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April 4, 2014

EDITORS:

The 2014 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas will air live Sunday night, April 6, from 8-11 p.m. EDT on CBS. Several awards, including top honor entertainer of the year, will be announced during the broadcast, to be hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. Shelton, Bryan, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Shakira and Stevie Nicks are scheduled to perform. Here’s a rundown of our coverage...

TEXT

Coverage:

A laydown story will move Sunday morning, to be updated with NewsNows and Writethrus throughout the three-hour show. A list of select winners will run soon after the show concludes and a new take on events of the evening will move around 3 a.m. EDT.

Stories:

— BC-US--Music-ACM Awards. By Music Writer Chris Talbott.

— BC-US--Music-ACM Awards-List.

Contact:

Music Writer Chris Talbott, 615-495-1837, ctalbott@ap.org.

PHOTO

Coverage:

Photographers will be capturing celebrity arrivals, performances and backstage appearances. A selection of photos will be made available to PhotoStream and the majority of imagery will be accessible on the AP Images website at www.apimages.com .

Contact:

AP Photo Desk, (212) 621-1900.

VIDEO

Coverage:

AP Video will distribute b-roll of celebrities and nominees arriving, as well as highlights from the CBS telecast. Customers who record the Global Video Wire (GVW) will receive the content at 2 a.m. EDT on Monday, April 7. Mediaport customers can expect to receive the content shortly before that.

Contact:

Entertainment Video Manager Rob Merrill, rmerrill@ap.org.

RADIO

Coverage:

Music correspondent Margie Szaroleta will monitor telecast, pull sound and produce wraps for Sunday and Monday morning feeds.

Contact:

312-920-3627.

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