By winning the ACM Entertainer of the Year award, Strait proved that, while he may be winding down his final concert tour, the cowboy isn’t ready to ride away just yet.
Radio.com was in Las Vegas, at the ACM Party for a Cause, on the red carpet, at the awards show and in the press room covering the event. Here are 10 things that CBS didn’t show you on television.
The Academy of Country Music’s 49th Annual Awards were broadcast out of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas again this year, with special performances in nearby Mandalay Bay. Here are the biggest moments from the show.
Radio.com presents a rolling list of winners for the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards. Go ahead and keep this page open as we will be updating all of the winners in real time throughout the broadcast.
Bentley and Crow will perform “I Hold On,” Brice will perform his ACM nominated single “I Drive Your Truck,” and Paisley will make the national television debut of his new single “River Bank.”
“We were just sharing our stories about meeting girls in the summer and that summer love that you had,” Shay said.
The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.
“Being told that you’ll never win anything and accepting that in the beginning and then winning Duo of the Year it’s like, ‘What? What just happened?!’ And then being nominated again, it’s just amazing,” Keifer Thompson said.
The Band Perry will kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single “Chainsaw.” Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard. Who are they? And which fellow Country Hall of Famer will present Haggard with the award?
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
The three 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year finalists — Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore and Kip Moore — have now been added to the bill of the ACM Fan Jam on April 6, joining Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.
The legendary artist will receive the Crystal Milestone Award during this year’s ACMs. Haggard is also the subject of the upcoming tribute album “Working Man’s Poet,” featuring many top country stars.
Church, Keith and Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks are the latest round of performers announced for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards on April 6.
Additional performers have been announced for the two-day pre-ACM Awards event in Las Vegas. Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban are the previously announced headliners.
Nominees Aldean, Bryan, Lambert, Strait, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the Band Perry will perform live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during the 49th ACM Awards on April 6.