ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® LAUNCHES OFFICIAL APP AND MERCHANDISE LINE IN ADVANCE OF THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

Encino, CA (April 6, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the launch of the official 2018 ACM Awards® App and merchandise in advance of the 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. The 53rd ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PRESENTS ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS: A SONGWRITER’S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®

WHAT: The Academy of Country Music® will present a songwriter event, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. An upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars will feature 53rd ACM Awards® Songwriter of the Year nominees – ranging from the most commercially successful to the most critically-acclaimed composers – alongside some of the biggest names in country music performing the songs they composed, telling the stories behind how those collaborations came together. The celebration will also highlight surprise performers sharing the stories behind their biggest hits.