Industry Pics: ACM, PEDIGREE Foundation, Dancin’ In The District, Maren Morris

Academy Of Country Music Announces Bebe Rexha As Additional Recipient Of ACM Music Event Of The Decade Award For “Meant To Be”

Pictured (L-R): Bebe Rexha and ACM Interim Executive Director RAC Clark. Photo: Jack Gorlin

The Academy of Country Music revealed Warner Records artist Bebe Rexha as an additional recipient of the ACM Music Event of the Decade Award for “Meant to Be” featuring Florida Georgia Line, who were previously honored. Rexha received her award in a surprise backstage presentation on Oct. 20 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles while on tour with the Jonas Brothers. With this win, Rexha joins the string of the seven all-new ACM Decade Award categories.

The ACM Music Event of the Decade Award recognizes a recording performed by artists who do not regularly perform together that has impacted country music over the decade. The factors considered include success at radio, commercial media, sales and streaming, artistic merit and ACM Award recognition.

“Bebe’s an artist who proves that music has no limitations. Artist collaborations are one of the biggest creative forces in all genres of music today. So when you put two artists like Bebe and FGL together, you’re going to get a great hit song and we are so thrilled to be able to recognize that,” said RAC Clark, ACM Interim Executive Director.


Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes & Easton Corbin Perform At The Love of Dogs Benefit Concert at CMA Theater To Benefit PEDIGREE Foundation

Pictured (L-R): Easton Corbin, Hunter Hayes, Jillian Cardarelli, Lee Brice

In an effort to help the millions of shelter and rescue dogs across the country find homes, the Hallmark Channel and the PEDIGREE Foundation teamed up for a television special, The Love of Dogs Benefit Concert, that aired last night on Hallmark Channel. The concert special features country artists Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes and Easton Corbin from the Country Music Hall of Fame CMA Theater that was filmed earlier this month. Rising country artist Jillian Cardarelli performed during the Sponsor Reception prior to the show taping while Hallmark Channel’s own Larissa Wohl served as emcee for the evening.

The television special will help raise grant funds for PEDIGREE Foundation as part of Hallmark Channel’s Adoption Ever After initiative, which has already helped over 40,000 pets find homes. With estimated totals from the two-day event that also included a golf tournament, at $325,000, PEDIGREE Foundation and Hallmark Channel are hoping to raise even more funds with the Text to Donate option. Viewers can make a donation by texting “Dogs Rule” to 615-392-1626 or visit their website at


Dancin’ In The District Raises $10,000 For Music Health Alliance

Nashville residents and music fans recently celebrated the return of Dancin’ In The District with music on The Riverfront from Leftover Salmon, JoJo Herman & Slim Wednesday, Space Capone, Alanna Royale, and Tennessee Muscle Candy, along with Nashville Legends Jam featuring Pat McLaughlin, Rodney Crowell, The McCrary Sisters, and Joe Bonamassa.

This year’s event supported the work of Music Health Alliance, a non-profit organization whose free advocacy services help protect, direct, and connect members of the music community with healthcare and financial solutions. This year’s Dancin’ In The District event raised $10,000 and presented MHA with a check on Heal The Music Day (Oct. 18).

“Music Health Alliance shares the same mission as Acme Radio Company and Dancin’ in the District which is supporting the authentic music community here in Nashville. These musicians are living with a day job and a dream, and MHA makes sure they don’t have to worry about how they’re going to receive healthcare while they’re doing it. The partnership was an easy choice and we couldn’t be more honored to present them with this check,” said Dancin’ In The District Founder, Tom Morales.


Maren Morris And Ryan Hurd Celebrate With Radio Partners

Photo: Courtesy Sony Music Nashville

Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd celebrated with radio partners and Columbia Nashville promotion team before Morris’ sold out Nashville show at Ascend Amphitheater on Friday night (Oct. 18).


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