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Country Thunder Named 'Festival of the Year' by the Academy of Country Music for the 50th ACM Awards

CountryThunder logo lrgTwin Lakes, WI (April 19, 2015) – The Academy of Country Music has named Country Thunder USA: East ‘Festival of the Year’ for the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. The ACM Industry Awards, voted on by the Academy's professional members, honor the behind-the-scenes industry professionals and venues who contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music. Industry Award honorees will be feted at the 9th Annual ACM Honors event on Sept. 1, 2015 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

“Everyone at Country Thunder is so thankful to the Academy of Country Music and all of the voters for this prestigious award,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer of Country Thunder. “It’s an honor to be named alongside the nominees and winners, which include the best venues, promoters and clubs in the industry.”

About the Academy of Country Music Awards:
The 50th Academy of Country Music Awards is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions and will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

About Country Thunder:
Now in its 23rd year, Country Thunder in Twin Lakes, Wis., annually hosts the biggest names in Country music onstage and a sold-out audience of tens of thousands. The festival prides itself in offering something for fans of any age. Country Thunder not only has a consistently top-notch line-up with a mix of legendary, up-and-coming and contemporary artists, but also multiple stages showcasing the best local talent, Electric Thunder, which features DJs spinning country, red dirt and rock with an EDM/club twist, numerous food and specialty item vendors, helicopter and thrill rides—including a Zip Flyte and the Slingshot—and more.

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Country Thunder Sells Outs with the Biggest Year to Date – Record-Setting Crowd of Over 27,500, Beautiful Weather & Luke Bryan!

CountryThunder logo lrgCountry Thunder 2016 Tickets Available Now; Festival Set for April 7-10, 2016 Stay Tuned for a HUGE Line-Up Announcement!

FLORENCE, Ariz. (April 12, 2015) – The Country Thunder Nation has another year under their belt. With a record sell-out of over 27,500, who wouldn’t want to renew their experience for next year? Thousands of sun-kissed fans soaked in gorgeous weather and performances by the most talented performers in Country music. The finale began with Cowboy Church, a service given by local pastor, Randy Helm involving local mustangs trained by his team at BLM. The night ended with a high-energy, booty-shakin’ performance by one of Country music’s biggest stars, Luke Bryan. The reigning CMA ‘Entertainer of the Year’ and ACM co-host performed hit after hit, including “That's My Kind of Night,” “Country Girl (Shake It for Me),” “Roller Coaster” and many more. Other performances included Dustin Lynch, who incited massive swooning from the ladies in the audience, John Michael Montgomery, Love and Theft and Logan Mize. This year’s festival offered more onsite entertainment than ever before. Attractions included the Jack Daniel’s Courtyard, which showcased the hottest local talent, the sling shot, hot air balloon rides, mechanical bull rides, food and retail vendors and Electric Thunder, which featured theme parties for the first time, including throwback beach bash, neon rage, foam disco and more.

The end of the 2015 festival is just the beginning for Country Thunder organizers. Plans for 2016 are already well underway, with a huge line-up announcement coming later this year at KMLE Country Thunder Launchfest. Tickets for the event, which will be held April 7-10, 2016, are available for $99 (while supplies last), and starting on April 20, campsites will be available starting at $160, VIP tickets will be available for $550, and RSVD seating will be available starting at $250. For more information or to purchase tickets, camping and any of your Country Thunder needs, visit www.countrythunder.com or by calling (866) 802-6418.

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Country Thunder Receives Academy of Country Music Awards 'Festival of the Year' Nomination

CountryThunder logo lrgCMT Returns as Country Thunder's National Television Partner, Giving Viewers Exclusive On & Off Stage Access to Biggest Names in Country Music

TWIN LAKES, WI (March 12, 2015) – On the heels of being named ‘Festival of the Year’ at the 44th annual IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) conference, Country Thunder is once again being recognized by entertainment industry professionals. Country Thunder, now in its 23rd year in Twin Lakes, Wis., is nominated for ‘Festival of the Year’ at the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. The ACM Industry Awards are voted on by the Academy's professional members. The categories honor the behind-the-scenes industry professionals and venues who contribute so much to the artistry, success and longevity of country music. Industry Award and Studio Recording Award honorees will be feted at the 9th Annual ACM Honors event on Sept. 1 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn.

“Everyone at Country Thunder is both honored and ecstatic to be among the Industry Award nominees at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards. We count being named alongside the other amazing nominees as a win in itself,” said Troy Vollhoffer, executive producer of Country Thunder. “We are also very excited CMT is returning to Country Thunder. With the festival selling out the past three years, CMT’s coverage gives fans who cannot experience the event unprecedented access to THE event of the summer.”

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