Can this year be over? Please! Changes suck, but we would love to see this year’s ACM Awards happen. Anywhere.

The Academy of Country Music® and Dick Clark Productions announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will take place in Nashville, TN for the first time in the show’s 55-year history. With a move no one saw coming, the 55th ACM AWARDS® will be the first awards show to broadcast from three iconic Country Music venues. The Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The announcement was made this morning (4/27/20) during Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s daily press conference.

The show will still hosted by the reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban! The 55th annual ACM Awards will be broadcast on Wednesday, Sept. 16 (LIVE 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

“While we were disappointed to postpone our April show in Las Vegas, we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards in the home of Country Music for the first time in the Academy’s history,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “First and foremost, we want to ensure the safety of our artists and industry, and to ease the burdens of traveling large teams; therefore, we decided to bring the ACM Awards to them this September in Nashville. Now, more than ever, is the time to bring our community together to honor the best in our genre, and there is no more special place to do that than three of the most revered venues in Country Music – The Grand Ole Opry House, The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. A huge thank you to these historic venues and to the state of Tennessee and city of Nashville for all of the support in making this a reality!”

For more on this news visit the ACM Awards website.

Let’s hope this show happens! For the love of country music!

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