Officials with the Academy of Country Music debated hosting this year’s awards show in Las Vegas.  The ACMs have taken place in Las Vegas for 15 out of the past 16 years.  CEO Pete Fisher said, “Moving the show out of Las Vegas this year would have just really felt like an abandonment, and, in a sense, like hate won.”  The city has taken on a new significance since a gunman shot and killed 58 concert-goers during the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October.  The ACMs are this Sunday and will air on CBS.
Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn are extending their residencies in Las Vegas once again.  The country music legends have been performing in Vegas for over four years.  They’re officially the longest-running country show in Las Vegas.  Tickers for dates into late December go on sale this Friday.
Carrie Underwood’s newest single hits country radio today.  “Cry Pretty” is Carrie’s first single in more than two years.  She revealed the name yesterday in a letter to fans.  She also said her wrist is almost fully healed, and her face is healing nicely, too.  She suffered a bad fall at her Nashville-area home earlier this year and has been out of the public eye since then.