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51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ PRODUCERS AND EXECUTIVES REVEAL MORE EXCITING PERFORMANCES ADDED

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This morning, producers and executives of the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards participated in a press conference call to announce several exciting moments on this year’s show, to be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Participating in the call were Barry Adelman, Executive Producer, R.A. Clark, Executive Producer, Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music and Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, CBS Specials, Music and Live Events. Discussions on the call included their plans and insights for this year’s ceremony, surprises in store for fans, as well as details regarding the presentation of the Tex Ritter Award to music icon Dolly Parton.

 
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Nominations And My Predictions For The Upcoming ACM Awards

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The nominees were just announced this week for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airing on the CBS Television Network. 

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Nominations And My Predictions For The Upcoming ACM Awards

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The nominees were just announced this week for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and airing on the CBS Television Network. 

So excited for this stellar award show, and happy to see many new artists nominated in several categories.

Thought I’d have some fun, and give you my predictions for the award show!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

·         Jason Aldean

·         Garth Brooks – my pick

·         Luke Bryan

·         Eric Church

·         Miranda Lambert

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Jason Aldean

·         Dierks Bentley

·         Eric Church

·         Brett Eldredge

·         Chris Stapleton – my pick

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Kelsea Ballerini

·         Jana Kramer

·         Miranda Lambert – my pick

·         Kacey Musgraves

·         Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

·         Brothers Osborne

·         Dan + Shay

·         Florida Georgia Line

·         Joey + Rory – my pick

·         Maddie & Tae

 

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

·         Eli Young Band

·         Little Big Town – my pick

·         Old Dominion

·         Rascal Flatts

·         Zac Brown Band

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Brett Eldredge

·         Chris Janson

·         Thomas Rhett

·         Chase Rice

·         Chris Stapleton – my pick

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

·         Kelsea Ballerini

·         Cam – my pick

·         Mickey Guyton

·         RaeLynn

 

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

·         A Thousand Horses – my pick

·         Brothers Osborne

·         Maddie & Tae

·         Old Dominion

·         Parmalee

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·         I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Label: RCA Records – my pick

 

·         Montevallo – Sam Hunt

Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

·         Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: EMI Records Nashville

 

·         Tangled Up – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure, Chris DeStefano, Joe London

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

·         Traveller – Chris Stapleton

Producers: Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton

Record Label: Mercury Records

 

Single Record of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]

·         Burning House – Cam

Producers: Jeff Bhasker, Tyler Johnson, Camaron Ochs

Record Labels: Arista Nashville, RCA Records, Kravenworks – my pick

·         Buy Me A Boat – Chris Janson

Producers: Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Chris Janson

Record Label: Warner Music Nashville

 

·         Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett

Producers: Dann Huff, Jesse Frasure

Record Label: The Valory Music Co.

 

·         Girl Crush – Little Big Town

Producer: Jay Joyce

Record Label: Capitol Records Nashville

 

·         I’m Comin’ Over – Chris Young

Producers: Corey Crowder, Chris Young

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

·         Take Your Time – Sam Hunt

Producers: Zach Crowell, Shane McAnally

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

Video of the Year [Awarded to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off Camera Award)

·         Biscuits – Kacey Musgraves

Director: Mark Klasfeld

Producer: Nicole Acacio

 

·         Burning House – Cam

Director: Trey Fanjoy

Producer: Trent Hardville

 

·         Girl Crush – Little Big Town

Directors: Karla Welch, Matthew Welch

Producer: Amanda Prunesti – my pick

 

·         Mr. Misunderstood – Eric Church

Directors: Reid Long, John Peets

Producer: Megan Smith

 

·         Riser – Dierks Bentley

Director: Wes Edwards

Producer: Jennifer Rothlein

 

Vocal Event of the Year [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]*(Off Camera Award)

·         Hangover Tonight – Gary Allan Featuring Chris Stapleton

Producers: Gary Allan, Greg Droman

Record Label: MCA Nashville

 

·         Home Alone Tonight – Luke Bryan Featuring Karen Fairchild

Producers: Jeff Stevens, Jody Stevens

Record Label: Capitol Nashville – my pick

 

·         Raise ‘Em Up – Keith Urban Featuring Eric Church

Producers: Nathan Chapman, Keith Urban

Record Labels: Hit Red Records, Capitol Nashville

·         Smokin’ And Drinkin’ – Miranda Lambert Featuring Little Big Town

Producers: Frank Liddell, Chuck Ainlay, Glenn Worf

Record Label: RCA Nashville

 

·         Wild Child – Kenny Chesney With Grace Potter

Producers: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Record Labels: Blue Chair Records, Columbia Nashville

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Rainey Qualley Stuns At First ACM Awards

Rainey QualleyCingle Records flagship artist Rainey Qualley looked stunning on her first Academy of Country Music Awards red carpet at AT&T Stadium in Dallas Sunday night. She wore a gorgeous cream-colored Esteban Cortazar gown, exquisite jewelry by Lana, Stuart Weitman shoes and carried a gold Judith Leiber Couture clutch.

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Winners Announced for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards

imageWinners have been announced for the 50thACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE tonight on the CBS Television Network from AT&T Stadium, Home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TX. The Awards show moved to Texas for the first time ever in celebration of its 50thAnniversary. Fans named Luke Bryan asEntertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and his second win in this category. The 50th ACM Awards broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the Highest Attendance at an Awards Show Broadcast with a total of 70,252 fans in attendance.

 

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BIG & RICH SURPRISE TEXAS PROM PAIR WITH VIP TICKETS TO ACM AWARDS

Big & RichSuperstar country duo Big & Rich discovered late Friday that Canton, Texas teenager Jenni Sherwood’s dying wish is to attend a high school prom. [Full story here]. Jenni was diagnosed almost two years ago with desmoplastic small round tumors, for which there is no cure.  Sherwood, a freshman, built up the courage to ask her acquaintance and high school junior, Clayton Cox, to take her to the prom in a Facebook message. Cox obliged – with the help of the entire neighboring Edgewood High School, and Saturday night is their big night. [WATCH HERE]

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THE 50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® OFFERS VIEWERS A VIP BACKSTAGE PASS VIA SECOND-SCREEN EXPERIENCE – ACM BACKSTAGE

imageEveryone knows country music is about the fans. The Academy of Country Music is taking that relationship to the next level, by partnering with Glow Motion Technologies and fan-engagement company Mobaglo to make the 50th ACM Awards at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, a one-of-a-kind spectator experience with ACM Backstage. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE onSunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

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50th Academy of Country Music Awards Presenters Announced

imageThe Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that Troy Aikman, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert,Mickey Guyton, Hunter Hayes, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Taya Kyle,Dr. Phil McGraw, Justin Moore, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Tony Romo, Darius Rucker, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon,Jason Witten, Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, and Big & Rich have been added as presenters for the 50thAcademy of Country Music Awards,Country Music’s Party of the Year. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas onSunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

 

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Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell To Compete for ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s

ACM AwardsThe Academy of Country Music and Kohl’s Department Stores announced today that Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell have been named nominees for this year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Award Presented By Kohl’s. The winner will be announced during the LIVE broadcast of the50th 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 – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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Additional Tickets Announced for 50th ACM Awards & ACM Party for a Cause

ACM AwardsThe Academy of Country Music announced today that additional ticket packages will go on saleon Friday, February 20th at 10:00 AM CT for the previously sold out 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 19, 2015 at AT&T Stadium, and ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories onApril 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, in Arlington, Texas. The ticket packages, available Friday at Ticketmaster.com ranging from $145-$585, were made available through creative stage design to accommodate more fans for the historical 50th anniversary celebration. There are also a limited number of VIP packages available, for more information please call 817-892-4400.

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