“Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards” 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 – April 6, 2018The 53rd ACM Awards® take place on Sunday, April 15, 2018, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will broadcast LIVE at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

Westwood One and Cumulus Media are the official national radio partners for the 53rd Academy of Country Music 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 star-studded Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards, which takes place during rehearsals and event night for the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Over 90 top Country artists will be engaging with stations and listeners.

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 Academy of Country Music Awards and the events surrounding Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Special events include:

  • Two hour ACM Nomination Special, hosted by ACM Award-winner Old Dominion, airing Saturday, April 7 from 10 pm to Midnight as part of NASH Nights Live. Air dates Saturday April 7 or Sunday April 8, from 6 am to Midnight.
  • ACM Radio Row Remote – Friday, April 13, from 12 noon to 4 pm PT and Saturday, April 14, from 10 am to 4 pm PT, backstage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
  • Five hour ACM Night Of Event Coverage – Sunday, April 15, from 7 pm to Midnight ET
    • One-hour ACM Red Carpet, hosted by Elaina Smith
    • Three-hour ACM Broadcast Companion, hosted by Shawn Parr and Elaina Smith
    • One-hour ACM Winner Wrap Up Show, hosted by Shawn Parr and Elaina Smith

WHERE: Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Country@Westwoodone.com

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Jana Polsky | Westwood One | jpolsky@westwoodone.com | (212) 641-2101