Frisco will once again host the Academy of Country Music Awards this May.

The academy’s 59th awards show will be held at the Ford Center inside Frisco’s The Star development on May 16, according to an Academy of Country Music news release.

The return marks the second consecutive year Frisco has hosted the awards.

"Frisco, Texas and The Star District proved to be the perfect new home for the evolution of this Emmy-nominated ‘party,’ bringing music’s biggest global superstars to the passionate and loyal Texas country music fans,” ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said in a statement.

The details

The show will once again be streamed live on Amazon Prime Video, according to the news release.

“We’re thrilled to bring ACM Awards week to life again at the home of America’s team, the Dallas Cowboys, along with our best-in-class partners at Amazon Prime Video, Amazon Music, Dick Clark Productions and our Executive Producer, Raj Kapoor, to make this year’s show even bigger and better,” Whiteside said.

The May 11, 2023, ACM show was one of the main contributors for a record-high year-over-year economic boost for Frisco, according to 2023 data compiled by Visit Frisco, the city’s official destination marketing organization.

“We all experienced first-hand last year what a perfect fit the Academy of Country Music Awards are with Ford Center at The Star, not only inside for the show, but out and around The Star District and Frisco as well,” said Jerry Jones, president, owner and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, in a statement.

Going forward

Ticket sales for the general public will open March 8, according to the news release.

“The stars of country music shine very brightly here in Texas, and we’re honored to be the home of this amazing celebration once again,” Jones said. “We can’t wait to host all of the great artists and fans at country music’s party of the year.”