‘ACM Presents: Our Country’ To Rebroadcast Tonight
Fans who missed the initial airing of ACM Presents: Our Country are in luck because the star-studded show is returning…
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani; Photo Courtesy of CBS/ACM Presents: Our Country
Fans who missed the initial airing of ACM Presents: Our Country are in luck because the star-studded show is returning to CBS tonight.
Due to overwhelming demand, the special will rebroadcast Saturday, April 11 from 8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access.
The previously aired special features at-home performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Kane Brown & John Legend, Luke Bryan, Brandi Carlile, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Sheryl Crow, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley & Darius Rucker, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Additionally, Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley and Darius Rucker honor 10-time ACM Award winner Kenny Rogers with special performances.
During the special, ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, brought attention to the newly established ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which assists individuals in the country music industry suffering a major financial setback due to the global pandemic. According to a press release, the fund has now allocated $1 million in less than a week following the airing of ACM Presents: Our Country.
The ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund began with an initial donation of $250,000 as well as an additional matching donation from ACM partners, sponsors and third-party donors, including The Bobby Bones Show, FirstNet, Built with AT&T and Amazon Music. Due to the need of applicants, ACM Lifting Lives is now contributing an additional $250,000 to the fund.
The fund is available to members of the country music industry who meet the outlined criteria and can demonstrate the immediate need for financial assistance. Applications are available at ACMLiftingLives.org.
“The Academy thanks the artists that participated in the special as they brought comfort and music to nearly 8 million people in this time of uncertainty,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “The show also spread the message about the good work of ACM Lifting Lives through the generosity of our artists and partners, and directed viewers to our ACMOurCountry.com website where they can apply or discover how to support this important cause.”
Fans who missed the official ACM Presents: Our Country pre-show, featuring Lauren Alaina, Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Lee Brice, Blanco Brown, Lindsay Ell, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, Jake Owen, Carly Pearce and Tenille Townes, can watch the performances HERE.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.