2022 ACM Awards: Everything You Need To Know

“Country Music’s Party Of The Year” is upon us! The 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) will air…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 5, 2022

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ACM Awards 2022 – Gabby Barrett, Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen

“Country Music’s Party Of The Year” is upon us! The 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) will air live on Monday, March 7, from Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium at 8/7c on Amazon Prime Video.

Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the 2022 ACM Awards, including how to watch, who’s hosting, which artists are performing, what songs they’ll sing and more.

When & Where?

Live from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will take place on Monday, March 7 at 8/7c.

How To Watch?

The 2022 ACM Awards will air, commercial-free, on Amazon’s Prime Video.

The 2-hour show will make history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively, streaming live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

The full ceremony and special performances will be rebroadcast and will be available to stream on IMDB TV, Amazon’s free streaming service, starting March 8 at 8/7c.

Click HERE for a full step-by-step list on how to watch the 2022 ACM Awards.

ACM Awards 2022
ACM Awards 2022

Can Fans Attend In Person?

Yes, tickets to attend the ACM Awards are still available via Ticketmaster.

Is There A Red Carpet?

Yes, the Red Carpet will begin streaming at 7/6c. The one-hour carpet, hosted by Elaina Smith, Kristin Cavallari, Priscilla Block, and Zuri Hall, will feature performances by Tenille Townes and Kat & Alex.

Who’s Hosting?

Global country music icon Dolly Parton will co-host the upcoming ceremony alongside Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen.

“I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas. Watch for us because we’re going to have some fun,” Parton previously shared.

Who’s Performing & What Songs?

Dolly Parton feat. Kelsea Ballerini – “Big Dreams & Faded Jeans”

Gabby Barrett – “Let’s Go To Vegas”

Jimmie Allen – “Viva Las Vegas” 

Gabby Barrett – “I Hope You Dance” (A reprise of her standout American Idol performance from 2018)

Jimmie Allen – “Down Home” (Live Debut)

Jason Aldean – TBA

Carrie Underwood – TBA

BRELAND & Thomas Rhett – “Praise The Lord” (Live Debut)

Kane Brown – “Leave You Alone” (Live Debut)

Luke Bryan – “UP”

Eric Church – TBA

Jordan Davis feat. Luke Bryan – “Buy Dirt”

Walker Hayes – “Fancy Like” & “AA”

Maren Morris – “Circles Around This Town”

Brothers Osborne and Brittney Spencer – “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’”

Brothers Osborne – “Skeletons”

Parmalee and Blanco Brown featuring Brooke Eden – “Just The Way”

Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – “Never Wanted To Be That Girl”

Thomas Rhett – “Slow Down Summer”

Chris Stapleton – TBA

Chris Young – “Raised On Country”

Chris Young and Mitchell Tenpenny – “At The End Of A Bar”

Lady A – “What A Song Can Do”

Kelly Clarkson – “I Will Always Love You” (Dolly Parton Tribute)

Who’s Presenting?

A star-studded group of presenters is set to take the stage, presenters will include Alan Ritchson (actor, Reacher), Derek Carr (quarterback, Las Vegas Raiders), Guy Torry (comedian, Phat Tuesdays), James Patterson (author, Run Rose Run), Jason Aldean (singer, “Dirt Road Anthem”), Kelsey Asbille (actor, Yellowstone), Luke Grimes (actor, Yellowstone), Mickey Guyton (singer, “Black Like Me”), and Tom Pelphrey (actor, Outer Range).

Who’s Nominated? 

Chris Young leads the pack with seven nods, including Album of the Year and Single of the Year. Young shares three of his nominations with longtime friend and collaborator Kane Brown for their song “Famous Friends.”

Miranda Lambert and Walker Hayes, a first-time nominee, follow Young with five nods. 

Jordan Davis, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, Carly Pearce, Carrie Underwood, and Morgan Wallen each receive four nominations.

Jason Aldean, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Dave Cobb, Ashley McBryde and Lainey Wilson each receive three nominations.

Lambert and Kelsea Ballerini both received nominations as producers for the first time.

See the full list of nominations HERE.

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