WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

NASHVILLE, TN (September 16, 2020) – Winners have been announced for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. 15-time ACM Award®-winning artist Keith Urban hosted the show featuring three iconic Nashville venues including Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. For the first time in ACM Awards history, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood tied for the Academy’s highest honor Entertainer of the Year Award – the first ever tie in that category. This is Rhett’s first win in the Entertainer of the Year category, and Underwood’s third win, making her the most awarded female in the ACM Entertainer of the Year category.

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.

KEITH URBAN AND P!NK TO PERFORM WORLD TELEVISION PREMIERE OF THEIR NEW SINGLE “ONE TOO MANY” ON THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS announced today that reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year, 15-time ACM Award winner and 55th ACM Awards® host Keith Urban, and international pop icon P!NK will perform the world television premiere of their new single, “One Too Many,” on the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a night of heart and hits live from Nashville. The 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live Wednesday, Sept. 16 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

OFF-CAMERA ACM AWARDS® WINNERS ANNOUNCED AHEAD OF THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS MIRANDA LAMBERT WINS MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR WITH MAREN MORRIS, ASHLEY MCBRYDE, TENILLE TOWNE

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the winners for the Music Event of the Year, Video of the Year and Songwriter of the Year categories in advance of the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, airing 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.

AN EPIC PERFORMANCE FEATURING ALL ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR NOMINEES LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, LUKE COMBS, THOMAS RHETT AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TO OPEN THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 AT 8 PM ET/PT ON CBS CeCe Win

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 14, 2020) – Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced this year’s ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood will kick off the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ with a can’t-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits. Multiplatinum-selling artist CeCe Winans has been added as presenter. The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

TAYLOR SWIFT RETURNS TO THE COUNTRY MUSIC STAGE WITH A WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE FROM HER FOLKLORE ALBUM AT THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16 8 PM ET/PT ON CBS SWIFT TO PERFORM “BETTY” FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUS

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 13, 2020) – Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced that global superstar and two-time ACM® Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, will return to the ACM Awards® stage for the first time in seven years with a world premiere performance off her record-breaking new album Folklore at the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. The nine-time ACM Award-winner will perform from the legendary Grand Ole Opry House. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast live on Wednesday, September 16 (8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

LUKE COMBS PARTNERS WITH FORD IN SUPPORT OF GUITARS 4 VETS AHEAD OF “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” PERFORMANCE FORD AND COMBS TO DONATE GUITARS TO CHAPTERS AROUND THE COUNTRY Awards Show to be Broadcast Live from Nashville, Wednesday, Sept.

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 12, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that ACM® Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Combs is partnering with Ford in support of Guitars 4 Vets, an organization that helps veterans cope with PTSD through the healing power of music, and will appear in a special moment leading up to his “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” performance at The Bluebird Cafe in the all-new 2021 Ford F-150. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards®, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville, 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.

Mark Wills, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green and Tenille Townes Perform for Grand Ole Opry’s 4,941st Saturday Night Broadcast Ahead of the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ Green and Townes Receive Surprise ACM Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (September 12, 2020) - The Grand Ole Opry celebrated the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ tonight with the 4941st consecutive Saturday night broadcast featuring Opry member Mark Wills along with Ashley McBryde, Riley Green and Tenille Townes. The Opry aired on Circle TV and SiriusXM as well as the Opry’s flagship home 650 WSM AM and wsmonline.com.

“55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TEAMS UP WITH WELLS FARGO AND COUNTRY STAR MICKEY GUYTON TO HELP PEOPLE FACING HUNGER IN LIGHT OF COVID-19

LOS ANGELES, CA (Sept. 10, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions, and Wells Fargo announced today 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ performer Mickey Guyton will appear in a special moment airing during the telecast to help raise awareness around the issue of hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country, and its network of member food banks, Wells Fargo is turning many of its locations across the country into mobile food distribution centers with the goal of providing 50 million meals* to individuals and families through the Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank program.


MUST-SEE PERFORMANCES BY BLAKE SHELTON FEATURING GWEN STEFANI, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, AND TRISHA YEARWOOD ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS PRESENTERS INCLUDE LAUREN A

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 9, 2020) – Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today revealed more must-see performances by Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville. Also joining the telecast’s all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black & Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runaway June. 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 live and on demand on CBS All Access.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE CAYLEE HAMMACK IN “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 AT 6 PM CT UPCOMING EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY” HIGHLIGHTS NEW PERFORMANCES BY TUCKER BEATHARD, RYAN GRIFFIN, WALKER HAYES, KYLIE MORGAN &

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 8, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the lineup for the upcoming episode of “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series and “The ACM Weekly.” As previously announced, the latest episode of “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series, presented by 1000 Stories® Wine, will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, a performance, conversation and stories with recording artist Caylee Hammack. The “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series will be live on Hammack’s official Facebook page, as well as the Academy of Country Music® and 1000 Stories® Wine official Facebook pages on Wednesday, September 9 at 6 PM CT. Following Hammack’s performance on Facebook, the latest episode will be featured and available to watch at TheHub.ACMcountry.com for 30 days.

XFINITY TO DELIVER SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF GABBY BARRETT’S “THE GOOD ONES” AHEAD OF THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” Awards Show to Broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 Live from Nashville on CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 3, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that Xfinity will deliver a special performance of Country Music star and ACM Awards® first-time nominee Gabby Barrett’s song “The Good Ones” to Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and other digital platforms beginning September 7. As previously announced, Barrett will also be performing her No. 1 song “I Hope” from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium as part of the “55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville.

KANE BROWN, LUKE BRYAN, ERIC CHURCH, DAN + SHAY, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, MICKEY GUYTON AND MORGAN WALLEN TO PERFORM LIVE FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE ON THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” AWARDS SHOW TO BE BROADCAST FROM THREE ICONIC COUNTRY M

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 2, 2020) – Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions and CBS today announced Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton and Morgan Wallen have been added to the superstar lineup of artists for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, and will perform from the Grand Ole Opry House stage. 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. More exciting performances, unique collaborations and surprising moments will be announced in the coming weeks.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE CASSADEE POPE IN “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” THIS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 AT 6 PM CT UPCOMING EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY” HIGHLIGHTS NEW PERFORMANCES BY LAINE HARDY, TYLER RICH, TEDDY ROB & GRANGER SMITH ON WEDNE

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 31, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the lineup for the upcoming episode of “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series and “The ACM Weekly.” As previously announced, the latest episode of “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series, presented by 1000 Stories® Wine, will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, a performance, conversation and stories with recording artist Cassadee Pope. The “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series will be live on Pope’s official Facebook page, as well as the Academy of Country Music® and 1000 Stories® Wine official Facebook pages on Wednesday, September 2 at 6 PM CT. Following Pope’s performance on Facebook, the latest episode will be featured and available to watch at TheHub.ACMcountry.com for 30 days.

KELSEA BALLERINI, GABBY BARRETT, MAREN MORRIS, OLD DOMINION AND THOMAS RHETT FEATURING JON PARDI TO PERFORM FROM RYMAN AUDITORIUM, AND JIMMIE ALLEN, LUKE COMBS, MIRANDA LAMBERT AND TIM MCGRAW TO PERFORM FROM THE BLUEBIRD CAFE, ON THE 55TH ACADEMY OF

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 26, 2020) – CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions today announced Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi as performers for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, a night of heart and hits live from Nashville. 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, 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.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE HAILEY WHITTERS WITH SPECIAL GUEST NICOLLE GALYON IN “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 6 PM CT UPCOMING EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY” HIGHLIGHTS NEW PERFORMANCES BY INGRID ANDRESS, LEE BRICE,

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 24, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the lineup for the upcoming episode of “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series and “The ACM Weekly.” As previously announced, the latest episode of “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series, presented by 1000 Stories® Wine, will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, a performance, conversation and stories with rising recording artist, Hailey Whitters and special guest Nicolle Galyon. The “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series will be live on Hailey Whitters’ official Facebook page, as well as the Academy of Country Music® and 1000 Stories® Wine official Facebook pages on Wednesday, August 26 at 6 PM CT. Following Whitter’s performance on Facebook, the latest episode will be featured and available to watch at TheHub.ACMcountry.com for 30 days.

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.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE CB30, DEVIN DAWSON, RAELYNN AND NOAH SCHNACKY ON LATEST EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY” WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 AT 8 PM CT ON ACM FACEBOOK

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 17, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the lineup for the upcoming episode of “The ACM Weekly,” which will feature CB30, Devin Dawson, RaeLynn and Noah Schnacky. The episode will highlight new music and performances from each artist and will go live on the Academy of Country Music’s® Facebook page on Wednesday, August 19 at 8 PM CT. Following the Facebook broadcast, the latest episode will be featured and available to watch for 30 days at TheHub.ACMcountry.com.