Academy of Country Music

  1. The Band Perry, Eric Church Win Early ACM Awards

    February 26, 2011 11:04 PM EST Eric Church and The Band Perry are this year's first Academy of Country Music Awards winners. Organizers announced Church won top new solo vocalist and The Band Perry won top new vocal group or duo in a news release Friday. Both categories we ...

  2. Miranda Lambert, Zac Brown Top ACM Award Nominations

    February 01, 2011 11:24 AM EST Zac Brown leads the nominees for the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, announced Tuesday morning, with a total of nine nominations. (Five with his Zac Brown band, and four for being the producer and co-writer of their hit "As She&# ...

  3. Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire Co-Hosting Country Music Awards

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Country singer Blake Shelton will join Reba McEntire as co-hosts of the 46th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place Sunday, April 3. The ceremony will be broadcast live from MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will ai ...

  4. Carrie Underwood Top Winner At American Country Awards

    December 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST When it comes to Las Vegas, Carrie Underwood is a sure bet. Underwood won her second country music artist of the year award of 2010 in Sin City on Monday night (Dec. 7). She earned it at the inaugural American Country Awards about eight months aft ...

  5. Brad Paisley Wins Entertainer of the Year at Country Music Awards

    November 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Association Awards were Miranda Lambert's and Blake Shelton's party, but Brad Paisley crashed the festivities. Lambert won three awards, including album of the year, on her 27th birthday and her fiance Shelton grabbed t ...

  6. Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum Win Early at CMAs

    November 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Miranda Lambert and good friends Lady Antebellum were off to a fast start at the Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday night, winning early awards for their hits "The House That Built Me" and "Need You Now." Miranda ...

  7. Miranda Lambert Makes History With 9 CMA Award Nominations

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Miranda Lambert made history Wednesday morning when she was nominated for nine CMA Awards, the most ever for a female country music artist. She'll be celebrating with close friends Lady Antebellum and fiance Blake Shelton. Lady A earned the s ...

  8. Carrie Underwood Takes Top Prize At CMT Awards

    June 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CMT Awards host Kid Rock will be a keynote at the upcoming Billboard and Adweek Music & Advertising event, which runs June 15-16 in New York. For more information visit Billboardevents.com . The fans love Carrie Underwood and they proved it ag ...

  9. Business Matters: Public Enemy, Digital Lockers, iPhone, Android and More

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Public Enemy has cut its target at fan-funded site Selleband to $75,000 from $250,000. “We have learned that the fan funding model is still not fully developed,” says the band’s Sellaband page, “and, as a result, a $250,000 fund raising effort, ...

  10. ACM Awards Show Eyeing A Move To Texas

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music is eyeing the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for its 2012 awards show, which would make it the first trophy ceremony presented in a venue of that magnitude. The stadium, which is able to accommodate as many a ...

  11. Glee's 'Madonna' Powers To No. 1 On Billboard 200

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT It's all about "The Power of Madonna" this week on the Billboard 200 albums chart where the soundtrack from last week's Madonna-themed episode of Fox TV's "Glee" debuts at No. 1 with 98,000 copies sold according ...

  12. 'Glee' + Madonna = No. 1

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fox TV's "Glee" and the Queen of Pop team up for "The Power of Madonna," which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 98,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . It's the first non-Disney TV soundtrack ...

  13. Nichols Grabs Third No. 1, First Since 2005

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Up 2.3 million audience impressions, traditional stylist Joe Nichols gets his third No. 1, and first in more than four years, as "Gimmie That Girl" (Show Dog-Universal) advances 3-1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs. With 33.9 millio ...

  14. Justin Bieber Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200, MGMT Grabs Top Debut

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a third non-consecutive week with 92,000, and MGMT's second album "Congratulations" is the tally's highest debut, arriving at No ...

  15. MGMT's Top Debut On Billboard 200; Bieber Holds At No. 1

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Justin Bieber's "My World 2.0" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a third nonconsecutive week with 92,000 according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . MGMT's second album, "Congratulations," is the tally's highest d ...

  16. ACMs Too Interactive?

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The April 19 Academy of Country Music Awards will go down in history books as the year that (a) Carrie Underwood became the first woman to win entertainer of the year twice, (b) Lady Antebellum ended Rascal Flatts' seven-year run as top vocal ...

  17. BMG Rights Nashville Launches With Dann Huff, Darrell Franklin

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has formed BMG Rights Nashville, a full service publishing company in partnership with producer Dann Huff and publishing executive Darrell Franklin. The initial BMG Rights Nashville stable of writers includes Busbee, Jonathan ...

  18. Lady Antebellum Wins Five ACM Awards, Underwood Repeats Entertainer of the Year Win

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Top-selling trio Lady Antebellum were the dominant winners at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, grabbing five trophies, including song and single record of the year for crossover hit Need You Now, while also snapping Rascal Flatts ...

  19. Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift In ACM Spotlight

    April 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With all due respect to the leading men of country, this year's Academy of Country Music Awards looks like it's going to the gals. Carrie Underwood can make history as the first woman to win two entertainer of the year awards when the st ...

  20. ACM Awards Don't Just Stay In Vegas

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 45th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air April 18 from Las Vegas on CBS, but the ceremony is merely the biggest piece in a massive scheduling puzzle. Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Billy Currington and John Fogerty are among the lat ...

  21. Lady Antebellum Leads ACM Awards Nods

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST An astounding run keeps getting better for Lady Antebellum. Already buoyed by the crossover success of its latest album, the country trio learned it's up for seven Academy of Country Music Awards when nominations were announced Tuesday. Miran ...

  22. Taylor Swift, Kanye West Named Top Female and Male Artists of 2009

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift is forced to share a stage with Kaye West again. Only this time, we think she'll like the experience a bit better. As Billboard reveals in its year-end charts, Swift and West are side by side as Top Female and Top Male Artist of ...

  23. Taylor Swift Boosts Ratings For CMA Awards

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Taylor Swift's clean sweep of the Country Music Assn. (CMA) Awards helped the broadcast reach its biggest audience in four years, according to preliminary figures. The three-hour show averaged 16.8 million viewers for ABC on Wednesday, up fro ...

  24. Publishing Briefs: Copyright Alliance, NMPA, ASCAP

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - The Copyright Alliance launched the Copyright Alliance Education Foundation, a new non-profit charitable extension of the Alliance that will develop educational programs for Americas next generation of creators. The goal of the foundation is to ...

  25. Tim McGraw Signs With Red Light For Management

    April 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coran Capshaw has signed country star Tim McGraw to his Red Light Management artist roster. McGraw will be joining Dave Matthews Band and Phish as Capshaw's primary focus. The Curb recording artist had been managed by Scott Siman at Nashville ...

  26. Rascal Flatts Scores Fourth Billboard 200 No. 1

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on The Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "Unstoppable," (Lyric Street) bows with 351,000 copies. That's the band's third fattest ope ...

  27. Rascal Flatts Proves 'Unstoppable' On Billboard 200

    April 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Wade Jessen, Gary Trust; Editorial Director: Silvio Pietroluongo Rascal Flatts logs its fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the most of any group this decade, as the trio's sixth set of new songs, "U ...

  28. Carrie Underwood Wins Country Music's Top Award

    April 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Carrie Underwood was named entertainer of the year at the 44th Academy of Country Music awards, securing her status as country's hottest star on a night that felt like a changing of the guards. Underwood became only the seventh woman in 39 ye ...

  29. Hough, Owen, Zac Brown Top ACM New Artists

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Julianne Hough, Jake Owen and Zac Brown Band have been named top new female vocalist, top new male vocalist and top new vocal duo or group, respectively, by the Academy of Country Music. The three winners are now nominees for the top new artist aw ...

  30. Taylor Swift Among ACM Top Album Nominees

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Things just keep getting better for Taylor Swift: Besides having the No. 1 album in the country, she's been nominated for album of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift joins George Strait, Jamey Johnson, Carrie Underwood and ...

  31. Judd Returns To 'Can You Duet'

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Naomi Judd will return to the judging panel for the second season of CMT's "Can You Duet," the weekly music competition series from "American Idol" producers FremantleMedia North America. Among last season's contestan ...

  32. Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Nominations

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced today during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. But perhaps the most surpr ...

  33. ACM, GAC Team For New Artist Fan Voting

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Academy of Country Music (ACM), dick clark productions and GAC are teaming to allow fans to vote for the three newcomer categories for the Academy of Country Music Awards: top new female, top new male and top new vocal duo or group. Fan voting ...

  34. Dick Clark Is Still Rockin' New Year's Eve

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Four years after a stroke, Dick Clark is relishing the prospect of another New Year's Eve celebration, determined to appear for his 36th year in Times Square. And he's hardly surprised by the current state of the music industry he helped ...

  35. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Sugarland, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the night belonged to traditionalists as George Strait and Brad Paisley came away the big winners at the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight ( ...

  36. McEntire To Host ACM Awards For 11th Time

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards for the 11th time in 2009. The 44th annual show will take place April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on CBS. Meanwhile, an event honoring Geor ...

  37. Essig, Grady Lead ACM Board

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has announced new officers for its board of directors for the 2008-2009 term, following recently held elections. CAA's Rod Essig is now chairman of the board; Red Light Management's John Grady is presid ...

  38. Chesney To Develop New Premium Rum

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Kenny Chesney, who is known almost as much for his island lifestyle as he is for his music, has partnered with Constellation Spirits to develop a new premium rum. The joint venture, Crouton Spirits, LLC, will develop the rum. Ter ...

  39. Nashville Music Industry To Build Senior Community

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Nashville music industry has announced that it will build a $95 million continuing-care senior living community to be located in historic Franklin, Tenn. The Crescendo at Westhaven, the first senior living community to be owned by the music in ...

  40. Record Industry Vet Merlin Littlefield Dies

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Merlin Littlefield, a former music industry executive who enjoyed a second successful career in state government, died of pancreatic cancer at the Alive Hospice in Nashville on Sept. 9. He was 65. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Littlefield graduat ...

  41. Nashville Business Manager Gary Smith Dead

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Noted Nashville business manager Gary Smith died in a hunting accident Aug. 12 in a rural area of middle Tennessee. Smith, the founder of Smith Wiles & Co. and Copyright Exchange, was 52. His wife, Sherri, and sons, Tyler and Tanner, survive h ...

  42. ACM To Fete Honorees, Off-Camera Winners At Special Event

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the first time ever, the Academy of Country Music will officially fete its special honorees and off-camera winners from the annual ACM Awards at a separate event. Martina McBride will host the first official Academy of Country Music Honors on ...

  43. Lil Wayne, Coldplay And 'Camp Rock' Continue To Hold Court

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT While the top three on the Billboard 200 is static, with Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" spending a third week at No. 1, two other albums arrive in the top 10. Beck's "Modern Guilt" starts at No. 4 while the soundtrack t ...

  44. Montgomery Gentry Teams With Watch Maker

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hit country duo Montgomery Gentry has partnered with Southern California-based sport watch maker Reactor and retailer Dillard's on a joint radio and in-store promotion, which coincides with Montgomery Gentry's seventh album, "Back W ...

  45. 3 Doors Down And 'Idol' Winner David Cook Rule Charts

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The top three on the Billboard 200 chart this week are all debuts, with 3 Doors Down opening at No. 1 while Bun B and Julianne Hough check in at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... "American Idol" winner David Cook is all over the Hot Digital ...

  46. Cab Cruises, Sinatra's Strong, Warner Rules

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Death Cab for Cutie drives home its first No. 1 album as "Narrow Stairs" starts in the penthouse on the Billboard 200 ... Frank Sinatra grabs the No. 2 slot with "Nothing But the Best," his highest-charting album since 1993 ...

  47. Chesney Wins Again, Lambert Surprises At ACMs

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Despite a new voting procedure, Kenny Chesney is still the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year. He won for the fourth straight year last night (May 18), tying Garth Brooks for the record. For the first time, the entertainer award was ...

  48. Chesney Stars in New Corona Extra Spot

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney is the star of a new ad from Corona Extra that will begin airing on Sunday (May 18) during the Academy of Country Music Awards. This is Chesney's first appearance in a Corona ad, although the beer maker signed on as sponsor of C ...

  49. ACMs To Honor Dick Clark, Songwriters Anderson And Rose

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Television icon Dick Clark and songwriters Bill Anderson and Fred Rose are among those that will honored with special Academy of Country Music awards later this year. Clark will be honored with the ACM board of directors-voted Jim Reeves Internati ...

  50. Brooks To Be Honored By ACM

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Garth Brooks will be presented with Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award during the 43rd Annual ACM Awards on May 18. The award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. Gayle Holcomb o ...

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