Blake Shelton & Luke Bryan to Return as Hosts of 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
During last night's live broadcast of the 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones, and the king of country music, Texas-born George Strait, invited fans to attend the largest celebration in country music history from the home of the Dallas Cowboys: The 50TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The 50th anniversary of Country Music's Party of the Year® will be broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas Sunday, April 19, 2015 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
"For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party," said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. "Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we'll celebrate with the biggest group of mega artists at ACM Party for a Cause and allow more music fans to experience the Awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country."
"We couldn't be more thrilled about the ACM Awards coming to AT&T Stadium next year. It will be the first event of its kind at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The stadium was built to hold world-class events such as this, and it doesn't get any bigger than the ACMs. The excitement from fans across the country, our great fans in Texas and this venue will provide the biggest and best stage available to showcase country music and its stars to the world," said Jones.
"I won my first ACM in 1984, and to see a landmark event like the ACM Awards move to one of the biggest venues in the country to create a historical country music experience of this magnitude, it is a testament to the fans," said George Strait. "I am thrilled to have been a part of the announcement of this milestone event coming to my home state of Texas."
ACM Award winners Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host this super-sized night of incredible country music performances.
The 50TH ANNUAL 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. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
Official CBS ACM URL: http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music/