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Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan to return to co-host 2014 ACM Awards

by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 2, 2013
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Luke Bryan and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton appear onstage during the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards in April. (AP file)
Luke Bryan and Oklahoma native Blake Shelton appear onstage during the 2013 Academy of Country Music Awards in April. (AP file)

Four-time ACM Award winner and Tishomingo resident Blake Shelton and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will return to co-host the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 6 on the CBS Television Network.

Produced by dick clark productions, the 2014 show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second hosting the awards telecast.

Reigning New Artist and New Duo of the Year Florida Georgia Line will host the fourth annual ACM Fan Jam, which will take place at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 6, according to today’s announcement from CBS. This live remote location gives country music fans the ultimate pass to be a part of the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Throughout the telecast from MGM Grand, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances, via remote, by Florida Georgia Line and other top-tier music acts. The ACM Fan Jam continues after the awards telecast ends with a concert featuring Florida Georgia Line.

The academy and dick clark productions will once again tape an all-star concert television special Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring today’s top country acts and more. Talent announcements are forthcoming. The special will air at a later date on CBS and ticket proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives.

The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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