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Academy of Country Music Awards

Academy of Country Music Awards

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  • Premiered: 
    April 22, 1972
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  • Network: Syn
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Award
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Musical
  • Tags: country, celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each year since 1966, the Academy of Country Music has honored and showcased the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry. Founded in 1964, this organization works towards its mission to support, promote, and enhance the advancement of the country music industry worldwide. The event was not televised until 1972, when it aired in syndication (on many ABC affiliates) on tape delay, within a few weeks after the ceremony. The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS (ACM AWARDS) continued to air on ABC in syndication and late night through 1978 -- even as part of the ABC late-night program ABC'S WIDE WORLD OF ENTERTAINMENT in 1974 and 1975 -- after which dick clark productions became involved and the ACM AWARDS moved to NBC primetime the following year, where it aired live for the next 19 years. In 1998, the ACM AWARDS moved to CBS, which has broadcast the ceremony live ever since.
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Hosted by Reba McEntire, the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS was broadcast on CBS on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8pm ET (live) / 8pm PT (tape delay) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. For the first time, the Academy of Country Music Awards debuts ACM Flashbacks to honor classic country music hits and/or the artists whose music continues to influence musicians and fans alike. With this new feature, the ACM AWARDS celebrates hits from a specific year or honor an individual artist and their accomplishments through unique collaborations and one-of-a-kind renditions of their iconic songs. This year, the awards telecast honors three of country music's hit songs from 1993, with Toby Keith and Blake Shelton performing Keith's celebrated #1 debut single "Should've Been a Cowboy," Alan Jackson and Jon Pardi performing Jackson's ACM Award-winning hit "Chattahoochee," and Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson performing Reba's GRAMMY Award-winning hit "Does He Love You." Additional collaborations include Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina performing the multi-platinum #1 hit "What Ifs," Keith Urban and Julia Michaels performing Urban's new single "Coming Home," and, as previously announced, Bebe Rexha with Florida Georgia Line performing the chart-topping hit "Meant to Be."

The event features solo performances by Dan + Shay, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Lauren Alaina, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Midland, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Brett Young. Plus, scheduled presenters include David Boreanaz, Drew Brees, AJ Buckley, Cam, Sam Elliott, Eve, Ashton Kutcher, Dustin Lynch, Nancy O'Dell, Rebecca Romijn, Max Thieriot and Lindsey Vonn.

Cast

Other Titles

  • Previously known as Academy of Country and Western Music Awards
  • Also known as ACM Awards

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by dick clark productions (1978 - Present)

Settings

  • John Wayne Theater (1972) - Orange County, California USA - Map It!
  • Pantages Theater (1990) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Universal Amphitheatre (1991-2002) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino (2003-2005) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • MGM Grand Garden Arena (2006-2014, 2016, 2018) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA - Map It!
  • Cowboys Stadium / AT&T Stadium (2015) - Dallas, Texas USA - Map It!
  • T-Mobile Arena (2017) - Las Vegas, Nevada USA