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Presenters Announced for 50th Annual ACM Awards

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The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that Troy Aikman, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Lee Brice, Kelly Clarkson, Brett Eldredge, Brantley Gilbert, Mickey Guyton, Hunter Hayes, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Taya Kyle, Dr. Phil McGraw, Justin Moore, Nancy O’Dell, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Tony Romo, Darius Rucker, Steven Tyler, Keith Urban, Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Jason Witten, Trisha Yearwood, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, and Big & Rich have been added as presenters for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year. The ceremony, co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19th at 8:00 PM – 11:30PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Previously announced performers for the star-studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Brad Paisley, Reba, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, special duets by Christina Aguilera with surprise artists as well as Nick Jonas with Dan + Shay plus Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell, the nominees for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s.

Tickets for the 50th ACM Awards® are available at 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

Darius Rucker Plays Receiver For Gamecocks

Darius Rucker got to live his dream: he caught a pass from the Gamecocks quarterback.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier holds an annual spring football game, and each year he calls on a guest receiver to come off the sideline and catch a long ball. This year, it was Darius, who is a South Carolina alumnus. He caught the ball from quarterback Connor Mitch during Saturday’s game.

ACM Party for a Cause & Superstar Duets Full Line-Up Announced!


The Academy of Country Music announced the full lineup of country music luminaries and chart-topping artists who will perform together on “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” and make up the evening portion of the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Performances at the two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th ACM Awards will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, April 17th and continue Saturday, April 18 on the Main Stage inside of Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. A two-hour special including performances from the event will air on Friday, May 15th on CBS.

Friday’s lineup will include special collaborations by Alabama & Eli Young Band, Brooks & Dunn & Reba, Darius Rucker & Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley & Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe, Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt, and Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap, along with a special performance by Brantley Gilbert.

Saturday’s lineup will include duet performances by Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell, Clint Black & Joe Nichols, Eric Church & Marty Stuart, Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy, Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban & John Anderson, Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless, and The Band Perry & Deana Carter along with special performances by Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen.

Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Tickets to the 50TH ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards show and festival are now available.

Please see a full lineup of tentatively scheduled performances below for “ACM Presents: Superstar Duets” listed by order of appearance and subject to change. For additional updates please visit

Friday, April 17, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
• Brantley Gilbert
• Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt
• Darius Rucker & Sara Evans
• Alabama & Eli Young Band
• Brooks & Dunn & Reba
• Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe
• Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap

Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
• Clint Black & Joe Nichols
• The Band Perry & Deana Carter
• Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark
• Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge
• Jake Owen
• Kenny Chesney
• Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell
• Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless
• Keith Urban & John Anderson
• Eric Church & Marty Stuart
• Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy

The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, 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 leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever 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. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Darius Rucker the Rapper?????

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Darius Rucker has done pop-rock. He’s doing country very well. But Darius says he still would like to do rap!

Darius shared with the Associated Press that he doesn’t have much on his bucket list, but he’d love to sing the hook on a big rap song. He says no one has ever asked him to do that and he’s dying to do it.

In the meantime, Darius has released another country album, “Southern Style.” He says his last one, “True Believers,” was a serious record, while “Southern Style” is more about having fun.    Darius still does the occasional show with Hootie and the Blowfish, and he knows they’ll make more music, but they’re not going to do it until the time is right.

Visit for details on the Southern Style Tour or to buy tickets. Follow Rucker on Twitter at @dariusrucker.

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