COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF THE ACM AWARDS
WITH STANDING ROOM ONLY PANEL DISCUSSION
FANS CAN WATCH VIDEO OF THE PANEL FREE AT COUNTRYMUSICHALLOFFAME.ORG NOW
NASHVILLE, TN – September 9, 2014 – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted a packed house of music fans attending Saturday’s discussion panel with the Academy of Country Music. Titled “50 Years of the ACM Awards,” the panelists included ACM Award winning superstar Clint Black, ACM Awards executive producers Barry Adelman and Richard A. “Rac” Clark and ACM CEO, Bob Romeo. Moderated by Lisa Lee, ACM senior vice president and author of the forthcoming This Is Country: A Backstage Pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards, the event covered highlights from the Academy’s show history – from its humble beginnings as a small dinner banquet in Southern California to the upcoming 50th anniversary ACM Awards, to be held Sunday, April 19, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in North Texas, broadcast LIVE in front of 65,000 attending fans and millions more at home watching on the CBS Television Network.
The Academy of Country Music offered major support for the museum’s recent expansion. The Academy’s generous gift funded the ACM Gallery, which features interactive exhibits about contemporary country music.
Fans that missed the panel can access video of the event on the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s website here.Pictured at the museum are (l-r): ACM CEO Bob Romeo, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ali Tonn, ACM’s Lisa Lee, ACM Awards Executive Producers Barry Adelman and Richard A. “Rac” Clark, and superstar Clint Black. Photo by Jason Davis.
About the Country Music Hall of Fame
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
About the Academy of Country Music Awards
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 and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
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