“Keith Urban at the ACM Awards: See the New Host Through the Years - khak.com” plus 2 more

“Keith Urban at the ACM Awards: See the New Host Through the Years - khak.com” plus 2 more


Keith Urban at the ACM Awards: See the New Host Through the Years - khak.com

Posted: 27 Feb 2020 11:15 AM PST

Keith Urban will take on a brand-new role at the 2020 ACM Awards: That of awards show host. The country superstar has been tapped to take the reins of the annual event for the first time this spring.

Urban's history with the ACM Awards stretches back nearly two decades. He won his very first ACMs trophy, for Top New Male Vocalist, in 2001, and has taken home a dozen additional honors since then. He has also performed at a number of ACM Awards ceremonies and awards show-weekend events.

The 2019 ACMs included a first for Urban, too: His first win in the Entertainer of the Year category.

"I'll tell you — this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life ... and there's so much more to come," the superstar said in a press release when his ACM Awards hosting gig was announced. "[I'm] incredibly grateful — and ready to roll!"

The 2020 ACM Awards are slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5. The ceremony will begin at 8PM ET and air live on CBS.

Remember: The best way to watch the ACM Awards is on TV, with ToC on your phone.

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What's New for 2020 at MGM Resorts International - TravelPulse

Posted: 24 Feb 2020 09:42 AM PST

WHY IT RATES: From restaurants and amenities to spas and restaurants, guests of MGM Resorts International have several new and exciting happenings in Las Vegas for 2020. —Codie Liermann, Associate Editor


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In 2019, Las Vegas welcomed over 50 million visitors from all over the world – and 2020 is showing no signs of slowing down. With the highly anticipated arrival of the Las Vegas Raiders and Allegiant Stadium on the horizon, the city is preparing for an exciting new year with fresh restaurant concepts from celebrity chefs, even more entertainment on The Strip, world-class amenities and more.

Experience an Array of Dining Destinations

As epicurean icons debut exceptional restaurants, 2020 continues to be a big year for Las Vegas' ever-evolving culinary scene.

—Combining Las Vegas flair with the traditional "dinner and a show" setting, Bellagio Resort & Casino unveiled its newest over-the-top dining venture – The Mayfair Supper Club – over New Year's weekend. The restaurant offers delicious American classics including prime rib served tableside, along with decadent twists such as the Wagyu Caviar Roll. Patrons can enjoy live entertainment every night, all while overlooking the iconic Fountains of Bellagio.

—In December 2019, Award-winning chef Michael Mina and celebrity restaurateur Ayesha Curry unveiled the newest spot for their nationally recognized culinary collaboration, International Smoke, at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino. Guests can feast upon mouthwatering, smoke-infused dishes including the pair's signature charcoal-grilled oysters, which are steamed and served in front of guests.

—Din Tai Fung, the esteemed Taiwanese dumpling and noodle house, will debut its first Las Vegas location later this year at ARIA Resort & Casino. Cooking up handcrafted Shanghai-style dumplings and noodles, the eatery will occupy the former ARIA Café, joining a stellar culinary lineup within the property.

Enjoy Tail-Wagging Amenities With MGM Resorts' New Dog Program

A (p)awesome vacation awaits as MGM Resorts International launches its new dog-friendly program across all of its Las Vegas resorts. The expanded list of amenities introduces ultra-exclusive assistance for four-legged guests, including a doggie concierge tasked with checking in on pups while guests are away and pet-walking services to keep furry friends active throughout their stay.

Find Peace With Water and Relaxation

Evoking the magic of the Fountains of Bellagio, the Spa & Salon at Bellagio Resort & Casino has launched a rejuvenating Water Dancing treatment – a 70-minute, breath-centered session that takes place in the comfort of the 94°F Watsu Pool. Under the safety of a trained professional, guests are guided on a journey of wellness both above and below the water's surface. With the goal of providing ultimate relaxation for the guest, each participant is free to explore a variety of movements in the calming waters.

Shop 'Til You Drop

Moving into the new year, Bellagio Resort & Casino continues to evolve as a premier shopping destination for travelers from around the world. New stores and expansions in 2020 include a Louis Vuitton boutique that has doubled in size as well as a new Louis Vuitton for Men offering leather goods and clothing for guys. Other brands joining Bellagio's retail ranks include luxury jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels, renowned Italian stylings from BVLGARI, designer threads from Alexander McQueen and more.


SOURCE: MGM Resorts International press release.

Keith Urban at the ACM Awards: From New Artist Winner to Host - The Boot

Posted: 27 Feb 2020 10:53 AM PST

Keith Urban won Entertainer of the Year at the 2019 ACM Awards, and in 2020, he's earned an even bigger title: ACM Awards host. Urban will host the annual awards show for the first time this year.

Urban's history with the ACM Awards dates back to 2001, when he won Top New Male Vocalist at the show. It was his first ACMs trophy, earned on his first ACMs nomination.

Urban has won a dozen additional ACM Awards trophies in the two decades since that first victory. He's also picked up two special ACM prizes: the Jim Reeves International Award and the Mae Boren Axton Award.

In addition to his Top New Male Vocalist honor, Urban has also won the ACM's Male Artist of the Year trophy twice (2005 and 2006). His other victories have come in the Album of the Year category (2004, as both artist and producer), Vocal Event of the Year and Video of the Year.

Urban has also performed at plenty of ACM Awards ceremonies throughout the years. Keep reading to see photos of him at awards shows past.

Hosted by Keith Urban, the 2020 ACM Awards are set to take place in Las Vegas, Nev., and air live on CBS beginning at 8PM ET. The ceremony will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

The Boot will be staying up late covering the most buzzed-about winners, fashion and moments at the 2020 ACM Awards. Readers can watch along with us by checking back to TheBoot.com for the latest ACMs headlines, liking The Boot on Facebook and following The Boot on Twitter.

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