How To Watch the 2022 ACM Awards, A Step-by-Step Guide

The Academy of Country Music Awards won’t be airing on cable this year.  After 13 years at CBS, the ACM…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 3, 2022


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The Academy of Country Music Awards won’t be airing on cable this year. 

After 13 years at CBS, the ACM Awards are moving to Amazon Prime Video. This marks the first major awards show to livestream exclusively as it will stream live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.

Co-hosted by Dolly Parton, Gabby Barrett and Jimmie Allen, the star-studded awards show will feature 20+ performances from artists such as Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Walker Hayes, Kane Brown, Maren Morris, BRELAND, Eric Church and more.

The move has left many fans wondering how and where to watch the show and red carpet. This step-by-step guide will help clarify fans’ questions about the show and to ensure that no ACM Awards moment will be missed. 

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How to Watch the 2022 ACM Awards: 

STEP 1: To begin, fans must have access to Amazon Prime Video via an Amazon Prime subscription ($14.99/ month) or subscription to Prime Video (8.99/ month. If you’re a first time subscriber a 30-day free trial can be obtained at A student membership rate ($7.49/month) is also available for those who qualify. 

STEP 2: Open desired device (Smart TV, tablet, computer, cell phone, etc.). Locate the Amazon Prime Video application and sign in to your account. 

The stream will only be available on over 650 connected devices via the Prime Video app, including compatible games consoles (PlayStation and Xbox), set-top boxes and media players (such as Google Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV), smart TVs, Blu-ray players, tablets and mobile phones running iOS or Android.


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STEP 3: After signing in, search for ACM Awards or locate the area in the application that shows “Upcoming Live Events,” where you will see the event listed to watch.

Note: If you wish to be notified about the upcoming event when it goes live, you can set a reminder within the Prime Video app or on a web browser via Amazon Prime Video. 

To visit the livestream directly, click HERE

STEP 4: Click the 57th Academy Of Country Music Awards event to watch the stream. 

Red Carpet will begin streaming at 7/6c and the coveted awards show will begin promptly at 8/7c with no commercial interruptions. 

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

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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.