The day has finally arrived. After a month-long delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be virtual Wednesday night (September 16), hosted by Keith Urban.
For the first time in award-winning history, the ACMs will be broadcast live from Nashville with socially distant performances from the Grand Ole Opry House, the historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
Fans can catch the ceremony on September 16 live on CBS at. 20 ET (delayed for the west coast). The show is also being livestreamed via CBS All Access (currently offering a 7-day free trial). The event is produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with Billboard.
Nine-time ACM Award winner Taylor Swift returns to the ACM stage for the first time in seven years to perform the country-wide fan favorite track from folklore, “Betty.”
Other artists include Trisha Yearwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton with Gwen Stefani. All five nominees for this year’s entertainers – Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett – will take the stage to perform a medley of their biggest hits.