More than 90 of Country’s Biggest Stars and Artists will be Part of Westwood One’s Backstage Experience Featuring Radio Row, Social Media Activations and A-List Interviews with the Brightest Stars and Hottest New Talent

Private Backstage Event will also Feature Live Performances from Lauren Alaina, Dylan Scott, Riley Green, and Dillon Carmichael

NEW YORK, NY – April 3, 2019 – Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., will welcome more than 90 of Country Music’s biggest and brightest stars to its Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards™ to celebrate the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Top Country superstars and hot, new emerging talent – including Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, LOCASH, Chris Young, Rodney Atkins, Old Dominion, Little Big Town, Jake Owen, Luke Combs, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Dierks Bentley, Lauren Alaina and more will engage with 25 of America’s top Country stations and national shows. Westwood One is the official national radio partner for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™.

“Westwood One knows Country, and through our invaluable partnership with the Academy of Country Music, we deliver unprecedented access to Country’s biggest stars,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP Marketing for CUMULUS MEDIA and President, Westwood One. “Our exclusive backstage experience is just one more way Country Music lovers can feel they are a part of Country Music’s Party of the Year.”

The exclusive star-studded Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards features a top-tier radio row, live performances, and social media experiences. It will take place on Friday, April 5 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm PT and Saturday, April 6 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm PT during rehearsals for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards will also feature live performances from Big Machine’s Riley Green on Thursday, Curb Record’s Dylan Scott on Friday, and Riser House Records’ Dillon Carmichael and UMG Nashville’s Lauren Alaina on Saturday.

Join Westwood One’s Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards conversation on social media: #WestwoodOne @WestwoodOne, #ACMawards

The 54th ACM Awards takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will broadcast LIVE at 8:00 pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. The show will be hosted by the “Queen of Country,” Reba McEntire.

For information about Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards, contact Country@westwoodone.com.

Reporters who are interested in attending and covering our exclusive backstage event can contact Jana Polsky at jpolsky@westwoodone.com.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 54th 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 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher 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 Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

About Westwood One
Westwood One, the national-facing arm of CUMULUS MEDIA, offers iconic, nationally syndicated sports, news and entertainment content to 245 million listeners each week across an audio network of 8,000 affiliated broadcast radio stations and media partners. Westwood One is the largest audio network in America, home to premium content that defines the culture, including the NFL, the NCAA, the Masters, the Olympics, Westwood One Backstage, the GRAMMYs, the Academy of Country Music Awards, the Billboard Music Awards and the American Music Awards. The rapidly growing Westwood One Podcast Network delivers popular network and industry personalities and programs. Westwood One connects listeners with their passions through programs and platforms that have everyone listening. For more information please visit www.westwoodone.com.

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