ACM Tapes Girls Night Out For CBS

If you had your pick of all the talented, and attractive women in country music for a night out who would you pick? Well, you don’t have to choose because the Academy of Country Music is making the decisions for you with the organization’s latest CBS TV Special to be called—Girl’s Night Out: Superstar Women Of Country.

Miranda Lambert

Dedicated to “honoring today’s most incredible female country music performers,” the show will be produced by dick clark productions and taped on April 4, 2011 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The ACM 46th Awards take place the night before, so the timing maximizes the schedules for some artists also appearing on the Awards. Ticket sales from the event, now available at Ticketmaster, will benefit ACM Lifting Lives and are priced at $200, $150 and $100.

Artists chosen to appear on the show will be recognized for special or unique achievements. The first performers announced to appear on the special, plus the achievements they will be recognized for are listed below.

• Miranda Lambert – Will be recognized for being the only female artist in the Academy’s history to ever win Album of the Year, twice, first for “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” in 2007 and again for “Revolution” in 2009

• Martina McBride – Will be recognized by ACM Lifting Lives for her dedication to raising social consciousness through songs such as “Independence Day” and “Concrete Angel,” which raise awareness of domestic violence and encourage female empowerment; McBride has won Top Female Vocalist three times, in 2001, 2002 and 2003

• Jennifer Nettles – Will be recognized for being only one of two female artists in the Academy’s history to ever solo write and perform Song of the Year, in 2007, with “Stay”

• Reba – Will be recognized for winning Top Female Vocalist more times than any other artist in the Academy’s history – a whopping seven times

• Carrie Underwood – Will be recognized for being the only female artist in the Academy’s history to ever win Entertainer of the Year, twice, first in 2008 and again in 2009 (she is the reigning Entertainer of the Year, since Awards recognize the previous calendar year’s work)

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