How And When To Watch The 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards On April 18, 2021

Here's everything you need to know before more than 25 country music superstars perform at 8/7c live on CBS and Paramount+.
Posted on Apr 13, 2021 | 12:00pm
The biggest names and emerging stars of country music take to not one, but three famous Nashville stages as Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton host the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™. The special will be broadcast live on Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS, and available to stream live or on-demand with Paramount+.

With more than 25 artists and over 30 performances to look forward to, the 56th ACM Awards are not to be missed!

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How can I watch or stream the 56th ACM Awards live?

You can watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ live on the CBS network, and available to stream live with the CBS app and Paramount+.

Where and when are the 56th ACM Awards?

The awards will air live on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT (on delay at 8 PM PT). Hosts Keith Urban and Mickey Guyton will present from Nashville, TN using three iconic Country Music venues—the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium, and The Bluebird Cafe.

Who's nominated for a 56th ACM Award?

It's another history-setting year with the nominations for the 56th ACM Awards. Not only are four Black artists—Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown, Mickey Guyton, and John Legend—nominated for awards in a single year, but every Single of the Year nomination features a female artist.

Other nominees include reigning Female Artist of the Year winner Maren Morris and now three-time Entertainer of the Year nominee Chris Stapleton, each earning six nominations. Miranda Lambert snagged five nominations, which continues her streak as the most-nominated female artist in Academy history with 68 nods in her career.

READ: 56th Academy Of Country Music Awards: The Complete List Of Nominees

Who's performing at the 56th ACM Awards?

Artists slated to perform include:

- Kelsea Ballerini
- Dierks Bentley
- Lee Brice
- Brothers Osborne
- Kane Brown
- Kenny Chesney
- Eric Church
- Luke Combs
- Dan + Shay
- Mickey Guyton
- Ryan Hurd
- Jack Ingram
- Alan Jackson
- Elle King
- Miranda Lambert
- Little Big Town
- Ashley McBryde
- Maren Morris
- Carly Pearce
- Jon Randall
- Thomas Rhett
- Blake Shelton
- Chris Stapleton
- The War and Treaty
- Keith Urban
- Carrie Underwood
- CeCe Winans
- Chris Young
- Lady A
- Jimmie Allen
- Gabby Barrett

Check out the collaborations, world premieres, and special performances that you can expect to see at the ACM Awards. 

READ: Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Chris Stapleton, Luke Combs, Carly Pearce, And More To Perform At 56th ACM Awards

How can I stream the 56th ACM Awards online?

It's easy! You have two great options to watch the show live or on-demand.

First, you can watch the ACM Awards live on the CBS App by signing in with your TV provider and streaming your local CBS station live or anytime on-demand. Just download the app on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and Amazon

Or you can sign up for Paramount+, which is currently available online at ParamountPlus.com and on mobile devices via the Paramount+ app for iOS and Android. The service is also available to stream across a wide number of platforms, including smart TVs, connected-TV devices, online, mobile, gaming consoles, and leading OTT providers.

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What else can I stream on Paramount+?

Paramount+ is the home of live sports, breaking news, and a mountain of entertainment!

Not only will Paramount+ let you stream exciting live awards shows like the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™, but also huge events like the GRAMMY Awards®️.

Sports fans also get an impressive lineup of other live events. The sports roster features professional golf (including the PGA Tour and the PGA Championship), NFL on CBS, college football (including SEC on CBS), college basketball (including the NCAA Tournament), elite soccer (including UEFA Champions League and National Women's Soccer League), and Hockey East.

Paramount+ has more than 24 exclusive original series currently available, with many more on the way, including Star Trek: Prodigy, a new Frasier series, and Halo. Of course, Paramount+ continues to carry the lineup of CBS All Access Originals Series, including hits like The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Why Women Kill, and No Activity. You can see an expansive listing with descriptions in the official announcement.

READ: Paramount+: Everything You Need To Know About The New Streaming Service

Of course, you'll also get CBS primetime shows like NCIS and Young Sheldon.

Paramount+ boasts a massive library of more than 30,000 episodes and movies from CBS, BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Pictures, Smithsonian Channel, and more.

Paramount+ is also the new streaming home to CBSN, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live, each offering unique 24/7 coverage of the world.

How much does Paramount+ cost?

You can select from two pricing tiers for Paramount+ in the U.S. The premium tier ($9.99) is available with the full depth and breadth of live sports, around-the-clock news programming, and world-class entertainment spanning Paramount+ originals to an expansive suite of current and library shows and movies.

The offering includes CBS' live linear feed and commercial-free on-demand viewing, with 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision, mobile downloads, and cross-platform dynamic play functionality.

An existing limited commercial plan ($5.99) is still available for new users. Starting in June, an ad-supported tier ($4.99) will launch with the best in sports, news, and entertainment. At that time, the current $5.99 plan will no longer be available for new users, but existing users will maintain grandfathered access.

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Sign up for Paramount+ now to watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ live and streaming on-demand. 

READ: Keith Urban And Mickey Guyton To Host The 2021 ACM Awards

Watch the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™ live on Sunday, April 18 at 8/7c on CBS, and available to stream live and on-demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.