Brad Paisley to receive Video Visionary Award and perform on American Country Awardsby jmaloni
Additional stars scheduled to appear include Olivia Newton-John, Big Smo, Cowboy Troy, Dan King, Thompson Square, Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Chris Young, Clay Walker and Parmalee
Voting Continues for Artist of the Year until Saturday, Dec. 7, at www.theacas.com
Country music superstar, American Country Award nominee and 2010, 2011 and 2012 American Country Award winner Brad Paisley will receive the Video Visionary Award during the American Country Awards airing live from Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Tuesday, Dec. 10 (8 p.m.), on FOX.
Paisley, who also will perform his new single, "The Mona Lisa," will receive the award in recognition of his nearly 15 years pairing unique songs with creative, entertaining music videos that have truly run the gamut from heartbreaking to hilarious. The Video Visionary Award has only been awarded one additional time, to Toby Keith, in 2010.
Hosted by Trace Adkins and Danica Patrick, the two-hour event will also feature appearances by Olivia Newton-John, Big Smo, Cowboy Troy, Dan King, Thompson Square, Trevor Brazile, Shada Brazile, Clay Walker and Parmalee. Previously announced participants include Scotty McCreery, Chris Young, Carrie Keagan, Joe Nichols and Lauren Alaina. Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker and Florida Georgia Line also are set to perform. Additional performers and presenters to be announced soon.
The live music event offers country music fans the opportunity to vote for their favorite artists, not only in traditional categories, but also in a previously unrecognized area - touring - encompassing the entire spectrum of country music.
Voting for Artist of the Year continues until Friday, Dec. 7, at www.theacas.com.
Paisley is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, guitarist and entertainer with three Grammy Awards, 14 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, as well as three awards from ASCAP as Country Music Songwriter/Artist of the Year. He is also a proud member of the Grand Ole Opry, having been inducted in 2001. Since his first No. 1 single in 1999, Paisley has placed 22 singles at the top of the charts. His current single is "The Mona Lisa," from his album, "Wheelhouse," which also includes the back-to-back No. 1 hits "Southern Comfort Zone" and "Beat This Summer." "Wheelhouse" is Paisley's first self-produced project, on which he wrote or co-wrote all of the tracks. He is currently finishing his highly successful 2013 "Beat This Summer" Tour, presented by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store.