Academy of Country Music and Lucas Oil Announce Next Artists For “ACM Garage Talk” Video Series


  • The recently launched video series rounded out last year with Chase Matthew and Danielle Bradbery; In 2024, Mitchell Tenpenny and Tenille Townes are sharing personal stories of vehicles that marked important life moments
  • ACM Garage Talk is available on YouTube and multiple social media platforms, as well as prominent motorsports TV network, MAVTV
  • The 59th ACM Awards will take place on May 16 live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, and will stream live on Prime Video globally and exclusively. Tickets are available for purchase at com
  • Lucas Oil Live at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma is also nominated for “Theater of the Year – Casino” at the ACM Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (April 17, 2024)Lucas Oil, the world leader and distributor of high-performance automotive additives and lubricants, and the Academy of Country Music are announcing the next ACM Garage Talk artists into 2024. On the heels of the series’ recent launch, Mitchell Tenpenny and Tenille Townes join Chase Matthew and Danielle Bradbery in sharing their own personal stories surrounding vehicles that have marked some of the most nostalgic or pivotal moments in their lives.

  • Chase Matthew picked up the series, detailing his love affair with his 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 truck, affectionately referred to as “Kraken.” With over 900 million global career streams – including more than 275 million from his first RIAA Platinum-certified smash, “County Line” – Matthew has seen both independent streaming success and a chart-rising Top 30 single on Country radio (with debut “Love You Again”), all while tastemakers call out his next-up status.
  • Danielle Bradbery – who first broke into the scene by winning The Voice at age 16 in 2013, followed by prominent releases to include “Sway” and “The Heart of Dixie” – rocked into the lineup with her own truck tales. The two-time ACM Award nominee’s more recent releases include “A Special Place” and Gold-certified “Stop Draggin’ Your Boots,” which has amassed more than 125 million streams to date. Bradbery’s episode can be viewed here.
  • Mitchell Tenpenny joined the lineup, sharing the story behind how his F150 played a pivotal role in the making of his No.1 hit, “At The End Of A Bar,” while also diving into the family ties that led to his passion for hitting the open road. The Platinum selling artist hits the road this year to tour with Jordan Davis and Luke Combs – and readies a new album for release later this year. Watch his episode here.
  • Tenille Townes rounded out the series alongside her Toyota Tacoma, the trusty truck that not only facilitated her 47-hour move from Alberta, Canada, to Nashville, TN, but also inspired her latest song, “Thing That Brought Me Here (Truck Song).” In her words: “I wrote this song with Ben Rector about my truck that’s become a symbol of the dream for me and a piece of home,” Townes reminisces. “I want the story of ‘Thing That Brought Me Here’ to live on through a song and I want it to be a reminder to anyone listening that our ambitions are worth holding on to and fighting for.” Her episode can be viewed here.

In addition to YouTube and various social media platforms, ACM Garage Talk episodes will also be aired on prominent motorsports TV network, MAVTV, nationally and globally. The series is set to expand with a host of new artists – soon to be announced for 2024.

Fans can catch the biggest stars in Country Music on the ACM Awards stage on May 16, live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, streaming live on Prime Video globally and exclusively. Tickets for the ACM Awards are available for purchase at

At the show, the brand will also attend as an active participant with its Lucas Oil Live venue at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma nominated in the ACM Awards’ “Casino of the Year – Theater” category.

For more information about the ACM Garage Talk Series, or to schedule an interview with Lucas Oil and ACM leadership, please contact [email protected].

About the Academy of Country Music
Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry. Now headquartered in Nashville, TN and boasting record-high membership of more than 5,000 worldwide, the Academy serves as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable partner ACM LIFTING LIVES, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music and providing aid in times of need, with a focus on health initiatives. 2023 was another monumental year for the Academy, with the 58th ACM Awards, hosted by global superstars Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, ranking as one of the most-watched awards shows of the year. 2024 will see the ACM Awards return in May to the world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys in Texas for a second consecutive year and stream live for a global audience on Prime Video. The Academy also remains relentlessly committed to creating a more inclusive environment for underrepresented groups in Country Music, from the boardroom to the stage, and proudly presents both ACM LEVel Up, a two-year professional development and enrichment curriculum for rising leaders, and OnRamp, a guaranteed income program for Black members of the Nashville music community, in partnership with the Black Music Action Coalition. For more information, visit or