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ACM ANNOUNCES OPEN SUBMISSIONS DATE FOR 50th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS COUNTRY MUSIC RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES

10/20/2014
ENCINO, CA (October 20, 2014) –The Academy of Country Music announced today that open submissions for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will begin Monday, November 10, 2014 and will end at 4:00 PM CT on Monday, December 8, 2014. The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
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Gigi’s Cupcakes Makes Generous Contribution to ACM Lifting Lives®

10/17/2014
NASHVILLE, TN (October 17, 2014) – Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, recently attended ACM Honors in Nashville, TN to present ACM Lifting Lives with a generous $10,000 donation. ACM Lifting Lives’ Hannah Martin and Wes Perry accepted the gift on behalf of the charity which works to improve lives through the power of music. With the help of supporters such as Gigi’s Cupcakes, the Academy gives back by funding worthy organizations that advance healing through music therapy and education.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES THE SWON BROTHERS FOR A VISIT

10/15/2014
Encino, CA (October 15, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed Arista Nashville recording artists The Swon Brothers to the office while they were in Los Angeles recently. While at the Academy, they performed their first Top 15 hit “Later On” as well as “Pray For You,” the new single from their self-titled major-label debut album released earlier this week.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & CBS WATCH! ANNOUNCE GEORGE STRAIT COMMEMORATIVE BOOKAZINE CELEBRATING THE KING OF COUNTRY & REIGNING ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

10/07/2014
ENCINO, CA (October 7, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music and CBS Watch! magazine have partnered to present the first-ever ACM commemorative “bookazine,” GEORGE STRAIT, available TODAY to music fans everywhere at newsstands across the U.S. and Canada – including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Barnes & Noble, and more. Fans may also order at Amazon via http://amzn.to/1vOdYTy.
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES VOTING TIMELINE FOR 2015 AWARDS

10/06/2014
Encino, CA (October 6, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the ballot timeline for professional membership voting for the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19 2015 at 8:00PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Details and timeline for fan voting will be announced at a later date.
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THIS IS COUNTRY: A BACKSTAGE PASS TO THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS AVAILABLE IN BOOKSTORES TODAY

09/23/2014
ENCINO, CA (September 23, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music hosted a party recently in Nashville to celebrate the release of the first-ever ACM commemorative book, This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards. Music Industry VIPs gathered at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to preview the book, which is on sale as of today, September 23, 2014, at booksellers nationwide. All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the book will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s
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ACM CELEBRATES WITH ARTISTS, INDUSTRY AND COUNTRY FANS AT 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS HELD SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 IN NASHVILLE

09/10/2014
NASHVILLE, TN (September 9, 2014) – Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force tonight for the Academy of Country Music’s 8th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out special event, hosted by Jake Owen, was held in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium and was sponsored by City National Bank.
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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF THE ACM AWARDS

09/09/2014
NASHVILLE, TN – September 9, 2014 – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a packed house of music fans attending Saturday’s discussion panel with the Academy of Country Music. Titled “50 Years of the ACM Awards,” the panelists included ACM Award winning superstar Clint Black, ACM Awards executive producers Barry Adelman and Richard A. “Rac” Clark and ACM CEO, Bob Romeo. Moderated by Lisa Lee, ACM senior vice president and author of the forthcoming This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academ
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BILLY BURNETTE, JAKE OWEN, TONY JOE WHITE & THE SWON BROTHERS ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD ON SEPT 9, 2014 AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

09/03/2014
WHAT: The 8th Annual ACM HONORS, as previously announced, is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Tickets priced at $40.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office.
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ACM AWARDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY PANEL TO TAKE PLACE AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2014

09/02/2014
What: ACM Awards 50th Anniversary Panel will give fans a look back at the rich fifty year history of the ACM Awards through video clips and photos. Panelists will share personal memories, highlights and backstage stories from their own experiences on the show called Country Music’s Party of the Year.
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