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Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson & MORE Set to Perform at ACM Honors

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The 8th Annual ACM Honors will take place on Tuesday, September 9th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. Participants includevhost Jake Owen, musical director Frank Liddell, performers Dierks Bentley, Clare Bowen, Shawn Camp, Kelly Clarkson, Rodney Clawson, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Palladio,Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack, Dwight Yoakam, Oak Ridge Boys and presenters Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Chesney, Pete Fisher, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, The Swon Brothers and more.

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, Rob McNelley, Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton. Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT. Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.

Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April.

For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Go Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards

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The Academy of Country Music is announcing that the first-ever ACM commemorative book, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards will be available to music fans everywhere on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at booksellers nationwide, and is available NOW for pre-order at Amazon.  Written by the Academy’s own Lisa Lee, with a foreword by Reba, the gorgeous 224 page book invites fans to peek behind the scenes of the ACM Awards.  All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives.

Featuring contributions by country music’s biggest stars from the 1960s to the present day, including Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Loretta Lynn, Alabama’s Randy Owen, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Marty Stuart, and commentary from Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and many more, This Is Country is a must-have for fans of music everywhere.

From the first informal ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in the mid-’60s to today’s star-studded LIVE telecast viewed by millions, generations of country’s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage.  Now, in anticipation of the 50th ACM Awards telecast next spring, the Academy has opened its archive for the first time ever to reveal candid, never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia capturing some of the greatest moments in the history of country music. Rich with backstage and performance photographs, compelling behind-the-scenes stories, and firsthand accounts from country legends and contemporary artists, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards (Insight Editions / $50.00 / September 2014) offers a rare and intimate glimpse into the past, present, and evolution of the Academy.

“For five decades, the Academy of Country Music Awards has proudly showcased the best in country music, to the delight of millions of viewers,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We are so excited to share some of the most candid moments in our history with music fans. ‘This Is Country’ truly is a backstage pass to the ACM Awards.”

“It’s an incredible honor to help tell the story of the Academy as well as the stories of the amazing artists and people behind the scenes who have built it over the last 50 years,” said Lee.  “To flip through the pages and watch the show evolve from a Southern California banquet to a network television powerhouse is a sight to behold.”

“It’s been a wonderful experience working with the Academy and Lisa Lee,” said Robbie Schmidt, Insight Editions’ acquisitions editor. “The ACM has an incredibly rich history and we’re excited to offer country music fans this intimate look behind the scenes. A special thank you to the iconic artists whose participation and support made this book possible.”

All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives, 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 details on the book or for more information on ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, please visit www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops Details Released

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The Academy of Country Music has 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 20th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on CBS.

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.

50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards SOLD OUT!

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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 for ACM 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 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. All participating artists will be announced at a later date.

For more information visit www.ACMawards50.com

Country Music Brings Out the Best in the Fans & Artists

Easton Corbin

Last weekend, Country Music Tattle Tale was whisked away to Las Vegas to cover the events surrounding The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards courtesy of Ram Trucks. The whirlwind of a trip included a sit down Q & A and an invitation-only concert with Easton Corbin, an amazing Saturday full of live music and fan experiences at The Party for a Cause and Ram Trucks Ride and Drive, and hanging out with a small gathering of several thousand people to cheer-on our favorite artists at the ACM Fan Jam.

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I love country music for a variety of reasons. I grew-up listening to the twang of a steel guitar and the shred of a bow against a fiddle. But I continue to love it for more than just its sound. Country music is built of people. The fans and artists use unique opportunities like the events surrounding the ACM Awards to build actual relationships with each other. Even while being dragged around from place to place by publicists, they took the time to sign autographs and pose for pictures or just chat with fans who were obviously so excited to be talking to them.

ride and drive

At Saturday’s Party for a Cause at The Linq in Las Vegas, fans waited all day in the sun to catch a glimpse and a listen to their favorite country artist…big and small. Some waited in lines for hours to get an autograph, a handshake or a hug. And, unlike any other genre, the feeling of appreciation and gratitude is mutual. Randy Houser and Easton Corbin both paid a visit to the Ram Truck booth to sign for fans. Each fan got a genuine experience complete with a chat, autograph and or hug. The guys are well aware that without the fans, their dreams wouldn’t be coming true.

keith urban

Saturday night’s show was indeed a highlight of the trip for me along with thousands of others. The gates opened, and within moments, fans staked their claim on the hot pavement in preparation to be entertained for the next twelve hours. Love and Theft and Austin Webb kicked-off the day on separate stages followed by Jerrod Niemann, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols, Chris Young, and Keith Urban.

Even while on stage, each artist took the time to thank the fans for sticking-it-out on the hot parking lot under the sunshine. Lots of individual attention was given with smiles and hand slaps. The sing-a-longs were loud and boisterous, and each artist seemed to relish in the moment. That is what makes country music great! The artists aren’t just on stage to put on a show. It’s their way of saying thanks to each individual fan that helped make their dreams come true.

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