Academy of Country Music Sets Date for 2021 ACM Awards
The Academy of Country Music just revealed the date for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. According to a…
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The Academy of Country Music just revealed the date for the 56th Academy of Country Music Awards.
According to a press release, the show will take place Sunday, April 18, 2021 and will air 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network and will stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.
The news comes ahead of the 2020 show, which was originally scheduled to take place on April 5 in Las Vegas. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 ACM Awards were rescheduled to take place in Nashville (for the first time ever) on Wednesday, September 16.
The upcoming show will broadcast from three iconic country music venues: Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe. Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban is confirmed to host.
The 55th Annual ACM Awards will air Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.