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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 14

Luke Bryan to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Luke Bryan to Perform at Billboard Music Awards

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan is in the first group of artists to be announced as performers at the Billboard Music Awards. Other performers include Jason Derulo, Imagine Dragons, John Legend and OneRepublic. The Billboard Music Awards will air live from Las Vegas on May 18 at 8/7c on NBC.

Luke is a finalist in six categories, including the all-genre Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Country Artist, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Country Album and Top Country Song twice, once for his hit “Crash My Party,” and again for “That’s My Kind Of Night.” The full list of finalists can be found at www.Billboard.com. 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

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 2

Luke Bryan Is “Very Excited” About the ACM Awards

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Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan is set to have a busy week leading up to the ACM Awards on Sunday. He will serve as co-host alongside Blake Shelton for the second year and in between show rehearsals, interviews and soundchecking for his ACM performances, he will co-host the ACM & Cabela’s Great Outdoor Archery Event with Justin Moore. Luke is also nominated in three categories, including Entertainer of the Year.

“I’m very, very excited,” Luke said. “Entertainer of the Year nominee – that’s amazing. Album and Male Vocalist – I’m very, very excited about that. It’s gonna be another busy ACM fun time, me and Blake hosting, and nothing’s better than going out there and having some amazing nominations, and I want to thank my fans for making that happen, and everybody at the ACMs.” Continue Reading

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Mar 24

Go Behind the Scenes of Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton’s ACM Awards Commercials

Go Behind The Scenes of Luke Bryan & Blake Shelton's ACM Awards Promotions

Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are hard at work, preparing to host the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and that includes taking time out from their busy schedule to record a few promotional spots for the show. Behind the scenes, the pair spent some time between takes ribbing one another about makeup and whether Luke is a reliable co-host.

But it wasn’t just Luke and Blake on set. Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw also had cameo appearances and as it turned out, Tim had a rather famous group of admirers vying for his attention. Plus, Miranda went off the rails! Watch the hilarious behind the scenes footage below. Continue Reading

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Mar 20

CMA Music Festival Announces LP Field Concert Lineup

CMA Music Festival Announces LP Field Concert Lineup

Luke Bryan photo by Joseph Llanes, courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

The performers for the sold out Nightly Concerts at LP Field during the 2014 CMA Music Festival have been announced. Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Chris Young and Zac Brown Band will all take the stage June 5-8 in downtown Nashville.

“CMA Music Festival is proud to have these fantastic artists perform on the LP Field stage,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “The fact that tickets sold out for the Nightly Concerts at a record-setting pace speaks to what Country Music Fans have come to expect from CMA Music Festival and we feel strongly that this line up delivers on that promise.”

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Mar 18

Luke Bryan Celebrates Spring Break EP In Panama City

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Luke Bryan’s 2014 EP, Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever. Photo courtesy of Schmidt Relations.

Luke Bryan returned to Panama City Beach last week for his sixth-annual Spring Break concerts at Spinnaker Beach Club. He performed on both March 11 and March 12, bringing in more than 230,000 fans over the two days.

Great American Country’s Headline Country and host Stacy McCloud were on hand for all the Spring Break action. Tune in on Thursday, March 20 at 3/2c to watch all the fun! The annual Spring Break show was in support of Luke’s new digital EP, Spring Break 6… Like We Ain’t Ever, available now. Continue Reading

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Mar 17

ACM Awards Nominees Featured on Limited-Edition ZinePak

ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees Featured on Limited-Edition ZinePak

ACM Awards Nominees Featured on Limited-Edition ZinePakThe Academy of Country Music and ZinePak will release the Official 2014 ACM Awards ZinePak on March 18. The limited-edition package will spotlight country’s biggest names and brightest new stars. It includes 120 pages with 21 songs and two CDs as well as a ballot with this year’s ACM Awards nominees and six collectible guitar picks. The ZinePak will be available exclusively at Walmart.

Register for a chance to win one now through April 6, 2014!

“This year’s ACM Awards ZinePak is better than ever,” said Lisa Lee, the Academy’s senior vice president of Creative & Content Production.“Fans can find out everything they need to know about this year’s ACM Award nominees, immerse themselves in the best music of the year and even play along at home with their own ballot. It’s a must-have for any country fan.” Continue Reading

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