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Cast Your Vote for the ACM Entertainer of the Year & New Artist of the Year Awards

ACM AwardsCountry music fans everywhere have the power to choose the Academy of Country Music’s Entertainer of the Year as well as New Artist of the Year by casting their votes now on www.VoteACM.com. The winners will be announced live on the 47th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 1, 8-11 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS. The Ram Truck brand and the Academy of Country Music announced today that Entertainer of the Year fan voting will be powered by Ram Trucks, for the third year in a row. This year, for the second time, the ACM Awards will feature the ACM Ram Red Carpet to welcome country’s biggest stars to the show.

Entertainer of the Year fan voting – powered by the Ram Truck Brand – will provide fans the opportunity to vote for the Academy’s most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year, for which Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Blake Shelton and Taylor Swift are nominated.  Fans can also vote for the New Artist of the Year award, for which Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery will compete.

Don’t forget to watch our special, the ACM New Artist of the Year Showcase, airing Wednesday, March 21 at 10/9 p.m. Central! Watch a sneak peek and see photos from the show >>  And be sure to catch us LIVE from the red carpet the night of the awards, Sunday, April 1 at 7/6c.

Fan voting for Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year is open now at www.VoteACM.com.  New Artist of the Year voting will close at 8 p.m PT /5 p.m. PT on April 1 (before the LIVE show starts) and Entertainer of the Year voting will close during the third hour of the LIVE broadcast. See the full  list of ACM nominees here >>

“The Ram Truck brand is proud to partner with the Academy of Country Music for their 47th Award ceremony. Ram truck fans and country music fans are one and the same as they are cut from the same cloth of authenticity with a genuine work-hard, play-hard attitude,” said Fred Diaz, President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.  “We are excited to find out who Ram and country music fans will select as their choice for Entertainer of the Year. We congratulate everyone who has been nominated.”

“The Academy’s partnership with the Ram Truck brand has been phenomenal and we are delighted to have them back again to help country music fans elect the Entertainer of the Year,” said Bob Romeo, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Country Music.

On CBS.com/ACMs, fans can also watch the original Web series, ROAD TO THE ACM AWARDS, featuring New Artist of the Year nominees Brantley Gilbert, Hunter Hayes and Scotty McCreery.  The 5-websiode series takes fans behind the scenes during the final weeks leading up to both nominees’ first trip to the Academy of Country Music Awards.  In past years, the series has featured country music superstars Taylor Swift, Josh Thompson, Gloriana and Lady Antebellum.

Country music fans will also have the chance to win a trip for two to next year’s Academy of Country Music Awards or drive away in a 2012 Ram truck by entering the Ram Truck brand’s Enter-To-Win sweepstakes. For more information and to enter the sweepstakes please visit www.VoteACM.com.

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