Country Stars Line Up For Westwood One’s Backstage Event At The Academy Of Country Music Awards

  Westwood One will welcome more than 90 of Country music’s biggest and brightest stars to its ‘Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards™’ to celebrate the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®.

Top Country superstars and hot, new emerging talent…including Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Old Dominion, LOCASH, Danielle Bradbery, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Chris Young, and more will engage with 25 of America’s top Country stations and national shows. Westwood One and Cumulus Media are the official national radio partners for the ’53rd Academy of Country Music Awards’.

With our long-standing official partnership, only Westwood One Backstage and the Academy of Country Music Awards can deliver such extraordinary star-power to our listeners, affiliates, and advertisers,” said Suzanne Grimes, EVP, Corporate Marketing for Cumulus Media and President, Westwood One. “We’re bringing the biggest Country music stars and radio personalities together to capture unique over the air, on demand, and social content that celebrates the passion, the energy, and the glory of Country music at its best.”

The exclusive star-studded “Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards” features a robust radio row, extensive multi-platform content, live performances, and social media experiences. It will take place on Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm PT during rehearsals for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.

“Westwood One Backstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards” will also feature live performances from Big Machine Label Group recording artist Tyler Rich on Thursday, newly-inducted Grand Ole Opry member Chris Janson and ACM-Award winner Jake Owen on Friday and ACM-Award winner Rodney Atkins on Saturday.

The 53rd ACM Awards takes place on Sunday, April 15, 2018, from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will broadcast LIVE at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. The show will be hosted by the “Queen of Country,” Reba McEntire.

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