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Xfinity to deliver Gabby Barrett performance ahead of ACM Awards

9/4/20

XFINITY TO DELIVER SPECIAL PERFORMANCE OF GABBY BARRETT’S “THE GOOD ONES” AHEAD OF THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

Awards Show to Broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 Live from Nashville on CBS

TWEET: Before the @ACMawards, @Xfinity customers can say “Academy of Country Music Awards” into their X1 and Flex Voice Remotes to access the @GabbyBarrett_ special performance and more show-related content #ACMawards

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 31, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that Xfinity will deliver a special performance of country music star and ACM Awards® first-time nominee Gabby Barrett’s song “The Good Ones” to Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, and other digital platforms beginning September 7. As previously announced, Barrett will also be performing her No. 1 song “I Hope” from Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium as part of the “55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDSÔ,” a Night of Heart and Hits Live from Nashville.

Xfinity customers can simply say “Academy of Country Music Awards” into their voice remote to access the performance and other ACM-related content to help fans get ready for the September 16 show including an exclusive interview with Gabby Barrett, memorable moments from past shows, nominated artist pages and more.

Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th ACM Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream on demand on CBS All Access.

For the first time in the show’s history, the awards will take place in Nashville broadcasting from three iconic country music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Previously announced performers for the Ryman include Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett featuring Jon Pardi, ACM New Male Artist of the Year winner Riley Green, and ACM New Female Artist of the Year winner Tenille Townes. Performers for The Bluebird Cafe include Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert featuring songwriters Natalie Hemby and Luke Dick, and Tim McGraw. Performers for the Grand Ole Opry House include Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton and Morgan Wallen. Additional acts and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.

About Gabby Barrett
Warner Music Nashville’s Gabby Barrett is setting the trend. Spotlighted as an Amazon Music Breakthrough artist, featured in Variety’s 2020 Young Hollywood Impact Report, named Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing, a Billboard “Chartbreaker,” a SiriusXM + Pandora All-Genre and Country Artist to Watch, and a short-listed GRAMMY contender (Forbes, Billboard), Barrett continues to prove why she’s “Country music’s rising star” (E!). Her meteoric debut, the 2X PLATINUM “lightning-in-a-bottle single” (PEOPLE) “I Hope,” is 2020’s most-streamed Country song to date, cracking the Top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Reigning atop the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for six weeks, “I Hope” was also the first debut single by a solo female artist to top the Country radio charts since 2017, and made her the youngest artist with a #1 debut at Country radio in over two decades. Adding to over 500 MILLION+ career on-demand streams, her full-length LP GOLDMINE earned more first-week debut album streams than any other Country act in history, including her current SIX songs spinning across FIVE radio formats: “I Hope” and latest single “The Good Ones” (Country radio); “I Hope” feat. Charlie Puth (Top 40, Hot AC and AC); “Footprints on the Moon” (Radio Disney); “Got Me” feat. Shane & Shane (SiriusXM’s “The Message” and Music Choice’s Contemporary Christian channels); and “Rose Needs a Jack” (SiriusXM’s “The Highway”). Earning her first-ever CMA Awards nominations for New Artist of the Year and Single of the Year (“I Hope”), next up Barrett will perform at the 55th ACM Awards, airing 9/16 on CBS.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards
The 55th 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 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access. R.A. Clark, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Contacts:

Academy of Country Music:
Brooke Primero
brooke@acmcountry.com
818-788-8000

Melissa Moldovan
melissa@acmcountry.com
818-788-8000

Christina Canseco
christina.canseco@acmcountry.com

CBS Press:
Andrea Ballas
andrea.ballas@cbs.com
818-655-1581

Kate Fisher
khfisher@cbs.com
212-975-3818

MRC (dick clark productions):
Gina Sorial
gsorial@mrcentertainment.com
310-255-0308

Ligia Mallmann
lmallmann@mrcentertainment.com
310-255-0321