LAS VEGAS – November 12, 2012 – For the seventh consecutive year, the Academy of Country Music will host musical performances at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) held in Las Vegas from Thursday, December 6th through Saturday, December 15th. Country artists will take the Rodeo Live Stage at Cowboy Fanfest, a new, fully interactive area that will feature the best of the Western lifestyle at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event is open to the public with free admission.

The Academy of Country Music performances at the Rodeo Live Stage will include Ryan Beaver, Bucky Covington, Sarah Darling, Brett Eldredge, ACM award winner Jack Ingram, Chris Janson, David Nail, Aaron Watson and Chris Young. Doors open at Cowboy Fanfest at 10:00 am PT and ACM sponsored performances on the Rodeo Live Stage take place at 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm PT each day.

“The Academy is pleased to continue our partnership with NFR and excited to bring some of country music’s top talent like Chris Young and new artists like Chris Janson to the fans at the inaugural Cowboy Fanfest,” said Michelle Goble, SVP, Membership and Industry Relations, Academy of Country Music.

The Academy of Country Music “Rodeo Live” Stage artist line-up is as follows:

Thursday, Dec, 6, 2012 – To Be Announced
Friday, Dec 7, 2012 – David Nail
Saturday, Dec 8, 2012 – Aaron Watson
Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 – Chris Janson
Monday, Dec 10, 2012 – Ryan Beaver
Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012 – Chris Young
Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 – Sarah Darling
Thursday, Dec 13, 2012 – Bucky Covington
Friday, Dec 14, 2012 – Jack Ingram
Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 – Brett Eldredge

Specific dates and times on additional entertainers during the Wrangler NFR can be found at Additional information about Las Vegas can be found at