“Westwood One Backstage at the ACMs” Will Feature Exclusive, Multi-Platform Content, Radio Row, Live Performances, Social Media Experiences, and A-List Interviews with Country’s Biggest Stars and Hottest New Talent

NEW YORK, NY and ATLANTA, GA – February 15, 2017 –Ten-time ACM Award winners Lady Antebellum will appear live tomorrow on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, which takes place on Sunday, April 2.

Westwood One and Cumulus Media are the official national radio partners for the ACM Awards and have a comprehensive array of special programming and exclusive content to celebrate Country Music’s Party of the Year®!

WHO: Westwood One, Cumulus Media, and national radio stations and groups.

WHAT: Westwood One will welcome more than 25 of the top Country stations in America to its Westwood One Backstage at the ACMS, which takes place during rehearsals and event night for the 52nd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Westwood One, through its partnership with the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions will also create exclusive ACM branded long-form and short-form content leading up to and following the awards, as well as local and national promotions sending winners to the ACMs and the events surrounding Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Special events include:

  • Three-hour ACM Nomination Special, hosted by Thomas Rhett, airing Saturday, March 25th from 9 pm to Midnight as part of NASH Nights Live – and also available as a download to air Saturday, 3/25 or Sunday, 3/26 from 6 am to Midnight.
  • ACM Radio Row: Friday, 3/31 12 noon – 4 pm PT and Saturday, 4/1 from 10 am – 4 pm PT. Valory Recording artist Delta Rae will kick off the ACM weekend backstage festivities with a private performance. Friday and Saturday cocktail reception performances to be announced soon! #WWOBackstage
  • Five-hour ACM Night Of Event Coverage on Sunday, April 2 from 7pm to Midnight ET; One-hour ACM Red Carpet, hosted by NASH Nights Live’s Elaina Smith and Shawn Parr; three Hour ACM Broadcast Companion, hosted by Elaina Smith and Shawn Parr; and one-hour ACM Winner Wrap Up show, hosted by Elaina Smith and Shawn Parr.

WHERE: “Westwood One Backstage at the ACMs” takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bryan Switzer, VP/GM, Music & Entertainment/Country at bswitzer@westwoodone.com or (615) 727-6987

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