News & Ideas
All Articles

Country Rocks on Citytv! "The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards," Sunday, May 18th, 2008 on Citytv


    With Appearances by: Rodney Akins, Taylor Swift, Carry Underwood, Dolly
    Parton, Sugarland and more!

    TORONTO, April 23 /CNW/ - The biggest stars in country music shine at
"The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" broadcast live from the MGM
Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, May 18th on Citytv.Broadcast Schedule is as follows:
    ---------------------------------
    Citytv Toronto Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 8:00pm ET (Simulcast with CBS)
    Citytv Winnipeg Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 7:00pm CT (Simulcast with CBS)
    Citytv Edmonton Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 9:00pm MT
    Citytv Calgary Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 9:00pm MT
    Citytv Vancouver Sunday, May 18th, 2008 at 8:00pm PT (Simulcast with CBS)Country music icon and star of the stage and screen, Reba McEntire
returns as host of "The 43rd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards" for an
unprecedented 10th time. Joining Reba in the celebrations are some of country
music's hottest megastars and award nominees. Confirmed performers include:
Rodney Atkins, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Trace Adkins, Brooks
& Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Montgomery Gentry and Dolly Parton.
    Celebrating all facets of the genre, this year's nominees prove that
country music is a force to be reckoned with. Leading the nominations is Kenny
Chesney with 11 nods, followed by Rodney Atkins with six, Brad Paisley, Big &
Rich and Sugarland with four, and Miranda Lambert, George Strait and Taylor
Swift with three. Plus, multi-platinum country music sensation Rascal Flatts
will be honoured with the Academy of Country Music/Home Depot ® Humanitarian
Award for their ongoing community service and charitable giving of their time
and talent.
    "The 43rd Academy of Country Music Awards" is dedicated to honoring and
showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music
industry. The show is produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and
will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show
is executive produced by R.A. Clark, and produced by Barry Adelman. The
executive in charge of production is Bob Bardo.
    Don't miss the hottest ticket in country music! Tune in to "The 43rd
Annual Academy of Country Music Awards", Sunday, May 18th, 2008 on Citytv.
    For more information on Citytv programming visit www.citytv.com

    Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and
Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse
television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice,
Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television
offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of
refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high
television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of
Rogers Communications Inc.