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Reba, Garth, Kenny & MORE to be Honored with ACM Milestone Awards

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The Academy of Country Music announced today that Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, Reba, George Strait, Taylor Swift, and Brooks & Dunn will be honored with the prestigious 50th Anniversary Milestone Award commemorating their groundbreaking career achievements in ACM Awards history. The seven honorees will each receive an exclusive trophy created by renowned jewelry and timepiece designer, David Yurman, during the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will be broadcast LIVE, and as previously announced, extended by half an hour in celebration of its golden anniversary, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19th, 2015 at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

The Academy of Country Music 50th Anniversary Milestone Award recognizes artists that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music by accomplishing milestones unique to the Academy of Country Music, voted on by the ACM Board of Directors.

“The history of the ACM Awards and country music would not be the same without the incredible achievements by these seven superstars,” said Bob Romeo, CEO for the Academy of Country Music. “We are so thankful to David Yurman for partnering with us and creating such a perfectly crafted trophy that memorializes these amazing milestones.”

ACM 50TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE AWARD RECIPIENTS

GARTH BROOKS – Most Awarded ACM Entertainer Of The Year
Brooks has won twenty-one (21) ACM Awards including six (6) ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies, making him the most awarded Entertainer of the Year in the Academy’s history and is nominated again this year in that category. He has also been recognized as ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade for the 1990s and received a 40th Anniversary Milestone Award.

KENNY CHESNEY – First Fan-Voted ACM Entertainer Of The Year
Chesney has received eleven (11) ACM Awards including four (4) ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies. In 2008, Chesney became the first artist in Academy history to be named Entertainer of the Year by the fans, who were allowed for the first time that year to cast their votes online for their favorite artist. He also received the Triple Crown Award in 2005, which is the Academy’s recognition for artists who have previously won ACM Awards in all three of the following categories: New Artist; Male/Female Vocalist and/or Vocal Duo/Vocal Group; and Entertainer of the Year.

MIRANDA LAMBERT – Most Awarded Solo Female Artist
Lambert is the Academy’s most awarded solo female artist with a total of eighteen (18) ACM awards. Currently, she holds the record for the most consecutive Female Vocalist wins with five awards. Additionally, Lambert is the most winning Song of the Year solo female artist with three (3) awards, having been honored as the artist for “The House That Built Me,” and as the artist and composer for “Over You.” This year, Lambert leads with eight nominations, including her forth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and ninth consecutive nod for Female Vocalist of the Year.

REBA – Most Awarded ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year
Reba has earned a total of thirteen (13) ACM Awards and is the Academy’s most awarded Female Vocalist of the Year of the past 50 years with seven (7) awards. In addition, Reba has hosted the ACM Awards a record fourteen (14) times spanning over four (4) decades, the most for any host in the Academy’s history. She was also honored in 2011 with a Career Achievement Award for advancing the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry.

GEORGE STRAIT – ACM Winner Over Four Decades
Strait, the king of country music, has a remarkable career earning a total of twenty-one (21) ACM Awards spanning the course of four consecutive decades. Having won his first ACM Entertainer accolade for 1989, Strait’s 2013 win in the category gave him the largest span, 24 years, between Entertainer wins in Academy history. He also received the 40th Anniversary Milestone Award in 2005, five (5) Male Vocalist of the Year Awards, and was honored as the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade for the 2000s, being only one of five acts to have received the honor.

TAYLOR SWIFT – Youngest ACM Entertainer Of The Year
Swift has won eight (8) ACM Awards including a Jim Reeves International Award in 2011 for her outstanding contributions to the expansion of country music throughout the world. She earned the Crystal Milestone Award for being the best-selling artist in all genres of music in 2008 and has also won two ACM Entertainer of the Year awards. At the age of 21, Swift became the youngest Entertainer of the Year in the Academy’s history.

BROOKS & DUNN – Most Awarded Artist
Brooks &Dunn, the best-selling duo in country music history, have won the most ACM Awards in the past 50 years with a total of twenty-seven (27) awards including three (3) Entertainer of the Year trophies, and a Triple Crown Award. They also hold the record as the top winning Vocal Duo with sixteen (16) awards, and with the most consecutive Vocal Duo wins with eight (8).

Limited view tickets 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. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com

Dierks Bentley to Host ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert

 

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The Academy of Country Music announced today that 2015 leading male ACM Award nominee Dierks Bentley will host the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert on Saturday, April 18. The ride will begin at two dealerships including Strokers Dallas in Dallas, Texas and Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie, Texas with performances at each location. Riders will end their journey at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, Texas with a concert featuring full throttle performances by country music’s top artists.

The ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert will kick off on Saturday, April 18 with performances by Will Hoge at Strokers Dallas, and Joey Hyde at Longhorn Harley-Davidson before the riders hit the road. The ride will end with a concert emceed by former Dallas Stars player Craig Ludwig at Maverick Harley-Davidson featuring performances by host Dierks Bentley, Clare Dunn, Will Hoge, Joey Hyde, James Otto, Dee Jay Silver, Montgomery Gentry, Thompson Square and more to be announced.

Fans can register to ride and purchase general admission tickets beginning Friday, March 20 at 10AM PT / 12PM CT on ticketing.acmcountry.com for $75. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, local child abuse advocacy groups, and military philanthropies. The local charities include Children’s Advocacy Center for Denton County, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Bikers Against Child Abuse, and 444 Angel. The military philanthropies include Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

The ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert is among the highly-anticipated events held during the ACM Awards week culminating with the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Your Chance to Win a 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak

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The Academy of Country Music and ZinePak have announced their fifth collaboration to bring country music fans the Official 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak, a limited-edition package spotlighting country’s biggest stars and brightest new talent. This year’s 50th Anniversary collection includes two compilation CDs, a 96-page magazine, an ACM Awards nominee ballot, and a window decal. The ZinePak will be available at Walmart stores nationwide beginning on March 24th, leading up to the LIVE broadcast from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on  CBS. It is currently available for pre-order here.

Disc One of the collection includes hits from ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and Florida Georgia Line. It also features tracks from ACM Awards nominees Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton, among others.

In addition to exclusive interviews with more than 25 artists, the magazine gives fans an inside look at the Academy, including the 50-year history behind the organization and the Awards. Fans will also have access to more than 15 exclusive videos powered by the free ZinePak All Access app, available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

The package, which is strictly limited to 50,000 copies in a nod to the anniversary of the ACM Awards, is currently available for presale at Walmart.com. It will be available in the music department in Walmart stores nationwide beginning March 24th. The first 1,500 fans to pre-order online will receive an additional window decal. Coors Light, a 20-year sponsor of the Academy of Country Music Awards, is sponsoring the ZinePak for a third year in a row, allowing the package to retail for the super-low price of $10.

Country Music Tattle Tale has your first look inside of the 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak and a chance for you to win a copy of your very own!

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Country Music Tattle Tale is giving away 2 copies of the 2015 ACM Awards ZinePak!  To enter to win please click the Enter to Win button below and fill out the entry form. Please remember that we only accept one entry per email address.  The contest ends Wednesday, April 1st so HURRY and ENTER NOW!

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The Band Perry to Appear at the ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Gala

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ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year winners and current nominee The Band Perry will be taking part in the ACM Lifting Lives “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” Gala presented by Mattress Firm on Friday, April 17th at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX and Fort Worth Zoo in Fort Worth, TX. The Band Perry with special surprise guests will make an appearance at the gala’s two locations for an extraordinary moment that cannot be missed!

Also announced, Emmy® Award-winning television personality, Montel Williams, will co-host the Dallas gala. He joins previously announced hosts country music luminaries Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, who will alternate between both locations throughout the evening to entertain attendees in Dallas and Fort Worth. Emmy-award winning journalist and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O’Dell, will co-host the Fort Worth gala.

Previously announced performers include headliner Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes at the Omni Dallas Hotel, and headliner Keith Urban and Little Big Town at Fort Worth Zoo. The inaugural gala will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner, live auction and a stellar line-up of performances by country music’s most celebrated artists.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, and Garth Brooks’ charity, Teammates for Kids – specifically the Child Life Zones in Children’s Health of Dallas and Cook Children’s of Fort Worth.

Tickets for the ACM Lifting Lives “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” Gala are available NOW at ticketing.acmcountry.com. For more information on the gala, including ticket inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACM Lifting Lives at gala@acmcountry.com. The “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” gala presented by Mattress Firm is produced by ACM Lifting Lives and Encore Live (www.EncoreLive.com), an event production company based in Fort Worth, Texas.

The “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” gala is among the highly-anticipated events held during the ACM Awards week culminating with the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM live ET/8:00 PM on CBS.

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