12/02/2013

LUKE BRYAN AND BLAKE SHELTON RETURN TO CO-HOST 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GR

ENCINO, CA (December 2, 2013) – Four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will return to co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, produced by dick clark productions and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second time hosting the Awards telecast.

Reigning New Artist and New Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will host the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 6, 2014. This live remote location gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards!  Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line; details will be announced soon.  

The Academy and dick clark productions will once again tapean all-star concert TV specialMonday, April 7, 2014 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 at a later date on CBS and ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

STAY TUNED for more information to be announced soon for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, a 2-day outdoor music festival featuring a lineup of music performances by country’s top hit makers, which will be held April 4th and 5th.   Tickets go on sale Friday, January 10, 2014.  More details to be announced in January. 

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 room rates at MGM Grand and Mandalay Bay based on availability.

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10 AM (PT) Tuesday, December 10th 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 AM (PT) Tuesday, December 10th 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 (PT) Friday, December 13th 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!   Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas will become available in early February, details to be posted at www.ACMcountry.com.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 49th 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 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.  Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. 

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