OFFSTAGE: Be the ACM Awards’ First “Fannouncer”

(CMT Offstage keeps a 24/7 watch on everything that’s happening with country music artists behind the scenes and out of the spotlight.)

You probably already have a favorite picked out to win this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards entertainer of the year, right? So you should probably use that passion to get yourself a job as the ACM’s “fannouncer” (a term I just made up for “fan who announces”). All you have to do is upload a video of yourself enthusiastically announcing the name of the artist you think should win. The deadline is Monday (Feb. 11) at 5 p.m. ET. Just to get the ball rolling, look back at the ACM’s entertainers of the past 10 years: Taylor Swift , Carrie Underwood , Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith . So think big. But then again, keep in mind that entertainer of the year — just like the ACM’s new artist of the year prize — is a fan-voted one. So anything is possible and, really, anyone could win. Especially when you consider the steadfast loyalty of country fans.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.