Date Set For 2020 ACM Awards

“Country Music’s Party of the Year” is heading back to Sin City. The Academy of Country Music just revealed that…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 11, 2019


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“Country Music’s Party of the Year” is heading back to Sin City. The Academy of Country Music just revealed that the 2020 ACM Awards will take place in Las Vegas on April 5, 2020.

The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena beginning at 8 pm ET (delayed PT) on CBS.

The host, nominees, performers and collaborations for the 2020 ACM Awards will be revealed in the coming months.

Along with the announcement of the ACM Awards show, the Academy of Country Music also revealed plans to bring back ACM Party for a Cause events benefitting ACM Lifting Lives. The ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off with guest hosts Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker will take place Saturday, April 4, with performances from a number of country music’s hottest new stars to be announced at a later date.

Additionally, reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban and 11-time ACM Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will perform at the newly created ACM Beach Bash Presented by Dr Pepper at Mandalay Bay Beach on Saturday evening. Additional performers for the ACM Beach Bash will be announced in the coming weeks/months.

Tickets for “The Week Vegas Goes Country” events go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 20.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.