The 2020 ACM Awards are moving from Las Vegas to Nashville.
Variety is reporting that the country music award show is heading back to Music City for the re-scheduled event in September.
The Grand Ole Opry House, the Ryman Auditorium and the tiny Bluebird Cafe will serve as the venues for the telecast, which will still be broadcast on CBS. However, there was no word about live audiences being a part of the event.
“While we were disappointed to postpone our April show in Las Vegas, we couldn’t be more thrilled to host the rescheduled 55th ACM Awards in the home of country music for the first time in the Academy’s history,” Damon Whiteside, CEO of the ACM, shared in a statement.
He adds, “First and foremost, we want to ensure the safety of our artists and industry, and to ease the burdens of traveling large teams; therefore, we decided to bring the ACM Awards to them this September in Nashville.”
“On behalf of all Tennesseans, I want to thank the Academy of Country Music for bringing this event home … Tennessee is honored to be a part of this historic event,” Tennessee Governor Bill Lee also shared.
The ACM Awards are hosted by the previous years’ entertainer of the year winner which is Keith Urban.
The event will air live at 8/7c on CBS and will also stream on demand on the network’s All Access service.