The Academy of Country Music has announced that the postponed 56th annual ACM Awards will be held in Nashville on April 18.
The socially distanced show will broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe beginning at 8 pm ET on CBS.
The awards show will also be available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ upcoming global streaming service.
“We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.
The ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments, the Academy said in a statement.
ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, will donate $25,000 to the Music City, Inc. foundation for their Nashville Christmas Day Explosion Relief Fund, with funds earmarked for local musicians out of work due to damage to venues.
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