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Little Big Town Are Helping Fight Hunger at the Can Do Awards Dinner

Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Food Bank For New York City warehouse professionals attend the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

Phillip Sweet, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild, Jimi Westbrook and Food Bank For New York City warehouse professionals attend the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

Food Bank For New York City — the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs — raised more than two million dollars last evening, with donations still coming in, at the organizations star-studded, 13thAnnual Can Do Awards Dinner, presented by Bank of America at Cipriani Wall Street. Tom Colicchio and Lori Silverbush, Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Sandra Lee-Simply Living Publishing were honored for their commitment to hunger relief. Mario Batali, Carla Hall and Daphne Oz of ABC’s ‘The Chew” emceed the event. Mario Batali and Susan Cahn, long time Food Bank supporters and the 2013 Can Do Honorees, served as Honorary Chairs.

 (L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

(L-R) Jimi Westbrook, Kimberly Schlapman, Karen Fairchild and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town perform onstage during the Food Bank For New York City Can Do Awards Dinner Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on April 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Food Bank For New York City)

More than 600 people came out to support Food Bank For New York City in the fight against hunger, including Nashville’s Grammy Award-winning country music group and ACM Vocal Group of The Year, Little Big Town, who brought the house down. Presenters for the evening included award-winning musician, producer and actor, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, TODAY’s Erica Hill and Little Big Town’s Kimberly Schlapman. Notable attendees included Jon Bon Jovi, Michael J. Fox, Tracy Pollan, Michael Strahan, Rachael Ray, Steve Higgins, Paul Sorvino, Mike Mills, Lauren Bush Lauren, Jill Hennessey, Ted Allen, Anne Burrell, Gabriele Corcos, Gail Simmons, Kelly Bensimon, Selita Ebanks, Jill Martin, Kelly Ford, Michael Schlow, Franklin Becker, Nia Sanchez, Lisa Ramos, Jeff Mauro, Joy Bauer, Rene Lopez, Melanie Dunea, and many more.

“Food Bank For New York City is honored to have the support of our extraordinary partners and honorees as we strive to provide New Yorkers in need with access to food and services,” said Margarette Purvis, President and CEO of Food Bank For New York City. “We will continue to work hard to earn the right to be the recipients of your best intentions for our city. We thank you for choosing to invest in us tonight, and until we are victorious – when no New Yorker is denied access to healthy, nutritious food.”

The Can Do Awards Dinner is instrumental in helping provide support for the 1.5 million New Yorkers who rely on Food Bank programs and services, including one in five children. New York’s most vulnerable families have lost more than 56 million meals as a result of the November 2013 cuts to SNAP (formerly known as food stamps). Food pantries and soup kitchens have confronted additional need without an adequate supply of food. Can Do celebrates what each of us ‘CAN DO’ to help fight hunger in New York City. Since their inception, the Can Do Awards have raised more than 12 million dollars, helping to provide 60 million meals for New Yorkers in need. Every dollar donated to Food Bank For New York City helps provide five meals.

Fans Are Loving Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”

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Little Big Town took home the Vocal Group of the Year trophy at Sunday night’s 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. The talented foursome also delivered one of Billboard’s and Rolling Stone’s top performances of the night with their current Top 20 single, “Girl Crush.”

Little Big Town impressed the Guinness World Records-breaking audience at AT&T Stadium and at-home viewers alike, with the “Girl Crush” performance being the most Shazamed moment of the entire three and a half hour broadcast.

“Girl Crush,” off the group’s ACM-nominated Album of the Year, Pain Killer (Capitol Records), also experienced a sales spike following the compelling performance seeing sales top 30,000 tracks the day of the ACM Awards. Combined with the days leading into the awards, Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush” has the best one week sales for a country track for all of 2015 with over 97,000. Overall sales of “Girl Crush” have surpassed gold qualification with over 520,000.

To preview and purchase “Girl Crush” and Pain Killer, click HERE.

For more information on Little Big Town, visit www.LittleBigTown.com.

50th Annual ACM Awards Winners List

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Tonight’s 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards are LIVE from Dallas.  Here is a list of the winners so far….

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Video of the Year: Dierks Bentley “Drunk on a Plane”

Vocal Event of the Year: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan “This Is How We Roll”

Song of the Year: Miranda Lambert “Automatic”

Vocal Duo of the Year:  Florida Georgia Line

Vocal Group of the Year:  Little Big Town

Album of the Year:  Platinum by Miranda Lambert

New Artist of the Year: Cole Swindell

Female Vocalist of the Year: Miranda Lambert

Single Record of the Year: Lee Brice “I Don’t Dance”

Male Vocalist of the Year: Jason Aldean

Entertainer of the Year:  Luke Bryan

Milestone Award Winners:

George Strait: ACM Winner Over Four Decades

Miranda Lambert: Most Awarded Solo Female Artist

Reba McEntire: Most Awarded ACM Female Vocalist Of The Year

Kenny Chesney: First Fan-Voted ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Taylor Swift: Youngest ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Garth Brooks: Most Awarded ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Brooks & Dunn: Most Awarded Artist

 

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 Ticketmaster.com. 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 www.ACMcountry.com.

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