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59th Academy of Country Music Awards

“Country Music’s Party of the Year” is right around the corner and ready to celebrate another 365 days of industry success, artist accomplishment, and record-breaking wins that keep the country music we know and love alive and thriving! 

Photo Courtesy of the ACM - Academy of Country Music Facebook
Photo Courtesy of the ACM – Academy of Country Music Facebook

With year 59 upon us, the Academy of Country Music Awards is back on May 16th in Frisco, Texas at the famed Ford Center at The Star. Hosted by the one-and-only Reba McEntire herself, the 2024 ACM Awards will recognize the countless hours, endless contributions, and tireless commitment artists, instrumentalists, producers, engineers, promoters, radio hosts, songwriters, venues, touring staff, and more have put in to create another incredible year of country music. 

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Cowboy Lifestyle Network at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas
Cowboy Lifestyle Network at the ACM Awards in Las Vegas

The Academy: History

With humble beginnings in 1964, the Academy of Country Music® began as a means of celebrating Country and Western music and musicians primarily based on the West Coast. Founded by Tommy Wiggins, Eddie Miller, Mickey and Chris Christensen, the academy aimed to celebrate West Coast artists such as Glen Campbell, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Tex Williams, and more. As the years went on, the first official award show took place in 1966, hit the TV airwaves in ‘72, and since then has only continued to grow, propelling country music into the spotlight. Today the ACM Awards are celebrating their 59th year in style in The Lone Star State. 

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The ACM Awards in 2024

This year’s ceremony is bringing the fun as artists familiar and new are hitting the stage. With performances from artists such as Lainey Wilson and Chris Stapleton to newcomers Parker McCollum and seasoned ACM award winners like Blake Shelton, the 2024 ACM Awards has a tune for everyone. Crossover artist Post Malone is even set to make his ACM Award debut! Presenters include a legendary lineup from the acclaimed band Alabama to 11-time ACM Award-winning legend Randy Travis. 

Where to Watch

The ACM Awards will be free to stream live exclusively for a global audience across 240+ countries and territories on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Thursday, May 16 
8:00 p.m. EDT
7:00 p.m. CDT
5:00 p.m. PDT

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