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"Superstar Duets!" Brings Together ACM Nominees With Country Music Legends: A special event to be broadcast May 15 on CBS.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 | 10:10am

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets!, a new entertainment special featuring performances by an unprecedented lineup of country music legends and this year’s ACM Award nominees and chart topping artists, will be broadcast Friday, May 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Taping April 17-18 at the two-day ACM Party for a Cause Festival at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas, performers will include Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Kenny ChesneySam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Patty Loveless, Ronnie Milsap, Darius Rucker, Dwight Yoakam, Alabama, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line and more. The special is being produced by dick clark productions.

The event leads up to the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, which will be broadcast live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Proceeds from ticket sales for the 3rd Annual ACM Party for a Cause Festival will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music.  The festival will include multiple stages for ongoing live country music performances, interactive experiences, a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country, and more.

“For the Academy’s milestone anniversary, we wanted more fans than ever to join us in our party, and we thought it was a perfect fit to combine the ACM Party for a Cause Festival and our annual CBS special into one historic event,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “Fans and viewers can expect a night of surprises from an all-star lineup of performers who have graced our ACM Awards stage throughout the past 50 years.”

ACM Presents: Superstar Duets! is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman and Tom Forrest are co-executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.