Newly-crowned ACM Entertainer of the Year George Strait and Jerry Jones, Owner, President and General Manager of the Dallas Cowboys, made an exciting announcement during the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Sunday night. The pair revealed that the ACM Awards will celebrate its 50th anniversary from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The 50th Anniversary of the Country Music Awards will air live on CBS at 8/7c on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said. “Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we’ll celebrate with the biggest group of mega artists at ACM Party for a Cause and allow more music fans to experience the Awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the ACM Awards coming to AT&T Stadium next year,” Jerry Jones said. “It will be the first event of its kind at the home of the Dallas Cowboys. The stadium was built to host world class events such as this, and it doesn’t get any bigger than the ACMs. The excitement from fans across the country, our great fans in Texas, and this venue will provide the biggest and best stage available to showcase country music and its stars to the world,” said Jones.
“I won my first ACM in 1984, and to see a landmark event like the ACM Awards move to one of the biggest venues in the country to create a historical country music experience of this magnitude, it is a testament to the fans,” George Strait said. “I am thrilled to have been a part of the announcement of this milestone event coming to my home state of Texas.”
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the 50th Annual ACM Awards, which will cap off three days of events, including the 3rd annual ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17-18, 2015 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for live performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and much more.
Tickets for the event will go on sale Tuesday, April 15, with many levels of ticket packages available. For event updates, ticket on-sale links, hotel information and more, visit www.ACMCountry.com. Fans can sign up for the ACM A-List for free at www.ACMcountry.com to receive ticket purchase pre-sale code and information.