Vevo takes you backstage for an interview with Lady A and the crew! Take a look at the inspiration behind the design of the #WheelsUpTour stage and hear the band talk about all the important people that make their show happen!
COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS
LADY ANTEBELLUM, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, JASON ALDEAN, KEITH URBAN,
KENNY CHESNEY, CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND LUKE BRYAN
TO HEAT UP THE STAGE AT THE ‘2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS’
LIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH AT 8:00 PM ET/PT FROM NASHVILLE
CMT, CMT Pure, and CMT Radio To Run Nominee Video Blocks and Performer Interviews Throughout The Day
NASHVILLE – May 19, 2015 – CMT today announced Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan are the first set of highly anticipated performers set to take the stage at the 2015 “CMT Music Awards”. The star-studded lineup marks the loudest night in country music and will broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 10th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
Last week through an ambitious multiplatform rollout, CMT unveiled nominations for the awards, which includes more than 45 nominated artists/groups. This year, each performer scored multiple nods. Country superstar Carrie Underwood is the frontrunner with five awards nominations, including two for “Video of the Year,” two for “Female Video of the Year” and one for “Collaborative Video of the Year” for her duet with Miranda Lambert. Lady Antebellum and Kenny Chesney followed with an impressive four nominations each. Florida Georgia Line and Jason Aldean earned a respective three nominations, while Keith Urban and Luke Bryan both scored two nods. Additional performers, presenters and host will be announced at a later date.
To celebrate the upcoming performances, CMT will be airing nominee videos during morning music hours, while CMT Pure, CMT's 24-hour music channel, will feature nomination blocks by category throughout the day. In addition, CMT Radio will feature performer interviews on both “CMT After Midnite” and “CMT Radio Live”.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com through June 7 at 11:59 PM ET to determine the winners. The six finalists for Video of the Year will be announced at the beginning of the live show and fans can then vote at CMT.com throughout the live telecast (ET/CT only) to determine the night’s big winner.
Official sponsors of the 2015 “CMT Music Awards” include American Airlines, Aveeno®, Crown Royal®, Dentastix®, Dove, Garnier Fructis, Kellogg’s® Special K®, KIA Motors, Little Ceasar’s, Mountain Dew®, Nationwide Insurance, Olive Garden and Verizon.
The 2014 “CMT Music Awards” was the second most-watched telecast in franchise history, experiencing growth across all screens, up +10% from the prior year with 3.0 million Total Viewers. Last year’s show also ranked as the #1 original cable telecast for the day and across Prime, CMT was the #1 cable network among P18-49, F18-49 and Total Viewer L+SD impressions. It was also the # 1 most social telecast on Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings for the day, and the # 1 most social show on cable for the week. CMT wrapped its most recent quarter on a high note, posting A18-49 gains in both Primetime (+32%) and Total Day (+8%) over the previous quarter.
Lady A is nominated for 4 CMT Awards this year in the categories of Video and Group Video for “Bartender" and Performance of the Year for “Drink A Beer” w/ Chris Stapleton from the 2014 CMT Awards and “Wake Me Up” w/ Aloe Blacc at the 2015 CMT Ultimate Kickoff Party!
Fans will find out which of their favorite country superstars are nominated for a buckle at this year’s 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS when Lady Antebellum kicks off the nominations announcement live on Wednesday, May 13 during the 8 a.m. EST hour of the TODAY show. The superstar trio will perform their new single “Long Stretch of Love” and announce the nominees for “Female Video of the Year” and “Male Video of the Year” on-air, and reveal the “Video of the Year” nominees at Today.com.
Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood will also join in the fun by announcing “Best Group Video of the Year” and “Breakthrough Video of the Year” respectively on their social media accounts Wednesday morning. Additional categories will be unveiled with the help of Nashville locals via photos taken from iconic areas around Music City and posted on CMT’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram platforms. All categories will be announced by 11 a.m. ET.
To request press credentials for the 2015 CMT Music Awards, please visit cmtmusicawardspress.com.
Watch the new video for Long Stretch Of Love! We'll see y'all on the Wheels Up Tour this summer!
The Academy of Country Musicand dick clark productions announced the full lineup of country music luminaries and chart-topping artists who will perform together on ACM Presents: Superstar Duets and make up the evening portion of the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Performances at the two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th ACM Awards will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, April 17 and continue Saturday, April 18 on the Main Stage inside of Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. A two-hour special including performances from the event will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.
Friday's lineup will include special collaborations by Alabama & Eli Young Band, Brooks & Dunn & Reba, Darius Rucker & Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley & Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe, Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt, and Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap, along with a special performance by Brantley Gilbert.
Saturday's lineup will include duet performances by Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell, Clint Black & Joe Nichols, Eric Church & Marty Stuart, Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy, Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban & John Anderson, Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless, and The Band Perry & Deana Carter along withspecial performances by Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen.
Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the 50TH ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards show and festival are now available.
Please see a full lineup of tentatively scheduled performances below for ACM Presents: Superstar Duets listed by order of appearance and subject to change. For additional updates please visit www.ACMcountry.com.
Friday, April 17, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt
Darius Rucker & Sara Evans
Alabama & Eli Young Band
Brooks & Dunn & Reba
Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe
Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap
Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
Clint Black & Joe Nichols
The Band Perry & Deana Carter
Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark
Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge
Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell
Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless
Keith Urban & John Anderson
Eric Church & Marty Stuart
Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy
The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more, all leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.
ACM Presents: Superstar Duets is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.