The 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) is upon us again, but this time things will look different than in previous years.
Keith Urban is set to host the show for the first time since the show moved from Las Vegas amid the Keith Urban pandemic, and favorite artist Nash will give live hits from Tenay.
This year ACMs are also running without an audience, but this does not mean that fan interaction will not be effective.
To honor at least ‘daughters’ in the 7th year, several awards were performed in their first country.
Fans watching at home can expect who can watch Country Music standouts, such as Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Ken Brown, Kelsa Ballerini, Taylor Swift and others including Urban, Pink, Blanton Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Carrie with. Underwood, Trisha Yearwood, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Dan + She, Luke Coombs, Tim McGraw, Maran Morris, Old Dominion and Thomas Ratt featuring John Pardy.
The performances this year are different in the sense that they will take from three different locations in and around Nashville, each with its own unique history, including the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Raman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.
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The nominations pit the industry’s best against each other, with Morris and Rhett leading the fast-performing lineup in total nominations. Bryan is set to be considered for the coveted titles of Church, Cambus, Underwood and Rat in the Entertainer of the Year.
Presenters for the evening include Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Clint and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Cam, Darius Rucker and Runway June.
With some live performances expected on the show, some winners have already been announced before the big night.
Lambert, Morris, Ashley McBride, Tennil Towns, Kyle Hammack and Elle King won the ACM Award Music Event of the Year category for “Filled Around and Fell in Love”.
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Meanwhile, Rhett won the ACM Award for Video of the Year for “Remember You Young” and Hillary Lindsey was crowned Songwriter of the Year.
Other winners include Riley Green for New Male Artist of the Year and Tenil Town for New Female Artist.
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The show will air on Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on CBS and can also be streamed on CBS All-Access.