ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC TO TAKE OVER NORTH TEXAS FOR 50th ANNIVERSARY IN 2015

FIRST-EVER AWARDS PRESENTATION FROM THE HOME OF THE DALLAS COWBOYS, 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TX SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015 ON CBS

BLAKE SHELTON AND LUKE BRYAN RETURN TO CO-HOST

ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories, 2-Day Outdoor Music Event to be held April 17-18, 2015 At Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX

TICKETS ON SALE APRIL 15, 2014 AT TICKETMASTER.COM

ENCINO, CA (April 6, 2014) – Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones and the king of country music, Texas-born, and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year George Strait, shared exciting news tonight at the 49th ACM Awards with an invitation fans to attend the largest celebration in country music history from the home of the Dallas Cowboys: The 50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we’ll celebrate with the biggest group of mega artists at ACM Party for a Cause and allow more music fans to experience the Awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country.”

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the ACM Awards coming to AT&T Stadium next year. It will be the first event of its kind at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The stadium was built to host world class events such as this, and it doesn’t get any bigger than the ACMs. The excitement from fans across the country, our great fans in Texas, and this venue will provide the biggest and best stage available to showcase country music and its stars to the world,” said Jones.

“I won my first ACM in 1984, and to see a landmark event like the ACM Awards move to one of the biggest venues in the country to create a historical country music experience of this magnitude, it is a testament to the fans,” said George Strait, “I am thrilled to have been a part of the announcement of this milestone event coming to my home state of Texas.” Strait took home the coveted, fan-voted ACM Entertainer of the Year award – the second of his career – shortly after the announcement was made.

Four-time ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host this super-sized night of incredible country music performances, which will cap off three days of events, including the 3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause®: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. This two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more. You won’t want to miss this event that will include more than 30 different artists, proceeds benefitting yet to be announced charitable organizations. Participating artists will be announced at a later date.

Music fans ready to experience a Texas-sized, once-in-a-lifetime vacation—complete with a singular, exclusive ACM Awards golden anniversary experience – can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014, with many levels of ticket packages being offered. For event updates, ticket on-sale links, hotel information and more, visit www.ACMcountry.com. Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com to receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information.

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10 AM (CT) Thursday, April 10, 2014 by visiting www.acmcountry.com.

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM (CT) Thursday, April 10, 2014 by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (CT) Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at www.ACMawards50.com.

For the ultimate country shopping and marketplace experience, visit the ACM EXPO presented by Roper.  As part of the ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL, the marketplace at ACM EXPO presented by Roper will allow fans to “shop country” with more than 100 unique country lifestyle vendors from all over the United States with products such as customized jewelry, western wear, original art, homemade crafts and more.

The Exclusive Genetics, Bucking Bull Day returns to the ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVALwhere fans can come see the future Bull stars of tomorrow and compete as yearling bulls buck.

Stay tuned for more updates on the ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL and the ACM EXPO Presented by Roper.  This will be one Anniversary Celebration you won’t want to miss!  Click here for more information on how you can become an exhibitor!


SUPERSTARS RASCAL FLATTS & KEITH URBAN TO HEADLINE TWO-DAY ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVAL AT THE LINQ IN LAS VEGAS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AND 5, 2014

FULL LINE-UP INCLUDES JOE NICHOLS, JERROD NIEMANN, THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS YOUNG, CADILLAC THREE, ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES AND MORE!

ENCINO, CA (January 15, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music announces the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival will be headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, at The LINQ , Caesars Entertainment’s new open-air retail, dining and entertainment district at the heart of the famous Las Vegas Strip. The full line-up will include Joe Nichols, Jerrod Niemann, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Cadillac Three, the three ACM New Artist of the Year Presented by Kohl’s nominees and more to be announced. Fans can purchase a two-day pass for both nights beginning at 10 AM PT on Friday, January 24 at www.ticketmaster.com.

The two-day outdoor music festival will be the first-ever special event held at The LINQ. The LINQ will transform its surface parking lot into a country music fan’s paradise during the ACM Party for a Cause® Festival. The stage for the Festival will be placed right under the Las Vegas High Roller, the focal point of The LINQ and the world’s tallest observation wheel.

“We are thrilled to kick off the first of many large-scale concerts and events at The LINQ with the Academy of Country Music,” said Jon Gray, vice president and general manager of The LINQ. “Caesars Entertainment has always been an industry leader in presenting top-of-the-line entertainment experiences in Las Vegas, and our space at The LINQ offers many new opportunities for us to continue to raise the bar of the city’s entertainment landscape.”

The Festival will include elements previously tied to the Academy’s lifestyle event, such as multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games and dance competitions, a country marketplace, and more to be announced. The event is part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

“The Academy is honored to have Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban headline two separate nights of incredible music during The Week Vegas Goes Country®” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Fans nationwide plan their vacations around ACM events, and they will be blown away by The LINQ and all that Caesars has put into the property. We’re privileged to be the first event in this very special space.”

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15 January, 2014 (01:40) | ACM Party For A Cause | By: ACMExpo


JASON ALDEAN, LUKE BRYAN, TAYLOR SWIFT & NE-YO TO PERFORM AT ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’s SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT

Encino, CA (February 28, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that country music superstars Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Taylor Swift, and chart-topping R&B artist, Ne-Yo are the first to be added to the all-star lineup performing at the ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT, taping Monday, April 8, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.  The special will be broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network.

ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’s SUPERSTAR SUMMER NIGHT will feature high-octane performances and musical collaborations in a two hour star-studded concert event to benefit ACM Lifting Lives. Fifteen-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw is spotlighting the hottest music of the summer and calling on his friends to help kick off the 2013 touring season.

“There’s no better time for live music than in the heat of the summer,” said McGraw.  ”Country music is hotter than it has ever been, and with some help from a few friends in other genres too, we’re going to get summer started off right.   I’ve been lucky enough to have all these artists join me on tour, and it’ll be fun to get everyone back together to help raise money and bring some attention to Lifting Lives.  Not enough people know what good work the organization does, and when I was asked to help put this show together, it was a no-brainer.”

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28 February, 2013 (19:03) | Uncategorized | By: ACMExpo


RADIO AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2013) – Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the full list of radio award winners that will not be televised due to time constraints during the live telecast of the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.

This is the second ACM National On-Air Personality of the Year Award win for Cody Alan, for CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan.  Alan, who also won this award in 2010, serves as both the host and executive producer for CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan and can also be seen weekly on CMT Hot 20 Countdown. Alan, a well-respected country music industry veteran, delivers fans access to the biggest stars in country and entertainment.  His consistent presence on CMT’s multiple platforms makes him a dynamic ambassador for country music.

Winners in radio categories will be invited to receive their awards at a private reception in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 6th, the day prior to the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

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27 February, 2013 (19:02) | ACM Awards | By: ACMExpo


ACM WEEKEND AT FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE RETURNS APRIL 5-6, 2013

Encino, CA (February 27, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music and Las Vegas announced today that for the seventh consecutive year, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will be taking place on Friday, April 5th and Saturday, April 6th.  On the heels of the ACM Party for a Cause Festival at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, this ultimate ACM after party continues  in downtown Las Vegas at Fremont Street with two nights of all-star concerts headlined by Gary Allan and Jake Owen and featuring performances by Randy HouserChris JansonJana KramerKip MooreJoe Nichols and Sunny Sweeney.

Hosted by three-time ACM On-Air Personality of the Year Award winner Blair Garner, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience will once again feature a free and open-to-the-public concert beginning at 9:00pm both nights and performances on two stages. ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, a star-studded event honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent. The ACM Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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27 February, 2013 (19:00) | ACM Fremont Street Experience | By: ACMExpo


THE BAND PERRY AND DIERKS BENTLEY TO HEADLINE ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE FESTIVAL

Encino, CA (February 21, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music announces the addition of ACM Party for a Cause Festival,  a 2-day outdoor music festival during The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on April 7, 2013.  The ACM Party for a Cause Festival features a line-up of performances by country’s top hit makers and some of this year’s ACM Award nominees, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for a variety of charities.   Donations on behalf of Big Machine Label Group, General Mills and ACM Lifting Lives® will be made to the charities represented during this celebratory weekend for fans.

Friday’s line-up will be sponsored by Outnumber Hunger, an initiative from General Mills, Big Machine Label Group and Feeding America.  In its second year, Outnumber Hunger is a program that helps fight hunger in local communities by helping Feeding America secure meals for its network of local food banks.  Concert attendees will have the opportunity to help secure meals for Feed America through special on-site activities.  Saturday will be hosted by Kix Brooks and will include a presentation of charitable donations to the military-inspired non-profit organizations Wounded Warrior Project®, Folds of Honor and Nellis Air Force Base Youth Education Programs.

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21 February, 2013 (17:54) | ACM Party For A Cause | By: ACMExpo


2013 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARD EVENTS ANNOUNCED!

Superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7th, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. The show is produced by dick clark productions, inc.  This year’s show will mark reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Shelton’s third consecutive turn hosting the Awards and Bryan’s first time hosting a LIVE televised event.

3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, featuring Brad Paisley, takes place at The Orleans Arena Sunday, April 7th, 2013. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be a part of the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards!  Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote from The Orleans Arena, by Brad Paisley and other top-tier music acts.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends, with performances by Brad Paisley and friends. Details and other participating talent will be announced soon but fans can tweet to unlock a special message from Brad, delivered to them immediately after they tweet, by visiting the ACM Social Splash page at www.ACMsocialsplash.com.

ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night to be taped Monday, April 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring today’s top country acts and more.  Talent announcements are forthcoming.  The special will air later on CBS and ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

Country music fans “unlocked” this press release in the first-ever ACM “Tweet to Unlock” promotion, wherein fans were invited to send a minimum of 25,000 tweets before the date and host information would be released to the public.  Fans were alerted to the opportunity on Friday, and reached the 25,000 threshold in just less than 4 days.

The Academy will announce its full schedule of The Week Vegas Goes Country™ events in the coming weeks, which will include THE ACM EXPERIENCE, to be held April 5-7, 2013 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino.  In its sophomore year, this free, family-friendly open-to-the-public country music lifestyle event will once again feature LIVE country music performances, interactive games and dance competitions, the ACM Expo a shopper’s paradise and country marketplace, and much, much more to be announced.

For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.  Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com.  ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates at MGM Grand and The Orleans Hotel and Casino, based on availability.

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by visiting www.ACMawards.com.

ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE:  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Wednesday, January 23, 2013 through Friday, January 25, 2013 by visiting www.ACMawards.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Friday, January 25, 2013 at www.ACMawards.com.

For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates!

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 48th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.  The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro, Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark and are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

8 January, 2013 (23:19) | ACM Awards | By: ACMExpo


#ACMs FOR FANS ONLY! ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS LAUNCH FAN ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVES LEADING UP TO THE 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions are revealing new fan engagement initiatives associated with the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time ever fans will have multiple ways to interact and participate in the events leading up to and throughout the broadcast of the ACM Awards on Sunday, April 1 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Music fans are encouraged to check out the following interactive ele . . . read more

31 March, 2012 (03:09) | ACM Awards | By: ACMExpo


ZAC BROWN, BRANTLEY GILBERT, LIAM HEMSWORTH, LL COOL J, SCOTTY McCREERY, THE BAND PERRY, KISS, SUGARLAND, AND THOMPSON SQUARE TO PRESENT

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Zac Brown, Brantley Gilbert, Liam Hemsworth, LL COOL J, Scotty McCreery, The Band Perry, KISS, Sugarland, and Thompson Square are scheduled to present as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in . . . read more

31 March, 2012 (03:08) | ACM Awards | By: ACMExpo


DIERKS BENTLEY AND BRAD PAISLEY TO PERFORM AT THE 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

The Academy of Country Music announced today that Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley are scheduled to perform as part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. In addition, Lionel Richie and Taylor Swift are scheduled as presenters. The ceremony, which honors country music’s top talent as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists, is produced for television by dick clark productions and will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, Ap . . . Read More

28 March, 2012 (16:58) | ACM Awards | By: ACMExpo