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ACM Party for a Cause Line-Up Announced!!!


The Academy of Country Music announced that Brandy Clark, Brett Eldredge, Martina McBride, Maren Morris, Chase Rice and A Thousand Horses will all perform at the 4th ACM Party For A Cause® Festival rounding out the full lineup at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Friday, April 1st – Sunday, April 3rd. The three-day event will include multiple stages, for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more. The festival is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3rd at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS.

On Friday, April 1st, Carrie Underwood will headline a special “ACM Women of Country Night” to kick off the festival. The all-female lineup of performers will include Cam, Kelsea Ballerini, Martina McBride, Kellie Pickler and Maddie & Tae on the Main Stage as well as performances by Lauren Alaina, Kelleigh Bannen, Brandy Clark and Jana Kramer on the Party Stage.

Dierks Bentley will headline the festival on Saturday, April 2nd, and will be joined on the Main Stage by fellow country males Frankie Ballard, Lee Brice, Chris Janson, Dustin Lynch, Chris Stapleton and Chris Young. Earlier performances on the Party Stage will feature Chase Bryant, Chris Lane, Jackson Michelson and A Thousand Horses.

On Sunday, April 3rd, Kenny Chesney will close out the festival with a full set that will take place simultaneously as the 51st ACM Awards. Earlier in the evening, Brett Eldredge, Sam Hunt, Kip Moore, Chase Rice and Old Dominion will perform on the Main Stage, while Lindsay Ell, Maren Morris and Granger Smith will perform on the Party Stage.

For the first time ever, exclusive rehearsal and backstage footage from the 51st ACM Awards at the MGM Grand will be on display for festival goers. This footage will offer fans a behind-the-scenes look at all of the excitement and backstage moments, similar to the backstage experience previously offered by the ACM Fan Jam, which will not be taking place this year.

Fans can purchase three-day passes here. The full lineup is listed below in alphabetical order.

Friday, April 1:
3:00 PM PT Gates Open
Party Stage Performers:
– Lauren Alaina
– Kelleigh Bannen
– Brandy Clark
– Jana Kramer
Main Stage Performers:
– Cam
– Kelsea Ballerini
– Martina McBride
– Kellie Pickler
– Maddie & Tae
– Carrie Underwood

Saturday, April 2:
12:00 PM PT Gates Open
Party Stage Performers:
– Chase Bryant
– Chris Lane
– Jackson Michelson
– A Thousand Horses
Main Stage Performers:
– Frankie Ballard
– Dierks Bentley
– Lee Brice
– Chris Janson
– Dustin Lynch
– Chris Stapleton
– Chris Young

Sunday, April 3:
12:00 PM PT Gates Open
Party Stage Performers:
– Lindsay Ell
– Maren Morris
– Granger Smith
Main Stage Performers:
– Kenny Chesney
– Brett Eldredge
– Sam Hunt
– Kip Moore
– Chase Rice
– Old Dominion

Ticket proceeds from the ACM Party For A Cause Festival benefit the Academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives. Generous giving from fans, and partnerships with artists, has allowed ACM Lifting Lives to support military programs that use music therapy to aid our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing funding to help them ease back into civilian life. Over $400,000 has been donated to various military organizations in just three years. For more information, visit

Kid Rock, Kenny Chesney & Jake Owen to Headline Taste of Country Festival


Kid Rock has been named as the third and final headliner at the 4th Annual Taste of Country Music Festival, the Northeast’s premier 3-day country music festival. The Festival will be held June 10-12, 2016 at Hunter Mountain Resort (Hunter, NY) in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County.

Kid Rock will join Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen – who were previously announced as headliners – as well as Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Frankie Ballard, Eric Paslay, Old Dominion, Neal McCoy, The Swon Brothers, The Cadillac Three, Jana Kramer, Chris Janson, Outshyne and Annie Bosko on the TOC stage in 2016.

This marks Kid Rock’s first appearance at the Taste of Country Music Festival. The artist’s latest album, First Kiss, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard’s Top Rock Albums Chart. Rolling Stone declared, “There’s no arguing with music offered with this degree of energy, joy and conviction,” and that “The Kid has no intention of aging gracefully — happily, he’s as ornery and open-hearted as ever.”

“Kid Rock’s cross-over country has wide appeal and lends itself nicely to the Festival, which features every genre of Country music,” said Dhruv Prasad, Executive Vice President, Live Events, Townsquare Media Inc. “And without a doubt, his high-energy live performance is second to none – we can’t wait for Kid to take the stage.”

The Bud Light Stage, featuring a diverse mix of rising country music talent, will once again be part of the festival’s array of entertainment. Logan Brill, Adley Stump, Amanda Watkins, Keith Walker, Jake Worthington, McKenna Faith and Dylan Jakobsen are scheduled to perform. Additional information about the Bud Light Stage can be found on the Taste of Country Music Festival website, and will be posted on the Festival’s social media sites.

Tickets for the Taste of Country Music Festival are on sale at General admission tickets start at only $175 for a 3-day pass, available for a limited time only. VIP packages start at $529 for a 3-day VIP “Outlaw” pass, with “Super Outlaw” options available as well.

Information on tickets, camping, VIP packages, hotel accommodations, directions and more are available online at

More information about the Taste of Country Music Festival can be found online at

Miranda Lambert Announces ‘Keeper of the Flame’ Tour

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Miranda Lambert is gearing up for a very busy 2016. She is heading out on the road for her headlining ‘Keeper of the Flame’ tour with special guest, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Kip Moore and the CMA and ACM nominated duo, Brothers Osborne.

In addition to Miranda’s own headlining tour, she is also joining Kenny Chesney on his “Spread the Love” Tour performing in stadiums around the country starting in April. And for the first time, Miranda will perform for her fans overseas, on March 11th in London (UK), on March 12th in Dublin (Ireland) and March 13th in Glasgow (Scotland) as part of the Country to Country Festival 2016 (C2C).

“Keeper of the Flame” Tour stops will include:

Austin, TX
Bangor, ME
Bethel, NY
Bristow, VA
Charlotte, NC
Cleveland, OH
Chicago, IL
Columbia, MD
Darien Center, NY
Fayetteville, AR
Hartford, CT
Indianapolis, IN
Irvine, CA
Jacksonville, FL
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
Omaha, NE
Orange Beach, AL
Raleigh, NC
Rogers, AR
San Antonio, TX
Saratoga Springs, NY
St. Louis, MO
Tampa, FL
Virginia Beach, VA
West Palm Beach, FL
Fans can purchase tickets beginning Jan. 29th for select cities as part of Live Nation’s Country Megaticket at Check for specific show announcements and on sale dates.

Kenny Chesney Says Fans Are Driving 2016 Tour Production

Credit: Jill Trunnell

Credit: Jill Trunnell

After only 57 dates, albeit 23 stadiums, Kenny Chesney found himself the only country artist making Billboard’s Top 5 Touring Acts of 2015 – alongside Taylor Swift, One Direction, U2 and the Rolling Stones. Of course as the only country artist on Billboard’s Top 10 Touring Acts of the Last 25 Years, that shouldn’t be surprising when considering the man who began headlining NFL Stadiums in 2005 – and what makes him always among the Top 5 tours every year is one thing: the fans.

“What people don’t see about these tours,” the 8-time Entertainer of the Year says, “is when they’re coming into the stadium that last month, we’re already thinking about how we’re going to rock the fans, really take them new places next year. Between the lights, the entrance, the stage, the videos, I work with one of the most incredible teams to find ways to really give the No Shoes Nation the kind of night that really makes their summer what they want it to be.”

Beyond the dollars, Chesney’s Big Revival 2015 tour played to the third highest number of fans – 1,335,022 – after list-topper Swift’s 1,982,076 for 71 shows and #2 One Directions’ 2,337,938 for 80 shows. He believes the key to continuing to attract those numbers is really taking in what the fans give him and the band, and always reflecting that back.

“This year, the No Shoes Nation was at a whole new level in terms of the energy they threw at us,” says the songwriter from East Tennessee. “Every night when the screen would drop, when they’d hear the music, they almost knocked us back a few feet. That’s powerful – and we found ourselves talking about it after the shows a lot of nights.

“It spoke pretty loudly to me as we were looking at renderings, thinking about the tricks. Because in the end, it was the music and the moment they were responding to – not the flying, not the lasers, not the videos, but the songs. So when we got to decision-making we all realized: what the No Shoes Nation really wants is… the music.”

Pausing, he continues,

“So this year, we are as lean as we’ve ever been! The stage is clean. Nobody’s flying. The sound is building on last year’s incredible system – and the lights are going to be really focused on making the music stand out. I want as little between me and the fans as possible, and I think we’ve managed to achieve that in a really good way. It’s going to be more intense than ever, but it’s going to be about the songs, the band, the moment and the energy we give each other. This is going to be a year to remember… and we’ve not played the first note.”

Hailed as “Two parts Mick Jagger, one part Bruce Springsteen and one part Billy Graham” by The Dallas Morning News, Chesney’s Big Revival broke nine records this summer – including several of his own – including 120,206 over two nights at Gillette Stadium, marking his 12th and 13th shows at the home of the New England Patriots.

With four consecutive No. 1s from The Big Revival — including the GRAMMY- and CMA-nominated multiple week No. 1 “American Kids,” “Til It’s Gone,” the CMA Vocal Event nominee “Wild Child” with Grace Potter and the three week chart-topper “Save It For A Rainy Day,” it’s obvious music still drives both the artist and his wildly passionate No Shoes Nation. For 2016, the man The Los Angeles Times deemed “The People’s Superstar” focuses on what they want.

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