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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.

See photos from the ACM Awards >>

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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 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Lauren Alaina posts a “Transformation Tuesday” featuring Carrie Underwood; Taylor Swift bakes cookies with Olympian Gracie Gold; The Band Perry apologizes to Sheryl Crow; and Luke Bryan and wife Caroline post a poolside selfie. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Lauren Alaina & Carrie Underwood

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Lauren_Alaina.

Lauren Alaina – Lauren_Alaina: How about this for a #TransformationTuesday lol. I’ve always loved miss @carrieunderwood

Sheryl Crow – SherylCrow: Overall a great night at the #ACMs. Whew! I’m tired! Still picking confetti out of my hair! @ACMawards

The Band Perry – TheBandPerry: Sorry @SherylCrow!!! We love you! xxkP

 

Kip Moore climbs a rock wall in Las Vegas

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/KipMooreMusic.

Kip MooreKipMooreMusic: my Vegas high… Thanks red rock gym 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

Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week

Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Carrie Underwood’s trainer proves she puts in time at the gym while Carrie says goodbye to How I Met Your  Mother; Lady Antebellum is honored by the GRAMMYs; Blake Shelton is back to mocking his celebrity and Brad Paisley pulls an April Fools’ joke; Plus, Thomas Rhett and Justin Moore share a birthday phone call. Here are our picks for this week’s Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week:

Carrie Underwood does a pull-up

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/OpreaFitness.

Oprea Personal FitnessOpreaFitness: Check out @carrieunderwood killin it on her pull-ups today!! Awesome job!

Carrie Underwood – CarrieUnderwood: Tonight is the final episode of @HIMYM_CBS. I feel like 5 of my friends are moving away & I’ll never see them again. Been a great 9 seasons!

Brad Paisley – BradPaisley: The name of the new tour is going to be “The Barnacles, Bouys, and Bouncy Castles Tour”

Thomas Rhett Facetimes with Justin Moore

Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/ThomasRhett.

Thomas Rhett – ThomasRhett: Fun fact: @JustinColeMoore and I share a birthday. Better fact: it’s today. Happy birthday brother. 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 3

Blake Shelton Makes History with “Doin’ What She Likes”

Blake Shelton Makes History with "Doin' What She Likes"

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Blake Shelton has made history with his 11th consecutive No. 1 single, “Doin’ What She Likes.” The feat gives him the most consecutive No. 1s in monitored country airplay history. The song marks Blake’s 16th chart topper overall and can be found on his latest album, Based On A True Story.

Warner Music Nashville, Blake’s record label, tweeted the good news earlier this week. Blake replied through Twitter, writing “That’s HUGE!” Yeeee hawwww!!!” Continue Reading

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Apr 1

Blake Shelton to Perform with Shakira on ACM Awards

Blake Shelton to Perform with Shakira on ACM Awards

Blake Shelton photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Nashville.

Blake Shelton will join Shakira for a performance of her single “Medicine” on the ACM Awards. Co-hosted by Blake and Luke Bryan, the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c.

Previously announced performers include Miranda Lambert and George Strait, who will perform a tribute medley in honor of Merle Haggard’s 50 years in country music, Hunter Hayes, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line,  Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Keith Urban, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks. The Band Perry will open the show with a performance of their new single, “Chainsaw.” Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming week. Continue Reading

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Mar 31

The Band Perry to Open ACM Awards; George Strait & Miranda Lambert to Sing Merle Haggard Medley

The Band Perry to Open ACM Awards; George Strait & Miranda Lambert to Sing Merle Haggard Medley

The Band Perry photo by David McClister, courtesy of Splash Public Relations.

The Band Perry will open the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards with an explosive performance of their new single, “Chainsaw.” Co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c.

Additionally, Miranda Lambert and George Strait will perform a tribute medley in honor of Merle Haggard’s 50 years in country music, including “Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down” and “I’m a Lonesome Fugitive. Garth Brooks will present Merle Haggard with the Crystal Milestone Award honoring his legendary career. Continue Reading

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Mar 28

Carrie Underwood Keeps Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

Carrie Underwood Keeps Her No. 1 Streak Alive on Top 20

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

Carrie Underwood remains at No. 1 for an eighth week on Top 20 Country Countdown with her “Blown Away Medley.” Blake Shelton and Little Big Town round out the Top 3 while new videos from Hunter Hayes, Tim McGraw and Brett Eldredge made their countdown debuts.

Top 20 Photo Gallery »

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. Little Big Town – “Sober”
  4. Keith  Urban – “Cop Car”
  5. Luke Bryan – “Drink A Beer”
  6. Katie Armiger – “Safe”
  7. Lady Antebellum – “Compass”
  8. Cassadee Pope – “I Wish I Could Break Your Heart”
  9. Brantley Gilbert – “Bottoms Up”
  10. Rascal Flatts – “Rewind” Continue Reading

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