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Brothers Osborne


Jason Aldean


Jon Pardi


Little Big Town


Miranda Lambert


Shane McAnally


Thomas Rhett

Making of the 52nd ACM Awards

Brett Eldredge


Brothers Osborne


Chris Stapleton


Cole Swindell featuring Dierks Bentley


Florida Georgia Line


Jason Aldean


Jon Pardi


Keith Urban featuring Carrie Underwood


Kelsea Ballerini


Lady Antebellum


Maren Morris


Miranda Lambert


Rascal Flatts


Sam Hunt


Thomas Rhett

Interview


B-Roll

Hosts Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley

  1. Are you ready to host the ACM Awards this year?
  2. What is the hardest part about hosting the ACM Awards?
  3. What is your favorite part about the ACM Awards?
  4. Luke: how does it feel to be nominated again in the ACM Entertainer of the year category?
    (Scroll down for Dierks' nominations soundbites)

Luke & Dierks Promo Shoot B-Roll


A Thousand Horses

  1. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM New Vocal Duo or Group category?
  2. How did you find out about your ACM Awards nomination?
  3. What are you looking forward to the most at this year's ACM Awards?
  4. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?
  5. What is the best part about being in Las Vegas for the ACM Awards?
  6. Why is it important to recognize the artists every year at the ACM Awards?
  7. What has been the highlight of your year?
  8. Tell us what you're working on now.

Brandy Clark

  1. How does if feel to be nominated in the ACM New Female Vocalist category?
  2. As both a writer and performer, is one nomination closer to your heart than the other?
  3. How do you balance life as a songwriter with life as a touring artist?
  4. What can fans expect from your next record?
  5. What can fans expect from your upcoming tour?
  6. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a Cause® mean to you?

Brett Young

  1. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM New Male Vocalist category?
  2. How did you find out about your ACM Awards nomination?
  3. Have you gotten to celebrate your ACM Awards nomination?
  4. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?
  5. Are you excited to take part in ACM Party for a Cause® this year?
  6. Have you ever experienced a Las Vegas crowd before?
  7. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  8. What has been the highlight of your year?

Cam

  1. How does it feel to be nominated at this year's ACM Awards?
  2. How did you find out about your ACM Awards nomination?
  3. Have you gotten to celebrate your ACM Awards nomination?
  4. What are you looking forward to the most at this year's ACM Awards?
  5. What is your favorite part about the ACM Awards?
  6. Why is it important to recognize the artists every year at the ACM Awards?
  7. What has been the highlight of your year?
  8. Tell us what you're working on now.

Chris Janson

  1. How does it feel to be in the ACM New Male Vocalist category?
  2. How do you connect with your fans?
  3. How do you balance life as a songwriter with life as a touring artist?
  4. Is it hard to let songs you have written go to other artists?
  5. Tell us what you're working on now.
  6. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a Cause® mean to you?
  7. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?

Chris Lane

  1. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM New Male Vocalist category?
  2. Have you gotten to celebrate your ACM Awards nomination?
  3. What are you looking forward to the most at this year's ACM Awards?
  4. Are you excited to take part in ACM Party for a Cause® this year?
  5. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  6. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  7. What has been the highlight of your year?

Dierks Bentley

  1. What does it mean to be nominated for ACM Album of the year?
  2. Tell us about your song "Different for Girls" and the process with Elle King.

Florida Georgia Line

  1. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM Entertainer of the Year category?
  2. Is there one ACM Awards nomination that means more to you than the others?
  3. What was it like getting to collaborate with Tim McGraw?
  4. What can fans expect from your ACM Awards performance?
  5. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?

Jackie Lee

  1. Are you excited to take part in ACM Party for a Cause® this year?
  2. Describe the vibe around town The Week Vegas Goes Country®.
  3. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  4. Tell us about your latest single.
  5. What's the feel in the creative community in Nashville right now?

Jon Pardi

  1. How does it feel to be nominated at this year's ACM Awards?
  2. How did you find out about your ACM Awards nomination?
  3. Have you gotten to celebrate your ACM Awards nomination?
  4. What are you looking forward to the most at this year's ACM Awards?
  5. Why is it important to recognize the artists every year at the ACM Awards?
  6. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?
  7. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  8. How have your seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  9. Have you ever experienced a Las Vegas crowd before?

Kane Brown

  1. How does it feel to be nominated at this year's ACM Awards?
  2. How do you connect with your fans?
  3. What was it like to work with Lauren Alaina on your newest single?
  4. Is it exciting to be nominated for the first time?
  5. How do you balance life as a songwriter with life as a touring artist?
  6. What can fans expect from your upcoming tour?
  7. What have you learned from being on tour with other artists?
  8. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a Cause® mean to you?
  9. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?

Kelsea Ballerini

  1. Is there one ACM Awards nomination that means more to you than the others?
  2. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM Female Vocalist of the year category?
  3. What has been the highlight of your year?
  4. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?
  5. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  6. Where can fans find you for the rest of the year?

Kip Moore

  1. Are you excited to take part in ACM Party for a Cause® this year?
  2. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  3. Tell us about your latest project "Comeback Kid Skatepark Project."
  4. How do you find a work/life balance?
  5. What can fans expect from your next record?
  6. Have you enjoyed taking on the role of producer for your newest album?
  7. Where can fans find you for the rest of the year?

Lady Antebellum

  1. How does it feel be nominated in the ACM Vocal Group of the year category?
  2. What has the ACM Awards meant to you throughout your career?
  3. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?
  4. What can fans expect from your show at this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  5. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a cause® mean to you?
  6. How does it feel to be back after taking a short break?
  7. What can fans expect from your upcoming tour?

Lindsay Ell

  1. Are you excited to take part in ACM Party for a Cause® this year?
  2. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  3. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  4. Have you ever experienced a Las Vegas crowd before?
  5. Will you attend the ACM Awards this year?
  6. Why is it important to recognize the artists every year at the ACM Awards?
  7. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?

LOCASH

  1. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM New Vocal Duo or Group category at this year's ACM Awards?
  2. How does it feel to be nominated at the ACM Awards at this point in your career?
  3. Have you had a creative boost from the success of your last album?
  4. How do you connect with your fans?
  5. Have you ever had a plan B?
  6. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a Cause® mean to you?
  7. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?

Maddie & Tae

  1. How does it feel to be nominated at this year's ACM Awards?
  2. What's the feel in the creative community in Nashville right now?
  3. What can fans expect from your next record?
  4. How do you find a work/life balance?
  5. Where can fans find you for the rest of the year?
  6. What is your favorite part about the ACM Awards?

Maren Morris

  1. How does it feel to be nominated at this year's ACM Awards?
  2. What role do you find to be your favorite in the music making process?
  3. What is your favorite part about the ACM Awards?
  4. Tell us about your night at the Grammys.

Old Dominion

  1. Tell us about your latest single.
  2. How have crowds reacted to your new single?
  3. How does it feel to be nominated in the ACM Vocal Duo or Group of the Year category?
  4. Has there been a change since winning ACM New Vocal group last year?
  5. What is your favorite part about the ACM Awards?
  6. What do you expect from our hosts Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley?
  7. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a cause® mean to you?
  8. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  9. Tell us what you're working on now.

Runaway June

  1. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  2. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  3. Have you ever experienced a Las Vegas crowd before?
  4. How did you get your start in country music?
  5. What's the feel in the creative community in Nashville right now?
  6. What are you working on now?
  7. How do you balance life as a songwriter with life as a touring artist?
  8. Why is it important to recognize the artists every year at the ACM Awards?
  9. What are you most looking forward to at this year's ACM Awards?

Shane McAnally

  1. Tell us about the writing process with Miranda Lambert.
  2. Where did the inspiration for "Vice" come from?
  3. How did you know that you wanted to be a songwriter?
  4. What is it like to work with so many incredible artists?
  5. What's the feel in the creative community in Nashville right now?
  6. Where did the idea for "Forever Country" come from?
  7. What did it feel like to get the green light for "Forever Country"
  8. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a Cause® mean to you?

William Michael Morgan

  1. What are your expectations for this year's ACM Party for a Cause®?
  2. What does the charitable aspect of ACM Party for a Cause® mean to you?
  3. How have you seen the power of music work in your life or in other people's lives?
  4. Which other artists inspire you?
  5. How does it feel to be in company with some of your favorite artists?
  6. What is it like to be engaged to another country artist?
  7. Where can fans find you for the rest of the year?

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