The Academy of Country Music has established the Volunteer awards to recognize outstanding volunteers for their dedication and service. Hailing from towns across the country, these individuals took up ranks alongside the ACM staff to ensure that The Week Vegas Goes Country went off without a hitch.

ACM Volunteer Leadership Award:

ACM Volunteer Leads and Captains are nominated by ACM staff to receive this new award recognizing outstanding volunteer leadership, initiative and dedication to the Academy of Country Music. Multiple winners may be recognized with this award each year.

Reatha CoxReatha Cox
A ball of energy and the epitome of professionalism, Reatha helped coordinate volunteers at multiple events throughout the week: ACM Stories, Songs & Stars at The Joint, ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and the ACM Awards red carpet. When she's not volunteering with the ACM, Reatha works as the Executive Director for the First Year Experience and Leadership Development at Northwestern State University.





 

Lisa TobiaLisa Tobia
Lisa assisted the ACM team remotely for months prior to the ACM Awards, helping with volunteer scheduling operations and planning. She arrived in Las Vegas early to serve as part of the core volunteer leadership team and facilitated operations, scheduling changes, transportation and communication. A New Jersey native, Lisa has traveled from the East Coast to volunteer for the past four ACM Awards.

ACM Volunteer of the Year:

Volunteers are nominated by the Volunteer Leads, Captains and ACM staff recognizing outstanding volunteer service and valuable contribution to the Academy. Multiple winners may be recognized with this award each year.

Rebekah BurlesonRebekah Burleson
Rebekah graciously offered to assist as much as possible and took on many roles. She was a VIP host at MGM Grand, an event host at ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, and part of the talent team for the radio remotes, ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off & ACM Awards red carpet.






 

Carson ClaybrookCarson Claybrook
Carson's experience and ability to jump in wherever needed made her a valuable asset at the Change the Conversation: ACM Edition event. She also coordinated transportation for the ACM Awards Official After Party and took on key roles as part of the talent team for ACM Stories, Songs & Stars.





 

Natalie CostaNatalie Costa
Natalie took on many tasks throughout ACM week: escorting talent through radio interviews, assisting VIPs at the credential desk, assisting event organizers at the ACM Workout for a Cause: Erin Oprea Unleashed Tour, helping with red carpet hospitality, and working as an event host at ACM Stories, Songs & Stars.





 

Michael GandyMichael Gandy
As a first-year volunteer, Michael made an impression with his enthusiasm and professionalism while serving on multiple teams throughout ACM week: credentials, radio remote guest services, ACM Awards red carpet and show rehearsals.






 

Joyce HalamaJoyce Halama
Joyce's initiative and ability to elevate every role she was tasked with proved invaluable during ACM Awards week. She organized the VIP credentials process, escorted talent through radio interviews, and worked with talent teams for artist signings at both the ACM Awards and ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party at Stoney's Rockin' Country.





 

Carly RedfordCarly Redford
A true powerhouse, Carly assisted the ACM staff with numerous tasks in the production office during ACM Awards week. She continued to help throughout the weekend as part of the talent team for ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, working with talent and management teams for artist signings and the red carpet.


 

ACM Volunteer Leadership Award:

ACM Volunteer Leads and Captains are nominated by ACM staff to receive this new award recognizing outstanding volunteer leadership, initiative and dedication to the Academy of Country Music. Multiple winners may be recognized with this award each year.

Chelsee LeyshockChelsee Leyshock - Redondo Beach, CA
As a Volunteer Lead, Chelsee has proved to be a powerhouse with amazing work ethic, energy and ability to take charge at a venue to swiftly train and organize her assigned volunteers and make adjustments, as needed.





 

Bob SimsBob Sims - Henderson, NV
As a Volunteer Captain, Bob has been a vital part of the ACM volunteer team. When last-minute help was needed for the ACM Booth at the NFR/Cowboy Christmas event last December, Bob offered to help without hesitation. His flexibility, problem-solving skills and willingness to assist wherever needed have proven invaluable multiple times over the past two years.

ACM Volunteer of the Year:

Volunteers are nominated by the Volunteer Leads, Captains and ACM staff recognizing outstanding volunteer service and valuable contribution to the Academy. Multiple winners may be recognized with this award each year.

Eddie BarriosEddie Barrios - Las Vegas, NV
An ACM volunteer since 2016, Eddie recruited and managed nearly 20 UNLV students who assisted with PFAC events.






 

Brianne CatlinBrianne Catlin - Las Vegas, NV
Brianne flew in early to Vegas to help the ACM events staff, in addition to working the radio remotes and acting as the primary floater on all tasks during the day of show. She has been a volunteer with the ACM since 2016.





 

Hunter HortonHunter Horton - Natchitoches, LA
A first-time volunteer, Hunter worked on radio remotes on Friday and Saturday, rehearsals on Friday night, House of Blues on Saturday night and golf carts on Sunday.





 

Alex OetkenAlex Oetken - Nashville, TN
Returning for his second year as an ACM volunteer, Alex worked at Virgil's on Friday, rehearsal guitars on Saturday and red carpet drink bins on Sunday.






 

Andy SnyderAndy Snyder - Davenport, IA
An ACM volunteer since 2015, Andy assisted with the golf carts on Sunday and helped at the T-Mobile Info Booth, the WME Bash at the Beach events and the House of Blues.





 

Christina StrawnChristina Strawn - Las Vegas, NV
Another first-time ACM volunteer, Christina played a pivotal role at the House of Blues on Saturday night by directly working with the venue and talent teams.