RILEY GREEN AND TENILLE TOWNES ANNOUNCED AS ACM® NEW ARTIST WINNERS & PERFORMERS FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” A NIGHT OF HEART AND HITS LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, TO BE BROADCAST WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 20, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed Riley Green as the New Male Artist of the Year and Tenille Townes as the New Female Artist of the Year for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a night of heart and hits live from Nashville, to 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 on demand on CBS All Access. Both will perform on the telecast.

BY POPULAR DEMAND! THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO EXTEND POPULAR “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” WEEKLY SERIES BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, AUG 19 AT 6:00PM CT UPCOMING EPISODES TO FEATURE LINDSAY ELL, CAYLEE HAMMACK, CASSADEE POPE AND HAILEY WHITTERS WITH SPEC

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today a 4-week extension of the ACM Wine Down Wednesday Series presented by 1000 Stories® Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, the Academy’s official wine partner since 2019. Due to popular demand, the “happy hour” virtual event series will resume Wednesday, August 19th through Wednesday, September 9th, bringing fans weekly entertainment filled with intimate Country Music experiences. Each episode will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, performances, conversation, and stories highlighting rising female Country Music artists Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Cassadee Pope and Hailey Whitters with special guest Nicolle Galyon. 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.

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