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Academy of Country Music Announces ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award

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The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced yesterday the inception of the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award. Approved by the ACM Special Awards Panel and voted on by the ACM Board, this new award will honor uncompromising artists in the spirit of Merle Haggard, while acknowledging a man who has figured prominently in ACM history. The Academy will bestow the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the 10th Annual ACM Honors™ to a recipient still to be announced. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the 10th ACM Honors will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

One of the leading voices of “California Country” and the Bakersfield Sound, Merle Haggard was an early supporter of the Los Angeles-based ACM and its first Entertainer of the Year in 1970. That honor also made him the Academy’s first Triple Crown recipient, having been awarded Male Vocalist of the Year in 1966 and Most Promising Male Vocalist in 1965. Overall, he is a 20-time ACM honoree and was bestowed with the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award and the Poet’s Award.

“Merle passed shortly after our 2016 awards show and after this year’s Special Awards were announced,” says ACM Board President Ken Tucker. “That said, there was simply no way the Academy could hold what may be its most heartfelt event – ACM Honors – without creating a lasting way to acknowledge his legacy. Celebrating and encouraging artists whose work echoes Merle Haggard’s indomitable spirit is beyond fitting. On behalf of the board, and with the blessing of his family, we are thrilled to create this important honor.”

Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and More to Perform at The 10th Annual ACM Honors

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The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, honoree Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum will take the stage to perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hour special will tape on Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and make its television debut on Friday, September 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets for the special taping are available for purchase to the general public beginning Wednesday, August 10 at 10:00am CT on Ticketmaster.com.

The Academy also announced that Jason Aldean, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year, will be honored with the Academy’s prestigious Triple Crown Award. This award is given to those who have won New Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Aldean’s Entertainer of the Year win this year made him eligible for this honor, as he was previously honored with the New Male Vocalist of the Year (2005) and Male Vocalist of the Year (2012-2014). The Triple Crown Award has been awarded to only six artists, including: Brooks & Dunn (2005), Kenny Chesney (2005), Mickey Gilley (2005), Merle Haggard (2005), Barbara Mandrell (2005) and Carrie Underwood (2009).

As previously announced, the 10TH ACM Honors will honor Special Awards recipients Glen Campbell (Career Achievement Award), Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Eddie Rabbitt (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Carrie Underwood (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Keith Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award), Jeff Walker (Jim Reeves International Award, awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb (Poet’s Award), Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award) and The Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award).

Studio Recording Awards recipients include Jim ‘Moose’ Brown (Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year), Dave Cobb (Producer of the Year), Shannon Forrest (Drummer of the Year), Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar Player of the Year), Justin Niebank (Audio Engineer of the Year), Danny Rader (Specialty instrument(s) Player of the Year), Michael Rhodes (Bass Player of the Year) and Derek Wells (Guitar Player of the Year). In addition, Ross Copperman will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Honors, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

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Musicians On Call Raises Over $100K During Last Night’s Event Honoring Lady Antebellum

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Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities across the country, honored seven-time Grammy Award winning group Lady Antebellum with the Music Heals Award at an exclusive invitation-only event at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville last night. The event, part of Musicians On Call’s Half A Million Moments campaign, celebrating the organization’s milestone of performing for half a million patients, families and caregivers, raised over $100K to help continue to spread the healing power of music. The intimate night, hosted by iHeartRadio on-air personality and MOC Board Member Bobby Bones, celebrated the talented trio and featured surprise performances by Lindsay Ell, Hunter Hayes and Eric Paslay who all performed some of their favorite Lady A songs.

The Half A Million Moments Celebration last night also honored outgoing National Board Chair, Scott Welch with the Leadership in Music Award, Volunteer Guide, Richa Chandra, and Volunteer Musician, Laura Eady for their hard work and dedication to helping deliver the healing power of music with MOC. The Half A Million Moments Celebration was thanks in part to sponsors LadyAID, City National Bank, Genentech, CAA, Onsite Workshops, UMG Nashville, Adams & Reese LLP, ASCAP, Grand Ole Opry, Hard Rock International and Hard Rock Heals, Red Light Management, RIAA, SESAC and Warner/Chappell Nashville.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our milestone of reaching half a million patients, families and caregivers in hospitals then a night like this with our greatest supporters and champions,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “Charles, Dave and Hillary of Lady A have been huge supporters of our program personally and their music has been a staple at our Bedside Performance Programs, always delivering the healing power of music to the patients who hear them.”

 

Musicians On Call To Honor Lady Antebellum

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Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, will honor seven-time Grammy Award winning group Lady Antebellum with the Music Heals Award at an exclusive invitation-only event on August 9th in Nashville. MOC launched an auction on Charitybuzz where one lucky winner and their guest will meet the trio and get front row seats to the show. The private event is a part of Musicians On Call’s Half A Million Moments campaign, celebrating the organization’s milestone of performing for half a million patients, families and caregivers, and will be hosted by iHeartRadio on-air personality, Bobby Bones, and will feature special guest performances and appearances.

“Music is so universal and has so much power,” said Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott. “We’ve been able to share our love of music and experience first-hand how it touches people. It’s really special to see music help people get through really tough times, so we’re truly honored to be a part of what Musicians On Call is doing and receive the Music Heals Award.”

With more than 18 million album sales worldwide, Lady Antebellum has earned six PLATINUM singles, countless awards including Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards, while also taking home ACM and CMA “Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row. The trio’s universal appeal continues to resonate across the globe, as they headline festivals throughout the summer on the LADY ANTEBELLUM 2016 SUMMER TOUR. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com

“We are excited to honor Lady Antebellum for all they have done for Musicians On Call and hospital patients throughout their career,” said Pete Griffin, Musicians On Call President. “This intimate event will celebrate the generosity of Lady A and our volunteers who have helped us bring the healing power of music to over half a million people.”

The Half A Million Moments Celebration will also honor outgoing National Board Chair, Scott Welch, with the Leadership in Music Award and will honor Volunteer Guide, Richa Chandra, and Volunteer Musician, Laura Eady. The event is thanks in part to sponsors LadyAID, City National Bank, CAA, Onsite Workshops, UMG Nashville, Adams & Reese LLP, ASCAP, Cracker Barrel, Grand Ole Opry, Hard Rock International and Hard Rock Heals, Red Light Management, RIAA, SESAC and Warner/Chappell Nashville.

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