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Taylor Swift to Perform at the ACM Awards for the First Time in 7 Years

Taylor Swift to Perform at the ACM Awards for the First Time in 7 Years

The Academy of Country Music announced that Taylor Swift will perform at the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Taylor, a two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year, will perform her current country single, “Betty,” at the Grand Ole Opry House. Penned by Taylor and William Bowery, “Betty” is featured on Taylor’s recent No. 1 album, Folklore.…MORE

Tenille Townes & Riley Green Presented With ACM Awards During Opry Show

Tenille Townes & Riley Green Presented With ACM Awards During Opry Show

The Grand Ole Opry tallied its 4,941st consecutive Saturday night broadcast on Sept. 12 with a showcase featuring Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Riley Green and Mark Wills. During the show, Tenille and Riley were presented with ACM Awards for New Female Vocalist of the Year and New Male Vocalist of the Year, respectively. In August,…MORE

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Carrie Underwood to Perform at ACM Awards

Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Carrie Underwood to Perform at ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music announced a trio of high-profile performers for the ACM Awards on Sept. 16: Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Carrie Underwood. Blake and Gwen will perform their current single, “Happy Anywhere,” while Carrie will perfom a medley of songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Barbara Mandrell, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Dolly…MORE

Trisha Yearwood to Perform “I’ll Carry You Home” During ACM Awards In Memoriam

Trisha Yearwood to Perform “I’ll Carry You Home” During ACM Awards In Memoriam

Trisha Yearwood will honor late country music artists/musicians/officials who have passed away this year by performing “I’ll Carry You Home” at the ACM Awards on Sept. 16. Penned by Gordie Sampson, Caitlyn Smith and Troy Verges, “I’ll Carry You Home” is featured on Trisha’s 2019 album, Every Girl. Trisha revealed the news via Instagram, saying:…MORE

ACM Awards Red Carpet Week to Kick Off on Sept. 12

ACM Awards Red Carpet Week to Kick Off on Sept. 12

Hosted by Keith Urban, the ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium. In the lead-up to the awards show on Sept. 16, Circle TV will…MORE

ACM Awards Announce 2nd Round of Performers, Including Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay & More

ACM Awards Announce 2nd Round of Performers, Including Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Dan + Shay & More

The Academy of Country Music announced its second round of performers for the 55th ACM Awards: Eric Church, Mickey Guyton, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan.  Previously announced performers include Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Riley Green,…MORE

Academy of Country Music Reveals 2021 Date for 56th ACM Awards

Academy of Country Music Reveals 2021 Date for 56th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music revealed the 56th ACM Awards will take place on April 18, 2021. The show will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET. Additional details, including the host(s) or location, were not announced. Since 2006, the show has aired from Las Vegas, excluding 2015 (Houston) and 2020 (Nashville). The 55th…MORE

55th ACM Awards to Air Live From Nashville on Sept. 16

55th ACM Awards to Air Live From Nashville on Sept. 16

The Academy of Country Music announced that the 55th ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium. Keith Urban will host the show for the first…MORE

New Air Date Announced for 55th ACM Awards

New Air Date Announced for 55th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music announced that the 55th ACM Awards will air live on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Additional details will be available soon, including the venue, performers and more. Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The ACM Awards were originally planned to air from the…MORE

ACM Awards to Air 2-Hour TV Special on April 5: “ACM Presents: Our Country”

ACM Awards to Air 2-Hour TV Special on April 5: “ACM Presents: Our Country”

The ACM Awards—originally scheduled for April 5 in Las Vegas—may have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the Academy of Country Music is putting together a two-hour TV special to temporarily fill the void. The Academy, in partnership with Dick Clark Productions, will air ACM Presents: Our Country on April 5 at 8…MORE

Academy of Country Music Postpones 55th ACM Awards

Academy of Country Music Postpones 55th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music has postponed the 55th ACM Awards, which were scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5. The ACM Awards will now take place in September, although no exact date has been announced. The decision continues ongoing actions to prevent the spread of the…MORE

ACM Awards Nominations: 16 Snubs & Surprises

ACM Awards Nominations: 16 Snubs & Surprises

The nomination for the 55th ACM Awards were announce on Feb. 27, and while artists like Dan + Shay, Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett racked up multiple nominations, there were more than a few questionable omissions—as well as inclusions—in the nomination process. Based on my first glance, here are the snubs and surprises from the…MORE

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Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter talk about “Thinking ‘Bout You”

Dustin Lynch recalls the exact moment during the writing of “Thinking ‘Bout You” when they thought it could work as a collaboration, “We realized, after we got to the chorus, wait a second, this is the duet moment we’ve been looking for. We can have the girl on the other end of the line, and her come in on the second verse, and now it’s a conversation. And I do think that’s why it’s so approachable and people relate to it and those phone calls can be life changing sometimes.”

As the song is knocking on the door to the number-one spot on the country music airplay chart, MacKenzie Porter shares that she and Dustin haven’t had a lot of opportunities to perform the hit song together, “The crazy part is like, we’ve actually probably sang it separately, more than we’ve sang it together, because our touring schedules are different. So then when we do get to do it together, it’s like oh yeah this is how, this is how it’s supposed to go, I’m not supposed to sing Dustin’s first verse, which I do in my own show. It just feels so natural.”

Photo Courtesy of Dustin Lynch & MacKenzie Porter