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Apr 16

ACM Awards Sell Out Dallas Cowboy Stadium in 18 Minutes

Country music fans can’t wait to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards. Set for April 19, 2015 at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, fans snatched up 70,000 tickets in 18 minutes, selling out both the ACM Awards and the ACM Party for a Cause festival April 18-19. The events were the biggest and fastest selling in the Academy’s history.

“We want to thank the fans for their continued support,” Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy, said. “This sale was unprecedented and far exceeded our expectations. We’re working hard to plan more events to accommodate as many fans as we can. Country music is alive and well in North Texas!”  Continue Reading

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Apr 11

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Run at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Continues Her Run at No. 1 on Top 20

Carrie Underwood photo by James White, courtesy of Sony Music Nashville.

Carrie Underwood makes it yet another week at No. 1 on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley!” Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert round out the Top 3 with their latest videos while Florida Georgia Line moves up to No. 15 with their latest video, “This Is How We Roll,” featuring Luke Bryan.

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Plus, host Nan Kelley headed to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards! She caught up with the night’s big winners, including Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and The Band Perry. She even scored some time with Entertainer of the Year winner George Strait!

Want to re-watch some of your favorite interviews? Head over to our Top 20 section for videos and photos. You can also catch Top 20 Extras, cast your votes and take a look at the current chart to see where your favorite videos land.

This Week’s Chart:

  1. Carrie Underwood – “Blown Away Medley”
  2. Blake Shelton – “Doin’ What She Likes”
  3. Miranda Lambert – “Automatic”
  4. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  5. Chris Young – “Who I Am With You”
  6. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  9. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  10. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart” Continue Reading

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Apr 11

Top 20 Heads to Las Vegas for the ACM Awards

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This week’s Top 20 Country Countdown comes to you from Las Vegas at the ACM Awards! Host Nan Kelley will go backstage to catch up with some of the night’s big winners, including Miranda Lambert, Justin Moore and The Band Perry. She’ll even get some time with Entertainer of the Year winner George Strait!

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Carrie Underwood has made it eight weeks at No. 1 with her “Blown Away Medley.” Can she do it another week, with Little Big Town, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert all knocking on the door of the top spot? Tune in tonight at 8/7c to find out! Check the full schedule » Continue Reading

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Apr 9

Kellie Pickler to Auction Off ACM Awards Jewelry

 

Kellie Pickler to Auction Off ACM Awards Jewelry

Kellie Pickler on the Red Carpet at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014. Photo Credit: Getty Images/courtesy the Academy of Country Music.

Kellie Pickler’s red carpet look at Sunday’s ACM Awards won her spots on a number of critics’ “Best Dressed” lists. She has decided to auction off the Pandora charm bracelets she wore to the event to raise funds for ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Fans can place their bids at CharityBuzz.com through April 21 at 2/1c.

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“ACM Lifting Lives supports great organizations that are making strides with music education and medical research, supporting our amazing military veterans and more,” Kellie said. “I’m excited to help raise money for such a wonderful charity. It makes me proud to be an ACM member.”  Continue Reading

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Apr 8

Country Stars Celebrate ACM Awards Wins Via Social Media

George Strait tweets about his ACM Award win

George Strait tweets about his ACM Entertainer of the Year win. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/GeorgeStrait.

Following Sunday’s ACM Awards, country stars took to social media to thank their fans for their support and express their excitement over hearing their name called as a winner on the night. George Strait, who was voted ACM Entertainer of the Year by his fans, was over the moon about his win. While he usually lets his management run his Twitter account, he took over the 140 character space for one night.

#mysecondtweetever Thank you to the fans for this honor! You mean everything to me! –g” he wrote, including a post-ACM photo. #EOTY2014 #ACMs

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Another equally excited artist was Justin Moore who picked up New Artist of the Year, the other fan voted award of the night. In a series of tweets, Justin thanked his fans and country radio.

“Wanna say another HUGE thanks to country radio for giving me a shot at success,” he wrote. “I love all of you. You are so important to us. I will never be able to repay you guys. I can’t wait to continue waving the flag for country music alongside all of you. Sincerely…JM And all you fans…you freakin rock! Anytime my fans are allowed to have their voice heard, it is heard LOUD And CLEAR! Thank you so much! Y’all are responsible for this award! Enjoy this! We did this together!” Continue Reading

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Apr 8

Miranda Lambert Sets Record with ACM Awards Win

 Miranda Lambert wins 3 ACM Awards

Miranda Lambert poses in the press room with the Best Female Vocalist award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Award. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)

Miranda Lambert had an ACM Awards to remember. She performed her new single, “Automatic,” for the first time on national television and paid tribute to Merle Haggard and his 50 years in country music by performing “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” with George Strait. She also won her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year award, setting an ACM record for the most consecutive wins in that category.

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In all, Miranda took home three ACM trophies, including wins for Single Record of the Year  for “Mama’s Broken Heart” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban. “Tonight has not even begun to sink in yet. It probably won’t for a week,” Miranda said. “I can’t believe that this is my job. I got a picture with George Strait and Garth Brooks, I hung out with Trisha Yearwood and practically stalked Faith Hill. It was a great night.” Continue Reading

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Apr 7

George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban Big Winners at the 2014 ACM Awards

George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban Big Winners at the 2014 ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 06: Singer/songwriter George Strait poses in the press room with the Entertainer of the Year award during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jason Kempin/WireImage)

Winners have been announced for the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE April 6 on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  Fans named George Strait the Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and the second win of his career in that category. This year marked another record-breaking year with 1.5 million fan votes cast for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories combined, and also marked the first time online fan voting for these categories were open to fans in Australia and Canada.

The king of country music and newly-crowned Entertainer of the Year, George Strait, also participated in a special moment with Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones. During the telecast the two announced the 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS. It was also announced that Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the show.

Merle Haggard was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award,which was presented by Garth Brooks and celebratedwith a tribute performance featuring Miranda Lambert and George Strait.

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year,his second consecutive win in this category. He has won an overall total of 7 ACM Awards.

Miranda Lambert won for the fifth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year, and is now the record holder for the most consecutive wins in that category. She is the leading female winner of the night, with a total of three trophies. Lambert also took the prize for Single Record of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban.

The Band Perry won their first Vocal Group of the Year award. This marks their third overall ACM win; they won the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year award and New Artist of the Year in 2010. Continue Reading

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Apr 7

Jerry Jones & George Strait Announce 50th Anniversary ACM Awards to Take Place in Dallas

Jerry Jones & George Strait Announce 50th Anniversary ACM Awards to Take Place in Dallas

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 06: Owner/President/General Manager Jerry Jones (L) and Singer/songwriter George Strait speak onstage during the 49th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Newly-crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year George Strait and Jerry Jones, Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, made an exciting announcement during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. The pair revealed that the ACM Awards will celebrate its 50th anniversary from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Awards will air live on CBS at 8/7c on Sunday, April 19, 2015.

“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said. “Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we’ll celebrate with the biggest group of mega artists at ACM Party for a Cause and allow more music fans to experience the Awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country.” Continue Reading

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Apr 4

ACM Awards Invite Fans to Engage Through Social Media

ACM Awards Invite Fans to Engage Through Social Media

The Academy of Country Music wants you to be a part of the 49th Annual ACM Awards! Co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c and fans have a number of ways to interact with the show.

Before the show kicks off, be sure to tune into Great American Country for all the glitz and glamour, live from the ACM Awards Red Carpet! Great American Country hosts will bring you all the action starting at 6:30/5:30c. Be sure to tell us on Facebook and Twitter which star is wearing your favorite look!

Fan Voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year – Fans can place their votes for Entertainer of the Year powered by the Ram Truck brand and ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, by logging on to www.VoteACM.com or via text message using a number that will be announced during the telecast. Fans are allowed to vote once per day and can cast their vote for ACM New Artist of the Year through the start of the live broadcast and Entertainer of the Year into the third hour of the show. Continue Reading

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Apr 4

Top 20 Previews the ACM Awards

Top 20 Previews the ACM Awards

Nan Kelley, host of Top 20 Country Countdown.

Top 20 Country Countdown is all set for Sunday’s ACM Awards! Host Nan Kelley is previewing the show, giving fans the rundown on all the night’s nominees and performers while counting down this week’s Top 20 music videos, chosen by you. Make sure you tune in for new videos from Chris Young and Miranda Lambert!

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Besides getting the inside scoop on the ACM Awards, you could win $5,000 in our Top 20 for $20,000 Sweepstakes! Enter daily between now and May 12 for your chance to win the weekly $5,000 cash prize. One grand prize winner will take home $20,000! Enter Now >> Continue Reading

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