52nd Academy of Country Music Awards to Broadcast Live From T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 2 on the CBS Television Network

Tickets for ACM Awards On Sale January 26 at AXS.com

Telecast to Air Live at 8:00 PM Live ET/Delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

Encino, CA (January 17, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®,  will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the first time the show will broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The 52nd 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.  
Details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including information on the ACM Party for a Cause® events, activities, and official ACM after parties, is forthcoming. For event updates, ticket on-sale dates and hotel information, please visit www.ACMcountry.com.  Fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com.  ACM A-Listers will receive the ticket purchase pre-sale code and information on discounted room rates.
ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET ON-SALE: Professional Members of the ACM can purchase tickets beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by visiting www.ACMcountry.com
ACM A-LIST MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE:  ACM A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00 AM (PT) Tuesday, January 24, 2017 by visiting www.axs.com. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all A-List Members prior to the on-sale date. 
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10:00 AM (PT) Thursday, January 26, 2017 at www.axs.com.
The Academy also announced earlier this month that Pete Fisher was selected as the Academy of Country Music’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, January 30, 2017. Fisher most recently served as the Vice President and General Manager of the Grand Ole Opry® in Nashville, TN, and also served the ACM as an active and engaged Board member for 14 years.
Media credential applications to cover the Awards in Las Vegas will become available in early February, details to be posted at www.ACMcountry.com.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 52nd 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 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.
For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates!
About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, the new 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena will host more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. T-Mobile Arena will welcome a National Hockey League expansion team in the fall of 2017 – Las Vegas’ first professional sports team. The city’s newest landmark features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.


Academy of Country Music Contacts:
Brooke Primero, brooke@acmcountry.com, 818-788-8000
Melissa Moldovan, melissa@acmcountry.com, 818-788-8000   
CBS Press Contacts:
Andrea Ballas, andrea.ballas@cbs.com, 818-655-1581
Kate Fisher, khfisher@cbs.com, 212-975-3818 
CBS Photo Contacts:
Gaye Ann Bruno, gayeann.bruno@cbs.com, 818-655-1542
Timothy Kuratek, tkuratek@cbs.com, 212-975-7068
dick clark productions Contact:
Kelly Striewski, kstriewski@dickclark.com, 310-255-4602
Gina Sorial, GSorial@dickclark.com, 310-255-0308
MGM Resorts International Public Relations Contact:
Scott Ghertner, sghertner@mgmresorts.com, 702-891-1838
Katharine Sherrer, ksherrer@mgmresorts.com, 702-692-6724
PMKBNC Contacts:
Brian Rubin, Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com, 310-854-4800
Christina Canseco, Christina.canseco@pmkbnc.com, 310-854-4800
Pipere Boggio, Pipere.Boggio@pmkbnc.com, 310-854-4800
Hallie Sawyer, Hallie.Sawyer@pmkbnc.com, 212-582-1111 

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