ACM LIFTING LIVES® BRINGS MUSIC TO LIFE FOR 2020 VIRTUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 23, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music® hosted the 11th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Wednesday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 17 via videoconference, with campers from all over the world including the U.S., Canada and Australia. Campers participated in a week of virtual activities and workshops joined by producer/songwriter Ross Copperman, Frankie Ballard, J.T. Harding, Runaway June, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray and Tenille Townes.

55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, HOSTED BY KEITH URBAN, TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM NASHVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SHOW’S HISTORY ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 AT 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will take place in Nashville, TN for the first time in the show’s 55-year history. In an unprecedented move, the 55th ACM AWARDS® will be the first awards show to broadcast from three iconic Country Music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The announcement was made this morning during Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s daily press conference. Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (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.