ACM® NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR LAUREN ALAINA AND MULTI-PLATINUM RISING STAR KANE BROWN DESIGNATED SOCIAL MEDIA CORRESPONDENTS FOR THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Encino, CA (April 12, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today ACM® New Female Vocalist of the Year Lauren Alaina and multi-platinum rising star Kane Brown are the official social media correspondents for the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. While roving at ACM Party for a Cause® events and awards show rehearsals leading up to the annual broadcast, as well as backstage as the show airs, Alaina and Brown will bring fans a front-row seat and behind-the-scenes perspective of the ACM Awards® experience in real-time.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH AFLAC TO PRESENT FIRST-EVER AFLAC ACM LIFTING LIVES HONOR ACM AWARDS® NOMINEE CHRIS YOUNG TO PRESENT HONOR FROM WME’S BASH AT THE BEACH DURING THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY

Encino, CA (April 10, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today a partnership between Aflac, the leader in voluntary insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and exclusive insurance partner of the ACM Awards, and the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, ACM Lifting Lives®, to present the first-ever Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor. This honor will recognize someone for his or her remarkable and selfless dedication to bringing the healing power of music to those who are in need. The inaugural recognition will honor excellence in music therapy. ACM Awards® Male Vocalist of the Year nominee Chris Young, will celebrate the honoree on Friday, April 13 from WME’s BASH at the BEACH at Mandalay Bay Beach during The Week Vegas Goes Country, prior to headlining the two-night ACM Party For A Cause® concert on Saturday, April 14.