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55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, HOSTED BY KEITH URBAN, TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM NASHVILLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN SHOW’S HISTORY ON WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 AT 8:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM CT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 27, 2020) – 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. In an unprecedented move, the 55th ACM AWARDS® will be the first awards show to broadcast from three iconic Country Music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. The announcement was made this morning during Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s daily press conference. Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55th 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.

NEW AIR DATE ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16 ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 23, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ has set a new air date, 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. As previously announced, the 55th ACM Awards® that honors the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry, will be hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award® winner Keith Urban for the first time.

COUNTRY MUSIC’S BIGGEST STARS PERFORM FROM HOME ON “ACM PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY,” A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 5 AT 8PM ET/PT ON CBS

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 19, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today, with appearances and concerts canceled, Country Music’s biggest stars are practicing social distancing by staying home – and inviting fans to join them for a new kind of entertainment special. ACM® PRESENTS: OUR COUNTRY will feature intimate conversations and at-home acoustic performances with top Country artists along with clips of their favorite moments from the Academy of Country Music Awards’™ 55-year history. The new special will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Participating artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ APRIL 5 IN LAS VEGAS POSTPONED

Encino, CA (March 15, 2020) – The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, April 5th from Las Vegas is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on CBS in September, at a date, time and venue to be determined. The health and safety of our artists, fans, industry, staff and partners is our number one priority.

REIGNING ACM® ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR KEITH URBAN TO HOST THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” LIVE FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SUNDAY, APRIL 5 ON CBS

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – CBS and the Academy of Country Music® today announced that reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. The awards show will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service. This will be Urban’s first time hosting the ACM Awards.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (February 27, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the nominations for the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award®-winner Keith Urban will host the show for the first time. The 55th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 5 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will be available to stream live and on-demand across digital platforms on the CBS All Access subscription service.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® UNVEILS 2019 HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN FEATURING GIFT-READY CUSTOM ACM® SWEATSHIRTS AND KOOZIES, INCLUDED WITH EACH TICKET PURCHASE STARTING BLACK FRIDAY, NOV 29 THROUGH SUNDAY, DEC 15

Encino, CA (November 29, 2019) – To kick off the holiday season, the Academy of Country Music® today unveiled a holiday campaign, encouraging fans to gear up for Country Music’s Party of the Year® by offering – for a limited time, while supplies last – FREE custom ACM holiday merchandise to wrap up for the country music lover on their gift list. Starting Black Friday, November 29 through Sunday, December 15, fans can purchase ACM Awards tickets and receive a custom ACM-branded sweatshirt and koozie, for each ticket purchased. Tickets to the 55TH ACM Awards are available at www.ACMawards.com. Details were revealed today, HERE.

ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGES FOR “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” & ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® 2020 AVAILABLE VIA PRE-SALE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th & GENERAL ONSALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

Encino, CA (September 17, 2019) – Ultimate Fan VIP Packages go on sale tomorrow for the 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ on April 5 and the 8th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® events on April 4, with the return of ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off hosted by Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker, and the newly created ACM Beach Bash Presented by Dr Pepper at Mandalay Bay Beach, with performances by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and more to be announced. Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. The 55TH ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 ON CBS - PLUS - ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® RETURNS SATURDAY, APRIL 4 WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES® TOPGOLF TEE-OFF HOSTED BY RASCAL FLATTS & DARIUS RUCKER + NEW ACM B

Encino, CA (September 10, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. The 55TH ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.