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Country on the River to Benefit Operation Toop Aid


Country On The River, a multi-day music festival taking place in Iowa on June 20 – 21 and Wisconsin on August 7 – 9, has named Operation Troop Aid as the official charity.

The Iowa festival will feature performances by Gary Allan, Bret Michaels, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Thompson Square, Tracy Lawrence, Lonestar and Joe Diffie. The Wisconsin festival will feature performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Tracy Lawrence, Kix Brooks, Thompson Square, Sawyer Brown, Dustin Lynch, Parmalee and Trick Pony.

“We are very honored to have Operation Troop Aid with us at Country On The River. The support they bring to our troops is invaluable. Country On The River is committed to the Troop Aid cause and we fully support their efforts. We look forward to having Operation Troop Aid in both Iowa and Wisconsin,” says festival organizer Scott Sheckler.

Since its inception, Operation Troop Aid has garnered the support of music celebrities across multiple genres, from KISS to Toby Keith and Cheap Trick to Charlie Daniels. Operation Troop Aid’s mission is to make a positive difference and inspire deployed U.S. service members by letting them know America stands with them. Operation Troop Aid provides care packages and bill assistance with revenue generated through professional concert promotions, entertainment initiatives and public financial generosity.

In addition, Operation Teddy Bear, which started in 2012 as an initiative of Harris Jewelry, continues in support of our military, both at home and abroad through the sale of uniformed teddy bears. Teddy Bears representing all branches of the military can be purchased for $15.00 at or To date, Operation Teddy Bear has raised over $100,000 to help Operation Troop Aid, a 501(c)3 organization, send care packages to deployed personnel and sponsor events for military families and communities.

Winner Highlights from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards


Winners have been announced for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded ceremony broadcast LIVE last night on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Fans named George Strait the Entertainer of the Year, the evening’s biggest honor and the second win of his career in that category. This year marked another record-breaking year with 1.5 million fan votes cast for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year categories combined, and also marked the first time online fan voting for these categories were open to fans in Australia and Canada.

George Strait

The king of country music and newly crowned Entertainer of the Year, George Strait, also participated in a special moment with Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones during the telecast announcing the 50TH Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. It was also announced that Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the show.

Merle Haggard was honored with the Crystal Milestone Award,which was presented by Garth Brooks and celebrated with a tribute performance featuring Miranda Lambert and George Strait.

Jason Aldean

Miranda lambert

Jason Aldean won Male Vocalist of the Year,his second consecutive win in this category. He has won an overall total of 7 ACM Awards.
Miranda Lambert won for the fifth consecutive year as Female Vocalist of the Year, and is now the record holder for the most consecutive wins in that category. She is the leading female winner of the night, with a total of three trophies. Lambert also took the prize for Single Record of the Year for “Mama’s Broken Heart,” and Vocal Event of the Year for “We Were Us” with Keith Urban.

The Band Perry

The Band Perry won their first Vocal Group of the Year award. This marks their third overall ACM win; they won the New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year award and New Artist of the Year in 2010.

Artists Florida Georgia Line won Vocal Duo of the Year. This is their first win in this category, and third overall ACM Award win.
Justin Moore received his first-ever Academy of Country Music Award tonight for New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores, a fan-voted category.


Kacey Musgraves won Album of the Year as the artist and producer for Same Trailer Different Park. This award marks her first-ever ACM Award win.

Keith Urban is the leading male winner of the night with a total of three trophies in two categories. Prior to the telecast, Urban took the prize for Video of the Year as artist for “Highway Don’t Care” with Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift. He also won Vocal Event of the Year as artist and producer for “We Were Us” with Miranda Lambert. Both awards were presented off-camera.

Following is the list of winners in the 11 categories voted on by the membership (excluding the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist categories, which were voted on by a combination of professional ACM members and fans):

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49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards


Let’s get this party started!

  • Check out the sexy side of Kimberly Perry! The Band Perry is kicking off the ACM’s with a performance of Chainsaw.
  • You know it’s gonna be a great Awards show when Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are hosting!
  • Florida Georgia Line a little slower than usual with Stay.
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE how Blake Shelton continues to support his Voice contestants.  Love us some Gwen Sebastian performing “Come a Little Closer” with Blake.   Have I mentioned we love Blake Shelton?
  • Did you vote for Brett Eldredge for ACM New Artist of the Year??? WE DID!  He’s dancing to the “Beat of the Music” tonight!  He looks so excited to be performing tonight!
  • We are a half hour into the show and it’s been all about the performances.  Gotta say I am all about the music and less about the awards these days.  What about you?
  • A little sad to know the cowboy is riding away this year.  George Strait understands what true country music is all about.  The audience gives King George a standing ovation.
  • Lee Brice performing a stripped down acoustic version of “I Drive Your Truck.”
  • Eric Church is a force to be reckoned with in country music.  He sounds fantastic performing “Give Me Back My Hometown.”
  • Justin Moore is always a fan favorite.  His performance of “Lettin’ the Night Roll” sounds great!  Really wish they would let the new artists sing a full song.
  • Blake Shelton’s second performance of the night.  What do you think of Shakira’s new duet “Medicine” with Blake?  A lot of the Twitter feedback has been negative.
  • Taylor Swift gets to give out the first award of the evening.  Your ACM Duo of the Year is….. Florida Georgia Line.
  • A country music selfie with Blake, Luke…..  Who would you want to include in your country music selfie?
  • Stevie Nicks is at the ACM Awards!!!!   AHHHH!   Lady Antebellum and Stevie sound FANTASTIC!
  • No one, I mean NO ONE plays guitar like Keith Urban.  He is mesmerizing. Still not loving his new haircut but his performance of “Even the Stars Fall for You” is my favorite of the night so far.
  • Kip Moore has a good shot at the New Artist Award tonight.  Ladies love them some Kip.
  • Bluke Lyran… performing “Play it Again” and sporting David Nail’s haircut.
  • Your ACM Best New Artist is…… Justin Moore.   Personally, I don’t think Justin should have been included in this category since he is not really a new artist but hey…I don’t make the rules.
  • Not sure how Jason Aldean’s performance of “When She Says Baby” sounds live in Las Vegas but on TV is doesn’t sound very good.
  • Blake and Luke as Daft Punk is GREAT!
  • Single Record of the Year goes to….Miranda Lambert for Mama’s Broken Heart!
  • Miranda Lambert’s new “Automatic” single is FANTASTIC!  Can’t wait to hear the new album!  Miranda pulls off a white tank top flawlessly.
  • Song of the Year Award goes to the songwriter…..It’s always a personal favorite for me.    And the award goes to…. Lee Brice for I Drive Your Truck.    This was one of my favorite songs of 2013.
  • Tim McGraw’s performing “Meanwhile Back at Mamas” looking dapper in a tux and signature black cowboy hat and being joined by his wife Faith.  I don’t know if it’s the song or something else but they aren’t as exciting as they used to be performing together.
  • I bet Mandalay Bay is getting it’s roof blown off right now with Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line performing “This is How We Roll”
  • Your ACM Male Vocalist of the Year is Jason Aldean.
  • Toby Keith sporting his red bandana for his ACM performance of “Shut Up and Hold On”
  • Your Vocal Group of the Year is….  THE BAND PERRY!
  • Hunter Hayes dares to be different with “Invisible”
  • Your ACM Female Vocalist of the Year is Miranda Lambert!
  • Darius Rucker and Lady Antebellum performing the GRAMMY winning song “Wagon Wheel”  This is one of those songs you can’t help but sing along to.   Darius Rucker just pulled off a sing along at an awards show!
  • ACM Album of the Year goes to Kacey Musgraves for Same Trailer Different Park.  And apparently Eric Church really agrees with this decision based on his standing ovation.
  • Garth Brooks, George Strait and Miranda Lambert paying tribute to the legendary Merle Haggard.
  • Rascal Flatts performance of “Rewind” sounded great but it looked like they were lip syncing.  Anyone else notice that?
  • Dierks Bentley and Sheryl Crow are rocking “Hold On”
  • Your 2014 ACM Entertainer of the Year is KING GEORGE STRAIT!!!!!!!

Well folks, that’s the show.  Now it’s your turn to sound off!  Tell us what you thought of the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards.  Best/Worst performances.  Did your favorite artists win or lose?  Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

2014 ACM Awards Red Carpet Pictures

Taylor Swift

Luke Bryan

The Band Perry

BLake and Miranda

Darius Rucker

Kacey Musgraves

Kellie Pickler

Dierks Bentley

Carrie Underwood

Keith URban


Tim and Faith

Taylor Swift, George Strait, David Nail and Carrie Underwood Added to the ACM Awards


The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that David Nail, George Strait, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood have been added as presenters on the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, TONIGHT at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

These artists join previously announced presenters including Thea Andrews, Garth Brooks, Guy Fieri, LL COOL J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O’Dell, Chris O’Donnell, Darius Rucker, Clay Walker, Trisha Yearwood and Florida Georgia Line. Performers during the star studded event include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Shakira, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks and Rascal Flatts.

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