Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, & Kellie Pickler – Pre-ACM Media (AUDIO & VIDEO)

The country music world has descended on Las Vegas for the Academy Of Country Music Awards (which air tonight at 8 PM Eastern, look out for our live blog this evening). Carrie Underwood, Scotty McCreery, and Kellie Pickler hit the radio circuit while Scotty McCreery also performed at the Fremont Street Experience. Check out media from their activities after the jump:

Carrie is set to open tonight’s ACM Awards show, and hit the Westwood One radio availability session yesterday. Check out some interviews in which she talks about international promo/tour plans, what recordings she’d take with her to an island, what her dogs Ace and Penny are up to while she’s in Vegas, gym etiquette, and her marriage to Nashville Predators center Mike Fisher.

WIRK interview

KFROG interview

Carrie revealed to CMT radio that she has international dates in the works “soon”. You can also check out pictures of Carrie at yesterday’s radio availability (including several pictures of Carrie with Hunter Hayes here.

WUSN 99.5 interview (Carrie talks trying to get together with Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, and house rules)

Backstage interview after ACM rehearsals:

Carrie answered questions submitted to the @ACMAwards twitter account:

What is your favorite album you could listen to every day?

Academy of Country Music on WhoSay
Did Ace & Penny join Carrie in Vegas?

Academy of Country Music on WhoSay

Scotty played the Fremont Street Experience and also participated in the Westwood One radio availability. Check out videos from his interviews and sets:

Interview with Froggy Pittsburgh (Scotty talks about his new single, being up for New Artist Of The Year):

Interview with WHAS (Scotty talks about his ACM nomination, fans, Twitter, confirms he’ll tour with Brad through October):

Interview with 101.5 The Eagle (on whether he was the high school stud before AI, being more of a finesse pitcher than a speed pitcher):

Interview with US99.5 Chicago (discusses college/music schedule plans for the fall and beyond)

Fremont Street Performances

Scotty also attended Garth Brooks’s show at the Wynn, and met Garth Brooks and his wife, fellow country music great Trisha Yearwood!

Kellie will not be attending the ACM Awards themselves but on Friday she teased some “BIG EXCITING news” she’ll be able to share this coming week. Presumably it’s related to the song “100 Proof” which will go for adds 4/16. Check out a couple interviews she did Friday where she gushes about her husband, songwriter and craftsman Kyle Jacobs and talks about why she fought to do such a traditional country album.

ACM Ram Country interview

Eagle 97.3 interview with Kellie Pickler

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Also known as Windmills, I cover country music news and live televised country events, in addition to recapping ABC's 'Nashville.' Additionally, I occasionally do long-form chart analysis that has been cited by Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, The Guardian, The New Republic, NPR, and more.