Last night, the Academy of Country Music officially kicked off “The Week Vegas Goes Country”® with the ACM Week Kick Off Party with 95.5 The Bull, a free open-to-the-public concert event headlined by Hunter Hayes with performances by David Nail, Cole Swindell and Sasha McVeigh at The LINQ. The event served as a preview to the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival, the two-day outdoor music festival headlined by Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban on Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, respectively, also being held at The LINQ.

The events are all a part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® leading up to the 49th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.

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