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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES VOTING TIMELINE FOR 2012 AWARDS

10/10/2011

Nov 11th Deadline to Apply for New Memberships &
Nov 18th Deadline to Renew Existing Memberships
To Be Eligible to Vote for the
47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2012

 

Encino, CA (October 10, 2011) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held in Spring 2012 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 PT on Friday, November 11, 2011 for members to be eligible to vote during the 2012 Awards cycle.

Existing membership renewals must be completed by 5:00 PM PT on Friday, November 18, 2011 for members to be eligible to vote during the 2012 Awards cycle.

The ballot timeline for professional members is as follows:
1st Ballot Opens – Monday, December 5, 2011
1st Ballot Closes – Monday, December 12, 2011
2nd Ballot Opens – Monday, January 9, 2012
2nd Ballot Closes – Monday, January 16, 2012
3rd Ballot Opens – Monday, March 5, 2012
3rd Ballot Closes – Monday, March 12, 2012

Nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced in February 2012 at a date to be announced.  For more information on ACM Awards criteria, please visit http://www.acmcountry.com/awards/votingcriteria.php.

About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC is an 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 music. The Academy is comprised of more than 3,800 professional members and is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.acmcountry.com or www.acmliftinglives.org.

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Media Contacts:
Brooke Primero                                                             Katie O’Halloran
Academy of Country Music                                                  Academy of Country Music
Ph 818.788.8000 x1419                                                   Ph 818.788.8000 x1418
brooke@acmcountry.com                                                 katie@acmcountry.com


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