Sunday, March 14

Brooks and Dunn Tribute Concert

I recently found out that Taylor, alongside country superstars Jennifer Hudson, Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban, (ET Online) will be performing in a tribute concert to support the duo Brooks and Dunn, who will be splitting up after their anticipated tour, "The Last Rodeo".

These singers will perform on April 19, 2010 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, the day after the 45th Country Music Awards. It will be presented by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). It will officially air on May 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. on CBS.

They will all do the concert to pay tribute to the band, who will be stopping and splitting up completely after their tour. Brooks and Dunn "will receive the Academy's Milestone Award for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy's history with 26 awards in total, including three Entertainer of the Year awards. (ACM)"

Also, they will be awarded for having the record for "most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007. (ACM)" They have had 23 #1 hit singles, and they sold more than 30 million copies of their albums. Brooks and Dunn won more than 80 awards of the ACM throughout their singing career.

As said Bob Romeo, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music, "Brooks & Dunn have defined country music for twenty years. With this all-star concert tribute, the Academy is honored to recognize Kix and Ronnie for their contributions to the country music industry, fans and to all the artists they have helped get a break in this business."

If you buy tickets, you would be helping the ACM Lifting Lives charity, which helps improve lives through music.

Before splitting, the country music duo wants to "go out with a bang. (Contact Music)" They will also be receiving the "Academy of Country Music's Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year career (Contact Music)."

Tune in at CBS on May 23rd to watch this exciting tribute and see Taylor singing live with many of her country-music associates!

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