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New Artist of the Year Award to be Presented During ACM Fan Jam Remote Into the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music® Awards

New Artist of the Year Award to be Presented During ACM Fan Jam Remote Into the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music® Awards

LIVE TELECAST FROM THE MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012

WITH ENTERTAINMENT BY DEEJAY SILVER BETWEEN PERFORMANCES

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Tickets On Sale NOW at Ticketmaster.com

Encino, CA (March 14, 2012) - The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today that ACM New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery have been added to the line-up for the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Award Concert, hosted by Zac Brown Band, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Also taking to the ACM Fan Jam stage is electric cowboy DeeJay Silver, who will produce signature country music remixes and mash-ups for fans in between performances. ACM Fan Jam is the fans-only live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards broadcast Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

As previously announced, ACM Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band will headline the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, which gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards! Throughout the three-hour Awards telecast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances by top-tier music acts, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets for the ACM Fan Jam are on sale NOW, priced at $37 and $57.

After making it through the first round of fan voting, newcomer nominees Gilbert, Hayes and McCreery will now compete for the coveted ACM New Artist of the Year title. The winner will be awarded on the ACM Fan Jam stage during the LIVE Awards telecast. Fans can vote for their favorite New Artist at www.VoteACM.com beginning Monday, March 19, 2012 at 12:00 noon ET / 9:00 AM PT until 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT on Sunday, April 1, 2012 (before the LIVE show starts.)

DeeJay Silver has been a top touring dj/remixer/producer for over 10 years and has played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Having recently toured with Jason Aldean’s My Kinda’ Party Tour featuring Eric Church and the JaneDear girls, as well as Rascal Flatts’ Flatts Fest, DeeJay Silver has entertained millions of listeners with his unique brand of music mixing – party rock country style.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 47th 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 be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. For more information on the ACM Awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates!

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