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<br /> empo<br /> M SPRING 2015<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> AC<br /> ONE NIGHT,<br /> TWO CITIES,<br /> ALL MUSIC<br /> ARTISTS COME TOGETHER<br /> FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES<br /> GALA & BENEFIT<br /> SUPERSTAR<br /> DUETS<br /> THE ACADEMY<br /> CELEBRATES 50 YEARS<br /> OF COUNTRY MUSIC<br /> IN ONE AMAZING<br /> CBS SPECIAL<br /> ALL-STAR<br /> TEAM<br /> HIGH-ENERGY HOSTS<br /> LUKE BRYAN &<br /> BLAKE SHELTON<br /> LEAD THE CHARGE<br /> INTO AT&T STADIUM FOR<br /> THE 50TH ACM AWARDS<br /> SUNDAY<br /> APRIL 19TH<br /> LIVE! 8 / 7 c<br /> S <br /> LUS: ENTERTAINER NOMINEES FGL, Garth, Jason, Luke & Miranda and New Artist nominees<br /> am Hunt, Thomas Rhett & Cole Swindell | ACM 50 FLASHBACK & Full ACM Award Nominees List<br /> P<br /> L1300-1 Klak Boot<br /> Life’s better wearing Old Gringo!<br /> 866-395-8735 • OldGringoBoots.com<br /> | in this issue |<br /> COVER<br /> ST<a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=1"> empo M SPRING 2015 AC </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=2"> L1300-1 Klak Boot Life’s better wearing Old Grin</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=3"> | in this issue | COVER STORY Spring2015 3</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=4"> | Editor’s note | TEXAS TAKEOVER A </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=5"> | from the ceo | DEAR ACADEMY MEMBERS O </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=6"> 3 </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=7"> | NEWS | Instagram Gratification ACM AWARD NOMI</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=8"> | NEWS | ACM Intern Program We</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=9"> Carrie Underwood. 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In her spare time she enjoys run</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=11"> I DON'T DANCE Written, Recorded + Produced by LEE</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=12"> ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR Jason Aldean Garth Brooks</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=13"> “THE SOUTH” The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=14"> 14 acmcountry.com</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=15"> COWBO Y Team captains Blake She</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=16"> SCAN TO WATCH BLAKE AND LUKE IN ACTION IN AT&T ST</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=17"> “There are some special awards that specifically h</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=18"> ACM FLASHBACK FEMALE VOCALIST WINNERS Since </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=19"> 1992 1988 CLOCKWISE FROM BOTTOM LEFT: B</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=20"> ACM FLASHBACK 2000 1965 1998 </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=21"> </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=22"> LONE STAR As everyone is </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=23"> STATE OF MIND I won my first </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=24"> FAN FAVORITES Three of country’s HOTTEST NEW HITM</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=25"> thomas rhett FO O N BEING NOMINATED R ACM NEW </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=26"> SEVEN WONDERS BY LISA LEE Outstanding i</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=27"> “HE’S BACK!!!” -ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE “…as if he</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=28"> KENNY CHESNEY: FIRST FAN–VOTED ACM ENTERTAINER OF</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=29"> TAKE HOME ALL THE EXCITEMENT FROM T</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=30"> 30 acmcountry.com</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=31"> STARS JOIN IN FOR Inaugural ACM LIFTING LIVES GA</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=32"> for a HITS A </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=33"> celebrating the Academy’s 50-year history. The ev</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=34"> FRIDAY, APRIL 17TH Festival Gates Open at 12pm 1</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=35"> </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=36"> TEXAS The ACM Awards may be on Sunday, April 19th</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=37"> SUNDAY APRIL 19TH LIVE! 8 / 7 c </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=38"> Which country star has the best aim? Be sure to a</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=39"> When you're in the spotlight, make sure you Sleep</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=40"> IN MEMORY BY CRAIG SHELBURNE  Billy Block Bil</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=41">  Joe Guercio Joe Guercio, the musical directo</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=42"> IN MEMORY BY CRAIG SHELBURNE  Wade Jessen Wad</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=43">  Alan Mayor Alan Mayor, a beloved photographe</a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=44"> IN MEMORY BY CRAIG SHELBURNE Chip Young Chip </a> <a title="ACM Tempo :: Spring 2015 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/cda5a52f?page=45"> AVAILABLE NOW! 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