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Reba & Blake Shelton To Host 47th ACM Awards

The 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. The show, hosted for the second consecutive year by Reba and Blake Shelton, will honor country music’s best and introduce the industry’s hottest emerging talent.  Tickets are $475, $325 and $155 for reserved seating.

The 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Zac Brown Band, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Sunday, April 1st, 2012. This live remote location gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards!  Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center by Zac Brown Band and other top-tier music acts, to be announced at a later date.  The ACM Fan Jam includes a profusion of entertainment, prizes and special giveaways only for attendees, including autographed guitars, trip packages to country music events and merchandise.  The ACM Fan Jam continues after the Awards telecasts ends, with performances by Zac Brown and friends. Details will be announced soon. The inaugural ACM Fan Jam, hosted by Sugarland, took place in 2011.

The annual All-Star Jam, held in the MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, is the place to be immediately following the ACM Awards! Tickets for the All-Star Jam are $180 for general admission.

And plan to stay another night for an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends - A Lifetime of Hits, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 2nd, 2012, to air at a later date on the CBS Television Network.  This country collaboration with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his upcoming album Tuskeegee along with solo performances, will include some of Richie’s greatest hits performed by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers and many more. Tickets sales from ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends - A Lifetime of Hits will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, which works to improve lives through music. For more information, log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com.  Tickets are $205, $155 and $105 for reserved seating.