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A Closer Look @ Charlie Worsham

Charlie Worsham We caught up with Charlie Worsham during ACM Party For A Cause! Find out what huge artist he is touring with!

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A Closer Look @ Love and Theft

love-and-theftCheck out this fun interview I had with the guys from Love and Theft just prior to their performance at ACM Party For A Cause in Las Vegas!

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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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DIERKS BENTLEY TO PERFORM AT THE AXIS POWERED BY MONSTER AT PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 1

Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley will bring his RISER 2014 tour to The AXIS Powered by Monster at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on Friday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.  The country superstar will be joined by special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, May 9 at 10 a.m.

 

“This tour is the culmination of everything I’ve been working on for the past two years, both out on the road and in the studio recording RISER,” said Bentley. “The guys opening the show and getting the party started all know how to put on a great live show, and when it comes time for my set, I can promise that we are going big! I have never been more excited about a tour.”

 

Tickets range in price from $37 – $75, plus applicable tax and fees, and may be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or in-person at The AXIS box office at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

 

See what critics had to say about Dierks Bentley:

 

“On his latest, Riser, Dierks Bentley again elevates himself above the rest of the country pack.” – People

 

“Dierks Bentley is here to save country music.”  – Washington Times

 

“Bluegrass, outlaw and honky-tonk music and lyrics were better represented on Saturday night than has been typical for recent country shows.” ­- The Roanoke Times

“Bentley took crowd participation to new levels…” – The Reading Eagle

 

About Dierks Bentley:

Bentley lifted the tour name from his newly-released studio album RISER.  Its title track is a song about resilience and determination and sets the tone of the album demonstrating a new artistic depth and an extra level of intensity for Bentley. Throughout his unpredictable career, Bentley has mixed elements of modern country, classic country, bluegrass and rock, maintaining an unmistakable identity while constantly reinventing his sound.  His last album HOME debuted at No. one on the Billboard Country Album Charts and spawned three consecutive chart-topping hits, marking 11 career No. one songs for Bentley as a singer and songwriter. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies and earned 11 GRAMMY nominations, countless CMA, ACM and CMT nominations and membership at the Grand Ole Opry.

 

About Chris Young:

Declared “one of country music’s most reliable hitmakers” by USA Today, Chris Young continues to deliver with five No. one singles, four highly acclaimed albums and Grammy, CMA, ACM and CMT nominations to his credit. The 28-year old is lighting up audiences across the country in 2014 with his latest single, “Who I Am With You.”

 

About Chase Rice:

Within a few short years of moving to Nashville, Chase Rice has established himself as a rising star with sold-out shows across the country and the chart-topping success of his new EP Ready Set Roll and single of the same name.

 

About Jon Pardi:

California native and Capitol Records rising country star Jon Pardi brings all the energy of his boisterous live show to his debut album, Write You A Song.  Pardi’s Bakersfield-influenced, straight-forward brand of country prevails in Top 10 hit “Up All Night,” “Missin’ You Crazy” and his latest raucous tune, “What I Can’t Put Down.”

 

THE AXIS POWERED BY MONSTER

The AXIS Powered by Monster is the newly-renovated 7,000-seat theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, which opened on Dec. 27, 2013 with the venue’s first artist-in-residence, Britney Spears and her show,“Britney: Piece of Me.” Partnered with the world’s leading promoter of live entertainment, Live Nation Entertainment, The AXIS marks Live Nation’s first significant alliance with a venue of this size in Las Vegas. Through its exclusive, long-term partnership, Live Nation is dedicated to securing an impressive set of resident headliners and top touring acts to the venue. With a nod to the growing importance of nightlife to the Las Vegas visitor experience, The AXIS also features in innovative dance floor and VIP table seating concept that allows guests a one-of-a-kind concert experience that is made even more exceptional by the nightlife-oriented service provided by Drai’s Management Group.

 

PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino is the newest member of the Caesars Entertainment family in Las Vegas and is a full partner in Total Rewards™. With 2,500 beautifully designed guest rooms and suites showcasing some of the best views in town, Planet Hollywood encompasses more than 100,000 square-feet of gaming, several lounges, ten restaurants including Gordon Ramsay BurGR, KOI, Strip House, the award-winning Spice Market Buffet and LA’s Pink’s Hot Dogs, and the Planet Hollywood Spa by Mandara. The resort is also home to one of pop music’s biggest superstars Britney Spears’ brand new show, “Britney: Piece of Me.” The property is encircled by Miracle Mile Shops with more 170 specialty stores and restaurants. For more information, visitwww.planethollywoodresort.com. Find Planet Hollywood on Facebook and follow onTwitter.

 

LIVE NATION ENTERTAINMENT

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visitwww.livenation.com/investors .

 

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ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops Concert Special Featuring Members from the U.S. Armed Forces

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS
CONCERT SPECIAL FEATURING MEMBERS FROM THE U.S. ARMED FORCES
ON STAGE WITH COUNTRY SUPERSTARS
TO AIR TUESDAY, MAY 20, 2014 at 9PM ET/PT
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN FROM THE ARMY, MARINE CORPS, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND COAST GUARD PERFORM WITH COUNTRY ROYALTY

IN SURPRISE MOMENT, TOBY KEITH RECOGNIZED WITH “SPIRIT OF THE USO” HONOR
IN RECOGNITION OF HIS MANY USO TOURS

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced additional information regarding the servicemen and women from the United States Armed Forces, who performed on stage with some of the biggest names in country music during ACM PRESENTS:  AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, taped on Monday, April 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In honor of Armed Forces Day (May 17) observances, the two-hour concert event, co-hosted by LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, will air Tuesday, May 20, 2014 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry all performed and paid tribute to our country’s remarkable all-volunteer military force. Many of the artists were joined on stage by service members from the United States Armed Forces including Marine Capts. John Ed Auer & Matt Smith (performance with Lady Antebellum), Army Sgt. Christiana Ball (performance with Lee Brice), Navy STG3 Destiny Mills Coates (performance with Keith Urban), Marine Lt. Col. Mike Corrado (performance with Toby Keith), Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg (performance with The Band Perry), Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira (performance with Hunter Hayes), Marine Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine (performance with Rascal Flatts) and Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman (performance with Kellie Pickler), in addition to, Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler, and Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart (who joined the other service members on stage for a special performance with Toby Keith). Additional information on military participants is listed below.

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff General Mark Welsh was in attendance and thanked ACM, talented artists and all who give of themselves and their time to support the troops and their families.

During a special moment, superstar Toby Keith was surprised onstage by USO CEO, retired Brig. Gen. John Pray, who presented him with the Spirit of the USO honor in recognition of his many USO tours and longtime support of our U.S. military.

The special also includes moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity in addition to appearances and presentations by Marcus Luttrell (retired U.S. Navy SEAL), Joe Mantegna (“Criminal Minds”), Craig Morgan (U. S. Army Veteran/Country Music Artist), Nancy O’Dell (“Entertainment Tonight”), and Sheryl Underwood (former Staff Sergeant in the Air Force Reserves/“The Talk” host).  Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS benefitted ACM Lifting Lives.

PARTICIPANTS FROM THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES:

·         U.S. Marine Corps Capt. John Ed Auer, Performed on fiddle with Lady Antebellum
Current Position/Duty Station:  Silent Drill Platoon Commander, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.
·         U.S. Army Sgt. Christiana Ball, Performed on vocals with Lee Brice
Current Position/Duty Station: Drill Sergeant for Initial Entry Military Police Soldiers, stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
·         U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Harry Bounds, Participated in finale with Toby Keith
Current Position/Duty Station: Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, stationed at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in North Carolina
·         U.S. Navy Lt. Chelsea Brunoehler, Participated in finale with Toby Keith
Current Position/Duty Station: Instructor Pilot at Training Air Wing FIVE in Milton, Florida
·         U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Mike Corrado, Performed on vocals with Toby Keith
Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer, Wounded Warrior Regiment, stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia
·         U.S. Army Spc. Kelly A. Gregg, Performed on vocals with The Band Perry
Current Position/Duty Station:  Patient Administration Specialist, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas
·         U.S. Navy STG3 Destiny Mills-Coates, Performed on vocals with Keith Urban
Current Position/Duty Station:  a Student at the Fleet Anti-Submarine Warfare Training Center at Naval Base Point Loma, California
·         U.S. Coast Guard ME1 Noah Reinhart, Participated in finale with Toby Keith
Current Position/Duty Station:  Maritime Enforcement Specialist, assigned at U.S. Coast Guard Island Alameda in California.
·         U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Matt Smith, Performed on guitar with Lady Antebellum
Current Position/Duty Station:  Assistant Operations Officer, stationed at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C.
·         U.S. Coast Guard Lt. j.g. Katie Spira, Performed on vocals with Hunter Hayes
Current Position/Duty Station: Executive Officer aboard the Cutter ADAK
·         U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Brandon Valentine, Performed on vocals with Rascal Flatts
Current Position/Duty Station:  Radio Operator, stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twenty-nine Palms, California
·         U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Baily Zimmerman, Performed on vocals with Kellie Pickler
Current Position/Duty Station: Aircrew, Aerospace Medical Craftsman, stationed at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS was produced for television by dick clark productions and taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday April 7, 2014 and will air on Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 9:00-11:00 PM ET/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.

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

To learn more about the history of Armed Forces Day, visit: http://www.defense.gov/afd/history.aspx

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Video: ACM Party For A Cause [PREVIEW]

Keith Urban and bandmates performing during ACM Party For A Cause.

Keith Urban and bandmates performing during ACM Party For A Cause.

Article, full videos with interviews, and many more clips of performances are coming! Until then, enjoy this short video preview from ACM Party For A Cause at The Linq during ACM week in Las Vegas.  Watch the video here!

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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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Co-Hosts & Additional Performers Announced for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced LL COOL J and Chris O’Donnell, stars of the hit CBS drama series “NCIS: Los Angeles,” will co-host ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces. Additionally, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform. The special will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced performers Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity. Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale NOW at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy. For more information, please log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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Darius Rucker To Host ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic / April 5 – Las Vegas

DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2014 ACM LIFTING LIVES®
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 5, 2014 AT TPC LAS VEGAS
AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

FRANKIE BALLARD, CHARLES KELLEY, SCOTTY MCCREERY, JAKE OWEN
AND COLE SWINDELL TO PARTICIPATE IN STAR-STUDDED TOURNAMENT

BENEFITS ACM LIFTING LIVES’ DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic—the eighth held since 2004—brings together country music artists Frankie Ballard, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Continue Reading →

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ACM Week Kick Off Party / Hunter Hayes To Headline – 3/3

ACM AwardsWHAT:                 The ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull is a free open-to-the-public concert event headlined by Hunter Hayes on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at The LINQ. The event will officially kick off The Week Vegas Goes Country® and serve as a preview to the previously announced 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, also being held at The LINQ. The events are all a part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Continue Reading →

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