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April 4, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music. Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's Country Music Assn.; both seek to promote the style through concerts, festivals and, most visibly, televised award shows. But although they have their differences, the organizations are commonly known by acronyms - ACM and CMA - that can lead to confusion.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1991
Winners of the 26th annual Academy of Country Music Awards handed out Wednesday night during ceremonies in Universal City: Duet: The Judds. Video: "The Dance," Garth Brooks. Single Record: "Friends in Low Places," Garth Brooks. Female Singer: Reba McEntire. Song: "The Dance," Garth Brooks. Album: "No Fences," Garth Brooks. New Female Singer: Shelby Lynne. New Group or Duet: Pirates of the Mississippi. New Male Singer: Alan Jackson. Male Singer: Garth Brooks. Group: Shenandoah.
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January 29, 2014 | By Times staff writers
Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw (seven nominations), and Keith Urban (six nominations) lead the pack of nominees at this year's Academy of Country Music Awards. The following is a complete list of nominees: ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Luke Bryan Miranda Lambert Blake Shelton George Strait Taylor Swift   MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Lee Brice Luke Bryan Blake Shelton Keith Urban         FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR Sheryl Crow Miranda Lambert Kacey Musgraves Taylor Swift Carrie Underwood   VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR Big & Rich Dan + Shay Florida Georgia Line Love and Theft Thompson Square   VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR Eli Young Band Lady Antebellum Little Big Town The Band Perry Zac Brown Band ALBUM OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)
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April 6, 1990 | MIKE BOEHM
For the fourth year in a row, the Crazy Horse Steak House in Santa Ana has been named country nightclub of the year by the Academy of Country Music. The announcement Wednesday by the Los Angeles-based academy was a prelude to its 25th annual awards ceremony, which NBC will broadcast from the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood on April 25.
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February 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Brad Paisley leads all finalists for the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations, but the biggest surprise might be former Trick Pony singer Heidi Newfield's five nods. Paisley was nominated Wednesday for entertainer of the year and male vocalist, an honor he won last year. He's also a finalist for record, song and video of the year for "Waitin' on a Woman," and for vocal event of the year for "Start a Band" with Keith Urban. Newfield released her solo debut, "What Am I Waiting For," last August after 10 years with Trick Pony.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Brooks & Dunn were named top entertainers of the year and Canadian Shania Twain continued her freshman hot streak Wednesday at the 31st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held in Universal City. "I think back to bars and hog killings I played 25 years ago. I kind of know now how it feels to climb Mt. Everest and plant a flag," said Kix Brooks, who with partner Ronnie Dunn also won the best duet award.
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May 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Shania Twain was named entertainer of the year and the Dixie Chicks won group and album prizes for "Fly" at the 35th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday night. Lonestar's "Amazed" was picked as best song and single. Twain did not attend the show. It was a big night for country sweethearts, although leading nominees Tim McGraw and wife Faith Hill lost in the entertainer of the year category.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 26, 1990
Newcomer Clint Black became the first recording rookie ever to win a "Hat" album of the year, and his tribute to a lost love, "Better Man," was named record of the year Wednesday night at the 25th annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood. George Strait was named entertainer of the year. Black's nominations for the album "Killin' Time" and the single "Better Man" were among a record five for a rookie. Black said the award was "one great pat on the head."
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March 9, 2006 | Randy Lewis
The Academy of Country Music considers Brad Paisley's "Time Well Wasted" album time well spent, bestowing six nominations on him Wednesday, including album and male vocalist of the year. Right behind Paisley, with five nominations each, are duo Brooks & Dunn and Sugarland, followed by Rascal Flatts and "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood at four each.
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April 8, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Roll over, Hank Williams, and tell Patsy Cline the news: Nashville has a new top music award show. Sunday's 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards show on CBS drew 15.4 million total viewers, according to early data from Nielsen (final ratings won't be published until Tuesday). It was the first time since at least 1987 that the ACMs beat the same season's airing of its rival, the Country Music Assn. awards telecast on ABC. Last November, the CMAs crooned for 13.7 million total viewers.
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April 8, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Taylor Swift was not a big winner at the American Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday in Las Vegas. The performer/songwriter who took home a basketful of awards, including female vocalist of the year, was Miranda Lambert. (But Swift, in her Dolce & Gabbana gown, struck me as being among the best dressed.) [Los Angeles Times] The Year of Beyonce continues. The singer, who has been in the headlines almost nonstop so far in 2013, performing at the U.S. presidential inauguration and the Super Bowl, has been named honorary chair of the annual Costume Institute Gala, scheduled May 6. [WWD]
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April 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
As the 48 th Academy of Country Music Awards show got underway Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the placement of the word “awards” appeared to be no accident, as it was nearly 50 minutes into the show before the first trophy was handed out to Thompson Square as top vocal duo. The matter of awards had to wait until after three commercial breaks and seven live music segments from a raft of the evening's featured performers -- including co-hosts...
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April 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
Rising country singer Luke Bryan was named entertainer of the year and Miranda Lambert was singled out as a songwriter and a singer on Sunday at the 48th Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert picked up significant honors from her collaboration with husband Blake Shelton on "Over You," a song they wrote inspired by Shelton's experience as a teenager when his brother was killed in an automobile accident. "I don't know what to say," said Bryan, who also co-hosted the show from Las Vegas with Shelton.
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February 13, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Lionize your rock and country heroes in songs and good things will follow - it worked for Taylor Swift, who launched her career six years ago with her single “Tim McGraw,” and it worked for Eric Church, who leads the 48 th Academy of Country Music Awards nominations with seven, including his single saluting the Boss, “Springsteen.” The hit track, which recently scored Church a pair of Grammy nominations, earned Church ACM nods both...
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February 12, 2009 | Associated Press
Brad Paisley leads all finalists for the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nominations, but the biggest surprise might be former Trick Pony singer Heidi Newfield's five nods. Paisley was nominated Wednesday for entertainer of the year and male vocalist, an honor he won last year. He's also a finalist for record, song and video of the year for "Waitin' on a Woman," and for vocal event of the year for "Start a Band" with Keith Urban. Newfield released her solo debut, "What Am I Waiting For," last August after 10 years with Trick Pony.
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March 11, 2004 | From Associated Press
Alan Jackson, who received a leading eight Academy of Country Music nominations Wednesday, can justify celebrating as early as he wants because -- as the title of his hit song suggests -- "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere." The ode to leaving work early for the bar, a duet with Jimmy Buffett, was recognized in four categories: single, video, vocal event and song of the year. It was written by Jim Brown and Donald Rollins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Garth Brooks, who has generated unprecedented record sales for a country artist in the past year, was named entertainer of the year and top male vocalist in the 27th annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Wednesday. But Brooks, who took a record-setting six awards last year, shared the spotlight with Alan Jackson at the nationally televised ceremonies from the Universal Amphitheatre. Jackson's "Don't Rock the Jukebox" prevailed in the top album and top single categories.
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May 16, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Kenny Chesney collected his third consecutive entertainer of the year trophy Tuesday as the Academy of Country Music also honored veteran George Strait, newcomer Carrie Underwood and gave an unprecedented 14th vocal duo award to Brooks & Dunn. The duo had some stiff competition from Sugarland, Montgomery Gentry, Big & Rich and The Wreckers, and Ronnie Dunn fretted before the show that the pair had to lose "sooner or later."
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May 14, 2007 | Randy Lewis, Times Staff Writer
TAYLOR SWIFT knew early on that the odds were against her getting noticed in this town, filled as it is to the Stetson brim with men and women chasing dreams of stardom. That was apparent to her on her first trip here six years ago, when she began knocking on doors in hopes of landing a recording contract.
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