WEST CHESTER, Pa., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Crazy about country? Break out those cowboy boots because QVC is taking over the Lone Star State with a live broadcast from the Academy of Country Music Festival. Tune in to "QVC Celebrates the 50th Annual ACM Awards" on Friday, April 17 at 10 PM (ET) as the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer captures all of the excitement as the Academy of Country Music (ACM) prepares for its 50th Annual Awards in Arlington, Texas. With performances from some of country music's biggest stars as the backdrop, QVC will be on site to commemorate the Academy's five decades of country music.
Six-time ACM Award-winner Clint Black will serve as QVC's special guest co-host for the live broadcast alongside QVC Program Host Carolyn Gracie. In celebration of the 50th ACM Awards, QVC is offering a special three-disc set titled Now That's What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years. The album features a collection of recordings from country's best artists such as Alabama, Clint Black, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Tim McGraw, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and many more. Mixing classic and contemporary hits, the album will satisfy any country craving. As an added bonus, shoppers will receive a third disc created especially for QVC.
"At QVC, we aim to provide our shoppers with a backstage pass to some of today's most popular musical acts," said Karen Fonner, vice president of content marketing and programming for QVC. "Teaming up with the Academy of Country Music allows us to showcase the top hits from some of country music's biggest stars and share all of the excitement of the 50th Annual ACM Awards with our viewers."
Those lucky enough to attend the Academy of Country Music Festival will have the opportunity to check out QVC firsthand. Fans can capture all the fun of the festival in a special GIF photo booth and HALO, a leader in portable power, will be providing a Portable Power Charging Station to ensure that phones stay charged throughout all of the excitement. In addition, Q the Music™ complimentary music download cards will be distributed to increase awareness of QVC's new music initiative that makes downloading music easier than ever. Any Q the Music purchase syncs directly to an existing music library. Shoppers can purchase Now That's What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years or music from their other favorite artists by visiting qvc.com/music.
For additional information on "QVC Celebrates the 50th Annual ACM Awards" and to shop an assortment of country-themed product visit qvc.com/ACM. Now That's What I Call ACM Awards 50 Years is available now, while supplies last, through QVC.com, QVC apps or by calling 800.345.1515. Don't miss the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS Sunday, April 19 at 8 PM (ET).
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