The 49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) AWARDS hadn’t yet ended, when DALLAS COWBOYS owner JERRY JONES teamed with Texas-born Country icon GEORGE STRAIT to announce that next YEAR’s 50th ACM AWARDS will take place in DALLAS, live from AT&T STADIUM in ARLINGTON, TX on SUNDAY, April 19th, 2015 at 8:00p (ET) and delayed (PT) on the CBS TELEVISION NETWORK.
“For our 50th Anniversary, we wanted to invite more fans than ever to our party,” said ACM CEO BOB ROMEO. “Tickets to the ACM Awards sell out in minutes, Country fans make their vacation plans around our events. In 2015, we’ll celebrate with the biggest group of mega-artists at ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE and allow more music fans to experience the Awards by hosting it in the premier stadium in the country.”
STRAIT, who won his first ACM Award in 1984, said,” To see a landmark event like the ACM Awards move to one of the biggest venues in the country to create a historical Country music experience of this magnitude, it is a testament to the fans. I am thrilled to have been a part of the announcement of this milestone event coming to my home state of TEXAS.”
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CBS’ telecast of the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards helped the network to a victory Sunday night. On the other hand, audience numbers were down from last year. Numbers from Nielsen say the event drew an average audience of just over 14-million people. Last year over 15-million tuned in.