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Apr 1

ACM Awards Announce Interactive Fan Initiatives

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The Academy of Country Music wants you involved with the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! The ACM is offering fans several ways to interact and participate in the events leading up to and through the ACM Awards. Co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, they air live on CBS at 8/7c on April 7. Here is how YOU can be a part of the ACM Awards:

Vote for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year – Fans help choose the Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year by logging on to or by text message using a number that will be announced during the live broadcast. Fans can vote once per day and can vote for New Artist of the Year through the start of the live broadcast and Entertainer of the Year into the third hour of the show.

Live Tweets During ACM Awards – For the second year, the ACM Awards will display live tweets from both artists and fans on-screen during special parts of the show. To be considered for inclusion, use the official ACM Awards hashtag #ACMs while watching the show.

Brad Paisley Turns ACM Fan Jam Audience Into A Light ShowBrad Paisley, host of the ACM Fan Jam, is inviting fans to become part of his light show by downloading the Brad Paisley Lightshow app. Using technology from Wham City Lights, the app uses a phone’s hardware to flash colors in sync across its screen. Fans attending the ACM Fan Jam can activate the app to be a part of Brad’s interactive performance. For more information and to download the app, visit

Check in on GetGlue for a Chance to Win a Trip to the 2014 ACM Awards – Fans can check-in to the “ACM Awards” now throughout the live telecast of the ACM Awards on GetGlue to unlock exclusive stickers. By checking in during the ACM Awards telecast, fans will be entered to win a trip to the 2014 ACM Awards.

ACM Social Splash: Fans can visit for a fully interactive social page to get details about all things social media surrounding the ACM Awards; including downloadable images to use for social platforms, “Flat Blake” and “Flat Luke,” and much more.

Flat Blake and Flat Luke – Fans can download ”Flat Blake” and “Flat Luke” via to photograph themselves and tweet their photos. Flat Blake and Flat Luke can accompany fans wherever they go, whether on vacation or to the grocery store. Snap a photo and tag it on Twitter and Instagram with #FlatBluke and #ACMs so the ACM can see their adventures. Fans should be on the lookout for how to win with #FlatBluke as well.

ACM Awards on Social Media – Fans can follow the ACM on Twitter, Instagram (@ACMAwards) and Facebook for behind-the-scenes photos and videos from rehearsals, red carpet arrivals, and all of the events during The Week Vegas Goes Country. The Academy will participate in Twitter chats on both Monday April 1 (#CMchat) and Thursday April 4 (#ACMstylechat) during The Week Vegas Goes Country. Fans are encouraged to join in using the official hashtag of the ACM Awards, #ACMs.

ACM Awards App – The official mobile app of the Academy of Country Music powered by Mobile Roadie is available for iPhone and Android users. The free app gives fans everything they need to know about the Academy of Country Music and the ACM Awards, including a schedule for all events throughout The Week Vegas Goes Country, facts about each ACM nominee, an ACM nominee playlist, exclusive videos, and Dr Pepper photocards.

ACM Tempo – The Academy’s quarterly professional member magazine is also available for the 200,000 plus ACM A-List members online. A digital flipbook version of the magazine is shared through a private link exclusively with fans who sign up for the FREE A-List.


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Posted at 3:48 pm, April 1, 2013 | Permalink

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