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Kelsea Ballerini performs at the 53rd Academy of Academy of Country Music Awards, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on CBS. (Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.)
Kelsea Ballerini performs at the 53rd Academy of Academy of Country Music Awards, live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on CBS. (Photo: Michele Crowe/CBS ©2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All rights reserved.)

56th Academy of Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast live from 3 of Nashville's iconic music venues, air on CBS

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Fri, Feb 19th 2021 01:35 pm

Including Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium & The Bluebird Cafe

CBS, The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions recently announced the 56th Academy of 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, on Sunday, April 18 (8 p.m. ET live/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 18 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 ACM Awards, CBS said, is “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 No. 1 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 www.ACMcountry.com. Fans 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.

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