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Academy of Country Music Awards

Academy of Country Music Awards

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  • Premiered: 
    April 22, 1972
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  • Network: Syn
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: country, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1966, the Academy of Country Music has honored and showcased the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. Founded in 1964, this organization works towards its mission to support, promote, and enhance the advancement of the country music industry worldwide. The event was not televised until 1972, when it aired in syndication (on many ABC affiliates) on tape delay, within a few weeks after the ceremony. The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (ACM AWARDS) continued to air on ABC in syndication and late night through 1978 -- even as part of the ABC late-night program ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT in 1974 and 1975 -- after which dick clark productions became involved and the ACM AWARDS moved to NBC primetime the following year, where it aired live for the next 19 years. In 1998, the ACM AWARDS moved to CBS, which has broadcast the ceremony live ever since.
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The 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS premiered on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 8-11pm ET (live)/PT (delayed) on CBS. For the first time in the show's history, the awards will take place in Nashville, broadcasting from three iconic country music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe. This year's ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood kick off the event with a can't-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits. Plus, host Keith Urban, and international pop icon P!NK will perform the world television premiere of their new single "One Too Many." The 55th ACM AWARDS also features performances by Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Riley Green, Mickey Guyton, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Tenille Townes, Morgan Wallen and Trisha Yearwood. Joining the all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, and CeCe Winans.

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Other Titles

  • Previously known as Academy of Country and Western Music Awards
  • Also known as ACM Awards

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by dick clark productions (1978 - Present)

Settings

  • John Wayne Theater (1972) - Orange County, California USA - Map It!
  • Pantages Theater (1990) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Universal Amphitheatre (1991-2002) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (2003-2005) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena (2006-2014, 2016, 2018, 2019) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • Cowboys Stadium / AT&T Stadium (2015) - Dallas, Texas USA - Map It!
  • T-Mobile Arena (2017) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA
  • Grand Ole Opry House (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee USA
  • Ryman Auditorium (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee USA
  • Bluebird Cafe (2020) - Nashville, Tennessee USA