The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are a month away, and the first performers have just been announced.
For 50 years, the Academy of Country Music Awards has recognized the best country music and country stations across the country. For Chicagoans, it will come as no surprise that CBS Radio’s US99.5 won two major awards this year.
Sam Hunt, Thomas Rhett and Cole Swindell have been named the final nominees for the ACM New Artist of the Year Award.
The 2015 ACM Award nominations were revealed this morning, with Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line topping the list. See all the nominees.
The 50th annual ACM Awards will be held next year not in Las Vegas but in Texas. And now the Academy has announced that tickets for that event are already sold out.
By winning the ACM Entertainer of the Year award, Strait proved that, while he may be winding down his final concert tour, the cowboy isn’t ready to ride away just yet.
Radio.com was in Las Vegas, at the ACM Party for a Cause, on the red carpet, at the awards show and in the press room covering the event. Here are 10 things that CBS didn’t show you on television.
The Academy of Country Music’s 49th Annual Awards were broadcast out of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas again this year, with special performances in nearby Mandalay Bay. Here are the biggest moments from the show.
Radio.com presents a rolling list of winners for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. Go ahead and keep this page open as we will be updating all of the winners in real time throughout the broadcast.
“It’s drama, and it’s dark,” said Underwood about “Two Black Cadillacs,” her ACM Award-nominated song. And, she added, “you have to listen to the whole thing,” because you’ll be “sucked in.”
Bentley and Crow will perform “I Hold On,” Brice will perform his ACM nominated single “I Drive Your Truck,” and Paisley will make the national television debut of his new single “River Bank.”
“We were just sharing our stories about meeting girls in the summer and that summer love that you had,” Shay said.
Some songs can take a bit of time to really sink in and win over fans as well as the artists. That wasn’t the case, though, with “Mine Would Be You,” the No. 1 hit from Blake Shelton.
The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.
“Being told that you’ll never win anything and accepting that in the beginning and then winning Duo of the Year it’s like, ‘What? What just happened?!’ And then being nominated again, it’s just amazing,” Keifer Thompson said.
The Band Perry will kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single “Chainsaw.” Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard. Who are they? And which fellow Country Hall of Famer will present Haggard with the award?
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
“She couldn’t even say it — she couldn’t say ‘I drive his truck.’ She was like, ‘no, I don’t want to do it today.’ And I was like, ‘oh yeah we are!'”
Songwriter Chase Rice and both Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line go ‘behind the song’ and talk about the origins of FGL’s first No. 1 hit “Cruise,” which has been nominated for Two ACM Awards.
The three 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year finalists — Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore — have now been added to the bill of the ACM Fan Jam on April 6, joining Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.