ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES VOTING TIMELINE FOR 2013 AWARDS
Nov 9th Deadline to Apply for New Memberships & Nov 16th Deadline to Renew Existing Memberships
To Be Eligible to Vote for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2013
Encino, CA (October 11, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held in Spring 2013 on an as-yet-unannounced date. Details and timeline for fan voting will be announced at a later date.
In addition, the Academy is announcing that new membership applications must be completed by 5:00 PM CT on Friday, November 9, 2012 for members to be eligible to vote during the 2013 Awards cycle.
Existing membership renewals must be completed by 5:00 PM CT on Friday, November 16, 2012 for members to be eligible to vote during the 2013 Awards cycle.
The ballot timeline for professional members is as follows:
1st Ballot Opens – Monday, December 3, 2012
1st BallotCloses – Monday, December 10, 2012
2nd Ballot Opens – Monday, January 14, 2013
2nd BallotCloses – Monday, January 21, 2013
3rd Ballot Opens – Monday, March 11, 2013
3rd Ballot Closes – Monday, March 18, 2013
To apply online for membership with the Academy of Country Music, please visit https://membership.acmcountry.com/individual/application.
Nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced in early 2013 at a date to be announced. For more information on ACM Awards criteria, please visit http://www.acmcountry.com/voting_criteria.html.
About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production. Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.