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Vegas is always ready for a party, but for one week a year, the Academy of Country Music ups the ante with several star-studded events. Fans experience free concerts and see their favorite stars participate in a motorcycle ride and golf tournament. It's the week Vegas goes country, and CMT.com has the complete schedule.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Julianne Hough Performing on Fremont Street

ACM Weekend on Fremont Street

This free show was so huge, it required two stages on Vegas' famed Fremont Street. Performers include Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Julianne Hough and more. See photos.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

ACM Chairman's Ride Participants
Montgomery Gentry

ACM Chairman's Ride

This invitation-only motorcycle ride for artists and industry VIPs benefits the Academy of Country Music Charitable Fund (ACMCF). Country stars Toby Keith and Montgomery Gentry, among others, cruised through the stunning Nevada landscape. See photos.
ACM Celebrity Golf Classic Hosts Rascal Flatts

Sixth Annual Academy of Country Music Celebrity Golf Classic

Superstar group Rascal Flatts return to host this celebrity golf tournament benefitting the Diane Holcomb Emergency Fund, which offers immediate financial aid and support to members of the country music community. See photos.
ACM Weekend on Fremont Street Performer Kellie Pickler

ACM Weekend on Fremont Street

An exciting free concert to celebrate country music featuring hot new artists Gloriana, the Zac Brown Band, Kellie Pickler and superstar LeAnn Rimes. See photos.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

44th Annual ACM Awards Host Reba McEntire

44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena

Giant superstar Reba McEntire will serve as host of the live ACM Awards show. This year's show promises to be bigger and better than ever with more stars, more performances and more excitement. See photos.
Past ACM all-Star Jam Performer Taylor Swift

ACM All-Star Jam

The party doesn't stop after the awards show. This jam could only happen in Vegas as country's incredible stars improvise and collaborate to make a memorable night for any true country fan. Past jams have included performances by Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift, Sugarland, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Kellie Pickler and many more.

Monday, April 6, 2009

ACM Artist of the Decade George Strait

ACM Artist of the Decade Special Honoring George Strait

Once a decade, the Academy salutes country's biggest stars. This decade belongs to George Strait, known as King George for his superstar status. The ACM has honored only four previous artists with this award, including Marty Robbins, Loretta Lynn, Alabama and Garth Brooks. Read more.