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
April 4, 2014 - 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. Hayes, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with several GRAMMY nominations, 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 6.
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(R), 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/.
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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 at http://twitter.com/hunterhayes.