Fan Voting For Entertainer Of The Year And New Artist Of The Year Awards Now Open For The 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music

 Fan Voting For Entertainer Of The Year And New Artist Of The Year Awards Now
  Open For The 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards, "Country Music's
                             Party Of The Year™"

STARTING TODAY Country Music Fans Have the Power to Vote for Entertainer of
the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year at www.VoteACM.com

CHEAT TWEET: Vote Now for @ACMawards Entertainer of the Year @RamTrucks & ACM
New Artist of the Year @Kohls at www.voteACM.com

PR Newswire

ENCINO, Calif., March 25, 2013

ENCINO, Calif., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Academy of Country Music,
the Ram Truck brand and Kohl's Department Stores announced today that fan
voting is now open for the Entertainer of the Year  award, which will be
powered by Ram for the fourth year in a row, as well as the ACM New Artist of
the Year award, which will be presented by Kohl's. Country music fans
everywhere have the power to choose the winners by casting their votes now at
www.VoteACM.com. The awards will be given out during the 48^th ANNUAL ACADEMY
OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena
in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00PM, live ET/delayed PT on the CBS
Television Network.  This year, for the third time, the ACM Awards will
feature the ACM Ram Red Carpet to welcome country's biggest stars to the show.


"The Ram Truck brand is proud to partner with the Academy of Country Music for
their 48^th Award ceremony. Ram truck fans and country music fans are one and
the same as they are cut from the same cloth of authenticity with a genuine
work-hard, play-hard attitude," said Fred Diaz, President and CEO - Ram Truck
Brand and Chrysler de Mexico, Chrysler Group LLC. "We are excited to find out
who Ram and country music fans will select as their choice for Entertainer of
the Year. We congratulate all the nominated artists."

"Once again, fans have the power to vote for two of the ACM's most exciting
categories, and we're proud to have great partners both in Ram Trucks and
Kohl's to help make it happen," said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country
Music.

Entertainer of the Year fan voting – powered by the Ram Truck brand – will
once again provide fans the opportunity to vote for the Academy's most
prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, for which Jason Aldean, Luke
Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are nominated. Fans
will also help choose the ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl's, for
which Brantley Gilbert, Jana Kramer and Florida Georgia Line are the nominees.
Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year is now
open at www.VoteACM.com. New Artist of the Year voting will close at 8:00PM ET
/ 5:00PM PT on Sunday, April 7, 2013 (before the LIVE show starts), and
Entertainer of the Year voting will close during the third hour of the LIVE
broadcast.

Leading up to the show, fans can watch interviews and exclusive performances
with the three final ACM New Artist of the Year nominees as they receive their
trophies for winning their respective first round categories on GAC's "ACM New
Artist of the Year" special, premiering March 25^th at 8:00PM ET and re-airing
multiple times until voting closes on April 7. Additional air times and dates
can be found at GACtv.com/ACM.

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.

About the Ram Truck Brand

The Ram Truck brand continues to establish its own identity and clearly define
its customer since its launch as a standalone vehicle brand. Creating a
distinct brand for Ram trucks has allowed the brand to concentrate on how core
customers use their trucks and what new features they'd like to see. Whether
focusing on a family that uses its half-ton truck day in and day out, a
hard-working Ram Heavy Duty owner or a business that depends on its commercial
vehicles every day, Ram has the truck market covered.

The Ram Truck brand has the most innovative lineup of full-size trucks on the
market. Ram Truck has emerged as a full-size truck leader by investing
substantially in new products, infusing them with great looks, refined
interiors, durable engines and features that further enhance their
capabilities. Truck customers, from half-ton to commercial, have a demanding
range of needs and require their vehicles to provide high levels of
capability. Ram trucks are designed to deliver a total package.

About Kohl's

Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl's (NYSE: KSS) is a family-focused,
value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced,
exclusive and national brand apparel, shoes, accessories, beauty and home
products in an exciting shopping environment. With a commitment to
environmental leadership, Kohl's operates1,155stores in 49 states. In
support of the communities it serves, Kohl's has raised more than$231million
for children's initiatives nationwide through its Kohl's Cares® cause
merchandise program, which operates under Kohl's Cares, LLC, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Kohl's Department Stores, Inc. For a list of store locations and
information, or for the added convenience of shopping online,
visitwww.Kohls.com,join the discussion on Facebook
(http://www.facebook.com/Kohls) or Twitter (http://twitter.com/Kohls) or get
inspired on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/Kohls) and Instagram
(http://instagram.com/Kohls).



SOURCE Academy of Country Music Awards

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