This Thursday you’ll not only be able to hear who’s nominated for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards – you might be doing the announcing!
The year the ACM is going digital with the announcement of the nominees via Facebook and Twitter. Naturally, Reba McEntire, who is co-hosting the show along with Blake Shelton, will be part of the Internet event. She’ll be joined by surprise guests who will announce categories via videos posted in real time to fans and media simultaneously. In other words, we’ll all learn who’s nominated at the same time.
The digital press conference ends with the big moment — perhaps your moment — when country music fans announce the nominees for Entertainer of the Year. Staring today you can post videos announcing the name of the artist you would like to see nominated for Entertainer of the Year. Then you can see if your video is used to announce your pick for the ACM’s biggest prize.
You can learn how to submit a video by visiting the ACM YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/acmcountry. Then this Thursday the 26th starting at 6:30am PST, we’ll all be able to see the real-time announcements at the ACM Facebook page and the ACM Twitter Feed. The list of nominees will be posted later in the day, along with reaction videos from the nominees, on the Academy’s newly redesigned website at www.acmcountry.com.
The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS.