Newcomer Categories Combined For One New Artist of the Year Award
Encino, CA (January 13, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country (GAC) announced today that for the fourth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards — New Artist of the Year—will be opened up to interactive fan voting through VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM, beginning Monday, January 16, 2012.
BAND FEATURED ON GAC’S HOLIDAY MUSIC SPECIAL PERFORMING “O HOLY NIGHT”
DEBUT SINGLE “HOME SWEET HOME” BUILDING AT RADIO ACROSS THE COUNTRY
December 21, 2011 - Nashville based trio, THE FARM, will perform in Music City at the New Year’s Eve “Bash on Broadway” December 31st at 9:30 PM, opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd. The event is hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren and will be simulcast on SiriusXM. Check visitmusiccity.com/newyearseve for more info.
GUESTS INCLUDE GRAMMY-NOMINEE DRAKE, BRITISH SUPERSTAR JESSIE J, NBC'S ‘THE VOICE’ COACH AND THREE-TIME GRAMMY NOMINEE BLAKE SHELTON, ‘THE VOICE’ COACH AND GRAMMY NOMINEE CEE LO GREEN, 'LATE NIGHT' HOST JIMMY FALLON, NBC'S ‘SMASH’ STAR MEGAN HILTY, FOUR-TIME GRAMMY-WINNING BAND THE ROOTS AND 15-TIME GRAMMY WINNER TONY BENNETT
PROGRAM ALSO FEATURES SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY BRIAN WILLIAMS, BOB COSTAS AND RICKY GERVAIS
Three-time GRAMMY® nominated artist, Blake Shelton is setting sail with some of his Country music friends on the “Blake Shelton & Friends Cruise” from October 14-21, 2012. Adding to the already previously announced acts, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin and Neal McCoy are Lee Brice, Randy Houser, Justin Moore and Jerrod Niemann. The “Blake Shelton & Friends Cruise” is a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean’s on board the Norwegian Cruise Lines “Pearl.” For more information on the cruise, visit www.BlakeSheltonCruise.com.
Blake Shelton celebrates another career-making night with two award wins at last night’s fan-voted American Country Awards. Blake took home ACAs “Music Video of the Year” and for the second consecutive year, “Music Video: Male” for his multi-week hit, “Who Are You When I’m Not Looking.” The awards top off an incredible year for Shelton who has claimed award wins from every major country awards show (ACA, ACM, CMA, CMT) this year. Last night, Shelton performed his latest heartfelt No.1 hit “God Gave Me You” at the award show.
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