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4:54 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

BOK Center Nominated for Top Award

Tulsa, OK – Tulsa's BOK Center, managed by SMG, has been nominated by the Academy of Country Music for Venue of the Year. In order to be considered for this award, the venue must have bought or promoted at least 5 (five) country concerts during the prior calendar year of January 1 to December 31, 2009 and be in good standing with all agents. Since opening in September of 2008, the BOK Center has hosted the following country artists:

Kenny Chesney
Rascal Flatts
Carrie Underwood
Brad Paisley
Trace Adkins
Keith Urban with Sugarland
Taylor Swift
Alan Jackson
George Strait with Reba
Venue of the Year is an off-camera award presented at the annual "ACM Honors" event held in Nashville at a later date. The award is considered a part of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards and will be voted on by the professional membership of the Academy.

The BOK Center will be competing for the award against the following venues:

Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion - Gilford, NH
Sommet Center - Nashville, TN
Sprint Center - Kansas City, MO
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion - Raleigh, NC