Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off Sunday night paying tribute to veteran Merle Haggard, while George Strait sang “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” — appropriate for the awards show celebrating its 50th anniversary in a new location, the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
In advance of the 50th ACM Awards this Sunday, Radio.com has compiled a who’s who of nominated country artists to help you follow along.
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACMs with a truly American concoction that tastes a bit like suntan lotion—in a good way, of course. The drink honors Kenny Chesney’s No. 1 song from ‘The Big Revival.’
Brooks & Dunn, Reba, Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Kenny Chesney are also among the seven artists honored by the Academy of Country Music with its 50th Anniversary Milestone Award.
“‘American Kids’ was that one thing that I was looking for that was different,” Chesney said. “There’s not that many of those songs around. We’re an industry of chasers and copycats, we really are. That’s just the way it is.”
The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards are a month away, and the first performers have just been announced.
The annual two-day party also features Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line, Clint Black, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama and the Eli Young Band.
Legendary rockers the Doobie Brothers have been added to the lineup for the third annual Tortuga Music Festival.
Hot off their amazing performance at the KISS Country Chili Cook Off before a crowd of more than 20-thousand fans, The Band Perry will be coming back to South Florida for the 3rd annual Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival.