Academy of Country Music Announces Contribution to ACM Lifting Lives

The Academy of Country Music has made a $750,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the artists who participated in the taping of ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert. The special was filmed in Las Vegas in April, wrapping up ACM Awards week. Ticket proceeds from the taping also went [...] Read More

Tune In to ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert Tomorrow on CBS

Country music superstars like Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and Martina McBride will pay tribute to the legendary Lionel Richie in ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert. The concert special airs Friday, April 13 at 9/8 p.m. Central on CBS. During the show, country stars will perform some of Lionel’s biggest hits as well [...] Read More

Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee Debuts at No. 1

Lionel Richie’s new album, Tuskegee, a collection of 13 of his biggest hits performed as duets with country stars, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart this week. This marks Lionel’s highest-charting album since 1986 and is the best-selling debut by a country artist so far this year. Tuskegee debuted at No. [...] Read More

Darius Rucker, Big & Rich, Marc Anthony Added to Lineup for ACM Lionel Richie Concert

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that Marc Anthony, Darius Rucker and Big & Rich will complete the all-star lineup of artists scheduled to perform at the ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert taping Monday, April 2, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. [...] Read More

Backstage at the ACM Awards: a Melting Pot of Music

Anyone strolling the halls backstage at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night might have thought they were experiencing April Fool’s Day visions. While walking down one hallway, they might have come face to face with the rock group KISS. Heading in another direction, they might have found rapper LL Cool J. Or they might [...] Read More