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07.09.2020

“56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 18, 2021 ON CBS

The 2020 Awards Show Will Air Live from Nashville

Wednesday, Sept. 16 on CBS, as Previously Announced

CBS, Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will be broadcast LIVE, Sunday, April 18, 2021 (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. The 56TH ACM AWARDS®, dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced.

Additional details about 56th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, including the ACM AWARDS host and performers, location, ticket on-sale dates, hotel information and more will be announced in the coming months. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

As previously announced, the 55TH ACM AWARDS were postponed due to COVID-19, and will take place in Nashville for the first time in the show’s history, broadcasting from three iconic country music venues, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the 55TH ACM AWARDS will be broadcast Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream on demand and on CBS All Access.

About the Academy of Country Music Awards

The 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is dedicated to honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. The show is produced for television by dick clark productions. R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Amy Thurlow are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

CHEAT TWEET: Breaking News: The 56th @ACMawards will air LIVE Sunday, April 18, 2021 on @CBS. #ACMawards https://bit.ly/3elBKCR

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CBS Contacts:

Andrea Ballas

818-655-1581

andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Kate Fisher

212-975-3818

khfisher@cbs.com

CBS Photo Contacts:

Gaye Ann Bruno

818-655-1542

gayeann.bruno@cbs.com

Michelle Crowe

212-975-3265

Michele.crowe@cbs.com

Academy of Country Music Contacts:

Brooke Primero

818-788-8000

brooke@acmcountry.com

Melissa Moldovan

818-788-8000

melissa@acmcountry.com

Valence Media / dick clark productions Contacts:

Gina Sorial

310-255-0308

gsorial@valencemedia.com

Ligia Mallmann

310-255-0321

lmallmann@valencemedia.com