The Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark productions announce a TV special, ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’, that will broadcast on Sunday, April 5 in place of the postponed ACM Awards.
- Mar 20, 2020
AceShowbiz – Fans of country music might be left disappointed by the postponement of 2020 ACM Awards, but officials are finding ways to make it up. Days after the annual prizegiving got bumped to September, the Academy of Country Music and Dick Clark Productions announce they will replace it with a TV special that features at-home acoustic performances.
Dubbed “ACM Presents: Our Country”, the two-hour substitute show will air on Sunday, April 5 at 8 P.M. on CBS. The list of performers has yet to be revealed, but the broadcast itself will include intimate conversations, charitable component and look-back clips at memorable moments in the awards’ 55-year history.
In a Thursday, March 19 statement about the TV special, ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said, “Although the highly anticipated 55th ACM Awards show is unable to take place on April 5th due to the health crisis, we still wanted to deliver fans an entertaining ACM Country Music special as planned.”
“We are thrilled to announce ‘ACM Presents: Our Country’, an all-new special that allows fans to connect with their favorite country artists and to relive some of the greatest moments of the ACM Awards, all from the comfort and safety of their own homes,” he continued.
Dick Clark Productions’ president Amy Thurlow hopes that the TV special can “serve as a powerful form of hope and solidarity during challenging times.” She added, “It’s our privilege to offer audiences an uplifting message through music as well as a look back at some of the best moments in ACM Awards history.”
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards was originally set to take place on April 5 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert were tapped to host the ceremony. Maren Morris and Thomas Rhett nabbed five nominations each, while Carrie Underwood is up against Eric Church, Luke Bryan, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett for Entertainer of the Year title.
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