Friday, July 15, 2011

ACM Thinking Phoenix
The Academy of Country Music is being urged to reconsider bringing its annual awards show to Phoenix. 

"The Arizona Republic" says the group Sound Strike, which launched a boycott of Arizona after the state passed the controversial immigration bill SB 1070, doesn't want the ACM to hold the 2012 ACM Awards in the Valley of the Sun. 

However, Sound Strike organizer Javier Gonzalez doesn't specifically mentioned the law in his appeal. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer attended the ACM Awards this past April in an effort to persuade the Academy to come to the Phoenix area next year. 

The ACM is reportedly considering combining the awards show with the Country Thunder USA festival, which takes place each April in Florence, Arizona, for a "Super Bowl of country music" at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Source: Westwood One

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