Vegas Bound for “The Week Vegas Goes Country”!

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I’m a strong believer in chasing dreams, and I know that you must do whatever it takes to make your dreams happen! Blood, sweat & tears! I spent the entire month of March picking up extra jobs and extra hours from various places, hustling, and busting my butt to be able to afford to go to Vegas for ACM week this year. I’ve worked HARD, and I’ve earned it! I wasn’t willing to accept not being there this year, especially with this being the last ACM week before the big Nashville move! There are a lot of connections to make, tons of networking opportunities, and some amazing performances that I hope to catch! I’m also extremely excited about escaping the cold and the upcoming snow predictions!

I will be sharing my adventures LIVE on snapchat! You can add me manually at @country_hrtbeat or scan my snap code below! I can guarantee that my “stories” will be filled with some exclusive behind-the-scenes stuff! You definitely don’t want to miss out!

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I will also be posting photos to an album on my facebook page, so go LIKE my page and follow along for updates throughout the course of the week! It will almost be like you’re right there with me! Feel free to live vicariously through me!

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ACM Party For A Cause Set Times!

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Who else is counting down to The Week Las Vegas Goes Country? The schedule has been finally announced so that all of us going can start to plan our weekends! I’ve already printed and highlighted the artists that I absolutely cannot miss, and then those whom I would like to see, but willing to miss if it interferes with a meet and greet or something. I’m still undecided about Sunday, because I really want to try to find a way into the awards show at night… however, Sunday has THE BEST LINEUP! Ahhhh! I’m thinking festival then “home” (aka back to the hotel) to nap then shower and get all fancy for the after parties?! I guess I will play it by ear and see what my friends want to do! 🙂 Let me know in the comments below if you will be there!

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New Country Themed Bar Opens at MGM Grand

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This discovery had me jumping out of my chair this morning. GUESS WHAT MGM GRAND NOW HAS JUST IN TIME FOR ACM WEEK?!?!?! LOSERS Bar & Grill! Straight from Nashville! This is going to be a SUPER popular place for those staying at MGM Grand during the epic “Week Vegas Goes Country”! Opened in late 2015, this place took the place of Rouge in “The District” section of MGM Grand. Maybe there will be some live entertainment over the weekend! Keep checking in with Country Heartbeat as the dates get closer! (Most up-to-date information can always be found on our Twitter!)

For those of you who aren’t familiar, Losers is a bar in Midtown (Nashville) that is popular spot among tourists and country fans visiting the area. Full of dive-bar charm, Losers hosts live bands and cheap drinks and is usually packed. Ironically, it’s also next door to a bar called Winners. It’s definitely a must-visit place if you ever take a trip to Music City!

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Are you going to be in Vegas for ACM Week? Let me know in the comments below what you are most excited for! If you don’t have plans to go this year, make sure to add it to your bucket list if you’re a huge country fan! I’ve been hooked since 2011 when I first won the “Dream Trip of a Lifetime”!

ACM Awards Spotlight: New Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees

The ACM Awards are right around the corner and there is a new category this year- ‘New Female Vocalist Of The Year.’ My passion for the ACM Awards runs deep, and I’ve been lucky enough to get the opportunity to team up with Variety Beat for some pre-ACM coverage! You can check out the article that we wrote below! There’s even a poll at the bottom, so please vote for your favorite!

Source: ACM Awards Spotlight: New Female Vocalist of the Year Nominees

ACM Party For A Cause Survival Guide!

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I’m so exited to share with y’all that I’ve officially written my first guest post for the website, Stage Right Secrets!

As all of you may already know, my passion for the ACM Awards and “The Week Vegas Goes Country” runs deep. My first trip in 2011 changed my life! All of my dreams of finding a soulmate and starting a family did a complete circle and I realized that I wanted to be a part of the country music scene that I fell so deeply in love with that weekend in Vegas. It became a goal to find a way to get there every year afterward! Since then, I’ve gone in 2011, 2013 and 2014. (I had no interest in going last year when it was in Dallas, TX.)

Are you planning on attending the 3 day festival this year? If so, take a look at these tips and tricks from a seasoned veteran, so that you’re fully prepared!

ACM Party For A Cause Survival Guide

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Do We Have Your Vote?

I normally wouldn’t reach out on the blog like this, but…

Would you guys do me a giant favor and help me win a trip to Tortuga Music Festival (in case I don’t make it to the ACM’s this year!) This trip would help with the depression that would result in not being in Vegas during The Week Vegas Goes Country. Perhaps a chance to heal a broken heart!

All that you have to do is click and vote a 10 on our photo! I believe it asks for your email address as well. I would appreciate it so much! Voting ends 2/10/16! I would truly appreciate it! 🙂

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2016 ACM Nominees Announced

If you’re new to this blog, and unaware, I am extremely partial to the Academy of Country Music, the ACM Awards Show, and The Week Vegas Goes Country. Check out this post of where this passion for the ACM’s began, when I won my “Dream Trip of a Lifetime”! I NEED TO FIND A WAY BACK THIS YEAR! I’m so torn between saving the money that I had originally saved for my annual ACM trip and putting it toward my Nashville move. That would put me one step closer to my long term goal, but devastate me when April comes around. It’s been a struggle trying to make this decision. I want more than anything to be in my favorite place on earth (Vegas) during my favorite week of the year (ACM week)… with all of the new connections I’ve made over the past two years, I can only imagine how epic this trip would be. I could network like CRAZY and tell everyone I meet that I’m moving to Nashville and tell them I’m looking for a job… Vegas turns me into the person that I wish I could be every day; I become this wonderful confident version of myself and to put that version of me in an environment SURROUNDED by country music everywhere would benefit my career and future immeasurably.

However, without that money that I’ve saved up for ACM week, saving enough to get to Nashville by the end of the year might not be feasible. I know that sacrificing the trip would most likely be beneficial to my long term goal, but I know how painful it would be not to go this year, especially with how far that I’ve come where this dream is concerned. I tend to base decisions on feelings instead of logic… logic says save that money and make the move to Nashville, but my heart knows how much it would break not being there… especially with seeing everyone’s snap chats and tweets all week. I need to make a decision fairly quickly, seeing as how I need to purchase flights and outfits and start a hard core work out routine and all of the prep that goes into that week. I just wish so badly someone could come with me and split the room with me! I can’t afford to do it alone! I’m hoping that the Universe sends me a clear message soon to help me with my decision! But anyway…

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