Jack Ingram and Jason Aldeen present the Top New Artist award to Julianne Hough. Hough thanks her record label, management, family, and fans. License Academy of Country Music Awards Clips Here: dickclarklicensing.com
Julianne is the Star & Two-Time Champion of the ABC hit TV series Dancing With The Stars. Her first country album released in May 2008 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart and has gone on to sell over 300,000 units in the U.S. She was also named American County Music Award’s Top New Artist in 2009. Julianne will motivate you to dance the Cha Cha, Jive and Paso Doble with her in this fun and effective workout – no partner needed! ‘Dance is the best way to exercise,’ Julianne says. ‘You’ll have so much fun, you won’t even realize you’re getting a great full-body workout.’
Dick Clark interviews Dwight Yoakam backstage. Dwight talks about a film he is working on called “The Panic Room.” He compliments Brad Paisley on his singing and guitar playing skills. License Academy of Country Music Awards Clips Here: dickclarklicensing.com
Dick Clark, known widely as “America’s oldest teenager,” single-handedly formed the culture of the day on American Bandstand, and helped give rise to rock ‘n’ roll. He was a man of many roles: an entrepreneur, producer, game-show host and much more. It didn’t feel like New Year’s Eve in America if you weren’t watching Dick Clark count down the minutes. The statistics are staggering; Bandstand brought in 40 million viewers a day when the country’s population wasn’t even 200 million and when many people were at work-one might size that up to airing a Super Bowl every day! However, Dick Clark’s influence transcended the music. Against dissent, he integrated the dance floor and gave Baby Boomer America a daily vision of what a non-segregated society could be; early guests on his show included Chuck Berry and James Brown, as well as Jerry Lee Lewis and the Everly Brothers. Clark even made television an interactive pastime by reaching out to his viewers and getting them to call in and say what they thought about the couple of the day, or the song. This made Bandstand the progenitor of much of today’s TV culture-shows like American Idol, The Voice and Dancing with the Stars. Dick Clark was also a friend of LIFE’s; in this book, we bring back an earlier LIFE piece in which he reminiscences about the exciting early days of rock ‘n’ roll. He was a legend who introduced us to other legends, and for that, he will always be remembered.
Dick Clark interviews 14 year old LeAnn Rimes at the 1997 Academy of Country Music Awards. She talks about having to grow up quickly for her career and wanting to continue in the music industry. License Academy of Country Music Awards Clips Here: dickclarklicensing.com
“I don’t make culture, I sell it” Dick Clark once remarked. Indeed, the man who reigned as host of American Bandstand for nearly four decades may not have invented rock ‘n’ roll, but he sold it to the American public better than anyone before or since. Before Clark, rock ‘n’ roll was the step child of radio–which took to playing records as a cost-saving measure after television siphoned off radios most lucrative sponsors. But it was network television–and specifically Clarks Bandstand–that ultimately legitimized what was then viewed by most adults as vulgar, low-class music, broadcasting a sanitized vision of rock ‘n’ roll straight into Americas living rooms five afternoons a week.
Here is the first book to tell the full story of what happened in front of–and behind–the cameras on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, providing both a history of this landmark show and of the changing styles of rock ‘n’ roll over four decades. Based on extensive interviews with music business figures, recording stars, and Clark himself, and featuring dozens of rare or never before published photographs, this is a riveting and uncensored account of a show that managed to survive countless revolutions in popular music. Jackson describes Bandstands humble beginnings in Philadelphias blue collar south side, the sex scandal that scuttled the first host of Bandstand and enabled Clark to launch his career, the glory days when an appearance on Bandstand was one of the most prized gigs in the music business and when teenagers lined up for blocks hoping to enter the studio, and memorable Bandstand appearances by rock ‘n’ roll royalty from Chubby Checker and Frankie Avalon, to Jerry Lee Lewis and Jefferson Airplane, to Pink Floyd and Madonna. Here as well is a candid look at the backstage financial maneuvering that allowed Clark to launch a video and entertainment empire worth nearly $200 million dollars today. Voted Most Likely To Sell The Brooklyn Bridge by his high school classmates, Clark emerges as a cunning business impresario determined to make millions. Readers learn how Clark decided which eager young singers would appear on the show, how he managed to survive a 1959 Congressional payola investigation that destroyed the careers of many other popular disc jockeys, how much money he earned from his personal financial investments in many of the songs played on Bandstand, and his importance to ABC in its fledgling days as a national television network.
As entertaining as it is eye-opening, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand will bring back a flood of memories to everyone who lived through that era. It will fascinate everyone interested in popular American culture or in rock ‘n’ roll history.
Suzanne Alexander interviews Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman on the red carpet. He talks about his song “For You” and how he is going to be performing it tonight. Nicole Kidman says her next movie will be shot in Nashville, which is close to home. License Academy of Country Music Awards Clips Here: dickclarklicensing.com
Nicole Kidman (Academy Award(R) Winner — Best Actress, THE HOURS, 2002) stars with Academy Award(R) winner Renée Zellweger (Best Supporting Actress, COLD MOUNTAIN, 2003) and Academy Award® nominee Jude Law (Best Actor, COLD MOUNTAIN). At the dawn of the Civil War, the men of Cold Mountain, North Carolina, rush to join the Confederate army. Ada (Kidman) has vowed to wait for Inman (Law), but as the war drags on and letters go unanswered, she must find the will to survive. At war’s end, hearts will be dashed, dreams fulfilled, and the strength of the human spirit tested … but not broken! Directed by Academy Award® winner Anthony Minghella (Best Director, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, 1996).