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How And When To Watch The 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards On Sep. 16, 2020

Keith Urban hosts the ACM Awards live from Nashville on CBS and CBS All Access.
Posted on Aug 18, 2020 | 11:25am
The 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards™ are cooking up something special for 2020 with an unprecedented date and venue. Actually, make that three iconic venues!

Hosted by reigning ACM® Entertainer of the Year and 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban, you can catch the celebrations live on Wednesday, Sep. 16 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.

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Who's nominated for a 2020 ACM Award and who's performing?
This year, a slew of talented artists are vying for the Academy's signature "hat" trophy across more than 40 categories. The list includes Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Dan + Shay, Justin Bieber, and so many more!

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

Of course, this year's special will be loaded with exciting performances—stay tuned for upcoming announcements about the participating top country artists and their unique collaborations.

Where and when are the 2020 ACM Awards?
Not only are the 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards taking place in Nashville, but they'll also be taking over three different stages. Audiences will visit the Grand Ole Opry House, historic Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe—all without leaving their couch!

READ: Keith Urban To Host The 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards

It's the first time this special night has been held in Nashville. The unprecedented venue change is combined with a unique mid-week date on Wednesday, Sep. 16 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT).

The show was originally scheduled for April but was postponed due to health and safety precautions amid the pandemic. Showing their country spirit, many of the community's talented artists came together—while maintaining a social distance—for a unique bonus special on that spring night, ACM Presents: Our Country.

Who's performing at the 2020 ACM Awards on CBS All Access?
Get ready for the biggest names in country music! ACM Entertainer of the Year nominees Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood will kick off the show with a can't-miss performance featuring a medley of each of their greatest hits.

Taylor Swift will be returning to the country stage to perform "betty" in her first ACM Awards appearance in seven years, and Keith Urban and P!NK will perform their television premiere of "One Too Many."

Blake Shelton featuring Gwen Stefani, Carrie Underwood, and Trisha Yearwood will all perform during the ceremony, as will New Male Artist of the Year Riley Green and New Female Artist of the Year Tenille Townes.

Artists performing at Ryman Auditorium include Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett, and Jon Pardi.

At The Bluebird Cafe the list of performers includes Jimmie Allen, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Natalie Hemby, Luke Dick, and Tim McGraw.

Meanwhile, the Grand Ole Opry House will feature Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Mickey Guyton, and Morgan Wallen.

Also joining the telecast’s all-star lineup are presenters Lauren Alaina, Lily Aldridge, Cam, Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black, Bobby Bones, Darius Rucker, Runaway June, and CeCe Winans.

Will the 2020 ACM Awards be doing anything to help support our communities during COVID-19?
Yes! Look for Mickey Guyton during a special moment on the show about the issue of hunger during the pandemic. You can help by making donations to Feeding America®, the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the country, and its network of member food banks. Wells Fargo is turning many of its locations across the country into mobile food distribution centers to make it more convenient to support.

Plus, Wells Fargo is donating $100,000 to the ACM Lifting Lives® COVID-19 Response Fund, which assists individuals working in the country music industry who are suffering a financial crisis as a result of the pandemic.

How can I watch the 2020 ACM Awards on CBS All Access and which device platforms does it stream on?
It's easy! Just sign up for CBS All Access, which is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app for iOS and Android, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Comcast Flex, Facebook Portal, Vizio Smartcast TVs, LG Smart TVs, Amazon Prime Video Channels, and Apple TV channels.

What else can I stream on CBS All Access?
Not only will CBS All Access let you stream the 55th Academy Of Country Music Awards, but you'll get access to loads of other music specials like upcoming The GRAMMY Awards®, Kennedy Center Honors, and The Tony Awards®.

Any sports fans in the house? The CBS All Access roster is stacked with NFL on CBS (including the Super Bowl LV), college football (including SEC on CBS), college basketball (including the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship), professional golf (including the PGA Tour, the Masters, and the PGA Championship), professional soccer (with world class UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, and National Women's Soccer League), and Hockey East.

You'll also get access to an ever-growing collection of exclusive original series on CBS All Access that you won't find elsewhere. These currently include the critically acclaimed hit The Good Fight, The Twilight Zone, Star Trek: Picard, Tooning Out The News, No Activity, Why Women Kill, The Thomas John Experience, and more.



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Whatever your preference, CBS All Access has you covered for $5.99/month with limited commercials, or you can go commercial-free for $9.99/month.

Watch the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Keith Urban, live on Wednesday, Sep. 16 at 8 PM ET (delayed PT) on CBS and CBS All Access.