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02.16.2021

“56TH ACADEMY OF ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM THREE OF NASHVILLE’S ICONIC COUNTRY MUSIC VENUES INCLUDING GRAND OLE OPRY HOUSE, RYMAN AUDITORIUM AND THE BLUEBIRD CAFE FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR, ON SUNDAY, APRIL 18 ON CBS

CBS, The Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today that the 56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ will head back to Nashville. The 56th ACM AWARDS® will be broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe, Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. It 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. “A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”

The 56TH 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.

The health and safety of the artists, fans, industry, staff and partners involved in the ACM Awards is the number one priority. All guidelines set forth by national, state and local health officials will be closely followed and implemented during the production along with additional safety measures to be instated by dick clark productions and the Academy of Country Music.

For more information, visit ACMcountry.com. You can also like Academy of Country Music on Facebook, follow on Twitter at @ACMawards, follow on Instagram at @ACMawards and sign up for the FREE ACM A-List for more immediate updates.

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, Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco and Linda Gierahn are executive producers. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

CHEAT TWEET: Breaking News! The @ACMAwards will return to Music City once again, broadcasting LIVE from #Nashville from @opry @theryman and @BluebirdCafeTN Sun. 4/18 at 8PM, live ET/delayed PT, on @CBS! #ACMawards

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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

MRC (dick clark productions) Contacts:

Gina Sorial

 

gsorial@mrcentertainment.com

 

Casimir Spencer

 

cspencer@mrcentertainment.com

 

 

NVE Experience Agency Contact:

Brian Rubin

323-305-7696

brian.rubin@experiencenve.com

 

 

Press:

Andrea Ballas
818-655-1581
andrea.ballas@cbs.com

Kate Fisher
212-975-3818
khfisher@cbs.com

 

Photo:

Gaye Ann Bruno
818-655-1542
gayeann.bruno@cbs.com