As she prepares for the May 7 release of her first solo album, "Mother" -- a decided departure from her work with the Dixie Chicks -- Natalie Maines is curious to see what kind of audience she'll be courting on her own.
With 15.38 million viewers tuning in, the Academy of Country Music Awards posted its highest ratings since 1998, CBS announced today (April 8). This year's show was watched by 2.29 million more viewers than the 2012 edition.
Portions of the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast were broadcast from the Orleans Arena, about a mile from the MGM Grand where the main event was held. Here are a few of the highlights of the night -- back stage and on.
You saw the glitter, the glamor, and the great performances during the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards last night on CBS. But, backstage in the press room, there was a lot you didn't see. Here's ten things that didn't hit the airwaves.
The Academy of Country Music Awards brought the country music party to Las Vegas last night with Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan co-hosting the whole affair. Friends first, it didn’t stop them from poking fun at each other and all the nominees. From standout performances to emotional acceptance speeches, Billboard.com presents a rundown of the top 10 moments you may have missed.
Today, recent Billboard cover star John Mayer was added to an already star-studded list of ACM Awards performers. He'll perform alongside Brad Paisley during the show, which airs Sunday, April 7 on CBS.