On Tuesday, March 14th, the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards will return to Las Vegas on April 7 and with the first round of performances with the promise to be a memorable evening. Reba McEntire, George Strait and Miranda Lambert are expected to take the stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Sin City among countless other superstars within the world of country music.
Previously announced ACM dick clark artist of the decade award winner Jason Aldean will also perform during the telecast. Additional performers are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Chris Stapleton will also serve as fellow nominees and performers throughout the awards show.
Brothers Osborne garnered four nominations including duo, video and music event of the year. Stapleton, who leads with Dan + Shay with six nominations at the awards show, is recognized in the male artist, album, song and entertainer of the year categories.
McEntire will return as the telecast’s host for the 16th year. She hosted the show 14 times between 1986 and 2012 and returned in 2018 after a five-year hiatus.
The ACM Awards show airs on April 7 from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS.
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Brad Paisley honors his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, with a heartfelt new single titled “My Miracle.” The track has the country singer thanking God for the most important woman in his life.
The chorus goes: “My miracle is five foot five/ No doubt in my mind, she’s the reason I’m alive/ And I wasn’t always spiritual/ Only one thing’s for sure/ How could I not have faith in the God that created her?”
The soaring ballad features delicate pedal steel, Paisley’s impressive guitar licks and light percussion. “My Miracle” was written by Paisley and Gary Nicholson. “I can be a little ornery when it comes to writing love songs,” Paisley says in a statement. “I don’t typically put it all out there, but in this one I did. This is the most powerful statement I think I can make. The one I wrote it for, she is my worst critic typically, but in this case I think I got it right.”
Paisley and his wife have been married for 16 years, after first meeting on the set of his music video “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song).”
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Ply Gem, a leading brand of exterior residential building products in North America for more than 75 years, will proudly lead the Home for Good project in 2019 for a fourth consecutive year.
Two of country music’s hottest rising stars, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina, will serve as the 2019 ambassadors for the Ply Gem Home for Good project to help build homes across the United States with Habitat for Humanity. Ply Gem’s commitment to the belief that everyone deserves a place to call home aligns with these artists’ core values and desire to give back.
“I grew up in a community where neighbors helping each other is just how it’s done,” says Pardi. “So, when the opportunity came up to work with Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity families, it was an easy decision—Absolutely! Let’s go help build some houses!”
Since 2016, Ply Gem, through the Home for Good project, has provided a total donation, in value, of more $2.3 million of exterior building products and funds to Habitat for Humanity to help families throughout the nation build homes. The company will support the project with advertising and social media initiatives to encourage its employees, the building industry—including distributors, builders and remodelers—as well as consumers to support its effort to bring solutions and raise awareness of the need for affordable housing in communities across the country. Pardi and Alaina continue a tradition of support and participation in Home for Good project efforts that started with Alan Jackson in 2016 and extended to Darius Rucker in 2017-2018.
“I partnered with Ply Gem and Habitat for Humanity last year on several homes in Cleveland, Ohio and I was able to be there to help welcome the families into their new homes,” shares Alaina. “I think I was just as excited as they were! It was so special and I’m looking forward to doing even more this year.”
“By donating the quality products we manufacture – like windows and vinyl siding to Habitat for Humanity – we’ve helped to build nearly 500 homes in 90 neighborhoods,” says Jim Metcalf, the company’s Chairman and CEO. “We are committed to helping to make home ownership a reality for those in need of affordable housing and we are passionate about contributing to communities where people live, work and play.”
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CatCountry 98.7’s Brent and Candy have received the ACM (Academy of Country Music) Award for Personalities of the year for the Cat Pak Morning show. Brent previously won the ACM Personality of the Year in 2009. Brent & Candy’s Cat Pak Morning Show is “Live & Local” 5A to 10A Monday-Friday on CatCountry 98.7 and on www.CatCountry987.com.
This is the 54thAnnual ACM Awards Show. This year the show is set for Sunday April 7, 2019, in Las Vegas and will be shown LIVE on CBS starting at 7P.
Brent says, “It is an incredible honor to even be considered for this recognition. Candy and I are so proud of our community. We are lucky to wake up every morning and dance around the studio, play songs, crack jokes, and celebrate what make Cat Country the greatest place to live!”
CatCountry 98.7 is owned by Dave and Mary Hoxeng of Pensacola. Sister stations serving the communities of Pensacola include: NewsRadio 92.3 / AM1620, ESPN 94.5, Talk WEBY 99.1 / AM1330.