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01/23/2014
WHAT: The 8th Annual ACM HONORS is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised award recipients and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
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THE ACM ANNOUNCES CURATOR PARTNERSHIP WITH BEATS MUSIC

01/21/2014
ENCINO, CA (January 21, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music has partnered with Beats Music as a curator partner for the new music streaming subscription service, which officially launches TODAY, January 21, 2014. As one of only three designated country music curator partners, the Academy of Country Music joins 30 of the most respected brands in the world to create playlists of editorialized music, including esteemed brands such as Ellen DeGeneres, Target, the Grand Ole Opry, Country Weekly, Rolling Stone,
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ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2014 CLUB BENEFIT SHOWS

01/14/2014
Encino, CA (January 14, 2014) – Tickets are available NOW for a string of benefit shows across the country to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives® the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. Participating clubs for every show have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.
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ACM & GREAT AMERICAN COUNTRY ONCE AGAIN PARTNER TO LET THE FANS DECIDE NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES

01/09/2014
Encino, CA (January 9, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music and Great American Country announced today that for the sixth consecutive year, the newcomer category for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be voted on by the fans through VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM, beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
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“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR JANUARY SPOTLIGHTS SARA EVANS AND “ALABAMA FOREVER”

01/07/2014
Encino, CA (January 7, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the January “My Cause” web feature will spotlightmulti-platinum-selling RCA Nashville recording artist Sara Evans and the charity organization, Alabama Forever. The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies. Evans, who has enjoyed a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 country singles, is scheduled to release her hi
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES KRISTIAN BUSH FOR A VISIT

12/18/2013
Encino, CA (December 18, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed Sugarland’s Kristian Bush to the office while he was in Los Angeles last week. While at the Academy, he performed his latest single, “Love or Money” which is already a smash hit in the UK and is now available on iTunes in the United States.
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ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2013 GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

12/17/2013
ENCINO, CA (December 17, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives,® dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, announced its 2013 beneficiaries today, including new grants for Alive Hospice, Notes for Notes, Porter’s Call, Possibilities!, Rock For Kids, Tapping Individual Potential (T.I.P.) and W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School. This brings the organization's total giving for the 2013 grant cycle to $135,000, which includes funding for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp that took place in
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“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR DECEMBER SPOTLIGHTS ROSS COPPERMAN AND “ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP”

12/06/2013
Encino, CA (December 6, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the December “My Cause” web feature will spotlight producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and the charity organization, ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp. Copperman’s passion for the program began after participating in the 2013 ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp recording session at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville. Serving as guest producer, Copperman helped the developmentally disabled campers record a song that they penned earlier in the week with
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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® WELCOMES COREY SMITH FOR A VISIT

12/05/2013
Encino, CA (December 5, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music welcomed rising singer/songwriter Corey Smith to the office while he was in Los Angeles last month. While at the Academy, he performed his latest single, “Ain’t Going Out Tonight” and signed up for professional ACM membership, as part of the Academy’s complimentary one-year membership offered to support emerging artists.
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BLAKE SHELTON AND LUKE BRYAN RETURN TO CO-HOST 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® AWARDS

12/02/2013
ENCINO, CA (December 2, 2013) – Four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will return to co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, produced by dick clark productions and broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second time hosting the Aw
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