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Jason Aldean, Eric Church & Carrie Underwood Added to ACC Country Awards

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Country music heavyweights Jason Aldean, Eric Church and Carrie Underwood, along with country’s newest star Brett Eldredge, will join previously announced performers Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Miranda Lambert on the inaugural AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, airing LIVE from Nashville’s Music City Center on Monday, Dec.15th (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, this star-studded group of performers are all finalists on the AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS, including Aldean, with four nods; Eldredge, with two; and Underwood and Church, with one each.

Hosted by Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard, AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS is based on country music’s longest-running radio countdown show, “American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks,” and will honor country music’s biggest stars based on album sales and radio airplay. Presenters to be announced soon. Tickets to the event are on sale at TheACCAwards.com/tickets.

The Breakthrough Artist of the Year category, presented by Samsung GALAXY®, is the only fan-voted category. Fan voting begins on Nov. 24 and continues through Dec. 10. Fans can vote for their favorite Breakthrough finalist by including the following in a tweet: the artist’s Twitter handle, “Breakthrough Artist” and the hashtag #ACCAwards.
AMERICAN COUNTRY COUNTDOWN AWARDS finalists and winners, other than Breakthrough Artist of the Year, are determined based on statistics and radio airplay charts from Nov. 1, 2013-Oct. 31, 2014. The finalists for Album of the Year were based on album sales from SoundScan and the finalists for Artist of the Year were based on a combination of Mediabase airplay, digital data provided by Big Champagne and tour information from Pollstar. All other award categories were made up of those with the largest audience reach, according to Mediabase.

Eric Church Brings Concert Into Your Livingroom on ‘Austin City Limits’- Video

Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton

Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton

This weekend, Eric Church performed on a special Austin City Limits, bringing his unique concert experience straight into your living room… Miss it? No problem.

Get more information including set list here.

Eric Church Rocks the House on “Austin City Limits”

Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton

Photo courtesy KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits. Photo by Scott Newton

“Austin City Limits” (ACL) proudly presents an hour with music sensation Eric Church. The episode premieres Saturday, November 15th at 9pm ET/8pm CT as part of the iconic PBS music series’ milestone Season 40. Church has blazed his own trail to superstardom and now makes his ACL debut with his signature brand of no holds barred country music. ACL airs weekly on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings for times) and full episodes are made available online for a limited time at http://video.pbs.org/program/austin-city-limits/ immediately following the initial broadcast. The show’s official hashtag is #acltv40.

Famous for a game changing live show, Church performs songs from his critically-acclaimed, chart-topping 2014 album The Outsiders in his ACL debut. The music rebel’s distinctively hard-rocking spin on country, influenced as much by AC/DC and Metallica as Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings, has earned him a huge audience outside the confines of country radio. Church appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone this year and was named one of their “50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now.” NPR raves, “Eric Church is working on a level that few other country artists of his generation can touch.”

“This is gonna be fun,” says the North Carolina native, clearly enjoying his first visit to the ACL stage. Church’s appearance is a twelve-song tour-de-force that presents the performer at the top of his game. Delivering a host of hits in his trademark aviators, Church’s crowd-pleasing set is filled with anthems about youth, family and outliers that ignite through songwriting skill, powerful riffs and energetic vocals. Highlights include the rebellious “The Outsiders”, the autobiographical title track “Sinners Like Me” from his 2006 debut and the Grammy-nominated anthem “Springsteen” from his 2011 breakthrough Chief, with the Austin audience providing the “whoa-ohs” of the chorus. Church brings it all home solo, showcasing his softer side with the heartfelt set-closing ballad “A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young.”

“Eric and his band know how to rock harder than many rock ‘n roll bands,” says ACL executive producer Terry Lickona, “and his music and the words behind it have a way of reaching fans way beyond the usual borders of country music. He’s a perfect fit for ACL.”

Eric Church Setlist:
“Creepin'”
“Guys Like Me”
“Give Me Back My Hometown”
“Cold One”
“Sinners Like Me”
“Homeboy”
“Drink In My Hand” (Click HERE for a preview clip of this song)
“These Boots”
“Smoke A Little Smoke”
“Springsteen”
“The Outsiders”
“A Man Who Was Gonna Die Young”

The complete lineup for the full thirteen-week season, including six new episodes to air beginning January 3, 2015, will be announced in the coming weeks. Check the news section of acltv.com for additional episode updates.

Kenny Chesney and Eric Church to Hit the Road Together Again

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Kenny Chesney’s stadium shows are always full-blown concert experiences, none more than his 2013 No Shoes Nation Tour with good friend Eric Church sharing the bill. When the 8-time Entertainer of the Year was readying his Big Revival Tour, he thought about Church’s energy and intensity levels – and asked the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music Album of the Year winner for the double-platinum Chief to join him for parts of his tour.

“There is something about the way Eric connects with my audience,” says the man whose sold in excess of a million tickets each of his headlining tours, “that left me feeling like he made the No Shoes Nation Tour something special! He attacks the stage with so much force – and his songs really speak to the people who’re fighting the fight to get by – and I love that about what he does onstage.”

The Big Revival Tour dates featuring Church are as follows:
Saturday, May 9 Indianapolis, In. at Lucas Oil Stadium
Saturday, May 30 Pittsburgh, Pa. at Heinz Field
Saturday, June 13 Atlanta, Ga. at The Georgia Dome
Saturday, July 11 Philadelphia, Pa. at Lincoln Financial Field
Saturday, August 22 Detroit, Mich. at Ford Field

“Some of the most fun I’ve ever had on tour was last summer with Kenny,” shares Church. “He’s an artist that isn’t afraid to let you come full blast and do what you do. It’s rare you get to tour with someone you respect and you are friends with. I can’t wait to do it again.”

Chesney is the only country artist in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years; impressive given headlining began in 2002. Deemed “The King of the Road” by The Wall Street Journal, his summer concerts are legend – and he’s already begun this touring cycle with his 13th #1 Country Album The Big Revival, which has spawned the multiple-week #1 “American Kids” and “Til It’s Gone,” which hit Billboard’s Country Charts at #18 with a bullet on add date.

Church, whose Chief and The Outsiders both debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart debut –with the latter currently holding the highest country album debut for 2014—is known for an aggressive take on country, one that blurs hard rock and hardcore while capturing the grit of standing one’s ground, making ends meet and never losing one’s dignity in the process. His #1 hits include “Give Me Back My Hometown,” “Drink In My Hand” and “Springsteen,” as well as the envelope-pushing “Homeboy,” “Smoke A Little Smoke,” “Creepin’,” Like Jesus Does” and his latest from The Outsiders, “Talladega.”

“I’m so glad the fans in these five cities will get to rock with Eric this year,” Chesney enthuses. “It’s a wild night when we get together… and it’s something everyone should be a part of!”

CMT to Reair the “48th Annual CMA Awards”

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Country music fans can relive the excitement of the “48th Annual CMA Awards” when CMT hosts the cable premiere on Friday, November 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.  The awards show, which originally aired live from Nashville on ABC, is co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and features surprise guests and all-star performances from country and pop superstars, including: Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, the Doobie Brothers, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Hunter Hayes, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Ashley Monroe, Kacey Musgraves, Jennifer Nettles, Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Cole Swindell, Meghan Trainor, Underwood and Keith Urban. CMT will repeat the “CMA Awards” again on Saturday, November 22 at 3 p.m. ET/PT.

Leading into the awards, CMT will also re-telecast “Countdown to the CMA Awards: 15 Songs that Changed Country Music with Robin Roberts,” airing Friday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The special shines a spotlight on 15 iconic songs that made a permanent mark on the country music world, recounting the unique stories behind each.

For an instant recap of the evening’s highlights, fans can visit CMAawards.CMT.com for in-depth coverage, including winner recaps, performance highlights, photo galleries, exclusive video coverage and a recap from CMT’s RED CARPET SPECIAL. More than 40 years of “CMA Awards” history is available on CMT.com, along with more than 30 photo galleries featuring the most memorable fashion moments over the years.

 

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