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VIP Packages Available for 50th Annual ACM Awards

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

In April, tickets to the 50th ACM Awards and ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories both sold out in 18 minutes. The accumulated 60,000 tickets sold for the events marked the biggest and fastest selling sales record in the Academy’s history.

“In April, we sold out faster than ever and now we’re excited to be able to open up the 50th ACM Awards and Party for a Cause Festival. This year’s staging is being designed to be interactive and dynamic, and making that production change opened up space to accommodate as many fans as possible to Country Music’s Party of the Year,” said Tiffany Moon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for the Academy.

The 50th ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS. 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 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. In addition, the weekend will end with the All-Star Jam, the Academy’s “official” after-party immediately following the Awards Show in the West Plaza at AT&T Stadium.

NOW That’s What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years

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NOW 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.

Highlights from the track list, which spans the ACM Awards’ 50-year history, include recent smash hits such as “The House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert and Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” on disc one, as well as classics such as “Always on My Mind” by Willie Nelson, “Why Not Me” by The Judds, and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” by George Jones on the second disc. Other superstar artists featured include Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Alabama, Faith Hill, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and many more.

The album will be released on March 31st, just in time for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00pm ET/delayed PT on BS. All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the album will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. For more information, please visit

Full details with the entire track listing to be released soon.

Kenny Chesney Reacts to ACM Nominations

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Kenny Chesney knew his soul needed more when it came to his music. He wanted to push the envelope, but not lose sight of the people who lived their lives like he did. In some ways, taking a year off the road to make a record was a risk; but with The Academy of Country Music giving “American Kids,” The Big Revival’s lead track, four nominations, the music he made in that time he didn’t tour made a difference.

“With two hooks, three rhythm scans and some of the most ingenious wordplay I’ve ever experienced, ‘American Kids’ is unlike anything I’ve ever heard,” Chesney marvels. “I knew it celebrates those people who lived life wide-open, colored outside the lines, thought more about life than they get credit for and have fun doing it.

“For the Academy of Country Music to recognize what I saw,” Chesney continues, “that makes me really happy — and proud. Proud for Shane (McAnally), Luke (Laird) and Rodney (Clawson), all the guys who played on it or played it, Shaun (Silva) and his team for capturing the spirit of the song – and everybody out there who is living their life with that kind of joy.”

“American Kids” was nominated for Song, Single and Video of the Year. Chesney and Buddy Cannon are nominated as producers for Single of the Year.

The Big Revival has already spawned his 25th and 26th chart-toppers with the multiple-week #1 “American Kids” and “’Til It’s Gone.” The spirited video for “American Kids” was shot in an old school bus, painted for the video, all over Southern California during two days.

“Music captures people’s lives… small parts, moments that change everything – or stretch out to last your entire life. When I went in to make The Big Revival, I wanted to capture those things, but push the music. ‘American Kids’ was everything I was looking for: musically and rhythmically incredible, but the pictures painted are so real! No matter where you’re from, pieces of that song capture who you are, who you really are. And it doesn’t whitewash it, it says we’re ‘all a little messed up, but we’re all alright’.”

The 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year – as well as 4-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year – takes his music back to the fans when he kicks off his 2015 The Big Revival Tour March 26th and 27th in Nashville.

The Swon Brothers Get Pranked by Brad Paisley & Earn First ACM Nom in One Day!

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The Swon Brothers got a lesson from their tour mate Brad Paisley in Green Bay, WI. The brothers are BIG Detroit Lions fans and well, they WERE playing a show in Lions’ nemesis hometown so how could Brad resist?

Paisley pranked the duo during their set and taught them a little lesson in rivalry, not of the sibling nature.

“Wow, what an incredible day it’s been already! Gotta say, waking up to an ACM nomination after being pranked by our hero last night is just unreal! We are SO honored to be nominated and we are having so much fun out on the road with Brad. We are blessed beyond measure and life is good!” says Colton.

“We’d heard all about Brad’s pranks and we knew it was just a matter of time before something happened, but we have to hand it to him, this was great! I was wondering what was happening when the crowd went from singing along to booing us very intensely and thought he might be up to something, but when I turned around and saw the screen and him standing there telling me I had to wear a cheesehead I just about lost it. All I have to say about this is…. PAYBACK TIME!” says Zach.

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