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Lambert, Chesney, Brooks & Dunn participate in ACM events

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 – Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn are among the artists slated to participate in events surrounding the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in April.

Friday and Saturday, April 16-17: ACM Concerts at Fremont Street Experience - For the fourth year in a row, the ACM presents concerts at Fremont Street Experience! Featuring headlining performances by Lady Antebellum on Friday and Miranda Lambert on Saturday, these free and open-to-the-public concerts start at 6:30 p.m. on 2 stages in downtown Las Vegas. For the second year in a row, winners in each of the newcomer categories Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo will perform.

Saturday, April 17: ACM Chairman's Ride - This event has grown from its inception and for the second year will be an invitation-only event for artists and industry VIPs to experience a scenic ride through the Nevada landscape. ACM/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award honorees of 2010, Montgomery Gentry, will host the ride for the sixth time this year. The event benefits ACM Lifting Lives. Event details and timing will be made available only to invited, registered participants.
USO Concert in Partnership with ACM Lifting Lives - For the first time, ACM Lifting Lives (the Academy's charitable arm) is partnering with the USO to bring a free, private concert to the service men and women of Nellis Air Force Base just outside of Las Vegas. USO tour veterans Montgomery Gentry and Randy Houser are scheduled to perform. The event will be open to all military ID holders and media credentialed specifically for this event.

Sunday, April 18 ACM All-Star Jam - This jam features impromptu performances from the artists who participate in the awards. Past performers have included Big & Rich, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Kelly Clarkson, Sara Evans, Jack Ingram, Jewel, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Montgomery Gentry, James Otto, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood, Gretchen Wilson, Dwight Yoakam and many more.

Monday, April 19: ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn - The Last Rodeo - Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, the best-selling duo in the history of country music, will receive the Academy's Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year, record-breaking career during this tribute concert special. They will be honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy's history with 26 awards in total, including 3 Entertainer of the Year awards. They will also be honored for holding the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, 8 of which are consecutive from 2000-2007. Artists already scheduled to perform at the taping include Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Tickets are still available for this show, which benefits ACM Lifting Lives and will air at a later date on CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The ACM Awards show is April 18 with McEntire hosting. Lady Antebellum leads with seven nominations.

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