2015 ACM Awards Sell Out
It's only been a couple weeks since the Academy of Country Music announced that next year's awards show would be held in Arlington, Texas, but the event has already sold out!
The 50th annual ACM Awards were moved from Las Vegas to the AT&T stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, to accommodate more fans, but all 70,000 tickets were quickly snatched up, selling out a mere 18 minutes after they went on sale.
"I'm so proud of what Texas is for country music," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones tells Nashville's Tennessean. "It is almost like Friday night football in Texas. It's a tradition. And to be able to have a venue and have it in a market area like that that can celebrate the 50th year of the country music awards is a privilege. When we were building [AT&T Stadium], certainly we wanted a place that the Cowboys could play, but what we want when we can is to have the great events of this country, and this is one of them."
ACM President Bob Romeo insists the move to the Lone Star state is a one-time event to celebrate the momentous occasion.
“We couldn’t be happier with Las Vegas,” he insists. “We love Vegas. We just want to do an event for our 50th anniversary that will generate a lot of media interest.”
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return as co-hosts for the ceremony. The 50th annual ACM Awards will be held on April 19, 2015, and the Party for a Cause will be held on April 17 and 18 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas.
More information on the weekend is available here.