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Hosts Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley

  1. Tell us about the location for the promo shoot today.
  2. Dierks, how does it feel to be stepping in as co-host for the ACM Awards?
  3. Luke, how do you feel about Dierks coming on to co-host the ACM Awards with you?
  4. Will you do anything special to prepare for the ACM Awards?

Luke & Dierks CBS Promo Shoot B-Roll


Luke & Dierks CBS Promo Shoot - Behind The Scenes


Dierks Bentley

  1. What was your reaction to hearing this year's ACM Award Nominations?
  2. How do you feel about co-hosting the ACM Awards with Luke Bryan?
  3. Any ideas for keeping Luke in line?
  4. How does it feel to be nominated for ACM Video of the Year?
  5. Are you excited to be playing the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?

Dolly Parton

  1. The song "Coat of Many Colors" is very personal to you, why did you want to share that with fans through a TV movie?
  2. How does it feel to know so many people tuned in and it resonated on a profound level?
  3. What does it mean to you to be honored with the Tex Ritter Award at this year's ACM Awards?
  4. What other TV movies do you see in your future?
  5. After hosting the ACM Awards yourself in 2000, do you have any hosting advice for this year's hosts, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?

A Thousand Horses

  1. How does it feel to be nominated for an ACM Award?
  2. How did you find out about your nomination?
  3. What was it like playing the ACM Party for a Cause Festival last year?
  4. Do you think the experience will be different with the show back in Vegas?
  5. What do you think is the importance of a show like the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  6. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley as ACM Awards hosts?
  7. Do you have any family members coming to the show?
  8. What do you like most about playing festivals?
  9. Will you play your new single "Southernality" at Party for a Cause Festival?
  10. What is the first thing you'll do when you get to Vegas?

Brothers Osborne

  1. How does it feel to be nominated for two ACM Awards?
  2. What do you look forward to most about coming to the ACM Awards?
  3. What would you say is the importance of the ACM Awards?
  4. How does it feel to be performing at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  5. Do you think the ACM Party for a Cause Festival will be different now that it is back in Vegas?
  6. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley as ACM Awards hosts?
  7. What is the first thing you do when you get to Vegas?

Cam

  1. How did you find out about your ACM Award Nominations?
  2. What is it about the song "Burning House" that you think connects with people?
  3. How much emphasis do you put on the songwriting side of your career?
  4. How do you feel about performing on "Women of Country Night" at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  5. What are you looking forward to most about the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  6. Will fans get to hear your new album, Untamed, at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  7. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley as ACM Awards hosts?
  8. What is the first thing you'll do when you get to Vegas?

Chris Janson

  1. How does it feel to be in the ACM New Male Vocalist category?
  2. How do you feel about "Buy me a Boat" being up for ACM Singe Record of the Year?
  3. Why do you think "Buy me a Boat" was relatable to so many people?
  4. With your recent success as an artist, is it harder now to give up your songs to other artists?
  5. How does it feel to be performing at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  6. What is important about your partnership with ACM Lifting Lives and the COPD Foundation?

Dan + Shay

  1. How did you find out about your ACM nomination this year?
  2. Do you sense a new rise in country music duos and groups?
  3. What do you look forward to the most about coming to the ACM Awards?
  4. What is the first thing you do when you get to Las Vegas?
  5. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley when they host the ACM Awards?

Dustin Lynch

  1. How does it feel to be performing at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  2. How important is it to you that the ACM Party for a Cause Festival benefits ACM Lifting Lives?
  3. What is the first thing you do when you get to Vegas?
  4. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley when they host the ACM Awards?
  5. What are you expecting from this year's tour with Luke Bryan?
  6. What is it like to hear the audience sing your songs back to you?
  7. How far along are you on your new record? Can you tell us when to expect new music?

Lindsay Ell

  1. What are you looking forward to most about playing the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  2. What do you think is the importance of a show like the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  3. What are you looking to bring to the ACM Party For a Cause Festival stage?
  4. What are you looking forward to the most about the ACM Awards?
  5. Did you have any family ACM Awards rituals as a kid?
  6. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley when they host the ACM Awards?
  7. What is the first thing you'll do when you get to Vegas?
  8. What has it been like being on the CMT Next Women of Country tour?

Maddie & Tae

  1. How do you feel about being nominated for your first ACM Awards?
  2. Do you sense a new rise in country music duos and groups?
  3. How do you feel about performing on "Women of Country Night" at the ACM Party for a Cause Festival?
  4. What was the inspiration for "Shut Up and Fish", your newest single?
  5. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley when they host the ACM Awards?

Old Dominion

  1. How does it feel to be nominated for two ACM Awards this year?
  2. What are you expecting from this year's ACM Party For A Cause Festival?
  3. Why is it important to you to work with Lifting Lives for these club shows?

Parmalee

  1. How did you find out about your ACM nomination this year?
  2. What does it mean to be recognized in the ACM New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category?
  3. Do you sense a new rise in country music duos and groups?
  4. What do you look forward to the most about coming to the ACM Awards?
  5. What are you expecting from Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley when they host the ACM Awards?
  6. What is the first thing you do when you get to Vegas?
  7. How far along are you on your new record? Can you tell us when to expect new music?

Eric Church Surprise Award Presentation


Old Dominion Rehearsal


Eric Church Rehearsal


Kelsea Bellerini Rehearsal


Thomas Rhett Rehearsal


Luke Bryan Rehearsal


Tim McGraw Rehearsal


Chris Young & Casadee Pope Rehearsal


Kenny Chesney Rehearsal


Dolly Parton & Katy Perry Rehearsal


Sam Hunt Rehearsals


Cam Rehearsals


Chris Stapleton Rehearsals


Keith Urban Rehearsals


Jason Aldean Rehearsals


Florida Georgia Line ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Win


Kelsea Ballerini Surprise Award Presentation


Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert Perform "Somthin' Bad"


Carrie Underwood Accepts the ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award


Lee Brice Truck Giveaway Raw Footage


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