ACM AWARD NOMINEES JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, LUKE BRYAN, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MIRANDA LAMBERT, LITTLE BIG TOWN, AND MAREN MORRIS TO PERFORM ON THE “52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” – The first round of performers for the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ has been announced and includes ACM Award nominees Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, and Maren Morris. Plus, the Backstreet Boys will make their debut appearance at Country Music’s Party of the Year®, performing with Florida Georgia Line for a must-see performance. The ACM Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
As previously announced, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will return to co-host the 52nd ACM Awards, which honors and showcases the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, and is produced for television by dick clark productions. – via dc productions press release
How an ‘American Idol’ winner and an aspiring Hilton Head actor landed TV roles – After the first season on a Georgia plantation, the show’s producers wanted to make an authentic distinction in culture with the move to the South Carolina coast. “Everyone always talks about ‘You don’t want the culture to die; you don’t want it to die out,’” said Glover, who now lives in Atlanta. “The fact that it’s going to be on TV is going to be great for the people of St. Helena Island. For someone to go on TV and speak Gullah is a dream come true for all of us.” – Read more at Island Packet
Carrie Underwood’s College Buds Meet Her for Predators Game
A few of Carrie Underwood’s college friends, including The Swon Brothers, Colton and Zach, met Carrie at a Nashville Predator’s game over the weekend.
Carrie Underwood Got Teased for Having Freckles: ‘I Was Pretty Insecure About It’ – Underwood’s beauty curiosity stems from her sisters, who treated her like a “human Barbie doll,” she says. And while the mom to son Isaiah, 2, makes light of her years of “trial and error,” she reveals it was the aspects of herself that she had no control over which were the most emotionally trying. “I had freckles on my face and they were in the exact same spot on both of my cheeks, so I felt like I got teased at school. I remember asking my mom if we could get rid of them. Well, I did get rid of them,” Underwood says. – Read more at People
Danny Gokey’s real estate side job
Lauren Alaina combines music, acting
Kelly Clarkson selling Hendersonville home – Singer Kelly Clarkson is selling her Hendersonville mansion for $8.75 million. The 20,121-square-foot house was listed Thursday with Parks Realty. Clarkson, winner of the first season of American Idol, has lived in the home with her husband, two children and two stepchildren since 2013. Jack Miller, who is the listing agent, said Clarkson and her family are building a new home on a farm near Nashville. Built in 2007, the house sits on six acres of waterfront property on Summit Lane and includes seven bedrooms with eight bathrooms and three half bathrooms, according to the listing. – Read more at the Tennessean