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2009-02-11 12:00:00

HONOR TO BE PRESENTED DURING THE 44th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS TO AIR LIVE FROM MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8 P.M. ET/PT ON CBS ENCINO, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Country Music, dick clark productions and The Home Depot(R) announced today that multi-platinum singer/songwriter LEANN RIMES will be the 2009 recipient of the Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot Humanitarian Award, to be presented during the 44th Annual Academy of Country...

2005-11-29 13:59:12

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - 50 Cent, Mariah Carey and Green Day are the top finalists for the Billboard Music Awards, which will be handed out December 6 from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, and broadcast live on Fox. Rap legend LL Cool J will host the event, which will boast newly confirmed performances from Gwen Stefani and Daddy Yankee with Pharrell. 50 Cent is a finalist in eight categories, followed by Carey with seven and Green Day with six. All three will vie...

2005-10-17 05:27:44

By Melinda Newman LOS ANGELES (Billboard) - Tom Petty presented the inaugural Billboard Century Award to George Harrison in 1992. Now it is Petty's turn to receive the honor. The Century Award, Billboard's highest honor for creative achievement, will be presented to Petty December 6 during the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The awards will be telecast live on Fox. "This award comes at a particularly nice time, as the Heartbreakers and I go into...

2005-09-14 14:48:54

NEW YORK (Billboard) - The 2005 Billboard Music Awards will be held December 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The two-hour show will be telecast live on the Fox network at 8 p.m. ET and tape-delayed for the Pacific time zone. The event honors the most popular recordings and artists of the year as determined by actual performance on the magazine's weekly charts. Hosts, performers and presenters will be announced soon. Awards finalists will be determined after the close of...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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