The Academy of Country Music announced today (2/16) that their annual award show will head back to Nashville, Tennessee. The 56th ACM Awards will broadcast live from three iconic country music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe on Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on CBS.

Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music said, “We’re thrilled to return to Music City’s most iconic venues as we come together on April 18th to celebrate the best in Country Music, back in our normal awards cycle. A huge thank you to the city of Nashville, Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and Bluebird Cafe for welcoming us back to Nashville, where we can look out for the safety of our artists while shining a spotlight on this vibrant city after a tough 2020.”

The 56th ACM Awards will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

For the first time ever, the ACM Awards were held in Nashville in 2020.

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