ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ADDS CODY ALAN, CLINT BLACK, HALEY & MICHAELS, HIGH VALLEY, HOME FREE, LUKE LAIRD, LITTLE BIG TOWN, THOMAS RHETT AND MARLEY SHERWOOD TO 7TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® LINEUP

The 7th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®, taking place on Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, will consist of fan events and private parties leading up to and immediately following the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The Academy-hosted marquee events slated for this year’s Party for a Cause include ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off, ACM Decades and the ACM Awards Official After Party presented by Security Benefit. Each event will feature performances by country music’s biggest names and hottest new talent.

LUKE COMBS, LANCO AND ASHLEY McBRYDE ANNOUNCED AS NEW ARTIST WINNERS FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (March 25, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed the winners of the new artist categories for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde have been named New Male Artist of the Year, New Group of the Year and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively. The winners each received a surprise phone call from 14-time ACM Award® winner, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Award nominee Carrie Underwood, who won the 2005 New Female Vocalist category at the 2006 ACM Awards.