COUNTRY STAR BRETT ELDREDGE IS THE FIRST CELEBRITY JUDGE TAPPED FOR THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA

COUNTRY STAR BRETT ELDREDGE IS THE FIRST CELEBRITY JUDGE TAPPED FOR THE

“The 2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live on Sunday, September 13 from

Country star Brett Eldredge is the first of seven judges to be announced for the live

broadcast of the 95th anniversary of the “2016 Miss America Competition.” Miss America returns to

Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00–11:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC

Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their

home states and territories compete to bring home the crown and scholarship.

“I get to judge Miss America. Are you kidding me?!” said Eldredge. “Talk about a dream

come true! I can’t wait to be a part of this.”

Additional hosts and judges for the “2016 Miss America Competition” will be announced in

the coming weeks.

Brett Eldredge is the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and is enjoying three consecutive

No. 1 hits with the platinum-certified “Don’t Ya,” Billboard’s No. 1 song on Country Airplay in 2014,

and gold-certified “Beat of the Music,” and the gold-certified “Mean To Me.” His current single, “Lose

My Mind,” was recently named USA Today’s Song of the Week. Eldredge’s sophomore album,

Illinois, will be released Friday, September 11. He’s on tour this summer with Darius Rucker on his

“Southern Style” tour. For more information, visit www.BrettEldredge.com, on Facebook

www.facebook.com/BrettEldredge and Twitter @BrettEldredge.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at

ticketmaster.com. For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss

America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by

using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA

Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network