Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This will mark reigning ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Shelton’s third consecutive turn hosting the Awards and Bryan’s first time hosting a live televised event. The show is produced by dick clark productions, inc.
Country music fans “unlocked” the press release announcing Bryan’s hosting gig in the first-ever ACM “Tweet to Unlock” promotion. Fans sent out 25,000 tweets in less than four days so that the information would be released to the public.
ACM Fan Jam: Going on simultaneously as the Awards will be the 3rd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Brad Paisley at Las Vegas’ The Orleans Arena. Some of the performances from this live remote will air during the ACM Awards telecast. Details and other participating talent will be announced soon but fans can tweet to immediately unlock a special message from Paisley, by visiting the ACM Social Splash page at www.ACMsocialsplash.com.
All-star TV special: As they have done for the past four years, the Academy and dick clark productions will tape an all-star concert TV special on the day after the awards. This year that will be on Monday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Talent announcements are forthcoming. The special will air later on CBS and ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
The ACM Experience: Part of The Week Vegas Goes Country™ is the ACM Experience, to be held April 5-7 at The Orleans Hotel and Casino. In its sophomore year, this is a free, family-friendly open-to-the-public country music lifestyle event with tons of performances.
Ticket info: Professional ACM members can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 a.m. (PT) Wednesday, Jan. 23 by visiting www.ACMawards.com. On-sale details for the general public and ACM A-List members is also at www.ACMawards.com.