Westwood One and Cumulus Partner with the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions to Offer Exclusive Content from Events Around the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards®
Listeners Can Tap in to Exclusive Audio, A-List Interviews, Performances, Special Programming and Video Content by NASH TV
NEW YORK, NY and ARLINGTON, TX - April 17, 2015 — Country singer Drake White and Country duo Waterloo Revival will provide exclusive performances during Red Carpet Radio’s Backstage at the ACM Awards. The special performances are part of a showcase of exclusive brand activations and backstage audio and video coverage for two days leading up to the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards®. Red Carpet Radio’s Backstage at the ACM Awards will be held at the Arlington Convention Center, starting today, April 17th from 12 noon-4 pm CST and tomorrow, Saturday, April 18th from 10 am-4 pm CST.
Red Carpet Radio is Westwood One’s umbrella platform for the company’s exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage of year-round entertainment award shows. Red Carpet Radio brings red carpet moments to life, offering broadcast partners and advertisers access to live broadcasts, exclusive content, celebrities, backstage performances, social media buzz, and parties and events.
Backstage at the ACM Awards is presented via a partnership between The Academy of Country Music®, dick clark productions, Westwood One and Cumulus. The ACM Awards™ will broadcast LIVE on Sunday, April 19, 2015, from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT on CBS. Country superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will co-host Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring Country music’s best and introducing the industry’s hottest emerging talent.
In addition to the two Radio Row live concert performances with Drake White and Waterloo Revival, Red Carpet Radio’s Backstage at the ACM Awards’ Radio Row is offering candid interviews with A-list Country superstars, photo and video opportunities, and other special programming to 30 local radio stations from across the country and 10 national radio programs. Video content will be produced for station websites by NASH TV. Red Carpet Radio’s Backstage at the ACM Awards sponsors include Keller Graduate School of Management, Advanced Auto Parts, Grainger, and Bioré.
Artists scheduled to appear on air and in the Advanced Auto Parts SmileBooth include Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Lee Brice, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell, The Band Perry, Kip Moore, Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert, Austin Webb, Darius Rucker, The Swon Brothers, Dan + Shay, and many more.
On Sunday, April 19, Westwood One will present a five-hour ACM Red Carpet Radio special for more than 100 stations and their listeners nationwide, starting at 7:00 pm ET. The broadcast will include reports from the Red Carpet and Fan Zone, music from current nominees, and the nights’ winners, featured artists performances, interviews, and acceptance speeches. Hosts include NASH Nights Live’s Shawn Parr and Elaina D. Smith, NASH/America’s Morning Show’s Erika Grace Powell, Cumulus/KSCS, Dallas’ Hawkeye, and Cumulus/The Wolf, Dallas’ Lisa Taylor.
About the Academy of Country Music
The 50th 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 from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Country Countdown Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest," "Golden Globe Awards," “Hollywood Film Awards” and "The PEOPLE Magazine Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.
About Cumulus Media
Cumulus Media (CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver choices for listeners and advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. As the largest pure-play radio company, Cumulus' exclusive audio content is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned and operated stations in 89 U.S. media markets, over 10,000 broadcast radio affiliates and through numerous digital channels, including a national streaming/mobile platform and partnership with digital audio provider, Rdio. For more information, visit www.cumulus.com.
About Westwood One
Westwood One offers audio products to engage listeners whenever, wherever they are. We are a trusted connection between audio companies, advertisers, and audience, reaching hundreds of millions of monthly listeners. Our portfolio features exclusive brands people love, such as the NFL, Red Carpet Radio, NASH, Rdio, a