“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,

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).

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES $750,000 ENDOWMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER TO LAUNCH THE ACM LIFTING LIVES® AUTISM LAB AT VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 12, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music®, announced today a $750,000 fund to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for programs and research demonstrating the healing power of music to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder. This gift creates the ACM Lifting Lives® Autism Lab at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and will establish autism as one of ACM Lifting Lives’ signature initiatives while enabling Vanderbilt to expand the reach and impact of its expertise in the field.

BROTHERS OSBORNE GIVE FANS EXCLUSIVE FREE LIVE STREAM CONCERT PRESENTED BY LIGHTING LINK™ BENEFITING ACM LIFTING LIVES COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

WHAT: “Brothers Osborne: Let’s Play Live, presented by Lighting Link™, brings together the thrill of live entertainment in the comfort & safety of people’s homes across America, as Award-winning duo Brothers Osborne will perform an exclusive, FREE live stream concert on YouTube complete with their GRAMMY-nominated tracks and Platinum-selling hits. During the concert, fans will be encouraged to donate to 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 ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO HIGHLIGHT NEW PERFORMANCES BY DANIELLE BRADBERY, JERROD NIEMANN, PAYTON SMITH AND WALKER COUNTY ON THIRD EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY” WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 AT 8PM CT ON ACM FACEBOOK “THE ACM WEEKLY” SERIES TO BE FEATUR

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 10, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the lineup for the upcoming episode of “The ACM Weekly,” which will feature Danielle Bradbery, Jerrod Niemann, Payton Smith and Walker County. The third episode of “The ACM Weekly” 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 12 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.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO RELEASE “ON THE ROAD AGAIN (ACM LIFTING LIVES® EDITION)” THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 13 SINGLE FEATURES LEGEND WILLIE NELSON AND THE 55TH ACM AWARDS® NEW ARTIST NOMINEES INGRID ANDRESS, GABBY BARRETT, JORDAN DAVIS, RUSSELL DICKE

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 10, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the forthcoming special release of “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 will be available via Warner Music Nashville across all digital platforms and can be heard on Country radio beginning Thursday, August 13.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE MACKENZIE PORTER IN “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” THIS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 AT 6PM CT. SECOND EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY” HIGHLIGHTS NEW PERFORMANCES BY TREA LANDON, TRACY LAWRENCE, CASSADEE POPE AND PRYOR & LEE ON

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 3, 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 Big Loud Records recording artist, MacKenzie Porter. The “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” Series will be live on MacKenzie Porter’s official Facebook page, the Academy of Country Music® and 1000 Stories® Wine official Facebook pages on Wednesday, August 5 at 6:00 PM CT. Following Porter’s performance on Facebook, the latest episode will be featured and available to watch at TheHub.ACMcountry.com.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO HIGHLIGHT DUO OF THE YEAR NOMINEES MADDIE & TAE IN FOURTH EPISODE OF “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” WEEKLY SERIES WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 AT 6PM CT PRESENTED BY 1000 STORIES® BOURBON BARREL-AGED WINE, THE ACADEMY’S OFFICIAL WIN

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 28, 2020) – As previously announced, the Academy of Country Music®, in partnership with 1000 Stories® Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, will feature Duo of the Year nominees, Maddie & Tae, on the fourth episode of the ACM Wine Down Wednesday Series. The episode will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, as well as a performance, conversations and stories with Maddie & Tae. The five-week “happy hour” virtual series is the first to be highlighted on the recently 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. The fourth episode of the ACM Wine Down Wednesday series will be available via Maddie & Tae’s official Facebook page on Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00PM CT.

TUNE-IN ALERT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE GABBY BARRETT, STEPHANIE QUAYLE AND RUNAWAY JUNE ON FIRST EPISODE OF “THE ACM WEEKLY,” ON FACEBOOK WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 AT 8:00 PM CT

WHO: Gabby Barrett, Stephanie Quayle and Runaway June will perform on the first episode of “The ACM Weekly” Wednesday night series, Wednesday, July 29 at 8pm CT via the Academy of Country Music® Facebook, highlighting new music and performances from each artist. Following the broadcast, the episode will also be available to watch on the recently launched ACM®: The Hub for 30 days.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF “ACM®: THE HUB” NOW LIVE! THE HUB, A SOURCE FOR INTIMATE ARTIST ACCESS, ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCES, UNIQUE ARTIST & FAN ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, FEATURING NEW SERIES “THE ACM WEEKLY” AND “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNE

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 22, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the launch of ACM®: The Hub, now LIVE at TheHub.ACMcountry.com, featuring new series “The ACM Weekly” beginning Wednesday, July 29 and “ACM Wine Down Wednesday” with current episodes now live at The Hub. In addition, The Hub will include intimate artist conversations, at-home acoustic performances, unique artist & fan engagement opportunities, artist Marketplace and weekly ACM curated playlists. The Hub is 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.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO FEATURE RISING STAR LAINEY WILSON IN THIRD EPISODE OF “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” WEEKLY SERIES WEDNESDAY, JULY 22 AT 6PM CT

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 20, 2020) – As previously announced, the Academy of Country Music®, in partnership with 1000 Stories® Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, will highlight rising Broken Bow Records recording artist, Lainey Wilson, on the third episode of the ACM Wine Down Wednesday Series. The episode will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, as well as a performance, conversation, and stories with Lainey Wilson. The episode will be available via Wilson’s official Facebook page, as well as the Academy of Country Music® and 1000 Stories® Wine official Facebook pages on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00PM CT.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® TO HIGHLIGHT NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEE TENILLE TOWNES IN SECOND EPISODE OF “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” WEEKLY SERIES WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 AT 6PM CT PRESENTED BY 1000 STORIES® BOURBON BARREL-AGED WINE, THE ACADEMY

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 13, 2020) – As previously announced, the Academy of Country Music®, in partnership with 1000 Stories® Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, will feature ACM New Female Artist of the Year nominee, Tenille Townes, on the second episode of the ACM Wine Down Wednesday Series. The second episode of the five-week series will be live via Townes’ official Facebook page, and can also be streamed via the Academy of Country Music® and 1000 Stories® Wine official Facebook pages on Wednesday, July 15 at 6:00PM CT. The episode will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, as well as a performance, conversation, and stories with rising female Country Music artist, Tenille Townes.

“56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TO BROADCAST LIVE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 9, 2020) – CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 18, 2021 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access. The 56TH ACM Awards®, dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced.

THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER “ACM WINE DOWN WEDNESDAY” WEEKLY SERIES FEATURING WOMEN IN COUNTRY, INCLUDING MADDIE & TAE, CARLY PEARCE, MACKENZIE PORTER, TENILLE TOWNES AND LAINEY WILSON

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 6, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today, the first ever ACM Wine Down Wednesday Series presented by 1000 Stories® Bourbon Barrel-Aged Wine, the Academy’s official wine partner since 2019. The five-week “happy hour” virtual event series beginning Wednesday, July 8th through Wednesday, August 5th, brings fans weekly entertainment filled with intimate Country Music experiences. The series will feature wine provided by 1000 Stories® Wine, artist performance, conversations and stories highlighting rising female Country Music Artists Maddie & Tae, Carly Pearce, MacKenzie Porter, Tenille Townes and Lainey Wilson. 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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® BRINGS MUSIC TO LIFE FOR 2020 VIRTUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 23, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music® hosted the 11th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Wednesday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 17 via videoconference, with campers from all over the world including the U.S., Canada and Australia. Campers participated in a week of virtual activities and workshops joined by producer/songwriter Ross Copperman, Frankie Ballard, J.T. Harding, Runaway June, Cassadee Pope, Michael Ray and Tenille Townes.

55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, HOSTED BY KEITH URBAN, TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM NASHVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SHOW’S HISTORY ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 AT 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will take place in Nashville, TN for the first time in the show’s 55-year history. In an unprecedented move, the 55th ACM AWARDS® will be the first awards show to broadcast from three iconic Country Music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The announcement was made this morning during Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s daily press conference. 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, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® MAKES ADDITIONAL $250,000 CONTRIBUTION TO ITS COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND, REACHING $1 MILLION AND HAS DISTRIBUTED MORE THAN $500,000 DIRECTLY TO IMPACTED INDIVIDUALS IN ITS FIRST WEEK, FOLLOWING THE FUND’S ANNOUNCEMENT BY BOBBY BONES IN “A

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 8, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music® announced today the ACM Lifting Lives® COVID-19 Response Fund allocated $1 million in less than a week following the ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY special that aired Sunday, April 5 on CBS. Nearly 8 million music fans around the country united for an evening of music and togetherness on Sunday, featuring at-home acoustic performances by Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from past ACM Awards® moments and an introduction of the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund.

SONGS REVEALED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 3, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions revealed today the complete list of chart-topping hits and fan-favorite songs that will be performed during ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a new two-hour special hosted by CBS THIS MORNING’s Gayle King, to be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00-9:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The special will feature intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from past ACM Awards® moments. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.

BOBBY BONES TO INTRODUCE THE ACM LIFTING LIVES® COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND DURING “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 1, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today the creation of the ACM Lifting Lives® COVID-19 Response Fund. In response to the growing need due to COVID-19, this fund was created to assist individuals working in the Country Music industry who are suffering a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. iHeartMedia’s leading country radio host and ACM® Radio Award National On-Air Personality of the Year Bobby Bones, a long-time ACM Lifting Lives supporter, will introduce the fund in a special package during ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, which will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access.

TUNE-IN: GAYLE KING TO HOST STAR-STUDDED “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 31, 2020) – Gayle King announced this morning on CBS THIS MORNING that she will host ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a new two-hour special to be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00-9:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access. The special will feature intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from past ACM Awards® moments. It will be a night filled with entertainment, hope and reflection, bringing the healing power of music to Americans at a time when they need it most.

STAR-STUDDED LINEUP ANNOUNCED FOR “ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A NEW TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8:00 PM ET/7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 26, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today the all-star lineup of performers for ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY, a two-hour special featuring intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with Country Music’s biggest stars, along with clips from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. Confirmed performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban. The special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT and 7:00 PM CT) on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access.