ACM Awards 2015: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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For the 50th Anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton are hosting the show once again. With a full list of A-list presenters, nominees and performers, it’s sure to be an unforgettable event. Read on for all the details on how to watch the show online, who the presenters are, the full list of nominees, how to vote for your favorite music artists, and who’s performing.


1. CBS Has a Live Stream Available for the Show

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The ACM Awards begin at 8:00 p.m. EST on CBS and run until about 11:30 p.m. EST. CBS has a live stream available for the show as well as live TV in general. For all the information on how to view the live stream, check out the below link:


Stream the ACM Awards LIVE, on any device, with CBS All Access. Try one week free here.


2. And the Presenters Are …

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The presenters for the evening include Tara Kyle (widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle), Clint Black, Lee Brice, Brett Eldredge, Kelly Clarkson, Brantley Gilbert, Mickey Guyton, Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Sofia Vergara, Reese Witherspoon, Dr. Phil McGraw, Beth Behrs, Nancy O’Dell, Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev, Steven Tyler, former quarterback Troy Aikman and current quarterback Tony Romo, tight end Jason Witten, Alabama, Dwight Yoakam and Big & Rich.


3. There Are Several Big Collaborations In Place

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For the 50th anniversary, big time performers included in the show are Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Cole Swindell, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney and many others. Brooks & Dunn are back for a reunion performance and there are several collaborations scheduled for the event as well. Dan + Shay are teaming up with Nick Jonas and are reported by Guide Live to be performing Jonas’ hit songs “Chains” and “Jealous.” Eric Church and Keith Urban are opening together with a tribute to Merle Haggard and Christina Aguilera is teaming up with Rascal Flatts.


4. Voting Is Still Open Until the Show Begins

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You can vote online for New Artist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year and voting is open till 7:45 p.m. Pacific Time (10:45 p.m. Eastern) on April 19, 2015.

Click here to vote. Then, click one of the “Vote Now” buttons. You are directed to a sign-up page to create an account to vote. If you already have an account, you can sign in on the right side of the page. You are limited to one vote per day and must register with CBS to cast your vote. Or, you can log in via Facebook, Google+ or Twitter. Fill in the short list of required information and cast your vote today.

From 5 p.m. PT to 7:45 p.m. PT on April 19, 2015 voting is open for text messaging in addition to the online voting.


Make your voice heard! Click here to cast your votes for ACM Entertainer of the Year and ACM New Artist of the Year.


5. And the Nominees Are …

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Below find the full list of nominees for the 2015 ACM Awards:

Entertainer Of The Year

Jason Aldean
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Miranda Lambert
Florida Georgia Line

Male Vocalist Of The Year

Jason Aldean
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Brad Paisley
Blake Shelton

Female Vocalist Of The Year

Brandy Clark
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood

Vocal Duo Of The Year

Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
The Swon Brothers

Vocal Group Of The Year

Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Album Of The Year

Old Boots, New Dirt – Jason Aldean
Pain Killer – Little Big Town
Platinum – Miranda Lambert
Riser – Dierks Bentley
The Outsiders – Eric Church

Single Record Of The Year

American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Dirt – Florida Georgia Line
Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Song Of The Year

American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Automatic – Miranda Lambert
Drink A Beer – Luke Bryan
Songwriters: Jim Beavers, Chris Stapleton
Follow Your Arrow – Kacey Musgraves
Give Me Back My Hometown – Eric Church
I Hold On – Dierks Bentley

Songwriter Of The Year *(Off Camera Award)

Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

Video Of The Year [Awarded To Producer(S)/Director(S)/Artist(S)] (Off Camera Award)

American Kids – Kenny Chesney
Director: Shaun Silva
Cop Car – Keith Urban
Drunk On A Plane – Dierks Bentley
I’m Not Gonna Miss You – Glen Campbell
Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood

Vocal Event Of The Year

Lonely Tonight – Blake Shelton Featuring Ashley Monroe
Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
Somethin’ Bad – Miranda Lambert Duet With Carrie Underwood
The South – The Cadillac Three Featuring Florida Georgia Line, Dierks Bentley & Mike Eli
This Is How We Roll – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan

Songwriter Of The Year

Rodney Clawson
Ashley Gorley
Luke Laird
Josh Osborne
Chris Tompkins

National On-Air Personality Of The Year

Big D, Bubba, Patrick Thomas – The Big D and Bubba Show
Cody Alan – CMT After MidNite
Crook and Chase – The Crook and Chase Countdown
Lia Knight – The Lia Show
Shawn Parr, Elaina Smith – Nash Nights Live

On-Air Personality Of The Year — Major Market

Ben Campbell and Matt McAllister – KNIX-FM – Phoenix, AZ
Dave and Veronica – WQYK-FM – Tampa, FL
Lisa Dent & Ramblin’ Ray – WUSN-FM – Chicago, IL
Razz on the Radio – WXTU-FM – Philadelphia, PA
Rob Tanner, Guenn, Chris & Captain Jim – WSOC-FM – Charlotte, NC

On-Air Personality Of The Year — Large Market

AJ & Ashley – WWKA-FM – Orlando, FL
Big Dave, Chelsie, Stattman – WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
Dave O’Brien – WLHK-FM – Indianapolis, IN
Mike Wheless, Marty Young, Janie Carothers – WQDR-FM – Raleigh, NC
The Odd Squad – CKRY-FM – Calgary, Alberta

On-Air Personality Of The Year — Medium Market

97 Country Breakfast Club with Roger, Tom, Melissa and DJ Thee Trucker – WPCV-FM – Lakeland, FL
Buzz Jackson – KIIM-FM – Tucson, AZ
Cash and Carey – KWEN-FM – Tulsa, OK
Steve & Gina and the Kat 103.7 Morning Show – KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
Wynn & Wilson in The Morning – WQMX-FM – Akron, OH

On-Air Personality Of The Year — Small Market

Brian Gary, Todd Harding, and Susan Moore -The Good Morning Guys – KUAD-FM – Ft. Collins-Greeley, CO
Gator, Styckman, Cowboy Kyle – WUSY-FM – Chattanooga, TN
M. Fletcher Brown – WXFL-FM – Florence, AL
Philip Gibbons – WGSQ-FM – Cookeville, TN
Scotty Cox & Cara Denis – KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO

Radio Station Of The Year — Major Market

KNIX-FM – Phoenix, AZ
WIL-FM – St. Louis, MO
WKLB-FM – Boston, MA
WSOC-FM – Charlotte, NC
WUSN-FM – Chicago, IL

Radio Station Of The Year — Large Market

CKRY-FM – Calgary, Alberta
KAJA-FM – San Antonio, TX
WMIL-FM – Milwaukee, WI
WUBE-FM – Cincinnati, OH
WWKA-FM – Orlando, FL

Radio Station Of The Year — Medium Market

KUZZ-AM/FM – Bakersfield, CA
KXKT-FM – Omaha, NE
WCYQ-FM – Knoxville, TN
WQMX-FM – Akron, OH
WYRK-FM – Buffalo, NY

Radio Station Of The Year — Small Market

KCLR-FM – Columbia, MO
KTHK-FM – Idaho Falls, ID
WGSQ-FM – Cookeville, TN
WXFL-FM – Florence, AL
WYCT-FM – Pensacola, FL



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