50th Anniversary of ACM Awards To Be Held at AT&T Stadium

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at the ACM Awards. Photo: ACM

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with George Strait at the ACM Awards. Photo: ACM

During last night’s (April 6) 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Dallas Cowboys Owner, President and GM Jerry Jones, along with the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and fellow Texan George Strait shared the news that the 50th Anniversary of the ACM Awards will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET live on CBS Television Network. According to Jones, the event will make use of Ranger Stadium, as well.

Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to host the show, which will conclude three days of events, including the 3rd annual ACM Party For a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories, which is slated for April 17-18, 2015 in Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The two-day outdoor music event will feature live Country music on multiple stages, a country marketplace with food trucks and vendors and more. The event will include more than 30 different artists, with participating artists to be announced at a later date.

“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we’ll celebrate with the biggest group of mega artists at ACM Party for a Cause and allow more music fans to experience the awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country.”

“I won my first ACM in 1984, and to see a landmark event like the ACM Awards move to one of the biggest venues in the country to create a historical country music experience of this magnitude, it is a testament to the fans,” said Strait. “I am thrilled to have been a part of the announcement of this milestone event coming to my home state of Texas.”

Tickets for the event–including a singular, exclusive ACM Awards golden anniversary will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at ticketmaster.com.

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