Saddle Up for the Annual ACM Awards

Saddle Up for the Annual ACM Awards

By Melissa T., Coyote Country 102.7

Las Vegas is known for its bright lights, casinos and….country music? Not exactly. But with so
many country music headliners in town, and with the recent renewal of the National Finals Rodeo contract for Las Vegas, it only makes sense to have a country awards show in town, right? There is an awards show that passes through our little Sin City every year! It honors the biggest singers, songwriters, and awesomeness of the country music industry. It’s called “The Academy of Country Music Awards”, and it brings hundreds of country artists and fans to our fine state each spring. This year, the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards (or ACM awards) will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, April 6, 2014. You can catch it on television at 8:00 p.m. live EST/delayed PST on the CBS television network.

Four-time ACM award winner, Blake Shelton, and reigning ACM entertainer of the year, Luke Bryan, will return to co-host the event. This year’s show will be Shelton’s fourth consecutive turn and Bryan’s second time hosting the awards telecast. If you’re a country music fan, MGM Grand is the place to be during the week of the ACM awards. In fact, it’s not unusual to see fans hanging out at the casino in hopes of catching a glimpse of their favorite country artists. But wait- there’s more! Not only do we get the annual ACM awards show but there are also a slew of concerts that come along with it. One of the bigger ones is the Academy of Country Fan Jam, a concert that happens at another venue that the ACM broadcast cuts to during its telecast. The new country duo, Florida Georgia Line, will be hosting this year’s 4th annual ACM Fan Jam from the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, April 6, 2014. Another concert is the all-star concert television special that is taped Monday April 7, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. inside the MGM Grand Las Vegas. The academy and Dick Clark Productions put that one on every year.

For more information on the Academy of Country Music Awards and any related concerts and events, or for tickets, you can log onto the official ACM awards website at:


Or call the MGM Grand and contact their box office at 1.877.880.0880