ACM Confirms Rescheduled Date for 2020 ACM Awards

Keith Urban; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Keith Urban; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images
Keith Urban; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards officially has a new airdate.

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced Monday (March 23) that the 2020 ACM Awards will air Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS. “Country Music’s Party of the Year” will also stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.

Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban is confirmed to host the newly rescheduled show, taking on the hosting role for the first time ever.

The 55th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, originally slated to take place on April 5, shifted to September due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Announced last week, the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions teamed up to fill the original ACM Awards time slot with a one-of-a-kind entertainment special: ACM Presents: Our Country. The two-hour special will feature at-home acoustic performances from some of country music’s biggest stars. The broadcast will also include clips of artists’ favorite moments the ACM Awards’ 55-year history.

ACM Presents: Our Country will air Sunday, April 5 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

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