SHERYL CROW TO SING WITH DARIUS RUCKER, PLUS FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE ALSO TO PERFORM, AT "AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS" LIVE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX
Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Carrie Keegan, Joe Nichols and Lauren Alaina Among Stars Scheduled to Appear
Voting Continues for Artist of the Year Until Saturday, December 7 at www.theacas.com
Nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Sheryl Crow will sing with two-time GRAMMY Award winner Darius Rucker, plus Platinum recording artists Florida Georgia Line also are set to perform at the AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS (ACA) airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, the two-hour event will also feature appearances by Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Carrie Keegan, Joe Nichols and Lauren Alaina. Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.
The two-hour live music spectacular offers country music fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists, not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area - touring - encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.
Voting for Artist of the Year continues until Friday, Dec. 7 at www.theacas.com.
"Feels Like Home" is one of the most focused albums that Sheryl Crow has written. Her debut album on Warner Bros. Records features her current single, "Callin' Me When I'm Lonely," and her Top 20 hit, "Easy." Full of great storytelling that features some of the most powerful and heartfelt vocals of Crow's career, "Feels Like Home" is an album which this proud daughter of Kennett, MO, was born to make. "Feels Like Home" captures the sound of a great and established artist enjoying a kind of fresh start. The album really got started with Crow, Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois - one of Paisley's frequent collaborators - penning one of the albums' standout tracks, "Waterproof Mascara," a stunning song that recalls classics by some of country's greatest female vocalists. Gradually, Crow began working with a series of collaborators that included her longtime guitar player and frequent co-writer, Jeff Trott (with whom she co-wrote such past Crow classics as "If It Makes You Happy," "My Favorite Mistake" and "Every Day Is A Winding Road"), as well as many of Nashville's finest writers, including DuBois, Luke Laird, Natalie Hamby and Chris Stapleton, among others. Crow also credits her co-producer Justin Niebank as a key collaborator on "Feels Like Home." For Crow, making her first album for a Nashville label is an experience she won't forget. "Feels Like Home" was primarily recorded above her barn in Nashville, TN, allowing her daily life to be her primary inspiration. Everything about making the record felt like home for Crow.
Florida Georgia Line has skyrocketed since releasing consecutive, multi-week No. 1 smashes in the U.S. and Canada, with the Gold-certified "Round Here," Platinum-certified "Get Your Shine On" and 6X Platinum-certified "Cruise." Breaking the record for the longest No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs Chart, "Cruise" has sold more than 6.1 million downloads in the U.S. and is the second best-selling country single ever, according to SoundScan. FGL is the only act in history to join Brooks & Dunn in having their first three singles hit No. 1 for multiple weeks each. Also poised to succeed, FGL's new emotionally-fueled Top 15-and-rising single, "Stay," showcases another side of their unique sound and tight harmonies. Amassing international appeal, the duo recently crossed a new career threshold - tallying more than 10 million tracks sold worldwide from their debut album "Here's To The Good Times" (Republic Nashville), which has been certified Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in Canada. On Nov. 25, FGL will release "Here's To The Good Times... This Is How We Roll," a deluxe version of their chart-topping debut, that will feature five new songs, including a collaboration with Luke Bryan; "Cruise" (Remix), featuring Nelly; a documentary on the making of the album; all official music videos with behind-the-scenes footage; and the previously unreleased video for "It'z Just What We Do." "Along with radio, sales and touring success, the talented twosome also has racked up several industry awards and nominations. Comprised of Tyler Hubbard (Monroe, GA) and Brian Kelley (Ormond Beach, FL), FGL is currently on their first headline run, Here's To The Good Times Tour 2013, breaking venue sales records nationwide with sold-out shows on all stops to date.
Capitol Nashville recording artist Darius Rucker released his third country album, "True Believers," in May. The album is his third consecutive album to top the Billboard Country albums chart and features the Platinum-certified No. 1 single, "Wagon Wheel." Rucker's first two country albums - "Learn To Live" and "Charleston, SC 1966" - produced five No. 1 singles, including "Come Back Song," "This," "Alright," "It Won't Be Like This For Long" and "Don't Think I Don't Think About It." In 2012, Rucker achieved a personal goal and childhood dream when he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry. He recently announced dates for his 2014 True Believers Tour.
AMERICAN COUNTRY AWARDS is executive-produced by Bob Bain (TEEN CHOICE 2013, "Kids' Choice Awards"). Fletcher Foster, Paul Flattery and Tisha Fein serve as producers. Greg Sills is supervising producer.