or


[05/07/08 - 09:37 AM]
Garth Brooks to Be Honored with the Crystal Milestone Award at the "43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," to Be Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 on the CBS Television Network
Brooks will also perform a special medley of his greatest hits during the broadcast.

[via press release from CBS]

GARTH BROOKS TO BE HONORED WITH THE CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD AT THE "43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, MAY 18 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Brooks Also Set To Perform During The Broadcast

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will be presented with the first-ever artist-bestowed Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award on the 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Brooks will also perform a special medley of his greatest hits during the broadcast.

The Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone Award is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. This award was originally acknowledged during a presentation in Hollywood last fall celebrating the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) special recognition of Brooks' 123 million in unit sales. As the only solo artist in RIAA history to have six albums top the 10 million sales mark, Brooks has been certified as the top-selling solo artist in U.S. history. His most recent release, The Ultimate Hits, has been certified five times platinum.

"The Academy wanted to more formally recognize Garth's career achievements and success," said Bob Romeo, executive director of the Academy of Country Music. "We felt the only way to underline his unmatched contribution to the genre of country music was to recognize him on our Awards show."

"The ACM has always taken care of me and my music," said Brooks. "From Gene Weed to Bill and Fran Boyd, the ACM family has been a frontrunner in my career. I am flattered and humbled by what this award means. The fact that they have never awarded it before makes me feel the respect and the faith they have in me as an artist, and I will continue to work my butt off to make sure they are happy with their choice."

Brooks has won a total of 18 ACMs throughout his career, including Artist of The Decade in 1998. He has received every accolade the industry can bestow on an artist, including two Grammys, 17 American Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, five World Music Awards, 12 People's Choice Awards and 36 Billboard Music Awards, among many others.

Brooks joins the list of previously announced performers on the broadcast, including artists Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood, as well as Entertainer of the Year nominees Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. Also, as previously announced, country music superstar Reba McEntire returns to host the show for the 10th time. Additional performers and a list of presenters will be announced shortly.

The 43RD ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. The show is executive produced by R.A. Clark and produced by Barry Adelman. The executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo. Louis J. Horvitz is directing.

RATING: To Be Announced





  [may 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
    


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[12/11/18 - 03:01 PM]
Ted Bundy Is the Subject of Netflix's Next Documentary Series
"Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes," from director Joe Berlinger, premieres January 24.

[12/11/18 - 01:00 PM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC, "The Voice" Top Viewers, Demos
The Peacock narrowly holds off CBS in both categories.

[12/11/18 - 12:29 PM]
Official First Look: Hulu Original "Shrill"
Aidy Bryant, Lolly Adefope, Luka Jones, Ian Owens and John Cameron Mitchell star in the series, due on Friday, March 15.

[12/11/18 - 12:21 PM]
Brenda Song, Mike Vogel & Dennis Haysbert Star in Netflix's "Secret Obsession"
The film follows a young woman who suffers amnesia after a violent attack, but when her memories start coming back, she no longer knows who to trust.

[12/11/18 - 12:08 PM]
Video: In 10 Days the Journey Begins - A New "Bird Box" Trailer Has Just Debuted!
The film will be released globally on Netflix on December 21 and will have an expanded theatrical release in additional theaters in the U.S., and throughout Europe.

[12/11/18 - 12:05 PM]
The ABC Television Network Picks Up "Bless This Mess," New Single-Camera Comedy Starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard, to Series
The project was originally shot as a pilot for FOX earlier this year.

[12/11/18 - 12:01 PM]
truTV's Emmy(R)-Nominated Comedy "At Home with Amy Sedaris" Returns for Season 2 on Tuesday, February 19
Guest stars include Matthew Broderick, Justin Theroux, Susan Sarandon, Fred Armisen, Rose Byrne and more.

[12/11/18 - 11:17 AM]
EPIX(R) Dark Comedy "Get Shorty," From MGM Television, Renewed for Season Three with Premiere Slated for 2019
In season three, Miles (Chris O'Dowd) embraces more ruthless methods as he settles scores and attempts to climb the Hollywood ladder.

[12/11/18 - 11:12 AM]
Video: "Struggle: The Life and Lost Art of Szukalski" - Netflix Trailer Debut
The Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary launches Friday, December 21.

[12/11/18 - 10:55 AM]
Whitney Thore Questions Career and Life Choices on a New Season of TLC's "My Big Fat Fabulous Life"
Thore isn't holding anything back for the fifth season, premiering Tuesday, January 1 at 8:00/7:00c.

[12/11/18 - 10:30 AM]
Discovery Family Introduces Young Viewers to a New Generation of Heroes in "Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy" Beginning Saturday, January 5
Additionally, beginning Saturday, December 29, viewers can catch a special two-part pre-premiere on Discovery Family GO.

[12/11/18 - 10:01 AM]
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom! Selena's Incredible Life Story Is Coming to Netflix as a Scripted Series!
"Selena: The Series" was developed alongside, and will be executive produced by, The Quintanilla family.

[12/11/18 - 09:50 AM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Investigates the Everyday Threat of Disastrous Bird Strikes in "Bird vs. Plane: Miracle on the Hudson"
The special premieres Tuesday, January 15 at 9:00/8:00c on Smithsonian Channel.

[12/11/18 - 07:03 AM]
Video: "Siempre Bruja: Always a Witch" - Date Announcement - Netflix
The series, due on February 1, will follow 18 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, in a desperate attempt to save her loved one, travels in time to present day Cartagena.

[12/11/18 - 07:01 AM]
Michaela Coel and John Goodman Star in "Black Earth Rising," An Intricate Thriller from the Creator of "The Honourable Woman"
All eight episodes of the gripping political thriller premiere January 25 on Netflix.