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Academy of Country Music + NOW Partner on New Album: NOW That’s What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years

imageNOW That’s What I Call Music!, and the Academy of Country Music are partnering for the first time to release NOW That’s What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years. The latest installment in the best-selling, multi-artist album series will feature 2 discs as well as a digital collection of songs from ACM award-winning artists celebrating the Academy’s 50th Anniversary.

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50th ACM Awards / The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge

imageCracker Barrel Old Country Store® and the Academy of Country Music announced today “The Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Country Checkers Challenge” leading up to the 50thAnnual Academy of Country Music  Awards LIVE on CBS on Sunday, April 19, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

 

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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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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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Vegas, Baby! ACM Party For A Cause, ACM Awards, ACM Salute To The Troops, High Roller Wheel, The Linq

ACM Party For A Cause - Keith UrbanOn April 4th & 5th, the Academy of Country Music held their 2nd annual Party For A Cause at The Linq in Las Vegas. It was a fun-filled 2 days with a special kick-off party on April 3rd! Continue Reading →

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50th ACM Awards | Tickets to Next Year’s Show & Events SOLD OUT in 18mins!

Music fans turned out in droves today when tickets became available for the largest celebration in country music history, SELLING OUT 70,000 TICKETS IN 18 MINUTES for BOTH the 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® on April 19, 2015 from AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AND forACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, in Arlington, Texas.  The events were the biggest—and fastest—selling in the Academy’s history.

 

“We want to thank the fans for their continued support.  This sale was unprecedented and far exceeded our expectations,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy.  “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!”

 

There may be tickets made available as staging for all ACM events becomes finalized and production kill seats open up to reveal more space in each venue – if that happens, the ACM A-List will be notified first.  Fans are encouraged to sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com to receive event updates.

 

The 50th ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.   Four-time ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host this super-sized night of incredible country music performances, which will cap off three days of events, including the3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park, in Arlington, Texas. This two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more. All participating artists will be announced at a later date.

 

For more information, visitwww.ACMawards50.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.  Media credential applications to cover the 2015 Awards in Texas will become available in January 2015.  Details to be posted atwww.ACMcountry.com.

 

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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Kellie Pickler Will Auction Off Pandora Bracelets She Wore To The 2014 ACM Awards For ACM Lifting Lives Charity

Kellie Pickler on the Red Carpet at "The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" on Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014.

Kellie Pickler on the Red Carpet at “The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards” on Sunday, Apr. 6, 2014.

Singer/songwriter and Black River Entertainment recording artist Kellie Pickler looked radiant on the Academy of Country Music Awards’ Red Carpet last Sunday (Apr. 6), being named on the majority of critics “Best Dressed” lists. Now she is auctioning the Pandora charm bracelets she wore at charitybuzz.com to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Fans and jewelry lovers can make their bids for Pickler’s one of a kind Pandora bracelet, estimated valued $2,000, at www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/527800. The auction will continue through Apr. 21 at 2:00 PM/EDT.

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

Pickler received high praise for her ACM Red Carpet look, wearing a Romona Keveza gown, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and an array of Pandora jewelry (earrings, rings, and bracelets). A wide variety of media outlets included her on their “Best Dressed” lists, with OntheRedCarpet.com naming her among the “Sexiest Celebrity Looks and Fan Favorites.” Among the praise she received were the following remarks:

PerezHilton.com: “It’s official. She can pull off ANY look! The 27-year-old singer looked like royalty in her lavender Romona Keveza strapless silk chiffon gown, which featured a Swarovski crystal belt. LOVES IT! And Kellie flawlessly matched her other jewelry and shoes as well.”

Zap2It.com: “So who showed up looking like a million bucks? First up was Kellie Pickler, stunning….”

HollywoodLife.com: “One of our favorite looks was Kellie Pickler‘s.… she rocked a serious spring frock — and it was exactly what we expected to see on the star!”

New York Daily News: “…Kellie Pickler was a vision…”

E! Online:  “Pickler glowed in a lavender Romona Keveza gown.”

JustJared.com: “Kellie Pickler stuns in lavender…”

TheHuffingtonPost.com: “Pickler looked sugary sweet ….”

BecomingGorgeous.com: “…Kellie Pickler looked absolutely flawless…”

Examiner.com: “Kellie Pickler had fans looking twice…the gown had [her] looking like royalty.  One of the most beautiful women on the red carpet…”

Canada.com: “Kellie Pickler was a breath of fresh air as her strapless lavender gown was a perfect pick for the springtime ACM Awards. The country songstress floated down the carpet on strappy silver heels and sparkled in diamond drop earrings and accessories.”

About Kellie Pickler
Kellie Pickler grew up immersed in country music in the small town of Albemarle, North Carolina with the words of Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton shaping her musical footing. At the age of 19, she gained fame as a contestant on the fifth season of “American Idol.”  In 2006, she signed with 19 Recordings/BNA Records and released her debut album, Small Town Girl, which has gone on to sell more than 900,000 copies worldwide and produce three hit  singles: “Red High Heels,” “I Wonder,” and “Things That Never Cross a Man’s Mind.” She followed that in 2008 with her self-titled sophomore record, featuring country radio hits “Don’t You Know You’re Beautiful,” “Best Days of Your Life” (co-written with Taylor Swift and her first Top 10), and “Didn’t You Know How Much I Loved You.”  Having established herself as not only a powerful vocalist but also a songwriter, Pickler released her third studio album, 100 Proof, in 2011 to huge critical acclaim. The album was named the No. 1 Country Album of The Year by Rolling Stone and was listed on “Best of 2012” lists by Washington Post, Rhapsody, AOL’s The Boot and more. In spring of 2013, Pickler partnered with dance coach Derek Hough and won the Mirror Ball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars.” On Nov. 11, 2013, Pickler released her new album, The Woman I Am, on her new label home, Black River Entertainment. She co-wrote three songs on the album, including the title cut. The album, which has received much critical acclaim, contains her new single “Closer to Nowhere,” as well as her recent hits “Little Bit Gypsy” and “Someone Somewhere Tonight.” Pickler is also an avid supporter of the U.S. military, having recently completed her seventh USO Tour in December 2013. For more information, please visit www.kelliepickler.com.
About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. With the help of country music artists, the music industry and other caring supporters, the Academy is able to give back by funding a variety of amazing organizations that are music-focused. In addition to spontaneous and varied giving throughout the year — such as partnering with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and providing immediate financial assistance through their Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund– ACM Lifting Lives has three official annual giving opportunities. These include the Lifting Lives Grant Cycle, the ACM Awards and the ACM Entertainer of the Year Matching Gift. For more information, visit www.acmliftinglives.org.

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Academy Of Country Music To Take Over North Texas For 50th Anniversary In 2015

Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones and the king of country music, Texas-born, and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year George Strait, shared exciting news tonight at the 49th ACM Awards with an invitation fans to attend the largest celebration in country music history from the home of the Dallas Cowboys: The 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “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.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the ACM Awards coming to AT&T Stadium next year. It will be the first event of its kind at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The stadium was built to host world class events such as this, and it doesn’t get any bigger than the ACMs. The excitement from fans across the country, our great fans in Texas, and this venue will provide the biggest and best stage available to showcase country music and its stars to the world,” said Jones.

“I won my first ACM in 1984, and to see a landmark event like the ACM Awards move to one of the biggest venues in the country to create a historical country music experience of this magnitude, it is a testament to the fans,” said George Strait, “I am thrilled to have been a part of the announcement of this milestone event coming to my home state of Texas.” Strait took home the coveted, fan-voted ACM Entertainer of the Year award – the second of his career – shortly after the announcement was made.

Four-time ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host this super-sized night of incredible country music performances, which will cap off three days of events, including the 3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. This two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more. You won’t want to miss this event that will include more than 30 different artists, proceeds benefitting yet to be announced charitable organizations. Participating artists will be announced at a later date.

Music fans ready to experience a Texas-sized, once-in-a-lifetime vacation—complete with a singular, exclusive ACM Awards golden anniversary experience – can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014, with many levels of ticket packages being offered. For event updates, ticket on-sale links, hotel information and more, visit www.ACMcountry.com. Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com to receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information.

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10 AM (CT) Thursday, April 10, 2014 by visiting www.ACMawards.com.

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM (CT) Thursday, April 10, 2014 by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (CT) Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at www.ACMawards.com.

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Additional Performers And Presenters Announced For ACM Awards

Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Rascal Flatts will all perform on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. It was also announced that presenters including Thea Andrews, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will appear on the ceremony which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton and broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

All of these artists join previously announced performers including Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Shakira, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks as well as previously announced presenters including Garth Brooks and Florida Georgia Line.

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