Gabby Barrett. Photo courtesy Academy of Country Music.……

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The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place in Nashville for the first time in the show’s 55-year history. In an unprecedented move, the 55th ACM Awards will be the first show of its type to broadcast from three iconic Country Music venues including the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Hosted by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, the ACMs will be broadcast on Wednesday, September 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

“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,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “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 ACM Awards honor and showcase the biggest names and emerging talent in Country Music. The show’s producers are promising exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments, and more to be announced in the coming months. For more information, visit ACMcountry.com.