FANS INVITED TO HELP SELECT HIT SONG FOR BROOKS & DUNN'S FINAL ACM PERFORMANCE AS A DUO ON THE "45TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS," TO BE BROADCAST APRIL 18, ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Beginning Today, Fans Can Vote for Performance Song on CBS.com
Brooks & Dunn, the best-selling duo in the history of country music, will perform one of their hit songs as voted on by their fans on the 45TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The duo is embarking on their final tour together this summer, and this will mark their final ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS performance as a duo.
Beginning today, viewers can log onto www.cbs.com/brooksdunn to vote in two phases for one of their six favorite Brooks & Dunn songs:
1. My Maria
2. Brand New Man
3. Red Dirt Road
4. Neon Moon
5. You're Gonna Miss Me
6. Boot Scootin' Boogie
There is no registration to vote, and fans may vote one time per day. Additionally, a 30-second clip of each song is available for listening. Phase one voting begins Wednesday, March 24 at 2:59 PM, ET/11:59 AM, PT. The second phase begins on Wednesday, April 14 at 2:59 PM, ET/11:59 AM, PT, when the list narrows down to the top three songs. Fans may again vote at www.cbs.com/brooksdunn to decide which hit song the duo will perform on the broadcast. Voting will continue up until Brooks & Dunn's final live performance as a duo on the 45TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS on Sunday, April 18.
Brooks & Dunn are nominated for Top Vocal Duo of the Year at this year's ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn will also receive the Academy's Milestone Award in recognition of their 20-year record-breaking career during the previously announced tribute concert special, "ACM PRESENTS: BROOKS & DUNN - THE LAST RODEO," to be broadcast Sunday, May 23 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. They will be honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy's history with 26 awards in total, including three Entertainer of the Year awards. They will also be honored for holding the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 15 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007.
The 45TH ANNUAL 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 the producer, Bob Bardo serves as the executive in charge of production and Bob Romeo is the executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.