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Academy of Country Music to Hold First-Ever Digital Press Conference to Announce Nominees for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

January 23, 2012


ENCINO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

            The first-ever ACM digital press conference, hosted by the Academy of Country Music, CBS
            Television and dick clark productions via ACM social media channels, to announce the nominees for
            the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music's Party of the Year(R) to be
            broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live
    WHAT:   ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.
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    WHO:    Superstar and Academy of Country Music Awards co-host REBA will participate leading up to the
            event, with more VIP SURPRISE GUESTS to announce categories via videos posted in real time to
            fans and media simultaneously.  The press conference will culminate with country music FANS
            announcing the nominees for Entertainer of the Year (see below).

    WHEN:  Thursday, January 26th, 2012
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            6:30 AM PST       Nominations announced via social media followed by a press release posted on the
            Academy's newly
                                       redesigned www.ACMcountry.com
           ALL DAY            Nominee reaction videos will be posted throughout the day!

    WHERE: ACM Facebook Page:     www.facebook.com/AcademyOfCountryMusic
           ACM Twitter Feed:         www.twitter.com/ACMawards

    MORE:  FANS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS REVOLUTIONARY ONLINE EVENT!
            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, January 26th 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. And they're in good company: Past participants in the ACM
            nominations press conferences have included Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Brad
            Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Reba, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Carrie Underwood and many more!

SOURCE Academy of Country Music


Source: PR Newswire