“56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TO BROADCAST LIVE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 9, 2020) – CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 56TH ACM Awards®, dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” WEEKLY SERIES FEATURING WOMEN IN COUNTRY, INCLUDING MADDIE & TAE, CARLY PEARCE, MACKENZIE PORTER, TENILLE TOWNES AND LAINEY WILSON

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 6, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today, the first ever ACM Wine Down Wednesday Series presented by 1000 Stories® Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, the Academy’s official wine partner since 2019. The five-week “happy hour” virtual event series beginning Wednesday, July 8th through Wednesday, August 5th, brings fans weekly entertainment filled with intimate Country Music experiences. The series will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, artist performance, conversations and stories highlighting rising female Country Music Artists Maddie & Tae, Carly Pearce, MacKenzie Porter, Tenille Townes and Lainey Wilson. On behalf of each artist, 1000 Stories® Wine is contributing a $2,000 donation towards the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund to be disbursed to individuals in the Country Music community who are currently on the waitlist for pandemic relief assistance. To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, visit ACMLiftingLives.org.