ACM Showcase Tickets On Sale Today
January 4, 2011 at 11:19 AM (PT)
Tickets go on sale to the public TODAY (1/4), for the taping of GAC’s ACM SHOWCASE, an evening dedicated to recognizing the newcomer nominees for the 46th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The event, which is open to fans, will be hosted by LUKE BRYAN and will take place as a special GRAND OLE OPRY performance on TUESDAY, JANUARY 18th at 7:30p (CT) at the RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE, TN.
The SHOWCASE will feature “Top New Solo Vocalist” nominees ERIC CHURCH, RANDY HOUSER and EASTON CORBIN and “Top New Vocal Duo or Group” nominees THE BAND PERRY, THE JANEDEAR GIRLS and STEEL MAGNOLIA.
Tickets are available at www.opry.com or by calling 1 (800) SEE-OPRY.
The special will air at 10p (ET) on THURSDAY, JANUARY 27th on GAC-TV and will kick off fan voting for these categories at www.VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM. Voting will close on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24 at 12p (ET). The winner in each category will be announced in MARCH and will move on to compete for “Top New Artist,” with the winner being announced live during the 46th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS.
“Each and every OPRY performance is a journey which features the past, present, and future of Country music,” said GRAND OLE OPRY VP/GM PETE FISHER. “Every year, fans visit the OPRY to tune in and see, not only Country’s superstars and legends, but also its new stars. We’re excited to kick this new year off with the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and GAC for a special OPRY performance showcasing six of Country’s most talented new acts in one great night of music.”
The complete list of nominees for the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS will be announced in FEBRUARY. The 46th Annual ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS broadcast live from the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS SUNDAY, APRIL 3rd at 8p (ET) on CBS-TV.