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Interview: Justin Moore Remains a Champion of ‘Traditional’ Country Music

One of the Best New Artist nominees at this year’s ACM Awards, Justin Moore has experimented a bit on his three studio albums but always maintained his deep love of traditional country music.

04/02/2014

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Interview: Dan + Shay’s ‘Magical’ Journey to the ACM Awards

“We were just sharing our stories about meeting girls in the summer and that summer love that you had,” Shay said.

04/01/2014

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Behind the Song: Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’

Some songs can take a bit of time to really sink in and win over fans as well as the artists. That wasn’t the case, though, with “Mine Would Be You,” the No. 1 hit from Blake Shelton.

04/01/2014

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Shakira and Blake Shelton to Perform Together at the ACM Awards

The two artists will perform their duet “Medicine” live during the 49th annual ACM Awards this Sunday.

03/31/2014

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Interview: ACM Award Nominees Thompson Square Remember Their ‘Unexpected’ First Win

“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.

03/31/2014

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ACM Awards Ceremony to Include Band Perry Performance, Merle Haggard Tribute

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?

03/28/2014

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, More Added to ‘Salute the Troops’ TV Special

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.

03/27/2014

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Behind the Song: Lee Brice’s ‘I Drive Your Truck’

“She couldn’t even say it — she couldn’t say ‘I drive his truck.’ She was like, ‘no, I don’t want to do it today.’ And I was like, ‘oh yeah we are!'”

03/27/2014

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Behind the Song: Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise’

Songwriter Chase Rice and both Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line go ‘behind the song’ and talk about the origins of FGL’s first No. 1 hit “Cruise,” which has been nominated for Two ACM Awards.

03/25/2014

Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Kip Moore

Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, Kip Moore Added to ACM Fan Jam Lineup

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.

03/24/2014

Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard Getting ACM Award & a Tribute Album

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.

03/20/2014

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Behind the Song: The Band Perry’s ‘Better Dig Two’

“It was our first single for our sophomore release, which some say is the most scrutinized piece of music an artist ever puts out,” Kimberly Perry told Radio.com. Now the video for the song has been nominated for an ACM Award.

03/20/2014

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Behind the Song: Keith Urban’s ‘We Were Us’

Songwriter Jimmy Robbins and singer Keith Urban talk about the origins of “We Were Us,” the No. 1 duet between Urban and Miranda Lambert that has been nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the ACM Awards.

03/18/2014

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Eric Church, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum with Stevie Nicks Added as ACM Awards Performers

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.

03/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Blake Shelton’s ‘Boys ‘Round Here’

“‘Boys Round Here’ pretty much represents who I am as a human being,” Shelton said of his ACM Award-nominated hit. Songwriter Dallas Davidson and producer Scott Hendricks offer details on the story behind the song.

03/13/2014

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Watch Taylor Swift Get Cute in Her ‘For Your ACM Consideration’ Video

Taylor Swift and an adorable kitty. It’s enough to make the internet explode.

03/13/2014

Danielle Bradbery

ACM Party for a Cause Lineup Now Includes Danielle Bradbery, Lee Brice, Florida Georgia Line, More

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.

03/10/2014

Jason Aldean

Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, George Strait, More Among to Perform at 2014 ACM Awards

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.

03/06/2014

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Taylor Swift: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

The number 13 has long been a lucky one for Taylor Swift, and 2013 was no exception. Seriously, we had to edit the list of her awards for length because the it goes on and on and on.

03/06/2014

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Blake Shelton: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

From his hit-packed new album to his national tour and his role as country ambassador on TV’s “The Voice,” 2013 proved to be a strong year for Blake Shelton. Watch our video profile of this ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee and get the details.

03/06/2014

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Miranda Lambert: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

From hit songs to her charity work to the excellent album she released with the Pistol Annies, 2013 was another strong year for Miranda Lambert.

03/06/2014

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George Strait: Inside the ACM Entertainer of the Year Nominees

From the 60 for 60 campaign that launched his 60th No. 1 hit, to the release of his album Love Is Everything, to being the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award, 2013 was very good to George Strait.

03/06/2014

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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

Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban

Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban Lead 2014 ACM Award Nominations

Additional major nominees include Lee Brice, Kacey Musgraves, Blake Shelton, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker. And who are this year’s Entertainer of the Year nominees?

01/29/2014

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Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban To Headline ACM Party for a Cause

The second annual Academy of Country Music event takes place in Las Vegas the weekend of the ACM Awards and also features Thomas Rhett, The Cadillac Three, Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann and Chris Young.

01/17/2014

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