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Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s to Offer Exclusive Content From the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards

Westwood One and Cumulus Partner with the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions to Offer Radio Listeners Exclusive Audio, Performances, and A-List Interviews With Over 80 of Country’s Biggest Stars and Hottest Emerging Talent

NEW YORK, NY and LAS VEGAS, NV – March 31, 2016 — Westwood One and Cumulus Media will present Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s tomorrow, Friday, April 1, 2016, and Saturday, April 2, 2016, at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand. Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s is a two-day exclusive showcase of brand activations and backstage audio and video coverage leading up to the 51st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s will welcome more than 80 of Country music’s biggest artists over the two-day event, including Jason Aldean, Tim McGraw and Martina McBride, and will present an exclusive one-on-one session with ACM hosts Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, with performances by Country artists Brett Young, Canaan Smith and Tucker Beathard. Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s will be held at the MGM Grand on Friday, April 1, 2016, from 12 NOON to 4 PM and on Saturday, April 2, 2016, from 10AM to 4PM.

Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s is presented via a partnership between The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions, Westwood One and Cumulus. Westwood One Backstage at the ACM’s behind-the-scenes coverage brings red carpet moments to life, offering broadcast partners and advertisers access to exclusive content, live broadcasts, celebrities, backstage performances, social media buzz, and parties and events. Sponsors include Grainger, Advance Auto Parts, Biore’ and General Mills/Outnumber Hunger.

Artists scheduled to appear on air and in the Advance Auto Parts Photo Booth include: Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Chris Stapleton, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, LANco, Kip Moore, Brett Eldredge, Love and Theft, Cam, Charles Kelley, Jennifer Nettles, Jake Owen, Old Dominion, Chase Bryant, Kelsea Ballerini, Parmalee, Brothers Osborne, Cassadee Pope, Maddie & Tae, Dan + Shay, LOCASH, Thomas Rhett, Chris Young, Cole Swindell, Granger Smith, Little Big Town, Chris Janson, Sam Hunt, Clay Walker, Rascal Flatts, Florida Georgia Line, Randy Houser, Shenandoah and many more.

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016, at 8:00? PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

About the Academy of Country Music

The 51st Academy of Country Music Awards is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 3, 2016 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. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Country Countdown Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," “Hollywood Film Awards” and "The PEOPLE Magazine Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Cumulus Media

A leader in the radio broadcasting industry, Cumulus Media (NASDAQ:CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands to deliver premium content choices to the 245 million people reached each week through its 454 owned-and-operated stations broadcasting in 90 US media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 8,200 broadcast radio stations affiliated with its Westwood One network and numerous digital channels. Together, the Cumulus/Westwood One platforms make Cumulus Media one of the few media companies that can provide advertisers with national reach and local impact. Cumulus/Westwood One is the exclusive radio broadcast partner to some of the largest brands in sports, entertainment, news, and talk, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the American Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, Westwood One News, and more. Additionally, it is the nation's leading provider of country music and lifestyle content through its NASH brand, which serves country fans nationwide through radio programming, NASH Country Weekly magazine, video, and live events. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.

About Westwood One

Westwood One, the national-facing arm of Cumulus Media, offers audio products to reach listeners whenever, wherever they are. Westwood One is a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience — with 8,200 broadcast radio stations and media partners who reach 245 million weekly listeners. The company’s portfolio features premium content with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Country Music Awards, and the Billboard Music Awards. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

Press Contact

Jana Polsky

Westwood One

jpolsky@westwoodone.com

(212) 641-2101

Brooke Primero

Academy of Country Music

brooke@acmcountry.com

(818) 815-4219

Liz Morentin

dick clark productions

lmorentin@dickclark.com

(310) 255-4602