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ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2018 KICKS OFF SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP WITH ROSS COPPERMAN, KIP MOORE AND JON NITE AND KARAOKE WITH BRANDON LAY

The 9th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES LAUREN ALAINA AND JON PARDI AS HOSTS FOR THE 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018 AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Encino, CA (June 12, 2018) – Today, the Academy of Country Music® is announcing that country music stars Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi will host the 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards.  ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Additional performers and participants will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, June 15, 2018.

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™

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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH AFLAC TO PRESENT FIRST-EVER AFLAC ACM LIFTING LIVES HONOR ACM AWARDS® NOMINEE CHRIS YOUNG TO PRESENT HONOR FROM WME’S BASH AT THE BEACH DURING THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY

Encino, CA (April 10, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today a partnership between Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and exclusive insurance partner of the ACM Awards, and the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, ACM Lifting Lives®, to present the first-ever Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor. This honor will recognize someone for his or her remarkable and selfless dedication to bringing the healing power of music to those who are in need. The inaugural recognition will honor excellence in music therapy. ACM Awards® Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Chris Young, will celebrate the honoree on Friday, April 13 from WME’s BASH at the BEACH at Mandalay Bay Beach during The Week Vegas Goes Country, prior to headlining the two-night ACM Party For A Cause® concert on Saturday, April 14.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® LAUNCHES OFFICIAL APP AND MERCHANDISE LINE IN ADVANCE OF THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Encino, CA (April 6, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the launch of the official 2018 ACM Awards® App and merchandise in advance of the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast 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.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PRESENTS ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS: A SONGWRITER’S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®

WHAT: The Academy of Country Music® will present a songwriter event, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. An upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars will feature 53rd ACM Awards® Songwriter of the Year nominees – ranging from the most commercially successful to the most critically-acclaimed composers – alongside some of the biggest names in country music performing the songs they composed, telling the stories behind how those collaborations came together. The celebration will also highlight surprise performers sharing the stories behind their biggest hits.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PRESENTS INAUGURAL ACM LIFTING LIVES® TOPGOLF TEE-OFF HOSTED BY CHARLES KELLEY OF LADY ANTEBELLUM & DARIUS RUCKER

Eleven-time ACM Award winner Charles Kelley of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum, and multi-platinum country music star Darius Rucker will host the first-ever ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®.  Attendees will have the unique opportunity to take in LIVE performances from the hottest new talent in country music and play golf, while country artists compete in a tournament of golf skills.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AND STAGECOACH: CALIFORNIA'S COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION

Encino, CA (April 3, 2018) – Two of Southern California’s leading country music authorities, the Academy of Country Music® and Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival, have teamed up to give country fans the chance to experience country music on the West Coast by winning passes to 2018 Stagecoach and tickets to attend the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2019.

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

ENCINO, CA (March 15, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Lauren Alaina, Rhett Akins, Rodney Atkins, Kristian Bush, Cam, Lindsay Ell, Chris Janson, LOCASH, Scotty McCreery, Midland, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Cole Swindell, Chris Young and more have been added to the musical lineup for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. More than 80 of country music’s most celebrated artists and emerging talents will all perform at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS MORE THAN 40 OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

ENCINO, CA (February 20, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced the full schedule of events and performances for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® set to take place at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip on April 12-15, 2018. More than 40 of country music’s most celebrated artists as well as emerging talents have been revealed today as performers, including headlining artists Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Kip Moore, Old DominionJon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, and Chase Rice.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PRESENTS ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS: A SONGWRITER’S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES® LEE BRICE, ASHLEY GORLEY, SHANE MCANALLY, LORI MCKENNA & THOMAS RHETT ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS

ENCINO, CA (February 14, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® will present a songwriter event, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. Country music’s most distinguished songwriters and celebrated artists including Lee BriceAshley GorleyShane McAnallyLori McKenna, and Thomas Rhett have been revealed today as performers for the special event. Additional performers and attendees, including ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees, will be announced in the coming weeks. Portions of event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

CHARLES KELLEY OF LADY ANTEBELLUM AND DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST FIRST-EVER 2018 ACM LIFTING LIVES® TOPGOLF TEE-OFF DURING THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®

ENCINO, CA (January 25, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that eleven-time ACM Award winner Charles Kelley of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum, and multi-platinum country music star Darius Rucker will host the first-ever ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the highly-anticipated 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS APRIL 12-15, 2018 SURROUNDING THE 53rd ACM AWARDS® IN LAS VEGAS

ENCINO, CA (January 23, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced exciting details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including a schedule of events and on-sale ticket information for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® to be held Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018.  This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events across the Las Vegas Strip leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM AT THE 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS TAKING PLACE MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

ENCINO, CA (March 16, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner among others have been added to the musical lineup for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. They join an epic lineup of performers set to take the stages at events taking place at various venues across Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2, 2017, surrounding the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS PLANS FOR “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017 INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVITIES

ENCINO, CA (January 27, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music announced today a return to the organization’s origins in developing The Week Vegas Goes Country® years ago, with an onslaught of events taking over Las Vegas – including a return and expansion of the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® -- in conjunction with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017