PEOPLE, ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® & DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS PARTNER FOR OFFICIAL PRE-SHOW PRECEDING THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2020) – PEOPLE, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions, announced today that it will be producing and exclusively live-streaming PeopleTV Red Carpet Live: 55th ACM Awards, the official pre-show for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ on Wednesday, September 16 beginning at 7:00PM ET/6:00PM CT/4:00PM PT. The 55th ACM Awards®, hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER DOLLY PARTON’S SWAROVSKI CRYSTAL-STUDDED DULCIMER LEADING A SALE TO BENEFIT ACM LIFTING LIVES® COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 15, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives® and Christie’s announced today an exciting online-only charity auction entitled ‘NASHVILLE: An Auction to benefit ACM Lifting Lives® COVID-19 Response Fund” led by a Swarovski-crystal bedazzled four-string dulcimer owned by Dolly Parton for 30 years accompanied by its original stand and used by the artist as she celebrated her 50th Anniversary performing at the Grand Ole Opry in 2019. The dulcimer is estimated at $50,000 ‑ 100,000, and leads a sale featuring items generously donated by country music’s biggest names, including Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, Marty Stuart, Bernie Taupin, and Trisha Yearwood.

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