The Academy of Country Music is known for staging unexpected duets during its ACM Awards. Next week, the academy will turn that talent into a television special when it films "ACM Presents: Superstar Duets" inside Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
The two night concert event will film on April 17th with collaborations from: Alabama and Eli Young Band; Brooks & Dunn and Reba McEntire; Darius Rucker and Sara Evans; Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore and Ashley Monroe; Dwight Yoakam and Sam Hunt; and Luke Bryan and Ronnie Milsap. Brantley Gilbert will also perform.
The April 18th show includes: Alan Jackson and Cole Swindell; Clint Blackand Joe Nichols; Eric Church and Marty Stuart; Florida Georgia Line and David Lee Murphy; Hunter Hayes and Brett Eldredge; Keith Urban and John Anderson;Lady Antebellum and Brandy Clark; Miranda Lambert and Patty Loveless; andThe Band Perry and Deana Carter. Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen will also entertain the audience.
The concerts are part of ACM's Party for a Cause Festival.
The 50th Annual ACM Awards, air April 19th on CBS LIVE from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Did Kenny Chesney pay to keep Taylor Swift off his tour, rather than on it? The answer is YES!! The decision wasn’t over hatred or some shocking scandal, but that she was under 18.
Several years ago, Swift was scheduled to open for Chesney, but the up-and-coming star was not yet 18, and Chesney had booked Corona Light as a sponsor for his tour. Because of the slew of ethical and legal issues that stemmed from having a minor open for a tour sponsored by a leading alcohol brand, Chesney chose to let Swift’s camp know about the situation before the tour began.
“I had to call her and tell her she couldn’t be on the tour,” Chesney recalls. Although he apologized about the situation, there wasn’t anything he could do to change it. He wrote Swift a check to make up for potential revenue lost.
That year, Swift won the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year award, ending Chesney’s four-year stint as the reigning entertainer.
“I went up to her backstage, gave her a hug and told her I wanted my money back,” Chesney jokes…
So with Miranda on her Certified Platinum tour and Blake busy with The Voice, it makes you wonder how the two make time to see each other. Luckily, they were able to reunite at Miranda’s Oklahoma City tour stop over the weekend.
Shelton crashed the stage on Friday night (March 6th) for a surprise, and extremely adorable duet with Miranda of “God Gave Me You”, a song he wrote about his stunning wife.
How strong is Rose Hausmann of Sayreville?
Very strong. Just ask our buddy Craig Campbell. Hausmann is the inspiration, and a collaborator, on the new song, "Stronger Than That," which will raise awareness of colorectal cancer as part of a new campaign from the Fight Colorectal Cancer group.
Hausmann, 51, and the mother of three kids, is a stage IV colon cancer survivor who has had five relapses of the disease.
For Campbell, colorectal cancer prevention is a priority as he lost his father to the disease when his father was only 36. There are hereditary issues, as well.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Visit www.FightColorectalCancer.org for more information.
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The Holderness family, better known as the creators of the viral Christmas card video “Christmas Jammies,” released their parody of the Zac Brown Band song “Colder Weather” this week. The hilarious clip runs down the list of reasons why a two-inch snow storm turns into a “snow-pocalypse” south of the Mason-Dixon line.
The Holderness version, dubbed “We SUCK in Colder Weather,” hits each of the major issues Southerners know all too well. And ZBB clearly understand the feeling, as the group posted the video on their Facebook page for fans to watch.