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ACM ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR 2014

10/30/2013
Encino, CA (October 30, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing today category changes to the Musician-Bandleaders-Instrumentalists awards, and Casino of the Year and Venue of the Year categories, which will go into effect beginning with the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held in 2014 on an as-yet-unannounced date.
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DIERKS BENTLEY, THE CBS NETWORK AND THE ACM PARTNER FOR THE MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE OF “I HOLD ON”

10/29/2013
Nashville, TN – Oct. 29, 2013 – Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley has teamed up with CBS to premiere the music video for his emotional and autobiographical new single “I Hold On” across multiple CBS properties. Today, omg! Insider will take fans behind the scenes of the shoot for a sneak peek of the video before it officially premieres tomorrow morning across CBS digital properties including all local country CBS radio stations’ websites, Radio.com, MetroLyrics.com and ACMCountry.com.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES DAVID NAIL FOR A VISIT

10/22/2013
Encino, CA (October 22, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed MCA recording artist David Nail to the office while he was in Los Angeles last week on his fall tour. While at the Academy, Nail performed “Whatever She’s Got,” the debut single off his forthcoming 2014 album.
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ACM ANNOUNCES OPEN SUBMISSIONS DATE FOR 49th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES

10/21/2013
ENCINO, CA (October 21, 2013) –The Academy of Country Music announced today that open submissions for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will begin Monday, November 11, 2013 and will end at 2pm PT on Friday, December 6, 2013. The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air LIVE on CBS Television next spring, date to be announced soon.
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“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR OCTOBER SPOTLIGHTS LAUREN ALAINA AND “PROJECT UNIFY”

10/09/2013
Encino, CA (October 9, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the October “My Cause” web feature will spotlight Lauren Alaina and the charity organization, Special Olympics Project UNIFY. Alaina is a Special Ambassador for Project Unify, and traveled to PyeongChang, South Korea last January for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES SARA EVANS FOR A VISIT

10/08/2013
Encino, CA (October 8, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed RCA Nashville Records recording artist Sara Evans to the office while she was in Los Angeles. The ACM award winner is gearing up for the release of her 7th studio album, a follow up to Stronger which was released in 2011. While at the Academy, Evans previewed songs from her upcoming album including the lead single, “Slow Me Down,” which gave the ACM Top Female Vocalist the biggest add date of her career last week. Already receiving rave
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES VOTING TIMELINE FOR 2014 AWARDS

10/07/2013
Encino, CA (October 7, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be held in Spring 2014 on an as-yet-unannounced date. Details and timeline for fan voting will be announced at a later date.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES THE HENNINGSENS FOR A VISIT

10/03/2013
Encino, CA (October 3, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed Arista Nashville recording artists The Hennginsens to the office while they were in Los Angeles last month. While at the Academy they performed their Top-15 debut hit “American Beautiful” as well as their current single, “I Miss You.”
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES THOMPSON SQUARE FOR A VISIT

09/30/2013
Encino, CA (September 30, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed Stoney Creek Records recording artists Thompson Square to the office while they were in Los Angeles for several media appearances. The ACM Vocal Duo of the Year and ACM staff celebrated the duo’s recent success including their current Top 40 hit, “Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About” as well as GOLD RIAA certification for the recent #1 "If I Didn't Have You."
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR 2013-2014

09/24/2013
ENCINO, CA (September 24, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing the newly elected Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 term.
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