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Christal's Country News - Thursday, April 3rd

by Christal Blue posted Apr 3 2014 9:54AM
The lineup at this year's ACM Awards has grown with the addition of Lee Brice, Tim McGraw, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Rascal Flatts, and Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow to the list of performers. These artists will join previously announced performers.  It was also just announced that Thea Andrews, Guy Fieri, LL Cool J, Jewel, Olivia Munn, Nancy O'Dell, Chris O'Donnell, Clay Walker and Trisha Yearwood will present awards at the annual ceremony, joining previously announced presenters Garth Brooks and Florida Georgia LineThe 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be co-hosted by Luke and Blake and broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday night at 8 on CBS.

Later this year, Kacey Musgraves will join Katy Perry on select dates of her "Prismatic World Tour." But before they hit the road together in August, these two singers will showcase their chemistry on the upcoming 50th episode of CMT Crossroads. The CMT Crossroads episode featuring Kacey and Katy will also be the first episode in the series history to air on multiple channels besides CMT. Those additional channels include VH1, MTV, MTV Hits and Palladia. CMT Crossroads: Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves will premiere on June 13 at 10 PM ET on CMT. Air dates for the additional channels will be announced soon. (Photo Credit:

On Tuesday, Scotty McCreery was getting ready to visit the White House alongside his favorite baseball team, the Boston Red Sox, when a missing pilot derailed those plans. Scotty may have initially thought he was the butt of a bad April Fool's Day prank, but in the end he wasn't laughing. He took to Twitter to vent his frustration. He tweeted, "Woulda been at the White House today to celebrate the Red Sox World Series Championship, but @AmericanAir captain decided not to show up…" In response to Scotty's tweet, American Airlines tweeted, "Our apologies for the inconvenience, Scotty, we'll see if we can help." But Scotty was not in the forgiving mood. Scotty tweeted back, "nope, nothing you can do. Had to be at the White House gates no later than 10:15. No free tix will help this either… thanks…"

The Swon Brothers are set to fulfill a lifelong dream and make their debut on the Grand Ole Opry. The duo's Zach and Colton Swon will step onto country music's most revered stage on April 12 where they will perform their debut single "Later On." The duo's single recently broke the Country Aircheck record for most opening-week radio adds of any debut single in the publication's history and currently sits at number 33 on that chart. The song is the lead single from The Swon Brothers' debut yet-to-be-titled studio album on Arista Nashville.
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