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RAJ KAPOOR RETURNS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF THE 59TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee—February 14, 2024—The Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) today announced that Raj Kapoor will return as executive producer and showrunner, with Patrick Menton as co-executive producer for the 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, coming off of their success working on this year’s GRAMMY Awards.

The ACM Awards are set for May 2024 from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Prime Video.

Additional details, including hosts, nominees, performers, and ticket on-sale details, will be announced in the months ahead.

“We have a true love for country music and its continued expansion and recognition around the world,”

KAPOOR AND MENTON

“We’re thrilled to have Raj back at the helm of May’s 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, following his stellar work on last year’s show, the #1 most watched Country Music awards show of 2023,”

ACM CEO Damon Whiteside

Kapoor has earned six Emmy Award nominations and won Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) for executive producing Adele: One Night Only.

Kapoor’s credits include showrunner and executive producer for The 66th Academy Awards and the past three GRAMMY Awards.

His distinguished work also includes the Latin GRAMMY AwardsEmmy AwardsBeauty and the Beast: A 30th CelebrationNorman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter, and The Disney Family Singalong specials.

Menton has dedicated over 20 years forging trusted relationships with the world’s most renowned talent.

The Emmy-nominated producer’s illustrious career is marked by some of music’s most celebrated award ceremonies, including the GRAMMY AwardsBillboard Music AwardsAmerican Music Awards, and other distinguished music series and specials.

Among these, notable projects include Christmas at GracelandHannah Waddingham: Home for ChristmasThe X FactorMiley Cyrus Presents Stand By YouWe Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert Live from Central Park, and TikTok’s In The Mix.

The 59th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by Dick Clark Productions, with Barry Adelman serving as executive producer for DCP and Damon Whiteside serving as executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

John Saade will also continue to serve as a consulting producer for Amazon MGM Studios.

The 2023 ACM Awards, hosted by global superstars Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, garnered more than 7.7 million viewers on Prime Video plus additional viewership across Amazon Music, the Amazon Music channel on Twitch, and Amazon Live, making it one of the most-watched awards shows of the year. 

The night featured an all-star lineup of memorable moments, including 18 show-stopping performances from 25 artists, along with exclusive collaborations and unexpected moments that captivated fans worldwide, including duets from Ed Sheeran and Luke Combs, Lainey Wilson and Jelly Roll, Cole Swindell and Jo Dee Messina, Carly Pearce and Trisha Yearwood, and Ashley McBryde, along with an all-star ensemble featuring Brandy Clark, Caylee Hammack, Pillbox Patti, and John Osborne.

The Academy’s highest honor, ACM Entertainer of the Year, was awarded to Chris Stapleton for the first time.

HARDY and Lainey Wilson led the night in total wins with four each, followed by Cole Swindell with three wins.

The 59th ACM Awards will mark a return to Texas for the second year.

Ford Center at The Star in Frisco opened in 2016 and serves as the state-of-the-art practice facility for the Dallas Cowboys, as well as the home for many major sporting events throughout the year.

Last year’s ACM Awards were the first awards show to take place at Ford Center.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC

Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry.

Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of more than 5,000 worldwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 was another monumental year for the Academy, with the 58th ACM Awards, hosted by global superstars Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, ranking as one of the most-watched awards shows of the year.

2024 will see the ACM Awards return in May to the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys in Texas for a second consecutive year and stream live for a global audience on Prime Video.

The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in Country Music, from the boardroom to the stage, and proudly presents both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com or ACMLiftingLives.org.     

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Dick Clark Productions is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming including the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “So You Think You Can Dance,” from 19 Entertainment and DCP, and “Streamy Awards.”

Dick Clark Productions owns one of the world’s most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic specials, performances, and legendary programming.

Dick Clark Productions is a Penske Media company. For more information, please visit www.DickClark.com.

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