Academy of Country Music Reveals 2021 Date for 56th ACM Awards

The Academy of Country Music revealed the 56th ACM Awards will take place on April 18, 2021. The show will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.

Additional details, including the host(s) or location, were not announced. Since 2006, the show has aired from Las Vegas, excluding 2015 (Houston) and 2020 (Nashville).

The 55th ACM Awards will air live from Nashville on Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. The show will take place at three iconic Nashville institutions: the Grand Ole Opry House, The Bluebird Cafe and Ryman Auditorium. Keith Urban will host the show for the first time.

The ACM Awards were originally planned to air from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5. The Academy scrapped the plan on March 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

photo by Arroyo/O’Connor,