 15 – Il Divo; Tickets start at $59.95
March 23 – Why Don’t We; Tickets start at $35.95
April 6 – NEEDTOBREATHE; Tickets start at $34.95
April 7 – Hozier; Tickets start at $45.95
May 10-11, 15, 17-18 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas;
Tickets start at $34.95
Aug. 23-24, 28, 30-31 – Lady Antebellum: Our Kind of Vegas;
Tickets start at $34.95
Oct. 4-5, 9, 11-12 – Billy Idol: Las Vegas 2019 Presented by SiriusXM; Tickets start at $34.95
NBC’S ANNUAL ‘CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER’ WELCOMES THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH STAR-STUDDED MUSICAL TELECAST ON WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30
Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood and the Radio City Rockettes Set to Perform
NBC celebrates the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree with “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. ET).
NBC’s “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The special will feature dazzling holiday performances from Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, the Radio City Rockettes and more.
Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on select NBC stations (7-8 p.m. ET). Check local listings.
The 84th annual tree lighting will feature a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.
For the eighth consecutive year, “Green Is Universal” — NBCUniversal’s sustainability initiative in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation — will kick off its annual tree-planting campaign during the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” broadcast. This year viewers can “Share a Tree” to a national forest, by using #ShareATree or visiting www.greenisuniversal.com to create and share an animated holiday story. Each action will contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s tree-planting efforts, funded by a $25,000 donation from NBCUniversal.
ABOUT THE HOSTS:
Matt Lauer has been co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” since January 1997. During his tenure, Lauer has conducted numerous remarkable and newsmaking interviews, including President Barack Obama, former President George W. Bush, Prince William and Prince Harry of Wales, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Capt. Richard Phillips. He has covered countless breaking news events, traveled to 49 different locations in his trademark “Where in the World Is Matt Lauer” series, and has anchored from the past eight Olympic Games. www.twitter.com/MLauer
Savannah Guthrie is the co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” as well as NBC News’ chief legal correspondent. Since joining “Today,” she has conducted a wide range of exclusive interviews with newsmakers, including President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power and former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords. Guthrie has anchored major breaking news events, including the Boston Marathon bombing, the Charlie Hebdo shooting in Paris and the 2013 Moore, Okla., tornado. As part of her work on “Today,” she received a 2011 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Morning Show. www.twitter.com/SavannahGuthrie
Al Roker has been the weather and feature anchor on NBC News’ “Today” since January 1996. Since July 2009 he has been co-host of the morning show “Wake Up with Al” on the Weather Channel. New York magazine has twice named Roker Best Weatherman. He serves as host of “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” the “Rose Bowl Parade” and appears on various specials on NBC. As CEO of Al Roker Entertainment, he produces programming for traditional TV networks as well as OTT and digital platforms. www.twitter.com/alroker
Hoda Kotb is the co-host of the fourth hour of “Today,” alongside Kathie Lee Gifford. Kotb has also been a “Dateline” correspondent since April 1998 and covered a variety of domestic and international stories, as well as human-interest pieces and features across all NBC News platforms. Since Gifford and Kotb teamed up in 2008, the fourth hour of “Today” has been hailed as “appointment television” by Entertainment Weekly, “uproarious and irresistible” by People, and “Today’s happy hour” by USA Today. Kotb is a New York Times Bestselling author for her book “Hoda: How I Survived War Zones, Bad Hair, Cancer and Kathie Lee.” www.twitter.com/hodakotb
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of music entertainment, penning classic songs such as “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time, achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, 41 career top 10 country albums, seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. Following last year’s holiday special, 2016’s “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will air Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m., and will unveil the next chapter in the life of young Dolly. www.twitter.com/DollyParton
No one in popular American music has recorded for so long and at such a high level of excellence than Tony Bennett. With millions of records sold worldwide and platinum and gold albums to his credit, Bennett has received 19 Grammys and the Grammy Lifetime Award. His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950s, including such chart-toppers as “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches” and a remake of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart.” He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including “I Wanna Be Around,” “The Good Life,” “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)” and his signature song,” I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” which garnered him two Grammy Awards. In celebration of Bennett’s 90th birthday this year, NBC will air the two-hour special “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come” Tuesday, Dec. 20 at 9 p.m. A companion CD, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90,” featuring the musical performances from the NBC special will be released Dec. 16 and Bennett’s latest book “Just Getting Started” will be released Nov. 15. www.twitter.com/itstonybennett
Throughout an illustrious and wide-ranging musical career, Neil Diamond has sold more than 125 million albums worldwide and has charted 37 Top 40 singles and 16 Top 10 albums both in the U.S. and internationally. A Grammy Award-winning artist, Diamond is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors bestowed upon songwriters. Diamond’s many other achievements include a Golden Globe Award, 13 Grammy nominations and 2009’s NARAS’s MusiCares Person of the Year award. In October, Diamond released his holiday collection “Acoustic Christmas,” featuring new recordings of holiday favorites and original tracks by Diamond. www.twitter.com/neildiamond
Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. Groban is the only artist who has had two albums land on Billboard’s list of 20 bestsellers of the last 10 years. In 2015, Groban released his seventh studio album, “Stages” — a collection of some of the greatest musical theater songs of all time, which Groban describes as “gorgeously arranged songs that have stood the test of time.” Groban is currently starring as “Pierre” in the new Broadway musical “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.” www.twitter.com/joshgroban
The 2016 Best New Artist Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter and producer has been hailed as an “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone, USA Today and Spin. The California native sold out her U.S. tour in support of her debut album, “Unbreakable Smile,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and includes the hits “Nobody Love” and “Should’ve Been Us.” “Unbreakable Smile” was reissued with two additional tracks: “Hollow,” which topped the Top 25 on pop radio and climbed on the Rhythmic charts, and a brand new song, “Something Beautiful.” This December, Kelly stars as Meena in the event film “Sing,” from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, alongside Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane and Scarlett Johansson. www.twitter.com/torikelly
Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters with more than 40 million albums sold worldwide. She is an eight-time Juno Award winner and a three-time Grammy Award winner. McLachlan’s landmark fifth album, the 10x-platinum “Surfacing,” contained two Grammy–winning tracks: “Building a Mystery” and “Last Dance.” In October, McLachlan released her holiday collection, “Wonderland,” featuring collaborations with Emmylou Harris, Martha Wainwright, Canadian quartet Half Moon Run and the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra. www.twitter.com/SarahMcLachlan
Jordan Smith showed the world his musical gift in 2015 when he became the bestselling artist in the history of “The Voice” and the winner of season nine. Smith’s honesty made history. Not only did he cement himself as “The Voice’s” biggest seller, moving 1.5 million singles in six months, but he launched eight songs to the Top 10 of iTunes— the first artist from any season to hit the iTunes Top 10 every single week of the Live Rounds. He also became one of two “The Voice” artists to notch three #1’s during the show’s season. This year Smith released his debut album, “Something Beautiful,” via Republic Records in March and his holiday album, “Tis the Season,” in October. www.twitter.com/JordanSmithLive
GARTH BROOKS & TRISHA YEARWOOD
Garth Brooks is the first artist in history to receive seven 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 more than 138 million album sales. Along with wife and platinum-selling, multiple Grammy-, CMA- and ACM-wining artist Trisha Yearwood, Brooks is currently on the three-year Garth Brooks World Tour with Yearwood, which began with 11 sold-out shows in the Allstate Arena in Chicago and, in year two, is approaching 5 million tickets sold, making it the biggest tour in the world. The duo will release their first-ever duets collaboration, “Christmas Together,” by Pearl Records later this month. www.twitter.com/garthbrooks; www.twitter.com/trishayearwood
THE RADIO CITY ROCKETTES
Embraced by generations of families, the “Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes” is a one-of-a-kind tradition where the unmistakable spirit of Christmas in New York comes alive. The 2016 production of the “Christmas Spectacular,” which runs Nov. 11- Jan. 2, features stunning Rockettes dance numbers, spectacular costumes and state-of-the-art technology. The Radio City Rockettes are a legendary dance company and have been a part of the fabric of New York City for decades. Since their debut in the “Christmas Spectacular” in 1933, the Rockettes have danced into the hearts of millions and spread joy to people of all ages. Their precision technique continues to inspire fans of all ages and their talent and athleticism is unrivaled. www.twitter.com/rockettes
The MGM Resorts Festival Grounds sits on nearly 50 acres on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd. The capacity for each event will vary, but can reach as many as 80,000. The infrastructure at the Festival Grounds includes restrooms, power, water, fiber and basic operational items. The Festival Grounds hosted Rock in Rio for two weekends in May 2015.
AMERICAN COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL
Headliners include Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley and Kenny Chesney with more artists to be announced.
Date: April 1 – 3 Time: Doors scheduled to open at 3 p.m. Price: Three-day passes start at $175 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com, acmawards.com and mgmresorts.com/festivals, as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
MGM RESORTS VILLAGE
With prime real estate at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the MGM Resorts Village sits directly across from Luxor functioning as a 15-acre entertainment, sports and festival outdoor venue. The Village is capable of hosting more than 30,000 guests while providing a quality event experience. The infrastructure at the Village includes restrooms, power, water, fiber and basic operational items.
SLIPKNOT Date: Friday, Aug. 28 Time: Gates scheduled to open at 5 p.m. Price: $35 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are available at all MGM Resorts ticket offices or concierge desks, all Ticketmaster locations or on-site at the MGM Resorts Village on the day of the event. Tickets also can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 745-3000.
THE DAYTIME VILLAGE AT THE 2015 iHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL
Live performances by Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk the Moon, Lee Brice, Nick Jonas, George Ezra, Tori Kelly and Echosmith with more artists to be announced.
The afternoon event also will feature fan zones and interactive experiences hosted by iHeartRadio’s brand partners.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 19 Time: Gates scheduled to open at 10 a.m. Price: $39 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) Buy: Tickets are available at ticketmaster.com and iHeartRadio.com as well as all MGM Resorts’ box offices. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the MGM Resorts’ Contact Center at (877) 274-6958 or Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL
The three-day, two-stage festival will be headlined by country music superstars Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as well as Lady Antebellum and Jake Owen.
This year’s event will feature new VIP options including Neon Lounge VIP passes which will allow festival-goers to enjoy a shaded side stage lounge, upgraded restroom facilities and special access to a cash bar and food concessions.
Dates: October 2 – 4 Time: Doors scheduled to open at 2 p.m. Prices: Three-day passes start at $199 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets are available at all MGM Resorts ticket offices or concierge desks, all Ticketmaster locations or on-site at the MGM Resorts Village on the day of the event. Tickets also can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 745-3000.
LEE BRICE ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR THE DAYTIME VILLAGE AT THE IHEARTRADIO MUSIC FESTIVAL JOINING HOZIER, TOVE LO, TREY SONGZ, WALK THE MOON, NICK JONAS, GEORGE EZRA, TORI KELLY, ECHOSMITH, JAMES BAY, THE STRUTS, ZELLA DAY AND SHAWN MENDES
The Daytime Village Will Take Place at MGM Resorts Village on September 19 Between The Two Nights of the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartMedia announced today that Lee Brice has been added to the lineup for its Daytime Village at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival. The Daytime Village will return to the MGM Resorts Village across from the Luxor Hotel and Casino on Saturday, September 19 —between the two nights of the fifth annual iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on September 18 and 19.
In addition to Lee Brice, the Daytime Village will feature live performances by Hozier, Tove Lo, Trey Songz, Walk The Moon, Nick Jonas, George Ezra, Tori Kelly, Echosmith, James Bay, The Struts, Zella Day and Shawn Mendes.The Daytime Village will also feature fan zones and interactive experiences by iHeartRadio’s brand partners. Tickets for the Daytime Village are now on sale and can be purchased via iHeartRadio.com/village. The main stage performance line-up for this year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival will be announced later this summer.
“I’m so honored and excited to be a part of the Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival this year… so much talent. It’s going to be fun!” said Brice.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival and Daytime Village are part of iHeartMedia’s roster of incredibly successful nationally-recognized events, including the iHeartRadio Country Festival, iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party, iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Concert Tour, iHeartRadio Ultimate Valentine’s Escape, iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina and the iHeartRadio Music Awards which generated 14 billion social media impressions, almost triple that of the Academy Awards.
Proud partners of this year’s events include: Buffalo Wild Wings®, Garnier Fructis®, Macy’s, MATADOR™ Beef Jerky, Pepsi®, SNICKERS® Bar, State Farm®, Taco Bell®, The CW Network and ULTA Beauty®. The iHeartRadio Music Festival is co-produced by John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises and Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Platforms for iHeartMedia.
For more details about the Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival visit iHeartRadio.com/village. Artists and/or event are subject to change or cancellation without notice.
With 245 million monthly listeners in the U.S., 97 million monthly digital uniques and 196 million monthly consumers of its Total Traffic and Weather Network, iHeartMedia has the largest reach of any radio or television outlet in America. It serves over 150 markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets and smartphones, and on gaming consoles.
iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the No. 1 all-in-one digital audio service with over 500 million downloads; it reached its first 20 million registered users faster than any digital service in Internet history and reached 60 million users faster than any other radio or digital music service and even faster than Facebook. The company’s operations include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. For more company information visit iHeartMedia.com.
About MGM Grand Garden Arena:
The MGM Grand Garden Arena is home to concerts, championship boxing and premier sporting and special events. The Arena offers comfortable seating for as many as 16,800 with excellent sightlines and state-of-the-art acoustics, lighting and sound. Prominent events to date have included world championship fights between Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson as well as Oscar de la Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather and Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez; and concerts by The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Bette Midler, George Strait, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, U2, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Coldplay, Alicia Keys, Jimmy Buffett and the Barbra Streisand Millennium Concert. The MGM Grand Garden Arena also is home to annual events including Academy of Country Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Championship and the Frozen Fury NHL pre-season game hosted by the Los Angeles Kings.
JEWEL PARTNERS WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES® TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CHILD HUNGER IN THE U.S. DURING SPECIAL MOMENT ON THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS SUNDAY, APRIL 7 ON CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
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ACM Lifting Lives Moment to Feature Jewel’s Performance of “Hands” and “Fill a Heart,” an Original Song Written by Tori Kelly to Benefit ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here Campaign
The Academy of Country Music announced today that Jewel will partner with ACM Lifting Lives® to perform a live mash-up of her chart-topping hit “Hands” combined with “Fill a Heart,” an original song written by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly.This special musical moment, presented by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, will be performed at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00PM, live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.Kelly, who wrote “Fill a Heart” for the Child Hunger Ends Here campaign to bring the story of hunger to life, will introduce the powerful 2013 ACM Lifting Lives moment with Jewel to viewers. This year’s ACM Lifting Lives show moment with Jewel marks the fifth consecutive year of moving performances, which have highlighted worthy causes and provided support on behalf of their beneficiaries during the live Awards telecast.
Jewel experienced significant hardship in her early years prior to embarking on a successful career as a singer-songwriter and selling over 27 million albums worldwide. Without a place to call home, there were times when she wasn’t sure where she would spend the night or find her next meal. This experience provided the inspiration for her hit song “Hands,” a song about desperate times and not losing hope.
“I’m so honored to perform this year’s ACM Lifting Lives moment and support ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. It’s an important cause I hold near and dear to my heart, and this is a wonderful way to give back and raise awareness. Tori wrote such a beautiful song, and I hope it serves as a wakeup call to everyone about how widespread a problem this is in the United States,” said Jewel.
“The Academy has been dedicated to improving lives through the power of music for forty years, and this is the fifth year we’ve included an ACM Lifting Lives moment in the ACM Awards. We are proud to partner once again with ConAgra Foods to bring together a memorable performance to viewers at home, and remind them about some serious issues that Americans face on a daily basis,” said Hannah Martin, Manager, ACM Lifting Lives. “It’s an honor to have Jewel and Tori contribute their talents to this cause, and to help raise awareness for the nearly 17 million children who live in food insecure homes today.”
ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, is spotlighting the need to end child hunger in conjunction with ConAgra Foods, which in partnership with the ConAgra Foods Foundation has been fighting to end child hunger in America for 20 years. To participate in ConAgra’s Child Hunger Ends Here program, consumers can purchase specially-marked packages of select ConAgra Foods brands, including Banquet®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, PAM®, Chef Boyardee®, Orville Redenbacher’s®, Manwich®, Snack Pack®, or Peter Pan® Peanut Butter, and then visit www.ChildHungerEndsHere.com to enter the eight-digit code found on participating product packages. For each code entered through August 2013, ConAgra Foods will donate the monetary equivalent of one meal* to Feeding America. Consumers can also download their favorite version of Tori Kelly’s “Fill a Heart” from Cody Simpson and Amber Riley on the website to share with others and inspire action for the cause.
“Child hunger is a problem we cannot ignore,” said Chris Sinta, Director of Consumer Promotions at ConAgra Foods. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with the Academy of Country Music and we’re honored to have Jewel sing ‘Fill a Heart.’ Together, we can help make a difference.”
For more information on how to join the fight against child hunger and how to participate in the ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, please visit www.childhungerendshere.com.
*For every code entered by 8/31/13, ConAgra Foods will donate 12.5¢, the cost for Feeding America to provide one meal through its network of local food banks. Maximum: 3 million meals. Guaranteed minimum donation: 1 million meals ($125,000). Limit 5 code entries per person/computer each day. Valid in U.S. only. To enter codes and learn more, visit www.childhungerendshere.com.
Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist and daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time GRAMMY nominee, hailed by the New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists. Whether alone with her guitar or fronting a band of ace musicians, Jewel has always been a charismatic live performer, earning the respect of other singer-songwriters such as Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan and Neil Young, who, not only invited her to open their shows, but mentored her in the early phases of her career.
After a tremendous amount of success as a singer-songwriter and over 27 million albums sold, in 2013 Jewel released a Greatest Hits album. The album features a collection of her most known songs as well as two new duets with Kelly Clarkson and The Pistol Annies, in addition to a new track called “Two Hearts Breaking.” She will also star as June Carter Cash in the Lifetime Original Movie “Ring of Fire,” based on June’s life, which will make its world premiere on Lifetime on Monday, May 27 at 8:00pm ET/PT.
Jewel currently lives on a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas with her husband, World Champion bull-riding superstar, Ty Murray and their baby Kase Townes Murray.
About Tori Kelly
Tori Kelly is a 20 year-old singer/songwriter/producer from Southern California. She self-released Handmade Songs by Tori Kelly last May, a collection of songs that perfectly blend the accessibility of the girl next door with the depth and skill of a world class artist. Tori started singing at age three and then picked up drums, piano and guitar shortly thereafter. She credits Michael Jackson, Jeff Buckley, John Mayer, Jill Scott, and gospel artists such as Crystal Lewis and J. Moss as her musical influences, which are reflected in her soulful pop/rock blend. It is her clear and uncompromising vision for her craft and career that has helped her build a YouTube channel that has garnered over 35,000,000 views and a following that spans the globe. The new “it girl” of music, Tori has generated a buzz not seen in years from a female singer/songwriter. When she stands on stage she gives new meaning to “a girl and her guitar.” In a world where so much music has become overproduced and complex, Tori is a purist…her unique vocal runs and the purity of her tone are impossible to ignore.
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. For more information, please visit www.acmcountry.com.
About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Each year, ACM Lifting Lives® provides grants to music therapy and music education programs. Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music. Downloads and direct donations of Toby Keith’s performance on the 45th annual telecast, Darius Rucker’s performance on the 46th annual telecast and Little Big Town’s performance on the 47th annual telecast raised funds and awareness for Stand Up To Cancer, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign respectively. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
About ConAgra Foods ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America’s largest packaged food companies. Its balanced portfolio includes consumer brands found in 97 percent of America’s households, the largest private brand packaged food business in North America, and a strong commercial and foodservice business. Consumers can find recognized brands such as Banquet®, Chef Boyardee®, Egg Beaters®, Healthy Choice®, Hebrew National®, Hunt’s®, Marie Callender’s®, Orville Redenbacher’s® popcorn, PAM®, Peter Pan®, Reddi-wip®, Slim Jim® beef jerky, Snack Pack® and many other ConAgra Foods brands, plus food sold under private brand labels, in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club stores and drugstores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong commercial foods presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice, bakery and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with dinner ideas and more. For more information, please visit us at www.conagrafoods.com.