Cotton Eyed Joe Celebrates 25th Anniversary — Named The ACM 2018 “Nightclub Of The Year”

 

COTTON EYED JOE CELEBRATES 25th ANNIVERSARY — NAMED THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC 2018 “NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR”

New Owner Brings Famed Nightclub New Dance Floor, Lighting, Pool Tables, Concerts and more!

For over 25 years, the Cotton Eyed Joe has served as the hottest night club in all of East Tennessee. In fact, this year, it won the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Industry Award for Nightclub of the Year! The ‘Joe’ is already awesome, but it’s about to get a whole lot better! From complete renovations to new offerings, such as valet parking, the “Joe” will have a totally updated atmosphere, perfect for concerts. All of these changes are made possible thanks to the “Joe’s” new owner, Chuck Ward. He’s been in the real estate business for 30 years, and he’s already begun to give the club a much-needed face-lift.

READ: Knoxville’s Cotton Eyed Joe to receive at least $150K in renovations (Knox News / USA Today network)

“Everybody loves the Cotton Eyed Joe, and I’m thrilled to be the one who will make them love it even more,” said new owner, Chuck Ward. “I’m working hard to make it better than ever and more visitor friendly. Thanks to everyone who comes out to see us!”

CLUB UPDATES:
Part of the “Joe’s” renovations include new flooring, dance floors, lighting, and pool tables. Coming soon they will have updated restrooms and a permanent stage for their world-famous performances!

NEW CHANGES & OFFERINGS:
Arriving at the ‘Joe’ has never been better because the valet parking services have been enhanced. An all new menu will be making its debut sometime soon at the ‘Joe’. It will be filled with usual pub fare bar food, plus many delicious fresh food choices.

FREE Dance Lessons are held at the ‘Joe’ from 7-9pm on Thursdays and Sundays. Thursday’s Lessons consist of two stepping and line dancing, and Sunday’s lessons consist of line dancing. Cotton Eyed Joe is always teaching new and exciting dance moves!

UNIQUE FACTS:
18+ are always welcome at the Cotton Eyed Joe! CEJ has weekly specials, too, so club goers can have a good time while also saving some cash.

Each week, more than 3,000 people occupy the “Joe’s” 25,000 square foot building, and dance on the 2,500 sq ft dance floor.

One of the coolest features about the “Joe” is how it’s decorated. For example, the DJ booth is an actual semi-truck! The rest of the building is filled with signed photos, western gear, and much more.

The National Anthem is played EVERY NIGHT, followed by the club’s theme song, “Cotton Eyed Joe”.

ACTIVITIES:
In addition to dancing and enjoying your favorite cold beverage, there are many other fun things to do at Cotton Eyed Joe. From video games, to pool tables, or taking a ride on the mechanical bull, it would be impossible not to have a good time at the “Joe.” Additionally, there are also games like Jenga, darts, and Foosball.

Joe’s Closet is a shopping center located inside Cotton Eyed Joe, where t-shirts, hats, koozies, and more can be purchased. This is also the place for coat checks, and where concert tickets can be purchased.

SHOW HISTORY:
Over the years, the Cotton Eyed Joe has housed many incredible performances. Artists include Chris Stapleton, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Chris Janson, Uncle Kracker, Eli Young Band, Dan + Shay, Montgomery Gentry, Brothers Osborne, Aaron Lewis, Joe Nichols, Kane Brown, Chris Lane, Old Dominion, Chase Bryant, Tyler Farr, Morgan Wallen, Maddie and Tae, Bret Michaels, Colt Ford, Gary Allen, Lauren Alaina, William Michael Morgan, Chase Rice, Michael Ray, and many more!

UPCOMING CONCERT EVENTS:
AUG 24 – Colt Ford
SEP 7 – Randy Rogers Band
SEP 21 – Joe Nichols
SEP 22 – Confederate Railroad
SEP 26 – Josh Blue
OCT 19 – Riley Green
DEC 07  – The Lacs

For additional information and upcoming concerts and events, visit Cotton Eyed Joe’s website at www.cottoneyedjoe.com

ABOUT COTTON EYED JOE:
In 2017, Chuck Ward, a real estate investor purchased Cotton Eyed Joe as his “new project.” Less than a year later, the Joe was named “Nightclub of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music. With renovations, concerts, and special events happening weekly, more than 3,000 people occupy the “Joe’s” 25,000 square foot building and dance on the 2,500 square foot dance floor. The “Joe’s” décor includes signed memorabilia, western gear, and a DJ booth made from an actual semi-truck. Those 18+ are always welcome for shows and a good time.

Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Announces Details for Little Big Town Exhibition

 

LITTLE BIG TOWN TO APPEAR JUNE 26 AT
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
IN SUPPORT OF NEW EXHIBIT LITTLE BIG TOWN: THE POWER OF FOUR

Exhibition opens June 29 with artifacts including neon signs used on album cover for Pain Killer, Karen Fairchild’s wedding dress, costumes lined with LED lighting from the 2014 CMA Awards and more

Grammy-winning vocal group Little Big Town will be the subject of a special exhibit, Little Big Town: The Power of Four, opening June 29, 2018, and continuing through June 9, 2019, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. The popular foursome will participate in a special program Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in connection with the exhibit. Details for the program appear below.

Little Big Town members are Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Phillip Sweet and Jimi Westbrook. Many of their albums have been top sellers, including The Road to Here (2005), Tornado (2012), Pain Killer (2014), and, most recently, The Breaker (2017). Little Big Town has received six CMA awards for Vocal Group of the Year and three Grammys, among many other honors.

The new exhibit tells the group’s story from the very beginning, and includes keepsakes and photos from each member’s childhood. The narrative recounts the development of individual talents that eventually brought the four together to form contemporary country music’s first two-woman, two-man vocal group. The exhibit storyline recalls early career struggles that ultimately strengthened the group’s bond and solidified their resolve to succeed on their own terms. By making bold musical decisions, the members of Little Big Town have joined the top echelon of country music stardom.

“Karen, Kimberly, Phillip, and Jimi—Little Big Town—build their music on a foundation of beautiful vocal harmonies seldom heard in country music,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “The group has enjoyed best-selling, award-winning success, but achieving that success required uncommon dedication and courage—and the willingness to make records for four different labels—before Little Big Town became consistent hit makers. Their journey has been a long one, and we embrace the opportunity to share Little Big Town’s story with our visitors.”

“Having an exhibit at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is something we would never have thought to dream of for ourselves. It is beyond a dream come true,” said Fairchild. “We are honored to be a part of country music, and are so thankful to all our fans, the music community here in Nashville and the museum for this privilege.”

The exhibit includes many unique items that illuminate the personalities of group members. Artifacts include a handmade Afghan ceramic pitcher, given to Sweet by an American soldier after Little Big Town performed at a small military base in isolated Tarinkot, Afghanistan. The pitcher broke on Sweet’s long trip home, and his wife, Becky, repaired it. Usually displayed in the family dining room, the pitcher is on loan to the museum.

Additional highlights of the exhibition include:

  • Neon signs used for the cover photo of the album Pain Killer (2014).
  • Instruments used in underwater scenes in the music video for “Pain Killer” (2014) including:

o   Fender DG-60 used by Jimi Westbrook

o   Fender Modern Player Telecaster Plus used by Phillip Sweet

  • BCBG Max Azria linen sundress with crochet detail and Golden Goose boots worn by Fairchild when she married Westbrook in a private ceremony in Nashville, May 31, 2006.
  • Clothes fitted with glow-in-the-dark, LED tube lighting, worn by Little Big Town for their appearance at the 2014 CMA Awards. After they performed “Day Drinking,” the group was joined on stage by pop star Ariana Grande for a performance of her hit “Bang Bang.”
  • Gretsch Electromatic with silver-sparkle top played by Kimberly Schlapman in performances of “Your Side of the Bed.”
  • Childhood memorabilia, including Fairchild’s high school cheerleading uniform, Westbrook’s trumpet, Schlapman’s recital costume and a drawing by Sweet.

Special programming surrounding the opening of the exhibit will include:

  • Tuesday, June 26                                         3:30 p.m.

Interview: Little Big Town
Fairchild, Schlapman, Sweet, and Westbrook will discuss their musical inspirations, creative process, and career milestones, as well as their personal histories and the joys and challenges of collaboration. The multi-media program will take place in the museum’s CMA Theater. Tickets can be reserved by clicking here.

  • Saturday, June 30                                         11:30 a.m.

Songwriter Session: Liz Rose
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Liz Rose has gained an extensive list of credits throughout her career including the Little Big Town hits “Sober,” and “Girl Crush” winning CMA and Grammy awards for the later. Rose also wrote “Crazy Girl” (Eli Young Band); “God Made Girls” (RaeLynn); “Fearless,” “Tim McGraw,” “You Belong with Me,” and Grammy Country Song of the Year winner “White Horse” (Taylor Swift); and songs recorded by Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Alison Krauss, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Young. The program, presented by SunTrust will take place in the museum’s Ford Theater and will be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org

Both programs are included with museum admission and are free to museum members. Limited seating is available, and a program pass is required. For more information on how to reserve a program pass visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.

With an unduplicated collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is one of the most visited museums in the United States. Little Big Town: The Power of Four joins a year packed with dynamic exhibitions, including American Currents: The Music of 2017, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country’s Roaring ’70s and upcoming exhibits featuring Ralph Stanley (opening July 13, 2018), The Judds (August 10, 2018) and Emmylou Harris (October 2, 2018).

For more information about this exhibition, visit countrymusichalloffame.org.

Country Artist Brett Eldredge To Perform at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, April 28

Award-Winning Country Artist Brett Eldredge To Perform at
Park Theater at Monte Carlo Friday, April 28

Tickets on Sale Friday, Feb. 10; “Redneck Crazy” Artist Tyler Farr Scheduled as Opening Act

Brett Eldredge, CMA’s New Artist of the Year in 2014, will be the first country entertainer to hit the stage in Las Vegas’ newest entertainment venue Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino Friday, April 28. Popular singer-songwriter Tyler Farr is scheduled to kick off the evening’s festivities at 8 p.m.

Tickets ranging in price from $59.50 to $99.50 (not including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. Tickets also can be purchased through the MGM Resorts International Call Center at (877) 795-2564. For more show and ticket information, visit ParkTheaterLV.com.

A 2016 ACM Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, Eldredge has six consecutive No. 1 country singles to his credit including his latest chart-toppers, “Wanna Be That Song,” “Drunk On Your Love” and “Lose My Mind,” from his sophomore album Illinois. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart as well as No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 Album Chart. Eldredge has earned his place among country’s finest young artists due to his poignant songwriting and soulful vocal style.

The new 5,200-seat Park Theater, with its industry-leading audio and visual technology, provides artists an exclusive space to create one-of-a-kind productions where every seat allows guests to feel up close and personal. The new venue is the first step in the reimagination of Monte Carlo. The transformation, taking place over the next two years, will include two distinct hotel experiences – a Las Vegas version of the Sydell Group’s famed NoMad Hotel and the launch of a new luxury hotel named Park MGM. Each hotel will feature fully redesigned hotel guest rooms and innovative food & beverage offerings.

Luke Bryan, Toby Keith & Brad Paisley Lead Route 91 Harvest’s Star-Studded Lineup!

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MEGASTARS LUKE BRYAN, TOBY KEITH AND BRAD PAISLEY NAVIGATE
THE WAY TO THIRD ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST
IN LAS VEGAS SEPT. 30 – OCT. 2

Little Big Town, Chris Young And More Poised To Light Up The Las Vegas Village 
– Passes On Sale Jan. 29
Selling out in only its second year, Route 91 Harvest has quickly become a country music calendar staple and will return to Las Vegas for a third time with heavyweights Luke Bryan, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Chris Young and more leading the charge.  Set to take place at the Las Vegas Village across from Luxor Hotel and Casino Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, fans will enjoy the “wide range of music performed at this festival” (Las Vegas Sun) when passes for the three-day, two-stage country music festival go on sale Friday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. PT at RT91Harvest.com
 
Route 91 Harvest’s diverse lineup will also include Billy Currington, Lindsay Ell, Tyler Farr, Granger Smith feat Earl Dibbles, Jr., Jana Kramer, Dustin Lynch, David Nail, Travis Tritt and more.  Fans also will have the opportunity to enjoy the festival in the luxury for which Las Vegas is known. VIP passes will be available for purchase offering fans access to the shaded Neon Lounge with a private cash bar, premium elevated viewing and lounge seating, express festival entrance, air-conditioned restroom facilities, private food vendors, complimentary massage services, a dedicated festival concierge and more. 
 
“Everything in Vegas is larger than life and spectacular so it sets the bar pretty high for us coming back each year,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “Route 91 has grown way beyond our expectations in only two years, especially selling out ahead of gates opening last year. I’m thrilled to be able to bring some of country’s brightest stars to party and continue to make an even bigger mark on Sin City!”   
 
Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment booking and development for MGM Resorts International, said, “The Live Nation team led by Brian O’Connell has put a tremendous lineup together for this year’s Route 91 Harvest.  This event is a true testament to how Las Vegas continues to evolve as a premier entertainment destination.  Fans worldwide have the opportunity to experience the great festival atmosphere while also enjoying a variety of diverse offerings along The Strip throughout the weekend.  This is what our guests have come to expect from the most dynamic city in the world.”
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For more information on Route 91 Harvest follow updates on Facebook: facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest. 

ACM Party for a Cause Festival Daytime Performers Announced

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

 

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

A full daytime schedule and lineup is listed below.

 

WHEN:                 Friday, April 17, 2015

                                12:30pm               A Thousand Horses         Party Stage

                                12:45pm               Gord Bamford                   Ram Lone Star Stage

1:05pm                 Eric Paslay                           Party Stage

1:20pm                 Cam                                       Ram Lone Star Stage

1:40pm                 Day + Shay                          Party Stage

2:05pm                 Mo Pitney                           Ram Lone Star Stage

2:50pm                 Kelsea Ballerini                  Ram Lone Star Stage

3:10pm                 Kristian Bush                      Party Stage

3:55pm                 Cole Swindell                     Party Stage

4:20pm                 Native Run                          Ram Lone Star Stage

4:40pm                 Josh Abbott Band            Party Stage

5:05pm                 Michael Ray                        Ram Lone Star Stage

5:25pm                 Montgomery Gentry      Party Stage

6:30pm                 Doors Open to

Globe Life Park                 Globe Life Park

7:30pm                 ACM Presents:

Superstar Duets               Main Stage / Globe Life Park

 

                                Saturday, April 18, 2015

                                12:45pm               Maddie & Tae                    Party Stage

1:10pm                 Frankie Ballard                  Party Stage

1:35pm                 Sam Hunt                            Party Stage

2:00pm                 Kenny Foster                     Ram Lone Star Stage

2:20pm                 Chase Rice                          Party Stage

2:45pm                 Dylan Scott                         Ram Lone Star Stage

3:05pm                 Tyler Farr                             Party Stage

3:30pm                 Chase Bryant                     Ram Lone Star Stage

3:55pm                 Brett Eldredge                   Party Stage

4:15pm                 Old Dominion                    Ram Lone Star Stage

4:40pm                 Kip Moore                           Party Stage

5:00pm                 Brothers Osborne            Ram Lone Star Stage

5:25pm                 The Gatlin Brothers         Party Stage

6:30pm                 Doors Open to

Globe Life Park                 Globe Life Park

7:30pm                 ACM Presents:

Superstar Duets               Main Stage / Globe Life Park

 

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

 

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

 

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

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

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NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE
50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS
COUNTRY MUSIC’S PARTY OF THE YEAR®

ACM AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN NORTH TEXAS
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

Miranda Lambert leads with 8 nominations;
Dierks Bentley receives 7 nominations;
Florida Georgia Line receives 5 nominations;
Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Eric Church each receive 4 nominations

 

 

Nominations were announced today for the 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Hosted by ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards are produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE, and as previously announced, extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

 

Nominees were revealed online via the fourth annual ACM digital press conference this morning. Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Kristian Bush, Brandy Clark, Tara Lipinski, Dustin Lynch,  Joel McHale, Nancy O’Dell, Melissa Peterman, Jamie Lynn Spears and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders all announced nominations via photo postings to the Academy’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts during the online event.

Fans will once again help select the winner of both the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and the New Artist of the Year. As previously announced, Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Cole Swindell, and Dan + Shay are the semi-finalists for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award. These top eight (8) artists from the first round of ACM professional voting will compete via fan vote at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, combined with the ACM professional membership vote, to determine the three nominees for the award. An additional combined fan and professional membership vote will determine the winner. The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards.

Miranda Lambert
earned eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year, with additional nominations for Album of the Year, plus Single Record of the Year and twice for Song of the Year, as artist and songwriter, for “Automatic.” Her nominations continue with Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Somethin’ Bad” with Carrie Underwood.  Lambert is the reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.

Dierks Bentley
received seven nominations, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year for Riser, Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for “Drunk On A Plane.” In the category for Song of the Year, Bentley is nominated twice for “I Hold On,” as artist and songwriter.  Bentley is also nominated for Vocal Event of the Year with The Cadillac Three, Florida Georgia Line and Mike Eli for “The South.”

Reigning Vocal Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line were nominated for five awards, including their first in the Entertainer of the Year category, third consecutive nod for Vocal Duo of the Year, Single Record of the Year for “Dirt,” and twice in the Vocal Event of the Year category, once for “The South” with The Cadillac Three, Dierks Bentley and Mike Eli, and “This Is How We Roll” with Luke Bryan.

Luke Bryan
received four nominations, including his third consecutive nomination for both Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He also earned a Song of the Year nomination for “Drink A Beer” and Vocal Event of the Year nomination for “This Is How We Roll” with Florida Georgia Line.  

Kenny Chesney
was nominated for four awards including Song of the Year, Video of the Year and twice in the Single Record of the Year category as an artist and producer.  All of Chesney’s nods were attributed to his hit song, “American Kids.

 

Eric Church earned four nominations, including a nod for Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year for The Outsiders.  Church is also nominated twice in the Song of the Year category, as the artist and songwriter, for “Give Me Back My Hometown.

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the Academy of Country Music Awards, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year is now open at VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, and will close on Tuesday, February 10 at 6:00 PM ET. The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Wednesday, April 8 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 19 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Florida Georgia Line

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR [TIE]

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Luke Bryan
  • Eric Church
  • Brad Paisley
  • Blake Shelton

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Brandy Clark
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Martina McBride
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae
  • The Swon Brothers

 

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • Little Big Town
  • Rascal Flatts
  • The Band Perry
  • Zac Brown Band

 

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

  • Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean

Producer: Michael Knox

Record Label: Broken Bow Records

  • Pain Killer – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • Platinum – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Riser – Dierks Bentley

Producers: Ross Copperman, Jaren Johnston

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • The Outsiders – Eric Church

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

 

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

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Label: Blue Chair Records/Columbia Nashville

  • Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • Dirt – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

  • Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley

Producer: Ross Copperman

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

  • I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Producer: Lee Brice

Record Label: Curb Records

 

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

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Songwriters: Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally

Publishers: Big Red Toe Music (BMI), Creative Nation Music (BMI), Farm Town Songs (BMI), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP)

  • Automatic – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Nicolle Galyon, Natalie Hemby, Miranda Lambert

Publishers: EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), Pink Dog Publishing (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI), Wruckestrike (BMI)

  • Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan

Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton

Publishers: House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

  • Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Publishers: 351 Music (BMI), Highway 508 Songs (ASCAP), House of Sea Gayle Music (ASCAP), Smack Ink (ASCAP), Universal Music Corporation (ASCAP), Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

  • Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church

Songwriters: Eric Church, Luke Laird

Publishers: Creative Nation Music (BMI), Longer And Louder Music (BMI), Songs Of Universal, Inc. (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Twangin And Slangin Songs (BMI)

  • I Hold On – Dierks Bentley

Songwriters: Dierks Bentley, Brett James

Publishers: Atlas Holdings (ASCAP), Big White Tracks (ASCAP), External Combustion Music (ASCAP), Songs of Brett (ASCAP), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

 

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

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

  • American Kids – Kenny Chesney

Director: Shaun Silva

Producer: Don Lepore

  • Cop Car – Keith Urban

Director: John Urbano

Producer: Michelle Abnet

  • Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Clarke Gallivan

  • I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell

Director: James Keach

Producer: Julian Raymond

  • Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Trent Hardville

 

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

  • Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

  • Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

  • The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli

Producers: Dann Huff, Justin Niebank

Record Label: Big Machine Records

  • This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

RADIO AWARDS – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 18th in Arlington, TX.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas                                            The Big D and Bubba Show
  • Cody Alan                                                                                  CMT After MidNite
  • Crook and Chase                                                                     The Crook and Chase Countdown
  • Lia Knight                                                                                   The Lia Show
  • Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith                                                     Nash Nights Live

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister                           KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • Dave and Veronica                                                       WQYK-FM                           Tampa, FL
  • Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray                                            WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL
  • Razz on the Radio                                                         WXTU-FM                           Philadelphia, PA
  • Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim                 WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • AJ & Ashley                                                                        WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL
  • Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman                                            WUBE-FM                          Cincinnati, OH
  • Dave O’Brien                                                                      WLHK-FM                          Indianapolis, IN
  • Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers             WQDR-FM                         Raleigh, NC
  • The Odd Squad                                                                  CKRY-FM                            Calgary, Alberta

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • 97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom,             WPCV-FM                            Lakeland, FL

Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker

  • Buzz Jackson                                                                      KIIM-FM                              Tucson, AZ
  • Cash and Carey                                                                 KWEN-FM                            Tulsa, OK
  • Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show         KXKT-FM                              Omaha, NE
  • Wynn & Wilson in The Morning                                   WQMX-FM                           Akron, OH

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan          KUAD-FM                            Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO

Moore -The Good Morning Guys

  • Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle                                   WUSY-FM                           Chattanooga, TN
  • Fletcher Brown                                                         WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • Philip Gibbons                                                                WGSQ-FM                           Cookeville, TN
  • Scotty Cox & Cara Denis                                               KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR *(Off Camera Award)

  • Rodney Clawson
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Josh Osborne
  • Chris Tompkins

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

  • KNIX-FM                              Phoenix, AZ
  • WIL-FM                                St. Louis, MO
  • WKLB-FM                            Boston, MA
  • WSOC-FM                           Charlotte, NC
  • WUSN-FM                          Chicago, IL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

  • CKRY-FM                             Calgary, Alberta
  • KAJA-FM                             San Antonio, TX
  • WMIL-FM                            Milwaukee, WI
  • WUBE-FM                           Cincinnati, OH
  • WWKA-FM                         Orlando, FL

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

  • KUZZ-AM/FM                    Bakersfield, CA
  • KXKT-FM                             Omaha, NE
  • WCYQ-FM                           Knoxville, TN
  • WQMX-FM                         Akron, OH
  • WYRK-FM                            Buffalo, NY

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

  • KCLR-FM                              Columbia, MO
  • KTHK-FM                             Idaho Falls, ID
  • WGSQ-FM                          Cookeville, TN
  • WXFL-FM                            Florence, AL
  • WYCT-FM                            Pensacola, FL

 

*Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards will be announced at a later date.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Kenny Chesney received two nominations in the Single Record of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

 

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 50th 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 broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE INAUGURAL “AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN

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VOTING IS OPEN FOR THE INAUGURAL
“AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS”
“BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST OF THE YEAR PRESENTED BY SAMSUNG GALAXY®”

Vote for Your Favorite Finalist On Twitter

Finalists Include Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr, Kip Moore,
Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell

Through Wednesday, Dec. 10, fans can still vote on Twitter for the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS’ Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy®.  The finalists are Brett Eldredge (@bretteldredge), Tyler Farr (@tylerfarr), Kip Moore (@KipMooreMusic), Thomas Rhett (@ThomasRhett) and Cole Swindell (@coleswindell).  Hosted by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS are based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and will honor country music’s biggest stars based on album sales and radio airplay.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS will air LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® is the only fan-voted category. Fans can vote for their favorite breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards. Voting will close at 11:59 PM PT on December 10th.  For more information, please visit TheACCAwards.com.

Fans can also vote for Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® via custom Twitter Cards. With one tap, fans have the chance to make their voices heard and influence the outcome of the night’s show. Twitter cards for individual artists will be distributed via AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS’ official Twitter handle: @TheACCAwards.

Limited tickets for the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS are still available. To purchase tickets, visit www.theaccawards.com/tickets.

The AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programing and Development, dick clark productions), John Dickey (Executive Vice President of Content and Programming, Cumulus), Richard Godfrey (“MTV Europe Music Awards”) and Tom Forrest (“CMT Crossroads”) are executive producers. Baz Halpin is co-executive producer.

AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy®, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for  Breakthrough Artist of the Year Presented by Samsung Galaxy® are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014 and the winner is determined by fan voting on Twitter. For more information on the vote, go to http://www.theaccawards.com/voting-faq/. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

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About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming includes SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and FOX’s upcoming game show, BOOM!, from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards” (CBS) and “The People Magazine Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 10,000 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels Cumulus is well positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the Rdio digital music service, featuring 30 million songs on-demand in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of Country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand.  Nash serves over 90,000,000 Country fans through market leading broadcast radio short and long-form programming, NASH / Country Weekly  magazine, Nash Live Events, Nash TV and soon to be announced Nash licensed apparel and home goods. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

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Route 91 Harvest Festival Launches in Las Vegas October 3 – 5

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INAUGURAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST TAKES ROOT AMONG
THE NEON AS FIRST COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL EVER TO LAUNCH IN LAS VEGAS

Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and More Place Their Bets on October 3 – 5  

Live Nation, the creators of premier country music festivals Watershed and Faster Horses, in collaboration with MGM Resorts International, today revealed its newest music festival: Route 91 Harvest. Originally known as Route 91, the three-day country music festival takes its name from the iconic Las Vegas Boulevard. The festival, scheduled October 3 – 5, will boast a gathering of true high-roller performers including Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Brantley Gilbert.

Set to take place at The Lot across from Luxor Hotel & Casino, country music fans will get an exclusive music experience in true Sin City-style. Three-day passes for the party of the fall start at $169 and go on sale Friday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. PST. For more information, visit www.rt91harvest.com.

Additional artists confirmed include Tyler Farr, Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Neal McCoy, Charles Esten and Clare Bowen from ABC’s hit show “Nashville,” Dan + Shay, Josh Thompson, Sam Hunt, Ashley Monroe, Lindsay Ell and Dee Jay Silver.

The festival will provide fans with the opportunity to upgrade their tickets and enjoy the festivities, Vegas-style, with special amenities including exclusive bar access, elevated stage views, lounge seating and massage services, among many other VIP services. Additionally, Route 91 Harvest attendees will enjoy special room rates at all MGM Resorts International properties.

“Las Vegas and country music are synonymous with over the top events, and we know that Route 91 Harvest will deliver the latest, greatest experience for fans from all over the world,” said Brian O’Connell, Live Nation President of Country Touring. “After launching Watershed and Faster Horses, this festival is the next step in the evolution of Live Nation’s fan and artist friendly festival family. We’re thrilled to have it land in MGM Resorts International’s newest venue, The Lot.”

Chris Baldizan, senior vice president of entertainment for MGM Resorts International, said, “It’s exciting to see the Route 91 Harvest Festival come to fruition. With an amazing line-up of talent over three days, our guests will experience country music at a unique, one-of-a-kind venue right on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. It’s great to have a partner like Live Nation who shares our passion and vision for entertainment.”

Follow further Route 91 Harvest updates on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Route91Harvest, Twitter: https://twitter.com/Route91Harvest, Instagram: http://instagram.com/route91harvest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #Rt91Harvest.

 

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About Live Nation Entertainment:
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. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.

About MGM Resorts International:
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company also owns 51% of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is in the process of developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50% of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.comL.

NBC’s “The Voice” star, Ryan Whyte Maloney to open for Tyler Farr at Silverton Casino Hotel

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NBC’s “The Voice” star, Ryan Whyte Maloney, warms up Tyler Farr
Fans at
Silverton Casino Hotel

WHO: Ryan Whyte Maloney

WHAT: Silverton Casino is proud to announce, Ryan Whyte Maloney from NBC’s “The Voice” will be the opening act for country artist, Tyler Farr inside Veil Pavilion on April 19 at 8 p.m. Ryan will open with a 30-minute acoustic set utilizing his guitar skills and mixing genres of alternative rock, new country southern flavor and classic rock. Raised in Traverse City, Michigan, Ryan is now a local Las Vegan eager to share his unique style, sound, and passion for songwriting with Sin City. From festivals, honky-tonk bars and country radio, Ryan Whyte Maloney has headlined several local hot spots and is now adding Silverton to that list. Ryan’s performances on “The Voice” were just a warm up for the “Redneck Crazy” artist, Tyler Farr and fans.

Tickets to see Tyler Farr and Ryan Whyte Maloney are just $25. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

**Disclaimer: To purchase tickets visit the Silverton Box Office, by calling 702-263-7777, or online at www.silvertoncasino.com.

WHEN: Saturday, April 19, 2014  8 p.m.

WHERE: Silverton Casino Hotel Veil Pavilion 3333 Blue Diamond Road Las Vegas, NV 89139

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About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,600 slot machines and 30 table games and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearch®. Silverton is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

Photos: ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event

Yesterday morning, the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event kicked off Saturday’s 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Luke Bryan and Justin Moore hosted the event at The LINQ, bringing together country music artists and fans in an archery exhibition featuring 3D and traditional targets.  Lee Brice, Dallas Davidson, Tyler Farr, Brantley Gilbert, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Ashton Shepherd, Chase Rice, Josh Thompson, Austin Webb, Chuck Wicks and Florida Georgia Line all arrived on the camouflage carpet and then tested their skills and archery knowledge. Team Justin took home top honors, beating Team Luke by a score of 280-226. Other highlights included Chuck Wicks blaming team captain Luke Bryan for his faulty bow and Justin Moore joking that his worst round of shots against Bryan was because “he’s obviously terrified of heights.”
For scores and results please visit: http://www.cabelas.com/category/ACM-Archery-Event/540384480.uts

49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards - ACM & Cabela's Great Outdoor Archery Event

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ACM EXPO MARKETPLACE

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

ACM & ACM LIFTING LIVES BOOTH

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

AUTOGRAPH SIGNINGS

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

BOOT CAMPAIGN

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

DRIVE A FIRESTONE AND DESTINATION COUNTRY TOUR

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

Exclusive genetics bucking bull arena

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

FUN ZONE

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

RAM RIDE AND DRIVE

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

Food and bEVERAGE

  • COORS LIGHT BEER GARDEN

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

  • DIET DR PEPPER RED CARPET EXPERIENCE

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

  • FOOD COURT

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

  • HOSTESS®

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

  • OLE SMOKY MOONSHINE

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

NATIONWIDE CLUB CONCERTS RAISE MORE THAN $36,000 FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

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NATIONWIDE CLUB CONCERTS RAISE MORE THAN $36,000

FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

 During the past three months, club shows around the country have collectively raised more than $36,000 for ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.  Shows featuring Josh Abbott, Wade Bowen, Kristian Bush, Tyler Farr, Kyle Park, Chase Rice, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Josh Thompson, Randy Rogers Band and The Swon Brothers donated a portion of ticket sales to ACM Lifting Lives, which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Clubs included Billy Bob’s in Fort Worth, TX, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, TX, Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA, Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, NC, Denim & Diamonds in Mesa, AZ and Wichita Falls, TX, Dusty Armadillo in Rootstown, OH, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL and Rockin Rodeo in Midland, TX.

“We are so thankful to have the support of the venues and country music artists who participated in this effort and provided nights of great live music to benefit ACM Lifting Lives,” said Ed Warm, ACM board member and co-owner of Joe’s Bar in Chicago, who played a part in helping to develop the fundraiser.

“As we look toward the future, the board set a goal this year to grow ACM Lifting Lives as a recognizable name and to promote what we do as an organization on a national level,” said ACM Lifting Lives Manager Hannah Martin. “We couldn’t be more proud of the success of these club benefit shows and with the continued support of club owners and artists across the country we are hopeful that this will be an annual initiative to spread our mission for years to come!”

As part of the initiative, fans who attended were encouraged to take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMAwards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit.  One lucky fan won a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via the Twitter contest.

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

Country Artist Tyler Farr Gets “Redneck Crazy” at Silverton Casino Hotel

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Saturday, April 19

Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m.

Tickets are $25

Tickets on-sale now

Tickets are available for purchase at Silverton Casino Hotel Box Office or online at www.silvertoncasino.com

 

Compelling new country artist, Tyler Farr, will be singing his hit songs from the “Redneck Crazy” album inside Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino Hotel on Saturday, April 19 at 8pm.

Up and coming artist, Tyler Farr, may be new to country fame, but he is a veteran at singing and writing music. As an avid outdoorsman and classically trained musician, Farr’s sound offers a bit of everything from power ballads to edgy tracks influenced by his relationships with his friends, Colt Ford and Lee Brice. Farr co-wrote songs for Joe Nichols and Colt Ford, both of which have performed at Silverton Casino in recent years. Farr’s third single, released in 2013 “Redneck Crazy” went to No. 1 on the Country Charts and his newest hit “Whiskey In My Water” is climbing right behind it.

Tyler Farr was born and raised in small town Missouri where his love for music began at an early age. At age 16, Tyler went on the road with his stepfather, who played lead guitar for country icon George Jones, which then encouraged him to make the move to Nashville and pursue a career as an artist. Farr’s modest journey to into country fame has allowed him to truly appreciate every step of his career and he strives to be an artist who is in it for the fans. It’s the roar of the crowd that gets him going, Tyler says, “I’m just like my fans, and that’s the way I like it.” Tyler Farr is one of the most compelling young singers in contemporary country music and you can find him belting out all his hits inside Veil Pavilion at Silverton Casino, Saturday, April 19 at 8pm. Tickets are just $25. Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Tyler Farr

About Silverton Casino Hotel

Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse, Mi Casa Grill Cantina, Starbucks and Johnny Rockets. In addition to the flagship 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 1,600 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearch®. Silverton is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond in Las Vegas. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com.

 

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

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

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

HOSTED BY OUTNUMBER HUNGER AND ACM LIFTING LIVES®

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TICKETMASTER.COM

 

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

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

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

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

A full schedule and lineup is listed below.

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

4:10pm                 Will Hoge                                             Party Stage

4:50pm                 Charlie Worsham                                  Party Stage

5:30pm                 Chase Rice                                          Party Stage

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

                                Danielle Bradbery                               Main Stage

Cassadee Pope                                 Main Stage

Thomas Rhett                                    Main Stage

                                Justin Moore**                                   Main Stage

                                Florida Georgia Line*                          Main Stage

                                Rascal Flatts                                     Main Stage

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

12:30pm               Austin Webb                                      Party Stage

1:00pm                 Love and Theft*                                  Main Stage

1:50pm                 Parmalee                                           Main Stage

2:20pm                 Leah Turner                                        Party Stage

2:45pm                 Tyler Farr                                            Main Stage

3:35pm                 Brett Eldredge**                                  Main Stage

4:05pm                 Jon Pardi                                            Party Stage

4:30pm                 Kip Moore**                                        Main Stage

5:00pm                 Max Impact                                        Party Stage

5:20pm                 Lee Brice*                                           Main Stage

6:05pm                 Joel Crouse                                         Party Stage

6:35pm                 Jerrod Niemann                                    Main Stage

7:20pm                 Dan + Shay*                                       Party Stage

7:50pm                 Joe Nichols                                         Main Stage

9:00pm                 Chris Young                                        Main Stage

10:30pm               Keith Urban*                                       Main Stage

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

12am – 2am             Jerrod Niemann

American Young

Natalie Stovall and The Drive

The Swon Brothers

Tyler Farr

                               

*49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Nominee

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

 

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

 

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

                               

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The Academy of Country Music’s professional membership selects the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, and selects the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category. New Artist of the Year final nominees will be selected by a combined vote of the fans and professional members.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year begins on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT at VoteACM.com and will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. First round fan voting for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s is now open at www.VoteACM.com and www.GACTV.com/ACM and will close on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT.  The final three nominees will be announced in the coming weeks and will move on to compete in the final round of voting for the New Artist category at VoteACM.com. Final round fan voting for the New Artist of the Year category begins on Monday, March 24 at 3:00 PM ET/12noon PT and will close at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 6 (before the LIVE telecast begins).

Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

Entertainer of the Year

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

Male Vocalist of the year

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

Female Vocalist of the year

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

Vocal Duo of the year

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

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR

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

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

  • Based On A True Story… – Blake Shelton

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Crash My Party – Luke Bryan

Producer: Jeff Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

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

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

  • Same Trailer Different Park – Kacey Musgraves

Producers: Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

  • Two Lanes Of Freedom – Tim McGraw

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records


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

  • Cruise – Florida Georgia Line

Producer: Joey Moi

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

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

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producers: Lee Brice, Kyle Jacobs, Matt McClure

Record Label: Curb Records

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producers: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville


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

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

Songwriters: Gary Allan, Hillary Lindsey, Matthew Warren

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

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Jimmy Yeary

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

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Songwriters: Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves

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

  • Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton

Songwriters: Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington, Deric Ruttan

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

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Songwriters: Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor

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


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

  • Better Dig Two – The Band Perry

Producer: Eric Williams

Director: Declan Whitebloom

 

  • Blowin’ Smoke – Kacey Musgraves

Producer: Josh Goldstein

Director: Honey

 

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

Producers: Tameron Hedge, Chandra LaPlume

Director: Shane Drake

 

  • I Drive Your Truck – Lee Brice

Producer: Karen Martin

Director: Eric Welch

 

  • Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert

Producer: Reagan Rosson

Director: Trey Fanjoy

 

  • Two Black Cadillacs – Carrie Underwood

Producer: Steve Lamar

Director: P.R. Brown


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

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

Producer: Scott Hendricks

Record Label: Warner Bros. Records

 

  • Cruise (Remix) – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

Producers: Joey Moi, Jason Nevins

Record Label: Republic Nashville

 

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

Producers: Byron Gallimore, Tim McGraw

Record Label: Big Machine Records

 

  • Wagon Wheel – Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

Producer: Frank Rogers

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

  • We Were Us – Keith Urban And Miranda Lambert

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

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

 

 

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

songwriter of the year *(Off Camera Award)

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

INDUSTRY AWARDS:

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

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

 

 

CASINO OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

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

 

 

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR

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

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY

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

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY

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

 

 

VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY

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

 

 

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

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

 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS:

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

 

 

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

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

 

GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR

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

 

 

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

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

 

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

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

 

RADIO AWARDS  – The following radio awards will be presented during the annual Radio Winners Reception held the day prior to the ACM Awards telecast, on Saturday, April 5 in Las Vegas.

 

NATIONAL ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

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

Grunwald; Jason the 300lb. Cowboy

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

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

Kevin Freeman

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

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

 

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

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

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MAJOR MARKET

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

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – LARGE MARKET

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

 

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM MARKET

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

 

RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR – SMALL MARKET

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

IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group. In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count. For example, Tim McGraw received two nominations in the Album of the Year category—one each as artist and producer—because that category recognizes both.

Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

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

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2014 CLUB BENEFIT SHOWS

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JOSH ABBOTT, WADE BOWEN, TYLER FARR, KYLE PARK, CHASE RICE,

THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, JOSH THOMPSON& RANDY ROGERS BAND

CONFIRMED FOR CLUB CONCERTS NATIONWIDE TO RAISE MONEY FOR

ACM LIFTING LIVES

Attending Fans Eligible for Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to the

49th ACM Awards ON SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 in LAS VEGAS!

 

Tickets are available NOW for a string of benefit shows across the country to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives® the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. Participating clubs for every show have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Confirmed shows include:

January 14           Coyote Joe’s –Charlotte, NC                       Tyler Farr, Chris Stapleton and Josh Thompson. For more information, visit www.thenew1037.com.

January 24           Denim & Diamonds – Mesa, AZ                   Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen

February 1          Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, TX                         Thomas Rhett

February 7          Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH                 Chase Rice          *SOLD OUT

February 13        Denim & Diamonds – Wichita Falls, TX          Josh Abbott Band

February 20        Rockin Rodeo – Midland, TX                          Kyle Park

February 22        Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL                                 Josh Thompson

Tickets may be purchased directly from the venues listed.  As part of the initiative, fans will have the chance to win a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via a Twitter contest.  Fans who attend any of the ACM Lifting Lives benefit shows are invited take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMawards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit.  Click here for more information.

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY

ONCE AGAIN PARTNER TO LET THE FANS DECIDE

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES FOR THE

49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

Eight Semi-Finalists Announced;

Newcomer Categories Combined For One New Artist of the Year Award

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

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

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

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR semi-finalists are:

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

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

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

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