09/11/2017

BOB KINGSLEY’S COUNTRY TOP 40 “ACM HONORS SPECIAL” NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE IN CELEBRATION OF THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ AIRING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

BOB KINGSLEY’S COUNTRY TOP 40 “ACM HONORS SPECIAL”
 NOW AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE
IN CELEBRATION OF THE 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ 
AIRING FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT)
ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

BOB KINGSLEY’S COUNTRY TOP 40 “ACM HONORS SPECIAL” IS AVAILABLE NOW

ENCINO, CA (September 11, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing the first-ever radio special available now to listeners nationwide, which celebrates the 11th Annual ACM Honors™ airing on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Bob Kingsley, recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Service Award, host and executive producer of the Country Top 40 has produced a radio “ACM Honors Special” available at Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 featuring hits and interviews with some of country’s biggest superstars and honorees.

Bob Kingsley’s Country Top 40 “ACM Honors Special” is now available to listen here, and includes hits from Special Awards recipients Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award) George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award),and more. The CT40 radio special also includes interviews with participating country artists Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Janson, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, and Hillary Scott, songwriter Ross Copperman, “Nashville” stars Clare Bowen and Charles Esten, and the Academy of Country Music’s CEO, Pete Fisher.

Radio programmers interested in airing the special can contact Shawn Studer for availability and delivery info at shawn@ct40.com.

About Bob Kingsley
Bob Kingsley is the most listened-to radio voice in country music history. The Host and Executive Producer of Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40, he has twice been named the CMA's National Broadcast Personality of the Year, was named National Air Personality of the Year by Country Radio Broadcasters and Country Aircheck four times, and has been named the ACM's National Broadcast Personality of the Year. His show received Billboard's Network/Syndicated Program of the Year award 16 times. Bob was chosen as the recipient of the 2012 President's Award by the CRB and was inducted in 1998 into the Country Music DJ Hall of Fame. In February 2014, Bob celebrated his 40th anniversary of "countin' 'em down" with a star-studded gala on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2016, Bob was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. For more information about Bob Kingsley, please visit www.ct40.com.

About ACM Honors™
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners. The 11th Annual ACM Honors taped Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and is produced for television by dick clark productions to be broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9:00-11:00pm ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

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Media Contacts:                              
Academy of Country Music                                        
Brooke Primero / Melissa Moldovan                                      
818.788.8000
Brooke@acmcountry.com
Melissa@acmcountry.com