ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atlantic City Alliance, Live Nation and DO AC announced today that one of music's biggest stars – BLAKE SHELTON – will be performing a free concert on the free beach in Atlantic City, NJ on Thursday, July 31st. This event is presented by ACA and DO AC and produced by Live Nation.
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Blake Shelton fresh off of his co-hosting duties from this past Sunday's Academy of Country Music Awards, Grammy nominee and Country Music Awards' (CMA) reigning "Male Vocalist of the year" for the 4th consecutive year, made history with the most consecutive No. 1's on the country airplay charts with his current single, "Doin' What She Likes," marking his 16th No. 1 overall (11th consecutive). He also holds the "Album of the Year" award from the 2013 CMA's for his current platinum-selling release Based On a True Story. Fans can see Blake on the Emmy Award-winning musical show, The Voice on NBC and can catch him this summer on his "Ten Times Crazier" tour, sponsored by Pepsi.
Shelton's appearance is part of a summer-long musical "DO AC" celebration of Atlantic City's world famous Boardwalk that includes free entertainment daily and one of the country's largest July 4th fireworks show. Last summer, Jimmy Buffet headlined a free concert on Atlantic City's free beach to open Margaritaville at Resorts. His concert drew 50,000 people to Atlantic City.
Shelton's concert will be supported with services by the City of Atlantic City and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority.
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About Blake Shelton
GRAMMY nominee, Blake Shelton, is CMA Awards' reigning "Male Vocalist of the Year" for the 4th consecutive year, the 2013 recipient of "Album of the Year" for his current platinum-selling release, Based On a True Story.... and is a coach on NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical-competition series "The Voice." Blake is one of the "most versatile of contemporary country singers" (The New York Times). Just off the heels of his multi-week No. 1 smash hit, "Boys 'Round Here," the follow-up single "Mine Would Be You" topped the charts for three weeks, making it one of the longest-charting country singles of 2013. His current single, "Doin' What She Likes," is No. 1 on the country airplay charts marking his 16th No. 1 overall (11th consecutive). Blake, a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 2010, has earned a host of other awards and nominations, including three GRAMMY nominations this year for Country Album of the Year and Country Solo Performance and Country Song of the Year nods for "Mine Would Be You." His infectious multi-week No.1, "Honey Bee" still holds the record for the fastest-selling digital Platinum single for a male country solo artist, "To A Purist Mr. Shelton is a savvy student of tradition. To A Would-be outlaw he's forever adding a wink. He's a star who is only as explicit as you want him to be," Jon Caramanica, The New York Times. Blake Shelton's passion for country music and his commitment to mentoring his teammates from The Voice make him an incredible ambassador for country music. For more information please visit: www.BlakeShelton.com.
About Atlantic City
From sandals to stilettos and foie gras to funnel cakes, Atlantic City offers something for everyone. Enjoy world-class entertainment, dining, shopping, gaming, relaxing on the beach and strolling the historic Boardwalk in the city created to escape the city. For more information, visit www.doatlanticcity.com.
About The Atlantic City Alliance
The Atlantic City Alliance was established in 2011 as a private, not-for-profit corporation whose primary mission is to develop and implement a full-scale, broad-based, multi-year marketing program for Atlantic City.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
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