Country music fans, circle April 1, 2012 on your calendars. CBS announced they’ll be airing the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on that date, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (proving not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas). Reba McEntire and her good friend Blake Shelton will be back again as co-hosts.
In addition, the Zac Brown Band will be hosting the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam on the same date but at the Mandalay Bay in Vegas. Sugarland hosted the first event which allows fans to be a part of the Country Music Awards and watch performances live from this remote location.
And CBS also announced ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – A Lifetime of Hits concert which will be taped on April 2nd and broadcast at a later date. Ritchie will perform duets from his upcoming Tuskeegee album at the special musical event which will raise funds for Lifting Lives, a non-profit working to “improve lives through music.” The event will also feature Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, and Kenny Rogers performing some of Ritchie’s hits.
Source: CBS – January 10, 2012