February 24, 2016 23:41 ET

Diamond Resorts International® -- Vacations for Life® -- Proud of Ambassador Jana Kramer's Nomination for 2016 ACM Awards

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - February 24, 2016) -  The newest celebrity brand ambassador for Diamond Resorts International®, Jana Kramer has been announced as a nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year at the 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards, alongside musicians Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, and Carrie Underwood. This is the third ACM Awards nomination for Kramer, having been nominated in two categories at the 2013 event, Top New Artist and Top New Female Artist, the latter of which she won. The 51st ACM Awards ceremony will be hosted by country music superstars Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 3, and will be broadcast live by CBS at 8pm EST. 

Diamond Resorts International® proudly announced the new alliance and sponsorship arrangement with the award-winning singer-songwriter and actress on January 7th, in efforts to enhance Events of a Lifetime® and deliver more VIP concert experiences to its members and owners. Other notable Diamond Resorts brand ambassadors include Baseball Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Gaylord Perry, country music star Colt Ford, Super Bowl XXVII MVP Mark Rypien, and PGA touring professionals Brian Gay and John Cook.

"We are very excited to have Jana on our brand ambassador team," says Michael Flaskey, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®. "Jana is a rising country music artist, and we are so proud to be associated with her. Our members and owners are going to love getting to know Jana as a person and then watching her perform. Our Events of a Lifetime® franchise continues its growth through the creation of unique experiences that allow our members and owners to Stay Vacationed.™"

Michigan-born Jana Kramer started her music career with the 2012 release of her official debut single, "Why Ya Wanna", and her self-titled album, which earned her the title of ACM's 2012 New Female Vocalist of the Year, as well as the title of most played debut artist at Country Radio. Her newest single "I Got the Boy" is nearing Top 10 and is featured on her new album, "thirty one", for which she co-wrote over half of the new tracks. Produced by Scott Hendricks and with more than 18,000 copies sold in the US within the first week, "thirty one" debuted at #3 on the Top Country Albums chart and at #10 on the Billboard 200, making it the third biggest debut week by a solo female country artist this year. Named one of 2016 Next Women of Country by CMT, Kramer has also appeared in many television shows throughout her career, and is well-known for her role as Alex Dupre in the popular CW series One Tree Hill. Other television appearances include CSI, All My Children, and Grey's Anatomy.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 350 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 350 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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