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CMA AWARDS Nominations Announced!

The 53rd annual Country Music Awards nominations have been revealed! Maren Morris leads the pack! Watch Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8|7c on ABC to see winners revealed live from Nashville, TN. Here’s a look at the full list of nominations: 


Additional Events & Superstar Announced For ACM Party For A Cause!






Ticket Packages to be Available for Pre-Sale on Friday, February 17 and 

On-Sale Saturday, February 18 on


Series of Fan Events To Take Over Las Vegas


ENCINO, CA (February 9, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.


This year, ACM Party for a Cause will consist of industry and fan events located at different venues across Las Vegas including a new host hotel, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, and several others from Thursday, March 30 – Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.

The Academy of Country Music has announced additional events which will add to the all-star lineup for The Week Vegas Goes Country. These newly added festivities will kick-off on Friday, March 31 with the ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase, continue Saturday, April 1 with an ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country, and close out on Sunday, April 2 with ACM Pool Party for a Cause: Rehab at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Each of the festivities for The Week Vegas Goes Country will feature performances by some of the biggest names and hottest new talent in country music including Lauren Alaina, Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Kane Brown, Bailey Bryan, Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Easton Corbin, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Clare Dunn, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Seth Ennis, Ryan Follese, Kenny Foster, Ashley Gorley, Walker Hayes, HISH, Ryan Hurd, Chris Janson, Ryan Kinder, Lady Antebellum, Luke Laird, LANCO, Tracy Lawrence, Jackie Lee, LOCASH, Love & Theft, Shane McAnally, Scotty McCreery, Alyssa Micaela, Midland, William Michael Morgan, Kip Moore, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Jake Owen, Jon Pardi, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Michael Ray, John Rich, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aubrie Sellers, Dee Jay Silver, Chris Stapleton, Michael Tyler, Clay Walker, Aaron Watson, Hailey Whitters, Brett Young and more to be announced!


ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER AND ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Both can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, February 17, 2017 by visiting pre-sale code will be emailed prior to the on-sale.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Saturday February 18, 2017 at



6:00 PM                95.5 The Bull’s 9th Annual All-Star Guitar Pull

Location: Red Rock Ballroom, Red Rock Casino Resort Spa

Performers: Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Performers: Alyssa Micaela, Midland, Michael Ray


FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2017:

7:00 PM                LOCASH with Ryan Follese and Michael Tyler at House of Blues

Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Performers: LOCASH, Ryan Follese, Michael Tyler


8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach

                                Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

                                Performers: Jake Owen and more to be announced


8:30 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase presented by AIMP

Location: The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort

Performers: Ashley Gorley, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally, and more to be announced


10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill

Location: Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Harrah’s Las Vegas

Performers: Lindsay Ell, Ryan Kinder


10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Virgil’s Real BBQ

Location: Virgil’s Real BBQ, The LINQ Promenade

Performers: Bailey Bryan, Kenny Foster


10:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Barnival Songwriter Showcase

                                Location: Mizuya Lounge, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

                                Performers: Scooter Carusoe, Brent Cobb, Aubrie Sellers, Hailey Whitters



12:00 PM             ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

                                Location: Stoney’s Rockin’ Country

Performers: Love & Theft, William Michael Morgan, Runaway June, Dylan Scott, Aaron Watson and more to be announced

1:00 PM                ACM Pool Party for a Cause at GO Pool

Location: GO Pool, Flamingo Las Vegas

Performers: Jackie Lee, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Dee Jay Silver

5:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at The Joint

Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Drew Baldridge, Kelsea Ballerini, Ryan Hurd, Lady Antebellum, Kip Moore, Eric Paslay, Dee Jay Silver, Brett Young


7:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause at House of Blues presented by CAA

Location: House of Blues, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

Performers: Lauren Alaina, Billy Currington, Dan + Shay, Seth Ennis


8:00 PM                ACM Party for a Cause: WME Bash at the Beach

                                Location: Mandalay Bay Beach, Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

                                Performers: To Be Announced

10:00 PM             ACM After Party for a Cause at Redneck Riviera

Location: The Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s Las Vegas

Performers: John Rich, Clay Walker


SUNDAY, APRIL 2, 2017:

12:00 PM             ACM Pool Party for a Cause: REHAB

                                Location: REHAB, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

                                Performers: HISH

8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at The Joint

Location: The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Performers: Kane Brown, Easton Corbin, Clare Dunn, Dee Jay Silver, Walker Hayes, LANCO, Scotty McCreery and more to be announced

8:00 PM                ACM Awards Official After Party at Park Theater

Location: Park Theater, Monte Carlo Resort and Casino

Performers: Russell Dickerson, Chris Janson, Tracy Lawrence, RaeLynn, Clay Walker, HISH

For more information on the ACM Party for a Cause®, visit, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMparty for more immediate updates!


‘ACM Party For A Cause’ Weekend Parties Announced! – See The Lineups!

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The 52nd annual ACM Awards are upon us. Live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, April 2nd at 5pm. To get ready for the show the country music world is taking over Las Vegas for the weekend with over 15 parties and shows around the town. We have 3 of those 15 parties for you with performers that are scheduled.


Kicking off with the 9th Annual All Star Guitar Pull on March 30th at 7pm at the Red Rock Casino hosted by 95.5 the Bull. Which, benefits St. Jude’s children’s hospital. The lineup so far Lauren Alaina, Jon Pardi, Darius Rucker, Chris Stapleton, and The Band Perry. Tickets are still available for this event.


Saturday April 2nd, two different shows are confirmed. The first show is at The Joint inside the Hardrock Casino. Doors open at 5pm and tickets have yet to go on sale. The lineup for this show includes:  Lady Antebellum, Kelsea Ballerini, Kip Moore, and Brett Young. More talent will be announced soon! Keep your eyes open for tickets going on sale you will not want to miss this all-star lineup.


The second show going on April 2nd is at the House of Blues inside Mandalay Bay Casino. Doors are at 7pm and tickets are on sale soon. The lineup for this show includes: Billy Currington, Dan+Shay, Lauren Alaina, and Seth Ennis.


For More information on these events or the other events click on the link below:

Party For A Cause

Caitlin Evanson Reflects on Performing For CMT’s Tribute to Shania Twain with Kelsea Ballerini, Meghan Trainor and Jill Scott

It was a great night for Country Music, as CMT Honored the Artists of the Year, Breakthrough Artist of the Year and a special tribute to Shania Twain!

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This was the 7th annual CMT Artists of the Year where Carrie UnderwoodLuke BryanFlorida Georgia LineThomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton were honored. Kelsea Ballerini was presented with the Breakthrough Artist of the Year and Twain the Artist of a Lifetime award!

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Our favorite Fiddle player and vocalist, Caitlin Evanson also performed during the tribute which highlighted 3 of Twain’s hit songs; “You’re Still the One,” “Any Man of Mine” and “Man! I Feel Like a Woman.” Twain also promised a new album that will be out soon!!!

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Evanson told Variety Beat what it was like to honor such a legendary artist as she played fiddle, mandolin and sung background vocals for the tribute!

Most people aren’t an instant fan of the unfamiliar. Shania Twain had a whole new spin on country music that was so bold and unconventional. One of the things I’ve learned in my life is just how hard it is to stay true to your own voice when the world wants you to be…well, familiar. Shania had the guts to follow through on being Shania and inspire country music to take some risks and grow in incredible new ways.  I was 19 years old, in Vancouver BC, watching those fiddle players that made me want to move to Nashville and follow that kind of dream too.

I wanted the mile-long ponytail, the attitude, and the smarts to write songs like that…so…yeah. Playing her songs at CMT’s Artist Of The Year show….In front of HER, was a little intimidating! But it was an honor i will never forget!


Evanson also performed a house concert Thursday night with Strings of Thought. You can watch the performance below!


Be sure to stay tuned for more exciting things to come from our favorite fiddle player and vocalist as she has exciting projects coming up with her new duo The Red Weddings.

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Video of the tribute can be seen here.

More photos from the CMT Performance:

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CMA Fest: Country’s Night To Rock to Air August 3rd!

“Will you accept this rose?”

That Is the question that country stars Brett Eldredge and Thomas Rhett are asking country fans everywhere! In the sneak peek of the promo that will air during Monday night’s episode of The Bachelorette. The commercial is to promote the 3-hour special that features CMAfest that will air on ABC August 3rd, at 8pm/7c!



The annual special which is titled CMA Fest:Country’s Night To Rock is Hosted by Eldredge and Rhett. The special features footage from the annual festival that takes place in Nashville, TN! Featured on the program are performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. Also featured on the program is Little Big Town’s collaboration with Pharrell and Dierks Bentley’s collaboration with Elle King!


This is the first time Eldredge and Rhett has hosted the special. Past hosts have included Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Kellie Pickler and Taylor Swift. The two are no stranger to working together though; the two have been longtime friends and also toured together last year on their Suits and Boots tour!

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CMA Fest: Country’s Night To Rock is always a  highlight of the year, as it shows all the fun and events that descend on Nashville every June! The 3-hour Event will air on August 3rd at 8pm EST/7c