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Performers Announced for 50th ACM Awards

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The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced the first round of all-star artists who will take the stage at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The epic lineup for the Academy’s golden anniversary show includes country icons Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Exclusive to the 50th ACM Awards, reigning Entertainer of the Year and Artist of the Decade, George Strait, will debut new music. Also, Reba will be returning to the ACM Awards to perform for the first time in five years on the telecast.

In addition to performing, this year Miranda Lambert leads the ACM Awards with eight (8) nominations.  Dierks Bentley follows with seven (7) nominations, while Florida Georgia Line received five (5) nominations, and Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, as well as Eric Church each earned four (4) nominations.  Jason Aldean was nominated for three (3) awards, Blake Shelton received two (2) nominations, Garth Brooks is nominated for Entertainer of the Year and Keith Urban received a nomination in the Video of the Year category.  This year’s ACM New Artist of the Year Presented By Kohl’s nominees include Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell.

Ticket packages for the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes, but as staging changes became final for the telecast, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards have been added.   Additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, Instagram or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

Thomas Rhett Scores 3rd #1 with “Make Me Wanna”

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It’s lucky #3 for Thomas Rhett, whose “Make Me Wanna” has been officially named the #1 song at country radio.

Following in the footsteps of “It Goes Like This” and “Get Me Some of That,” “Make Me Wanna” grabs the top spot on this week’s Mediabase country radio chart.  “Make Me Wanna” also ranks as the week’s most-played and most-heard country song.

Blake Shelton’s “Lonely Tonight (featuring Ashley Monroe),” sits in the #2 position this week.  Other top five Mediabase country songs this week: Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy” (#3), Jason Aldean’s “Just Gettin’ Started” (#4) and Brett Eldredge’s “Mean to Me” (#5).

Country Music is Heading to the Windy City this June!

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Live Nation Entertainment revealed plans today to launch Chicago’s first major country music festival.  Windy City LakeShake will take place at FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 19-21.  Country music heavyweights Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and Brad Paisley will headline the festival set against the iconic backdrop of Chicago’s city skyline.

With the festival’s scenic setting of Northerly Island offering a weekend retreat for fans, additional artists slated to play include Frankie Ballard, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Mickey Guyton, Randy Houser, Maddie and Tae, Ashley Monroe, Kip Moore, Justin Moore, David Lee Murphy, Joe Nichols, Cassadee Pope, RaeLynn, Thomas Rhett and Canaan Smith with more to be revealed over the coming weeks.

Windy City LakeShake will join Live Nation’s premier country music festival family that includes Watershed, Faster Horses, Route 91 Harvest, FarmBorough, the recently announced Delaware Junction and will host two stages including the festival group’s trademark “Next From Nashville” stage, showcasing emerging country music acts.  Three day passes start at $199.50 (plus applicable fees) and will go on sale Mon., Feb 2nd at 10am CT.  Fans will also have the opportunity to upgrade to VIP passes which will allow fans access to elevated viewing, shaded reserved seating, exclusive cash bars, upgraded food selection and more.  For more information visit: www.lakeshakefestival.com.

“Being a native Chicagoan, it has been a dream of mine to present a world class country music festival in my hometown,” said Brian O’Connell, President of Country Touring at Live Nation Entertainment.  “The backdrop of the beautiful skyline of Chicago, and the coolness of being right on the lake shore will enhance the incredible artists we have lined up for year one.  No one has more fun than Chicago’s music fans, and I am sure that LakeShake will be one for the ages.”

Follow further Windy City LakeShake updates on Facebook: facebook.com/windy-city-lakeshake-festival, Twitter: @LakeShakeFest Instagram: @LakeShakeFest and join the conversation on Twitter, using #LakeShakeFest.

Kicker Country Stampede Gets Bigger with Travis Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft and More!

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Travis Tritt, who is celebrating 25 years of making Country music with hits including “Country Club,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Anymore” and “Help Me Hold On,” is one of the latest additions to the star-studded Kicker Country Stampede 2015 line-up. Tritt, Craig Morgan, Love and Theft, Dallas Smith, LOCASH, Chase Bryant, Angaleena Presley, Chris Lane, Clare Dunn, Caroline Kole and the Kristina Craig Band will join previously-announced performers megastar and judge on NBC’s The Voice Blake Shelton, superstar duo Florida Georgia Line, Country music’s sweetheart Sara Evans, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion, Blackjack Billy and Sasha McVeigh on the Kicker Country Stampede main stage June 25-28 in Manhattan, Kansas.

For the second year in a row, Kicker Country Stampede is officially sold out of Premier, Preferred and Reserved Primitive campsites. For those fans who want the full Stampede experience, a very limited number of first come, first serve primitive campsites are available for $140 until Feb. 28. First come, first serve primitive campers are welcome to bring either a tent or RV. For more information on tickets and camping or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

VIP tickets are available for $530, four-day GA passes for $130, four-day, jump-the-line passes for $140, reserved seats for $260 until Feb. 28. Want to take advantage of our current pricing but don’t have the cash? Choose the EZ-Pay Plan at check out to split your payment up over five months. Use it to purchase tickets, camping or add-on options! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

Kicker Country Stampede offered a full-fan experience in 2014 with fun for attendees of any age. In addition to the main stage boasting the biggest names in country music, Steel Rodeo Tours provided non-stop, action packed freestyle motocross exhibitions. The Nashville Songwriters Association International Songwriters Tent featured established, as well as up-and-coming songwriters, including Lance Carpenter, Rob Northcutt Band, Tony Ramey and more. Kite’s Grille & Bar Tuttleville Stage once again showcased the best local talent the Midwest has to offer, including Tim Zach & The Whiskey Bent, County Road 5, Jared Daniels Band and more. Other activities included a carnival, mouth-watering vendor food, shopping, interactive exhibits and much, much more.

Follow Kicker Country Stampede on Twitter at: twitter.com/countrystampede and like them on Facebook at: facebook.com/countrystampede.

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