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01.10.2012

THE "47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®," HOSTED BY REBA AND BLAKE SHELTON, TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 1 ON CBS

The “2nd Annual Fan Jam,” Hosted by Zac Brown Band at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, Will Include Performances to be Broadcast Live Via Remote

During the Awards Show

 

Lionel Richie Collaborates With Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers and More In “ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – A LIFETIME OF HITS” Concert Special to be Taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 2,

to be Broadcast at a Later Date on CBS

 

CHEAT TWEET: .@Reba and @BlakeShelton host The 47th Annual @ACMAwards 4/1 at 8pm LIVE on #CBS! http://bit.ly/yXyxRf

 

        The 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, “Country Music’s Party of the Year®” honoring country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent, will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00PM live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The show, produced by dick clark productions, will be hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton.

        In addition, the 2ND ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM, hosted by Zac Brown Band, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 1. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the “47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.”  Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live “ACM Fan Jam” performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date.  The inaugural “ACM Fan Jam” was hosted by Sugarland in 2011.

        ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – A LIFETIME OF HITS, is an all-star concert special to be taped Monday, April 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena to air later on CBS.  This country collaboration with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his upcoming album Tuskeegee, will include some of Richie’s greatest hits performed by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers and many more.  Ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which works to improve lives through music.  

        Once again, CBS RADIO's 13 iconic country music stations in major markets across the country will support the CBS Television Network's broadcast of the ACM Awards through a variety of programming initiatives on-air, online and on-site.

       THE 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers, Barry Adelman is producer and Bob Bardo is executive in charge of production.  Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.   

 

Photos will be available on www.cbspressexpress.com  

 

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CBS Press Contacts:

Andrea Ballas          818-655-1581  andrea.ballas@cbs.com 

Kim Izzo-Emmet      212-975-3820  krizzo-emmet@cbs.com   

 

CBS Photo Contacts:

Rudi Simpson          818-655-1545  rudi.simpson@cbs.com 

Nancy Eichenbaum  212-975-7627  neichenbaum@cbs.com 

 

Academy of Country Music Contact:

Brooke Primero        818-788-8000  brooke@acmcountry.com 

 

dick clark productions Contact:

Lynda Dorf               310-255-4650  ldorf@dickclark.com  

Press:

Andrea Ballas
818-655-1581
andrea.ballas@cbs.com