ACM® NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR LAUREN ALAINA AND MULTI-PLATINUM RISING STAR KANE BROWN DESIGNATED SOCIAL MEDIA CORRESPONDENTS FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ACM® NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR LAUREN ALAINA  AND MULTI-PLATINUM RISING STAR KANE BROWN  DESIGNATED SOCIAL MEDIA CORRESPONDENTS FOR  THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ACM® NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR LAUREN ALAINA

AND MULTI-PLATINUM RISING STAR KANE BROWN

DESIGNATED SOCIAL MEDIA CORRESPONDENTS FOR

THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

AWARDS TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

ON SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Tweet: Just Announced! @Lauren_Alaina and @kanebrown announced as official social media correspondents for the 53rd @ACMawards LIVE on April 15 at 8/7c on #CBS!

Encino, CA (April 12, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today ACM® New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina and multi-platinum rising star Kane Brown are the official social media correspondents for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. While roving at ACM Party for a Cause® events and awards show rehearsals leading up to the annual broadcast, as well as backstage as the show airs, Alaina and Brown will bring fans a front-row seat and behind-the-scenes perspective of the ACM Awards® experience in real-time.

Beginning today, fans can watch for content posted across the ACM and CBS social platforms, as well as Kane’s and Lauren’s personal handles. Representing country music’s next generation, the two entertainers first met when they were choir classmates in middle school and are now ACM Award nominees in the Vocal Collaboration category for the Double-Platinum RIAA certified #1 hit “What Ifs.”

As previously announced, ACM Award nominee Kane Brown & ACM Award winner Lauren Alaina will perform on the 53rd ACM Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, broadcasting LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 15 (live 8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets to the ACM Awards are now on sale at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit www.ACMcountry.com and www.PartyForaCause.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 53rd 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 broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM live ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Academy of Country Music Contacts:

Brooke Primero                                brooke@acmcountry.com                           818-788-8000

Melissa Moldovan                           melissa@acmcountry.com                           818-788-8000   

dick clark productions Contacts:

Kelly Striewski                                   kstriewski@dickclark.com                            310-255-4602

Gina Sorial                                           gsorial@dickclark.com                                310-255-0308

CBS Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas                                     andrea.ballas@cbs.com                                818-655-1581

Kate Fisher                                          khfisher@cbs.com                                        212-975-3818 

PMK•BNC Contacts:

Brian Rubin                                         Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com                        310-854-4800

Christina Canseco                            Christina.Canseco@pmkbnc.com              310-854-4800

Pipere Boggio                                    Pipere.Boggio@pmkbnc.com                     310-854-4800

Hallie Sawyer                                     Hallie.Sawyer@pmkbnc.com                      212-582-1111