The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announced on Tuesday that the show will return on April 18 and will air on CBS from the Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
The 55th annual ACM Awards, normally held in April in Las Vegas, were delayed this year and moved to Nashville for the first time. But while other music award shows have tried a hybrid of virtual stages, music video-style performances or at-home shows, the ACMs will be broadcast on CBS from three indoor stages in Nashville.
Producers of the Academy of Country Music Awards have settled on a new date for the live CBS telecast, landing on Sept. 16, pushing back the ceremony five months from its originally scheduled April 5 perch.
The Academy of Country Music said Sunday that it was postponing its annual awards show, which was to be held April 5 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and televised on CBS, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The latest country music awards show boosted CBS to an easy victory last night against original competition on ABC and NBC. The Academy of Country Music Awards averaged a 3.3 adults 18-49 rating from 8 to 11 p.m., up 3% over last year’s telecast. The ACMAs won all but one half-hour during the broadcast, falling behind NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice by 0.2 during its final half hour.