Let The ACM Voting Begin

The Academy of Country Music announced that starting today, April 1st, anyone can vote for Entertainer of the Year and Top New Artist by logging on to www.voteACM.com.

The winner will be announced on the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18th, 2010 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Nominees Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, George Strait, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Zac Brown Band vie for Entertainer of the Year with fan voting powered by the Ram Truck Brand.

Additionally, for the first time, fans can vote for Top New Artist from among nominees Luke Bryan, Gloriana and Joey + Rory (who have already been named Top New Solo Vocalist, Top New Vocal Group and Top New Vocal Duo, respectively). Fans can vote for Top New Artist through the start of the live broadcast and Entertainer of the Year into the third hour of the show.

Entertainer of the Year nominees Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban have been scheduled to perform in addition to the previously announced Entertainer of Year nominees Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood. The winner of Top New Artist will also perform during the show.

*Press Release Courtesey of ACM