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Luke Bryan, Alabama, Eric Church & More Honored at Last Night’s ACM Honors

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Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force tonight for the Academy of Country Music’s 9th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out special event, hosted for the second consecutive time by Jake Owen, was held in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium.

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The evening included a mix of live music and video tributes celebrating Honorees including Special Awards recipients Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously), Eric Church, Tim DuBois, Loretta Lynn, Bob McDill and Alabama. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients included Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinskiy and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners included Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Luke Laird was honored as Songwriter of the Year.

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Artists who performed in tribute to honorees included:
• Jason Aldean performing a medley of “Love in the First Degree,” “Tennessee River” and “The Closer You Get” in tribute to Alabama
• Roy Clark performing “Yesterday When I Was Young” in tribute to Barry Adelman
• Randy Houser performing “Roller Coaster” in tribute to Luke Bryan
• Chris Isaak performing a medley of “Bye Bye Love” in tribute to Felice & Boudleaux Bryant
• Miranda Lambert performing “Rated X” in tribute to Loretta Lynn
• Kacey Musgraves performing “Good Ole Boys Club” in tribute to Luke Laird
• Jake Owen opened the show with a performance of Alabama’s hit “Feels So Right.”
• Josh Turner performing “Good Ole Boys Like Me” in tribute to Bob McDill
• Holly Williams performing “Like Jesus Does” in tribute to Eric Church
• Restless Heart performing “The Bluest Eyes in Texas” in tribute to Tim DuBois

Presenters included RAC Clark to Barry Adelman, The Swon Brothers presented the Industry awards, and Kelsea Ballerini presented the Studio Recording Awards.
In a surprise moment, unscripted from the show run, Luke Bryan presented Academy of Country Music CEO Bob Romeo with a recognition from the ACM Board of Directors and the ACM staff in appreciation for his vision which lead the Academy to put on the Guinness World Record-setting most-attended awards show in history last April, held at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

SPECIAL AWARDS
Career Achievement Award Alabama received the Career Achievement Award, honoring an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year. Past recipients of the Career Achievement Award include John Anderson, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Ronnie Milsap, Johnny Paycheck, Carl Perkins, Reba, and Kenny Rogers.

Crystal Milestone AwardLoretta Lynn received the Crystal Milestone Award which is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. In 2014, Lynn celebrated her 50th anniversary in country music. Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Awardinclude Jason Aldean, Garth Brooks, Kenny Chesney, Merle Haggard, Gayle Holcomb, Jennifer Nettles,and Taylor Swift.

Gene Weed Special Achievement AwardLuke Bryan received the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music. Past recipients of the Gene Weed Special Achievement Awardinclude Garth Brooks, George Burns, Jeff Foxworthy, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, George Strait, and Carrie Underwood.

Jim Reeves International AwardEric Church received the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world. Past recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award include Garth Brooks, Dick Clark, Roy Clark, Merv Griffin, Alan Jackson, Charlie Nagatani, Buck Owens, Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, and Rascal Flatts among others.
Mae Boren Axton Award – Barry Adelman and Tim DuBois received the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music. Past recipients of the Mae Boren Axton Award include John Dorris, Rod Essig, Gayle Holcomb, Jack Lameier, Marge Meoli, Paul Moore, Ray Pilzak, Gaynelle Pitts, Gene Weed, Tommy Wiggins and David Young.

Poet’s Award – Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously)and Bob McDill received the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music. Previous recipients of the Poet’s Award include Bill Anderson, Bobby Braddock, Guy Clark, Jack Clement, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall, Harlan Howard, Kris Kristofferson, Roger Miller, Buck Owens, Fred Rose, Don Schlitz, Cindy Walker and Hank Williams.

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Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Holly Williams to Perform at ACM Honors

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Chris Isaak, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Holly Williams have been announces as performers at this years ACM Honors.  They join previously announced participants that include performers Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart and presenters Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers. The evening will be hosted by Jake Owen.

The 9th Annual ACM HONORS  is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  Tickets priced at $42.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, Ryman Auditorium box office and by phone 800-745-3000.

This years honorees include Special Awards recipients Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously), Eric Church, Tim DuBois, Loretta Lynn, Bob McDill and Alabama. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinsky and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners include Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Luke Laird will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Jake Owen Partners with Salt Life

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Salt Life, one of today’s leading lifestyle brands, announced that  Jake Owen is the brand’s newest team member. He joins professional fishermen, divers and surfers in promoting the brand through various sponsorships and events. Salt Life will be one of Owen’s tour sponsors, as well, commencing design on a Jake Owen signature collection with the brand.

Salt Life President Jeff Stillwell states, “We are excited to welcome Jake to our team here at Salt Life. We have a number of tremendous athletes on our team and thought it was time to add some music to it as well. Music is the ultimate connector, especially with the Salt Life lifestyle. Jake’s music exemplifies our brand and we look forward to a very successful relationship with him.”

“I have been a fan of what the brand has to offer for quite a while. It compliments the life I live,” says Jake Owen. “I grew up on the water in Vero Beach, Florida and if I am not on stage you can usually find me on the water.”

“I am a big clothing guy and I do enjoy getting dressed up,” he continues. “I have to say I am most comfortable in board shorts, T-shirts and some flip-flops. The Salt Life relationship is a natural extension of who I am and I am really looking forward to working on the design of my collection and getting to know some of the other team members. I am a fan of a lot of them already.”

Jake Owen’s music resonates the lifestyle. It is authentic and truthful and that echoes that Salt Life brand. With such stand out #1 hits as “Beachin’,” “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” and his current Top 20-and-rising single “Real Life,” the sentiments and lifestyle are parallel with Salt Life and this is what makes the relationship so symbiotic.

Salt Life will have a visible footprint during Jake Owen tour dates across the US, as well as offer special promotions for consumers at various stops. The goal is to have a seamless cross-promotional relationship across all platforms for both brands.

Salt Life Director of Marketing and Team Manager Larry Laska says, “Our relationship with Jake Owen is one that we plan to grow year after year. Jake will be a visible part of our marketing campaigns along with our supreme athletes at various sporting events, as well as across all of our retail and social media platforms. We are going to have a great time broadening our reach with such a genuine talent such as Jake.”

Please visit www.saltlife.com and http://www.jakeowen.net/splash for tour dates and much more.

Top Country Tweets of the Week August 3rd-9th

dierks tweet

  1. @DierksBentley @TheTimMcGraw, yesterday i was sittin on #TopOfTheWorld. well, i was in a helicopter over glaciers but close enough.
  1. @carrieunderwood Feeling like I’m 6 years old again…sitting on the floor, eating peanut butter from the jar watching #LittleMonsters
  1. @austinlwebb Just saw a PT cruiser stuck in traffic … They deserved it
  1. @martinamcbride The band and crew that bowls together stays together. #okbowling #sidneymontana #dayoff #everlastingtour https://instagram.com/p/6HNURmE5oy/

miranda tweet

  1. @mirandalambert The cats out of the bag! Thank you lisafranklove for all the goodies!!!! I’m gonna use my coloring… https://instagram.com/p/6F1YZejPng/
  1. @BradPaisley If your bored with True Detective this season, well, just mistakenly DVR it on HBO LatinoHD. Confusing in English. But hilarious in Spanish.
  1. @charleskelleyla thanks for all the love everyone. Cassie and I couldn’t be more fired up to have our first baby. just hope he or she gets my wife’s looks ha
  1. @jakeowen Mad and Sad are the same thing except one starts with an S and another with an M

maddie and tae tweet

  1. @MaddieandTae 1st PLACE for biggest bass!! 5.7 lbs!! Shut up & fish boys 😉 @bootsandhearts #smallmouthbass #canada
  1. @CharlieDaniels Incompetence starts at the top and flows downstream .

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