The Academy of Country Music Awards will be different this year because of the pandemic but what’s important is that the biggest names in the country music industry will have their moment to shine.
Keith Urban is this year’s ACM Awards host. The event will take place for the first time at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee instead of its regular venue in Las Vegas. There will be no live audience but viewers are in for a treat with the star-studded performances lined up.
Stars like Luke Bryan, Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, and more will perform at the Opry. Meanwhile, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, and Gabby Barrett among others will have their performances at the stage of Ryman Auditorium. Further, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and more will be singing from the Bluebird Café.
As reported earlier, Taylor Swift will be performing “Betty” at the ceremony.
On Monday, September 14, the award-giving body already announced its early winners. The New Female Artist of the Year went to Tenille Townes while the New Male Artist of the Year is Riley Green. Thomas Rhett got the award for Video of the Year for “Remember You Young” while Hillary Lindsey was awarded Songwriter of the Year. The Music Event of the Year award went to Fooled Around and Fell in Love – Miranda Lambert Featuring Maren Morris, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes, Caylee Hammack & Elle King.
Meanwhile, here’s the list of the nominees for the remaining awards:
Entertainer of the Year
Thomas RhettLuke Bryan
Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini Kacey Musgraves Miranda Lambert Maren Morri Carrie Underwood
Male Artist of the Year
Thomas Rhett Chris Stapleton Dierks Bentley Luke Combs Keith Urban
Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne Dan + Shay Brooks & Dunn Florida Georgia Line Maddie & Tae
Group of the Year
Little Big Town Midland Old Dominion Lady A The Highwomen
Album of the Year
Heartache Medication — Jon Pardi What You See Is What You Get — Luke Combs Wildcard — Miranda Lambert Center Point Road — Thomas Rhett GIRL — Maren Morris
Single of the Year
“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton
“One Man Band” — Old Dominion
“Rainbow” — Kacey Musgraves
“Rumor” — Lee Brice
“What If I Never Get Over You” — Lady A
Song of the Year
“God’s Country” — Blake Shelton “One Man Band” — Old Dominion “Some of It” — Eric Church “10,000 Hours” — Dan + Shay with Justin Bieber “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” — Ashley McBryde The winners for the above-mentioned categories will be announced on Wednesday, September 16 during the ACM Awards Show on CBS at 8 p.m. ET.
I actually don’t know more than half of these names 😳
Haha that’s what I thought