Postponed ACM Awards to take place in Nashville

by WENN April 28th, 2020, 4:14 am


The postponed Academy of Country Music Awards are moving to Nashville, Tennessee.

The 55th annual prizegiving was set to air in Las Vegas until the coronavirus shut down several events, gigs and festivals last month, and now the rescheduled awards show will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House and Ryman Auditorium in Music City.

The ACM Awards will now take place on 16 September.

“While we were disappointed to postpone our April show in Las Vegas, we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards in the home of Country Music for the first time in the Academy’s history,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.

“Now, more than ever, is the time to bring our community together to honor the best in our genre, and there is no more special place to do that than three of the most revered venues in Country Music – The Grand Ole Opry House, The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. A huge thank you to these historic venues and to the state of Tennessee and city of Nashville for all of the support in making this a reality!”

Keith Urban, the reigning ACM Awards Entertainer of the Year, will host the show.