Coke Zero Countdown
The Killers (7:30-9 p.m. CT)
From out of the wreckage of the American Civil War, the great state of Nevada came into being on October 31st, 1864. Its creation immediately helped to secure the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment and, ultimately, the future of the union. Today, that proud but painful history is en- shrined in the two words emblazoned on the upper left-hand corner of the state flag: ‘Battle Born’. That phrase has always resonated with Brandon Flowers. It’s what The Killers named their studio in Las Vegas, and when the band reconvened last May to start work on the follow-up to 2008’s Day & Age, it be- came first a song title, then a thematic touchstone, and eventually the name of the album itself. But not all battles are blood and thunder: after a yearlong hiatus that saw three of the four Killers launch solo careers, they quickly discovered that timing and circumstance can be daunting adversaries in their own right. Safe to say, Battle Born’s title was well-earned.
Tim McGraw (2:45-4:15 p.m. CT)
Tim McGraw has sold more than 40 million records worldwide and dominated the charts with 35 No. one singles. He's won three Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards, 14 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Music Awards, three People's Choice Awards and numerous other honors. Also an accomplished actor, McGraw's film credits include "Country Strong," the Academy Award nominated "The Blind Side," "Friday Night Lights" and the upcoming Tomorrowland. His current single, "Lookin' For That Girl," comes on the heels of three consecutive No. one smash hits and is the lead track from his next Big Machine Records release. McGraw will kick off his SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN 2014 TOUR in May on the West Coast. McGraw's "characteristically high-octane" (Billboard) show will hit 30 cities over the course of the summer.
LL Cool J (1:30-2:15 p.m. CT)
LL COOL J is an entertainment icon who has found great success crossing into multiple mediums. A two-time Grammy® Award winner, recording artist, talented actor, author, NAACP Image Award winner, entrepreneur and philanthropist, LL continues to display his wide range of talents with every project. First introduced to the world in 1984 as a Def Jam Records flagship artist, LL is the first rap artist to amass 10 consecutive platinum-plus selling albums, in addition to 2004’s “THE DEFINITION” and 2006’s “TODD SMITH” which both went Gold. The multi-platinum artist and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee is currently tied for third place for most Billboard chart debuts by a rapper. In 2008, LL released his critically acclaimed album “EXIT 13,” his appropriately titled 13th and last album for the only label he has called home - Def Jam Recordings. USA Today put it best when they said, “He may be hitting the Exit, but he is not easing up on the gas.”