AMT Earns Academy of Country Music Awards Nomination!!
On February 10, 2022 the Academy of Country Music announced the nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. American Music Theatre was selected as a nominee in the Theater of the Year category. This marks the second time that AMT has been honored with an ACM nomination.
One of five (5) venues in the nation competing for the award, AMT is the only theatre in Pennsylvania to be nominated this year. Other nominees include Andrew J. Brady ICON Music Center (Cincinnati, OH,) Blue Gate Performing Arts Center (Shipshewana, IN,) Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL,) and Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN.)
“We’re honored and humbled to be nominated by the Academy of Country Music and are so proud to help bring recognition to Lancaster’s live music scene,” said Brandon Martin, Director of Operations of American Music Theatre. “The Theater of the Year Award nomination truly speaks to the caliber of artists and entertainers that have graced our stage, as well as our region’s support of live country music.”
Known for its wide variety of performances, AMT is the only theatre in the country that features both touring concerts and original shows. Since 1997 the 1,600-seat venue has hosted numerous legendary country artists such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Vince Gill, Alabama, George Jones, Randy Travis, Merle Haggard, Charlie Daniels, and Marty Stuart along with some of today’s hottest stars like Scotty McCreery, Josh Turner, Jennifer Nettles, Trace Adkins, Chris Janson, Martina McBride, and Gary Allan. American Music Theatre has also hosted five of this year’s award nominees: Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Little Big Town, Tenille Arts, and Lily Rose.
Theater of the Year nomination criteria involves industry reputation and includes buying or promoting at least ten (10) country concerts/dates during the eligibility period, remaining in good standing with all agents, and helping to promote country ticket sales. This year’s winner will be announced during the Academy of Country Music Honors, a special event held annually in August at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.
The ACM Awards live show will take place March 7 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and will livestream exclusively on Prime Video.