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Luke Bryan Crashed the Playa with Inaugural Beach Party Vacation

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From Jan. 23-27 the inaugural Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa in Riviera Maya, Mexico, with memorable performances by country superstars Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, Chris Stapleton, Kelleigh Bannen, and DJ Rock. The sold out, 4-night all-inclusive tropical getaway and concert experience was designed and produced by CID Presents as the ultimate fan experience for guests, swapping out the typical arena-sized performance for a more intimate, small-scale setting. Guests were treated to nightly beachfront concerts at The Barecló, accommodations at top resorts, airport transportation, 24-hour concierge, optional daily activities and off-site adventures and performances by local musicians, fire dancers and mariachi bands.

The Crash My Playa musical vacation delivered a special setting for an unforgettable experience, including unannounced pop-up artist performances, starting with Dustin Lynch’s surprise airport shuttle bus performance, various poolside sets and Eric Paslay’s drop-in on the Cabela’s Deep Sea Fishing Adventure. During the main stage beachfront performances, guests enjoyed unique collaborations when Cole Swindell joined Florida Georgia Line on Sunday night, and during Luke Bryan’s set when he was was joined by Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell and Chris Stapleton during the Crash My Playa finale on Monday night.

For some, the weekend was even more special – two proposals, four honeymoons, and numerous birthdays and anniversaries were celebrated with extra care from the CID Presents guest services team, including beachfront private dining, cakes, champagne and more.

The unprecedented event marked the first-ever original, self-produced festival for the production arm of CID Entertainment, the premier music travel and fan-focused experiential agency. Having developed and implemented VIP and travel packages for Luke Bryan’s tours for years CID was the perfect partner for Crash My Playa, designing a country music festival where fans could see their favorite artists on stage and enjoy the sun, beach, food and adventures with their friends.

“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to all the fans and artists that believed in us to host the inaugural ‘Crash My Playa,’” remarked Dan Berkowitz, CID Entertainment founder and CEO. “We are so thrilled with how great of a time everyone had. We will always strive to show all our guests an amazing time because when you are at a CID Presents show, everyone is a VIP.”

ACM Awards Nominations Postponed Due to Winter Storm

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CBS, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced that the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be extended by a half-hour in celebration of its golden anniversary.

The broadcast will include special performances honoring seven superstars who have achieved significant milestones in ACM history, according to a news release. The show will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 19 on the CBS Television Network.

Details about the performances and honorees will be revealed at a later date. Nominees were originally scheduled to be announced today, but due to “unforeseen weather circumstances on the East Coast” – namely the Winter Storm Juno – nominations for the 50th ACM Awards have been postponed and will be announced later this week, according to media alert.

Oklahoma country music superstar Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the super-sized award show.

The 50th Annual 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. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Luke Bryan Announces ‘Kick The Dust Up’ Tour

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This morning, Luke Bryan hosted a press conference, announcing his 2015 Kick the Dust Up tour which includes 7 stadiums and 13 double dates in cities like Chicago and Dallas. He will perform in Nashville on July 11th at Vanderbilt University’s Stadium. The new tour kicks-off on May 1st in Hamilton, Ontario and will include Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.  Florida Georgia Line and Thomas Rhett will join Luke in addition to Randy and Dustin at the stadium gigs.

Luke has big plans beyond the tour for 2015. Luke will perform his last Spring Break in Panama City Beach on March 11th and 12th and release his last Spring Break inspired EP on March 10th.

“We’re going to end it on a big bang,” Bryan said. “It doesn’t mean I’ll party any more or any less – [but] I am partying a lot less these days! What was the Hank Jr. song? ‘The hangovers hurt more than they used to’?”

Probably the biggest honor for his this year is his own exhibit at The Country Music Hall of Fame which runs May through November. Luke will also be heading to Europe for the first time ever.

Will you be catching Luke at any of his ‘Kick the Dust Up Tour?’ See the full list of tour dates here.

Luke Bryan, Garth Brooks and Jason Aldean Among Country Music Platinum in 2014

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There were not a ton of albums that moved to a multi-platinum certification by selling more than two million copies in 2014.  But some of country music’s royalty did make the list of only 23:

  • Jason Aldean – Night Train – 2x platinum
  • Garth Brooks – Ultimate Hits – 6x platinum, 7x platinum
  • Luke Bryan – Crash My Party – 2x platinum
  • Florida Georgia Line – Here’s to the Good Times – 2x platinum

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