ACM Awards Moving to Dallas Cowboys' Stadium Next Year

7:30 PM PST 04/06/2014 by Kimberly Nordyke
Associated Press
Luke Bryan, left, and Blake Shelton also co-hosted last year's ACM Awards.

This will mark the first awards presentation to take place at the venue.

Next year's ACM Awards are headed to Texas.

George Strait and Jerry Jones, owner/president/general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, made the announcement at Sunday night's awards show that the 2015 ceremony will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Cowboys. This will mark the first awards presentation to take place at the stadium.

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Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, who co-hosted the 2013 and 2014 ceremonies, also will return as co-hosts next year. (Shelton previously hosted the 2011 and 2012 editions alongside Reba McEntire.)

The 50th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held Sunday, April 19, 2015, and again be broadcast on CBS. Las Vegas has been home to the ceremony since 2003, when it relocated from Los Angeles.

The 2015 ceremony will cap off three days of events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awards, including the third annual ACM Party for a Cause: 50 Years of Music & Memories on April 17 and 18, at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. The two-day outdoor music event will include multiple stages for ongoing live country music performances, interactive experiences and a family-friendly country marketplace with food trucks and vendors from around the country. Participating artists will be announced at a later date.

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Tickets for next year's event go on sale April 15.

The 2014 ACM Awards aired live Sunday night on CBS from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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