2013 Academy of Country Music Awards Events Announced!
BLAKE SHELTON AND LUKE BRYAN TO CO-HOST 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC®
AWARDS TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS
SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 ON CBS
BRAD PAISLEY TO HOST 3rd ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM REMOTE INTO THE 48th ANNUAL
ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS & POST-AWARDS CONCERT FROM THE ORLEANS ARENA
IN LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013
ACM TV SPECIAL TAPING AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS MONDAY, APRIL
8, 2013 TO AIR AT A FUTURE DATE ON CBS
THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY™ WILL FEATURE THE RETURN OF THE ACM EXPERIENCE &
TICKETS FOR ALL PUBLIC EVENTS ON SALE JANUARY 25, 2013!
ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013
ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Superstars Blake Shelton and Luke
Bryan will co-host Country Music's Party of the Year®, the 48^th 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 7^th, 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.
Brad Paisley will host the 3^rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place at The
Orleans Arena Sunday, April 7^th, 2013. This live remote location gives
country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be a part of the 48^th 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
As they have done for the past four years, the Academy and dick clark
productions will once again tape an all-star concert TV special 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
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!
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 48^th 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 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.
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