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ACM's "All-Star Salute To The Troops" To Air May 20th

Posted by Administrator on April 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)


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The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced additional information regarding the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces, who performed on stage with some of the biggest names in country music during ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, taped on Monday, April 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observances, the two-hour concert event, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, will air Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.


 

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all performed and paid tribute to our country’s remarkable all-volunteer military force. Many of the artists were joined on stage by service members from the United States Armed Forces including Marine Capts. John Ed Auer & Matt Smith (performance with Lady Antebellum), Army Sgt. Christiana Ball (performance with Lee Brice), Navy STG3 Destiny Mills Coates (performance with Keith Urban), Marine Lt. Col. Mike Corrado (performance with Toby Keith), Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg (performance with The Band Perry), Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira (performance with Hunter Hayes), Marine Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine (performance with Rascal Flatts) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman (performance with Kellie Pickler), in addition to, Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler, and Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart (who joined the other service members on stage for a special performance with Toby Keith). Additional information on military participants is listed below.


 

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh was in attendance and thanked ACM, talented artists and all who give of themselves and their time to support the troops and their families.


 

During a special moment, superstar Toby Keith was surprised onstage by USO CEO, retired Brig. Gen. John Pray, who presented him with the Spirit of the USO honor in recognition of his many USO tours and longtime support of our U.S. military.


 

The special also includes moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity in addition to appearances and presentations by Marcus Luttrell (retired U.S. Navy SEAL), Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Craig Morgan (U. S. Army Veteran/Country Music Artist), Nancy O’Dell (“Entertainment Tonight”), and Sheryl Underwood (former Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves/“The Talk” host). Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS benefitted ACM Lifting Lives.


 

Participants From The United States Armed Forces:

 

U.S. Marine CorpsCapt. John Ed Auer, Performed on fiddle with Lady Antebellum.  Current Position/Duty Station: Silent Drill Platoon Commander, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.

 

U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana Ball, Performed on vocals with Lee Brice.  Current Position/Duty Station: Drill Sergeant for Initial Entry Military Police Soldiers, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri

 

U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Participated in finale with Toby Keith.  Current Position/Duty Station: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, stationed at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina

 

U.S. Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler,Participated in finale with Toby Keith.  Current Position/Duty Station: Instructor Pilot at Training Air Wing FIVE in Milton, Florida

 

U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mike Corrado, Performed on vocals with Toby Keith.  Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment, stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

 

U.S. Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg, Performed on vocals with The Band Perry,  Current Position/Duty Station: Patient Administration Specialist, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas

 

.  U.S. Navy STG3 Destiny Mills-Coates, Performed on vocals with Keith Urban.  Current Position/Duty Station: a Student at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center at Naval Base Point Loma, California

 

U.S. Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart, Participated in finale with Toby Keith.  Current Position/Duty Station: Maritime Enforcement Specialist, assigned at U.S. Coast Guard Island Alameda in California.

 

U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith, Performed on guitar with Lady Antebellum.  Current Position/Duty Station: Assistant Operations Officer, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.

 

U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira, Performed on vocals with Hunter Hayes.  Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer aboard the Cutter ADAK

 

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine, Performed on vocals with Rascal Flatts.  Current Position/Duty Station: Radio Operator, stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California

 

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman, Performed on vocals with Kellie Pickler.  Current Position/Duty Station: Aircrew, Aerospace Medical Craftsman, stationed at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina


 


George Strait named ACM Entertainer of the Year

Posted by Administrator on April 6, 2014 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Academy of Country Music winners as announced April 6:

 

Entertainer of the Year: George Strait

Male Vocalist: Jason Aldean

Female Vocalist: Miranda Lambert

Vocal Duo: Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group: The Band Perry

Best New Artist: Justin Moore

Album of the Year: Same Trailer, Different Park, Kacey Musgraves

Single of the Year: Mama's Broken Heart, Miranda Lambert

Song of the Year: I Drive Your Truck, Lee Brice

Video of the Year: Highway Don't Care, Tim McGraw ft. Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

Vocal Event of the Year: We Were Us, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert

 

 

Shakira To Join Blake Shelton For Special Performance On ACM Awards

Posted by Administrator on April 1, 2014 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Blake Shelton will welcome fellow The Voice coach Shakira to the Academy of Country Music awards stage on Sunday, April 6th. The pair will perform “Medicine,” a track on Shakira’s album. Shakira penned “Medicine” with Hillary Lindsey and Mark Bright. Be sure to tune in Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET!

 

 

ACM Awards Fan Voting Is Now Open!

Posted by Administrator on March 25, 2014 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Fan voting is now open for the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year award, which will be powered by Ram for the fifth year in a row, as well as for the ACM New Artist of the Year award, presented by Kohl’s. Votes can be cast now at www.voteACM.com.

 

Nominees for Entertainer of the Year include Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and Taylor Swift. Nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohls include Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore.

 

New Artist of the Year voting will close at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Sunday, April 6, and Entertainer of the Year voting will close in the third hour of the live broadcast. Online fan voting is open to fans in the U.S., Canada and Australia. Text voting for Entertainer of the Year is open to fans in the U.S. only.

 

The awards will be given out during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8 p.m., live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

ACM Plans Superstar Salute To The Troops

Posted by Administrator on February 21, 2014 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in Country music paying tribute to our armed forces, will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

 

Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are the first artists to be added to the all-star lineup of performers for the event. The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity.

 

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops is produced for television by dick clark productions. 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.

 

Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale now at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales of the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy. For more information, visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com.

 

2014 ACM Nominees Announced

Posted by Administrator on January 29, 2014 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)


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Nominations for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards were announced on Wednesday, Jan. 29, with Tim McGraw and Miranda Lambert leading with seven nods each.


Close behind is Keith Urban, who nabbed six nominations, as well as Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift , with six apiece.


In the coveted Entertainer of the Year category, Lambert, Shelton and Swift will face Luke Bryan and George Strait.


Bryan, who is the reigning ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year, will join Shelton as cohost of this year's ACM Awards when they air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 on CBS.


Fans will 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.


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 on the CBS Television Network.


Here is the complete list of nominees:


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

Based On a True Story - Blake Shelton

Crash My Party - Luke Bryan

Here's To The Good Times - Florida Georgia Line

Same Trailer Different Park - Kacey Musgraves

Two Lanes of Freedom - Tim McGraw


Single Record of the Year

"Cruise" - Florida Georgia Line

"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert

"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum


Song of the Year

"Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)" - Gary Allan

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert

"Mine Would Be You" - Blake Shelton

"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum


Video of the Year

"Better Dig Two" - The Band Perry

"Blowin' Smoke" - Kacey Musgraves

"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"I Drive Your Truck" - Lee Brice

"Mama's Broken Heart" - Miranda Lambert

"Two Black Cadillacs" - Carrie Underwood


Vocal Event of the Year

"Boys 'Round Here" - Blake Shelton Featuring Pistol Annies & Friends

"Cruise (Remix)" - Florida Georgia Line Featuring Nelly

"Highway Don't Care" - Tim McGraw Featuring Taylor Swift & Keith Urban

"Wagon Wheel" - Darius Rucker Featuring Lady Antebellum

"We Were Us" - Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert


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 

Rhett Akins

Rodney Clawson

Ashley Gorley

Luke Laird

Shane McAnally


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





ACM 'My Cause' Web Feature Spotlights Sara Evans

Posted by Administrator on January 7, 2014 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)



ACM Lifting Lives announced Today (1/7) that the January “My Cause” web feature will spotlight RCA Nashville’s Sara Evans and the charity organization, Alabama Forever.


Alabama Forever was founded in response to the tornadoes that ravaged Alabama in April 2011. Their core purpose is to help Alabama communities in need by offering viable resolutions to maintain the best possible life for their citizens.


Watch the January “My Cause” video and donate here.

ACM winners list; Luke Bryan named Entertainer of the Year

Posted by Administrator on April 7, 2013 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 

The list of winners from the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards, April 7:

 

 

Entertainer of the Year

Luke Bryan

 

 

Male Vocalist

Jason Aldean

 

 

Female Vocalist

Miranda Lambert

 

 

Vocal duo

Thompson Square

 

 

Vocal Group

Little Big Town

 

 

New artist

Florida Georgia Line

 

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (for artist, producer and record company)

Chief, Eric Church (EMI-Nashville, produced by Jay Joyce)

 

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR (goes to artist, producer and record company)

Over You, Miranda Lambert (RCA, produced by Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf)

 

 

SONG OF THE YEAR (for composers, publishers, artist)

Over You, Miranda Lambert (Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton)

 

 

Songwriter

Dallas Davidson

 

 

VIDEO (for producer, director and artist)

Tornado, Little Big Town (Producer: Iris Baker/Director: Shane Drake)

 

 

VOCAL EVENT (for artist, producer and record company)

The Only Way I Know, Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan & Eric Church (Broken Bow, produced by Michael Knox)

ACM Opens Voting for Entertainer of the Year, New Artist of the Year

Posted by Administrator on March 26, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year is now open for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music awards. Fans can vote at www.voteACM.com.

 

The awards will be given out during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, beginning at 8 p.m. ET on the CBS Television Network.

 

Entertainer of the Year voting (powered by the Ram Truck Brand) will give fans the opportunity to vote for the Academy’s top honor. Nominees include Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift. ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohls nominees include Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line.

 

George Strait and Garth Brooks to perform together on ACM show in tribute to Dick Clark

Posted by Administrator on March 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced March 20 that George Strait and Garth Brooks, the two most recent ACM Artist of the Decade Award recipients, will perform together for the first time in history to pay tribute to Dick Clark at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award, in honor of the iconic figure and longtime producer of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, to be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists.

 

Dick Clark, who passed away last year, began producing the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1979 and helped introduce audiences all over America to the most talented artists in country music. Clark had long been an ambassador for a wide-range of musical genres and with his guidance, ushered the Academy of Country Music Awards through the decades to become one of the industry’s biggest events.

 

“It is truly appropriate that we pay tribute to my father, longtime ACM Awards executive producer Dick Clark. As one of the current executive producers and Dick’s son, I’m honored that George and Garth graciously accepted my personal request to pay tribute to a man we all loved,” stated R.A. Clark.

 

“He was a friend to all of us and helped shape our organization. There’s no doubt the Academy of Country Music wouldn’t be one of the highest-rated and watched awards shows without Dick’s vision and commitment,” commented Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.

 

“Dick helped make country music accessible to a larger fan base and his efforts will not be forgotten. Garth and I were so grateful when we each received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, so it’s only fitting that we’ll be honoring him with this tribute performance at the ACMs,” said George Strait.

 

“I commend the Academy on naming the ACM Artist of the Decade Award after Dick Clark. Although there is no award the entertainment industry has that can match the magnitude of the star Dick Clark was, and still is, it is an honor to get to be a part of the Academy’s tribute to him. There may be others who have contributed as much to the music industry, but there is definitely no one that has contributed more than Dick Clark. He was music’s best friend, and a dear friend to me,” said Garth Brooks.

 

Recipients of the ACM Artist of the Decade Award include Strait in 2009, Brooks in 1998, Alabama in 1988, Loretta Lynn in 1979 and Marty Robbins in 1969. The ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award is an Academy honor bestowed on a country music artist only once every decade.

 

 

Performers:

 

George Strait has won twenty Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Artist of the Decade award, an award that has only been given to four other acts in the Academy’s history. He also holds the record for the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He has sold more than 68 million records, garnering him 32 different platinum or multi-platinum albums resulting in the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait recently released his newest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight”—the first release from his forthcoming 2013 album, Love is Everything, due in stores on May 14. Strait also placed #1 on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse chart in March after the first leg of his on-going two-year final U.S. tour, “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” with special guest Martina McBride.

  

Garth Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music, garnering over twenty ACM Awards, including six Entertainer of the Year Awards, an Artist of the Decade award, and a Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre. Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Brooks has sold in excess of over 128 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. With his commercially savvy fusion of post-Merle Haggard country, honky-tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and '70s arena rock dramatics, Brooks brought country music to a new audience in the '90s — namely, a mass audience. Before Brooks, it was inconceivable for a country artist to go multi-platinum. He shattered that barrier in 1991, when his second album, No Fences, began its chart domination, and its follow-up, Ropin' the Wind, became the first country album to debut at the top of the pop charts. He is currently raising his children in Oklahoma.

 

 


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