Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan return as 49th ACM Awards hosts

Four-time ACM Award winner Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will return to co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year, the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, produced by dick clark productions and broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6th at 8 pm live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This year’s show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second time hosting the Awards telecast.

Florida Georgia Line will host the 4th Annual ACM Fan Jam, taking place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 6th. This live remote location gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Throughout the three-hour telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line; details will be announced soon.

The Academy and dick clark productions will once again tape an all-star concert TV special Monday, April 7th at 7 pm at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring today’s top country acts and more. Talent announcements are forthcoming. The special will air at a later date on CBS and ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

Stay tuned for more information to be announced soon for the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival, a two day outdoor music festival featuring a lineup of music performances by country’s top hit makers, which will be held April 4th and 5th. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 10th. More details to be announced in January.

Tickets for the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards go on sale to the general public December 13th at 10 am PST via Ticketmaster.

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Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.

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