ACM PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

The Academy of Country Music will feature an array of top-notch artists at the 36th annual ACM Awards show. So far, the lineup of performers includes Brooks & Dunn, Billy Gilman, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack, while Dixie Chicks Emily and Martie, The Kinleys, John Michael Montgomery, Aaron Tippin and Montgomery Gentry have been set to present.

"We are delighted to have the participation of such an impressive array of talent who will make this year's show so special and memorable," says Fran Boyd, Executive Director of the Academy of Country Music.

The show will be broadcast from the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles on May 9. LeAnn Rimes was recently announced as the host.

Final ballots are now out and the deadline to return is April 27, 2001. A complete listing of nominees and categories can be found online at http://www.acmcountry.com.

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