Tickets for the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards went on sale yesterday, with all 70,000 tickets selling out in only 18 minutes. The 50th anniversary ACM Awards will be held on April 19, 2015 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Tickets also sold out for the accompanying ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The events were the biggest—and fastest—selling in the Academy's history. Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to host the ACM ceremony, which will be broadcast live on CBS at 8:00 PM ET.
Jake Owen is currently on the road bringing the beach life to people all across the country on his "Days of Gold Tour," and now he's teaming up with Discover Boating as the tour's sponsor to make the trek even more water-friendly. During the trek, Jake will share personal stories of his connection with boating and how it creates fun in his life and music. These vignettes will be featured throughout the tour, and as part of Discover Boating’s new 2014 "Stories of Discovery" series, which will share real boaters' inspiring stories of their life on the water through documentary-style videos.
Zac Brown Band will launch its upcoming "The Great American Road Trip Tour" next month, and the tour will feature the band's new, eighth member Matt Mangano on bass. Mangano's official addition may be news to everyone, but fans of the group might recognize the bass player from on-stage guest performances over the years and from his studio work on The Grohl Sessions Vol. 1 and Uncaged. "The Great American Road Trip Tour" will kick off in Lincoln, Nebraska on May 24 and will run through August. Kacey Musgraves is also set to join the tour for four shows in Florida in late May and early June. The tour announcement comes on the heels of selling out a two-night stand at Boston's Fenway Park without any supporting acts – a feat that only four other bands have accomplished.
Last year, Kenny Chesney announced that he would be taking a break from the road in 2014 to focus on making his next record. Now, Chesney has given his fans an update on the progress on that new album. Kenny tweeted yesterday, "In studio working on new album. Can't wait for everyone to hear the new music." The message was accompanied by a photo that showed the singer sitting in a chair in front of a studio sound board. (Photo Credit: https://www.facebook.com/KennyChesney )