ACM Awards

Keith Urban (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

ACMs Announce Awards Presenters: Keith Urban, Kelly Clarkson, Steven Tyler & More

Clint Black, Trisha Yearwood, Thomas Rhett, Hunter Hayes and Darius Rucker are also among the group of presenters.

04/16/2015

acm-noms_770x4331-1.jpg

ACM Awards Artist Glossary: A Country Who’s Who For The 50th Annual Awards Show

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.

04/16/2015

(Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville)

Darius Rucker, Kip Moore Praise Dierks Bentley’s Two ACM Award-Nominated Songs

Dierks Bentley’s songs have struck a chord with not only country fans but fellow artists as well. Kip Moore and Darius Rucker weigh in.

04/16/2015

Miranda Lambert (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

It’s Time For Miranda Lambert To Win ACM Entertainer Of The Year

Because of her success as a recording artist, concert headliner and country trendsetter, Lambert deserves to win Entertainer of the Year honors at the ACM Awards this Sunday.

04/15/2015

(Courtesy of Capitol Nashville)

ACMs 2015: Off-Camera Awards Winners: Luke Bryan, Eric Church, More

Alabama and Loretta Lynn also scored pre-telecast awards.

04/08/2015

Eric Church (Mike Coppola/Getty Images for EB Media PR)

Eric Church, Brandy Clark, Keith Urban & More Added To ‘ACM Presents: Superstar Duets’ Special

A second wave of country music superstars have been added to upcoming CBS TV special, ‘ACM Presents: Superstar Duets.’

04/02/2015

(Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Christina Aguilera, Brooks & Dunn, Nick Jonas Added To ACM Awards Lineup

Alan Jackson, Martina McBride and more have also been added.

04/01/2015

(Capitol Nashville)

The Drinkies: Dierks Bentley ‘Drunk on a Plane’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with a fool-proof way of getting drunk on a plane, inspired by Dierk Bentley’s No. 1 hit from his album ‘Riser.’

04/01/2015

(Curb Records)

The Drinkies: Lee Brice ‘I Don’t Dance’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with a beer cocktail that will have you dancing like no one’s watching, inspired by Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance.”

04/01/2015

(Courtesy of RCA Records Nashville)

The Drinkies: Miranda Lambert ‘Automatic’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with this pretty-in-pink cocktail with a surprising kick that honors Miranda Lambert’s ‘Platinum’ track.

04/01/2015

(Courtesy of Blue Chair/ Columbia Nashville)

The Drinkies: Kenny Chesney ‘American Kids’ Cocktail Recipe

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.’

04/01/2015

(Republic Nashville)

The Drinkies: Florida Georgia Line ‘Dirt’ Cocktail Recipe

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards with a bro-tastic punch inspired by Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Anything Goes’ hit song ‘Dirt.’

04/01/2015

George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard acm salute the troops

George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard Will ‘Salute The Troops’ In A TV Special This May

Haggard, Strait, Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are the first artists announced for an “All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert that will air in May on CBS.

02/20/2014

Luke Bryan

Luke Bryan to Perform During ACM Fan Jam

Luke Bryan is going to be a busy guy this coming April 6. Between cohosting the 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards that night, and being nominated in three different categories, Bryan already had plenty on his plate. Now, though, he’s got one more task: performing that same evening via live remote as part of the fourth annual ACM Fan Jam.

02/07/2014

George Strait and Garth Brooks

Highlights From the 48th ACM Awards

The three-hour broadcast of the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is over now, and the winners have been named and honored. At the top of that list is, of course, Luke Bryan, who walked away with Entertainer of the […]

04/08/2013

VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

Inside The ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominees: Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is, of course, “one of the biggest pop stars in the world right now,” selling records by the millions and attracting fans across genres and formats. This comes thanks in large part to a […]

04/04/2013

Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Inside The ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominees: Jason Aldean

He’s “a rock star in a cowboy hat” who “brings the rock to country,” as Radio.com’s panel of experts describe ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Jason Aldean. “He pushes boundaries and gets rewarded for it.” Get […]

04/03/2013

The Band Perry

REWIND: The Band Perry Talks ‘Pioneer,’ Blake Shelton And Jason Aldean Discuss ACMs

Kimberly, Neil, and Reid Perry of sibling trio The Band Perry have a big year ahead of them, and it starts right now with the release of their sophomore album Pioneer. The release hit stores today, and the […]

04/03/2013

Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Inside The ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominees: Luke Bryan

There’s no denying that ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Bryan is a “heartthrob” and “dreamy.” But as Radio.com’s panel of music experts notes, he also “appeals to men and women”–the kind of guy who’s “your best […]

04/01/2013

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach

Behind The Song: Miranda Lambert And Blake Shelton’s ACM-Nominated ‘Over You’

If it wasn’t for a telling comment from Blake Shelton’s father, the ACM Award-nominated song “Over You” might never have been recorded. Written by Blake and his wife Miranda Lambert, the touching song is about the loss of Blake’s brother, who […]

03/28/2013

Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder

REWIND: Blake Shelton And Thompson Square Talk New Albums

Blake Shelton is in the news a lot these days, and for good reason. The ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee is back on TV’s The Voice for a fourth season, and today he just released his brand-new album, Based On […]

03/28/2013

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach

Inside The ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominees: Miranda Lambert

One of the five nominees for Entertainer of the Year at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards is Miranda Lambert. Miranda is undoubtedly one of country’s hottest stars right now, thanks to a series of hit songs including […]

03/28/2013

Blake Shelton

Inside The ACM Entertainer Of The Year Nominees: Blake Shelton

Is Blake Shelton “America’s husband,” as one of Radio.com’s music experts describes him, or our “drunk uncle”? Either way, the ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee is certainly one of country music’s highest-profile (and most […]

03/26/2013

Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Behind The Song: The Eli Young Band’s ACM-Nominated ‘Even If It Breaks Your Heart’

The Eli Young Band was handed an awesome surprise at last year’s Academy of Country Music Awards, when their hit “Crazy Love” was awarded Song of the Year. And at this year’s ACM Awards, the four bandmates (Mike Eli, Jon […]

03/21/2013

(Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Behind The Song: Hunter Hayes’ ‘Wanted’ Gets Multiple ACM Award Nominations

Hunter Hayes‘ ACM Award-nominated song “Wanted” began simply as a way to tell a girl he was interested. “‘Wanted’ is very much a love letter. It was written basically just to tell a girl how I felt about […]

03/14/2013

more