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ACM TO HOLD FIRST-EVER DIGITAL PRESS CONFERENCE TO ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE 47TH ANNUAL ACM AWARDS

01/23/2012

WHAT:The first-ever ACM digital press conference, hosted by the Academy of Country Music, CBS Television and dick clark productions via ACM social media channels, to announce the nominees for the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year® to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

WHO: Superstar and Academy of Country Music Awards co-host REBA will participate leading up to the event, with more VIP SURPRISE GUESTS to announce categories via videos posted in real time to fans and media simultaneously. The press conference will culminate with country music FANS announcing the nominees for Entertainer of the Year (see below).

WHEN: Thursday, January 26th, 2012
6:30 AM PST - Nominations announced via social media followed by a press release posted on the Academy’s newly redesigned www.ACMcountry.com
ALL DAY - Nominee reaction videos will be posted throughout the day!

WHERE: ACM Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic
ACM Twitter Feed: www.twitter.com/ACMawards

MORE: FANS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY ONLINE EVENT!
Beginning TODAY, fans are invited to visit the ACM YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/acmcountry to learn how to post videos announcing the name of the artist(s) they would like to see receive an Entertainer of the Year nomination. On Thursday, January 26th during the real-time digital press conference fans can watch to see if their video submission is used to announce their pick for the Academy’s biggest prize. And they’re in good company: Past participants in the ACM nominations press conferences have included Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and many more!


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