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time, but Bryan is certainly no less celebrated. Besides four studio albums under his belt and a fifth in the works, the platinum-selling artist has earned himself almost two dozen awards for his music and more than twice that many nominations. He took home the ACM Awards for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Artist in 2010, and in 2012 won every American Country Award for which he was nominated — nine in total. The boys are looking for- ward to another year hosting the ACM Awards together, and they definitely bring a lot to the table — despite Shelton's self-deprecating joke that the only reason they keep getting this gig is that they're the only two guys in the industry who can read. "This show used to be so good, and now we're out here destroying its reputation," he deadpans in a promo video. Judging by the 60,000-odd people who will be swarming into AT&T Stadium on the 19th, however, it doesn't look as though the show's in any danger of flopping. In fact, there was such a clamor to attend the sold-out event that additional seats were released last month to squeeze in more frantic fans. Not surprisingly, there are some big names up for awards year's broadcast is extra spe- cial, and the academy has brought back a couple of old hands and big names to keep things running smoothly. Country superstars Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan are co-hosting the event — Shelton for his fifth consecu- tive year and Bryan for his third. Shelton is himself a recipi- ent of 15 ACM Award nomina- tions, and he's taken home four, including Male Vocalist of the Year in 2012 and Song of the Year in 2013. He also has nine Country Music Association Awards to his name and a slew of other accolades that include Grammy and Billboard nomi- nations and American Country Award and CMT Music Award wins. The Ada, Oklahoma, native is more than just a crooner, however. Shelton's made a name for himself on television, wielding the proverbial gavel as a judge in the "American Idol"-esque singing competi- tion "Nashville Star" and the NBC miniseries "Clash of the Choirs." Even those who aren't nuts about country music should recognize him as one of the original coaches in "The Voice" — his teams have won four of the show's seven completed seasons. His co-host may not be mak- ing or breaking singing hope- fuls' music careers in prime to honor the top artists of the previous year. There are even several ceremonies dedicated specifically to country music, and the ACM Awards show is one of the biggest nights of the year for artists and fans of the genre. The evening gives a nod to the cream of the crop in the industry and ushers in some rising stars who we're sure to see a lot more of in the near future. With the ceremony celebrat- ing its 50th anniversary, this Awards. Don't miss the star- studded event when it airs live Sunday, April 19, on CBS, from Arlington, Texas. The music industry boasts a long list of glitzy award shows By Jacqueline Spendlove TV Media C ountry music's "party of the year" is about to cele- brate its golden anniversary. The Dallas Cowboys are lending out their home field for a very special night as the biggest names in the industry come together for the 50th Academy of Country Music Wishbone Restaurant 2 x 6.5" TV April 19 - 25, 2015 TIFTAREA Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton host the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards SUNDAY DAYTIME APRIL 19, 2015 10 AM 10:30 11 AM 11:30 12 PM 12:30 1 PM 1:30 2 PM 2:30 3 PM 3:30 4 PM 4:30 5 PM 5:30 6 PM 6:30 BROADCAST CHANNELS

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