Academy of Country Music

  1. ACM Entertainer Voting Heads To The Web

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Voting for the Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year award starts today (May 1) at voteacm.com . While it was previously reported that the academy would open voting for the prestigious award for the first time to fans, it has not until ...

  2. Little Big Town, Morgan Join Montgomery Gentry For ACM Ride

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Little Big Town, Craig Morgan, James Otto and Lady Antebellum are among the 25 country artists that will join hosts Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry for the Academy of Country Music's 5th Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride on May 17 in Las Vegas. ...

  3. Year-End Wrap: Underwood Leads 'Idol' Alums On Country Charts

    December 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The last two years have provided a quick ride to the top for 2005 "American Idol" champ Carrie Underwood. And if there were any doubts about how the winner of America's most famous music reality show would fare in the country world, ...

  4. ACM Awards Set For Vegas

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 43rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will take place May 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will air live at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS. It's the first year the ACM Awards will take place on a Sunday, the third year t ...

  5. Billboard 2007 Woman Of The Year: Reba McEntire

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sitting in the kitchen of a bungalow at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Reba McEntire is comfortable-comfortable to talk about her successful and long-running multimedia career, comfortable to talk about her upcoming album of duets and comfortable in her ...

  6. One Added, One Upped At ACM

    August 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Longtime ASCAP Nashville director of media relations Michelle Goble has joined the Academy of Country Music as director of membership and events. She replaces Tiffany Davis, who recently exited. Additionally, ACM staffer Anna Grigorian has been el ...

  7. ACM Taps Lee, Primero

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has appointed Lisa Lee and Brooke Primero to lead its newly created in-house marketing, publicity and creative team. Both will be based in Encino, Calif., and report directly to ACM executive director, Bob Romero. Lee ...

  8. Paine Leaves ACM For Warner Bros.

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Academy of Country Music director of marketing and promotions Tree Paine has joined Warner Bros. Nashville as VP of publicity. She will relocate from Los Angeles to Nashville. Paine replaces senior VP of publicity Jules Wortman, who, as previously ...

  9. Yearwood Joins ACM Ceremony

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe will perform at an Academy of Country Music special awards ceremony honoring Dolly Parton, Don Williams, the late Harlan Howard, the late Waylon Jennings and the late Buck Owens, among others. The ...

  10. No Trouble For Kelly's 'Double'

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly easily scores his sixth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Double Up" debuts with 386,000 units ... Jason Aldean nabs a top 10 debut on the big chart and a No. 1 entry on Top Country Albums with his second album, "Relentl ...

  11. Maroon 5 Flip-Flops With T-Pain To Rule Hot 100

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After being dethroned last week by T-Pain's "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," Maroon 5's "Makes Me Wonder" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It's the first song to rebound to the top since Mariah C ...

  12. McGraw Song Remains TV Moment For Now

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite the fact that it was the Hot Shot Debut on this week's Hot Country Songs Chart at No. 35, there are no immediate plans to release Tim McGraw's "If You're Reading This," the song that provided the most memorable mom ...

  13. Linkin Park's 'Minutes' Clocks In At No. 1

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park earns the year's best sales week as its "Minutes to Midnight" bows at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with 623,000. The set sold a whopping 84,000 digital downloads -- the biggest week ever for a digital album ... The album i ...

  14. George Strait Leads ACM Nods

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The moniker "King George" has arguably never been more fitting. George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads the pack with eight nominations going into next month's Academy of Country Mu ...

  15. Reba Returns To ACM

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Country superstar Reba McEntire will return as host of the 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held May 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. It will be the ninth time she has hosted the show. McEntire, who has had 48 top 10s on the Bil ...

  16. Ticketmaster Buys Echomusic Stake

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster has clinched a deal to acquire a majority stake in echomusic, the Nashville-based entertainment marketing company specializing in branding, Web development, online advertising and sponsorship campaigns, and the digital distribution of ...

  17. Winners' Circle

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For five seasons, "Idol" has packed the charts with pop tarts, soulful singers and even a country princess. Idol: Kelly Clarkson (Season 1) Winning Song: "Before Your Love" Career Thus Far: Clarkson is the first and easily the ...

  18. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Strait's last ACM win came in ...

  19. Chesney And Friends To Reveal ACM Noms

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 42nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards nominations will be revealed March 5 by reigning Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year Kenny Chesney and upcoming tourmates Sugarland and Pat Green, as well as CBS-TV "The Early Show& ...

  20. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show was all about them. Their inspir ...

  21. Brooks & Dunn Dominate CMA Awards

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST It was fitting that Brooks & Dunn hosted the 40th Annual Country Music Assn. Awards and performed the show's opening number, "Building Bridges," because with four awards between the duo, the show It was fitting that Brooks & ...

  22. Warner/Chappell Gets The Biggest Picture

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stegall, Kates join forces as co-publishers. Warner/Chappell Music has teamed up with Biggest Picture, a company formed by singer, songwriter and producer Keith Stegall and music executive Alan Kates, to work as co-publishers for country and pop s ...

  23. Cracker Barrel Announces 'Songs Of The Year'

    August 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CD to feature Adkins, Yearwood, Lonestar. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, the Lebanon, Tenn.-based restaurant and gift shop chain, will unveil later today its latest exclusive CD venture, the "Songs of the Year" collection. Since creat ...

  24. BMI To Honor Haggard

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored with BMI's prestigious Icon award during the performing rights organization's 54th annual country awards, set for Nov. 4 in Nashville. Country music legend Merle Haggard will be honored ...

  25. Arista Nashville Dominates ACM Awards

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held May 23 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music Awards proved to be a triumphant night for the newly merged Nashville division of Sony BMG, and a particularly noteworthy evening for the company's Arista Nashville imprint. Sony BMG ...

  26. Country Singer Bonnie Owens Dies

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bonnie Owens, a singer who married and helped build the careers of country music legends Buck Owens and Merle Haggard, has died. She was 76. Owens died at a Bakersfield hospice hospital Monday after a Bonnie Owens, a singer who married and helped ...

  27. McEntire Returns As ACM Host

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire has been selected to host the 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be televised live on CBS. Reba McEntire has been selected to host the 41st annual Aca ...

  28. Nashville Scene

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music's Home Depot Humanitarian Award, Billboard has exclusively learned. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music' ...

  29. Nashville Scene

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music's Home Depot Humanitarian Award, Billboard has exclusively learned. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Vince Gill will be named the winner of the Academy of Country Music' ...

  30. Jerry Douglas Signs With CAA

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST To rep for touring, tv/movie soundtracks, more. Dobro virtuoso/composer/producer Jerry Douglas has signed with Creative Artists Agnecy. CAA will represent Douglas in touring, television and movie soundtracks, and projects for advertising and promo ...

  31. Paisley, Sugarland Top ACM Nominations

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Awards to be presented live May 23 in Las Vegas. Brad Paisley and Sugarland are the top nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards, announced today (March 8) in Nashville. “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood makes a strong showing with f ...

  32. ACM Awards Get New Home

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Remains in Vegas, changes venues. The 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards have been scheduled for May 23, 2006. While the show will remain in Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, it will change venues from the Mandalay Bay Events Cen ...

  33. CAA Ups Music Agents

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Essig, Huie and Rose expand responsibilities. Creative Artists Agency (CAA) has given new responsibilities to three well-known music department agents, effective immediately. Rod Essig and John Huie will now oversee the company's Nashville of ...

  34. ACM Names New Board Officers

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Holcomb appointed to third term as chairman. The Academy of Country Music board of directors has appointed Gayle Holcomb of the William Morris Agency to a third term as chairman. Rod Essig of Creative Artists Agency was elected president. Essig su ...

  35. Corlew Resigns As ACM President

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Corlew has resigned from his position as president of the Academy of Country Music board of directors just a few months shy of the October expiration of his term. He has also resigned from the b David Corlew has resigned from his position as ...

  36. 'Mafia' Targets Otto

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country artist signs with Raybaw. James Otto has exited the Mercury Records roster and signed with Raybaw Records, a Warner Bros. Nashville imprint. Raybaw is headed by Muzik Mafia members Big & Rich and Cory Gierman. Otto is a member of the M ...

  37. Nashville Scene

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group co-chairman James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Universal Music Group co-chairman James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy ...

  38. Urban, Wilson Top ACM Winners

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chesney named entertainer of the year. Keith Urban and Gretchen Wilson were the big winners at tonight's (May 17) Academy of Country Music Awards, held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas. Wilson was the surprise winner in the femal ...

  39. ACM Names Off-Camera Winners

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live show to be telecast May 17 on CBS. James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. Stroud, who is co-chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, is among the winners in the non-artist categories that will be ...

  40. Stellar Lineup For ACM Anniversary Bash

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music has announced the lineup of artists for its 40th Anniversary Celebration, set to tape May 18 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and air on CBS-TV in December. The Academy of Country Music has announced the ...

  41. Tim McGraw Tops ACM Noms

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country show set for May 17. Tim McGraw leads the nominations for the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. The nominees for the ACMs -- to be broadcast live on CBS May 17 f ...

  42. CBS To Air ACM Anniversary Special

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Show to tape May 18. CBS-TV has agreed to air a special celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music. The show will be taped May 18 at the Events Center at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the day after the live ...

  43. Dick Clark Hospitalized After Stroke

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dick Clark is recovering in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering a stroke on Monday (Dec. 6). A spokesman for the legendary broadcaster tells Billboard.biz that Clark "is going to be fine." Dick Clark is recovering in a Los Angeles hos ...

  44. Keith Takes 4 ACM Awards

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toby Keith was the big winner last night (May 26) at the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, taking home four honors, including entertainer of the year and male vocalist. Toby Keith was the big winner last night (May 26) at the 39th annua ...

  45. ACM To Honor Willie Nelson With Award

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievement Award during the 39th annual ACM Awards May 26 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievem ...

  46. Trick Pony Signs With Curb

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country act Trick Pony has signed a new deal with Curb/Asylum after recording its first two albums for Warner Bros. Nashville. The group's label debut is due in the fall, with an as-yet-untitled singl Country act Trick Pony has signed a new d ...

  47. ACM Awards Name Pre-Show Winners

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tony Brown, a senior partner at Universal South Records, has been named producer of the year in the 39th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Billy Sherrill was named audio engineer of the year. Th Tony Brown, a senior partner at Universal Sout ...

  48. Alan Jackson Collects Eight ACM Nods

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight nominations today (March 10) for the Academy of Country Music Awards, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the Arista Nashville artist Alan Jackson, who recei ...

  49. Broadjam, Live365 Form Maketing Alliance

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music technology firm Broadjam Inc. and Internet radio network Live365 have formed a marketing partnership. Each entity will market the other's services to users through e-mail newsletters and adverti Music technology firm Broadjam Inc. and I ...

  50. Country Broadcasters To Host CRS In May

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country Radio Broadcasters will announce today that it has tied with the Academy of Country Music to host the regional Country Radio Seminar (CRS) May 25 in Las Vegas. The seminar takes place the day Country Radio Broadcasters will announce today ...

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