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Eric Church, Toby Keith And Lady Antebellum With Stevie Nicks Added To Lineup Of Performers On The 49TH Annual ACM Awards

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Eric Church, Toby Keith, and Lady Antebellum with legendary musician Stevie Nicks have all been added to the lineup on the 49th Annual ACM Awards, as announced by the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions.

They will be joining previously announced performers Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line and The Band Perry. The ceremony, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Perry, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS.

Keep on eye on KIC as more performers are announced in the weeks to come!

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Garth Brooks to Perform Four New Year’s Shows at the Wynn Las Vegas

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After more than four years of sold out one-man shows inside the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas and a top-rated live television concert event this past Thanksgiving Weekend, Wynn Las Vegas is proud to announce a Garth Brooks show like Las Vegas has never seen! Garth Brooks: The Man, His Band and His Music, will take place on January 3rd and 4th, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. “I’ve been itching for the chance to bring my band to Vegas to play this room,” said Garth. “I can’t wait. Steve Wynn told me I could use the theater anytime. I asked him when I could start and his response was, ‘How about New Year’s Eve?’”

Review: Garth Brooks Live from Las Vegas!

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This past Friday night, Garth Brooks‘ Las Vegas show aired live on CBS from The Wynn to fans’ delight, and the highly anticipated television special certainly did not disappoint! With 8.7 million viewers spending their Black Friday nights curled up on their couches, watching one of country music’s best, the special doubled Lady Gaga’s recently aired Muppets event. Clearly fans do not live by the old cliche “out of sight, out of mind,” and are eagerly awaiting the day Garth announces that he will be bringing his show back out on the road!

Clad in work boots, baggy jeans, a hoodie, and a Wynn Las Vegas baseball cap, Garth owned the stage on which he was only accompanied by a guitar. With stories from his childhood and brief covers of songs on which he grew up, Garth entertained the live and television audiences with his sense of humor, charisma, and stellar vocals. While sharing tales about his large family and their many adventures during Garth’s childhood (such as riding shotgun and fearing for his life as his mother’s lead foot took over the vehicle), Garth covered some of the influential songs that impacted his career. The show could best be classified as “stand-up comedy … with a guitar.”

Garth also “surprised” the audience with a cameo by his superstar country vocalist wife, Trisha Yearwood, who joined her husband on stage for a performance of the couple’s “In Another’s Eyes.” Before leaving the stage, Trisha also gave us a brief sampling of one of her most infamous songs “She’s In Love With the Boy.” Luckily for us diehard Garth fans, we were also blessed with performances (albeit mere clips) of some of Garth’s oldies and goodies, including “Somewhere Other Than the Night” and party classic “Friends In Low Places.” Perhaps the most incredible moment of the night, at least for this particular huge Garth fan, was the performance of “Shameless.” Not only does Garth own the Billy Joel cover every time the words slip through his lips, but during this specific performance, Garth let go of his true and tried stage companion (his acoustic guitar), and sang a portion of the song a cappella. At that point, 8.7 million hearts simultaneously melted.

The two-hour event was a blast from the past, as well as a glimpse into the future, of Garth’s country career and left fans craving more … especially to the tune of a 2014 tour. Between the release of Garth’s eight-disc Blame It All On My Roots boxed set and the live airing of his final Las Vegas show, fans are buzzing about the possibility of Garth coming out of “retirement,” hitting the road, and sharing his music — new and old — with country music fans across the world.

Not only did fans of country music sit with their eyes glued to their televisions on Friday night, but Garth’s peers in the country music industry tuned in to watch their beloved idol entertain the masses. Below are some of our favorite reaction tweets from country musicians:

@DierksBentley: still the man… #garthbrooks

@carrieunderwood: Loving this #GarthBrooks special! Saw the show in Vegas a few years ago…so much joy and love for music! #Inspired #FellowOkie

@TheSwonBrothers: Who does Chuck Norris fear?? #GarthBrooks

@KCMuessigmann: Garth Brooks is the single greatest entertainer EVER born. Biggest influence on my music, as well as every other mid-20’s artist out there.

‏@jodeemessina: OMG! Watching Garth special. He is amazing! Some people have just “got it”. Ha. He just happens to have a LOT of it. Rock on Garth! Xoxo

@TheFarmMusic: That’s about as good as it gets folks …a true entertainer. #Garth

‏@johnrich: Watching #Garth right now. Country music’s Elvis! Also, I never realized how much he and @glennbeck look alike. Am I right?

@mallaryhope: Garth Brooks is the best ever. The end

@WillHoge: there’s some jackass on CBS TOTALLY ripping off Chris Gaines right now. He should sue this dude

@cavanaughmusic: Garth brooks is the man for a reason

If anything became evident during this event, it is that “retirement” has not affected the stunning vocals of this iconic performer, nor has time away from the limelight hindered his ability to bring a memorable show to his fans. Here’s to hoping that Garth is ready to travel the world again for one more “Rodeo”!

Garth Brooks Returns to Vegas For Eight Fall Shows

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Garth Brooks has announced eight additional Las Vegas concert dates for this Fall! The country music legend will return to the Wynn Las Vegas for eight shows in the Encore Theater in October and November.

Garth added these Fall dates after his Summer shows at the Wynn sold out. Tickets for the upcoming Wynn Las Vegas dates are $175, plus a service charge and tax. All eight shows will go on sale at 10:00am PST today, September 24, 2013. To purchase tickets, click here or call (702) 770-1000.

Garth Brooks Wynn Las Vegas Show Dates and Times:

10/18 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm
10/19 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm
11/8 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm
11/9 — 7:30pm and 10:00pm

The ACM Awards Take Over Fremont Street

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Country music is taking over Las Vegas in April, as the ACM’s head to Sin City. While the coveted awards show will take place on April 7th, it’s the days leading up to the awards that will truly be “must-see” events!

Fremont Street is located in the heart of Las Vegas, and is only second in popularity to the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The Fremont Experience is a pedestrian mall downtown, which takes up a five-block radius and is well-known for being home to the world’s largest video screen (a whopping 1,500 feet long!). So, who can you expect to see at the Fremont Street Experience, performing on this monster screen? An incredible line-up consisting of co-headliners Gary Allan and Jake Owen, along with Randy Houser, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Kip Moore, Joe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney!

Luke Bryan And Eric Church To Headline On Fremont Street

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Luke Bryan and Eric Church will be takin’ it to the street.  Fremont Street, that is.

The two have been tabbed as the headliners for this year’s ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.  Bryan will headline on Friday night, March 30th and Church will headline on Saturday, March 31st.

CONCERT REVIEW: Pistol Annies — Stripped Down and Fired Up

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The Pistol Annies played their first-ever solo show Saturday night at the Las Vegas House of Blues.  The trio (Angaleena Presley, Ashley Monroe and Miranda Lambert) admitted to being nervous.  It could’ve been because it was their first headlining concert.  Or it could’ve been because they chose to strip things down and make it an acoustic show.  It turns out the only thing they needed to worry about was having enough room for all of their fired-up fans.

Country Stars Perform At iHeartRadio Music Festival

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The iHeartRadio Music Festival, which has been dubbed as the biggest concert in radio history, took place this past weekend at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest with appearances by WHTZ Z100/New York’s Elvin Duran, the extraordinary 2-day event spanned all genres of music with performances and appearances from some of today’s biggest and best stars. Music sensations Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney, and Carrie Underwood took the stage to represent country music and perform some of their hits. Other mega-talents on hand at the event included Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, the Black Eyed Peas, Cold Play, and many more.

Judging from the response in the media and online, the event did not disappoint and fans everywhere are hoping that iHeartRadio turns the festival into an annual celebration of music.