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The Academy of Country Music Awards has a new date.
The show, originally scheduled for April 5, will now be held Wednesday, Sept. 16, airing live 8-11 p.m. ET/delayed PT, on CBS. As previously announced, Keith Urban will host the show.
On April 27, the academy along with Dick Clark Productions announced that the show will take place in Nashville for the first time in its 55-year history. In what is being called “an unprecedented move,” the show will be broadcast from three venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and the Bluebird Cafe.
To fill the void in the schedule April 5, the academy aired a special, ACM Presents: Our Country, that featured at-home acoustic performances with top country artists along with clips of their favorite ACM Awards moments.
The academy said that more details about the 55th ACM Awards will be announced soon, including the performers.
Several major industry events are being canceled or postponed due to coronavirus fears, including E3, Coachella, SXSW, MIPTV, CinemaCon, professional sports and more. Among awards shows, those impacted include Canada’s music-centric Juno Awards, the GLAAD Media Awards, the Kids’ Choice Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards and the Billboard Music Awards. New dates for those have yet to be announced.
The ACM Awards show and April 5 special are produced by the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions, the latter of which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.
Updated Monday, April 27, 8:12 a.m.: Venues added.
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