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Academy of Country Music Awards

Academy of Country Music Awards

  • 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 broadcast the ceremony live through 2021. Amazon Prime Video started live streaming the event in 2022.
Hosted by Dolly Parton with co-hosts Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen, the 57th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS streamed live without commercial interruption from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Monday, March 7, 2022 at 8pm ET/5pm PT on Amazon Prime Video. The following day -- on Tuesday, March 8 at 8pm ET -- the full ceremony and special performances will be rebroadcast and will be available to stream FREE on IMDB TV, Amazon's streaming service.

Allen will be making the debut performance of his new single "Down Home" and Barrett will be performing "I Hope You Dance," a reprise of her standout American Idol performance from 2018, which received rave reviews from the judges. They will join together on the promenade stage where Allen will perform "Viva Las Vegas" and Barrett will perform "Let's Go to Vegas." Two-time ACM Award-winner Kelly Clarkson will perform the Dolly Parton-penned classic "I Will Always Love You" as a tribute to the show's host, marking her fifth performance on the ACM Awards.

Additional confirmed performers include Dolly Parton with Kelsea Ballerini, Jason Aldean, Breakthrough Artist for Amazon Music, BRELAND featuring Thomas Rhett ("Praise The Lord"), Kane Brown ("Leave You Alone"), Luke Bryan ("Up"), Eric Church, Jordan Davis ("Buy Dirt," feat. Luke Bryan), Walker Hayes ("AA" and "Fancy Like"), Maren Morris ("Circles Around This Town"), Brothers Osborne ("Skeletons") and Brittney Spencer ("These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"), Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden ("Just the Way"), Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde ("Never Wanted to Be That Girl"), Thomas Rhett ("Slow Down Summer"), Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Chris Young ("Raised on Country") featuring Mitchell Tenpenny ("At the End of a Bar").

The Official ACM Awards Red Carpet Show streams live before the ceremony -- from 7-8pm ET/4-5pm PT -- on Amazon Prime Video. Hosted by Elaina Smith, Kristin Cavallari, Priscilla Block, and Zuri Hall, the party before the party gives fans VIP access to all the excitement from the red carpet, including the night's biggest fashion trends, a look behind the scenes.


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)


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