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The Academy of Country Musicand dick clark productions announced the full lineup of country music luminaries and chart-topping artists who will perform together on ACM Presents: Superstar Duets and make up the evening portion of the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival. Performances at the two-day outdoor music festival celebrating the 50th ACM Awards will begin at 7:30pm on Friday, April 17 and continue Saturday, April 18 on the Main Stage inside of Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX. A two-hour special including performances from the event will air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.
Friday's lineup will include special collaborations by Alabama & Eli Young Band, Brooks & Dunn & Reba, Darius Rucker & Sara Evans, Dierks Bentley & Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe, Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt, and Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap, along with a special performance by Brantley Gilbert.
Saturday's lineup will include duet performances by Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell, Clint Black & Joe Nichols, Eric Church & Marty Stuart, Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy, Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge, Keith Urban & John Anderson, Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless, and The Band Perry & Deana Carter along withspecial performances by Kenny Chesney and Jake Owen.
Ticket packages to the ACM Party for a Cause Festival INCLUDING the 50th ACM Awards are available NOW at Ticketmaster.com. Tickets to the 50TH ACM Awards sold out last spring in a record 18 minutes but as staging changes became final for the ACM Awards, seats to the previously SOLD OUT Awards show and festival are now available.
Please see a full lineup of tentatively scheduled performances below for ACM Presents: Superstar Duets listed by order of appearance and subject to change. For additional updates please visit www.ACMcountry.com.
Friday, April 17, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
Dwight Yoakam & Sam Hunt
Darius Rucker & Sara Evans
Alabama & Eli Young Band
Brooks & Dunn & Reba
Dierks Bentley, Kip Moore & Ashley Monroe
Luke Bryan & Ronnie Milsap
Saturday, April 18, 2015 (Listed in Order of Appearance)
Clint Black & Joe Nichols
The Band Perry & Deana Carter
Lady Antebellum & Brandy Clark
Hunter Hayes & Brett Eldredge
Alan Jackson & Cole Swindell
Miranda Lambert & Patty Loveless
Keith Urban & John Anderson
Eric Church & Marty Stuart
Florida Georgia Line & David Lee Murphy
The 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, beginning at 12:00 PM on April 17-18, 2015, will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more, all leading up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music and military philanthropies including Folds of Honor Foundation, Wounded Warrior Project, Navy SEAL Foundation, and Task Force Dagger Foundation.
ACM Presents: Superstar Duets is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Skyville Live will present a legendary night of music featuring live performances from music icon and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson, seven time Grammy-winning trio Lady Antebellum and award-winning acclaimed singer/songwriter Jason Isbell. The show will be streamed exclusively online via SkyvilleLive.com at 8:00p ET/7:00p CT.
In addition to performing some of their biggest hits, artists will also honor Kristofferson by performing some of the most memorable songs in the living legend's remarkable career. As always, the evening promises to hold plenty of spectacular moments on stage with the collaboration of these incredibly talented artists.
Few artists in any genre of music have penned such timeless and classic hits as Kris Kristofferson. His songwriting talents have set the bar high with hits such as "Me and Bobby McGee," "For the Good Times," "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," "Help Me Make It Through the Night," and many others. He has paved the way for contemporary artists to follow, making him one of the most loved and respected artists of his generation. Kristofferson's 28th album, Feeling Mortal was released in 2013, and he was recently honored with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award and the PEN Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award.
"We're quick to embrace opportunities like Skyville Live," said Lady A's Dave Haywood. "Helping kickstart a new and unique event, especially alongside an idol like Kristofferson, is a really great way for us to reach our fans across the world. Hopefully it'll give us a chance to make a few new ones too!"
ACM "Vocal Group of the Year" nominee Lady Antebellum recently released their fifth studio album, 747, which has already spawned the Platinum certified multi-week chart-topping smash hit "Bartender," and its new single "Freestyle" is quickly climbing the charts. The new album follows over 11 million albums sold worldwide, nine trips to No. one on the country radio charts, six Platinum singles and "Vocal Group of the Year" honors from both the CMA and ACMs three years in a row. The group just kicked off their headlining WHEELS UP 2015 TOUR with a European trek and will begin the North American leg on May 1 in Lubbock, TX.
In recent years, Jason Isbell has become a name to remember in music. His fourth album, Southeastern, was one of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2013. The album fueled Isbell's clean sweep of the 2014 Americana Music Awards, taking home Album of the Year, as well as Artist of the Year and Song of the Year for his hit "Cover Me Up." Isbell is currently in the midst of working in the studio on his follow-up project slated for release later in the year, while embarking on a highly successful tour that has him all over the country. For more information visit JasonIsbell.com. Follow Jason on Twitter @JasonIsbell
Skyville Live is a series of monthly music events featuring collaborations from great artists from all generations and all music genres. Never before has a live, network-quality program featuring major national and international artists been broadcast exclusively to the internet. Each episode filmed in front of a live studio audience from the Skyville Live headquarters located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. For more information and to sign up to watch the show visit SkyvilleLive.com. Follow Skyville Live on Twitter @SkyvilleLive
Recorded with full HD video, shows are live-streamed exclusively to online viewers around the world, capturing the magic and intimacy of the performances in a unique and interactive way, while still providing a high-quality experience on any device viewers are using.
During the inaugural episode of Skyville Live in January, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Gladys Knight , country superstar Martina McBride and Grammy-winning R&B singer Estelle came together for a magical night of unforgettable collaboration. Their stellar performances brought the packed house to their feet for numerous standing ovations, leaving everyone in awe when all was said and done. More shows and exciting artists for the online series are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Executive producers for Skyville Live are Wally Wilson, Dan Bean and Tisha Fein.