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Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton Hit the Stage for THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Sunday,

Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton Hit the Stage for THE 48TH 
ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Sunday, April 7 on CTV 
- Star-studded lineup of music's top artists celebrate 48 years of ACM history 
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- Hosted by CTV's THE VOICE's Blake Shelton, and singer-songwriter Luke Bryan -
- Performances by Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, George Strait, The Band 
Perry, and more -
-Music darling Taylor Swift nominated for five awards - 
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TORONTO, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Home to the biggest awards shows in Canada, 
CTV has added another star-studded showcase to its lineup. CTV announced today 
music superstars Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Blake Shelton will 
light up the stage at THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, airing 
live Sunday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET (PT delayed) on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm 
local listings). Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan co-host the rockin' event from 
the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, introducing the industry's hottest 
emerging talent as the night honours country music's best with a non-stop 
lineup of show-stopping performances. 
**Media Note** Photography for THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 
is available online at BellMediaPR.ca 
Just two weeks after the Season 4 premiere of CTV's hit series THE VOICE 
(March 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV Two), judge and reigning ACM Male Vocalist 
and Entertainer of the Year, Blake Shelton returns to co-host the ACM Awards 
for a third consecutive year. Nominated for three of the night's awards - Song 
of the Year (for "Over You" with wife Miranda Lambert), once again for Male 
Vocalist of the Year, and also Entertainer of the Year - the Academy's most 
prestigious honour, Shelton takes the stage alongside first-time co-host Luke 
Bryan. 
One of country music's fastest rising stars, Bryan is nominated for four 
awards this year, including Album of the Year (for tailgates & tanlines) and 
Vocal Event of the Year. Rounding out his nominations, Bryan also goes 
head-to-head against Shelton for Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of 
the Year. 
With a full lineup to be announced in the weeks ahead, performers announced to 
date include Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, 
and The Band Perry, with co-hosts Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton headlining this 
year's broadcast. 
Leading this year's nominees with a total of seven nominations is Eric 
Church,followed byHunter Hayeswith six, Miranda LambertandTaylor 
Swiftwith five a piece, andLuke Bryan,Kacey Musgraves,and Little Big 
Townat four nominations each. 
The excitement continues this spring and summer as CTV keeps the red carpet 
rolling with upcoming award shows including, THE JUNO AWARDS, THE BILLBOARD 
MUSIC AWARDS, and the 2013 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. 
THE 48TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS are produced by Dick Clark 
Productions. 
About CTV 
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality 
news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been 
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 10 years in a row. CTV 
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading 
assets in television, radio and digital. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, 
NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about 
CTV can be found on the network's website at ctv.ca. 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: 
Twitter - @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @Blakeshelton @LukeBryanOnline 
Facebook - facebook.com/ctv facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic 
Tonia Addison, CTV, 416.384.2194 ortonia.addison@bellmedia.ca Aviva 
Sokolsky, CTV and CTV Two, 416.384.2186 orAviva.sokolsky@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: CTV 
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