This 12 months’s present might be broadcast from Nashville, Tennessee — the house of nation music — for the primary time within the present’s 55-year historical past. The present was held in Las Vegas and different cities beforehand.
The present might be broadcast from three iconic nation music venues: the Grand Ole Opry Home, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe.
The announcement was made Monday morning throughout Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s each day press convention.
Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the 12 months and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith City, the 2020 present will begin at eight p.m. EST September 16 on CBS.
The occasion can even stream stay and on demand on CBS All Entry.
“Whereas we have been dissatisfied to postpone our April present in Las Vegas, we could not be extra thrilled to host the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards within the residence of Nation Music for the primary time within the Academy’s historical past,” Damon Whiteside, chief government officer of the Academy of Nation Music, mentioned in an announcement. “In the beginning, we wish to guarantee the protection of our artists and business, and to ease the burdens of touring giant groups; subsequently, we determined to carry the ACM Awards to them this September in Nashville.”
Las Vegas is one in all a number of states which has needed to cancel occasions as a result of Covid-19 pandemic.
Organizers for live shows, conventions and any occasion involving giant teams of individuals have been scrambling to determine easy methods to transfer ahead in the course of the disaster.
“Now, greater than ever, is the time to carry our neighborhood collectively to honor one of the best in our style, and there’s no extra particular place to try this than three of essentially the most revered venues in Nation Music – The Grand Ole Opry Home, The Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe,” Whiteside mentioned. “An enormous thanks to those historic venues and to the state of Tennessee and metropolis of Nashville for all the help in making this a actuality!”