05/23/2018

THE FIRST EVER LIVE IN THE VINEYARD GOES COUNTRY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC®, CELEBRATES HUGE SUCCESS IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA

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THE FIRST EVER LIVE IN THE VINEYARD GOES COUNTRY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC®, CELEBRATES HUGE SUCCESS IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA
WITH PROCEEDS BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®; FANS CAN CHECK OUT A SPECIAL MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND EPISODE OF CMT HOT 20 COUNTDOWN TO SEE EVERYTHING FROM LITVGC WITH HOSTS CODY ALAN AND KATIE COOK

 

Live In The Vineyard Goes Country Featured A Headlining Performance by

Carrie Underwood and Special Acoustic Performances by Cam, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Hayes, Jillian Jacqueline, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Maggie Rose, Mitchell Tenpenny and More

 

Encino, CA (May 23, 2018) – Over the last ten years Live In The Vineyard (LITV) has become one of the most exclusive and sought-after tickets across the country as a private festival and last week they went Country for the first time ever, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music®. The inaugural Live In The Vineyard Goes Country took place amidst the lush scenery of Napa, California, and featured an incredible headline performance by 14-time ACM winner Carrie Underwood and unmatched intimate acoustic performances by Carlton Anderson, Cam, Cash Campbell, Cale Dodds, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Hayes, Jillian Jacqueline, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Maggie Rose, Mitchell Tenpenny and Rachel Wammack. In partnership with Kendra Scott Live In The Vineyard Goes Country helped raise proceeds benefitting ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. The event, which brought in roughly 350 attendees to Wine Country with the help of Visit California, was captured by CMT Hot 20 Countdown with the help of co-hosts Cody Alan and Katie Cook. Fans can tune in Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at 9am EST on CMT for the special Memorial Day weekend episode.

 

“The Academy of Country Music is honored to partner with Live In The Vineyard to bring the first ever Live In The Vineyard Goes Country to the West Coast,” said ACM CEO, Pete Fisher. “This event is exceptional, bringing exclusive country music performances to unique and beautiful Napa venues, with inimitable food and wine. We can’t thank the LITV Entertainment Group, music industry and our fans enough for sharing the love for music which supports the good work of ACM Lifting Lives.”

 

“CMT is thrilled to partner in bringing the inaugural “Live In The Vineyard Goes Country” to country fans everywhere. This event is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience for music lovers, mixed in with all of the things that make Napa Valley so special,” said Senior Vice President of Music Strategy at CMT, Leslie Fram. “We’re proud to build upon the success of the three-day event and capture unique moments in a new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown, including performances and interviews with many of the talented female artists we support including Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Maggie Rose, Jillian Jacqueline, Lindsay Ell, Cam and Maddie & Tae.”

 

In the special CMT Hot 20 Countdown episode from Live In The Vineyard Goes Country Cody Alan and Katie Cook take fans behind the scenes at the Meritage Resort and Spa, catch up with Old Dominion and Mitchell Tenpenny at Peju Province Winery, Cody takes a bike ride with Maddie & Tae at the picturesque Regusci Winery, Katie Cook chats with Cam at First Street Napa (Archer Hotel) before heading over to catch up with all the performers at JaM Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre and Blue Note Napa and to wrap up the event Katie chats with Maggie Rose and Lindsay Ell at Peju’s sister winery LE Wines. The episode is one that fans won’t want to miss where all the artists unplug for this “once in a lifetime” three-day event.

 

Live In The Vineyard Goes Country was a huge success bringing in industry insiders, grand prize winners from radio station promotions across the country and from special sweeps with sponsors like Southwest Airlines, radio programmers from Westwood One, Cumulus, iHeart, local radio stations and more were in attendance and media who have all raved about the up close and personal nature of the entire event and stayed hydrated throughout with the help of a special branded be Bottle. The Mercury News spoke of Underwood’s performance as “nothing short of spectacular as she performed to an intimate crowd of 500 who won tickets to the series through nationwide radio promotion.”

 

Live In The Vineyard will return in November with a Country vertical happening throughout, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music. Tickets for Live In The Vineyard and Live In The Vineyard Goes Country are only available through special radio station promotions and exclusive sweepstakes and offerings including with presenting sponsor Southwest Airlines. What sets this event apart from the typical festival is the exclusivity and the intimacy of the events, which are curated specifically around the artists and always unique to each event.

 

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 4,900 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

 

For more information on Live In The Vineyard Goes Country go to  https://www.liveinthevineyardgoescountry.com. For more information on the event’s producers, LITV Entertainment Group, please go to https://www.litventertainmentgroup.com.

 

For more information please contact:

 

Denise Carberry

LITV Entertainment Group

denise@litventertainmentgroup.com

 

Academy of Country Music
Brooke Primero/Melissa Moldovan
818.788.8000
brooke@acmcountry.com
melissa@acmcountry.com