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Apr 4

ACM Awards Invite Fans to Engage Through Social Media

ACM Awards Invite Fans to Engage Through Social Media

The Academy of Country Music wants you to be a part of the 49th Annual ACM Awards! Co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, the ACM Awards will air live on CBS on Sunday, April 6 at 8/7c and fans have a number of ways to interact with the show.

Before the show kicks off, be sure to tune into Great American Country for all the glitz and glamour, live from the ACM Awards Red Carpet! Great American Country hosts will bring you all the action starting at 6:30/5:30c. Be sure to tell us on Facebook and Twitter which star is wearing your favorite look!

Fan Voting for Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year – Fans can place their votes for Entertainer of the Year powered by the Ram Truck brand and ACM New Artist of the Year presented by Kohl’s, by logging on to or via text message using a number that will be announced during the telecast. Fans are allowed to vote once per day and can cast their vote for ACM New Artist of the Year through the start of the live broadcast and Entertainer of the Year into the third hour of the show.

ACM Social Media Correspondent:  Jamie Lynn Spears will be on hand as the official social media correspondent for the Academy. She has been turning heads in Nashville with her first single, “How Could I Want More,” which she co-wrote with Rivers Rutherford. Fans can follow her updates throughout the week on or by following her on Twitter @jamielynnspears.

ACM Awards on Facebook, Twitter and More:  Fans can follow the ACM on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for behind-the-scenes photos and video interviews from rehearsals, red carpet arrivals and all of the events during The Week Vegas Goes Country. Fans are encouraged to join the conversation using the official hashtag of the ACM Awards, #ACMs.

ACM Hot Spots: Fans can get access to the Kohl’s Vine 360 on the ACM Awards Red Carpet – where celebrities can pose for an aerial camera that captures a 360 degree view of their outfit. The short video clips are recorded on Vine and published automatically across the ACM Vine account. Fans will also have access to Kohl’s and Yahoo Twitter Mirrors, backstage “selfie-stations” that will allow stars to take selfies backstage during the ACM Awards. Fans can visit for real time coverage throughout the ACM Awards. The site will host a gallery of GIFs created in real-time throughout the course of the red carpet and show.

Flat Blake and Flat Luke: Fans can download their own “Flat Blake” and “Flat Luke” via  to photograph themselves and tweet their photos. Flat Blake and Flat Luke can travel with fans on vacation, while grocery shopping, running errands, to school, wherever. Tag photos on Twitter and Instagram with #FlatBluke and #ACMs.

ACM Awards App:  The official mobile app of the Academy of Country Music 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, custom camera filters, photos, videos and the most up to date information.


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