Archive | January, 2015

Colt Ford “Cranks It Up” in First Live Concert Special Premiering on AXS TV February 10, 10pm ET/7pm PT

imageCountry artist and hit songwriter, Colt Ford, brings his hard rockin’ music to AXS TV when the network premieres the concert special, COLT FORD: CRANK IT UP! LIVE AT WILD ADVENTURES, Tuesday, February 10 at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The concert special follows Ford’s guest-appearance on AXS TV’s country music docu-series DISCOVERING LUCY ANGEL at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In this episode, Ford joins the mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel in the studio, adding a verse to one of their songs.

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

imageNominations were announced today for the50th 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 – 11:30PMET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   

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NOMINEES FOR SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AND RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED FOR 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

imageThe Academy of Country Musicannounced today the Songwriter of the Year nominees and the full list of Radio Awards nominees that will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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Country Hitmakers Lee Brice and Chris Young Team Up for Co-Headlining Tour

imageTwo of country music’s most dynamic voices — Chris Young and Lee Brice — join forces to kick off 2015, bringing their unique brands of soulful, high-energy country together for a co-headlining tour beginning in Syracuse, NY at the War Memorial (at Oncenter) on Thursday, Jan. 22.

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“NASHVILLE: ON THE RECORD” To Play The Grand Ole Opry House Jan. 31

imageCast members of ABC’s acclaimed primetime series “Nashville” will take the stage of the Grand Ole Opry House for “NASHVILLE: OIN THE RECORD” featuring performances from the hit show Sat., Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. The live concert event will air as an ABC Television Network special later this spring. “NASHVILLE: ON THE RECORD” is set to feature cast members providing an intimate look at their individual songwriting process, talking candidly about the stories behind the songs of the series and their individual pursuits as musical artists. Among the cast members scheduled to perform are Clare Bowen, Chris Carmack, Will Chase, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Maisy Stella, Lennon Stella and Aubrey Peeples. Also appearing on the show will be country music superstar Reba, who will perform her first single on Nash Icon Records, “Going Out Like That.” The song took the #1 spot on iTunes Country Top Songs in the US and Canada upon release.

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Kenny Chesney Kicks Off “The Big Revival” in 6-1-5

imageWhen Kenny Chesney started thinking about how to kick off hisThe Big Revival Tour, which boasts almost two dozen NFL stadiums and a handful of festivals, he knew he wanted something that mattered, something that spoke to who he is and where he was going. After careful consideration, the 8-time Entertainer of the Year decided there was only one way to go: Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. Tickets to this kick-off show go on sale next Friday, Jan. 23 at 10a.m.

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Make-A-Wish ‘Stars For Wishes’ – Jan. 17

Hosted by TV personality Melissa Rycroft, Make-A-Wish®

Middle Tennessee’s third annual “Stars for Wishes” will be held on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at Gaylord Opryland Hotel. The star-studded evening will include performances by Journey’s Jonathan Cain and country star Gary Allan.

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AC/DC, ERIC CHURCH, ARIANA GRANDE, MADONNA, AND ED SHEERAN SET TO TAKE THE STAGE ON THE 57TH GRAMMY AWARDS

The first performances for the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards® telecast have been announced and include a range of new and legendary artists, from country rocker EricChurch, pop star Ariana Grande, and singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran to GRAMMY®-winning hard rock veterans AC/DC and seven-time GRAMMY-winning pop icon Madonna. The eclectic lineup sets the stage for what’s sure to be an incredible night for music. Taking place atSTAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Music’s Biggest Night® will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television NetworkSunday, Feb. 8, 2015, from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

 

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Countdown to Launch: “Skyville Live” – January 14 @ 8pmET /5pm PT

imageSet your clocks and mark your calendars to tune into SKYVILLE LIVE, a magical evening of entertainment featuring music icon Gladys Knight, country superstar Martina McBride and celebrated pop and R&B artist Estelle. This exclusive event will stream live from Nashville on Wednesday, January 14 at 8pm ET/5pm PT

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & CMT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP, SEMI-FINALISTS FOR ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD

imageThe Academy of Country Music and CMT announced a new partnership that – for the first time ever – will bring the fan voting for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards newcomer category to VoteACM.com and voteacm.CMT.com, beginning Tuesday, January 27, 2015. This marks the seventh consecutive year that fans will vote to determine the nominees for the newcomer category, and is the inaugural Academy and CMT partnership for the interactive fan voting experience.

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