ACM Party for A Cause 2018

 

 

ACM Party for A Cause 2018 is taking over Vegas and Here’s Why Country Fans Should be Excited

On April 15, the Academy of Country Music Awards will be airing live on CBS. Following the 53rd Awards ceremony, fans will be treated to a live broadcast of the 6th annual ACM Party for A Cause from the famous MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, taking the country by storm. The awards themselves are dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names as well as the emerging talent in the country music industry, with the Academy truly having evolved into an institution worthy of great respect.

ACM Lifting Lives is the charitable part of the Academy of Country Music, doing its best to improve lives through artist partnerships and music therapy. Its main program is the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, serving members of the community facing unexpected hardships. This includes everything from disaster relief to music camps, helping communities in need and musical education for the disabled. Over half a million dollars have been raised within the past few years through the ACM Part for A Cause alone, while the organization has provided over $8 million to over 150 different causes and projects, raising awareness and physically providing support for those in need. The parties are expected to begin on April 24 the, with the ACM Awards official after party rocking the region. Beach parties, pool parties, tailgate parties and all-star guitar bashes are part of the ACM Party for a Cause schedule.

Starting Friday April 13th, the parties begin early at 11 am, with Saturday definitely not allowing you to sleep in if you do not want to miss the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee Off at 10 am. You just might be able to squeeze in a siesta to save your energy for the Awards and after party on Sunday! The full schedule, along with travel and accommodation information, is available on the ACM Party for a Cause webpage. Note, there is a special room block for attendees at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. This is the “Week Vegas Goes Country” and the all-star performances will be the talk of the town for a while yet, with over 40 of Country’s biggest artists performing; this includes Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Kip Moore, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Chase Rice, Midland, Russell Dickerson, Justin Moore, and so many other amazingly talented artists. Tickets are already on sale so grab them while you can.

This year, Reba McEntire will be hosting the ACM Awards for the 16th time since the late 1980s, with each year bringing a new look with her. The nominees have been revealed for each category and Chris Stapleton seems to be leading with eight awards in five categories. Reba McEntire herself has been nominated for female vocalist of the year. It definitely be interesting if it ends up with her name in the envelope. Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert are also forerunners with great potential this year. Rumors also state that Lauren Alaina, Brett Young and Midland will be attending as winners in their respective categories. We will all find out if there is any truth to this three weeks from now!

 

Which of these nominees do you think will end up the winner? Let us know in the comments.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Garth Brooks
  • Luke Bryan
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Reba McEntire
  • Maren Morris
  • Carrie Underwood

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Jason Aldean
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Thomas Rhett
  • Keith Urban
  • Chris Young

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Brothers Osborne
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • LOCASH
  • Tim McGraw & Faith Hill

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • Lady Antebellum
  • LANCO
  • Little Big Town
  • Midland
  • Old Dominion

SONG OF THE YEAR

  • “Body Like a Back Road” by Sam Hunt
    Songwriters: Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
  •  “Female” by Keith Urban
    Songwriters: Ross Copperman, Nicolle Galyon and Shane McAnally
  •  “Tin Man” by Miranda Lambert
    Songwriters: Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert Jon Randall
  • “Whiskey And You” by Chris Stapleton
    Songwriters: Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Danielle Bradbery
  • Carly Pearce
  • Raelynn

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Kane Brown
  • Luke Combs
  • Devin Dawson
  • Russell Dickerson
  • Brett Young

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

  • High Valley
  • LANCO
  • LOCASH
  • Midland
  • Runaway June

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • “Breaker,” Little Big Town
  • “California Sunrise,” Jon Pardi
  • “From A Room Vol. 1,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Happy Endings,” Old Dominion
  • “Life Changes,” Thomas Rhett

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR

  • “Better Man,” Little Big Town
  • “Body Like A Back Road,” Sam Hunt
  • “Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton
  • “Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
  • “I’ll Name The Dogs,” Blake Shelton

VIDEO OF THE YEAR

  • “Black,” Dierks Bentley
  • “It Ain’t My Fault,” Brothers Osborne
  • “Legends,” Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett
  • “We Should Be Friends,” Miranda Lambert

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Rhett Akins
  • Ashley Gorley
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Josh Osborne

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR

  • “Craving You,” Thomas Rhett featuring Maren Morris
  • “Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
  • “Funny (How Time Slips Away),” Glen Campbell And Willie Nelson
  • “The Fighter,” Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood
  • “What Ifs,” Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina