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Musicians + Sports: Imagine Dragons on LeBron James, First Pitches and A Chicago Cubs World Series

The Las Vegas rockers offer up a potential song to a star NBA player and discuss how they narrowly averted disaster at Chicago’s Wrigley Field.

03/21/2014

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Merle Haggard Getting ACM Award & a Tribute Album

The legendary artist will receive the Crystal Milestone Award during this year’s ACMs. Haggard is also the subject of the upcoming tribute album “Working Man’s Poet,” featuring many top country stars.

03/20/2014

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Behind the Song: Keith Urban’s ‘We Were Us’

Songwriter Jimmy Robbins and singer Keith Urban talk about the origins of “We Were Us,” the No. 1 duet between Urban and Miranda Lambert that has been nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the ACM Awards.

03/18/2014

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Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks Added as ACM Awards Performers

Church, Keith and Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks are the latest round of performers announced for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6.

03/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

“‘Boys Round Here’ pretty much represents who I am as a human being,” Shelton said of his ACM Award-nominated hit. Songwriter Dallas Davidson and producer Scott Hendricks offer details on the story behind the song.

03/13/2014

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Watch Taylor Swift Get Cute in Her ‘For Your ACM Consideration’ Video

Taylor Swift and an adorable kitty. It’s enough to make the internet explode.

03/13/2014

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Gene Simmons Talks ‘CSI’ Cameo, Questions Rap’s Inclusion in the Rock Hall

He has a few things he’d like to say about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And he’d like to clear up the supposed lawsuit from Eric Carr’s “heirs.”

03/12/2014

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Behind the Song: Miranda Lambert’s ACM-Nominated ‘Mama’s Broken Heart’

“I feel like women in my grandmother’s generation were expected to put on a pretty face and not really show their crazy sides,” Kacey Musgraves said, describing the ideas behind the three-time ACM-Award nominated song she cowrote with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally. “Now, it’s a bit different.”

03/11/2014

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ACM Party for a Cause Lineup Now Includes Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, More

Additional performers have been announced for the two-day pre-ACM Awards event in Las Vegas. Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban are the previously announced headliners.

03/10/2014

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Musicians + Sports: American Authors on Baseball, the Red Sox and Kanye West’s Aquatic Calling

The breakout band riding high on the success of “Best Day of My Life” have few ideas of musicians who’d make great athletes, including Fall Out Boy drummer Andy Hurley.

03/07/2014

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Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, More Among to Perform at 2014 ACM Awards

Nominees Aldean, Bryan, Lambert, Strait, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the Band Perry will perform live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during the 49th ACM Awards on April 6.

03/06/2014

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Taylor Swift: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

The number 13 has long been a lucky one for Taylor Swift, and 2013 was no exception. Seriously, we had to edit the list of her awards for length because the it goes on and on and on.

03/06/2014

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Blake Shelton: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

From his hit-packed new album to his national tour and his role as country ambassador on TV’s “The Voice,” 2013 proved to be a strong year for Blake Shelton. Watch our video profile of this ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee and get the details.

03/06/2014

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Miranda Lambert: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

From hit songs to her charity work to the excellent album she released with the Pistol Annies, 2013 was another strong year for Miranda Lambert.

03/06/2014

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George Strait: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

From the 60 for 60 campaign that launched his 60th No. 1 hit, to the release of his album Love Is Everything, to being the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award, 2013 was very good to George Strait.

03/06/2014

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Luke Bryan: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

No one can argue that in 2013, Luke Bryan had the year of his life. He sold out a tour, he released a first-week million selling album and he crashed everyone’s party.

03/06/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Darius Rucker on Golf, Dan Marino and Wrestler Ric Flair, Keyboardist?

“There are two kinds of seasons for me: football season and waiting for football season,” the Charleston, South Carolina native said.

02/26/2014

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George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard Will ‘Salute The Troops’ In A TV Special This May

Haggard, Strait, Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are the first artists announced for an “All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert that will air in May on CBS.

02/20/2014

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Watch a Preview of David Letterman’s Interview with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr

Thanks to a new interview with Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney – conducted by David Letterman – Sunday night’s The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles - has gone from being a two […]

02/07/2014

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Luke Bryan to Perform During ACM Fan Jam

Luke Bryan is going to be a busy guy this coming April 6. Between cohosting the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards that night, and being nominated in three different categories, Bryan already had plenty on his plate. Now, though, he’s got one more task: performing that same evening via live remote as part of the fourth annual ACM Fan Jam.

02/07/2014