ACM Announces First-Ever ‘NOW That’s What I Call Music!’ Album

Now-That's-What-I-Call-ACM-AwardsNOW That’s What I Call Music!, and the Academy of Country Music (ACM) are partnering for the first time to release NOW That’s What I Call The ACM Awards 50 Years as a joint venture between UMG, Sony Music Entertainment and the ACM, distributed by UMG.

The latest installment in the best-selling album series will feature two discs spanning the ACM Awards’ 50-year history. Recent hits such as “The House That Built Me” and “Need You Now” (disc one) are paired with classics such as “Always on My Mind,” “Why Not Me,” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (disc two). Other songs are featured from Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Alabama, Faith Hill, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, and many more.

The album will be released on March 31, prior to the 50th ACM Awards airing on Sunday, April 19 at 8 p.m. ET/delayed PT on the CBS. All of the Academy’s proceeds from sales of the album will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the ACM, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

A track listing is expected to be released soon.


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