03/31/2011

FAN TEXT-TO-VOTE POWERED BY THE RAM TRUCK BRAND ANNOUNCED FOR THE 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS COUNTRY MUSIC’S P

TELECAST TO AIR LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS
Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

ENCINO, CA (March 31, 2011) — The RAM Truck Brand and the Academy of Country Music announced today that text-to-vote fan voting will be powered by the RAM Truck Brand.  For the second year in a row, country music fans everywhere have the power to choose the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year and New Artist by either texting-to-vote or casting their votes online now at www.VoteACM.com. The winners will be announced live on the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 3 (8:00 – 11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. This year, for the first time ever, the ACM Awards will feature the ACM RAM Red Carpet to welcome country’s biggest stars to the show. 

Text Voting will begin at the start of the telecast, when codes for each artist are given simultaneously, and will continue until the third hour of the show. Until then, fans may log onto www.VoteACM.com, also powered by Ram Truck, to vote.

Entertainer of the Year fan voting will give fans the chance to vote for the Academy’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, for which Jason Aldean, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban are nominated. Fans can also vote for the New Artist Award, for which The Band Perry and Eric Church will compete. Fan voting is open now at www.VoteACM.com.  New Artist voting will close at 5 p.m. PT on April 3 (before the LIVE show starts) and Entertainer of the Year voting will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast.

*Msg&Data rates may apply. Contact your wireless carrier for text messaging plan details. Limit of 1 text messaging vote. For help send HELP to 99888.

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With a work-hard, play-hard attitude, the Ram Truck brand offers the boldest, most powerful and capable pickup truck lineup on the planet.

Introduced in 2008, the Ram 1500 is a game changer in terms of its ability to "outsmart" and "out-tough" the competition with its bold exterior design, crafted and refined interior, engineering excellence, superb innovation and best-in-class features and amenities.

The Ram Truck brand added to its award-winning truck lineup with the introduction of the 2010 Ram 2500 and 3500 Heavy Duty trucks. Ram heavy-duty trucks provide customers with first-time innovations and features along with new standards of strength, utility and driveability, building on the Ram's leadership in the heavy-duty pickup segment.

The Ram Truck brand is further enhancing its commercial vehicle presence with a "new crew" of commercial-grade work trucks: the new 2011 Ram 3500, 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cabs. Led by an all-new crew cab, the new 2011 Ram Chassis Cabs are built on a proven frame and chassis, and engineered for maximum uptime, optimum performance and enhanced commercial capability.