2020 Academy of Country Music Awards moving to Nashville in September

The awards show awards will be broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe in September. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
The awards show awards will be broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe in September. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

The awards show awards will be broadcast from the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe in September. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Academy of Country Music Awards will move its annual awards show to Nashville in September for first time in the show’s 55-year history, according to an announcement by ACM CEO Damon Whiteside at Metro Nashville's coronavirus press briefing on April 27.

This year's awards show, originally scheduled for April 5 in Las Vegas, will now be broadcast on Sept. 16 from three music venues in Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe in Green Hills.


“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,” Whiteside said. “First and foremost, we want to ensure the safety of our artists and industry, and to ease the burdens of traveling large teams; therefore, we decided to bring the ACM Awards to them this September in Nashville."

The academy will decide on whether to allow live audiences at any or all of the venues at a later date, according to Whiteside.

The 2020 ACM Awards will air on CBS at 7 p.m. CT on Sept. 16.


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