05 April 2009

Great American Country (GAC), the network that gives fans an in-depth look at the Academy of Country Music Awards, will bring all the great music and touching moments captured in this year's event for fans to enjoy all over again with an exclusive encore presentation of the 44th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, Sunday May 31st 9pm/ET. Reba McEntire hosts the star-studded event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"GAC historically devotes many hours of time both on-air and online to shine a spotlight on ACM-nominated artists and their music," said Sarah Trahern, senior vice president of programming at GAC. "This programming creates excitement and anticipation for the ACM awards, and makes GAC's encore presentation much more robust for our viewers and fans."

In the weeks leading up to the show, GAC sat down with many top nominees, both newcomers and established stars, who shared their excitement and in some cases, pre-show jitters.

This year GAC and GACTV.com expanded their longstanding partnership with the Academy of Country Music by hosting the first-ever fan vote for nominees in the Top New Artist categories.

In addition to the May 31st premiere, the Awards will also air June 1 and various other times throughout the year.

About Great American Country (GAC)

Great American Country is the leader in country music entertainment, and delivers to viewers the widest variety of country music, its artists and the lifestyles they influence. GAC broadcasts original country music programming, music performance specials, live concerts and music videos. GAC is available in more than 55 million households and online at http://www.gactv.com/.

GAC is owned by Scripps Networks, the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet, including HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and Fine Living Network. Scripps Networks is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta and Nashville, and is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive .

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SOURCE: Great American Country

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