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Academy of Country Music Awards 2024: Everything You Need to Know

Academy of Country Music Awards 2024 How to Watch the 59th ACMs

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For a record 17th time, Reba McEntire will host the Academy of Country Music Awards, taking place May 16 in Frisco, Texas.

McEntire, 69, has won 16 ACM Awards and was named ACM Entertainer of the Year in 1994. Not only will she host the 59th ACMs, but she will also take the stage to perform new music.

This year, Kane Brown, Luke Combs, Jelly roll, Cody Johnson, Chris Stapleton, Morgan Wallen And Laine Wilson are the nominees for Entertainer of the Year, with Wallen earning the most ACM nominations of any artist this year with six. That includes a nomination for Male Artist of the Year and a nod for Album of the Year One thing at a time.

Although Wallen could win several awards this year, the ceremony comes amid legal troubles for the artist. He was arrested on April 7 and charged with three felony counts of reckless endangerment after throwing a chair from the roof of a Nashville bar.

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“I didn’t feel right coming out publicly until I made amends with a few people,” he wrote via X when he broke his silence on the issue last week. “I have been in contact with the Nashville Police Department, my family and the good people at Chief’s. I am not proud of my behavior and I accept responsibility.”

In addition to Wallen, Jelly Roll has a chance to win four prizes, including Single of the Year for his song ‘Need a Favor’.

Keep scrolling for everything you need to know about the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards:

When will the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards take place?

Academy of Country Music Awards 2024 How to Watch the 59th ACMs

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The 2024 ACM Awards will take place on Thursday, May 16 at 8:00 PM ET. It will be streamed live on Prime Video.

Where will the 2024 Academy of Country Music Awards be held?

The 2024 ACM Awards will be held at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The stadium is primarily used as a practice facility for the Dallas Cowboys.

Who has been nominated for an ACM Award?

Academy of Country Music Awards 2024 How to Watch the 59th ACMs

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At the ACM Awards 2024, fifteen prizes will be awarded during the evening. Here are the nominees in some of the biggest categories:

Entertainer of the Year:

Kane Brown
Luke Combs
Jelly roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen
Laine Wilson

Female Artist of the Year:

Kelsea Ballerini
Ashley McBryde
Megan Moroney
Kacey Musgraves
Laine Wilson

Male Artist of the Year:

Luke Combs
Jelly roll
Cody Johnson
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

Group of the year:

Flatland cavalry
Lady A
Small big city
Old rule
Zac Brownband

Duo of the year:

Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Zane + Shay
Maddie & Tae
The war and the treaty

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Who organizes the ACM Awards?

Academy of Country Music Awards 2024 How to Watch the 59th ACMs

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McEntire returns as host for the first time since 2019.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting the ACM Awards for the 17th time!” McEntire said in a statement when the news was announced. “What an honor to be part of the past, present and now future of the Academy of Country Music with Amazon Prime Video. I can’t wait to get to Texas and see everyone on May 16th!”

Who will perform at the ACM Awards?

The ACM announced the first round of artists for the awards ceremony on April 26. The first group consisted of nominees Jelly Roll, Wilson, Brown, Johnson and Stapleton. Miranda Lambert, Thomas Rhett And Jason Aldean are also scheduled to take the stage. The Academy also teased that more names will be revealed closer to the show’s date.

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Who will present at the ACM Awards?

The ACM announced on May 13 that presenters will be present Alabama, BRELAND, Tyler Cameron, Jordan Davis, Sara Evans, Carin León, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Dion And Rozene Pride, Noah Reid, Richard Sherman, Charissa Thompson, Randy Travis And Clay Walker.

What time is the red carpet show?

The official ACM Awards Red Carpet Show airs on Prime Video and the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at 7:00 PM ET. The show will be presented by Amber Anderson, Kelly Sutton, Makho Ndlovu, Elaina D. Smith And Katie Neal and will feature a performance by Megan Moroney.