NEW AIR DATE ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 23, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ has set a new air date, 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. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards® that honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry, will be hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award® winner Keith Urban for the first time.

COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS PERFORM FROM HOME ON “ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8PM ET/PT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 19, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today, with appearances and concerts canceled, Country Music’s biggest stars are practicing social distancing by staying home – and inviting fans to join them for a new kind of entertainment special. ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY will feature intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with top Country artists along with clips of their favorite moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. The new special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Participating artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ APRIL 5 IN LAS VEGAS POSTPONED

Encino, CA (March 15, 2020) – The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, April 5th from Las Vegas is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on CBS in September, at a date, time and venue to be determined. The health and safety of our artists, fans, industry, staff and partners is our number one priority.

55TH ACM AWARDS® HOST KEITH URBAN AND MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM ON THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (March 11, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the first round of performers for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. 55th ACM Awards® Host and nominee Keith Urban and nominee Miranda Lambert have been added as performers. Lambert will also perform with ACM Award nominated artists Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes for a can’t-miss live television premiere performance of the Music Event of the Year nominated song, “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”

Statement from The Academy of Country Music®

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions remain committed to serving fans and our Country Music community by producing THE 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ live from Las Vegas on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. We are closely monitoring the situation along with the MGM team, who are in continuous contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Southern Nevada Health District, and other agencies and experts for guidance. We will take every precaution to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, crew, guests and attendees.

REIGNING ACM® ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR KEITH URBAN TO HOST THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 5 ON CBS

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – CBS and the Academy of Country Music® today announced that reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The awards show will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service. This will be Urban’s first time hosting the ACM Awards.

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

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ TO ANNOUNCE HOST AND NOMINATIONS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27

The Academy of Country Music® will announce this year’s host and full list of nominees for the 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, on Thursday, February 27. The host will be announced via Academy of Country Music’s social media accounts at 8:00 AM ET, followed by the 55th ACM Awards® Nominations Digital Press Conference at 8:30 AM ET.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR RADIO AWARDS CATEGORIES FOR THE 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

ENCINO, CA (February 3, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing today Radio Awards nominees for the 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, including triple nominations for KUZZ-AM/FM in Bakersfield, CA; and double nominations for WIL-FM in St. Louis, MO, WNSH-FM in New York, NY, CKRY-FM in Calgary, AB, WUBE-FM in Cincinnati, OH, KXKT-FM in Omaha, NE and WUSY-FM in Chattanooga, TN.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2020 GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (December 18, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced its 2020 grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants for a selection of organizations including Camp Sunshine Inc., CreatiVets, California State University Northridge Foundation, GRAMMY Museum Foundation Inc., The KEYS Program, The Miracle Project, Multiple Sclerosis Achievement Center at Kansas University, Operation Song, Personal Counseling Services, Project C.A.M.P., and Save The Music Foundation. Partnerships with artists and generous giving from fans and the Nashville community enable ACM Lifting Lives to provide funding to organizations that share the same mission, and strive to improve lives through the power of music.

GIVING TUESDAY ALERT! ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2020 WINTER CLUB SHOWS JORDAN DAVIS, RYAN HURD AND MIDLAND PARTICIPATE IN CLUB SHOWS NATIONWIDE TO RAISE MONEY FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (December 3, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today, in the spirit of Giving Tuesday, a string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives® Club Shows during the 2020 winter season. Participating artists include Jordan Davis, Ryan Hurd and Midland, and venues such as Billy Bob’s (Fort Worth, TX), Joe’s Live (Rosemont, IL), and Joe’s on Weed Street (Chicago, IL) have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold at these performances to ACM Lifting Lives, with the money raised earmarked to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® UNVEILS 2019 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN FEATURING GIFT-READY CUSTOM ACM® SWEATSHIRTS AND KOOZIES, INCLUDED WITH EACH TICKET PURCHASE STARTING BLACK FRIDAY, NOV 29 THROUGH SUNDAY, DEC 15

Encino, CA (November 29, 2019) – To kick off the holiday season, the Academy of Country Music® today unveiled a holiday campaign, encouraging fans to gear up for Country Music’s Party of the Year® by offering – for a limited time, while supplies last – FREE custom ACM holiday merchandise to wrap up for the country music lover on their gift list. Starting Black Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 15, fans can purchase ACM Awards tickets and receive a custom ACM-branded sweatshirt and koozie, for each ticket purchased. Tickets to the 55TH ACM Awards are available at www.ACMawards.com. Details were revealed today, HERE.

ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGES FOR “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” & ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® 2020 AVAILABLE VIA PRE-SALE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th & GENERAL ONSALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

Encino, CA (September 17, 2019) – Ultimate Fan VIP Packages go on sale tomorrow for the 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ on April 5 and the 8th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® events on April 4, with the return of ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off hosted by Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker, and the newly created ACM Beach Bash Presented by Dr Pepper at Mandalay Bay Beach, with performances by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and more to be announced. Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. The 55TH ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 ON CBS - PLUS - ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® RETURNS SATURDAY, APRIL 4 WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES® TOPGOLF TEE-OFF HOSTED BY RASCAL FLATTS & DARIUS RUCKER + NEW ACM B

Encino, CA (September 10, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. The 55TH ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 BOARD OFFICERS

Encino, CA (August 13, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® is announcing its newly elected officers for the 2019-2020 term. Stepping into these roles, includes Chairman Paul Barnabee, Vice-Chairman Troy Vollhoffer, Vice-President Lorie Lytle, Treasurer Dwight Wiles, and Secretary Taylor Wolf. As voted on by the board, this term will be the first year the Chairman’s positions become effective in August, prior officer terms were in effect November to November.