“ON THE ROAD AGAIN (ACM LIFTING LIVES® EDITION)” FEATURING LEGEND WILLIE NELSON AND THE 55TH ACM AWARDS® NEW ARTIST NOMINEES OUT NOW
ICONIC ODE TO A MUSICIAN’S LIFE FEATURES NELSON WITH NEW ARTIST NOMINEES
INGRID ANDRESS, GABBY BARRETT, JORDAN DAVIS, RUSSELL DICKERSON,
LINDSAY ELL, RILEY GREEN, CAYLEE HAMMACK, CODY JOHNSON,
TENILLE TOWNES AND MORGAN WALLEN
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO TO PREMIERE ON CMT, YOUTUBE
AND ACM®: THE HUB ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 14
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WARNER MUSIC NASHVILLE,
PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT ACM LIFTING LIVES COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND
LOS ANGELES, CA (August 13, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® has released “On The Road Again (ACM Lifting Lives® Edition),” Willie Nelson’s timeless hit, featuring the 55th ACM Awards® New Female and New Male Artist nominees Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, Cody Johnson, Tenille Townes and Morgan Wallen, joined by Nelson. Produced by Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins, the single is available via Warner Music Nashville across all digital platforms and can be heard on Country radio today (LISTEN HERE).
The official music video for “On The Road Again (ACM Lifting Lives Edition)” featuring the ACM Awards New Artist Nominees and Nelson will make its exclusive broadcast premiere tomorrow, August 14 across all CMT channels beginning at 5:00 am CT and its digital premiere on YouTube at 10:00 am CT (WATCH PREVIEW HERE). The music video will also be available on the newly launched ACM®: The Hub, a destination for artists of all levels in Country Music to reach fans with music, upcoming virtual livestream concerts and performances, and easy access to artist merchandise – a one-stop-shop for quality curated content for music fans, worldwide.
Proceeds from the single will benefit ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund to be disbursed to individuals in the Country Music community who are currently in need of pandemic relief assistance. To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, visit ACMLiftingLives.org.
The winners for the 55th ACM Awards New Female and New Male Artist of the Year categories will be announced in the coming weeks. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards were postponed due to COVID-19, and will take place in Nashville, TN for the first time in the show’s history, broadcasting from three iconic Country Music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ 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 on demand on CBS All Access.
For more information about the Academy of Country Music visit ACMcountry.com or TheHub.ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.
About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® funds music health programs while also serving members of the music community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives® has funded national music therapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of the recipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome and individuals suffering with mental illness. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards™
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
About Warner Music Nashville
Warner Music Nashville was created in 2009 under the leadership of Chairman & CEO John Esposito. It continues to champion Warner Music Group’s presence in the Nashville music community its family of labels have called home for more than 60 years. Esposito’s dedication to innovation and artist development has allowed WMN to make history time and again, with 65 No. 1 singles from artists spending more than 92 weeks at the top of the charts. This success has resulted in a quadruple increase in market share over the past decade, with the roster receiving multiple awards and nominations from the Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, GRAMMY Awards and more in a full range of categories, from New Artist to Entertainer of the Year.