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Academy of Country Music Awards

For over 50 years, the Academy of Country Music Awards has been dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The star-studded ceremony features once-in-a-lifetime musical collaborations, performances and more as some of country's greatest talents are recognized for their achievements.

The Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring the country music lifestyle and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent across the country music industry.

The 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This marked the first time the show broadcast from T-Mobile Arena.

The 52nd ACM Awards featured an unprecedented number of duos and special collaborations: 14-time ACM Award® winner and 14- time ACM Awards® host Reba McEntire and contemporary Christian artist Lauren Daigle performed “Back to God,” superstar duo Tim McGraw and Faith Hill performed the world television premiere of their new single “Speak To a Girl,” Thomas Rhett and Maren Morris sang “Craving You,” Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley rocked out “Flatliner,” and Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban performed their hit single “The Fighter.” Plus Florida Georgia Line and the Backstreet Boys teamed up for “God, Your Mama & Me” followed by a powerful performance of the popular “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.

Additionally, for the first time ever, the official two-hour red carpet pre-show for the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 2nd was live streamed exclusively on Twitter and available globally for logged-in and logged-out audiences on Twitter and connected devices.

The Academy of Country Music was the first organization to obtain a country music awards program, propelling country music into the spotlight in 1966. The show has been produced for television by dick clark productions since 1979.

Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers.  Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.

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