Academy of Country Music Award nominations will be revealed Thursday (1/26) at 6:30 a.m./PT, 8:30 a.m. CT.
In keeping with the Academy’s ever-growing fan engagement initiatives, the nominees will be announced for the first time via a digital press conference on the Academy’s social media channels. Reba, who is set to host the 47th annual ACM Awards with Blake Shelton, will read the nominations and will be joined by surprise guests. Some categories will be revealed via pre-taped video message and some will be announced in text.
The press conference will culminate with country music fans announcing the nominees for Entertainer of the Year, a fan-voted award.
Beginning today fans are invited to visit the ACM YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/acmcountry to learn how to post videos announcing the name of the artist(s) they would like to see receive an Entertainer of the Year nomination. On Thursday during the real-time digital press conference fans can watch to see if their video submission is used to announce their pick for the Academy’s biggest prize.
Following the announcement, nominee reaction videos will be posted throughout the day.
The ACM Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.