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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 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.

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Rascal Flatts Lip Syncing Fiasco Was Over Blown

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In the history of overblown country music controversies, the Rascal Flatts lip-synching story is near the top. As widely reported, the band’s lead singer lost his voice shortly before last week’s 49th Annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas and elected to go on with the show – with some pre-recorded help. Turns out, it’s not that uncommon an occurrence … and not because country singers can’t sing.

“There have been plenty of people who have lip-synched on our show,” awards producer RAC Clark tells us. “There are a lot of activities in Las Vegas with other concerts, private shows, radio remotes – there is a lot of talking. Not to mention the lack of humidity and hotel air. Some artists, especially those with a finely tuned instrument like Gary LeVox’s, can only handle so much.”

Flatts fans can rest easy – LeVox’s status as one of the most respected vocalists in the genre is firmly intact.

Rascal Flatts are set to released “Rewind,” on May 13.

Country Music Brings Out the Best in the Fans & Artists

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.


To see more photos of our weekend click here.

50th ACM Awards Ticket Presale TODAY

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Superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host the 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s finest, to be broadcast LIVE from the home of the Dallas Cowboys – AT&T Stadium – in Arlington, Texas. More than 55,000 fans will fill the stadium to celebrate 50 years of music and memories on Sunday, April 19, 2015. This is a celebration you DON’T want to miss! In fact, you’ll want to stay a few more days for all the fun we have planned.  

Tickets will also be available for one of the most exciting anniversary parties ever held –  ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE: 50 YEARS OF MUSIC & MEMORIES. The two-day outdoor music concert featuring country’s top hit makers will be held April 17-18, 2015, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas (home of the Texas Rangers). The event will once again feature LIVE country music performances from some of the biggest stars in the business, along with interactive games and a country marketplace – plus much, much more to be announced. We’ll be announcing talent the entire year leading up to the shows – you don’t want to miss this party!

Ticket packages for the 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS and ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE are priced from $145 to $585 per person.

TICKETS: The exclusive ACM A-List presale for tickets starts at 10:00 a.m. Central Time TODAY, April 10, 2014,and will continue through Monday, April 14, 2014, or while inventory lasts.



Miranda Lambert Apologizes to Taylor Swift After ACM Speech

When I think of Miranda Lambert I think total GIRL POWER!  Miranda has always appeared to not be one of the “mean girls” and has always been gracious for the other women around her in country music.   So when fans started speculating that she totally left Taylor Swift out of her ACM acceptance speech for Female Vocalist of the Year at the ACM Awards on purpose I had to find out why!

When Miranda took the stage to receive her fifth consecutive Female Vocalist award, she acknowledged the hard work of all her fellow nominees.  Well all of them except one. During her acceptance speech, she forgot to mention Taylor Swift!

Miranda did not intentionally leave Taylor out of the acceptance speech and she quickly offered an apology.  During a post-awards press conference, Miranda admitted her thank-you speech misstep and said that she’s already smoothed things over with her.  Miranda admitted she momentarily forgot to acknowledge Taylor because she was focused on dedicating her award to some hometown friends who just lost a child.

“I always try to acknowledge everybody in any category that I ever win” said the Automatic singer. “I know we all work our ass off … we all give 110 percent all year long, especially Taylor. She’s kind of like her own animal, she’s ridiculous.”

Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Miranda’s new album, Platinum. The singer is slowly releasing details for her June 3rd release.  Check out the track listing here.


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