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Off-camera ACM award winners announced


Today, the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, due to time constraints. The ceremony will be telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Special Awards, Industry Awards, MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) and Songwriter of the Year honorees will be feted at the 7th Annual ACM Honors event on September 10, 2013 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.


Cliffie Stone Pioneer AwardKeith Whitley and The Judds have been chosen to receive the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre.

Crystal Milestone AwardJason Aldean has been chosen to receive the Crystal Milestone Award, which is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement.

Gene Weed Special Achievement AwardBlake Shelton has been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.

Jim Reeves International Award – Lady Antebellum has been chosen to receive the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.

Mae Boren Axton AwardTommy Wiggins has been chosen as the recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music.

Poet’s Award – Guy Clark and Hank Williams have been selected to receive the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music.

Check out the industry award winners below:

Wynonna Judd Postpones Canadian Dates

Wynonna Judd. photo credit: Wortman Works & Media

Wynonna Judd has been forced to postpone her upcoming Canadian tour dates due to her husband’s serious motorcycle accident. Michael Scott “Cactus,” Moser, who works as her drummer, and Wynonna were on their own bikes in Deadwood, South Dakota on Saturday night when Cactus collided with an oncoming vehicle. He was taken to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. The accident occurred before her show in Deadwood. Wynonna was not involved in the accident.

“The outpouring of prayer and support from friends, family and fans has been a blessing to both Cactus and I. Cactus is a champion. I love him deeply and I will not leave his side.”

The pair were married this past June in Tennessee. Her upcoming Canadian dates scheduled for this week will be postponed until further notice. We here at Keepin’ it Country wish Cactus a speedy recovery and hope to see them both on tour again soon!

Wynonna Heading Out On Solo Tour to Thank Fans

Wynonna Judd. photo credit: Wortman Works & Media

Wynonna Judd is heading out on a small solo tour tonight where the Judds left off. Her “Thanks & Giving” tour will be focused on giving back to the fans that have stood by her through her career. The solo dates start today in Phoenix, Arizona where the duo had played their last show together, which the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) had filmed for a mini documentary series “The Judds: Final Encore.” The documentary ended up being the OWN’s highest rated series outside of the network’s launch week on the show’s debut in April.

With the farewell tour and reality documentary behind her, Wynonna is hard at work for her new tour and eighth studio record on Curb that she expects to be out next year. In the spirit of the Holidays, Wynonna plans to host a “Thanks & Giving” meet and greet at every stop on her tour to thank her fans personally.

“It means a lot to me to have such dedicated and hardworking fans that have been with me throughout my journey. Thanking each person is always hard to do, but I’m going to meet as many fans as possible and express my appreciation to them in person” shares Wynonna.

For the full listing of Wynonna’s tour stops see below:

Wynona Performs At IndyCar Driver’s Funeral

Wynonna Judd. photo credit: Wortman Works & Media

Yesterday was the funeral for Dan Wheldon, the late IndyCar driver who was killed in a crash last weekend. The service took place in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and country great Wynonna Judd performed in his honor. She sang “Amazing Grace” and “I Can Only Imagine.”

Ashley Judd, Wynonna’s sister, was also there with her IndyCar racing husband.

Dan is survived by his wife and two sons.

Wynonna To Play Show Oct 3rd

Wynonna Judd. photo credit: Wortman Works & Media

Wynonna Judd is one of the superstar names on the bill for the 2011 IEBA / WME music conference taking place October 3rd in Nashville, Tennessee. She’ll kick off the night with a performance at 9:45 pm for the annual industry conference with her new band, her hits, and her wit. Other artists that are part of the line-up include Lee Brice, The Band Perry, Jerrod Niemann, Neal McCoy, Eric Paslay, and Tyler Farr for the 500 attendees at the War Memorial Auditorium.

“The WME lineup is a much anticipated one, and there is always something special in store for attendees,” said Tiffany Davis, IEBA Executive Director.

The IEBA is the non-profit trade organization International Entertainment Buyers Association. The group is dedicated to providing networking, artist showcasing, and promote growth in the entertainment industry. The conference goes through October 2nd to the 4th and will focus on showcasing artists of all genres, not just country music.

The Judds To Play Rare Show At Franklin Theater

The Judds. photo credit: Webster PR

The legendary Franklin Theater in Tennessee has announced a very special benefit concert featuring country music superstar duo The Judds. The “Green Nights Presents The Judds” concert will benefit the historic theater in a 300-seat setting with tickets starting at $85. Tickets will go on sale September 23rd on the Franklin Theater website.

“The heart of Franklin is the theater and it’s beating again,” said Naomi Judd.  “It never occurred to me that we’d have the thrill of actually performing up on its stage, looking out at smiling familiar neighbors.  Pardon me if I shed a tear of nostalgic joy.”

The concert starts at 8 pm CST. All proceeds will go towards sustaining the nonprofit landmark.

“I love Franklin and knowing that part of it is being kept original is so important to me and my children,” said Wynonna Judd.  “I have lived in Franklin since 1978.  One of the things I love most is our small town spirit and the way we all hold sacred our unique community.  The familiar sights and the beauty I see when cruising down Main Street does my heart good.  I am happy and grateful to live in such a special place.  I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else on the planet.”