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Streams LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Exclusively on PEOPLE’s Digital Platforms, including PeopleTV

Sunday, April 7th at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT 

Prior to the ACM Awards Telecast Airing Live at 8:00pm ET/PT on CBS


ENCINO, CA (April 4, 2019) – PEOPLE, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions, announced today the official live streaming digital red carpet pre-show in celebration of the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The digital pre-show, hosted by PEOPLE Now’s Jeremy Parsons and Andrea Boehlke, PEOPLE executive editor Cynthia Sanz, and ACM Award® nominee Michael Ray, will begin at 6:30pm ET/3:30pm PT LIVE from the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019.

It will be available exclusively on PEOPLE’s digital platforms, including PeopleTV, the streaming network from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly, PEOPLE.com, the leading celebrity news and entertainment website, PEOPLE’s YouTube channel, and the Facebook and Twitter accounts for PEOPLE and PeopleTV. PEOPLE will post socially throughout the evening using the hashtag #ACMawards.

Fans can tune-in to catch their favorite country artists as they arrive for the 54th ACM Awards®, including previously announced performers Jason Aldean (ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award honoree), Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Kelly Clarkson, Luke Combs (ACM New Male Artist of the Year), Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Khalid, Miranda Lambert, LANCO (ACM New Group of the Year), Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde (ACM New Female Artist of the Year), Old Dominion, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban, along with this year’s star-studded list of presenters, including Lauren Alaina, Beth Behrs, Clint Black, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jessie James Decker, Hunter Hayes, Jay Hernandez, Lady Antebellum, Midland, Nancy O’Dell, Danica Patrick, Carly Pearce, Dennis Quaid, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell, and Wilmer Valderrama.

The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, and honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Tickets for the ceremony are available for purchase now at www.axs.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, including ACM Party for a Cause®, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter and Instagram for more immediate updates.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 54th 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 and will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. R.A. Clark, Reba McEntire, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

About PeopleTV

PeopleTV is the advertiser-supported OTT streaming service from PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly. PeopleTV’s quality programming features original series and specials, which encompass celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human-interest genres. Since launching in 2016, PeopleTV has garnered more than 3 million downloads. Viewers have unlimited, daily access to an expansive slate of on-demand programming, which includes live red carpet coverage and real-time, socially interactive fan forums, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions and high-profile, one-on-one celebrity interviews. PeopleTV is available on PeopleTV.com, in addition to mobile and connected TV devices. Download the free app on iOS and Android devices, in addition to Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Chromecast, fuboTV, Philo, Pluto TV, Roku, the Roku Channel and Xumo.

About dick clark productions 

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with over 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is a division of Valence Media, a diversified media company with divisions and strategic investments in premium television, wide release film, specialty film, live events and digital media. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.


Academy of Country Music Contacts:

Brooke Primero brooke@acmcountry.com 818-788-8000
Melissa Moldovan melissa@acmcountry.com 818-788-8000


dick clark productions Contacts:

Kelly Striewski kstriewski@dickclark.com 310-255-4602
Gina Sorial GSorial@dickclark.com 310-255-0308


PMK•BNC Contacts:

Brian Rubin Brian.Rubin@pmkbnc.com 310-854-4800
Christina Canseco Christina.canseco@pmkbnc.com 310-854-4800


PeopleTV Contact:

Marnie Perez marnie.perez@peoplemag.com 212-522-6300