ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW “ACM SESSIONS” WITH COUNTRY MUSIC PHENOM HUNTER HAYES

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW “ACM SESSIONS”

WITH COUNTRY MUSIC PHENOM HUNTER HAYES 

“ACM Sessions” Online Concert Series

Now Available On-Demand on CBS.com

 The Academy of Country Music and CBS today announced the launch of a new performance in the “ACM Sessions” online concert series, which brings fans year-round access to country music’s biggest stars with on-demand performances and interviews. “ACM Sessions” with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes is now available on-demand exclusively on CBS.com and CBS Audience Network partner sites.

“ACM Sessions” feature some of country music’s biggest stars and rising talent – recent performances have included Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Justin Moore, and Jerrod Niemann – performing their hits and participating in Q&A sessions hosted by the Academy of Country Music’s Lisa Lee.

Hunter Hayes’ “ACM Sessions” features an exclusive performance of his multi-platinum selling smash hit song “Wanted,” a special behind the scenes look at rehearsals as he prepares for his We’re Not Invisible Tour, as well as an interview with Lisa Lee of the Academy of Country Music. Multiple GRAMMY nominee, Hayes, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has watched his album top the Billboard Country chart, earn multiple platinum certifications, and top the country radio charts three times consecutively. Hayes’ new single, “Invisible,” is the debut single off his upcoming album, Storyline, which will be released on May 6th.

Fans can watch Hunter Hayes’ and previous “ACM Sessions” performances on-demand on CBS.com. Hayes’ performance is available at: http://www.cbs.com/shows/acm-sessions/hunter-hayes/. The show is also available on-demand through CBS properties and select CBS Audience Network partners.

Hayes will also perform on the 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit: http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music/.

About CBS Interactive

CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment.  With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com TVGuide.com, and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.  Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter: twitter.com/cbsi and on Facebook.

About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Hunter Hayes

Four-time GRAMMY nominated artist, Hunter Hayes, is a multi-talented performer, musician, producer, and writer. His critically acclaimed Atlantic Records self-titled album garnered three consecutive No. 1 singles, selling over eight million singles to date while the album itself has been certified platinum by the R.I.A.A. The highly anticipated follow-up, Storyline, will be released May 6 via Atlantic Records and features his current single “Invisible.” His most recent Grammy nomination for Best Country Solo Performance for his No. 1 single “I Want Crazy” marks his fourth Grammy nomination off his debut release and his third consecutive No. 1. Hunter is currently featured as one of Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30” and has played over 500 dates since 2011. The Louisiana native has headlined sold out venues across the US and Canada and recently wrapped the sold out CMT On Tour: Hunter Hayes’ Let’s Be Crazy tour this past fall. For more information visit www.hunterhayes.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hunterhayes and follow Hunter on Twitter http://twitter.com/hunterhayes.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW “ACM SESSIONS”WITH JERROD NIEMANN

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ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AND CBS ANNOUNCE NEW

“ACM SESSIONS”WITH JERROD NIEMANN

“ACM Sessions” Online Concert Series

Now Available On-Demand on CBS.com

 The Academy of Country Music and CBS today announced the launch of a new performance in the “ACM Sessions” online concert series, which brings fans year-round access to country music’s biggest stars with on-demand performances and interviews. “ACM Sessions” with Jerrod Niemann is now available on-demand exclusively on CBS.com and CBS Audience Network partner sites.

“ACM Sessions” feature some of country music’s biggest stars and rising talent – recent performances have included Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge and Justin Moore – performing their hits and participating in Q&A sessions hosted by the Academy of Country Music’s Lisa Lee. “ACM Sessions” with Jerrod Niemann was taped in front of a live audience at The Tracking Room studios in Nashville.

“‘ACM Sessions’ provides country music fans with in depth personal discussions and intimate performances with today’s established and emerging acts,” said Tom Lisack, Vice President of Content and Artist Relations, CBS Interactive Entertainment. “We’re excited to be working with the Academy of Country Music to bring more of these features to country music fans in 2014.”

Jerrod Niemann’s performance features songs off of his forthcoming March 25 release, High Noon, including the Top-10-and-climbing single “Drink to That All Night.” Niemann exploded onto the country music scene with his chart-topping major-label debut, 2010’s Judge Jerrod & The Hung Jury. The album included the No. 1 smash and RIAA-certified Platinum digital single, “Lover, Lover,” and the follow-up Top 5 single, “What Do You Want.” Niemann – who has also written songs for and with such artists as Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, and Lee Brice – returned in 2012 with the acclaimed, musically adventurous release, Free the Music. In his upcoming album, High Noon, Niemann continues to pursue the innovative sonic approach that has defined his identity in country music, while bearing down on the rock-solid songwriting that first brought him national attention.

Fans can watch Jerrod Niemann’s and previous “ACM Sessions” performances on-demand on CBS.com. Jerrod Niemann’s performance is available at: http://www.cbs.com/shows/acm-sessions/jerrod-niemann/. The show is also available on-demand through CBS properties and select CBS Audience Network partners. Additionally, fans can catch Niemann live at the 2nd Annual ACM Party for a Cause® Festival on Saturday, April 5 at The LINQ in Las Vegas, NV as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country®.

The 49TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit: http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music/.

jerrod niemann

About CBS Interactive
CBS Interactive, a division of CBS Corporation, is the premier online content network for information and entertainment.  With more than 280 million people visiting its properties each month, CBS Interactive is a top Web property globally. Its portfolio of leading brands, which include CNET, CBS.com, CBSNews.com, CBSSports.com, GameSpot, TV.com TVGuide.com, and Last.fm, span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.  Follow CBS Interactive on Twitter: twitter.com/cbsi and on Facebook.

About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in Southern California in 1964, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) is a fan-focused artist and industry-driven organization, providing the financial resources to ensure the on-going philanthropic work of ACM LIFTING LIVES, the charitable arm of the Academy which works to improve lives through the power of music. The Academy has a rich history in the entertainment industry, having been founded when Southern California was a hotbed of emerging country music and when Westerns were a staple of television programing and film production.  Comprised of more than 3,800 professional members nationwide, the ACM is headquartered in Encino, Calif. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.