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Keith Urban To Host The 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards On Apr. 5

The reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year will be the master of ceremonies for Country Music's Party of the Year®.
Posted on Feb 27, 2020 | 06:15am
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Apr. 5th from Las Vegas is postponed and will be rescheduled to air on CBS in September, at a date, time, and venue to be determined. The health and safety of our artists, fans, industry, staff, and partners is our number one priority. 

"The ACM Awards is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music® and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honor our artist community. This decision involved many partners, stakeholders and the industry who we have been in constant conversations with over the past several days as the situation has developed. We look forward to identifying a future date that we can celebrate with our Country community safely," said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.


FROM THE ORIGINAL ANNOUNCEMENT: 

When the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ kicks off live from the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Apr. 5 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access, it will be 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban at the helm, honoring the biggest names and emerging talent in the country music industry.

"As if having a new song out today wasn't enough, I also get to host the ACM Awards in April," said Urban. "I'll tell you—this year already feels like the most creative and energized year of my life... and there's so much more to come. Incredibly grateful—and ready to roll!"
 

"We are thrilled to have our reigning Entertainer of the Year as the centerpiece of our 55th ACM Awards® ceremony. Keith epitomizes greatness in our industry and is beloved by fans and fellow artists, and I can't think of a better representative to be the face our awards show and to help usher in a new era at the Academy," said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.

"Keith Urban is the perfect choice to host the Academy of Country Music Awards," said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events, CBS. "He's an incredible musician, a respected and revered member of the country music community and the music community worldwide, and our viewers love him. We're thrilled to have him lead Country Music's Party of the Year®."

READ: 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards: The Complete List Of Nominees

The 55th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments, and more to be announced in the coming weeks.

Stay tuned to CBS.com for more information about the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™.