Friday, April 13, 2012

A Walk to Remember with Mandy Moore and Shane West

Filmed in 2002, “A Walk to Remember” is a heartwarming, and tear-jerking romantic story based on the 1999 Nicholas Sparks novel (The Notebook, Dear John, Message in a Bottle, and The Lucky One). Adam Shankman (choreographer from “So You Think You Can
Dance” directed the film that stars Mandy Moore and Shane West. Mandy Moore plays Jamie Sullivan and West plays Landon Carter. The story follows the growing relationship between Sullivan and Carter as they learn that though he is the “cool” kid and she is the “nerd” they have more in common than they might realize.

Their friendship grows to the point where Carter has to make life-changing decisions involving how far he will go to embrace a relationship with Sullivan. This isn’t about giving away the plot of the movie, but just to give you a brief idea and to let you view the trailer.

Peter Coyote played Jaime Sullivan’s father, the Reverend Hegbert Sullivan, whose character and faith-filled themes in the movie made it a hit with Christian as well as secular audiences.

Check out the trailer below and if you have already seen “A Walk to Remember,” you can add it to your movie collection for cheap through Amazon.







Monday, April 2, 2012

Oprah Winfrey shares her ‘OWN’ mistakes, here’s my view (videos)

Oprah Winfrey appeared on CBS This Morning on April 2, 2012 and dished about her ‘OWN’ mistakes, that is, mistakes made in her Oprah Winfrey Network. Oprah shared how creating a network was much harder than she originally thought and felt that she launched the network too quickly. The struggling network made recent headlines after the talk show mogul let 30 employees go and cancelled Rosie O’Donnell’s show. Now, I’m not sure about you, but I have an opinion on the “OWN” network, and basically, it is boring. It is one of the most boring networks on television, and it isn’t what I’d expect from Oprah.

But then again, I felt the Oprah show became very boring before its demise. Honestly, I thought that when Oprah launched her ‘OWN’ network, the viewers would be treated to a 24/7 old Oprah/Sally Jessy Raphael/Geraldo type of deal. I thought we would see cults, Satanists, maybe a few KKK members throwing chairs, multiple personalities, really, shocking, yet powerful stories: the kind that put Oprah on the map to begin with.

I for one am truly disappointed in the Oprah network and thought that she would get back in touch with her television talk show roots, the kind where she shared heartbreaking interviews that caused her to cry and sent women running to their phones to chat with friends about what they had just seen. I had high expectations for ‘OWN’ and was greatly disappointed.

I don’t know about you, but if she put some of those topics up for discussion, I’d tune in. As for now, ‘OWN’ is the last thing I want to watch.
Check out some classic Oprah in the video below.


Taylor Swift wins Entertainer of the Year ACM Award (videos)

You could hear the crowd swell as they announced the nominees for the ACM Entertainer of the Year Award, but none as loud as when they said one name: Taylor Swift.

It was Taylor Swift’s second consecutive win in the prestigious category. Taylor stated she was “so happy” about the win and told her fellow nominees, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, how much she respected them.

Check out the video of Taylor Swift’s win below.


Robert Pattinson from 'Twilight' paddle surfing in Malibu (videos, photos)

Twilight’s favorite vampire, Robert Pattinson, was caught paddle surfing in Malibu last Friday, and stirred up a frenzy of fans who admired the actor. Robert is seen wearing black Adidas swimming trunks with his closely cropped hair growing out and a good amount of beard growth. Robert Pattinson and girlfriend Kristen Stewart have made a number of recent appearances but Robert didn’t join her at the Kids’ Choice Awards. There’s no doubt his absence left plenty of fans wanting.

Why Robert and Kristen weren’t together at Malibu or for the Kids Choice Awards remains to be seen but good news is that though their film “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1” was nominated for a few Golden Raspberry Awards (better known as the Razzies), they didn’t land any wins. Instead, the top honor went to Adam Sandler’s “Jack and Jill.”

Click the video below to see photos of Robert Pattinson showing off his paddle surfing skills.

Jon Stewart headed to North Carolina for Democratic Convention (videos)

Those who want to enjoy the Democratic Convention courtesy of Jon Stewart may wish to pick up their tickets and plan a trip to North Carolina. “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” will tape from Charlotte, North Carolina at the ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center. Tickets will be sold exclusively through the Daily Show website. The DNC specials will air beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2012 throughout Friday, September 7, 2012.

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” Executive Producer Rory Albanese released a statement regarding the special event, “We are incredibly excited to spend a week in the beautiful city of Charlotte. And to the good people of North Carolina, for their southern hospitality in hosting 125 smart-aleck New Yorkers, we offer in advance our thanks, but most of all, our apologies. Honestly, we didn't mean to break that, and we promise we'll pay for it.”

The ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center is located at 300 East Seventh St. in Charlotte, North Carolina; however, you will not be able to purchase tickets through the venue.

In other news, Jon Stewart will present at this year’s “The Comedy Awards” where he will bestow the Johnny Carson Award For Comedic Excellence to recipient Don Rickles. Jon Stewart is one of several board of directors for “The Comedy Awards” which is in its second year. He joins notable comedians Carol Burnett, Lily Tomlin, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien, and many more on the board.

The second annual Comedy Awards will air on May 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm, ET on Comedy Central.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Watch American Country Music Awards (ACM) Live Streaming Pre Show (video)

On April 1, 2012, the 47th annual American Country Music Awards will begin airing their live streaming pre show at 7:00 pm, ET. You may watch the show as it streams live in the video player below.

Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton will host the event that is viewed as the biggest party in country music.  You may see a full list of nominations here.  Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band, and Grace Potter lead the way with nominations with Kenny Chesney landing nine nominations.

A number of special duets are planned for tonight including performances by Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Lionel Ritchie, Rascal Flats and Steve Martin, and Toby Keith who will perform with a special, unnamed performer.

Click the video below to watch the live streaming show at 7:00 p.m., ET.




47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (AMA) nominations

Kenny Chesney Leads with 9 Nominations; Jason Aldean Earns 6 Nominations; Lady Antebellum Receives 5 Nominations; Brad Paisley Gets 4 Nominations;
Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Eli Young Band and Grace Potter Each Earn 3 Nominations

Fans Will Once Again Vote for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year
CHEAT TWEET:  #KennyChesney #JasonAldean #LadyAntebellum lead nominees for 47th Annual #AcademyofCountryMusicAwards! #ACM http://bit.ly/y35tEj
Nominations for the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS , a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, were announced this morning in a first-ever ACM digital press conference on the Academy’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  The winners will be announced live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  As previously announced, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host the show for the second consecutive year.
            This morning’s digital press conference began with a video introduction by Reba, followed by nomination announcements from music superstar Lionel Richie, who will be honored in this spring’s CBS special “ACM Presents:  Lionel Richie and Friends,” Beth Behrs of the CBS comedy series “2 Broke Girls,” Nancy O’Dell from “Entertainment Tonight” and television journalist Michael Ausiello from TVLine.com.  The online event culminated with music fans from around the country, who submitted videos naming their favorite artists, announcing nominees Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift for Entertainer of the Year, the Academy’s biggest prize.
For the fifth year, fans will select the winner of the Academy’s most prestigious honor, Entertainer of the Year, and, for the fourth year, the New Artist of the Year category will also be opened up to fan voting.  Nominees for New Artist of the Year were not announced in the press conference today because fan voting for those semi-finalists closes on Monday, Jan. 30 (see below*). The winners of Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year will be announced live during the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.  
            Kenny Chesney leads with nine nominations, including Entertainer of the Year, a category he has won four times since 2004.  He is twice nominated for Album of the Year for Hemingway’s Whiskey, as both artist and producer, as well as earning double nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year as both artist and producer for “You And Tequila” with Grace Potter.  Chesney is also nominated for Song of the Year for “You And Tequila” with Grace Potter.
            Jason Aldean is nominated for six awards, including his second consecutive nods for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year.  He is nominated for Album of the Year for My Kinda Party, and has two nominations for Single Record of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year for “Don’t You Wanna Stay,” featuring Kelly Clarkson.  He is nominated for Video of the Year for “Tattoos On This Town.”
Lady Antebellum is nominated for five awards, including Vocal Group of the Year, which they have won for two consecutive years.  They are also nominated for Album of the Year as artists and producers for Own The Night and for Song of the Year and Video of the Year for “Just A Kiss.”
            Brad Paisley is nominated for four awards, including his fifth nomination for Entertainer of the Year and eighth nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, which he won five times consecutively between 2006 and 2010.  He received two nominations in the Vocal Event of the Year category, for “Old Alabama” with Alabama and “Remind Me” with Carrie Underwood.
            Toby Keith received three nominations for “Red Solo Cup,” including Video of the Year, which he last won in 2003 for “Beer For My Horses.”  He received a double nomination as artist and producer for Single Record of the Year.
           Reigning Entertainer of the Year Taylor Swift is nominated for three awards, including her third nod for Entertainer of the Year.  Swift is nominated for the fifth time for Female Vocalist of the Year and for the third time for Video of the Year for “Mean.”
           First-time ACM nominee Grace Potter received three nominations for “You And Tequila” with Kenny Chesney, in the Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year categories.  
Eli Young Band has three nominations, including Vocal Group of the Year, Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Crazy Girl.”
Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Aaron Lewis, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Chris Young all received two nominations each.  
Members of the Academy of Country Music select the nominees and winners of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, including selection of the final top five nominees of the Entertainer of the Year category and the eight semi-finalists in the New Artist of the Year category.  Presenters and performers who will appear at the ceremony will be announced at a later date.
           *Fan voting for New Artist of the Year began at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM on Monday, Jan. 16, 2012 and will close on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 at 12:00 Noon, ET/9:00 AM, PT, after which nominees in that category will be announced separately.  Fan voting for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year begins on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 12:00 Noon, ET/9:00 AM, PT at VoteACM.com.  Fan voting for New Artist of the Year will close at 5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 1, before the start of the live broadcast, and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the live show.
           Following is the list of final nominees. Winners in each of the following categories, except where noted, will be presented with an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD during the live television broadcast:

Entertainer of the Year
  •  Jason Aldean
  •  Kenny Chesney
  •  Brad Paisley
  •  Blake Shelton
  •  Taylor Swift

Male Vocalist of the year
  •  Jason Aldean
  •  Kenny Chesney
  •  Brad Paisley
  •  Blake Shelton
  •  Chris Young

Female Vocalist of the year
  •  Sara Evans
  •  Miranda Lambert
  •  Martina McBride
  •  Taylor Swift
  •  Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo of the year
  •  Love and Theft
  •  Montgomery Gentry
  •  Steel Magnolia
  •  Sugarland
  •  Thompson Square

Vocal Group OF THE YEAR
  •  The Band Perry
  •  Eli Young Band
  •  Lady Antebellum
  •  Rascal Flatts
  •  Zac Brown Band

ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
  •  Chief – Eric Church (EMI-Nashville)
Produced by:  Arturo Buenahora, Jr., Jay Joyce
  •  Four The Record – Miranda Lambert (RCA)
Produced by: Chuck Ainlay, Frank Liddell, Glenn Worf
  •  Hemingway’s Whiskey – Kenny Chesney (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney
  •  My Kinda Party – Jason Aldean (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox
  •  Own The Night – Lady Antebellum (Capitol Records Nashville)
Produced by: Lady Antebellum, Paul Worley

Single Record of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company]
  •  Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band (Republic Nashville)
Produced by: Mike Wrucke
  •  Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox
  •  Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith (Show Dog-Universal Music)
Produced by: Toby Keith
  •  Tomorrow – Chris Young (RCA)
Produced by: James Stroud
  •  You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

Song of the Year [Award to Composer(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s)]
  •  Crazy Girl – Eli Young Band
Composers: Lee Brice, Liz Rose
Publishers: Cake Taker Music (BMI), Mike Curb Music (BMI), Sony/ATV Tree Publishing (BMI), Sweet Hysteria Music (BMI)
  •  Home – Dierks Bentley
Composers: Brett Beavers, Dierks Bentley, Dan Wilson
Publishers: Big White Tracks (ASCAP), Chestnut Barn Music (BMI), Chrysalis Music/BMG Rights (ASCAP), Chrysalis One Songs (BMI)
  •  Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Composers: Dallas Davidson, Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, Hillary Scott
Publishers:  Dwhaywood Music (BMI), EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI), EMI Foray Music (SESAC), Hillary Dawn Songs (SESAC), Radiobulletspublishing (BMI), String Stretcher Music (BMI) Warner-Tamberlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)
  •  Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill
Composers: Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dillon O’Brian, Will Owsley
Publishers: Grant Girls Music (ASCAP), Vinny Mae Music (BMI), Willie-O Music (ASCAP)
  •  You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Composers: Matraca Berg, Deana Carter
Publishers:  Deanaling Music (ASCAP), Hannaberg Music (BMI), Songs of Universal Inc., (BMI), WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Video of the Year [Award to Producer(s)/Director(s)/Artist(s)] *(Off-Camera Award)
  •  Homeboy – Eric Church
Producer: Brandon Arolfo
Director: Peter Zavadil
  •  Just A Kiss – Lady Antebellum
Producer: Don Lepore
Director: Shawn Silva
  •   Mean – Taylor Swift
Producer: Oualid Mouaness
Director: Declan Whitebloom
  •  Red Solo Cup – Toby Keith
Producer: Mark Kalbfeld
Director: Michael Salomon
  •  Tattoos On This Town – Jason Aldean
Producer: John Burke
Director:  Wes Edwards

Vocal Event of the Year [Award to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company] *(Off-Camera Award)
  •  Country Boy – Aaron Lewis Featuring George Jones and Charlie Daniels (R&J Records)
Produced by: Aaron Lewis, James Stroud
  •  Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson (Broken Bow Records)
Produced by: Michael Knox
  •  Old Alabama – Brad Paisley Featuring Alabama (Arista Nashville)
Produced by:  Frank Rogers
  •  Remind Me – Brad Paisley Duet With Carrie Underwood (Arista Nashville)
Produced by:  Frank Rogers
  •  You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter (BNA)
Produced by: Buddy Cannon, Kenny Chesney

        IMPORTANT NOTE:  Awards counts for artists reflect categories in which they have been recognized as individuals or as part of their duo or group.  In some cases, an artist may receive more than one nomination which factors into their official count.  For example, Kenny Chesney received two nominations in the Album of the Year category, one each as artist and producer, because that category recognizes both.
        In addition, the Song of the Year category recognizes the artist, composer and publishing company as a nominee but does not recognize an individual as owner or partial owner of the publishing company.  
        Award recipients in each category are noted above parenthetically in the Album of the Year, Single Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Video of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year.
        The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers, Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  

RATING:  To Be Announced

Official CBS Web site:  http://www.cbs.com/shows/acma/   

CBS, THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS ANNOUNCE A NEW 10-YEAR AGREEMENT FOR THE ANNUAL ACM AWARDS


Broadcast is Renewed on CBS through 2021
New Agreement Also Includes Annual Two-Hour ACM Specials Broadcast on CBS
            CBS (www.cbs.com), the Academy of Country Music (www.acmcountry.com) and dick clark productions announced today a new 10-year deal that will keep “Country Music's Party of the Year®,” the annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, broadcast on the CBS Television Network through 2021.  
The new agreement further extends a successful broadcast partnership between the ACM and CBS that has been in place since 1998. 
"The Academy of Country Music represents a highly valued partnership for our company and the awards show is one of the marquee broadcasts on our network," said Leslie Moonves, President and CEO, CBS Corporation.  "It is an entertainment event that continues to grow in scope and popularity, and we look forward to working with the ACM and dick clark productions to build on this great momentum over the next decade."
"The Academy has been home at CBS for 14 years, and we’re thrilled to continue that winning partnership over the next decade," said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. "With our friends at CBS and our partners at dick clark productions, we’ve grown the Academy’s brand and television properties, consistently delivering hits that country music fans can count on.  We look forward to 10 more years of incredible entertainment programming that brings fans the best that country music has to offer."
"'The Academy of Country Music Awards is one of the crown jewels in our collection of storied franchises," said Mark Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions.  "This new deal recognizes the continuing success of the awards show and creates a platform for expanding our reach with ACM-branded programming.  We are delighted to extend our relationship with America's most-watched television network."
In addition to the annual awards telecast, the new agreement also includes the continued broadcast of annual two-hour ACM specials.   
CBS Corporation will support the annual awards show and other ACM broadcasts on the Network with promotional and programming support across its many media and entertainment assets, including radio, online, broadcast television and local television, among others.
            Last year's broadcast of THE 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS won its time period in viewers (13.05m), adults 25-54 (4.2/10), adults 18-49 (3.3/09) and adults 18-34 (2.5/07) with year-to-year increases of +3% in adults 18-49, +19% in adults 18-34 and +1% in viewers.  
The 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, “Country Music’s Party of the Year®” honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00 PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show, produced by dick clark productions, will be hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.  Nominees for the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be announced tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM, ET/6:30 AM, PT.  For details visit www.ACMcountry.com.

About CBS Corporation
CBS Corporation is a mass media company with constituent parts that reach back to the beginnings of the broadcast industry, as well as newer businesses that operate on the leading edge of the media industry. The Company, through its many and varied operations, combines broad reach with well-positioned local businesses, all of which provide it with an extensive distribution network by which it serves audiences and advertisers in all 50 states and key international markets. It has operations in virtually every field of media and entertainment, including broadcast television (CBS and The CW – a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), cable television (Showtime Networks, Smithsonian Networks and CBS Sports Network), local television (CBS Television Stations), television production and syndication (CBS Television Studios, CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), radio (CBS Radio), advertising on out-of-home media (CBS Outdoor), publishing (Simon & Schuster), interactive media (CBS Interactive), licensing and merchandising (CBS Consumer Products), video/DVD (CBS Home Entertainment), motion pictures (CBS Films) and socially responsible media (EcoMedia). For more information, log on to www.cbscorporation.com.

About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programming and film production.  Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About dick clark productions
Founded in 1957, dick clark productions, inc. (dcp) is a leading independent producer of television programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the "American Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Academy of Country Music Awards," and "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest." dcp also produces popular weekly television programming, including "So You Think You Can Dance," and owns and maintains one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment libraries, which includes more than 30 years of "American Bandstand" footage.

47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 1, 2012 on CBS

THE "47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®,"
HOSTED BY REBA AND BLAKE SHELTON, TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS,
SUNDAY, APRIL 1 ON CBS


The “2nd Annual Fan Jam,” Hosted by Zac Brown Band at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Will Include Performances to be Broadcast Live Via Remote
During the Awards Show

Lionel Richie Collaborates With Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers and More In “ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – A LIFETIME OF HITS” Concert Special to be Taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 2,
to be Broadcast at a Later Date on CBS

CHEAT TWEET: .@Reba and @BlakeShelton host The 47th Annual @ACMAwards 4/1 at 8pm LIVE on #CBS! http://bit.ly/yXyxRf 

The 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, “Country Music’s Party of the Year®” honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show, produced by dick clark productions, will be hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.

In addition, the 2ND ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM, hosted by Zac Brown Band, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 1. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the “47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.”  Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live “ACM Fan Jam” performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date.  The inaugural “ACM Fan Jam” was hosted by Sugarland in 2011.

ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – A LIFETIME OF HITS, is an all-star concert special to be taped Monday, April 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to air later on CBS.  This country collaboration with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his upcoming album Tuskeegee, will include some of Richie’s greatest hits performed by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers and many more.  Ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which works to improve lives through music.  

Once again, CBS RADIO's 13 iconic country music stations in major markets across the country will support the CBS Television Network's broadcast of the ACM Awards through a variety of programming initiatives on-air, online and on-site.

THE 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers, Barry Adelman is producer and Bob Bardo is executive in charge of production.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.  

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