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[03/14/12 - 07:02 AM]
Additional Performers Announced for the "47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Broadcast Live from Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1 on CBS
Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery will perform at the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Award Concert, hosted by Zac Brown Band.

[via press release from CBS]

ACM NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES BRANTLEY GILBERT, HUNTER HAYES AND SCOTTY McCREERY TO PERFORM AT 2nd ANNUAL ACM FAN JAM, HOSTED BY ZAC BROWN BAND, AND NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT THIS FANS-ONLY LIVE CONCERT ON THE "47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS," BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 1 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Academy of Country Music Awards New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery will perform at the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam and Post-Award Concert, hosted by Zac Brown Band, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Their performances at the ACM Fan Jam, the fans-only live concert event taking place in Las Vegas during and after the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, will be broadcast during the Awards, Sunday, April 1 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Also taking to the ACM Fan Jam stage is electric cowboy DeeJay Silver, who will produce signature country music remixes and mash-ups for fans in between performances.

As previously announced, ACM Award winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band will headline the 2nd Annual ACM Fan Jam, which gives country music lovers the ultimate fan-pass to be part of the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Throughout the three-hour Awards broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there will be live ACM Fan Jam performances by top-tier music acts, via remote, from the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

After making it through the first round of fan voting, newcomer nominees Gilbert, Hayes and McCreery will now compete for the coveted ACM New Artist of the Year title. The winner will be awarded on the ACM Fan Jam stage during the live broadcast of the 47TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Fans can vote for their favorite New Artist at www.VoteACM.com beginning Monday, March 19 at 12:00 noon, ET/9:00 AM, PT until 8:00 PM, ET/5:00 PM, PT on Sunday, April 1, before the live show starts.

DeeJay Silver has been a top touring DJ/remixer/producer for more than 10 years and has played in premier venues in virtually every major market in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Having recently toured with Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party Tour featuring Eric Church and the JaneDear girls, as well as Rascal Flatts' Flatts Fest, DeeJay Silver has entertained millions of listeners with his unique brand of music mixing - party rock country style.

The 47th 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. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Barry Adelman is producer, and Bob Bardo is the executive in charge of production. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

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RATING: To Be Announced





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